Top positive review
Solid sound, decent ANC, OK battery life, comfortable fit, great connection
Reviewed in Australia on 13 August 2020
The carry case is small and very lightweight and the 3 extra charges that it provides has been sufficient for me so far. I get closer to 6-7 hours battery life with ANC off and 4-5 hours with it on, which is still good. I would have traded a larger case for wireless charging ability though.
The ANC is pretty good, good enough for my office and commuting but I don't know how good it will be on a flight. It's noticeably better than my TT-EP008's and as good as my Bauhn over-ear headphones but while it's an unfair comparison, my Bose QC35II's filter more droning noise.
The seal is good with the largest of the 3 supplied sets of soft plastic ear tips but I would have liked more sizes or even some foam rubber options because without a good seal, the ANC was useless. They fit snugly, are light weight and stay in my ear when exercising but their large size makes them slightly uncomfortable after a few hours where they touch my ears.
The sound is very good and while ANC adds a bit of warmth to the sound, it works perfectly with my mostly metal music & podcasts and they can get very loud. It misses a bit of the upper midrange and the "sparkle" in the treble, which can make some music sound a bit lifeless and lacking in sound stage, but it all sounds very balanced. The mid-range is decently detailed and bass is very good with a nice thump, although I haven't heard any rumbly bass.
The call & microphone quality is OK - not exceptional but on par with my Soundliberty 79s and much better than my Soundpeats Truengine 2.
I am really missing automatic audio start-stop when you take them out of your ear but at least all the controls are available as touch controls and it's very responsive.
The connection is exceptional - I have walked 20-25m away from my phone with brick walls in between and they still kept their connection.
If you don't need ANC and not worried about aptX, I would still go with the Soundliberty 79.