Edifier TWS1 Review

Review of Edifier TWS1 Truly Wireless Earbuds

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The Edifier TWS 1 truly wireless earbuds are one of the most budget-friendly truly wireless earbuds in the market. It comes with few well-rounded features which add a lot of value to these buds. These buds are stylish and unique in design compared to most other brands. Apart from the looks, there is certainly much more than meets the eye.

Edifier TWS1 Wireless Earbuds Review​

Welcome again for another truly wireless earbuds review. In this review, we will take a look at the Edifier TWS 1. These buds were amongst the very first truly wireless earbuds produced by Edifier and one of the cheaper, more affordable audio equipment in their shop list. These buds come with all the necessary features and few value additions to increase interest amongst the consumers. Edifier is known for its unique designs when it comes truly wireless earbuds, the TWS 1 is no different as it comes in a glossy finish and a sleek design. It stands out from the rest, but more than the appearance what we need to look at is the performance in these buds. That is how we judge earbuds to support the community in getting the best in the market.

Price

Edifier TWS1 Price Details
$ 39
99
At Amazon
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Edifier TWS1 Wireless Earbuds Review

Product Name: Edifier TWS1

Product Description: The Edifier TWS1 has a battery life of 8 hours with a single charge. The charging case adds another 32 hours of playback, which is another 3 full charging cycles for the buds. The case comes with a Micro USB charging port.

Brand: Edifier

  • Audio Quality
    (3)
  • Battery Life
    (4)
  • Mic
    (3)
  • Performance
    (3)
  • Design
    (3)
  • Comfortable
    (4)
  • Connectivity
    (4)
  • Durability
    (4)
  • Controls
    (3)

Summary

The Edifier TWS1 truly wireless earbuds come with decent sound, clear call quality, stylish design, amazing battery performance, and many more features that would interest the consumers.

Overall
3.4

Pros

  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 8 hours battery life + 32 hours more from the case
  • IPX5 water resistance rating

Cons

  • Micro USB Charging Port on the case
  • Low call quality
  • Slippery design

Edifier TWS1 Pros and Cons

The first thing that stands out, apart from the looks, is the battery life. 8 hours from one charge, is above par when it comes truly wireless earbuds. It gets better with an additional 32-hours from the charging case. The increased durability thanks to a water resistance rating of IPX5, makes these buds usable in almost any environment. Bluetooth 5.0 technology gives good, strong connectivity for the user to enjoy without any interruptions. But how about the sound quality? How about the call quality? These are few questions that we would discuss in this review, so let’s get to it.

Positives​

Bluetooth 5.0

8 hours battery life + 32 hours more from the case

IPX5 water resistance rating

Nagative

Micro USB Charging Port on the case

Low call quality

Slippery design

Difficulties in controls

Edifier TWS1 Earbuds Pros

IPX5 Water Resistance Rating

The Edifier TWS1 comes with a weather-sealed water resistance rating of IPX5. These aren’t sealed against dust and they only protect against light water splashing. That said, IPX54 is more than enough for most earbuds, and the Edifier TWS NB2 can be easily used during your workout sessions or jogging sessions.

Bluetooth 5.0

The Edifier TWS1 uses Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. The official website guarantees uninterrupted connection up to 10 linear feet. There is no visible latency when it comes to video streaming on YouTube or Netflix. The connections did not get interrupted in our testing studio which is roughly 1000 sq. Ft, at any given time which is the benchmark of truly wireless earbuds.

8 hours of battery life + 32 hours from the charging case

The Edifier TWS1 comes with 8 hours of playback time. That is way above par, and it is much more battery life you would get with other budget-truly wireless earbuds. You can get an additional 32 hours of playback with the charging case. Unfortunately, Edifier NB2 comes with a Micro USB charging slot for the case which takes the fast-charging feature.

Edifier TWS1 Earbuds Con

Micro USB Charging Port for the case

This is one of the major drawbacks of the Edifier TWS1. It makes life harder for the users, who will be needed to carry an additional Micro USB charging cable to charge the case. In the modern-day, most wearables and phones used USB Type-C or wireless charging. This somewhat takes away the whole convenience factor from the buds, which would be off-putting for the users.

Low call quality

We are a bit harsh to put this in the cons, but it is an important factor in truly wireless earbuds. It handles phone calls well but, you may sound distant to the one you’re calling with. However, noises from your surroundings are kept to a minimum. It does a decent job – that is, if you’re not in the middle of a strong wind

Stylish but slippery

Due to the glossy finish, the Edifier TWS1 is quite slippery. Also, the gloss finish makes it more prone to scratches and even the slightest scratch will be highlighted due to the glossy effect. It also makes the buds old-fashioned, since most truly wireless earbuds are moving into more metallic and matte designs.

Design and Durability

The Edifier TWS1 comes in five different colors, black, white, green, blue, and pink. No matter the color, the stylish look intact, the glossy finish, and the hard plastic design is unique and old-fashioned in a good way. These buds do not go along with many other truly wireless earbuds in the market who opt more matte finish. In the box, you get three variations of silicone ear tips, you can try them and select your fit. Even though the bud looks chunky, it weighs only 4.5g each. When it comes to durability, the hard plastic design makes it long-lasting, but the glossy finish is prone to more scratches and fingerprints, which you will have to be aware of. However, the water-resistant rating of IPX5, makes these earbuds useful in most environments. It is safe from water droplets and sweat which is ideal for gym use.

Control and Digital Assistant

The Edifier TWS1 comes with touch-capacitive control on both buds. The controls aren’t customizable and we confronted few problems when it comes to touch response. Sometimes it works fluently but sometimes it doesn’t which can be disturbing for the user.

Left Bud Buttons Functions

Tap Once

play/pause

Tap Twice

skip track

Tap & Hold

previous track

Right Bud Buttons Functions

Tap Once

play/pause

Tap Twice

skip track

Tap Thrice

previous track

Surprisingly, there are no other control actions in these buds. It’s not possible to change the volume on the earpieces or activate your voice assistant. A shame, since the long-touch functionality has not been used. These basic functions which most earbuds have like the Lypertek PurePlay Z3 or the Jabra Elite Active 75T.

App and Special Features

There is no mobile application for the Edifier TWS1, which is another drawback. Given the competition in the truly wireless earbuds market, it is tough to compete without these major elements in your forte. When it comes to special features, the Edifier TWS1 comes with an Auto Connection feature, which connects the buds with your device without having to pair it from the Bluetooth settings. This could be a usual feature in all other buds, but this is potentially the only special feature in the Edifier TWS1.

Audio Quality

The Edifier TWS1 comes with decent audio output. The highs are kept in tone, the bass never overpowers by pumping too hard. It delivers a balanced, if somewhat insignificant sound, which is ideal for everyday and background listening. The main bass delivers a nice kick, which doesn’t strike as hard as other brands such as the Haylou GT5 or the Earfun Air. The bass is always there, yet these aren’t bass-heavy pair of earbuds. The Edifier TWS1 earphones perform well for their price and handle instrumental separation well so long as there are fewer than five instruments, vocals included, at a time.

Tested with all the above along with classical music, bass-heavy music, and other genres, and it’s all passable, but not exactly powerful. You won’t be discovering previously unheard elements of your favorite songs with these buds. It’s not like you can tweak any equalizer settings to improve things either. These are suited for those not too fussed about the quality of their music, who just want some buds to soundtrack their workout or commute.

Noise Cancelation

These buds do not come with active noise cancelations. Passive noise isolation is such that it does the job when you are walking on the road. This is another area where these fall behind compared to most other brands. Due to the unique square shape of the buds, some users would find these buds leaking noise into your ear.

Battery and Performance

By far the best feature in the Edifier TWS1 is its power consumption. The 8 hours of playback ranks amongst the best truly wireless earbuds in the market. Not even the Apple Airpod Pro’s have this much playback time (of course it comes with Active Noise Cancelation). 8 hours is above par when it comes to truly wireless earbuds in the market. It is three hours more than you get from the PaMu Quiet Mini.

Charging Case

The Edifier TWS1 comes in a compact charging case that can easily fit into your pockets. The charging case adds another 32 hours of playback time which is three full charging cycles for the buds. This is more than enough to get through the day and if you only use this in your daily commute, these can even last a week. Compared to the JBL Tune 125 TWS which has only 24 hours of additional playback time, the Edifier TWS1 does a good job in power consumption.

Call Quality & Connectivity

Edifier TWS1 handles audio-video synchronization very well. On video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, there is no lag in the audio. While gaming, there is some noticeable delay in the sound. The connections did not get interrupted in our testing studio which is roughly 1000 sq. Ft, at any given time which is the benchmark of truly wireless earbuds.It does a decent job for phone calls. You may sound distant to the one you’re calling with, but at least, noises from your surroundings are kept to a minimum. Unless you’re in the middle of a strong wind, you are good to go. However the sound quality is good enough to get by, but it is unremarkable.

Final Say

The Edifier TWS1 is one of the cheapest buds we have reviewed. It is unfair to expect the best features for such a low price. If you are looking for pair of buds to use casually, and if you don’t look into sound details, spending the amount for these buds, would be worth it. If you are looking for sound quality or perfect noise cancelation, these buds aren’t for you.
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