Lypertek SoundFree S20 Review

Review of Lypertek SoundFree S20 Truly Wireless Earbuds.

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The Lypertek SoundFree S20 truly wireless earbuds fall to the budget-friendly market. The buds come with good features, which do justice to the price. These buds are ideal for all-day, all-purpose use given the battery life and comfort. If you don’t go behind brands, these buds would be one of the best options out there.

Lypertek SoundFree S20 Earbuds Review

Welcome to yet another review of truly wireless earbuds. We have found yet another budget-friendly truly wireless earbud, Lypertek SoundFree S20. Lypertek came onto the wireless earbuds market with the Lypertek PurePlay Z3 which had good audio performance, great design, and value for money. However, the SoundFree S20 is cheaper and comes with few different features compared to the PurePlay Z3. Despite the drop in price tag, the quality has not fallen behind which makes the SoundFree S20 a real competitor in the ever-growing truly wireless earbud market. We have been asked by many to do a review on these buds, hence we decided to get them over to our studio to see what these are made of.

Price

Lypertek SoundFree Price Details
$ 49
99
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Lypertek SoundFree S20 Wireless Earbuds Review and Ratings
Lypertek SoundFree S20 review and rating

Product Name: Lypertek SoundFree S20

Product Description: The Lypertek SoundFree S20 has a battery life of 8 hours with a single charge. The charging case adds another 40 hours of playback. The case also provides quick charging capability and it supports QI Wireless Charging.

Brand: Lypertek

  • Audio Quality
    (3)
  • Battery Life
    (4)
  • Mic
    (4)
  • Performance
    (3)
  • Design
    (3)
  • Comfortable
    (3)
  • Connectivity
    (5)
  • Durability
    (4)
  • Controls
    (4)

Summary

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 truly wireless earbuds have a comfortable design, with physical button controls, decent passive noise isolation, and decent audio performance.

Overall
3.7

Pros

  • Qi Wireless charging + USB Type-C
  • 8 hours + 40 hours from the charging case
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • IPX5 Water Resistant rating
  • Ambient Mode

Cons

  • No mobile app
  • Not enough soundstage
  • Lack of a classy touch

Lypertek SoundFree S20 - Pros and Cons

The buds are different in design from their previous models. The big difference is that the buds come with physical control buttons. 8 hours of guaranteed battery life and 40 hours more from the charging case make these buds one of the best for all-day use. What are the other features? Do these buds come with ANC? How about the audio performance? All these questions would be hovering in your head, we are here to help you find the answers and help you make the best purchase decision.

Positives​

USB Type-C Charging + Wireless Charging

Bluetooth 5.2

Ambient mode

Nagative

Cheap design

Mediocre sound performance

Lypertek SoundFree S20 Pros

Qi Wireless charging + USB Type-C

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 charging case supports Qi Wireless charging. This is not a common feature when it comes to budget-friendly truly wireless earbuds. This feature makes life so much easy for people who use power-sharing smartphones. Also, the case comes with a USB Type-C port which is up to date and convenient when it comes to smartphones and wearables.

Bluetooth 5.2

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 uses Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. It guarantees uninterrupted connection up to 50 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 1000 sq. Ft apartment at any given time which is the benchmark of truly wireless earbuds.

IPX5 Water Resistant rating

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 comes with a water-resistant rating of IPX5. These buds can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray without affecting the buds. If you wish to wear these buds during your workout or jogging. You have nothing to worry about unless you drop these into the water.

Ambient Mode

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 does not come with Active Noise Cancelation but it does a great job in passive noise isolation which provides an immersive experience for the user. However, when there is noise isolation, you also need an ambient mode to know what is happening around you without taking the buds off your ear. These buds come with ambient mode which allows you to have a conversation without having to remove the buds.

Lypertek SoundFree S20 Con

No mobile app

One of the omitted features of the Lypertek SoundFree S20 compared to the previous model, PurePlay Z3, is a control app. We tried running the Android app of the PurePlay Z3, but it doesn’t detect the new Lypertek SoundFree S20. It came as a surprise as to why Lypertek didn’t add the mobile app support for the new buds.

Design and Durability

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 earbuds are made of plastic with the function button and the gold-plated charging contact points. The function button is made of metal with a swirl design that makes them non-slip. The shape is not too large and it stays in your ear due to its ergonomic shape. The buds weigh a little over 5 grams which is very light and comfortable to wear throughout the day. Unfortunately, there are no color options apart from the black and you will find three sizes of normal ear tips and three sizes of double-flanged ear tips to choose from.With a water resistance rating of IPX5, these buds can withstand water sprays from any directions for as long as it lasts. Although these buds should not be submerged in water, you can them for your daily workout without worrying about the dripping sweat or the morning dew.

Control and Digital Assistant

These buds come with physical buttons. To make it work, the button takes a 2 finger pinching action instead of a normal press. It is not so easy to press these buds while having them on your ear, whereas touch controls like you get in PaMu Quiet Mini are far easier to control. The controls aren’t customizable due to the absence of a mobile application.

Left Bud Buttons Functions

One Press

Play/pause & answer/decline

Two Presses

Previous track & reject call & voice assistance

Three Presses

Switch on the ambient sound mode

Press & Hold

Volume down

Right Bud Buttons Functions

One Press

Play/pause & answer/decline

Two Presses

Skip track & reject call & voice assistance

Three Presses

Switch on the ambient sound mode

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 support Siri and Google assistant

App and Special Features

Unlike the previous model, Lypertek PurePlay Z3, the SoundFree S20 does not have the support of a mobile application. This is one of the major drawbacks of these buds since there is no way of changing the audio output or knowing certain information about the buds. The only special feature in these buds is the Ambient Sound mode which enables the user to listen to the surroundings whenever they want. These are perfect when it comes to walking on the road or having a sudden conversation without having to remove your buds. You wouldn’t find these features in similarly priced products such as the EarFun Air.

Audio Quality

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 uses 6mm Neodymium dynamic drivers for the audio output. It truly provides great sound for such a low price. The bass is punchy and strong which would be thrilling for bass lovers. However, the only downfall is the lack of soundstage. The audio sounds a bit clustered sometimes which could be noticed if you look concentrate deeply. Vocals are clear and do not get overpowered by the rest. The mid-range sounds natural and there is enough sound separation, unlike most other cheap truly wireless earbuds. The SoundFree S20 gives equal prominence to the peaks and troughs of songs better than most budget true wireless earbuds.

Noise Cancelation

The Lypertek SoundFree S20 does not have active noise cancelation. Isolation in these buds depends on passive noise reduction. Hence, the tip selection is critical, not for comfort, noise cancelation and, sound quality. The buds come with six different options of ear tips which cover a lot of ground for users to find the perfect fit.

Also, these buds come with an Ambient Sound mode which enables the user to be aware of the surroundings whenever they want. These are perfect when it comes to walking on the road or having a sudden conversation without having to remove your buds. You wouldn’t find these features in similarly priced products such as the Voonex Sound Element Duo.

Battery and Performance

One of the best features of these Lypertek SoundFree S20 is the battery life. They guarantee up to 8 hours of uninterrupted playback from a single charge which is above average. It does a better job than JBL Tune 225 or the Sennheiser Momentum 2. However, during our testing, the buds lasted a little less than 7.5 hours, which is still good enough compared to most other budget buds.

The charging case adds another 40 hours from a fully charged cycle. Another good feature is that the S20 has is the ability to fully charge up in 2 hours or less using the USB-C port and 15 minutes of charge gives you two hours of use. The battery performance itself rates these buds on a high amongst all other budget-friendly and affordable truly wireless earbuds.

Charging Case

The charging is much smaller compared to what they sent with the PurePlay Z3. The case has a hard plastic design with a rough finish to avoid scratches. There are four LED lights to indicate the remaining battery percentage. The case provides 40 hours of additional playback which 5 full cycles for the buds. These are much higher compared to the Haylou GT5 earbuds case which only has 24 hours of additional playback.

Call Quality & Connectivity

The call quality is decent. The microphone picks up the voice and delivers it without any disturbances. However, you would sound a bit digital from the other end, these buds do a good enough job for the price.These buds come with Bluetooth 5.0. It supports both SBC and AAC codec, but unlike the PurePlay Z3, the SoundFree S20 does not support the AptX codec. The pairing was simple and easy. Initial pairing is done by simply opening the charging case. We usually get to the 40-foot mark with the most truly wireless earbuds with Bluetooth 5.0, but the Lypertek SoundFree S20 dropped off at close to 35 feet

Final Say

All in all, the Lypertek SoundFree S20 is another brilliant pair of truly wireless earbuds in the market. The competition in the budget range of truly wireless earbuds is ever-growing and we can positively say, these buds rank amongst the top of the most affordable truly wireless earbuds in the market. Do let us know your comments down below and we hope the review was helpful to you. Until next time!
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