Review of Lypertek SoundFree S20 Truly Wireless Earbuds.
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.
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.
The Lypertek SoundFree S20 truly wireless earbuds have a comfortable design, with physical button controls, decent passive noise isolation, and decent audio performance.
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.
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
Right Bud Buttons Functions
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.
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.
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.
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.