Today I have reviewed a new model of BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S wireless earbuds. This is another budget TWS earbud, but can they really surprise me?
In this article we will talk about sound quality, fit comfort, and, of course, we will analyze the materials used and the quality of workmanship. BlitzWolf manufactures a large number of different products, for example – projectors, speakers, headphones, and much more. If you are interested to know my reviews and tests from this brand, then I will leave a link here.
As I said, the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S is budget-friendly, so the price tag is pretty sweet. Currently, you can get the new model at a very good value for only $ 37.
First of all, the BW-FYE5S earbuds stand out for their beautiful and unusual design, the presence of a wireless Bluetooth 5.0 connection, and only support for the SBC codec. In addition, the earbuds received a compact box, so there is no point in expecting a long battery life.
Okay, given these specs, I didn’t get very excited about testing this model. But does BlitzWolf have hidden features such as superior sound quality? So let me start my detailed and in-depth test by unpacking.
BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S: Specifications
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Unboxing and packaging
The BlitzWolf brand does not change its traditions and produces the same type of packaging for various categories of devices. In the case of the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S, it is a white box with green elements. On the front of the package, you can only see the name of the brand and its model.
Everything inside the package was modest and budget. Therefore, I cannot call the box very attractive and premium. After unpacking, I found a charging box with earbuds inside, a short Type-C charging cable, instructions, and two sets of additional ear tips.
On my own behalf, I want to note that these silicone ear tips are rather narrow and it will be difficult to get high-quality sound at the output. But I’ll talk about the sound itself a little later. Now I think it’s worth talking about build quality and looks.
Design, quality of materials used, and workmanship
Knowing that the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S wireless earbuds model is budgetary, it would be naive to expect high-quality materials. This is the first thing I thought about when I picked up the earbuds. But as it turned out, the earbuds received quite good materials used in their performance.
For example, the manufacturer BlitzWolf made the BW-FYE5S from matte durable plastic, which is quite durable in the environment. Here I can also note the presence of protection against water under the IPX5 standard. Of course, this is not complete protection against water, but you can easily be afraid of heavy sweat or rain.
In terms of fit, the BW-FYE5S was a little too small for my ears. Also, I could not properly select the size of the silicone ear tips. And if you use ear tips that are not included, then they will not fit into the charging box of the case due to the limited space.
So it became a big problem for me. But then I gave these earbuds to my wife to wear for several days, then they sat in her ear canal very well. She did not feel much discomfort and could wear TWS earbuds for several hours without taking off.
In terms of sports, after going to the gym, my wife said that they were comfortable. Also, even while exercising on the treadmill, they did not fall out of the ear canal and were very tight. Therefore, I can draw conclusions, if you have big ears, then this model will not suit you. But for women or teenagers, the BW-FYE5S is just right.
On the front of the earbuds, there is a touchscreen control panel with an LED indicator of operation. On the side face, you can see one expansion hole for each channel. But on the bottom of the leg, a hole was installed for the microphone.
On the inside of the case, there are two charging contacts with a channel designation. I can also note that under the ear tips, there are special protrusions for a more confident grip with the headphone case.
Now some information about the charging box. BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S received a small and tiny box. That is, it will be able to fit into the front pocket of any jeans without any problems.
At the same time, the lid received a plastic hinge, but it is assembled quite well. For example, in the open position, the lid has practically no backlash. There is a brand name on the front of the box case, and a Type-C port for charging is located on the back. Meanwhile, there are four LED indicators on the front of the box that indicates the battery level.
Naturally, since these are budget and inexpensive wireless earbuds, there can be no question of the presence of wireless charging. But I will talk about the battery life of the earbuds and the charging box a little later. Right now I think it’s worth noting about signal quality and touchpad control.
Connectivity, latency, and touch controls
It is no longer surprising for me to see in inexpensive models the presence of a wireless connection with Bluetooth 5.1 and even higher. But unfortunately, the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S uses a wireless connection with Bluetooth 5.0 version.
In addition, the manufacturer saved a little on audio protocols. Thus, the BW-FYE5S has only one audio codec, and that is SBC. It is very sad that I cannot use better quality codecs, even, for example, AAC, and I am not even talking about the presence of aptX or aptX HD.
Therefore, it turns out that the quality of the transmitted signal is not always stable and sometimes there are breaks in the signal with a smartphone. I rarely observed them, but they happened, especially noticeably in a closed room. But in an open space, the signal quality was always stable. Although usually, it is quite the opposite.
Also, I can’t say anything positive about the latency. Yes, it is possible to watch videos on YouTube in a more comfortable way. But playing games is not the most pleasant pleasure, since the latency is quite strong.
But I liked the work of the touchpad. The BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S earbuds have all the features you need. For example, with one touch – the earbuds play pause, accept or put a phone conversation. Two touches to change the volume level, and holding for a few seconds – switches tracks forward or backward. The last function is a call to the voice assistant, which is activated by a triple tap.
Sound and microphone quality
The sound of the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S depends on a proper fit in the ear canal. But since this model of earbuds was not particularly suitable for me, I had to stick the earbuds very deeply into the ear canal to understand how they sound.
The first thing I want to draw your attention to is its volume level. This type of earbud should be listened to at a volume level of 80% or even higher. That is, there is no strong headroom of the volume level.
Low frequencies, when properly positioned, received very deep and massive bass. To be honest, I was pleased to hear such progressive bass on the budget TWS earbuds model.
But the texture doesn’t really stand out against the bass background. I understand this is due to the presence of only one SBC codec.
Although the mids received the correct diagram in the frequency response. At the same time, there are no gaps in the sound, which makes it possible to highlight not only the vocalist’s voice in the foreground but also various musical instruments as well. The high frequencies were pretty much removed and moved to the background. Therefore, as a sound, nothing drills here and does not hurt the ear.
To be honest, I really liked the sound quality on the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S. It is quite versatile in terms of genre styles and pleases with its integral detailed picture.
Now it’s worth talking about the quality of the microphone and its features. As I said, the microphone hole is located at the bottom of the leg. This is the most convenient location in wireless earbuds, so the mic quality was very good. For example, my interlocutors heard me clearly and loudly even in noisy places.
Battery and run time
Considering that each earbud received only a 30 mAh battery capacity, I think there is no point in expecting a high battery life.
Which has been proven during my tests. For example, the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S was able to work for about 2.5 hours at 80% volume. But in the charging box, there is also a small battery with a capacity of 250 mAh. Therefore, you will definitely have 3-4 recharges and the total battery life will be about 12 hours.
In this case, the earbuds are charged through a typical Type-C connection and the charging time will not exceed 1.5 hours.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
After a few days of testing the new TWS model of the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S earbuds, I was left with a rather ambiguous impression.
Let’s talk about the positives first. The first thing I liked was the rather good build quality and performance. Yes, and the materials used were of good quality.
I also liked the presence of multifunctional touch controls with volume control and other functions. Besides, for its price, the sound quality is pretty good.
But there are also enough minuses, for example, the BW-FYE5S model has a very compact size, like silicone ear tips, so the fit in a large ear canal will not be very comfortable. I also didn’t like the presence of only SBC audio codecs and the battery life is too short.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Given its peculiarity of compact size and weight, this model is not suitable for everyone, so I cannot recommend it for purchase. But if you have a small ear canal, like a teenager or a pretty girl, then the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5S is a good choice.
As for the cost, now you can buy TWS earbuds from BlitzWolf at a tempting price of $36.99 with a 26% discount.