Edifier is known for its high-quality headphones and audio systems, such as speakers. Today, the test I want to talk about a new model of wireless TWS earbuds that are called Edifier X3.
This is not the first time I’ve come up with the Edifier brand, and if you are interested you can read my other reviews from this company at the link here.
The manufacturer decided to take a slightly different path and released the budget model of earbuds Edifier X3, which will cost $25.
Knowing the brand’s capabilities, what should be expected from the new low-cost TWS earbuds? I will definitely tell you my impression, but for now, let’s look at the configuration and appearance.
Edifier X3: Specifications
|Driver unit:||8mm Dynamic Drivers|
|Bluetooth protocol:||aptX, AAC and SBC|
|Charging Time:||120 min|
A small box came to me for a test, on the front you can see a picture of earbuds, the name of the model, and other features.
At the side of the box, there are icons with the main features of the device. This is touch control, 6+18 hours of battery life, Bluetooth 5.0, and others.
Inside the box, I was met by separately packed earbuds and a charging box. Also included were user manual, a Micro USB cable, and a set of silicone ear tips with various sizes.
If you consider that the Edifier X3 model is budget, then expect a Type-C cable will be naive. Although, I met many other earbuds with Type-C connection and with a similar price tag.
The new Edifier X3 reminds me very much of the Edifier TWS1. They got a very similar shape, and technical features are almost the same.
Of course, there is a difference, and for me, for the better. For example, one of the first TWS1 wireless earbud models had glossy plastic, which was quite easily soiled. Now, the manufacturer decided to use matte plastic in the Edifier X3 model, which is good news.
As for the wearing comfort, the X3 model did not cause any discomfort, as well as its predecessor as a whole. The earbuds fit well in my ears and even after a long period of listening to music or watching movies, my ears did not hurt.
It is also worth noting that the weight of each X3 earbud is about 4.8 grams. Therefore, wearing a device in your ears was a pleasure.
The practice has shown that earbuds can be suitable for sports if you work out with dumbbells in the gym, but if you plan to run, jump, then it is better to consider another option.
Another good point is splash and sweat protection under the IPX5 standard. This means that you should not be afraid of light rain, but you cannot wet it in water.
The external side of the earbuds received touch control, which works without any questions. Also here you can see the logo in the form of the letter “X”.
There is an LED indicator on the top of the earbud housing, and on the inside, there are charging contacts with a channel symbol.
The sound guide has a protective grid that will not cause excess debris to get into the earbuds.
The charging box on the X3 is also similar to the TWS1 models. But it is made of matte plastic. On top of the lid is the Edifier brand logo. The lid got a magnetic connection and it opens very easily and without any play.
Inside the box, there are seats for earbuds and there is a channel designation – right or left.
The reverse side of the charging box received a MicroUSB port for charging.
Definitely, I liked the Edifier X3 earbuds both in terms of build quality, use and ease of wearing, but let’s now talk about wireless connectivity and control.
Connection and Control
Absolutely all models of wireless earbuds have a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection. Of course, you can meet the top brands with Bluetooth 5.1, but in our case, it sounds unrealistic and not believable for budget headphones.
In addition, Edifier X3 boasts a stable and strong signal with minimal delays in games or on YouTube, as it has aptX codec.
The touch controls are pretty positive, but here I did not find the volume control function:
- One-touch – play, pause, accept, or hang up.
- Double-tap on the left earbud – the previous track, and on the right – the next.
- A triple touch calls the voice assistant on your smartphone.
I did not find out what size driver is installed inside the earbud case of Edifier X3. According to my assumption, this is exactly a dynamic driver, and the size is the same as on the TWS1 model, which is 8 mm.
The low frequencies have a pleasant and warm sound. During the first test, I immediately discovered a massive bass that has the right shade.
Although the bass is not as strong as on the more expensive versions of TWS earbuds, it does not interrupt other sounds.
The mids and highs play pretty well. The musical instruments sound dignified and clear, and the vocals of the producers are not inferior to a clean and correct sound.
If compared with its predecessors, for example, with TWS1, then I can say with confidence that the sound quality of the X3 model will be a little more pleasant and more dynamic.
The built-in microphone with CVC 8.0 noise reduction technology does not work in the best way. Of course, you can talk in quiet places, but in noisy people, you will not hear clearly.
Each Edifier X3 earbud has a 60 mAh battery capacity that provides about 5 hours of battery life at the maximum volume level.
Inside the charging box, there is a 500 mAh battery capacity and it provides about 4 charges and gives an additional 15 hours of operation. The total battery life with the charging box was approximately 20 hours. The result is not bad, as for budget earbuds.
A full charge of the Edifier X3 earbud will take about 2 hours via the Micro USB port.
Conclusion and Reviews
After several days of testing the new budget Edifier X3 earbuds, I got some impression.
For example, if we talk about the positive features, the X3 received a nice design with a comfortable fit, adequate touch control, good sound quality, not bad battery life, and a nice price.
But it was not without drawbacks, I can refer to them – this is a MicroUSB port, the lack of volume control and microphone quality is not the best.
Price and Where to buy cheaper?
As I already mentioned, one of the positive qualities for Edifier X3 is its rather low cost. Currently, you can buy earbuds at an attractive price for $24.99 with a 50% discount.
Despite shortcomings, I can definitely recommend earbuds, since they got really good sound quality, as for their price category.