Today I have to review another budget TWS Earbuds from UGreen. I have previously tested the UGreen HiTune wireless earbuds and have been positively impressed. But how will today’s UGreen HiTune T1 hero behave?
In this article, you can find out the main advantages and disadvantages. I will also talk about the sound, the quality of the microphones and even find out my opinion on the assembly and the materials used.
Like most earbuds from the UGreen brand, the new HiTune T1 model also has a budget and low cost. At the time of writing, the earbud price was around $33. This is not the highest price, but not the lowest either. I recently talked about the top 10 wireless earbuds from Lenovo and almost every model cost about $20.
If you look at the technical specs of the new UGreen HiTune T1 model, you can find several positive features. For example, the earbuds received a 6 mm dynamic driver, support for AAC and SBC audio codecs.
In addition, TWS earbuds received an interesting operating mode called super bass. Also, the earbuds can please you with protection against sweat and splashes under the IPX5 standard. This is all good, but let’s check how the HiTune T1 earbuds have shown themselves in practice and I want to start my full review with unpacking.
UGreen HiTune T1: Specifications
|UGreen HiTune T1:||Specs|
|Driver size:||6mm driver|
|Wireless connection:||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Frequency response:||20-20000 Hz|
|Bluetooth protocol:||AAC и SBC|
|Battery:||50 (500) mAh|
|Charging time:||90 mins|
|Weight:||4,8 (44) grans|
|Music time:||4 hours|
Unboxing and packaging
The earbuds from UGreen are delivered in a rather sturdy and reliable box. The packaging itself is made of white durable cardboard, where on the front, you can see the company name, model logo and the designation of Bluetooth support.
Everything inside the package is as harmonious as the package itself looks. Here I found a charging box with earbuds inside, as well as a separate box with additional accessories. For example, these are silicone ear tips, a Type-C charging cable and also instructions in various languages.
Therefore, on my own behalf, I can say that I really liked the appearance and equipment. Here you can find everything you need for full use from the first minutes after unpacking. Now I think it’s worth talking about the look and build quality.
Design, quality of materials used and assembly
The new model of UGreen HiTune T1 wireless earbuds is in-ear headphones with a leg. The leg itself has a slight narrowing and the earbuds look very stylish and harmonious.
Since these are in-ear headphones, the presence of silicone ear tips will make sense to be. The quality of the ear tips themselves is not the highest of the bundle.
Therefore, if necessary, it is better to use high-quality ear tips and best of all the foam type. This gives you more comfort and even better sound quality.
I have no complaints about the quality of the materials used. The HiTune T1 headphone housing is made of matte plastic. The manufacturer offers two colors to choose from – white or black. I have black on my test and I really liked it. In addition, the build quality is also not at a decent level, as well as the materials used.
At the same time, I also liked the comfort of wearing the HiTune T1 earbuds. For example, the weight of one earbud was 4.8 grams, so wearing the earbuds was comfortable and convenient. Also, I cannot say anything negative about the fit in the ear canal. But it’s worth noting that wearing it for a long time can cause your ears to fatigue. That is, it will be comfortable to listen to music for 2-3 hours, but if you listen for more than 3 hours, then pain in the ear canal will appear.
During sports, I also did not have severe problems. I could easily work out in the gym or run with this earbud model. Since the HiTune T1 model was sitting quite tightly and I had no feeling that the earbuds would fall out at the wrong moment.
Another important feature is the protection against sweat and splashes under the IPX5 standard. This way, you can use the earbuds during active sports or in light rain.
The earbud housing uses two microphones per channel. That is, there are four microphones in total, but I will talk about the sound quality a little later. On the front of the HiTune T1 earbuds, there is one LED indicator of operation and there is touch control. But on the inside there are two contacts with a magnetic connection for charging.
As for the charging box, it also received small dimensions and weight, like the earbuds themselves. For example, the weight of the box without earbuds was almost 44 grams. The materials here are also similar to earbuds – that is, it is white or black matte plastic.
That said, I liked the build quality, as the lid opens almost without much play and has a good magnetic connection.
Under the cover of the charging box, you can find a round button for pairing with a device or resetting to factory settings. Just above the button is one LED indicator that will inform you about the remaining charge level. Meanwhile, a Type-C charging port was installed on the back of the case.
Connection, signal quality, latency and control
During my testing of the UGreen HiTune T1 earbuds, I did not find any problems with the connection quality. On board the earbuds, the wireless connection Bluetooth 5.0 is used and the signal was caught even through two walls in the apartment.
The manufacturer installed AAC and SBC audio codecs on board the earbuds and my smartphone used the AAC codec. Therefore, I did not find any serious problems with the quality of signal transmission.
In terms of latency, there is no game mode on the HiTune T1. Thus, in games, especially in PUBG Mobile, there will be a slight delay. But the delay value was in the range from 200 to 300 ms. But watching videos on YouTube will not cause you any discomfort.
I also liked the work of the touch control, since the HiTune T1 earbuds received a wide range of functionalities. Let’s go through each one separately.
- With one touch, play or pause is carried out, and if they call you, you can answer the phone call.
- Double-tapping increases or decreases the volume depending on the channel of the earbuds.
- In the meantime, triple-tapping will let you steer tracks forward or backward.
- And if you hold down the touch panel for a few seconds, you can activate the voice control function.
Sound and microphone quality
Each earphone has a 6mm graphite dynamic driver installed by UGreen. Yes, this is not the largest driver size I have been able to test lately. Therefore, the first drawback in terms of sound is not a very good volume margin.
Indeed, even at the maximum volume level, I wanted to add more volume, but this was no longer possible here.
Apart from the volume level, the rest of the sound was very good, as for its value. For example, the low frequencies had a rather voluminous and massive bass. In this case, there is a special mode called super bass. During its use, the bass becomes even stronger and for lovers of strong and dynamic bass, these earbuds will definitely be to their liking.
Besides, the mids and highs played very well. The detail was great and I could listen to instrumental rock with great pleasure. Each instrument played distinctly and the vocalist’s voice was straightforward.
I also wanted to talk about the quality of the built-in microphones, since there are already four microphones on the HiTune T1 model. Where are two main and two for noise reduction. In practice, both microphones showed themselves on the positive side, that is, in noisy places my voice was well heard by my interlocutors.
Battery and run time
The manufacturer says about 5.5 hours of battery life for each HiTune T1 earbud. But I did not succeed in achieving such a result. For example, at the maximum volume level, the headphones worked for a little over 4 hours.
Yes, if you use earbuds at 50% volume, you can get the result in 5.5 hours. It is also worth noting that in each earbud, the manufacturer has installed a 50 mAh battery. Meanwhile, the charging box uses a 500mAh capacity. Therefore, the total battery life can be up to 20 hours.
The charging time of the earbuds does not exceed 1.5 hours through the Type-C port.
Conclusion, reviews, pros and cons
If you are looking for inexpensive wireless earbuds with good build quality and materials, the UGreen HiTune T1 is a good choice.
On the positive side, I can attribute not only good build quality and materials used, but also sound quality, good microphone performance and even adequate and multifunctional touch controls.
Despite the battery life of about 4 hours at maximum volume level, I am still satisfied with the battery life. I also love the modern Type-C port.
But the main disadvantage of the UGreen HiTune T1 model was not a very high volume level margin. I would also like to get a game mode with minimal latency.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
You can currently purchase the UGreen HiTune T1 earbuds at a very tempting offer for just $33.83 with over 50% off.
Thus, if you are not a fan of loud music, then I can easily advise you on the new model of UGreen earbuds.