For a long time, I have not had hybrid earbuds on the review of the premium sample. But today I will correct and talk about a new model of wireless earbuds called BGVP Q2s.
You may not have heard of the BGVP brand at all. But in fact, this company has been in the mobile market for quite some time and mainly produces wired earbuds in its range.
Calling the new generation of TWS earbuds a budget one will not turn my tongue. Since the current price tag for BGVP Q2s is $76. Yes, most likely I can attribute this headphone model to the mid-budget segment than to the flagship one.
But if you look at the technical component and its features, then you will be pleasantly surprised. For example, earbuds from BGVP received the Qualcomm QCC3040 chipset, the latest generation of Bluetooth 5.2, and hybrid drivers in their performance.
In addition, you can use the earbuds both wirelessly via a Bluetooth connection, but also via an MMCX cable. Naturally, the earbud model is famous for its very good sound and good battery life.
But is it really so? Let’s check out the updated version of BGVP earbuds in my in-depth review.
BGVP Q2s: Specifications
|Driver unit:||6 mm driver + armature Knowless RAF 32873 driver|
|Bluetooth protocol:||aptX, AAC and SBC|
Unboxing and packaging
The packaging itself was made in a square box made of white and fairly strong cardboard. On the front of the package, you can find a drawing of a charging case with earbuds. There are also designations of the brand name and model, and in the lower part, there are the main features of this model.
On the back of the package, there is a list of the main technical features in two languages: Chinese and English. But the side ends of the package received icons with the main features.
Inside the package itself, I found this, directly, the earbuds themselves and the charging box, which was in protective foam. At the bottom of the box, I found a protective carry case, a Type-C format charging cable, a set of silicone ear tips, and documentation.
In the past generation of Q2 earbuds, the manufacturer still bundled a cable for a wired connection. But this time there is no such cable, and if you want to connect earbuds via a wire, you will have to buy them separately.
Design, build quality and materials
The first thing you notice is the acrylic body of the new BGVP Q2s wireless earbuds. It’s also worth noting that this headphone case was 3D printed. But the logo engraving on the outside was hand-drawn.
The acrylic case, although glossy, is not plastic for you, on which fingerprints and other abrasions remain. Therefore, I really liked what materials the manufacturer used in the new TWS earbud model.
In addition, I had no particular complaints about the build quality. Since the entire body of the earbuds is made of monolithic material and does not have any connection at all. But there is no protection from water, so in a humid environment, it is better to be more careful.
As for the convenience of landing, it will not work for a long time to vilify the BGVP Q2s model, since these are still in-ear vacuum earbuds with a weight of 5.9 grams each. Yes, you can easily wear them for about 1-1.5 hours, but after that, your ears will need to rest. I can also say that these earbuds are not particularly suitable for sports. Most likely they were created for everyday use.
On the outside of the earbud case, where the logo is indicated, touch controls are installed. But I will talk about its work and functions a little later. There is also an expansion hole on this side. There are two charging contacts and a sound guide on the inside of the earbuds. It is also worth noting here that the sound guide itself did not receive any protective mesh, but only has two holes.
Okay, now is the time to talk about the charging box. It was made of soft plastic, which is very nice, but quite large. Therefore, wearing it in a jeans pocket will not be very comfortable.
I had no strong comments on the build quality of the charging case because the lid opened without backlash and the hinge was made of metal.
One LED indicator was installed on the front of the box. It shows the level of the remaining charge in the box. But to be honest, there will be little benefit from one indicator. The back of the case received a Type-C connection for charging the box itself.
Connection, latency, and touch control
As I mentioned at the beginning of the review, BGVP Q2s wireless earbuds received the latest version of Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity. Also, onboard the device is a good Qualcomm QCC3040 chipset with support for aptX, AAC, SBC codecs.
During my testing, I found no severe outages. Also, the signal between the smartphone and the earbuds was always stable. In addition, you can use the earbuds as a pair or separately from each other.
Also, the earbuds have a hybrid connection due to the presence of a wired MMCX connection. For example, if suddenly the earbuds are discharged, then you can connect them via a wire to your smartphone.
As for the latency level, it is really minimal here. The manufacturer promises 88ms latency over the wireless connection. In practice, when I watched various videos on the same YouTube, I had no problems with latency at all. Also, in the game PUBG Mobile, my ears did not feel much delay and it was a pleasure to play.
Now let’s go over touch control, which also makes sense to be. Yes, sometimes accidental clicks were present, but they could not always be found.
- Double-tapping calls the pause function.
- One-touch on the left earbud decreases the volume level, and on the right one increases it.
- Triple taps on the left channel will switch the track backward, and on the right – forward.
Sound and microphone quality
Let me remind you once again that the updated model of BGVP Q2s earbuds has received hybrid technology. That is a 6 mm dynamic driver and one Knowless RAF 32873 armature driver is used inside the case.
In terms of sound quality, I also found no major problems. For example, the bass was played very actively with deep shades and dynamics. In general, low frequencies have proven themselves very well.
At the same time, the middle and high frequencies were also not clamped and had a very decent sound, both for their price range. After several tracks, I came to the conclusion that the vocalist’s voice played very cleanly and without unnecessary extraneous sounds, even at the maximum volume level. The same goes for musical instruments, which are orders of magnitude superior to their competitors.
In general, comparing the sound quality through a wireless connection and a wired one, I did not find much difference. Yes, maybe low frequencies, especially the bass will be an order of magnitude more massive through the wire, but the overall music scene was very similar to each other.
If we talk about the quality of microphones, then the BGVP Q2s use a pretty good built-in microphone. For example, in a quiet place, the sound quality of the microphone was very good. But in noisy places, the quality dropped significantly and the interlocutors did not hear me quite clearly, as they would like.
Battery and run time
Considering that each BGVP Q2s earbud has a battery with a capacity of 50 mAh, it would seem that the battery life on a single charge will not be quite long. But as the practice has shown, the battery life of the earbuds at 100% volume level was about 7.5 hours. This is a very good result for TWS earbuds.
At the same time, the charging box received a battery capacity of 350 mAh. With it, you can recharge your earbuds an additional 2.5 times. Therefore, the total battery life on a single charge will be about 28 hours.
Charging the box itself via the Type-C connection will take you about 1.5 hours, and the earbuds are charged in 50 minutes.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
The new generation of BGVP Q2s hybrid earbuds has shown itself on the positive side, both in terms of sound and in terms of assembly.
Yes, it is possible that the earbuds do not have modern functions and features, such as sensors for automatic pause, active noise canceling, or transparency mode. But despite these shortcomings, the earbuds proved to be very impressive from the practical side.
For example, among the main advantages, I can attribute this is the latest generation of Bluetooth 5.2 version, the presence of a modern Qualcomm QCC3040 chipset with support for aptX and other codecs.
Another advantage I can highlight is this good battery life, perfect sound at all frequency ranges, and even good functionality of touch controls.
There were also some drawbacks, and I can attribute to them – not very good quality microphones in a noisy place and earbuds are not intended for sports.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
After my testing of the new generation of BGVP Q2s earbuds, I can recommend them with a light heart for purchase.
Despite its rather high cost, which was $76, this earbud model is definitely worth your attention in 2021.