Just a couple of days ago, I tested the new hybrid wireless earbuds from SoundPEATS. Today I want to share with you a new model of earbuds called SoundPEATS TrueAir 2.
These are completely different wireless earbuds and cannot be compared with the H1 model. Also, if you are a regular reader, then you could check out my reviews and tests of various models of TWS earbuds from the SoundPEATS brand. If not, then I can recommend looking at a rather big list of all reviews on the link here.
As for the price, it has not grown much when compared with the first generation. Now buying a model of SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 earbuds will cost you about $40. But the first generation in the TrueAir line costs about $32.
According to the manufacturer, the updated version of the wireless earbuds has received many improvements. For example, this is a 5.2 generation Bluetooth version, but I have questions for it, but I will talk about this a little later. The earbuds also received support for the aptX audio codec, Qualcomm’s QCC3040 chipset, a 14.2mm bio-combo membrane driver, and much more.
To find out how earbuds sound in real life, I spent a little three days with them and I have something to tell you about. But first of all, let me start my full review with the configuration and appearance.
SoundPEATS TrueAir 2: Specifications
|SoundPEATS TrueAir 2:||Specs|
|Driver unit:||14.2 mm Driver|
|Bluetooth protocol:||aptX, AAC, SBC|
Unboxing and packaging
The appearance of the SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 box is very much reminiscent of any earbuds from SoundPEATS. It is a small box but made of sturdy cardboard. The style of the box is quite bright and contrasting.
On the front, there are earbuds and a charging box with the main features and functions. The side edges have different patterns that give the box its freshness and style.
Inside the box, I found – this, directly, the earbuds themselves with a charging box, a Type-C cable, and instructions for use. Like the first generation SoundPEATS TrueAir, the second generation also lacks ear tips, so you won’t find them in the kit.
In general, the equipment is very modest. But I was glad to see a Type-C charging cable. And now let’s talk a little about my emotions about the appearance and what materials the earbuds are made of.
Design, build quality and materials
As I already wrote, the new generation of TrueAir 2 earbuds received an analogous and very similar design, like the first generation in the TrueAir line. I can also note that the design of the earbuds resembles the style of Apple AirPods. Since they do not have ear tips, they received a long leg.
In terms of build quality, the earbuds are made of rather durable matte plastic. It is quite durable and in my opinion better than glossy plastic. For example, during my use, I once dropped the earbuds on the asphalt and the case of the earbuds remained intact. But with a glossy option, a scratch would remain.
In terms of usability, the earbuds were very comfortable for my ears. Also, there are no ear tips here, I could wear earbuds without taking off. Since the offering, I did not feel any pressure or discomfort. In addition, TWS earbuds are well suited for sports training. Let’s say when jogging, they did not fly out of my ear canal.
It is worth noting that despite the large driver with a size of 14.2 mm, the earbuds are quite compact. So, I think they will work well for both female and male ears.
On the front of the case, there is a company logo and a touch panel for control. There is also a microphone hole and an LED indicator.
At the bottom of the leg, there is another hole for the microphone. And the charging contacts are located on the inside.
As for protection against water, I did not find any information, both on the official website and in the instructions. But my guess is that the SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 earbuds have minimal sweat and splash resistance.
The charging box, in comparison with the H1 model, which I tested the other day, has a fairly compact size. For example, the charging box is small and fits easily into a jeans pocket with ease.
The plastic is made of matte material and I have no complaints about the build quality. The lid has a magnetic connection and when it is open it practically does not play.
There is a company logo on the top of the lid, and on the back of the case, there is a Type-C port with an operation indicator. But I did not find any indicators for the remaining charge level. Therefore, you will not be able to find out how much charge is left in the box.
Ok, now I propose to talk about the quality of the connection and consider how the functions in the touchpad control.
Connection, delays, and control
As I said at the beginning of the review, the SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 earbuds received a Bluetooth wireless connection with version 5.2. But I have doubts about it since this information is indicated on the official website of the company. But in the instructions, the wireless connection is indicated as Bluetooth 5.0. Thus, it is difficult to say what information to believe. But I think 5.0 is more believable than 5.2.
While using the earbuds, I did not find any drops in communication. And the signal quality was stable even at a distance of 10 meters.
If we talk about latency in games, then they are small, but when watching videos on Youtube, I did not find any delays. As for the budget, inexpensive earbuds, I think the latency is acceptable.
A few words about touch control, then in real life it is adequate and I did not observe accidental clicks. And in terms of functionality, there are all the functions that are possible.
- One-touch – volume control.
- Double-tap – play, pause, accept, or hang up.
- Triple tap – call the voice assistant.
- Holding 1.5 seconds – switching tracks.
Sound and microphone quality
I repeat more than once that the SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 has a driver with a size of 14.2 mm. Therefore, the headroom at a high level and listening to your favorite music in noisy places will not be a problem.
Bass like semi-in-ear earbuds with good sound. Even the presence of low frequencies can be detected here. But, naturally, the bass will not be as voluminous and massive as in vacuum earbuds.
The mids and highs are well developed. These frequencies sound smooth and without strong jumps. The vocalist’s voice sounds nice and clear, and the most important thing is in the foreground. Each musical instrument sounds clear and you can even identify individual sounds. That is, the earbuds do not sound like porridge and it is very pleasant to listen to music.
If we talk about sound insulation, then it is absent here and you will easily hear the surrounding sounds. Probably for the city it is a positive factor so that you can hear a car horn or other important sound signals.
If we compare the sound quality of SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 with the first generation, then the second generation definitely plays a cut above.
A few words and the quality of the microphone in the TrueAir 2 earbud model. Each earbud uses two microphones and the microphone quality is at a very good level. For example, you can easily speak even in noisy and loud places and the interlocutor will hear you clearly.
Battery and run time
As the manufacturer assures, the new model of SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 wireless earbuds will be able to work for about 5 hours on one battery level. But I couldn’t find information on the battery capacity.
My practice has shown that when using earbuds at 70% volume, the battery life was about 4.5 hours. The result is not the highest, but I think this time is enough for any task. You can also charge the earbuds four times thanks to the charging box.
It will take you about 1.5 hours to charge the earbuds using the Type-C cable.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 are good TWS earbuds that have proven themselves to be positive during daily use. It has smart touch controls with all the functionality and features.
In addition, you can use the earbuds for both daily walks and sports. Although, I did not find any protection against water.
On the other hand, the comfortable fit makes up for it, as does the good sound. The sound quality is at a good level and I did not find any strong shortcomings, given that the cost of a pair of earbuds is not high.
Also, I can’t say a bad thing about battery life, it is typical here as for semi-in-ear earbuds. Another bonus is a charging box using a Type-C connector.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Now you can purchase the new SoundPEATS TrueAir 2 earbuds at an attractive price – only $39.99 with a 50% discount.
Considering their low cost and good technical features, TWS earbuds are well suited for daily use.