Lypertek PurePlay Z7 announced for £199 with triple drivers, 10+70 hours battery & aptX Adaptive

If you want some impressive specced true wireless earphones then the new flagship Lypertek PurePlay Z7 should fit the bill. Rather than go down the ANC route, Lypertek have opted to focus on sound quality and battery. Related Content: Lypertek Soundfree S20 Review Lypertek PurePlay Z7  Feature Overview: Triple hybrid driver configuration (2BA + 1DD) … Read more

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – £50 true wireless earphones with aptX Adaptive & 12 hour battery life!

The Edifier TWS1 Pro are the latest earphones from the affordable brand. I reviewed the original standard Edifier TWS1 True Wireless in January 2020, and these offer some significant improvements while only costing around a tenner more. Edifier TWS1 Pro vs TWS1 The new Edifier TWS1 Pro has several important upgrades, including: A shift to … Read more

Cleer Goal True Wireless Sports Earphones Review – A sporty solution for fans of the Apple AirPod open fit

I first experienced Cleer Audio products with the superb Cleer Flow II. Their latest launch is the Cleer Goal which are sports focussed TWS earphone. Unlike most IP rated earphones that are marketed towards sports, these have a specific design to improve situational awareness outdoors. That design is essentially what you have on the normal … Read more

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless earbuds Review – Wireless earbuds with aptX LL for your PS5 / Nintendo Switch & Phone

Launched at the end of January, the EPOS GTW 270 wireless earbuds are the first in-ear option from the gaming orientated audio brand.

What differentiates these from regular TWS earbuds is that they feature the aptX LL codec reducing the latency from 170 – 270 ms found on typical SBC Bluetooth connections down to 40 ms.

aptX LL is about the best low latency option there is at the moment. LLAC/LHDC LL is the main alternative. It is based on the high definition wireless audio technology from LHDC, but designed for low latency and features an auto-detect gaming mode. Savitech claims LLAC has end-to-end latency of around 30ms. 

Specification

  • Connectivity – Low-latency and Bluetooth 5.1
  • Frequency response – 20-20,000 Hz
  • Battery – 5 hours per charge – 20 total with case
  • IP Rating – IPX 5 water resistance
  • Included: aptX low latency USB-C dongle + USB-C to USB-A extension cable
  • 2 year warranty

Compatible Devices

  • PC
  • Phone (via Bluetooth or Dongle)
  • PS4 / PS5 – EPOS seem confused about PS5 compatibility, some parts of the site say it does have it, others make no mention. I am led to believe it works without a problem though
  • Nintendo Switch

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Lypertek Soundfree S20 Review – Superb TWS eubuds for under £70 but the TEVI are not much more

Lypertek made waves last year with their TEVI earphones, which have been bizarrely renamed to PurePlay Z3 on many sites, excluding the Lypertek website. They are now back with a new, more affordable option, the Soundfree S20. These are based on the TEVI, but tweak a few features to get the price down low. At … Read more

Jabra Elite 85t Review – Refined sound & improved ANC vs the Elite 75t but a different fit & less bass

The Jabra Elite 75t were one of my favourite TWS earphones in 2020. The very bass dominant profile may not be for everyone, but it works well for fitness, and they became my most use earphones for both running and indoor Zwift sessions. Technically, the IP55 rating made them less than ideal for my sweaty … Read more

Earfun Free Pro ANC Wireless Earbuds Review – Another superb cheap TWS earbud but don’t buy them for the active noise cancelling + 20% discount code

EarFun have released a lot of earphones this year; they have all been good to excellent; all of them offering excellent value for money. The Earfun Free Pro is the latest entry to their product line-up, they are a touch cheaper than the Earfun Air Pro I reviewed back in October, and they adopt a … Read more

Creative Outlier Air V2 review – The perfect affordable alternative to my Jabra Elite 75t

I have always heard good things about the original Creative Outlier Air, they are often posted on HotUKDeals, with an affordable RRP of £75 they are frequently reduced to below £50 making them an absolute bargain. Creative Outlier Air V2 vs Outlier Air v1 vs Outlier Gold Creative has now launched the Outlier Air V2. … Read more

Edifier X3 True Wireless Stereo Earbuds Review – £32.99 wireless earbuds offering good performance for the price

After a very short break from TWS earphone, I am back with the latest ulra affordable option from Edifier, the X3. At just £32.99 these are some of the cheapest branded TWS earphones you will find, cheaper than anything Anker SoundCore has on offer, though lesser-known brands such as Mpow and SoundPEATS have models a … Read more

TaoTronics SounderLiberty 94 ANC True Wireless Earbuds Review – Can £60 earbuds have good active noise cancelling?

Review offers for TWS earbuds come in almost daily, everybody has jumped on the bandwagon. This trend is now leaning toward ANC true wireless earbuds. This technology used to be reserved for premium-priced products such as the Sony WF-1000XM3. However, Qualcomm has rolled down this technology to more affordable chipsets which have allowed many brands … Read more

Edifier TWS NB True Wireless Active Noise Canceling Earbuds Review – Decent, affordable ANC earbuds, shame about the looks

The Edifier TWS NB True Wireless ANC earphones were announced back at CES 2020 being available on Amazon for the last 6 months. With an RRP of £99.99, they join a growing number of affordable active noise-cancelling earphones and they are actually quite good. Specification Advanced ANC Technology. Industry-leading Feed-Forward Active Noise Cancellation technology from … Read more

UGREEN TWS HiTune TWS Wireless Earbuds Review – Another affordable pair of TWS earphones

The last review of my current back long of TWS earphones. All have them have been affordable earphones with options including Tribit FlyBuds 1, Realme Buds Air Neo, EarFun Air and TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92. Features and Specification There are a few notable specs for a pair of earphones at this price. The Qualcomm QCC3020 chipset … Read more

EarFun Air True Wireless Earbuds Review – IPX7 rating with a superb battery makes a decent set of fitness orientated earphones – TW200

In the past few weeks, I have been inundated with new affordable true wireless earbuds to review. The ErarFun Air is the first pair up for review, I have already previously reviewed the EarFun True Wireless Earbuds finding them to be a decent option for the price your pay The new EarFun Air are priced … Read more

Realme Buds Air Neo vs Apple AirPods – Budget AirPod clones that are better than expected

Realme are extending the availability of their products in the UK to include the various affordable AIoT accessories they sell. This includes: Realme Buds Air Neo for £39.99 Realme Powerbank for £19.99 Realme Watch for £54.99 Realme Band for £24.99 I have been sent a few of these, so I will be reviewing them over … Read more

Huawei Freebuds 3i Review – Are they better than the Freebuds 3?

Huawei launched their new affordable Freebuds 3i back in April with an incredible launch price of just £89.99, making them the most affordable active noise cancelling wireless earphones on the market. I have previously reviewed the Freebuds 3, I found them to be superb, even though the open fit design does not really work with … Read more