Disclosure: We received the product from Loftek for review but we spent time testing it to make sure our review is honest and unbiased.
Apple Airpods might be the most popular true wireless earbuds on the market as it claims approximately 50% of the global market. However, the most affordable Airpods already costs you $159 or a little cheaper when you can find it on sale. It is still out of reach of many consumers with low budget. Even cheaper clones from Xiaomi or OnePlus might be still expensive for them. In this post, we are checking out a very low-priced option from Loftek, the HalfEars T15.
Features & Audio Quality
The HalfEars T15 has pretty much the same design as the Apple Airpods. We can see the same teardrop design and the earbuds look nearly identical. Therefore, you can expect the same comfort as found on more expensive products. The earbuds sit securely in the contours of my ears; They are not meant to be placed inside our ear canals, so you shouldn’t push them too far as it could cause discomfort.
While the earbuds look the same, the charging case is totally different. Instead of inserting them vertically, the HalfEars earbuds are placed horizontally on the case. It is actually quite easy to put the earbuds back into the case but I still prefer the vertical design. Notably, I appreciate that the case uses a USB-C charging port and you can fully charge it in just about 2 hours. The battery life of the earbuds is on par with similar products on the market, they could last up to 5 hours or 30 hours with the charging case.
The T15 is upgraded with Bluetooth 5.0 and I find the wireless connection very consistent. I haven’t experienced any connection drop so far.
In terms of audio quality, I didn’t expect much because even the AirPods has never been the best in the market of true wireless earbuds. I thought that the HalfEars would sound even worst but it is not. There is little difference between the $29 product and $159 AirPods. It is quite impressive that the HalfEars could deliver a clear sound without overabundant bass. The mids are its strength as it is well present, therefore, you can hear the vocals and voice clearly. Audio quality is not the advantage of earbuds like this but I think most average consumers will be satisfied with the sound.
The noise isolation of the earbuds is not good at all because of the design but this is not really a problem for its consumers. If you want better isolation, you should buy earbuds with active noise-cancellation.
Overall, there is nothing to complain about the HalfEars T15. Everything, including the design, build quality, and audio quality, is better than I expected from such a cheap product. We totally recommend it.
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