Bluetooth headphones doubling as a wireless speaker is not a new idea; I even reviewed a pair of full-size headphones which can also work as a Bluetooth speaker. However, there are just a few true wireless earbuds that have the functionality and the Vissles are one of them. I’ve tested the product for a while and here is the full review.
Unboxing & Testing
Features & Audio Quality
The Vissles earbuds look just like many other TWS in-ear headphones on the market. They come with two ear pieces and a charging case. The case is slightly bigger than other charging cases I’ve used because it also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. You can listen to music either with the earbuds or with the speaker case. When you put the earbuds back to the case and close its lid, the speaker will be enabled automatically and you will be able to enjoy music from the tiny speaker. To turn off the speaker, you will have to hold the touch button on the earbuds to turn them off. This is a little inconvenient in my opinion.
The whole product is made of plastic, so the speaker and earbuds are very lightweight. The plastic body makes the earbuds look cheap and the build quality is just average. The case is also difficult to open and I have to use my finger most of the time.
The battery life of the Vissles earbuds is just average, they could last about 3 hours but the charging case has a 500mAh battery, so the total battery life could reach 24 hours.
The speaker of the case sounds pretty good for its size. It is not as good as some other mini Bluetooth speaker but it doesn’t sound terrible when I crank up the volume. The sound can be pretty loud with little distortion, so I think it is acceptable to use in a small room.
Regarding the earbuds, they overemphasize on the bass response, so it makes the whole sound fairly muddy. The mids and highs are overwhelmed by the lows but I know many people out there will love it. I’m not a fan of the bassy sound because my ears get fatigued after just around 30 minutes.
All in all, the Vissles earbuds are an interesting product but there are lots of room for improvement. You might want to skip the first generation and wait for better products in the future.