Truly wireless earbuds are generally pretty pricey. However the Taotronics Wireless earbuds are ultra affordable at less than $30. The biggest issue with good earbuds is usually price. You can usually expect to spend between $100 and $300 on really good earbuds. Apple Airpods start at $170, and some sets go for more. If you temper expectations, TaoTronics offers wireless earbuds that perform far better than its price suggests possible.
Usually when using wireless earbuds only one earbud connects to Bluetooth, and the other simply connects to the first earbud. That usually means you can listen with only the left ear (for instance), but not only the right. The Taotronics Wireless Earbuds set of earbuds though work in single ear mode for either side.
Taotronics Wireless Earbuds Power
The 3350mAh battery in the case means you’ll be able to recharge the earbuds a whopping 40 times before you need to plug the case back in. Recharge time is pretty quick; you’ll get to 40 percent in 15 minutes and a full charge in an hour.
TaoTronics also contains a bonus feature into the charging case as well. On the side, you’ll find a full-sized USB-A port. With the proper power cord you can use the case as a portable battery pack and recharge your phone. Pretty handy stuff.
Taotronics Wireless Earbuds Flaws
The product does have a few flaws which you would expect of a product costing less than $30. The first is the initial set up. I found an easier way to set up the earbuds than the instructions had. The best thing to do is take one earbud out of the case, pair it, put it back in the case (which turns it off), then take the second earbud out of the case and pair it. From them on, you can either use just the left or right bud, or both. When you put in the second earbud, you will have to wait a moment while the earbuds connect. .
Another problem involves opening the case which involves pressing a small button to unlock the lid. The button is somewhat sticky, which means the case doesn’t want to stay closed unless you fiddle with it.
The remaining charge indicator lights on the case are also different than most other cases. Most wireless earbuds have 4 LED lights, each representing 25% of a charge. This case has three.
The flaws might be a bigger deal if you spent a great deal of money but at the price point are easily overlooked. Plus some of the issues are easy to overcome, you just have to get used to them.
TaoTronics Wireless Earbuds- What’s good
With wireless earbuds, one of the easiest things to get wrong is the pairing and connectivity. So many models fail in these regards, but somehow TaoTronics has managed to avoid most of these pitfalls. Upon pairing them to your phone for the first time, just put both earbuds in your ears, tap on them from the list of Bluetooth devices on your phone, and voila they’ll connect. From that point on, they’ll connect when you put them in your ears and disconnect when they’re placed back in the case.
You can control your tunes and podcasts by using a variety of taps on the side of either earbud, ranging from skipping tracks, adjusting the volume and playing or pausing a song. Having access to all of these controls is nice and something you won’t even find on the $170 AirPods, but if you’re not precise with each tap, it’s easy to not have anything be registered or to accidentally skip a song when you just meant to pause it. But again for less than $30 it’s a minor problem being so sensitive.
The fit is comfortable and has good sound isolation. The Bluetooth connection is decent with range up to 50 feet and walls, doors, and other objects do seem to interrupt the signal at longer distances.
You can now wirelessly enjoy uncompromising audio with these TaoTronics aptX Sports Wireless Earphones. The 360° adjustable ear hooks ensure the ultimate fit so that they won’t fall out during workouts or other activities. Featuring aptX lossless Bluetooth 4.2 technology, they retain CD-like high-quality sound that offers crips highs and natural-sounding lows. These Taotronics Wireless Earbuds let you enjoy up to 15 hours of playtime on a single charge.