O Edifier TWS1 Pro is an evolution of Edifier TWS1. The new model brings significant updates for those looking for a Bluetooth headset with advanced technologies at a less aggressive price. Looking at the specs, the TWS1 Pro seems to please: it has aptX, from Qualcomm, to reduce latency and deliver crystal clear audio, Bluetooth 5.2, fast pairing, IP65 protection and offers up to 42 hours of sound with the case.
In the Brazilian market, Edifier asks for R $ 399 for this model. Is it worth the investment? I spent a few days with Edifier TWS1 Pro and share my experience of use in this review.
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Design, comfort and case
Edifier was more conservative and chose not to alter the look of the TWS1 Pro much. It remains similar to its predecessor, but I missed the colorful options of the past generation, which could serve those consumers who seek to escape the traditional. For this analysis, the Tecnoblog received the pink version that is more like a beige. The model is also found in dark gray.
I like this in-ear shape without the little leg because the headphones fit well in the ear canal and, consequently, help to block out external noise. It is a good idea, especially for models without active noise cancellation, such as this one from Edifier. Three pairs of TWS colored eartips accompany the earphones for different ears and switching is relatively easy.
For those who play sports, during a morning walk, I was not afraid of the TWS1 Pro falling to the ground. The wearables were firm and the best: without generating any pressure. Even so, if they fall into a puddle, the concern is reduced thanks to protection against dust and water jets (the IP65).
The case of the TWS1 Pro is plastic, but it has a rubbery appearance and is pleasant to the touch. The brand abandoned the microUSB and added USB Type C to the rear of this generation, while at the front there is a hidden LED for you to monitor the autonomy. I found this case a little sturdy, but considering that it guarantees another 30 hours of sound, it is worth noting.
Features and connectivity
The TWS1 Pro positions itself as an entry-level product, so it does not have many features, nor does active noise cancellation. Although it is simple in this regard, the gadget surprises by shipping technologies that improve sound quality and stability. Bluetooth 5.2, in addition to promoting energy efficiency, is much more stable and allows the headphones to be quickly paired with the other device.
Qualcomm True Wireless Mirroring means that only one phone communicates with your cell phone and the signal is mirrored to the other wearable. Qualcomm says that this technology ensures faster communication and if you keep one phone in the case, the other takes over the connection without interrupting the sound. The TWS1 Pro still has CVC8.0 noise reduction, also from Qualcomm, and is responsible for cleaner phone calls – I share the result below.
And if the highlight is invisible technologies, TWS1 Pro cannot be expected to disappoint in latency. It does not disappoint. There is practically no delay and you will be able to play and watch videos on YouTube without any delay.
Before going to the sound, it is worth mentioning that all the commands are made by touching the headphones: it is possible to pause, play, advance and even control the volume with longer touches; the latter is great for when you are running or walking, however I found that the phone takes a while to recognize the command.
In sound quality, the Edifier TWS1 Pro comes as a proposal to please most people. The bass are present, but they are not so reinforced: in Lose Yourself, by Eminem, the beats, in my opinion, are definitely dull, while in Realme Buds Q I feel these bass more active and pleasant. In Edifier X3, the situation is even better, since it does not tend to increase this frequency as much as the Realme product.
The TWS1 Pro’s mids and trebles remain balanced, without overdoing it, which reinforces that strategy of serving the masses. The treble of Alicia Keys, in Underdog, sound harmonious; there are no signs of stridency and even if the volume is raised, stability remains. You can hear the instruments on the track well, especially the guitar and bass drum, but the latter is much more skimpy.
In Cool Kids, by Echosmith, I identify the bass, the kick and the prominent cymbals of the drums, but there is an embolization with instruments and vocals in the chorus that only disturbs when the volume is at maximum.
Microphone and battery
The microphone quality is as expected for a basic headset. On the subway, in the mall or anywhere else, the person on the other side may not hear you clearly. And I did not feel a significant improvement in the communication with the noise reducer. For quick conversations on the phone or WhatsApp, he can handle it.
On the drums, there are some highlights: Edifier speaks up to 42 hours of sound with the case, 12 hours with the headphones and 30 hours with the case. Note that the promised 12 hours are above the market average, surpassing even some high-end models. For comparison, the Redmi AirDots 3 promises 7 hours and the JBL Tune 215TWS, 5 hours.
In my tests, the right phone played for 9h36min; after 19 minutes, the left switched off for lack of battery. It was not possible to arrive and go past 12 hours, but considering that, at times, I played some songs at maximum volume, the autonomy is acceptable and still pleases.
Edifier TWS1 Pro: is it worth it?
To be honest, TWS1 Pro is not my profile; the Edifier X3, without a doubt, suits me better because it has a full-bodied sound. It can also be a good option if you want a more affordable Edifier. Still, anyone betting on TWS1 Pro should not regret the choice later. Even simple, the sound is good, after all we are talking about an Edifier. The company invested in good technologies to promote sound quality, cut latency and deliver a decent, instant connection.
The 12-hour battery is another highlight and is largely responsible for making it stand out from the main competitors. And if you analyze this TWS for physical activity, the model can meet your needs: in addition to the IP65, which gives that feeling of security for reinforcing durability, I did not feel pressure during the exercises and they were well secured.
However, if you are looking for a more complete headset, the Galaxy Buds +, which has already cost R $ 999, today is found for less than R $ 430 and is an option to evaluate. And if you are willing to pay a little more, it is worth analyzing the JBL Live Pro + TWS which has a dedicated application and adaptive noise cancellation.
Edifier TWS1 Pro Bluetooth Headset
- Minimalist and comfortable design
- Many technologies that favor sound quality and stability
- Bluetooth 5.2
- 12 hours of battery life is a differentiator
- Great for exercise and has IP65
- Graves could be more full-bodied
- It would be nice to have an app to equalize
- Battery Life: 12 hours (phone) and 30 hours (case);
- Recharge time: about 40 minutes (headphones) and 2 hours (case);
- Connections: USB-C;
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2;
- Audio decoding: aptX Adaptive, aptX, SBC;
- Driver: 8 mm;
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 KHz;
- Microphones: yes, with Qualcomm cVc 8.0 – noise reduction;
- Protection: IP65;
- Dimensions: 18 mm (W) x 25 mm (H) x 18 mm (D) (phone) and 60 mm (W) x 40 mm (H) x 25 mm (D) (case);
- Weight: 4.5 g (phone) and 34 g (case);
- Colors: pink and dark gray.