Over the past few years, we’ve seen a ton of brands take over the wireless audio market, offering everything from affordable wireless headphones to earbuds, speakers, and more. One of these brands is Edifier – originally founded in the 90s and based in China, the brand features a wide range of different audio products, with different price ranges for everyone.
As such, one of these is the Edifier TWS300 NB earbuds. The buds come with a list of great features, and for this one, we’re going to see what exactly they offer. Let’s get started!
Design and Build
As far as hardware design goes, the 330s have a good-looking design, which can be bought in different color variants. The earbuds have a glossy finish to them and slightly resemble the Apple Airpods, which may or may not be to everyone’s taste. They are nice and compact, and the short stem does add a bit of minimalism to their overall look. The 330s have IP54 dust and water resistance, which means they’ll still work if you’re ever caught in light rain, or if you wear them during intense gym sessions.
They do fit nicely, and you can even adjust their overall fit as the earbuds come with extra ear tips for different sizes.
The charging case feels sturdy and likewise features a glossy finish. It comes with an LED charging indicator in front, a USB Type-C charging port on the bottom, and a Bluetooth pairing button at the back. It also comes packed with a 350 mAh battery so you can top up your earbuds’ charge in them.
Set-up and Sound Quality
Pairing the earbuds to your smart device is an easy affair. All you’ll have to do is turn on Bluetooth connectivity and device scanning on your smartphone or tablet, and the earbuds should show up on the device menu. You can also download the Edifier Connect app onto your smartphone, which will let you customize the touch controls, switch between sound modes, and adjust touch sensitivity, for example. Additionally, you can also check the battery status on the earbuds through the app, which is a rather handy feature.
I did run into an issue with the app, however, which wouldn’t load the user manual for me, despite an app restart. Hopefully, this can be fixed with a future update.
As far as sound quality is concerned, the Edifier TWS330 NBs have a nice, balanced sound thanks to the 8mm Dynamic Drivers. There’s a decent amount of bass, which is something that you usually don’t get on very affordable wireless audio products.
In addition, the earbuds also come with Active Noise Cancellation, which remains active even when no music is playing through them. Of course, there’s also an Ambient Sound mode which will be useful when you’re in a busy and active environment like a street, for example.
There’s also a low-latency game mode, and according to Edifier, the latency can get as low as 80ms, meaning there’s not much of a delay between what you’re seeing on the screen vs what you’re hearing through the earbuds.
In terms of battery life, the earbuds can last you up to five hours of playtime, and you can charge them up in the case for a few more times for a total of around 20 hours of playback time. The earbuds also come with support for fast-charging – for example, charging them for 10 minutes in the case can give you up to one hour of usage.
Charging the earbuds in the case to a full capacity takes around an hour, while charging the case itself will take you an hour and a half.
Edifier TWS330 NB Rating: star_fullstar_fullstar_fullstar_fullstar_50 (4.5 / 5)
- Nice and balanced sound
- Good battery life
- Active Noise Cancellation is a great bonus
- Unimpressive design
- Slight bug with the app
The Bottom Line
For a price of around $80 in the US, the Edifier TWS330 NB offers solid performance at a cost that’s less than that of other products like the Samsung Galaxy Buds and Apple Airpods, for example. You get a solid design and build, a long-lasting battery, customizable functions via the Edifier app, and most importantly, good sound quality.
For people looking for a nice pair of wireless earbuds below the hundred dollar price range, then the 330 NBs are definitely worth checking out.
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