LAUD True Wireless Earphones REVIEW | Mac Sources
LAUD True Wireless Earphones
Inexpensive, comfortable earbuds that sound great.
I love music. I have ever since I was a kid. It helps me concentrate and sometimes acts as background noise while I’m working. Even though I have a private office, my colleagues and I usually leave our doors open throughout the day. With that in mind, I try to keep my music listening habits confined to headphones so that I don’t bother anyone else. For quite some time, my headphones of choice have actually been earbuds. They make it possible for me to be able to hear ambient noise and not be 100% isolated from the working world around me. While Apple Airpods are very nice, I have the first generation model and they are starting to show their age. Since they are so pricey I decided to seek out some alternate options that might fit the same way as the Airpods lucky for me I got the opportunity to review the Laud True Wireless Earphones.
DETAILS & FEATURES
The Laud True Wireless Earphones provide high-fidelity sound and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. They are lightweight and produce incredible sound quality from lossless HD rendering. The earbuds will stay connected for approximately 10 meters (32 feet) and feature a 3-hour playtime (60-hour standby time). The earphones come with a charging case that houses a 500 mAh battery. The earbuds will charge to 100% in approximately 1.5–2 hours. The earphones are compatible with most modern mobile phones that are Bluetooth capable. The earphones have a built-in microphone for answering phone calls. Each earbud has a multifunction button that controls the audio functions as well as the calling functions. The Laud True Wireless Earphones come with the charging case, a Micro USB cable for charging, a quick start guide, and soft secure hooks.
A few years ago, I reviewed a set of earbuds called the Berlin Bluetooth Earphones. They were also a wireless set of earphones, but they were what I think of as a n ‘older’ style wireless because they still had a wire connecting the two earbuds. This was really the only ‘flaw’ I had with the headphones because they were so very comfortable and honestly when my AirPods are 100% dead, I will still turn to the Berlin earbuds because the shape of the AirPods (and EarPods) and the Berlin earbuds fit my ear without causing discomfort. I have a problem with a lot of in-ear headphones because they cause a vacuum effect for me and are just plain uncomfortable. Apple’s design, however, is smooth and it rests in the outer ear more than the inner ear. When I took the Laud True Wireless Earphones out of their box, the shape was incredibly appealing to me because the seemed to mimic the Berlin earbuds. I was even more impressed when I started using them.
I want to get one complaint over with — because it’s really the only one. These earbuds use Micro USB for charging. I feel like Micro USB is starting to become outdated. I would have much rather seen these utilize USB-C for charging. I know that many companies still use Micro USB because of the expense of USB-C, but these earbuds have a modern design and in my opinion, they should have a modern method for charging.
Now that I got that off my chest, let me talk about my listening experience. To be completely transparent, I wasn’t expecting much from these earbuds. They retail for around $30 and in my experience, the lower the cost, the lower quality of sound. I was pleasantly surprised when I popped them into my ears and The Hand That Feeds by Nine Inch Nails sounded full and rich. There was no hollowness at all to the sound. I immediately started shuffling through other tracks that might prove that the bass just wasn’t there or the vocal tracks were falling flat, but as it turns out, music of all kinds, spoken word in podcasts, and dialogue in movies.
I thought that maybe feature films with lots of different tracks (music, sound effects, dialogue, etc.) would fall apart and that would the shortcoming of the Laud True Wireless Earphones. I pulled up Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and watched the first chase scene of the movie. It’s littered with sound effects, a music track, and dialogue. I will admit that some of the higher tones like horse hooves on dirt were a little louder than some other lower pitched elements, but overall the soundtrack as a whole was in good shape and sounded like it should. One of the best tests I use to check the depth of sound with earbuds is to pull up the clip from The Lion King (1994) where Simba roars at the very end of the movie. There are some incredible deep bass tracks with that scene. So, I pulled it up and used the Laud earphones to check it out. I was very happy with the sound quality and how well the depth of sound held up.
I can easily recommend the Laud True Wireless Earphones to anyone who enjoys the Apple AirPods. They have a very similar fit and I found the Laud earphones to be just as comfortable at the AirPods. The sound quality I would rate it an 8 out of 10 — losing only 2 points because I could hear higher pitches slightly better than lower ones and the lack of USB-C. I used the earphones for a couple hours without stopping and never had any issues with sore ears or headaches, which I usually have after prolonged use with earbuds. The Laud True Wireless Earphones are inexpensive, comfortable, and they produce a great sound.
Originally published at https://macsources.com on August 30, 2019.