SoundPeats True Wireless Earbuds (TrueFree+) Review
by David Wright | Last Updated on October 7, 2020
SoundPeats has always been creating an immersive audio experience and free wearing feeling for the people who pursue a healthy lifestyle. Here is my review of the popular SoundPeats TrueFree+ Wireless Earbuds:
These earbuds are quite versatile both for commuting and at the office due to its outstanding quality, comfort, and a decent amount of ambient voice. Its compact design makes it easier to carry around, and they are also stable for physical activities.
But there is one thing you should know: its pairing procedure can be tricky, and sometimes there might be cuts in the audio while using them. Besides that, overall they are nice, affordable and good quality wireless earbuds. Let’s take a look at their main features:
SoundPeats TrueFree+ Features
Design and Usability
The TrueFree+ are 1.5 x 0.6 x 0.8 inches toothbrush shaped earbuds (a copy of Apple Airpods basically). They look a bit plain but still give a high tech glossy finish.
The matte black finish provides a neat look. The glossy finish is also because touching the touch system with one’s sweaty palms shouldn’t leave smudges and fingerprints.
The design is also compact for its built-in microphone as the mic is extended far enough out that it doesn’t get blocked by your ear.
Touch Control System
The touch control system of the SoundPeads is easy to use. It allows you to easily manipulate your music, calls, and voice assistant features for your phone. Check this out how:
- A double-tap of the right earbud will act as a pause or play command for your music or call
- A double-tap of the left earbuds will activate your phone’s voice assistant such as Alexa and Siri (depends upon the phone operating system)
- Holding down on your right earbud is the skip or some other manual command
Once you get used to controlling the touch system of the TrueFree+, the further experience will be smooth.
SoundPeat TrueFree+ earbuds are a one-step pairing system. It has Bluetooth 5.0 that ensures fast and stable transmission without any tangling of cables.
35 Hour Play Time
The extended playtime is one of the biggest benefits for wireless headphones, especially when we’re on the move most of the time.
With a compact and lightweight wireless charging case, the TrueFree+ can last up to 35 hours in total with regular charging. Once fully charged, the earbuds will last around 3-4 hours in total.
However, they come with a portable charger that will provide an additional 9-10 recharges for your buds. That is extremely useful for those who regularly listen to music out and about.
Fit and Comfort
These earbuds offer good comfort and stay longer in your ear. They are very small and light. The buds will stay in your ear and feel comfortable even after lying down, which is quite impressive.
It has this angular nozzle – the rubber flanges can be inserted into the ear without any discomfort. They provide a pretty secure fit (you can also change the size of the flanges) that, with normal use, should never result in a dropped or lost earbud.
But if you are a motorcyclist or a sports person, it’s still possible to drop one of them while running or removing your helmet.
The TrueFree+ are incredibly easy to put in and pull out of your ear during long hour commutes, conference calls, or at the office.
Well, at this price, it’s pretty obvious that we won’t get audiophile levels of sound quality. However, the bass on these earbuds is surprisingly good and feels quite full for a budget piece of gear. If you’re a fan of bass-driven music, then these won’t offend you to the point of not using them, but they won’t blow you away either.
The mid-range is average and doesn’t offer consistent quality from the upper-mids to the lower-mids. Given the cost of the SoundPeats true wireless earbuds, this is to be expected!
The highs are better than the mids but don’t perform as well as the bass. You’ll get decent clarity and cut through, but they don’t sound super polished.
As far as your listening experience is concerned, you won’t find many other options that deliver the quality of the TrueFree+ within the same price range.
Thanks to SoundPeats for its one specific feature in its charging case. That is the inclusion of USB-C charging instead of older obsolete USB plugs. Nothing is more frustrating for us technology lovers than to see high tech, newly released products that use some old USB micro or USB mini plug. So thumbs up for SoundPeats making the hump to USB-C.
IPX4 Water Resistance
With the IPX4 rating, you get resistance to water splashes from any direction. You should not wear these in heavy rain or the shower. Also, you cannot submerge them in water either as they are only rated to handle splashing.
For a company that targets people who live an active and sporty lifestyle, of course it would be better if the earbuds would have at least IPX6.
The SoundPeats TrueFree Plus have a 12-month warranty, and it only covers manufacturer defects.
In the box:
- SoundPEATS TrueFree+ Earbuds
- Micro-USB Charging Cable
- 4x Tip Options
- Charging Case
- User Manual
Considering the price, the SoundPeats TrueFree+ are pretty nice wireless earbuds. They are budget, stylish and modern tech.
If you consider more expensive models, you can look at other models like SoundPeats Truengine 3 SE or SoundPeats TrueShift2. But for the price range where TrueFree+ are sitting, they’re an adequate choice.