SoundPEATS TrueFree review
The SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones are wireless and in-ear. SoundPEATS manufacture them, a Chinese company that produces consumer electronics as well as a variety of accessories for mobile devices. Let’s drive straight into our SoundPEATS TrueFree review!
- ✓ Fit type: In-ear
- ✓ Connection: Wireless
- ✓ Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Silver
- ✓ Excellent construction, good sound quality.
The SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones employ plastic build, but the cable is rubber coated and reinforced by a Kevlar fiber. The plastic seems quite sturdy, and there is no noticeable flexing when being used.
SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones utilize a micro USB port for charging and for connecting to mobile devices. The design, while not the best looking one, is compact and the nozzles are angled slightly towards the face to help with fit, and the cable is thin enough to be easily managed but not so thin that it is fragile.
SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones come with three sizes of silicone ear tips and two pairs of foam ear tips (S/M/L). The ear tips are all soft and comfortable, even the large foam ones. The nozzles are made of metal and are relatively narrow, which helps ensure a snug fit.
They also come with two pairs of stabilizers to help keep them in place when used while doing some physical activity. The red ones are shorter, and they are perfect for wearing them during exercise. They are also smaller, and they fit more securely in the ear canal. The black stabilizers are more extended, and you can use them when you don’t want to push the headphones too far into your ear canal.
The headphones also come with a carrying pouch that is quite useful for storing the headphones, a USB charging cable and additional ear tips.
Unfortunately, there is no active noise canceling technology implemented in the SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones, so they don’t offer any passive noise isolation. The foam tips help block out some ambient noise, but it isn’t much. They will work great in quiet environments, and they are audible in noisy ones.
The design of the SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones is excellent for headphones of this price range, and the materials used are good quality and should ensure long term durability. They are available in three colors: black, white, blue. The black one seems to be the most popular option, and it is the one that I will be reviewing here.
The design is simple yet elegant, but they aren’t as attractive as the recently released SoundPEATS Truengine 3 headphones, but they are still a nice looking pair of in-ear headphones.
The SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones come with a few accessories to help ensure a perfect fit. There are six pairs of silicone ear tips (small, medium, large) as well as two pairs of foam ear tips (small/medium and large) so there are enough accessories to ensure a perfect fit for virtually everyone.
You can rotate the nozzles for better fitment, and they can also be placed one inside the other for more accessible storage which is a nice feature.
The cables have a small control box that contains the play/pause button as well as the volume controls and an LED light to indicate charging status. The cable is thin, and it doesn’t seem particularly prone to tangling although I haven’t seen them tangle much in my use either. They are visible from the front so you will want to keep them tucked behind your ears if you don’t want them visible from the front.
Most users, including myself, seem to find these headphones very comfortable when worn for long periods, even when used while doing some physical activity like working out or playing sports.
They fit securely in the ears with no risk of falling out even when used during physical activity or jumping up and down on hard surfaces so you can virtually count on them not falling out during everyday use as well.
There is a little loop that you can pull out of the left earbud, which allows you to wear them around your neck instead or over your ears. This feature is excellent for if you want headphones that you can wear around your neck while jogging or running but without having to worry about them falling off while doing so. The cable also has a thin rubber coating which should provide at least some protection against tangling when worn around your neck or in your pocket, but if it does start to get tangled up, it is easy to fix since the wires are thin.
How do they sound
The SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones offer a great sound considering their price. They have a nice, punchy bass, clear mids and highs and they don’t distort or crackle at high volumes. The mid-bass is essential here because it gives the sound some warmth and good body. They are perfect for listening to electronica as well as pop and rock music.
The mids are clear but ever so slightly recessed, which makes them sound more natural than other headphones of this price range. The highs aren’t harsh at all, and they are well balanced with the rest of the spectrum. The soundstage is pretty good, and the sound is clear and distortion-free even at higher volumes.
Do they have a microphone
The SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones have an inbuilt microphone allowing for use with all mobile devices that support Bluetooth headsets functionality or hands-free functionality.
The microphone implementation is quite good; you can use them to make and receive phone calls without issue. However, as there is no noise cancellation technology, they might not work well in noisy environments if you are using them to talk on the phone while driving or riding a bicycle or motorcycle, for example.
What about wireless
Of course, wireless headphones are always nice to have because you don’t need to worry about cables tangling up or having to untangle them when putting your headphones in your pocket or bag. Still, the main reason that many people choose wireless over wired headphones is for convenience. There isn’t much of a difference in terms of audio quality between wired and wireless headphones nowadays.
Still, wired headphones do tend to be more convenient if you want to listen to your music while doing some physical activity like working out, playing sports or even commuting on public transportation.
The SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones are wireless and Bluetooth 4.1 compatible, which means that they will work well with all devices that support Bluetooth 4.1 headset functionality or hands-free functionality.
Unfortunately, their range isn’t very long, so if your device isn’t nearby, you will probably experience audio breaks in between songs even in quiet environments when used while doing some physical activity like running or riding a bicycle. You will need to keep your device within close proximity of your ears while using these headphones if you want uninterrupted playback when you aren’t using them around your neck.
On the bright side, they should work outstandingly well when used around your neck since the headphones should stay within a close range of your ears when used in this way.
Should I buy them
In my opinion, these headphones are fabulous for listening to music while doing some physical activity like working out, exercising or commuting on public transportation. Suppose you want to listen to your music in complete tranquility without being interrupted by audio breaks in between songs. In that case, I think you should invest in some wired headphones or regular Bluetooth headphones that have a broader wireless range. Consider taking a look at our Best Noise Isolating Earbuds review.
There are plenty of choices on the market if you are looking for wired headphones with a more extended range for listening to music while doing some physical activity like working out, exercising or commuting on public transportation. However, they don’t have the convenience of wireless technology so you will need to deal with tangled cables and will probably want to buy a small bag to put your headphones in when not using them.
The SoundPEATS TrueFree headphones seem like an excellent choice for people who want to listen to their music while doing some physical activity like working out, exercising or commuting on public transportation. Still, they have a short-range, so you will probably need to keep your device within close proximity of your ears if you want uninterrupted playback when you aren’t using them around your neck. On the bright side, these headphones should work outstandingly well when used around your neck since the headphones should stay within a close range of your ears when used in this way.