Introduction

Boltune’s True Wireless earbuds are a pair of affordable earbuds featuring Bluetooth 5.0, an IPX7 water-resistance rating and up to 36 hours of total play time. A very appealing set of features for a pair of earbuds that only cost around £35 – and they even charge using USB Type-C.

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Design

The earbuds have a simplistic design, featuring a matte-black plastic finish which looks stealthy and feels good. Thanks to the plastic construction, the earbuds are lightweight which makes them comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

Boltune earbuds
The earbuds have a simplistic design

The earbuds feature a multi-function button on each earbud that controls the volume and the track controls, meaning you won’t have to get out your phone to make quick adjustments to your listening experience – it can all be done from the earbuds themselves.

On the underside of the earbud stem is an indicator LED, charging pads for when it comes to charging up the earbuds in the charging case and an ear letter indicator, so you put the correct earbud in the appropriate ear.

The design of the earbuds is a rubber-tip design, which provides a secure fit as well as a good degree of passive sound isolation for noisy listening environments. There are a few different sized ear-tips included in the box so you can get the best fit.

Overall, the design of the earbuds is good and the experience that the design brings is of a good quality – for the price, I can’t really complain.

Charging Case

The charging case, like the earbuds, has a black plastic finish and construction. The case features a clamshell design that, when opened, will pair the earbuds with your device so that there’s no waiting around for the earbuds to pair when you’re wearing them – I found the connecting and pairing process to be very quick and impressive.

Boltune earbuds charging case
The charging case features USB Type-C

The hinge for the lid of the case is of a good quality and is sturdy, meaning it won’t close accidentally when trying to get the earbuds out the case. Many companies cheap out on this part of the product but Boltune has fitted a good quality hinge that feels secure.

On the front of the case is the battery indicator to display the charge level of the battery case, unfortunately that’s all it does, it does not indicate when the earbuds themselves are charging within the case. On the back of the case is a USB Type-C port, I am very happy to see the modern Type-C port on a pair of budget true-wireless earbuds – good job Boltune.

Sound Quality

Earbuds

The earbuds provide a good listening experience for the price. As can be expected with earbuds that fall into the cheaper price-bracket, these earbuds have a warmer sound signature with emphasis on the lower-end bass frequencies with deep bass that sounds great for electronic music.

Richard using Boltune earbuds
The earbuds are a little bass-heavy, but good for the price

Despite the emphasis on bass, I was still impressed with the clarity that these earbuds brought to the high frequencies, vocals sound clear but I do wish that there was some more emphasis on the mid frequencies – all the bass from the lower frequencies drowns out some of the mid frequencies.

The earbuds can get very loud, providing plenty of volume – throughout testing I found that I would have the earbuds at just under 50% volume. The rubber-tip earbuds also do a fantastic job at passive sound isolation.

Microphone

The microphone on the earbuds is okay. It isn’t the best as its noise suppression is quite aggressive, meaning it can sometimes cut out some parts of the words I am speaking, the microphone can also be quiet at the start of a sentence before adjusting to my speaking volume.

Generally, the earbuds are okay for a quick phone call or voice memo, but if you’re planning to take a lot of phone calls you may be better off just using the built-in microphone on your phone.

Features

The earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.0, which is fantastic, and they will support the latest features and advantages that come with Bluetooth 5.0. The pairing system that the earbuds have is also flawless, I’ve been able to switch earbuds in and out of the case whilst listening without any connection drops or pauses.

The earbuds also have an impressive IPX7 waterproof rating, making them ideal for wearing during exercise or outdoors in all types of weather.

Battery Life

The earbuds tout a decent 6 hours of listening per charge which, when combined with the charging case, can give you a total of 36 hours of listening time, or 5 additional charges, before they need to be plugged in again. This can, of course, vary depending on your listening volume.

Boltune earbuds and charging case
The earbuds feature a decent battery life

When it comes to charging up the earbuds, this is done over USB Type-C. I am very happy to see Type-C in a budget product and I hope to see this trend continue into the future. The charging case supports a form of fast charging and can be fully charged in around 90 minutes.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a pair of true wireless earbuds but are on a strict budget, Boltune’s earbuds are a very appealing offering. The earbuds feature the latest features such as Bluetooth 5.0 and the experience of using the earbuds has been flawless – for the money, you can’t really go wrong.

Boltune’s true wireless earbuds are available to purchase on Amazon.

Boltune True Wireless Earbuds

Boltune True Wireless Earbuds
Boltune’s True Wireless earbuds are a pair of affordable earbuds featuring Bluetooth 5.0, an IPX7 water-resistance rating and up to 36 hours of total play time.
Boltune’s True Wireless earbuds are a pair of affordable earbuds featuring Bluetooth 5.0, an IPX7 water-resistance rating and up to 36 hours of total play time.
8/10
Total Score

The Good

  • Design
  • USB Type-C
  • Performance for the price

The Bad

  • Microphone quality
  • Bass can be overpowering

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