The Dudios T8 are an affordable and lightweight pair of true wireless earbuds, featuring an IPX7 waterproof rating, touch controls and up to 35 hours of listening thanks to the charging case. The T8 look to be an appealing set of earbuds for general use and use during sports and exercise.
The earbuds are constructed from plastic, featuring a dark matte grey finish with some gloss at the bottom of each earbud stem. The matte finish helps reduce the visibility and chance of micro-scratches and scuffs, which can appear on a pair of glossy earbuds quite easily. The plastic construction also keeps the earbuds lightweight, making them comfortable to wear for long periods of time and the earbuds have an ergonomic shape to give them a comfortable and secure fit within the ear.
The earbuds have a no-frills design, which is not a bad thing as it ensures that they remain functional. The outer side is where the touch controls are located, giving you full control of the earbuds for skipping tracks and changing the volume level as well as deal with phone calls or activate your device’s voice assistant – it is great to see that the touch controls support all these functionalities on a budget-focused pair of earbuds as it means you don’t need to get your phone out your pocket to make simple adjustments to the listening experience.
The earbuds feature a rubber-tip design, resulting in a snug and secure fit that also offers some passive sound isolation as a result. There are a few different sizes of ear tip included within the box so you can get the fit that suits you most. During my testing, I found the medium size that is fitted by default to work well for me, but there is also a smaller and larger size to pick from. Like the earbuds, the tips are also a dark grey colour, so the design colour is consistent across the whole product.
Overall, I really like the look of these earbuds, especially for the price. They’re extremely lightweight and comfortable which makes them great for wearing on the go or for long periods of time.
The charging case is puck-shaped and features a soft-touch plastic design with a glossy outer edge. The case features USB Type-C charging and opens like a clamshell, revealing the earbuds inside. The hinge for opening the case is strong and will not accidentally close when trying to get the earbuds out, which is good.
The case is pocketable albeit a little thick, this is likely due to the battery life capacity of the case so it’s not a huge issue and the case itself is not enormous – just a little thicker than some alternatives.
Thanks to the good ergonomics of the Dudios T8 earbuds and rubber ear tips, resulting in a good fit, the earbuds sound great for the price. There’s a lot of bass, so drums and bass instruments are quite prominent within the mix, but treble instruments such as strings and percussion sound clear as well as vocals – the bass doesn’t overwhelm everything else and the mids and highs don’t sound muffled.
For the price of the earbuds, I really can’t fault the listening experience too much, they deliver a great experience for casual listening. The bassy style of the earbuds comes down to personal preference, personally, I prefer something a little more balanced, but I can see a good appeal towards these for exercise or sports as the drums and beat will really stand out and keep the energy high. For a pair of earbuds, the soundstage was also quite impressive during quieter moments as you could tell when stereo separation had been used within tracks, but it did feel narrower in louder and bassier moments of tracks.
The microphone quality of the Dudios T8 sounds great, providing a clear and audible recording of my voice, making it great for recording voice memos or making phone calls with the earbuds.
For a budget pair of earbuds, there isn’t a huge features list but there are a few features that improve the experience of using the earbuds. The earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity as well as an IPX7 waterproof rating, this means that the earbuds will work well and efficiently with newer devices as well as allow you to exercise wearing the earbuds without having to worry about sweat.
As mentioned earlier during the review, the earbuds also feature touch controls, which work well and are responsive for performing a range of functions with the earbuds.
The Dudios T8 can provide up to 5 and a half hours of listening time on a single charge, which is further extended by the charging case to 35 hours before the charging case needs to be plugged in again – this is an impressive statistic for a pair of earbuds that are so lightweight.
When it comes to charging the earbuds, this is done over USB Type-C and takes around 1 and a half hours to get fully charged again.
The Dudios T8 are a fantastic pair of true wireless earbuds if you’re on a budget or simply don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on earbuds, these are a great option that cost under £30. The earbuds sound great for the money and feature additions such as an IPX7 waterproof rating, allowing you to exercise in them.
The Dudios T8 true wireless earbuds are available to purchase on Amazon.
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- Comfortable and lightweight
- Long battery life
- IPX7 waterproof rating
- Charging case is a little thick
- No fast charging