Review Verdict: The Soundpeats TrueAir2 TWS Earbuds is sadly limited to bright music profiles as it doesn’t do well with bass-rich sounds. It does, however, deliver a clear and crisp sound that’s ideal for making phone calls or attending zoom conferences. Its compact size and comfortable fit make them a great option for those who need a pair of TWS earbuds specifically for work or conference calls without breaking the bank that can handle light music on the side.
- Does well for calls and listening to podcasts and audiobooks
- Compact design
- Too much interference
- Confusing touch controls
Soundpeats is known for its affordable line of quality TWS earbuds. Does this same mantra hold true for their TruAir2 earbuds? Today we’ll be taking a look to see:
Design and Build
The earbuds are a semi-in-ear design made from sturdy plastic material similar to the Apple iPod of the past. The earbuds are IPX4 rated so they should still work if you happen to sweat while using them. On each earbud are charging contacts on its inner side, while its opposite side has a tiny LED status indicator and a logo with a silver finish that doubles as its touch controls. Microphone pinholes are situated on both the top and bottom ends of each earphone – that’s a total of four mics between these two pairs of earbuds.
Its charging case has a square compact design measuring small at just 2x2x0.8 inch, weighing only 27 g with each earbud at just 8 g. That’s small enough to slip into your pocket. Its USB-C charging port is located on the case’s right side, next to it is a mini LED that lights up red to indicate that it’s charging and shuts off when fully charged.
User Interface and Fit
The Soundpeats TWS TrueAir2 automatically turns on and looks for a device to pair with once you take them out of their case. Each earbud has straightforward touch controls that can be accessed by tapping and holding each earbud’s logo. It takes a little bit of practice to remember what each touch gesture corresponds to. Controls are designed to mirror options on each earbud, for example, lowering volume is assigned to the left earbud while increasing volume is assigned to the right. There may be times where the touch controls become a little bit unreliable as it can mistake your hand brushing closely to the earbud as a command which can be annoying if you’re just trying to move your hair away or happen to be adjusting your facemask straps.
The Soundpeats TWS TrueAir2 runs on Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity. Connecting it to a device that ran on Bluetooth 5.0 was no trouble yet we experienced some interference while listening to music. On a device running an older Bluetooth 4.2 version, the device struggled with pairing and had choppy audio playback even in close proximity to the paired device in an indoor area.
Fit-wise, the Soundpeats TWS TrueAir2 fit snugly in your ear without strain even when worn for long periods of time. It manages to stay comfortably in place even if you’re wearing jewelry. The only issue there might be is that there’s no way to fully secure these earbuds in place if you intend to wear them while jogging.
Audio Quality and Battery Life
The Soundpeats TrueAir2 doesn’t come with its own audio pre-sets however it does come with its own volume control on top of the paired devices’ own. Soundwise, deep bass-rich sounds sound flat, though it does well with bright sound profiles. You can expect crisp and clear-sounding vocals on the Soundpeats TrueAir2 which is ideal for conference calls, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Playback time for the earbuds is at 5 hours and can be charged up to 4 more times on its case to enjoy a total of 25 hours of playback in one charge. It takes about an hour and a half to fully charge its case.
We tried making phone calls with Soundpeats Air2 and so far this is where the earbuds performed well even if it picks up a bit of background noise. The microphone has a built-in Dual Mic cVc Noise Cancellation feature that helps make your voice stand out.
Wrap up and Conclusions
The Soundpeats TWS TrueAir2 is an uber compact pair of earbuds in the sub 3k price category. Its sleek design and price range might make up for its inability to deliver deep bass and tendency to pick up interference in spite of keeping close proximity to a paired device. However, the Soundpeats TWS TrueAir 2 excels when used for making phone calls or video conferences considering its generous placement of microphone pinholes that can clearly pick up your voice in spite of being in a busy environment.
As for the controls, even though its touch gestures can be confusing at first, the earbud’s independent volume controls are a nice added feature to the Soundpeats TWS TrueAir2.