If you are confused by the various TWS earphone options such as the i10, i11, i20, i30 and the i40 and the numerous others, then forget about them. If you want really good Airpod like quality with the same features at half the price. Then the i80 TWS is the strongest contender.
i80 TWS Earbuds
Inside the Box
Like most TWS earphones, the i80 comes packed with a wireless charging box, two earphones, USB cable for charging and an instruction manual.
Let’s talk about design. You might think there’s nothing much to talk about as all of these look the same. That is true, they do. But the design I’m talking about is the quality of the form factor.
When you use the i10’s or the i11’s and see the quality of the product, it looks good. But when you try to put the earphones into the charging box, then you will be met with some friction. It’s not as seamless and it can be a bit “tight” and a little irritating to remove.
With the i80, it’s different. It’s much more seamless and it’s a better fit. The earphones lock in tight inside the the charging box, but they also come out easily. You feel the premium nature, similar to the Airpods.
Now for the design itself. They look very similar to the Airpods with a slightly rounded edge. When it comes to the earphone themselves, you see the grill mesh speakers on the sides and the top has the sensor.
This is a standard look product, but one of the best parts is, it doesn’t have those blinking light on the earphones themselves.
Function and Use
Similar to the Airpods, the i80 TWS has the chip that opens up the interface on the phone when you pop open the box. This is not a standard across TWS earphones and is only available in the premium versions. This tells you, that the i80 TWS is a premium earphone.
This also has the multi-touch sensor feature where you can control the music through different touches. Single touch for pausing and playing music, double touch for controlling the volume and triple touch for moving on to the next song.
This is a Bluetooth enabled device and the connection between phone and earphones are pretty seamless. You can independently connect each earphone via Bluetooth to your phone.
The two features that make this a premium Airpod clone is the Siri Wake Up function, wherein, you can control the i80 TWS earphones with Siri.
The second main feature is the Wireless charging. Which means you can place the wireless charging box on top of any wireless Qi wireless charger and it will start charging. This is a big feature that a lot of people deem super useful.
The i80 TWS is a premium earphone and it has the sound to back it up. The bass on these earphones is absolutely insane. It really booms and has one of the best sounds of all wireless earphones out there.
The i80 TWS has good treble and fabulous sound quality. In our tests of the mic, our wireless calls were crystal clear.
The Airpods last for a good 5 hours, the i80 TWS lasts for a good 3.5 hours of continuous use. This is pretty decent and this is a standard affair across most TWS Airpod clones. Could the battery life have been better? Sure. But it’s not possible to incorporate a bigger battery in that small form factor.
The i80 TWS earphones costs $40+. Now for people who are used to prices in the $20 range, this is a bit much. But do the features justify the price? The answer is a unanimous yes. If you don’t care too much for the wireless charging and the pop-up feature. The sound quality on the i80 TWS is unmatched and the closest competition can only be the Apple Airpods. The other TWS such as the i11’s and i12’s don’t come close to the sound quality of the i80 TWS.
Purely in terms of sound, this is a premium product.
So you might have a question. Should you buy the i80 TWS?
The i80 TWS are premium earphones that are of incredible quality. It has all the features of a premium TWS earphone. And this can be considered the closest competitor to the Apple Airpods. This is a very good Airpod clone. The best features for this device are the W1 pop-up chip, the wireless charging, the 3.5 hours of battery life and finally the sound.
- W1 Pop-up chip with direct Bluetooth Connection
- Wireless charging
- No notification lights on the Earphones
- Independent pairing
- Great form factor that is snug
- Price maybe considered a con for many people
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i80 TWS is the closest match to Airpods 2. Price wise is the most expensive – $37-$40. Features it has can match Airpods 2 Supercopy which cost $60+. So June 2019 this is best product featured.