Welcome to a quick review of the Indigi TWS gaming earbuds. This is a pair of cheap $20~$25 earphones that littered all over Amazon, eBay, and even Walmart. What caught my eye was the pretty wild gap between “excellent” and “rubbish” reviews… Is this pair of TWS any good? Read on!
|Price||About USD $20~$25 (As at the time of writing)|
|Links||Get from eBay: Click here|
Has everything – Earphones, charging case, charging cable, extra earbuds, manual, carrying case.
Decent build quality, LED on the right earpiece came broken.
It looks OK, but the case looks like an Avengers Pokeball?
Took earphones out of the case, paired with the phone. No manual is required.
Flat bass, decent mids, flat highs. Muffled.
A pair of budget TWS earphones. No value-for-money, you get what you pay for.
It’s cheap, it works. But an overall sub-par product, bad sound quality. Audiophiles should stay away.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|The Packaging||Build & Design||Sound Quality|
|Battery & Wireless||Summary & After||Verdict|
Actually pretty good for the given price, and this pair of affordable TWS is very presentable.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS & UNBOXING
The packaging gave me a pretty good first impression, nothing about it seems “low quality”. Although the design of the box is a little dumb, it took me quite some time to wrestle it open.
- Charging case.
- USB-C charging cable.
- Extra earbuds.
- Instructions in English.
- Carrying case (although it is not even useful…)
Notice that the LED on the right earpiece is not working? Yep, I initially thought that it needed to be paired before both will light up, but I was wrong – There is sound on both earpieces after pairing, but the LED is just straight-up busted. A huge minus “out of the box”.
BUILD & DESIGN
The decent packaging and pretty good first impression were about it. The actual product itself is just disappointing.
I won’t say that the design is bad, but does this not remind you of a Pokeball? A black Razer wannabe Pokeball? Either way, the build quality is decently good and solid. The box stays closed even when turned upside down, it will only open if you shake it aggressively.
The earphones come with the very common “toothbrush” design, and it touts itself to be IPX5. Personally, I think these will survive some sweat and water droplets. But waterproof? Just nope.
This came in as quite a nasty surprise, really. There are a number of “good sound quality” reviews, but the actual product does the complete opposite.
- Lows – Flat.
- Mids – Decent.
- Highs – Flat.
- Clarity & Soundstage – Flat, monotonous, muffled.
I have two words to describe the overall sound quality – Dull and dry. For a pair of earphones that tout itself to be “Bluetooth 5.0 HiFi music low-latency gaming”, this is complete rubbish. How did people come to the conclusion of “good sound”? It’s either I have very demanding ears, some people don’t care about sound quality, or those are paid comments.
NON-EXISTENT NOISE CANCELLATION
Another claim that they made is “noise cancellation”, which I fail to find anywhere. Noisy traffic still leaks through, noisy TV still leaks through, this earphone does absolutely nothing to cancel or lighten environmental noise.
BATTERY & WIRELESS
For this last section, let us walk through the battery and wireless features of the headphones.
This is advertised to be using “Bluetooth 5.0”, which should technically have a range of up to 10m (30 feet). But guess what? Somewhere a little across half an open living room, this thing goes limp. It still works, but the range is not as advertised.
BATTERY LIFE & CHARGING
Quick confession – I couldn’t continue using this pair of earphones past 1 hour. But it had about 60% battery left, so I am guessing the “up to 4 hours music playtime” is also pretty much bollocks. Will probably last 3 hours at best. Well, at least it uses USB-C for charging, and not the outdated micro USB.
SUMMARY & AFTERTHOUGHTS
That’s all for this review, and here is a small section on some extras and links that may be useful to you.
- Bluetooth: 5.1
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
- Sensitivity: -90dBm
- Play Time: About 4 hrs
- Continuous Talk Time: About 6 hrs
- Charging Port: USB-C
- Waterproof: IPX5
This is what was given, but I am guessing half of them are false.
- At least it connected without issues.
- Has LED?
- Bad sound quality.
- Insensitive touch controls.
- Broken LED, bad QC.
- Riddled with false marketing.
After owning this for several months, it is still sitting inside a box somewhere. Can’t find enough love to use this one, not even as a pair of “spare earphones”… Still can’t figure out why people give this a 5 stars review. So yeah. If you are not ready to accept the subpar audio quality, this will end up as a waste of money.
The Indigi may be affordably priced, but it definitely does not offer any bang-for-buck. Shoddy sound quality, insensitive touch controls, and broken LED – You will get exactly what you paid for. This is just another pair of “slap some LED and sell it as gaming gear” earphones.
Thank you for reading, and we have come to the end of this review. I hope this has helped you, and if you have anything to share, please feel free to comment below. Good luck and may the cyber force be with you.