By Alex Rambasek ’18
In this edition’s Tech Talk, we’re going to take a look at the Losei Dual Wireless Earbuds. I stumbled across this pair on Amazon, and paid $29.99 for them on sale.
For those of you who care about specs, these earbuds have V4.1 + EDR, an A2DP/AVRCP audio processing system to eliminate noise and echo, and a 40 mAh lithium polymer battery (about 3-4 hours). Because there is no physical connection between the two earbuds, they each operate independently. This gives consumers a lot of flexibility in how they’re used, making them a great alternative to a Bluetooth earpiece.
There are many pros to this particular set; one especially is the sound quality. The sound is clear and crisp, treble is soft and slightly understated, and bass is present. The clarity is a little off, but they’re certainly comparable to anything that might come with a Samsung or Apple phone, especially for the price tag. Additionally, not only do the earbuds sport an ergonomic teardrop design that is easy to manipulate and comfortable in the ear, but they are compact, sturdy, and perfect for on-the-go.
Finally, Bluetooth connects seamlessly to all the latest models of smartphones and tablets, and the earbuds have plenty of components for taking and making calls.
However, no product is without problems. One of the first things that I don’t like about these earbuds is volume. In an attempt to keep their device small and simplistic, Losei does not have functionality to change the volume on the earbuds. This is very irksome to me when I am working out and can’t pull out my phone.
Moreover, these earbuds don’t have a very tight fit, even with the ear clips on. I’m sure this problem could be rectified with a third-party holder, but if you’re looking for a pair strictly for exercising then I wouldn’t recommend them.
Finally, the battery life in my opinion could be a little longer than 4 hours, but I haven’t found this to be much of a problem, especially with the portable 450mAh charging bay.
Overall, despite a few shortcomings, the Losei Dual Wireless Earbuds have many great features in a compact frame and are certainly worth the price.