Besides the charger removed from smartphone bundle, earphone was the first accessories discontinued from the box. Some were due to 3.5mm axed from the device and some would prefer to have their own or better earphone or earbuds. The True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones market is booming due to high demand. There are more brands and options ever with different price point and features.
I’m checking out the latest True Wireless Earbuds from UGREEN, the HiTune T2. This earbuds is market as budget gaming earbuds with Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC) and features Qi Wireless Charger.
Disclaimer: UGREEN did send this product for me to review and UGREEN did not pay nor given any editorial/review inputs on this article. This is my personal unbias review sharing with all my readers.
The UGREEN HiTune T2 comes in two colour options; White and Black packed in a white box. There are some instructions on the back and the earbuds specification.
Inside the box is the UGREEN HiTune T2 case with the earbuds inside, some documents and a Type-C charging cable.
I have the white colour variant which closely resembles the Apple AirPods design, including the laser-etched “DESIGN BY UGREEN” below the hinge. The matte finishing is welcome that offers less fingerprint smudge and micro scratches, unlike glossy plastic finishing.
The charging case does feel sturdy but I did find the magnetic lid cover a bit loose due to some free gap between the hinge. It’s not really a big problem as it closes and opens without any issue.
On the back is the pairing button that also works as the factory reset button. The charging case can be recharged in two ways; either the normal Type-C wired charging or Qi wireless charging.
The UGREEN HiTune T2 is not those in-ear type of earbuds instead it just sits right outside the ear canals. It can get loose easily therefore these earbuds are not meant for acrobatic or intensive exercise use.
It may not get the best noise isolation but it would offer the best comfort as you won’t be bothered with comfortability problems as well as ear fatigue when you use these. In my situation, the weight from the stem brought a pretty balance for my ear fitting, I would say this is a nice semi in-ear earbuds for me.
For those who on the go with active lifestyle, the HiTune T2 is rated with an IPX5 protection, therefore you don’t have to worry with sweat or water splash if you wearing it under rain.
I need to put credit to UGREEN for included almost all important touch control on the earbuds.
- Play/Pause Music & Answer/End a call – Single tap on L/R earbud
- Volume Down – Double tap on L earbuds
- Volume Up – Double tap on R earbud
- Previous Track – Triple tap on L earbud
- Next Track – Triple tap on R earbud
- EQ Switch (Normal & Gaming modes) – Quadruple tap on L/R earbud
- Summon Voice Assistant/Reject – Press & hold L/R earbud for 2 seconds
I do have some mixed bag feeling with the touch control, it has one of the most complete input but it would need a very specific speed with the touch. Especially the EQ switch that required 4 taps with consistent speed. Other than that I do need time to memories the control.
Not beating around the bush here, semi in-ear earbuds are more toward casual listening and suffer the loss of audio quality, especially on low tones. It has a huge 14.2mm dynamic driver to compensate and able to deliver pretty decent mid and high tones which lead to good separation and details. To be honest, the audio quality is one of the best compare to others semi in-ear earbuds out there.
The UGREEN HiTune T2 comes with only two modes; Normal and Gaming modes. According to UGREEN, this earbud offers as low as 60ms of latency which is ideal for FPS mobile gaming. In gaming mode, the quality drastically changes to a lower bitrate. This allows a shorter audio transmission between the device and earbuds.
There are a total of 2 microphones on each earbud. The one on the top and side are the ambient microphone that helps reduce environmental noise during voice calls while the bottom is the input microphone. On my test, the ENC is pretty decent and able to pick up my voice without any issue.
Battery life is one of the mediocre in deciding which TWS to pick. The HiTune T2 offered 4 hours of continuous use and the case itself extend another 4 rounds of charges. This gives us a total of 20 hours of battery life.
This isn’t the best but it’s pretty acceptable, let’s face it, most people aren’t wearing their earbuds for more than 3 hours and would probably slot in back into the case when not in use. This would always top off the battery while on the go.
As mentioned earlier, the HiTune T2 can be charged via USB C and Qi wireless charging protocol. It takes about 90 minutes to fully top up via USB C and less than 120 minutes with a wireless charger. If your device support reverses wireless charge, you can have a quick charge with it.
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UGREEN HiTune T2 Review
The UGREEN HiTune T2 is considered one of the best alternative TWS earbuds that won’t cost you a lot. For sub-RM 140, it’s a great bargain semi in-ear earbuds that go the extra miles with ENC, Gaming Mode and wireless charging. It works on both Android and iOS.
If you are coming from in-ear earbuds, you would appreciate the comfort of earbuds sitting outside the ear canal without discomfort pressure after a long time of wearing. I would treasure it more if the battery life can go longer as I do wear earbuds pretty long hours like jogging or working while listening to some music.
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