For those who are not familiar with UGREEN as a brand for True Wireless Stereo (TWS); the launch of their first series of HiTune earbuds since 2020 picked up a good momentum via online sales and have been getting good reviews for the excellent product design and reliable sound.
Staying true to the heart, UGREEN HiTune X6 is not disappointing either. They manage to bundle together with an extremely good package, balancing between sound quality, build quality and comfort.
Bringing together with this model in comparison to the previous X5 is a brand new Hybrid ANC which it can serve as a great entry-level for those new to ANC.
UGREEN HiTune X6 – Specification
- Product Name : HiTune x6 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds
- Model : WS118
- Bluetooth Version : Bluetooth 5.1
- Bluetooth Profile : HSP, HFP, AVRCP, A2DP
- Bluetooh Frequency : 2400MHz – 2483.5MHz
- Bluetooth Range : 10 m/32.8ft
- Codec : AAC, SBC
- Frequency Response : 20Hz – 20kHz
- Charging Case Battery : LiPo
- Charging Case Input : 5V@ 400mA
- Charging Case Output : 5V@ 100mA
- Charging Port : USB C
- Charge Earbuds : 1.5 hrs
- Charge Charging Case : 2 hrs
- Operating Time : 6 hrs music playback, 26 hrs with charging case.
Let’s look into more detail in what the X6 has to offer.
UGREEN HiTune X6 – Packaging
One thing that I particularly like is that when you open the box, the hand gesture (which I may add is one of the more important ones) are listed directly on the box. Of course, you can also get this on the user manual, which is hidden within the box under the plastic mould holding the earbuds. There is also where the USB-C cable is.
The box comes with standard black with an additional 2 sets of ear tip cushions for those who either have a smaller or bigger ear canal. Medium ear tips are pre-fitted on the buds. The standard type C connector and the user manuals are located underneath so don’t just throw away the box. Nothing excessive exciting about the packaging, considering you’re paying for the earbuds and not the box.
UGREEN HiTune X6 – Design
The design of the charging housing spots a black top with a silver greyish body, enhanced with a LED light in a shape of a little smiley mouth to keep you happy always. At the back of the case, are the USB-C charging port and a button to activate the led status. Build-up of the casing is solid and the earbuds are attached pretty well to the housing.
Taking out the earbuds can be a little tougher if you have big fingers and slightly on the oily side, no thanks to its glossy black surface and relatively strong magnets holding it into place. It’s not a showstopper but something that I wish to highlight.
The earbuds itself is light and weighs approximately 5g per buds. It’s pretty much plastic that is glossy with little to no sharp edges. Quality is pretty decent and comfortable to hold, considering for a person with a sweaty hand.
UGREEN HiTune X6 – Fittings
One things that I super love about this are the weights and its exceptionally longer sound tube which allows the buds to go slightly a bit deeper for a better hold. The balance of the buds is good. Compared with the other buds that we reviewed, this buds stick like a magnet.
It survived the heavy metal head banging test, and definitely survived the gym and treadmill test.
The design itself is very ergonomic which emphasis on the simplicity and balance, rather than bulky shiny lights and fancy design that their competitor has. It doesn’t scream “I HAVE SOUNDBUDS” but rather a very minimalistic approach.
UGREEN HiTune X6 – Sound Quality
The sound is decent compared to its price range. It provides quite a balanced sound with a powerful bass. The earbuds work very well with the low and medium-low frequencies but maybe a bit lacking on the sparkles on the highs, but for its range, they are on the higher quality. Clarity is present with very defined frequency isolation providing a smooth sound for everyday use without feeling fatigued.
The buds come with 2 modes, Normal and gaming Mode. The one that really annoys me is that you need to tap 4 times, that’s quadruple tap on either the left or right earbuds to change the mode. Of course, this is considering the other function that top the single, double and triple tapping.
Normal Mode – The normal mode sounds a bit more large and more dramatic, with higher volume and a lot of bass. Suitable for watching some action movies and listening to music.
Gaming Mode – The gaming mode sounds a little more comfortable with a lower volume and less bass enhancement. I can see where they are coming from as most games now require better clarity and multiplayer chatting, and reducing the boom factor does help with this. There is also a lower latency on the gaming mode which is pretty evident in comparison with Normal Mode.
UGREEN HiTune X6 – Hybrid Active Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
To turn on ANC, you press either Left or Right buds for 1 second until you hear ANC on. Once the ANC is on, there is an evident buildup of pressure within the ears that can be slightly uncomfortable at first but you will eventually get used to it.
The ANC works but if you are comparing it with the more expensive ANC headphone, this is still far away from it. It does muffle off the sound however the higher frequency does come through, especially people talking. Equipped with 6 ENC microphones with RCV 4.0, it is able to cut off -35dB with a total of around 90% of the environmental sound.
Lower frequencies are cancelled off effectively-being in the range of environmental noise, so I would suggest using it on places with broken air conditioning, night traffic, trains, airplane and many other locations that produce a low hum sound.
UGREEN HiTune X6 – Where to buy
UGREEN HiTune X6 Hybrid ANC Earbuds Review
I would personally buy this with my own money for several reasons, first for the super comfortable and well balance fitting, secondly, for the easy listening sound quality that is decent enough and finally for the price point of sub-MYR 200, it is a steal. UGREEN definitely impressed me and I’m looking forward to more models that they have to release in the future.