QCY T6 review: earbuds for sports on a low budget

Being on the go and having an active lifestyle can be fulfilling at most. That's why it's imperative to have an earbud or wireless earphones that can go along with your daily activity.

Today, we are going to take a closer look at one of the most affordable sports-oriented earbuds on the market, the QCY T6 TWS earbuds.

Pros and Cons

These are the advantages and disadvantages of the QCY T6. This way you can immediately see whether these earbuds are suitable for you.

Pros Cons
✔️ Ideal for Sports
✔️ Battery
❌ Bass needs improvement

Specifications: QCY T6

  • Chipset: PAU1603
  • Codec: AAC
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Range: 10m
  • Battery box: 600 mAh
  • Earbud battery: 60 mAh
  • Use: 6 hours single full charge (calling/listening to music)
  • Cable: USB Type-C
  • Wireless charging: yes
  • Waterproof: IPX4

Sound quality of QCY T6

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The sound quality of the QCY T6 is on the edge. The mids and highs sound crisp and clear but lack a little bit of punch on the lows. Vocals, on the other hand, is very detailed and definitive. Our only concern is that it lacks a bit on the bass department.

Sound score: 7/10

Listening to music showcases the capability of the earbuds. It has a subtle sub-bass rumble that shakes up your ears and crisp audio that would surprise anyone if they saw the price of these earbuds.

Microphone quality of QCY T6

QCY had a huge success with QCY T5 thanks to its microphone quality. As a successor, the QCY T6 is capable of handling phone calls with a slight improvement over its predecessor, the QCY T5.
Microphone quality score: 6.5/10

Below is an audio recording we made using the microphone of the QCY T6. If you listed to it, our voice was quite clear. However, it's far from perfect.

Fitting and comfort of the QCY T6

The fit and comfort of the QCY T6 is above expectation. As an earbuds that's designed for people who has an active lifestyle, it provides excellent comfort, tight fitting, and quality performance.

Fit score: 7/10

When it comes to running, the QCY T6 proves to be worthy for such purpose. Its ear ring design enables the earbuds to stay in place no matter how much pressure it gets from running or jogging. Which also makes it an ideal earbuds for the gym.

Controls and functionality of the QCY T6

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When it comes to controls and navigation of operation for the QCY T6, it's a hit and miss experience. The QCY T6 comes equipped with touch panel controls which lets the user operate it by means of tapping the panel.

Control score: 6/10

Apart from the usual play/pause control and skip/return functions, you can also activate the voice assistant on your phone. The only issue with the control we had was the difficulty of using the earbuds while in the middle of physical activity. Furthermore, it lacks volume control out of the box. You have to use the QCY app to configure the earbuds to have volume controls.

Other than that, everything was smooth.

How does the touch control of the QCY T6 work?

Out of the box, the default settings of the QCY T6 are as follows:

Left Right
1x Nothing Nothing
2x Music: Pause / Play
Calling: Answer / Hang up
Music: Pause / Play
Calling: Answer / Hang up
3x Voice assist / Siri Voice assist / Siri
1.5 sec. Power/Ignore Call Power/Ignore Call

4+ sec.

Skip Track Previous Track

Do note that users can change the touch control function of the QCY T6 using the QCY app.

Built-in battery of QCY T6

The QCY T6 earbuds come with a built-in 60 mAh battery on each piece. It is rated to last up to 6 hours of use on a single full charge.

Battery score: 6/10

Compare to its predecessor, the QCY T5, the T6 offers 39.5% more battery than the 43 mAh of the T5.

Charging case

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The charging case of the QCY T6 has a built-in 600 mAh of battery that enables it to charge the earbuds up to 10 times. It is also equipped with a micro-USB port for recharging the case and the overall dimension of the case is considerably large compared to the rest.

Conclusion: What do we think of the QCY T6

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The QCY T6 is a kind of earbuds that has a well mix of performance in every department. Despite its lack of low tones, it's still an earbuds that's designed for sports. If you're someone who needs a earbuds for your active on the go lifestyle, then we highly recommend checking out the QCY T6. It is an excellent sports earbuds that are on a budget.

Score (%)
Sound 7
Microphone 6.5
Fit 7
Battery 6
Controls 6
Stability 7

Otherwise, if you need an earbud that offers excellent sound quality and an affordable price, then recommend considering other models on the market.


QCT T6 vs QCY T5

The QCY T6 is an earbud that offers similar performance to its predecessor, the QCY T5. However, the T6 comes with more improved features compared to the T5.

Overall Performance Score
QCY T6 6.5/10
QCY T5 6/10

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