Raycon is a fairly young company but despite the odds, founder Willie Ray Norwood Jr sought out the need to push this company into the top. Now, the brand is one of the most popular audio equipment brand on the market. So in this article, we're going to take a closer look at the The Performer E55 earbuds, Raycon's best selling earbuds on the market.
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Pros and Cons
Here's a quick look of what we liked and didn't like about the Raycon E55 The Performer.
✔️Comfortable to wear
❌Lack of aptX support
Specification of UGREEN HiTune T1
- Price: US$119.99
- 6mm graphene dynamic drivers
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- Range: 10m
- Up to 6 hours of continuous listening
- Charging port: USB Type C
- Protocol: HSP, HFP, ACRCP, A2DP
- Frequency response range: 20 - 20,000Hz
- Built-in microphone
- Includes 5 silicone ear tips
Sound quality of the Raycon The Performer E55
Out of the box, the Raycon E55 comes with a very bass-heavy audio. Some would be okay with it but other won't. We find that the sound quality emphasizes too much on the bass and low tones that it almost drowns out the vocals and lead instruments quite a bit and clutters the whole mix. This also cause a lack of detail in higher frequencies and mid tones.
Listening to music, the Raycon E55 mostly plays around with high-bass and low-mids. Most tones are very audible but the overwhelming bass causes the overall sound quality to be muddy and cluttered. This also results in voices, lead instruments, and sibilants to lack detail.
Sound quality score: 6.5/10
Given its price point, one would assume that it has all the latest technology on the market unfortunately, it doesn't come with active noise cancelling technology, no EQ modes, and it also lacks ambient mode. You do, however, get a wireless charging capability.
Microphone: Using the Raycon E55 for phone calls
Out of the box, the microphone quality of the E55 is pretty bad. Using it for phone calls or online video chat conferences produces a speech quality that is muffled and lacks a lot of detail. Nonetheless, people on the other end of the call are still able to understand you, but it's undeniable that the audio quality is poor.
Microphone score: 5/10
Furthermore, microphone's noise handling performance is quite mediocre. It seems to struggle in separating speech from ambient noise in a fairly everyday loud situation like high way roads, the busy street, and pet noise.
Fit: How does the Raycon E55 earbuds fit
The Raycon The Performer E55 earbuds are fairly decent and comfortable for in-ear headphones. They don't cause ear fatigue from the pressure on the inside of your ear as fast as the others on the market. Fortunately, they come with 5 different tip options, allowing you to find a more comfortable fit and to accommodate different ear shape and sizes. Overall, it's a lightweight.
When it comes to active lifestyle, the Raycon E55 earbuds are not ideal for running or working out at the gym. They can easily fall from fast phase movements.
Fit score: 7/10
Fortunately, the earbuds are IPX4 rated which protects it from sweat and minor water splashes. Furthermore, similar to most in-ear headphones on the market, these don't trap heat inside or around your ear as much as the other. Meaning you shouldn't sweat more when using them while working out.
Controls and functionality of The Performer
The Raycon E55's controls and functionality are pretty straightforward. Out of the box, a single tap corresponds to play/pause/answer call/end call, a double tap skips tracks forward or backward, and a triple tap increases or decreases volume.
|Power on/Voice assistant/Reject calls
|Tap and hold for 2 seconds
|Power on/Voice assistant/Reject calls
|Tap and hold for 4 seconds
Unfortunately, the Raycon E55 The Performer doesn't support any configuration via apps. Furthermore, there's no app available that can change its controls and sound settings.
Control score: 6/10
Fortunately, the earbud comes with volume controls out of the box. You can, however, still ask Siri to do that for you if you ever wish to do so.
How long does the Raycon E55 The Performer last?
The Raycon E55 The Performer is rated to last up to 6 hours of continuous listening. The earbud case adds an extra 36 hours of us by charging both earbud up to 5 times.
Unfortunately, there are no information available about the battery capacity of each earbud and the case. We can only assume that the battery capacity used for both earbud piece are about more or less than 60mAh which makes the case come with 360 to 400mAh.
Battery score: 6/10
Despite being rated to last up to 6 hours, there are earbuds out there that can already last up to 9 hours. So if you want something that can last longer, then this is worth considering when choosing an earbud. Furthermore, there are earbud cases out there that comes with a whooping 1000mAh battery capacity such as the Eardopes B6 Pro.
It is also worth noting that the Raycon E55 The Performer supports wireless charging, which is a nice addition.
Conclusion: Our verdict
All in all, the Raycon E55 The Performer is a decent earbud. It's not cheap, and that's something to consider if you're planning to buy this earbud. Furthermore, the bass is overwhelming. We felt that these earbuds are rushed and it shouldn't be your first option to buy, unless if you're someone who prefers a lot of bass when listening to music.
Other than that, the Raycon E55 The Performer is pleasing look at and it's a good alternative to high-end ones like the AirPods. However, it is best to take note that its sound profile is leaning towards warm with an overemphasis to bass, which overall drowns out vocals and instruments.
Hope we have helped you understand more about the Raycon E55 The Performer earbuds. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, do let us know in the comment section below.
Alternatively, if you have a budget of US$50, then we recommend checking out the SoundPEATS Truengine 3 SE.
The SoundPEATS Truengine 3 SE is considered as the king of earbuds that are under US$50. It features an outstanding performance that's on par with more expensive ones and an excellent quality that's worth more than what you paid for.
You can learn more about this earbud by checking out our in-depth review of the SoundPEATS Truengine 3 SE.