The SoundPEATS TrueWings are earbuds for running and sports. SoundPEATS is known for its good sound. But do these earbuds stay in place while running? We have tested that and we will give you the results in this review.
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Pros and Cons
These are the pros and cons of the SoundPEATS TrueWings. This way you can immediately see whether these earbuds are suitable for you.
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Specifications SoundPEATS Truewings
- Price: $39.99
- Chipset: RTL8763VXP
- Code: SBC
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- Range: 10m
- Battery box: 580 mAh
- Earbud battery: 60 mAh
- Cable: USB Type-C
- Waterproof: IPX7
- Transparency mode
SoundPEATS TrueWings: what stands out? The transparency mode is particularly interesting. Certainly for the safety of the earbuds while running. Normally, this technology is only for the more expensive earbuds. Later we will go deeper into this transparency mode.
Sound from the SoundPEATS TrueWings
SoundPEATS is known for good sound. Only running earbuds can sometimes sacrifice some sound quality. And that is really not the case in this case.
The sound is amazingly good. So good that you can also consider using them at home. You may have a skeleton around your ear, but the sound makes up for so much.
Sound quality score: 8/10
There is a lot of power in the heavy tones. That gives the whole of your symphony a professional studio sound. But it's not just the low notes that stand out. SoundPEATS has always been known as earbuds with a nice balance in the entire spectrum of the sound waves: both low, medium and high.
The mids and low tones complement the heavy sound of the TrueWings beautifully. That means that (as we often say at SoundPEATS) you can really hear every detail of your music. Very nice to be able to hear this quality with running earbuds. Because let's not forget that: they are earbuds for running and sports. Well, one thing is certain: uplifting music can be heard perfectly with these TrueWings from SoundPEATS. And I even think it will make you run faster.
Transparency mode: amplifies ambient sound
The more expensive earbuds have a feature where you can hear your ambient sound amplified. How that works? There is an extra microphone in the earbud. That microphone picks up ambient sound at lightning speed and plays it in your ear.
Transparency mode is useful for 2 reasons:
- With running earbuds, this is a welcome feature because you can hear your ambient sound. That makes running a lot safer. Ambient noise can be a first signal of impending danger. It is therefore safe to receive those signals while running.
- When you call (or meet online) it is nice if you can hear your own voice. That is a common problem with cheaper earbuds: the passive noise canceling ensures that you do not hear your own voice. And well, try talking. That is difficult. This technique makes it a lot easier.
Anyway, this feature is mainly on earbuds of 150+ euros. Consider, for example, the Jabra 85t that we also reviewed .
We were therefore very surprised that we saw this feature in the booklet! Under the explanation of the buttons, it is stated in the manual that pressing the left earbud twice enters the 'transparency mode'
When we tried that, we suddenly heard ourselves talking. In short: we were really surprised that SoundPEATS managed to get this feature in an earpiece of around 40 euros. Hats off, SoundPEATS!
Microphone: you can make good calls with the SoundPEATS TrueWings
Microphone score: 7/10
As always, we test the microphone of the earbuds that we test well. Also with earbuds that are made for sports. So also with the SoundPEATS TrueWings.
And see the result here:
It is very clear: low tones do not come through. And we count these earbuds on that. But the quality of the rest of the (high) tones is such that we appreciate the TrueWings well.
Because as you can clearly hear in the recording above: word for word our editor can be heard. And that has sometimes been different (especially with other earbuds made for running).
Just listen to this QCY T6:
You can hear it: this sound from the QCY T6 is so much sharper than the SoundPEATS TrueWings. Both are earbuds for running.
Fit: what about the SoundPEATS TrueWings
The earbuds have an ear arch that you place around your ear. As a result, they have much more stability than normal earbuds. You can shake whatever you want, but the earbuds won't fall out.
The bow is made of a soft form of rubber-like material (probably silicone) and that gives nicely. We have worn these earbuds for a long time and the ear arch did not bother us.
We did notice that the earbuds started to press in the ear canal. But this problem only occurred after about 2.5 hours. The fit is really fine in that regard.
Operation of the earbuds
The touch control is located exactly on the circle on the earbud where the SoundPEATS logo is located. The controls work well and react very quickly. Just tap and the earbuds respond.
What we never understand is that the touch control is not made bigger for running earbuds. Especially when you are running, it is very difficult to aim well at the touch controls. The larger the touch control, the better it is if the control works on a larger surface.
How does the touch control of the SoundPEATS TrueWings work?
|1x||Volume down||Volume up|
|2x||Music: transparency mode
Calling: record / hang up
|Music: pause / play
Calling: record / hang up
|3x||Voice assist / Siri||Voice assist / Siri|
|1.5 sec||Previous song / movie||Next song / movie|
|4+ sec||Disable / enable||Disable / enable|
The charging box of running earbuds. These are usually dragons from charging cases . Especially because the ear arch of the earbuds must also be in the case. That always makes the case super large. And so with these SoundPEATS TrueWings. What a whopper!
And that's what makes it so clumsy. Because suppose you want to use these earbuds to cycle a long trip. Then it is always difficult to take a large storage case with you. Anyway, we don't have a better solution 1,2,3 either.
It's nice that the charging case of the earphones has a USB-C connection and no micro USB.
Battery: how long can you use the earbuds?
The earbuds themselves have a 60 mAh battery per earbud. That is considerably more than the average earbud. Let's say the average is around 50 mAh.
That is of course because running earbuds are in principle a bit larger and thus have more space to store a good battery. And SoundPEATS has made grateful use of that space.
But the charging case also contains more mAh than average in earbuds. Think of earbuds of around 200 euros (eg the Jabra 85t ). They have a battery of 500 mAh. Despite the low budget, these SoundPEATS simply surpass the Jabras! That is awesome.
Of course it is boss over boss. There are also earbuds that have a lot more battery in the charging case. Think of the Eardopes B6 Pro . They have 1000mAh!
Conclusion: are the SoundPEATS TrueWings any good?
AlternativesSoundPEATS TrueWings vs. QCY T6
The T6 from QCY is also an earbud for running, only a bit cheaper. The sound of the SoundPEATS TrueWings is really a lot better. It is also cool that the TrueWings have a transparency mode. You might pay about 15 euros more, but then you have slightly better quality.