SoundPEATS Q9A Wireless Bluetooth Earphones review
There is a gazillion budget Bluetooth earphones on the market right now, I spend an evening researching the different options before I picked up this pair of SoundPEATS Q9A Wireless Bluetooth Earphones.
They arrived in a handy carry case that everything fitted in and with a bit of real-life Tetris, I managed to get it all back in. Three different sized ear buds are included, the medium size is said to suit 75% of people but due to my tiny earholes. I swapped them out for the small. The instructions didn’t show how to change them, but with a bit of careful pulling and twisting they popped off and replaced easy but not too easy as to worry about them falling off or getting left in my ear.
Inside the case was a typical micro USB charger, 2 pairs of ear buds (with a third set on the device), the earphones, two line buckles and a line clip
The line buckles and a line clip were mentioned in the user manual but no explanation of how to attach them or even what they are used for. Since this is my first pair of earphones in the sports style I was at a loss as to their purpose. The connecting line stayed out of the way and everything was very secure to my ears/head so I left them off.
The sound quality surprised me, for a budget earphone I experienced crisp highs and good separation between the frequencies although the low-end bass was lacking but still enjoyable. There is a slight noise cancelling but nothing amazing. I like to be aware of my surroundings while listening to music on the go so this is a plus for me but others might require a bit more isolation with their sounds.
Making and receiving phone calls is a breeze, the microphone is by your ear but picks up the voice clear and crisp. I am told by the people I used to test the product that it sounds just as clear as the microphone on my Samsung edge 7.
The first thing that struck me is the weight of these earphones, they are very light. They feel a solid build but all plastic. The ear buds are comfortable, as someone with very small ear canals with constant dermatitis this is the first time I have said that. Anything that goes inside my ears always becomes slightly painful after 10 minutes or so. I managed to keep these in for an hour with no problems. To me, that is a huge plus. With the light weight construction and foam buds, it is easy to forget they are there.
There are three buttons on the right-hand earpiece, the centre button is used to pair the device, play/pause the music and answer calls with the build in microphone.
The side buttons are responsible for track skip with a long press for volume.
For the price, I can’t really fault the SoundPEATS Q9A Wireless Bluetooth Earphones. I paid £14.99 for them on Amazon and have been very happy with my purchase. They have not fallen off when cycling or running, I am still aware of my surroundings when on the road, I don’t need to stop to receive a phone call and I use them at home for skype calls and watching youtube videos while my fellow ladpad flatmate is asleep.
These earphones won’t blow you away with the sound quality offered by the high-end offerings out there, but for this price range, I am very happy with them.