What are the Lypertek Tevi truly wireless earphones?
Scores of people complaining that they wouldn’t be able to use their beloved wired headphones or earphones anymore, at least without buying an expensive Apple adaptor. That all seems like a distant memory now and as we’ve seen many times, the forced removal of a feature often drives the development of new and much better products. In this case, wireless headphones and earphones. They were around, of course, prior to 2016 but in the few years since then, the options available for all budgets has increased massively.
Moving on to our review item from a relatively new player in the market, Chinese manufacturer Lypertek. A name that won’t be known to most on AVForums, but its Tevi Truly Wireless Earphones, on paper at least, offer an enticing feature set and specification for the £99 retail price. With a playback time up to 70 hours thanks to the charging case, featuring high performance Graphene drivers, a 32 bit Tri-core processor and Kalimba DSP plus support for aptX and AAC codecs and IPX7 waterproofing, it really does offer a lot for the money. Read on to see how it performs in our review.....
Design and Controls
To the front of the case, we find four LED lights to indicate the charging level and to the rear we find the USB Type-C charging port. Whilst the earphones are IPX7 rated and can be used in the shower, the case is not, so you need to keep that dry!
The Tevi earphones are an all-black design featuring the Lypertek logo, LED indicator and multi-function button to the top of each earphone. As appears to be common these days with wireless earphones, the multi-function button can be used to change track, volume, pause and even answer a call. Each earphone has a Qualcomm cVc 8.0 noise cancelling microphone, designed to be used whilst still in your ear or you can take one side out and put close to your mouth for improved clarity.
Out of the box, you get three sizes of grey silicone tips plus a pair of black FlexFit foam tips which should hopefully cover all ear sizes. During our testing, we found the foam tips worked best and gave the earphones a more secure feel. The Tevi is very lightweight with the charging case weighing just 59g and the earphones only 5g each.
Specification and Features
- Bluetooth Technology: 5.0
- Bluetooth Codec: aptX, AAC, SBC
- Bluetooth connectivity distance: Up to 10mtrs
- Drivers: High Performance 6mm Graphene Driver
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Play time: Up to 10 hours per use and up to 70 hours with the charging case
- Water Resistance: IPX7
Qualcomm’s latest triple core processing Bluetooth audio SoC is used together with a 32 bit processor and the latest Kalimba DSP.
Setup and Performance
The traditional connection method for a pair of earphones is that one unit is paired with the smart device, then a secondary connection is made from one earphone to the other. Should you have a compatible device, using the Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus in the Tevi earphones means each earphone is paired at the same time with the smart device, which is claimed gives a more complete wireless connection and shorter layout. Whether this improves the sound quality we are unable to test due to the iPhone currently not being compatible with Qualcomm's TrueWireless Stereo Plus.
The multi-function buttons on both earphones are very easy to use, although initially take a bit of work to use correctly. A single press of the button on either earphone will pause or play, pressing three times on the left earphone will play the previous track and three times on the right will play the next track. Pressing twice on the left earphone will lower the volume and twice on the right will raise the volume. Then with the call features, either button pressed once will answer or end a call. Holding either button for more than one second will reject the call. Plus, when a call is not in progress, holding the button on the right earphone for more than one second will enable/disable your smart device’s voice assistant.
Thanks to the four tip options, we were able to ensure the earphones fitted our ears perfectly, which helped to ensure the audio quality was up to scratch, which with the Tevi it most certainly was. We’ve reviewed several wireless earbuds in the past, our most recent being the rather generously scored KitSound District which offered good value for money but had a few issues with the audio quality. Here, the Tevi performs superbly at every level.
Testing with a variety of audio sources such as Amazon Music, Apple Music, Podcasts and YouTube, the Tevi gave excellent audio reproduction with whatever we threw at it. From orchestral music to both delicate and rock heavy film scores such as Hanz Zimmer, to pop such as the screechy Sia, Sound of Silence by Disturbed and many more, we were very impressed in the audio quality.
Vocals are clear and crisp, the treble and bass levels are perfectly set creating an overall balanced and very natural feel to them even at higher volumes. It’s amazing how something so tiny can create such a wonderful sound, but the Tevi does it and then some.
- Superb audio quality
- Excellent battery life
- IPX7 Waterproofing
- Good value
- Nice design
- Stylish charging case
- USB-C Port
- No noise cancelling feature
Lypertek Tevi Truly Wireless Earphones Review
The multi-function button offers a good range of usability, plus with 4 different ear tips, it will suit all shapes and sizes of ears. For negatives, we really couldn’t find anything of note, certainly not with the audio. If we were being really picky then we could comment on the lack of any noise cancelling feature but that’s about it.
As for the competition, there are numerous options and brands available now, some under £20, but if you are looking for feature rich earphones offering superb audio quality at a price almost a third of the Apple Airpods Pro, then you really can’t go wrong with the Tevi Truly Wireless Earphones from Lypertek. As such this is a worthy winner of our AVForums highly recommend award.
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