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SoundPEATS Air4 Lite Wireless Earbuds, Review

Experience high-resolution audio in a comfortable and engaging way with the SoundPEATS Air4 Lite Wireless Earbuds. With LDAC codec, Bluetooth 5.3 technology, and 6 microphones for noise cancelling during calls, these semi-in-ear headphones provide an immersive listening experience for music enthusiasts, gamers, and experts alike. All at an affordable price! For someone like myself, who doesn’t have particularly high requirements for sound quality, these are still an impressive experience that shows you don’t need to spend large amounts of money to be happy with a product.

Design & Comfort

With earbuds, comfort is one of the key features. I’ve had earbuds that I could only wear for 30 minutes max before they started hurting my ears. Earbuds that seem to fit comfortably but then fall out when I talk because they have a weird fit. There’s a lot to get right and take into consideration, and thankfully, my initial impressions of the Air4 Lite were correct – these are comfortable and functional. They don’t sit in your ear canal with rubber tips; they fit nicely in the little nook at the bottom of your ear and don’t feel like they’ll fall out. It’s not a new design – it’s one we’ve all seen a lot over the years, and with good reason. You can wear these for hours without any discomfort or fear of them falling out.

The charging case looks relatively large and cheap. The shell is designed with a shiny plastic that will be susceptible to scratches and fingerprints. It also leads to a rather unsatisfying clacking noise when closing the lid. The front of the charging case is equipped with a status light and a multi-function button. The status light is probably my favourite thing about the case. At the price point of these, it’s not something I’d knock too much, as savings have to be made somewhere to keep the price down. But it’s definitely the weak point of these, giving off a cheap vibe.

Thankfully, that only extends to the case, as the earphones, although plastic, has a much nicer texture. These earbuds feature a semi-in-ear design with a lengthy headset stem. They have a frosted finish, and the touch control area is marked with an “S” logo. They look and feel nice and give off a completely different look/feel to the case. It makes me wish the case was the same.

The earbuds have a sleek and ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your ears. They are lightweight and IPX4 water-resistant. The earbuds have touch controls that let you play/pause music, answer/end calls, adjust volume, activate voice assistant, and switch modes with a simple tap.

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Connectivity

Connecting the SoundPEATS Air4 Lite to a phone or laptop is simple. With the first time use, it connected to my phone easily without having to do anything other than open the case and go into the Bluetooth option on my phone. For my laptop, putting them into pairing mode was as simple as holding the button on the front of the case for a few seconds until the status light started flashing blue. And Windows then asked me if I wanted to pair. Pretty simple, really and intuitive. I’ve head headphones where pairing mode needed you to do two things at once to get that mode working, but this is simple enough that there was no need to even consult the instruction manual.

These earbuds utilize a Bluetooth 5.3 chip, which can support codecs such as SBC, AAC, and LDAC. To connect for the first time, select “SoundPeats Air4 Lite” from your phone’s Bluetooth device list. These do support multi-point connections, which can connect two Bluetooth devices. But personally, I don’t know why I’d ever need that. It might be useful for some people, but I have one phone, and I like keeping connections to my phone and laptop separate – one device connected to one or the other, not both.

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SoundPeats App

To accompany the earbuds, you can download the SoundPeats app on both Android and iOS devices. However, the app’s features are limited. But with the option to turn on adaptive EQ, set your own equaliser, game mode, check the battery levels and turn touch controls off/on, it can come in handy. Turning touch controls off/on is particularly useful, especially if you are using them at work with just one earphone in. Volume controls are handled by both earbuds – right to increase, left to decrease. Far too often, initially, I was maxing out the volume when using just the right earbud at work and occasionally having to remove it when someone spoke to me from that side, and the volume would increase when putting the earbud back in.

Calls, Outside and Game Playback

The SoundPeats Air4 Lite earbuds are equipped with noise-cancellation technology that can effectively filter out background noise during phone calls. This feature is especially helpful in noisy environments, as it eliminates the need to turn up the volume to hear the other person clearly, which I usually have to do on my usual earbuds. The call quality is great outside. Wind noise is still audible, as it’s not completely blocked, but it does a better job than some others I’ve tried.

Walking outside and listening to music is also where you notice some impressive sound quality. Using these, I’ve actually turned down the volume I usually listen at, as it’s still perfectly audible. In fact, it was too loud at my usual level. At that volume, you do notice the sound limitations where the bass is lacking compared to more expensive alternatives, but turning the volume down eliminates that, which hasn’t been a problem given they give off impressive volume at a lower level than my others.

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The Air4 Lite uses a 13mm large dynamic driver and supports LDAC codec with a transmission code rate as high as 990kbps. It also supports AAC codec.

Additionally, the earbuds support a game mode with low latency of only 80ms when activated. There’s been some lag, but only slightly and not enough to make me stop using them. It’s never for long, either. I’ll notice it once or twice for a few seconds, and then it’s completely fine the rest of the time.

Note – SoundPeats Air4 Lite does not support Active Noise Cancellation, transparent mode and in-ear detection. It’s a compromise you have to make if you’re not looking to spend a lot of money.

Conclusion

The SoundPEATS Air4 Lite Wireless Earbuds are an impressive choice for those seeking high-quality sound, reliable connectivity, and advanced features at an affordable price. They are ideal for anyone who wants top-notch performance and versatility in their earbuds. The downside is that it does not support Active Noise Cancellation, transparent mode and in-ear detection. Hopefully, the SoundPeats Air4 will add these features, and it’s just limited to the “Lite” version.

Overall, I’m really impressed with these. My only downside is the case and the plastic used for it, but other than that, these are capable, comfortable and impressive earbuds. Ones that I’ll continue to use regularly. For less than £50, I would highly recommend these.

If you are interested in buying SoundPEATS Air4 Lite Wireless Earbuds, you can check out their official website or Amazon for more details. Use code AIR4LITE to save 10% off available until 8/19/2023 PDT.

Rating: 8/10.

SoundPeats Air4 Lite specs and features:

  • 7 hours of playback per charge.
  • The charging case extends the battery life to 30 hours (SBC, 60% volume) with 3 additional full charges.
  • 13mm large dynamic driver.
  • 80ms low-latency game mode.
  • Bluetooth 5.3 with AAC/LDAC codec.

We Score This Game

rating score: 8

Very Good!

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