Not bad sound quality, low-latency gaming experience and “horrific” long battery life (44 hours). As a true wireless earphones priced at less than $40, 1MORE Omthing AirFree Buds can be said to have achieved the ultimate cost-effective. It is recommended to friends with limited budget and mobilephone game needs to consider choosing.
Omthing AirFree Buds specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.3 with AAC codec
- 8mm PET dynamic driver
- 7 hours playback of per charge
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 5 times
- IPX4 water resistant
- $40 – Check latest price on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany or other Amazon countries
Appearance & Accessories
The size of the charging case is 65*42.2*27.3mm, and it adopts a matte frosted design, which is very delicate to the touch and is not easy to be stained with fingerprints. At the bottom of the front of the charging case is a power indicator, which will light up red when charging. The Type-C charging interface is located on the back of the charging case.
The opening and closing of the charging case is larger than 90 degrees, so that the cover will not block your fingers when picking and placing earbuds. The inside of the charging case is also made of matte texture material, and the inside of the box lid is designed with a bright surface. This design is also reflected in earbuds.
The earbud is in-ear design and weigh only 4g. The streamlined design that fits the ear canal is light and comfortable to wear, and it is not easy to fall off when exercising. The appearance design of Omthing AirFree Buds earbuds are very similar to that of Baseus WM02 and Baseus WM05.
In terms of accessories, in addition to earbuds, there is also a Type-C cable, two pairs of eartips of different sizes and instructions.
Connectivity & Comfort
Taking the earbuds out of the charging case will enter pairing mode. Turn on the phone’s bluetooth, find “omthing AirFree Buds” and click to connect.
Earbuds are equipped with Bluetooth 5.3 technology, which has more stable connection, higher transmission speed and stronger anti-interference, ensuring smooth connection and use in crowded places such as subways and stations. I tested at home and still no jank with two walls apart. At the same time, advanced bluetooth technology also ensures low latency for games. Just turn on the “low latency game mode” in the omthing APP to achieve sound and picture synchronization.
Although the earbuds have an in-ear design, its eartips make for a natural and comfortable fit. The eartips are made of skin-friendly and soft silicone, which not only has unique anti-fouling properties, but also has an ergonomically designed cavity that fits the ear canal better.
Calling & Battery Life
In terms of calls, the microphones in the left and right earbuds are equipped with a deep neural network (DNN) intelligent algorithm, which can eliminate most of the environmental noise and accurately identify the voice of the call. Whether it is in the subway, the station or the bustling shopping mall, you can let the other party hear your words clearly.
The battery life of Omthing AirFree Buds can be described as “terrifying”. When fully charged, the earbuds can play continuously for up to 7 hours. When used with the charging case, the overall playback battery life is up to 44 hours. You don’t need to worry about power when you listen to music, watch movies, or play mobile games on the go.
At the same time, earbuds also support IPX4 waterproof, not afraid of rain and sweat in sports. In addition, we can also upgrade the earbuds firmware through OTA.
Sound Quality & APP
In terms of sound quality, thanks to an 8mm PET dynamic driver and professional acoustic tuning technology, the earbuds reproduce rich. After professional acoustic tuning and low frequency optimization, the bass performance of 1More Omthing AirFree Buds is quite solid and the melody is more balanced. With AAC high-definition bluetooth decoding, it brings us a CD-like sound quality experience.
In my actual audition, I used traditional audition music for testing. The test mainly includes bass, vocals, details and so on. Personally, I feel the bass is the best, deep and full. Followed by vocals and details, the performance is also relatively good. In general, it is cost-effective.
Omthing App provides equalizer function. In addition to the default mode, it also provides different music styles such as pop, rock, jazz, classical, and country, as well as 2 sets of custom sound effects, which can fully meet the listening preferences of different users. The sound effects that have been set at the same time can be fixed to the earbuds without repeating the selection.
The app also provides a control customization function, which can modify the corresponding operations of double-click and triple-click according to personal habits. Here I want to say that when I first started using it, I found that no matter how tapped, the earbuds did not respond. Later, it was found that the control area can be tilted up when wearing it, so that it can be controlled normally. I don’t know if it’s a special design.