Ambie is a brand under Sony that focuses on providing a new music experience, different from other in-ear earphones. Ambie’s products all adopt a unique clip-ear wearing method, but unlike bone conduction headphones, Ambie Sound Earcuffs are still air conduction and have an open audio experience. Products currently on sale include wired headphones, neck-mounted bluetooth headphones and recently released true wireless earphones.
In June 2021, we paid attention to Ambie’s newly released Ambie Sound Earcuffs (Ambie AM-TW01) clip-ear wireless earbuds. The earbuds use the clip-ear design as always, but this time they are upgraded to wireless earbuds, which are developed and produced by Shenzhen MEES Technology Co., Ltd. Functionally, the earbuds is designed with a low-latency mode and support single-binaural mode. In terms of configuration, the earphone adopts Qualcomm QCC3040 bluetooth chip and Bluetooth 5.2 protocol, and support aptX, aptX-Adaptive, SBC and AAC audio codec. Support CVC8.0 call noise cancelling, with built-in microphone to achieve clear call effect.
Ambie Sound Earcuffs Specs and Features:
- Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX-Adaptive codec
- 6 hours playback of per charge
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 3 times
- IPX5 waterproof rating
- $31 – Check latest price on AliExpress (Please note whether it is original), Amazon US or other Amazon countries
01/ Ambie Sound Earcuffs AM-TW01 unboxing
Packaging & Accessories
It is obvious to all that Sony has been advocating environmental protection in recent years, and ambie, as a subsidiary of Sony, will also pursue environmental protection. Therefore, the outer packaging of ambie sound earcuffs clip-ear true wireless headphones uses recyclable paper materials as packaging materials.
At the same time, the outer packaging of the ambie clip-ear true wireless earphones also has a card sleeve, and the front of the card sleeve is printed with a two-dimensional product map of ambie earphones. The shape is different from the TWS earphones on the market. The shape of the ambie sound earcuffs has a C-shaped design, which is convenient for the earphones to be fixed on the ears.
The side of the ambie sound earcuffs clip-ear true wireless earphone card sleeve is printed with: “ambie company information, patent information, environmental protection carton trademark” and other information. The brand name “ambie” is printed on the other side of the card sleeve.
There is a label on the card sleeve on the underside of the headphone outer package. The label information is: product name: ambie sound earcuffs, model: AM-TW01/WC, color: white, internal accessories: USB-A toType-C data cable, headphone charging case, product made in China.
Remove the outer packaging card sleeve, you can see that the “ambie” logo is also printed on the headphone packaging, and the overall look is very simple.
Accessories inside the box: manual*1, earphones and charging case*1, customized USB-A to Type-C cable*1.
Capsule shaped charging case, small and round
The ambie brand logo is printed on the front of the charging case, and the indicator light is below the brand logo.
When the charging case battery is low, the charging case indicator light will be red to convey battery information.
There is a Type-C interface on the back of the charging case for charging the charging case with a data cable. The charging case is opened and closed by a hinge, which is firm and durable.
The charging case is small in size and very small in the hand, making it very convenient to carry.
Open the charging case cover to see the ambie clip-ear true wireless earphones. The earphones have the same milky white design as the charging case.
Taking out the earphone, you can see that the earphone cockpit is designed with a slot according to the structure of the earphone, and there are metal contacts for charging the earphone in the groove.
Screen printing information inside the charging case cover: ambie company, model AM-TW01, made in China, capacity 270mAh, 5V⎓2A.
Ambie clip-ear true wireless earbuds charging cable. The supplied black data cable is secured with a strap.
The ambie clip-ear true wireless earbuds charging cable connector, of which the Type-C connector uses an L-shaped design, and a large amount of plastic reinforcement is used at the corners, which effectively avoids the problem of cracking after repeated use.
C-shaped clip-ear design for stable wearing
Ambie clip-ear true wireless earphones. There is a small protrusion on the left earphone handle, which is convenient for users to distinguish the left and right ears.
The metal contacts for charging the earphones are set at the bottom of the earphones, and the left and right sides of the metal contacts are provided with L/R logos.
The side of the ambie clip-ear true wireless earphones. The two ends of the earphone are designed with rounded spheres, without any pattern or buttons, and the elegant arc of the earphone creates a simple look and feel.
The speaker opening on the inside of the headphone head is provided with a metal dust-proof mesh to prevent foreign objects from entering the sound cavity.
There are indicator lights and a microphone on the back of the earphone.
After actual measurement, the overall weight of the ambie clip-ear true wireless earbuds and the charging case is about 35.4g. The weight of ambie sound earcuffs is about 8.8g, and the weight of a single earbud is about 4.4g.
02/ Ambie sound earcuffs review
Open music experience, don’t miss outside information
The ambie sound earcuffs adopts an open way of use, liberating the ear canals of both ears. When wearing and using, the stethoscope effect of the in-ear headphones is effectively avoided, and the pressure on the ear canal caused by wearing for a long time is also avoided, and the pressure on the tympanic membrane is reduced. And the open listening method can still easily obtain external information when listening to songs.
After listening to the three songs of “渡口”, “Hotel California” and “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrenc”, the mid and high frequencies of the ambie clip-ear true wireless earphones performed well. But open-back headphones have the disadvantage of “weaker low frequency”. In terms of sound field, thanks to the open design, the overall sound field makes people feel like they are on the scene. To sum up, ambie clip-ear true wireless headphones are more suitable for listening to pop music and symphony with larger scenes.
Ambie sound earcuffs need to increase the sound to about 60% to achieve an ideal listening experience when going to the outside world. Of course, the advantage of open listening is that after going to the outside world, you will not miss the surrounding ambient sound and ensure the safety of users.
In terms of operation control, the ambie clip-ear true wireless earphones adopts a button control scheme, which supports three modes: single-click, double-click and long-press, to distinguish the use of left and right earphone.
- Tap once L/R earbud: play/pause music
- Tap twice L/R earbud: previous/next
- Long press L/R earbud: turn on the earphone
Charging & Battery life
In terms of charging, the ambie sound earcuffs charging case adopts the Type-C interface, which is compatible with the current mainstream mobile phone charging cables.
In actual use, when the ambie clip-ear true wireless earbuds plays music at 50% volume, the single battery life is about 6 hours, and the overall battery life with the charging case reaches 24 hours. In actual use, the volume of 30% has been able to clearly hear the music.
When the charging case is charging, the indicator light on the charging case is always on.
This ambie sound earcuffs (AM-TW01) clip-ear true wireless earphone developed and produced by Shenzhen MEES Technology Co., Ltd. uses a C-shaped design in appearance to better fix it on the ear.
In actual use, the ambie clip-ear true wireless earphone is comfortable to wear and supports single-binaural mode. The earphone connection is stable, low latency, watching movies and games can be synchronized with the mobile phone screen. In terms of internal configuration, the earbuds uses Qualcomm QCC3040 bluetooth chip, supports Bluetooth 5.2 protocol, and the connection distance is long and stable.
The open music experience is the main function of this product, which can effectively reduce the pain of long-term wearing of in-ear headphones during use, and at the same time reduce the pressure on the eardrum. In terms of sound quality, thanks to the open design, the sound field of the headphones is large and the resolution is good. In terms of battery life, the ambie clip-ear true wireless earphone can last up to 6 hours in a single use, and with the charging case, it can achieve 24 hours of battery life, meeting the needs of most people for listening to songs.
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