Black Shark JoyBuds Pro Review: Music + Gaming Dual Mode


Black Shark JoyBuds Pro

The Black Shark JoyBuds Pro is really good. Whether it is the sound quality in music mode, noise cancelling, or low latency in game mode, the effect is very obvious, and it can be said that the perception is very strong. In addition, it is recommended that Black Shark mobile phone users must choose, because it is very helpful to the experience.

Black Shark JoyBuds Pro Specifications:

  • Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX
  • 42dB Adaptive ANC
  • 85ms ultra-low latency
  • 12mm dynamic driver
  • 5.5-10 hours of playback (ANC ON/OFF)
  • 30 hours comprehensive battery life (ANC OFF)
  • IPX4 waterproof rating (earbuds)
  • $100 – Check latest price on: AliExpress (Official Store)

Appearance Design & Accessories

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The overall appearance of the charging case continues the design of the previous generation. There is a groove on the front for easy opening of the cover, the long strip is the indicator light, and the bottom is the logo and decorative pattern of BLACK SHARK. The back of the charging case has the words DESIGNED BY BLACK SHARK, and there is a decorative strip at each corner. The entire charging case adopts a bright design.

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There is a function button on the side of the charging case, which is actually a reset button to restore factory settings. At the bottom is the Type-C charging interface.

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After opening the cover, the bar indicator will light up in white. During daily use after pairing, this indicator will light up in different colors according to the power of the charging case. More than 50% is green, less than 50% and greater than 20% is orange, and less than 20% is red, which is convenient to check the power status in real time.

Not only does the charging case continue the classic design of the Black Shark, but so does the Black Shark JoyBuds Pro earbuds. Different from the cylindrical design used by other TWS earbuds, it adopts an ergonomic diamond-shaped headphone handle design, which brings a better wearing appearance, comfort and grip.

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At the bottom of the headphone handle are the charging contacts and a call microphone. There is also a noise cancelling microphone at the top. After removing the eartips, there is a black filter inside the earbud to prevent dirt from entering. There is also a noise cancelling microphone on the side.

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After opening the box of Black Shark JoyBuds Pro, in addition to earbuds, there are instructions, Type-C cable and 2 pairs of eartips. In addition, a pair of eartips have been installed in advance on the earbuds. The three pairs of eartips correspond to different sizes, and are made of skin-friendly silicone material, which can basically meet the needs of most users.

Battery Life & Game Latency

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The charging case has a built-in 420mAh battery, and the earbud has a 58mAh battery. With the blessing of Bluetooth 5.2, its battery life is very good. The earbuds can last up to 10 hours in music mode and 5.5 hours in ANC mode. With the charging case, the music mode can last up to 30 hours. In addition, earbuds support fast charging, charging for 15 minutes for used 3 hours. When charging the charging case when the power is 70%, the measured power is about 2.3W.

After turning on the game mode, you can also set the three modes of earbud (normal/noise cancelling/transparent) in the game, and also support noise cancelling. This means that no matter how noisy the environment is, if you turn on noise cancelling, you will no longer be afraid of affecting the listening position of the game. In addition, the ultra-low latency of Black Shark JoyBuds Pro reaches 85ms. There is almost no delay in the measured game scene, and the sound and picture are completely synchronized, which does not affect the game experience at all.

Noise Cancelling & Calling

In the process of experiencing Black Shark JoyBuds Pro, its noise cancelling performance is really surprising. It supports adaptive hybrid active noise cancelling, and the maximum noise cancelling depth reaches 40dB. And the noise cancelling mode of JoyBuds Pro is very comprehensive. First of all, 5 noise cancelling modes are supported, namely: light, balanced, deep, adaptive and anti-wind noise. Secondly, two usage modes are also supported, namely transparency mode and normal mode. Then there are two scene modes: music mode and game mode, which can really meet various needs.

For example, users can turn on the deep mode in noisy environments such as airplanes and high-speed trains. Balanced mode can be turned on in environments such as streets and shopping malls. Light mode can be turned on in environments such as offices and libraries. When you are exercising, you can turn on the anti-wind noise mode. Of course, you can also directly turn on the adaptive mode to control it intelligently. The music mode and game mode are suitable for the corresponding scene.

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The noise cancelling performance of Black Shark JoyBuds Pro is also very good. Through dual microphone array technology and Qualcomm CVC8.0 call noise cancelling algorithm, echo and environmental noise are effectively eliminated. The earbuds also support in-ear detection, connection pop-ups and IPX4 waterproofing.

Sound Quality of JoyBuds Pro

In the music mode, the test is the sound quality of the earbud. The sound quality of the Black Shark JoyBuds Pro really exceeds the level corresponding to its price. First of all, its earbuds use a 12mm high-quality dynamic unit. While the hardware is powerful, it is also equipped with the blessing of Snapdragon Sound certification. In addition, it also supports apt-X Adaptive audio codec technology, which can parse a variety of music types.

What you need to know is that with Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound certification, you can enjoy Qualcomm’s leading audio technology and provide high-quality music with a 24bit 96kHz sampling rate, which is double the traditional 48kHz.

Connectivity & Controls

Black Shark JoyBuds Pro uses Bluetooth 5.2, Qualcomm QCC3056 chip. It supports Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound technology, so after the earbud is connected to the Black Shark 5 Pro, there will be a bluetooth pop-up reminder on the phone.

Control of Black Shark JoyBuds Pro:

  • Tap once L or R earbud: play/pause music
  • Double tap L/R earbud: previous/next song and answer/hang up
  • Triple tap L/R earbud: switch earbud mode
  • Long press L or R earbud 3s: ANC/transparency mode

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