When it comes to TWS true wireless headphones that are suitable for sports, many people think of the ear-mounted design for the first time. The Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones to be reviewed today has the design and texture of a flagship product, and it is not lost to sports true wireless headphones in the experience.
Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones, the charging case is the brand’s iconic transparent window design. The headphones is a classic bean-shaped in-ear type with a rounded appearance. The mouthpiece fits the auricle. It is matched with the ergonomically designed Freebit patented earwings. It can improve the comfort and stability of wearing; the headphones has a built-in Qualcomm bluetooth 5.0 chip, supports aptX audio coding, has in-ear detection and touch control functions, which is convenient for daily use; battery life data is 10+20 hours, which can provide a longer time for music playback . The earphone also supports IPX5 waterproof and sweat proof, ensuring the normal use of sports wear.
The Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones has been disassembled and analyzed in detail before, let’s take a look at the daily use experience of I love audio network!
1. Cleer ALLY unboxing
①. Product packaging and accessories
The packaging box emphasizes the appearance design of the earphone, showing the two angles of the earphone one close and the other far, reflecting the recognizable appearance of the product. The upper left corner of the box is the Cleer brand Logo, and the legends in the lower right corner are: bluetooth certification, call function, waterproof and sweat proof, and 10-hour battery life. There is a hook design on the top of the box, which is convenient for offline store display.
The side of the box shows all the items in the box by way of legends.
There are renderings of the headphones and charging case on the back of the box, and a further introduction to the five product features, including: bluetooth wireless listening, call quality enhancement, long battery life, IPX5 waterproof and sweat proof, and high-sensitivity drive unit.
On the other side of the box, there are simple strokes of the headphones. The following are three product features: 10 hours playing time+ charging case provides an additional 20 hours of battery life, safe and stable wearing, and touch control.
The box is designed with a side opening lid, and Cleer’s brand concept, “Own the moment” is printed on the inside.
All items in the box, Cleer ALLY headphones and charging case, portable storage bag, charging cable and user guide. The earphones are equipped with replaceable three pairs of silicone eartips, three pairs of silicone earwings and a pair of wingless earmuffs. They are of different sizes and can be freely combined to suit different groups of people.
The storage bag is made of suede fabric, soft and delicate, and it protects the charging case very well. Cleer’s brand name is embroidered on it.
The charging cable is a USB-A to Micro-USB interface. This product has been released for a while, and it was common to use the Micro-USB interface at that time.
②. Product appearance details display
The charging case shows the appearance, the body is relatively slender, and the cover is a transparent window design. It is the brand characteristic design of Cleer true wireless earphones, and you can directly see the inner earphones. The Cleer brand logo and the product name “ALLY True Wireless Headphones” are printed on the lid.
The charging case is relatively square, and the transition at the corners naturally avoids cutting hands. There is a groove at the opening of the front cover for easy opening. Below is the status indicator light of the charging case. The charging interface is on the left side of the charging case.
The spray paint process used in the charging case has a metallic luster and looks very textured. It can be seen that the brand pays attention to details.
There is some product information at the bottom of the charging case. Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones, input 5V⎓100mA, battery model 602045, rated voltage 3.7V, capacity 545mAh/2.02Wh.
Open the charging case and you can see the headphones. The internal space is very compact.
There is an L/R mark on the charging cockpit shell.
Let’s take a look at the appearance design of the headphones. Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones adopts bean-type in-ear design, the appearance of the headphones is relatively round; the outer shell of the headphones supports touch, with the Cleer brand logo on it, and the headphones supports two interactive methods of double-clicking and long-pressing. There is a decorative groove on the shell, and there are corresponding waterproof measures inside, so there is no need to worry when using it.
Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones is more distinctive is the patented Freebit earwings, which are supported in the auricle when worn, sharing the pressure of the headphones on the ear canal.
At the same time, there are silicone eartips at the mouth of the earphone. Both earwings and eartips can be replaced, which greatly improves the wearing comfort.
A close-up of the infrared optical sensor, used for in-ear detection, to realize the function of automatically playing music when wearing the earphone, and automatically pausing when it is taken off. Next to it are the charging contacts of the headphones.
The earphone shell is composed of several parts, corresponding to the “hamburger” structure design inside. There is a call microphone in the protruding part, which is closer to the person’s mouth, which is convenient for picking up human voices during a call.
The curve of the earphone shell on the side of the call microphone progresses layer by layer and penetrates into the ear to improve the stability of wearing.
Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones——Titanium gray.
Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones——Bordeaux red. Bordeaux red is more sporty, titanium gray is steady and restrained, and the two colors are not particularly jumpy, suitable for people of different ages.
After actual measurement, the overall weight of the Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones is about 62.7g.
The weight of a single headphones is about 7.2g.
2. Functional evaluation
After unpacking the box, we have a comprehensive understanding of the design of the Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones product. The following will share its actual use experience for everyone. Mainly from the interactive experience, daily use, compatibility with different mobile phones, as well as charging and battery life, these aspects of experience and testing.
①. Interactive experience
The Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones does not support open cover connection, but the headphones is automatically connected to the paired device after being taken out of the charging case. There is little difference between the two in daily use, and the connection speed is faster. When connecting a new device, you need to tap the headphones three times, and long press it for about 2 seconds for the third time.
Both left and right earphones can realize touch operation. Tap twice to play/pause music, and answer/hang up the phone when you call; long press to wake up the phone’s voice assistant, long press to refuse to answer the call. The wearing detection function of the earphone requires that both earphones are taken off at the same time to automatically pause the playback, and the playback will resume when one earphone is worn. Compared with the automatic pause when a single earphone is taken off, I personally prefer the logic of Cleer ALLY.
②. Daily use experience
The Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones has a built-in 5.8mm dynamic speaker. The main control chip is Qualcomm QCC3026. This chip supports Qualcomm’s aptX audio codec. When connected to some Qualcomm phones, it supports up to 16bit/44.1kHz high-quality music. Where the earphone protrudes outward, there is a microphone inside, which is used for radio reception during a call.
In actual experience, due to the large curvature of the inner shell of the Cleer ALLY headphones, it can go deep into the ear canal when worn. In addition to the patented ear wing design, it is more comfortable to wear and has a better passive noise reduction effect; the effect of good ear canal sealing is: When listening to music, the low-frequency volume is full, the bass is strong, the three-frequency layer is distinct, and the overall tone is well-tuned.
③. Headphone and mobile phone connection compatibility test
In terms of headphones and mobile phone connection compatibility, when the Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones is connected to the popular models of iPhone12 Pro Max, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S21, Huawei Mate40 Pro and Xiaomi 11, will it be able to display the headphones power and interactive operations normally? After the test, it can be used normally.
The Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones is connected to the iPhone12 Pro Max, the battery level can be displayed normally in the status bar, and the shortcut center can slide to adjust the volume. Using the desktop plug-in of iOS14 will be more intuitive for the battery display, which is convenient for users to learn the remaining battery power of the headphones in real time and charge in time.
Long press for about 2 seconds to activate the Siri voice assistant of the iPhone.
The Cleer ALLY headphones is connected to the iPad Air 4 tablet, and the experience is the same as that of the iPhone.
The Cleer ALLY headphones is connected to Samsung S21, the status bar does not display the headphones power, but it is displayed in the bluetooth settings, and the default is aptX audio encoding.
Long press for about 2 seconds to activate the Bixby voice assistant of Samsung mobile phones.
The Cleer ALLY headphones is connected to Huawei Mate40 Pro, the status bar can display the headphones power, and the headphones connection defaults to AAC audio encoding.
Long press for about 2 seconds to activate Huawei mobile phone voice assistant.
Cleer ALLY headphones is connected to Mi 11, the status bar does not display the headphones power, bluetooth settings and negative one screen display power, the headphones connection defaults to aptX audio encoding.
Long press for about 2 seconds to activate the voice assistant of the Xiaomi mobile phone.
④. Charging and battery life
In terms of battery life, the headphones can be fully charged to enjoy 10 hours of long music life. The charging case provides two additional charges, which increases the use time of 20 hours; and the headphones supports fast charging, charging for 10 minutes and listening to music for 2 hours.
Use a portable power tester to perform a wired charging test on the Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones. The input power is about 1.8W.
⑤. Comparison of Cleer’s two TWS flagship products
Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones and Cleer ALLY PLUS true wireless noise reduction headphones have their own characteristics, and the hardware configuration is also different. In terms of actual experience, Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones is more comfortable to wear, and the charging case is more slender. It is relatively portable and suitable for daily and sports use; Cleer ALLY PLUS supports active noise reduction function, the overall product is more textured, and it is also very suitable for daily use. You can judge the specific choice according to your own usage scenarios.
Cleer is a smart audio brand from California, USA. It consists of a core team of senior designers and engineers in the audio industry. It has a number of patented technologies and its products are aimed at high-end user groups who pursue comfortable experience and ultimate sound. In the field of true wireless headphones, Cleer launched two products in the ALLY series. This review is the basic Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones.
The charging case of the Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones is relatively slender, and the cover is a brand-specific transparent window design. The body of the headphones and charging case are painted with a metallic color, which looks very textured. The earphone adopts bean-type in-ear design, which is ergonomic and can go deep into the ear canal when worn. With the patented Freebit earwings, it is more comfortable and stable when worn, suitable for sports wear.
The Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones is equipped with Qualcomm QCC3026 bluetooth audio SoC and supports aptX audio encoding; the in-ear design has a certain passive noise reduction effect, and the tuning of the headphones is also biased towards the middle and low frequencies, which is suitable for listening to some rhythmic music during exercise. Coupled with features such as IPX5 waterproof and a single battery life of up to 10 hours, the Cleer ALLY true wireless bluetooth headphones not only has the appearance and configuration of a flagship phone, but is also more suitable for daily life sports scenes.
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