In the field of earphone products, TWS earphones are undoubtedly the most popular products in the past two years. After all, who doesn’t want to get rid of the shackles of wires and let their ears enjoy real freedom and comfort?
Of course, as the true wireless earphones technology continues to evolve, the sub-category routes in the TWS market have gradually become clear, and users can finally find their own clear functional requirements and place more targeted orders. For players who love mobile games, Edifier’s esports brand HECATE has recently launched a low-latency TWS gaming earphones that focuses on gaming performance: GM4 MINI1. Some time ago I also wrote an article about the HECATE GM4 MINI1 teardown, interested friends can read: Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1 true wireless bluetooth gaming headphones teardown
Perhaps the friends who wander outside the audiophile field don’t know how hard the Edifier brand is. In fact, as a brand based on top audio products, Edifier has not only started to get involved in true wireless headphones early. It also has a considerable position in the field of professional game audio peripherals, and even created an array of esports products such as “HECATE”.
The GM4 MINI1 brought by Edifier HECATE this time can also be seen as an upgraded product of Edifier HECATE GM4 last year. From the charging case point of view, the HECATE GM4 MINI1 inherits the family-style design of the esports category. The sharp box body lines are quite recognizable. The three lamp beads on the side not only enhance the “esports style” of the GM4 MINI1, but also can be used In order to display the remaining power of the charging case, both appearance and practicality are considered in the design.
The two earphoness placed in the charging case can be directly searched and paired in the Bluetooth configuration list of the mobile phone when they are taken out for the first time. At the same time, the breathing light effect attached to the outside of the earphone cavity shell can also bring full appeal when wearing it!
Of course, under the outstanding appearance, the Edifier HECATE has not forgotten the functional design of the GM4 MINI1. In fact, it is in the panel area equipped with the breathing light. The HECATE GM4 MINI1 matches the touch panel that can be used for functional control. By double-clicking and triple-clicking on the left and right ears, you can answer/hang up, pause/start/switch songs, and switch modes. You can operate skillfully in a short time. In daily use, the panel recognition of the Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1 also has a considerable accuracy rate, and there is almost no problem of misoperation.
And because the Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1 controls the weight of a single earphone to about 4.5g, we have no stress even if we wear it for a long time in daily life. At the same time, under the in-ear design, when we wear the HECATE GM4 MINI1 for running, the earphones have not had the problem of falling off. Combined with the IPX5 waterproof rating, it is also a good choice for daily sports use.
For real high-end players, the millisecond delay can directly affect the overall response and operation. Therefore, the outstanding appearance and all-round functional configuration are just the basis for the Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1. As a product for esports games, the HECATE GM4 MINI1 is more focused on building and is always one step ahead.
In order to solve the common delay problem of true wireless earphones, the Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1 is equipped with a new PixArt low-latency and high-efficiency chip, allowing the HECATE GM4 MINI1 to reduce the delay to 65ms. At the same time, this chip is suitable for Android and ios systems. At present, almost all mainstream smart phones can enjoy the pleasure of ultra-low latency with the cooperation of HECATE GM4 MINI1.
In order to verify the power of the Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1, we first used it to test music games. After three consecutive clicks on the right earphone touch panel, the earphone breathing light turns into a cooler ice blue light effect, which means that the HECATE GM4 MINI1 has entered the game mode. In the running of the drumming music game “Wonder Parade”, the HECATE GM4 MINI1 can always provide very accurate feedback on our operations, and the highly synchronized audio and video experience also allows us not to miss any “Perfect” operations.
In addition to audio games, in FPS games such as “PUBG Mobile”, the experience improvement brought by low latency is also quite intuitive. When hearing the surrounding footsteps, the keen HECATE GM4 MINI1 can always position the enemy in the first time The information is fed back to the ears, so that we can get into a state of preparation faster.
Of course, for those who are keen on mobile games, it is normal to have three or four friends playing together in “PUBG Mobile” or “Honor of King”, and the HECATE GM4 MINI1 is also equipped with a voice noise reduction function. Help us to better carry out the dialogue voice. We tried the game voice in a relatively noisy environment like a shopping mall. From the feedback of friends, whether it is the music played in the store or the noisy conversation in the crowd around us, it will not “contaminate” our voice communication. It seems that Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1 has indeed carried out the optimal solution for esports attributes.
In non-gaming situations such as daily commuting and watching videos, we will use the music mode of the Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1 more. In this mode, if you deliberately lip-sync the video screen, you will find Slight delay problem (official data is about 200ms). But in this mode, HECATE GM4 MINI1 can release all its HIFI sound quality. With 6mm dynamic driver and Edifier HECATE’s long-term adjustment strength, it will naturally allow us to enjoy a better sound quality experience.
After experiencing the Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1 many times, we found that there is almost no need to pay too much attention to the battery problem of the earphones in daily life. The official said that the HECATE GM4 MINI1 earphones can be used continuously for 4 hours, and with the charging case, the total battery life of the HECATE GM4 MINI1 At 22 hours, even if I ask friends to play games with my friends in my free time every day, charging once a week is enough to meet the battery life needs of GM4 MINI1.
In the past, when we were discussing what brand of headphones had high sound quality, we always said that it was right to trust the Edifier. Now, even playing games, you can ask Edifier to help you solve the problem of sound demand.
Although positioned as esports true wireless headphones, the Edifier HECATE GM4 MINI1 still brings us a very versatile experience, from low latency, voice noise reduction, to daily high sound quality performance and high endurance, the emergence of HECATE GM4 MINI1 is undoubtedly It is for game lovers to see the possibility of using one device to solve all their daily needs, not to mention its low price.
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