HECATE GT4 is a true wireless earphones focused on gaming experience launched by HECATE, a professional gaming brand under EDIFIER. EDIFIER HECATE GT4 has a cool spaceship shape with RGB eagle eye light strips on both sides of the charging case. How will a TWS earbuds designed for gaming experience perform?
EDIFIER HECATE GT4 specs and features:
- 45ms gaming low latency
- Bluetooth 5.2 with AAC codec
- 10mm composite diaphragm dynamic driver
- 7 hours playback of per charge
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 3 times
- IP55 waterproof rating (earbuds)
- $38 – Check latest price on: AliExpress, Amazon US or other Amazon countries
Appearance Design and Comfort
The overall lines of the charging case are distinct and highly recognizable. The triangular area is made of glossy material and the two sides are made of matte material, the two textures are in sharp contrast.
There is a groove at the opening of the charging case for easy opening. The light bars on both sides are like a pair of sharp eagle eyes. The area of the RGB light bar on the side of the charging case is relatively large, and the lighting effect will be very obvious. There is a Type-C charging interface on the back of the charging case.
The earplugs have a handle-shaped in-ear design, with a brand logo indicator light in the circular area on the upper end, and integrated touch operation function. There are pressure relief holes outside the inner sound cavity shell of earbuds to balance internal and external pressure, maintain air circulation, and improve the acoustic performance of earbuds. There are L/R logos and charging contacts on the inside of the headset stem. The end of the headset stem is the microphone hole.
The overall appearance effect, the display brightness of the RGB lighting effect is also obvious enough under indoor lighting, but it is not too exaggerated. The logo indicator on the earbuds is also clearly visible, creating a cool gaming atmosphere together.
After actual measurement, the overall weight of Edifier HECATE GT4 is about 47.6g. A single earbud weighs about 4.4g. Combined with the forward-leaning design of three-point support, it fits the ear canal better and reduces the feeling of pressure and foreign body. It is not easy to cause discomfort after wearing it for a long time.
Connectivity and Battery Life
Edifier HECATE GT4 adopts Bluetooth 5.2 technology, with good compatibility, and with anti-jamming dipole antenna, the connection is more stable.
When connecting for the first time, simply select “HECATE GT4” in your phone’s bluetooth device list to quickly connect. For subsequent use, open the charging case to connect to the paired bluetooth device. The earbuds can be charged by placing them in the charging case and automatically disconnected when the cover is closed.
The touch area of earbuds is sensitive and accurate, and can smoothly complete operations such as play/pause, switch songs, and turn on/off low-latency game mode.
Use a portable power tester to conduct a wired charging test on Edifier HECATE GT4, and the charging power is about 1.41W. The earbuds have a single battery life of up to 7 hours, the charging case can provide an additional 21 hours of battery life, and the overall comprehensive battery life can be up to 28 hours.
Game Latency and Sound Quality
Edifier HECATE GT4 has a built-in 10mm composite diaphragm dynamic driver, which supports AAC audio encoding transmission, and can retain more sound details when listening to music. At the same time, it comes with H+ game sound effects, focusing on the details of game sound effects.
After the actual experience, the various low-frequency sound effects in the game scene are more powerful. Especially for FPS games, the optimization algorithm for low-frequency footsteps has been strengthened, and the sound identification is more accurate. At the same time, it strengthens the sound of gunshots and assists in identifying the direction and type of gunshots. The sense of hearing under the spatial surround sound is also more immersive.
Thanks to the PixArt’s new generation of professional mobile game chip PAU190X on the Edifier HECATE GT4, through the HECATE LLAT low-latency acceleration technology, the game delay is at least 45ms.
Game mode and music mode can be switched with a touch of a button. In the music scene, the actual sound of the bass is thick and powerful, the sound field is surging, and the sound details are in place. At the same time, the sense of three-dimensionality and atmosphere is stronger. When not playing games, it is also a good choice for listening to songs and watching videos, and the low-latency ability to meet the needs of watching movies is no problem at all.
In addition, Edifier HECATE GT4 also supports IP55 dustproof and waterproof function, whether it is sweat during sports or rain in outdoor scenes, etc., it can be easily dealt with.