For game lovers, EDIFIER HECATE GT4 S is the most practical and best TWS gaming headphones I have ever used. “Flash Speed” dual-mode bluetooth technology brings many benefits: 15ms ultra-low latency, full-scene multi-device compatibility, ultra-clear voice calls, stable device connections, and specially tuned H+ game sound effects in game mode. And the cool appearance is very attractive to me. The most important thing is that it is not expensive, and it is portable and compact. Friends who like to play games can consider HECATE GT4 S.
EDIFIER HECATE GT4 S specs and features:
- Standard Bluetooth 5.2 mode
- Private domain ultra-fast bluetooth mode
- 15ms gaming latency (Ultra-fast bluetooth mode)
- 45ms gaming latency (Standard Bluetooth 5.2)
- 10mm bio-diaphragm driver unit
- 5-6.5 hours playback of earbuds
- $39 – Check latest price on: AliExpress, Amazon US or other Amazon countries
Appearance Design & Accessories
The exterior of the EDIFIER HECATE GT4 S is basically the same as the GT4 regular version. In addition to the HECATE logo on the front of the charging case, there is an additional lightning symbol than the HECATE GT4, and the back is a Type-C charging interface.
Turn on the charging case, the lights on both sides start to flash, and the touch area of the earbuds brand logo will also flash. EDIFIER HECATE GT4 S earbuds have an in-ear design, and a single earphone weighs 4.3g. At the same time, through tens of thousands of ergonomic data tests, it brings a more comfortable wearing experience. The actual measurement is very comfortable to wear, and it is also very light, and it will not fall off during normal running, skipping and other sports.
I am more concerned about the bluetooth adapter, which is an essential component for using dual-mode bluetooth. The side of the adapter is the Type-C interface, and the USB-A interface is to provide a connection solution for devices such as desktop computers that do not have a Type-C interface. That is to say, whether it is a computer or a device with a Type-C interface, it can be connected, which is very convenient.
The packaging of the EDIFIER HECATE GT4 S still inherits the consistent design style. The outer packaging is very cool and informs the user of the built-in adapter. Accessories include: charging case, earbuds, tpye-c charing cable, 2 pairs of eartips, instruction manual and bluetooth adapter.
Connectivity & Gaming Latency
As we all know, one of the core technologies of bluetooth headphones are of course bluetooth transmission. EDIFIER HECATE GT4 S is equipped with “Flash Speed” wireless audio transmission technology independently developed by HECATE, with standard Bluetooth 5.2 mode and private domain ultra-fast bluetooth mode. Breaking through the dual milestones of bluetooth headphones latency and compatibility in the industry, bringing professional-grade zero-sense latency experience to gamers.
Turn on standard Bluetooth 5.2 and game mode, the latency is as low as 45ms, which is mainly due to the PixArt PAU19 series chip. This chip is closer to the needs of e-sports games, further reducing the original 60ms low latency to 45ms, and can still ensure signal transmission stability, speed, battery life, power consumption and other performance levels.
The private domain ultra-fast bluetooth mode uses a bluetooth adapter to be compatible with multiple platforms such as mobile phones, computers, PS4, iPad, Switch and other devices. In ultra-fast bluetooth mode, the latency can be as low as 15ms, which is 20 times faster than the blink of an eye. At the same time, there is less signal interference, more accurate voice pickup of game calls, and more stable connection.
Battery Life & Sound Quality
In terms of battery life, which I was worried about before, the charging case has RGB lights, and the earbuds also have lights flickering, which will consume a lot of power. In fact, my worries are superfluous. This earbuds uses “Flash Speed” technology, compared to the average power consumption of traditional 2.4G headphones> 50mA, the power consumption of EDIFIER HECATE GT4 S can achieve < 7mA. The earphones can be used for 26 hours with the charging case, and the single battery life is up to 6.5 hours (standard Bluetooth 5.2 mode). In the ultra-fast bluetooth mode, the earbuds can last up to 5 hours a single time, and the total battery life can reach 20 hours.
For daily listening to music, I will switch to music mode. HECATE GT4 S earbuds use a 10mm bio-diaphragm unit. I tried different music and found that the tuning style of HECATE GT4 S is more towards bass. Listening to rock and electronic music is very sensational, but listening to ACG music such as piano, it will feel that its high frequency is a bit sharp, but it is completely acceptable.
At the same time, the Edifier Acoustics Laboratory optimizes the tuning of music sound quality and H+ game sound effects. Specially tuned H+ game sound effects, enhance low-frequency footsteps, and optimize game sound effects such as high-frequency gunshots, bringing users a more immersive gaming experience.
Control of EDIFIER HECATE GT4 S：
- Double tap L or R earbud to play/pause music and answer/hang up
- Long press L or R earbud to previous/next song and end the call
- Triple tap L earbud to switch the standard/fast bluetooth mode
- Triple tap R earbud to switch the game/music mode
- Four tap L or R earbud to turn on/off the light
Check the EDIFIER HECATE GT4 price:
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Note: The version on sale is EDIFIER HECATE GT4. HECATE GT4 S is not currently available for sale.