HIFIMAN TWS450 review: Lightweight and comfortable music earbuds

HIFIMAN TWS450 is based on excellent appearance, comfortable wearing and solid sounding, which makes them show unique charm at different levels. Their musical performance exceeds most TWS earbuds of the same price.

HIFIMAN TWS450 specs and features:
  • Bluetooth 5.3 with SBC/AAC codec
  • 5 hours playback of per charge
  • Charging case can charge earbuds fully 3 times
  • IPX4 waterproof rating (rain and sweat resistant)
  • Comes with 2 sets of eartips, USB-C cable, user manual
  • $63 – Check latest price on AliExpress

Design, Comfort and Battery Life

The charging case adopts the circular design – very rare in the TWS earbuds. My first impression of HIFIMAN TWS450 earbuds is that they are compact – the design style is obviously different from the previous HIFIMAN TWS, and the appearance style is more fashionable.

Due to the structural optimization, it is more ergonomic, and the TWS450 is very comfortable to wear. They fit perfectly in the ear canal for added comfort and stability. Due to the very small size and light weight (3.5g), you can hardly feel the weight after wearing it. With the comfortable skin-like material, you won’t feel too much pressure even if you wear them for a long time.

The battery capacity of the charging case is 250mAh, and the earbud is 60mAh. The single battery life is up to 5 hours, and the total battery life is up to 20 hours. The battery life of HIFIMAN TWS450 can only be regarded as very ordinary among many TWS earbuds.

Connectivity, Control and Call

The earbuds uses the Bluetooth 5.3 chip and supports SBC and AAC codec. When connecting for the first time, just select “HIFIMAN TWS450” in the bluetooth device list of the mobile phone to connect quickly.

HIFIMAN TWS450 adopts the common touch control method, and can realize play/pause music, previous/next track, answer/end/reject call and activate voice assistant by double-tap, triple-tap and long-press. Unfortunately, the volume cannot be adjusted through the earbuds.

TWS450 is also equipped with ENC call noise canceling function, which can filter environmental noise and intelligently extract vocal to ensure good call effect even in noisy environment. The actual call effect is still good – although there will still be a small amount of wind noise passing through the earbuds, but the call sound is relatively clear.

HIFIMAN TWS450 does not support Active Noise Cancellation – but thanks to the physical characteristics of in-ear earbuds and the tight fit between the earbuds and the ear canal, the effect of passive noise canceling is not bad.

HIFIMAN TWS450 Sound Quality Review

HIFIMAN TWS450 uses a micro-dynamic driver unit, and with the tuning level of HIFIMAN, it brings us the satisfactory sound performance.

The timbre of TWS450 continues the transparent of HIFIMAN, and the sound is warm and natural. But the difference is that it does not have a heavy HiFi taste like the previous over-ear headphones. Although the sound dyeing is still not heavy, it will be more pleasing to the ears of non-audiophiles. There is a certain boost to the bass and highs, and the atmosphere is stronger – but without overdoing it, there are still rich and clear details with the strong layering. At the same time, the soundstage is also very good.

Anurag Kulkarni/Anup Rubens – “Nijamena” : The low-frequency quantity is sufficient and thick, and has good elasticity. The mid-frequency vocal is powerful, and the female voice is clear and high-pitched without being sharp. The overall layering is clear, the details are rich, full of power and not cloudy at the same time.

Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” : Full and bouncy bass, showing off the dynamics of Drums and Bass. The mid-frequency is thick, and the vocals and guitar sounds are natural and smooth. The high-frequency also shows a more delicate layering, which extends well without being sharp.

In General: HIFIMAN TWS450 has strong resolution, and the separation between different music elements is good. Rich in detail and warm in sound. The low-frequency is powerful and has the certain extension at the same time. The mid-frequency is transparent and natural. The high-frequency has good extension and immersive hearing.


HIFIMAN TWS450 shows its unique charm with its excellent appearance, comfortable wearing and solid sounding. In particular, their sound performance continues HIFIMAN’s consistent excellent sound quality, even surpassing most TWS earbuds at the same price.

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