After a period of experience, I feel that this QCY T20 AiryPods is not bad, whether it is the appearance or the sound performance, it is relatively good. The addition of the latest version of the Bluetooth 5.3 chip has greatly improved the transmission configuration. Of course, the most competitive thing is its price. TWS earbuds in this price range, QCY T20 has a very obvious cost performance advantage.
QCY T20 AilyPods specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.3 with SBC codec
- 5 hours playback of per charge
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 3 times
- 13mm LCP composite titanium-coated diaphragm
- IPX4 waterproof rating (sweat and dust proof)
- $16 – Check latest price on: AliExpress, Amazon Germany or Banggood
Appearance Design and Accessories
The QCY T20 charging case is designed to be very mini, shaped like a rounded pebble, with a size of 53.8*24.6*48.4mm. There are no buttons on the charging case, only a pinhole indicator on the front. This makes the surface of the charging case extremely round, and it feels good in the hand, and it feels very smooth and delicate.
The size of the two earbuds is also very mini, and the length of the earphone handle is only 2.6cm, which is lighter to wear. In the design details of earbuds, a metal etching mesh process is added, and the indicator light is also wrapped in it, which is close to the touch area. While increasing the aesthetics, it can also effectively identify the touch area.
The accessories in the package are not complicated. In addition to earbuds, there is also a charging case, TPYE-C charging cable and instructions for use. Since QCY T20 AilyPods is semi-in-ear earbuds, there are no eartips in the package.
Battery Life and Game Latency
In terms of battery life, the charging case battery capacity is 220mAh, the earbud battery capacity is 35mAh, and the total standby time is about 100 hours. With low-power bluetooth, earbuds can last about 5.5 hours a single time, and the charging case can provide earbuds with 14.5 hours of battery life.
Using Type-C charging, it can be fully charged in about 2 hours. A week of heavy use (with charging case), only need to charge once.
QCY T20 AilyPods supports game mode, which can be switched by touch operation or manually in the APP. After the switch is successful, the overall resources will be tilted towards the game experience. For example, the audio saturation and low-frequency sound effects will be weakened to a certain extent, but at the same time, the explosion sound of the game screen and the surrounding footsteps will be enhanced. At the same time, the connection delay between the device and earbuds will be reduced to 68ms, and the response will be more sensitive. The only downside is that it consumes more power.
QCY APP and Controls
In the actual experience, QCY T20 also has a matching APP. If you think it is troublesome to install the APP, then there is no problem without using the APP. However, there are many practical functions in the APP, and it is very convenient to use. Among them is the pop-up function. When you take out the earbuds, the phone will pop up a battery information window by itself. In addition, various configurations of earbuds can be performed through the APP, such as notification bar shortcuts, button customization, EQ adjustment, game/standard/sleep mode, etc.
In addition, QCY T20 AilyPods adopts a touch operation method, and all operations can be completed by touching the control area on the earphone handle. In addition to recognizing double-click and long-press operations, it also supports three-click to open the voice assistant and open the game mode. And these operations, according to their usage habits, can also be changed in the APP.
The control scheme is comprehensive:
- Double tap L or R earbud: play/pause music
- Double tap L or R earbud: answer/hang up
- Long press L/R earbud 1.5s : previous/next
- Long press L or R earbud 1.5s : reject call
- Triple tap L earbud: wake the voice assistant
- Triple tap R earbud: game mode
Comfortable and Noise Cancelling
When wearing earbuds, because QCY AiryPods adopts a semi-in-ear design, the earbuds will not be inserted into the ear canal excessively. So even if you wear it for a long time, there is no problem of swelling and pain in the ears.
In terms of noise cancelling, QCY T20 AilyPods adopts the more mature 4-mic noise cancelling+ENC noise cancelling scheme. 4-mic noise cancelling is actually a beamforming technology in the form of a microphone array, which can accurately recognize human voices. ENC environment noise cancelling is to analyze the noise of the environment through an intelligent algorithm, so as to weaken or shield, so as to achieve the effect of noise cancelling. The combination of these two noise cancelling technologies ensures that the earbuds can have clear calls even in noisy outdoors.
Sound Quality of QCY T20
In terms of sound, the QCY T20 AilyPods earbuds have built-in 13mm LCP composite diaphragm dynamic driver. In order to make the sound more transparent, QCY has carried out a titanium plating process on the surface of the diaphragm. After this hardware-level process, the sound produced by earbuds can have a qualitative leap.
In terms of sound quality, the sound is slightly better than expected. The sense of hierarchy is ok, and the recognition of the high, medium and low frequency bands is quite delicate. QCY T20 AilyPods have a deep extend and feedback sound for the bass. In addition, the mid-range vocals and treble are also not bad.