QCY HT05 (QCY Melobuds ANC) has practical functions such as 40dB ANC, 6-mic ENC call noise cancellation, 6-level transparency mode, game mode, sleep mode and so on. Combined with the entry-level price, it can be said to be very sincere. If you also want to feel the charm of active noise cancellation, QCY HT05 will also be a good choice.
QCY HT05 specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.2 with SBC/AAC codec
- 10mm LCP dynamic driver
- 40dB noise cancellation depth
- 7.5 hours playback of per charge (ANC OFF)
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 3 times
- IPX5 waterproof rating
- $32- Check latest price on AliExpress, Amazon Germany or Banggood
The charging case is designed as a rounded rectangle with rounded lines and the QCY brand logo in the middle. There is a groove at the opening of the charging case for easy opening. At the same time, the integrated indicator light is beautiful and practical. There is a Type-C charging interface on the left side of the charging case.
The headset stem is an erect trapezoid, slightly different from other TWS earbuds. There is an indicator light on the top of the headset stem, and the QCY brand logo in the middle. There is a pressure relief hole on the earphone cavity, which can balance the internal and external pressure and improve the acoustic performance of the product. The connection between the sound cavity and the headset stem is a secondary microphone hole, which can reduce the impact of wind noise when the ANC function is turned on outdoors. There are charging contacts on the inside of the headset stem, and the L/R logo is between the contacts. There is also a microphone at the end of the headset stem.
After actual measurement, the overall weight of QCY HT05 is about 50g. The compact and compact body makes it easy and stress-free for daily carrying and use. The weight of a single earphone is about 4.8g, which can be said to be well controlled and light and comfortable to wear.
Connectivity & Battery Life
When connecting for the first time, just select “QCY Melobuds ANC” in your phone’s bluetooth device list to quickly connect. In subsequent use, open the charging case to connect to the paired bluetooth device. After connecting, you can check the power of earbuds in the “Status” column of QCY APP. The earphones can be charged by placing them in the charging case, and they are automatically disconnected when the lid is closed.
QCY HT05 adopts Bluetooth 5.2 technology, which guarantees compatibility and stable connection. AAC audio decoding is also supported, which can preserve more sound details.
Wired charging test for QCY HT05, the charging power is about 1.66W. In actual use, the battery life of QCY HT05 is also ideal. When the ANC mode is turned off, a single use can last up to 7.5 hours, and the charging case can provide an additional 22.5 hours of battery life, and the comprehensive battery life can be up to 30 hours. Even if the ANC mode is turned on all the time, you can easily get a total battery life of 24 hours, which is similar to many TWS earbuds without ANC function.
Noise Cancellation & Calling
In order to achieve a good noise cancellation effect, QCY HT05 has built-in 6 microphones (3 per earbud). At the same time, the active noise cancellation(ANC) function and the excellent passive noise cancellation performance are combined to achieve a maximum noise cancellation depth of 40dB. And for different usage scenarios, there are three noise cancellation modes to choose from: indoor noise cancellation, commuting noise cancellation and noisy noise cancellation, which are more suitable for actual needs.
In addition, QCY HT05 has 6-level transparency mode volume adjustment. At the same time, it supports volume adjustment and vocal enhancement, so you can hear more clearly and communicate more freely. QCY HT05 also supports ENC call noise cancellation. The 6 microphones work together to separate the vocals from the ambient sound. Even if the surrounding is noisy, it will not affect the communication.
Moreover, because the earbuds also have the characteristics of strong wind noise resistance of 45km/h, the wind noise often encountered in outdoor windy weather has been effectively reduced, so that outdoor calls are much more comfortable.
In actual experience, the noise cancellation performance of QCY HT05 gave me a little surprise. In terms of cost-effective positioning, it has achieved a relatively good noise cancellation effect, which can suppress the noise of the indoor air conditioner, the communication sound of friends and the sound of footsteps. At this time, with low volume music, the background noise is masked out. It can be seen that it is also a very good choice to buy this earphones simply for the function of active noise cancellation, not to mention other rich practical features.
Sound Quality & Game Latency
QCY HT05 adopts Bluetooth 5.2 technology, which has good compatibility and high connection stability. It also supports AAC audio decoding, which can retain more sound details when listening. The earphones have a built-in 10mm LCP graphene dynamic driver and are equipped with CCAW coils from Japan. The tuning style of listening to songs is biased towards pop music.
The actual listening performance is not bad, the sound is clean, clear and penetrating, and the treble is even more contagious. QCY HT05 presents these characteristics well. At the same time, the sound of musical instruments can also be restored in an orderly manner.
In addition, QCY HT05 supports game mode, which can effectively reduce transmission delay. When you use it daily to watch videos and play games, you can make the audio and video more synchronized. earbuds support IPX5 waterproof level, which further broadens the usage scenarios of earbuds.
After the earbuds are successfully connected to the device, you can check the power of the earbuds in the “Status” on the homepage of the QCY APP. In the “sound”, the music equalizer has a total of 6 preset EQs and 3 sound effects to choose from, providing a rich and diverse listening experience. In “Settings”, you can also customize the touch mode of earbuds. Frequently used functions can be set to one-key switching, which is more convenient and quick. At the same time, QCY HT05 supports “Find Earphones“, which can help users find the device by turning on the earphones disconnection location recording function and playing the sound.
The noise cancellation function has three noise cancellation modes: indoor noise cancellation, commuting noise cancellation and noisy noise cancellation. The transparent mode has 6 levels of transparent mode volume adjustment, which supports volume adjustment and vocal enhancement. There is also a game mode that reduces transmission latency. When watching videos and playing games, the audio and video are more synchronized. Sleep mode can shield the touch function of earphones to avoid misoperation during sleep. It is also possible to upgrade the firmware and change the name of the device.
The QCY APP basically covers all aspects of device management and custom settings. Users can customize a set of their own usage habits and preferences.