Although SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe said that the upgrade is small this time, the price has been greatly reduced, and it is still very competitive in the $50 price range. The semi-in-ear design and good stability are indeed a product worth trying.
SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX-Adaptive
- 14.2mm Bio-diaphragm Driver
- 5-22 Hours of Playback
- 60ms Game Latency
- Support In-ear Detection
- IPX4 waterproof level
- $50 – Check latest price on AliExpress or Amazon Germany
The most important upgrade this time is the charging case, which has been officially redesigned. Changed from the previous small square to this near-ellipse look. The surface of the charging case is coated, which is smoother and slightly stained with fingerprints, but not serious. The reset button has a raised design, and a circle of gray lines is added to the hinge for decoration (personally, I think it will be more simple and elegant if this line is canceled). There is a small indicator light on the front of the charging case, you can check the current battery status through the indicator light.
The earbuds are semi-in-ear design. The biggest benefit of this design is a better balance between wearing stability and comfort. SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe has made new optimizations on the headphone stem and structure, so the fit is higher after wearing, and it can form a stable triangular structure, and there is no problem in wearing it for a long time.
A single earbud weighs 4g, and the surface of the earbuds is coated to fit the ear canal. The advantages and disadvantages are obvious. The advantage is that the touch area is relatively large and the sensitivity is higher. The disadvantage is that the earphone handle is too short and the surface is smooth, which is inconvenient to take out.
Connectivity & Battery Life
In terms of connection, SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe also needs to be paired and bound to be used. It is worth mentioning that it is very friendly to novices, on the one hand because it supports Hall switches, and it can open the box and pair devices automatically. On the other hand, Air 3 Deluxe is also equipped with a physical button for bluetooth pairing, which acts as a double insurance. In addition, the bluetooth pairing button also has a reset function, which is designed and considered comprehensively.
In terms of battery life, the SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe uses the mainstream Type-C charging interface. The earbuds have a single battery life of up to 5 hours, and the charging case can charge the earbuds 3 times, and the total battery life can reach 22 hours.
Game Latency & Noise Cancelling Call
Triple tap the left earbud to enable game mode. In this mode, various effects of the game have directional optimization and amplification, and the latency will be effectively controlled at 60ms. The experience will also be better when playing games with earbuds. On the one hand, the synchronization of the operation and the sound allows you to have no stethoscope effect and discomfort. On the other hand, the directional optimization and amplification of game sound help you to respond and operate quickly in the game.
SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe has a very good noise cancelling ability. With dual MIC+CVC call noise cancelling, you can still hear the content of the call clearly even in a noisy subway without affecting your normal daily communication with people.
APP & Control
SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe also provides richer interaction and management services. For example, the in-ear detection function of Airpods is a highly praised detail function. This time, SoundPEATS Air 3 Deluxe also has this feature. For another example, it also supports a lot of personalized settings and interactions. Download the official SOUNDPEATS APP, and you can perform online updates, turn off/on in-ear detection, adaptive EQ adjustment, equalizer adjustment, etc. according to your needs.
Headphone operation continues the excellent genes of the SoundPEATS family. Touch operation, reduce ear pressure, no need to tap as hard as Airpods, or the anti-human design of pinching the position of the earphone handle. At the same time, in order to avoid accidental touches, the official design of the lightly click is designed to adjust the volume. Therefore, even a false touch is a change to the sound, which does not affect your actual listening experience.
Control of SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe:
- Double tap L or R earbud: Play/Pause music.
- Long press L/R earbud 1.5s : Previous/Next
- Tap once L/R earbud: Volume-/Volume+
- Double tap L or R earbud: Answer/Hang up
- Long press L or R earbud 1.5s : Reject call
- Triple tap R earbud: Wake the voice assistant
- Triple tap L earbud: Game Mode
Sound Quality of SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe
The SoundPEATS Air 3 Deluxe uses the Qualcomm QCC3040 Bluetooth 5.2 chip, which is used by many flagship bluetooth headphones. Because it is the best in the industry in terms of power consumption and sound quality.
SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe supports aptX Adaptive and aptX, and the QCC3040 chip is even better in terms of audio encoding. Earbuds use Qualcomm TrueWireless Mirroring (synchronous transmission) technology to greatly improve the connection stability of earbuds and reduce latency. So the connection speed is fast, the stability is strong, and the latency is low.
In order to ensure better sound quality performance, SoundPEATS Air3 Deluxe uses a 14.2mm bio-diaphragm dynamic driver, which can make the sound field wider and the sound quality more delicate. Not only that, it also supports aptX-Adaptive audio decoding, which is also Qualcomm’s latest and most powerful audio decoding format, which can support higher-definition sound quality and is a necessary decoding technology for good sound quality.
My listening style has changed a lot, and I can listen to pop, rock, folk, musical instruments, and rap, so I have a more comprehensive feeling about the tri-frequency of headphones. From my listening experience, earbuds have deeper extension and more elasticity in low frequency. At the same time, the clarity of the mid-frequency and the transparency of the high-frequency are maintained at a high level. The bass part is full and detailed. The alto part has a high degree of reduction and a sufficient sense of atmosphere. The transient and extension of the treble part is excellent.