The third TWS earbuds released in the SoundPeats Air4 series – SoundPeats Air4 Pro. It adopts a completely different design from the previous two models and supports aptX Lossless codec, 45dB adaptive ANC, multipoint connection, aptx Voice and in-ear detection, etc.
SoundPeats Air4 Pro specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.3 with AAC/aptX Lossless codec
- 4 – 6.5 hours playback of per charge (ANC on/off)
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 3 times
- IPX4 waterproof rating (rain and sweat resistant)
- Comes with 3 sets of eartips, USB-C cable, user manual
- $62 – Check latest price on Amazon US, Amazon Germany, other Amazon countries or AliExpress
Below this SoundPeats Air4 Pro review, you will find specs comparisons of SoundPEATS Air4 series wireless earbuds.
Appearance Design, Comfort and Battery Life
Compared with SoundPeats Air4, the Air4 Pro adopts a new design solution. There is an LED light on the front, and the pairing button and USB-C charging port are at the bottom. The surface of the charging box is frosted and rounded, making it more comfortable to hold – and more importantly, you don’t have to worry about scratches.
SoundPeats Air4 Pro earbuds adopt the in-ear design with a rounded surface, which will not cause pressure on the ears during wearing. A single earbud only weighs about 4g; combined with ergonomics, long time wearing will not cause too much pressure on the ears – and is also equipped with 3 pairs of silicone eartips to ensure sound isolation and comfortable.
Also, the Air4 Pro support in-ear detection function – automatically stops playing music when you take off the earbuds, and resumes playing after wearing them. The battery capacity of the charging case is 330mAh and the earbud is 35mAh. The single battery life after turning off ANC mode is up to 6.5 hours, and the total battery life is up to 26 hours. The battery life after turning on ANC mode is about 4 hours.
Connectivity, APP Support and Control
When connecting for the first time, just select “SoundPeats Air4 Pro” in your phone’s bluetooth list for a quick connection. When using it again, open the case cover to connect the successfully paired bluetooth device.
Also, SoundPeats Air4 Pro support multi-point connection, which can connect two bluetooth devices.
The design and functions of SoundPeats APP are very simple and very practical. Commonly used functions include: remaining battery view, volume control, adaptive EQ, preset EQ (9 items), custom EQ, noise cancellation mode, game mode, disable touch control, and in-ear detection.
The control area of SoundPeats Air4 Pro earbuds is at the “S” logo, which supports single-tap, double-tap and long press. All common operations can be done on the earbuds, except that you cannot switch to the previous song.
The control scheme is comprehensive:
- Single-tap L or R earbud: volume-/volume+
- Double-tap L or R earbud: play or pause music
- Double-tap L or R earbud: answer or call
- Long press R earbud 1.5s: next track
- Long press L earbud 1.5s: switching between ANC/Transparent mode/Normal mode
- Long press L or R earbud 1.5s: reject or switch call
- Triple-tap L earbud: game mode on/off
- Triple-tap R earbud: activate voice assistant
Active Noise Cancellation and Call Noise Cancellation
SoundPeats Air4 Pro supports adaptive hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), monitors the intensity of ambient noise through the microphone on the earbuds, and calibrates the compensation gain value in real time – the maximum noise cancellation depth reaches 45dB, and the bandwidth reaches 1800Hz. The advantage of adaptive ANC is that it can automatically adjust the noise cancellation intensity according to ambient noise and balance ear pressure.
Listen music and watch videos on the bus or subway is stress-free. Running and walking in the community are not affected by the sounds of children’s play. The transparent mode picks up brighter ambient noise when you need it, allowing you to hear your surroundings. But playing music at medium volume, this function has no effect when talking to others.
Thanks to the Qualcomm QCC3071 chip, Air4 Pro supports aptx Voice and 6 MIC noise cancellation calls, providing 32kHz voice call quality within the bluetooth hands-free specification. Also, it also adopts an anti-wind noise structure design, collects environmental noise and vocal through three microphones, and then uses the CVC algorithm to weaken the noise and appropriately enhance the vocal.
Even when talking on a noisy subway, you can hear clearly and brightly. In fact, the effect of 6 MIC is much better than that of 4 MIC, and the sound is clearer. It can effectively reduce wind noise by 90% when running or cycling.
Games and Videos Playback
The SoundPeats Air4 Pro plays videos without issues on both Android and iPhone. There’s lipsync performance in video apps like YouTube and AppleTV.
The Air4 Pro also has a dedicated low-latency game mode you can activate from the Android and iPhone app or earbuds. This helps to synchronize the sound effects with the action on your screen, and the latency as low as 88ms.
SoundPeaats Air4 Pro Sound Quality Review
SoundPeats Air4 Pro is equipped with Qualcomm QCC3071 chip, uses Bluetooth 5.3 protocol, and support Qualcomm aptX Lossless codec, has a maximum bit rate of 1.2Mbps, and can achieve 24bits/96Hz lossless audio transmission. Equipped with Snapdragon Sound technology, it is also backward compatible with aptX Classic, aptX, SBC and AAC codec.
The earbud use a 13mm dynamic driver, combined with the diaphragm made of ultra-fine biological fiber + pure wood pulp fiber + PU, which greatly improves the resolution performance, the sound is clean and natural, and the listening experience is delicate. Also, SoundPeats’ uniquely designed high-excursion gasket structure emphasizes bass performance, making low-frequency powerful and the wide dynamic range.
The low-frequency extension is deep and has strong elasticity. The vocals are clear and transparent, with a particularly strong extension. The separation of the sound of musical instruments is good and has a certain thickness. Compared with the previous model, the sound is cleaner and more natural, and the listening experience has also been improved a lot.
The sound quality of SoundPeats Air4 Pro is tri-frequency balanced. I recommend turning off the ANC mode because there is still some interference to the original sound.
The SoundPeats Air4 Pro gives me a great value for money. Supporting aptX Lossless codec, 45dB adaptive ANC, multi-point connection, aptx Voice+6 MIC noise cancellation calls and in-ear detection are all its highlights. The 3-material composite diaphragm + 13mm dynamic driver combined with game mode is a better choice whether listen music or play games.
Specs Comparison: SoundPeats Air4 Pro vs. Air 4 vs. Air4 Lite
|Model||Air4 Pro||Air 4||Air4 Lite|
|Play Time||6.5-26 Hours||6.5-26 Hours||7-30 Hours|
|ANC||Adaptive ANC||Adaptive ANC||No|
|Audio Codec||aptX Lossless/aptX Classic/aptX/AAC/SBC||aptX Lossless/aptX Adaptive/aptX/AAC/SBC||LDAC/AAC/SBC|
|Other||6-MIC+CVC Call Noise Cancellation, In-Ear Detection, aptX Voice||6-MIC+CVC Call Noise Cancellation||6-MIC+CVC Call Noise Cancellation|