In this holiday season, the good folks at AairHut have sent out their latest and greatest Aairhut A3 True Wireless Stereo Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds: A stylish carrying and charging case, easy peasy to operate, and a smooth aural experience for all styles of music. Let’s take a look and a listen:
Out of the Box
If you read my previous experience review with the AairHut A2 TWS Bluetooth Earbuds, you know what to expect: A nice little box which includes in the contents a black on black charging case holding the AairHut A3 Earbuds in a magnetic lock, and a smaller box labelled “USB” which has the micro USB charging cable, and two sets of replacement ear tips: one set dense rubber tips and one set soft rubber tips. The pre-installed set are the dense rubber medium ear tips. There is also a clearly written instruction manual in decent sized print so I didn’t need a magnifying glass to read it. First thing I did was plug the cable into one of my many USB charging blocks. The manual claims a charging time of about 150 minutes or just under two and a half hours. Remember before the first charge to remove the earbuds from the A3 case and peel the plastic covers from the charging pips on each ear bud. First charge was about an hour and a half to full charge. One thing I noticed with the A2 and A3 TWS earbuds from AairHut: they are very good-looking in the case or in one’s ears. They aren’t overly large but people won’t miss the blinking LED in your ears behind a vented MFB. AairHut claims up to 15 hours of play time when using the charging case and it’s essentially a double set of earpieces for the price of one. Let’s take a closer look:
Made to Pair
AairHut wants to make the sonic experience with the AairHut A3 Earbuds seamless and simple. WIth that in mind not only are each ear bud labelled with an L or R for Left/Right, but when you take the charged earbuds out of the case and with a slight twist seat them in each ear: each ear bud is saying “left ear” or “right ear” in the voice prompt. Then the two units will pair together quickly and tell you with another voice prompt. Go to your Bluetooth settings in your device and look for “AairHut A3” and pair the device to your TWS earbuds. Once you’ve made that connection you’ll hear the voice prompt confirmation. Remember that like many products, the A3 earbuds will always connect to the last paired device when removed from the case, if available. The devices I used to test the connection were various tablets and smartphones including but not limited to iPad/phones, Androids, and Kindle Fire HD. It was always quick and easy to connect to any and all devices and the range was at least 30 ft of clear signal. We test in a large environment with multiple floors so consider your own environment when considering range difficulties. If for any reason the earbuds won’t pair to each other or your paired device use the instructions to clear pairing from the earbuds and remove the AairHut A3 profile from the bluetooth utility of your paired device then re-pair and reconnect. If you’ve connected to multiple devices remember to shut down Bluetooth before pairing with a different device.
What’s the Deal?
AairHut designed the A3 Earbuds to be multifunctional and operate at a high level of satisfaction whether listening to music, watching videos, or making and receiving phone calls. You can use the set as paired, or can operate them in mono mode Right, mono mode left, or dual mono mode. Refer to the manual for those options if desired. By using each earpiece as a single mono connected earpiece, you can then leapfrog between left and right to theoretically double the overall battery time without recharging the carrying case. As an upgrade from the AairHut A2 earbuds the A3 TWS Earbuds have Bluetooth 5.0 which is a true upgrade in data transmission speeds and ability. The slight delay which I’ve seen in other similar devices when watching videos on Smartphones or Tablets wasn’t obvious to my experienced eye. Each earpiece has its own MFB(MultiFunction Button) which is used to operate either A3 earpiece or both when paired in TWS mode. When you take these AairHut earbuds out of the charging case they are instantly on from standby mode, but you can hold the MFB until you hear the voice prompt of “Power Off”. When you power down, both devices shut down. To power back up you must do each A3 unit separately. When powered up the MFB has these major functions for playing of Music: Play/pause is one click on either A3 earpiece. Next track is a double-click on either earpiece, and a long press when connected to an IOS device will connect you to Siri to ask her to change the song, or some other question. When using with a video player, the play/pause and Siri functions are operative. When using the AairHut A3 True WIreless Stereo earbuds paired to make and receive phone calls: The left ear bud will announce the incoming phone number. Press either ear bud to answer the call or hang up a call. Double click either ear bud to reject an incoming call.Three clicks on the left ear bud will allow you to redial the last contacted caller, and if in a call you wish to move from earpiece to the phone, double-click the left MFB. I was easily able to play/pause streamed radio programming and next track the same streaming services on my smartphones and tablets. The voice prompt will tell you when the batteries are low and say “please charge”.
Sounds Good to Me
I spent a several days with the AairHut A3 TWS Earbuds in my ears with few complaints. There was an occasional “sputtering” between the two earpieces which happened very rarely and to me was the clue to put them back in the case for a charge. I watched movies. I watched shows. I listened to Classical music, Rock music, Jazz, Christmas music, R and B, Pop, and Folk music. Soul? Yep. Dance? Sure did. Hip Hop, Swing, Country, Alternative and Metal too was poured into my ears through the A3 Earbud Experience. I can hear every detail of the stereo experience clearly. There’s solid full range sound but the mids and mid highs are more enhanced in my ears than the Low end is roasting my ears. There is a smooth and comfortable low-end presence which seems absolutely appropriate for this kind of in ear device. Can they get loud? Yes, they can get louder than you should probably listen to music, so as I always say: be careful and use appropriate sound levels for appropriate amounts of time. The clarity of the driver used in the AairHut A3 earbuds approaches some of the better multi driver experiences I’ve had in the last year. The earpieces are comfortable and I forget they are in my ears. The instructions were easy to follow and understand. The charging case is stylish and easy to carry, and you get a free light show when you are charging the earbuds in the case: White, blue and Red Leds which indicate charging/ full charge are in the earbuds and the case and they blink, too. Charging case displays a blinking red LED while charging and a solid when charged. The case LED is blue while charging the A3 earbuds which display White LEDS during charging and all LEDS are off when charging is complete. I did notice that when you are not paired to any device, the earbuds will power down within a few minutes or less. It got annoying when I was changing pairing from device to device to device. When using these earbuds to make or receive phone calls the signal was clear and really in my face in a good way. The MFB operated exactly as described and it was not only easy but instinctive to use after only a few minutes. AairHut recommends using the A3 earbuds in Dual Mono mode if you’d like to listen with a friend by sharing one of the earpieces.
AairHut absolutely upgraded the A2 TWS earbuds with their AairHut A3 True Wireless Stereo pair and charging case. The A3 earbuds are good-looking and have a long play time whether leapfrogging from mono left to mono right or just charging the pair every single time they power down. They sound clear and strong with enhanced but not overpowering low-end and gave me a big smile when listening to any genre of music or movie. The voice prompts were easy to understand and absolutely appropriate. The dual microphones and dual earpieces make for clear and strong phone calls with no complaints from either end of the calls I made or received. The controls are easy to operate with both MFB buttons in play when the A3 earbuds are paired together. These are a full 9 out of ten when price, convenience, and ability to please are all put into the equation. Thanks for another great product AairHut!!
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