We have another chapter to cover in the story of Blitzwolf as we have been testing out a new pair of earbuds they launched this month that help them to join the list of companies venturing into the realm of true wireless: The BW-FYE1 True Wireless Earbuds
Like most true wireless solutions they come with a charging case where they store neatly while you are on the move and/or not using them, and that case is small enough to toss into any bag and not worry about it taking up any space. This include everything from large backpacks or luggage to a small little clutch purse. These buds almost seem a tad smaller than some of the models we have been testing this year, which is an interesting plus, although they aren’t the smallest by any means (comparing them to something like the AirPods at least). This is mostly a placebo effect due to their unique shape, allowing some the body to be spread around a bit.
Outside of the silicone tips and the little built-in silicone fingers, the construction of everything is made up of ABS (plastic) and the buds, as well as the charging case, feature a glossy finish to them. The color theme is an all-black approach outside of the Blitzwolf logo on the case.
The case, like most others, features a USB port for charging both it and the buds with, as well as four small LEDs to represent the current charge. You can get a total of 12 hours worth of playtime using the case to keep them charged throughout the day when you aren’t using them. If anything, I would say this is around average within the price range. Some models can deliver a much higher hour count, but the price tag is typically 2-3x the cost of these. The battery life of the buds themselves (without the case in the mix) is around 2.5-3 hours.
They power on and off by taking them in or out of their charging travel box. There is a single multi-function button on each of the buds. A single press will allow you to pause/play music or answer/disconnect a phone call. A double press will trigger your digital assistant (Siri, Google Assistant) or reject an incoming call. With a long press, it depends on which side as each has a different purpose. The left will trigger the previous track and the right will skip to the next track. Unless of course, you are in mono mode, in which it will simply act as a next track function (regardless of the bud you are using).
They feature the ability to go either mono or stereo depending on what you are looking to use them for. If you simply pop one out for a phone conversation, it will switch to mono mode and both channels (including music) will be fed mono to that ear. If you take the second bud out, it will switch to a stereo feed (although phone calls are still mono of course, but into both ears).
Taking a look at performance sound-wise, mid-highs and highs are decently strong and in many ways crisp and clear. However, there is a nearly total lack of mid-lows and lows, making these an entry-level pair of earbuds for those looking for a truly wireless solution. You might be able to get more out of them if you have tinier than average ears, but we just couldn’t squeeze in the bass even with the largest of the tips they came with. We managed to sneak a little something from them using larger tips we had in our arsenal of supplies, but it would be a little too much to expect the average consumer to have something like that just lying around, so this didn’t help in the judging of anything. Mostly great for tracks with a heavy focus on acoustic instruments and vocals. However, if you are looking for something to cover any heavier genres, you will want to step up to something with more range.
Using them for taking calls sounds good as the mids and highs are really the most important part. Our tests led to crisp and clear conversations and no one had any trouble hearing each other on either end of the line. This includes both mono and stereo use.
Bluetooth distance is descent, allowing us to get around 25-35 ft away from the connected device. Not exactly a record for Bluetooth by any means but it is more comparable to your typical wireless buds that do have a wire running between each–where “true wireless” earbuds can tend to have less of a distance. So this is an improvement thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 support.
They are IPX4 rated, which does protect them from sweat for the most part. These feel like they could withstand light rain but we couldn’t recommend you tempting them with anything more than that. You obviously won’t want to take them out into an actual rainstorm or to the pool (especially don’t submerge them).
What’s in the box
You get everything you would expect inside, including a cable to charge the case and buds with. There are three sizes of tips to choose from, including small, medium and large (just not large enough in our opinion). You have instructions that easily walk you through everything and that’s it.
These make for a good option for those looking for a simple entry level pair of headphones. They have excellent range for a true wireless model and decent battery life for the price. The price is also at a good point at just $49.99 and you can typically find them on sale for a tad less. Their range is missing everything in the lows, so this limits the types of music they really hit any home runs on, but again, if you are looking for something simple and are not looking to throw a lot of money at something, this is a good start. Plus, Blitzwolf thus far has racked up a lot of points with us via some of their other products we have tested out, so if you are looking for something more impressive, you might want to check out some of their other higher level options.
You can currently save 30.0% on these earbuds from BlitzWolf with promo code 30TNHIM1 via Amazon. The offer seems to be good through 11-06-2018. Update: You also have the code “20SGL9XX” for 20% off if the previous code does not work (the expiration date is currently unknown).
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- Update 05/2020 – Price information updated
- Model: BW-FYE1
- Mechanical Materials: PC+ABS
- Earbud Type: Ear Hook
- Control Type: Wireless Connection
- Bluetooth Version: 5.0
- Transmission Distance: 33 feet (10m)
- Frequency (between the buds): 2.4GHz, Class 2
- Charging Box Output Voltage: DC 5.2V 120mA
- Charging Box Input Voltage: DC 5.2V 1A
- Temperature Range: 0-45C
- Battery Capacity:
- Earbud: 50mAh/3.7V Polymer lithium battery
- Charging Box: 700mAh/3.7V Polymer lithium battery
- Charging Time:
- Charging the Earbuds: 1-1.5H
- Charging the Battery Case: 1.5H
- Music Time:
- Monaural Earbud with Full Electricity: 2.5H-3H
- Consuming All the Electricity of the Charging Box: Up to 12H
- Call Time: 3H
- Standby Time: 77h
- Charging Box: 61.5 X 43.5 X 30mm
- Earbud: 34.2 X 17.5 X 23.8mm
- Single Earbud: 6.25g
- Charging Box: 47.5g
- Total Weight: 60g
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