So far Apple and Samsung were the two companies ruling the premium wireless audio segment. Apple has a premium range of Apple EarPods while Samsung offers Galaxy Buds. And to heat up the competition, Chinese companies such as OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo Realme are coming forward in their own shade of wireless earphones. For many, Apple AirPods and Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are out of reach. Which is why lesser expensive TWS earphones can take a piece of the pie.
The newly arrived earphones Vivo TWS Neo not only come at a lucrative price but also offers a premium feel both in design and in audio quality. We have been using these earbuds for about a month now and today we have brought the review of Vivo Neo true wireless earphones for you that will help you understand if these earphones are worth investing in? So, let’s see what new Vivo has brought with these earbuds, which make them different from other rival brands.
Talking about the design first Vivo TWS Neo true wireless earphones form factor is mostly inspired by the Apple AirPods with subtle changes. Vivo has brought an affordable option by offering these earphones in the mid-range category. We got the starry blue colour to play with that looks fantastic with its glossy finish. The company also offers these in Moonlight White colour option as well. The casing is so small it can be carried in your pocket or clutch bag. The charging case, as well as the TWS earphones, are super light. When worn also you don’t feel any weight on your ears. One point of contention here, the glossy finish does attract a fair share of finger smudges so keep a cloth handy.
The LED indicator is positioned on the front side while the Type C charging port is given down below. Another thing that cannot be overlooked about the Vivo TWS Neo true wireless earphones is that while opening and shutting the charging case, the lid voice is a little bit loud and it wobbles too. As the earphones come with a price tag of Rs 5,990 this thing cannot be neglected. Furthermore, these do not support wireless charging.
Now let’s know more about the earbuds features and tech specs. The Vivo TWS earphones are supported by Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity. APTX Codec is also present and is IP54 certified for water resistance. These earphones equip 14.2mm drivers in addition to touch control that will let you play/pause music, change the track, answer or end a call and even reject also. Furthermore, you can also wake up Google Assistant or Siri with volume control. In addition to this, all these gestures can be customised as per your need with the help of your Vivo smartphone only but will not work on other phones.
One thing we really like about the Vivo TWS Neo true wireless earphones is that its touch control is very responsive. Which is kind of a double-edged sword, the accidental touch will lead to play/pause of a music track. Apart from this, you get wear detection that works really well so we liked the overall user experience of these earphones.
Now talking about the fit and comfort, which is subjective, but sharing our personal experience here. It fitted well into our ear canal but at the same time when we asked some others to wear these to know how well it fits and comfort level, we got the feedback that their experience was not as good as ours. Since these did not fit well in their ears. So comfort and fit depend on person to person. This is also because there are no silicon tips on the earphones which can be replaced in accordance with each ear cavity type.
Now coming to another important aspect of the Vivo TWS earphones that is connectivity. In terms of connectivity, we did not have any problem while using outdoors or indoors. But the range could have been better because when the phone was put on a charge in the room while we were in the balcony, the music would suddenly disappear. So in close range, it works perfectly well, but if you put a wall or two in between then no so much.
Let’s talk about the audio quality now. We loved hearing music on the earphones. The vocals, the instruments and the highs were clean and crisp. So, the audio profile you get is well balanced, however, we felt the bass was a bit weaker. Also, as per the size of the audio drivers, we did not find its sound too loud but the clarity it delivers is just fantastic, which you would definitely adore. If you are into heavy bass then it’s not for you.
Oh yes, when paired with the high-end Vivo smartphones you can also experience the DeepX stereo sound effect.
In terms of latency, the Vivo TWS earphones have low latency rate while you are gaming or watching videos. So gamers can pick them up. As for call quality, it is the best we have experienced till now. Noise cancellation is also good. You get to hear clean audio and at the same time, the caller on the other side will hear you well.
Coming to the last aspect that is the battery life which runs longer than you would imagine. It can last for over 22 hours. The charging case takes almost 1 hour 30 minutes to charge completely which is worth noting.
The overall experience is quite good but we do think the price could have been lower. The DeepX stereo sound is not for all users so just to experience this feature fully users would need to purchase a Vivo smartphone. Other than that Vivo TWS Neo is a fantastic piece of audio companion.
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