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LG announced 2022 TONE Free™ series lineup

LG Electronics (Singapore) announced the launch of 2022 TONE Free™ series lineup (models T90, T60 and TF8). This new series features the latest technology and a host of brand-new features that deliver incredible sound with a comfortable fit. The TONE Free true wireless earbuds elevate the user’s on-the-go lifestyle – a perfect example of LG’s commitment to consistently provide innovative products and solutions for a better life and living.

LG TONE Free T90: The Flagship Model

The headliner for the LG 2002 TONE Free™ series, the LG TONE Free T90 comes with significant upgrades that bring music to the ears. The T90s are designed to offer enhanced audio quality, engineered with a new internal structure with larger drivers and crafted with graphene.

This combination provides dynamic yet balanced and crisp sound while reducing vibrations. The T90 earbuds also feature Meridian Headphone Spatial Processing from LG’s long-standing partner Meridian Audio, delivering a full and more natural soundstage for an immersive listening experience. They are equipped with Meridian’s Perfect Balance technology, enabling the T90s earbuds to maintain a consistent tonal balance at any volume and surround users with a pleasant and soothing sound.

In addition to these upgrades, LG’s TONE Free T90 earbuds are also the world’s first Dolby Atmos wireless earbuds with Dolby Head Tracking™ across all devices and content such as music, movies and video games. Living up to its name, Dolby Head Tracking™ re-calibrates the sound as users move their heads to envelope them in a more natural sound experience, allowing them to feel like they are in the centre of the scene. This technology allows sound to move along with the user, improving how one can experience and enjoy entertainment. The T90s are also the first wireless earbuds to come with Dolby’s audio virtualiser, this is designed explicitly for earbuds to expand spatial dimensionality for stereo-like performance.

There is also the newly-added Snapdragon Sound Technology Suite offering a stellar listening experience previously only available on wired headphones. Along with its 24-bit/96kHz high resolution audio, these Snapdragon Sound earbuds provide robust connectivity, low latency and crisp voice quality. These make it an ideal solution for making calling calls and for gamers who rely on clear voice communication during intense battles.

The premium flagship T90s also feature an upgraded Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) – the Double Step ANC Algorithm eradicates unpleasant feedback by cancelling external noises more effectively by utilising a new filter with a higher sampling rate and an advanced howling detection algorithm respectively. The Real-Time ANC Optimiser calibrates the position of the earbuds via the internal microphones when it is placed inside the ear and automatically adjusts to provide optimal ANC performance.

There is the Voice Pickup Unit, providing the LG TONE Free T90 with an improved voice calling experience. They detect and reduce the ambient noise to minimal levels when the user speaks for a clear voice calling experience.

Packed with a substantial battery capacity, the LG TONE Free T90 earbuds can deliver up to 9 hours of playtime on the earbuds with a single charge, and up to 29 hours with the charging case.

LG TONE Free Fit: The Audio Companion for Active Lifestyles

Designed for the active lifestyle users, the LG TONE Free Fit TF8 is the secure yet comfortable fit earbuds for you. They are suitable for all activities ranging from running and mountain biking, to training at the gym. The built-in SwivelGrip technology helps keep the earbuds fit snugly in the ear regardless of the intensity of the activity. Concurrently, this lightweight design promotes better air circulation.

The LG TONE Free TF8 are IP67 rated for resistance to many types of splashes, such as rain, sweat and dust, making the perfect earbuds to wear when participating in a vigorous workout session. The earbuds also come with ANC, clear spatial sound with Meridian HSP technology and are fitted with hypoallergenic ear gels. The LG TONE Free TF8s have a comparable battery life of 10 hours with up to 30 hours when used with the UVnano charging case. They are also equipped with Plug & Play Wireless feature for convenience on the treadmill.

Features available on LG TONE Free T-series

The LG’s 2022 TONE Free models also boast a comfortable design while boosting audio performance design while boosting audio performance. In collaboration with South Korea’s POSTECH Ergonomic Design Technology Lab, the T-series earbuds were created with ergonomic precision, an optimised shape that feels better in the ear.

This means that users can enjoy a more ergonomic fit that boasts comfort throughout extended usage. The TONE Free’s Performance Fit sets the earbuds in the correct position for the optimal sound experience.

For greater connectivity and compatibility, the TONE Free earbuds offer exceptional convenience through its Plug & Wireless feature. Using its charging case as a Bluetooth transmitter, users can plug the case into any compatible device with the included USB-C to AUX cable, such as a treadmill, radio or in-flight entertainment system to enjoy complete wireless freedom. The voice chat function is new to the Plug & Wireless feature, which makes it great for conference calls and chatting with friends in-game.

LG’s new TONE Free models also retains its special auto-cleaning charging case with a few enhancements. The UVnano6 charging case, which uses ultraviolet light to help clean the earbuds, will now provide even greater coverage for thorough sterilisation of all parts of the ear gels. The medical-grade, hypoallergenic ear gels continue to help reduce the risk of skin irritation in the ear canal.

Pricing and Availability 

The LG 2002 TONE Free™ series T90, T60 and TF8 are now available at LG official brand stores on KrisShop, Lazada, Shopee, as well as authorised retailers and distributors, including Audio House, Best Denki, ConnectIT, COURTS, Gain City, Goh Joo Hin, Harvey Nor-man, iStudio, Mega Discount Store, Parisilk, Stereo Electronics, Sprint-Cass and X Gear.

Models

T90

T60

TF8

Price

$329

$229

S$299

* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and APRW *

Jabra Connect 5t – True wireless earbuds for remote work

Jabra, a world leader in personal sound and office solutions, recently announced the Jabra Connect 5t – True wireless earbuds for remote work. The Jabra Connect 5t is the 3rd product in Jabra’s Connect series line-up, joining the Connect 4h, a flexible headset, and the Jabra Connect 4s, a portable speakerphone, a range of products created for those who want to choose their flexible, remote working solutions at retail. The Jabra Connect 5t brings the benefits of true wireless earbuds to the series and promises to be a sound remote-working companion.

In this new future of work era, working from home is becoming a standard. Therefore, having the right tools and technology a top priority for most, if not all. According to Jabra’s Hybrid Ways of Working 2022 Global Report, 57% of employees are opting for a flexible work model while 28% are fully remote. With that in mind, the Jabra Connect 5t is engineered for those working from home looking for earbuds for both home working and leisure use.

 

Work from anywhere, anytime

For those who choose to work remotely, they should be just as efficient as working from the office. Jabra’s Connect 5t ensures that with its Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation and wind noise suppression. The earbuds have a combination of inward-facing and outward-facing microphones, cancelling noise from inside and outside of the ear and enabling hybrid working professionals to focus on calls without distraction.

The 6-mic call technology also mean high-quality and crisp audio on calls and 6mm speakers can power up your work playlist with rich sound. The earbuds also have SBC, AAC and Qualcomm® aptX™ codecs to enhance the sound even further.

Does the Jabra Connect 5t looks familiar to you? They are based on the recently announced Elite 5 earbuds, they allow you to stay connected to 2 devices at once, like a laptop and a smartphone, with its Bluetooth Multipoint feature. For Android or Windows users, the Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair will connect the earbuds in seconds, allowing effortless switching and manoeuvring. With the Spotify Tap playback, all the music the user could ever wish for is accessible on tap.

Users can get up to 7 hours in the buds, with up to a total of 28 hours with the included Qi-certified wireless charging case and pad. The fast charge feature gives users an hour of power in ten minutes – perfect for all-day calls.

“We all know the pains of having poor audio quality on calls or from being in a noisy environment. Our vision for the Jabra Connect line is guided by our desire for people to look and sound professional no matter where they are at home. Everyone should have the freedom and ability to work on the go, so the Connect 5t is a perfect addition to empower people,” says Calum MacDougall, SVP at Jabra.

The Jabra Connect line consists of the new Connect 5t, alongside the over-the-head Connect 4h which delivers a different call experience from the PC, as well as the Connect 4s which gives you a professional-grade speakerphone in your home for conference conversations.

Summary of the Jabra Connect 5t Key Features

  • 6-mic technology – Clear calls for virtual meetings
  • Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation – Blocks out surrounding noise for better concentration
  • Smart connectivity options – Connect to two devices at one time with the Bluetooth Multipoint connection and enjoy Google Fast Pair and/or Microsoft Swift Pair to be connected in seconds. Spotify Tap gives easy on tap access to music
  • Up to 7 hours battery, 28 hours with the case – All-day work calls. Wireless charging pad included
  • 6mm speakers – Ensures rich, satisfying sounds in and out of office hours
  • Hands-free voice assistants – Google Assistant (Android Only) and Alexa built-in for hands-free assistance on-the-go
  • Wireless charging pad included

Pricing and Availability

The Jabra Connect 5t will be available from 7th October 2022 in Jabra’s official store in Lazada and Shopee, MSRP S$258.

If you like to know more about the Jabra Connect 5t at https://www.jabra.com/connect5t. You can find out more about the other Jabra Connect products via Connect 4h and Connect 4s.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra and Gloo *

Enjoy music on the go with SHARP’s two new wireless earbuds

Enjoy music on the go with SHARP’s two new wireless earbuds HP-TW10 and HP-TW30, break away from cables and wires that tangle and make it messy when you are listening to your favourite music. SHARP’s two new wireless earbuds are perfect for everyone from every walk of life. Our life is supposed to be lived free of reins and so should your music!

SHARP HP-TW10

SHARP’s new wireless earbuds will promise perfect stereo sound quality with deep bass producing superior sound profiles and amplified volume capacity down to the beat. They also come with extended battery life of up to 6 continuous hours of playtime or a total of 24 hours of playtime with up to 3 additional charges from the charging case.

SHARP HP-TW30

They have a water resistance of IPX4 ensuring that they are resistant to sweat, making them perfect for the gym and light moisture activities. It’s tremendously easy to use with touch control for easy seamless navigation, playback, voice and music control. They also come with wireless charging cases and auto pairing with your earbuds upon setup.

For those who prefers full immersive sound, the SHARP HP-TW30 has active noise cancelling (ANC) for the purest sound yet.

Pricing and Availability

The HP-TW10 and HP-TW30 are priced at $199 and $249 respectively, and available on Sharp’s official e-store: https://estore.sharp.sg/.

SHARP HP-TW30

 

SHARP HP-TW10

For more information on SHARP HP-TW10 and HP-TW30, please visit

– SHARP: https://sg.sharp/

– Wireless earbuds: https://sg.sharp/wireless-earbuds

– SHARP Wireless Earbuds HP-TW10: https://sg.sharp/products/tvav/wireless-earbuds-hp-tw10bk?v=1508

– SHARP Wireless Earbuds HP-TW30: https://sg.sharp/products/tvav/wireless-earbuds-hp-tw30bk?v=1509

Product Specifications -SHARP Wireless Earbuds

Model

HP-TW10

HP-TW30

Price

$199

$249

Availability

Available Now

Terminals

USB (Charging-only) – Type C

Play/Standby Time

6 (ANC OFF) / 90 Hours

Built in Mic (for call answering)

Yes

Yes

Touch Control

Yes

Yes

Active Noise Cancelling (ANC)

No

Yes

Waterproof Level

IPX4

IPX4

Auto Pairing

Yes

Yes

Weight (earbud)

5.0g x 2

5.4g  x 2

Weight (Charging Case)

38.9g

40.8g

Wireless Charging Case

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth® version

Version 5.0

Accessories

Micro USB Charging Cable – Type C

* Information and pictures courtesy of Sharp and Brand Cellar *

New LG TONE Free true wireless earbuds (HBS-FN6)

LG Electronics (LG) has recently launched their new LG TONE Free true wireless earbuds (HBS-FN6), this is LG’s first wireless earbuds in the market. It not only delivers exceptional listening experience with lifelike audio thanks to Meridian Audio technology, the HBS-FN6 also features an industry-first UVnano case which eliminates bacteria and germs on the earbuds as they charge.

Design and Aesthetics

The HBS-FN6 comes in a new canal-type design, delivering a more comfortable fit and comes in two colours: matte Stylish Black and glossy Modern White. It has a IPX4 rating for protection against splashing water, rain and perspiration while working out, giving the HBS-FN6 enhanced usability and durability.

It also features Voice Command for convenient voice access to Google Assistant or Siri on a connected smartphone. They also have intuitive touch commands built into each earbuds, allowing users to play, pause, skip and control the volume level without reaching for their smartphone.

LG’s innovative UVnano charging case provides protected storage, hassle-free charging and enhanced hygiene for the HBS-FN6. Studies have shown that earbuds can harbour more bacteria than other places such as a kitchen cutting board, that could lead to potential ear infections. Since consumers nowadays use a lot of their smartphones and earphones listening to music, entertainment or communication, it’s good to know about this! LG’s UVnano case utilise built-in ultraviolet light, eliminating 99.9% of E. coli and S. aureus from the non-toxic hypoallergenic silicone ear gel and inner mesh.

When fully charged, the HBS-FN6 is able to provide six hours of usage with UVnano case delivering three full charges for a total of 18 hours of listening enjoyment. A five-minute charge provides up to an hour of listening time.

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HBS-FN6 audio features 

The HBS-FN6 deliver an extra dimension of audio, courtesy of HSP (Headphone Spatial Processing) technology from Meridian – LG’s long-standing audio partner in delivering superior sound – powered by Digital Signal Processing, a technology that Meridian has been perfecting for over 25 years. DSP not only recreates a realistic soundstage that simulates the experience of listening to real loudspeakers, it also delivers vocals with pristine clarity, completely immersing the listener.

The new earbuds also come with customized EQ sound settings developed by Meridian with each mode offering four unique presets to deliver a perfectly tailored listening experience: Natural for authentic and balanced sound, Immersive for an expanded sense of space, Bass Boost for that extra punch and Treble Boost for greater clarity to vocal performances. Noise isolation provided by the snug-fitting eartips provide a tight seal that blocks out most distracting exterior noise, while Ambient Sound Mode allows wearers to hear what’s going on around them with the press of a button.

“LG has always striven to deliver better sound to more consumers and with our new TONE Free earbuds we are expanding on our successful partnership with Meridian Audio,” said Park Hyung-woo, head of LG Home Entertainment Company’s audio and video division. “On top of great sound, TONE Free brings something new to the table that is also very practical.”

“We poured all of our accumulated expertise into creating the sound identity for this new LG TONE Free product,” commented John Buchanan, CEO at Meridian Audio. “Whether you’re at home, in the car, commuting or at the gym, the new LG TONE model is a clear step forward in audio innovation and performance for consumers worldwide, meeting the demand for convenient high-quality listening experiences, anywhere.”

Key Technical Specifications

  • Earbud Size: 16.1 x 32.77 x 25.0mm
  • Charging Case Size: 54.6 x 54.6 x 27.5mm
  • Battery Capacity Earbuds: 55mAh x 2
  • Case: 390mAh
  • Fast Charging Time: 5 minutes for 1 hour of play
  • Battery Life: Talk: 5 hours
  • Play: 6 hours
  • Earbuds + Case: 18 hours
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 (Single Device Connection)
  • Speaker: 2 Layered Dynamic
  • Microphones: 2 Outer
  • Compatibility: Android / iOS
  • Bluetooth Audio Codec: SBC / AAC
  • Colors: Stylish Black /Modern White

Do share this new LG TONE Free true wireless earbuds (HBS-FN6) with your fellow audiophiles, loved ones, family, relatives, friends and colleagues. Pass-It-On and Pay-It-Forward, Sharing is Caring!

Pricing and Availability

The LG TONE Free FN6 is now available in Singapore at authorized retailers Best Denki, POPULAR, Courts, Harvey Norman, Lazada and Shopee at S$268.

* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Asia PR Werkz *

Wireless charging Jabra Elite Active 75t and Elite 75t now available

Jabra launched the Jabra Elite 75t and Jabra Elite Active 75t earlier this year. Most recently in August 2020, Jabra has launched the wireless charging variants of the Jabra Elite Active 75t and Elite 75t in-ear true wireless earbuds to provide users with a full true wireless experience – from using the earbuds and charging them. The wireless charging variants will allow users to charge their earbuds by simply placing the charging case on the wireless charging pad (sold separately).

The wireless charging variants provides users with an alternative way to charge their earbuds without any hassle. This is useful for users who own multiple devices and must constantly switch between different cables to charge their devices.

With this new wireless charging feature for the Jabra Elite 75t and Jabra Elite Active 75t, this would users a true wireless experience. I had the opportunity to do a review on the Jabra Elite 75t, do visit it and check it out!

Pricing and Availability

Elite Active 75t

Elite 75t

Colors

Grey & Navy

Titanium Black

Pricing

S$338

S$308

Availability

Now available from Challenger, Stereo Electronics, ConnectIT, Lazada and many other authorised Jabra partners

Promotion

Free Mazer UV Sanitising Box with Wireless Charging (Worth $89), 

 while stocks last

Free Mazer UV Sanitising Box with Wireless Charging (Worth $89), 

 while stocks last

* Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra Singapore and GLOO PR *

Jabra Elite 75t review

The Jabra Elite 75t was announced earlier in January 2020, their fourth generation true wireless earbuds. I saw it at the media event held in Singapore and I was impressed with its form factor and design, lightweight and improved audio experience.  Having previously reviewed Jabra Elite Active 65t, I have knowledge and experience of the Jabra audio quality standards. When the opportunity came up to do the Jabra Elite 75t review, I took it up since it’s a good continuation from where I left off with the Jabra Elite Active 65t.

Now let me bring you through my Jabra Elite 75t review experiences, thoughts and views. 

Aesthetics

When I first saw the Jabra Elite 75t in January, the size of the earbuds and charging case caught my attention. It’s smaller and lighter in weight as compared to the Jabra Elite Active 65t that I had previous experience using. The ergonomic shape design makes it look sleek, contoured nicely for the ears.

During my review, the Jabra Elite 75t feels secure and fits very nicely into my ears (although I do need the largest silicon ear gel as my left ear lobe doesn’t fit in as well as compared to my right ear). Using it for communication, meetings, walks and runs, the lightweight and small form factor is a great plus point.

The Jabra Elite 75t earbuds is IP55 rated protection from dust and water, it comes with a 2-year warranty against dust and water damage.

Audio/Sound

The audio/sound segment, whether you are looking at the Jabra Elite 75t from a work/communications perspective, leisure use or both, the audio quality is a key factor, might be the main and first aspect of the Jabra Elite 75t that users look into first.

Bass – The bass has improved, it’s stronger and you can feel the boom. Listening to rock music with the Jabra Elite 75t is nice and feels good!

Mid Range – It’s clear, detailed and natural, without being too overwhelming bright or underwhelming dull.

Treble – Another improvement from my experience with the Jabra Elite Active 65t, it makes listening to music with the Jabra Elite 75t a fun, enjoyable and all round experience. Although when I push the volume button up too high, the pitch gets a bit too high and sharp for my ears.

Overall, the audio quality of the Jabra Elite 75t is good, the improvements are significant from the earlier model Elite 65t series. There are times whereby you can hear and feel the 3D surround sound effects when listening to music on the Jabra Elite 75t.

Conferencing/Meetings with Zoom / Teams

For working professionals who now have to use more of technology and apps such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, no thanks to the Covid-19 situation with many of us having to work from home. Being true wireless, without any wires attached to your laptop, tablet or smartphone, it makes your video conferencing or meetings less of a hassle, along with clear and sharp communication when you are using the Jabra Elite 75t.

Phone chat

Clear and sharp, thanks to the 4 microphone call technology inside the Jabra Elite 75t. The design, lightweight and secure features make it comfortable for lengthy phone chats.

Technology

Bluetooth Connection

Bluetooth pairing is very fast and can connect to 2 devices at one time and you can pair up to 8 devices.

Jabra Sound+ App

Having previously reviewed the Jabra Elite Active 65t, I am familiar with the Jabra Sound+ App, its capabilities and functions. You can choose from three modes, My Moment / Commute / Focus. Commute would be ideal when you are on the move, riding on public transport, while Focus would be ideal for yourself at work or when you need some quiet time. There is also the battery life indicator  on the top right corner of the app that keeps track of your earbuds battery levels.

This is also the place whereby you can control the other technological functions and capabilities of the Jabra Elite Active 65t, the Voice Assistant whereby you can have instant access to your voice assistant (from Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant) direct to your earbuds.

The ability to personalise and customise my audio settings is something that I like a lot. You can control the other technological functions and capabilities of the Jabra Elite 75t, the Voice Assistant whereby you can have instant access to your voice assistant (from Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant) direct to your earbuds.

For the music lovers/audiophiles, there are six music presets that you can choose from the following:

Neutral, Bass boost, Smooth, Speech, Treble boost and Energise

With these six music presets, you can choose to use their presets or customise your audio listening experience further to suit your listening preferences. For the audiophiles, this would suit you nicely. 

On my iPad Air 3, the Jabra Sound+ App looks nice on a big screen, you can rotate into landscape mode too!

HearThrough

HearThrough is one of the technological capabilities built inside the Jabra Elite 75t. On the Jabra Sounds+ App, you can control and filter the level of sounds that surrounds you, just by switching between On / Off. When you switch it on, you can select how much of the outside world that you would like to let in, just by adjusting the slider.

There are times whereby we would love listening to music without any external sound distraction, there also times whereby we would also need to be aware of our surroundings e.g. listening to music on the move and we need to be aware of our surroundings.

Jabra’s passive noise cancellation is pretty impressive, it isolates the outside noise, giving you a wonderful audio experience, in a musical/working world of your own, at the comfort of your home or own office space.

It’s a great feature, just a word of caution, to switch on HearThrough when you go out for sports/exercises such as running or when you are commuting from place to place whereby you do need to be safe and aware of the surroundings.

Thoughts and views

Lightweight, fitting  and comfortable for the ears. The audio quality is good, great for communication at work or leisure, sharp and clear. For listening to music, it has improved from the Jabra Elite 65t that I previously reviewed, stronger bass and improved treble/highs.

The Jabra Elite 75t is lighter and smaller as compared to previous generation Jabra Elite Active 65t, charging case is smaller and lighter in weight too.

The Jabra Elite 75t is a worthy consideration for a working/business in-ear true wireless earbuds and just as suitable for leisure music listening. A pair of well designed and tested earphones that looks nice on you too.

I would like to thank Jabra Singapore and GLOO PR for the opportunity to review the Jabra Elite 75t in-ear true wireless earbuds.

Sudio Fem True Wireless Earphones Review

Sudio recently launched their newest true wireless earphones in December 2019, the Sudio Fem true wireless earphones. When the opportunity arises to test and review the Sudio Fem earphones, I was pretty excited, looking forward to do the Sudio Fem true wireless earphones review after looking through Sudio website and researching on them.

Design and aesthetics

Upon receiving the Sudio Fem package, unboxing, touching, feeling, pairing and testing the audio quality. I was impressed by both the aesthetics, design and audio quality. It’s not just another technology audio device or wireless earphones, they are stylish lifestyle accessories that you would love to have it in your chosen lifestyle, leisure, work, travel, sporting etc.

I like the minimalist design on the earphones, sleek and gorgeous. The earphones are really lightweight, comfortable and easy to carry around with its round shaped carrying case, like a compass or like a jewellery case in your hands!

Before I start sharing on my Sudio Fem true wireless earphones review, let me share below, a short summary on the Sudio Fem true wireless earphones

  • 20 hours of battery life, 6 hours in a single charge
  • Real Clear Voice: 4-microphones system
  • IPX5 – Splash, rain, sweat proof
  • Touch control
  • Individual automatic pairing (both earbuds connect directly to the phone)
  • Graphene driver for a great music experience
  • Siri & Google assistant compatible
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • 18-month international warranty

Customers have four colours to choose from, Black, White, Pink and Classic Blue.

Connectivity

The Sudio Fem true wireless earphones are easy to pair and connect via Bluetooth, on your smartphone or laptop, the connection is fast and seamless. The buttons on each side of the earphones are sensitive, just light finger taps on them to carry out the specific actions e.g. next song, previous song, lower volume, increase volume.

Audio review

Bass

The bass is pretty good, clear, you can feel the beats and booms, without being overpowering to your ears and music.

Mid-range

Clear, distinct and smooth on the mid-range.

Treble

Clear, distinct, smooth and sharp, not overwhelming on the high segments, making it ideal for listening pleasure.

My personal opinion, for music lovers who are into classical or pop music, the Sudio Fem wireless earphones would be ideal for you!

Thoughts and Views

Sudio Fem is an ideal combination of beautiful aesthetics and quality audio technology, a minimalistic Scandinavian design coupled with the audio hardware built inside them. They are also lightweight, trendy, sleek and delivers pretty good audio quality, ideal for daily leisure users, the busy professional and even for the audiophiles.   

True to their roots, Sudio comes from the combination of two words, “Swedish” and “Audio”, a reflection of both of their design vision and excellent sound quality delivery. Listening to the iconic ABBA songs, with the Sudio Fem wireless earphones, a fitting tribute worthy of Swedish minimalist elegant design with retro pop music that rocked the world, immersed in the world of music in my ears, heart, mind and soul.

Where can I buy Sudio Fem true wireless earphones?

You can purchase the Sudio Fem true wireless earphones from Sudio website! Visit Studio website and happy shopping! – https://www.sudio.com/sg/

15% discount code: tangenghui

Special Chinese New Year Promotion

Free special edition CNY gift packaging + crossbody pouch + buy any 2 earphones and get 25% off  (15% from code + additional 10%)

* I would like to thank Sudio for the opportunity to review the Sudio Fem true wireless earphones *

Jabra Elite 75t

Jabra, a world leader in personal sound as well as office solutions, recently announced their fourth generation true wireless earbuds – Jabra Elite 75t. At the media event held in Singapore, we had the opportunity to learn, know and have a close up view, feel and touch on the Jabra Elite 75t.

I personally have reviewed the Jabra Elite Active 65t in 2019, therefore I have experienced and have some knowledge, capabilities and features of the Jabra Elite series earbuds. Jabra sound quality and clarity is never a doubt, along with their technology and connectivity built inside their earbuds. When I saw the Jabra Elite 75t, it is smaller and lighter, for both the earbuds and charging case! That’s a significant improvement and the Elite 75t looks more sleek and aesthetically better looking.

Xuanling Lu, Jabra’s Regional Product Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific, said, “We are excited to introduce the most comfortable and long-lasting addition to our award-winning Elite range of true wireless earbuds in Singapore. The Elite 75t is a result of our dedication in listening and catering to changing customer needs for an elevated and truly wireless earbud experience. On top of delivering premium sound, the Elite 75t delivers smaller, better fitting earbuds with longer battery life.”

Inside this Elite 75t, this pair of earbuds leverages on technology from their sister company GN Hearing to reduce power consumption while able to maintain strong device connectivity. One key feature of the Elite 75t that would attract the attention of earbuds owners would be their design, specifically designed to provide enhanced comfort through their optimal earbud shape and size. They are ideal even for smaller ears, their ergonomic shape makes them comfortable, fitting without worry of dropping out in the activities that the user may be engaged in.

Photo courtesy of Jabra (Singapore)

Understanding key user needs and delivering them

We human beings are all unique and different, our ears are no exception. Jabra developed a comfort and fit simulation model based on thousands of ear scans from global users to determine the most optimal 3D shape and size, that fits into our ears comfortably across different groups of users. Along with this simulation model, more data were also collected on users insights, needs and preferences on what constitutes a true wireless experience for wireless earbuds users.

Earbuds users demand more battery life, better fit and ease of connectivity. Through the Elite 75t, it offers up to 28 hours of battery life with the charging case and 7.5 hours without. For those in a rush, the fast charging feature which offers 1 hour of playback time from 15 minutes of charging would definitely be appreciated and most welcomed.

Meticulous engineering ensures that the new compact size continues to deliver the fundamentals users expect from Jabra, namely – robust connectivity, durability, ease of use and a superior calls and music experience. Making and taking calls is a great experience with the 4-microphone call technology, enhanced with Jabra’s latest noise and wind reducing algorithms. This feature gives users the confidence to take calls even in busy environments like the street or train. Jabra has enhanced the ease of use of the charging case by ensuring easy access and adding magnets.

For earbuds users who wants to have more control and customisation of their music profile, there is the Jabra Sound+ app, this would allow users to choose their voice assistant, customise their music profile with the equaliser, modify how much nearby noise they want to hear (HearThrough), adjust their calls experience, keep track of battery charge, and much more.

Key features and specifications:

• New compact earbud shape tested for comfort and secure fit

• More than 7.5 hours battery life, up to 28 hours with the charging case

• 4-microphone technology for crystal clear calls even in noisy and windy environments

• Reliable true wireless connectivity with no audio dropouts

• Fast charging with USB-C

• Music your way with the customisable equaliser, available in the Jabra Sound+ app

• IP55-rated durability and 2-year warranty against dust and water*

• One-touch access to Amazon Alexa**, Siri® and Google Assistant™

• Compatible with all Bluetooth audio enabled phones and tablets

• The Jabra Sound+ companion app is compatible with iOS and Android devices

Pricing and availability:

The Jabra Elite 75t Titanium Black is now available at S$288.00 from authorised Jabra retail partners. Gold Beige will be introduced within Q1 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://www.jabra.sg/bluetooth-headsets/jabra-elite-75t

*** New Update! Gold Beige now available in Singapore ***

The Gold Beige Jabra Elite 75t is now available in Singapore! Just in time to get this as a Valentines’ Day Gift for your loved one, other half! Why settle for the usual box of chocolates or bunch of flowers when you can be unique and get your loved one something they’ll use and love everyday?

Tap into your unconventional side and forget the rose buds, it’s all about the ear buds this year.

Jabra at CES 2020

At the recent Jabra Elite 75t event in Singapore, there were two new products from Jabra that were announced at CES 2020 making their presence felt, seen and touched by visitors to the event. They are the Elite Active 75t and Elite 45h, coming soon to Singapore, keep a lookout!

Let me share with you more information on the two new upcoming Jabra products below:

Elite Active 75t

The Elite Active 75t is the active lifestyle edition of the recently announced Elite 75t earbuds. Like the original, the Active version brings the same great calls and music that is now expected from Jabra but optimised for work-out and fitness use. The Active edition is enhanced for durability and is the latest in Jabra’s winning portfolio of true wireless earbuds. 

Key features:

  • True wireless waterproof earbuds made-for-active lifestyle with an ergonomic fit providing optimal noise isolation
  • 22 per cent smaller compared to the Elite Active 65t
  • Up to 7.5 hours battery life that extends up to 28 hours with the charging case
  • MySound – individualised audio based on user’s personal hearing profile (Q2, 2020)
  • MyControls – individual use of earbuds and programmable buttons (Q2, 2020)
  • Active grip coating for a secure active fit
  • Waterproof, sweat and dust resistance with 2-year warranty

Elite 45h

The Elite 45h is engineered to be the best-in-class on-ear wireless headphones. It has an incredibly long battery life of up to 40 hours on just one charge, with large speakers that deliver a superior music experience.

The Jabra Elite 45h boasts a light, comfortable design that is sleek and stylish. Crafted from premium materials, the lightweight headband and soft oval ear-cushions mould to your ear for added comfort. The headphones provide a comfortable and immersive sound experience that were built to withstand the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Key features:

  • Jabra sets a new standard for headphones in the below USD100 category
  • Battery life of up to 40 hours and ultra-fast charge of 8 hours in only 15 minutes
  • 2-microphone call technology for crystal clear calls
  • Compact, foldable and lightweight to support mobile lifestyles
  • One-touch access to voice assistants
  • First product in Elite range to feature MySound to personalise music experience

* Information courtesy of Jabra (Singapore) and GLOO PR *

HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 available on 30th November

For Huawei users and supporters in Singapore, Huawei Singapore is launching its true wireless earphones and they would be available on 30th November 2019. If you are planning to get a true wireless earphones, you can consider getting the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3!

They are having a nice promotion to celebrate the launch of HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 in Singapore, do check out the promotions below! Do share this news with fellow Huawei users and supporters, Pass It On and Pay It Forward!

Let me share with you more information and details on the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 below:

Huawei Singapore is launching its true wireless stereo Bluetooth earphones featuring the world’s first open-fit design with active noise cancellation, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3. Available from 30 November 2019, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 will come in two colour options, Carbon Black and Ceramic White at a retail price of S$238.

To celebrate the launch of HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 in Singapore, customers will receive an attractive gift bundle worth S$172 with every purchase at SITEX 2019 on 30 November, while stocks last.

Only 500 sets will be available for the promotion and each customer is entitled to purchase up to two HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 to redeem the gift bundles. What’s more, an additional six-month warranty will be given on top of the standard one-year warranty for HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, terms and conditions apply.

The gift bundle, exclusive to SITEX 2019 includes:

  1. HUAWEI Wireless Charger (15W) worth S$58

  2. HUAWEI Wireless Tripod Selfie Stick worth S$38

  3. HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 Silicone Case worth S$28

  4. Additional six-month warranty worth S$48

Meanwhile, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 will also be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronic/I.T. stores and at all Huawei Concept Stores and Huawei Flagship Store on Lazada. Customers can also enjoy one-year warranty with every purchase of the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 was first revealed to the world in September during IFA 2019 in Berlin and has gained much anticipation around the world for the following features:

  • Active noise cancellation: delivers ultimate audio experience without the interruption of background noise.
  • Intuitive controls: Double tap on the right earphone to play/ switch music. Double tap on the left earphone to turn on/ off active noise cancellation.
  • Aerodynamic mic duct: Reduce wind noise efficiently at speeds of up to 20kmph for better call quality.
  • Studio-quality audio: The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 incorporates a 14mm dynamic driver to deliver realistic acoustic sounds with a stronger bass.
  • Dolphin bionic design with open-fit: Inspired by the natural curvature of the dolphin’s vocal cavity, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 is ergonomically engineered for maximum comfort and stable wearing while delivering flawless audio quality.
  • World’s 1st dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1 SoC: allows users to enjoy a stable and fast Bluetooth connection, as well as accurate audio and video synchronization.
  • Enjoy up to four hours of non-stop playback on a single charge.

For more information, please visit: https://consumer.huawei.com/sg/.

* Information courtesy of Huawei Consumer BG (Singapore) *

Jabra Elite Active 65t Review

The Jabra Elite Active 65t is one of the products in the wide and diverse range of Jabra’s lineup of headsets for both office and leisure. I reviewed the Jabra Elite 85h previously, continuing on to take on Jabra earbuds review and I got the opportunity to do the Jabra Elite Active 65t review.  

 

Aesthetics

This pair of true wireless earbuds are lightweight, with a good secure fit that makes it snug and secure into your ears with its in-ear form factor, that allows you to enjoy active daily lifestyle whether at work, commuting or doing sports. It is sweat and dust resistant with its IP56 rating and comes with a two year warranty against damage from sweat and dust.

They are available in Copper Blue, Titanium Black and Copper Red colours, a good mix to choose from for the lifestyle/sporty folks and working professionals.

Audio/Sound

The Jabra Elite Active 65t audio quality is good, it’s clear and crisp, making it good for taking calls on your earbuds. On the bass, it’s decent, not strong/powerful in my personal view. As for the mid range, it’s clear, detailed and natural, without being too overwhelming bright or underwhelming dull. On the treble, it’s a bit lacking in this area, I would need to push the volume up to get the loudness/highs.

However, you are able to customise and personalise the sound on the Jabra Elite Active 65t to meet your needs and expectations.

Technology

The Jabra Elite Active 65t has some nice technology built inside them. When you take the earbuds out from the charging case, it automatically turns on and when one of the earbuds is taken out from the ear, it automatically pause.

They can connect to 2 devices at a time, bluetooth pairing up to 8 devices, running on Bluetooth 5.0 and up to 10 metres operating wireless range. There is also the accelerometer that can track your fitness and performance with an integrated motion sensor.

Jabra Sound+ App

The Jabra Sound+ App is available for you to customise and personalise your sound to meet your audio expectations. Personally, I like earbuds and headphones that allows me to personalise and customise my sound through an app. This is also the place whereby you can control the other technological functions and capabilities of the Jabra Elite Active 65t, the Voice Assistant whereby you can have instant access to your voice assistant (from Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant) direct to your earbuds.

HearThrough

HearThrough is one of the technological capabilities built inside the Jabra Elite Active 65t. On the Jabra Sounds+ App, you can control and filter the level of sounds that surrounds you. There are times whereby we would love listening to music without any external sound distraction, there also times whereby we would also need to be aware of our surroundings e.g. listening to music on the move and we need to be aware of our surroundings. The HearThrough is the function that does this for you.

Thoughts and views

The Jabra Elite Active 65t is true wireless earbuds, ideal for people with an active and sporting lifestyle, for both daily work and leisure, taking calls, doing sports or listening to music while on the move.

Battery life is up to 5 hours from a single charge, with another 10 hours extra from the charging case. Depending on your usage, it might be enough battery juice for you or might not be enough for your usage.

As for the sound quality, while it would suit most people in the market. The Jabra Elite Active 65t would be suitable for those busy working professionals that needs to communicate while on the move with their clear voice quality and connectivity, they are also ideal for those who have an active sports lifestyle and the everyday user on the move or at home.

I would like to thank Jabra (Singapore) and GLOO PR for the opportunity to review the Jabra Elite Active 65t