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Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo | Sound, Specs Comparison

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Edifier is a huge Chinese company that has become known thanks to the audio products it has launched on the market, as well as speakers, sound systems, and wireless earbuds, which are not only among its most popular products but also have taken great importance in recent years. Due to their popularity, we decided to compare one of their headphones, the Edifier TWS NB2, to the Tronsmart Apollo, also some really popular earbuds. Welcome to this Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo comparison.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – All The Differences You Need To Know!

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Specifications (Specs) Sheet Comparison

ModelEdifier TWS NB2 Tronsmart Apollo
Bluetooth version V5.0V5.0
Bluetooth protocol A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Transmission distance 10 - 15 meters
10 - 15 meters
Driver unit 10mm10mm
Playtime6 to 8.5 hours 10 hours
Battery capacity 500mAh???

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Design & Appearance Comparison

Before we talk about the way these two pairs of wireless headphones work, let’s talk a bit about the most notable thing, their design. At first glance, we can see that these two are kind of different since the Edifier TWS NB2 has a partially in-ear design and the Tronsmart Apollo has the very useful and popular full in-ear design, which gives them the opportunity to position themselves in a great way inside the ear, avoiding so there are so many problems when the user is on the move.

Likewise, these wireless headphones are ergonomic and very light, in addition to being adaptable to any size of the ear since they have sport rubbers of three different dimensions. It is worth noting that they are not resistant to scratches and bumps, so you have to be very careful with them. Also, the Edifier TWS NB2 has the IPX4 certification and the Tronsmart Apollo has the IP45 certification, which will allow users to use them when doing activities where sweat is involved.

Having said that, and this being one of the best characteristics that these two earbuds have in common, is that they all have touch panels, which although they are not capable of carrying out complicated actions, do work with the most basic and important controls.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Comfort & Wearing Experience Comparison

Concerning the comfort that these headphones offer, ultimately they have many points in their favor. Since they are made of plastic, the earbuds are extremely light, in addition to having three silicone ear tips (S, M, and L) which are suitable for almost every ear size. Likewise, and due to their comfort and the certifications they have, they can be used not only as common headphones, but they can also be used when exercising since they cling very closely to the ear, which is always a big plus point.

About wearing, they can be used for a long time as long as the appropriate size of ear tips is being used, although, and like any other headset made of plastic, it can be a bit annoying for some users.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Charging Case Comparison

Now, and talking about the charging case of these earbuds, the truth is that there is not much difference between them. Both cases have a magnetic closure mechanism, which can assure us that it will not open with any movement we make, thus keeping the headphones safe. All are charged through a micro-USB port, which is charged thanks to a USB Type-C cable provided by the same company.

About their capacity, the Edifier TWS NB2’s charging case has a battery with a capacity of 500mAh, while the Tronsmart Apollo’s charging case has a battery with a capacity that has not been specified.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Hardware & Performance Comparison

When it comes to hardware, many people would think that some high-end chip made by some popular company is inside these headphones, and that’s the case for one of these two earbuds. The Edifier TWS NB2 works together with a chip made by Bestechnic, the Bestechnic BES2300YP. On the other hand, and being the one who works along with a Qualcomm chip, the Tronsmart Apollo, works together with a Qualcomm QCC5124 chip.

Edifier TWS NB2 … Bestechnic BES2300YP

Tronsmart Apollo …. Qualcomm QCC5124

With that being said, one of the highlights of these products is the master switch added to each earbud. This means that either of the earbuds will serve as the main earbud and will carry the functions of the main earbud (play, pause, call, forward, etc.). This is a useful approach because if you lost an earbud or one of the earbuds gets faulty, one can easily use another earbud as a mono earphone with the same functionality.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Sound Quality Comparison

Now moving to the sound quality, we must clarify something that is very important, and that is that we are talking about two pairs of very different earbuds since one is a True Wireless headphone, which usually reduces the sound quality a bit that provides for greater comfort while the other focuses more on sound quality. These two pair of earbuds both have a 10mm dynamic driver, which, although it does not allow you to give the best quality sound, is still able to function in a good way on a day-to-day basis.

Edifier TWS NB2 has:

  • Better noise handling than Tronsmart Apollo
  • Better noise isolation than Tronsmart Apollo
  • Better passive soundstage than Tronsmart Apollo
  • Better treble accuracy than Tronsmart Apollo
  • Better active noise canceling than Tronsmart Apollo

Tronsmart Apollo has:

  • Better leakage performance than Edifier TWS NB2
  • Better imaging than Edifier TWS NB2
  • Good passive noise isolation

Having said that, by being placed correctly on the ear, these two earbuds are capable of keeping external noises moderately opaque, and that is that although external sounds could still be heard a little, everything can be solved by setting the volume of what it is being listened to 100%, which is performing in a good way.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Talking / Call Experience Comparison

About the experience in calls, there’s no microphone difference in these four earphones. They have the same mic. Also, the call quality is just average, nothing special. They can be easily used when talking on the phone in any closed space, although the problem comes when they are used in open spaces with noise; the audio and microphone quality drop immediately, and if there is a lot of noise, it will be almost impossible to have a conversation that can be understood.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Connectivity Comparison

Due to the use of Bluetooth 5.0, the connectivity of these two headphones to other devices is of high quality, in addition to is capable of greater stability, battery optimization, and have a faster connection speed. Both pairs of earbuds have a range of 10 to 15 meters of connectivity and, on top of that, we found that they can be used separately and linked in the same way. Also, they automatically connect after removing them from the box after being paired with another device.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Function & Features Comparison

Now let’s discuss the functions and features of these earbuds. In the Edifier TWS NB2, we have things like:

  • IPX4 certification
  • iOS and Android compatibility
  • Smart touch control
  • Voice assistant
  • In-ear detection

On the other hand, in the Tronsmart Apollo we have these additional features apart from the above-said features:

  • Dual master switch
  • Gaming mode
  • IP45 certification
  • AAC support
  • Support for HFP/AVRCP/A2DP protocols

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Battery Life Comparison

In relation to the battery, and as mentioned before, the Edifier TWS NB2’s charging case has a battery with a capacity of 500mAh, while the Tronsmart Apollo’s charging case has a battery with a capacity that has not been specified. With that being said, the Edifier earbuds by themselves have individual batteries with a capacity of 60mAh.

In terms of battery life, the Edifier earbuds offer a generous battery life of up to 6 hours with the ANC off and 8.5 hours with the ANC on, while the Tronsmart Apollo has a battery life of around 10 hours.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Price Comparison

Finally, and to finish this comparison, we will talk about the prices of these earbuds. The Edifier TWS NB2 is available in various online stores, but the lowest price is found on AliExpress with a price that is around $72.49. With that being said, the Tronsmart Apollo is available also on the AliExpress site, along with a price of $93.99.

Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo – Summary

  • Edifier TWS NB2 has a partially in-ear design
  • Tronsmart Apollo has a full in-ear design
  • Edifier TWS NB2 has IPX4 certification
  • Tronsmart Apollo has IP45 certification
  • Edifier TWS NB2’s charging case has a capacity of 500mAh
  • Edifier TWS NB2 has a Bestechnic BES2300YP chip
  • Tronsmart Apollo has a Qualcomm QCC5124
  • Both have a 10mm dynamic driver
  • Edifier TWS NB2 is the cheapest

We hope you loved this Edifier TWS NB2 vs Tronsmart Apollo comparison. Which one is your favorite TWS earbud? Let us know in the comments.

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