Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Design

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review | Just How Good Are The Upgrades!

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Recently, Edifier came up with the Pro version of TWS1. So here’s an Edifier TWS1 Pro review. The Edifier TWS1 Pro features new upgrades including the 2nd Gen aptX HD high sound quality and aptX low latency along with aptX adaptive. The credit goes to the new Qualcomm QCC3040. Moreover, connectivity has been improved as well and we also see a couple of hours more in the battery life compared to the old TWS1. Other upgrades include quick charge, a titanium diaphragm, IP65, CVC 8.0 mic noise reduction, and lastly the Type-C port. So, let’s see if these upgrades are as good as they sound on paper. Let’s find out in this Edifier TWS1 Pro review.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Is It Worth Buying For $50?

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Specs Sheet

Model Edifier TWS1 Pro
Features CVC 8.0, SBC, aptX HD, aptX adaptive, aptX low latency, smart touch control, volume control, Qualcomm TrueWirelessTM Mirroring technology, IP65 certified
LED indicator Yes (on earbud and charging case)
Bluetooth v5.2 (10 meters max distance)
Material ABS (plastic)
Battery Input: DC 5V 60mA (earbuds), DC 5V 1.5A (charging case)

Charging time: 40 mins (earbuds)

Battery Life: 12 hrs (single charge), 30 hours (case)

Total Battery life: 42 hours

Speaker Titanium 6nm
Impedance 95±3dB
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20KHz
Accessories User guide, charging cable (Type-C), case, ear tips (2 sizes)

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – The Unboxing

Edifier TWS1 Pro comes inside a white square box. The earbuds are illustrated on the front. The model name is written on the bottom right side.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Box

On the right side, the highlights of the earphones are illustrated.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Side Highlights

While on the other side we have ‘Qualcomm aptX Adaptive‘ written as well.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Side

The cover is removed by sliding and we have the glorious black textured box with the company logo on the front center.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Box 2

Opening the box by pulling out the top lid, we have the Edifier TWS1 Pro charging case in which the earbuds rest.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - First Impression

After removing the charging case and the mid lid, there’s the accessories compartment.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Accessories ection

The manufacturer provides these accessories with the earbuds:

  • User Manual
  • Silicon ear tips (2 sizes)
  • Type-C charging cable

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Accessories

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – First Impression

When I first saw the charging case when opening the lid, I was shocked because of the weird cloud gray color of the case which they call dark grey. The same color is of the earbuds. Honestly, the previous TWS1 was in white and black which were pretty liked and common colors. However, this dark grey color is simply weird.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - First Impression 1
First Impression

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Design & Appearance

Moving to the aesthetics section of this Edifier TWS1 Pro review, the color, and built quality is the same as the charging case which is dark grey and plastic respectively. The little red dot on the side is the indicator light, blinking red and blue, two colors. The position of the three short lines (edifier logo) is the touch key, which involves functions such as pairing and volume adjustment.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Earbuds

Edifier TWS1 Pro is available in two colors: dark grey (one being reviewed) and ivory white.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Comfort & Wearing Experience

These earbuds are completely in-ear earphones with no stalk. The design is similar to the Edifier X3 and the previous TWS1. I do see many people saying that the half in-ear tws earphones are much better in the fitting. However, if you have seen my QCY T5 review, you have noted that I have a tough time adapting to the half in-ear earbuds because the stalk simply annoys me. That’s not the case with Edifier TWS1 Pro.

These earbuds are super lightweight, fit my ears perfectly with the ‘M’ ear tips. They are much comfortable while running than the QCY T5 and don’t fall off. Moreover, with the upgraded IP65 certification from the IPX5. IP65 is dustproof and waterproof (6 for dustproof, and 5 for waterproof) but IPX5 on the Edifier TWS1 has only marked the waterproof level. That is why they can be used in the rain, gym (sweatproof). However, since these aren’t IPX8 or IP68, I won’t recommend them for water activities like swimming.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Charging Case

As said, the charging case is of dark grey color which isn’t truly dark grey but a bit cloudy grey and this color choice are weird. Honestly, I’m not concerned with the color choice and design for this much price as long as the earbuds are comfortable. Anyways, coming back to the charging case, we have a front single LED which indicates the charging status. It turns on red while charging.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Charging

The case design is also a traditional rectangular shape which does feel a bit cheap. The hinge is tight and can be opened up to 90 degrees. The left and right earbuds are marked by the word ‘L’ and ‘R’ on the case.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Design

Yet the best aspect about this charging case is the upgrading from MicroUSB to Type-C port which is the most common interface these days.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Hardware & Performance

Starting with the chip, we have the new Qualcomm QCC3040 audio chip and upgrade from the previous Qualcomm QCC 3020 chip found in TWS1. This is why it brings the  2nd gen aptX HD, aptX low latency, and most importantly, aptX adaptive (SBC). 

Edifier TWS1 Pro features

As for the connectivity, this is one of the first TWS earbuds to use the latest Bluetooth 5.2. I’ll describe why this isn’t that much of a deal in the connectivity section.

For the unit material, we have a 6nm Titanium diaphragm, a better option than the previously used diaphragm.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Sound Quality

Now coming to the actual part of this Edifier TWS1 Pro review which is the sound quality. Because of the new titanium diaphragm, the  vocals are more clear now.  That is why clarity is the greatest highlight of these earbuds. The separation of the different frequencies and vocals is incredible. Similar to the TWS1 and other Edifier earbuds, the treble is great at generating a brighter sound.

The high frequency like most of the cheap earbuds under $50, sometimes overdo a bit as a result you might feel some piercing similar to the FIIL T1 Lite. Reducing it from the app equalizer might do the trick. If you want a well-tuned high-frequency response, Samsung Galaxy Buds + might be the best and cheapest option available.

The mids (guitar, strings, drums, and violins) are brighter than the Edifier TWS1 and X3 which brings some liveness to the music.

The lower mids do hold back, but the bass is there to cover them up. It doesn’t shoot up to the ears but is pretty controlled and with the sub-bass added it’s simply magnificent (darker and deeper).

It easily levels the FIIL T1 Lite, but FIIL T1 Lite has slightly more details and well-tuned sub-bass. Read my FIIL TWS1 Pro review here. Meanwhile, Edifier TWS1 Pro has more clarity and brightness to it.

  • Clarity: 10 out of 10
  • Vocals: 8 out of 10
  • Bass: 10 out of 10
  • Details: 8.5 out of 10
  • High-Frequency Response: 6 out of 10
  • Mid-Frequency Response: 8 out of 10
  • Low-Frequency Response: 8 out of 10
  • Soundstage: 8 out of 10
  • Treble: 9 out of 10

As for the delays, most TWS earbuds have a high latency of around 300 to 400 ms. That is why the sound reaches a bit late to the user’s ears which is the most annoying thing especially while you are gaming or watching a movie. For that most earbuds offer a gaming mode to improve the latency. However, that’s not the case with the Qualcomm chip-powered TWS. The low latency is by default without any specific gaming mode. The old TWS1 had a latency of around 70 to 80 ms, however, the new TWS1 Pro with the 2nd Gen aptX reaches a super low latency of 40 to 60 ms.

Talking about the noise cancellation, there’s no ANC found in this TWS. In fact, ANC is available in TWS starting at $70 and $80 and Edifier NB2 is an example of it. So Edifier TWS1 Pro similar to the TWS1 has this passive noise canceling. An ear tip with a perfect fit to the ears cancels most of the background noise. I was wearing them and running along the road and I couldn’t hear the cars passing near me. Moreover, when nothing is playing you do kind of miss that ANC feature.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Talking / Call Quality

Calling on a cheap TWS earbud is a nightmare most of the time. Edifier TWS1 Pro similar to other cheap TWS has an average microphone. The voice is much clear than QCY T5, however, that’s just limited to indoors. Outdoors, it easily catches the background noise. The CVC 8.0 technology does decrease the noise up to 20% but still, that isn’t enough. The sound is soft when speaking through the microphone.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Connectivity

Okay, Edifier TWS1 Pro uses Bluetooth 5.2 module which is cool since rarely do we see the use of the latest version of Bluetooth in cheap TWS. However, there’s a thing to this. To use Bluetooth 5.2, your device must also have Bluetooth 5.2 which is too rare and limited to a few flagship phones. Mostly, we see phones with Bluetooth 5.1.

However, even if you are on Bluetooth 5, the range or transmission over distance is incredible. I was able to hear the sound without any interference, from my earbuds even when I was 9 meters away from the phone. 10 meters is the max range advertised.

Thanks to the new Qualcomm chip, the response rate of the earbuds has improved. Because of Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Mirroring technology, Edifier TWS1 Pro instantly connects (within 1 sec) to my Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This is much faster than the previous TWS1. Moreover, switching to stereo and mono modes (dual and single earbud use) is also incredibly fast. In short, the connectivity is the fastest among all TWS earbuds under $50.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Functions & Features

Edifier TWS1 Pro has the following functions:

  • Answer/end call
  • Ignore call
  • Voice assistant activation
  • Music pause/play
  • Previous and Next track
  • Volume increase and decrease

The features it brags about are:

  • Passive noise isolation (it’s the manual noise-canceling done by the earbuds themselves, not to be confused with active noise canceling)
  • CVC 8.0 with dual microphones
  • Qualcomm TrueWirelessTM Mirroring technology (for quickly swift between earbuds)
  • Qualcomm aptX HD
  • Low latency (by default)
  • Touch control (this is really premium)
  • iOS and Android compatibility
  • SBC (useless on Android 9.0 and above, have to root it to use it)
  • A battery icon on iOS (which isn’t a big deal, as most earphones show that)

So the functions and features are really basic except for the SBC, aptX HD, and mirroring technology. There’s no need for a gaming mode since the latency is already incredibly low. However, I do miss the volume touch sliding in functions and ANC which are found in more premium TWS earbuds.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – Battery Life

The greatest highlight of this Edifier TWS1 Pro review is the battery life of these earphones. The battery life has increased from 8+24 hours of TWS1 to 12+30 hours in the pro version, which means that the earbuds last for 12 hours which is the same time as the much expensive Galaxy Buds, and the charging box can provide 30 hours more after charging them 2.5 times. So in total, we have 42 hours of battery life.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Type C

Honestly, I don’t use that many earbuds every day. One thing I can tell is that after 2 hours of PUBG mobile, my earbuds battery dropped only 9%. I only use earbuds 3 to 4 hrs a day. So I had to recharge my earbuds after 3 to 4 days.

Edifier TWS1 Pro charging speed is also quite incredible. With the fast charging introduce. The earbuds take almost half the time taken by the old TWS1 to reach from 0 to 100%. This charging time is around 40 minutes now only.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Manual / Guide / Instructions – Edifier TWS1 Pro Review

Guide

Edifier TWS1 Pro Case Battery Status

When opening or closing the charging case, the small light on the front will flash.

  • Three slow flashes are high battery power
  • Two slow flashes are medium battery
  • One slow flash is low battery
  • Three fast flashes are nearly zero battery

Edifier TWS1 Pro Charging

The indicator light on earbuds is always on when charging, and it goes out when it is fully charged. The duration of the charging is about 40 minutes. The same goes for the LED light in front of the charging case.

How to Turn Off and On Edifier TWS1 Pro?

When the earbud is taken out of the charging box, it will automatically turn on, and after putting it in the charging box, it will automatically turn off.

Edifier TWS1 Pro Pairing Mode

For the first connection:

  • take out the earbuds, it will automatically enter pairing mode

For turning pairing mode after first connection:

  •  Long press the left or right ear touch button (the Edifier logo) for 2-3 seconds to enter the Bluetooth pairing mode.

Left And Right Earbuds Connection:

  • It has been paired before leaving the factory. To re-pair, when the headset is in the charging box, tap the left and right headset touch keys 5 times to enter the left and right headset pairing mode, and the blue light flashes quickly. After the pairing is successful, the blue light turns to red light.

How to Clear Pairing records of TWS1 Pro?

  • To clear the pairing records, when the two earbuds are connected, but the Bluetooth device is not connected, press and hold any touch key of the left and right earphones for 8 seconds to clear the pairing records of the two earphones.

How To Use?

  • Click: Listen/Play/pause
  • Long press: reject/hang up
  • Double click on your right earbud: Next song
  • Double click on your left earbud: Previous song
  • Long press on your right earbud: volume +
  • Long press on your right earbud: volume –

Edifier TWS1 Pro vs Edifier TWS1

TWS1 TWS1 Pro
8 hours + 24 hours battery 12 hours + 30 hours battery
Bio-diaphragm Titanium diaphragm (better vocals and details)
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.2
Charging Time: 1 hrs+ Charging time: 40 mins
No volume adjustment volume adjustment
IPX5 Waterproof IPX65 Dust & Waterproof
aptX apTX HD, adaptive apTX
First-gen Qualcomm QCC3020 Second-gen Qualcomm QCC3040
$34.19 $49.99

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Lag-free audio
  • The best and fastest connectivity under $50 (Bluetooth 5.2, 2nd gen QC chip)
  • The most battery life under $50
  • 40 mins complete charge
  • Incredible vocals separation
  • Type-C interface

Cons

  • Weird color options
  • Cheap Plastic Design
  • Average microphone
  • Average low-frequency and soundstage

The Verdict

So, is Edifier TWS1 Pro worth spending $15 more in comparison to the old TWS1 Pro? It definitely is! The upgrades especially the new audio chip enable almost 2x faster connectivity than the old TWS1. The new diaphragm enables better vocal separation from the rest of the music. Most importantly, the battery life is incredible along with the quick charge feature, the highest in this much price.

The design and the color are somewhat mediocre, but that’s completely fine under $50. If you are more concerned about fast connectivity, lag-free audio, and more battery life in TWS earphones, I recommend this earbud for this price range.

A lag-free sound, instant connectivity, and longest battery life under $50 is what the Pro version upgrades boast about!

Price & Availability

Edifier TWS1 Pro can be purchased from Aliexpress for a price of $49.99. Here’s the link to buy these earbuds:

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Edifier TWS1 Pro Review - Design
Edifier TWS1 Pro Review | Just How Good Are The Upgrades!
Summary
With the highest battery life under $50, Bluetooth 5.2, 2nd Gen Qualcomm chip, adaptive aptX, Type-C interface, a better titanium diaphragm, and IP65 certification, Edifier TWS1 Pro upgrades are totally worth the price increase.
Design & Appearance
6.5
Comfort and Wearing Experience
8
Hardware & Performance
9
Sound Quality
9.5
Calling
6
Connectivity
9
Functions
8
Features
8
Battery
10
Price/Performance ratio
9
Reader Rating24 Votes
8
Pros
Lag-free audio
fFstest connectivity under $50 (Bluetooth 5.2, 2nd gen QC chip)
The most battery life under $50
40 mins complete charge
Incredible vocals separation, brighter tone, clarity is the highlight
Type-C interface
Cons
Weird color options
Cheap Plastic Design
Average microphone
High frequency overdo sometimes, can get a bit hot
8.3
Total Rating
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