At first glance, they would fool most people. Airpod! The pack fooled Boy Mo. I had to tell him that this is a cheap Airpod clone set. I didn’t tell him how much the set cost though. I needed to keep my rep intact. But the brand is TWS. Welcome to my TWS i7S Airpod clone review.
So, I have used the TWS i7S Airpod clone for about two weeks now and have my verdict. Let us have a look at the good points first.
TWS i7S Airpod Clone Review: The Good
I like the charging case or pod. There is a built-on battery, so not only does it protect the headphones, it can also charge the pair without being connected to a wall socket. In other words, the pod works like a power bank for the headphones.
Besides being able to charge the headphones by plugging any regular micro-USB charger to the pod/carry case, the sales box includes a USB-to-pin charger that can be used to charge each headphone directly. The pin charger plugs into the base of the stem of each headphone.
I also like the fact that I can use only one of the headphones if I like and leave the other at home, in a bag, or in the car. I am not a fan of plugging both ears: dangerous.
Audio volume is loud, which is very good.
TWS i7S Airpod clone Review: Design
In terms of design, this is one of the better looking wireless headphones available. Being an Apple rip-off, that is no surprise.
Pairing the headphones with my smartphone was without issues.
TWS i7S Airpod Clone Review: The Bad
The worst possible aspect of this airpod clone headphones is the audio quality. Let me put it this way: in terms of audio, these have the about the worst audio quality among headphones I have reviewed in a long time. The audio quality isn’t crappy. It just isn’t up there with the best.
During phone calls, people at the other end often say they can’t hear me properly intermmitently, and at intervals I have a problem hearing them properly too. Is it the microphone and the speakers, or is it a poor Bluetooth connection? Without technical equipment, I have no way of finding out.
But the TWS i7S regularly made phone calls an irritating affair, failing where it matters the most.
Audio playback while listening to music or watching a video is the same: mostly good. You will hear some noise if you pay attention.
TWS i7S Airpod Clone Review: Conclusion
This airpod clone looks great, is comfortable in the ear, and has good battery life. I get about 5 hours of active use. Music playback is okay. But somehow, it occasionally lets me down during phone conversations.
The set costs N8,000 in the market.