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Moecen introduced budget earbuds called Honor Earbuds X1, which have nothing to do with Huawei or Honor.
These are the next wireless earbuds that have a very similar design with Airpods Pro, but the price tag is several times lower.
The earbuds received a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, convenient touch control with a comfortable fit. Also support for SBC and AAC codecs, and good battery life up to 5 hours.
What else is the remarkable new model of TWS earbuds? Let’s find out all the nuances in a detailed review.
Honor Choice Earbuds X1: Specifications
Impedance: 16 ohms Driver unit: 7 mm Dynamic Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 Frequency response: 20-20000Hz Bluetooth protocol: AAC and SBC Battery: 55(500)mAh Charging Time: 90min Connections: Type-C Weight: 4.3(38.5)grams Music Time: 5h
In the box
The earbuds come in a small blue box, where on the front you can see a picture of the earbuds, company name, and model.
Inside the box you will find the wireless charging box with earbuds itself. Also inside the box, there is an instruction manual, a set of silicone white ear tips, and a charging Type-C cable.
The package bundle is pretty good, but the quality of the ear tips is not the highest. Although it's absolutely pleasure to have a Type-C cable.
The appearance of the Honor Choice Earbuds X1 is very similar to Apple’s flagship Airpods Pro earbuds.
Of course, the plastic is not as high quality as on the flagship versions of wireless earbuds from Apple or Huawei. Glossy white plastic leaves good fingerprints as well as scratches as well.
If we talk about the quality of the assembly, here there is no complaints. Model Honor Earbuds X1 received high-quality joints, without any squeaks.
Water protection is also present, but it is IP54. Therefore, you can’t be afraid of light rain, but you can’t swim in them.
The outside of the earbud case received a touch control panel, which works pretty well. There is also an LED indicator that does not glow when listening to music.
In addition, each earbud has two microphones. At the bottom of the foot, there are two magnetic contacts and they are designed to charge.
The inside of the Honor Earbuds X1 earbuds has only a channel designation. The sound guide has the correct anatomical shape of ear, so wearing earbuds is very comfortable.
Each earbud weighs about 4.3 grams and when worn you will practically not feel any discomfort or stress. Although it’s difficult to call them sports. During running, it is quite possible loss from the ear canal.
The charging box is also very similar to Apple’s flagship box. The boxing case received the same glossy white plastic, but the build quality is pretty good.
The lid is opened thanks to the magnetic connection and it is locked in the open position.
You will not be able to find out the level of remaining charge since there is only one LED indicator. During charging, it lights up in red, and when the box is charged – in blue. There is a Type-C port at the bottom of the box.
Given its low cost, I liked the design of the Honor Choice Earbuds X1, if we talk about build quality and ease of wearing.
Connection and control
The Honor Choice Earbuds X1 earbuds are connected via the Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection to the mobile device. The pairing itself is very simple and easy, there are no connection problems.
It is worth noting that the quality of communication is good and during tests there were no a break in communication even through two walls from the source or at a distance of 10 meters.
If we talk about delays, they are here, especially when watching video clips on YouTube. But in games, the delay is slightly felt.
Touch control provides good performance and has many features besides volume control.
• Double-tap on any of the earbuds – play, pause, accept or hang up.
• Holding 2 seconds on the right earbud is the next track, and on the left – the previous one.
• Triple touch – calls the voice assistant function on your smartphone.
For sound quality in Honor Choice Earbuds X1 meets a 7 mm dynamic driver. Given that the flagship earbuds have twice the size of the driver, therefore, Apple’s sound quality is much better.
Honor Earbuds X1 TWS earbuds have a good sound, especially when it comes to high frequencies. But low and medium it would like to get a little better.
When compared with competitors, the sound quality is very reminiscent of QCY T9S. If we compare the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE, then the sound quality of Xiaomi will be better, since there is a 14.2 mm driver installed.
If we talk about the quality of the microphone, in a quiet place, the interlocutor will hear you clearly, but in noisy places, you will need to speak in raised tones.
Each earbud received 55 mAh of battery capacity and the total battery life will be up to about 5 hours.
The charging box has an additional 500 mAh battery capacity and the total battery life from the box will give you another 24 hours to work offline.
There is only one charging method – it is through the Type-C port and a full charge will take you about 1.5 hours.
Honor Choice Earbuds X1 are good wireless earbuds that have an attractive price tag.
Speaking about the sound quality, I have small questions, but if you are not a music lover and you do not care about strong bass, then the earbuds are suitable for you without any questions.
I also liked the comfortable fit, adequate touch control, and good battery life.