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- Overview of Honor Choice EarBuds X3 Lite
- Build quality
- Connection quality
- Sound quality
- General comment
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Recommended for people like this
- People who like a sound with a sense of depth
- People who value a sense of heaviness
- People who like dark sounds
- People who are looking for a multi-point compatible model
Overview of Honor Choice EarBuds X3 Lite
- Total Score: 8.0 / 10.0
- Package: 8.0 / 10.0
- Build quality: 8.0 / 10.0
- Fit: 8.5 / 10.0
- High range: 8.0 / 10.0
- Mid range: 7.5 / 10.0
- Low range: 8.5 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
- Communication quality: 7.5 / 10.0
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- Continuous / maximum playback time: 6h / 28h
- Waterproof performance: IPX4
- Supported codecs: AAC / SBC
- Low power consumption, long battery life
- Noise cancellation during calls
- Low latency game mode
- Dual device connectivity
- Automatic earphone detection and quick pairing
The Honor EarBuds X3 Lite package meets the price standard.
There is no shortage of accessories. The package contains the following:
- Honor EarBuds X3 Lite
- Charging case
- USB Type-C cable
The build quality of the Honor Choice EarBuds X3 Lite meets the price standard.
The fit is good.
I tested it by connecting it to a Cayin N6II/E02 with AAC.
I don't know, I haven't been in crowded places, but it is stable in my home. Distance tolerance is excellent, and the connection is seamless and intact even at a distance of about 5 meters. The sound tends to be choppy across the obstruction, but the connection is maintained.
There may be a small amount of back groundnoise, but most people probably won't notice it.
The operating interface is a touch type.
|Power ON||Open the charging case lid|
|Power OFF||Store the earphones in the charging case and close the lid of the case|
|Pairing||After turning on the power, if there is no connection destination, pairing mode is automatically activated.|
|Song playback||Tap the multi-function button twice|
|Stop playback||Tap the multi-function button twice|
|Answer call||Tap the multi-function button twice|
|End call||Tap the multi-function button twice|
|Reject call||Press and hold the multi-function button|
|Switch to gaming mode||Press and hold the multi-function button|
REW Frequency Response
Sound quality description
Honor EarBuds X3 Lite has a typical V-shaped sound signature with a concave midrange center.
The following review was tested on a FiiO M15 with an SBC connection.
Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.
Lows / Bass
The Honor EarBuds X3 Lite's low frequencies are a little short on depth and sound dull with an emphasis on weight.
Drum kicks are heavy and impactful, but a bit tramping. The bass is also a bit heavy. Still, the resolution is not bad, so there is no sense of lag in the beat.
It is suitable for those who want more volume in the low frequency range, but it does not seem to have a tightness to it.
The midrange of the EarBuds X3 Lite is recessed and sounds dark and deep. Personally, I don't like it at all, as the textural representation is unnatural and oddly cramped.
Imaging is not bad, and the sound is clear despite the darkness, but overall it sounds gloomy and subdued, and the vocals lack vibrancy.
I guess this kind of adjustment was made to create a three-dimensional effect and emphasize depth, but the texture has become unnatural, and the transparency is adversely affected. Guitars and pianos are glossy and a bit sexy, but personally, they sound rough and I don't find them very pleasant.
Highs / Treble
The high frequencies are a little short on extension. The adjustment is rather close to orthodox studio tuning, so the localization is close to that of the speaker.
The highs by themselves are not bad, but the midrange impression is dark and lacks brightness.
Sound quality general comment
Its imaging performance is high, and its sound balance emphasizes a sense of three-dimensionality, so its beauty is that it delivers sound with a great sense of depth. However, the midrange is dark and the texture expression is unnatural, and the sound is not suitable for audiophiles who generally place importance on the midrange.
Sound quality features
- Sound field with a sense of depth
- Emphasized three-dimensionality
- Excellent resolution
- Good localization
- Insufficient high frequency extension
- Unnatural texture
- Dark sound
- Low fidelity of original sound
Honor EarBuds X3 Lite is an earphone that gives a typical V-shaped sound with high resolution. While the depth of sound is attractive and clean, the midrange is dark and the textures are not as accurate as they could be. Basically, these earphones are not suitable for audiophiles.