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(True Wireless Earbuds Review) QCY G1: Gaming model with emphasis on midrange. Narrow soundstage. Stylish design. Only communication quality is a bit of a concern.

QCY G1

QCY G1

 

 

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  • People who want to enjoy music with a focus on the mid-range
  • High frequency sensitive
  • People who want earphones with cool design
  • People who like cyberpunk design

 

Overview of QCY G1

This review will give an overview of QCY G1. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 7.8 / 10.0
  • Package: 7.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fit: 8.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 7.5 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 7.5 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Communication quality: 7.0 / 10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Continuous / maximum playback time: 8h / 36h
  • Waterproof performance: IPX7
  • Supported codecs: AAC / SBC

 

package

The QCY G1 package meets the price standard.

 

Package contents

There is no shortage of accessories. The package contains the following:

  • QCY G1
  • Charging case
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Eartips (3 sizes)
  • Manual

 

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Build quality

The build quality of the QCY G1 meets the price standard. The design is stylish.

 

QCY G1
QCY G1

QCY G1

 

Fit

The fit is good. They fit well even on small ears.

 

QCY G1
QCY G1
QCY G1
QCY G1

 

Connection quality

I tested it by connecting it to a Cayin N6II/E02 with AAC.

 

I don't know because I haven't been in crowds, but it is stable in the home. Distance tolerance is excellent, and the connection is seamless and intact even at a distance of about 5 meters. When I put a barrier between us, the sound was interrupted and the connection was disconnected.

 

There may be a small amount of white noise, but most people probably won't notice it.

 

Interface/operation

Power ON Open the charging case lid and take out the earphone.
Or press and hold the multifunction button for 1.5 seconds.
Power OFF Store the earphones in the charging case.
Or press and hold the multifunction button.
Pairing After turning on the earphones, if there is no connection destination, pairing mode is automatically activated.
Play song Tap multifunction button twice
Stop playback Tap the multifunction button twice
Forward song Press and hold the multifunction button on the right ear for 1.5 seconds
Back song Press and hold the multifunction button on the left ear for 1.5 seconds
Answer/end a call Tap the multifunction button twice
Reject call Press and hold the multifunction button for 1.5 seconds
Activate voice assistant Tap multifunction button on left ear 3 times
Game mode ON/OFF Tap the multifunction button on the right ear three times

 

Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

SoundPEATS Air3 Pro

 

Sound quality description

The following review was tested on a FiiO M15 with an SBC connection.

 

The QCY G1 has a full mid-range sound signature with slightly subdued highs and a leaning toward the low to midrange. The midrange is clearly audible, but the narrow soundstage and poor dispersion tend to make it sound hard and loud.

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

 

Sound quality general comment
  • Original sound fidelity: B-
  • Recommendation: B+
  • Personal preference: C+

 

If you like Etymotic-type sounds that sound narrower in the soundstage and more midrange oriented, you may find them not bad, as they tend to be similar. However, in general, the QCY T13 and T17 are easier to recommend because they lack range and tend to sound narrower in the soundstage.

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Sound quality features
Pros
  • Proper focus on midrange
  • Hard and clear sound
  • Transparent midrange
  • Fairly accurate texture

 

Cons
  • Narrow soundstage
  • Lacks dynamism
  • Lacks a sense of construction
  • Lacks exhilaration
  • Lacks subtlety
  • Lacks high-frequency extension
  • Lacks depth
  • Tends to be noisy in the midrange

 

General comment

The QCY G1 has a midrange-oriented sound. The soundstage is narrow, but not bad for those who want to enjoy music and games with compact sound. The design is also stylish. The only concern is that the communication quality is a little weak.

 

SOUNDPEATS Air3 Pro

SOUNDPEATS Air3 Pro

QCY G1

$65.99