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- Overview of QCY T17
- Build quality
- Connection quality
- Sound quality
- General comment
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Recommended for people like this
- People who like a clean sound
- People who like high resolution sound
- People who like a graceful and relaxed sound
- People who like bright sound
- People who value sound field
Overview of QCY T17
- Total Score: 8.8 / 10.0
- Package: 8.5 / 10.0
- Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
- Fit: 9.0 / 10.0
- High range: 9.0 / 10.0
- Mid range: 8.5 / 10.0
- Low range: 8.5 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
- Communication quality: 8.5 / 10.0
- Cost performance bonus: 11.5 / 10.0
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- Continuous / maximum playback time: 8h / 26h
- Waterproof performance: IPX5
- Supported codecs: AAC / SBC
- High-resolution sound with 6mm titanium drivers
- Low latency mode
- Enough time to enjoy music for a day, up to 26 hours including case
- Lightweight and comfortable earphone weight of only 4g
- Ear wing shape for better fit and sports use
- IPX5 waterproof
- No support for QCY app at this time
The QCY T17 package meets the price standard.
There is no shortage of accessories. The package contains the following:
- QCY T17
- Charging case
- USB Type-C cable
- Eartips (3 sizes)
The build quality is good, considering the price.
The fit is good. Probably not a problem for small ears.
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. Across a barrier, the connection is mostly fine, but does tend to break up slightly.
There may be a small amount of white noise, but most people probably won't notice it.
|Power ON||Open the lid of the charging case and take out the earphones|
|Power OFF||Store the earphones in the charging case|
|Pairing||After turning on the earphones, if there is no connection point, the pairing mode will be automatic|
|Play/Stop||Tapping the multi-function button twice|
|Song forward||Press and hold the multi-function button on the right ear for 1.5 seconds|
|Song back||Press and hold the multi-function button on the left ear for 1.5 seconds|
|Answer a call||Tap the multi-function button twice|
|End call||Tap the multi-function button twice|
|Activate voice assistant||Tap the left multi-function button three times|
|Game mode on/off||Tap the right multi-function button three times|
REW Frequency Response
Sound quality description
The QCY T17 is tuned to be neutral, but with more emphasis on the sound field. This is the same idea behind QCY's entry-level model, the T13, but the overall sound of the T17 is even higher frequency than the T13, resulting in a brighter, more extended, and crisper high-resolution sound.
The following review was tested on a FiiO M15 with an SBC connection.
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Sound quality general comment
The QCY T17 is an overall higher frequency version of the T13, with more emphasis on the fidelity of the original sound and the sound field. You can enjoy a more extended sound, but the midrange is thinner and more airy, so the overall expression is less expressive. However, the resolution has been improved, probably due to the titanium drivers, and the overall sound quality is highly recommended over the T13.
Sound quality features
- Spontaneous sound
- Deep, weighty, yet tight low frequencies
- Clean sound
- High fidelity of the original sound
- Highs with few unpleasant elements
- Lacks a sense of edge
- Lacks a sense of structure
- Easy to blur the outline
- Lacks core strength, has a languid sound
- A little metallic
- Sounds flimsy
- Weak attack
The QCY T17 has a refined sound that is a brighter overall version of the T13 sound. If you prefer a sound that is more delicate, brighter, fresher, and has a wider soundstage, the T17 is a better choice than the T13. I don't know if it is the effect of the titanium drivers, but the overall resolution is also much better than the T13.