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(True Wireless Earbuds Review) QCY T17: Emphasis is placed on the sound field, and the sound is extended, fresh, high-resolution, and high-definition. However, the midrange is thin.

QCY T17

QCY T17

 

 

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  • 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

This review will give an overview of QCY T17. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • 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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Basic Specifications
  • 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

 

package

The QCY T17 package meets the price standard.

 

Package contents

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

  • QCY T17
  • Charging case
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Eartips (3 sizes)
  • Manual

 

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Build quality

The build quality is good, considering the price.

 

QCY T17
QCY T17
QCY T17
QCY T17

QCY T17

 

Fit

The fit is good. Probably not a problem for small ears.

 

QCY T17
QCY T17
QCY T17
QCY T17

 

Connection quality

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.

 

Interface/operation

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

 

Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

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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.

 

QCY T17

 

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

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

  

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

 

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.

 

QCY T17

 

Sound quality features
Pros
  • Spontaneous sound
  • Delicate
  • Refreshing
  • Metallic
  • Deep, weighty, yet tight low frequencies
  • Clean sound
  • High fidelity of the original sound
  • Highs with few unpleasant elements

 

Cons
  • 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

 

General comment

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.

 

QCY T17

QCY T17

QCY T17

$30.99