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(True Wireless Earbuds Review) SoundPEATS Air3 Pro: High resolution in the mid-range, but localization is difficult to understand and can sound muddy.

SoundPEATS Air3 Pro

SoundPEATS Air3 Pro

 

 

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  • People who like a high level of fullness in their sound
  • People who want to relax and listen to music

 

Overview of SoundPEATS Air3 Pro

This review will give an overview of SoundPEATS Air3 Pro. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 7.6 / 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: 7.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 7.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Communication quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Active Noise Canceling: 5.5 / 10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Continuous / maximum playback time: 6h / 24h
  • Waterproof performance: IPX4
  • Supported codecs: aptX Adaptive / aptX / AAC / SBC

 

  • High level ANC effect, for a quiet listening space
  • Biocellulose diaphragm reproduces sound delicately, no compromise on sound quality.
  • Support for high-resolution mainstream codec aptX Adaptive
  • Superb improvement of wireless earphone left-right independent reception
  • method
  • Compact size and overwhelming stamina for long hours of use

 

package

The SoundPEATS Air3 Pro package meets the price standard.

 

Package contents

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

  • SoundPEATS Air3 Pro
  • Charging case
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Eartips (3 sizes)
  • Manual

 

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Build quality

The build quality is standard or slightly better considering the price.

 

SoundPEATS Air3 Pro
SoundPEATS Air3 Pro
SoundPEATS Air3 Pro
SoundPEATS Air3 Pro

 

Fit

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

 

SoundPEATS Air3 Pro
SoundPEATS Air3 Pro
SoundPEATS Air3 Pro
SoundPEATS Air3 Pro

 

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, it will be interrupted for a moment, and then it will be somewhat intermittent, though not to the point where you cannot hear the music.

 

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
Power OFF Store the earphones in the charging case and close the lid
Pairing After turning on the earphones, if there is no connection, the pairing mode will automatically start
Play/Stop Tapping the multi-function button twice
Song forward Press and hold the multi-function button on the right ear for 1.5 second
Volume + Tap the multi-function button on the right side once
Volume - Tap the left multi-function button once
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 for 1.5 seconds
Gaming mode ON/OFF Tap the left multi-function button three times
Switch between Normal, ANC and Hear-through mode Press and hold the multi-function button on the left ear for 1.5 seconds

Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

SoundPEATS Air3 Pro

 

Sound quality description

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

 

The overall original sound fidelity of the SoundPEATS Air3 Pro is not bad. However, the overall sound lacks linearity, and although the midrange has high resolution, it suffers the most from sounding muddy. If you feel a kind of unique airiness in this midrange, you will like it, but audiophiles will say it is unnatural to hear it up front with low transparency. It is a sound that makes it difficult to grasp a sense of distance. The low frequency range is tuned to emphasize depth, which was well-received in T2, but it is shallower than T2 even with ANC on.

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

 

To be frank, it is difficult to understand the intention of tuning the SoundPEATS Air 3 Pro. It has a difficult and habitual sound as if KZ tuned it. This is probably the result of the tuning process where the person in charge of the product added his or her own preferences based on easily understandable targets such as the Harman target, Etymotic target, or Sonarworks target, but I don't know the circumstances.


I don't know why SoundPEATS decided to make these earphones, which are more difficult to tune than the previous ones, and the quality of the low frequency range, which used to be their strong point, has deteriorated, after they made a series of rather good and convincing tuning in their recent products.

 

SoundPEATS Air3 Pro

 

Sound quality features
Pros
  • Mild listening comfort
  • Adequate focus on the midrange
  • High resolution
  • High fullness

 

Cons
  • Habitual sound
  • Difficult to localize
  • Lack of consistency in sound image
  • Lack of thickness in the low frequencies
  • Lack of high frequency extension
  • Muddy midrange lacking clarity

 

General comment

SoundPEATS Air3 Pro doesn't have the deep, heavy, lively bass that traditional SoundPEATS fans love, nor does it have the streamlined, audiophile tuning that SoundPEATS has been known for lately. I'd like to believe that this is not a change of direction, as it seems to be an attempt to keep the overall balance while adding its own unique touches, but compared to the attractive SoundPEATS T2, the difference is too big.

 

SOUNDPEATS Air3 Pro

SOUNDPEATS Air3 Pro

SOUNDPEATS Air3 Pro

¥6,480