Edifier GX04 True Wireless Gaming Earbuds
These earbuds are great to wear but are a little disappointing when it comes to battery life. They have a great ANC function and are comfortable to wear - as long as you select the right ear gels. The RGB lights look cool, but don't really serve any other purpose except to look cool. The price seems to be in-line with other wireless earbuds with similar features.
- EASE OF USE
Gaming earbuds provides a more immersive gaming experience.
Earbuds are a hot commodity in my home. My kids have managed to lose, wash, and even destroy multiple pairs of wired and wireless earbuds throughout the years. It seems like between the four of us, we have tried virtually everything and are always looking for new options. Recently, we had the opportunity to try out the Edifier GX04 True Wireless Gaming Earbuds.
The Edifier GX04 True Wireless Gaming Earbuds are designed to be lightweight for on-the-go gaming. The earbuds feature a 10mm diaphragm unit and Edifier’s ergonomic technology so that they can provide longer wear for the user with less discomfort. The headphones also feature the PixArt flagship mobile game chip so that latency is minimized to 40ms. The GX04 earbuds are equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 for stable connection – even in complex environments.
The Hecate H+ sound effects are specifically tuned to provide a more immersive gaming experience, too. These gaming earbuds board a 7+ hour battery life (with up to 28 hours thanks to its charging case). The case provides a 15-minute quick charge that gives the headphones 2 hours of playtime. Finally, the case has built-in RGB light bars.
- Bluetooth version: V5.2
- Bluetooth protocols: A2DP, AVCRCP, HFP. HSP
- Input: 5V == 110mA (earbuds) 5V == 1.1A(charging case)
- Impedance: 32 Q
- IP Rating: IP54
- Audio Codecs: SBC
- Playtime: Approx.7h (earbuds)+ Approx.21h (charging case)
- Driver: 010mm dynamic unit
- Sensitivity: 103dB
- Effective distance: About 10m
The Edifier GX04 True Wireless Gaming Earbuds come in a compact charging case. Magnets are used in the charging case and are great for holding the headphone securely in place while charging. The GX04 earbuds were easy to pair with an iPhone.
To pair them with your device you simply remove the headphones from the charging box and you will notice that the white light will automatically turn on the right and left earphones. You will select the device named “HecateGX04 ANC” on your smartphone to pair. During the pairing process, you will notice the white and blue lights flash alternately which alerts you to the status. Once pairing is successful the lights will flash slowly.
Since I am not a gamer, I thought it would be best if my husband tried them out. He ended up using gaming earbuds to play mobile games, listen to music, and make phone calls with his iPhone.
He appreciated the different earbud sizes. He felt that once he found the right size, they fit nicely. He liked the different sound modes and felt that the earbuds had good sound quality with Active Noise Canceling. He also likes the wearing detection function. He also liked how simple the headphones were to pair with his phone. He liked the charging case and felt it wasn’t too bulky.
While he liked the concept of being able to change modes by pushing the buttons on the headphone, he felt like it was too difficult to do and hard to remember the functions. While the RGB lights may look cool and can be turned off, he felt they were unnecessary and did not really serve a purpose for the functionality of the headphones.
He also reported a short battery life while using the ANC feature. He does not feel that he was able to get 7+ hours of use between charging. However, his biggest complaint was the smallest charging cable in history that is included.
Overall, my husband liked some of the features. He liked the strong magnets to hold the headphone in place while charging and the simplicity of pairing. He wasn’t overly happy with the short charging cable but that is an easy fix.
The Edifier GX04 True Wireless Gaming Earbuds have a lot of nice features that make for an enjoyable listening experience. The earbuds have a nice charging case and good sound quality. The battery life doesn’t seem to be up to spec, but the gaming earbuds are great for on-the-go gaming. The pricing ($99.99 at the time of publishing) is fair compared to other earbuds with similar features.