TECNO Sonic 1 True Wireless Earbuds
Overall, the Sonic 1 True Wireless Earbuds are a good set of well-rounded earbuds. There are a few areas that could use improvement but they are affordable, comfortable, and easy to use. I did have some issues with sound quality but those may be isolated to the set I have.
- EASE OF USE
- SOUND QUALITY
Comfortable, affordable wireless earbuds provide a premium listening experience.
It’s hard to deny the convenience of true wireless earbuds. In an increasingly technology-driven world, they offer a way to stay connected without being weighed down by cords or bulky devices. Whether you’re looking for a way to listen to music on your morning jog, stay in touch with friends while biking around town, or take conference calls at work without having to worry about tangled wires, true wireless earbuds have you covered.
There are so many different styles and types of wireless earbuds available, it may be difficult to decide on which model/brand you want to select. The Sonic 1 True Wireless Earbuds from TECNO are an inexpensive, but high-quality option to try.
TECNO is a global smart device brand that provides a wide range of accessories and services such as smart wearables, tablets, HiS operating system, and smart home products. Its history as dates back to 2014 with its CAMON series launch. TECNO is dedicated to providing the best technologies for individuals in order to give them “stylishly designed intelligent products that inspire consumers to never stop perusing their best selves.”
The Sonic 1 True Wireless Earbuds are designed as the world’s first in-ear/half in-ear switch design earphones. The earbuds fit securely and comfortably with their ergonomic design. TECNO’s goal was to provide a richer, more immersive audio experience for users so that they may “…enjoy the undeniable charm and magic of the immersive music like in a live performance no matter where you are.”
- 50-hour battery life (6.5 hours earbuds + 43.5 hours charging case)
- AUDPUD App Enhancement: Customize your listening experience through the app’s tools and hearing tests
- Dual-mic Noise Cancellation for Calls: Each earbud has 2 microphones to enhance a user’s voice and reduce environmental noise
- Bluetooth 5.3 Connectivity: Low-latency connectivity and a more stabilized signal
- Auto Pairing: Once paired, the Sonic 1 earbuds will automatically and instantly pair to your device
- Lightweight: Each earbud only weighs 4.65g
- Sound Modes: Premium Sound Mode and Ultra Comfort Mode provide customized sound options for different environments
- IPX5- rated for water resistance, dust resistance, and sweat-proofing
- Seamless Switchable Listening: Sonic 1 earbuds can connect to two devices simultaneously and is also universally compatible and functions the same with either iOS, Android, or Windows devices
- Intuitive Touch Controls: Each earbud has touch-sensitive areas that allow the user to control the functions of the earbuds
- In the Box: Wireless Bluetooth earbuds (with medium-sized ear tips), Charging case, Ear tips (1X large ‚1X small), USB Type-C charging cable, User manual (including warranty card)
Pricing & Availability
TECNO Sonic 1 True Wireless Earbuds are currently being sold for $39.99 through Amazon. TECNO does have retail stores outside the U.S.
One of the first things I noticed about the packaging was that the word True was misspelled as TURE. Unboxing the earbuds was a pretty standard experience. The earbuds were stored in the charging case with tape covering the charging contacts. There were two extra sets of ear gels including as well as a USB-C charging cable.
Both accessories were stored in separate boxes (inside the larger package). A user manual was also included. One odd thing that I found was that one of the large ear gels was wrapped up on itself and had to be reshaped. This wasn’t really a problem because it could be fixed but I wanted to note that this is a possibility.
One of the first things I do when I am testing earbuds is swap out the pre-installed ear gels for the smallest set provided. Fit is everything when it comes to how earbuds perform. These ear gels are magnetized which is unique. It made it very easy to change the ear gels.
In order to pair, the earphones must be in the charging case with the lid open. The earbuds appeared in my Bluetooth menu quickly and pairing was completed easily. I was able to slide the earbuds into my ears easily and they felt secure while I was wearing them.
I didn’t notice a lot of ambient noise leak but I did notice a faint electronic static sound in the left earbud. It wasn’t too loud and when I started playing music I didn’t notice it anymore — unless the audio track wasn’t very loud. For example, I was playing an audio track from the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack that starts out with only hand claps. I could definitely hear the static during that time.
While they provide a secure fit, the earbuds aren’t uncomfortable or too tight. They are lightweight and feel very much like Apple AirPods. I moved my head around a lot when I was using the earbuds and I didn’t notice them sliding out of place in my ear. I didn’t notice any earaches or headaches happening as a result of using/wearing the earbuds for a long period of time either.
The product description on Amazon mentions “noise cancelling” as a feature but the manual does not provide any details about activating or deactivating it. According to the TECNO website, the ANC noise canceling system is part of the Premium Sound Mode. In addition to the ANC system, there is definite ambient noise cancellation just by the earbuds blocking it out. I couldn’t hear myself typing on my keyboard or my fiance running the vacuum across the house. Both sounds are things I typically hear without ANC engaged.
One issue I’ve had with other earbuds is that they don’t automatically connect or disconnect when they are supposed to. I’ve not had that problem with these earbuds. I took them out of my ears and they remained connected to my phone until I put them in their case. Then they disconnected. When I put them back in my ears, they automatically connected. I would prefer that the earbuds had the feature to automatically disconnect from my device when they detected they were no longer in my ears but I can overlook that.
The earbuds have touch-sensitive controls built into the stems of the earbuds. They work well but I noticed that when I attempted to do a short tap, it was recognized as a swipe sometimes.
The earbuds did a good job of handling a wide variety of audio tracks. I felt that the audio I listened to was well-rounded and nothing sounded flat. I wouldn’t say the bass was ‘powerful’ but it was definitely present. Vocals were clear and crisp and highs and lows sounded well-mixed.
These are a good well-rounded set of earbuds that provide premium sound and a comfortable listening experience at a cost-effective price. I do hope that the static noise I experienced was just a defect and not indicative of the model as a whole.