The Tranya T1Pro True Wireless Earbuds provide quality sound, comfortable fit and 60 hours of enjoyment, without breaking the bank.
I would be shocked to find someone who has not heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for.” This statement has proven accurate, time, and time again. As the dollar value of a given product increases, you can often expect increased bells and whistles, better trim options, enhancements, accessories, or bonuses. However, if you are willing to put in a little elbow grease, you can often find products that contradict that tenet. Having reviewed several wireless Bluetooth earbuds, I have found three major quality zones: under <$50, <$100, and >$100. Since the quality of the sound, comfort, and battery life tend to improve with product cost, I have shied away from the <$50 zone. Sometimes the product will have reasonable sound but will feel like someone stuck an ice-pick into your ear hole. At other times, the sound output may be okay, but the battery life may require frequent recharges. Traditionally, I looked at the Goldilocks $100 zone because of the favorable price to feature ratio. Interestingly, the Tranya T1 Pro broke the mold and provided premium features at budget costs.
The Tranya Wireless earbuds arrived in a black 4 inches square by 1 13/16 inches thick retail box. The cover proudly displayed the Tranya name in silver font, with two triangular/pyramidal letter A’s. Subtle, and tacticool, I liked the allure of the packaging but wished that they provided more information. Other than a small SKU sticker on the back panel, detailing “Tranya Deep Bass True … for Running, Gift Box,” and a small 1 1/8 inches QR code square, the side and back panels were unadorned. Lifting the lid away from the Tranya packaging, I was pleased to find a well organized interior. The 2 13/16 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide by 1 5/16 inches tall black earbud case was nestled safely within a foam cutout and the accessories were packaged within a small black rectangular accessory box. I removed the 1.9-ounce earbud case and set it aside, opened the accessory box, and charged the case with the included 9 1/2 inches long flat black USB-A to USB-micro cable. I was a little disappointed with the length of the charging cable because it essentially required me to charge from a computer/laptop. When I tried to charge from a wall adaptor, the earbud case had to dangle precariously. While charging the earbuds, I was able to appreciate the medium and large accessory ear tips and I perused the instruction manual.
Each of the Bluetooth 5.0, 0.1-ounce, IPX5 earbuds had a 50mAh battery. Despite the $50 price tag, the earbuds provided several premium features. When you remove the earbuds from their case, or replace them, they will power on/off directly. Since many of us forget to turn off our devices, I loved that this feature conserved the overall power of the earbuds and case. When you remove the earbuds from their case, a female voice will announce “Power On.” To pair them to your smart device, simply navigate to Settings, choose Bluetooth, and then pick T1 Pro-R from the list. The same female voice will announce “Connected.” If the ear tips do not fit your ear canals snugly, consider trying the included accessory tips. When fully seated within the ear canal, you can enjoy a degree of passive noise cancellation. It is important to choose the correct ear tip because the sound quality is directly affected by the fit. In fact, the instruction manual noted that this could reduce the quality by 30-75%. As an added bonus, you can utilize the earbuds in mono mode or in paired stereo mode. I was pleased with the quality of the instructions and found the tutorial quite helpful. I did not utilize the earbuds in mono mode and completed my review in stereo mode.
I loved that the controls were easy to navigate. A single press of either earbud button allowed me to play/pause music/movies/audible, a press then hold on the right skipped to the next track, a press then hold on the left earbud skipped to the previous track, a double press on the right earbud increased the volume, a double press on the left earbud decreased the volume, and a triple tap on either earbud activated Siri. I loved that the button combinations were intuitive and useful. With fully charged earbuds, I turned to audiocheck.net to test many of the headphone parameters. I used the Low-Frequency Response and Subwoofer Audio Test (10-200 Hz) and heard the refreshing rumble at 20Hz. Utilizing the High-Frequency Response and Hearing Audio Test (22-8 kHz), I was able to hear the test tone at 15kHz, which was the upper limit of my hearing. Pleased with the frequency range, I used the Left/Right/Center test and the Stereo Perception and Sound Localization Test. If you have never utilized the Stereo Perception Test, you may want to try this during the day and with the lights on, as the realistic knocking noises may make you jump. For a second experience, listen to the “Sound Of Silence (3D Binaural Audio)- Simon and Garfunkel Cover-Jarvis Brothers (Ear to Ear).
With the above tests completed, I turned to my typical test tracks. To test the staging, I listened to Bob Marley and the Wailers “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” Radiohead “The National Anthem,” “Carribean Blue” by Enya, the “Dragonborn” Skyrim Theme by Jason Soule, “Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold” from The Hobbit, and “Wandering/Bubbles” by Yosi Horikawa. To further test the bass, I utilized “Bright Lights Bigger City” by CeeLo Green, the bounding bass line of “Train Song” by Holly Cole, and minutes two through four of Dark Knight Rises “Why so serious, Jokers Theme.” I was surprised by the quality of the passive sound reduction and with the fullness of the bass. As an added bonus, I turned to Home Free “Ring of Fire” and appreciated the ending F# growl by Tim Faust. To test the mid-range, high frequency range and general blend, I turned to the Far and Away Soundtrack, Queen “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Chain Breaker” by The Gaither Band, several selections from Pentatonix, and Billy Joel “Piano Man,” and “The Longest Time.” Similar to my enthusiasm for the bass, the mid and high sounds were smooth, pleasant, and encouraged continued enjoyment. Once I completed my audio testing, I watched “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Movies Anywhere, “The Boys” On Amazon Prime, Several videos on YouTube, and used the Xfinity App to watch “Battlebots” and “Big Brother.”
I was pleased to discover that the earbuds provided a steady 6 hours of enjoyment, before requiring a recharge. The ear tips fit comfortably into my ear canals and the lightweight product caused only minimal ear fatigue. The bass was full, the mids were well blended and the highs never reached tinny levels. Honestly, I forgot that I was using a $50 pair of earbuds. The Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds/case fully charged within 2 hours, provided access to Siri and I did not experience any lag between audio/video. The lightweight charging case will fit easily into a standard pocket and protected the earbuds well. The earbuds came with more features than they should have fo the price point: Auto on/off, easy pairing, 6-hour play-time, strong magnetic attachment with good finger grip, attractive earbud charging case, passive noise-canceling abilities, and visually appealing comfortable earbuds with great sound. The passive noise reduction/voice reduction was an unexpected bonus for the T1 Pro earbuds. Combined with the quality sound and comfortable ear tips, you need not look any further than the Tranya T1 Pro True Wireless headphones for your EDC earbud needs.