Overwhelming bass - UGREEN HiTune T3 earphones test
UGREEN HiTune T3 has everything in its category!
The UGREEN HiTune T3 is really great stuff! The sound is great, and for music where the bass is decisive, where dynamism is needed, it works wonders. You get a foot drum in your ear that makes you tear up, but really!
Right now, even while writing the article, the music is playing in my ears, right now The Cure jams with the song Lullaby. Great! I'm basically a bass fan, so it really bothers me if I can't find it in headphones or it's confusing, or it sits on top of the other instruments and muffles the sounds or, even worse, distorts them.
You will not experience this with the UGREEN HiTune T3, the bass is wonderful!
(in the meantime, Black Velvet is playing, a wonderful female voice from Alannah Miles' throat, but I have to realize that HiTune3 doesn't suit this pop music, let's have a little Motörhead, Lemmy will fix things)
In this category, ANC is not very common, we get all kinds of magic words for noise reduction, such as ENC, for example, but it is no coincidence that these are not called active noise reduction, so it is worth thinking about the UGREEN headphones for this reason alone.
So, if you want such a headset for yourself, you can fortunately order it from the EU warehouse, because UGREEN also has one. You don't have to visit any online store, you get it directly from the manufacturer, which is not disadvantageous from the point of view of the warranty! EU warehouse delivery means that you don't have to deal with hidden costs, plus VAT, customs, whatever.
If you need more information, read the following article, I hope it will help you make a decision!
The headphones can be purchased from the link below, but if I could suggest one thing, it would be to look at the manufacturer's other products, you won't regret it! The price of the headphones today, with the special hoc10 coupon code provided with the article, intended only for us, is HUF 10, that is, HUF 460 cheaper than the "street" price. Use it!
UGREEN HiTune T3 Bluetooth earphones
It's been quite some time since I've written a headphone test, and luckily for me I can now write about something I've been curious about for some time. This is the UGREEN HiTune T3 solution mentioned in the title.
The manufacturer, the Chinese company UGREEN, was founded roughly 20 years ago, which by Chinese standards means that they have been on the market for quite some time. They mainly deal with USB cables, docks, and HUBs, but the product range also includes desktop phones and/or tablet holders, and now also the high-performance power bank and the accompanying solar cell, as well as the HiTune T3 as the only earphone.
Why did I want to try this? First of all, because the company's products I visited were impeccable, but at the same time they were surprisingly cheap. And by impeccable, you mean that they could compete with any manufacturer, even the vaunted Apple does not represent a significant difference in quality.
So, after such antecedents, I was very curious as to what a HUF 14 earphone with the name of UGREEN could do. From this test, it will become clear to you that there is a surprising amount!
A demanding white box, with tabs on the front, lots of data on the back. This is what a package should look like. Okay, 1More is even better, but we can count on a double multiplier in terms of price as well. The headset slides out of the box in a small drawer, which of course rests in the docking box. There are 3 silicone plugs of different sizes under the tray, so that everyone can find one that fits well into different sized ear canals.
Hidden under the tray is the USB Type-C charging cable and the instructions for use. Unfortunately, it is not available in Hungarian, but in the age of online translation programs supported by artificial intelligence, this is perhaps no longer a big disadvantage.
So there aren't many accessories. The cable is not very special, but it is certainly commendable that together with the plug snapped onto the earpiece, you get four different sizes of silicone, so everyone will find something that will suit them!
For once, the dock is a nice form for me. I love these infinitely rounded pieces because I can slip them into the front pocket of my jeans and when I sit down the heels don't dig into my thighs and they don't rub off when I walk.
At the bottom of the charging/storage box, you will find the USB charging slot, next to it is a button for connecting to Bluetooth. There are LEDs on the front of the box that provide information about the charge and the Bluetooth connection.
When the lid is opened, only the top of the two ears is visible, the stems are deep inside the box. The charging contacts are at the bottom of the legs, they touch the contacts in the box. The headphones are held in the box by a strong magnet. It's not so strong that it's impossible to take it out, but it's so strong that it didn't fall out even if you shook the opened box.
The shape of the earphones does not give anything unusual. The shape of the stem and the shape of the head reflect this year's (last year's) fresh design. It's not a completely rounded shape, but we don't find any sharp edges anywhere, so somewhere in between. This form can be found in other well-known manufacturers, so it basically suits me.
The earbuds are relatively easy to remove from the box. Let's say mine is average in the size of a man's hand, and with hot dog fingers it will probably be a struggle to fish out the earphones here as well. I note that the exception is more difficult in the case of my own 1More headset, even though the stem of the headset does not look down, but to the side, so there would be something to hold on to. Yet somehow it always slips through my fingers and this one doesn't.
The assembly is exemplary for both the box and the earphones. The top of the box does not wobble, the hinge is also straight. So far, I can pretty much give everything a five, except for the next point.
One more thing, this is more of a negative. Although the plastic of the box and the earpiece are both high-quality, thick, and due to the glossy surface, both are fingerprint magnets. Fortunately, this is not noticeable in the white color, but you can also get a black one, but fingerprints don't show well on it.
I'll be quick, we won't spend much time here so I can start writing my experiences!
UGREEN HiTune T3 has 10 mm PU+Wool Dynamic membranes. Apple has already used similar membranes made of wool, so I'm already wondering if this adds something to the sound in the case of the HiTune T3.
We also get ANC, that is, active noise reduction. This is not special, at most, in light of the fact that active noise reduction is, to put it mildly, a rarity for 14 HUF earphones. I will be curious about the quality of this too!
We get SBC and AAC support, unfortunately aptX is not yet available in this category. However, AAC is good, many phones support it, so in the end we get high-resolution sound, which in my experience can add a lot to the experience.
Bluetooth is 5.2, which means that there is nothing wrong with it, we will not have a big delay, and the newer Bluetooth versions also have a positive effect on consumption. The range for Bluetooth is the usual 10 meters for a wireless connection.
If it's consumption. According to factory data, the earphones can last approx. They can work for 7 hours. These data are usually given at a volume of 50-60 percent, there is no information about this here, but I think we can assume that we can count on this operating time at a volume of 50-60 percent here as well.
What's also interesting is that with the extra battery of the charging box, the usage time can be extended to 24 hours, which is not a bad value!
Another thing is water protection. The earphones are IPX5 rated, which means that rain is no problem, sweat is no problem, but we don't want to swim in it!
Of course, it is worth dividing the experiences into two, for calling and listening to music.
In the case of phone calls, the presence of ANC is what is really interesting. Based on my experience, the quality of the microphone is adequate, according to my interlocutor, what I say is well understood even on the street, in noise. What's interesting is that he reported some minimal volume fluctuation that was barely audible, not particularly annoying, but it was there. My tip was that the ANC was working, it had minimal effect on the volume.
ANC works well anyway. Okay, it's undeniably not the best, it doesn't silence the street, but it muffles the sound of the cars and buses so much that they're barely audible. Wind noise is a little harder to deal with, but it's not terribly bad either, especially in this price category.
So, overall, I think the quality of the phone calls and ANC is top of the line, but of course it does not reach the quality of competitors available at a height of several tens of thousands.
In the field of music, I thought about whether to describe the word that first came to mind, because I think that everyone will associate it in the wrong way. I'll write it anyway, this word: commercial.
I will quickly explain the certificate!
The sound image is very frank, but the bass is slightly overrepresented. It's not disturbing, not too much, just a little more than usual. It feels a bit like when you look at an HDR picture and you feel that the colors, the contrast, everything is pushed a little too far to make the photo more pleasing to the eye.
The UGREEN HiTune T3 is just that. The sound image is something that I think at least 95 percent of people will really like!
The slightly intrusive bass is clear, not loud, not distorted. Sometimes it intrudes a little in front of the center, but luckily it doesn't overwhelm it, rather it just adds a little extra warmth. I attribute this warmth to the membrane made of wool, I experienced something similar with Apple's headphones.
What can clearly be attributed to the cheapness is the quality of the voice. Unfortunately, the lack of HiTune T3 compared to double-driver earphones, where a different driver is responsible for speech and another for music, is inevitable. Of course, as you can guess, these headphones don't cost that much, so it's something for something.
Fortunately, this does not mean that the voice (or voice) is unintelligible. Moreover, I risk that many people will like it even more than the studio-quality, many lines of sharp and clear vocals that can be seen with double-drive solutions.
I use to try out how it feels when I listen to music with my eyes closed, trying to imagine the room where I'm sitting. There are headphones where the space is wide, and some where it is cramped and noisy. With the HiTune T3, it feels like I'm sitting in a well-insulated, not too big studio. There are no reflections, but somehow you can feel that the space around us is not very big. I do not classify this as an advantage or a disadvantage, rather it is a matter of taste.
Overall, the HiTune T3 will be better for those who like rock, techno or other dynamic music. I recommend it only in moderation for serious music, and the same for soft, pop music. Drums and electronic instruments are the main focus. I think so. Oh, and of course, before I forget, movies, obviously action movies, games, which have dynamism anyway. For the latter, I dare to recommend it only because the delay has almost disappeared due to the new version of Bluetooth, so the HiTune T3 is perfectly suitable for transmitting sounds alongside the visual world.