ENACFIRE F1 True Wireless Headphones

For the £49.99 price, these are probably the best True Wireless Earphones I have ever used.

There used to be a time when you had to pay big bucks to get decent quality True Wireless Earbuds but the introduction of Bluetooth 5.0 seems to have changed all that. Before Bluetooth 5.0 all but the most expensive TW earbuds would continually drop out, crackle, pop and generally prove more trouble than they were worth. As technology develops each pair is better than the last and this new set from ENACFIRE is the best I have tried for under £150.

In the rather upmarket box were the two buds together with three gel sets (one fitted), a short USB charging cable, and a well written and easy to read User Guide. Everything has a distinctly premium and upmarket feel to it with the first-rate build quality and the weightiness of their upscale rivals. The only quibble I have it that sometimes getting the shiny buds out from the magnetic case can be a bit tricky.

First time pairing could not be simpler and took just a few seconds. Subsequently, taking the buds from the case powers them on, they connect to each other and the phone automatically, returning them to the case turns them off and begins charging. The 2600mAh battery in the case can recharge the buds up to 25 times and can also be used as an emergency charger for phones and other USB devices. There are LED ’s on each bud to show charging and connection status and the buds will charge automatically when placed into the case. Expect a working time of up to eight hours from each charge.

These earbuds use the latest Bluetooth 5 technology which is currently only supported by the latest high-end smartphones but of course, they will also work with older Bluetooth versions. Bluetooth 5 adds longer range and greatly improves both the stability of the wireless connection and battery life. I was also pleased to see the Apt-X audio codec, usually found only in high-end devices, was supported.

The buds are small, neat and comfortable to wear and will deliver up to eight hours of music per charge. Sound quality is excellent for a TW headset with a very decent level of bass together clean mid-tones and a sibilance free high end. The buds have new alt-x audio codec and thanks to the use of Bluetooth 5 have a stable and firm reception. They are rated as IPX8 water-resistant which means they can (in theory) be used underwater.

Calls were clear to hear and easy to make. The headset can accept or reject incoming calls and end them. Call quality was fine each end of the conversation with no dropouts or excessive background noise.

Each bud has a single soft touch button on it which can be used to end/reject calls, play/pause music, and jump music tracks back and forward. Strangely, there is no way to change the audio volume and this has to be done using the connected phone. The buttons can, however, be used to invoke your phone’s voice assistant.

For the price, this headset compares very well with the high-end rivals I have tried as regards sound quality and features. Indeed, you would have to go a long way to find a better True Wireless Headset

The Good
Lightweight
Comfortable
Good audio quality
Good Build Quality
Auto On/Off
Great battery life
Bluetooth 5
Magnetic Case
Apt-X Codec
IPX 8 Water Resistant

The Bad
No USB-C
No Volume Control
Large Case

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