The tech inside this headset seems to be the new norm for budget priced true wireless earbuds, as I have found it in multiple headsets I have tried. That is no criticism as all these new era headsets works well, sound good and are easy to use and this newly updated model from OYIB is no exception.
Featuring the latest Bluetooth 5.3 technology, USB-C charging as well as no less than 4 microphones this has to be one of the most technically advanced true wireless headsets I have tried yet. But is it any good?
I am not usually a fan of the AirPod style stem design but it usually does make for superior sound quality as well as a more secure fitting and this is the case here too. This new headset is compact in size, both the buds and case, with a glossy black finish that is otherwise similar in design to the many rivals out there.
There was a time when you had to pay plenty 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 headset is better than the last and this new set which features the latest Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity and USB-C charging has some of the hardware on board.
In the box were the two buds together with a short USB charging cable, a compact sized glossy pink charging case, and a well written and easy to read User Guide. Despite the light weight, everything has a quality feel to it but without the weightiness of some rivals.
First time pairing could not be simpler and took just a few seconds. Simply remove the two buds from the case and pair in the usual way to your phone looking for the label MD058A. Subsequently, taking the buds from the case powers them on, they connect to each other and to the phone automatically, returning them to the case turns them off and begins charging.
The Lithium-ion case battery can recharge the buds around 4 times, giving a total of around 25 hours of music. There are displays on both the buds and case bud to show charging and connection status with the buds will charge automatically when placed into the case. The case LED display shows the current battery status of both the case and individual buds. These stem format buds are easy to remove from the magnetic case and holding the stem prevents accidental button presses, for me a major selling point.
The earbuds use the latest Bluetooth 5.3 technology which is supported by the latest high-end smartphones but of course, they will also work with older Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth 5 adds a longer range of up to 15m and greatly improves both the stability of the wireless connection and battery life.
The buds are small, neat and comfortable to wear and will deliver up to 5 hours of music per charge. Sound quality is excellent for a TW headset with a very decent level of bass together with clean mid-tones and a sibilance free high end. Calls were clear to hear and easy to make. I found call quality to be fine at each end of the conversation with no dropouts or excessive background noise. Sound quality is enhanced further for calls by the use of twin microphones in each bud.
Each bud has a single soft touch button on it which can be used to end/reject calls, play/pause music, navigate tracks, alter volume and invoke your phone’s voice assistant. This works well and is easy to use. The buds are IPX7 water resistant rating and should be fine in the rain or at the beach but not for swimming.
Currently discounted from £29.99 to just £17.99, they are incredibly well priced for the technology available, indeed this headset compares very well with the high-end rivals I have tried as regards sound quality and features. You would need to go a long way to find a better True Wireless Headset at this price.
Good Audio Quality
Good Build Quality
PPX 7 Waterproof
No Apt-X Codec