OYIB RS7 Bluetooth 5.3 Wireless Earbuds

Featuring the latest Bluetooth 5.3 technology, IPX7 water resistence, USB-C charging as well a case design new to me, this has to be one of the most technically advanced sporting headsets I have tried yet. But is it any good?

I am not usually a fan of the over ear 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 larger in size, both the buds and case, then the in ear rivals but the larger case and buds are more difficult to lose and fitting them into the case is easier.

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 over ear buds together with a short USB charging cable, three pairs of gels (one fitted), a slightly larger than normal mat black finished charging case, and a well written and easy to read User Guide. The case is lighter in weight than you might expect but everything has a quality look and feel to it.

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 device name RS7. 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 5 times, giving a total of around 40 hours of music. A full charge will give around 8 hours playtime from each bud, with one hour from a ten minute charge. 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 features an unusual design with the case battery status shown inside the case next to that for the buds. These over ear 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, reduced latency and greatly improves both the stability of the wireless connection and battery life.

The buds are neat and comfortable to wear and are far less intrusive than many over ear rivals. Sound quality is excellent for a sports 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.

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 £39.99 to just £23.99, 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 sporting wireless for anywhere near this price.

The Good
Lightweight
Comfortable
Good Audio Quality
Good Build Quality
Auto On/Off
Bluetooth 5.3
Magnetic Case
PPX 7 Waterproof

The Bad
No Apt-X Codec

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