QCY T5 Review
The QCY T5 earbud is priced at just INR 7,700 and can be snagged right now from our website for just INR 4,900!
however, are these cheap substitutes to the Apple Air pods worth spending on? Well, let's find out in our QCY T5 Review!
QCY is a sub-brand from Xiaomi and the main features of its T5 model include Bluetooth 5.0, a latency-free game mode, noise reduction, touch controls, and pretty decent battery life.
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Driver unit: 6mm dynamic driver
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
- Frequency response: 20-20000Hz
- Bluetooth protocol: AAC and SBC
- Charging Time: 2.0h
- Weight: 4.3 grams
- Music Time: 16h
- Price: around 20 bucks
- Chipset: Realtek/Jieli
- Codec: AAC, SBC, APTX
- Reach: 10m
- Battery of the case: 380 mAh Rechargeable Li-Ion
- Battery earbud: 43 mAh Rechargeable Li-Ion
- Cable: Micro USB
- Waterproof: Sweat & Water Proof IPX4
- Control: Touch
- Driver: 6mm
- Microphone: CVC 6.0 Noise Reduction
What's inside the box?
Inside the box, you will find the QCY T5 earbuds, the QCY T5 charging case, a Micro USB cable, and an instruction manual. The usual stuff.
Design and Fit
The black matte plastic that encases the earbuds is classy and slick. However, as far as appearance goes, the T5 has an almost identical appearance in shape when compared to its predecessor, the QCY T3.
IPX4 standard water-resistant buds are built well considering the price point. The comfort is also top notch. QCY T5 earbuds come with three pairs of silicone rubber tips that differ in size. So you can replace the default one to find that comfortable fit for your ear. But overall, they fit snuggly and comfortably.
Bluetooth 5.0 ensures minimal latency and the earphones kept in touch well during testing.
Wondering how to get them connected in the first place? Well, just get the earbuds out of the charging box, open the Bluetooth setting on your phone and voila, you're all paired up!
This what matters the most, right? Considering the price point, I'd say that the sound quality of the QCY T5 is nothing short of amazing! The audio quality is rich, crisp with well defined low frequencies and deep surround sound.
Since these are budget wireless earphones, premium features like bass and noise reduction are a bit subpar but again, considering the price, it is hard to complain.
Where the QCY T5 really outshines the competition is in its "gaming mode". Just tap the earbud thrice and the mode gets activated and you'll be able to enjoy a lag-free and richer sound experience while playing video games.
The earbuds come up with a 40 mAh battery while the charging case boasts a 380 mAh one which takes around 2 hours to charge.
At maximum volume, the earbuds will survive 4 hours. The charging box can charge them four times so that's a total time of about 16 hours.
What Do I think?
For the price point, QCY T5 outshines all competition with its rich sound quality, comfortable fit, fine touch controls, water-resistance, and good battery life. The game mode is a welcome addition and will be especially appreciated by gamers.