MPOW T6L Truly Wireless Earbuds
Can you make good truly wireless earbuds without being Apple or Samsung?
Truly Wireless Earbuds? Really?
I wasn’t sold either at first. I’ve hear some war stories about off brand truly wireless earbuds in the past. Poor sound quality, bad connections, and Airpod rip offs. I tuned them out for a good long time, however when I was asked to review the T6’s I was hopeful these could change my mind.
- 2 Wireless earbuds (one right and one left)
- Charging case (Micro USB in and full sized USB out)
- Micro USB Cable
- Instruction booklets
- 3 sets of ear tips (small, medium, and large)
Specs: (quoted from MPOW)
- Bluetooth 5
- IPX7 water resistance
- Approximately 21 hours of battery life (3.4 hours in the buds and 5-6 charges with the case)
- Touch controls on the earbuds
As I said in the beginning of this review, I was skeptical. Knowing not much about the brand itself, I expected the worst and hoped for the best. The box itself was small, and the carrying case seemed flimsy at best. The micro usb cable was short, but it didn’t need to be long. To say I was simply whelmed, would be an understatement.
That all changed when I got to the earbuds themselves. These felt sold, weighty, but not too big. I was officially excited to set these guys up. Thankfully, the case is magnetic, therefore the earbuds just clicked in. This turned them on and I wanted to make sure I gave them a good charge. The case has cool LEDs inside, while not especially necessary do look cool. The pairing process is quick and easy. I assume having a device with Bluetooth 5 makes it easier, however regardless the process seems easy.
When I popped these bad boys into my ears, I had a little trouble with them at first. You have to ensure you’re not putting them in while touching the tops of the buds. This will activate the touch sensors and play, pause, or fast forward through your music. Not especially great, but once you learn how to get them in it was a nice fit for me.
Sound Quality and Comfort:
These little guys are nice. They may be small, but they pack a punch. I listened to some Queen, and a lot of podcasts and both sounded nice. Songs with a lot of bass don’t sound muffled or tinny. I also believe they support HD Audio too. On my Oneplus 6T the option came up once and hasn’t since. I’m not entirely sure if that means it stays on, but that’s ok. I’m not an audiophile by any means, but I enjoyed putting these guys in my ears. My daily drive headphones are the Bullets Wireless and ATH M50X’s and I can say I enjoy these bad boys equally as much. They may not sound 100% as good but what they lack in clarity they make up for in convenience.
Speaking of convenience, they don’t hurt my ears either. After listening for an hour or so I didn’t feel like I had to take these buds out. I also listened to them while doing house work and shook my ears a bunch and they didn’t move. Maybe it was my luck that the medium tips fit perfectly but I had a good time with these. Throw them in a gym bag or for an overnight trip and you won’t have an issue. Just try not to lose them.
There’s one thing I didn’t mention in this review and that’s the price. I have one last story to tell before I reveal the price.
I showed my dad these who uses the Jaybird X3’s and Oneplus Bullet Wireless Bluetooth headphones. These are both amazing quality Bluetooth headsets that are highly regarded. He has things he likes and dislikes about both. The Jaybirds were expensive, weird eartips, and a strange charger. However, they sound good and they’re great on battery. The Oneplus headphones have less battery life, and sound quality but they stay in his ears better and use USB C to charge. Plus, they’re a little better on the price spectrum too.
When I showed him these, he said he liked the form factor and sound quality. He was curious about how much these cost though. When I told him the non-sale price of these was $39.99 he was shocked. You could pick 2-3 of these up for the price of a pair of Jaybirds or Bullets Wireless. What you miss out on though are dedicated apps to change the sound profile and incredible sound quality. However, you do get 90% of what the contenders give you and for $39.99 you can pick these up and throw them in a bag or something and not worry too much. You can even use these as your main headphones and be just as happy.
If there’s one thing I can tell you though is you don’t need to pay the big bucks to be happy. If you’re all about convenience and having incredible value for money, these are your ear buds. Should you need the Apple integration, or wireless charging then go for the Airpods or Galaxy Buds. However, if you’re looking for quick and dirty wireless ear buds then give these a shot. I recommend them.
Thank you to MPOW for supplying the T6L’s for us to review. Although we did not pay for them these are our honest reviews and we are recommending them knowing you will pay the full $39.99 price tag. You can purchase these headphones right here. If you like them then please let us know!