13 May 2019
Blaupunkt the German brand known for its audio equipment’s for automobiles has launched a new range of personal audio products in India. These products range from sound bars for TVs, wired and wireless headphones, and true wireless earbuds etc.
One such product is the Blaupunkt BTW-01 True Wireless earbuds which were introduced in India at a starting price of Rs, 5,999. This price point is fairly interesting for people who want to get a high-quality pair of earbuds but still do not want to spend a lot of money since true wireless earbuds from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Jabra, Sony are priced at a premium. So let us see how did these earbuds perform in our review.
- Blaupunkt BTW-01 Earbuds
- Carry/Charging case
- USB to Micro USB charging cable
- Spare ear tips
The Blaupunkt BTW-01 wireless earbuds come in an all-black matte finish with a dull chrome ring circling the top. The charging case is also black colored along with the earphones are both made of plastic and the design is uninspiring. Compared to the other branded earbuds, these look very plain and dull.
The carry case comes with magnetic connectors to hold the earbuds in place and charge them as well with the help of the inbuilt battery. There’s micro USB charging port is located at the back which is disappointing since the industry is adopting the universal Type-C ports. Blaupunkt branding can be found on the top of the lid which seals the charging case and keeps the buds intact, however, the build quality of the entire case and especially the lid could’ve been better. Though it does its job perfectly, the lid may snap off easily if not handled with care.
Both the buds have touch-sensitive control pads located on the outer side of each ear pod. You can use this control pad to control music, answer calls and activate voice assistants like Siri or Google Assistant depending on the make of your device.
Blaupunkt hasn’t bundled any mobile app or software to customize the audio or button control, which is otherwise available with most of the other premium earbuds. The BTW-01 are light in weight and are comfortable to wear for a long duration. The in-ear canal fit makes sure that these buds don’t fall of easily. For connectivity, these earbuds come with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and come with an IPX5 rating for water resistance.
Though these Blaupunkt BTW-01 wireless earbuds look pretty dull, they do what they’re supposed to do. These buds can produce decent bass and unexpectedly good quality of audio playback considering the price you are paying for these earbuds. Apart from decent bass, the mids and highs are slightly dominant.
The audio was punchy enough to enjoy bass heavy songs. Depending on the songs you listen to, you’d find the sound quality mostly balanced. This is certainly a bit if drawback as at times you feel the lack of sharpness at times.
Audio quality during calls was clear enough and the person on the other end was able to listen to the voice clearly. Even during extremely loud environment, voice quality was clear and audible. Battery backup of these earbuds was OK, to say the least. They lasted around 4-4.30 hours at max, but the charging case offered slightly more than 3 extra charge cycles which meant that it offers over 20 hours of backup easily and since the case is very thin and light it is easy to carry around.
The touch-sensitive controls located at the outer side of the earbuds took some time getting used to and are not the most sensitive. At times it took a couple of taps for it to respond and at times, it would register the touch instantly. Sadly there is no way to customize the sensitivity of these touch controls.
There are so many true wireless earbuds from different brands available making this a highly competitive niche. Still, the Blaupunkt BTW-01 can create a space for themselves thanks to the more than decent audio performance, a great battery backup, makes these earbuds stand out of the crowd.
Priced at Rs. 5,999, Blaupunkt BTW-01is one of the best true wireless earbuds which are not only affordable and are very portable too. Though you can't compare the quality of audio with the like of Apple AirPods and Samsung Galaxy Buds (Review). If you have a strict budget and want a stable performance, you won't go wrong with Blaupunkt BTW-01 wireless earbuds.