Everyone and their mum is releasing their own True Wireless Earbuds. HELM is the latest with their HELM True Wireless 5.0 Headphones, these come with their own charging case.
Unboxing was very simple, inside was the charging case containing the earbuds, additional tips and a micro-USB cable. The first thing I noticed was the case is slippery and can collect fingerprints. Inside were the earbuds, which have magnetic connectors allowing them to charge once inside. There are then red LEDs on the top to let you know they are charging. The lid was also very flimsy, and bulky.
I was impressed with the design of the earbuds themselves. They feature rubber wing tips built in. This meant they were one of the most stable earphones I have tried in a long time. The wings and stem meant that they rested against my head and didn’t move.
HELM True Wireless 5.0 Headphones Features:
- CD-Like HiFi Sound, Low Latency (no lag) for Music & Movies & Deep Bass.
- Pick Up & Play with Auto-Pairing and Auto Charging.
- 6-8 Hours Play Time and 30 Extra Hours of On-The-Go Charging with the Portable Charging Case.
- Secure Comfortable Fit for an Active Lifestyle with Incredible Noise Isolation that is Perfect for Working Out and Traveling.
- Rain, Sweat, & Mud Approved with IPX4 Water Resistance.
- Industry Leading Range of up to 60ft.
- Smart Buttons & Dual Mics for Making Calls & Activating Your Favorite Voice Assistant.
- Calls are in stereo on both both earpieces.
The sound quality for these was pretty good. The mids, lows and highs are clear, and once you find the right tip very little sound bleeding. The volume even at the top wasn’t that loud and let in a lot of traffic noise. There is also no ANC, which is a must-have for me. I don’t want to be hitting the volume limit. At the highest volume, the sound starts to sound very rough. There is a punch of bass though which is nice and the addition of aptX is a great touch.
Overall for entry-level realizing wireless earbuds, these are OK and have a lot of the right features. But the main goal of sound and quality are definitely lacking in these. Finally, remember to check out our other audio reviews. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.