The RHA TrueConnect earbuds are throwing their hat into the True Wireless earbuds ring. This is beginning to be an oversaturated market, with more and more OEMs releasing their own version. But when features are king, will RHA stand out in the crowd?
RHA’s TrueConnect uses an AirPod design. This is the use of the tip coming out the end. There are no wings or clips to hold them in, but I never had the need for them when I used these. Each earbud has a large button on it, it’s easy to press, but there isn’t any tactile feedback. This becomes obvious when clicks aren’t registered. Play/Pause is controlled with a single click from either ear. While volume is controlled via the right earbud, with song skipping controlled via the left earbud. Google Assitant can be accessed via a long click from either earbud.
The charging case is a work of art. There is a USB-C port on the back for all your quick charging needs. They have added some soft subtle white LEDs to track the charging of the earphones. They use a soft-touch plastic, along with aluminum and a hinge. This allows for a smooth opening and easy access to the earphones.
RHA TrueConnect Specifications
Sweat/splash resistance: IPX5
Driver: 6mm dynamic
Frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz
Range (unobstructed): 10m
Weight (earbuds): 13g
Charging (from 0%): 15m to 50%; 1h40 to 100%
Manufacturer’s Warranty: 3 years, international
Bass is really good, but I wasn’t blown away. Treble seemed limited, but I found the mids to be punchy. The sound overall is passable, but I wasn’t as impressed as I would have liked. They included Comply ear tips, so this help in creating a good seal. What could be the issue is that they support SBC and not AptX. Though I was impressed by the lack of lag while watching videos. Like with any True Wireless earbuds, calls are fine indoors but put in some wind, then you will have problems.
Battery life is good, with 5 hours of playback and 20 hours stored in the case itself. USB-C means that you can get a 50% charge in around 15 mins.
The question is do you buy them? For £150 I am not sure you should. For a bit more we are getting the likes of the Sony WF-1000XM3 which include ANC, 6 hours of battery, AAC codec support. I think these are too little too late for this market. Finally check out our other audio reviews.