It all looks good on paper, but how does it perform in real life? Let’s dive in.
SOUNDPEATS H1: Php 4,290
In the box
- SOUNDPEATS H1 Wireless Earbuds
- USB-C Charging Cable
- Wireless Charging Case
- 3 x Inter Changeable Eartips (S/M/L)
- Free Comply Ear Tips
- User Manual
Design and Comfort
The SOUNDPEATS H1 are in-ear earphones with a plastic IPX5 build and comes in black and silver. It has an ergonomic shape, similar to SOUNDPEATS TruEngine 3SE (another dual-driver TWS), minus the gold and bronze accents and a bigger LED notification light. It also has a see-through on the inside that gives you a glimpse of the dual drivers.
The charging case is solidly built. It’s bulky but fits most pockets. The lid, though, is made from a thinner plastic that feels slightly flimsy. It has a USB-C, LED battery indicators, a LED charging light, and support for wireless charging.
In terms of comfort, the SOUNDPEATS H1 are comfortable to wear. Its ergonomic shape ensures a good fit. Still, most will feel the need to rest after an hour or two of using it. One thing though, these offer impressive passive noise cancellation and excellent isolation. It does a good job of keeping most sounds out, allowing for a more immersive experience.
The earbuds offer touch support, which is responsive enough that tapping on them doesn’t push the buds further in your ear. It comes with the usual music controls, including volume up and down.
- Double tap – Play/pause track
- Single tap – Volume up/down
- Tap and hold L – Back/repeat track
- Tap and hold R – Skip/next track
- Triple tap L – Activate Low latency/game mode
- Triple tap R – Activate voice assistant
The SOUNDPEATS H1 is powered by dual hybrid drivers with an 8.6mm dynamic driver and a Knowles balanced armature driver. For those not aware, Knowles is a brand known for its balanced armature drivers. So having one here is a good sign.
The TWS’ has a Qualcomm QCC3040 audio SoC and connects via Bluetooth 5.2. It also supports aptX Adaptive, SBC, and AAC codecs.
Having said all that, the TWS’ sound quality is very good. The earphones have clear highs and have a strong focus on mids, resulting in smooth-sounding vocals. The bass isn’t that far behind, providing a nice rumble. The soundstage is wide, giving you that sense of airiness that elevates the listening experience.
As mentioned, the SOUNDPEATS H1 comes with exceptional passive noise cancellation and isolation, even without the Comply Ear Tips. It does a really good job of blocking outside sounds, immersing you in music.
Call quality is above average. Audio from the other side of a call is good. But your voice may sometimes lack volume, necessitating you to speak louder at times.
As for the battery life, the SOUNDPEATS H1 managed around 9 to 9.5 hours of use from a single charge. The charging case offers an additional two charges.
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The IPX5 water-resistant build, the long battery life, robust music controls, and good passive noise cancellation make the H1 an ideal TWS for commuting and those times when you’re out and want to keep to yourself.
If it’s within your budget, this should be among your options, especially if sound quality is a priority.
SOUNDPEATS H1 specs
|8.6mm Dynamic Driver
Knowles Balanced Armature Driver
|aptX Adaptive, SBC, AAC
|USB-C, IPX5 Water Resistance,
Complimentary Comply Ear Tips, 60ms Low Latency
Case: 500mAh, Wireless Charging