They’re normally very generic sounding and have less capabilities than other comparative priced products on the market.
But despite a repeated bashing from me BlitzWolf keep sending me more products to review. I’m not sure if they truly understand my previous reviews, or they’re hoping for a better review each time. But anyway, here we are again, a new product from BlitzWolf.
This time it’s a pair of truly wireless Bluetooth earphones. They feature a 5.0 Bluetooth connection and are IPX6 rated, so ideal for working out as they’re sweatproof.
But can BlitzWolf improve this time around? What do they sound like? Time to test them out!
Packaging and Contents.
The BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones come packaged in a White cardboard box. This box measures 11.0cm x 11.0cm x 3.6cm and weighs 152G.
Inside the box you’ll find the following items: 1x Pair of Earphones, 1x Charging Box, 2x Additional Pairs of Slim Tips, 1x Micro USB Cable, 1x Multi-Lingual User Guide.
BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones.
The BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones are incredibly small and very slimline. They’ve been designed to not protrude from your ears, and because of this you’re able to wear headwear without hindering your earphones.
They’re perfect for winter as you’re able to wear a beanie without feeling as though you’re inserting your earphones into your brain.
Each one measures 2.0cm x 2.0cm x 1.5cm and each one weigh (With a tip attached) 4G. So, they’re very small and lightweight.
The tips are different to anything I’ve tried out before, they look as though someone has chopped them in half! They’re very slim an take some time to adjust too, when you start using them, they feel as though they’re falling out your ear. But you soon get used to this and although it may feel they’re falling out, they’re not. It’s a strange feeling but overall, I found them comfortable.
To change a tip, you simply pull off the tip and push on a different tip. BlitzWolf have supplied 3 different sizes for you to try out.
The BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones self-charge within the supplied charging box this box measures 6.0cm x 3.5cm x 3.0cm. To charge this box you’ll need to either use the supplied Micro USB Cable (Which measures 70.0cm in length) or you’re able to use any standard Android Micro USB cable. The other end is a standard USB plug that needs to be inserted into a 5V DC power source.
The Micro USB plug inserts into the port located on the back of the charging box.
The charging time to fully charge the charging box is around 2 hours. This will then allow you to recharge the earphones around 3 times with each charging cycle taking around 2 hours. This is indicated by a colour changing LED light.
Battery life of the earbuds is OK with an industry average playtime of 2.5 hours on a single charge. A battery remaining level is visible on the top bar on your device.
When you remove the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones from the charging box they’re supposed to enter pairing mode. But this wasn’t the case for me. I had to manually power them on by pressing and holding both buttons for 3 seconds until they sprang into life.
Next you connect via your device and look out for the option for the right earbud. The connection name is ‘BW-FYE R’. This is important as this i the option to listen to both left and right earbuds. If you connect to just the ‘BW- FYE L’ you’ll only get one earbud connected.
Here comes the bad news for the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones, to stop music you supposed to remove them your ears and pop them into the charging box and they’ll start to charge whilst also dis-connecting from your device. But this didn’t work. I had to manually power them off by pressing and holding the middle button for 3 seconds on each earbud.
And here’s more bad news, the BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones are supposed to re-connect to the last known device by simply removing them from the charging box. But this also didn’t happen. I had to manually power them on and then perform a search again connect as if it was a first-time pairing. I must do this every time.
The BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones feature a Bluetooth V5.0 connection, this means they’re designed to have strong stability and connect easily between uses. The advertised Bluetooth range is 10M, but I managed to achieve around 15M without any issues.
But stable they’re certainly not, I managed to interfere with the signal by simply cupping my ears whilst in use and the signal was quickly blocked and unable to function. Both right and left earbuds can be blocked with just my hands. I don’t have any superhuman powers, I can assure you but somehow, I can stop the Bluetooth connection from working using nothing but my hands.
So not great so far for BlitzWolf.
Despite the utter useless Bluetooth connection or the highly frustrating pairing situation, the earphones are not too bad to use They’re notably comfortable and feel very lightweight whilst walking about. The multi-function button works well, you’re able to control track selection, pause/play without any issues.
Both earbuds will pause/play, select tracks, answer a call, but aren’t able to control volume, which is a shame as this is the main feature I enjoy about wireless audio.
Now for the sound. The sound is OK, that’s about all I can say really, it’s not the best nor is it the worst I’ve come across, it’s middle of the road. But compared to other BlitzWolf products it’s certainly an improvement.
The sound does alter upon increasing volume from half-way to near the maximum range, it’s hard to explain the sound, but the best I can describe is all the vocals sound as though they’re being sung by someone with a notable lisp. Probably not very politically correct of me, but there’s no other way I can describe it other than that.
Bass tones are slightly noticeable, but are easily overpowered by vocals, despite selecting bassy tracks vocals will overpower the overall sound.
Noise isolation is surprisingly good, better than I thought, and noise cancellation is OK, most background noises are blocked out, but not completely, not too bad overall.
- Brand: BlitzWolf
- Model: BW-FYE5 Earphones
- Manufacturer Reference: N/A
- EAN: N/A
- ASIN: B07T3JP1LZ
- Bluetooth Version: V5.0
- Bluetooth Range: ≥10M
- Chipset: AIROHA1526P
- Supported Protocol: HSP/HFP/A2DP/AVRCP
- Play Time: 2.5 Hours
- Charge Time: 2 Hours
- Standby Time: 170 Hours
- Battery Capacity Earbud: 50mAh
- Battery Capacity Charging Box: 400mAh
- Input: 5V DC 0.25A
- Frequency: 2.402GHz – 2.480GHz, Class 2
- Sensitivity: 97dB±3dB
- Compliance: CE, FCC, RoHS
The BlitzWolf BW-FYE5 Earphones still haven’t done enough to convince me that BlitzWolf is any good. I find that they over-promise and under-deliver on most of the products that I’ve reviewed. These earbuds are no different, the sound is average but has issues with the Bluetooth connection and pairing problems.
I must admit I did find them very comfortable, but is comfort a deciding factor when sound and connection problems cause them to be just a pair of comfortable earplugs? No!
Earphones should be both comfortable, sound great, and not loose signal with just a simple cupping of your hands.
Overall, I’m not impressed enough to recommend them to you, I’m an honest reviewer and will tell you how it is.
Product sample provided by BlitzWolf in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.
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