Champ-Tech BassBuds

Champ-Tech BassBuds

£9.99
8

My Rating

8.0/10

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Universal Use
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No Packaging
  • No Accessories
  • No Instruction Guide

Those that know me, know that I love my audio equipment, and today’s review is rather special, these Champ-Tech BassBuds are new to the market. In fact, so new that I’m the first reviewer to get my hands (or my ears on!) on them.

Champ-Tech officially opened their online e-commerce store January this year and have only just started trading. So, can a new company succeed in an already overcrowded market?

Champ-Tech are offering audio on a tight budget (BassBuds currently priced at £9.99, 24th January 2019), and that’s not all, they even through in free UK delivery!

So, will the newly launched BassBuds be any good? What do they sound like? Time to test them out!

Packaging & Contents.

Packaging is the first impression of a company, it’s their opportunity to showcase their brand and shout about it. The Champ-Tech BassBuds currently are sent in a plain White zip bag. I contacted them to see if this will be changing soon and yes it will. Future orders will come with leather cases and presumably better packaging.

Champ-Tech BassBuds
Current Packaging of the Champ-Tech BassBuds – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Another thing you’ll notice is the lack of any additional contents, there’s no additional silicone ear tips, no wire clip, no instruction manual and no product specifications sheet. You get one set of earphones and that’s your lot. Maybe this could change in the future.

Champ-Tech BassBuds.

The BassBuds are White in colour, the ear bud area has a Chrome finish on each of the ends. The total length of the cable is around 118.0cm and they weigh only 10G.

Champ-Tech BassBuds
Product Image of the Champ-Tech BassBuds – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

You’ll notice the BassBuds have an in-line control area, I’ll go onto this in more detail further on in the review as it’s something I wasn’t expecting!

You get the standard 3.5mm jack so you can use it in almost every device known to mankind, but it’s worth noting it’s a Top Ring Ring Sleeve (TRRS) so left audio, right audio, and has a microphone function.

Champ-Tech BassBuds
Image of the 3.5mm Input Jack – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

The supplied silicone ear tip did fit quite nicely into my inner ear canal, which was lucky as you don’t get any more supplied! I’d say they compare to the average medium ear tips from other earphones. So, if these usually fit you, then the BassBuds would be OK. But hopefully Champ-Tech will throw in a smaller and larger ear tip size in future releases. You can also insert any generic ear tips onto the ear buds if you wish, they’re a standard fitment.

Champ-Tech BassBuds
BassBuds with ear tip removed – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Using the BassBuds.

Obviously using the BassBuds earphones are as straight forward as taking a breath of air. The 3.5mm universal jack will start to work straight away, unless of course you have an iPhone 7 or later (Like me) and you’ll need to use a lightning/3.5mm adapter.

The Champ-Tech BassBuds come with an in-line control, although this is an advertised feature on the company’s website, they fail to go into any real detail as to what this does.

Champ-Tech BassBuds
Image of the In-Line Control – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

There’re two controls, the first is a slider switch which controls the volume of your music, but can’t change the volume level on your device, it simply slides from maximum to mute using the volume set on your device. When I first started testing them out the switch was in the mute position and I thought they’re faulty! It took me a moment to realise this and once I slid the switch upward my music started.

The second control is a multi-function button, this button controls the following on an iPhone, although this might be different for Android users.

  • Pressing it once: Will pause/play your music, and on an incoming call pressing it will also answer/end a phone call.
  • If you press it twice: Will skip a track.
  • Pressing it three times: Will go back a track.
  • Press and holding the button: Will activate Siri.

I wasn’t epecting the BassBuds to have a multi-function control button, especially for the price, so that was a nice surprise.

And that’s not all, the BassBuds also have a built-in microphone and upon testing this on a phone call the receiver could hear clearly my voice and I was able to hear them too. So, the handsfree calling feature is top notch.

Sound Quality.

The most important factor of any piece of audio equipment is the sound quality. Truthfully, I wasn’t expecting much for a cheap, unpackaged and generic looking set of earphones. But…I’ll have to hold my hands up, the BassBuds sound OK, comparable with other earphones that I’ve reviewed on this site. Having the name BassBuds implies they’re intended for bass tone lovers, and I’m one of them bass fanatics.

The Champ-Tech BassBuds do have a noticeable bass tone but without losing any treble and vocal qualities. Overall, the sound is good, there’s some distortion upon increasing the volume towards to the maximum setting on your device. But generally, below that level they’re very good.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand: Champ-Tech
  • Model: BassBuds Earphones
  • Model Code: N/A
  • Manufacturer Code: 5051160068749
  • EAN: N/A
  • ASIN: B07N1Q6CVV
  • Power Input: 15mW
  • Frequency: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Compliance: CE

Conclusion.

Surprisingly I like the Champ-Tech BassBuds, I didn’t think I would, but I do. Although they don’t come with any packaging, or accessories they sound quite good. The supplied ear tips fitted OK for me, but without having additional sizes supplied could be an issue for other users, although you can use other standard silicone tips and they’ll do the trick.

Also, the in-line control surprised me, I didn’t think it would be upto much, possibly play/pause a track but it can also activate Siri and control your track selection. This feature needs to be advertised as for the price this is a fantastic feature.

Overall, I like these BassBuds and certainly would recommend them, especially if you’re on a budget.

If you want the Champ-Tech BassBuds for yourself, they’re available direct from the Champ-Tech website and through Amazon. The RRP for these earphones are £18.99.

I’ve got an exclusive 25% money off voucher code that can be redeemed on the Champ-Tech website for not only these BassBuds but for all their range. Simple enter code MHH25 by the end of 15th July 2019.

Product sample provided by Champ-Tech in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.


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Comments

    Annabel Greaves

    (29th January 2019 - 1:45 pm)

    I would love them to listen to music on my phone

    Andrea Upton

    (29th January 2019 - 2:50 pm)

    I would use them for listening to music

    Jayne Townson

    (29th January 2019 - 3:12 pm)

    If I won these I would give them to my son so he can listen to his music.

    Clifford Sherwood

    (29th January 2019 - 4:47 pm)

    I would def take them on holiday with me

    Nigel Soper

    (29th January 2019 - 7:43 pm)

    listening to music on long journeys

    Clara

    (29th January 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    To listen to more podcasts

    Solange

    (29th January 2019 - 9:08 pm)

    I would use them for listening to music.

    Theresa Wakeley

    (29th January 2019 - 9:51 pm)

    Perfect for my work out playlist at the gym

    Geri Gregg

    (30th January 2019 - 8:47 pm)

    I’d use them for listening to music

    Kelly Wheelhouse

    (1st February 2019 - 7:31 am)

    They look fantastic! I love listening to music, so I’d like to give them a go 🙂

    Alica

    (1st February 2019 - 1:54 pm)

    I would gift them to my daughter who loves to listen to music.

      Laura Norcop

      (27th February 2019 - 8:35 am)

      I’d love them for listening to music on my phone while I’m feeding my little girl to sleep. She has about half an hour when she’s asleep but if I move or put her down she wakes back up…it gets very boring :p

    Michelle Smith

    (1st February 2019 - 10:23 pm)

    I would watch youtube

    John Prendergast

    (2nd February 2019 - 9:05 pm)

    I would use them to listen to music whule taking my dog for a walk

    Margaret Gallagher

    (2nd February 2019 - 10:37 pm)

    Music in style

    Hayley Webb

    (3rd February 2019 - 3:22 pm)

    I would use them on my commute for work

    Oliver Bailey

    (4th February 2019 - 6:11 pm)

    would love these

    Zoey P

    (4th February 2019 - 6:16 pm)

    I’d listen to my music in commute into work

    Thomas Perry

    (4th February 2019 - 9:56 pm)

    I would use them to listen to my music when I’m walking to work

    Lorna Ledger

    (5th February 2019 - 5:17 pm)

    I had a fit bit for Christmas, so have been doing 8500 steps a day, these would be great for that!

    Deborah miller

    (9th February 2019 - 1:46 am)

    My hubby is a prolific loud snorer.. I’d use these to listen to music to drown the sound of him out !!!!

    Robert Price

    (9th February 2019 - 2:07 pm)

    My Grandson would love these

    Ursula Hunt

    (13th February 2019 - 10:33 am)

    I would use them at the gym

    Allan Wilson

    (14th February 2019 - 11:12 am)

    Listening to music whilst on the go.

    Sharon Catterall

    (17th February 2019 - 7:05 pm)

    id use them for a lot of things like, listening to music whilst i walk my dog, listening to music on my running machine,listening to films on my computer and playing games

    Jay

    (17th February 2019 - 9:28 pm)

    I would use these to listening to music at work, helps me concentrate.

    Rachael Sexey

    (19th February 2019 - 1:31 pm)

    I would listen to some podcasts in peace 😊

    JULIE WARD

    (19th February 2019 - 9:55 pm)

    For grandson, he would most probably listen to his music

    Charlene Aldred

    (21st February 2019 - 1:33 pm)

    I would give them to my teenage son so he can listen to his music 🙂

    Tim Woolfenden

    (23rd February 2019 - 4:47 pm)

    i’d wear these on my daily walk to the train station and back and again ob the train to and from work

      Tammy Neal

      (27th February 2019 - 1:41 pm)

      Listening to music x

    Tim Woolfenden

    (23rd February 2019 - 4:48 pm)

    i’d wear these on my daily walk to the train station and back and again on the train to and from work

    melody cross

    (23rd February 2019 - 10:39 pm)

    I would give them to my daughter for her birthday

    Sheri Darby

    (24th February 2019 - 9:26 pm)

    I would listen to music with them

    Hayley Ford

    (24th February 2019 - 9:31 pm)

    To listen to music or a meditation app when I am feeling anxious

    betsy ferguson

    (25th February 2019 - 6:08 pm)

    To help me get through my gym workout via the power of music x

    Rachel Craig

    (25th February 2019 - 11:56 pm)

    Listening to good music, relaxing, and enjoyable music.

    paula cheadle

    (26th February 2019 - 12:32 am)

    listening to my music on my phone

    Anneka Avery

    (26th February 2019 - 7:29 am)

    There are sooo many uses for me! I would listen to YouTube, Audiobooks, Netflix, Prime Video, Music and meditations!!! I would love these soo much! Great Review!

    Deborah Clarke

    (26th February 2019 - 7:06 pm)

    I’d gift them to my step son for his upcoming birthday as hes always losing his

    Rebecca Nisbet

    (26th February 2019 - 10:25 pm)

    I would just be happy to have something to listen to my music with

    Sarah Roberts

    (26th February 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Perfect for between calls going to customers homes so l can listen to my tunes on the way

    Kayleigh Watkins

    (27th February 2019 - 12:52 am)

    I would use them to listen to music to at the gym and whilst exercising and cleaning at home

    Caroline Blaza

    (27th February 2019 - 7:03 am)

    I would give them to my teenage daughter so she can listen to music while walking to school x

    Rhia Sears

    (27th February 2019 - 12:30 pm)

    These look great!! I would use them when I go for walks. I’m trying to build my strength back up after an MS attack and get out the house as much as possible 🙂

    Kim Neville

    (27th February 2019 - 1:16 pm)

    Would use them out walking and gym listening to some good beats

    Rebecca Whatmore

    (27th February 2019 - 4:42 pm)

    I’d use them at the gym

    Cassandra D

    (27th February 2019 - 7:37 pm)

    To connect to my favorite podcasts.

    Ruth Wollerton

    (27th February 2019 - 9:48 pm)

    These would be great for running with

    Natalie Crossan

    (27th February 2019 - 10:09 pm)

    Perfect for my runs as my others broke 🙁

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