Good / Cheap price and they look stylish at first glance.
Bad / Earbuds are bulkier, heavier, and more cumbersome than competitor wireless earbuds. The SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds are hard to control, uncomfortable to wear, and the microphone doesn’t pick up accurate audio quality for phone calls.
Verdict / Unless you get these earbuds for free, give them a pass! Check out the Redlink 4.1 Bluetooth headphones instead (only $19.99).
SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds Review
One reason a lot of people buy the SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds is the price. I’ve seen them recommended before since they are so cheap and a good value. In a lot of ways, any criticism towards this product could be rationalized as unnecessary since the product is so cheap, but there are better products for the same price out there.
The SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds has over 13,400 reviews and a ⅘ star rating. This is a staggering amount of purchases, and the product description capitalizes on this by explaining that they’ve sold over 1 million earbuds.
While it can’t be denied that the SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds are a popular product, just because they have a lot of reviews doesn’t mean that it’s a good one. Amazon reviews, at the end of the day, just aren’t unreliable and with a product like this that has so many–what’s the real story behind the SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds?
I’ve purchased and used these earbuds and I’ll give you the truth.
The SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds have a minimalist design and don’t use a neckband like some other Bluetooth headphones. Instead, you have two ear buds and a cord. Volume controls are outside of the earbuds.
The main part of the earbuds feels very bulky, and I don’t like the angle of the buds. It’s similar to some other Mpow products I’ve reviewed here. You really have to fiddle to get the earbuds in right and the rubber piece that fits against your ear doesn’t feel comfortable or easy to adjust. Only after about 5 minutes, my ears began to hurt and adjusting the volume was painful.
The SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds have a cool colored cord. I like the blue cord, but it’s available in pretty much any bright color that you could want. Other than the color, the cord that attaches the earbuds together is fine, but its bit awkward to fit behind your neck.
In addition, the earbuds create a fairly good seal, but when you are running you can hear the cord hitting any objects like your shirt creating an irritating bumping sound.
The SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds function both as audio earbuds, but also as a headset. Bluetooth connection is fine, and they do seem to be pretty sweat / water resistant–however in terms of working with your phone, the microphone is very bad and it’s hard to talk to people with accurate sound quality.
Many other reviewers have the same problem and just completely ignoring the microphone altogether.
Battery life is OK, and lasts about 6 hours, but I’ve seen much better performance from the Redlink Bluetooth 4.1 earbuds as well as even better performance from some wireless neckband earbuds.
For the price, the SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds sound OK. However, due to the lack of comfort and the necessity of the seal, the experience never feels ideal.
The cord can also become bothersome on the back of your neck if you move a lot and when you move you’ll get some background noise that dampens the experience.
The SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds are a trendy looking pair of earbuds with a good price. However, the comfort factor, as well as small battery life and poor microphone functionality provide a bad experience every time I used them.