Hey Lovely Peoples, So here’s the question you guys keep looking for Are the Lypertek SoundFree S20 a worthy successor to the highly acclaimed Lypertek Tevi?
Are the Lypertek S20’s better or worse? let’s get into Lypertek SoundFree S20 Review to find out the truth
Lypertek SoundFree S20 : Design and Build
In terms of build and design, it’s hard to say that the Lypertek Soundfree S20’s have outdone the Lypertek Tevi’s
Lypertek Soundfree S20’s sport a matte black plastic finish offering decent grip which is great.
You’re definitely not going to easily drop these with sweaty hands but it’s hard not to mourn the loss of that fabric finish that the tevi’s had which undoubtedly made them stand out of the crowd In the design and build at their price point
And that’s something which I do not see with the Lypertek S20 they are incredibly average compared to other budget options out there fortunately for us the case of the s20s is undeniably more compact and pocket friendly.
However, the Lypertek buds have unfortunately increased in size adding more bulk to your ears which hopefully not bad comes to fit as I already struggled to get the Tevi’s to stay comfortably and securely.
But we’ve got a downgrade in IP rating here the S20’s have an IPX5 a sweatproof rating whereas the Lypertek Tevi’s which is two years old now had an IPX7 waterproof rating which allowed them to be completely submerged in water
along with the loss of the fabric finish on the case, this is one of quite a few downgrades from the Tevi’s that you’ll probably notice
if you don’t compare them to the Tevi’s which are you know 30 dollars more expensive than the S20s defenses what we’re getting here for the price.
However, you do have to note that the Lypertek Tevi’s offered the best build and design at their price point and that’s not something we can say about the Lypertek Soundfree S20’s
Lypertek SoundFree S20 : Battery Life
Battery life on these are promised eight hours playback in a single charge here and 40 hours overall.
S20’s falling short of the Tevi’s 10 hours playback and a whopping 70 hours playback overall both of which proved to be accurate to their claims during my testing
But given that the S20s are much more compact and cheaper That is awesome
especially The Lypertek S20’s also has wireless charging too.
Battery life on the SoundFree S20’s are still above average in terms of longevity compared to the competition it is just a bit of a shame that they couldn’t have come slightly closer to matching the Tevi’s overall battery life
Fit and Comfort
Lypertek Soudndfree S20 fit far better than the Lypertek Tevi’s despite actually being larger and that’s because the drivers on each earbud are angled a drastic 45 degrees in a totally different direction.
There’s also a ton of different-sized ear tips in the box which will further increase your chances of getting a fit that’s right for you.
They’re definitely secure enough for moderate workouts and as they don’t extend too far into your ear canal they’re incredibly comfortable for longer listening sessions too.
Mic and Call Quality
The Lypertek Soundfree S20 in terms of microphone quality. It is pretty below average and earbuds picking up too much of wind noise
They’ve made like no effort to reduce any of that background noise. When there is background noise there’s some sort of background noise reduction going on it does distort my voice at times.
The Lypertek Soundfree S20 just needs up their game a lot to compete in this price segment
Looking at the functionality and usability we’ve got Bluetooth 5.0 in Lypertek SoundFree S20 which is still more than fit for purpose it’s definitely not going anywhere anytime soon however I am starting to see more and more budget buds sporting Bluetooth 5.1 and even 5.2
Both of which offer a more stable connection greater range and less pressure on battery life all of which would have been amazing future proofing here.
I have seen a few amazon reviews claiming connection issues in the right earbud but as far as now I haven’t had any connection issues so far.
We’ve regrettably lost Apt-X here But lypertek S20 supports AAC and SBC which is a downgrade considering that the Lypertek Tevi’s had Apt-x. This leads you are going to get a little bit more audio visual lag and that loss also rules out the streaming of higher quality audio files too.
in reality we’re getting the bare minimum at this price with next to zero future proofing
Lypertek SoundFree S20 : Controls
Just like the Tevi’s we are getting button controls here not touch controls. they are the good kind of button controls and they are a vast improvement over the Tevi;s as the buds protrude out of your ear a reasonable amount that’s actually a benefit for these button controls because you can just simply pinch the buds to achieve a button press
You don’t need to squeeze them very hard either they’re very responsive so there’s no need to uncomfortably jam the buds deeper into your ear canal
They do have volume controls via the button controls as well just long press the button to raise or lower volume on the left or right earbud
But the Soundfree S20’s are missing something that you can easily find at this price point active noise cancellation you can mostly find active noise canceling in most budget buds at this price
But we do have here is an ambient mode so you can at least hear your surroundings I was going to say clearly but it’s actually incredibly weak and not that great and the beep that confirms it’s on or off is actually very unpleasantly high pitched.
I do have to say these are some of the best button controls on True wireless earbuds I’ve seen in a very very long time but ANC is now easily available at this price and under if that’s what you’re looking for
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Lypertek SoundFree S20 : Sound Quality
The sound quality here is how the Lypertek Soundfree S20 sound in one sentence I’m going to make it simple a subtle punchy bass boost with vocals that stay center stage without becoming too pushed forwards and highs that always endeavor to prioritize detail and fidelity something which 99% of budget buds can rarely pull off
That translates to it basically means that the Lypertek Soundfree S20 handles a far far greater range of genres than I could ever expect at this price from a pair of budget buds
Nothing I’ve tested recently can handle everything from rock and metals abrasive mid-heavy sound without getting any unpleasant distortion or piercing highs or anything like that whilst then also delivering solid performance across genres like Rap Hip-Hop and EDM
The best part as you’re getting superb clarity across bass mids and highs without any of those elements being too pushed forwards or too recessed in the mix. The Soundfree S20 actually emulates the sound of a pair of very expensive high-end true wireless earbuds incredibly well.
the only difference is that they obviously lack the sound stage of the likes of Sony, Bose and Sennheiser but at this price that’s definitely to be expected
Lypertek Soundfree S20 sounds better than Lypertek Tevi?
The real comparison comparing them to the Tevi’s there’s actually no competition here the Soundfree S20 sound better hands down.
Why well firstly their sound signature now offers really nice rich warm bass something which the Tevi’s infamously lacked.
That subtle bass boost brings the pumping heartbeat of tracks forward slightly and gets your head nodding yet without obviously becoming overbearing at any time.
The sound signature feels so much more balanced on the S20 compared to the all mids and highs all of the time style sound of the Tevi’s i would even go as far as to say that the s20 actually offers superior clarity on mids and highs with extended detail and far less distortion at louder volumes.
However, the nail in the coffin for the Tevi’s in this comparison is that there’s far fewer audio hiss on the Soundfree S20 something which was really disappointing for me when I checked the Tevi.
The S20 are completely silent in that aspect but the actual level of audio hiss on the S20 is next to none.
Of course with the price of these being factored into these are the best sounding budget buds I’ve heard so far easily beating all the competition around this price not by a huge margin but by a noticeable margin whilst also besting or at least equaling a lot of options even up to $150
For me, the pros are exceptional sound quality for the price and great battery life from a compact case the cons are slightly longer list there.
Terrible mic quality limited functionality no anc which you can definitely get at this price.
No Apt-X and reasonably poor future proofing of course not all of those will be deal breakers for everyone so you really need to weigh up how much you really care about sacrificing all those cons for getting that clearly very good sound quality
Because that is the trade-off you’re making by opting for the S20 over other budget earbuds
Unfortunately that rather a long list of cons I mean I just can’t call these the all-around best true wireless earbuds for $50.
At this price point and even considering what they lack that’s definitely not something to sneer at if sound quality is all that matters to you then just get these because trust me you will not be disappointed and you won’t find better elsewhere
But here’s the final question are they worth the upgrade over the Tevi’s if you already own the Tevi already well considering you’ve already spent the money on the Tevi and you’re actually then losing a lot of features which you already have.
If you don’t own the Lypertek Tevi already the s20 are definitely worth considering if again sound quality is your number one priority above all else you’re not going to use ANC you don’t care there’s no Apt-x you are never going to make a phone call you’re going to be happy
Lypertek SoundFree S20
Overall Lypertek SoundFree S20 very impressed me with their Sound characteristics, Sound Quality, and Best Battery life for the compact case size.
The older Bluetooth chipset, no wireless charging, No Apt-X, and Poor Mic Qualityhave led us down us and these can not be recommended as a all-around True wireless earbud but a for Sound enthusiastic this is a treat.