Hey Lovely Peoples, Soundpeats True Wireless earbuds have made a name for themselves as a truly premium budget earphones brand that makes amazing sounding products at a fraction of the cost of other big brand names. Today we’re taking a look at their latest version of multi-driver Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE earbuds and to see if they are a good addition to their lineup.
Let’s get on with the review of the Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE.
Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE : Design and Build
Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE has always had a very standardized format across its range of earbuds.
They have started to adopt the cradle-like case with a battery indicator and high-quality build, overall, so once we take out the case from the box, you immediately feel the overall build quality of the case. It is simply fantastic.
Soundpeats have gone with a nice soft rubberized plastic that gives the case an overall premium feeling. The entire case is very light but doesn’t give you the feeling that it’s cheap.
At the top of the case, you see the Soundpeats branding in a very faint gloss black, which gives the case an overall minimalist stealthy outlook.
Turning the case to the back, you’ll see a USB Type-C charge port and a charging indicator.
So once we open up the lid, you’ll find the beautiful multi-driver earbuds sitting nice and snug inside the case. They’re all held on by magnets, so what’s new here is that you get a battery indicator led to tell you the case’s battery life, whereas the original SE has it outside.
Like the original True Engine SE, the body of the earbuds is made out of rubberized plastic. The case itself this time around, Soundpeats puts a copper colored touch surface that also holds the Soundpeats logo upfront.
Soundpeats molded the earbuds to look like IEM’s, and the benefit of that is that it sits very nice and snug inside my ears.
I personally think it’s a nice color combination.
Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE : Features
The Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE comes with a dual dynamic driver and included titanium-plated drivers and a composite diaphragm driver to give these earbuds a hybrid sounding experience.
The benefit of having a multi-driver is that each driver can be tuned to deliver separate sounding frequencies. One would excel in delivering deep bass, and one would deliver crystal clear highs. Personally, I did not find that on my original SE, and I felt the original SE was a little bit too bassy and kind of melts everything else together.
Soundpeats include complying ear tips together in the box that gives you extra comfort, more isolation, and also transform the sound signature into a slightly warmer tone ultimately.
This earbud offers you the best features available currently for maximum enjoyment. The Soudpeats True Engine SE comes with Soundpeats favorite chipset, the Qualcomm 3020 chip, which runs the latest Bluetooth 5.0, which also supports Apt-x and SPC audio playback.
This gives you the best possible audio latency connectivity as well as the best audio quality you can expect in today’s truly wireless earbuds. These earbuds also offer you a decent IPX5 water-resistant rating that gives you decent protection from water. IPX5 means the earbuds should be able to withstand regular sweating, water splashing, and even getting caught in the rain
Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE : Battery
Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE True Wireless earbuds would give you a total of 6 hours of continuous playback time. Together with the case, you push that up to 30 hours of total playback time. It’s about five full charge cycles, and the case and the earbuds charge up in a mere two hours, definitely not the fastest charging speed out there.
Soundpeats TrueEngine 3 SE : Sound
Let’s get to the interesting part of these earbuds, which is the sound quality.
The sound quality of the Soundpeats True Engine 3 SE is very different from the ones you get from the original SE. These earphones sound quite exceptional in my books. For the first time that I play these earbuds, it really puts a smile on my face, and what Soundpeats did differently this time is to include two different types of driver, one titanium-plated driver, and one composite diaphragm driver, which gives the earbuds an extensive sound stage delivering very deep bass and fantastic mids and highs where the original SE lags in giving you a separated experience.
The new True Engine 3 SE more than makes up for it. The overall soundstage of the earbuds is surprisingly wide and separates instruments and sound very well. It gives you a very open and airy feeling.
When listening to these earbuds, it’s definitely very good for enjoying some music; coupling it with the comply foam tips that sound peeks provide adds additional isolation to your environment a slightly warms up the sound signature of these earbuds. I’m really glad that they included it out of the box, and I recommend everyone changing into these tips once you get them.
Overall if you want a nice sounding, this is definitely the earbuds for you
With Bluetooth 5.0 and Apt-X codec support, there’s really no issue with latency when watching videos on YouTube or Netflix; however, playing games like PUBG does have a very obvious delay. It’s okay if you use it for casual gaming, but if you’re looking for anything more serious or competitive, I would suggest not getting these for gaming.
Let’s talk about the Call Quality of the earbuds. In terms of the call quality, the True Engine 3 SE is okay, and I wish it did a little better.
Soundpeat’s marked this as having quad mics, so two mics on each side of the earbuds to give you better environment isolation when making phone calls. These earbuds perform Okay in quiet places for my testing but don’t seem to cut out ambient noise too well in noisy environments; your voice still gets muffled.
However, you also get a lot of environmental noise, so it might make it harder for other people to hear you. The overall call quality sounds a little bit muffled. In most situations, your voice will sound a little bit like you’re very far away from the mic.
I think that Soundpeats should be the gold standard for controls on true wireless earbuds, and the True Engine 3 SE lets you control all of the media controls as well as volume controls.
Single tapping on either side of the left or right earbuds will increase or decrease the volume, so as you press on it, you will hear the volume slowly increase or decrease, and that doesn’t affect your phone’s volume, so you can still go higher on your phone.
Double tapping on the left or right earbuds allow you to play or pause media as well as pick up phone calls, so there you go, play on pause and to skip forwards or backward, simply press and hold the right or left buttons for about one second, so press skip forward, and press skip backward so triple tapping on either side of the earbuds would bring out your assistant so triple-tap those are all the controls that you get with the True Engine 3 SE
Overall, I am really happy with this iteration of the Soundpeats True Engine 3 SE, and I love how they’ve updated the sound profile and basically made it an even better earbud for now.
If you’re holding off buying the original SE, it’s probably time to get the new Soundpeats True Engine 3 SE.
What is your thought on these earbuds? Let us know in the comments.