October 2, 2023

Prime Options

Very gentle on ears

Sturdy construct
Spectacular sound output

In ‘The Sound of Muzak’– the fourth observe of the album ‘In Absentia’ by English progressive rock band Porcupine Tree– lead vocalist Steven Wilson sings, “Music of the long run is not going to entertain. It’s solely meant to repress and neutralise your mind”. In Absentia got here out in 2002 and 2019 is the yr which may very well be thought-about a close to way forward for which Wilson is likely to be speaking about. Whereas degradation of music in present instances is likely to be a sizzling subject of debate for the argumentative Indian music lovers, the standard of sound skilled has acquired loads to do with the audio gadget being utilized by us, be they audio system or headphones. True wi-fi earbuds are one audio product section that has seen launches by established audio manufacturers like Jabra, Sennheiser, Sony, Bose and so on. Now, Japanese electronics model Toshiba has just lately come out with its RZE-BT800E true wi-fi earbuds within the Indian market.

The true wi-fi earbuds have been launched in two color variants — Black and White — at an MRP of Rs 7,999. At present, the product is promoting at Amazon.in at a worth level of Rs 5,938. We reviewed the Black variant of Toshiba RZE-BT800E true wi-fi earbuds and right here’s what we consider the product.

Toshiba RZE-BT800E earbuds: Design

The Toshiba earbuds come packed inside a cuboidal cardboard field with a plastic charging case, a micro-USB charging cable, a consumer handbook and three pairs of rubber eartips of various sizes (one fitted onto the earbuds, two spare). The earbuds are very gentle and look sturdy sufficient. The charging case, nonetheless, doesn’t look that sturdy because the opening plastic flap of the case could break if it falls on the ground from some top. Every earbud weighs about 5 grams.

The charging case is a small capsule-shaped field in regards to the size of half of a mean palm and settles comfortably inside the fist. It weighs about 40 grams and is made solely of shiny plastic that does register some smudges. The scale of the charging case are 92.5mm(W) x 35mm(H) x 35mm(D).

The case doesn’t really feel heavy within the hand and could be opened by urgent a small capsule-shaped button in the midst of the physique. Going by the kind of the button given, you’d anticipate the highest cowl to flick open with only a press however it’s not so and you would need to prise open the case with the assistance of your thumb or fingers. On the centre of the opening cowl of the gadget lies the corporate emblem.

The charging case is backed by a 450mAh battery and the earbuds have a person battery capability of 50mAh every. The charging case can attract a most present of 400mA and supply 120mA of present for charging the earbuds.

The earbuds are IPX4 waterproof. There are two tiny gentle indicators on every earbuds, one signifies the connectivity, the opposite blinks in purple if the battery ranges go down. The earbuds get match contained in the respective slots within the charging case magnetically. That stops them from dislodging and falling off from the case, even if you maintain the case downwards when it’s open.

Toshiba RZE-BT800E earbuds: Efficiency

To attach with a Bluetooth gadget, you would need to press each the earbuds for 3-4 seconds. Pairing and connecting to a Bluetooth gadget was fast in the course of the first few instances, however after that we confronted some connection issues like incapacity to attach (the voice message at all times beeped “linked” or “your gadget is linked” as it could after an precise connection); generally the earbuds’ Bluetooth connection didn’t get detected by the smartphones. After some preliminary hiccups in connection like these, the earbuds acquired linked promptly after we unpaired them , eliminated them from the gadget and tried to attach them once more.

The amount of the music enjoying gadget, be it a smartphone or a laptop computer, must be ratcheted up past 50 p.c for a transparent pay attention with these Toshiba headsets. Should you normally pay attention at a quantity decrease than 50 p.c, it’s our view that you’d must ramp the smartphone quantity up past 50 p.c when utilizing the Toshiba RZE-BT800E.

If you’re going to utilizing the Toshiba earbuds, it’s extremely suggested that your playlist be made up of tracks recorded in 320kbps and above. YouTube playlists is not going to at all times sound that nicely on these headsets (although they largely do with Digital, Pop, R&B and a few Rock tracks). Higher to pay attention songs on these headsets with music companies like Apple Music, Spotify, Wynk and so on. the place greater bit-rate information can be found.

With Pop tracks (320kbps and above), there’s a very clear and crisp output of the vocals, the mids sound correct too however the bass within the tracks feels non existent at numerous components. With Digital music, the output felt extra balanced. The bassy tracks give optimum copy of bass, with out superimposing on the highs and the mids. Rock and Heavy Metallic tracks additionally didn’t distort with excessive bit-rate information.

After we began listening to ‘Shepherd Of Hearth’ by Avenged Sevenfold (Apple Lossless format and YouTube), we had been happy to listen to clear copy of the preliminary sounds of fireside crackling within the observe when the heavy-metal anthem begins.

At near-maximum or most quantity on smartphone, the sound distorts very barely, however the general output could be known as very clear for a lot of the widespread genres barring Grunge and Nu Metallic. Grunge, Nu Metallic and Different Rock fanatics could also be upset with these headsets.

At near-maximum or most quantity on a smartphone or laptop computer (320kbps and above bit-rate information), to our shock, we discovered that the sounds doesn’t distort for typically listened-to musical genres like Pop, EDM, Rock and even Heavy Metallic.

The earbuds give their finest efficiency if you’re listening at quantity ranges between 70-90 on a smartphone and 60-80 on a laptop computer.

The music received’t cease if you happen to take out one earbud out of your ears. Additionally, your ears will not harm after utilizing these earbuds for a very long time (3-4 hours at a stretch).

As talked about above, these earbuds will sound actually good when you find yourself listening to 320kbps or above bit-rate music information. For musical information of a decrease bit fee, the sound comes out to be hole and flaky.

The earbuds don’t come geared up with a noise cancellation expertise however listening to them on excessive volumes will largely masks outdoors conversations. However they will nonetheless be heard feebly by the music.

The Bluetooth connectivity of the Toshiba earbuds is robust and the vary of the earbuds, when utilizing a smartphone, is about 5-6 metres. Should you stroll away past that, it breaks off. However it doesn’t break off completely and will get linked instantly as you come contained in the vary. The identical occurs when you find yourself utilizing a laptop computer for the music, solely this time, the vary turned out to be a bit of bigger, about 7-8 metres. The corporate had claimed the connectivity vary to be as much as 10 metres.

Toshiba RZE-BT800E earbuds: Battery

The earbuds which include a 50mAh battery every, take about 2 hours to cost from the charging case which takes about two and a half hours to cost itself. The simplest approach to cost the earbuds by the charging case is thru the laptop computer. Or you probably have OTG, you may use your smartphone to cost the case too.

The micro-USB charging cable might have been a bit longer as generally you would want an influence supply apart from a laptop computer to cost it with. Nonetheless, when the earbuds are charging, the indication gentle is purple however there is no such thing as a change in gentle to point out when they’re totally charged.

The battery of the Toshiba earbuds, on full cost, runs for 3-4 hours.


The earbuds are light-weight and durable however should not loud sufficient at volumes under 50 p.c. They must be listened at a quantity greater than 60 p.c (smartphone and laptop computer each) so that you can really respect the music output. The sound distorted very barely at close to most or most volumes however largely in Grunge and Nu Metallic tracks solely. For musical genres like Pop, Digital, Rock and Metallic, the earbuds gave an all spherical efficiency on information of 320kbps bit-rate and above. The battery lifetime of the earbuds might have been 2-3 hours longer. It additionally suffered from some connection points which we hope is not going to be there in different models. We wouldn’t suggest these earbuds for Rap Rock, Grunge and Nu Metallic fanatics. General, at an MRP of Rs 7,999, these earbuds carry out nicely for the listeners of EDM, Pop, some subgenres of Heavy Metallic like Traditional Metallic, Thrash Metallic and Metalcore and songs from the Indian music trade in an important division which is audio high quality.


Prime Remark

this product is flawed. The earbuds doesn’t pair collectively and should not sync collectively. I wasted 50 bucks on a product that i cannot use. Disgrace on toshiba for promoting merchandise that don’t work accurately. Each earbuds should not sync, very exhausting to pair gadgets and to be sincere that is legal what toshiba is doing

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