Crazybaby has been all around the map with its true wi-fi headphones.
Whereas we had been excited concerning the unique Crazybaby Air True Wi-fi headphones‘ distinctive design, consolation, and USB-C charging, utilizing them was irritating. The wi-fi connection saved chopping out, battery life was terrible, and the earbuds would die all of the sudden. It was an underbaked product, plain and easy.
We then reviewed the Crazybaby Air Nano … which, someway, was even worse. So unhealthy that, typically, we could not get them to remain paired for a single music.
You possibly can think about our hesitation, then, earlier than reviewing the Crazybaby Air 1s, a sequel to the unique that guarantees to enhance on its predecessor in each method.
Fortunately, that is turned out to be the case – the corporate fastened a lot of the points and it’s what the Crazybaby Air ought to have been initially. Whereas it’s nice to see the corporate deal with the issues … sadly, it is too little, too late. There are already higher true wi-fi headphones on the market, all of which greatest the Air 1s in battery life, characteristic set and, most significantly, worth.
Crazybaby saved the good design of the unique Air, merely altering the colour choices to distinguish the 2 generations. (The overview unit despatched to TechRadar got here in a good-looking matte grey and appears superior.)
The earbuds are among the smallest and lowest profile we’ve examined, making them extraordinarily snug, and even enabled us to go to sleep whereas carrying them.
Every earbud includes a single button and every earbud controls totally different options, which makes issues a bit complicated. The left earbud controls reply/hanging up calls and activating your telephone’s voice assistant, whereas the proper earbud controls music playback. It took awhile to study however the controls felt pure after just a few days.
General, we’re not followers of buttons that require you to push into your ear however the buttons on the Air 1s labored nicely since they had been braced nicely towards our ears.
If the design appears acquainted, it is as a result of the charging case is similar capsule form of the unique. The underside of the case nonetheless sports activities a USB-C connector, which permits the headphones to be charged shortly, and the case opens and closes with a twist and a slide, revealing the earbuds that are saved in place with magnets.
Though it is solely a minor inconvenience, taking the earbuds out doesn’t robotically flip them on – you’ll need to press and maintain the button on every earbud to show the headphones on earlier than each use.
Fortunately, placing the earbuds again within the case robotically turns them off.
Whereas the design of the unique had just a few niggles, the most important difficulty was wi-fi reliability and we’re completely happy to report that the Crazybaby Air 1s fixes this: The earbuds now reliably play music with minimal audio dropouts and keep paired.
Now that we may take heed to our music with out getting interrupted, we observed that the sound high quality is nice, however lacks element. Bass is robust however not overwhelming and mids are nicely represented. Highs are rolled off and lack element however by no means sound harsh. It is a huge enchancment from what we heard on the unique, however we hope Crazybaby is engaged on enhancing decision in future fashions.
Equally, battery life is simply mediocre with a rated three hours per cost and a complete 12 hours of listening time with the case. In our testing, we obtained nearer to 2.5 hours on a cost and round 10 hours of complete listening time with the charging case however had been annoyed by how shortly the earbuds would die after the low battery warning.
We love the design and luxury the Crazybaby Air 1s and are glad to see that the corporate fastened lots of the points we had with the unique. Nonetheless, it feels just like the Air 1s’ solely function in life is to easily repair the problems of the unique headphone, somewhat than pushing the true wi-fi class ahead.
Whereas they are a good step ahead for Crazybaby, there are significantly better choices on the market for the worth: Our favourite true wi-fi earbuds, the Jabra Elite 65t, value the identical quantity and beat the Crazybaby in sound high quality, battery life, and options.
Sadly, having a novel design and a barely improved sound high quality over the abysmal originals simply aren’t sufficient for us to suggest the Air 1s.