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Review: SoundPEATS Q30 Semi-Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds

A few weeks back, after having reviewed both the SoundPEATS Q29 and the SoundPEATS B30, the guys at SoundPEATS reached out and asked if I’d like to review their Q30 headphones. The Q30’s are essentially a merger of the aforementioned Q29 and B30 headphones, being wireless on the most part, but retaining a single wire between the two individual earbuds.

Features

  • Budget friendly, at only £19.99/
  • £5.99 off for a limited time, using Amazon code: DR82QOKW
  • High quality wireless audio thanks to aptX + Bluetooth 4.1
  • Long lasting battery – up to 8 hours of playback/talk time
  • Quick charging – full charge in under 2 hours
  • In-line microphone & media controls
  • Multiple sizes of tips for every size ear (XS, S, M, L, XL)
  • Great for active users:
    • Magnetic earbuds can be attached to each other to keep them safely around your neck when not in use
    • IPX4 water resistant, meaning these earbuds are also sweat resistant
    • Ear hooks are included to ensure a secure fit

The Review

I’m not going to go into incredible depth in this review, simply because (as previously mentioned) the Q30’s are a very familiar pair of headphones in terms of build quality, what’s in the box and sound quality – they are almost identical to the SoundPEATS B30 wired headphones I reviewed a few weeks prior to this review. The only real difference is the fact that the Q30’s are a pair of Bluetooth earbuds vs the B30’s being wired earbuds.

SoundPEATS Q30 - What's in the box

In terms of sound quality, these headphones sound very nice indeed – especially at their price point. Audio levels are solid and the earbuds can get quite loud. Any genre of music I have listened too is clear, as is spoken word. I actually even put one B30 earbud in one ear and one Q30 earbud in the other ear and played the same audio through each to try and distinguish a difference!

The Q30’s are very easy to operate, with an in-line controller for all key functions. You can turn the volume up or down, play/pause and answer/reject/hang up calls.

Pairing was an absolute doddle. Turn them on for the first time and they’re in pairing mode right out of the box – there’s no fiddling to be done here (unlike the awkward to pair Q29’s). There is a user manual included in the box, so if ever you find yourself needing to pair the Q30’s with another phone, you can refer to the easy to follow instructions for putting the earbuds back into pairing mode.

Summary

To this day, I still use my TaoTronics in-ear headphones anytime I’m doing anything slightly active and want a secure, but decent sounding pair of earbuds.

The SoundPEATS Q30’s are definitely impressive and sound a little better (clearer and less bass heavy at lower volumes) than the TaoTronics earbuds that I’ve been using up to this point. However, the SoundPEATS Q30’s are also ever so slightly more expensive than the TaoTronics, with a chunkier in-line microphone/controller and are also slightly heavier – the latter two of may make a significant difference for those working out on a regular basis, despite the included line-clamp.

Personally, the Q30’s will likely now become my go-to pair of semi-wireless earbuds any time I want a “secure” set of lightweight earbuds!

Helpful links

SoundPEATS: http://soundpeatsaudio.com/

Product page: http://soundpeatsaudio.com/html/goaling/product/detail_anon.html?product_id=48

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-Earphones-SoundPEATS-Q30-Lightweight-Black/dp/B074W1WWNK/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/SoundPEATS-Bluetooth-Headphones-Sweatproof-Earphones/dp/B074THH5Q2/

Discount Code

You can bag yourself an extra £5.99 off these already budget friendly earbuds, thanks to a discount code provided by the guys over at SoundPEATs. The code is: DR82QOKW.

Review disclosure

Please note: SoundPEATS sent me a pair of the B30’s in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This review is 100% honest and the fact that the product was sent to me has not influenced or swayed any of my opinions or findings.

I have worked with many companies previously (both large and small) and the first thing I mention to any company requesting a review is that anything I find will be noted in my review, whether it be positive and negative.

Will Stocks

As a career "IT person" and technology enthusiast, I've been around technology for over 8 years now. From enterprise-grade hardware to consumer equipment, IT Support to Systems Administrator - I'm passionate about all forms of tech, learning how it works, integrates and the scenarios in which different people would use them. I started willstocks.co.uk in 2017 and have also contributed to other websites around the Internet.

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