Today we take a look at the UGREEN HiTune X5 wireless headphones. These are compact earbuds with an unusual oval profile. When listening to music, the audio latency is almost zero. However, how good is the sound and are they comfortable to wear? To answer this question, we got hold of a device on Aliexpress and now we will tell you absolutely everything in the new UGREEN HiTune X5 review.
Opinions from the UGREEN HiTune X5
- Rich sound and powerful bass.
- Very comfortable fit.
- Ultra-low latency Bluetooth 5.2 connection.
- Works in stereo or mono mode.
- Each earphone can be used separately.
- For some genres, the bass may be suppressed.
- Can’t be worn in the shower.
Specifications and equipment
- Construction: in-channel
- Waterproof: IPX5
- Connection: Bluetooth v 5.2
- Radius: 10 meters
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- Sensitivity: 100dB
- Microphone noise reduction: yes
- Control: touch
- Charging connector: USB Type-C
- Working time: 7 h
- Working time (with case): 28 h
- Headphones UGREEN HiTune X5
- Charging case
- USB-C charging cable
- 4 pairs of ear pads
The most noticeable feature of the UGREEN HiTune X5 headphones is their construction. Most modern TWS headphones fall into two categories: shell-style in-ear headphones and AirPods-style dangle headphones. The X5, on the other hand, is a kind of hybrid. On the one hand, most of the bass is in your ear. But on the outside, there is a large oval plate that forms a user-friendly touchscreen control panel. The controls are used to execute a variety of commands such as switching tracks, answering or ending a call, and calling the phone’s voice assistant.
The plastic cases are glossy black on the outside and matte on the inside. This allows you to protect your device from dust and fingerprints at the same time. The snug fit is secure and the headphones will definitely not fall out of your ears with sudden movement. However, a good fit requires the right selection of silicone earbuds. UGREEN HiTune X5 comes with four pairs of ear pads, so there will be no problems with the selection.
If you’re looking for a similar feature set in a slightly different design, consider the UGREEN HiTune T1. They are slightly more affordable than the X5 and have an elongated shape. But they have shorter battery life and no moisture protection.
The X5 headphones are IPX5 water resistant. This means they are resistant to heavy splashes. They are not suitable for showering, but you don’t have to worry about getting wet in the rain. All in all, they are ideal for training and outdoor sports in any weather.
Like most TWS in-ear headphones , the X5 comes with a carrying case that can be used as a portable charger. It is rectangular in shape with a vertical profile and rounded corners. This makes it easy and comfortable to carry in your pocket. For charging, the earbuds are lowered into special recesses that match the shape of each earbud. The top of the case closes securely, so don’t worry if it accidentally opens and the headphones fall out.
According to the manufacturer, the HiTune X5 headphones last for seven hours of playback. But it is assumed that you are listening to music at 50% volume. At full volume, the headphones will work for about 5.5 hours. This is the average for modern headphones. So there was neither delight nor disappointment. The case will be enough for 3 full charges of the headphones. Thanks to this, you get about 28 hours of work.
Charging the earbuds themselves takes about 90 minutes.
There are three LEDs on the front of the case that let you know the current battery level. It is logical that if only one is on, then it’s time to charge the headphones. To do this, the USB Type-C cable is connected to the bottom of the case.
The X5 headphones are connected via Bluetooth 5.2. It is the most advanced version of Bluetooth to date and has all the benefits of Bluetooth 5.0 with a few extras. There is also an additional game mode that fine-tunes the signal to minimize latency. This is odd since Bluetooth 5.2 already has very low latency, perfect for gaming and watching movies. However, it is possible that Game Mode reduces latency on older Bluetooth devices. Either way, today’s mobile gamers will love the sound.
In addition, you can switch between stereo and mono modes. Obviously, stereo is essential for listening to music or playing games. And mono mode allows you to communicate during a phone call.
The advantage of the UGREEN HiTune X5 headphones is their 10 mm dynamic drivers. They are about 50 percent wider than conventional wireless headphones. As a result, they are able to move a lot of air and reproduce more detailed images at lower frequencies. Powerful bass is exactly what attracts about the X5, and the design is focused on low frequencies.
The wide soundstage ensures that vocals and mids are not drowned out or mixed up. This is really what sets the X5 apart from many of the “bass-boosting” headphones on the market. If you prefer a more balanced equalizer, UGREEN HiTune X6 may be the best choice for you. In general, for a gadget costing less than $ 100, this is an excellent result!
The X5 uses the AptX Low Latency protocol, which provides lower latency. Combined with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, this makes the X5 one of the best headphones for smartphone gaming. For hands-free calls, you can use four external microphones (two on each earbud). These microphones communicate with internal Qualcomm chips using the CVC 8.0 protocol.
The technology focuses on your voice and reduces background noise by 91% (manufacturer claims). Keep in mind that this only works for phone calls!
Results of the UGREEN HiTune X5 review
The UGREEN HiTune X5 are some of the most awesome budget models in 2021. We liked almost everything, from the unusual design to the super-low latency. The fit is comfortable and the touch controls are easy to use. The battery life is long enough. Fans of rich bass will be completely satisfied, as will anyone looking for a reliable headphone.