Gizbuds review : Day by day you’re witnessing every flagship quitting the headphone jack. Even most of the midrange phones are joining too. So, the time has come for a “truly wireless experience”. Or I would say truly wireless earbuds?
After the Apple AirPods launch, we have seen a couple of truly wireless earbuds launch. But, recently Gizmore an Indian brand has hit the Indian accessories market with products like power bank, cables bluetooth earphones but I got excited for Gizmore “Gizbuds” a pair of truly wireless earbuds.
Finally a couple of days ago, I got my hands on the Gizmore buds which was released in April 2019. Priced at cost 3,999 INR , it seemed a pretty cool deal. And now, that I have spent a couple of weeks with it, here’s my detailed review.
Gizmore Gizbuds Review
The wireless earbuds budget segment very new and we don’t have many options. It would be unfair for me to expect it to doyen all the criteria. But having said that comfort, ease of connectivity, and battery life are non-negotiable terms. If pair of earphone is good on these grounds, it is worth a shot. So, let’s just quickly see what’s in the box.
What’s in the Box
The packaging actually felt premium. There is Gizmore branding on the box as well as on the charging case. You have a look closely at the Gizbuds below is what you get in the box.
- Gizbuds Charging case
- Charging cable
- A couple of extra ear tips
- User Manual & Warranty Card
Gizbuds come with a USB charging dock along with this compact case which enables the user to charge single Gizbud independently too. It can be charged from laptop or any USB charging connector.
1. Build Quality
For a change, the Gizbuds seem well built. They are entirely built out of plastic with a glossy finish this makes them feel premium although it’s plastic inside. The Gizbuds have extremely small form-factor and are light-weight which is very appreciated. You can go along wearing it for long hours without inconvenience and after few minutes you will forget it.
The best thing is that they fit in my ears and should do the same for most of you. I also used them for my morning run and the experience I would say good because noise cancellation works well. if you do moderate stuff, these should hang on and bear your sweat. However, avoid too much contact with water.
2. Sound Quality
In most of the cases, most Bluetooth earphones and headphones are not been pleasing to audiophiles. The small buds have to incorporate the Bluetooth card, battery, antennas, button circuitry, and the driver. Due to the congested space, the drivers aren’t large and not good enough. So, this segment can’t be expected to sound exceptionally good. Surprisingly even after the small size, the Mi AirDots have a 5.8 mm Diaphragm driver. Owing to that, it produces a good amount of sound. The driver causes it to get loud enough and over the weeks of testing, I haven’t turned the volume above 90%.
Now bass good but it doesn’t produce heavy and the lows are good and the vocals are quite crisp and clear. I would say the Gizbuds had better highs and mids than the lows. So, if you listen to a lot of bass heavy songs then you wouldn’t be pleased. However, if you listen to a lot of vocals, podcasts, and electronic music then the Gizbuds should do a good job.
Apart from a couple of hours of daily music listening while commuting, I mostly stream videos over YouTube, Netflix or Hotstar. Unlike the few earbuds I reviewed, these don’t have the soundstage issue. The audio is well distributed between both the earbuds. In this case, the audio travels from your phone to the right earbud and then to the left. There is lag for a couple of seconds when you start Pubg but still playable.
The earbuds are capable of handling calls and you have an inbuilt mic on both the earbuds. You get the call voice on both of them with minimal to zero lag. You can speak through either of the earbuds and the sound from the closest mic is transmitted. The sound through the microphone is quite tiny owing to the small design. I could somehow manage using them on calls indoors but in outdoors I had to switch to the mobile. There is a lot of background noise.
In Gizbuds review comfort plays an important role. Basically, the truly wireless earphones were invented for the entire comfort experience. So, they are bound to be comfortable. In terms of comfort, the Gizbuds are just awesome. I could go along to wear them for straight 3-4 hours without any inconvenience. The buds are soft and don’t push on your ear walls. But, I have to say they do look weird initially when you put them on. It looks no short of an earplug.
The Gizbuds do fit quite snug and don’t fall off easily unless you are doing slimnastics with them. Out of the box, they come with a medium sized ear tip. In case you feel they don’t fit well, you can try the extra ones in the box for the perfect fit. Since the design of the earbuds is in the ear, the passive noise cancellation is pretty good. It cuts out the surrounding sound really well during the music playback. At louder volumes, I was rarely able to hear the surrounding noises.
4. Battery Life & Connectivity
Now, battery life is where the Gizbuds really shine. Gizmore claims the Gizbuds to have a music playback time of 4-6 hours and a standby time of a whopping 12 hours inside the case. The charging case can charge the buds 2.5-3 times which means a total playback time of 14-15 hours. Now, I have to say I have used the Gizbuds at 90% volume and I have got continuous music playback of 4 hours. The earbuds take around 1.5 hours to charge from 0 to 100 via the charging case which is a good charging time considering the playback.
The charging case has LED indicators which notify you about the case charging as well as earbud charging level. While the earbuds are charging, the red LEDs on the buds light up. When the buds are fully charged, the red LEDs go off. The case charging is denoted by a Blur LED intside which fades out once the case is fully charged. The case can be charged with a regular micro USB charger. It takes around 2.5-3 hours to charge from 0 to 100.
In case you have any queries regarding the Gizmore Gizbuds review, let me know in the comments below. I usually hang out on Instagram so you can hit me up there as well if you got a pair please share your Gizbuds Review in comments.