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Affordable Onyx Prime wireless earbuds shoot for the audiophile market

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Tronsmart's new Onyx Prime True Wireless Earbuds have no noise cancellation, but they boast good sound quality.
Tronsmart Onyx Prime Dual-Driver Wireless Earbuds
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Is it just your imagination, or are there billions of affordable earbuds boasting great sound quality on the market now? Well, maybe not billions, but many. And now Chinese audio brand Tronsmart adds its new Onyx Prime True Wireless Earbuds to the mix for $69.99.

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The company said its new buds feature an in-app equalizer and hybrid dual drivers — two things you might expect to see in pricier products — with a balanced armature to deliver rich, wide-frequency, lag-free audio.

The earbuds lack active noise cancellation (ANC), but that may not be a glaring omission if the fit and sound quality are solid.

Tronsmart Onyx Prime: Aimed at audiophiles

Tronsmart said the advanced balanced armature, combined with a high tension dynamic driver makes Onyx Prime a product for audiophiles, with “unparalleled acoustic tuning.”

Tronsmart’s earbuds feature a dynamic driver paired with a tuned and balanced armature driver, which help to deliver detailed high-end audio with an expansive frequency range (10Hz-25kHz), the company said. “A natural, resonant bass and mids integrate with clear melodious treble through precise tuning and a seamless crossover,” it added.

True wireless mirroring technology

With true wireless mirroring technology, seamless swapping is possible between the earbud connected to the smartphone and the earbud that mirrors the connection for faster transmission and seamless streaming of music with lag-free audio, Tronsmart said.

The Qualcomm Chip used in the earbuds delivers high-resolution audio with acoustic tuning, integrated with an ultra-low-latency gaming mode. This enables quality audio play for either music or gaming.

The in-app equalizer allows customization of eight audio profiles and custom touch controls to personalize audio playback.

Compact, fast-charging case

The ultra-compact, fast-charging case is pocket-sized, making it a convenient travel companion. The case provides a maximum total playtime of 40 hours, the company said. A single charge of the earbuds can provide up to 7 hours of music playback.

Onyx Prime specifications

  • Chip: Qualcomm QCC3040
  • Input: 5V/400mA Max.
  • Audio decoding: aptX adaptive, aptX, AAC, SBC
  • Bluetooth version: 5.2
  • Bluetooth compatibility: AVRCP, A2DP, HFP
  • Transmission distance: Over 10m/33ft
  • Battery capacity: Earbuds: 50mAh; Charging case: 500mAh
  • Playtime: 40 hours
  • Charging time: 2 hours

Where to buy: Amazon