Lypertek TEVI True Wireless Headphones Review
In the USA, the Lypertek TEVI is something of a little star among the in-ears. On the other hand, in Germany, hardly anyone has noticed the true wireless headphones, which you can read about at forbes.com, that they are possibly one of the best TWS headphones for under the US $ 100. Reason enough for us to take a closer look at it in terms of sound and comfort.
For us, too, the largely unknown hi-fi manufacturer from Hong Kong has so far been under the radar. However, after Lypertek had only released its first headphones with the MEVI in 2017, the True Wireless TEVI as the third model in the brand portfolio with an MSRP of 99 euros could now and also be a real challenge to the – in some cases significantly higher-priced – competitors Get started right with us.
The construction of the Lypertek TEVI
Compared to other true wireless in-ears, the TEVI is very handy and, at just nine grams, very light headphones with a black plastic housing that looks very valuable. In terms of design, it is a bit reminiscent of the MOMENTUM True Wireless (for testing) from Sennheiser and could easily pass as its little brother from the outside. Its charging and transport case with its classy anthracite-colored fabric surface also looks extremely similar to its German counterpart – except for the strap on the right-hand side. Specially coordinated, graphite-coated dynamic six-millimeter drivers round off the overall surprisingly high-quality first impression.
Bluetooth, battery, and functionality
The Lypertek TEVI has equipped with advanced Bluetooth 5.0 technology and a high-performance rechargeable battery that lasts for up to ten hours of playtime and, with additional charges in the charging case, a total of up to 70 hours. In addition, the true wireless in-ear has soft buttons instead of touch sensors and is waterproof according to the IPX7 standard.
First of all, the conclusion on practical use: With the TEVI, everything worked very easily and without any problems in the test. The side-separated Bluetooth pairing was quick and easy. After losing the signal due to leaving the Bluetooth range at around 15 meters, it continued to play automatically and, of course, as soon as it came back within the signal range. The battery’s charge level could be easily read from the LEDs on the earphones and charging case. The spoken English-language announcements were clear and easy to understand.
And telephony also worked with the TEVI without any problems. The conversation partner could be clearly understood on both sides. Moreover, the call quality was not affected by any background noise. Only the sound was a bit tinny and hollow when telephoning.
The fit in the ear was very comfortable for several test persons, each with different earmolds, even over long periods, and the correct position in the ear was quickly found after each removal. Only about the slightly prominent design of the receiver, which protrudes a little further out of the ear than some others, could be argued. However, this is a matter of taste.
The TEVI in the soundcheck
In our soundcheck, the Lypertek TEVI is convinced after the usual burn-in phase with a remarkably round sound for a true wireless in-ear in its price range. Overall, the test candidate drew a remarkably balanced and authentic result, even if, for example, in direct comparison to the Master & Dynamic MW07 or Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wirelesssomewhat more analytical sound. For example, in Daft Punk’s “Doin ‘it Right,” the pointed synthetic deep bass came into its own. The TEVI also knew how to present a clear and precise center resolution and a fairly clean treble reproduction. On the other hand, parts sang very high, like in Norah Jones’s title “Don’t Know Why,” came across as intrusive.
In addition, the TEVI provided a decent sound stage for classical pieces such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, op. 35 – IV. Allegro molto”, but was able to match the space of the named – and mind you, significantly more expensive – competitors from Sennheiser and Master & Dynamic do not come close. Larger dynamic leaps were again easy for the in-ear from Hong Kong. The TEVI also precisely reproduced impulses in rapid succession. Even longer music sessions were surprisingly fun with the true wireless model from Lypertek.
The Lypertek TEVI scores with ease of use, a comfortable fit in the ear even over long distances – and above all: with a really convincing sound. Thus, the true wireless headphones from the Far East throw several powerful arguments into the scales because they were not only right in the United States but also no longer have to lead a shadowy existence in this country.