It’s been a while since we tested Lenovo earbuds, but I know you like them, so we will try to review more new models.
You know, we have already tested similar earbuds on Lenovo XT81, but they were 10 times more expensive – about $100.
We can read the full name of these earbuds on the box – Lenovo ThinkPlus Live Pods XT81. However, I will just call them Lenovo XT81.
Inside I found a user manual, USB Type-C cable, and a charging case with earbuds.
So, you probably want to buy these earbuds because of the design, just like me. Lenovo XT81 looks amazing for the price of only $10.
I mentioned before that we tested earbuds with similar design for the price of $100, but they have all-metal charging case. Moreover, you could have used that charging case as a bottle opener.
Overall, the build quality of the new Lenovo earbuds is good, but the look is stunning.
There are LEDs on the front of the charging case that lighting green.
Talking about design of the earbuds, they also have LED indicators and Lenovo logos on the outside.
You know, I cannot find the microphone holes on the earbuds, but we will definitely test a mic quality later in this article.
So, the first impressions of these $10 earbuds are very good, but we also need to check the control functions, latency in games, microphone quality and sound quality.
Lenovo XT81 have touch control buttons.
You can press any earbud once to play/pause a music.
You can also triple press on the right earbud to switch to the next track, and triple press on the left earbud to switch to the previous track.
If you want to call a voice assistant on smartphone, then press and hold the left earbud for 2 seconds.
Finally, you can choose music or gaming mode by pressing and holding the right earbud for 2 seconds.
You know, I am surprised to see volume control and gaming mode on the $10 wireless earbuds. If we started talking about game mode, let’s check the latency in games.
First, I will play PUBG Mobile in a music mode.
When the game mode is activated, a latency is lower, but it is still very noticeable. Unfortunately, Lenovo XT81 earbuds are not for gaming.
Now, let’s test a microphone quality of these earbuds.
In general, the quality of the microphone is good, considering that these are ultra-budget headphones for $10.
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Lenovo XT81 earbuds have 5.3 Bluetooth version, AAC and SBC audio codes support. The driver size is 13mm.
As for the vocal, it is not very clear. It feels like the voice in music has an echo.
However, the earbuds are good for listening podcasts.
The charging case has a battery capacity of 250mAh, while a single earbud has battery capacity of 30mAh.
Using a charging case, the battery life is up to 20 hours.
So, the main feature of Lenovo XT81 is an ultra-budget price. You can buy the earbuds on Aliexpress for only $10.
Many of you want these earbuds because of the design. They really look attractive with a cyberpunk style. I even thought these were gaming earbuds, but in fact, they have a high latency even in game mode. I wouldn’t recommend Lenovo XT81 for gaming.
I didn’t have any problems with the connection, charging or something else, so I think Lenovo XT81 are the good ultra-budget earbuds in 2023.