In the previous article, I told you about Lenovo XT81 with cyberpunk design and a very affordable price of $10. I also have the other Lenovo earbuds from the same price range, but they have a more standard design.
The box of Lenovo XT97 is the same as the earbuds I tested before.
As I already said, Lenovo XT97 have a more familiar design than Lenovo XT81. The charging case has a round shape, and it is made of glossy plastic.
As for the earbuds, they are made of the same glossy plastic as a charging case. The earbuds have Lenovo logos, and microphone holes on the outside.
By the way, the weight of one earbud is 4 grams, while the weight of a charging case with earbuds inside is 28 grams.
Lenovo XT97 probably has some water protection, but I wouldn’t recommend showering or swimming with these earbuds.
Now, let’s talk about control functions of the new Lenovo earphone.
There are touch control panels, and you can press any of the earbuds to play/pause a music.
A triple press on the right earbud switches to the next track, and triple press on the left earbud switches to the previous song.
You can also call a voice assistant on smartphone by pressing and holding for about 2 seconds of any earbud.
Lenovo XT97 doesn’t have a game mode, but we need to test a latency in games.
So, I have already started PUBG Mobile, and let’s play a little bit.
By the way, I forgot to tell you about call functions, but you can answer and reject the phone calls using the new Lenovo earbuds.
Let’s check the microphone quality.
What’s up, guys! I am testing a microphone of Lenovo XT97 earbuds. Now I am recording sound in a quiet room, and now I turned on a video with street noise
on the TV. How does a noise reduction work? Can you hear me well? One, two, three, one, two, three.
You know, Lenovo XT97 and Lenovo XT81 have the same 13 mm drivers, AAC and SBC audio codes support.
To be honest, I don’t see much difference in sound quality between these earbuds. Both of them have good bass, but rather weak vocals.
However, there is no echo effect when watching videos.
Overall, the sound quality is good for $10 earbuds.
Finally, let’s talk about battery. A single battery life of Lenovo XT97 is not very long – about 3 hours, but you can use a charging case for additional 20 hours of music playtime.
The main advantages of Lenovo XT97 earbuds are the affordable price of only $10, a good build quality, and a nice design of the charging case with LED lighting, volume control, and a good sound quality.
In addition, if you play games on your smartphone, especially shooter games, Lenovo XT97 is not for you. The earbuds have a very high latency.
Overall, the new Lenovo earbuds are not bad for their price.