Earphones that blend in with the environment, not in isolation.
Wireless earphones that do not block your ears.There are many precedents for this approach. “Xperia Ear Duo” that directly attacks the sound conduit to the ear, and bone conduction earphones. In a sense, smart glasses with built-in speakers can be said to be earphones that do not block your ears.
The ear cuff type wireless earphone “Ambie” of the joint venture ambie found a new way in this direction.TW-01Ear cuffs are accessories that are sandwiched between earrings, and they feel minor compared to earrings and earrings. I learned from Zhu Bajie in Saiyuki. Ishida-san!
Now that I have borrowed the prototype, I will send you a review that I have used for a few days. “TW-01” can already be reserved on the official website, but the initial lot is expected to be sold out. Also, it seems that shipping to people who made a reservation due to a delay in the schedule will be delayed by about 2 weeks. It seems that the degree of attention is high.
what are these? :ambie ear cuff type wireless earphone
Good point:Lightweight enough to forget that it is attached, it has a feeling of openness that does not block your ears, and you can wear it like an accessory
Unfortunately:Lack of power, you can not expect a music experience similar to earphones
“Hmm, that earphone?” Looks eye-catching
First of all, don’t you think it’s an earphone in this form? As it is modeled on ear cuffs, it has a particularly strong accessory feel. I think it’s a gadget that can be dressed up as an accessory, like “NOVA H1 Audio Earrings,” which uses pearl earrings as earphones.
When worn, the one with visible charging contacts is on the back side of the ear, and the one with a small protrusion is on the front side of the ear. A speaker is built in on the small side, and the sound comes out toward the ear.
The case is very compact and has a hold feeling close to that of AirPods Pro. It feels like a smooth matte texture that does not easily get fingerprints. There are three colors, white, black, and cloud gray, and the one we are reviewing this time is white.
It weighs 4.2g, the continuous playback time of the earphone alone is about 6 hours, and the case charging is about 24 hours. Equipped with IPX5 waterproof performance. It can be used with one ear, and eventually a dedicated app that allows you to pair and check the remaining battery level will be released.
It’s a habit to wear, but once you put it on, it’s Freedom.
The feature of “TW-01” is the feeling of wearing. Ordinary earphones can be taken out of the case and packed tightly in the ears.
“TW-01” is not an ear holeType that hooks on the ear ringSo basically, you can wear it with both hands (it is probably impossible to wear it with one hand). Pull the upper side of the ear with one hand to flatten the helix, then push in the earphone and hook it on the ear.
just like this,A shape that pinches your earsOK if it becomes. The part behind the ear (the one with the larger protrusion) has a physical button that allows operations such as play / stop. There is no problem with the sense of stability, and it seems unlikely that it will fall due to exercise. If you get used to it, you can wear it in about 3 seconds, and you can wear it while walking. Isn’t it structurally unavoidable to wear one by one?
It’s more like an ultra-compact personal speaker than an earphone
Regarding the sound quality, unlike earphones, it does not block the ears or deliver the sound directly to the ear canal like the “Xperia Ear Duo”, so I feel that there is a lack of bass and power. On the other hand, high-pitched sounds such as female vocals, hi-hats, and guitars can be heard firmly. The feeling is similar to the way you hear smart glasses that play music, such as “Bose Frames”.
The volume is normal at 50% volume when connected to an iPhone, slightly noisy at 70% & slightly noisy to the people around you, and the maximum volume is noisy & super sound leakage. 40-60% is enough for everyday use. I also tried it in a cafe or train, but it seemed that I didn’t have to worry about sound leakage unless it was a quiet environment.
If you can’t hear as well as earphones, isn’t it not good? Actually, that’s not the caseThe music is playing slightly in my ears, but my ears are not blocked..This balance is pretty comfortable, likeYour own BGMAs if shed. It’s like monopolizing the in-store BGM. If you use it in a store without music or at home, you can reproduce the sound like BGM in the store. You can relax more than ordinary earphones because it has less strain on your ear holes and hearing.
When I noticed, I kept playing music for 3 hours, so there was no problem with wearing it. “Earphones that make you forget that you are listening to music” is a strange story, but it may be more appropriate to recognize them as speakers rather than earphones.You can hang an ultra-small personal speaker in your ear, This is “TW-01”.
Thanks to the cover, my ears don’t hurt easily
Due to the structure of pinching the ears, the burden of wearing them varies depending on the size of the ears. However, here is an element that I felt was okay with regard to the discomfort in the area where the earphones come into contact with the skin.
The main body is covered with a thin cover (silicon?). It’s a little different from ordinary earphones, and it’s also good for hygiene.
I completely peeled off the cover. You can see the physical buttons and the microphone behind the ears.
There is a speaker hole on the front side that comes to the ear hole. If there was no cover, I think that the adhesive part of the parts and the texture of the plastic could be a burden on my ears, so I felt it was a good consideration. It is also good to be able to clean only the cover if you are concerned about dirt.
Earphones for relaxation, where you can enjoy music without feeling obstructed
It is not a playback device for facing music in a quiet place like ordinary headphones and earphones. Therefore, it will be unsatisfactory for those who want to listen to music.
On the other hand, it sounds just right for playing BGM for work, such as PC work, games, cooking, jogging, etc.The scene you want to hear whileAt, I was able to enjoy the feeling of relaxation as if I was listening to music through speakers. I was listening to the “slow commentary” content while doing the simple work of the game, and I feel that this is the strongest.
DamondeEarphones that are the exact opposite of the recent noise-can wireless pursuit of silenceIt may be said that. Shioume is also good for listening to music while feeling the comfort of nature and the sounds of the environment, such as for a walk, camping or park. It feels good to wear, so you can leave it on all day long. If you want to enjoy it as an accessory, it’s a premise that you leave it on.
Wireless earphones, such as noise cancellers and batteries, tend to have specs, but the “TW-01” isWhat are earphones?I changed my approach from that point. There is a new sense of omnipotence that you can always listen to your own BGM.
Check out the 71-second review on the Gizmodo YouTube channel. Are you smiling too much?
Source: ambie official website