Noise has unveiled its latest offering in the audio gear segment. Called the Shots X5, the earbuds are truly wireless and cost Rs 4,999.
With Shots X5, Noise promises up to five times more powerful bass than the competition along with an impressive audio quality. The Shots X5 automatically converts to mono mode while on a call and it also features a voice assistant feature, which relies on the AI voice assistant on users’ smartphones.
I have been using these truly wireless earphones from last 2 weeks.
What’s in the Box
First, let’s talk about the packaging of the Noise Shots X5. You will find both of the earbuds and charging case sitting up top, which when removed gives you access to all the other accessories. Here’s what you get with the Noise Shots X5 box:
- Truly wireless earbuds (x2)
- Charging case
- USB-A to microUSB cable
- 2 pair of extra ear tips
- User manual
Before we dive in and talk about my experience with the Noise Shots X5, which has been pretty awesome, to say the least, let’s first check out the key specifications of these truly wireless earbuds:
- Bluetooth v5.O
- Stereo Mode, when you get call you can audio on both the left and right earbuds
- 2200 mAh battery in the charging case (built in), takes about 3 hours for charging the case and on a full charge the case can charge earbuds up to 10 times.
- Each earbuds come with 60 mAh battery and on a full charge can give 3 to 4 hours of non-stop entertainment, earbuds fits comfortably
- A2DP, HFP,HSP,A2DP, AVRCP & AAC supported
- IPX5 certified, sweat resistant
- First Indian Bluetooth v5.0 TWS
Theconnection process for the Noise Shots X5 is fairly easy and pain-freeas you are required to simply open the charging case and pair the earbud with your Android or iOS device.
When you open the charging case and pull out both of the earbuds, you will see a white light on each to signify that the right and left earbuds have now paired with one another.
This helps simplify the next step, i.e connecting to a smartphone, which you can do once the red and white light starts blinking on top of the right earbud. Youcould choose to pull out just one earbudand pair with your phone to use just one earbud.
Bluetooth Name: Noise Shots X5
Design and Build
Starting off with the case, it is one of the highlights of the package, and I love the cute round body and matte finish. The case includes a micro USB and normal USB-A port hiding under the flap on the rear.
This case can also be used as power bank to charge your mobile phones.
At this price, you can’t get a better truly wireless earphone other than the Noise Shots X5 earbuds. These earbuds are tiny, not too bulky, and fit perfectly and snugly in your ear. They are also extremely comfortable andI was able to use them for multiple hours, without experiencing any kind of pain or unease. I use these while working, walking, running and these are very comfortable.
There’s also a hardwarebutton on each of the earbuds, which needed a lot of forceand this pushed the earbud further into the ear, which is not always pleasant. The buttons are the only weakness of the Shots X5 earbuds. But at this price they are best.
I don’t use these buttons, I use my Apple Watch for changing tracks, volume, answering calls etc. More features will be discussed in next section.
With the Noise Shots X5 youget access to tons of functions on your device, including support for Siri or Google Assistant. While playing music, you can press the buttons to play or pause music while a long press on the right or left earbud plays the next or previous track respectively, which is surely an interesting implementation.
Aquick double press activates the AI voice assistanton your device and you can get your queries answered without having to use the phone.
Audio quality was certainly a pleasant surprise for me and I didn’t really expect these wireless earbuds to sound as good as they really do. TheNoise Shots X5 present you a well-balanced soundstage, with rich and full sound where neither the treble nor the bass is totally blown out of proportion.
IPX5 certified, sweat resistant train harder and longer as IPX5 takes care of the sweat while you appreciate the snug and secure fit for all day comfort.
Bluetooth v5.0 – Welcome to Fuss Free Technology Introducing first Indian Bluetooth v5.0 TWS. Now enjoy longer playtime, seamless audio transfer with no lags and more stable connection within a range of 10 meters.
Stereo Mode for Music and Talking Now enjoy your music with 3D stereo sound quality. Go hands free as you have clear conversations with Stereo call quality and single inbuilt Mic in right earbud for effective chats.
Coming to the battery life, Noise claims that the Shots X5 last around 4 hours on a single full charge and well, they’re totally on point and have been true about the numbers. I’ve been using these truly wireless earbuds for close to a week now andthey lasted me for about 3.5 to 4.5 hours of continuous music playback.
The case juices up the Noise Shots X5 earbuds a whopping 15 times, if you don’t use it to charge other devices.
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