I want to start off by saying that I absolutely love the concept behind this product. The fact that you get a pair of true wireless earbuds AND a Bluetooth speaker in one is incredible. The true wireless earbud market is extremely crowded, and I really appreciate the fact that Wicked Audio thought outside of the box on this one.
But I’ll be honest…my first impression of the headphones, unfortunately, was not a great one. When I opened the box and removed the product, I heard something fall onto the floor. I quickly realized it was the metal piece that locks the earbuds inside the speaker-case hybrid. In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t really a big deal and I was able to pop the piece right back on, but it’s still not the type of first impression you want to make on your consumers.
Aside from that somewhat-nitpicky design flaw, I loved the look of this product. It sat neatly on my desk (next to my succulent) hardly taking up any room. I couldn’t find any exact measurements online and I didn’t have any measuring tape around, but I’d estimate that it’s about 3-4 inches tall. The Syver earbuds themselves are also pretty small. They’ve got to be one of (if not thee) smallest pair of true wireless earbuds I’ve ever used. And that’s a good thing. In my experience, smaller earbuds fit more securely in my ears, and are generally more comfortable.
Once I swapped out the ear cushions to my correct size, I was ready to connect to Bluetooth. The pairing process was completely painless since Syver uses easy pairing unlike some true wireless headphones that make you do the left and right individually.
Before turning on my music, I knew that these headphones had “enhanced bass” which definitely turned out to be true. Overall, I thought the sound profile was decent. Sure, at lower levels the bass could sort of drown out the mids and highs, but I really didn’t think it was too overwhelming. It’s also worth mentioning that the earbuds have a IP67 rating, so for a workout (especially an outdoor one), many people like a deeper bass to get them pumped up.
The speaker itself was also made for some outdoor, rugged environments with an IP65 waterproof rating. And to my surprise this tiny speaker packed a punch. Even though it might look like a little desk speaker, you could definitely take this thing outside to the beach or a picnic. As far as the audio goes, I’ll admit that I liked the speaker’s audio a lot better than the earbuds. The speaker had a much crisper sound to it, and was not heavy on the bass like the earbuds.
The speaker has a battery life of up to 10 hours which seemed to be true while the earbuds listed two different ones. The bottom of the box says the earbuds have a battery life of up to three hours while the back of the box and the website say it can last up to four hours. To me it seemed like the actual battery life was somewhere in between three and four, so either one could be correct.
All things considered, I think the Syver earbuds/Bluetooth speaker is a solid product—especially if you’re someone who likes “enhanced bass.” For $100 you get a reliable, no-nonsense pair of earbuds and Bluetooth speaker so really it’s a win-win.