SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Earbuds Facts and Reviews 2021.
SmartOmi Q5 Wireless Earbuds: Having a smart ear bud that enable you to be comfortable with your music is what most people crave. The Smartomi earbuds are also used for clearer voice calls with the help of a delicate built-in microphone with noise cancellation and echo reduction.
Like all Bluetooth headsets, the Q5 has to be paired with your smartphone. As wireless earbuds, the Q5s pairing process is slightly different than most; instead of pressing one button, you simultaneously press the multi-function on both earbuds until the notification LED is purple.
Once the earbuds are paired, and each time you power them up, you should hear “left channel” and “right channel” in the respective earbuds, indicating both are paired properly.
Once paired, the Q5s function in much the same way any Bluetooth headphones/earbuds would. The multi-function button answers/ends calls and pauses/plays music; although, you can’t control volume or skip tracks from the earbuds.
SmartOmi Q5 Wireless Earbuds Design
The design of the Q5 is simple – a left earpiece and a right earpiece. No bands or wires in between.
The earpieces come with a sporty look and with detachable ear hooks that are firm and comfortable in your ears. The earphone does slightly look bigger for its size and that may be due to the fact that it has few components in it
The only downside of this design is that you need to charge the left and right earpiece separately.
The MFB is the one we will use to pair your Q5 and to use it for other purposes once paired like answering calls or pause/play music etc.,
Pairing your Q5
When it comes to Bluetooth earphone’s usability, pairing is one of the key factors that is taken into account. How fast can you get going with your Bluetooth earphone?
Apple and Google have demonstrated this with their own fast pairing tech recently with the Google Pixel Buds and Apple AirPods/Beats earphones respectively. So how fast can you pair the Q5?
It takes few steps to pair the Q5 depending on how you want to pair it. With the Q5, you can either use both the left and right earpieces together or you can use them separately.
Q5 calls the former the AirStereo Mode and the latter independent mode. Taking this pairing a step further, the left and right earpieces can be paired with different devices.
SmartOmi Q5 Wireless Earbuds Sound quality
While I am no audiophile, I can at least recognize bad sound quality, especially when using my earphone. The sound quality coming out of these true wireless stereo is pretty awesome – sharp with deeper bass.
The bass and the treble are balanced well even with that deeper bass. I quite enjoyed listening to my song selection which comprises a mix of Indian, pop-rock, electronic and ambient music.
I compared the Q5 with the Apple EarPods that ships with the iPhone and you can clearly tell the difference in the bass levels.
It’s quite impressive that Q5 is able to produce awesome sound for a much cheaper price than its competitors.
The Multi-Function Button (MFB) plays an important role as it is used to control music, volume levels and even summon Siri if you are paired with your iPhone.
You can find the entire set of options in the instruction manuals, but below are some of the basic MFB features:
- To pause/play music, press the left or right MFB once
- Increase volume levels press the left or right MFB thrice
- To launch Siri, press the left MFB for 3 seconds
Connection stability and Battery
With its superior connection stability, SmartOmi promises stable connection within 10m/33 feet. It’s true. I did not have any issues going around my home or office with the Q5 paired to my phone
I have had the LG Tone stereo headsets before and they had very little to no connection stability as soon as you a move few feet away from your connected device.
This is something other cheaper Bluetooth alternatives fail to achieve, so I am really impressed with the SmartOmi Q5.
SmartOmi promises around 3.5 hours of playtime at 1/2 – 2/3 full volume. I listen to music at that volume range and it’s pretty close.
You can be able to get around 3 hours (somewhere between 2.5 to 3 hrs to be precise) at that volume level. This is probably the biggest downside of the Q5 earphones Charging/Function
The devices can be paired in stereo (~2-3 hours of use) or can be used individually (2-3 hours each). To start, simultaneously long-press the two earphones and you will notice an alternating bluish/red LED.
What’s More about SmartOmi Q5 Wireless Earbuds?
In addition to the headsets themselves, it needs an integrated battery, Bluetooth module, battery, microphone, remote control, and many other components to make a whole pair of wireless headphones.
Being limited by the volume, most of the wireless headsets only can hold a large number of components in the earplugs, which may lead to overweight, not working long enough, bad sound quality, and other issues.
That is the reason why there are so many wireless headphones on the market, only a few can balance being truly able to achieve in all aspects.
Due to the loss of Bluetooth audio transmission, active noise reduction, and sound interference, it’s difficult for wireless headphones to ensure effective noise reduction under the premise of making good sound quality.
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