The Alpha & Delta Dream TWS earbuds is literally a dream come true for consumers on a shoestring budget. This Singapore-brand from Lend Me UR Ears comes in black, white, lime and pink, and with a retail price of S$79.90, it’s hard to think twice. Now at a launch price of S$49.90, there are no excuse not to jump on the bandwagon of true wireless earbuds. In addition, between 6 and 15 December, any spend from the Popular Bookfest@Singapore held at Suntec Convention Centre entitles you to purchase the AD Dream at only S$24.90 (purchase-with-purchase).
Unlike cheap China knockoffs, Alpha & Delta products are designed by local audio enthusiasts who care about audio quality and features. No doubt the AD Dream are inexpensive, and clearly they do not sound as impressive as pricier models. But they work fine for the general consumers looking for a compact and functional true wireless earbuds. Plus, you get 1 year local warranty supported by a service centre located at The Adelphi, opposite Funan.
The AD Dream is not just a no-frills TWS earbuds. It supports auto Bluetooth pairing, which means it automatically goes into pairing mode when no devices are connected. The button on each earbud is touch sensor, which is a more premium design feature compared to physical buttons. Touch once to play-pause, touch twice to change track (left earbud for previous track, right earbud for next track). Touch three times and it will adjust volume, which feels too laborious, but well, it’s better than nothing.
The compact charging case is made of brittle glossy scratch-prone plastic and feels rather fragile. The earbuds also use the same material. I reckon it would break apart if dropped on hard surfaces, so do be careful with that.
For consumers who care a lot for sound quality, the AD Dream is not for you. The bass is relatively pompous, lacks musical definition, but good overall fill. The treble is not sparkly, nor is the midrange detailed enough to excite. Other than sounding a little veil in general, it delivers a neutral tuning that does not present any overbearing peak annoyance across the frequency range. It also helps with good sound staging projected to the front. For people with sensitive ears at the upper frequencies, The AD Dream would be comfortable to listen to.
I would recommend the Alpha & Delta Dream to any consumer looking for a cheap pair of true wireless earbuds in sweet attractive colour options, which comes in premium-styled touch controls and easy auto pairing capabilities. It retails at S$79.90, now at a launch promo of S$49.90 at Lend Me UR Ears website and Popular Bookstore. Instead of buying from online shops without after sales service, the Alpha & Delta Dream comes with 1-year local warranty. The BookFest purchase-with-purchase offer of S$24.90 is a no-brainer purchase, just buy it for your own use or as a thoughtful gift this festive season.
If you prefer to spend a little bit more for build quality and features, I would recommend the Alpha & Delta Elite.