This may be the first time you are hearing this brand. I also heard it for the first time when Banggood introduced me. And the more I explored the Banggood catalog, the more I am amazed at the wide range of products, from charging accessories to earbuds and even smart home products. But let’s not get carried away. In this post, I will share the review of the BW-FYE8.
Unboxing and Features
Here’s a detailed unboxing video to get you started:
The charging case body is made of aluminium which feels cool to the touch. The base is plastic. When the case cover is opened, the earbuds turn on and starts to look for the last paired device and connects to it before you even place it in your ears.
The FYE8 has a long list of premium features:
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Qualcomm True Wireless Stereo Plus (TWS+) QCC3020 chipset
- aptX, AAC, SBC codec
- Dual Dynamic Graphene Diaphragm Drivers
- IPX5 water rating
- 5 hours per earbud, up to 18 hours playtime with charging case
Pairing is automatic. As long as there is no devices paired, the earbuds will enable pairing mode. This makes it so convenient to switch devices without a hassle.
The earbuds work via touch sensor. Touch once to play-pause, double-tap the left earbud to go previous track, double-tap the right earbud to go to next track. Triple-tap to activate voice assistant (Google, Siri, etc.). To adjust volume, press-hold the right earbud (increase) or left earbud (decrease).
The Qualcomm QCC3020 is one of the better Bluetooth audio chipsets in the market. With this chipset, both earbuds connect directly to the device instead of going through a master earbud. This means that both earbuds with independently of each other. You can choose to use either earbuds for music or conversations. However, when one earbud goes into the charging case, it does not switch to mono, but remains in the respective left-right audio channel. Also, during volume adjustment on the smartphone, there might be transmission disruption between the earbuds, and it seems like the earbuds are having difficulty synchronizing audio timing and volume levels. Once you stop adjusting volume, audio streaming returns to normal.
The FYE8 still uses micro USB charging standard, but it doesn’t bother me much as I still have a mix of the old and new charging cables lying around.
The dual dynamic drivers seems identical to the Soundpeats Truengine2 that I reviewed a few weeks back. But while the Soundpeats uses Beryllium and Composite hybrid crossover drivers, the FYE8 uses dual Graphene drivers without mention of crossover design. These 2 earbuds are day and night: the Truengine2 is dark and warm while the FYE8 is bright, delivering aural experiences in their own unique styles.
The dual drivers offer the primary advantage of producing great level of details. The instrumentation are distinct, separated and articulated. This is provided the mid-treble around 4KHz does not get too excited and pushes too forward. Meanwhile, the sub-bass delivers tight booms that are not overpowering. The mid-bass does not fill up the space willingly, hence only EDM tracks will give you the vibes, while normal pop tracks may feel less fulfilling. Midrange is weak, making the earbuds lacking in warmth, but makes up with the treble brilliance. I enjoy listening instrumental genres with them as it brings out fine instrumental nuances over a close proximity and wide sound stage presence.
Audio lag is low, even with gaming apps, so it doesn’t affect the quality of gaming. Call quality is not clear due to the aggressive background noise cancelling. If you do not speak loud enough, the mic will muff up the soft tones. Under windy conditions, the wind noise overpowers your voice unless you really speak up loudly. I find it works best if you cup the earbud with your hand to reflect sound waves towards the earbud. When both earbuds are active, only the right earbud is used for mic pick-up. Even if you dock the right earbud, the mic will not switch over to the left earbud. This is due to the fact that even when the earbuds are docked, they remain powered and active. Sometimes the earbuds remain connected even though I have already placed them to the charging case and closed the cover. I observe this is due to the charging contacts not properly seated, hence the earbud is still powered up.
I like BlitzWolf BW-FYE8 for the instrumental details it delivers while the bass is not too overwhelming. I would tone down the 4000 Hz range for a tolerable listening experience, and perhaps boost the mid-bass to midrange for more meat.
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