BlitzWolf BW-FLB2 is a true wireless earbuds designed for gaming with 65ms low latency. Powered by Bluetooth 5.0, both earbuds can be used for calls with seamless switching. The full touch control allows you to manage your playback and adjust volume. The long stem brings the mic closer to your vocals for clear conversations. Thanks to Banggood.com for sending over a review unit.
Blitzwolf has tapped on the online platform for years to sell their wide range of products, from charging accessories to earbuds and even smart home products. Their products are sold through Banggood.com and at Amazon.com. As such, their retail packaging is functional, just showing the product model on the box with no flashy product photos.
The FLB2 is IPX4 water resistant, and the earbuds carry 4 hours of play time, while the carrying case adds another 12 hours.
Unboxing and Operations
The package comes with the standard accessories: 3 pairs of earbuds, a short USB-C charging cable, and manual.
The Blitzwolf icon logo is featured extensively in the FLB2 to bring up the gaming style. Similarly, the earbuds touch panel with the icon is illuminated by the internal LED.
Once the case cover is flipped open, the earbuds are powered on. As the FLB2 earbus are Bluetooth 5.0, pairing is extremely easy. As long as there is no device paired, the earbuds will go into pairing mode waiting for new device to pair and connect.
The default earbuds caused my ears to itch, so I replaced it with SpinFit CP100 which uses medical-grade silicone. It also makes the earbuds a little more cool.
Operating the earbuds, you tap once to adjust volume on left (lower volume) or right (increase volume). To change tracks, tap-hold left (previous track) or right earbud (next track). Double tap to play-pause, and tap 4 times to activate voice assistant.
The FLB2 features a gaming mode where latency is reduced. Triple-tap the earbud sensor and the LED will change from blue to orange. When playing games, the latency is reduced but still not close to real-time. Between the 2 modes, I cannot hear any obvious difference in the frequency response. There is no lag when watching YouTube in either mode.
The FLB2 offers strong treble presence while the bass is suitably intense without too overwhelming. The midrange is subdued to make the treble sound thin. This is the kind of tuning that gamers should favour, as it enhances the little details while achieving some low frequency impact. Listening to my usual reference tracks, the FLB2 sounds spatial and airy but lacks body.
- Bass – 6.8/10. Prominent full bass without too bloating and overpowering.
- Midrange – 6.2/10. Underpowered to reduce harmonics and warmth.
- Treble – 7/10. Clear and articulated.
The FLB2 supports background noise cancelling, so low volume noises at the background can be subdued. But when playing music with strong treble, they can still be heard sporadically when the volume exceeds certain threshold. This makes conversations a little distracting. The mic picks up audio based on proximity and volume, so as long as you speak loudly, you will sound more prominent than the background. Similarly, in windy conditions, you need to raise your voice to be heard.
Both earbuds can be used to receive calls and make conversation. Only one side of the mic will be enabled. When the main earbud is docked and powered off, the other earbud will enable the mic seamlessly to continue with the conversation without disruption.
The retail price of the BW-FLB2 is US$39.99, but we know that there are always online promotions. Currently, Banggood.com is selling them at US$28.99 with US$1.99 shipping chargeable. At less than S$50, the Blitzwolf FLB2 is recommended for consumers who like their music to sound clear with a bass level that is substantial but not too bloated. I enjoy wearing them as the eartips fit comfortable, while the long stem allows me to handle them without touching the sensors.