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Bluei Yolobuds review: Does this earbud set the benchmark for the Rs 2.5k TWS segment?

Pros
  • Clear and loud audio
  • Decent bass quality
  • Good connectivity
  • Great call quality
Cons
  • Battery backup could have been better
  • No silicon ear tips, so some people may have fitting issue
  • The lid of the charging case could have been better

Indian consumer technology brand Bluei unveiled two new devices Yolobuds in 2022 and claimed that they are cut above the rest as the benchmark launches of 2022. Yolobuds from the house of Bluei promises nothing short of the most superior experience along with a playtime that never seems to end. Perfect for professionals, music lovers, and travellers alike, who love excellent sound quality with outstanding comfort fit, this TWS promise to take your aural experience many notches higher.

Thanks to Bluei, we got the review units of Bluei. I have been using the Bluei Yolobuds for over a week. Here we will take a detailed look at the earbuds and then you can decide if it sets the benchmark for the Rs 2.5k TWS segment. For me, it does become the pioneer of this segment.

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In The Box

  • Bluei Yoloubs
  • Type C charging cable
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Specifications of Bluei Yolobuds

  • True Wireless Earbuds + Charging Case
  • Brand: Bluei
  • Model Name: Yolobuds
  • Bluetooth Version: 5.0
  • Impedance: 16Ohms
  • Frequency Range: 2.42-2.48GHz
  • Charging Time:  1 Hour
  • Earbud Battery Capacity: 28mAh*2
  • Charging Case Battery Capacity: 200mAh
  • Earbud Charging time: 1 Hour
  • Earbud Working time: About 4 Hours
  • Standby Time: About 30 days
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • Operating Distance: 10m
  • Packing Type: Box packing
  • Included Components: 1 x wireless Earbuds, 1 x Type C Charging Cable
  • MRP: Rs 2199
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Features

  • TWS Yolobuds True Wireless Earbuds
  • Intelligent Touch
  • Automatic Connection
  • Automatic Pop-Up Window
  • Comfort fit & wide compatibility
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Design and Build Quality

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The Bluei Yolobuds come in an Apple Airpods-type case with the earbuds kept in a vertical position inside the charging box. The case looks good in an all-white colour with the Bluei badging on the front and the product specifications at the back. It also has an LED indicator at the bottom just above the Type C charging port at the bottom.

The lid of the case could have been more sturdy and the hinges stronger but it doesn’t seem like it will be breaking and will be able to withstand your daily usage. The charging case doesn’t hold any fingerprint, which is very good considering India is a hot country so even if you touch the earbuds with sweaty hands, the earbuds will be perfectly fine. However, it can have minor scratches.

Now, coming to the earbuds, they are like the Apple Airpods in shape. It features red and blue indicator lights at the middle of the stem. The microphones are housed at the bottom of the stem. The touch controls are towards the top of the stem so that you can access the touch area easily while wearing it. The intuitive touch controls allow you to skip tracks, adjust volume, manage calls, or launch your phone’s voice assistant effortlessly.

These earbuds feature a lightweight and ergonomic design, which ensures a comfortable wearing experience. It normally fits well in the ears and doesn’t seem like falling off. But as it doesn’t have a silicon ear tip, it may cause some problems fitting in the ears for some people.

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Connectivity

The Bluei Yolobuds come with Bluetooth Version 5.0. It is pretty easy to connect with your devices. For the first time, turn on the Bluetooth of your phone and then open the case and pull out the earbuds. You can see “YOLOBUDS 1” in your pairing list, so just connect the device and you are all set to go.

The next time, you just need to turn on the Bluetooth and pull out the earbuds, and then it will get automatically connected to the last paired device. The range of the device is also near the claimed range of 10 meters. So, from the connectivity front, you won’t face any problems and there won’t be any visible lag as well while listening to music, videos or gaming.

Battery Backup

The Bluei Yolobuds come with the latest type of charging. It has a Type C charging port at the bottom of the case so you can easily charge without any hassle. The charging case has a battery capacity of 200 mAh and each earbud has a 28 mAh battery. The claimed battery backup is 4 hours on a single charge.

However, when I tested the Bluei Yolobuds ran for about 2.5-3 hours on a single go. The charging time is around 1-1.5 hours and the charging case can charge for about 3 times. The claimed standby time is 30 days, which I couldn’t test but yes it did remain the same battery percentage for 1-2 days.

Overall, the battery backup is decent but they could have increased the battery capacity of the earbuds and the charging case as well so that we could get longer hours on a single go.

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Audio Quality

The audio quality of the Bluei Yolobus is pretty decent. It has proper bass and good clear sound. The highs and lows are also distinct and you can enjoy the music. It is equipped with 10 mm speaker drivers and is powered by True Bass technology to offer an immersive audio experience.

The earbuds are very loud so you don’t have to turn to full volume while listening. 60-70% volume will be more than enough for daily use. Even if there is noise outside, the earbuds’ sound is loud enough to give you an immersive audio experience.

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Microphone and call quality

One of the major drawbacks of the Rs 2.5k segment TWS are their lack of microphone and call quality. However, the Bluei Yoloubuds stand apart in this category. I used it for calling extensively and the person on the opposite end of the call didn’t even realise that I’m using the earbuds. The voice was crystal clear and it also reduced the outside noise to some extent. You can definitely use this earbud for your daily communications with ease.

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Verdict

The Bluei Yolobuds priced at only Rs 2,199 is one of the best in this segment. The main things are covered in this TWS – audio quality, microphone and call quality are all good. So, if you can look past its average battery backup, then this definitely sets a benchmark in the Rs 2.5k TWS segment.

However, the Bluei Yolobuds are not available online, unfortunately. It is only available in 150+ Bluei offline stores. The retail price of the Yolobuds is Rs. 2,199 with a 12-month warranty. So if you have one near you, then you can definitely buy the Bluei Yolobuds and you won’t regret buying it.

Visit the Bluei store on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GHRocS

Read: OnePlus Nord Watch review: A premium looking smartwatch with some compromises

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REVIEW OVERVIEW

Design and build quality
Connectivity
Audio quality
Battery backup
Microphone and call quality

SUMMARY

The Bluei Yolobuds priced at only Rs 2,199 is one of the best in this segment. The main things are covered in this TWS - audio quality, microphone and call quality are all good. So, if you can look past its average battery backup, then this definitely sets a benchmark in the Rs 2.5k TWS segment.
Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy
I am a computer guy by profession and a sports fanatic by choice.

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The Bluei Yolobuds priced at only Rs 2,199 is one of the best in this segment. The main things are covered in this TWS - audio quality, microphone and call quality are all good. So, if you can look past its average battery backup, then this definitely sets a benchmark in the Rs 2.5k TWS segment.Bluei Yolobuds review: Does this earbud set the benchmark for the Rs 2.5k TWS segment?