pTron Bassbuds Xtreme is yet another budget TWS earphone from pTron. It looks cool and sophisticated. and that is the first thing you will notice about these earphones. In this pTron Bassbuds review, we will go detailed about this TWS earphone and let you know its pros and cons. Please read on.
pTron Bassbuds Xtreme
In a nutshell, it is a nice earphone only if you get the fit right. It didn’t fit my ears. Still, the mids and highs sounded good. The bass however was affected by the fit and also the noise could creep in. There is more to this earphone in the review. Read on for a detailed review and loads of images.
Bluetooth V 5.3
Noise creeps in
Bad fit for some people
pTron Bassbuds Xtreme review
It is one of the complex looking earphone gear I have come across. It looks cool too. But more on the industrial side of things. The boAt airdopes 190 TWS is also retailing at a similar price. It has different look too.
Look at the above picture. Doesn’t it look awesome?
The gunmetal color is striking and the industrial look adds to its premiums. The unit looks almost square in size with rounded corners.
The side view shows how nicely it is built on the sides. Very intricate and industrial looking. Otherwise the sides are plain without buttons or port.
On the top, there exist the lid and the lid is hollow so that the earbuds can be seen. Yet, it secures the earbuds well with the case.
The back side too looks modern and well-made. Additionally, there exists a nice USB type C port that can be used to charge this case. It is optimally placed and I have no complaints.
As said earlier, the pTron Bassbuds Xtreme looks modern and the design language continues to the back side of the case. It is clean and the writings are subtle. It looks very pleasant and rich.
The lid opens from the top. It makes an exact right angle with the case. Also, the lid is magnetically held to keep the earbuds in place. It is easy to open and close.
The earbuds exhibit a classy design language. It is simple and Airpods-like. It is black in color with chrome at the ends. It doesn’t come with silicon or rubber ear tips. All you get is the earbuds with the tapered end that goes into your ears.
According to me, the main drawback of this pTron Bassbuds Xtreme is its fit with my ears. It is simply not optimal. The ear tips barely fit into my ears. Forget about making a seal to cut down noise. No, it is not. Even if I could force insert into my ears, I feel insecure that it might fall down any moment. I had less confidence using these earbuds. Your mileage might vary.
The whole earphone and earphone case is made of plastic. The gunmetal-coloured industrial-looking case is made of plastics. But good quality plastics. The only weak link is the lid but that too has been built great for the price. The earbuds are solid as well and are made of glossy plastics. I have no complaints about the build quality despite the price.
The earphone weighs only 3.4gms despite its decent build quality. It is light on ears too. It has better build than boAt Airdopes 190 tws
The pairing is actually simple. Open the lid and take out the earbuds and you can see the ‘ptron TWS’ appears on the Bluetooth devices. Click pair to pair the devices. This has to be done for the first time alone. After that you just need to open the lid and take out the earbuds and the earbuds will pair automatically with the phone.
The first thing I noticed about the sound quality is the noise levels. The earbuds don’t have silica ear tips or rubber ear tips to seal the earbuds with the ear canal. It is just like apple AirPods.
This also means that bass will not be impactful.
Otherwise, the sound quality is nice. The sound stage is wide and not narrow like other earphones in this budget. Maybe the lack of an ear seal helps here.
The dynamics are okay. It is good for the price. Maybe the 13-mm drivers are doing their duties.
Since its competitor boAt airdopes 190 TWS has a good seal on your ears, I tend to prefer that for less noise performance.
The bass is good but not as much as it is claimed. Despite the 13-inch driver, it is less. It is partly due to the fact that the earbuds don’t fit sealed on the ear canal. No matter how much bass the earphone produces, it will not reach the ears. To get good bass, you must consistently push the earbuds into the ear canal.
The midbass is also not much inspiring. The earphone doesn’t go as low as 20 Hz or even 30 Hz. The decent bass starts only after 40 Hz.
The mids are kind of dry. They have good clarity, on the other hand. The vocals have decent air to give a smooth feel.
It is also lean sounding. There isn’t much of the body to the tones. NO. You must push the earbuds into the ear canals to get as much body and bass as possible.
It is on the higher side. On prolonged usage with good volumes, it tends to bring ear fatigue. There are details and clarity on the top. It cannot be compared to earbuds that are twice pricier as this. It is not smooth. On certain songs, it is a bit harsh.
I am not the only one- sam smith
There is a constant kick drum across the song. It is clearly heard but the punch is missed. I expected much more body in Sam’s voice. The soundstage is wide enough. The hi-hat crispness is missing. Also, the kick drum doesn’t have its natural dynamics. The mids have good details.
Turn down for what by DJ snake
There is a deep bass in the song and it feels so good. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it with this earphone. Don’t get me wrong, the bass is still there but it feels like half of its body is missing.
The treble goes a bit harsh. The DJ sound in the middle of the song sounds nice and isolated. The vocals don’t sound bad either.
Sacrifice – Elton John.
This song shines with this earphone. The song is mostly acoustical and looks like this earphone prefers that. The reverbs are played back beautifully. The treble and lower trebles sound nice. The vocals of Elton John sound good but a bit recessed and a bit lean. Wish, the earphones produce more body. The lyrics can be clearly heard.
The Look of life – Diana Krall
Again the earphone shines. The song has acoustic bass and it is not represented well. But for listeners of Jazz, it can be okay with less distracting bass. The brush on the cymbals sound prominent. The imaging is nice too. The vocals sit on the center forward still in the head. It is very intimate and Diana’s voice sounded great. Wish the piano had more weight. Otherwise, I liked these earphones for this song.
Hence, the earphone sounds better with acoustic soft rock and blues kind of music. The mids sound nice although a bit thin. I honestly don’t recommend this earphone because of the bad seal with the ears.
Call quality is decent. It is nothing to write home about. It is similar to other tws earphones in the same price range.
pTron Bassbuds Xtreme uses HD mics and that does its duty. Unfortunately, the ENC is missing and thus the earphone might not be clear to the other end as the earphones with ENC.
If it is for calls, you will be better off with neckbands.
- It uses a Bluetooth v5.3 module. That not only increases streaming quality and efficiency but also the range.
- pTron Bassbuds Xtreme has 13 mm drivers for better bass and dynamics
- It has fast charging
- It has touch controls so that you can play/pause tracks, skip/go previous tracks, attend/end or reject a call
- You can even summon the voice assistants with the touch of a button.
- It can be used as a mono or stereo buds.
- It has IPX4 sweat and water protection. You can take it to gym with no issues.
These are the main features available with pTron Bassbuds Xtreme TWS
The battery life is decent to good. The pTron Bassbuds Xtreme can give you as much as 32Hrs Playtime under test conditions. It is not bad at all for compact TWS earphones. It also supports fast charging.
|Earphone Type||ANC TWS earbuds|
|Driver size||13 mm|
|Bluetooth version||V 5.3|
|Playing Time||32 hours|
|Water resistance||IPX 4|
|Charging Interface||USB Type C|
Pros and Cons
This pTron Bassbuds Xtreme is a good earphone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t fit my ears. From what I tested, it is nice except for bass and noise. If you’re a fan of apple’s earpod style, it is likely that it will fit you.
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My name is Aju Vignesh. I am a professional copywriter with a degree in mechanical engineering and sound engineering. I am a music fanatic and listen to music every day. I love critical music listening and it makes my day better. Hope my posts are beneficial to you. Keep smiling