Lord help me, I feel as if I will die… Why? Well, I’m drowning in True Wireless earbuds up for review! Because for each wireless earbud being sold by a manufacturer with an established reputation, there’s an equal amount being sold for half the cost by no-name manufacturers. The thing is, some of these are duds, while others offer stellar performance for the price. So where do the $31 Purity True Wireless Earbuds stand?
IN the BOX
The Purity earbuds come with the standard features:
- charging case
- USB-A to microUSB charging cable
- 2x replacement eartips (in varying sizes)
BUILD and COMFORT
The Purity True Wireless Earbuds are, for $31, pretty par for the course…but hey, that’s not bad! The outside is a kind of dull plastic, which for my money is better than polished, because it doesn’t attract fingerprints. The Purity logo is nice, too – it’s a kind of cartoonish, outlined P that stands out a bit from the crowd. The charging case, on the other hand, has a kind of faux-leather texture stamped into the hard plastic exterior that I could do without…but again, it could be worse.
Comfort-wise, I found that one of my ears had a tendency to reject the Purity, meaning it would slowly slide out over several minutes, but this ear tends to be a bit picky. My other ear, however, was fine. Earphone fit tends to be different for everybody, so we could say that the Purity doesn’t have the most versatile fit – but it may work for you!
Do they work? Yes, I’m happy to say that they mostly do! The connection did drop out a couple times when I separated the earphones from each other, so it seems that you’ll have to wear both of them at the same time to get a steady connection, or at least figure out which one is controlling the other. But mostly, my connection was mercifully free of issues. And there was no hiss or anything like that, either, so that’s another plus.
Purity claims a 4-hour battery life, up to 14 hours with the charging case, and at $31, I can’t complain. They’re also IPX5 water resistant, so if you want to take them running, you shouldn’t run into any issues there.
Before I get to describing the sound, I really want to call them Purities (i.e., “the sound of the Purities”), but my inner stickler keeps reminding me that Purity is a proper noun, so I can’t do that. But starting here, I’m going to do it. I’m really going to do it!
The Purities have a warm, bassy sound that’ll be immediately appealing for many. The bass has a very nice sense of slam to it, and kick drums especially sound very real and present. Mids are pretty naturally-tuned and portray voices and instruments with equally clarity and focus. The treble is very evenly balanced, and much sharper and clearer than I’d expect for the price – not many issues with grain or sibilance here. Great job, Purity!
One downside with the Purities, though, is that the midbass has a tendency to get bloated and swallow up some detail in the rest of the mids. It’s not really that bad, and I don’t think these perform worse than any other $31 True Wireless Earbud, but it is something to mention.
Despite some personal issues with fit, I like them! I imagine some other people will also have some fit issues, so if you have particularly finicky ears, you might want to give these a pass. But at $31, these are easy enough to just order and try out at home. Yup, I think these earbuds sound good – better than many more expensive competitors out there – and so they get my recommendation. Nice one, Purity!
You can buy the Purity True Wireless Earbuds on Amazon.
Update: If you’re looking for the best true wireless earbuds on a budget, check out our review of the new Strauss and Wagner SW-TW401 earphones!