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Tronsmart Onyx Neo Aptx Earbuds £14.99 with code (+£4.49 Non-Prime) - Sold by Topyuan / FBA @ Amazon

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Posted 13th Aug

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I've tested about 100 sets of earbuds over the last 6 months.

Now anyone expecting Sennheiser quality sound at this price is crazy, but these are great little all rounders.

They are comfy enough to sit nicely in your ears, they improved the touch control of the Spunky Beats, and the sound and microphone quality are astounding for the money.

If you don't believe me, check out Scarbir's 4 star review:

scarbir.com/tws/tronsmart-onyx-neo-review

The blurb:

The Most Affordable Bluetooth wireless earbuds with Qualcomm SoC
Engineered with an advanced Qualcomm Bluetooth audio SoC, Qualcomm aptX audio, DSP & Qualcomm cVc 8.0 noise cancellation technologies, Onyx Neo is the most affordable true wireless earbuds delivering studio quality audio and ultra-clear calls.

Genuine Qualcomm chip
Studio Quality Lossless Audio
One-Step Pairing
Mono /Stereo Mode
24-Hour of Playtime
Pressure-free Touch Control
IPX5 Sweatproof
Voice Activation

24Hours Playtime
A single charge gives you a full 7 hours of listening, while the charging case extends that to 24hours. (Max 7 hours at 50% volume level and on SBC audio format. Max 4 hours at 100% volume level Actual results may vary depending on different music genres, volume, environment temperature and more)

There is currently a 35% discount code, this will go up to 50% between 14.08 09:00 and 16.08 23:59 - don't miss out, these are cracking little earbuds!
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these are a steal!
Bargain!
I had their Spunky Beats they were good at first but they then starting have plenty signal drops had to put in a clain with AliExpress to get my money back
jedisteel13/08/2020 18:38

I had their Spunky Beats they were good at first but they then starting …I had their Spunky Beats they were good at first but they then starting have plenty signal drops had to put in a clain with AliExpress to get my money back


Quite possibly fakes from Aliexpress. This deal has been verified by Tronsmart
Bought a set last month...faulty,returned,try again maybe?
hooray.henry13/08/2020 20:45

Bought a set last month...faulty,returned,try again maybe?


What was wrong with them?
Code invalid
New code is only for 40% off, not 50% as speculated.
Yep. Code is only 40%. Tronsmart told me 50%. Shame, but at £17.99 these are still superb value
Seeing on 40% sadly
"I'm so sorry...My colleague just found that she made a mistake on the Neo discount.

She has reset a Claim code from 15:00. This time it is really 50% OFF."

From Tronsmart. Goes up to 50% at 3pm
Oh and the claim code will be visible automatically, but in case you need to input it, it's NYUIE8T4
ssouthall613/08/2020 20:32

Quite possibly fakes from Aliexpress. This deal has been verified by …Quite possibly fakes from Aliexpress. This deal has been verified by Tronsmart


I'm not gonna buy another pair I've got a pair of QCY-TS2 which have been solid
Edited by: "jedisteel" 14th Aug
ssouthall614/08/2020 09:46

"I'm so sorry...My colleague just found that she made a mistake on the Neo …"I'm so sorry...My colleague just found that she made a mistake on the Neo discount. She has reset a Claim code from 15:00. This time it is really 50% OFF."From Tronsmart. Goes up to 50% at 3pm


I’ve cancelled my order from earlier now. Will wait till 3pm! I’m just really after a decent wireless earphones which holds battery for long and has decent microphone for calls. This seemed good.
ssouthall614/08/2020 09:05

Yep. Code is only 40%. Tronsmart told me 50%. Shame, but at £17.99 these …Yep. Code is only 40%. Tronsmart told me 50%. Shame, but at £17.99 these are still superb value


Also, how did you know this? Did you just contact them asking if they’re doing a deal? I’m just intrigued
This looks like a shill post rather than a genuine deal with all the information from the company.

I ordered these not long ago, they were ok, but nowhere near as good sound quality as the Mpow M30's, which are available usually for about £5 more.

I ordered them for the aptX but the lag from the TV to them was much worse than some others I tried.
krishijones14/08/2020 11:58

Also, how did you know this? Did you just contact them asking if they’re d …Also, how did you know this? Did you just contact them asking if they’re doing a deal? I’m just intrigued


I buy in around 10-15 sets of wireless earbuds a month and contact the vendors showing them what they can improve.

Some are great (Tronsmart, INAIRS, a few others)

Some don't even reply.

Tronsmart have a good presence on the head-fi forum and I recently tested their Apollo Bold, which are amazing if you have the money to spend, but I had a few issues with the connectivity so I have on ongoing dialogue with them.

It turned out the issues were related to my ax200 driver - Intel released a patch days later and the issues went away.

What I like about Tronsmart is the kit is good, they are improving and willing to listen. Others just aren't interested.
ssouthall614/08/2020 12:06

I buy in around 10-15 sets of wireless earbuds a month and contact the …I buy in around 10-15 sets of wireless earbuds a month and contact the vendors showing them what they can improve.Some are great (Tronsmart, INAIRS, a few others)Some don't even reply.Tronsmart have a good presence on the head-fi forum and I recently tested their Apollo Bold, which are amazing if you have the money to spend, but I had a few issues with the connectivity so I have on ongoing dialogue with them.It turned out the issues were related to my ax200 driver - Intel released a patch days later and the issues went away.What I like about Tronsmart is the kit is good, they are improving and willing to listen. Others just aren't interested.



How many ears do you have?
julieallen14/08/2020 12:05

This looks like a shill post rather than a genuine deal with all the …This looks like a shill post rather than a genuine deal with all the information from the company.I ordered these not long ago, they were ok, but nowhere near as good sound quality as the Mpow M30's, which are available usually for about £5 more.I ordered them for the aptX but the lag from the TV to them was much worse than some others I tried.


I could see why you would think that, but it's not the case. If you look at my history on HUKD (Over 10 years), past deals (also TaoTronics and Boltune) and understood my background (I worked over 15 years in the music industry, woke up one day with tinnitus, suffered for 6 months of hell and so as a hobby took to seeking to improve the standard of earpieces to the point nobody else suffers the same fate) it would put it into better context. Also, whenever companies try to offer freebies, I call them out for it in my reviews. See Boltune BT-BH024, my favourite for calls. Plus, without wanting to sound braggy, I earn enough in my day job I really don't get any benefit from a set of £20 headphones or even ten sets.

The MPOW M30 I have recommended on HUKD as good quality running/workout headpones - hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2 - they have a different sound profile to the Tronsmart, but also a fraction of the battery time, and £10 more expensive. Horses for courses.

You have to remember sound is subjective. People will disagree. I run the following tests to determine if a headset is any good OBJECTIVELY, all done via Windows, Android and IOS:

Sound Quality

What I measure here is the subjective and objective. I listen to a few key tracks, some FLAC, some bad quality mp3's, streaming services, audio books and tracks I know have been so badly produced they will probably clip the top or the bottom end. Usually I listen to one album in particular on FLAC, which I know very well, and also Bolero, which again I also know inside out.

I then test a few key variables such as FR and Spectral Flatness using an acoustic mic setup. Some others too, but I won't go into detail unless it's necessary.

I do this just for confirmation of what I'm hearing. I'm not Scarbir, I'm not The Sound Guys. I have a demanding day job, study, and have three kids, so no long essays in these reviews (other than this one )

Microphone Quality

I conduct a few different tests, as follows:

Indoor, static, silence
Indoor, static, ambient noise 40-60 dB-A
Indoor, static, high frequency ambient noise
Indoor, static, low frequency ambient noise

All of the above but moving
All of the above moving away from the receiver

Outdoor, static, ambient noise 40-80db
Outdoor, moving, ambient noise 40-80db
Outdoor, under a nearby railway bridge where lorries pass through

All are recorded for 1-3 minutes for future comparisons. I look for voice clarity, voice clarity amongst noise and glitches.

Tips

Stock tips
Spinfit Silicones
INAIRS foam tips
ikko i-planet foam tips

ANC

As per the sound quality tests, I usually test the ANC at the same time, looking for low and high frequency performance as well as my pet peeve, vertigo and jawache

Comfort

I use earbuds in four activities - calls, exercise, commute and relaxing. All three are taken into consideration to try to find the use case, as finding the perfect earbud is, lets face it, never going to happen.

Connectivity

I find most perform almost identically, but do the usual walk test, especially around congested 2,4ghz wifi areas. I leave a router on 40MHz just in case it messes with it, why the hell not?!

I repeat, these are not Sennheiser quality, but for comfort, reasonable sound quality and performance per pound, at £14.99 you won't find any better. You can always pay a bit more and get a bit better. That's life.
urbanbushwacker14/08/2020 12:13

How many ears do you have?


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Too many. Just a little proof I don't 'shill'...all of these are purchased and reviewed accordingly.
Thank you for explaining that
Just to say, the M30's are usually around £22.99, so £5 more than these, IMO they are well worth the extra £5, I found them much better quality than these, like you say though, everyone's different.
Any recommendations for a set for watching TV through? All the ones I've tried have had terrible lip sync problems. Thanks
julieallen14/08/2020 13:15

Thank you for explaining that Just to say, the M30's are usually around …Thank you for explaining that Just to say, the M30's are usually around £22.99, so £5 more than these, IMO they are well worth the extra £5, I found them much better quality than these, like you say though, everyone's different.Any recommendations for a set for watching TV through? All the ones I've tried have had terrible lip sync problems. Thanks


You are 100% right to be cautious. That's one of the reasons I got more into this, there are so many shill reviews on Amazon, and also so many that actually have no reference point so what they think sounds good...is garbage I've seen great reviews for some headphones I just know are plain rubbish, the Aukey TP-N5 for example

The m30 I just didn't find that much better, just different. The other problem having checked my mic recordings was the microphone wasn't good on it, but who needs a mic when they're running....well, it depends on what you're running from I guess!!

The problem you will find with the lip sync issue is the 'other end'. There best transceiver I've tried, and I haven't tried many, was made by Avantree, but whilst it worked very well with my Avantree Aria Pro headphones, it lagged with everything else I tried
Edited by: "ssouthall6" 14th Aug
ssouthall614/08/2020 13:35

You are 100% right to be cautious. That's one of the reasons I got more …You are 100% right to be cautious. That's one of the reasons I got more into this, there are so many shill reviews on Amazon, and also so many that actually have no reference point so what they think sounds good...is garbage I've seen great reviews for some headphones I just know are plain rubbish, the Aukey TP-N5 for exampleThe m30 I just didn't find that much better, just different. The other problem having checked my mic recordings was the microphone wasn't good on it, but who needs a mic when they're running....well, it depends on what you're running from I guess!!The problem you will find with the lip sync issue is the 'other end'. There best transceiver I've tried, and I haven't tried many, was made by Avantree, but whilst it worked very well with my Avantree Aria Pro headphones, it lagged with everything else I tried


Thank you
I've got this one at the moment amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1 and what makes me think its the earbuds, is that I have an old pair of bt earphones, and to get it in sync using vlc I only have to adjust it by 0.100, whereas on these in this post it was 0.700. The M30 were 0.600 as a comparison. Problem is the earphones I have are wired together and aren't that comfortable, especially when I'm lying down on the settee, whereas earbuds are much better in that respect.
ssouthall614/08/2020 13:35

You are 100% right to be cautious. That's one of the reasons I got more …You are 100% right to be cautious. That's one of the reasons I got more into this, there are so many shill reviews on Amazon, and also so many that actually have no reference point so what they think sounds good...is garbage I've seen great reviews for some headphones I just know are plain rubbish, the Aukey TP-N5 for exampleThe m30 I just didn't find that much better, just different. The other problem having checked my mic recordings was the microphone wasn't good on it, but who needs a mic when they're running....well, it depends on what you're running from I guess!!The problem you will find with the lip sync issue is the 'other end'. There best transceiver I've tried, and I haven't tried many, was made by Avantree, but whilst it worked very well with my Avantree Aria Pro headphones, it lagged with everything else I tried


Cancelled the one from this morning at 40% off and Re-ordered at 50% off. Can’t wait for it to be delivered tomorrow, especially after your post! Thanks a lot for posting and explaining!
Thx OP! ordered.

My quest for the earbuds best suited to me continues....
Edited by: "Savaholic" 14th Aug
julieallen14/08/2020 14:10

Thank youI've got this one at the moment …Thank youI've got this one at the moment https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07W6ZNMGN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and what makes me think its the earbuds, is that I have an old pair of bt earphones, and to get it in sync using vlc I only have to adjust it by 0.100, whereas on these in this post it was 0.700. The M30 were 0.600 as a comparison. Problem is the earphones I have are wired together and aren't that comfortable, especially when I'm lying down on the settee, whereas earbuds are much better in that respect.


Yeah you would be best off with APTX-LL supporting earbuds. Very difficult to get good sync
By the way, on this deal, there will always be someone come up with a better set for a bit more. I can give you a long list of earbuds that are a bit better and a bit more expensive. The list runs almost exponentially

If your budget is £15 and you want a decent all rounder these are an absolute no brainer.

The nice thing with Tronsmart is you're not on your own outside of the Prime period either. They actually respond. Electronics fail, it happens, it has happened to me with all sorts of products regardless of cost.

Try getting anything out of a £15 Aliexpress seller if you have a problem!
ssouthall614/08/2020 17:25

By the way, on this deal, there will always be someone come up with a …By the way, on this deal, there will always be someone come up with a better set for a bit more. I can give you a long list of earbuds that are a bit better and a bit more expensive. The list runs almost exponentially If your budget is £15 and you want a decent all rounder these are an absolute no brainer. The nice thing with Tronsmart is you're not on your own outside of the Prime period either. They actually respond. Electronics fail, it happens, it has happened to me with all sorts of products regardless of cost.Try getting anything out of a £15 Aliexpress seller if you have a problem!


So what's the best for like £20?
alex_jamez14/08/2020 19:14

So what's the best for like £20?


For all-rounders, you'll struggle to beat these at £20. I paid £25 and was happy with them.

It does depend on what you're using them for. Some are better for calls, some are even better suited to different styles of music. Without knowing how you intend to use the earphones, on which device, etc, it's difficult to say.

These are good because they are super comfy. They sit really nicely in the ear. I remember trying out the UGREEN Hi Tune and the sound quality was fantastic for £30 but they were so uncomfortable they were just plain unusable. So many variables!
@ssouthall6 I'd be interested in what you would recommend for decent call quality at the entry and mid levels. I've bought various bluetooth ear pod and over ear headphone sets with embedded mics and the call quality has always been the worst part. Admittedly I've never gone over about £40 for a pair 😁 I probably need a set with an adjustable mic on an arm, just don't like the aesthetics.
Just bought these. Heat added. Cheers
Entry level, these are pretty decent. Scarbir really rates them:

scarbir.com/guide/best-cheap-wireless-earbuds-for-phone-calls

Tronsmart have been quite clever with the placement of the microphones. Most have them on the outside and apply very high isolation. It's obvious why they do it, but it makes outside calls very muddy because our voices tend to be around the same frequency range as traffic and other ambient noise. Tronsmart have placed theirs on the inside, close to the edge, and have one on the outside. For some reason, it isn't as affected as something like the Anker Liberty Duo, which were more expensive and vastly inferior.

This was my review on Amazon:

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2020
Verified Purchase
I bought the Onyx Neo and Spunky Beats at around the same time.

Both are excellent budget earbuds. The case on the Spunky Beats is better - you get a choice of USB-C charging connection or a well-hidden fly lead.

The sound profile of the Neo is slightly better than the Spunky Beats, and the touch control is also slightly less erratic.

Either way these are extremely comfortable with a very bright sound profile that lends itself well to mp3’s.

Don’t expect miracles from these. The mic quality is not as good as stem headphones, naturally, because of the shape, but it’s surprisingly good in spite of this - much better than most at blocking out muddy frequencies.

These pull the aptx profile on Windows 10 & Android by default without any issues. AAC on iPhone is more than acceptable. This uses the Qualcomm 3020 chip - most of the offerings at this price are using the cheaper Realtek and Airoha chips, which I find introduce more latency. No such issues here.

The only thing I didn’t like much was the case. Otherwise they are great little earbuds for the money, far better than many of the more well known Chinese brands that I tested this summer, like Anker, MPOW and Soundpeats

£30

I really like the Boltune BT-BH024. Stem-type, but very well designed. They've put filters in the end of the stem to disperse the frequencies and it works really well

£40

At this price point you are not going to get a better microphone. Scarbir rates the mpow flame, I haven't tried them as they are sports headphones and I don't really bother with that type. However, the UGREEN Hi Tune and Tranya T10 are both as good as the Boltunes in a different way. They aren't as clear but the Tranya rarely sound robotic, the Boltunes can at times.

£80

This is your next price point for decent microphones. The Tronsmart Apollo are very good but can sound a bit muffled at times. The
Edited by: "ssouthall6" 14th Aug
McMike14/08/2020 19:53

@ssouthall6 I'd be interested in what you would recommend for decent call …@ssouthall6 I'd be interested in what you would recommend for decent call quality at the entry and mid levels. I've bought various bluetooth ear pod and over ear headphone sets with embedded mics and the call quality has always been the worst part. Admittedly I've never gone over about £40 for a pair 😁 I probably need a set with an adjustable mic on an arm, just don't like the aesthetics.


Not sure why, my comments keep getting deleted.

Scarbir rates these highly
I prefer the Boltune BT-BH024 for calls
The Fiil CC are equally good
Next level up are the Tronsmart Apollo and Galaxy Buds
By the way, I use a usb mic - an Auna 900B - for webinars etc, but all of eve above are acceptable unless you're running your own youtube channel (I'm not!)
Thanks for that. Really useful. I have a pair of Boltune over ear headphones and was really impressed with them for the money. Might give the BH024s a go. Cheers.
Still available!
And Purchased. Thank you
Are the Onyx Free much of an upgrade compared to these (was originally looking at getting the Onyx Free from your previous reccomendation, but these are currently half the price
Vibora15/08/2020 17:47

Are the Onyx Free much of an upgrade compared to these (was originally …Are the Onyx Free much of an upgrade compared to these (was originally looking at getting the Onyx Free from your previous reccomendation, but these are currently half the price



There are people on head-fi that own both, and I see why. The onyx free are one of my favourite sets of earbuds of all time, but I would be lying if I didn't admit the microphone quality wasn't strangely better on the Neo. The Neo also sits slightly more comfortably in the ear.

The case is far superior on the Free and the controls are excellent. Some people have reported connectivity issues but I've never had a problem with either, in fact, the only ones I've had connectivity issues with have been Sony, the Apollo and Jabra and every time it was the fault of the receiver, not the earbuds (but people are quick to blame the earbuds)

I reluctantly sold my Onyx Neo and Spunkybeats and bought the Free and Apollo Bold. I also own a load of earbuds from Avantree, Taotronics, Sabbat, Boltune, Sennheiser, etc, so it's no reflection on this model, it's just there's only so many you can keep

So there's no right or wrong answer I guess. Both are excellent and both are very well priced. If you can afford the Free, I'd buy the Free
Dear ssouthall6 - what are your thoughts about OnePlus Buds for about £60? (impressed with your knowledge of earphones and hence asking your opinion). Thanks
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