In this article we review the $99 USD Apollo Bold TWS earphones from Tronsmart.
Today, we have another TWS to review and it is a popular one! Apollo Bold utilizes a dynamic graphene driver and features active noise-cancellation technology. Let’s get to the review and learn more about it.
Tronsmart is a Chinese tech company founded by Eric Cheng. Tronsmart was founded in 2013 and is based in the heart of Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley of China. The brand has many products in many branches and these products are quite good in terms of price performance. Their audio products are at the top of this list. The brand is actively present in more than 70 countries around the world.
The Apollo Bold is a TWS earphone with quite a few features. I will list some of its highlights down below. You can also click here to check it out.
Specifications & Technical Data
*Driver: 10mm Dynamic Graphene Driver
*Chipset: Qualcomm QCC5124 Bluetooth 5.0 Chipset with TWS+ Support
*Construction: IP45 Dustproof & Waterproof
*Frequency Range: 20-20K Hz
*Noise Cancellation: Hybrid ANC with 6 Mic Layout
*Battery Capacity: Earphone 85 mAh | Charging Case 500 mAh
*Charging Time: Earbuds: 2 to 2.5 hours | Charging Case: 2.5 hours
*Play Time: ANC on up to 7 hours (50% volume) ANC off up to 10 hours (50% volume); Charging Case: over 30 hours (50% volume)
*Codec Support: aptX, AAC & SBC.
*Weight: Earbuds about 7g – Total about 54g
Packaging & Accessories
The device comes with a neat looking package. All the details and specifications are listed around the white cardboard box. The accessories do not feel cheap and the material quality is good. I especially liked the matte black pouch. Although they could have included several more tips in the package. A list of the included accessories can be found below:
- USB-A to USB-C Charging Cable
- 3 Sizes of Silicone Tips
- User Manual & Warranty Card
- Carrying Pouch
Design & Fit
Let’s start with the material. The earbuds are made of plastic and they have a distinct matte black design with a copper colored ring around the faceplates. They are designed to sit tightly inside of your concha, however, if you have rather small ears, the comfort may be an issue for you. They are not really small earphones but they are not as big as some of the other TWS IEMs on the market, such as the Edifier TWS NBs. During my time with them, I had no problem with the fit and the comfort. They sit quite well on my ears without any discomfort, even after long listening sessions. I also went to exercising with them on my ears and they were sitting snugly throughout the whole process.
I personally like matte black equipment quite a lot and I liked the finish of Apollo Bold, too. Matte black finish perfectly hides fingerprints and it is not easy to stain them. However, this is only applicable to the IEMs and not the case. The surface of the case is finished with a softer coating and compared to the earphones themselves, it does retain fingerprints, especially if you have oily skin as I do, you are going to see smudges quite often. The earbuds come equipped with a touch sensor and they are easy to use thanks to wide faceplates. The sensors are adequately sensitive and they register my touch fast enough.
There is a single LED on the faceplate of each earphone. These LEDs let you know about the pairing process and battery. There is also a single LED on the front of the charging case. Its job is to let you know about the battery and charging status of the case itself. I personally liked the case as it is quite small and easy to carry around. I don’t like big charging cases as they are not easily transportable via the pockets of my jeans. In my opinion, TWS earphones should be as practical as possible and big charging cases do not follow this philosophy. Frankly, both the earbuds and the case look and feel durable and they will not let you go easily.
The review continues on Page Two, after the click HERE or by using the jump below.
Page 2: Features & Stability
Page 3: Sound