The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are budget-friendly truly wireless headphones. They're sturdily built and fairly comfortable, with a stable in-ear fit that should stay in place even during intense workouts. Their bass-heavy sound profile is best-suited for genres like EDM or hip-hop, but it shouldn't overwhelm more delicate mixes. Unfortunately, they have very short battery life and do a middling job of reducing background noise. They also don't have any sort of sound customization options. Still, they're a good option if you're looking for basic truly wireless headphones that can be worn day-to-day or to the gym.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are alright for neutral sound. They deliver audio very consistently and have a slightly overemphasized bass response that adds warmth and body to some mixes without completely muddying vocals or lead instruments. Their decently well-balanced treble range should yield clear and detailed vocals and lead instruments, but some listeners may find sibilants to be alternatively dull and piercing. Unfortunately, they don't have any customization features to adjust their sound profile and have a very closed-off soundstage.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are a decent choice for commuting and traveling. They're small enough to be tossed in a pocket or a bag, and they have decently low latency on mobile devices if you want to stream videos on your way into the office or to class. That said, they do a terrible job of filtering out sounds like the rumble of bus or plane engines, and you may need to put them back in their case to recharge during longer trips.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are a great option for sports and fitness. They have a sturdy, lightweight design that should stay in place even during intense workouts as well as a fairly complete control scheme that should let you make a myriad of adjustments while you're on the go. They're even rated IPX7 for water resistance, though we don't currently test this.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are passable for office use. Their in-ear fit is decently comfortable and allows very little audio to escape, so you can listen to your music at high volumes without fear of disrupting nearby coworkers. Despite their poor noise isolation performance in the bass range, they do a decent job of filtering out background chatter from people nearby. Unfortunately, their continuous battery life of under four hours may not last you throughout a day at work without a recharge in their case.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 aren't suitable for wireless gaming due to their high audio latency with Bluetooth-enabled PCs and incompatibility with Xbox One or PS4 consoles.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are Bluetooth-only headphones that can't be used wired.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are mediocre for phone calls. Their integrated microphone makes your voice sound thin and muffled. It also struggles to isolate speech from moderate background noise, so people on the other end of the line may struggle to understand what you're saying if you're in a crowded spot. Their sub-par noise isolation capability, particularly in the bass range, may also result in you being unable to follow what's being said if you're on a bus or passing by a construction zone.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are only available in one color scheme: 'Black'. You can see its label here.
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The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are the updated version of the SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless, with a similarly compact, sturdy design and bass-heavy sound profile. They improve on their predecessor with a better control scheme and lower audio latency on mobile devices, but they don't block out as much ambient noise as the older model. Unfortunately, they also have a very short battery life, and their integrated microphone is middling overall. If you're looking for alternatives, take a look at our recommendations of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds under $50, the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds under $100, and the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless improve on the SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless in a couple of ways, but with a few drawbacks. The newer TrueFree 2 have a more complete control scheme with volume controls as well as a sturdier charging case with a lid. They also have a slightly better-balanced sound profile and have lower wireless latency on mobile devices. That said, the original TrueFree block out more ambient noise. Both headphones have short continuous battery life and sub-par microphone performance.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless are slightly more versatile than the Apple AirPods (2nd generation) Truly Wireless. The SoundPeats have a more stable fit, a better control scheme, and a more consistently delivered, better-balanced sound profile. They also block out more ambient noise and leak less audio. Meanwhile, the Apple's open-back enclosure generates a more immersive, expansive soundstage, and they're also more comfortable and better-built. They also last a little longer on a single charge and have a superior integrated microphone.
Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless or the Skullcandy Spoke True Wireless. The SoundPeats are more comfortable, stable, and they have a more balanced sound profile. However, the Skullcandy offer better noise isolation, a longer continuous battery life, and their integrated mic has a better recording quality. They also come with some EQ presets, unlike the SoundPeats.
The Mpow M30 Truly Wireless are better overall than the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless. The Mpow have a more comfortable fit, more consistent audio delivery, superior noise isolation capability, and their mic has a better noise handling performance. They also last a little longer off of a single charge. Meanwhile, the SoundPeats have lower wireless latency on mobile devices and are equipped with a standby mode to prolong their battery life when not in use.
The Mpow MDots True Wireless and SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless each have their own distinct advantages, and you may prefer one over the other depending on your needs. The Mpow have an easier-to-use control scheme, superior noise isolation capability, and better mic recording quality. Meanwhile, the SoundPeats have longer battery life, feel more sturdily built, and have a mic that's more effective in isolating your voice from background noise.
The ENACFIRE E60 Truly Wireless are more versatile than the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless. The ENACFIRE have a comfier fit, an easier-to-use control scheme, and block out far more ambient noise. They have much longer continuous battery life and come with a case that supplies a total of roughly 40 hours of playback time. However, unlike the SoundPeats, they don't have a standby mode. The SoundPeats also have a slightly more stable fit.
The TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Truly Wireless are slightly more versatile overall than the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless. The TaoTronics block out more ambient noise, have substantially better microphone recording quality, and last much longer off of a single charge. Their sound profile is also a little better-balanced. However, the SoundPeats have a sturdier-feeling charging case and leak less audio.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 look very similar to their predecessor, the SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless. They protrude a little less from the ears and have a new stylized manufacturer logo, but their all-black color scheme is unchanged. Overall, they don't stand out nearly as much as other truly wireless earbuds, such as the Raycon E55 Truly Wireless, which come in a variety of vibrant color schemes.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are decently comfortable. They're very lightweight, and their ear tips don't enter your ear canal too deeply. They come with an assortment of differently-sized stability wings, which should help ensure a secure fit for most users. Unfortunately, using their controls forces the buds deeper into your ears, which can be somewhat uncomfortable.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 have a passable physical control scheme. It's an improvement on that of the older SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless due to the addition of volume controls. Clicking once on either bud pauses and plays media or answers and ends calls. A double-tap on the right or left bud turns the volume up and down, respectively. A long hold of the right bud skips tracks forward while a long hold of the left one skips to the previous track. A long hold of either bud cancels incoming calls. Finally, a triple-tap on either unit activates your phone's voice assistant. While this control scheme offers quite a bit of functionality, the multi-function button isn't especially clicky, and there are no audio cues to inform you when you've made an input.
Like most truly wireless headphones, these in-ears are exceptionally portable. They can easily be tossed in a pocket or a bag. Their case isn't too big, but it's slightly larger than the older SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless' charging case.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 have a good charging case. It's larger than the one that came with the original SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless, but it does have a lid, a status light indicator on the case's rear, as well as four LED lights to indicate the amount of charge left inside. Unfortunately, this case doesn't support wireless charging.
These in-ears have a bass-heavy sound profile. Their overemphasized bass range should suit genres like EDM or hip-hop, but it's not overwhelming to the point where it muddies vocals or lead instrumentals. They have a better-balanced treble range than the SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless, which should yield detailed vocals and lead instruments as well as decently reproduced sibilants. However, some listeners may find high notes to be a little piercing and painful.
These headphones have excellent mid accuracy. The range is mostly flat, which should result in full-bodied, clear vocals and lead instruments, mostly free of muddiness or harshness. However, a slight dip in the mid-mid range can slightly nudge these notes toward the back of the mix.
The peaks and dips performance of the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 is satisfactory. An extended bump across the bass range generates some boominess. The dip in the mid-mids can push vocals and lead instruments toward the back of the mix. A small drop in the low-treble range can slightly dull the finer details of some vocals and lead instruments. The dip and adjacent spike in the mid-treble range can cause sibilants to sound alternatively lispy and piercing.
The stereo imaging performance of these headphones is amazing. Their weighted group delay falls almost entirely beneath the treble range, resulting in tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers are also well-matched in regards to amplitude, frequency, and phase response, so objects like voices and footsteps should be accurately placed in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our test unit, and your experience may vary.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 have a terrible passive soundstage, which is normal for in-ear headphones due to their lack of interaction with the outer ear. Sound is likely to be perceived as coming from the inside of your head rather than speakers placed around you.
These headphones don't have any virtual soundstage features.
The weighted harmonic distortion performance of the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 is decent. There's some distortion across most of the bass-range and part of the mid-range at high volumes, not to mention a more noticeable spike at mid-treble frequencies. However, the rest of the frequency spectrum falls within good limits, resulting in mostly clean and pure audio reproduction.
These are the settings used to test the SoundPeats TrueFree 2. Our results are only valid in this configuration.
These in-ears have sub-par noise isolation performance. They do an awful job of filtering out background noise in the bass range, such as the rumble of bus or plane engines. Thankfully, they block out a decent amount of mid-range ambient noise, like the chatter of people nearby, and are quite effective when it comes to dealing with high-pitched background noise, so you shouldn't hear the hum of a nearby AC unit. If you want budget-level in-ears with better noise isolation, check out the Skullcandy Spoke True Wireless.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 have an integrated microphone.
Update 11/19/2021: These headphones have been updated to test bench 1.5. In this update, we made changes to the way we test noise handling. We now use a subjective evaluation of our audio clips. This new method has resulted in different results than what we had reported in our previous test bench. As a result, the scoring of this box has changed, and we have updated our results.
The integrated mic does an okay job isolating speech from background noise. People on the other end of the line may have trouble understanding you if you call from a moderately noisy environment like a busy street, though. If you're taking an important call, it's best to do so from a quieter place.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2's battery performance is middling. They fall slightly short of their advertised battery life of four hours, so they aren't likely to last you a full day on a single charge. Thankfully, they have a standby mode to preserve battery life when not in use, and their case supplies roughly four additional charges. They take under an hour and a half to recharge, which disappointing considering alternatives like the Tranya T10 Truly Wireless have much better battery life while taking just as much time to recharge.
These headphones don't have a companion app.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 have alright Bluetooth compatibility. They support Bluetooth 5.0, but no NFC or multi-device paring, which may be a little annoying if you want to stream music from your phone while remaining connected to your computer. While their latency on PC is very high, they perform fairly well in this respect with mobile Android and iOS devices, which is good if you intended to watch videos or movies while wearing them. That said, devices and apps compensate differently to latency, so your real-world experience can vary.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 are Bluetooth-only.
These in-ears can't connect to Xbox One consoles.
The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 come with a charging case that supplies roughly four additional charges. It doesn't have any inputs other than a USB-C port for recharging.