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Status Between Pro True Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Mar 30, 2023 at 09:10 am
Latest change: Writing modified May 19, 2023 at 11:39 am
Status Between Pro True Wireless Picture
7.1
Neutral Sound
7.5
Commute/Travel
8.2
Sports/Fitness
6.9
Office
5.6
Wireless Gaming
5.4
Wired Gaming
6.5
Phone Calls

The Status Between Pro True Wireless are Status' first pair of in-ear headphones. These mid-range buds are designed with premium aesthetics in mind. Their hybrid triple driver system is unique among truly wireless earbuds, and can help deliver better quality audio. They deliver lots of thumpy bass, but they don't have active noise cancellation (ANC) or any sound customization features. Fortunately, their battery lasts long enough to get you through workdays without recharging them. They also support aptX codec for streaming higher-quality audio.

Our Verdict

7.1 Neutral Sound

The Status Between Pro are satisfactory for neutral sound. Their bass-heavy sound will please fans of EDM and hip-hop, but vocals and lead instruments are muddied by the overemphasized bass range. Additionally, the underemphasized treble range makes sibilants, like cymbals, sound dull. You can't change the sound profile either, as these earbuds lack a companion app or features like an EQ. However, they support aptX codec for better audio quality than the default codec.

Pros
  • Stable and well-built.
  • Decently comfortable.
Cons
  • No EQ or sound customization features.
  • Unremarkable passive noise isolation.
7.5 Commute/Travel

The Status Between Pro are good for commuting and travel. While they can't passively isolate you from rumbly public bus engines, they do a better job cutting out passenger chatter and high-pitched fans. Their long battery life will last lengthy rides or flights, but they feel heavy over time.

Pros
  • Stable and well-built.
  • Decently comfortable.
Cons
  • Unremarkable passive noise isolation.
8.2 Sports/Fitness

The Status Between Pro are great for sports and fitness. They have a durable build and are rated IPX5 for resistance against direct exposure to water, making these buds ideal for runs in the rain. You can change their stability fins between the three included sizes, so it's easy to find a fit that won't move around during moderate exercise. However, they protrude somewhat from your ear and may come loose during an intense workout.

Pros
  • Stable and well-built.
  • Decently comfortable.
  • Rated IPX5.
Cons
  • Unremarkable passive noise isolation.
6.9 Office

The Status Between Pro are okay for use at the office. They're suitable for long days at the office, thanks to their nearly eight-hour battery and decently comfortable build. While they don't afford you the peace that ANC can provide, they still passively block out a good amount of ambient office chatter and the high-pitched hums of AC units. They also don't support multi-device pairing, meaning you'll need to manually switch between your laptop and phone all day long.

Pros
  • Decently comfortable.
Cons
  • Unremarkable passive noise isolation.
5.6 Wireless Gaming

The Status Between Pro are Bluetooth-only earbuds, and their latency will likely be too high for wireless gaming.

5.4 Wired Gaming

The Status Between Pro are truly wireless earbuds; you can't use them for wired gaming.

6.5 Phone Calls

The Status Between Pro are alright for phone calls. Their integrated mic has reasonable performance, making your voice sound clear and present, if not a little sharp. You'll be understandable in quiet and moderately noisy environments, but the mic doesn't do a great job of separating your voice from louder background noise, like a blaring car horn or a passing train. Their high noise floor also interferes with the clarity of incoming audio, which can be frustrating if you make many calls. Their unremarkable passive noise isolation also means your call audio can get easily drowned out by louder background noise.

Pros
  • Reasonable mic performance.
Cons
  • No EQ or sound customization features.
  • 7.1 Neutral Sound
  • 7.5 Commute/Travel
  • 8.2 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.9 Office
  • 5.6 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.4 Wired Gaming
  • 6.5 Phone Calls
  1. Updated May 19, 2023: We've added a comparison between these headphones and the Status Between 3ANC True Wireless in Noise Isolation.
  2. Updated May 16, 2023: Removed mention of an audio cable in the In The Box section since they don't come with one.
  3. Updated Mar 30, 2023: Review published.
  4. Updated Mar 14, 2023: Early access published.
  5. Updated Mar 10, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  6. Updated Mar 06, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  7. Updated Feb 14, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Status Between Pro come in one color variant, 'Black/Silver', and you can see our model's label here. If you come across another version of these headphones, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Status Between Pro are mid-range in-ears with a high-end design. However, they lack many extra features typically found on similarly-priced in-ears. Other mid-range headphones, like the Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless, feature multi-device pairing and an ANC system. Cheaper earbuds like the Nothing Ear (stick) Truly Wireless have ANC and a companion app with a graphic EQ. The Status have none of these features and only have a slightly longer, if not equal, battery life to the other buds. On the other hand, Status' real bragging point for these in-ears is their hybrid triple driver system, which they advertise to be a 'world first' and improve sound quality compared to most wireless buds' single driver build. As such, the sound is bass-heavy, which is great if you like metal or dubstep or are just looking for a fuller sound from your earbuds.

If you're looking for more in-ears, check out our recommendations for the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds, the best wireless earbuds under $100, and the best earbuds for bass.

Status Between 3ANC True Wireless

The Status Between 3ANC True Wireless have the edge over the Status Between Pro True Wireless. While both headphones look very similar, are well-built, and have a triple-driver design, the 3ANC have noise cancelling and can block out more ambient noise across the range. They also have a companion app to help customize their sound to your liking, and they support multi-device pairing so that you can stay connected to your PC and smartphone simultaneously. However, the Between Pro support aptX codec for high audio quality via Bluetooth.

Apple AirPods (3rd generation) Truly Wireless

The Apple AirPods (3rd generation) Truly Wireless and the Status Between Pro True Wireless are very similar headphones. While the Status buds' closed-back build helps them deliver much more low-bass, though the AirPods have a much more neutral treble range. Neither headphones have ANC or sound customization options, but the AirPods feature Spatial Audio. Additionally, their H1 chip allows for seamless pairing and integration with other products in Apple's ecosystem. However, Status' buds are more stable than the AiRpods and passively block out more background noise, making them better for commuting and fitness.

Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless

The Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless are better earbuds than the Status Between Pro True Wireless. Google's earbuds have a v-shaped sound profile that you can adjust via their companion app's graphic EQ and presets. They also have an excellent ANC system that cuts out more noise than Status' buds can passively. However, the Status buds have slightly better stability during moderate and intense exercise and have a longer total battery life, with three full charges in their carrying case, compared to the Google buds' 1.8.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless are better earbuds than the Status Between Pro True Wireless. Although more expensive, the Bose have a powerful active noise cancellation (ANC) as well as a companion app with graphic EQ and presets, neither of which are offered with the Status buds. However, the Status have a longer continuous battery life.

Nothing Ear (stick) Truly Wireless

The Status Between Pro True Wireless are better earbuds than the Nothing Ear (stick) Truly Wireless. Status' buds have better stability, better passive noise isolation performance, and longer continuous battery life. Status' buds also have a better-balanced mid-range, which helps ensure the accurate reproduction of vocals and instruments. However, the Nothing in-ears have a graphic EQ that lets you change their sound. They're also more comfortable.

Status Audio BT One Wireless

The Status Between Pro True Wireless are better headphones than the Status Audio BT One Wireless. These two headphones are made by the same manufacturer but have different designs and purposes. While on-ear BT One also have a better passive soundstage due to their design, the in-ear Between Pro have better passive noise isolation, better performance, and a more stable build. However, the BT One has a slightly more neutral sound profile, with a less overemphasized bass, but a more uneven treble range.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Transducer Hybrid

These headphones have a minimalist design. Their rectangular buds have a metallic shell covering half of the exterior body, and the rest of the build is plastic. They only come in one color, 'Black/Silver'.

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.03 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

These earbuds are decently comfortable. They're lightweight at first and come with different-sized silicone ear tips and stability fins to help you get a good fit and seal, not only in your ear canal but also in your concha, where the body of the buds rests. However, they stick out a lot, making them feel heavy over time. Since their controls are on the top of each earbud's body, you need to hold the bottom of the stem to prevent them from moving around. It won't push the buds deeper into your ear but can provide enough leverage to affect their fit and seal.

6.8
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

These earbuds have a reasonable control scheme. There's one button on the top of each bud's body, which is the only input for all controls. They're clicky and have a good tactile response, and there are chimes to indicate when you've reached max/min volume levels. However, there aren't chimes to indicate track skipping. Using the buttons can also change their placement in your ear, which gets annoying when paired with their heavy in-ear fit.

On the left earbud:

  • Double tap: Lowers the volume.
  • Press and hold: Plays the previous track.

On the right earbud:

  • Double tap: Raises the volume.
  • Press and hold: Plays the next track.

On either earbud:

  • Single tap: Plays or pauses audio. Also answers a call.
  • Press and hold: Rejects a call or switches audio between your phone and buds while on a call.
  • Triple tap: Activates your device's voice assistant.

9.6
Design
Portability
L 1.2" (3.0 cm)
W 1.6" (4.0 cm)
H 0.8" (2.0 cm)
Volume 1.04 inยณ (17.10 cmยณ)
Transmitter Required No

These wireless buds have exceptional portability. They're small enough to keep in your pocket or bag without taking up much space.

7.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 1.9" (4.8 cm)
W 2.7" (6.8 cm)
H 1.4" (3.6 cm)
Volume 7.15 inยณ (117.20 cmยณ)

These earbuds have a good case. It's small and light, with three LEDs on the front to indicate battery, pairing, and charging status. It charges via USB-C, and you can't charge it wirelessly.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

These earbuds have good build quality. Their plastic body and metallic sleeve feel high-quality. They're also rated IPX5 for resistance against direct water exposure and feel sturdy enough to survive a few drops without incurring damage. However, their case feels cheap and a little flimsy. The silicone ear tips feel like they could easily tear.

7.5
Design
Stability

These earbuds are stable once you get a good fit. They come with different sizes of ear tips to help you get the best seal and fit possible. They'll stay in place during low-intensity and moderate movement. However, they stick out of your ear prominently, so you'll feel them moving around during an intense workout. The buds' weight can also be felt over time, which is annoying during a long run.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Status Between Pro earbuds
  • 3x sets of ear tips
  • 3x sets of stability fins
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Carrying case
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
2.84 dB
Treble Amount
-2.27 dB

The Status Between Pro have a bass-heavy sound. They feature a hybrid triple driver system made of two balanced armature drivers and one 10mm dynamic driver in each earbud. It's rare to see in wireless in-ears and is designed to help improve their overall sound quality and clarity beyond that of more common dynamic drivers.

The whole bass range is overemphasized, resulting in intense thump, punch, and rumble that will please fans of EDM and hip-hop. However, this extra bass is boomy and muddies vocals and lead instruments. The mid-range is quite neutral, but the treble range suffers from some imbalance. As such, vocals and instruments sound present and detailed, but sibilants are dull. Sadly, these earbuds also lack sound customization features, meaning you're stuck with their default sound profile.

Additionally, these earbuds have a noticeably high noise floor when listening to audio. There's high-pitched static feedback or an unwanted buzzing during playback. It's more noticeable with our unit during a call but will still impact your listening experience.

8.7
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.26 dB

These earbuds have amazing frequency response consistency. Once you achieve a good fit using the included ear tips, you'll get consistent bass and treble delivery each time you use them. However, holding the stem to interact with the controls can interfere with their seal, thus creating potential inconsistencies every time you go to change the volume.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.5
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.74 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
3.65 dB
Mid-Bass
4.51 dB
High-Bass
4.11 dB

These earbuds have good bass accuracy. The range is flat but overemphasized across the entire range, making audio feel full and boomy. The backing bass in the chorus to Kerosene! by Yves Tumor has lots of thump and punch, but vocals and lead instruments in the mid-range sound muddy as a result of this overemphasized bass range.

8.7
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.74 dB
Low-Mid
2.5 dB
Mid-Mid
-0.94 dB
High-Mid
-0.06 dB

These earbuds have excellent mid accuracy. The overemphasis from the bass range carries over into the low-mid, but the rest of the range is extremely well-balanced. As such, vocals and lead instruments sound muddy but still present in the mix.

8.1
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.88 dB
Low-Treble
-0.8 dB
Mid-Treble
-1.98 dB
High-Treble
-3.74 dB

These earbuds have great treble accuracy. While the low-treble is well-balanced, the mid-treble is uneven and underemphasized. As a result, vocals and instruments sound detailed, but sibilants, like cymbals, sound dull.

8.3
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.13 dB
Dips
0.97 dB

These headphones have impressive peaks and dips performance. A small peak in the mid to high-bass is relatively wide and slightly muddies vocals and lead instruments. A dip in the mid-mid makes vocals and lead instruments sound pushed back, while a dip and spike in the mid-treble make sibilants sound alternatingly dull and piercing.

8.6
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.14
Weighted Phase Mismatch
12.13
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.32
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.26

These earbuds have excellent imaging performance. Status is still a fairly recent company and has only released three products as of publication. Fortunately, the group delay falls below the audibility threshold, resulting in tight bass and transparent treble. However, our unit's L/R drivers have a prominent phase response mismatch in the high-mid and treble ranges, creating an imbalanced stereo image that feels oriented toward your right ear rather than in the middle of your head. This mismatch is located in the higher frequency range and is less noticeable with real-life content, as the graph may seem to indicate. Imaging varies between units and can be an indicator of quality control and ergonomics.

1.2
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
3.8
Acoustic Space Excitation
1.3

These earbuds have a bad passive soundstage. This is normal with in-ear headphones, as their sound only interacts with your inner ear. By bypassing the outer ear, which needs to interact with audio to create a wide soundstage, playback sounds closed-off and shallow.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No
7.6
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.242
WHD @ 100
0.166

These headphones have good weighted harmonic distribution performance. Most of the range falls within acceptable limits, which results in clean and pure audio reproduction. There's one peak in between the mid to high-bass and another between the low to mid-treble, but they aren't noticeable with real-life content.

Additionally, note that these earbuds have an audibly high noise floor, resulting in noticeable distortion via feedback noise or buzzing while they're playing audio.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 5.0
Codec
aptX, 32-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test the Status Between Pro. Our results are only valid when used in this configuration.

Isolation
6.2
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-18.22 dB
Noise Cancelling No
Bass
-2.06 dB
Mid
-21.26 dB
Treble
-33.37 dB

The noise isolation performance is passable. Unlike the Status Between 3ANC True Wireless, these in-ears don't have active noise cancellation (ANC), so their noise isolation is passive. While they don't cut out much low-frequency noise like the rumble of a bus engine or heavy traffic, they do better to isolate you from mid-range to high-pitched noises like office chatter and computer fans, respectively.

Note: There's a high peak in our noise isolation graph between 100-150Hz. Our test rig measures the volume in this frequency range as louder than when the buds are removed. We don't know why the peak is occurring. However, we're currently investigating this issue.

8.9
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
27.61 dB

The Status Between Pro have an excellent leakage performance. Most leaking audio is in the treble and bass ranges, so it sounds thin and a little rumbly. As such, people won't hear it unless you're in a very quiet environment.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
Mic Yes
6.5
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
169.51 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
5.28 dB
HFE
7,346.09 Hz
Weighted THD
1.722
Gain
-3.37 dB

The integrated mic's recording performance is reasonable. Your voice sounds natural and understandable but overly harsh due to a peak in the low-treble. These earbuds also have a high noise floor that's especially audible during calls and will impact how well you can hear the person on the other end of the line.

6.7
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
10.62 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
6.5
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
7.0
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

These earbuds' integrated mic has an adequate noise handling performance. Callers won't have trouble hearing you in a quiet environment, and they do a good job of keeping your voice in front of moderate background noise. However, louder noises, like a passing subway car, will drown your voice out and make it hard for you to be heard.

Active Features
7.6
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
7.8 hrs
Additional Charges
3.0
Total Battery Life
31.2 hrs
Charge Time
1.2 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Auto-Off Timer
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

The battery performance is good. Status advertises 12 hours of continuous playback time, but we measured 7.8 hours. However, this may be due to differences in the manufacturer's battery life tests vs. our own. We test at roughly 76dB, and Status hasn't shared their methods. Battery life can also vary depending on usage. That said, they'll last a full workday, and the carrying case has an additional three full charges if you need a top-up. The buds also have an auto-off timer for power saving, and you can use one bud to listen to audio while the other is charging.

N/A
Active Features
App Support
App Name No App
iOS No
Android No
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No
Connectivity
7.2
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.2
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
306.76 ft (93.50 m)
PC Latency (SBC)
343 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
333 ms
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
34 ms
Android Latency
19 ms

These earbuds have decent Bluetooth connectivity. They don't support multi-device or NFC pairing but are compatible with aptX codec for better audio quality. Latency on PCs using both SBC and aptX is too high for streaming or playing video games, but they perform much better with iOS and Android. As such, watching videos on your phone won't result in any sync issues. However, latency can vary as different apps compensate for audio lag differently.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection
No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

The Status Between Pro are Bluetooth-only, and you can only use them wirelessly. They come with a USB-A to USB-C cable to recharge their carrying case.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
No
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
No

These headphones are only compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs. However, you'll have full audio and mic functionality.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
No
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
PS5 Analog
No
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
No
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No
2.2
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Charging Case
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
Yes
Power Supply
USB-C

These headphones come with a carrying case that holds three full charges. It doesn't support Qi wireless charging, and you can only charge it via the USB-C port in the back.