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TOZO T10 Truly Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Feb 26, 2020 at 08:26 am
TOZO T10 Truly Wireless Picture
Test Methodology v1.4
6.5
Mixed Usage
5.8
Neutral Sound
7.3
Commute/Travel
7.6
Sports/Fitness
6.3
Office
4.5
Wireless Gaming
4.4
Wired Gaming
6.4
Phone Calls
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The TOZO T10 are passable truly wireless headphones. Their bass-heavy sound profile is good for fans of genres like EDM or hip-hop, but some may find their bass overpowering. Unfortunately, they don't have a companion app to adjust their sound profile or make changes to their bad controls. They're quite uncomfortable, and their difficult-to-press buttons may cause the earbuds to get shoved uncomfortably deep in your ear when you press them. Their 3.5-hour battery life is on the shorter side for truly wireless headphones, though their case does provide up to four extra charges. On the bright side, their charging case supports wireless charging, which is very rare for headphones at this price point, and both the case and the earbuds are rated IPX8 for waterproofing, though we don't currently test for this.

Our Verdict

6.5 Mixed Usage

The TOZO T10 are alright headphones for mixed usage. Their very portable design and impressive passive isolation performance make them a decent choice for commuting or using in the office. Unfortunately, they're not very comfortable and may cause fatigue after long listening sessions. Their 3.5-hour battery will also need to be charged several times to last you an entire work day.

5.8 Neutral Sound

The TOZO T10 are poor headphones for neutral sound listening. Their sound profile is very bass-heavy and not accurate or neutral. Fans of well-balanced and neutral-sounding headphones will want to look elsewhere.

See our Neutral Sound recommendations
7.3 Commute/Travel

The TOZO T10 are decent headphones for commuting or travel. They passively isolate background chatter very well and even do a decent job at blocking out the low rumble of bus or plane engines. Unfortunately, the headphones aren't the most comfortable and may start to hurt your ears during a long flight. Also, their battery is on the shorter side, but their case holds up to an additional four charges, and can fully charge the headphones in an hour, which is good.

See our Commute/Travel recommendations
7.6 Sports/Fitness

The TOZO T10 are good headphones for taking to the gym. Their bass-heavy sound profile will help keep you amped up, and they're surprisingly stable even without stability fins. Their truly wireless design means you don't have to worry about any cables getting in your way, and they're rated IPX8 for full waterproofing, though we don't currently test for this.

See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
6.3 Office

The TOZO T10 are mediocre headphones for office use. While they do an excellent job at blocking out background chatter and the sounds from AC units, unfortunately, they're likely too uncomfortable to wear all day. Their 3.5-hour battery life also means you'll have to take several breaks to charge them if you want them to last you an entire work day.

See our Office recommendations
4.5 Wireless Gaming

The TOZO T10 aren't recommended for wireless gaming. Since they're Bluetooth-only, they aren't compatible with PS4 or Xbox One. While they'll work with a Bluetooth-enabled PC, their latency is likely too high for gaming.

See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
4.4 Wired Gaming

The TOZO T10 are Bluetooth-only headphones that cannot be used wired.

6.4 Phone Calls

The TOZO T10 are alright headphones for phone calls. Their microphone's recording quality is slightly better than many other Bluetooth in-ears, but your voice will still sound fairly thin. Their noise handling is also inadequate, so you'll be difficult to hear, even in only moderately noisy environments.

  • 6.5 Mixed Usage
  • 5.8 Neutral Sound
  • 7.3 Commute/Travel
  • 7.6 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.3 Office
  • 4.5 Wireless Gaming
  • 4.4 Wired Gaming
  • 6.4 Phone Calls
Pros
  • Wireless charging case.
  • Rated IPX8 for water-proofing, though we don't test for this.
Cons
  • Inaccurate sound profile isn't the most versatile.
  • Uncomfortable.
  • Bad control scheme with limited music control options.
  • Disappointing battery life.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The TOZO T10 are fairly straightforward looking small truly wireless earbuds. Their physical buttons have a flat surface and they don't stick out too far from the ear. They're covered in matte plastic, with a small ring of glossy black, and overall don't appear too cheap. While we purchased the black model, they're also available in white, gray, blue, or khaki.

6.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.02 lbs
Clamping Force
0.0 lbs

These headphones are less comfortable than most truly wireless in-ears we've tested. While they come with four different sizes of tips to help find the best possible fit, the tips are quite stiff. The physical controls also require a lot of pressure to press and push the earbuds deep into your ear, which can be fairly painful.

4.9
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Okay
Feedback Decent
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control No
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls No

The control scheme on the TOZO T10 is bad. The single button on both buds does the same action and the only music playback controls you get are to pause/play a track. The rest of the controls are related to phone calls and allow you to answer/hang up, reject a call, or redial. This is rather disappointing compared to most other truly wireless headphones which at least allow you to skip tracks. The double click to redial also makes it too easy to accidentally call someone. There's audio feedback when pairing, powering on/off, or redialing, though the voice tells you that it's redialing, even if there's no number to redial. The physical buttons of the controls are also quite stiff and require a lot of force to press, pushing the earbuds deep into your ear.

9.5
Design
Portability
L 1.2 "
W 1.1 "
H 1.0 "
Volume 1.3 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

Like most truly wireless earbuds, the TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds are very small and portable and can easily be tossed into your pockets.

7.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 3.2 "
W 1.7 "
H 1.2 "
Volume 6.5 Cu. Inches

The case of the TOZO T10 is good. While it doesn't feel quite as premium as some more expensive options, it doesn't feel too cheap and has good magnets to help keep the lid closed. It also features Qi-enabled wireless charging, which is very rare at this price point. The case is also rated IPX8 for waterproofing, though this isn't something we currently test for.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The overall build quality of the TOZO T10 is good. While they're made out of plastic, they feel quite dense and solid. Both the earbuds themselves and the case are rated IPX8 for waterproofing, though this isn't something we currently test for.

7.5
Design
Stability

The TOZO T10 feel quite stable. While they would feel even more stable with stability fins, they still likely should stay in your ears well even during light runs or workouts.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • TOZO T10 headphones
  • 4 tip size options
  • Charging case
  • Micro-USB charging cable
  • Wrist lanyard
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
7.87 db
Treble Amount
0.13 db

The TOZO T10 have a very warm, bass-heavy sound profile. They pack a serious punch with deep, thumping bass that's suitable for genres like EDM or hip-hop. However, they'll sound a bit too muddy and cluttered for folk, jazz, or classical music.

9.8
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.05 dB

The frequency response consistency is outstanding. If the user can achieve a proper fit and an air-tight seal using the assortment of tips that come with the headphones, then they should be able to get consistent bass and treble delivery every time they use the headphones.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
2.9
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
10.03 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
11.35 dB
Mid-Bass
12.7 dB
High-Bass
8.91 dB

The bass accuracy of the TOZO T10 is terrible. The entire range is very overemphasized, which will result in thumpy and boomy bass. While this isn't neutral or accurate, it will likely please fans of EDM or hip-hop who want a lot of extra kick in their music.

7.8
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.89 dB
Low-Mid
3.08 dB
Mid-Mid
-3.04 dB
High-Mid
-0.1 dB

The mid-range accuracy of these headphones is good. The entire range is fairly well-balanced, though the mid-mid range is a bit recessed, which will push lead instruments back in the mix.

6.8
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
4.21 dB
Low-Treble
1.73 dB
Mid-Treble
6.93 dB
High-Treble
0.31 dB

The treble accuracy of these headphones is decent. While the entire low-treble range follows our target curve quite well, there's an over-emphasis in mid-treble that will help keep vocals and lead instruments from getting too overpowered and drowned out by bass. Unfortunately, this may sound sharp and piercing to some.

7.1
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.81 db
Dips
1.62 db

The TOZO T10 have quite a few peaks and dips. The large hump starting at mid-bass and continuing until low-mids brings extra kick and punch, but will cause the overall sound profile to sound a bit muddy and cluttered. The dip during the mid-mid range will push lead instruments further back in the mix, while the large spike in mid-treble will help prevent vocals and some higher frequency leads from getting drowned out, though it may sound a bit sharp to some.

8.5
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.4
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.94
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.31
Weighted Phase Mismatch
4.66

These headphones have great stereo imaging. Their weighted group delay graph shows that the entire response is well below the audibility threshold, ensuring tight bass and transparent treble. The left and right drivers of our unit were also well-matched in frequency, amplitude, and phase response, which is important for the accurate placement and localization of objects (voices, instruments, video game effects) in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our unit and yours may perform differently.

0.5
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
1.7
Acoustic Space Excitation
0.5

Like most in-ears, the passive soundstage performance of these headphones is awful. This is because creating an out-of-head and speaker-like soundstage is largely dependent on activating the resonances of the pinna (outer ear) but in-ears are designed in a way that bypasses the pinna completely. They're also closed-back earbuds, so their soundstage won't feel as open as that of open-back earbuds like the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019, Google Pixel Buds Wireless, or the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App

These Bluetooth in-ears don't have any virtual soundstage features.

7.5
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.268
WHD @ 100
0.163

The weighted harmonic distortion performance of the TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds is good. They tend to distort a bit more in the higher frequencies, which can be a bit more noticeable, but it's still within good limits, and most people likely won't have any issues even at louder volumes.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 4.2
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
Integrated

These headphones' results are only valid for these test settings.

However, due to the lack of a companion app, we were unable to determine the firmware version. If you own these headphones and know where to find it, let us know in the discussion section below.

Isolation
8.3
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-26.77 dB
Bass
-12.36 dB
Mid
-22.56 dB
Treble
-46.18 dB

The noise isolation performance of these headphones is surprisingly impressive. While they don't have an active noise cancellation (ANC) feature like some more expensive options, they passively block out background noises quite well, providing you achieve a proper fit with the included tips. They do an outstanding job isolating noises in both the mid and treble ranges, which will help with background chatter and the noise from AC units. Unfortunately, they may not be the best for blocking the low rumble from bus or plane engines, though they do better at this than most earbuds without ANC.

9.6
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
23.46 dB

Like most closed-back in-ears, the TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds leak very little audio. Most of the leaked audio comes from the treble ranges, so it will sound quite thin. These are a good option for using at work without bothering those around you, as even at moderate volumes, the leakage should be masked by the ambient noises of your average office or home.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No

These Bluetooth in-ear headphones have an integrated microphone.

7.1
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
239.73 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
2.71 dB
HFE
7034.64 Hz
Weighted THD
2.529
Gain
1.96 dB

The microphone recording quality of these headphones is slightly better than most Bluetooth in-ears and surprisingly decent overall. Your voice should be clear and easy to understand, but unfortunately, will still likely sound fairly thin and lacking in detail.

5.9
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
9.26 dB

The noise handling of the microphone is disappointing. While the person you're speaking to will be able to hear you in quiet situations, your voice will get lost in even moderately noisy environments.

Active Features
5.1
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
3.5 hrs
Additional Charges
4.0
Total Battery Life
17.5 hrs
Charge Time
1.0 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

The battery performance of these headphones is disappointing. Their 3.5-hour battery life is on the shorter side for truly wireless headphones, and their case only gives an additional four charges, despite being fairly large. On the bright side, they deliver a longer battery life than the 3 hours that's advertised, and they only take an hour to fully charge.

0
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

These headphones don't have a dedicated companion app, so you can't EQ their sound or alter their control scheme.

Connectivity
6.4
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
103 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
323 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
152 ms
Android Latency
295 ms

The TOZO T10 are truly wireless in-ears that support Bluetooth 5.0. Unfortunately, they don't support multi-device or NFC pairing, and their line of sight range is lower than many similar options. While their latency is quite high for PC and Android, they perform better on iOS. There may still be too much delay for watching videos or gaming, but some apps seem to compensate for this, so your mileage may vary during personal use.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A

These truly wireless earbuds are Bluetooth-only.

0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

As with all truly wireless in-ears that we've tested so far, these headphones can't be used wired. They come with a short micro-USB cable to charge the case.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
No
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

These headphones can only be used via Bluetooth on PCs, and aren't compatible with the PS4. Due to their high latency, they aren't recommended for gaming.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No

These truly wireless earbuds only support Bluetooth, so they're not compatible with the Xbox One.

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

The charging case for these headphones should give you up to four additional charges, but like most truly wireless headphones, it doesn't have any inputs.

Compared to other headphones

Comparison picture

The TOZO T10 are an inexpensive pair of truly wireless headphones that don't stand out too much from the competition. They're less comfortable than other cheap options, like the SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless, but on the bright side, their IPX8 rating is impressive, though we don't currently test this. Their case also supports wireless Qi charging, which is very rare at this price point. See our recommendations for the best cheap wireless earbuds, the best earbuds under $50, and the best cheap earbuds.

TOZO T6 Truly Wireless
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The TOZO T6 Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. The T6 are more comfortable, have better controls, a better-balanced sound profile, better battery life, a smaller case, and come with more different tip options. On the other hand, some people may prefer the physical, clicky buttons on the T10.

Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless
SEE PRICE
BestBuy.com

The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones that the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. The Jabra are more comfortable, have better controls, have a much better-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, have a better single-charge battery life, and have a dedicated companion app with a graphic EQ. On the other hand, the TOZO's case supports wireless charging, and the headphones have a higher IP rating, though this isn't something we test for.

JLab Audio JBuds Air Truly Wireless
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The JLab Audio JBuds Air Truly Wireless are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. The JBuds Air are more comfortable, have better controls, and have a slightly more accurate out-of-the-box sound profile. On the other hand, the TOZO's case supports wireless charging, they isolate background noise slightly better, and they have a better IP rating for waterproofing, though this isn't something we test for.

SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The SoundPeats TrueFree/True Wireless are slightly better truly wireless in-ears than the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. The SoundPeats have a more accurate and better-balanced sound profile and are more comfortable. On the other hand, the T10 have a better case that features wireless charging, and the earbuds and the case are both rated IPX8 for waterproofing, though we don't currently test for this.

Anker SoundCore Life P2 Truly Wireless
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The Anker SoundCore Life P2 Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. The Anker are more comfortable, have better controls, a much better-balanced sound profile, and a better overall battery life. On the other hand, the T10 isolate sound better, support wireless charging, and are IPX8 rated for waterproofing, though we don't currently test for this.

Raycon E25 True Wireless
Unavailable
B&H

The Raycon E25 True Wireless are similar performing headphones to the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. The E25 are significantly more comfortable, have a much longer battery, and have better controls. On the other hand, the T10 have a more accurate sound profile, support wireless charging, and are rated IPX8 for waterproofing, though we don't currently test for this.

Anker SoundCore Liberty Lite Truly Wireless
Unavailable
B&H

The Anker SoundCore Liberty Lite Truly Wireless are better performing truly wireless headphones than the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. They're more comfortable and have a much better-balanced and accurate sound profile. On the other hand, the T10 have better active features, like wireless charging for the case, slightly longer battery, and an IPX8 rating, though we don't currently test for this.

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