Tranya T30 Earbuds
Tranya T30 Earbuds Review
These compact earbuds dangle like Apple’s AirPods, but they don’t reach into your pocket as deeply. As I write this, the $79.99 Tranya T30s are listed at $39.99 on Amazon and have a $10 coupon that takes them to $29.99. That’s a deal for IPX7-rated earbuds that also include a low-latency mode for gamers.
What we like
The small, USB-C charging case fits neatly in a pocket, the earbuds fully protected from keys or coins. More importantly, they sound really good. I just popped them in my ears and my young granddaughter’s playlist automatically started playing on my iPad Pro. The “Family Madrigal” from Disney’s Encanto enveloped me immediately.
When I switched over to my headphone testing playlist, the T30s held up across genres, from Hamilton‘s contemplative “It’s Quiet Uptown” to Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8tr Boy.” The 6mm magnetic driver holds up to growls and whispers through the AAC or SBC codec.
The Tranya T30s offer two music modes, normal and Bass Boosted. I tended to leave Bass Boosted on because I find most earbuds benefit from a little nudge given the size of their drivers.
I have tested several Tranya earbuds over the years. Tranya understands sound and makes even inexpensive earbuds sound great, plus they are well-tuned with a deep sound stage.
The USB-C charger supports fast charging. The diminutive T30 buds can last up to 8 hours on a charge, depending on volume and features. Up to 40 hours of additional charge sit in the charging case. A ten-minute charge provides 2 hours of playing time. An LED indicates the charging level.
Gamers will be interested in the low-latency mode that leverages the extremes of Bluetooth® 5.0 to cut down on sound delays during gaming, creating an advantage in games where sound design informs gameplay. Four taps invoke game mode.
Four microphones make the T30s a strong accessory for calls and for Zoom, Teams, Webex, or any other meeting of your choice.
While the T30s don’t include active noise cancellation, they do include touch controls for all functions, including play/pause, volume, answering or rejecting calls, changing tracks or switching between modes. They also support single earbud use, or two earbuds shared.
Small, medium and large ear tips offer a variety of tip sizes. Unlike Apple’s basic AirPods, I did not feel like the T30s were ever at risk of falling out of my ears.
Tranya’s T30s work equally well with Apple and Android devices, as well as desktop and laptop computers.
The Tranya T30s include a 15-month warranty.
And you get a Tranya sticker as well.
What could be improved
As with many lower-cost earbuds, the list of things to improve would drive up the cost. The T30s don’t include active noise cancellation and multiple hosts, nor do they support wireless charging. If you want those features, you need to pay for them.
For the price and performance profile targeted by Tranya engineers, they nailed the balance between features and cost.
While the white box offers a very nice unboxing experience, I would like to see Tranya adopt a recyclable material for the internal blister pack.
Tranya T30: The Bottom Line
At the discounted price, the T30s make a lot of sense as a backup set of earbuds. I have to say, sitting in a quiet room, they work very nicely as primary headphones as well. They would not be the earbuds I take on a plane ride or walk around with on a busy convention floor, but they certainly would serve as the earbuds to pair with a chair and a balcony, looking out at a sunset on a Friday afternoon just finding my chill.
Tranya provided the T30s for review. Images courtesy of Tranya.
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