Rimor is a pair of true wireless earbuds, as people like to call them, from the Hong Kong-based audio brand Tranya. Just like their competitors, these budget earbuds also claim to remove wires from our lives without burning a hole in our pockets.
So, recently, one of the Tranya Rimor units landed at our office, and I got the chance to review this pair of low-cost wireless earbuds. Here, I am sharing my experiences after using the earphones as my daily driver for almost two weeks. During that time, I have noted down what things I like about Tranya Rimor, and of course, there is some stuff that I don’t.
Tranya Rimor Wireless Earbuds
Tranya Rimor is a pair of truly wireless earbuds offered in the budget price bracket. They carry a simple design and provide a good mix of performance and cost battery life. The earbuds provide a combined battery backup of 25 hours, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, and have an IPX5 rating. While they score good points for the comfort and features, there is a scope of some improvement in the sound department.
Tranya Rimor Review
|Tranya Rimor Specs||Description|
|Audio Hardware||10mm drivers|
|Charging||USB-C (Fast Charging support)|
|Battery Life||Earbud: 5 Hours, Case: 20 Hours|
|Audio Codecs||AAC, SBC|
|Salient Features||Mono Mode (Use individual earbuds)|
|Water Resistance||IPX5 (Sweat, light rain)|
|Noise Cancellation||Environmental Noise Cancellation (Passive)|
|Price||$59.99 (Buy Here)|
Design and feel
For the price, I think you get pretty decent looking wireless earbuds. Low-profile is the word I’d like to use that well compliments the matt black charging case with a subtle branding on top.
You get four LED indicator lights on the front that give an idea of battery percentage of the case. And on the back, there is a USB-C port for fast charging. Tranya claims that the case can be pumped from zero to 100 in a matter of two hours which turned out to be near about true when I charged the case at home.
The earbuds, on the other hand, have a dual-tone mix of grey and black. Each of them carries the Tranya logo that again isn’t aggressive just like the one on the case. The logo also doubles up as a capacitive touch button with enough controls that there is no need no use the phone.
The connectors present on the earbuds are responsible for charging and turning on the earbuds automatically as they are removed from the case.
A small LED is present on each earbud that tells whether they are charging or in paring mode. The earbuds have IPX5 rating and Tranya claims they should be able to handle light rain.
What’s the good part?
Speaking of comfort, Tranya Rimor offer a fair amount of ease to the ears. They do look bulky in appearance but I don’t think to wear them for a few hours is a task at all. Furthermore, they come with three sets of ear tips and the medium one worked quite well for me.
Thankfully, they didn’t fall off during my weekend jogging sessions, where I think I maintained a considerable speed. However, given the design, there are times when I felt annoyance or slight discomfort, I’d say. For example, when I was taking a nap while lying sideways on the bed.
Here, I guess, a more conventional design such as Apple AirPods would be less obstructive. But still, the issue isn’t big enough to be a deal-breaker.
In the sound department, these wireless buds do a decent job for the price tag. At average volume levels, the vocals were mostly clear combined with the fair amount of bass. Most of the days I watched YouTube videos and I was pretty much satisfied with the overall audio experience. The same thing goes for my Spotify sessions as well.
However, the wireless earbuds start to lose their charm at higher volume levels. The clarity and crispiness of the sound seem to go away in addition to the struggling low-end bass.
Ease of use
But nowadays, there are many points to consider than just sound quality. Speaking of ease of usage, the earbuds score good points in this department. The process of taking them out of the charging case and putting in the ears is seamless. During that time, both the earbuds turn on, pair with each other, and also with the smartphone. I’d say the process worked without any issues at least 8 out of every 10 times.
Moreover, after a successful connection, there were only one or two instances when I faced disconnection issues with the smartphone or between the individual earbuds. With that said, one of the helpful features is the mono mode, where you can use only one earbud at a time while the other is in the charging case.
Honestly, Rimor wireless earbuds deserve some extra points for the seamless implementation of the feature. While listening to a song, you can simply put one of the earbuds in the case, and the manual mode would switch on automatically. The same thing happens when you put the earbud back in your ear, and the audio quickly starts coming from both the earbuds.
What’s the bad part?
Of course, everything has a dark side and so is the case of Tranya Rimor wireless earbuds. Probably, the biggest issue is with phone calls. Almost every friend I called while wearing Tranya Rimor complained that my voice was muffled. Ultimately, I had to switch over to the phone’s earpiece. Also, I didn’t have a good experience while trying to record audio through the mic.
Another issue that I found was with the build quality of the case, particularly, the hinge. Just after about a week’s usage, the hinge loosened enough that the lid of the case could move sideways as well. Also, not a big issue, but the responsiveness of the touch controls could have been better.
One of the things that might cause inconvenience, although it’s common in case of such earbuds, is when the carrying case runs out of charge. In that situation, the earbuds either don’t turn off automatically when you put them in the case or turn ON by themselves while they’re inside the case.
As a result, the battery of earbuds depletes as well. However, said issue is already mentioned in the user manual and so nothing much could be done except keeping the case charged.
Tranya Rimor Review: Final Words
Overall, I think the Tranya Rimor earbuds are decent enough for casual usages like watching movies and internet videos. As already mentioned, the sound quality and features are a great blend for the price tag but surely it won’t be able to do justice to dedicated music lovers.
Here, I’d say the features have an upper hand. For instance, the earbuds come with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. But the addition of USB-C makes them future-proof in comparison to if they had a micro-USB port. Now, when it comes to the buying decision, Tranya Rimor ($59.99) could be a choice if you don’t need a good quality mic and active noise cancellation.