Truly wireless earphones are currently one of the popular and widespread pieces of hardware in the tech gadgets space, and that’s all thanks to the convenience they provide. However, in this oversaturated market with tons of TWS manufacturers, finding the right pair for yourselves is a task in itself.
Some TWS’s are very easy to recommend, while some are very hard to digest due to either their price to performance ratio, bland sound, or just straight-up lousy build quality. Tranya’s T10 Pro, the successor of T10 earbuds that we reviewed last year, falls in the below-average TWS category. Read more if you’re planning to buy them.
Tranya T10 Pro Review
- Tranya T10 Pro
- User manual
- A short USB Type-C cable
- Extra pair of eartips
- A sticker
|Charging time||2 hours|
|Audio Codes supported||SBC|
|Drivers||12mm Graphene drivers|
|Range||10 Meter/33 Feet|
Design and Build
The Tranya T10 Pro case is built like a big eggshell but is not as wide and straight along the sides. There’s Tranya branding on the lid, LED battery indicators in the front, and a Type-C port at the back. However, the lid and hinge aren’t very sturdy, and the cover moves sideways when you try to move it with the slightest pressure.
The earbuds are well built, and their design is quite nice. There’s a Tranya logo on the touch-sensitive sides of the earbuds, and it’s a breath of fresh air after looking at other TWS, which ship with mostly plain sides. The case’s surface also has carved “R” and “L” letters to tell which earbud is left and right. The buds are IPX7 water-resistant, meaning they can survive one meter underwater for 30 minutes.
There are LED lights on both buds that show the charging status and other stuff. I also have the Soundcore Life P2 Mini, which I bought for $35, a budget offering from Anker, and I’ll be comparing the Tranya T10 Pro with the same in some parts of my review. The P2 Mini’s have better build quality of both. Overall, the build of the T10 Pro is good for the price and should easily get through drops and rough usage.
They could be a little too big for small ears, but they fit petty snugly in my medium-sized ears. I was able to wear them continuously for more than two hours during my commute without feeling uncomfortable. However, I had to sometimes push the buds inside my ears as they kept slipping out. I also tried different ear tips, but the result was the same.
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Let’s address the cons first. The soundstage of the Tranya T10 Pro is narrow. The imaging (instrument separation) isn’t very good either. The instruments, particularly in more orchestra-type music, feel tied up to each other, and there’s barely any liveliness to them.
The highs are passable, mids are lacking, and lows are pretty okay. The overall sound output was muddy compared to the Life P2 Mini’s livelier and more treble-inclined sound signature. Another downside of the earbuds is that it only supports the SBC codec so forget about listening to those beautiful, high-quality lossless music.
You can feel the effects of their mediocre soundstage when listening to tracks like “Departure” and “The Red Thread” by Frida Johansson and Henrik Oja from the game Unravel. The instrument separation isn’t right, and the overall sound output feels like it’s coming out of a tightly packed hole.
The bass is just right, but sometimes it overpowers the vocals. There were some instances where the bass did overpower the vocals, but it only happened a negligible number of times. For example, in “BURN IT DOWN” by Linkin Park, when the chorus, snares, and bass drums finally drop at 1:11, you can hear the bass from the drums overpowering the vocals.
I’m not a fan of huge amounts of bass and how manufacturers implement “bass boost” mode in earphones, but I was pleasantly surprised by the same on the Tranya T10 Pro. Yes, it turns the bass up by a couple of notches, but in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with instruments that don’t produce bass. If you’re a bass head and listen to a lot of electronic music, you’re going to enjoy the experience.
Overall, they sound okay-ish for the price of $70. If you’re a casual listener or purchasing them for receiving calls, Podcasts, listening to bass-heavy music, and don’t care about the above things, for $34 after coupon discount on Amazon at the time of writing this, they’re a good buy. Now, before you rush to Amazon to place an order, make sure to read the rest of the article.
The Tranya T10 Pro has a four-mic setup—two on each side. The microphone quality is good in quieter environments but is a little sensitive. While the call quality was pretty good indoors, the microphones picked up even the slightest noises when outside.
However, the party on the other side had no issues and told me that I was reasonably audible most of the time. The microphone quality of the P2 Mini is also more or less the same, and we don’t quite think that you’ll notice a difference in similarly-priced earbuds until you head over to the premium territory.
Touch Controls And Other Features
Tap once to pause/play music, double-tap on the right side to increase the volume, and on the left side to decrease the volume. Triple tapping skips/rewinds tracks and tapping four times will allow you to switch to game mode. Lastly, tapping five times changes the sound to bass mode. The earbuds switch themselves off to save power, and you’ll need to press and hold for four seconds to power them on.
The touch-sensitive areas on both the buds are a bit finicky and pretty average. While I like the way they’re implemented, I didn’t like how the functions didn’t work most of the time, primarily due to the amount of time gap you need to mind between consecutive taps.
For example, triple pressing on the right earbud to skip the track sometimes registers only one tap or two taps which pauses the music or increases the volume. The same is the case with the left earbud.
Tapping on the earbud four times activates low-latency game mode. I tested it out in games like Valorant and Genshin Impact, and the difference wasn’t huge but was very noticeable. The earphones perform pretty well on the connectivity front, and the marketed range of 10 meters seems to be accurate.
The battery on the T10 Pro is a 480mAh cell and is rated for up to 8 hours of playtime per bud, per charge, and the battery capacity of each earbud is 50mAh, but Tranya promises 32 hours of overall playback time (Case + Earbuds). In our testing for the Tranya T10 Pro review, we found the claims to be pretty decent as the earbuds last for around 5-6 hours, and the overall battery life was approximately 24 hours, which is two days’ worth of juice for heavy listeners.
The case comes with Wireless charging, which is a feature you won’t find in most TWS earbuds in this price range, and it works well. The charging time is 130 minutes which is on par with the advertised 120 minutes.
Tranya T10 Pro TWS Earbuds