REVIEW – As my quest for the best earbuds for me continues, there seems to be a constant battle among the earbuds that I test, with all challenging for supremacy and the number one position. The Soul Emotion Wireless Earbuds from Soul Electronics are the next to take on the challenge. So, here we go!!
What is it?
The Soul Emotion earbuds are wireless Bluetooth earbuds that provide the functionality for audio listening and phone functions. Their functions are similar to the standard earbuds.
What’s in the box?
1 x Soul Emotion Earbuds
1 x Charging Case
3 x Pairs of Ear Tips
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Communication card
Design and features
Bluetooth Version: V4.2
Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, and HFP.
Range: 10 meters (33 feet)
Charging time (Full charge): Approx. 1 hour
Playtime: Up to 6 hours
Standby time: up to 40 hours
Charging Box: 300mAh
Recharge Earphones: 2 Times for each fully charged charging box
Weight: 27g Charging Box, 5g Each Earphone
On either the left or right earbud:
1 press – play/pause
2 presses – track forward
3 presses – track backward
On left earbud:
1 press – answer call
1 press – end call
1 long press – reject call
The charging case is small measuring just 2″ x 1″ x 1″, and the earbuds are also small and lightweight. They are offered in both white and black.
Inside of the charging case is a simple layout with a place for each small earbud and with charging pins on each side. In the center of the case between the two earbuds, there is a small circular LED that flashes during charging. (Check out the video below)
These earbuds are very lightweight and very comfortable in the ears, I was able to find a set of the included ear tips that fit me perfectly. When you first use them, you have to look carefully at the contacts, and remove the thin plastic film that covers them. The thin film is almost invisible to the naked eye, and I have to be honest and say that I only figured it out after I could not get the earbuds to charge even after plugging them in overnight. Pairing the earbuds is very easy and straightforward, and after the initial pairing, they automatically power on and pair with that device each time you remove them from the case. Their function includes the standard voice commands that confirm power status and connectivity. They also properly disconnect the Bluetooth connection when placed into the case. They produce a well-balanced sound, but for my taste, they do fall short a bit in the lower frequency. I tested them with Jazz, Reggae, Gospel, Easy Listening, R&B, Soul and the Classics, and overall they performed quite well. The Bluetooth connection remained solid throughout testing with no disruptions even when in the high interference areas that I usually travel through each workday. It is important to note that they do employ a volume limiter, so they never get really, really loud. They fit well in your ears and do not attempt to fall out even during vigorous movements. When I tested them for phone calls, I could hear the other party clearly, but the other party kept saying that I sounded like I was in a basement and I did have to raise my voice quite a bit for them to hear me. Since I am convinced that somehow this is an issue that is specific to me regardless of the earbuds, these earbuds might handle phone calls better for others. One downside is that since the charging case battery is only 300mAh, so you only get just about 2 charges from the case per case charge.
On a sided note, they provide quite a nice light show when charging. (I shot the following video in my dark truck while it was raining heavily outside)
What I like
- The compact size of the case and earbuds including how lightweight they are
- The instant connection and disconnection when placed into or taken out of the charging case
- The solid Bluetooth connection
What can be improved
- The overall frequency range to provide deeper bass
- A bit more volume range
The Soul Emotion earbuds are a great balance of sound, size, weight, and functionality. They work very well in each category and are very pleasing to use. In this challenging battle to “wow” me and to reign supreme as the best earbuds for me, they do not earn the top spot, but they certainly earn a Good Performance rating. However, if rated in a class of earbuds in a similar price range, they could possibly earn top honors. They get a job well done and a thumbs up!!