Here at MajorHiFi, we’re always curious about what new earphones are currently turning heads or making a hubbub in the audio world. The Rademax P10 appears to be one such earphone. At first glance, this earphone looks like an affordable true wireless option with some decent sound quality to boot. But at $35, how good can it really sound?
Rademax P10 True Wireless Review
The P10 comes in a fairly unsophisticated cardboard box with five pairs of eartips, a charging case, and a micro-USB charging cable.
I was first stumped by the large size of the charging case. On closer inspection, though, the case sports a USB cable, allowing you to use the internal battery as a power bank. Still, even this feature doesn’t exactly prove a saving grace, as the case still lands on the bulkier side.
Battery life comes in at 3.5 hours on the earpieces, but the case affords an additional 90 hours of battery life.
Once placed in the ear, this earphone feels relatively comfortable. While the isolation could be a little better, it still does okay with blocking out all but the loudest office chatter.
Running on Bluetooth 5.0, connection strength feels decent, with only a few dropouts in the connection during my listening sessions. These earphones support AAC, SBC, and A2DP codecs. They also rock an IPX7 sweat- and water-resistance rating.
Call quality is okay, though my voice did come across a little muffled when making calls. As a result, I had to project my voice a little more to get the best from the pickup pattern. That being said, I would expect about as much from an earphone at this price.
Rademax P10 True Wireless Review – Sound Quality
In the low end , the P10 feels a little flat without the weight one would normally expect, even from a true wireless earphone. There’s minimal detail here, but the bass itself feels deflated and weak, making this sound particularly abysmal with rock, hip hop, or electronica. With that being said, there’s just enough sound quality here to make the sound acceptable for pop and maybe some other genres. However, on the whole, this low end feels like it misses the mark.
Here the P10 kind of recovers in terms of sound, delivering a midrange that doesn’t feel too shabby, considering. Vocals sound slightly distorted and a little compressed, but that’s pretty much the usual case for budget true wireless earphones. Instrumentation feels the same – just somewhat out of whack, but enough so to cause notice. With that being said, in terms of a consumer sound, this one isn’t too inexcusable. Indeed, audio remains passable for rock, hip-hop, pop, and even some electronica – if you can forgive the lack of lows. I can throw some jazz tracks at this sound and not want to trash the earphones. However, I think this earphone still struggles when it comes to classical.
Concerning highs, the P10 feels a little peaky, but a little sharp up top, too. The result is a fairly energetic sound, and one that can prove fairly engaging. However, the P10 also has a tendency to sound harsh or grating in the highs, especially in the high highs. While a hard fail when it comes to classical tunes, this sound can still pass muster for some pop tracks, provided vocals don’t climb too high.
Astoundingly, the soundstage on the Rademax P10 doesn’t sound as horrible as I was expecting. Given the somewhat lacking sound quality, I was half expecting a very narrow soundstage with too much overlap. However, the P10 actually offers some decent separation (for a true wireless earphone) and a good sense of space (for an in-ear headphone). The result is enough soundstage to lend a sense of realism to some recordings, if you can only stand the rest of the sound.
Rademax P10 True Wireless Review – Conclusion
Pros and Cons
Pros: The Rademax P10 offers passable budget-friendly audio, and the power bank feature ain’t too shabby, either.
Cons: Sound quality could be better in almost every area. Spending an extra $20 or so on a pair of earphones can still net you a better sound.
I actually enjoyed the Rademax P10 for some pop tunes and some electronica. However, the bass-light and somewhat compressed sound does have its limits. While few true wireless earphones can match the P10’s $35 price point, I still feel like you’re sacrificing a good chunk of sound quality for a small amount of savings. Personally I would recommend the Strauss and Wagner SW-TW401. Even at twice the cost, I feel like it actually delivers a solid listening experience, with better battery life and better call quality.
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