She is not a stranger trying new things, the audio brand presents its first pair of gaming-focused Bluetooth headsets. A prominent feature of the company’s new Seoul headphones is the switching mode that Urbanista claims reduces Bluetooth’s delay to about 70 ms. A dedicated delay switch is not something we’ve seen on many true wireless headphones. Most game-oriented headphones use Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth codec to keep latency as low as possible.
With a low-delay codec variant, Qualcomm claims to reduce that number to about 40 ms. The downside of aptX is both your headset and phone that need to support the codec. This is not a problem with most Snapdragon devices as Qualcomm also manufactures them, but you will not find a codec supported on Apple devices. This is what makes earrings in Seoul interesting. They give you an agnostic way to operate the device to achieve a low latency mode.
Aside from that feature, earrings in Seoul are roughly what you expect from a pair of true 2021 mid-range wireless headphones. At $ 89.90, they supposedly have eight hours of battery life on a single charge, and the included case allows you to get another 32 hours before the entire unit needs to be charged. At that point, you can charge them with a USB-C cable or Qi charging pad. They are also IPX4 certified, come with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and include Google Assistant and Siri integration. The urban planner will sell Seun earrings in four colors: black, blue, purple and white.
For those looking for something more affordable, Urbanista has also announced new Lisbon headphones. At $ 49.90, they are the cheapest real wireless headphones to date. Looking at the list of specifications sent by Urbanista, they also look decent. Battery life comes after nine hours of charging with a single charge. With the included charging case, you can get a total of 27 hours of playback from them. They do not contain waterproofing, but you have Bluetooth 5.2 support and USB-C charging, as well as Google Assistant and Siri integration. It will come in five colors: pastel red, beige, pink, green and black.
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