Next up in our TWS-Series is the TEVI from a secretive company called Lypertek. Although TEVI is quite popular across the globe, the company itself seems to be active in Hong Kong. The TEVI is an impressive TWS that is on sale for $89 USD. Let’s go deeper with a Review of The Lypertek Tevi: “The Acclaimed”
Review of The Lypertek Tevi: “The Acclaimed”
There are some design similarities to the M5 with the TEVI though not quite as bland in finishing. Both have a similar form factor with that deep black matte finishing housing funneling into a medium length nozzle. The only difference is a wedged cutaway at the top front on the TEVI which gives it a bit more of a sharper look than the M5. The paint on the nozzle of the TEVI also is a bit more matte than the M5 shiny.
The key difference is the faceplate. The Lypertek TEVI has a much nicer silver ring finish to its rounded top plate compared to the blander M5 float oval finish. Both house physical controls but we like the shorter travel distance on the TEVI buttons a bit more. That is important because we always end up having physically controlled TWS way too deep in our ear after a few presses.
The TEVI does not have an outer LED ring like the M5. Instead, it uses a single LED light in the middle of the plate which looks a bit more discreet for those who want lower profile light shows on their TWS.
2. Sound Quality
Teri convinces with a powerful, tidy, and – if required – high-level sound. It uses a 6 mm graph driver, an extremely light and stable material that is also flexible. The Qualcomm Kalimba signal processor ensures clean conversion and the AAC and aptX codecs ensure an increased bandwidth, which should also satisfy higher demands in everyday use. aptX HD or LL, on the other hand, are not part of this kit.
Besides its general balance, We are convinced by the tight and impressive bass which reaches far down and was totally accurate. The same applies to the generally good definition, which also provides an appealing detail resolution in the mid-range for presence, and in the high-frequency range. Towards the top, the Tevi sounds open, perhaps even a bit too accentuated. However, We wouldn’t describe the dynamic driver as “hard” – it merely follows a present, rather than a warm, basic direction.
The construction of the stereo stage is stable; the panning including associated movements is clearly comprehensible. As with most competitors, the room depth in the in-ear area is not very pronounced.
With these sound characteristics, Tevi can easily keep up with true- wireless products from Apple, Sony, and Sennheiser, although it costs significantly less. Finally, the device we tested did not present any weaknesses in speech quality: this is where Qualcomm’s noise reduction for the microphone comes in. If you want an even better sound, simply take an earbud out of your ear and hold it in front of your mouth!
3. Connectivity & Control
When it comes to controls and connectivity, the Lypertek Tevi leaves something to be desired. The earpieces pair and connect quickly once you take them out of the case, and you can … easily switch between listening to one or two earpieces. Unfortunately, the Bluetooth 5.0 signal isn’t the most stable. It has a few dips in areas more crowded with wireless signals, and the signal seems to be unstable even within 10 meters if there are walls between you and your device.
The control scheme on the Lypertek Tevi is logical. You play or pause with a single press, increase volume by pressing the right bud twice, and decrease volume by pressing the left bud twice. Advancing a song can be done with a long press on the right one. The left long-press returns a song. A triple tap, finally, activates your voice assistant on your phone.
This setup may be the ideal control scheme on paper, but the Tevi has actual buttons, and they are a bit squishy. Every touch makes you squeeze the earpieces deeper into your ear, right at the height of your ear canal. It’s not so much painful, but it is annoying. Because the earpieces are wobbly, it’s hard to press the earpieces multiple times. You’ll end up regularly pausing the music instead of changing the volume, for instance. The Tevi really could have benefited from touch controls. Happily, the Tevi does give you a beep as feedback for your actions.
4. Calling Quality
Aside from the sound quality, the biggest complaint that we have with most TWS earbuds is the microphone quality. Nearly all Chinese TWS brands focus on the sound quality but completely forget about the microphone quality. These devices are meant to be used with smartphones, so manufacturers should not skimp out on the microphones.
Luckily, the Tevi breaks away from this trend and provides an excellent sounding microphone. The noise-canceling mics worked flawlessly. People, on the other end, could understand ours clearly despite wind or vehicle noise.
It is quite interesting how Lypertek has managed to do this, considering the mic placement is far from the mouth. But we highly appreciate this feature, and we think other brands should learn from the Tevi as well.
If you are still in the wired audio camp, that’s understandable. For around the same price, you could get something like the MoonDrop Starfield, or pay a bit less and get the Tin T3 or BLON BL-03 and you’d be very happy with those. But products like Lypertek Tevi show that you can now have a technically great sound that is still affordable but without any wires. It’s quite impressive and We can’t wait to see how much better wireless earbuds get in the future.
With the Review of The Lypertek Tevi above, hope you can make a good decision before buying.