As someone always on the hunt for good headphones, I was happy to give these earbuds from Doltech a test. Overall, if you’re looking for a set of earbuds that have a portable neck charger, it’s a good option. I wouldn’t say it’s something I’m going to be using too much because I don’t have a desire to wear something on my neck to just charge my headphones, but for some people it might make sense, especially if you travel a lot and want your earbuds easily accessible. The sound is pretty impressive for small earbuds, and the earbuds are pretty light, which makes them more comfortable for hours of listening. Let’s talk about the other features on these earbuds so you can decide if they’re a good fit for you.
Using the Doltech T20 earbuds
As always, you want to make sure they’re fully charged up right out of the box before you start testing them out. Once I charged them up, I put them on my neck and was ready to give them a spin. I paired them to my phone first, which they connected quickly. They stayed paired through all of my testing over a few days, too.
Sound quality and comfort
Overall, I’d say the sound quality on the Doltech T20 is pretty good. Bass actually sounds impressive on these, which is hard to do when earbuds are tiny like this. They’re pretty light so you can wear them for hours without your ears feeling tired. I wouldn’t say they’re the most comfortable earbuds I’ve ever tried, but they do come with three different sizes so you can find one better. I do like that there are buttons on these so you have to push them in order to change songs or answer calls. Some earbuds have touch-buttons which personally drives me crazy. If you find the right fit your ears, you can get a decent amount of noise cancelation around you.
Buttons on the Doltech T20 and battery life
One huge drawback is that you have to push one of the buttons on it for three seconds in order to pause a song. They also do not activate voice assistants on your phone, but thankfully my iPhone could still hear me say, “Hey Siri”. The battery lasts in these for about a good five hours before you need a recharge. The neck charger itself provides four full charges. It takes about an hour to fully charge these earbuds and two hour to charge the neck piece.
The neck charger
I wasn’t able to test this neck charger while traveling (mainly because traveling is not really allowed right now), but I’m not sure if that would have made a difference. Taking the earbud out to fit into the case is awkward because you can’t really see it to make sure you’re aiming it correctly. I can see where it would help if you didn’t want your headphones away while you travel and need them easily accessible.
They’re advertised online as being IPX7, but the box says IPX4. That’s a huge difference for someone if they’re looking for true water resistance.
Overall review: 6/10
Neck charger: 6/10
Bluetooth connection: 9/10
Button use: 5/10
Water resistance: 2/10
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 400mAh battery
- Built-in mic
- Five hours of battery life
- Good sound for listening to music/podcasts/YouTube/etc
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Disclaimer: I received this product for free for the purposes of testing it and reviewing it. All opinions expressed are truthful and 100% my own.