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SoundMAGIC releases budget AirPod rivals in the TWS50

Award-winning headphone brand SoundMAGIC has released a pair of wireless earbuds to rival the AirPods in the TWS50

While budget wireless earbuds tend to promise good sound for an insignificant sum, they often deliver sub-par performance. However, few brands battling in that space have the reputation that SoundMAGIC has developed.

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The TWS50 (£79) are the brand’s first pair of true wireless earbuds, and they’ll be hoping to replicate the success of their breakout E10 in-ears.

The TWS50 aim to offer a similar sound and value experience as the E10, which offered a nice bassy sound, with detail and plenty of sparkle in the high-end at an affordable price.

With regards to design, SoundMAGIC has taken a rather different approach with what looks an ocean-inspired theme. The charging case looks a lot like a clamshell, with a sliding cover that reveals the pearls (ahem, earbuds) inside. There’s also a numbered battery indicator to see how much charge is left.

The spec list is up-to-date and includes Bluetooth 5.0, 30 hours of playback – the earbuds contain seven hours of charge – and dual listening, which means you can listen to each earbud individually. They make for a good a choice for fitness wearers with their IPX7 rating and are compatible with AAC codec.

The TWS50 use touch controls and their textured feel makes it easy to find said controls. It also emphasises its fitness intentions with a grippy feel more resistant to sweaty hands. Accessories include compact-sized ear pieces from small to large, that are shaped to “to sit perfectly in the ear”.

The SoundMAGIC TWS50 are available to buy from Amazon UK and Hifiheadphones now for just £79.

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