Tronsmart Apollo Bold TrueWireless™ Stereo Plus Hybrid ANC Earbuds
- Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling.
- Qualcomm QCC5124 Flagship Chip.
- Multiple Modes Switching.
- Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio Decoding.
- Intelligent App Control.
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Sound for iOS
Sound for Android
Frequency Response Range
|Tronsmart Apollo Bold||Airpods Pro||Sony WF-1000XM3|
|Noise Cancellation||35dB Hybrid active noise cancelling & 6 mics for 360° noise cancelling||35dB Hybrid active noise cancelling||35dB Hybrid active noise cancelling|
|Bluetooth Chip||Qualcomm QCC5124||H1 Chip||QN1e|
|Control||Touch control||Touch control||Touch control|
|Qualcomm® cVc™ Audio Technology||√||×||×|
|Audio Quality||aptX™, AAC , SBC||AAC||SBC, AAC|
|Playtime(Single Charge)||Up to 10-Hour||Up to 4.5-Hour||Up to 8-Hour|
|Playtime (with Charging Case)||Over 30-Hour||Up to 24-Hour||Up to 32-Hour|
|Weight (Earbuds)||0.24 oz||0.38 oz||0.6 oz|
|Volume (Charging Case)||1.16 x 0.75 inches||2.39 × 1.78 × 0.85 inches||2.20 x 1.85 x 0.98 inches|
|Connection Distance||Up to 15m||Up to 10m||Up to 10m|
|Audio Codecs||aptX, SBC, AAC|
|Bluetooth Range||Up to 15 meters / 50 feet|
|Play Time (Varied by Volume Level & Audio Content)||Earphone: ANC On: up to 7 Hours (50% Volume) ANC Off: up to 10 Hours (50% Volume); Charging Case: up to 30 Hours (50% Volume)|
|Charging Time||Earbud: 2 to 2.5 Hours Charging Case: 2.5 Hours|
|Frequency Range||20Hz - 20KHz|
|Product Dimension||Earbud: 16.86 x 23.13 x 23.96 mm / 0.66 x 0.91 x 0.94 inches Charging Case: 29.45 x 19.03 mm / 1.16 x 0.75 inches|
|Product Weight||Earbud: about 7.0g / 0.24oz With Charging Case: about 54.0g / 1.90oz|
|Package Contents||1 x Apollo Bold TWS+ ANC Earbuds with Charging Case, 1 x Charging Cable, 1 x User Manual, 1 x Storage Bag, 1 x Warranty Card, 1 x Quick Start Guide.|
1.How to pair the Apollo Bold with your mobile phone for the first use?
Apollo Bold is equipped with hybrid active noise cancelling (Feedforward + Feedback ANC) technology together with 6 mics so that it can cancel the noise from every corner. Besides, it can cancel noise up to 35dB from full frequency while most earbuds can only reduce noise up to 25-28dB.
TrueWireless™ Stereo Plus (TWS+) allows both left and right earbuds to receive the signal from the mobile phone at the same time, thus there is no delay between left and right earbud; while TrueWirelessTM Stereo (TWS)allows the main earbud to receive the signal first, then transmit the signal to the other earbud so that there is a delay between left and right earbuds.
Yes, you can. Apollo Bold has three modes:
ANC ON: For blocking any noise;
ANC OFF: For listening to the music longer;
Ambient sound mode: For receiving the necessary sound outside.
Apollo Bold is equipped with 6 mics for noise cancelling making sure crystal-clear call and studio quality audio.
Yes, the earphones are IP45 rated dustproof and waterproof.
ANC On:On the 50% volume level, the playtime is about 7 hours on a single charge.
ANC Off and ambient sound mode:On the 50% volume level, the playtime is about 10 hours on a single charge.
With the charging case, the playtime can be up to 30 hours.
*The playtime depends on the volume level, music genres, environmental conditions and more.
About 2 to 2.5 hours. And it also supports ten-minute of charging for one-hour use. (For those compatible charging devices only)
About 2.5 hours.
Yes, they do. The earphones will play music automatically when you put them in and pause when you take them out.
About 7.0g / 0.24oz
It's the Type-C charging port.
First of all, the left and right earbuds need to be separated at least 15 meters apart, and then connect their respective devices according to normal operations. If the distance is too close, your earbuds will automatically connect.
I reviewed the Tronsmart Apollo Bold active noise cancelling TWS a while back and the conclusion to my review was that I couldn’t recommend them due to their excessive bass in my opinion. Well, it’s time to eat some humble pie - After a combination of software update and burning in (I guess) they sound good - really REALLY GOOD!
Much of my original review still counts - if you want the minute details on these headphones, check out the following link for some truly excellent reviews.
The recent software update has enabled some basic EQ controls (which are retained by the headphones themselves so they’re still in place when you use the Bold’s with other DAP’s). Although it would be nice to have finer controls, the Jazz setting seems to calm that bass down somewhat without overly affecting the other frequencies.
Even without the EQ though, the Bold’s had started to calm down somewhat - they’re a surprisingly detailed TWS and yet they’re not bright - just nicely detailed in the treble region. There’s still some additional noise generated when using either the active noise cancelling or ambient sound mode but then if you’re in an environment where you’re going to need these features, you probably won’t notice. In truth, the Sony WF1000XM3’s do offer better noise cancelling - but not by much.
The sound character does change when ANC/Ambient is switched off. The noise floor effectively disappears and the bass is reduced slightly. Truth be told, all the modes sound pretty good when used according to your environment.
One feature I really would like to see in a future update is the ability to switch off the touch controls so that they can be used in bed. At the moment I find it virtually impossible to use these in bed because of the constant triggering from the touch controls. Strangely Sony uses a very similar touch-system on their WF models and yet don’t suffer with this problem. This is a shame because the additional bass from the Bold’s work really well when listening at lower volumes.
Pros and Cons
Good wireless range
Good battery life
Very light weight
Full range sound
Active noise cancelling
Touch controls too sensitive
Bass boosted (but not too bad with Jazz EQ applied)
Case feels flimsy
I feel that I can now easily recommend these headphones. Don’t get me wrong, they’re still not perfect but are definitely a step up from the usual budget offerings. They have a ‘big’ sound which kinda sounds like full-sized headphones. Whilst perhaps not accurate in the usual sense of the word, they do have a ‘fun’ or even ‘musical’ sound which I really like.
On AliExpress I gave these earbuds 4 stars as I first encountered them, so it was my first reaction - and first impression always matters! Tronsmart Apollo Bold aren't the greatest earbuds ever, as the marketing is trying to sugest us, unlike, for example, the Tronsmart Element Force plus Bluetooth speaker (that I own), which amazed me... So, for the best listening experience, you should use the Tronsmart app and fix Pop EQ with ANC off. Also, if you use a Huawei Phone, set the Huawei Histen sound effects to Auto, and in Developer Options, set at Bluetooth 44,1 kHz 16 bit sampling, with aptX or AAC codec, and maybe you'll be satisfied... Overall, I'll give it almost 5 stars, because with these earbuds I downgraded from JBL earphones and SONY WIC200 (3 times cheaper than Tronsmart and mind-blowing sound experience). Let's hope I won't regret the aquisition în time...Read more Read less
l am very satisfied with Apollo Bold. My ears are sensitive for good sound quality, I also play keyboard.
I already tested with Audiophile music, and I can tell it has a very good sound. Tronsmart: It would be nice to have a manual equalizer in the IOS Application. About the comfort: these are comfortable to wear, don't fall out from ears, any bad feelings by walking. I am happy, that I chose Tronsmart!!!! They are doing well!
Muy bien de sonido en general, quizás abuse un poco de graves al activar la cancelación de ruido.
El mundo ambiente es una pasada cuando quieres escuchar ruidos, sonidos y voces de tu alrededor.
La única pega es el tamaño de las almohadillas, son bastante grandes y no valdrán para todas las orejas.
Best ANC I've experienced in a Bluetooth earbud. Great for road noise. Great sound quality. Very comfy. Very happy with the purchase.Read more Read less
I love this beautiful design! I think this is one of the best looking earbuds that I have so far. They fit comfortably in my ear. They are light weight yet heavy enough that you feel its solid quality. I couldn't have any complaints about the sound quality. For me low latency is one of the main consideration, these earbuds do it very well!Read more Read less
These are the best True Wireless earbuds I've had the pleasure of using. Sounds fantastic! Fit is great too, very comfortable.Read more Read less
I had high expectations and these earbuds beat them. Definitely worth the premium price.Read more Read less
Works great. Easy to configure and use. And I think this is a great product for the price point.Read more Read less
These are all-around great. I used them on a plane flight of about 3 hours. It didn’t fully mute the plane noise, but it was really close. The fit is really important for the sound cancelling of course. Superb noise cancelling.Read more Read less
I like the sound quality and the adjustability with the extra sizes of rubber earbud covers. Charges fast and play long. Nice purchase.Read more Read less
I’ve had the opportunity to review a number of wireless headphones over the last couple of years - Tronsmart very kindly sent me a set of their latest active noise cancelling TWS earbuds to review - the Apollo. Packaging for the Apollo’s is extremely impressive - definitely comparable to the packaging used on my Sony WF1000XM3’s. Unfolding the magnetically secured box reveals the charging case and headphones embedded in some surprisingly difficult to remove packaging. Overall the packaging shouts out that you’re getting a good quality product.
You get the usual accessories - short charging cable, a couple of instruction manuals, two additional pairs of silicone tips in different sizes (no foamies here) and a pleather drawstring carry case (which is a nice touch). Note that all three pairs of tips appear to be quite small (to me at least) so those of you with larger ear holes may need to raid their eartip collection - the good news is that, even with their unusual oval stem, you shouldn’t have any problems finding alternatives.
As with many true wireless headphones, the case uses magnets to secure the buds in place when charging and assists in keeping the lid closed. Whilst it works perfectly well, the case does feel somewhat flimsy and doesn’t give the impression that it could cope with a lot of rough and tumble. The case uses USB Type C for charging but doesn’t feature wireless charging. Unfortunately there’s only one LED on the case to indicate charge - it would have been nice to have a row of LEDS to help more accurately show remaining battery life.
The headphones themselves really do look nice with the gold trim around the touch sensor. To my eyes, they look as premium as anything from Sennheiser or Sony. Nice touch there. One of the first things I noticed was just how light they are - way lighter than I expected. These headphones have a reasonable IP rating so there shouldn’t be any problems with encountering water. Unusually, the stems are oval shaped but I’ve found that this actually helps keep the tips nice and secure. In all fairness I have to say that their lightness greatly helps when it comes to maintaining a good fit.
The touch sensors on the Apollo’s work in a similar way to the Sony WF1000XM3’s - kinda. I must admit it’s taking some time getting used to the unusual control logic on these buds but it’s nice to have the remote volume option - something that the Sony’s lack (unless you’re prepared to sacrifice other functions). Like many of the other TWS headphones out there that feature touch controls, the Apollo’s suffer from sometimes being too sensitive - usually resulting in unwanted changes to the volume. The controls operate like this:-
L/R 1 Tap - Change volume
L/R 2 Taps - Play/Pause/Answer/Hang Up
L/R 3 Taps - Cycle through the various noise cancelling modes
L/R Tap and hold - Skip Track
You can perhaps see just how easy it is to find yourself increasing the volume rather than pausing the music for example. Sony’s touch controls are definitely better - even if they don’t have the same degree of fine control.
Battery life appears good - although I’ve not really had the chance to test this out properly yet. Tronsmart claim the Apollos’ have up to 10 hours playback from a single charge and 30 hours before you have to recharge the case - I suspect that these figures would be measured with active noise cancelling switched off, a fairly low volume setting and the SBC codec employed.
Unlike the Sony’s, the Apollo’s feature a reasonable degree of water resistance - always a welcome feature on portable stuff. I can’t imagine just how difficult it would be to get these buds out of their case with wet hands, it’s bloody hard enough with dry hands. This is also a real problem with the Lypertek Tevi’s - it’s a good job they’re both water resistant because the moment you attempt to take either of them out when you’re outside in the rain - you’re practically guaranteed to drop them in the nearest puddle. Apart from the somewhat flimsy construction and the surprisingly light weight of the earbuds, the Apollo’s look like a decent package.
Bluetooth Performance is better than average and the Apollos easily pass the upstairs bathroom test with flying colours. They pair well with my Sony NW-A55 and can go more than loud enough for me.
Active Noise Cancelling
The active noise cancelling isn’t as effective as the Sony’s but in all fairness they don’t cost the same as the Sony’s either. The ambient sound is definitely muffled but it’s still there. The Sony’s can be uncanny sometimes with their noise cancelling but the Apollo’s do share one thing with the Sony’s and that is that the active noise cancelling doesn’t overly affect the sound quality.
Right. Up front I have to say that these are ‘bass monster’ headphones. They’re not flat. They’re not audiophile - but they can sound fun. I’m not normally a big believer in ‘breaking in’ headphones - perhaps the first few minutes of playback allow the drivers to form their natural shape - microscopically speaking, but that’s about it as far as I’m concerned. I have given these headphones a good few hours playback at both low and fairly loud volumes and their sound character has changed slightly - but the bass just overpowers the other frequencies. (Note that at the end of this review there is an amendment to that statement - I wanted to keep the original review intact to help show the differences a decent burn in time can make to the Apollo's.)
Definitely the dominant frequency. This boosted bass makes these headphones ideal for listening at very low volume.
Fairly recessed and perhaps lacking in some of the finer details but unfortunately just overpowered by the bass.
Treble is nicely detailed and falls just below my personal 'harsh' zone.
Due to the overall shape of the headphones and the fairly small tips/shallow insertion depth, this results in what I feel is a less than ideal fit. However, taking into account both the active noise cancellation and the excessive 'V' shape to the sound means that the actual overall sound quality is pretty good - as long as you’re listening at low volume and/or avoiding bass-rich genres. I've really enjoyed listening to some of the 70's rock in my collection. Rush, Floyd, Genesis, Wakeman, Yes and so on. These old recordings sound pretty nice with this massive bass boost.
One effective way of overcoming this massive amount of bass is to avoid deep insertion or even bothering to get an effective seal. Just simply ‘popping’ the headphones in - and not making any attempt at fit or seal, resulted in the excessive bass simply bleeding away - producing a ‘flatter’ sound profile. The downside is of course greatly redacted noise cancellation and loss of volume. All said and done though - wayyyyyyyy too much bass.
I really wanted to like these headphones. They’re well specced, look good and are comfortable. Unfortunately the excessive bass simply spoils them for me. On the plus side, they do make an excellent IEM for late night listening in bed at super low volumes - the excessive bass sounds really nice then. I’m hoping that one possible future feature the Apollo’s may have when they release the software is the ability to store EQ settings on the IEM’s themselves - then, after cranking the bass well down, you will end up with a really nice sounding pair of TWS headphones. Let's hope that this happens! As they stand right now, I can't recommend them. However I shall definitely keep my eye out for their application which is due out shortly.
Amendments to the original review.
I felt compelled to re-evaluate my thoughts on the Apollo's and, rather than re-writing the review I thought it might be more appropriate to leave it in so as to illustrate how first impressions can change. I've never been much of a believer in 'burn in' - especially with the tiny drivers in IEM's. My experience with these has made me rethink this. Whilst I accept that 'brain burn in' is as likely a phenomenon, there's no doubt in my mind that the Apollo Bolds' have definitely improved over time.
Whilst they're still a little too bassy for my liking, they really have begun to shine in their sound quality. Whilst at the louder volumes I normally listen to music at I still find them a bit too much but at significantly lower volumes (i.e. at night, in bed), they sound bloody fantastic.
At low volumes the extra bass humphhh really works well with pretty much all genres of music - and the soundstage really comes alive.
One criticism is that the touch controls are too sensitive making them a bit difficult to use in bed without occasionally triggering volume changes or track skipping. Sony's touch controls seem to be pretty good at rejecting accidental touches - I wonder if they use the accelerometer as well as the touch sensitive controller?
These may well turn out to be my new bedtime headphones
The Tronsmart Bluetooth earbuds are very good quality. They come in a stylish carry case that also works as a battery powered charging pad for the earbuds, ensuring they are fully charged prior to use unless of course, the case runs out of power. The case can be recharged at any time.
The earbuds firstly sit comfortably in your ear and pair very easily. The sound quality is good and the volume is excellent. The earbud controls work perfectly and overall I believe this is a great set of earbuds for the price paid.
I work outside lots of loud gas equipment and with this one, I hardly hear anything, scared a rattlesnake will get me if I don't pay attention :p amazing battery is okay need a full charge every other day if you use it very often like I doRead more Read less
These are legit! I can mow the lawn on a riding mower and hear my music no problem! Great for working out, yard work or just casual listening. I’ve tried lots of in ear headphones, and these are the only ones that fit comfortably in my ears and don’t fall out.Read more Read less
These are by far the most comfortable active noise cancelling headphones I have ever owned. The sound quality is amazing. And the call quality equally so. These I've had them in all day and haven't had one issue with them.Read more Read less
I didn’t expect these earbuds to be so comfortable. The sound is amazingly crisp and clear. These will become my main Bluetooth headset. Well worth the money.Read more Read less
These earphones are super-comfortable in my ears and have excellent sound quality. The sound quality is excellent, and the noise-cancelling is top-notch, and a feature you don’t often find on truly wireless headsets.Read more Read less
Sound quality is fantastic, noise canceling works as advertised, synced right out of the box no problem. After using a few days they are still great.Read more Read less
The sound quality that comes out of these small earpieces is beyond phenomenal. The crispness and clarity of the sound quality blow my mind away. One of the things I love about earbuds is the fact I can wear them at work and not look like I'm a DJ. If I could, I would definitely give it more the 5 stars.Read more Read less
In terms of looks, I find it to be a classy look. It definitely doesn't look bulky, (like an oversized bug sitting in your ear) and it feels lightweight, being overall comfortable. In terms of sound quality and noise cancelling, I find it to be excellent. Sound quality is flat and natural. My music library consists of mostly hip hop/lo-fi music and these have great bass without being overly "boomy" nor too tight.Read more Read less
Today I dot my pair of Tronsmart Apollo Bold, and I must say I'm impressed for the price.
Yes, the bass is very uplifted related to what I'm used with my other cans, but very easily corrected with some eq. When bass-corrected. these earbuds sound IMHO quite good(i say quite good with regards to the other cans I have), and if I think about the price I would say they sound really very good.
Comfort-wise, again I would say they are very good, light and very stable in the ear.
The touchpad is very comfortable and responsive when you get the hang of it.
All in all, I'm very happy with the purchase, and I would suggest them without hesitation if someone asks me.
It’s great just to put them in in a noisy place and enjoy the instant tranquillity when the noise cancellation kicks in. The sound quality is decent. Pairing is instantaneous.Read more Read less
These are brilliant, the noise cancellation is better than expected with a discreet and comfortable fit. Perfect all-rounder.Read more Read less
I can’t express how much I love these. I did loads of research looking for a pair of ANC earbuds that please me and I found it! The sound quality is great, the noise cancelling is good as well. Everything is great!Read more Read less
I am very happily pleased with this purchase. The noise cancellation is amazing. It works so well. The supplied ear tips make sure that these stay in my ears and don’t move around. It seamlessly transitions between my devices. Highly recommended.Read more Read less
Sound isolation and water-resistance are my favourite features! Was super blown away by how it silences a lot of the noise around me until the noise cancelling mode is activated!Read more Read less
Best earbuds I’ve ever purchased. For years I wanted wireless noise cancelling earbuds after using the other ANC earbuds. The noise cancelling is slightly above average and the ambient mode is extremely useful on the go or whenever you need to hear your surroundings with your music.Read more Read less
I wish I could give more than five stars. I’m a very picky person when it comes to what sounds are flooding my ears. And these are hands down the best earbuds I’ve ever owned! They stay perfectly in place through some rigorous working out as well!Read more Read less
The sound quality as well sounds very good to me. I'm by no means an audiophile but I'm a little picky as far as this goes and I'm more than pleased. The ability to switch from noise cancelling to ambient mode is awesome as well.Read more Read less
The sound quality that comes out of these small earpieces is beyond phenomenal. The crispness and clarity of the sound quality blow my mind away. Also, its noise cancellation also impresses me. If I could, I would definitely give it more the 5 stars.Read more Read less
The active noise cancelling is amazing. I walk a lot on busy city streets, and they reduce traffic noise considerably. And the sound is very rich with good bass and clear high notes. All in all, love the sound and the noise cancellation!!Read more Read less