Moondrop Space Travel


100+ Head-Fier
25€ well spent!
Pros: Decent performance in general for the price, with 3 options of tuning and ANC...
Cons: Only SBC and AAC codecs available, not the best at anything in particular...

Recently I reviewed the iFi Go Link and said that they were the best Bluetooth portable source I had heard but they cost around 400€. Today I am looking at something that is completely at the other extreme of the price range, coming in at around 25€.

I already said that I am not a huge fan of TWS but I had heard good things about the Moondrop Space Travel and decided to purchase a set to see if they are just another set of TWS IEMs that work for others but just don’t work for me.

Well, I am glad I did pick them up!

As I purchased these IEMs, there are no companies asking for me to share links. I purchased them from Shenzen Audio but they are also available on Linsoul, AliExpress and probably a few other sites also.



It has been a while since I reviewed anything from Moondrop. Funnily enough, I think that the last set was actually the Nekocake, a set of TWS IEMs that are very similar to these, or rather these are very similar to the Nekocake.

I didn’t mind the Nekocake but, as soon as the review was over, I gave them to a family member that was looking for some TWS IEMs. This is a positive thing because if I thought they were terrible, I would have never given them to her, but on the other hand, if I thought they were great, I would have probably kept them.

Now, before I continue, this review is not going to say that the Space Travel are the best TWS IEMs in the world because they aren’t, yet I have found myself reaching for them a lot and enjoying using them, these will probably stick around in my bag for the foreseeable future.

I definitely think they are worthy of a review, even if it is a brief one (famous last words, as it is never brief by the time I get to the end of it!).

So, let me share my experience with the Space Travel and why I think that, for 25€, these little IEMs are a great buy.



You really can’t get simpler than the presentation of the Moondrop Space Travel. They arrive inside their charging case, in a clear plastic cover (I can’t bring myself to call it a box) with a space in the bottom for the charging cable, a couple of extra sets of tips and the usual manual/docs.

That is it, not much to review here.


Build and aesthetics…

The IEMs themselves are identical to the Nekocake, which is basically just another one of those “Apple Airpods Inspired” designs (not to say copy). This time the cat logo has been replaced with some simple yellow and grey design, with “Space Travel” written on one side.

What has changed is the charging case. Where the Nekocake came with a white case with a flip up lid, the Space Travel use clear plastic with no lid at all. I know that this is something that people have complained about but in my use case, I actually don’t mind it. The IEM case has lived in my bag since I got them (except for removing it to charge) and it fits great in one of the little front pockets. I just unzip the pocket and grab the IEMs and just drop them back in when I have finished.

I understand that this is not something that works for everybody but I’m sure there will be some kind of silicone cover available soon enough and, in case you have the Nekocake, it seems they also fit and work in the Nekocake case.

My only personal complaint is something that I find over and over again with TWS charging cases, the USB-C charging port is on the bottom, meaning you have to lay the case down to charge it. This is a minor gripe but I would still prefer to see the charging port on the back of the case.



The touch controls on the stems of the IEMs are responsive and seem to work well. A simple touch on either side will play or pause the music (or answer/end a call), a double tap on the left is previous track and on the right is next track, with a triple being to summon the assistant.

The Space Travel also have three different modes which you can cycle through by pressing and holding the left or right IEM for 1 second. The modes are Normal, Transparency and Active Noise Cancelling. Rather than a voice telling you what mode you are in, a chinese girl makes a sound, which is “Ummm” for normal, “Shhhh” for ANC and “Heh!” for transparency mode. It’s certainly something original.

Bluetooth pairing mode is entered by holding both sides for 3 seconds and is very quick to both pair and to reconnect each time, although only SBC and AAC codecs are available. Moondrop states 4 hours playback with the IEMs fully charged, with an additional 12 hours available with the use of the case (which takes around an hour to fully recharge the IEMs).

Things are obviously not perfect and I would have liked to have seen LDAC and of course, my pet peeve, volume control on the IEMs. But for 25€, I really can’t bring myself to complain.



As mentioned in functionality, the Space Travel have three modes, Normal, Transparency and ANC. Due to the way the ANC is implemented (the location of the mics) I have not been able to measure the frequency response but when comparing Normal & Transparency, the response is identical (except for the extra background noise of course) and I can’t hear any difference in response with ANC on, so the mode does not influence the frequency response of the IEMs.

While on the subject of ANC, it is fairly decent. It is not the best ANC I have used but the noise reduction is useful. I haven’t travelled with them yet (i.e: I haven’t flown) but with the A/C drone in my office it is effective.

There is also an app that can be installed (at least on Android, I don’t have any iOS devices) and allows the user to select between three different tunings. The app is far from great but once the tuning is selected, it saves to the IEMs, so you can pick it and then not worry about the app.

The three tunings are “Reference”, “Monitor” and “Basshead”. Here is a graph of the three in comparison to my personal preference target for reference as always:


After spending some time trying each of the tunings, I found that I preferred the “Reference” tuning and that is what I have been using since then.

Now, don’t expect these IEMs to be amazing, they are not the best in terms of audiophile performance, yet they still have a very enjoyable performance.

To be totally honest, I haven’t really sat down to have a dedicated in depth listening session with the Space Travel. Usually, when I review something, I spend time with it and then sit down with my list of test tracks to have a focused listen where I pinpoint certain responses to certain tracks. In this case, all I have done is use the Space Travel as and when I wanted to, without really focusing on minute details.

This may make this review null and void for some people but, in my opinion, these IEMs are not really something that I would expect people to choose for dissecting music. These are more of a set to have handy, being able to grab them at any time, without having to worry about them too much. And in those terms, they perform really well.

The “Reference” sound signature has a bit of a boost in the lower ranges, which does a nice job of keeping things smooth but clear, with a boost around the 2.5 to 3kHz mark that works to give things presence. Add those to a very neutral mid range and a decent extension in the upper ranges, and you have a very pleasurable set of IEMs for easy listening.

Not once, in the various weeks that I have been using these IEMs, have I felt that they sounded awful. I haven’t found myself focusing on them and thinking, “damn, that sounds bad on these”, they just played music as I went about my daily routines. And I really think that is the strong point of these IEMs.

They have a pleasurable sound signature, with decent enough detail and performance that is more than satisfactory for 25€. They even have decent sound stage for a set of IEMs.



I know I haven’t gone into depth on the sound of these IEMs, which sort of defeats the purpose of reviewing a set of IEMs, but honestly, they are a decent sounding set of TWS for a very cheap price.

I wouldn’t recommend these to someone who is looking for specific strong point in IEMs, in other words, I wouldn’t put them as the “best bass” or “most detailed” or anything like that. I would simply put them as a 25€ set of TWS that provide a good and enjoyable experience.

And before the question gets asked, yes, I prefer them to the Nekocake which are twice the price. In fact, as someone who really doesn´t like TWS IEMs all that much, I think these are the set that I have spent most time listening to and intend to keep on doing so. They are certainly one of the few sets that I have reviewed as most of the budget TWS sets that come my way end up getting a couple of hours listening and then either returned or thrown in a drawer never to see a battery charger ever again.

As always, this review is avalable in Spanish both on my blog ( and on YouTube (
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Do these have any sort of static noise or buzz when nothing is playing?
I'm currently using soundpeats life, but the static noise when nothing is playing on the side bluetooth is connected to makes it annoying and irritating to just use the ANC with nothing playing.


New Head-Fier
Moondrop Space Travel Review | The $25 Entry-level TWS to Beat!
Pros: Unique case design
Well-balanced bass response
Very inoffensive and safe treble
Midrange, for the most part, has a balanced tonality
Usable ANC and transparency mode
Pretty good battery life.
Basshead and Monitor Presets are a welcome addition.
Cons: Case design is form-over-function
Slight upper-mid glare that affects vocals to be slightly shouty depending on how the songs are mixed
Slightly lacking in overall technical capability compared to the $20 price bracket
Moondrop Link is lacking in control (can't control ANC or Transparency via software)
Here's a video version

Ok. $25 USD for a pair of TWS IEMs is honestly a steal for me. When I saw the price for the first time, I simply just blind-bought them straight from SHENZHENAUDIO because I really wanted to recommend something that's wireless and cheap, but also still really solid for the price in terms of its sound quality and features. You all know the feeling when your friends see a well-performing TWS, but it costs way more than what they're willing to buy. Anyway, now that I've been using the TWS for at least a month now, I think that's a good time for me to review this TWS.

Build, Design, and Comfort
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I do like the design of the Space Travel. It has this clear shell that shows the buds in view, and the more boxy design adds a futuristic feel to its aesthetic. For the picture-takers, this set would look cool. The problem is that the design is form-over-function. First, there's no lid to cover the TWS so if you're worried about dust or water coming inside the buds, you might as well consider getting the Nekocake case with the Space Travel. I personally don't find this a huge issue since I don't use my pockets since I basically have PTSD from my old phone getting stolen. Second, because it's clear plastic, it is susceptible to scratches. So if you want to keep the Space Travel looking pristine, I recommend taking more steps. On one hand, I don't care too much, but on the other hand, it's full of scratches.

Lastly, for comfort, it fits pretty well to my ears. I only use them with the stock tips, and I don't think they would easily fall off of my ears. Walked around the city and in a convention, and they feel pretty light and comfortable enough to get by.

Software Impressions (ANC and Transparency)
In a nutshell, the ANC and transparency modes are usable. Don't expect these to blow out the software from Apple or Samsung. With that said, it is very usable. I think that ANC reduces enough volume and transparency gives enough sense of awareness to your surroundings. Battery life is good enough. In my use-case, I find myself to frequently put the buds back in the case for various reasons. Because of that, it lasts for a while before needing to charge them. But if you use them on a long ride, that's when you'll notice the 4 hours of battery life. I would also say that the Moondrop Link app is a bit barebones. It would be nice if I can also control ANC and Transparency mode via software instead of holding the sides of the buds themeselves.

Subjective Sound (Listening Impressions)
After using the Space Travel for a while, I do think that:
  • The signature is well-balanced overall.
  • Bass and lower mids are on the leaner side but otherwise not overly boosted; pretty much controlled.
  • Treble is tilted towards relaxed tuning; resulting in the lack of sibilance when it comes to cymbal prominence.
  • Midrange is kept nearly intact to what I think sounds neutral.
  • Midrange tonality has a slight glare, which is more apparent in female vocals, causing them to sometimes sound slightly shouty. Some instruments are also slightly too in-your-face, however I find vocals to be more obvious to have this issue.
  • Technical performance is average to slightly below average.
  • Bass lacks in the sense of authority, altho still pretty competent in the $20 tiers.
  • Smeared and grainy detail retrieval which results in lackluster detail, maybe even compared to the $20 tiers.
  • Staging performance is expected; pretty closed in stage with 3-blob imaging. Very elliptical without having the sense of projection beyond my ears.
  • Due to lacking in texture, instrumental timbre doesn't seem to stand out, although I think it performs well.
Objective Sound (Frequency Response Analysis)
Here is my graphtool. I publish graphs measured with a clone IEC60318-4 (IEC711) coupler I bought from Sounds Good Store in AliExpress.

Reference Preset
Space Travel compared to what I perceive as neutral

  • The increase in 2 kHz to 3 kHz is probably causing the slight glare I'm hearing since I never heard this glare in cymbals, which is supported by a relatively relaxed treble from 6 kHz to 10 kHz.
  • Bass and treble are slightly lean and relaxed, respectively, as I said in my listening impressions.

Basshead Preset

  • Boosts the bass by 3dB starting from 200Hz. Desirable for more bass-focused tracks while keeping lower mids away from muddiness.
  • Treble slightly boosted (actually to a level that I would like) to balance the bass lift.
  • The upper-mid glare is still there, but it doesn't become as obvious due to the boosts on both ends.
  • Still more on the neutral side for bassheads.
Monitor Preset

  • The 2 kHz to 3 kHz increase is now tamed down. It makes the midrange tonality one of the best I've ever heard at its price range.
  • However, the bass is lacking, making this profile very vocal-centric and boring to listen to.
Because of that, I recommend adding a bass shelf to the Monitor preset. I use a 5dB Low Shelf filter with a Q value of 0.5 starting at 105 Hz.
To the Moondrop Chu:

  • Space Travel's treble is safer, while Chu can come across as spicy.
  • Space Travel is slightly warmer in the lower mids, while Chu is very lean.
  • Better vocal timbre for Chu when compared to Reference Preset. With Monitor Preset, Space Travel beats the Chu in my opinion in terms of vocal timbre.
  • Better resolution and transients for Chu, but comes across as metallic in timbre as a result. Space Travel sounds smoother and more natural.

To the QKZ HBB:

  • Better treble for Space Travel. QKZ HBB comes across as too blunt or too relaxed. I already find Space Travel treble to be pretty relaxed.
  • QKZ HBB for my tastes is too warm or thick. Space Travel is cleaner in that regard.
  • QKZ HBB is more basshead-focused.
  • Better bass dynamics for QKZ HBB, although as a result it is very loose. Still a preference thing, but I prioritize a more forward vocal presentation.
To the Nekocake and Buds2:
  • I don't have either of them...
  • pls don't ask.
Let's Wrap This Up
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If you can't buy the Galaxy Buds2, or you just want a cheap TWS IEMs, the Moondrop Space Travel is a very solid option. At its price of $25, I can't really give any complaints unless I start to judge without considering its value. Pretty solid tuning, with technical performance that most people won't complain about except for people who are into audio gear. This is one of the best sidegrades for the wired $20 bracket.


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Moondrop Space Travel: Amazing Sound, Affordable Price, Wireless.
Pros: Affordable
Decent build quality
Comes with ANC and Transparency mode
ANC mode is very pleasant
Multiple tuning options (from Moondrop LINK)
Amazing tonality (on all tuning options)
Well controlled bass
Clean, natural midrange
Engaging, forward female vocals
Treble is smooth and inoffensive yet not too dark
Decent treble extension and air
Decent technicalities
Cons: Moondrop LINK is very barebone
Big, bulky shell, fit may be not for all (Subjective)
ANC and Transparency mode is a little underwhelming
Hard to insert and retrieve the earbuds into the case at first
No cover on top of the case
Unclear indications from voice prompts for ANC/Transparency modes
Doesn't show battery of case in Moondrop LINK
Doesn't support Hi-Res Bluetooth codecs like LDAC (Nitpick)
Average battery life (Nitpick)
Average call quality (Nitpick)
  • Huge thanks to SHENZHENAUDIO for providing the opportunity for me to review the Moondrop Space Travel. I really do appreciate it. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and are not influenced in any way.


  • $24.99


  • Samsung Galaxy S21 (AAC)
Ear tips
  • Acoustune AET07
  • Comes with a decent amount of accessories
    • Space Travel.
      • Attached to 1 pair of silicone ear tips (M sized)
    • Charging cable
    • Decent selection of ear tips.
      • 3 pairs of silicone tips (S, M, L)

Build Quality

  • Plasticky, lightweight shell with matte finish but doesn't feel too cheap.
  • Nozzle is oval shaped, while it being shorter than usual IEMs but managed to fit my AET07 very well.
  • Fit is decent for me. Not the deepest fit due to its rather large body but comfortable enough to wear it through the whole day.



  • Bluetooth connection was maintained quite well throughout my listening sessions, there were hardly anytime when the connection is cut off while using it.
  • Latency
    • I did not encounter any latency issues when watching videos, the sound syncs with the video decently.
    • However, it is definitely not the best, as it can be a tiny bit sluggish but I do not think it is noticeable enough for casual video watching, but I can't say the same for gaming or a more serious movie watching session.

Battery Life
  • When listening with 70-80% volume with ANC turned on, it can last me almost 4 hours.
  • This is fine if you're not a particularly heavy user, but it definitely isn't the strong point of this TWS.
  • The case holds an extra 12 hours as stated but I never actually used them to the full extent.

App Support

  • Moondrop Link is really ... barebone and unrefined.
  • Only allows customization for touch controls and tuning options.
  • Doesn't show more information like which mode (ANC/Transparency) I'm currently on, or battery.

Call Quality

  • Call quality is acceptable, but there are occasions when the other party mentioned that my voice is a little boomy and unclear, just happened once or twice throughout 5-6 meeting sessions (approx. 1 hour per session)

ANC/Transparency Modes

  • ANC
    • Unable to choose the amount or level of ANC
    • Does cancel the surrounding sound but not much, stuff like construction noises next door will still get through even with ANC turned on.
    • There is also almost no pressurized feeling from the ANC, unlike stronger ANC buds like Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 which feels uncomfortable with ANC turned on.
  • Transparency
    • Unable to choose the amount or level of Transparency
    • Able to hear surrounding sound but also doesn't sound too clear.
    • If you want to listen to something important, I would still suggest taking them off to listen more clearly.

  • Neutral to mild V-shaped.
  • I have used both 3 tuning options for a fair amount of time.
    • Basshead: Changes the signature to a mild V shaped signature, most balanced option to me. Even at this setting, the bass is not totally overpowering everything else, but the impact and quantity is slightly increased overall. However, the quantity still doesn't fulfill bass heads' requirement in my opinion.
    • Reference: Somewhat neutral with a little bit of bass boost. Bass is more subtle but still packs a decent punch.
    • Monitor: More of a neutral signature. Midrange and treble is significantly more pronounced in this mode. Personally, I find this mode to be more vocal centric.
  • The comments below will be based on the "Reference" option.

  • Quite balanced between the sub bass and mid bass,
  • Rumbles and slam are present but a little subtle, and not very impactful or deep.
  • However, the bass is actually surprisingly decently defined and textured especially for the price.
  • Speed is decent enough to keep up with most busy tracks, and decay is on the faster side.
  • Quantity is not much but sufficient if you're not a bass head, and it is very well controlled.
  • Midrange is clean, not recessed, and comes with a touch of warmth.
  • Male vocals are slightly lacking in body, sounds a little thin but not overly distant.
  • Female vocals on the other hand, is quite forward and energetic, perhaps may be borderline shouty to some but not to me.
  • Instruments and timbre are quite natural, with the lower end being slightly thin.
  • Overall note weight and density on the thinner side.
  • Treble is quite relaxed but have a touch of sparkle to not sound too dark.
  • Overall, there are minimal harshness and peaks, it is quite smooth
  • Treble extension is also decent which adds a little airiness to it, which is quite surprising for a product in this range.
  • Details in the treble are decently revealing for a product in this price range.



  • Resolution and detail retrieval are decent. Nothing outstanding but doesn't fall too short either.

  • Soundstage is quite decent for the price, width is alright but lacking a little in terms of depth which is acceptable.

  • Imaging and accuracy is decent enough for me to tell instruments placements apart.
  • Separation and layering is decent too.
  • There are decent separation and layering most of the time, but will still sound slightly congested when tracks start to get busy.


  • As a conclusion, if you want a affordable TWS with sound quality being the utmost priority, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Moondrop Space Travel if you don't need more advanced features other than ANC and Transparency modes.
  • Each and every preset EQ configuration in the app are excellent in its own way and will cater towards different target audience for sure.
  • Although I listed many things out in the Cons section, those are more like a nitpick or subjective opinion, which are easily forgivable for a product in this price range.
  • However, if you're looking for something more, especially in terms of features and refinement, I suggest looking for something else.


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Moondrop Space Travel Review - A Solid Performer
Pros: Balanced Sound
Customisable via Moondrop Link App (Touch Control, EQ)
High price performance ratio
Cons: Short battery life on a single charge (nitpicking)
irrelevant voice prompt for ANC/Transparency mode and game mode

Moondrop is no stranger when it comes to the audio community. Most of their releases are hits rather than misses, being priced affordably, does not mean they skimp on the sound quality. Let’s take a look and see if it’s holding up against other similarly priced TWS.
The packaging is pretty straight forward, nothing to expect at this price point.
A transparent box consists of the IEM, eartips. The whole earbud is made out of plastic and there are no sharp edges or any protrusion that causes discomfort. Despite it’s fully plastic,it doesn’t look cheap and it’s light, I've worn them for several hours during my meeting and there’s no discomfort throughout the period. The charging case’s design is very appealing in my opinion, the transparent look does make it look premium. In terms of ergonomics when attempting to remove the TWS from the charging case, it does take a little bit of effort when your finger is dry.

  • Bluetooth version: 5.3
  • Supported protocols: A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/HSP/SBC/AAC
  • Charging port: Type-C
  • Working distance: 10m (barrier-free open environment)
  • Support system: Bluetooth devices and mobile phones
  • Earphone charging time: About 1 Hour
  • Charging time of charging case: about 1.5 Hours
  • Earphone battery capacity: 3.7V/37mAh
  • Battery capacity of charging case: 3.7V/380mAh
  • Battery life of earphone: About 4 Hours
  • Battery life of charging case: About 12 Hours
Connection Test and Latency
  • Placing my phone on my dining table in my living room, i walked to my balcony with a thick wall in between and there’s no disconnection nor any distortion, connection remained rock solid stable
  • As for gaming, the delay is very noticeable, but then again, this TWS is not meant/marketed for gamers in mind.
  • Watching Netflix with it on my iPad, there isn’t any delay as well,the audio and video is pretty much in sync. No noticeable delay
Battery Life Test
  • I would say the battery life is not bad nor exceptional, good enough to last you through the day if you are a heavy user, as the case hold an additional of 12 hours approximately
  • Single usage is more or less the same as claimed by Moondrop which is 4 hours +- depending on your volume level, during the time of testing, i am playing it at about 40% of volume level which is loud enough to me
ANC Test
If i were to rate the ANC performance, In comparison with AirPod Pro, i’m giving the AirPod Pro a 8/10 and Space Travel at 5/10. This is to be expected as the ANC performance for Space Travel is definitely not on par with the high tiered TWS that offers a better ANC performance.
This is to be expected and I am not nitpicking especially at this asking price. The ANC does work, however it doesn’t cancel out most of the noise, EG, my mechanical keyboard typing sound, Keys jingling sound. It does cancel out the road noise when i am driving. When I'm out in a busy restaurant, it’s not dead silent, but it does cancel out some noise in order for me to listen to the music at average listening volume without having to crank up the volume.

My review is solely based on what I hear via my equipment and I never consider my reviews to be objective in any way rather a subjective approach. Do take into consideration that everyone’s ear anatomy is not the same, so the psychoacoustics perception might be different as well, but i believe it will not stray too far

Sound Impression (Reference Preset)
Space Travel’s default tuning is more on the “fun” side of the spectrum. Slightly elevated low and high without recessing the vocal. You can change the tuning of Space Travel by downloading the LINK app from Apple’s app store if you are using iOS or Google Playstore if you’re using Android. Sort of like an EQ

*This evaluation is done using the Reference preset via the Moondrop LINK App


  • Sub bass rumble can be felt and heard during EDM track such as Ping Pong by Armin
  • Bass quantity and quality is good enough (You can always change to a different preset if you feel like having more “Boom”)
  • Bass response is neither fast nor slow to a point where it got too boomy
  • Typical Harman kind of bass response when using the Reference Preset
  • The mid range is not too forward nor recessed
  • Vocal positioning is slightly recessed for male and a little bit forward for female
  • Male vocal is slightly thin sounding where as female vocal sounds a little bit more full
  • Good enough detail at this spectrum of frequency
  • Treble is smooth and non sibilant nor fatiguing
  • Good enough detail retrieval
  • Average resolution
  • Good amount of air and presence for the asking price
Soundstage and Imaging
  • Soundstage is pretty much in your head, not too narrow or wide
  • Imaging is alright as the instruments can be pinpointed correctly
Comparison with NekoCake
  • In terms of sound, NekoCake sounds a little bit more cooler compared to Space Travel, it is slightly warmer to my ears, hence i perceived it as having slightly more body compared to NekoCake
  • NekoCake is a little forward sounding and have smaller soundstage compared to Space Travel
  • The rest of the features doesn’t change much in terms of ANC performance and Transparency mode, bluetooth version is currently 5.3 on the Space Travel while NekoCake is 5.0
Final Thoughts
Throughout the week that i’ve been using Space Travel, I find them to be very comfortable overall and soundwise, they offer a good price performance ratio, the stock eartips offer a good enough seal for me, Overall I find them to offer a balanced performance with a good price performance ratio considering the specifications of the earbuds. At this asking price, It is very easy to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a budget TWS right now. I see no reason why I shouldn't recommend it.

An easy 4.5/5 judging from the value and performance it offers.


*I received the unit in exchange for my honest opinion from ShenZhenAudio. The link attached is not affiliated and i don’t earn a single cent even if you decide to purchase it

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New Head-Fier
Moondrop Space Travel - A Cheaper Nekocake?
Pros: Great fit and connectivity
Handful of features
Sounds extremely balanced and natural
Decent technicalities
Cons: Bass can sound a bit muddy at times
Lacks a tad of clarity and resolution


Space Travel is the latest budget TWS from Moondrop, it only costs around 25 bucks, which is an absolute steal for what you will be getting. However, it’s certainly not the best when it comes to packaging and the overall unboxing experience. But it doesn’t even bother me a bit, because I’m buying this for the sound alone, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

And most importantly, it fits perfectly in my ears, meaning that I don’t have to bother switching the stock tips to third-party ones. Also, it was a seamless experience to connect this thing to my iPhone 11 through Bluetooth, it’s just so easy. The connection is also pretty stable in most cases.

If you want to see my ranking list, you can access it here:


I’ll focus this review on the sound of the TWS itself, and I won’t go deeper into the features that it offers. All I can say is that the ANC mode is not a gimmick and it works decently well. When I turn it on. it eliminates the sounds of the loud fan that I have in my room. On the other hand, the transparency mode is almost useless, I’d prefer not to have this mode at all. It just adds a considerable amount of noise floor, and it doesn’t help me to listen to the outside noise better than the normal mode. As for the low latency mode, I haven’t tried it at all since I don’t game with TWS, so I can’t really say much if it really works or not.

Sound Quality​


Going on to the sound, Space Travel is what I would consider to be warm sounding, leaning towards the low-frequency side of things, but what’s amazing is that it doesn’t sacrifice the rest of the soundscape. It still sounds extremely balanced and natural without the bass being too overwhelming.

Starting from the bass, it is quite impactful with a lot of thumps and slams, especially in bass-heavy songs. It has great bass rumble and a pretty decent texture to it. But the good thing is, it doesn’t bleed into the mids most of the time. if not at all.

That aside, I don’t think the bass is thick and impactful enough to satisfy bass heads, at least on the default preset. But there’s actually a workaround if you think the bass is not enough, because you can always change the EQ preset on the Moondrop Link App from Reference to Basshead.

However, this type of bass doesn’t really fit my preferences. It doesn’t mean that the bass is bad, it’s just I’d prefer a deeper and tighter bass for my IEM and TWS. The bass on the Space Travel is more of a thick and thumpy kind of bass, it is not that tight and deep. It can come as slow at times, which is not suitable for rock and metal track that needs a fast bass.

To be honest, I think the vocals are where Space Travel really excels. It sounds extremely balanced, whether it is the male or female vocals. Also, it sounds very smooth without sacrificing the overall clearness and energy of the vocal. Male vocals sound thick as they should be, and female vocals sound sweet and heavenly. Not to mention, the overall mids sound natural without any hint of sibilants and shoutiness. I’m in love with the vocal presentation of this TWS, and I’m all for it.

Of course, the good things don’t end there, because the treble also sounds very well with any type of song. It has a decent treble extension, and it gets airy enough when the cymbal hits. Most importantly, the treble still sounds natural and fatigue-free. There are no hints of sibilants at all that I can literally sleep with this thing on my ear.

As for the technicality, I think that it’s fairly decent for its price range. Obviously, it can’t beat wired IEMs at the same price or even below such as the Chu and Tanya, but for a TWS, it is good enough that I don’t even bother about it. The separation and layer are enough for busy tracks such as Wagakkiband. The overall soundstage is not that holographic and wide, but the imaging is enough for me to know where the instruments are coming from. The clarity and resolution are good enough, but not as clear as the aforementioned IEMs or even the famous Nekocake.

Comparison (vs. Nekocake)​


Even though the Nekocake is twice the price of the Space Travel, I do think that the Space Travel has a more polished and mature tonal than the Nekocake.

As for the bass, I’d choose the Nekocake slightly over the Space Travel, because the bass on the Nekocake sounds more well-controlled and cleaner. Space Travel sounds muddier and more congested in comparison, but only by a small margin.

For the rest of the frequency, however, I’d prefer Space Travel all day. The vocals sound more lively and energetic but without being shouty. The Nekocake can sound too smooth at times, and the female vocals can’t reach that high due to the dip around 3kHz, resulting in more lifeless and less energetic upper vocals.

Space Travel is also a clear winner when it comes to treble performance. It is more extended and sounds more airy than the Nekocake, especially when I listen to songs that have a lot of cymbal crashes.

As for the technicality, I feel like they’re both on the same level, but the Nekocake has the edge when it comes to overall clarity and resolution, but the rest is almost identical.


All in all, I genuinely think that Moondrop Space Travel is the best bang for the buck when it comes to TWS. For $25, you will be getting a lot of useful features such as ANC and Transparency mode. And if you want to game on this thing, there is a low latency feature for that. Tonal-wise, you will get a balanced and natural tonal that is an allrounder, versatile for any type of track. The technicality also doesn't disappoint either, considering its price range. I'd recommend Moondrop Space Travel for those of you who want to get a taste of Nekocake's sound but at a cheaper price.
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Thank you for the review . It’s very helpfull, as $25 can be a decent amount, if they end up in a drawer.