Performance Specifications (measured)
Frequency Response 13 Hz to 20 kHz +0 dB / – 3 dB
THD < 0.05%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz @ 1 mW
SNR 98 dB (noise floor less than 105 nVrms)
Bluetooth Compatibility iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, iPadOS, Linux
CODECs: SBC, AAC, AptX, Low Latency
Bluetooth Version 5.2 (Classic, BLE for BSP reporting)
Source Compatibility Any Bluetooth audio source
Continuous Power Output (RMS) 140 mW RMS per channel @ 32 Ohms (280 mW total)
Output Voltage 2.2Vrms @ 0 dBFS
Output Current 100 mA continuous
Battery Life 14 Hours, typical
Battery Size 300 mAh
Charge Time 1 Hour
Weight 12.5 grams
Audio Jack 3.5mm TRRS
Charging Jack USB-C
LED Indicator Blue/Green
Body Material Blended Thermo Copolymer
The Neon comes with some very good specification and a Qualcomm QCC3034 inside, there is also a professional grade 6mm diameter condenser microphone. To use for calls or video. Neon has four dedicated buttons: volume up, volume down, the classic “triple button”, and a source button. Each button has a unique shape for ease of identification. A single LED intuitively shows current status of Neon. Neon also has our legendary AO² Auto-On/Auto-Off power control.
The Neon has a nice balanced signature with very good clarity and dynamics. I found it to be a little north of neutral with just a hint of warmth.
Bass, Mids, and Treble present with good details and volume is more robust.
I had no connection issues and it performed better than expected considering the size and cost I think it's a great addition to my travel equipment.
I have to admit, I am really liking this, even more than my BTR7 and my UP4. I always feel like I experience a more compressed sound out of the BT7, the Neon has a more full and dynamic sound. LDAC would have been nice but the only gripe I can express and I am sure I would not be the only one, are the buttons. I think they are on the small size or maybe could have been raised up a bit. I do not have big hands in any manner and find it harder to make sure I am pressing the correct button without looking. And that is my only gripe. Loving it.
Update: OK, 2 Gripes... The volume steps are too much. I am using a Samsung S22 with 150 steps, set to move 1 at the time, fine control. The Neon is making steps 10 at a time, at cutting that in half would be nice if not more.