Tronsmart Apollo Q10

JayceOoi

100+ Head-Fier
Budget ANC Headphones with Clear Treble & Nice Bass
Pros: Clear treble with nice bass
Decent ANC for the price
Outstanding Bluetooth range
AAC support
Excellent microphone
Long battery life
Comfortable for long hour wear
Cons: Average passive noise isolation
Author's Note: The original review can be found at my blog - Tronsmart Apollo Q10 Review @ JayceOoi.com.

Introduction
Hybrid active noise cancelling that reduce up to 35 dB noise, 100 hours of non-stop music playback, ultra clear calls with 5 mics with noise cancelling technology, pressure free touch control, convenient foldable design... Yes, that's all part of the latest Tronsmart Apollo Q10 ANC Bluetooth Headphones. Sound great? Read on to find out...

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Package Content & Design
Apollo Q10 comes well protected. Once opened, you can find the headset itself, USB-C charging cable, PU storage bag, warranty card and user manual in multiple languages.



Build quality is great for the price. Loaded with smooth and solid plastic frame. Most of the parts are matte surface while the top is glossy one. Ultra light in weight at 225g only. Most of the stuff like power button, LED light indicator, USB-C charging port and MFB are located at the right ear cup. The pressure free touch control is available on both ear cup. The same place where Tronsmart logo is located.



Yeah... The glossy headband with adjustable sliders.



Have a closer look at the LED light indicator and power button. And be sure to check out all the photos for other details as well.



Compact with convenient foldable design. Just put Q10 into PU storage bag and carry it to wherever you want.



Fit, Comfort & Isolation
It is a pleasure to wear Apollo Q10 for long hours comfortably. All thanks to super lightweight body. Soft padded rotatable earcups, adjustable and flexible well cushioned headband helps too. Great for long hour of gameplay, movie watching and music listening for sure. As for passive noise isolation, it is average at best as over-the-ear closed back headphones. Does block some environment noises but don’t expect much from it.



Check out the soft and dense memory foam. Don’t forget that the 90° rotating ear cups can rest comfortably around your neck during breaks. That’s great!

Performance Result
Hybrid active noise cancelling performance is decent for the price. Yes, it does help to reduce ambient noises like engine from airplane, train and so on. Not cancelling totally but you won't notice it during music playback with ANC turned on. Besides ANC on, there are another 2 modes – ambient normal on and ANC off. Ambient normal mode actually increases environment sound a bit and reduce source music level so that you can aware your surrounding while commuting. ANC off is the normal mode without ANC.



Outstanding Bluetooth 5.0 range! One of the best Bluetooth devices that I have test so far. Easily connect up to 10m with obstacles like walls. Connection is very stable too. Furthermore, AAC audio codec is supported. It gives better sound quality and has lower latency than the usual SBC codec. Yes, audio and video are virtually in-sync on mobile devices that great for movie, music video and games.

Based on specs, you can enjoy up to 100 hours of music playback. Outstanding battery life no doubt. There is battery indicator status on iOS and Android devices. And only requires 3 hours to fully charge.



Excellent phone call experience. Thanks to 5 microphones with noise cancelling technology to produce crystal-clear call and quality audio. Others can hear me loud and clear. By the way, the pressure free touch control is great. Easy to use and better than button type indeed. Just touch to control playback. Swipe up or down to control sound volume. As easy as ABC.

Sound Quality
Great sound quality for the price. Period. Apollo Q10 40mm drivers do a great job here no doubt. It is a slightly bright sound signature headphones out of the box. Highs are clear and clean. Sharp with almost no harshness. Mids are performing well too. Vocals are natural and nice for both male and female. Bass is decent. You can feel bass bumping here and there. But don't expect a very powerful one. Soundstage is decent. Not the widest nor the narrowest. Get its job done.



That's not all. You can further adjust its sound signature with equalizer in the Tronsmart app. Default - out of the box setting. Deep Bass gives you slight deeper bass in return. Hi-Fi mode provides slight wider soundstage. Finally, Vocal bumps up vocal to make it clearer. Personally, Hi-Fi and Deep Bass are my favorites.



Advantages
  • Clear treble with nice bass
  • Decent ANC for the price
  • Outstanding Bluetooth range
  • AAC support
  • Excellent microphone
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable for long hour wear
Limitations
  • Average passive noise isolation


Conclusion
Enjoy clear treble with nice bass from Tronsmart Apollo Q10. Outstanding Bluetooth range and better AAC audio codec. Comfortable for long hour wear too. In short, it's a budget ANC Headphones that you don't want to miss out.
M
mk21
How do they compare with Anker Soundcore Life Q30?
JayceOoi
JayceOoi
Didn't try this model. No idea, sorry...
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