Zebronics Zeb-Peace review: Impressive true wireless earphones in budget

Zebronics Zeb-Peace
With true wireless audio devices catching people's fancy, brands are on a launching spree to ensure there's something for everyone.

 

Zebronics has come into the picture with its Zeb-Peace true wireless earphones and the first impression is -- they have almost nailed it.

 

Zeb-Peace, with a price tag of Rs 4,000, offers decent sound quality and has exceeded my expectations. The earphones are lightweight (4gm each) with sporty design and do not fall even if you wear them during cycling and running.

The earphones are splash proof and support voice assistant. You can double tap the button on any ear piece for Siri or google assistant.

 

On an average, a decent pair of true wireless earphones cost around Rs 10,000 and that's where most of the buyers abandon the idea and settle for wireless headphones instead.

 

Zebronics Zeb-Peace
I liked the sound quality, especially on pop music. In fact, even audiophiles would find it good upto an extent. There was hardly any distortion and shrillness at high volume, but if the bass is loud then these earphones might not be able to live up to the expectations. The noise cancellation is fine.

 

The earphones support dual mode which means you can connect the left and right earphone separately with two devices at the same time. However, if you use them separately you might not like the sound quality.

 

Zeb-Peace comes with a compact and glossy charging case that extends the battery life and you can keep them safely in it.

 

Zebronics Zeb-Peace
 

I used the earphones for some days and also learnt about the cons. The first issue was to connect both the earpieces with one device. Usually, only one side of the earphones would respond to the device it is connected to and there will be no sound on the other device. Still, if you press the button on the other ear piece, the phone it is connected to will take the command.

 

It took a while to get used to it and at times it's irritating.

 

Zebronics Zeb-Peace
The second issue I faced was the sound-lag when I used the earphones for voice calls. There is usually a lag of some seconds for the sound to reach either end and hence, you may not enjoy voice calls.

The  external noise also affects voice clarity during calls.

 

For most part, I was satisfied with the sound quality and the balance is fine as bass doesn't collide with treble.

 

The Zeb-Peace worked for around 2-3 hours on a full charge while I used it for music and a few calls. It would have been better if they offered more backup.

The charging case can charge the earphones 2-3 times on a single charge, giving a total of about 6 hours of extra runtime, a little breather here.

 

There are buttons on both the ear pieces for answering and rejecting calls. Also, the buttons can be used for voice assistant and pause or play a song. However, you can't adjust volume using the earphones and therefore, you will have to pick you phone.

 

Zebronics Zeb-Peace
For charging, a USB port is given at the back of the case and you can use any android charger. The front side has three LEDs indicating the charge level of the case. A full charge of the earphones takes about 2 hours. The case takes a little under three hours to charge fully.

 

Verdict

 

Zeb-Peace impressed me but the connectivity issue and voice-lag during calls are two areas that cannot be ignored. The true wireless earphones score well on design, comfort and sound quality, especially at this price. I would still give it a thumbs-up since the overall experience for the price is fine, if not rich.

 

Pros

 

Lightweight, decent sound

Comfortable

Compact charging case

Comparatively cheaper

 

Cons

 

Connectivity issue

Voice-lag during calls

Battery life


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