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Geek Review: Kagami True Wireless Earbuds

Singapore, known for innovative brands like Razer and Secretlab, now welcomes Zerest Audio’s Kagami True Wireless Earbuds. These earbuds boast a unique design and a solid case, available in midnight blue and elegant copper. The case, with its two types of plastic, is both sturdy and stylish, and comes with a convenient leather pouch for the USB-C cable.

The Kagami Earbuds feature 1DD+1BA Hybrid Drivers, offering up to 8 hours of playtime, extendable to 40 hours with the charging case. Each earbud weighs 2.4 grams, ensuring comfort over long periods. They are IPX5 water-resistant and equipped with 4 cVc 8.0 ENC microphones for clear calls, a feature that merits further testing.

When tested in a busy area, the Kagami Earbuds deliver decent sound quality. They compare favourably to the Sony WF-1000XM3, providing a strong bass without overshadowing the mids and highs. Their performance is impressive across various music genres, though some songs may require EQ adjustments. However, they lack an accompanying app for such tweaks. The earbuds support SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs, sufficient for most users but perhaps lacking for audiophiles.

Ready Or Not gaming tests reveal that the Kagami Earbuds are adept at picking up subtle sounds, making them suitable for both PC and mobile gaming. Emphasising comfort in their design, the earbuds fit snugly and effectively block office noise at moderate volumes. However, they lack Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), a feature offered by other brands at similar or lower price points. This absence may not suit all consumers, especially those who value ANC.

Other notable features include the seamless connectivity provided by Bluetooth 5.3 and the efficient pairing with devices. A minor concern is the occasional random start and stop of songs. Additionally, the packaging’s alignment could be improved.

Zerest Audio’s Kagami True Wireless Earbuds are available for S$199 via their main website or Shopee.