Not unfamiliar Try new things, The audio brand is launching its first pair of Bluetooth earbuds focused on gaming. The highlight of the company’s new Seoul earbuds is a mode switch. Urbanista claims to reduce Bluetooth latency to approximately 70 milliseconds. We have not seen a dedicated delay switch on many true wireless headsets.Most gaming-oriented earbuds use Qualcomm’s aptX Bluetooth codec Keep the delay as low as possible.
Using a low-latency variant of the codec, Qualcomm claims that you can reduce that number to about 40 milliseconds. The disadvantage of aptX is that both your earbuds and mobile phone need to support codecs. For most Snapdragon devices, this is not a problem, because Qualcomm also produces these devices, but you will not find a supported codec on Apple devices. This is why Seoul earplugs are interesting. They provide you with a device-independent way to get a low-latency mode.
Apart from this feature, the Seoul earbuds are similar to what you would expect from a pair of mid-range true wireless earbuds in 2021. Priced at $89.90, it provides 8 hours of battery life on a single charge, and the included protective cover allows you to get another 32 hours of playing time before the entire device needs to be charged. At this point, you can use the USB-C data cable or Qi charging pad to charge them. They are also IPX4 certified, have Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and have Google Assistant and Siri integration functions. Urbanista will sell Seoul headphones in four colors: black, blue, purple and white.
For those looking for something more affordable, Urbanista also announced its new Lisbon earbuds. Priced at $49.90, it is the company’s cheapest true wireless earbuds to date. Take a look at the spec sheet sent by Urbanista, they look good too. Up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge. With the included charging case, you can get a total of 27 hours of playing time. They are not waterproof, but you can get Bluetooth 5.2 support and USB-C charging, as well as Google Assistant and Siri integration. They will come in five colors: light red, beige, pink, green and black.
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