There are many options in the ever-popular $50 price range, and new makes and models are emerging all the time. The Ugreen HiTune T3 is one of his new affordable offerings. Priced at around $40 (or less), the HiTune T3 offers a pretty decent range of features. I’ve had a few of these on hand for the last few weeks and use them for regular assignments and listening. We found it to be a very attractive option, not only for the price, but also for being an additional $20 to $30 more.
Today, I sometimes refer to my high-end earphones and headphones as “dad” products. After using it, put it back in the box and use it only when you really want to enjoy music. These definitely don’t go outside to mow the lawn. Almost every day, I reach for much cheaper earbuds and headphones. I don’t want to spend $150 to listen to a podcast while mowing. I’m cool with just a fraction of it. As long as the earbuds work, we’re happy to acknowledge some features.
Charging is fast (via USB Type-C) and just 10 minutes of connection gives you 1 hour of playback. I quickly found the HiTune T3 to be comfortable. Additional ear tip sizes are included if you need a larger or smaller fit. They generally feel well made, especially given the price. Sound is good, not great. It’s pretty loud, but the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) does a good job of blocking out external noise. When I’m mowing the grass or washing the dishes and don’t need to get too deep into the music, that’s fine. Podcasts and audiobooks are essential for these types of activities, and HiTune T3 works well there.
If you’re looking for practical earbuds that are comfortable, loud, and have a decent battery, add the Ugreen HiTune T3 to your list of options. Available in two colors (black and white), the earbuds are IPX5 rated for water, so light splashes, rain and a little sweat are no problem. These are great options for working out, running and playing. The battery lasts longer than expected at 7 hours on a single charge, and at least 12 hours more with the carrying case.
Especially when it comes to music, the earbuds seem a little heavy on the bottom. The bass can overwhelm the entire soundscape, and it tends to feel like the “bass boost” button is on. But my his 18 year old son doesn’t see anything wrong and is amazed at the “wonderfulness” of the sound. I wish there was a mobile app with equalizer settings, but I understand uGreen isn’t worth squeezing the juice.