Review

ACEFAST AceSound T1 wireless In-Ear Headphones for $18.09 at Amazon

The AceSound T1 are in-ears from the manufacturer AceFAST. They stand out especially thanks to the low price. Are they worth a look or would you rather keep your hands off them?

NameAceSound T1
Frequency range20-20,000Hz
Impedance16 Ω
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Battery capacity400 mAh in charging box; 40 mAh per earbud
Weight4g per earbud; 34g load box
Dimensions60 × 49 × 26 mm
IP protection classIPX6
Sensitivity102 +- 3dB
Audio-CodecSBC, AAC

Scope of delivery & packaging

The ACEFAST Acesound T1 comes in a visually striking green and white cardboard box. In addition to the headphones themselves, which are housed in the sleek black charging case, two additional ear pads (S and L), a 30 cm USB-A to USB-C charging cable and a multilingual user manual are included.

Design & workmanship

The AceSound T1 in-ears, including the charging case, are unfortunately kept in a plain and dull black – only the pads stand out a bit in the color gray. It would be nice to have a bit more variety here. The in-ear headphones are made of plastic and resemble Apple’s Airpods due to the longer ear cups.

AceSound T1 charging case open

The headphones weigh an average of 4 grams each and the charging case 34 grams. The charging case is not exactly small at 60 x 49 x 26 mm and is not suitable for pants with small pockets.

The headphones are not protected against dust thanks to the IPX6 rating, but they are protected against splashing water. The AceSound T1 can therefore also be used in the rain or during sports without hesitation.

Wearing comfort and touch control

The ear pads hold well in the ear and do not fall out in my case. The wearing comfort is a subjective perception and can vary from person to person. Similar to shoes, not every shoe fits every foot. If you have smaller or larger ears, two additional pairs of ear pads are included.

Pairing the AceSound T1 went without a hitch. Just turn on Bluetooth on your phone, take one headphone out of the shell, wait a bit and you’re connected.

The backs of both earpieces have a control element and can be controlled via gestures. You can pause your current track with one touch on either seid or skip to the next or previous track by double-pressing the touch sensors. When you touch the in-ear three times your voice assistant, e.g. Google Assistant, is listening.

Touch sensor functions:

1x touch2x touch3x touchkeep pressed
Rightanswer/hang up call; play/pausenext titlevoice assistantaccept call
Leftanswer/hang up call; play/pauseprevious titlevoice assistantreject call

Solid sound with good bass

The AceSound T1s are solid in the treble range, while the midrange is a bit more subdued. In the low frequency range, they can definitely keep up and offer a good bass that is also convincing in the sub-bass. The bass can even keep up with good headphones and bass lovers who don’t want to spend a lot of money will definitely not go empty-handed with the Acefast AceSound T1. The sound of the in-ears is perfectly fine in relation to the price.

Bluetooth range

Thanks to the Bluetooth 5.0 standard, the headphones have a range of almost 20 meters, which is a considerable value. AAC and SBC are used as the Bluetooth codec and are fully sufficient for general streaming services like Spotify and Netflix, but one should not expect much more.

Good battery life

The in-ears are equipped with a 40 mAh battery and are supposed to have a runtime of 4-5 hours. The charging case comes with a 400 mAh battery and can fully charge the headphones five times on a full charge. Charging the headphones takes about 90 minutes. The charging case is charged via the USB-C port on the bottom and needs 150 minutes for a full charge. Unfortunately, you can only see the charging case’s current battery level when the case itself is charged.

AceSound T1 charging

Conclusion

I like the AceSound T1s a lot. They offer a solid soundstage, which convinced me the most in the highs. The bass is just more than enough for the price of ~$30 even in the sub bass. The battery life is decent at 4-5 hours and can be fully charged five times thanks to the case. The range is very good at just under 20 meters and can keep up with much more expensive models.

Especially in the low price range, you often notice the deficits when money is saved. This is most obvious in the looks. The wireless in-ears simply look boring and dull with a black charging tray and black headphones. The ACEFAST AceSound T1 have plenty touch controls, only the ability to control volume is lacking, but this is rare feature in this segment anyway. The audio codec AAC and SBC is sufficient for many, but it would have been nicer to use the aptX codec for a higher-resolution sound.

  • Battery life
  • Price
  • 20 meters bluetooth range
  • Appearance
  • No high-resolution audio codec
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I've been fascinated in the Android world for a while, it starts with smartphones and ends with vacuum cleaners. So I can basically say that I am a technology nerd :-D

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