Motorola VerveBuds 400 is one headphone selected by the US electronics company to do business in Vietnam. As the true wireless model positioned in the middle of the product range, it itself has relatively full characteristics from equipment to sound quality of the VerveBuds series.
Canned products are relatively simple. Outside, you can immediately see the 4 highlights the company wants to introduce, including touch control on the housing section, the music is rich in music, each earbud can operate independently and finally supports 3 at the same time. virtual assistant Alexa, Google Assitant and Siri
In addition to the main character, the accessory comes in enough for an instruction manual, a charging cable, and 3 pairs of tips.
The VerveBuds 400’s round pill-shaped charging box is quite small and the way it opens and closes is somewhat enjoyable at first use.
2 ear cups are placed on two symmetrical sides, one side of the charging box is a strip of LED indicators for battery status.
The other side is the Micro USB port. First launched from the end of 2019, but still using this old connection port is still a minus point not unfortunate in this headset model.
Motorola equipped a magnetic inhaler mechanism for the ear cup storage area to ensure it is secure when charging and prevents it from falling out.
The rounded body charging case gives the VerveBuds 400 an in-store look but is also annoying with everyday use as it can easily roll off when left on a flat surface with few obstructions.
The housing section of the VerveBuds 400 is divided into two distinct parts. The black plastic outside is the area containing the familiar “Hello Moto” logo and touch control. Metal material will make up the majority of the remaining housing area. Finally, the plastic catheter is covered with the included silicone tips.
Small, light, easy to wear is what you will feel when you start using this model. For the best fit, you should replace the pair of tips the right size for your ear. Since there aren’t any noise canceling technologies, your snug experience will better take advantage of the sound insulation characteristics of the in-ear design.
In the compact body of the VerveBuds 400 is IPX6 water and dust resistant. The duration of continuous music listening is also quite impressive with 6 hours. If you add the charging box, the total usage time will be up to 18 hours.
Like many other true wireless headset products, representatives from Motorola are also managed on smartphones through an application called Hubble Connect for VerveLife (the name is quite cheesy still long).
In this “official” application, in addition to device management, firmware updates, there are all the necessary sound customizations such as equalizer, optional Dolby Atmos surround sound to feature Age-specific equalizer is quite fun for you to scratch.
Talking about connectivity, VerveBuds 400 uses Bluetooth 5.0 standard for fast and stable connection. This headset model also only supports connecting at the same time source, but not very flexible in switching between different devices. Specifically, I have to choose to disconnect the smartphone before using it with the laptop. With Galaxy Buds+ of Samsung, I switch faster when I press connect, the headset will automatically pair with the device I want to sync before.
In terms of sound quality, the VerveBuds 400 made me quite overwhelmed by the thickness, full of power of the bass range. If I listen to the Galaxy Buds +, the song Say Goodbye It is difficult I feel everything so light, tight, the representative of Motorola pushes the music to be more dramatic. Especially when I heard about Tran Thanh’s verse, the bass is strong, not too rough and not too hard and makes me think of the famous ExtraBass line Sony.
Bass is thick and strong, so the Mid and Treble bands are somewhat inferior, though not too much. Love songs where the artist shows off his technical or powerful vocals are still quite well performed by this headset model. The overall mid is slightly back while the treble is not really “coming”. Compared to products with balanced sound quality like the Galaxy Buds +, these two ranges of the VerveBuds 400 are somewhat lost.
The soundstage and sound of the VerveBuds 400 was shown to be average. It can be imagined that if listening to modern young songs such as rap, pop, dance on the ears is not too strict, this product is enough for you to “chill” according to the tune. Putting headphones into the music is harder like Adele’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2011) album, the detail of many instruments and the large space of the auditorium is hard to perceive.
Overall, at 2.49 million dong, the energetic sound quality thanks to the powerful bass range helps the VerveBuds 400 easily catch the ears of many people who love the vibrant young music genre. Small factors, pretty battery life will also be another plus point to help this product “say hello” with your bag.
In addition to the VerveBuds 400, Motorola also brings to Vietnamese users two more “chestnut” priced products and still has its own characteristics and highlights in design, sound quality and technology.
The first is the VerveBuds 300 model, priced at 1.99 million VND. The ear cup has a design similar to the elder, but the charging box is now a vertical tube.
The design is somewhat neat like this, the company says the duration of continuous use (including the charging box) is 10 hours.
Looking down from above, the VerveBuds 300 is just like a pen and lipstick.
Next up was the VerveBuds 110 with the popular design
Bearing a lower number so the product parameters are not “genuine” as well as seniors. At the price of 1.69 million dong, you will have a true wireless headset model with IPX4 standard, 12-hour battery and Bluetooth 5.0
The bottom is Micro USB port and battery LED strip
VerveBuds 400 opponents:
In the price range of 2 million VND, Samsung Galaxy Buds + (newly discounted) will be a heavy competitor of Motorola VerveBuds 400. Products of “galaxy” for more balanced sound quality, suitable for difficult ears in pleasant price. Besides the USB-C port, the charging box that supports wireless charging and the ability to switch connections easier are also advantages in this true-wireless model.
OPPO Although not a long-standing name in the audio market, its true-wireless headphones recently have made a pretty good impression. OPPO Enco W51 has a genuine price of 2 million VND is another formidable choice when possessing active noise canceling technology is a powerful weapon. In addition, the representative of the OPPO house also has a charging box that supports wireless charging, a USB-C port and a balanced sound quality that is easy to hear
– People who love the bass in the music
Users need headphones that are compact, easy to wear and uniquely designed
Products not suitable for:
– Users appreciate the balance of 3 tones or want the mid / treble band to stand out more
– Those who need products that converge new technologies such as USB-C ports, wireless charging, noise canceling technology, …