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Treblab WX8 Review

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Treblab WX8 are feature-light, budget, true wireless earbuds with sleek design, durable build, and a comfortable fit. But their main attraction, the sound, is slightly ruined by an overpowering bass.

The initial experience with Treblab WX8 is very positive. They produce great sound quality with nicely balanced midrange and treble.

Furthermore, they’re very comfortable, and the multi-functional touch panel works reliably without touching your phone.

However, they aren’t the most stable, nor do they isolate that well, which limits the situations you can use them in.

So, who would I recommend these earbuds to? Are they worth buying for under $50?

Let’s find out.

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  • Very natural midrange & shimmery treble
  • Durable build quality with an IPX8 waterproof rating
  • Comfortable, lightweight construction for long listening sessions
  • Good battery life of 7 hours per charge with wireless charging support
  • Unstable fit means they aren't suitable for sports
  • Mediocre passive noise isolation lets you hear a lot of outside noise
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    Sound

    Star Rating
    4.0 Great

    Treblab WX8 have one of the best tunings under $50, with very natural tonality and good detail. But the bass can sometimes ruin the perfect experience.

    Treblab WX8 Sound Comparison

    Treblab WX8 Sound Quality Test – HeadphonesAddict

    The budget true wireless market is already pretty saturated with bloaty, V-shape-sounding products. Therefore, I love the idea of naturally tuned affordable earbuds.

    Treblab came the closest to sounding natural of all other brands. WX8 have great sound quality with almost perfect midrange and treble tuning.

    However, someone went all-in on the bass dial. More details about this below.

    Treblab WX8 Frequency Response

    Treblab WX8 measurement
    The exaggerated bass is apparent only in specific songs that are meant to be bassy.

    Bass: A massive boost right up to 200Hz

    The bass quantity depends on the song. Listening to rock tunes, such as “I’m Done with You” by Riverside, which is heavy on bass guitar, you can hear a stronger, deeper kick, but nothing too out of the ordinary.

    In contrast, switching to more low-end focused “Blast Off” by Gesaffelstein reveals what a bass monster Treblab WX8 can be.

    That’s clearly visible in our measurements, showing more than a 10dB boost over the neutral target.

    Fortunately, Treblab decided to flatten up the boost right at the beginning of the midrange at 200Hz.

    Consequently, the bass occasionally bleeds and only on very bassy tracks.

    Otherwise, it has decent control and texture, which means it’s suitable for various music genres, from pop, hip hop, and even metal.

    Midrange: The shining star of these earbuds

    When Treblab decided to write “Balanced sound” on the box, they probably meant the mid-frequencies.

    Treblab WX8 earbuds
    Despite the bass boost and slightly recessed mids, the Treblab WX8 are very enjoyable to listen to.

    While slightly recessed in the middle, they play out wonderfully and are very close to what I consider “natural.” Instruments sound full and with good texture, from acoustic ones to electric guitars.

    Furthermore, vocals are full-bodied and natural as well, regardless of gender. They’re maybe a little recessed, but that’s nitpicking.

    One thing worth mentioning is that the mids are very warm due to the bass boost. However, as mentioned before, the mids can get occasionally veiled by the bass.

    Treble: Good detail and texture, but could be more extended

    Higher frequencies are also well-tuned by up to 10kHz, adding all the necessary resolution and texture to things you hear the most, like vocals, string instruments, and cymbals.

    The latter produce a lovely shimmer and sound pretty realistic, albeit they lack some air.

    This brings me to the only minor issue with a treble: the extension. After that 10kHz peak, the frequency curve goes down, ignoring the high freq. details that can be heard.

    Nonetheless, you get a pleasant treble without any sibilance. The tuning is also suitable for acoustic music or something smooth like jazz.

    Treblab WX8 listening to music
    The soundstage on Treblab WX8 has a good depth but barely any width.

    Moving to the soundstage, it has depth but almost no width.

    While the whistling in the “Lost on You” track by LP sounds spacious, everything from the right and left channels feels like being played directly into your ears.

    On the other hand, good treble and slightly claustrophobic soundstage help with imaging. It’s accurate, and with only tiny blurry spots between the right/left and center channels.

    Overall, Treblab WX8 are fantastic music players when paired with a non-bassy song. You get a balanced sound signature and good detail retrieval for only $50 (or even less).

    However, earbuds can occasionally release the bass beast and make the sound warm and punchy.

    That said, the bass is what most people want in their music, so I’m sure most users won’t mind the tuning of Treblab WX8.

    Comfort & Fit

    Star Rating
    3.5 Almost Great

    Treblab WX8 are very comfortable to wear with no sharp corners, but they fail to stay stable.

    Design-wise, Treblab kept the WX8 pretty simple. Earbuds have an AirPods stem design with a big rounded upper part that fits comfortably inside your ears.

    Treblab WX8 ear tips
    Silicone tips provide comfort but aren’t good at keeping earbuds securely in your ears.

    If you have tiny ears you might find them too bulky, preventing them from getting a perfect seal.

    You get 3 pairs of silicone ear tips to ensure the most optimal fit. Note that the fit is light, and the bass performance heavily depends on the seal.

    But even if you can achieve an ideal seal, the earbuds have issues staying in place.

    As long as you don’t move too much, you should be fine. But when you start walking or, God forbid, running, you’ll notice the bass becoming weaker. Add some head shaking to that, and you’ll see earbuds flying off your head.

    Unfortunately, there are no ear wings included that would help you with stability.

    Treblab WX8 with original silicon eartips are best for stationary activities.

    Another thing worth mentioning is that using touch controls can also disrupt the seal, which is annoying.

    Durability

    Star Rating
    4.5 Almost Perfect

    Treblab WX8 earbuds offer complete water resistance and solid construction. On the other hand, the case is a bit plasticky and offers no IP rating.

    While you can’t use Bluetooth earbuds in water, it’s great to know they’ll survive if you accidentally drop them in.

    Treblab WX8 are true wireless IPX8 waterproof earbuds, which is enough to survive depths of 3 meters for more than an hour.

    This is one of the highest water protection you can have on earbuds, and it comes in handy when you want to wash off the sweat under a tap.

    Treblab WX8 the case
    Treblab WX8 case has a smooth, rubbery surface that makes them feel more premium than they really are.

    You can easily use these for water sports as long as you keep them in your ears.

    On the other hand, earbuds aren’t tested for dust resistance. Although, if they survive water, they’ll probably survive a little bit of dust as well.

    The construction feels robust and well-glued together, despite being made of what looks like 5 different pieces. More pieces mean more chances for them to open up.

    The charging case is decently built with a soft, rubbery external surface. It gives it a more premium-like feel.

    However, the case doesn’t have any water or drop protection. Also, the lid and the hinge don’t feel reassuring, so you should treat them with care.

    Battery

    Star Rating
    4.0 Great

    Treblab WX8 pack almost 7 hours of battery life on a single charge, with additional 28 hours inside the Qi wireless charging case that supports super-fast charging.

    Treblab WX8 Battery Comparison

    Treblab WX8 battery comparison

    In our battery life test at 50% volume:

    • Treblab WX8 lasted approximately 6 hours and 56 minutes

    That puts the Treblab WX8 slightly above average, although they could’ve done better. Especially since these wireless earbuds lack ANC or similar features that usually drain the battery.

    On the other hand, Treblab earbuds offer both Qi wireless and fast charging. The last one is very fast:

    • It can juice up the buds from 0-100% in just 1 hour

    On the other hand, the case needs 1.5 hours to fill up, but it can do so regardless of whether you use USB-C or wireless charging. A LED indicator inside the case flashes orange when you’re at 100%.

    Features

    Star Rating
    3.0 Good

    Treblab WX8 only have a few features ranging from a good selection of touch commands to Qi wireless charging support.

    Apart from a bonus wireless charging feature, the Treblab WX8 are pretty standard budget true wireless earbuds under $50.

    Treblab WX8 wireless charging
    The Treblab WX8 case is able to charge wirelessly.

    You don’t get any customization options or even EQ presets. The only thing worth mentioning is touch control.

    They offer a wide array of commands, so you can control volume or call your voice assistant while avoiding the need to use your phone.

    Treblab WX8 controls:

    • Play/pause – one tap on either side
    • Next track – double tap on the right earbud
    • Previous track – double tap on the left earbud
    • Volume up – hold on the right earbud
    • Volume down – hold on the left earbud
    • Answer a call – tap on either side
    • Reject/hang up a call – hold on either side
    • Voice assistant – triple tap on either side

    A minor gripe I have with controls is the auditory feedback they give.

    It would be nice to match the number of beeps with the number of presses. Instead, you hear only one beep regardless of the number of presses.

    One thing worth noting is the woman’s voice that tells you whether earbuds are turned on, connected, in pairing mode, etc. She sounds incredibly chill and sleepy, which I found very funny.

    Microphone Quality

    Treblab WX8 are suitable for making phone calls, especially in quieter environments.

    Treblab WX8 Microphone Test

    As usual, the microphone performs best somewhere quiet, picking up your voice with good clarity. You sound pretty thin yet remain entirely understandable.

    Even when introducing more ambient noise, the mics don’t degrade too much. You might get muffled occasionally, but the mics quickly correct the audio and make you sound clear again.

    Therefore, you can easily use Treblab WX8 to make calls in all loudness situations.

    Treblab WX8 mic holes
    The earbud’s main mic is under the “R” indicator, whereas the out-facing mic (on the left earbud) serves to record and cancel outside noises.

    Noise Isolation

    Star Rating
    2.5 Average

    Due to a light fit, Treblab WX8 don’t passively isolate that much. You can still distinctly hear the outside noise, especially when no music is playing.

    Treblab WX8 are one of those wireless Bluetooth earbuds that have a gentle fit. While that helps with overall comfort, it sucks when providing good noise isolation.

    While the Treblab marketing material says “passive noise cancelling” (which shouldn’t be confused with active noise cancelling) on their website, this truly isn’t WX8’s biggest strength.

    The passive noise isolation effect is minimal. You can still hear most of what’s happening around you.

    Consequently, you can’t use these earbuds “as they are” to block outside noise. To do that, you have to play some music, which will help mask the noise.

    Bluetooth

    Star Rating
    3.5 Almost Great

    Treblab WX8 offer a stable connection but only an average range. At least you get a lag-free watching experience and minimal lag during mobile games.

    Earbuds use Bluetooth 5.1 to ensure quick pairing and stable connection with your smart device. That means you shouldn’t experience any strange stutters or audio cut-offs when having a transmitting device somewhere in the vicinity.

    Treblab WX8 buds in the case
    While good at close-range connection, Treblab WX8 are only average in distant-range connection.

    On the other hand, the Bluetooth range is only average. In our indoor test:

    • Earbuds reached the second brick wall at 40 feet (or 12.1 meters) and ultimately stopped playing.

    While most other true wireless earbuds can do slightly better, that will only matter to people who walk around the house when listening to music.

    Other connection features include mono mode but no multipoint.

    How to pair Treblab WX8?

    • To pair Treblab WX8, you put them out of the charging case and wait until the LED on the left earbud starts blinking.
    • To pair them to a new device, again, put them out of the case and wait for the blinking LED. You must disable Bluetooth on all devices you already paired with the WX8.

    What Bluetooth Codecs Do They Use?

    Treblab WX8 have SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs. The latter is used by default on both Android and iOS.

    You can force earbuds to use SBC on Android devices, but they will go back to AAC after they reconnect the next time.

    Treblab WX8 buds in case
    Treblab WX8 cover the basic SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs.

    Is There an Audio Lag?

    While there’s undoubtedly a little bit of latency, it’s invisible to the human eye. You can peacefully watch movies and videos on social media without noticing any delay.

    Interestingly, there’s only a minor delay in video games. If you aren’t among competitive gamers, you should be more than satisfied by the performance.

    Should You Get Treblab WX8?

    Star Rating
    4.0 Great

    As a whole package, Treblab WX8 are a great product with pleasant sound quality. But due to some design quirks, they have a limited number of use cases.

    They’re best for people who primarily listen to music at home and students who like to enjoy some warm tunes during studying.

    On the flip side, they aren’t the best for commuters and sportspeople due to insecure fit and mediocre passive noise isolation.

    Nonetheless, they are very tempting for around $50. Try them out. If they fit you well, then you’ve got yourself a new pair of earbuds that are much better than alternatives under $50..

    How do Treblab WX8 compare to the competition?

    • They have a much more balanced midrange than any other true wireless earbuds under $50.
    • Their battery life of 7 hours per charge is about average but still relatively more.
    • Earbuds offer total waterproof design with an IPX8, which is better than many of their competitors.
    • Treblab’s are super comfortable like the comfiest competitors-
    • But stability suffers and they’re easy to fall out.
    • They only have an average Bluetooth range, with most of their competitor reaching further.

    Treblab WX8 Alternatives

    SoundPEATS Sonic

    SoundPEATS Sonic wireless earbuds

    They both provide similar natural tonality across midrange and treble, but both have overly powerful bass.

    The Sonic feel more plasticky, with a cheaper-feeling case and no Qi wireless support. However, the Sonic can last up to 10 hours compared to 7 on the WX8.

    SoundPEATS are slightly more stable and use physical controls.

    SoundPEATS Sonic review

    Anker Soundcore Life A1

    Anker Soundcore Life A1 review

    Much livelier, V-shaped sound with 3 different EQ presets. But the quality is slightly worse in comparison.

    On the other hand, earbuds sit pretty flush with your ears and stay in rock-solid thanks to ergonomic fit and ear wings.

    Earbuds can do more than 8 hours of play time per charge, with both cases supporting Qi charging.

    Anker Soundcore Life A1 review

    KZ AS16 Pro

    KZ AS16 Pro IEMs

    Similarly bassy but far more controlled and detailed wired IEMs. The latter can be a problem nowadays, which requires you to purchase a dongle.

    Earbuds are well-made and very big but fit comfortably and are stable thanks to ear hook cables. They’re detachable, extending the longevity of the earbuds.

    However, the cable doesn’t offer the same freedom of movement as true wireless earbuds.

    KZ AS16 Pro review

    What’s in the Box?

    Treblab WX8 accessories
    • Treblab WX8 true wireless earbuds
    • Charging case
    • 3 pairs of silicone ear tips (S, M, L)
    • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
    • User’s manual & quick start guide
    • Treblab sticker

    Specifications

    Type: True wireless
    Connection: Bluetooth 5.1
    Back design: Closed-back
    Drivers: 6mm dynamic
    Frequency range: 20-20.000Hz
    Impedance: n/a
    Weight: 0.16 oz (4.5 g) per earbud
    Mic & Controls: Yes
    Water resistance: IPX8
    Battery life: 7h + 21h in case
    Charging time: 1h + quick charge – USB-C & Qi wireless
    Active noise cancelling: No
    Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC
    Wireless range: 40 feet (12.1m)
    Microphone: 2 mics

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