The UGreen HiTune X6 is the successor to the UGreen HiTune X5 that we reviewed previously. It features a new refreshed design, and a whole lot more bass within its speakers. Let’s go through the specs first before we dive into the review.
What’s In The Box?
- UGreen HiTune X6
- Charging Case
- Spare Eartips (2 sets)
- User Manual
- USB Type-C Cable
The UGreen HiTune X6 has about the same design as the X5, but with a different finishing. The charging case has a matte finish, and is a little bigger than its predecessor. There’s a front status LED on the front, with the USB Type-C port for charging on the back. Right above the port is also the pairing button if you ever need to pair it with another device that’s different from the one you paired with initially.
The earbuds themselves has the outer shell with a matte finish, while the insides are still lined with a glossy finish. They’re still lightweight, and instead of a stem a la AirPods, it uses a rounded elongated bulge design instead.
User Experience + Comfort
Because it doesn’t have a stem, it won’t be annoying the sides of your face. Putting them on is also relatively easy, and the fit is just nice. If you need a tighter or looser fit, there are two sets of spare eartips for you to change with.
In terms of comfort, the earbuds did feel a little big for my liking, and after a while my ear did feel a little sore. I tried adjusting it a little, but it was still a little painful. That being said, when wearing it, the earbuds was comfortable on the insides and it stayed firmly in the ears. In our headbanging test, the earbuds could stay on for dear life and not drop out, which is a good sign.
The charging case is compact enough and the earbuds themselves were lightweight. It was also easy to retrieve the earbuds from the charging case. The UGreen HiTune X6 also does not have wear detection, so keep that in mind when you’re taking the earbuds off when music is playing.
When you’re gaming, you should also switch to Game Mode by quick tapping 4 times on either side of the earbuds. This reduces the latency down to 50ms so there’s no audio delay when you’re gaming.
The touch sensors on the UGreen HiTune X6 has a large surface to play with on the side of the earbuds. The sensors are also responsive, but maybe a little too responsive. When taking out the earbuds from my ears, my finger would always accidentally mistouch the sides and it would pause the music. On the bright side, I don’t need to worry about the earbuds not having wear detection, because my finger would “accidentally” help me pause the music when i take them off.
Apart from that, there’s a preset list of gesture controls that aren’t customizable. So, it’s going to take a bit of time to remember what each gesture does. Here are the commands for the earbuds, but these are also available in the product box too.
After reviewing so many of UGreen’s TWS earbuds, from the CM338 to the latest HiTune X6, they’ve all haven’t jumped on the app connectivity bandwagon. This is probably due to them just making the earbuds more accessible in terms of pricing, and keeping the earbuds as straightforward and easy to use right out of the box.
Audio And Call Quality
When it comes to audio quality, the highs are a bit too sharp, but the mids are decent which provides great vocal performance. For the lows, it gives off a nice, clean thumpy bass which is good as it doesn’t overpower the other frequencies.
For the ANC, it works quite decent as it does cancel out quite a fair bit of noise. With music on, I could barely hear the renovation upstairs and the hair dryer that’s running in the room.
In terms of call quality, my voice on Discord calls was described as “slightly muffled, but consistent volume levels and no distortion”. Had no complaints about my voice on other online conferencing tools too for that matter, thanks to the 6-microphone system on the HiTune X6.
Battery life wise, the UGreen HiTune X6 performs well even with ANC on. There’s not much difference when it comes to battery life in regards to ANC, so you can leave it on the entire time if you wish. With ANC on, I was able to squeeze 5 hours and 15 minutes of use out of the earbuds, and with it off, I could squeeze about half an hour more so like I mentioned, not much difference.
There’s no wireless charging onboard, but a USB Type-C charging cable is included. It takes about an hour and a half to charge the earbuds, and two hours to charge the charging case.
As usual, UGreen is going the same direction with the UGreen HiTune X6 TWS earbuds. They’re a pair of straightforward, no fuss TWS earbuds that just works right out of the box. It’s reliable and you can always count on it for quick instant pairing, good audio, and long battery life.
For its price, there really isn’t much to complain about. You’re even getting active noise cancellation and also IPX5 dust and water resistance. If you’re just only starting on your first pair of TWS earbuds, the HiTune X6 is definitely one you can consider, especially if you’re on a budget.