Today, we will look at “Soundpeats H2 review“, it seems to have a very familiar vibe around it and we have seen this design a couple of times before. Although we are familiar with the capabilities of Soundpeats and what they can put out we are still here to see how these will perform.
We are taking a look at the latest iteration of their H series of earbuds and to see if this new iteration is something worth your consideration.
I have personally bought these earbuds for review and I got them for about 80 us dollars which is exactly the same price as the coveted Soundpeats H1.
I am curious to see if they live up to the hype or expectation that the original H1 had. This new Soundpeats felt like a quiet release from Soundpeats.
Soundpeats H2 sounds great, but does too many things below average. We have come to expect more from wireless earbuds in the 50 to 100 dollars price range.
Improved Latency Performance
Same Features as H1
No IEM Design
Design of Soundpeats H2
Soundpeats has now ditched the IEM style design and those see-through earbuds with the H1 and has now kind of focused on stem style earbuds.
This case design has been seen quite a few times with the Earfun Air Pro 2, Haylou W1, The Coumi freedom dots and a couple more so all of this clamshell design with this cradle where the stem sits on the top itself so this one is a very familiar vibe here.
Honestly, I would prefer an IEM style earbud. It fits me better looks more sophisticated and not as normal looking as these stem style earbuds.
But I cannot deny that the new H2 is pretty darn comfortable. The color scheme here you get with the new H2 is similar to the likes of the original Soundpeats Sonic with a grey color case and some bronze or rose gold accent.
But this time Soundpeats gave the case a nice clear coat and it shines like a new car paint job and one good thing about this is that it’s not going to chip and the paint job is not going to fade over time.
At the top here you are going to get the Soundpeats logo in this unique Rose Gold color here and behind the case you are going to get a typical Type-c charging port.
And when you plug it in you are going to get three LED’s at the front to tell you the battery percentage of the case.
As far as my testing goes you are losing out wireless charging on this new case but it is mostly a convenient thing but something I can live without.
The Lid situation here is also not as premium and opening it up there’s no special hinges or friction lid to hold the lid up so it does slam shut on you.
The earbuds inside are your typical stem style earbuds fits very nice and comfy in the ears and has a nice silver color to it as well.
This time around Soundpeats gave the logo a rose gold touch and it gave it a pretty modern look overall with the lines and stuff like that. The tip of the earbuds doesn’t have any sensors it is quite plain there. Lastly the nicest part of these earbuds is the metal tip with the rose gold finish.
Key Features of Soundpeats H2
When the H1 was announced it had the best chipset available from Qualcomm and now that the QCC3040 chipset is getting more and more common there is really nothing too special about it.
The H2 also comes with the same QCC3040 chipset by Qualcomm has Bluetooth 5.2 supports aptX adaptive, AAC and SBC audio codec and that’s honestly what you should expect to get when buying an earbud today at this price point.
There is no official IP rating that I’ve seen just yet but I’ve validated this with Soundpeats and they say that it comes with an IPX4 water resistant rating.
Do note that the original H1 comes with IPX5 so for IPX4 you’re mostly going to get sweat and splash resistant.
These earbuds also come with super seamless left and right playback and putting either side back into the case doesn’t pause the audio that’s really nice. Lastly there is no multi-point connectivity on these earbuds.
Battery Quality of Soundpeats H2
Battery life is slightly shorter compared to the H1. Coming in at five hours compared to the six hours on each one and this is of course rated at 50% volume.
And as you play them louder battery life will definitely significantly reduce. The case battery is also shorter now giving you only three additional charges at 15 hours compared to the five additional charges at 30 hours for the Soundpeats H1.
There is no mention of any quick charging but charging these earbuds up from empty takes about one and a half hours.
Controls in Soundpeats H2
Again, perfect control schemes here with the Soundpeats H2 and Soundpeats nails it on their first try and continues to bring its great controls to all their earbuds.
To increase the volume, tap once on your right earbuds and you will see the volume slowly going up and tap once on the left side and you will see this volume slowly going down.
Double tapping on either side of the earbuds allows you to play or pause your media.
To skip tracks forward press and hold on the right earbuds and it will skip forward and press and hold on the left earbuds and it will skip backwards and honestly this is one of the most responsive skipping tracks feature that I have get so far.
Triple tapping on either side of the earbuds will bring out your assistant. Three taps pause your media and pull out your assistant.
Finally, to toggle in and out of gaming mode simply tap four times on the left earbuds and you will hear a nice lady tell you that you are in or out of gaming mode.
Sound Quality of Soundpeats H2
Sound signature of the Soundpeats H2 does not disappoint and lives up to the performance of the H1 as well. Bass here is really punchy and strong with these new earbuds and they give a very firm very solid and assertive punch delivers exceptional power with every bass drop.
And if you play them loud enough you can actually hear the Sub Bass rumbling below it and if I were to pick one dominant sound signature in this earbuds it would definitely be the bass notes.
Vocals or the mids on these earbuds are good they sound forward but to a certain extent you feel it’s not the main dish here with the H2.
I feel they could pop a little bit more but if you visualize the space projection of these earbuds the vocals are like a step behind all the instruments just a very tiny bit don’t get me wrong these are not muffled earbuds they sound very good and vocals still sound really nice.
They’re just not the emphasis here the highs here are bright as well but have the same story as the mids they are present and you can hear the nose be driver doing its thing.
But I do feel it could be a tad bit brighter just a tiny bit more and this would be the perfect sounding earbuds.
I think Soundpeats is really there when it comes to sound signature a little bit more tuning will make this one of the better sounding earbuds of 2023.
If you already have the H1, then there is no reason for you to upgrade to the Soundpeats H2 because they are both very similar performing earbuds in a different style and a different shell.
Everything else is almost very much same but if you really want H1 previously and have not get them yet then maybe it is time to check out Soundpeats H2.
Personally, I will push you towards getting the Soundcore Life P3 because that earbuds comes with ANC, and it has a great companion app and the specification are pretty decent as well.
You are going to miss out Bluetooth 5.2 and aptX adaptive but comparing them in real life performance and value for money I will definitely go with the Soundcore Live P3.