The Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds are somewhat of an anomaly in the Turtle Beach lineup. Sure, the company are well known for selling high quality gaming headsets. They even have some wired earbuds available to purchase, however they only have one single set of true wireless earbuds. The Scout Air is the product that Turtle Beach have decided to hedge all of their true wireless bets on.
Thankfully, this is a gamble that has seemingly paid off. The Turtle Beach Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds are solid. Barring a few teething issues, which is unfortunately pretty par for the course when it comes to Bluetooth connected devices, this is a pretty fantastic bit of kit.
I was first sent the Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds last week and upon receiving them, it took around an hour to 90 minutes before I was able to complete the “straightforward,” process of pairing the earbuds to my phone. This needless frustration did not make for a good start for this device, even with the downloadable Turtle Beach audio app, the pairing process was finicky and frustrating.
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With that said, after spending a week using the Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds on a daily basis, I have come to appreciate this product. After applying the larger rubber tips, they sit comfortably in my ears. They are lightweight, produce sound of a decent quality and are a good all round solution to anyone wanting to listen to music or podcasts on the go.
The touch functionality is intuitive and easy to work. Although, I would have loved a touch option which controlled volume in favor of skipping tracks. Frankly on a device at this price point, customers shouldn’t have to choose between the two and both functions should be included or programmable through the companion app. Also, when removing the Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds from your ears, you will undoubtedly run into a few instances of accidentally hitting play again whilst trying to place them back into the charging case due to how sensitive the backs are.
Speaking of the companion app, it is through this that users can download the latest firmware updates for the buds, enable game mode, (which reduces audio delay,) and adjust the equalizer based on a handful of presets. Unfortunately, the options to select from within the equalizer don’t have a huge effect on the actual sound coming out of the buds. The bass option in particular is pretty underwhelming.
The Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds boast a fairly impressive six-hour battery life per bud. However, the battery life of the charging case clocks in at a fairly measly 20 hours. This means that this Turtle Beach case will need charged more than any Cambridge or Razer earbuds need charged. Not a deal-breaker, but it wouldn’t be entirely unreasonable to expect a longer charge at this price point.
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To summarize, if you are a looking for a solid, all-around pair of wireless earbuds for everyday use, then you can’t go wrong with the Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds. However, if you are looking for something of a higher quality, which will pick out the minute nuances in your favorite songs, then these earbuds don’t quite get there. Whilst the Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds are a reliable everyday solution, they likely are not going to blow any minds with their superior audio quality.
Turtle Beach Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds – 8/10
The Turtle Beach Scout Air True Wireless Earbuds were provided to FandomWire for review by LickPR.
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