7 times cheaper than the model of the American giant, the “airpods” of Lidl have been tested by the association. The verdict is in, and he is very bad.
Lidl specializes in electrical appliances for everyone. In stores or on the brand's website, you can buy deep fryers, multicookers and other low-cost household appliances. After having to recall some of its vacuum cleaners launched last August because they presented a fire risk, the brand is back in the pillory for its wireless headphones. UFC Que Chooser tested them and the reviews are not good at all.
Not yet released and already destroyed by critics. Lidl's Silvercrest headphones will be released on 19 next october. They are part of a series of brand objects sold at very low prices. For these bluetooth headphones, count 24,99 euros, against 99 euros for the same type of model at Apple in a reconditioned version (new ones cost around 220 euros). A considerable saving, of course, but is it worth the detour ? To believe UFC Que Choose, not at all. After test, the association said that “without surprise, their audio quality is catastrophic”. She pins a sound “cramped, stuck between aggressive highs and distorted bass by saturation”. In sum, headphones deliver content “abyss”. After listening to a wide variety of styles of music, the headphones fail the sound reproduction tests but could troubleshoot “to watch a video on the Internet or listen to a podcast”.
Despite a very harsh review of Lidl's wireless headphones, which they rank among the few to receive such a bad verdict, Que Choose raises some good points. First, the headphones are delivered with the complete equipment, although considered rudimentary. The charging case comes with a USB-C cable (although compatible with wireless charging), and “indicator lights on the front give an idea of the charge level”. They also note that a “LED lights up white when [the earpiece] is charged, and in red when it is charging”. What is practical. Pairing is easily done using a button below. Another positive point, to the What to Choose test, Lidl headphones held 6 hours of autonomy, more than announced and more than the Apple Airpods which hold a little less 5 hours. Even better : they recharge in just 52 minutes in their case. So not everything is tossed in these inexpensive wireless headphones, although the association does not recommend them to all true music aficionados.
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