Riversong Air X5+ Bluetooth wireless earphones review


Today we are reviewing wireless Bluetooth earphones Air X5+ from the company Riversong. Read our experience with these wireless earphones, know how they performed in our various tests, how they feel like in your ears and if they are worthy of being your all-time audio partners.

In a world where we can't live more than a few hours away from our smartphones, having a Bluetooth headset makes all the difference to keep you connected even when your smartphone is not in your hand. Though not a heavy user of earphones myself, I do like to have the best of best when I do make use of earphones. After all, it is always better to be able to move freely when listening to music or going to the kitchen for popcorn without stopping the playback. Today, we are going to review the Bluetooth wireless earphones from Riversong - Air X5+.

Unboxing


Unboxing Riversong Air X5+
The box that we received contains the earbuds themselves in their charging case along with a protective case, its keychain clip, and a USB to lightning 8 pin cable for charging the rechargeable case. We looked for the replacement earbuds that usually come with earphones but they were not found in the package. On opening the earphone case, the design of the earbuds made it clear that it was to be worn without any rubber covering of any sort. While everyone might not miss them, I personally prefer to have an outer cover on my earphones to make it easier to clean the earbuds after use as well as for a better grip.

Design of Air X5+


Air X5+ earbuds in case
The design on Air X5+ is as minimalist as you can expect from a set of earbuds. They look nothing less than Apple's Airpods. As soon as you take them out of the box, the earbuds go into Bluetooth connecting mode. The back of the Air X5+'s has its microphone and Touch Area. This touch can be used to take actions like picking up a call or disconnecting it. You have to be careful though since a single touch will pick the call and the next one will disconnect it.
Charger case Air X5+
The charging case itself is not smaller than an adult human hand, making it a portable case that can be carried as easily in your pocket as in your bag (though it might get lost in a bag quite easily, being so small!). The case has a battery capacity of 320mAh while the earbuds themselves have a battery of 30mAh. This theoretically means that you will be able to charge your earbuds 10 times after a full discharge.

Experiencing Air X5+


Air X5+ earbuds closeup
As soon as you connect the earbuds to a device a voice inside the earbuds inform you that the connection is active and similarly you get a message when the connection terminates. It also has a standby time that switches off the earbuds after a certain idle time which is great from the perspective of preserving its battery.

We had a pleasant experience using Air X5+ in a variety of use cases. I watched a complete movie with it, listened to songs and watched some web series as well. The earbuds juice lasted for a little less than 2 hours which is what Air X5+ promises on its product specifications. The audio clarity was great throughout.
  1. Bass Extension on frequencies ranging from 200 Hertz to 10 Hertz. Our hearing is limited to 20 Hertz till where good earphones must go. However, being on a wireless signal makes this a challenge for Bluetooth earphones as well as our own degraded hearing limits our range of hearing. With Air X5+ I was able to detect audio till 30 Hertz which is quite awesome, to say the least!
  2. Treble Extension is the upper limit of our hearing and we should be able to hear up to 20,000 Hertz, the human limit of hearing. Air X5+ blanked out at 15,000 Hertz at normal hearing volume but I was able to hear from 15,000 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz with volume increased to max. Not too bad when compared my premium wired earphones which give the same output quality.
  3. Deep Bass content can cause poor quality earphone audio to rattle or buzz. Air X5+ didn't give me any scope to complain in this test either.
  4. Tolerance of good earphones should be firm when their driver frequency responses are variating. Both the left and right earphones should respond equally to the changes in the frequency of the audible audio spectrum such that the audio should feel like coming from a central position rather than an overpowering left or right. Air X5+ passed this test with flying colors.
  5. Binaural recordings sounded like I was standing right in the recording studio.
  6. Varied amounts of modularity, polarity changes between left-right earpieces, random bass and treble boosts sounded as good as you can expect from any high-end headphones
The range of these earbuds is 10 meters and there is a possibility that one of your earbuds gets connected to the device while the other stays unpaired. This can happen if one of the earbuds is out of range or is still in the case while the connection is happening. A simple way to fix this is to keep the earbuds back in the case and take them out together for initiating the connection again.

Wrap up


I am being honest when I say that the performance that I got from Air X5+ was not at all what I was expecting. Though I did expect good quality audio, I expected the earphones to falter at some point, especially with them being wireless earphones where the loss of quality in transmission in always an issue for audiophiles like me. However, every test I threw them into, Air X5+ come out with flying colours. Though I missed my personal preference for rubber or silicone-based extra earbuds, this is something that probably I won't even miss after some time using these. I have tested Air X5+ with some of the best-wired headphones as well as some nice wireless ones. Air X5+ outperformed all the wireless earphones that I have and maintained a good lead over the majority of wired earphones I tested it against. At the current pricing of 5,999 INR, these earbuds are not a treat to miss out.


Comments

Guest Author: NITHYA SUNIL20 Feb 2020

HI
Im loving these earphones, but I need some help with them.
Both are connected through a two individuals bluetooth connections and only one pod turns on at a time.
How do i switch the settings to make both work



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