While the Erato Apollo 7 is not rocket science (although the name does sound like it), the wireless earbuds are astounding. So what do these fully wireless earbuds have to offer? One thing sure, it is not the price! Find out here what we think of the Apollo 7 headphones.
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Erato Apollo 7 Review
Erato Apollo 7 Review
When receiving the sample from Erato, our minds were blown away with the premium feel. You get it in an aluminum finish charging case that closes with two magnets. Once opening the box, you see the earbuds that look as if it is going to be presented at a prestige event. The buds snap magnetically in the box when not use them. Furthermore, you get a wide selection of ear tips made of memory foam and silicon. Moreover, the earbuds charge with a micro USB cable, and for active wearers they include sport wings. While you do get loads of ear tips for a tight seal, we did find the foam ones comfortable but challenging to get on the buds.
When it comes to size the Apollo 7, it is bulky, but each one weighs four grams. Therefore, the buds are lightweight, and we felt no extra weight in the ears. On the other hand, the earbuds made for active wearers with the Nano-coating and IPX7 rating. So athletes will find this a welcoming bonus! On each bud, you get an on/off button to control the music as well. For charging the earbuds you place them in the case with the patented ring connection on the back of the structure.
Erato Apollo 7 Performance
When connecting the buds to our phone, it is quick and straightforward. You can pair up either one of the buds with a device and turn the other bud on. The earbuds connect automatically as a stereo set. A beautiful thing is you can use one bud alone as a headset. Once we had the headphones paired we found the earbuds reconnect quickly. Furthermore, the wireless connection offers you a full suite of functions to boost the volume, play, skip, and more.
Moreover, it also supports Google Now and SIRI. After testing the Apollo 7, we found the Bluetooth connection stable most of the time. Even when they drop, the buds reconnect fast again. Another great thing users will like is that the earbuds support different wireless codecs to work with most smartphones. What we did find a bit disappointing is the battery life of three hours. With constant use over time, we found the battery running low after using it for two hours. So if you plan on using them for a long walk it should be enough. Furthermore, you can take the charging case with you to receive two full charge cycles before charging the case again.
How do they sound?
When it comes to sound, the only complaint we have looking at the 5.8mm micro-drivers it will struggle with the bass reproduction. On the other hand, it does not mean that the sound is dull and does depend on the seal you get using the tips included. In lows, the drums sound nice with plenty of volumes. However, it does struggle with low ends that are supposed to bring out vital detail and tone during the rumbling bass lines. If you can squeeze the tips further in the ear the distance varies, but it gets uncomfortable. Using the foam tips, we got the best seal and comfort. But we still found the bass reproduction not excellent compared to other in-ear earphones.
Moreover, when it comes to the mids, you do get a decent balance with the Apollo 7. You can hear the vocals above the instruments. When listening to heavy bass tracks, the sound suffers low boom drifts making its way into the mids. The highs are also balanced, providing space and even advanced instrumental details reproduced well. You have no clarity problems at all. However, at high volumes, the upper mids and highs are a bit harsh.
Erato Apollo 7 Specs
- Battery: Three hours
- Color: Four Shades
- Cord Type: Wireless
- Extras: Supports different Bluetooth codec, IPX7, Built-in Mic, Voice Assistant
- Form Factor: In-ear
- Included: Charging Case, Eartips, Sports Fins, Charging Cable
- Noise Isolation: Passive
- Warranty: 1-year
Apollo 7 Wireless Earbuds Pros and Cons
What we like:
- A wide selection of ear tips and sports fins included
- The charging case has a durable design
- Solid construction
- Sweat and Water-resistant
- Hands-free use
What we do not like:
- The battery use can be better
- The sound could be better
Should You Buy it?
Yes, if you want a pair of convenient to use wireless earbuds. The audio sounds okay most of the time, and it offers a reliable wireless range. Furthermore, it has a waterproof design that is perfect for working out at the gym or jogging. The only problem you may have is getting a tight seal for the best bass response. While the battery power could be better, you should get about three hours of use depending on what volume you listen to your music?
While the Erato Apollo 7 boasts some fantastic features it does have a hefty price. The accessories, waterproof design, and charging case give the wireless earbuds an excellent touch. However, when it comes to audio, it cannot justify the high cost of these true wireless earphones (which is a pity.) We did have occasional connectivity drops, which are not a deal-breaker. On the other hand, we would have liked a more powerful battery for extended use. But it remains a worthy product for breaking away from the wires. Furthermore, we feel it is worth keeping your eye on the Erato range as we are sure it will improve with time.