Today we will review an apple airpod rip-off, namely the HBQ i7 TWS. There is 2 version of it, one that comes with and without the charging box. Our version is without the charging box, to charge it it come with a proprietary usb cable, lose it and you wont be able to charge it. | Calvin Pixels | Calvinpixels | HBQ i7 TWS Review

The size is much bigger than the original and is lightweight. Build entire of plastic and has a cheap feel. The is single button on each buds controls the power, media playback and call function. There is no volume control.

And it look like a Christmas light once it on with the blink red/blue LED. Is more toward an earphone but strangely there is no cut off for the driver to direct sound into the ear canal as it directs sound to the outer ear part. China why??? Why? Is basic logic!! | Calvin Pixels | Calvinpixels | HBQ i7 TWS Review
No physical cut out for audio to be directed into the ear canal.

Is not a sport oriented earbud as shaking the head makes it fall off easily.

For the battery life each buds last 2 hours max either in single or duo mode at 50% volume on the iPhone 6. To sync both earbuds, on your smartphone just select one side and once paired to the smartphone the earbuds will auto sync between themselves. Disclaimer cheap is not cheerful on this one.

Technical Specification

Driver unit: 15mm
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Sensitivity: 94dB
Weight: 9.2 grams | Calvin Pixels | Calvinpixels | HBQ i7 TWS Review
Merry Christmas ~ lights

Audio Quality:


Pia Mia – Do It Again
Bass energy (pressure) nearly non-existent unless you crank up the volume higher just hear a tiny bit of it say 70% volume. The sound generally is muffled.

Tiaan – Be OK
Low bass frequency….. you can hear it but zero bass pressure. Lot of muffled sounds.


Violinder – Raindrop
Piano/Violin tones sound lack clarity. Bass/Drum mix to much into the piano/violin tone making it a one big mess.

Pentatonix – See Through
Vocals is borderline do-able, again lacks clarity throughout the frequency range.

In short audio quality is a Potato grade. I recommends to avoid the i7w as there are better cable IEM for the same price like Bliztwolf IEM or Edifier IEM that we have reviewed.

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