RHA is a Scottish brand well known for its premium range of in-ear earphones. RHA recently launched the TrueConnect 2 true wireless earbuds, the successor to the True Connect which was launched last year. RHA claims that the TrueConnect 2 was built on the core principle of the TrueConnect with a huge improvement in battery life. Let’s find out what RHA TrueConnect 2 brings to the already crowded true wireless earbuds market in India in this review.
RHA TrueConnect 2 packaging flaunts its key features like IP55 rating, 44-hour battery life and 3-year warranty.
- TrueConnect 2 Earbuds
- TrueConnect 2 Charging Case
- USB Type-A to USB Type-C Charging Cable
- Silicone Ear tips in various sizes
The charging case is made of soft plastic in black colour with a metallic clasp running around the case. The case is so well-built and feels very premium. The case weighs around 79 grams. The opening and closing of the case feels really good with a nice metallic click.
The case has a subtle RHA branding, three LEDs to show the battery percentage and a USB Type-C port for charging.
Inside the case we have the socket for two earbuds with a small marking to display where to put the right earbud.
- Driver unit : 6mm
- Driver sensitivity : 98dB
- Frequency response : 20 – 20,000 Hz
- Weight : 6 grams each earbud
The TrueConnect 2 earbuds are made of soft matte plastic material. The earbuds have capacitive touch surfaces at the back to perform various functions like increasing/decreasing volume, changing tracks and activating voice assistants on the go. The touch surface is super sensitive to touch. I have accidentally paused the music many times while adjusting the earbuds. The volume control using touch surfaces is mostly a hit or miss. Since you have to tap twice to increase the volume and tap thrice to decrease the volume. Coming to the fit of the earbuds.
The TrueConnect 2 earbuds feel small and aimed at a very low profile look. The stem is not as long as Airpods and it’s very subtle. The earbuds feel so light at 6 grams and the fit is incredibly solid compared to other earbuds I have used. Even Though these don’t come with noise cancellation they provide a really good noise isolation. They have two microphones, one in the stem and one on the backside of the bud. The phone call experience has been quite good and clear. The earbuds also comes with an IP55 rating making it ideal for casual walking and light gym activities.
The sound signature of the RHA TrueConnect 2 can be described as fairly neutral. The people who prefer a neutral sound will like these. The mids and highs are quite good. The problem is with the sound stage. The sound stage is not wider as expected. The instruments and vocals seem much closer to the head. The vocals are clear and crisp but there are slight issues I noticed with the female vocals which made me increase volume at times to listen to the voice clearly. The bass is there but however feels a bit lacking and not well-defined. The low-end bass misses out the thump and rumble. Overall these pair of earbuds sound fairly balanced and serve the purpose very well of everyday listening. The microphone performance of the TrueConnect 2 is pretty good. The two mic setups help reduce the distortion and noise to a limit. The audio is quite clear for voice calls.
There are small latency issues during volume control and changing tracks. The audio latency is on the higher side during gaming and video playback.
The RHA TrueConnect 2 comes rated with 9.5 hours with a charging case providing another 34.5 hours of battery life. The battery life according to my usage is around 9.2 hours with 80% volume most of the time. The charging case provides 3 hours of playback with 15 minutes of charging. However, the full charge of the buds takes around 70 minutes and the charging case took around 3 hours. This is an impressive battery life figure for a TWS.
The RHA TrueConnect 2 is priced at Rs.12,999. You can buy it from the HeadphoneZone. For the price RHA provides a well-built pair of earbuds with good balance sound and an impressive battery life. The noise isolation is very good as well. But it misses out on some things like auto pause when you remove the earbuds and multipoint pairing which other similar priced TWS provides.
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Impressive build quality
- Well Balanced Sound
- Great battery life
- 3 years Warranty
- No auto pause feature
- No companion app for software updates
- No Multipoint pairing
- No aptX support