I have been testing the Edifier TWS1 and TWS5 over the last while and have also compared them. My result is based on my own ears and subjective if you will as everyone’s ears are different but from testing countless true wireless now I have a decent opinion to offer on such products which is fair and balanced and overall both these round up well for the price you pay for true wireless earbuds and these are my first two pairs to test from Edifier..
What are the key differences?
The main chipset of TWS5 is QCC3026, which is sort of better than QCC3020 of TWS1. QCC3026 is the representative model of Qualcomm’s QCC series chips. QCC3026 adopts WLCSP packing which is smaller and highly integrated, which is helpful for the design as well as the implementation of the sound cavity and antenna system, as 3026 is even more difficult to produce.
TWS5 adopts wool felt diaphragm, and therefore the sound quality is closer to the balance of the low/middle/high frequency and performs more outstanding in audio resolution and dynamic, compared with TWS1.
4. Charging Solution
The playback time is basically the same but the three touch-pin charging solution of TWS5 (TWS1 only has two pins) ensures better battery management of the charging box.
5. Size, Weight and Design
The size of TWS5 is larger than TWS1, and it is about 57.2g versus 41.1g of TWS1. This matters according to different user’s preference. Some may prefer smaller ones while others focus on material texture. TWS5 uses metal spray paint to enhance the texture of charging box, the indicator on it also looks better.
Things to note here is there in no USB-C and no app and the latter is something I think Edifier need to start looking at, not taking back their quality sound or products an app can give the user more control over sound and with Edifier offering quality sound in general this can only be a win for both the consumer and the company, USB-C is not a huge gripe with me but again a trend thats changing but these are older products so no huge deal to be honest right now Edifier can only excel from here on in.
Check the video below for more In short the TWS1 take the win from me by that is from my testing and my ears so some might not agree but in the long run for the price BOTH come in at you cant go wrong for your money in comparison to whats out there price much higher, I have been asked to compare both and these are my genuine thoughts and before testing I expected the TWS5 to win but the sound on the TWS1 was deeper louder and had good directional audio for me with a nice touch of bass..