SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones review: quality at a reasonable price

The wireless earbud trend isn’t going away any time soon. The fact that you no longer need to be tethered to your phone or computer while listening provides great flexibility for users. Although the sound of wired headphones may be superior to that of wireless headphones, no one can beat the appeal of headphones. The SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones are a cost-effective entry into the wireless headphone landscape.

SoundPEATS began in 2010 with a commitment to improving the sound industry while providing excellent sound quality and comfortable-to-use products. The company offers headphones, earbuds, smartwatches, and earphones that all vary in terms of advanced technology and price. I tested the SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones to find out if, for just $45.99, they achieve those goals. Here is an overview of them.

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  • Comfortable
  • Good sound quality
  • AI ENC for phone calls
  • Easy to transport
  • Profitable

The inconvenients

  • ANC not the best
  • Commands can be hard to remember

Unboxing the SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones

SoundPEATS T3 Headphones
A view of the contents of the SoundPEATS T3 headphones box. Image source: Chris Hachey for BGR

You notice the size of the charging case as soon as you open the box. It easily fits in the palm of your hand, which means it’s simple to put in a pocket or bag. It comes with a USB-C charging cable, the earbuds with pre-installed eartips, and two sets of extra eartips that can fit your ears better. I tried the others but stuck with the original tips as they fit very well.

You will need to provide your own charging pad in order to charge the case. The magnets in the case and on the earbuds are strong, so they snap in and don’t come loose while in the case.

Design of the SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones

They are meant to pop in your ears and go. They offer a Bluetooth 5.2 connection, allowing you to connect them to your iPhone or Android device. I was able to connect to both my iPhone and my Windows laptop without too much trouble. They will activate while they are in the charging case and once you remove one it will start pairing once the connection is established. You will hear a voice say “Connected” once they are paired with another device. The wireless range is 33 feet.

The SoundPEATS T3 wireless earphones have stems as well as a multi-functional button on the earphone itself where controls can be used. Unlike headphones where you have to press a button to select a function, like the Skullcandy Mod True Wireless Headphones, you just need to press the outside of the button.

There are a number of commands and functions the button can perform. For music purposes, you can press the button twice to play and pause. Volume down is a single click on the left button and volume up is a single strip on the right. To skip to the next track, press and hold the right button for 1.5 seconds. Answering and hanging up a call consists of pressing the button twice and rejecting a call or switching between two calls consists of pressing and holding either button for 1.5 seconds. Press and hold the left button for 1.5 seconds to switch between normal mode and ANC/Transparency mode. That’s a lot to remember.

The headphones have an IPX4 waterproof rating and will stay in your ears during a workout. I’ve been on several runs with these and they’ve done a good job of staying put.

Specifications for Headphones

A look at the headphones
Wear the SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones. Image source: Chris Hachey for BGR

As mentioned, there are toggles between ANC/Transparency modes. Active noise cancellation technology is there to cancel out low frequency noise, voices and other sounds around you. After using this feature several times, I wanted more from the noise cancellation. You could still hear noise around you.

I will say that the Sound+AI for environmental noise cancellation provided smooth communication when taking phone calls with the SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones. This drowned out the sound, making it easier for me to hear someone on the other line. Although a few people said the microphone wasn’t particularly powerful, that wasn’t a big deal.

Battery life for these is good, not great. It gives you 5.5 hours of charge out of the case and 16.5 hours in the case. While it’s not the best, it’s also not the worst when it comes to battery life. The charging case has an indicator light that notifies you of the charging status. A green light means it is between 100% and 50%. A yellow light is between 49% and 10% and a red light is below 10%.

Sound quality of the SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones

For the size and price, these have surprisingly good sound quality. The built-in large 10mm driver helps deliver clear sound. Musical instruments, especially classical music, stand out well. Being able to control the sound from the headphones is also a good idea.

It doesn’t give you the ability to change modes or balance levels like the Edifier NeoBuds Pro. There is no app to use to optimize the settings. You get what you get which is better than you might expect for the price.


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The SoundPEATS T3 Wireless Headphones are a comfortable pair of headphones that won’t put a big dent in your wallet. They are perfect for strolling around town and wearing around your house. While the noise canceling tech won’t cover a ton of noise around you, for the price it does work well.

The competition

The TOZO NC9 Hybrid Active Noise Canceling True Wireless Headphones offer a bit of a different design if you like ones that don’t have a stem. They can last up to 10.5 hours on a single charge. But they had issues with sustaining a charge for a long time.

Should I buy the SoundPEATS T3 wireless headphones?

Yes. They’re inexpensive and tick the boxes for a quality listening experience.

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