Few years ago, wireless earbuds seemed like a crazy idea. But California based company Erato recently launched these amazing pair of wireless earbuds that costs $299 but comes with an impressive hardware without any compromise with sound quality and looks.
Hardware and Design:
The manufacturer has paid great attention to details. The earbuds and the case in which it comes, i.e. the complete package, look chic and sleek. Earbuds may seem a little large, since they contain the microphone and speakers, wireless charging and Bluetooth support. Being wireless, these earbuds are prone to pop out of ears while speaking or eating which results in flexing of ear muscles. They are water and sweat-proof as well. There is a single button on both the earbuds which lets you control your playlist, change volume, play/pause the song based on the manner of pressing the button. It comes with a simple guide which is quite easy to remember. You can even answer phone calls and interact with Siri or Google Now. But it will get difficult to perform more complex functions. The earbuds turn off automatically as soon as the earbuds are placed in their case. The earbuds also come with a set of eartips which helps in using them while working out or running.
In terms of sound quality, Earato 7 earphones are as good as any other wired or Bluetooth earbuds. They do not provide much bass but it is not entirely absent. They give a very crisp high and warm medium which makes it a great but not the best earphones in the market. Call quality is also pretty good with the person on the other end able to hear the user’s voice clearly. One problem with them is the audio syncing problem while watching a video. Pairing earbuds is slightly complicated. You have to first put on one earbud and long hold press the power button until you hear “pairing”. After that you have to put on another earbud and press power button in order to sync both the earbuds. After that you will have to locate the earbuds via your Bluetooth device.
Software and charging case:
The software is still under development. But the current version is still very user friendly. Battery life is long lasting and is very efficient but if it is running low, you will hear “Battery Low” every minute until the battery finally reduces to zero percent which can be unnecessary. The carrying case of the earbuds which is also a charging case is a sleek aluminum and pocket-sized body. The charging case comes with 300mAh battery and automatically charges the earbuds when they are stored in the case. Beside this, each earbud comes with a 50mAh 3 hour battery, which when combined with the charging capacity of the case will allow the earbuds to last for few days to a week. But the down-side is that it take around 2.5 hours to charge them completely which is a pretty long duration. There is also a built-in microUSB port with which you can charge the case and a set of indicators which perform different functions.
Even though, these earphones’ price is quite high, but it is well worth it. It comes with all the neat features and packs a punch with design as well. It scores well on battery front and other hardware but lags a little in terms of audio quality which needs to be worked upon to make it a complete package.