Lypertek PurePlay Z7 True Wireless Earphones Review: Mixed Bag – Gadgets 360
True wireless earphones are often considered too mainstream to be audiophile-grade, but some brands and products have tried to strike a balance between good sound and the convenience of the form factor. A simple way to improve sound quality is by supporting advanced Bluetooth codecs, which allow for more data to be transferred between the source device and earphones, resulting in richer sound. Lypertek, a small audio specialist brand that focuses on true wireless earphones, has gone a step further with a hybrid triple-driver setup.
Following the excellent Lypertek Tevi is the latest product from the company, the Lypertek PurePlay Z7, which is priced at Rs. 15,999 in India. This pair of true wireless earphones has a hybrid triple-driver setup in each earpiece and Bluetooth 5.2 with support for the Qualcomm aptX Adaptive codec, making it an impressive option on paper. So is this the best sounding pair of true wireless earphones for less than Rs. 20,000? Find out in this review.
Two balanced armature drivers and one dynamic driver in each earpiece of the Lypertek PurePlay Z7
The design of the Lypertek PurePlay Z7 is much like that of the Tevi, with big, bulky earpieces and physical buttons for controls. I got a proper in-canal fit with the Lypertek PurePlay Z7, and I found the earpieces comfortable. However, their sheer size could be a bit unsettling for some people. They look a bit awkward when worn, and I was constantly worried about them falling out when I wasn’t sitting down.
Physical buttons instead of touch-sensitive zones are a bit bothersome, particularly on a premium headset such as this. Pressing the buttons on the Lypertek PurePlay Z7’s earpieces often shook their already precarious fit in my ears. The controls themselves are easy to learn and get used to, and cover the basics of functionality including playback and volume adjustment.
A press on either side plays and pauses music; a double-press adjusts the volume up or down depending on whether you press the left or right earpiece; and a triple-press skips to the previous or next track. A long-press on the right invokes the default voice assistant on your smartphone. All of these are the default controls, and can be changed using the app.
The earpieces are rated IPX5 for water resistance. The sales package includes a USB Type-C cable for charging, small dust covers for the earpiece outlets, three pairs of silicone ear tips, and three pairs of foam ear tips in different sizes. Although I do usually like foam ear tips, the ones in the package didn’t give me a very good fit, and I preferred how the silicone ones felt.
The charging case is similar to that of the Lypertek Tevi, with a fabric-wrapped exterior and Lypertek logo at the top, but it is a fair bit longer. The case holds the rather large battery, and has a USB Type-C port for charging and a small indicator light at the front. There’s also Qi wireless charging. While the case was a bit too large to comfortably fit in my pocket, the additional battery capacity was a useful trade-off. The charging case dies look good, but the earpieces still look a bit too ordinary for the price.
The Lypertek PurePlay Z7 works with the PureControl app on both iOS and Android. This app allows you to …….