First and foremost – a big thank you to the folks over at Kiron Audio for sending me a pair of their Titan Sport wireless earbuds to put through testing.
The following opinions are fully my own.
Who are Kiron?
Kiron Audio are serious market disrupters.
Hailing from the glorious United Kingdom, these fellas are bringing athletic-quality earbuds to the market at a price that blows every other competitor out the water.
The name Kiron comes from the Centaur of Greek Mythology who was held in high regard for his strength and intelligence – something which we should all aspire to have – right?!
I love this little bit of backstory on the brand and it gets you far more engaged with their whole ethos which is a nice touch.
Who doesn’t love a nice touch?
Why are their earbuds a gym goer’s dream?
For myriad reasons actually, but mainly because these puppies are sweatproof, waterproof to 1 metre, they are loud and the quality of that loudness is fantastic.
There’s obviously no wires to get in the way either and they fit nicely in your ear with no chance of falling out, so nothing can distract you from whatever it is that you’re doing.
The Titans are designed for use in the gym, on the field or in the pool – they genuinely are an athlete’s dream.
I wasn’t expecting too much from these due to their price, but my opinion has been flipped on its head.
Here are a few points I loved about Kiron Audio’s maiden release.
At their price point, I wasn’t expecting anything amazing, but the sound quality on these is brilliant!
Their noise cancelling is very impressive too, which is perfect in a hectic sports environment when you want to block everything out and concentrate on whatever it is you’re getting stuck into.
Cannot fault the sound whatsoever. The use of noise cancelling along with its raw quality is a perfect 1-2 combo.
You can plonk the charging case on a wireless charger and it’ll charge – how sick is that?
Anyway, you can do that or you can plug it in the conventional way – it doesn’t really matter.
What does matter is just how long these last.
I managed to get about 3 days out of them. Obviously I wasn’t listening to music all day but to last 3 days with pretty regular use is very impressive.
The charging case offers about 5 extra charges too, which is handy if you’re out and about all day.
These are sturdy – and they need to be.
If you’re going to create a pair of wireless earbuds that are designed specifically for sports then they need to be rough and ready.
Luckily, these are.
Not only are they waterproof, but they are robust as anything too.
I gave them the standard ‘throw them at a wall’ test a few times and they withstood it with ease, which I was very impressed with.
If they can get through that unphased then I’m sure they’ll be able to withstand the rigours of you doing a few reps on the bench press…
This is what really threw me.
I have reviewed another set of wireless earbuds which were £200 and obviously, these came with a whole host of other features, but Kiron are putting these out there for less than £90!
Less than £90 for a pair of noise cancelling, waterproof, sweatproof, athletic-grade wireless earbuds is unheard of – to me anyway.
I genuinely couldn’t believe these were so relatively cheap and it convinced me that these are possibly the best value for money wireless earbuds on the market to date.
Not dealbreakers but I’ve gotta give everyone a fair review.
When your buds are low on battery, there is a rather annoying woman who comes over the song to tell you that ‘battery is low’ constantly until you charge them.
But, she does get you to charge the earbuds so I guess she’s doing her job well?
Over the past few days, I have been having an issue connecting them up to my iPad’s Bluetooth.
No idea why, but I charged them up in their little pod and they started working again.
Anyway, just a heads up.
But overall, apart from these little niggly bits, these buds from Kiron audio are the cats pyjamas.
So there we have it – Kiron may be new, but they are definitely going to be around for a long time if they keep bringing quality like this to the market.