Lenovo is entering the second round and is not just presenting an “old for new” concept. In fact, the second edition of his True Wireless Earbuds was inspired by other sources. After the first Lenovo HT10 TWS were actually good, but apparently lacked quality in terms of durability, the HT10 Pro now has to prove what they can do.
Lenovo True Wireless Earbuds HT10 is the name. Basically, the new TWS appear rather unspectacular. The predominant color is black or gray. The earbuds themselves have changed their shape and have grown. The charging station uses an ordinary design that is completely different from its predecessor. The single earbud is 24 mm long, 25 mm wide and 24 mm deep. The shape is breathed in a drop shape. There are no edges in places that are close to the ear. The center at the top is adorned with a 12 x 9 mm button that is roughened and also has a teardrop shape. The button has a good pressure point, although a touch field would have been clearly more elegant and would have more suited the style of the headphones. The fact that the entire edge of the button is illuminated with a blue / white LED, which indicates whether the earbuds are connected or being loaded, also plays into this consideration.
The charging station no longer has a slider mechanism. So there is nothing left to pull out. Instead, you now get a normal box with a snap lock. The closure is supported by a neat magnet and runs no risk of opening by itself. In terms of design, the charging station is rather boring. There is a large Lenovo lettering on the top, the predominant color is black and the material is plastic. At the front you get at least 4 charging LEDs that indicate the current battery level of the station in steps of 25%. On the back there is unfortunately an aging micro USB connection. The charging station measures 7 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm (L x W x H), which makes it a good mediocre.
Now it’s getting serious. Actually there should be no reason to worry. The first Lenovo earbuds did a good job with the sound, the only thing that was really lacking was the longevity and the workmanship. But as is the case in the Earbud business, new does not always have to mean better. If you have had sweaty hands or palpitations because you were somehow waiting for the Lenovo HT10 Pro, I can calm you down. The portfolio for the new True Wireless Earbuds in China has been significantly improved. With it is now Bluetooth 5.0 and what is actually much better, support for aptX! Lenovo is the third manufacturer in our test to integrate the higher-quality audio codec into its setup from True Wireless Earbuds.
The Lenovo HT10 Pro are a nice development of the Lenovo Air. The Chinese are improving the earbud in almost every way, only the exotic charging station had to be replaced by a less spectacular one. All other data read similarly or better. I have to highlight the aptX support again. The codec alone is not a guarantee of good sound, but it is definitely very beneficial. You start to slurp something with the voice quality, which had to endure slight losses. This was balanced out with a higher battery capacity. In addition, almost all criticisms of the predecessor have been eliminated.