Premium sound quality without premium price
Design / Build
The Tranya T3’s case looks somewhat generic, until you realize that it’s actually really well thought out. The dark-gray semi-see-through lid allows you to see when the the earbuds are done charging, and the 4 small LED’s that show the case battery status aren’t too bright to be disruptive, or too dim to be hard to see. The earphones themselves have a nice matte-black finish and a really nice dark-chrome button. The pressure required for the button isn’t too much either, given you’re pressing towards the end of the button, and the shape of the earphones means you’re not pushing into your ear canal, but instead against your ear. The whole thing looks somewhat generic, but the parts that matter are clearly really well thought out.
The earphones fit quite nicely in the ear — it’s not a shallow fit by any means, but it’s not really deep either. This means they have a good seal and provide good noise isolation, only slightly behind the best in this regard. This lets you listen at somewhat lower volumes while commuting, thereby saving your hearing.
The sound quality out of these earphones is some of my absolute favorite, far better than the $40–50 pricetag would suggest. The sound is quite balanced with a very solid and strong bass. The highs are crisp and clear, the mids are engaging, and the bass really brings everything together and gives these a really nice warm tone. The vocals on DARKSIDE’s Paper Trails are booming with lots of texture to the bass, while not overpowering the rest of the track, and Billie Eilish’s bad guy bass track doesn’t overpower her vocals.
The soundstage is fantastic in these as well — Daina Krall’s vocals in The Girl in The Other Room come across front and center, while the piano, drums, and cello all have their individual place on the stage and all play together harmoniously. Even complex tracks, like Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, are reproduced by these earphones without breaking a sweat.
Overall these are fantastic earphones for their price and are my go to pair for listening. They’re a little heavier bass than some more balanced IEM’s (see Anbes 359), but not quite in the bass-head territory (see Tiso i4). A really enjoyable sound that makes you really feel and enjoy the music.
While listening to these I’ve had rock solid connectivity with only the occasional micro-drop-out during multi-hour listening sessions.
As with most Bluetooth 5.0 TWS earphones, no audio delay on YouTube / NetFlix / videos on Chrome browser. And slight delay on real-time audio.
Taking phone calls on these was great as well — I still wouldn’t recommend these or any other TWS earphone for business phone calls, but for the occasional chat, in a quiet environment, these are great.
The mic gets the job done without any issues as long as there isn’t much background noise, but I have had one or two people complain that I was too quiet.
Amazing TWS earphones, even more so when you consider the price. Balanced and detailed sound with great bass and soundstage, easy to use controls, lots of battery life. If I absolutely have to fault these for something, it would be that they’re on the larger side and stick out of your ears a bit. But even with that, if you’re looking for earphones in the $50 range (even in the $100 to be honest), these are a must try.