There's a lot to like about these earbuds. They sound fantastic. They are supremely comfortable. The EPOS Gaming Suite software that goes with it is slick and works great.
However, I don't think it's fair to call these "gaming" earbuds. To qualify, they would have to offer truly low-latency, and in that regard, these do deliver... Unfortunately, the aptX-LL (Low Latency) codec is apparently running on such a razor's edge that it can't pull it off without the occasional crackling, which seems to get worse as time passes on my Windows PC and laptop, even after trying different ports, firmware, and driver updates.
Kudos to EPOS for including their own USB dongle to ensure compatibility, but I'm afraid it just isn't good enough. To confirm the crackling problem with aptX-LL, I paired these buds with the Creative BT-W3 dongle, which also offers aptX-LL, as well as regular aptX, aptX HD, and SBC.
aptX HD wasn't available - No biggie. aptX and SBC both worked flawlessly, with excellent sound and no crackling whatsoever - just the usual 200-300ms of latency which makes them unacceptable for gaming. Switching to aptX-LL nearly eliminated the latency, but it wasn't long before the crackling reared its ugly head once again. It's not terribly persistent, but it's enough to be annoying, and at this price point, I expect far better.
I have a bulky, wireless headset that works perfectly, but it comes with its own, proprietary USB dongle that wisely doesn't use Bluetooth. I wish EPOS had done the same here, but then I guess you'd lose that mobile compatibility that everyone seems so obsessed with. I'm not sure if this is a failure of aptX-LL in general, or just EPOS' implementation of it. In any case, I'll be sending these back.
|包装尺寸||18.29 x 13.41 x 6.1 cm; 372 克|
|包装清单||Low Latency Dongle (USB-C), USB-C to USB adapter, Charge Cable, GTW 270 Earbuds, Quick-start guide|
|制造商||Demant Sound Epos Audio A/S|
|保修说明||2 year manufacturer|