Hey people! Today let’s review the SUDIO NIVA Wireless earphones (or pods)!these have been in the market for more than a yer now and recently SUDIO sent me a pair for review.
ABOUT THE BRAND SUDIO
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
The SUDIO NIVA is available in 4 different colors and is priced at 109 US Dollars with free international shipping. Available on their official website(use code leotales to get 15% off across the entire range of products)
WHAT IS IN THE BOX?
The outer white box is minimalist yet elegant with NIVA written on one side and basic details printed at the back. The box has a fool proof packaging with foam cushioning which is unique.
Inside the box there are the following products :
✔️ Earpods with charging case.
✔️ A short micro USB cable.
✔️ Extra ear buds.
✔️ Instruction manual.
✔️ Guarantee card
ABOUT SUDIO NIVA
The Niva range is basically earpods without wires which can be connected to your device via Bluetooth. It is compatible with both iOS and Android. There are 4 color choices available (the case and pods have the same color)
✔️ White Marble (not listed in the website right now)
FEATURES OF SUDIO NIVA
✔️Microphone on the right earbud
✔️Features a single, multipurpose button on each earbud to control music/phone calls
✔️Can be quickly charged in 10 min for 1 hour of playtime
✔️Weighs 5 grams per earbud
✔️ Can connect either one or both earbuds together to the device
SPECIFICATIONS OF SUDIO NIVA
- Play time: 3.5h per charge
- Portable case: Holds +4 charges
- Earphones battery: 55mAh
- Case battery: 500 mAh
- Bluetooth version: 4.2
- Range: 10m
- Siri function
- Dynamic driver:
- Type: 6.2 mm dynamic speaker
- Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL @ 1 kHz
- Impedance: 32 Ohm @ 1kHz
- Frequency Response: 18 Hz – 22 kHz
FIT & FINISH OF SUDIO NIVA
Both the earbuds and the outer charging box are made of plastic but they don’t look or feel tacky at all. It looks minimalist yet luxurious in it’s own way and one cannot complain!
The charging box comes with a leather rope attachment for easy hanging on bags etc. The earbuds are secured firmly inside the box with the help of magnets so they won’t move around at all and no fear of losing them even if the case is open.
The earbuds have rose gold textured button on top to switch them ON, Left & Right indications underneath and a mic (only on the right bud) .
HOW THE SUDIO NIVA WORKS
The ear pods :The super lightweight earbud has a rose gold textured button on top which has to be pressed for 6 seconds to turn it ON (indicated by a mini LED in red light right below the button) after which it can be paired with your device via Bluetooth. You can connect either one or both ear pods at a time. As the pods get connected you will be notified with an audio message via the earphones itself about the same. Likewise when the pods are turned off too.
It will then work like a normal earphones only except that it’s highly convenient without the wires! To turn it off, the the same rose gold button on the bud needs to be pressed again for 6 seconds (the LED will blink again in red ). Do note that while in use, the LED will be blinking in blue but not continuously lit.
✔️ To pick /hang up a call, press the rose gold button once.
✔️ Press once to pause a song.
✔️ Presss twice to skip to the next song.
The charging case:The case can be charged using micro USB cable. It has a 4 point LED line indicating the charge. it shuts tightly therebey protecting the earbuds relly well.
On the website Sudio has claimed that NIVA has put a little more emphasis on Bass and yes it shows. It does isolate ambient noise extremely well although it isn’t the loudest when it comes to audio playback. Overall clarity is commendable and both pods perform equally well. Throughout my usage period I encountered no difficulty in pairing with Bluetooth nor did the connection get hampered in between unless I was more than 10m away from the device . With the correct earbud size, these are extremely comfortable on the ears too. (They do have a tendency to slip off from the ears especially with wrong ear bud size so be careful)
Call quality : While the earphones are connected and you get a call, there’ll be a robotic announcement of the number from which the Incoming call is, digit by digit. Even when both pods are connected to the device, only the right one (with mic) gets activated during a call. After the call ends, the other pod will get connected automatically so I can go back to listening music again after the call interruption. From the receiver end, I was told there’s a mild level of echo and the quality isn’t exactly the best.
BATTERY LIFE :
Niva claims to have a play time of 3.5 hours although for me it gives a low battery indication after 3 hours. It does get charged up pretty fast (within 10 minutes to achieve a play time of 1 hour ). It isn’t the best battery life out there but with the travel friendly charging case, it should not be an issue.
The Sudio Niva does deliver what it claims and the audio quality is well above average to good. Other than the slightly expensive tag, I don’t really find a con for this product. These are lightweight, super stylish and deliver what they claim.
(Get it from the official SUDIO website. Use code Leotales to get 15% off at checkout)