The call quality on the SoundPEATS Life is decent. There’s some audible Bluetooth compression but my voice sounds clear and loud enough to easily make calls.
I didn’t notice any latency while watching YouTube videos on my iPhone. The gaming performance is great, especially in Game Mode (3x clicks on the left earbud or use the app to enable).
The SoundPeats Life puts a lot of emphasis on its bass. Bass notes are thick and have a slower decay, giving them a large girth. Kick drums thump like a swift down pillow to the head and sub-bass notes gleefully produce a deep rumble.
While this might be ideal for bass lovers, it might be a bit over the top for some. Thankfully, you can adjust the bass level with the SoundPEATS app’s preset or custom EQ modes. I spent most of my listening time on the “Bass Reduction” preset.
The midrange is warm and full-bodied. It’s slightly recessed due to the abundant bass, but it’s clear and engaging enough to get you singing along with the music. You might be surprised by the level of resolution too: for a budget TWS, the Life holds the mids together well with good restraint and note density.
The treble is laid-back, lending a darker tonality to the overall presentation. Despite that, the soundstage is still fairly wide and you never feel cramped or boxed in. The highs are smooth and should be tolerable even for treble-sensitive listeners.
The SoundPEATS Life TWS earbuds come with proper ANC, decent battery life and pretty impressive audio quality. That’s hard to beat at this price, making them great value.