SuperEQ Q2 Pro Review

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SuperEQ Q2 Pro Review
Verdict
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Pros
Solid battery life
Active Noise Cancelling
Small, pocketable case
Good call quality
Cons
Ambient mode could be louder
Treble sounds a bit metallic
3.8
Our Score
WHERE TO BUY

In this article, I’m reviewing the SuperEQ Q2 Pro. The Q2 Pro is a TWS earphone with Active Noise Cancelling and 8-hour battery life. It retails for $45.99.

Disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of an honest review. All observations and opinions here are my own based on my experience with the product.

SuperEQ Q2 Pro

Specifications
  • Bluetooth Version: V5.2
  • Bluetooth Chip: AB1562A
  • Bluetooth Range: 10m/33ft
  • Driver Diameter: φ12mm
  • Impedance: 28Ω±15%
  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 104±3dB
  • Charging Time: About 1.5hrs
  • Charging Interface: Type-C
  • Working Time: About 8Hrs (ANC on)
  • Price: $45.99

Package and Accessories

The Q2 Pro comes in a small green box with a colour image of the earphones on the front. Inside the box, you’ll find the SuperEQ Q2 Pro, 3x pairs of silicone eartips, a USB charging cable and a user manual.

What's in the box
SuperEQ Q2 Pro case

Design

The charging case is very small and lightweight. Due to its small size and rounded corners, it’s very easy to slip into a pants pocket. The case material is plastic with a matte black finish and gold-coloured SuperEQ logo on the lid.

On the back of the case is a USB Type-C port for charging and on the front there are 3 LED indicators for displaying the battery level. The lid snaps shut magnetically and the case can also support larger 3rd-party eartips.

The earphone shells have a matte black finish while the faceplates are glossy black with a ridged pattern. In the centre of the faceplates are the touch controls which have a gold S surrounded by a gold ring.

The earphones have a stemless design and fit snugly in my ears. Thanks to the smooth, rounded body and angled nozzle, I find the Q2 Pro is comfortable to wear and the fit feels secure.

Internally, the Q2 Pro has dual 12mm dynamic drivers and Bluetooth 5.2. The earphones have an IPX4 rating, meaning they are sweat and water-resistant. Unfortunately, there’s no aptX so you’re left with the standard codecs.

Q2 pro earbuds

Controls and Bluetooth Connection

The control scheme on the Q2 Pro is standard and gives you generic playback and call controls. Unfortunately, there’s no onboard volume control but you can still control volume via your phone’s voice assistant.

The touch controls on the earphones are very responsive and work consistently. During my testing, the Bluetooth 5.2 worked flawlessly and I didn’t experience any signal loss or drops. Pairing the Q2 Pro is fast and easy too.

Calls, Video and Gaming Performance

For a budget TWS earphone, the Q2 Pro has good call quality. My voice comes through loud and clear and there’s not an excessive amount of compression or artefacts. You can definitely feel confident during calls and online video conferencing.

When it comes to gaming, Bluetooth 5.2 performs well with minimal latency and FPS games are a viable option with these buds. Video is good too with no noticeable sync issues while watching movies and YouTube.

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)

Q2 Pro has 3 ANC modes: On, Off and Ambient. It has an ambient mode to let you better hear your surroundings. As far as the ANC quality goes, it works okay but not as good as the class leaders. It cuts out some external noise but I can still hear my air conditioner in the background. The ambient mode adds a little surrounding noise but could use some improvement as well.

Sound

The SuperEQ Q2 Pro has a V-shaped sound and is slightly on the warmer side of neutral. It has a lightly boosted bass that is satisfying and punchy. These are not basshead earphones but the level of bass will be adequate for normal users.

While it isn’t the tightest bass, it’s not excessive or boomy. There is some bass bleeding into the lower midrange but it doesn’t cause muddiness or congestion.

The midrange is slightly recessed but the overall clarity is good. Male and female voices are clear and engaging. Instruments sound fairly natural and have an organic tone.

The treble is lively but shouldn’t be fatiguing unless you’re especially sensitive to high frequencies. Q2 Pro’s detail retrieval is quite good and it allows you to hear many small details in the music. Occasionally, the treble has a metallic edge to it but it’s not distracting unless you’re specifically listening for it.

Comparisons

Moondrop Nekocake ($43)
Moondrop Nekocake design

The Nekocake (review here) has a single 13mm dynamic driver. It has a stem design which some people prefer over the smaller earbud shape. Nekocake’s battery life is 4 hours which is only half of the Q2 Pro’s 8 hours. When it comes to ANC, both earphones perform about the same but the Q2 Pro has an additional Ambient mode.

Nekocake’s call quality sounds thin and nasally compared to the fuller, clearer sound on the Q2 Pro. In terms of audio quality, the Nekocake sounds more balanced and natural with more emphasis on the core midrange. The Q2 Pro sounds more energetic with a more forward, lively treble.

Edifier TWS1 Pro ($39)
Edifier TWS1 Pro review featured

The TWS1 Pro (review here) has a similar shape and form factor to the Q2 Pro. It has a 12-hour battery life compared to the SuperEQ’s 8 hours. Both earphones have good call quality and will make your voice loud and clear.

The TWS1 Pro doesn’t have ANC but it does have aptX support and a better water resistance rating (IPX65). TWS1 Pro has tighter, faster bass. Its upper midrange is more lifted and the treble is quite forward too, giving it a brighter tonality than the Q2 Pro. TWS1 Pro has more clarity but is not as warm or laid back as the Q2 Pro.

Q2 Pro earphones with keyboard

Verdict

The SuperEQ Q2 Pro TWS earphones with ANC have good sound, battery life and ANC. The earphones are comfortable and the case easily fits in your pocket. For $45, they offer solid all-around performance and are worth considering if you want to pick up some TWS earbuds.

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