Sudio has introduced the Sudio Tolv Wireless Earphones recently and, after a month of using them, I’m ready to share my thoughts. This post includes a comparison with the Sudio Nivå Wireless Earphones to simplify your decision making between the two.
I’ve worked with Sudio for years to review their earphones. If you enjoy the aesthetics of their listening devices and want to know more about them, heres the full list of my reviews:
Click on any of the links below to jump to any section you’re more interested in or read on in sequence for a full review:
- Colors & Design
- Sound Quality
- Noise Cancellation
COLORS & DESIGN
I’m starting with aesthetics cause I find it to be the biggest draw of Sudio’s products. The Sudio Tolv comes in 5 colors. I think they are all nice in their own ways but the Green and Pastel Blue ones are quite special.
I picked black in the end, because I prefer the look of the earphone in my ears, as compared to a light color.
The Sudio Nivå is much bigger than Sudio Tolv .
I do not go out with the Nivå’s case and live with it if I run out of battery because it does fit into my regular bag. That is why, I’m really happy with the size of the Tolv because it fits perfectly and I can stop worrying about running out of battery.
For scale, this is how the Sudio Tolv looks against my Google Pixel 2XL.
I find it true that sound quality tend to be better for wired listening devices but, honestly, the average person is not able to appreciate that difference. Even though I use listening devices heavily to learn singing techniques and new songs, both of which requires delicate listening, the convenience of no wires is more important to me.
I do not generally have an issue with the sound of the Sudio products but treble in the sound of the Sudio Nivå Wireless Earphones is much too high for me. The Sudio Tolv, which features a new graphene driver for better sound quality, really does perform better. Sound is more grounded and robust but I still wish they would go easy on the treble.
If you want a more balanced sound quality wireless product from Sudio, go for the Sudio Vasa BLÅ Earphones.
Fit of the earbuds is key to noise cancellation. We come in different shapes and sizes and what I like about Sudio is that they provide earbuds in a good range of different sizes. I have particularly small ears with a spilt in my tragus and I’m still able to find one that secures my earphones to my ears.
The Sudio Tolv does a decent job of noise cancellation for the average use. I listen to music whenever I am alone running errands. Often, I’ve had to remove one of them to hold conversations with cashiers staff.
With the Sudio Nivå, I tend to use the maximum volume setting all the time but with the Sudio Tolv, my volume setting is just slightly beyond the halfway mark.
You can’t adjust volume via both earphones but you can do the following by pressing once on the button of both, wherever you go:
- Start and stop music
- Answer and end calls
I’ll pick the Sudio Tolv over Sudio Nivå because you can connect just one of the earbuds to your device. This is very useful when you are low on battery while out. Simply charge one and use one. You must connect both earphones of the Sudio Nivå for it to function, charging one of them will disconnect the earphones.
Like all Sudio products, it is very easy to connect the Sudio Tolv to my devices, simply:
- Press and hold buttons on earphones to turn them on
- Turn on bluetooth device
- Select Sudio Tolv to connect
BATTERY LIFE & CHARGING
Sudio Tolv: 7 hrs per charge, case holds 4 charges ( Up to 35 hrs)
Sudio Nivå: 3.5 hrs per charge, case holds 4 charges (Up to 14 hrs)
The Sudio Tolv’s case design is odd to me because of the position of the USB charger – it makes you charge the device standing up on the curved base of the case rather than lie it down flat. This increases the likelihood of toppling in my opinion, given that the charging cable is short at 17cm.
The four battery indicators on the Sudio Nivå’s case tells you exactly how many charges are available, simple and straightforward.
Battery life indication on the Tolv’s case is quite complicated on the other hand:
- Solid white: 70% to 100% battery
- Blinking white: 40% to 70% battery
- Solid red: 10% to 40% battery
- Blinking red: 0% to 10% battery
The Sudio Tolv earphones comes with:
- a charging case
- 6 extra earbuds of different sizes
- a USB charger.
Both earphones are compatible with all iPhones and Android devices.
COMPATIBILITY : Android, iOS
PLAY TIME : Up to 35 h total
SWEAT RESISTANT : For daily use
BUILT-IN MICROPHONE : Yes
RANGE : 15 m
BLUETOOTH VERSION : 5.0
WARRANTY : 1 year
VOICE ASSISTED : Siri & Goggle Assistant
APT-X : No
Sudio Tolv: S$189
Sudio Nivå: S$169
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From 1 May – 31 July Free Sudio tote bag with every earphones/headphones purchase from Sudio.com and enjoy free shipping worldwide, always.
Other than Sudio’s ongoing promotions, I’m giving away a pair of Sudio Tolv Earphones worth S$189 in a color of your choice.
All you have to do is:
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3. Tell us in a comment below or on your Instagram or Facebook share what your favourite feature of the Sudio Tolv is, and hashtag #simplifiedsg so that I can find your entry.
Giveaway ends 2 JUNE 2019, 2359 GMT+8 and is open to all residents of Singapore. Winner will be contacted directly.
Sudio provided two pairs of Sudio Tolv for the purposes of this post.
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