Lypertek Tevi review: audio quality at affordable prices

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi |

Updated: December 13, 2020 11:44:09 am

Lypertek Tevi Headphone Case (Photo Express: Nandagopal Rajan)

The Lypertek Tevi was one of the best truly wireless headphones that I reviewed during the pandemic lockdown when having one headset on all the time was how I managed to work with various teams across the country. As I finished the long handover of Zoom and Google Meet calls, I caught up on some music, often while walking in circles around the terrace. The lockdown may be over, but our lives haven’t changed much and good headphones are still relevant.

Lypertek is trying to capitalize on this market with a more affordable headset: the Levi. The Lypertek Levi is clearly an inexpensive offering, as the cloth-finished shell has been replaced by plastic and the EarPods have non-touch sensitive buttons and sides. They connect seamlessly with any device and the small buttons on the earbuds allow you to pause / play or just take a call.

Audio quality is where Lypertek hasn’t compromised. In fact, it was as good as the Tevi. Editing a piece by flutist JA Jayanth, I was listening to his many compositions in which we switch between flutes with different bass profiles. With the Levi on, I was able to clearly distinguish those distinctions and understand the change in the flutes.

The Levi clearly stayed within ears as he ventured out onto the terrace late at night to catch up on the outstanding steps. The setting creates a little suction over the years, allowing you to hear your heartbeat when there is no music and you don’t really lose noise cancellation.

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I loved the Levi’s audio profile, despite the price. I wouldn’t call it balanced as it seems to have a bass bias. But it is a good experience all the time and I enjoyed the different playlists that I listened to on the device.

However, there is a frustrating aspect, as I realized while trying to make calls during the review period. The phone will stay connected to Levi even when it is in the charging case and calls are transferred to the headphones. At first, I kept wondering why no calls were connecting. It was then that I realized this peculiarity. In fact, I’ve never seen truly wireless headphones that keep playing music even when inside the case with the flap closed. This could very well be a problem with the drive you had, and perhaps something that a software update can fix. However, it is irritating.

Battery life is good and even regular users will need to charge it only once a week.

At a price of Rs 4999, the Lypertek Levi is one of the best sounding truly wireless headphones available in India now. I started taking Lypertek more seriously now as an audio brand that needs respect.

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