With so many variations of products being developed and pushed out into the market so rapidly, navigating the world of wireless earbuds can sometimes be a murky one because there are just so many options available out there. However, the wireless earbuds that we often know or hear about are those that have got a huge marketing budget and the lesser-known ones are those that are sold directly to consumers and rely heavily on digital ad campaigns and word-of-mouth marketing.
In this blog post, we will be sharing with you our personal take on the LUMOS TEMPO, a lesser-known wireless earbuds brand by the team that brought the well-loved LUMOS AURO Home Cinema Short Throw Projector to the local market.
The LUMOS TEMPO has a look and feel that is quite common and this does not come as a surprise since most wireless earbuds in the market are trying to emulate the wireless “stick” design that was made famous. However, the “stick design” is not something new nor revolutionary. The “stick” design has been around since the 1980s when Sony Walkman was quite the hype back then.
The LUMOS TEMPO charging case and wireless earbuds come only in one colour i.e. matt-grey. The hold and feel of the charging case feel natural although I wonder whether the outer case was made from recycled plastic because it felt like it was (as an environmentally-aware consumer, this is a big plus point for me).
Another plus point is the fact that the charging case can be charged using a USB-Type C cable (by the way, this should be a standard and it gets really annoying if I have to carry different cables to juice up my laptop and other devices).
Performance & Quality
The LUMOS TEMPO wireless earbuds come with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and it looks like having an ANC feature is going to become a mainstream/must-have feature for all wireless earbuds (at least this is what we think). Then again, there are wireless earbuds from big brand names that don’t even have ANC and we guess this very much depends on one’s preference (because we know there are people who just do not enjoy having the ANC feature).
With an enhanced ANC capability that exceeds even the industry average, the LUMOS TEMPO is highly effective in blocking out more distracting and fuzzy background noises. This allows for a more immersive listening experience that lets users focus on the audio that they are listening to. Just so you know, the LUMOS TEMPO cancels up to 42db of noise and this is 12db higher than the industry average of 30db. Furthermore, it packs the longest battery life among other wireless earbuds brands at 30 hours!
This makes the LUMOS TEMPO the best travel companion you can have for long-haul flights!
But that is not all. The LUMOS TEMPO is also awesome for both work and play. The LUMOS TEMPO is equipped with 6 mics versus the traditional 4-mic setup in most earbuds available in the market. This means that your voice can be heard clearer and sharper during work & family calls. However, do note that the LUMOS TEMPO will still capture background noises when you take calls. If you want superior voice clarity, you will need a dedicated microphone setup.
With an IPX5 rating (sweat and water-splash proof i.e. light drizzle), the LUMOS TEMPO is also the perfect pair of buds for exercises and outdoor activities.
For the price of $179 SGD, the LUMOS TEMPO comes with a full 1-year local warranty and we definitely agree that it is truly the best-sounding premium wireless earbuds at half the price.
Ready to get the LUMOS TEMPO? Check them out over here!