amazon Shanling MTW100 reviews
Shanling MTW100 is the first True Wireless headset from the Chinese Hi-end audio company. So far, Shanling has always been trusted by users in its design and sound quality which sees little competition in the same price range. Let’s find out if Shanling MTW100 is a great product to choose from.
PACKING AND ACCESSORIES
The Shanling package is always presented simple but professional, and of course, the MTW100 is no exception. Shanling MTW100 box uses cardboard paper material with white as the main color. Each color version will have a printed image and a background to match the color of the product inside.
A small detail that shows the investment and synchronization in the stage of finishing and taking care of the product that not every sound company could do.
In the box we will have:
– Shanling MTW100 headset pair
– Charging box
– User manual
– 7 pairs of different eartips
– USB-C charging cable
DESIGN AND FINISHING
Shanling MTW100 is designed as a compact drop form. The weight of this headset is less than 5g per ear. This housing design reminds me of the TFZ X1 model, but the faceplate of Shanling MTW100 is of glossy and smooth plastic, without any physical keys. It’s simply because the Shanling MTW100 is equipped with convenient and flexible touch controls that make all control operations will be easier and more accurate.
Shanling MTW100 has 3 different color versions. In addition to increasing the diversity of the appearance, each color also represents the driver version used inside the headset. With the white version, Shanling MTW100 will be equipped with a 6mm graphene dynamic driver. With the black and red versions, the dynamic driver will be replaced by a full-range BA driver from Knowles.
The charging case is also made compact and eyecatching with the glossy plastic. Plastic seems to be similar to Apple’s Airpods. The lid of the charging box and the earphone compartment are equipped with the same sticky magnet as on the TFZ X1 but the suction seems more so the opening of the case can be done with one hand.
This small charging case is equipped with the same wireless charging technology as on Apple Airpods 2. You can use your own phone to charge the Shanling MTW100 Case. In addition, the Shanling MTW100 charging case is equipped with the latest Type-C charging standard.
In terms of finishing, the Shanling MTW100 housing part is very polished with sharp curves. The faceplate is completely closed to the body. Gold-plated contact pins are placed neatly and accurately. The sound grid is glued quite careful to not reveal any excess glue. Shanling MTW100 will be perfect if the hinge of the charging box is done better. Actually, the hinges of the Shanling MTW100 are made of solid metal but when opened, the plastic part of the lid and the metal of the hinge have a certain degree of solidity, so it is not stable. However, when closing the lid, there is absolutely no problem.
TECHNOLOGY AND FEATURES
Shanling MTW100 is equipped with a range of new technologies, but among them, the Surrounding awareness feature is the most notable – Listen to the surrounding sound. This feature is only available on high-end products such as Sony WF-1000XM3 or Jabra Elite 65t.
When activating this feature by holding one earpiece for 3 seconds, the headset will turn on 2 microphones and record all sounds from the environment while still playing music. This feature will be extremely useful when you are in busy traffic environments or in train stations. You can just enjoy the music and still not worry about missing important outside notifications.
Shanling MTW100 has equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 technology with the ability to connect to a variety of devices such as smartphones, PCs, or TVs for good sound stability and signal. Unfortunately, the Shanling MTW100 lacks a volume control feature on the headset. You must adjust the volume through the source.
In addition to serving basic needs, Shanling MTW100 also has the ability to turn into a sports headset by supporting IPX7 water-resistant standards. The headset can withstand heavy rain or sweat of athletes when exercising.
EXPERIENCING CONNECTION AND CONTROL
The sensor on the Shanling MTW100 has a quick response.
Tap 2 times to stop playing music
Tap 3 times on the right to switch
Tap 3 times on the left to backward
Hold for 3s to turn on / off Surrounding awareness mode
The headset cannot be turned off / on manually, you can only turn it off by putting the headset back into the charging box. So remember to always carry the charger with you everywhere.
The Shanling MTW100 connection experience did not experience any interruptions during my 3-day trial experience. In fact, True Wireless headsets equipped with the new Bluetooth chipset have overcome most of the previous connectivity drops. Therefore it is no surprise that Shanling MTW100 has a good and stable connection.
The latency of MTW100 is very low. The ability to sync audio and sound when watching youtube is about 0.2 seconds late. When playing the game, the latency will increase slightly.
The current version that I have is the white version using the Dynamic driver. Temporarily the article will only assess the sound quality of this version. Shanling MTW100 version using driver BA will be updated in the near future.
The overall sound of the Shanling MTW100 Dynamic version is warm, smooth, and detailed. This sound quality is aimed at the majority of users who listen to many different types of music.
The Bass on this Dynamic version is bolder with more sub-bass than the driver BA version. However, the speed is somewhat inferior. In songs with low to moderate tempo like Rock Ballad, the Shanling MTW100 Dynamic fully mastered the rhythm of the performance. The bass beat neat, round, and relatively clear. The amount of sound that it plays is quite good, not too much, well-controlled, not opaque, or encroaching into the mid-range.
The mid-range on this Dynamic version is somewhat backward and also a bit thin, but still retains details, quite clear and smooth. The high midsection is lightly pressed making the female vocal quite fly while the male voice seems a bit lacking in weight. But rest assured, it is not so much different, expressed the Pop Rock is still very good compared to this price range.
The details of the instruments remain quite good, not reaching the level of perfect separation but not too mixed in the piece.
The high range is not too extended, not too bright but very easy to hear and still enough to keep the brightness for the song. Absolutely no glare or sibilance appears on Shanling MTW100 Dynamic version.
The Shanling MTW100 Dynamic version’s soundstage is very wide when compared to the True Wireless headphones of the same price range. The feeling of music playing from outside the headset is no longer confined in the first place. The height of the stage is average and the depth is not a strong point of True Wireless headphones. In summary, the soundstage of the Shanling MTW100 Dynamic version was made very well, airy and pleasant.
The Shanling MTW100 debuted and made the competition for True Wireless headphones under the $ 100 segment even more appealing. The headset meets all the elements from good finishing, latest technology, smart features, water resistance, good battery life required on a True Wireless product.
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