So my previous earbuds died on me recently and my husband bought me a set of earbuds. Not long after, LUMOS asked if I would like to review their LUMOS TEMPO active noise cancellation wireless earbuds and I just could not say no because I had read the specs and thought that it sounds really awesome.
When the earbuds arrived, I immediately unboxed it and set it to charge so I could use it during my gym session later in the afternoon. It takes merely 1 hour to fully charge the earbuds (and 2h for the case) so I managed to try out the earbuds at the gym that same day!
The LUMOS TEMPO packs the longest 30 hours of battery life vs 5-20 hours for other brands. This means fewer frustrating moments of dead earbuds and hassle of recharging needed.
It also boasts Superior Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), cancelling up to 42db while industry average is only 30db. This means TEMPO can block out more effectively all distracting and fuzzy background noises than others. Is this important? Well, heck yeah! This was the most outstanding feature of this product (in my opinion) as the active noise cancellation is superb.
If you are worried about being totally unaware of your surroundings, there is a Transparency Mode (Ambient Mode), where the LUMOS TEMPO is able to pick out and amplify sounds around you. This means you can react to your surroundings even without taking off your wireless earbuds. With two simple taps on the right earbud, you can toggle between ANC on/off. I like to turn on the ANC at the gym and switch to the ambient mode when I’m taking long walks for safety reasons.
The TEMPO is also rated IPX5 sweat & water-splash proof which is really important because I wear my earbuds every time when I exercise indoors and outdoors. It is the perfect pair of buds for exercise and outdoor activities!
The sound quality is great too with what they have termed the Trinity360 sound quality where the bass, midrange and treble have been calibrated to the most optimal setting.
Another feature which makes the TEMPO stand out from its counterparts is its High Definition (HD) 6-Mic Calling – it is equipped with 6 mics vs the traditional 4 mic setup in most earbuds in the market. This means that your voice can be heard clearer and sharper during work and family calls. The TEMPO is touch enabled so even when a call comes in while I’m on my walk or at the gym, I can simply tap either earbud to answer the call without fumbling with the phone.
Utilising the latest Bluetooth 5.2 version, transmission of data is much more efficient and seamless. This means smoother and most synchronised audio as well as better compatibility with more devices. Pairing with the device is a cinch and my husband has even used it for attending a Zoom meeting via his laptop. He could still listen in and step away for a quick refill of his cup while he was home for the meeting – the mobility is something he really appreciated.
Do I love the LUMOS TEMPO? Yes, 100% I do! With its sleek design, long battery life and active noise-cancellation features, what’s not to love? And it doesn’t come with a huge price tag either, so be quick to get yours now. Its retail price is $179 (with 1-year local warranty) – an unbelievable price while similar premium range earbuds could easily set you back by $300-$400. It is now available for purchase directly from LUMOS via their website.
Note: The company currently only ships in Singapore & Malaysia.
Disclosure: Two sets of LUMOS TEMPO were provided for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received.