Sharp HP-TW30 Review: Decent Pair Of Beater Earbuds?
When you think Sharp, you think TVs, air purifiers, maybe even phones right? Well, Sharp has true wireless earbuds too, the HP-TW30.
When it comes to design, it’s a bit of a letdown. I mean, the exterior has a nice soft-touch coating, and you get the standard LED indicators on the front for charging and such. There’s a USB-C port on the rear, luckily, and the case even supports wireless charging! My one major problem with it is the lid. It feels flimsy, it’s hard to open and it’s not like those nice, magnetic lids or anything. It hooks on physically, which means if you’re planning on using these for a long period of time, it’s not quite as durable.
As for the earbuds themselves, they look okay. There’s a gold ring on the top of the earbud that demarcates the touch control area, which is fine. I’m not a big fan of the Sharp branding on each earbud, but it is what it is. That being said, the earbuds do sit quite comfortably in the ear, even though the stem does extend quite a bit and it does rub against my face a little.
You get touch controls here and they’re pretty interesting. A single tap raises or lowers volume, a double-tap controls play/pause while a triple tap pulls up the voice assistant. A single tap and hold skips tracks, while a double-tap and hold switches ANC on or off. It’s definitely quite different from how most earbuds do their touch controls, and it took me a while to remember these.