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The Lenovo LP75 is a pair of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds coming from a China-based technology developer brand.
If you haven’t heard of Lenovo, it’s quite a popular brand that’s been delving into the world of audio for a while now. However, they’re more well-known for manufacturing laptops and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
While most of what I review are products I bought online, this particular unit was lent to me by a friend.
They joked about wanting to know whether getting the Lenovo LP75 was money well spent or not, so here we are. And hopefully, I do them justice.
In this review, I’ll be evaluating the LP75’s sound quality and price-to-performance ratio. Let’s get to it!
Sub-$15 TWS earbuds worth considering.
The Lenovo LP75 is marketed as an affordable pair of wireless earbuds.
The highlighted feature of these earphones, aside from being wireless, is the ergonomic ear hooks. If you’re a sporty audiophile, this unit is a perfect mix between sound quality and practicality.
I could imagine myself doing reps while vibing with the punchy bass, not worrying about the LP75’s stability during use.
For under $15, I think it’s a steal despite the mediocre sound and initial uncomfy fitting. Because of its not-so-overwhelming sound quality, I’d recommend the Lenovo LP75 for people engaging in sports and beginners exploring wireless earphones.
- Type: True Wireless Stereo Earphones
- Drivers: 13mm Drivers
- Frequency: 20 – 20000Hz
- Sensitivity: 92db
- Connection: Bluetooth 5.3
- Distance: About 10m (Barrier Free)
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Waterproof: Yes (IP not specified)
- Microphone: Yes (with Electronic Noise Cancelling)
- Control button: Touch sensitive earphones
- Earbuds Battery Capacity: 40mAh
- Charging Case Battery Capacity: 300mAh
- Earbuds Charging Time: 1.5 hours
- Charging Case Charging Time: About an hour
- Working Time: 6 hours
- Wireless Charging: No
What’s in the Box?
- Lenovo LP75 wireless earbuds
- Wireless charging case
- USB-C charging cable
- 3 x pairs of ear tips
- User manual
Stuff I like
- Boomy bass and minimal-to-no sibilance
- Ear hooks
- Noise cancellation on mic
- Affordable price
- High latency
Stuff I like less
- Painful when worn for long periods
- Mediocre sound quality
- Charging case size
Since the Lenovo LP75 used for this review is owned by my friend and they’ve already thrown out the packaging, I can’t really give an insight into the unboxing experience.
I did browse the internet for pictures that gave me an overview of its box and packaging. It didn’t disappoint but it wasn’t impressive either – its packaging was a simple box featuring an image of the unit.
The box itself had the product information printed on the back in English and Chinese, likely because it’s a prominent brand in China.
And because the unit isn’t mine, I had to cross-reference its contents on the website and listing from reliable online stores.
Apart from the Lenovo LP75 wireless earbuds and charging case, the unit comes with a USB-C charging cable, three pairs of ear tips, and a user manual.
When I first heard it was wireless, the word “portable” came to mind but when I physically saw and held the unit, the charging case felt a bit too large. This was a bit of a letdown.
Besides the led displaying the battery capacity, I think Lenovo could’ve invested more in downsizing the case size and earphones to market for convenient use and storage.
Despite the bulky charging case of the Lenovo LP75, its build quality is good.
I like the thick and sturdy material used, and the matte finish on the unit looks pretty nice. Additionally, this type of finish helps prevent any significant scratching on the surface.
Its design, along with the magnetic lock, keeps earbuds inside the case and prevents them from falling out.
Another design feature that needs recognition is the silicone ear hooks that help in securing its position during use. Because of the silicone material, it’s very adaptable and durable when used.
The earbuds themselves are made of durable plastic that also supports its touch-sensitive feature.
The waterproof feature is also a nice bonus because it means that you can use these earbuds when working out or running — you won’t have to worry about sweat and moist getting damaging them.
Fit and Comfort
While the ear hooks of the Lenovo LP75 help with comfort, the problem with the fit lies with the ear tips.
Since the earphones are noticeably too large, they tend to press up against the outer ear which is noticeable at initial wear. This issue does go away after prolonged use once the ear adapts to the pressure from the ear tips.
Despite this little hiccup, the fit is good overall.
I really like the ear hooks incorporated into the design. As a physically active person who often indulges in biking and sometimes general workouts, I like how secure they are compared to other units.
The LP75 lessens the limit on my movements during physical activity since I don’t have to worry about them falling out.
In today’s era of wireless earphones, developers have started incorporating touch-sensitive controls on the body of the earphones.
These controls aim to market convenient use and thus have limited (but useful) commands.
The limited commands center on the usual commands associated with audio, like volume setting, playback, pause and play, and next track. This feature eliminates the constant effort of pulling out and opening your phone to manipulate the audio.
The earphone controls are located at the end of the Lenovo logo on the earbuds. They also stand out from the matte finish with a glossy circle for gestures. Where the command and gestures are:
|Double Tap (on any earpiece)||Pause or Resume Music|
|Triple Tap (on right earpiece)||Next Track|
|Triple Tap (on left earpiece)||Previous Track|
|Long Press (on any earpiece)||Activate Voice Assistant|
|Short Press (2 secs on any earpiece)||Reject Call|
|Single Tap (on right earbud)||Accept/End Call|
In typical wireless earphones, the sound quality isn’t usually that good compared to wired ones considering the technology used to pair the devices via Bluetooth 5.3.
And this is why I was a bit impressed with how well the Lenovo LP75 retains most of the audio quality despite using the same technology.
Overall, the LP75 is a bass-heavy pair of wireless earbuds where the bass gives power to most of the tracks because of its excellent texture, while the mids and highs sound recessed.
As TWS earbuds, I was impressed with the bass performance of the Lenovo LP75 because of the boomy sub-bass and punchy mid-bass.
I like the bass response but sometimes, the sub-bass overpowers the other sections like the midrange and treble.
If regulated, the boomy sub-bass could be a positive characteristic of the LP75. Otherwise, it just bleeds throughout the track and makes other sections sound distorted.
With the mid-bass, the emphasized sound gives warmth to the mix but this emphasis sometimes interferes with the midrange.
One of the Lenovo LP75’s setbacks is the neglected midrange.
The midrange lacks power and vocals, with the vocals, in particular, sounding unnatural. I was expecting to hear more details because of how well the bass performed upon initial testing.
Hopefully, Lenovo can take into account the overall sound and focus less on highlighting one section.
I usually prefer units without any noticeable sibilance but in this case, the lack of detail and intensity of the highs contributes to the cons of the Lenovo LP75.
The highs lack sparkle and airiness which causes a grainy outcome to the overall mix.
However, I feel like treble-sensitive people would appreciate the sound signature provided by the LP75.
The Lenovo LP75 is a cheap yet worthy purchase considering its sound quality and build. Its durable build and touch-sensitive features exceeded my expectations for a TWS under $15.
Though its case and earphone size need improving for portable convenience, the special ear hooks are a catch for sporty and outgoing people because it helps keep the unit stable despite a short-term fit and comfort hiccup.
In terms of sound quality, it’s undoubtedly better than other wireless earphones because of its powerful bass.
Still, I hope that Lenovo improves the recessed midrange and treble for future models to complement the overall mix.
I think the LP75 will be capable of competing with other known wireless earphones brand if they focus on letting the midrange and treble complement their boomy bass.
Despite the sparkle-less treble and the overpowering bass, I’d recommend the LP75 for treble-sensitive listeners and bass heads because of the grainy treble and the dynamic bass that may complement their preferences, respectively.
Overall, I think the Lenovo LP75 is an excellent TWS earbuds option if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to pricier brands.
Shaik, a college student, part-time musician, and proud fur parent. Currently pursuing his degree in architecture.
As a part-time musician, Shaik enjoys expressing his self creatively through music. Whether it's writing original songs or performing covers, music is a significant part of Shaik's life
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