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QCY T13 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – Don’t Be Fooled By Looks


Price / Value
95 %
Sound Quality
95 %
90 %
Battery Life
90 %
Build Quality
85 %
80 %

When QCY contacted me to review their T13 wireless Bluetooth earbuds, I wasn’t sure what kind of sound quality to expect. I was also not expecting much from the appearance of the earbuds and packaging, which goes against the don’t judge a book by its cover wisdom, and I was wrong to judge based on looks alone. So let me get into why these are a solid pair of earbuds if sound is your first priority.

QCY T13 Technical Specs

✅ Music Playback: Up to 8 hours (up to 40 hours when combined with charging case)
✅ 7.2mm Drivers
✅ 4 Built-In Noise-Canceling Microphones
✅ Bluetooth 5.1
✅ Supported Profiles: HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
✅ Operating Range: Up to 32 Feet (10 meters)
✅ Charging Time: Around 2 Hours
✅ ‎400 mA Earbud Battery
✅ ‎380 mAh Charging Case Battery
✅ Water Resistance: IPX5
✅ Earbud Size: 29mm stem length, 24mm depth with earpiece

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What’s In The Box?

In the package, you get the earbuds, a charging case, a short USB type C charging cable, additional earbud tips, and a manual.

qcy t13 bluetooth earbud package contents
QCY T13 Package Contents

Build Quality & Appearance

qcy t13 earbud build quality
QCY T13 Earbud Build Quality

The build quality of the QCY T13 wireless earbuds is average and what I’d expect for the price. It has a hard, all-plastic build that is really lightweight. It should survive drops pretty easily, but it does not have a premium appearance or feel if you are looking for something on the higher end.

QCY T13 Bluetooth Earbud Design
QCY T13 Bluetooth Earbud Design

Each earbud has an LED light on the exterior, which lights up red or blue to indicate if they are charging or are fully charged. Right next to the LED lights is where you’ll find the touch panel area. The inside of the earbud stem also contains two charging contacts, which interface with the charging case.


The apps that come bundled with headphones or earbuds can be hit or miss, and as a result, I don’t always choose to keep them on my phone. The QCY app comes with a couple of options that make it worth the installation. The first is that you can switch between preset equalizers in the app. As well you can create a custom preset if you’re not happy with the default presets.

qcy app settings
QCY App Settings

As well you can reprogram how to touch functionality works. You can reprogram the single-tap, double tap and triple-tap options. You can also set it per earbud to truly customize your listening experience. I always hate when a single tap advances or reverses a track instead of increasing or decreasing the volume. So I’m thrilled to have the option to remap taps as I see fit.

There is also a find earbuds feature that works really well through the app. You can also set the option for the app to let you know the last place that the earbuds were disconnected to help you trace where you left them.

Sound Quality

Now, this is where these earbuds really impressed me. These get loud! In fact, at max volume, when you take them out of the ear, you can easily hear them a little distance away. Using the find, my earbuds feature, these can actually help you find them since they output sound amazingly.

Even though there are various equalizer presets, I found myself using the default equalizer the most, so if you do not need to adjust the equalizer or touch controls, the app isn’t necessary. I listened to a variety of music, from bass heavy to pure vocals and these sound good in every genre. If you’re a fan of bass, you will love these because I can feel a slight thump in my ear when they are inserted properly and maxed out. I wish it was tuned slightly more for treble balance out of the box. Of course, you can fiddle with the custom equalizers to get it where you want if you have time to spare.

At max volume, I can’t really hear much of my surroundings, thanks to the excellent seal. There is no active noise cancellation, but I don’t feel like I need it with the noise isolation they provide physically in the ear. There is some sound leakage at max volume. There is also no audio distortion at max volume, just clear and clean sound.

Overall, these offer sound performance that will appeal to most, especially if you like bass. Truly a great pair of earbuds for the price.

Bluetooth Features

The pairing process is simple. If you’ve used a pair of Bluetooth devices before, you’ll get these up and running in a minute. There is no multi-point support, so you will have to disconnect these from a currently paired device if you want to connect them to another device. A bit annoying, but most earbuds or headphones do not offer multi-point support at this price.

QCY T13 Charging Case
QCY T13 Charging Case

Battery Life

Battery life is rated for up to 8 hours, but realistically, you can expect around 6 to 7 hours depending on how loud you keep the sound level while listening. It takes around 2 hours for a complete charge, and 5 minutes of charging allows for around one hour of use.

Wear & Comfort

I found the QCY T13 to be pretty comfortable when worn for around 2 hours straight. Again, I’m impressed with the seal it creates and the associated noise blocking. They are also lightweight, so these will be fine for long listening sessions.

QCY T13 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
QCY T13 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds


If good sound quality with a bit more emphasis on great-sounding bass is what you’re looking for, the QCY T13s is an excellent option. They come in under $30 USD, so considering the audio quality and app support, they make a great pair of earbuds. They may not look premium, but if you can get past that, you will be rewarded with pretty clear-sounding audio and enough volume to block out noise in most environments.

If there is anything that I missed in the review, or if you have any questions that I did not cover, please leave a comment below.

Please be advised that the link above is a referral link, which means that I earn a small commission for each qualifying sale. There is no additional cost to you.


  1. It’s a lie..
    Sound so bad I regret buying them, still doing lots of work with my eq to make them sound nice..

    (Bass so strong it’s assault on the treble is effective!)


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