AWEI T19 Review: TWS Headphones with Powerbank Function

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Have you ever recharged your phone with headphones? If yes, then share your experience in the comments, but if not,

then look at what Chinese thought has reached.AWEI T19 is TWS (completely wireless) headphones with Bluetooth 5.0, good sound, decent autonomy, game mode, but the most interesting thing is with the function of recharging other devices from the charging box. This feature itself is not new. Enterprising Chinese manufacturers have come up with a variety of TWS headphone chips, including a built-in powerbank, so the AWEI T19 has a lot of competitors. From prohibitively cheap headphones (less than $ 10) with a small battery (2000 mAh) to something more like a real small 3600 mAh powerbank with headphones, and not vice versa, and already for $ 20. Our today's AWEI T19 ears on Aliexpress cost from $ 33 (about 960 UAH), while according to the passport, the battery capacity in the charging box is 2500 mAh. The higher, in comparison with nouns, the price is justified by a very good sound and feeling from a quite high-quality thing. AWEI is one of the niche Chinese brands with experience in headphone manufacturing, so the device came out surprisingly good. But not without nuances, which we will now talk about in order.


TWS earbuds capable of charging a smartphone

Inexpensive TWS earbuds, Bluetooth 5.0, have splash and sweat protection (IPX5), two built-in microphones and touch buttons for control. The charging box has a display showing the current charge and can act as a 2500 mAh power bank to charge other devices (but there may be problems with Apple technology). Produces good sound with bright lows but lacks highs. Outside the box, they can play music continuously for up to five hours.


power bank included

4 reasons to buy AWEI T19:

  • good sound with pleasant bass;
  • good autonomy;
  • powerbank function;
  • high-quality box with an LCD display.

3 reasons not to buy AWEI T19:

  • relatively weak microphones;
  • no support for multiple devices at the same time;
  • possible problems with charging iPhone from the built-in USB port.

What is in the box?

In the box, in addition to the headphones themselves in the charging box, there is a short USB cable, three pairs of interchangeable ear pads, instructions and an advertising booklet.

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What do they look like?

AWEI T19 comes in two color options:black and white. We got a black version. The body is completely plastic. The display is covered with a glossy insert, the rest of the body is matte. Moreover, both glossy and matte surfaces turned out to be surprisingly unmarked. Fingerprints are almost non-existent, the device does not look "constantly gripped". The display is monochrome. It displays the current battery charge of the box in percent and the operating mode: "in" when the box itself is recharged from the network and "out" when headphones or a third-party device are charged from it. White AWEI logo on the lid. There are no buttons or indicators on the case.

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On the front side, under a rubber flap, two power connectors are hidden: microUSB input and USB-A output. The cap itself is attached to the body and, if you do not tear it off, it will not be lost.

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The lid of the box opens upwards and, when closed, snaps into place thanks to the built-in magnets. The two earpieces lie in separate recesses inside the box, they are also held in place by magnets and do not fall out.

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Headphones small and light, all blackmatte plastic. Each has a pair of charging contacts and a built-in microphone. To avoid confusion, the right and left are marked with the letters R and L, respectively. The outer part of the earphone is occupied by a control touch panel. It is outlined with a white circle, which also acts as a turquoise LED indicator. In its center is the white AWEI logo, it does not glow.

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Generally a pleasant device. Such a solid, solid thing, non-marking and unbreakable.

How to connect and configure?

Simple, but not the way it usually is.There is no traditional pairing button on AWEI T19 case. So it's even easier to connect headphones to your device than usual. You just need to open the lid and wait for the LED on the left earpiece to blink (the voice in the earphone says “pairing”). Now the model name will appear in the list of bluetooth devices available for connection on your smartphone or computer, and you just need to click on it. There is no application for controlling the headphones, therefore, there are no specific settings.

How are they managed?

The compactness of TWS earbuds has a downside:nowhere to place controls. AWEI T19 has a minimum of them, one touch button for each "ear". A short press (more precisely - touch) on any of them pauses or resumes playback. Double-tapping the left earbud will switch to the previous track, and the right earbud to the next. Long touch adjusts the volume, increasing or decreasing it depending on the earphone (left - quieter, right - louder). A triple tap (that's what it gets!) Of the left earphone launches the voice assistant, and the right one switches modes from gaming to music and vice versa. Headphones inform you about switching modes by voice. In theory, in the game mode, the delay in playing sounds should decrease, but personally I did not manage to feel the difference. No lags interfering with the game were found in either the game or the music mode. When there is an incoming call, the voice in your ears persistently repeats "incoming call", and from your side, one touch of any earphone is responsible for receiving, double - for hanging up. You can end an active call with a single tap. Now the main thing is not to get confused in all this.

How are they at work?

As for the touches themselves (haha, pun intended), thenthis kind of control takes some getting used to. While you are familiar with the fit of the headphones in your ears, you will unwittingly adjust them from time to time, touching the touch surface and causing unexpected effects. I would prefer physical buttons, where the press has a tactile response. But they are used in modern technology the further, the less, so this is a matter of habit.

AWEI T19 support HSP, HFP, A2DP profiles,AVRCP. The APT-X codec is not ranked. In addition, unfortunately, these headphones cannot be connected to several devices at the same time (for example, a laptop and a smartphone). At least, it didn't work out for me, and the manufacturer himself says nothing about multipoint support.

But from the pleasant - waterproof according to the IPX5 standard,that is, the headphones are sweat- and splash-proof and therefore suitable for active sports. The design rather disposes of this, if at all can be said about TWS headphones. Yes, they fit well in the ears and do not fall out, but this does not mean that they cannot be lost at all. As you wish, but I still think that wired headphones are more reliable in this regard. The earbuds are lightweight, each weighing only 4.9g, and can be worn for a long time without feeling tired in the ears.

Claims neither for the range nor forthere is no stability of the connection, the headphones hold the connection confidently. But you can find fault with the work of microphones. There are two of them, one for each earphone, and this is a plus, because you can even speak with one free ear. Only now they are quite far from the mouth. It is clear that this is a design feature, but some interlocutors pay attention to the deteriorated voice quality. However, they compare it to a classic headset, where the microphone is directly opposite the mouth, so it is clear that there will be better audibility.

Special thanks to the developers for the delicateLED operation. They do not show themselves in any way in the usual way, and you do not walk around with flashing lights in your ears. To display the battery percentage on the display, simply open and close the cover.

What about autonomy?

Yes, this is the most interesting.Each earbud has a built-in 50mAh battery, and inside the box there is another 2500mAh battery. Simple math shows that the box should be enough for 25 full charges of the headphones. The headphones themselves work for a long time on a single charge, just a little short of the declared five hours of continuous music playback. For these kids it is very worthy. Moreover, you will still put them in the box all the time so as not to lose, and there they will be constantly recharged.

Fully charging the headphones in the box takes a littleless than an hour. In turn, the box is charged from zero to 100% in about three hours, and shows 50% after 50 minutes (although at this moment it is actually gaining only about 30% of the capacity, I will talk about this further). The not quite promised 2500 mAh fits into it, but somewhere around 2200. But this is quite enough for emergency charging of the smartphone, because the box has a USB port! Indeed, if you carry your headphones with you all the time, why not use the battery box to charge something else? This is a great idea for me.

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Alas, there is a minus in the implementation:I was unable to recharge any Apple mobile device from AWEI T19. I tried several iPhone and iPad models that were at hand, they identify a certain accessory, but completely refuse to recognize it as a charger. For the experiments, I used both native Apple cables and the alternatives Ugreen and Baseus. Only one life hack worked. We connect a wireless charging station to the box, put an iPhone on it and voila - charging is on!

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True, in this case we lose precious interestcapacity, and indeed, you will not carry with you a wireless charging stand. On the Internet, you can find opposite reviews, it seems that someone's iPhone is charging normally. Maybe I am in vain slandering, and the described problem concerns only my specific instance. So, if you have an AWEI T19 and can charge your iPhone from them, be sure to share your experience in the comments. With Android smartphones, no problem, they charge perfectly with any suitable cable. Charging works with or without headphones inside the box.

Separately, it is necessary to talk about the specifics of the display.It shows what is horrible, and if you do not know this, then you can draw wrong conclusions about the capabilities of the device. For example, having 80% of the charge on the display, we put the headphones on charge, we see that the battery melts before our eyes and spends a third of its capacity on one charge of the headphones! Don't panic. With further battery discharge, the percentage countdown, on the contrary, will slow down indecently. For example, if in 50 minutes the battery is discharged from 50% to 5%, then in the next 50 minutes only from 5% to 3%, while delivering current at the same rate. Charging is the same story. Even if the display shows 99%, do not rush to disconnect the box from charging, another twenty percent will fit into it, so wait for a hundred. As for the real capacity, I wrote above that the device "includes" a little less than the declared 2500 mAh. "It turns out" a comparable value. At 50% on the indicator, you can count on at least 1200 honest mAh. Normal reserve, and you do not need to carry a separate device with you.

How do they sound?

It seems like headphones are inexpensive, and special delights fromyou shouldn't wait for them. But remember that someone makes TWS-"ears" and three times cheaper, so let's listen to what we paid an extra twenty. AWEI T19s deliver a crisp, tight sound with an emphasis on low frequencies. In part, this is also facilitated by the in-channel vacuum design, which provides good sound insulation. I didn't have any complaints about the lack of active noise cancellation, on the contrary, sometimes the "transparency" mode, which some headphones with ACP are equipped with, would be useful. The middle frequencies are not felt overwhelmed, but there are not enough highs in places, this affects the detail of the sound. These headphones are suitable for energetic music with rich bass, but you should not trust them with complex instrumental works. In general, the sound for the money is not bad, I probably expected less.

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Three things to know about the AWEI T19:

  • it is TWS earbuds equipped with bluetooth 5.0 and IPX5 waterproof;
  • they play music up to 5 hours on a single charge;
  • The charging box has a 2500 mAh battery that can be used as a power bank.

Specifications of AWEI T19 Headphones

Type of
Vacuum TWS

Radius of action
Up to 10 meters

20 Hz - 20 kHz

16 ohm

Driver diameter
8 mm

95 dBA


Profile support

Play / Talk Time
up to 5 / 5.5 h

Boxing interfaces
Micro USB (5 V DC) in, USB-A out

Box battery capacity
2500mAh, powerbank function

Battery capacity of one earbud
50 mAh

Weight with box
92 g

Weight of one earphone
4.7 g