LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 TWS IEM Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 TWS IEM Review

 

 

 

Introduction:

LYPERTEK is a Chinese brand that has released some budget friendly In-Ear Monitors like the MEVI and the BEVI and TWS Earphones like the TEVI and LEVI (aka Soundsfree S20) and other products such like Wireless Charging Pads.

The LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 that I will now review for is a TWS IEM that features a 2+1 Hybrid Driver Configuration that is a combination of 2x Balanced Armature + 1x 6mm Diameter Dynamic. The Z7 is also equipped with the latest Qualcomm QCC3040 Chipset with Bluetooth 5.2 that offers the Turewireless Mirroring Technology & aptX audio codec. Moreover the Z7 has IPX5 Water & Dust certification and up to 10 hours (at %50 volume) of playback time with a single charge.

 

Disclaimer:

The Pureplay Z7 TWS IEM was provided to me by the company LYPERTEK for review purposes. I am not affiliated with LYPERTEK beyond this review and these words reflect my true and unaltered opinions about the product.

 

 

Price & Availability:

The actual MSRP price for the LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 is $199.90 USD. More information’s can be found under the link below;

 

 

 

Package and Accessories:

The LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 came in a relative small box in black color that shows the product illustration and some product related brandings on the top and some details ate the bottom.

Inside the box are the following items;

  • 1 pcs x Pureplay Z7 TWS Monitors
  • 1 pcs x Charging Case
  • 3 pairs x Silicone Ear Tips (S, M, L)
  • 3 pairs x Foam Tips (S, M, L)
  • 2 pairs x Special Silicone Tips (S & L)
  • 3 pairs x Spare Filters
  • 1 pcs x USB Type-C Cable
  • 1 pcs x Print Material (Quick Star Guide & Thank You Card)

 

 

 

Design & Build Quality:

 

1. Monitors:

The LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 is a 2+1 Hybrid Driver TWS IEM that is equipped with 2x Balanced Armature Drivers + 1x 6mm Diameter Dynamic with a high purity PPF titanium coated Mylar film diaphragm. The monitor shell is made of plastic material which makes the Pureplay Z7 pretty lightweight, which makes it ideal for long listening periods, while the isolation is on an average level.

On the front of the monitors shell is the multifunctional button with the LYPERTEK logo and Pureplay Z7 branding on the top. Near the LYPERTEK logo is a LED status indicator on both ear pieces.

Near the multifunctional button is a small microphone that supports Qualcomm’s cVc 8.0 Noise Cancelling, Echo Cancellation and Noise Suppression technology.

At the rear part of the monitor shell are the left & right markings, the charging connectors and the sound nozzle.

The sound nozzle has a slightly angled profile and is made of metal material that has a fine filter on the top to prevent the insertion of unwanted particles such like dust or ear-wax.

 

2. Charging Case:

The Pureplay Z7 comes with a relative small protective charging case with a rectangular form and rounded shapes at both ends. The case has a stylish fabric coated surface that reminds me to those of the Sennheiser Momentum TWS IEM’s. The case is pretty lightweight that offers a charging capacity of about 700mAh which can fully charge each monitor for about 60 hours (approx 6 times of charging).

On the top of the charging case is the LYPERTEK brand logo which is printed on the nice looking fabric coated surface.

Inside the box are the seats for the Wireless Monitors, the Left / Right markings and LYPERTEK brand logo which is printed in white color.

These seats have a magnetic surface to ensure the right connection for the charging process and to avoid any drop out of the monitors.

Here is also an LED status indicator that lights up when you put the monitors in to the seats or if you connect the case to the charger.

At the rear side of the charging case are the hinge mechanism and the USB-Type C charging port.

These seats have a magnetic surface to ensure the right connection for the charging process and to avoid any drop out of the monitors.

One of the most remarkable features of the charging case is the support of “Wireless Charging”. LYEPERTEK offers a very esthetic looking solution that you can purchase separately under the link below;

·         LYPERTEK Wireless Charging Pad

 

The overall build quality of both the monitors and the charging case is pretty good!

 

 

 

Comfort & Isolation:

The monitors of the LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 are pretty lightweight and do have a quite ergonomic shape, which makes them possible to listen for longer periods at home and on the go.

The Pureplay Z7 doesn’t come with any Active Noise Cancellation technology (ANC), while the passive noise cancellation is on an average level that is sufficient enough for the use in relative noise environments such like a bus, metro or train.

 

 

 

Technical Specifications:

  • Driver Type            : 2+1 Hybrid Driver Configuration (2x BA’s + 1x 6mm Dynamic Driver)
  • Freq. Response     : 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Microphone            : cVc 8.0 Noise Cancelling, Echo Cancellation, Noise Suppression
  • BT Chipset             : Qualcomm QCC3040
  • BT Specification    : Bluetooth 5.2
  • Bluetooth Codec    : Qualcomm aptX, AAC, SBC
  • Play Time (Max)    : 10 hours + 70 hours with Charging Case (Volume 50% + SBC Codec)
  • Waterproof Level   : IPX5
  • Features                : Music & Volume Control, Phone Call & Voice Assistant Calls.

 

 

 

Battery Life:

Each LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 monitor has a build in battery which offers a playtime of approx 9 – 9.5 hours while listening to music at 50% volume and I you use the SBC codec, which is a pretty good result True Wireless earphone

The charging case that has a capacity of 700mAh is able to fully charge each monitor for about 7 times, which means 70 hours in total.

My results are below:

  • 9 – 9.5 Hours Playtime – volume set to 50% with SBC audio codec
  • 5.5 – 6 Hours Playtime – volume set to 50% with aptX audio codec

 

 

Pairing, Navigation, Signal Strength & Call Quality + Latency:

The pairing of the Pureplay Z7 with your source is quite easy, turn on the right & left earpieces ON for the first time by pressing the Multi functional button for about 3 seconds.

To start the pairing mode you need to double click the Multi functional button 2 times. After you have pair the left and right monitors by the first use the pairing action will be done automatically. You only need to take it out from the charging box/case at the same time.

The Pureplay Z7 will power on automatically when you remove them from the charging case and will turn off and begin recharging automatically when you place them back in the charging case.

The operating distance of the Pureplay Z7 is about 10 meters, while the connection very stable tanks to the latest generation Qualcomm 3040 Chipset with Bluetooth 5.2 support.

The voice transmission (call quality) was on an average level when I have paired the Pureplay Z7 with my Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, while the performance in terms of latency is pretty good when I do watch videos on YouTube or movies on Netflix.

 

 

 

PureControl Application:

The PureControl app allows you to customize your listening with the 7-band EQ – personalizing the sound of compatible PurePlay earbuds.

The Pureplay Z7 supports LYPERTEK’s new LDX Audio mode, which was created by some skilled engineers. This audio profile was specifically designed for each PurePlay Earphone model, and the PureControl app makes it very easy to activate LDX Audio mode. With the press of a button, expect an improved soundstage with added depth, increased definition and a greater sense of space.

The PureControl app also allows the user to locate their earbuds, adjust control button settings and easily download firmware updates for future improvements.

Android 11 Users should update their firmware through the app to fix connection issues.

 

 

 

Equipment’s used for this review:

  • TWS Earphones        : LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 & HiFiMAN TWS600
  • Sources                     : FiiO M11 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Apple iPad Air2

 

 

 

 

Albums & tracks used for this review:

  • Barry White – Just The Way You Are
  • Isaac Hayes – Walk On
  • Sting – Englishman in New York
  • Elton John – Rocket Man
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
  • Sting – Englishman in New York
  • Casey Abrams – Robot Lovers (Spotify)
  • Edith Piaf – Non Je Ne Regrette Rien
  • Diana Krall – So Wonderful (DSF)
  • Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer
  • Fazıl Say – Nazım Oratoryosu (Live)
  • Chopin – Nocturn No. 20 In C-Sharp Minor
  • Vivaldi – Le QuarttroStagioni “The Four Seasons”
  • Otto Liebert& Luna Negra – The River (Spotify)
  • Gogo Penguin – Raven
  • Lorde – Royal Massive Attack – Angel
  • Twerl – Lishu (Spotify)
  • U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Metallica – Sad but True
  • Megadeth – Sweating Bullets
  • Rush’s – Leave That Thing Alone
  • Slayer – Angel of Death (Spotify)
  • Tom Player – Resonance Theory “Album”
  • Liquid Tension Experiment 2 – Acid Rain (Spotify)

 

 

 

 

 

The Sound:

The LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 is a offers a slightly warmer than neutral tonality along with a pretty detailed and mature tuning for a TWS In-Ear Monitor that will satisfy you for its tag.

The bass is nicely highlighted without to sound overwhelming, while the midrange is pretty lush and detailed. The treble range on the other hand shows a nice sense of smoothness, without to sound dull or lifeless.

The 6mm dynamic that is producing the lower frequency area, does a pretty good job in terms of naturalness, tonality and overall emphasis. The subbass region is nicely pronounced especially for a TWS IEM, with a tonality that is fairly warm and soft without to sound overwhelming.

The midbass area on the other hand sounds in general fairly balanced and controlled when I do listen to instruments like a bass guitar, cross drum or contrabass. Percussion instruments are reproduced with a good sense of speed and intensity.

The midrange of the LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 sounds nicely smooth and emotional presentation with a quite sufficient level of transparency, detail retrieval and airiness for a TWS IEM. The lower midrange shows a good sense of depth, body and intensity, when I do listen to male vocals like Isaac Hayes to Elton John or Sting. When it comes to female vocals, I can say that the Pureplay Z7 has shows a sufficient adequate sense of clarity and detail retrieval thanks to its well adjusted dual BA setup.

Instruments on the other hand do have a fairly soft/smooth and mildly warm tonality. For example; violas do sound warmish and emotional, while violins and pianos are moderately bright and do shows a sufficient level of extension for a TWS IEM.

The upper midrange of the LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 sounds in general pretty controlled and is fatigue free, without to have any remarkable sibilance and harshness. The upper midrange transitions towards the lower treble are fairly controlled, while the extension is on an average level.

The LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 has a mildly highlighted treble character with adequate sense of airiness and extension. The treble range is in general fairly controlled and shows a good level of intensity and sharpness for a TWS In-Ear Monitor.

The Pureplay Z7 shows pretty good level of expansion especially when you activate the LDX Audio mode. The stage is not too narrow or very wide; it shows a moderate sense of depth and wideness, which fulfils my expectations from a TWS IEM.

 

 

Comparison:

 

LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 versus HiFiMAN TWS600:

The HiFiMAN TWS600 shows a brighter, thinner and more neutral tonality compared to those of the LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 that sounds warmer, fuller and more musical. The TWS600 shows in general a quite linear bass character, with a subbass presentation that has noticeably less depth than the Pureplay Z7. The Pureplay Z7 is superior in terms of subbas depth and extension. The midbass region of the TWS600 shows more intensity than its subbass. Both the TWS600 and the Pureplay Z7 are successful in the midbass region, while the Pureplay Z7 has the upper hand in terms of quantity & intensity and the TWS600 for bass speed.

The midrange of the HiFiMAN TWS600 is quite neutral, thin and also a bit dry in its tonality. The Pureplay Z7 on the other hand, offers a warmer, fuller and more musical presentation. The lower midrange of the Pureplay Z7 shows more depth which makes it more successful with male voices. The TWS600 shows a strong upper midrange character when I do listen to female vocals, however the Pureplay Z7 is more successful when it comes to musicality.

The treble range of both TWS IEM’s is quite successful; the main difference is the tonality. The treble range of the LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 sounds warmer and more controlled than those of the HiFiMAN TWS600 that has a more neutral and sharp presentation.

Both the TWS600 and the Pureplay Z7 do have suitable soundstage for a fairly precise placement and separation of instruments and vocals. The soundstage of the HiFiMAN TWS600 is wider, while LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 is superior in terms of soundstage depth.

 

 

Conclusion:

The LYPERTEK Pureplay Z7 is a triple driver hybrid In-Ear Monitor that offers a solid sound performance for a TWS earphone at this price range, thanks to its pretty mature sound tuning that shows a mildly warm tonality with good sense of detailed retrieval and musicality. Furthermore, it comes with the latest Qualcomm QCC3040 BT chipset, has IPX5 water & dust resistance, Wireless charging, PureControl App support and many more.

 

 

 

Pros & Cons: 

  • + Mature & Musical Sound Tuning
  • + Solid Battery Life
  • + Stable Connectivity
  • + Wireless Charging
  • + Latest Qualcomm BT Chipset with BT 5.2 & aptX Audio Codec
  • + PureContol APP (LDX Audio mode, 7Band EQ, FW Update)

 

  • – No Active Noise Cancellation
  • – Mechanical Buttons instead of Touch Control
  • – Slightly Roll-Off in the Treble Range

 

Thank you for the Read!

 

 

 

 

 

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