True to the Scandinavian spirit and design, all Sudio Sweden products are sleek, minimalist and great on aesthetics. Their casing and ear buds avoids the use of cheap plastic finish to give the feel of a premium product with great functionality.
My first impression when I received the latest Sudio FEM was that the casing looks like the Sudio NIVA except that it is smaller, sleeker and comes with a matt rubberised finish. It also uses USB-C charging for higher power delivery and faster charging speed.
- Retails at $219 (available in black, white, pink classic blue)
- 5.0 Bluetooth Version
- Real Clear Voice: 4 environmental noise-cancelling microphones
- IPX 5 (splash/rain/sweat proof)
- Touch control
- Graphene driver for a great music experience
- Individual automatic pairing
- Total 20Hr of playtime, 6Hr in a single charge
- Weighs 5.5 g per earbud
- Siri & Google assistant compatible
At a waterproof rating of IPX 5, the FEM is sweat resistant for daily use and can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray which is sufficient waterproofing against a downpour, but just do not submerged them in water.
The earbud is ergonomically designed with a soft silicone finish to fit nicely into your ears. A noise cancelling microphone encased in the metallic extension adds a touch of elegance to the earbud. There is a second microphone at the top of the earbud.
I do find the earbuds a tad bulky for my ears though, and would prefer the size of Sudio Tolv earbuds, as it’s more comfortable for me.
Take note that Sudio FEM does not have any physical buttons but uses a touch sensitive surface that allows you to tap to control music playback, call up Siri or Google Assistant with a longer press and answer phone calls. I find myself activating Siri sometimes when I tap on the earbuds accidentally.
Pairing the FEM is really simple and effortless thanks to the Bluetooth 5.0, as they pair almost instantly once you lift the earphones from its magnetic cradle. You need to control the music volume directly through your mobile phone.
The single taps on the earbud responded well, however, the double taps were more challenging and would often register as a single tap to pause/play the music instead of skipping forward or back a track. Tapping the earbud too much would also hurt my ears as it drives the earbud deeper in.
The earbud works independently too from the other so I usually wear one side and leave the other one in the case so that I could still hear my surroundings while listening to music at work.
The level of noise cancellation and the quality of my phone calls were fairly good. My YouTube videos and podcasts were delivered excellently with no lag. The sound signature is quite crisp and clear across all music genres and does have a strong base. The trebles are also clear and bright.
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