Tranya Rimor Review: Truly Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under £100

The Rimor buds are a snip at £60, but are let down by unimpressive sound quality and an unreliable fit

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Truly wireless headphones are getting cheaper all the time, to the point where there are even solid options available for under £50 like the Mpow T6 buds. However, that doesn’t stop us viewing any truly wireless headphones under £75 with suspicion, especially when they claim to have features that largely match up with the best, and priciest, options on the market.

The Tranya Rimor headphones, with their truly wireless design and touch controls, fall into this suspect category. They purport to offer 40 hours of battery life, with an impressive six to eight hours in the buds plus more in the pocket-sized case. The headphones have an IPX5 waterproof rating, which should make them sufficiently resistant to sweat and water for exercise. Big claims are also made about the sound quality thanks to the 10mm driver used.

You get all that for £59.99, which is obviously terrific value – if, and it’s a big if, the features stand up to their on-paper promise.

In general, they do. Or at least they’re as good as we would expect for £60 headphones. I can’t definitively speak for the build quality, having only used them for a couple of weeks, but nothing stands out as alarming on that front – and the battery life is great, though the details here are a little confusing. The Amazon page says it offers 25 hours’ total play time, whereas the box asserts that it’s 40. I’m satisfied with the latter claim, not having needed to charge the case at all despite using the Tranya Rimor buds daily for a week. There’s no quick charge function, but it takes 90 minutes to charge the buds in the case, which is fine at this price point.

However, I was less impressed by the sound quality and fit. Whenever I cranked up the volume the sound became harsh and muddy, with both the instruments and the vocals lacking definition. When compared with a premium set of wireless buds like the Jaybird Tarah Pro the difference was marked, with the latter offering a fuller sound where each part was clear and distinct.

Again, though, the Tranya Rimor buds are £60 and the Jaybirds are £140, so I was prepared to forgive the disparity. They didn’t sound amazing, but they weren’t unforgivably tinny and were fine for running or working out.

The fit, however, wasn’t quite secure enough, especially when doing HIIT workouts or using a treadmill. Anytime I got particularly sweaty or jumped around, the Rimor buds needed constant adjusting to stay in place. On an easy run outside they didn’t need to be prodded back into place as much, but I still needed to keep tabs on them to avoid the buds getting too loose.

I have had problems with some truly wireless in-ear headphones before, at a range of price points; only the Jaybird Vista buds, which have an ear tip to help hold them in place, and the Jabra Elite Active 75t offer a reliably secure fit for me. So if you’ve tried other in-ear options with great success then the Rimor’s fit might also work for you, but if you’re picking them up purely to use for exercise then there are better-fitting options with ear hook or silicone wingtip designs.


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For general use, the fit of the Rimor buds is fine, and the in-ear design does cancel out a little external noise, which is a bonus on public transport or in the office. The Bluetooth connection was solid every time I used the headphones, though you do have to disconnect them to pair with another device if switching between your phone and computer, for example.

The touch controls are frustrating, though, particularly in how they struggle to differentiate between volume up or down (two taps on the left or right bud, respectively), play/pause (one tap on either bud) and skip forwards/back (hold your finger on the right/left bud respectively for one second). I quickly gave up trying to control the volume using the buds since I was skipping or pausing songs with annoying regularity, especially when trying to use the controls during exercise.

The Tranya Rimor headphones are a mixed bag. They do offer value for money at £60, offering a decent package at a far cheaper price than top-end buds, but there are better budget options such as the Mpow T6 buds. These have a shorter battery life at five hours in the buds, but otherwise they match up well with the Rimor headphones – and, crucially for bargain hunters, cost significantly less.

Tranya Rimor

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Bluetooth 5.0 HiFi 10mm Driver True Wireless Earbuds Built-in Mic, TRANYA Rimor Touch Control Sports Wireless Headphones, 25-Hour Total Playtime with Charging case

Buy from Tranya | £63.99

Nick Harris-Fry
Senior writer

Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.