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pTron Tangent plus v2 Review- Best Budget Neckband for Gym

One of the best-selling products from pTron are its Tangent series earphones which are known to give a feature-rich experience to the user in a pocket-friendly price range. The latest addition to this segment is the pTron Tangent plus v2 neckband earphones with more features & lesser drawbacks. These earphones are the successor of the very popular pTron Tangent plus earphones known for their rich sound experience in the lowest price spectrum of the Bluetooth neckbands. But, does this next-generation model be able to walk a bit further on the footprints of its predecessor? Let’s find that out in this pTron Tangent plus v2 Review.

Technical Specifications of pTron Tangent plus v2

  • Playback time – 18 hours
  • Charging Time – 60 minutes
  • Driver- 10mm driver
  • Operating range – 10 meters
  • Bluetooth version – Bluetooth v5.0
  • Voice assistance – Google Assistant & Siri
  • Charging port – Type-C port
  • Multi-function button – Multi function button, volume controls
  • Other features – Voice assistant

In-box content

  1. Neckband
  2. Type-C USB Cable
  3. User Manual
  4. Extra Ear tips

Feature Rating

Sound quality

7.4/10

Build quality

8.2/10

Battery life

7.9/10

Connectivity

8.5/10

Detailed feature Review of pTron Tangent plus v2

The new pTron Tangent plus v2 is equipped with some great features like Type-C Quick Charging, 10mm dynamic audio driver, IPX4 Water Resistance, 18Hrs Playback, Bluetooth 5.0, HD Mic, deep bass & more. We can easily say that it is indeed one of the most feature-rich options available at this price point.

In the next few paragraphs, we will review all these features separately to evaluate their actual performance in terms of user experience. So, please keep reading till the end for making an intelligent & informed decision.

Built quality

The GOOD:

The pTron Tangent plus v2 is made of good quality plastic with a few rubberized sections here & there.

The BAD:

The company uses a mid-thickness round wire to cut the cost of this earphone. The wire quality is good, but it won’t be as durable as the flat rubberized wires offered in premium neckband earphones.

The Conclusion:

Overall, we believe that the built quality could have been better, but still, it is at par with the price at which it is being offered.

The sound quality of pTron Tangent plus v2

pTron Tangent plus v2 is an upgraded version of pTron tangent plus. As a result, the hardware setup for sound for both the device is almost identical with some optimizations in few areas.

The GOOD:

The sound profile of pTron Tangent plus v2 mainly revolves around a boosted bass sound. Thus, for the bass-lovers, this neckband at this price is a fantastic deal. But, even for a more sophisticated user, the vocals and trebles are also balanced.

The BAD:

However, if you closely notice at maximum volume levels, you might feel a slight degradation in the sound balance compared to earphones that are not so bass-focused.

ptron tangent plus v2 review - sound quality

The Conclusion:

People using the earphone up to a sound level slightly below the maximum volume output will not face any issue in this regard.

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Driver Size

The GOOD:

pTron Tangent plus v2 comes equipped with a 10mm dynamic driver, which good enough to produce a fantastic audio experience in daily usages.

The BAD:

Nothing Bad here!

The Conclusion:

The 10mm driver is nothing extraordinary for a neckband. But in a budget range earphone, it does make a difference by producing a much deeper & more transparent sound.

Noise cancellation

The GOOD:

pTron Tangent plus v2 has a passive noise cancellation feature. We have observed that the performance is very effective in normal noise conditions.

The BAD:

But, As it is passive noise cancellation, it can’t do wonders in extreme noisy condition. We all know that Passive noise cancellation solely dependent on the damping property of the material used in the ear tips.

The Conclusion:

Considering the budget-friendly segment, it is in, even the presence of a noise cancellation feature is commendable.

Microphone quality of pTron tangent plus v2

It comes with an HD mic which gives a decent all-round audio performance.

The GOOD:

In the indoor condition, it performs very well & can easily be used for regular calling purposes.

The BAD:

In an outdoor environment, the mic still is useable but doesn’t cancel all the ambient noise altogether.

The Conclusion:

For occasional calling, you are not going to face any issue. But if you are going to take a lot of calls outdoor, it isn’t a good option.

Comfort & looks

The pTron Tangent plus v2 neckband is very sleek & stylish. It has a look that makes it suitable to be worn anywhere from casual use to sports activities. It looks sporty but not too sporty to look odd. And, it does come with a magnetic back to hold the earpieces together. These earphones come in 3 colour variants- Black & Grey, Black & blue, and Black & red.

The GOOD:

The earphone comes with a shark fin extension which helps the earphone to stay properly in the ears even during heavy movement.

The BAD:

The angle at which the earphone tips are tilted is a minor disadvantage, as sometimes it doesn’t fit in perfectly. It is a design element that may take some time to get used to.

ptron tangent plus v2 review - comfort and looks

The Conclusion:

The overall comfort is good for casual use in normal operating conditions. The silicone tips are soft and of good quality so that you can wear them without any uncomforting feeling in the ears.

Battery life

The GOOD:

pTron Tangent plus v2 comes with a 220mAh battery which gives a total playback time of 18 hours. The exact playback time fluctuates depending on the volume level and type of audio you are listening to. In a typical usage scenario, it can last two to two & a half days.

In addition to that, it has fast charging, which helps it to give a battery life of around 6 hours with just 10 minutes of charge.

The BAD:

It would be best to use a Fast-charger to avail the benefits of quick charging in the pTron Tangent plus v2. Even with a fast charger, complete charging from 0 to 100% can take a little above an hour.

The Conclusion:

A battery with fast-charging support is a boon at this price point. If you have a fast charger, you will probably never run out of juice at important times.

Dust & water resistance

The pTron Tangent plus v2 is certified with an IPX4 rating.

The GOOD:

An IPX4 rating implies that this device is very well protected from everyday encounters of water and dust particles. In our test, we found out it handles sweating and wet hand usages without any issues.

The BAD:

The pTron Tangent plus v2 is not protected against water splash or dropping in water, and it can cause permanent damage to the device.

ptron tangent plus v2 review - water and dust resistance

The Conclusion:

You might rarely use these earphones near a water body unless you are a swimmer or into some other water sports. You won’t face any problem while using this neckband during routine activities in your house or for a workout outdoors.

Connectivity

The GOOD:

It comes with Bluetooth v5.0 with a standard connectivity range of 10 meters.

The BAD:

The range can drops in indoor conditions up to 7 meters.

The Conclusion:

The overall connectivity and speed of the Bluetooth connection are very good. There is not much to think about here, as Bluetooth v5.0 is very functional, and we don’t see any higher version of Bluetooth in this segment.

Sound delay

The GOOD:

Any Sound delay is not noticeable in listening to music and watching and movies. Even in gaming, it is only noticeable in multiplayer games where you need to listen to movement in real-time.

The BAD:

Of course, the average Sound delay is there, which is a typical issue that you can find in any Bluetooth connectivity for earphones.

Additional Features

Voice assistance

pTron Tangent plus v2 supports voice assistants like google assistance & Siri.

Controls of pTron Tangent plus v2 neckband earphones

  1. Power On: press multi-function until blue & red light flashes.
  2. Power off: press the multi-function button until the red light flashes.
  3. Press multi-function(MFB) once to answer calls.
  4. Press the multi-function button (MFB) for 2 seconds to reject calls.
  5. For music play & pause, press MFB once.
  6. Long press ‘+’ or ’-‘for the previous or next song.
  7. Press once  + & – button for volume control.

Pros & cons of pTron Tangent plus v2

Why you should buy ?

  • Lightweight
  • Great bass quality
  • IPX4 water & dust resistance
  • Noise-cancellation
  • Impressive battery
  • Fast charging support
  • Quick pairing

Why you shouldn’t ?

  • No flat type wire
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Buy for : Good Budget-Friendly neckband option for workouts

The Final Verdict of this ‘pTron Tangent plus v2 Review’

The pTron Tangent plus v2 neckband earphone is an ideal workout earphone if you are trying to find one in a budget range. The bass-oriented performance & the excellent battery backup with IPX4 water & dust resistance makes is an enduring choice for Young & dynamic peoples. The all-around performance of this neckband earphone makes it suitable for use in most routine situations & the comfortable design helps to use it for an extended time. Overall, it’s a great option to consider in this price range.

Is ‘pTron’ a good company for earphones?

PTron is an electronics and mobile accessories company founded in 2014 which manufactures headphones, Bluetooth audio devices, smartwatches, and power banks. The company is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Initially, it began manufacturing products in  Shenzhen, China. But, In August 2019, PTron set up a plant in Hyderabad under the Make in India scheme, which is expected to handle two-thirds of its manufacturing requirements.

Currently, PTron sells its products in various countries such as United States, Canada, Italy, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Israel, and Indonesia. Also, it has more than 40 distributors in 12 states in India. It also sells its product through e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.

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pTron Tangent plus v2

ptron tangent plus v2 review
  • Generate immersive stereo sound output with mega bass
  • 10mm dynamic audio driver
  • 18 Hours Playback Time on just 1 Hour Charge
  • Quick Charging – 10 Minutes Charge Offer 6 Hours of Playtime
  • IPX4 Sweat/Water-resistance

~ ₹999

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