MOTO Buds 120 Earbud Review

MOTO Buds 120

The recently introduce truly wireless Moto Buds 120 earbud is a best value for money. The earbud is featuring totally 15 hours playtime, superior sound quality, and handsfree calling. The micro-sized ergonomic design, IPX5 water and sweat proof rating allows you to use them in any environment. In addition, it has included Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity and 6mm speaker drivers for crystal clear voice for longer hours.

Pros
  • Design is good
  • IPX5 ratings
  • Low cost
Cons
  • Lacks ANC
  • Missing audio codec

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Price and availability

The Moto Buds 120 earbud come with a two colour variants such as Black and White colours. It is fall for the Price 49.99€. You can buy this earbud from the company’s official website motorola.com.

Who should get Moto Buds 120 earbud?

  • This earphone is best for sports person with IPX5 water and dust resistance. Which lets you use your earphone at swimming and running.
  • Also, for those who want reliable touch controls with low cost.

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Box Content

  • Earbud
  • charging case
  • USB Type-C charging cable
  • User Guide

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What is the design of Moto Buds 120 earbud?

MOTO Buds 120

Motorola Moto Buds 120 True Wireless Headset Charging Case Adopts Vertical Round Square Design Like Cambridge Melomania 1+ Earbud. Which is convenient for opening and closing with one hand. The Motorola brand logo is designed on the front. The matte glossy finish surface of the case looks premium and sturdy. Additionally, the Type-C charging interface is located at the bottom of the charging case, and 2 indicator lights are set to the left and right. Which is used to respond more intuitively to the remaining battery condition of the charging case.

Moreover, unconventional cylindrical earphone body is made with an upper and lower structure. Which uses a combination of two materials to enhance the quality of the product. At the same time, the lower metal body is also used for charging function, avoiding additional openings. The earphone mouthpiece cover is also made of a metal material, attached to a charging thimble in the cockpit to charge the earphones. The Moto Buds 120 earbud come with a three different size of ear tips: small, medium and large. You need to choose one who perfectly fit into your ear to create a passive isolation.

The earbuds are magnetically attached to the charging case. Means, you don’t have to put too much pressure while putting earphone back into the charging case. Furthermore, the earphone come with an IPX5 water resistance. However, the IPX5 rated protection against dust and water ingress make the MOTO BUDS 120 ready for any situation. Heat, sweat, rain and wind no longer restrict your listening experience.

How touch control works of Moto Buds 120 earbud?

The touch controls are very good and most reliable than ever. You just have to touch on the earbuds to transfer into the other mode and also to receive and end calls. Smart touch controls on Moto Buds 120 earbud make life simple. Manage calls, summon your favourite assistant, change tracks and more with a few touches.

FunctionsFeatures
Press One TapAnswer and Reject calls
Press Two TapNext track
Press Three TapPrevious track
Tap and Hold for 2 secondsPower on and Siri/Google assistance
Tap and Hold for 4 secondsPower off

LED Indicator

PairingRed-Blue flash
StanbyBlue flash
ChargingRed steady
Fully chargeOff
Battery lowRed flash

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How does Moto Buds 120 earbud sound?

The Moto Buds 120 wireless earbud deliver loud and clear sound for you perfect tune. The Motorola Moto Buds 270 ANC shows a frequency response that is far from the curve of our home. The bass also sounds quite standard and the midrange sounds up to 1000Hz are heavily highlighted. Three size eartips provide exceptional fit during physical activity like gym or running. Defines which passive active cancellation is better. The Motorola Moto Buds 120 packs a 6.0mm dynamic driver that offers bass powered sound, so this punch offers bass, but mid and high are just average. Noise from earbuds is loud, so 60% volume should be good too, but this depends on what you’re listening to.

Does Moto Buds 120 earbud have good active noise cancelling?

No, the Buds 120 does not support Active Noise cancellation feature. Thus, it is very difficult to find clear sound during voice calls. However, three size ear-tips provide exceptional fit during physical activity like swimming or running. Which is defines good passive active cancellation.

Can you use Moto Buds 120 earbud for phone calls?

The Moto Buds 120 wireless earbud deliver 6.0mm dynamic drivers for higher quality and clearer bass responsiveness than other earbuds like the Jabra and Sennheiser brands. The microphone works well with environmental noise, but it is also not exceptional in this regard. Additionally, with handsfree call technology, you can pick up calls with your voice without touching the earbuds.

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What connectivity does Moto Buds 120 earbud support?

MOTO Buds 120

The Moto Buds 120 earbud uses Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to the 10m wireless range. Means, it does not support AAC and SBC audio codecs, which means that Apple users may not reliably access the high-quality option, but Android users may offer better adherence to the standard option. In addition, the Buds 120 does not support Bluetooth multipoint. Its lack of application means that firmware updates will almost certainly not come with new features.

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How long does the battery last on Moto Buds 120 earbud?

MOTO Buds 120

Motorola claims that the Moto Buds 120 can last up to 5 hours on a single charge, in this case with an additional 10 hours of charging capacity. Means, you get total 15 hours of playback time. In our test, we found that it lasts 4 hours, 18 minutes on a single charge. I guess, you will probably get even better performance than that.

Moreover, the charging case supports wireless charging with any Qi-compatible charging pad as well as wired charging via the USB-C port at the bottom. There is no fast charging, but according to Motorola, the case takes only two hours to fully charge.

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Conclusion

Overall, the earphone is doing best with the price tag of about 49.99€. The earbud is featuring totally 15 hours playtime, superior sound quality, and handsfree calling. The micro-sized ergonomic design, IPX5 water and sweat proof rating allows you to use them in any environment. In addition, it has included Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity and 6mm speaker drivers for crystal clear voice for longer hours.

What should you get instead of Moto Buds 120 earbud?

Nothing Ear (1) is a good alternative to the Buds 120 earbud. It comes with ultra-light, powerful 11.6mm speaker driver, sound by teen engineering, active noise cancellation, up to 34 hours of listening. In addition, earbud also offers 3 High definition microphone, environment noise cancellation, IPX4 splash proof, fast pair and Bluetooth 5.1 out of the box.

Noise Air Buds Mini ia another good choice against the Buds 120 earbud. It come with a 14.2 mm dynamic driver, Tru bass technology, dedicated individual mic, full touch controls and 4.4 grams weight. Additionally, it is include an Hyper Sync™technology, IPX4 water & sweat resistance, Bluetooth 5.0 and total 15 hours of play time.

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