There is no doubt that Lenovo is one of the best brands of affordable in-ear headphones that offer value for money, with its products aimed at all tastes, including gamers. And for this, launched a new series under the name Lenovo XG01 with LED Lighting Effect, better specifications, and features, and most importantly it’s for a low cost.

It’s equipped with noise reduction technology to make clear calls without any interruption with a 12mm Large Driver for High-Quality Sound with the help of Bluetooth 5.0 Chip for 50ms Low Latency and supports AAC and SBC audio decoding, the wireless earphone gives you a 24h battery life, And most importantly, has IPX5 waterproof, it seems that they offer everything. But that’s on paper, so it might be different in reality? So today we are here to find out the answer.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

Lenovo XG01 Features

  • Gaming Design With LED Lighting
  • Bluetooth Chipset V5.0
  • 12mm Large Drivers For HI-FI Sound
  • AAC and SBC audio decoding
  • 50ms Ultra-Low Latency
  • 24h long playtime
  • IPX5 Waterproof
Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

Design And Build Quality

Charging Case

Overall, I find the design of the Lenovo XG01 gaming headphones to be cool, it doesn’t look very gaming, and it doesn’t have crazy lighting, As for the charging case, it features a unique design, is very compact, small, and lightweight only 55g, made of plastic in grey, It looks very cool, doesn’t it?.

There is also a long slot in the center of the front to open the case, which is surrounded by a built-in magnet for easy opening and closing with one hand. Once opened, there is a place for the earbuds with an automatic charging start. And below a slit, there is a blue LED line for battery condition with the Lenovo logo on the front.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

The bottom of the charging case is flat for easy stability, Also has a USB Type-C charging port on the underside, which would have been better if it had been placed elsewhere, especially on non-wireless charging cases.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds

Looking at the design, The feel of the Lenovo XG01 Wireless Headphone is excellent and these are well-made with a compact ‘in-ear’. And they really sit comfortably inside your ears and in front of the buds, you can see the nice-looking blue LED. The outer part with a touch panel is a white matte color, and most importantly, the lightweight body is only about 4g to be comfortable on the ear while on the move with the help of the soft rubber ear bands made of silicone with round pressure relief holes inside the earphone, which can balance the internal and external air pressure and ventilation.

Also, “L” and “R” logos are printed at the top of the headphone grip to distinguish the left and right ears. Besides the touch control, where there is a magnetic charging contact and microphone pickup hole with good and clear sound reception during a call with the help of the noise reduction hole on the outside of the earphone, which cooperates with the microphone to accurately distinguish between human voice and noise.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

Lenovo says the Lenovo XG01 is IPX5 rated which means sweat and some light rain won’t have an effect on the earbuds but don’t wear them while showering or swimming and do not use it in a sauna or steam room. The charging case is not waterproof, as a result of daily use, the effectiveness of the earbuds’ waterproofing may reduce over time.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

Touch Control Panel

To control the Lenovo XG01, there is a high-precision touch control panel on the top of the earphone which can achieve precise control with good responsive touch sensitivity. With touch control, you can make calls, change music, reject calls, and more.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

How To Pair Lenovo XG01

Lenovo XG01 offers strong compatibility with both IOS and Android devices and adopts Bluetooth 5.0 technology for stable and powerful transmission, lower delay, and smoother connection for high sound quality, and supports the most popular audio decoding for SBC and AAC. and you can enjoy music up to 10m long even with thin walls between you and your device.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

The pairing is the same with any wireless earbuds, all you have to do is open the charging case and take out the earbuds, and the earbud will automatically turn on and enter the pairing state. Immediately after that, open the Bluetooth interface of the smartphone, and the device name “Lenovo XG01” will be automatically recognized, click it, and the pairing is completed successfully. The pairing is done manually once, after that it is automatic and fast provided Bluetooth is enabled, just remove it from the box and use it.

Lenovo XG01 – Audio Quality

The Lenovo XG01 Earbuds have a wonderful stereo effect, as it contains well-defined tones, and the sound is dominated by an emphasis on low frequencies. Powerful drums and voluminous punchy bass make them ideal for modern styles and dance music, as well as areas where beats and drums play an important role, thanks to the 12mm Dynamic Driver units, so that dynamic sound delivers smooth, natural sound of pop, rock, and other strong rhythms. The armature driver delivers powerful, more accurate bass to provide more detail and excels in soothing genres such as acoustic and classical.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

Call Quality

In addition to the audio on the Lenovo XG01 voice dialing performed well. It sounded better and was above average because the earbuds were under $50, so call quality is excellent and that’s because it’s equipped with noise reduction technology, it’s supposed to eliminate background noise and pick up your voice very clearly without picking up all the sounds surrounding you from echo or other interference, and your voice on the other end can be heard correctly, even in crowded places.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review


Next, The Lenovo XG01 is also equipped with a 50ms low latency mode, which can be triggered by tapping three times on the right earphone. You can watch videos or play online games on both iPhone and Android without noticeable audio delay, even in YouTube or Netflix apps. Unfortunately, there is a slight audio delay of about 0.5 seconds when playing games, which is almost normal, and you can find it on most wireless headphones in this price range.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

Lenovo XG01 Battery And Charging Time

In terms of battery, the Lenovo XG01 charging case is equipped with a built-in 400mAh Li-Polymer battery, and it provides the user with an additional 5 hours of uninterrupted playback at a time when the earbuds are fully charged, and the battery life can reach around 24 hours with the charging case and can recharge the buds three times before needing new power itself, which is great, its above-average autonomy if we compare it with other headphones.

When you put the earphone into the charging case, the earphone will automatically enter into the charging state. The storage box itself can be recharged for 2 hours. The case is recharged via Type-C on the back of the case.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

Final Verdict

Honestly for very little money, the Lenovo XG01 are decent gaming earphones with good sound and good performance. Thanks to Lenovo, they make it really easy to recommend these headphones because they give you everything you need in any wireless headphones, all their bases are covered Good gaming performance, good battery life, good microphone, and good sound quality. then XG01 is a very worthy option for budget gaming earbuds.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

Lenovo XG01 Price And Where To Buy

The Lenovo XG01 Earbuds are currently available on the AliExpress Store and Banggood for a very good price So, don’t miss out on this great deal. And to view its price or buy it, you can access the offer by clicking on the store icon.

Lenovo XG01 Earbuds Review

What’s in the Box?

  • Lenovo XG01 Bluetooth Earphones
  • Charging Box
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Manual

Lenovo XG01 Specifications

  • Bluetooth version: V5.0
  • Standby time: 120 hours
  • Drive unit stereo: 12MM
  • Music time: about 4 hours
  • Headphone Battery capacity: 40mAh
  • Charger case Battery capacity: 400mA
  • Material: ABS
  • Color: Grey, pink, white