QCY is one of the most famous and best producers of budget headphones, This time we have a new upgrade for budget earbuds from the T Series under the name QCY T16 that has a modern design, better hardware, and features.

It’s equipped with noise-canceling to make clear calls without any interruption with 7.2mm dynamic drivers inside that accurately analyze details with the help of Bluetooth 5.2 Chip to transmit a flawless connection, the wireless earphone gives you a 22H battery life, all this in one place and at a price not exceeding $25, It means a competitor to the Haylou GT7 in the price category, which gives me a good feeling about their capabilities, So let’s take a look deep and see if they are good or just cheap scrap.


QCY T16 Earbuds Features

  • Qualcomm Bluetooth Chipset V5.2
  • CVC8.0 Call Noise Cancelling
  • 7.2mm Driver, AptX Adaptive
  • Ultra-Low Latency
  • 22hr Battery Life, Quick Charge
  • Pop Up, Smart Pairing Window
  • QCY APP, Unlock More Functions
  • IPX5 Waterproof

Design And Build Quality

Charging Case

Overall, QCY adopts a simple and elegant design. As for the charging case, it features a familiar design in the shape of a rectangular oval, rounded at the corners, very compact, small, and lightweight only 50g, made of matt plastic with the brand logo the QCY is embossed in grey on the top of the charger case.


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 are LED indicators for battery condition built-in with a physical button to reset the pairing, with Long-press can cancel pairing, restore factory settings, etc.

The bottom of the charging case is flat for easy stability, Also has a USB Type-C charging port located on the back was good and not on the bottom, which is annoying in some cases.

QCY T16 Earbuds

Now we move on to the stylish QCY T16 Wireless Headphone with a compact design “bean format” with a matt finish, 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, the “L” and “R” are printed on the bottom of the headphone grip to differentiate the left and right ears. Next to the touch control, 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. The outer side of the earbuds has touch control.


Touch Control Panel

To control the QCY T16, 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 activate Siri, make calls, change music, control the volume, and so on.

  • Double touch to Pause/resume playing or Answer/end call
  • Keep touching right/left earbud for 1.5 to Skip track forward/backward
  • Keep touching for 1.5s to Ignore the call
  • Triple touch left earbud to activate Voice assistant
  • Triple touch right earbud to activate Gaming mode

QCY T16 Waterproof

These QCY T16 Earbuds have IPX5 waterproof, so they are protected from rain and sweat but shouldn’t be submerged completely in water. For this will not become uncomfortable in the long run to give you the freedom to effectively use the earbuds in any sports environment or otherwise.

QCY App For QCY T16

It’s nice that the QCY app supports T16, which means that these Bluetooth headsets support personal customization. The application here is smooth and with a simple interface through which you can reset the control function of the touch buttons, and you can switch the music balance mode, turn on / off the low latency mode, find headphones, upgrade the firmware, restore the factory and many other functions.


How To Pair QCY T16 With Smartphone

QCY T16 offers strong compatibility with both IOS and Android devices and adopts Qualcomm QCC3040 chip and Bluetooth 5.2 technology for stable and powerful transmission, lower delay, and smoother connection for high sound quality. And equipped with aptX Adaptive audio codec can be dynamically adjusted according to the playback content to provide better sound quality and achieve ultra-low latency for gaming audio and video. Compared with SBC/AAC, this new technology can reveal more audio details.

The pairing here 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 and a popup window will appear on your phone.


Immediately after that, open the Bluetooth interface of the smartphone, the device name “QCY T16” 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.

The Pop-Up window

To show you the cool popup window like the AirPods, just open the lid of the charging box. Take the device close to your device. Pop open and instantly you’ll see an animation on your phone screen, Now just click connect to get started! Although you don’t have to repeat this process every time.


How To Reset The QCY T16 Earbuds?

  1. Place both earbuds into the charging case and ensure they are changing.
  2. Keep the charging case open, press and hold the button on the charging case for 10 seconds until the green LED indicator flashes 5 times.

QCY T16 Audio Quality

The T16 Earbuds have a wonderful stereo effect, as it contains well-defined tones, as well as powerful bass and crisp mid-highs to deliver perfect performance in the full range with a better sound stage, rich sound, and excellent quality, thanks to the Dynamic Driver that combines dynamic units size 7.2mm, 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.

Noise Cancelling Technology

One of the strengths of the QCY T16 is the Noise Cancelling technology that is responsible for 2 built-in microphones on each speaker. Here comes the noise reduction aperture at the top responsible for capturing environmental noise while using the CVC 8.0 algorithm to process internal digital signals and reduce background noise when making calls to achieve clear sound. So the sound here is satisfying because it’s not too muffled and doesn’t make a whistling sound, but that doesn’t mean there is no noise at all. Overall, the T16 performs well enough for earphones of this size and price.

Low-Latency – Delay In Earphone

The QCY T16 is also equipped with a low latency, 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 app which is always a challenge on iPhone, However, it did well.
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.

QCY T16 Battery And Charging Time

In terms of battery, the QCY T16 charging case is equipped with a built-in 380mAh 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 22 hours with the charging case, 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.


If you ask me if the QCY T16 is worth buying? Yes, it is a good investment with a great combination of good sound quality for dynamic drivers and elegant design, this is to satisfy lovers of sound quality. They are cheap earbuds, but at the same time, they provide you with everything you need in any wireless headphones.


QCY T16 Price And Where To Buy

The QCY T16 Earbuds is currently available on the Aliexpress Store and Amazon 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.


Package Included

  • QCY T16 Bluetooth Earphones
  • Charging Box
  • 3 x Pair of Soft-S / M / L Earplugs
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Manual

QCY T16 Earbuds Specifications

Product name: T16

Pairing name: QCY-T16

Bluetooth version: 5.2

Available system: iOS/ Android

Operation range: 10m

Battery life: 4hr of calling; 5.5hr of playback

Bluetooth profiles: HFP/HSP/A2DP/AVRCP

Battery capacity(case): 380mAh

Top-ups by case: 3(for both earbuds)

Charging port: Type-C