Far too many companies rely on gimmicks to stand out from the ocean of true wireless products, but RHA takes the road less traveled by using a quiet, sophisticated design for the RHA TrueConnect 2. These earphones don’t deviate in design at all from the original RHA TrueConnect, and that’s a good thing. Rather than wasting time with a redesign, RHA improved what we at SoundGuys care about most: audio quality. Let’s travelsyear.com review if these earphones are worth getting, or if they ask for too much and offer too little.
RHA TrueConnect 2 True Wireless Earbuds Review
The RHA TrueConnect 2 earphones are available in a stylish matte black or blue design, with stem-style earpieces that fit securely. To ensure fit stability, you get seven total pairs of silicone ear tips in various sizes—about twice as many as we typically see included. Internally, 6mm drivers deliver a frequency range of 20Hz-20khz.
The charging case is shaped like a tiny, old-school mailbox, with a cover that slides away to reveal the cradle for the earpieces. It might be tiny by mailbox standards, but it makes for a bulkier-than-usual case. On the front face, LEDs display how much charge the case has, and the included USB-C cable connects to the rear panel for charging.
In addition to water resistance, RHA adds dust resistance this time around, for an IP55 rating. This rating is middle-of-the-road as far as water resistance goes—light rain, damp cloths to clean the earpieces, and sweat should all be fine, but don’t expose them to real water pressure or submerge them in water.
Each earpiece has a touch-sensitive control panel, with commands divided between the two ears. A single tap on either ear controls playback, while a double-tap on the left ear skips forward a track, and on the right ear raises the volume. A triple tap on the left ear skips backward a track, and on the right lowers the volume. This can be confusing—most control layouts tend to use the left ear for backward/volume down and the right ear for forwarding/volume up, assigning the same number of taps to volume controls and a different number of taps to track navigation.
With its 6mm dynamic drivers, this device delivers a quite appealing sound image. The TrueConnect 2 is tuned for mobile use and therefore less neutral than headphones designed for the HiFi sector. With good passive shielding, you can expect a low-noise, quite detailed sound with a considerable level of reserves.
The bass range is tight with sufficient richness. While their predecessor gave us the impression of a slight overemphasis, the TrueConnect 2 is almost too slim. But if you turn up the volume, they become much more balanced. Deep bass is reproduced audibly, and fortunately without annoying humming.
The mid-range also appears slim rather than full-bodied. Core elements of the music, voices and distinctive instruments are worked out clearly and in detail. Nevertheless, rock titles do not lack the desired width and richness in this frequency range. The dynamics are also clearly comprehensible and this impression is continued in the trebles. There is no unnecessary harshness and clear details facilitate the separation of the elements involved in the mix as well as supporting their stereo placement. However, don’t expect audiophile openness. These headphones have their strengths with modern genres, but they also master purely acoustic recordings decently considering their price range. Last but not least, RHA has also improved speech quality by installing two interacting microphones per headphone.
RHA estimates battery life to be roughly nine hours, with an additional 35 hours in the charging case. These are great numbers for true wireless in-ears—and a vast improvement over the previous TrueConnect model—but your results will vary with your volume levels.
The earphones are compatible with Bluetooth 5.0 and support the AAC and SBC codecs, but not AptX. To be clear, there’s no documented AAC support—the manual only lists SBC, but we checked and the earphones do support AAC.
In conclusion, For $150, the RHA TrueConnect 2 is a reasonably good pair of truly wireless earbuds. Their key advantages are stellar build quality and design and impressive battery life for a pair of truly wireless earbuds. They also block a surprising amount of background noise passively and the audio quality, while not exceptional in any way, is also quite decent overall.