Bring out the panthers
Most earbuds look boring. The Tiger & Rose earbuds with the panther heads and glowing eyes look awesome. It's the type of earbuds people ask where you got them when they see it from the first time, which actually happened in real life from the reports.
The panther-head earbuds currently come in black, spotted white, rose gold, tiffany blue and white, and glowing blue eyes. More color options would be great, and we expect Tiger & Rose to come up with more color options if their Indiegogo campaign goes well. The gold color option will be available if the campaign reaches $50,000 in funding.
Fit and performance
Tiger & Rose eartips are similar to that of Bose earbuds. They stay put on your end no matter how aggressively you move. Also like Bose, you get 3 different size eartips for the perfect fit. Unlike most other earbuds, Tiger & Rose TWS earbuds don't hurt your ears.
When it comes to performance, you can expect the Tiger & Rose to outperform Bose earbuds, which are pretty decent themselves.
The reason for this is that these earbuds are “tuned and optimized by a BOSE certificated tuner to further refine the sound and ensure the most perfect balance across a wide frequency range.”
“Compared to the common Φ5 mm speaker on the earbud's market, Tiger & Rose comes with Qualcomm QCC302X chipset and a Φ10 mm speaker, delivering a more high-fidelity sound quality through the fine-tuned graphene-augmented diaphragm.”
Also the panthers have a better waterproof rating than the Bose SoundSport Free (we might get compensated for qualifying purchases) with an IPX5 rating instead of IPX4. The Bose is only safe against water splashes while the Tiger & Rose can be place under running tap water without worry.
Battery life is 4 hours for calls and 6 hours playtime with the earbuds alone but together with the charging you get an additional 30 hours. In comparison, the Bose SoundSport can last 5 hours but only an additional 10 hours with the case. An optional wireless charger is available for the Tiger & Rose. You can also charge the charging case using a type-C usb cable.
Pairing the Tiger & Rose with your device is fast and reliable thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 and BLE technology. The Bluetooth also contributes to the low power consumption.
For control, the Tiger & Rose utilizes touch controls for music, calls, and access to voice assistants.
Unlike most earbud, you can use a single earbud independently or seamlessly switch from two to one.
- Eye-catching design
- Comfortable, doesn't hurt ears
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Can use single earbud independently
- Wireless charging available
- Good battery life with case
- Some color options
- 1 – 1.5 hours to full charge
- Indiegogo project
- Sound quality unknown
- Only one panther eye color
The Tiger & Rose TWS earbuds may not have noise cancelling like the Sony WF-1000xm3 (we get compensated for qualifying purchases) but it's more comfortable on the ears and has a lower price tag. Sound quality seems to be good on paper but we cannot be sure. They're IPX water resistant, have good battery life, and bluetooth 5.0. The biggest reason to get the Tiger & Rose earbuds though is the panther head design with glowing eyes.
Update: It turns out that users report so many problems with the Tiger & Rose. See the comments on their Indiegogo campaign.