You already know our verdict on the GravaStar Sirius Pro TWS Earbuds. If you don’t, I will summarize it for you: we were swooned over by the sound. Obviously, it is not going to sound like a pair of 500 bucks wired earbuds but if we can be perfectly frank, the sound is more than what we have bargained for in this price bracket.
That plus, it is one seriously stylish earbud. If good sound and unique look are what you are after, the GravaStar Sirius Pro TWS Earbuds will not disappoint. Speaking of looks, you are not going to pass on the new war-damaged yellow version.
The yellow version takes stylish to the next level. I can’t help but associate this “weathered” yellow version with two things: cyberpunk and sci-fi. I keep going back to Aliens. Somehow, it reminds me of the iconic power loader. Why? Perhaps it was the yellow and the fact it was so beautifully weathered.
Since I have reviewed the unit previously and this version is essentially the same, save for the cosmetic, we shall not dwell too much into the audio quality (it’s superb, btw). Here’s a rundown of the specs for the benefit of those who don’t already know:
Driver: 7.2 mm dynamic driver with Knowles balanced armature
Playtime (Earbuds): 6 hours
Playtime (Total): 24 hours
Features: 65 ms ultra-low latency, environmental noise cancellation, bottle opener design charging case, built-in RGB lights (charging case), three modes (gaming, music, movies), in-ear detection, touch control, IPX5 rating for sweat and water resistance.
This particular copy is the final retail version while the previous review unit wasn’t. It came with pre-retail packaging which was pretty run-of-the-mill. However, this war-damaged yellow is the final retail product, and boy, am I impressed by the packaging which, TBH, could be a super cool case itself. I mean, seriously, just look at this thing:
The packaging looks like a futuristic toolbox with a clear panel that proudly exhibits the TWS in super cool war-damaged yellow. Like the TWS that we are going to talk about in a moment, the packaging shares the same level of weathering effect. And it is not just the front. The back is equally impressive:
Usually, I would just tuck the packaging away or just send it straight to the recycle bin but not this one. This one is going as part of desk decoration. Man, now I feel like I should be getting the Power Loader model kit to accompany it.
My stand on the looks remain the same 6 months on and that is the GravaStar Sirius Pro is the coolest TWS earbuds and charging case we have seen yet. If you think it looks cool on paper, wait till you get your hands on one. It is even cooler in hand.
The fact that it is of zinc alloy construction gave it a satisfying heft which adds to the overall experience. Like the gray version, the earbuds are in gray but with a suitable amount of yellow accents. Also, like the original set we have reviewed, it has panel detailing that lends it the futuristic vibe
If the war-damaged grey looks like it had jumped out of Mass Effect or Fallout, the war-damaged yellow would be one straight out from Ridley Scott’s Aliens – if they had wireless earbuds.
The one I had is the Pro model, which means it has a hollow center that not only adds to the overall aesthetics but also doubles as a handy bottle opener for parties.
If the war-damaged yellow didn’t already turn heads, I am sure it popping open cold ones would. In spite of the fact the charging case has a gaping hole in the middle, it managed to pack a beefy 400 mAh battery good for 24 hours of playtime.
Like the rest of the GravaStar Pro, it has a flip-top cover that is spring-loaded and hinged. Pressing the wristwatch crown-like button releases the catch, thus allowing the flip top to spring open. Not going to lie. It was quite fun to do. Felt like I am a space marine flipping open a space zippo. Ha!
There is one gripe though. The earbuds’ finish is smooth and they sit in the charging case fairly securely. This results in difficulty in removing from the case. At times, I find myself having to use blu tack to aid in picking the buds. Strangely, though, the last set we had does not have this issue.
Since we have talked about the audio quality, the fit, the build, and whatnot in our last review, we shall not repeat ourselves since it is essentially the same earbuds. But if you really need to know how it sounds, well, it has punchy bass and clear mids and highs. I think it is a very well-balanced TWS good for music, movies, and gaming.
That said, we shall jump right into it and say this: GravaStar Sirius Pro TWS Earbuds War-damaged Yellow version is for those who care about audio quality and wants to look uniquely stylish at the same time.
The earbuds, the charging case, and even the packaging, all begged to be displayed out in the open. It is one package that you want to be seen. I dare say that the GravaStar Sirius Pro TWS Earbuds is a game-changer because it is possibly the first audio equipment that qualifies as a display piece. Already, I am imagining that it could be part of a toy hangar diorama setup.
If you are interested, the GravaStar Sirius Pro TWS Earbuds War-damaged Yellow version is available from GravaStar.com for US$149.95.
All images by Mike for Mikeshouts.com.