Infinix, the brand owned by China’s Transsion Holdings, is relatively new in the Indian market. We have received a pair of Quiet 2 headphones from the same brand. These headphones are entirely different from the one’s which you own and are the only budget headphones to come equipped with the noise-cancellation device.
Yes, you read it right. NOISE CANCELLATION! The ANC (Anti Noise Cancellation) makes it different from the others available out there. We have reviewed quite 2 headsets for approx. 3 weeks and here’s what we feel about them.
The Headphones itself
2 extra small and medium-size in-ear buds with 1 Shark fin ear hook
1 soft infinix-branded carrying case
The earphones come in a well packaged premium box that is quite large. The box is large enough that you’ll definitely confused whether it has earphones or a smartphone. Because the presentation is actually quite good and feels like you are opening something expensive.
In the box, you will find the actual earphones which are presented in a stylish manner. The drivers of the earphones are large and have shark fins that have been attached by default. However, you can remove them if necessary. The earphones also feature the prominent noise cancellation device. The cable is good and thick in between the ANC box and the in-line controller unit. The in-line controller has three buttons namely volume up- down and Play/pause with microphone hole behind it. The controller unit is made up of hard plastic with clicky buttons. Right from the in-line controller, the wire gets divided into two for the earpiece. The ear-buds get an aluminium enclosure (which feels rough to the touch) with drills for the noise cancellation and LED light. From my tests, it charges quickly, around 30 minutes or less and its endurance was amazing. I continuously used the active noise cancellation for 10 hours before the battery died on me which means that if you listen to music 2 hours daily, it will last you the whole working week.
The sound on the Infinix Quiet 2
Now, if you listen to the bass type of songs a lot, the bass is accurate. Though, it is not high, but just sufficient. Talking about the treble, it is on point with the headphones. The range it could sustain was between 28 Hz – 18000 Hz according to our test. It does manages to play really well with music in the mid-range frequency or tracks filled with vocals.
Since earphones are compact and have little space to house a quality driver, you will have to compromise in some areas like the dynamic range and drive offered by certain genres of music.
If you are not aware of the noise cancelling, then it works to detect the sound in your surrounding and completely shut it down. The earphones have a mic which continually monitors noise when you slide and turn on the ANC. There is a button on the ANC box and when you turn it on the green light on the box tinkles and also both earpiece also shows you a green light, indicating the noise cancelling is turned on. Active Noise Cancellation is best suited for low frequencies and the best use case for these ANC-based headphone is on a flight, where you can completely block out the noise of airplane engine. We test them in flight and were really impressed.
Yes, it cancels the noise, but does not completely cuts the unwanted sounds. It rather felt like boosting the sound by a bit. The moment you pressed that toggle to activate ANC, the digital signal processors kick in and amplify the existing sound and blocking your ear canal a bit to reduce ambient sound.
Some Pros & Cons
• Noise Cancellation
• Good Build Quality
• Flat Sound Profile
• Great Value for Money
• ANC could be more better
In our opinion these are normal earphones but with an ANC support. ANC works but not that much. However, considering the price of ₹1,499 that’s negligible.
Infinix has done a commendable job with the Quiet 2 earphones and ANC at this price is breathtaking.