Donner Dobuds One review: the best earphones with ANC at 35 euros (now discounted)

We have been testing a huge number of TWS earbuds lately. And we didn't just focus on the higher end, like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 (here the review) or the Google Pixel Buds Pro (here the review), but we have also covered the world of cheap wireless earphones quite evenly, trying to help our readers in choosing the best TWS for their needs.

And it is precisely after having tried so many, that we can assure you that now when it comes to "quality" in this particular sector, it is no longer enough to dwell on the audio, but above all you have to think about the user experience, the quality of the ergonomics and - if present - the quality of the companion app of each of these models.

Because on paper models like the Donner Dobuds One, they could be considered as the best earphones with ANC for less than 50 euros: they have noise cancellation, are comfortable, are accompanied by a rather complete app and guarantee good audio on call. But will it really be like this?

Donner Dobuds One review: the best earphones with ANC under 50 euros

Design and materials

As well as all TWS earphones, even the Donner Dobuds One they come with a case that integrates an additional back-up battery capable of recharging the earphones which, all in all, is thin enough to be carried in a jeans pocket, is capable of charging TWS three times, recharges at in turn via USB-C and has three LEDs with which you can check the status of the battery, including charging and autonomy.

However, custody is one of the biggest compromises of Donner Dobuds One, and it is because the materials with which it is coated tend to suffer a lot from scratches and the opening and closing hinge could have been perhaps a little more "solid". The case then does not support wireless charging, but this is a lack not even to be taken into consideration considering the extremely cheap selling price.

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The earphones, on the other hand, are qualitatively better than the case. They are available in 3 colors (black, white, light green) and are made with a more shiny material that combines a plastic stem with a touch panel. The oval shape will ask for them to be worn diagonally in the ears, but the ergonomics are very good and guarantees a snug and firm fit: personally I have not had any problems whatsoever relating to the risk of them falling out of my ears, and after long sessions of use I have never felt particular annoyances.

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Although then the company guarantees that i Donner Dobuds One they are waterproof wireless earphones, in reality I could not find the details about a possible IP certification, which tends to me to believe that ok, they can also be used in a light rain without too many worries, but I would avoid it.

Basically, using i Donner Dobuds One - cover aside - the touch and feel you have is to wear wireless earphones of a much higher range than that in which this model fits, as long as you accept one thing: the LEDs integrated in the touch panels flash continuously when using earphones which is quite annoying when using them in environments poco enlightened.

Coupling and controls

The mating of the Donner Dobuds One happens practically instantaneously and the earphones connect using Bluetooth 5.2. Even the control system that takes place via the touch panels positioned on both earphones is quite complete and in addition to managing music playback and ANC, it also allows you to change the playback volume: a feature that should not be underestimated, especially because it is difficult to found in cheap wireless earphones.

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Here are all the gestures that can be performed through the touch controls of the Donner Dobuds One:

  • Double tap to activate or deactivate music playback;
  • Tap on the right earphone to turn up the volume;
  • Tap on the left earphone to lower the volume;
  • Triple tap on the right earpiece to switch between active ANC, transparency mode and ANC off;
  • Triple tap on the left earpiece to activate the voice assistant;
  • Long tap on the left earphone to go back in music playback;
  • Long tap on the right earphone to go forward in music playback.

Through the application then, it is possible to customize the gestures in order to assign (and it is something that I highly recommend) to one of the touches the activation or deactivation of the game mode.

As for connectivity, nothing to complain about: within 10 meters i Donner Dobuds One they guarantee a stable connection with which I have never had any problems whatsoever.

Sound quality and noise cancellation

With the Donner Dobuds One, the brand has certainly raised the bar as regards the quality of the audio, especially as regards the depth of the mid and low tones. When listening to songs in which these tones are prevalent, the sound reproduced by the Donner Dobuds One it is full and warm, which is a good thing but can sometimes come at the expense of higher frequencies.

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The drivers are 12mm and are assisted by the “Balanced Armature” technology which, as we have said, tends to push mostly the mid and low tones. Nothing that cannot be solved with a good equalization, mind you, but so out-of-the-box, to bring out the higher frequencies it may be necessary to raise the volume to more conspicuous levels, a volume that - among other things - does not it's who knows how high: the level of reproduction is very balanced, which is good for me, but it could be a bit limiting for people who want more decibels when listening to music.

And it is precisely by turning up the volume that i Donner Dobuds One they give the best of themselves and are able to allow the distinction of all the instruments from each other and the separation of the channels is also of a good level, which gives these headsets a good experience of spatiality.

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Good noise cancellation, especially if you evaluate it based on the selling price of the earphones. The technology integrated into the Donner Dobuds One it is able to reduce background noise in a variable frequency range between 80Hz and 2000Hz, with a maximum reduction of about -30 dB.

In a nutshell, the ANC can be of great help when listening to music, but it may happen that you continue to hear the loudest ambient noises. The background sounds, on the other hand, are well filtered. There is also the Transparency mode which, however, in my opinion could have been better: with this mode it is possible to listen through the earphones all the ambient sounds that yes, they are quite clear, but still a little too metallic and poco natural and suffer a little from the presence of wind: when you are in a ventilated environment, it may happen to hear the noise in the microphones used with the transparency mode.

The ENC, on the other hand, is really excellent. The noise cancellation system that is used during voice calls guarantees a clear and trouble-free transmission with your interlocutor.

Application

Although the brand is quite new in the world of wireless earphones, the Donner Dobuds One they come already accompanied by an application for iPhone and Android from which some of the most famous companies should learn a lot.

The Donner Control app is a well-made and very feature-rich companion app, with which you can not only manage all the functionality of the earphones, but also allow for deep customization.

With the application it is possible to adjust the power level of the ANC according to 4 different modes, it is possible to modify the audio equalization, activate the game mode, modify the controls related to the touch gestures and much more.

And just as far as the game mode is concerned, it is important that you know one thing: when it is not activated, with the Donner Dobuds One there could be some rather substantial lag in video playback, especially on the iPhone. And yes, it's a pretty big problem, but it is solved in an instant by activating game mode, which reduces latency times to around 70ms.

Battery life

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Autonomy is also not bad, with the ANC active i Donner Dobuds One they can work for about 5 hours, autonomy which goes up to 8 hours without noise cancellation. If you then consider that through the cover it is possible to recharge the earphones quickly for about 3 times, you will understand that it will certainly not be the battery life that will give you problems with this model.

Price and considerations

The selling price of the Donner Dobuds One is 59,99 euros but, through the box below, you could buy them at a discount at 35,99 euros. And that's an almost absurd price when compared to the overall quality of this model. Valued according to the price range, i Donner Dobuds One they guarantee good audio quality, excellent ergonomics and active noise cancellation which is difficult to find in this price range.

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Of course, for optimal reproduction you will probably have to fiddle with the equalizer and yes, the company could have done a little more about the build quality of the charging case, but let's face it: they are cheap earphones for less than 50 euros, and in this price range you will hardly find an alternative as valid as i Donner Dobuds One.

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review-donner-dobuds-one We have been testing a huge number of TWS earbuds lately. And we didn't just focus on the higher end, like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 (review here) or the Google Pixel Buds Pro (review here), but we've covered in ...