Sudio Fem Wireless Earbuds
Sudio Fem is Sudio’s third wireless earbuds after Sudio Niva and Sudio Tolv.
It is also the most expensive wireless earbuds that Sudio so far. Priced at S$219, it is available in four colors, White, Black, Blue, and Pink.
Shipping to Singapore is free via DHL. It will take two to five business days to reach you.
If you need a 15% discount, you can use the coupon code: LESTERCHANFEM, and that will make the final price of your Fem to be S$186.15.
Sudio has started a campaign from 24th February 2020 till 31st March 2020 to celebrate International Women’s Day. During this period, for every Sudio earphones or headphones purchased, you will get an additional Sudio crossbody pouch and gift packaging for free.
Like the Tol, Fem is on Bluetooth 5.0. From the specs, Sudio has decreased the Bluetooth range from 15m to 10m as anything within 10m is optimal.
Pairing and connecting processes are still as smooth; once the earbuds leave the charging case, it automatically pairs and connects to your phone.
There are no more buttons on the Fem, Sudio upgraded the surface of the earbuds to be touch control.
Unlike Tolv, you can now increase/decrease the volume of your music. Triple-clicking on the left earbud will decrease the volume while triple-clicking on the right earbud will increase it.
There is a minor annoyance of accidentally activating Google Assistant by pressing the earbud for one second when trying to push the earbuds into your ear after wearing it.
Weight-wise, it is about a gram heavier, weighing at 6 g per earbud.
Fem has been IPX5 rated, and that makes it weather resistant.
I find the design of the Fem is not as clean as Tolv/Niva because of the judging out microphone on both earbuds.
Having said that, Fem’s new earbud design is supposed to sit more comfortably on your ears over prolonged periods of time. To me, both Fem and Tolv are equally comfortable after wearing them for a few hours.
The microphones have been upgraded. From one microphone in the Niva to two in the Tolv and four in Fem. There are four environmental noise-canceling microphones (two in each earbud) in Fem. This powers what Sudio called the Real Clear Voice.
I am seldom on calls, so I don’t benefit from that. I hope Sudio next wireless earbuds will be noise-canceling instead.
In my Tolv blog post, I mentioned that the Tolv’s charging case is a huge improvement over the Niva’s.
For the Fem, Sudio decided to follow the circular design of the Niva charging case instead of the upright design of the Tolv.
Sudio makes it less plasticky but putting rubber coating on the outer layer of the case. In a way, it works, and it feels more premium than the Niva’s charging case.
Fem’s charging case is also much more compact than Niva’s, but weight wise it is not much different, 51 g vs. 54 g of the Niva. Tolv’s charging case is much lighter, weighing at 41 g.
The charging indicator is inside the case, so you will need to open the case to see it.
The charging port has been upgraded to USB-C from Miro USB.
The battery capacity of both the charging case and earbuds remain the same as the Tolv. 50 mAh in each earbud and 500 mAh for the charging case.
However, playback time is slightly lesser in the Fem, 20 hours of total playtime, and 6 hours on a single charge. On the Tolv, it is 35 hours of total playtime and 7 hours in a single charge.
In terms of audio quality, the bass in Fem seems to be slightly weaker but the treble remains clear.