Majority Tru Bio Review Biodegradable Earbuds Without ANC

Monday, May 01, 2023

The Majority Tru Bio earbuds are a step in the right direction to reducing e-waste! Unlike most earbuds on the market, the Majority Tru Bio is about 80% biodegradable - the charging case, earbuds and drivers are made of cellulose bioplastic which is compostable - meaning if you chuck them in a compost bin they will break down and decompose into compost just like a banana peel. 

The Tru Bio charging case is long (length wise) but has a narrow slim frame that makes it easy to slip in and out of a small trouser pocket. The Tru Bio case measures 8cm long x 3.5cm wide x 3.5cm thick and weighs 41 grams. The charging port is rear facing and the base is flat, allowing you to keep the charging case upright on a desk. The case lid is one of those that wobble but it is magnetized so, it closes shut securely. 

The earbuds weigh 4.5 grams each and are super easy to remove from the case, thanks to the spacious docking area. Simply pinch them with two fingers and out they come! As far as fit and comfort, it's a 50/50 split - mainly due to the standard eartips included which are made of regular thick rubber. When using quality 3rd party eartips, you can improve the fit tenfold. The comfort is overall good though - feels like you're not wearing them at all. 

Pairing is easy, although you have to take the earbuds out of the case in order to connect them. You can switch between for mono or stereo listening. Another key selling point for the Majority Tru Bio is no touch controls. Instead, the Try Bio uses physical button controls with a loud clicky actuation. 
Depending on your needs, button controls on earbuds can be an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is being able to control the earbuds with gloves and, not having to worry about accidental touches. The downside is having to jam the earbuds into the ear canal when pressing the buttons.

Despite the lack of mobile app support, the Tru Bio earbuds are equipped with all functions you would ever desire, namely power on/off, calls (answer/end/reject), play/pause, skip tracks next/previous and volume up/down. No mobile app support means, you cannot remap button functions and, you have no access to native sound equalization. 

As far as battery performance, the Majority Tru Bio earbuds and charging case take 1 hour to charge with quick charge support (2 hours from just 30 minutes charging). At 60% volume, you can achieve around 6.5 hours playtime. The charging case holds an extra 18 hours of power - enough to recharge the earbuds 3 times over. At about 25% battery, you will hear a low battery alert to let you know it's time to charge the earbuds. The low battery alert cannot be disabled and does not go away, which can be annoying. 

In the audio/sound department, the Majority Tru Bio earbuds 13mm drivers deliver clear sound with plenty of volume and focus on the midrange (vocal/instruments). The bass sound isn't as dynamically present as expected, which could be down to the cellulose construction or sound tuning (or both). The microphone sound performance is below average - okay for the odd call here and there - but lacking voice amplification and adequate noise suppression.
The Majority Tru Bio earbuds have a "budget" price tag so, they are relatively affordable to buy. That said, Tru Bio faces stiff competition due to similar offerings featuring active noise cancellation (ANC) and low latency game mode.
Potential deal breakers
  • No wireless charging case
  • No multipoint
  • Weak wobbly case lid
  • Standard ear tips
  • No touch controls
  • No ANC - unlike the Majority Tru 2 earbuds
  • No transparency/ambient mode
  • No EQ app
  • Low battery alert cannot be disabled
  • Light bass
  • Under-performing call quality
  • Slightly bulky case

Selling points 
  • USB-C charging
  • 13mm drivers 
  • Fast charging
  • Easy to use
  • Perfect for children & older people
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • AAC audio
  • Biodegradable - made of cellulose bioplastic
  • No quick charge
  • Available in different colorways
  • 3 year warranty (when registering online)
  • Physical button controls
  • Lightweight
  • Colorful
Accessories include ear tips and Type-C charging cable. You can buy the Majority Tru Bio earbuds from amazon.

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