Lypertek has announced the second generation of the award-winning Tevi, now the PurePlay Z3. The Lypertek PurePlay Z3 2.0 maintains the same design of the previous model while introducing a new tuning, a new Bluetooth chipset, wireless charging and the compatibility with the PureControl application.
The Lypertek PurePlay Z3 2.0 use a 6 mm graphene-coated dynamic driver, just like the previous model, with a revised tuning. What’s new is the use of a Qualcomm QCC3040 chipset which supports Bluetooth 5.2 and the AAC and aptX codecs. It also support the so-called “mirror mode”, which allows both earpieces to communicate with the source device, eliminating the need for a “main-secondary” arrangement (what used to be called “master-slave”). There’s also a “hear through” mode that allows the earphones to pick up the sounds from around you and replay them inside your ears.
The PureControl app allows you to tweak the sound of the earphones through a 7-band equaliser as well as the LDX Audio feature (Lypertek Defintion eXpander), which widens and deepens the soundstage, plus allowing to download updates. The app is available on both Android and iOS.
Battery life is rated at 10 hours per charge, plus 70 more hours using the case’s battery. You can use either a cable or a wireless charging base to charge up the case once its battery is drained, using any Qi-enabled charging pad or the one made by Lypertek (which, I have to say, looks fantastic thanks to the use of fabric on top). The Lypertek PurePlay Z3 2.0 has an IPX7 rating which allows you to use them in basically any environment.
The package includes the Flexifit foam eartips in addition to the classic silicone tips, which is quite a welcome addition as foam tips are usually better for isolation and comfort.
The price is the same as the previous model, which is $99 (or £99 or €99). Additional info is available on the official product page. Expect a review soon!