The Sabbat G12 Elite are budget true wireless earbuds that are esports ready and offer overall great value. They even have additional tip options compared to typical in-ears with the same price range.
Initial impressions would be that the G12 resembles the X12 and the E12 Ultra Series. The G means that it is made for gaming. It comes in 5 different colourways – Unity (Blue), Truth (Reddish Orange), Challenge (Purple), Harmony (Yellow), and Defend (Green.)
Upon opening the inner box of the Sabbat G12 Elite, we see the standard Sabbat packaging with the earbuds along with the cradle and 6 extra ear tips. The ear tips come in three different sizes with two different styles – One with a hard inner bore and the other with a soft inner bore. Sabbat was kind enough to include a fabric bag to carry the cradle and act as protection.
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The Sabbat G12 Elite are fairly stylish true wireless earbuds that have a glossy metallic finish coming in different colourways. The tips themselves are decent in size and don’t bulge too much in the ear. It is pretty easy to get comfortable with them and fit nicely following the contour of the inner ear.
As with other Sabbat series, the G12 supports Bluetooth 5.0 standard with the Qualcomm aptX codec on top of the usual sound band codec.The additional codec allows superior audio quality. The Bluetooth has a 10m transition distance before searching for other paired devices or disconnecting. Additionally, with the Qualcomm aptX, this set of earbuds offer 40ms low-latency delivering sound in sync with what’s on screen.
At the centre of each earbud is the logo which functions as an easy to press physical button for multi-media controls.
The multi-function button operation gives easy access to music, video and phone calls. A single press plays and pauses music, press two times to skip (right) or return (left) a song, and three times to increase and decrease the volume. Hold the button, and you activate the voice assistant.
The Sabbat G12 Elite are direct and instinctive one-button control earbuds. They don’t go too deep into the ear canal although the shape and size might be preferential depending on the size and shape of the ear. If the user is able to get a nice fit, it would seem like it isn’t even there thanks to its lightweight.
The Sabbat G12 series also has AAC which is a multi-channel perceptual audio coder that provides excellent compression of music signals while achieving transparent quality relative to a stereo Compact Disc original for audio material when coded at 128 kb/s. These are true wireless earphones that support Bluetooth 5.0 but unfortunately cannot be paired to multiple devices and does not have NFC support.
While other earbuds give active noise cancelling or ANC, the Sabbat G12 offers Clear Voice Capture or Qualcomm CVC which is primarily designed for phone calls, but can also be utilized for podcasts and teleconferences. This also means it would be good as an in-game mic. This technology brings advanced audio enhancements and noise suppressions.
Battery Life and Sound Quality
Measured 4 hours of continuous use on the Sabbat G12 Elite on a single charge. This is fairly decent for true wireless earphones and the earbuds take only about an hour to charge at 5,000mAH thanks to its type-c charging capability. One of the features that make this a great choice is the fact that they have made this MOBA inspired giving it a microphone for decent recording quality.
The microphone performs better than most bluetooth earbuds in the market in this price range. It may sound muffled and dark sounding at times but the clarity is there when using for mobile games.
The Sabbat G12 also offers an IPX5 rating which means it can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray or the showers.
Overall, the Sabbat G12 Elite is truly a piece and set themselves apart by design and comfort. Though it might be preferential, these budget earbuds might be your next great purchase for only ₱3,190. For orders you may head to primegoods.ph