The Altec Lansing name has been around for decades. Over the years, the brand’s fortunes have risen and fallen as its owners have fought to find were the company’s audio gear fits among the hundreds of companies jockeying for the attention of audio aficionados. Over the past few years, Altec Lansing has settled into a reputation for making competent, mid-ranged headphones, headsets, and speakers that offer reasonable sound for a reasonable price.
Available for around $100, its True Evo Wireless Earphones appear to be well-suited to helping the company keep on keeping on with this reputation. They come with an IPX6 water resistance rating, a respectable four hours of runtime between charges, and foam ear cushions that usually mean richer bass and better noise isolation. However, after spending a week with these earbuds, I can tell that, while they do indeed offer a reasonable audio experience for the price, the number of dramatic build quality issues has left me with a bad taste in my mouth.