Arbista has launched Stockholm Plus, the next version of the original Stockholm True Wireless earphones that came on the market in 2019.
According to Urbanista, the $ 69 Stockholm Plus is now available in five different colors and will improve the features of the first version of the earbuds. Here we know what is so far about these new earphones.
Stockholm Plus will be available in five colors, including Midnight Black (shown above), Fluffy Clouds, Rose Gold, Olive Green and Titanium. Otherwise, quite frankly, Stockholm Plus does not look much different from the original in terms of design.
The Plus has larger drivers than the first generation (12 mm compared to the 10), which may mean that these new earphones may be able to produce sound with a more expandable appearance. For now, the only other notable aspect of Stockholm Plus’s design is the touch controls of the earphones, to help manage incoming calls and music. We have both good and bad experiences with touch control, but until we test the Stockholm Plus for ourselves, we will preserve the decision.
The Stockholm Plus has better features than the original Stockholm earphones, although it was not a high bar to clean in the first place. The original earphones included 3.5 hours of playback and 14 hours of battery life and had no weather resistance rating so to speak. In contrast, Stockholm Plus has a total of 20 hours of battery life (but still only 3.5 hours per charge) and an IPX4 weather resistance rating to protect these earphones from splattering and sweating.
This may be an important step in the right direction for Stockholm Plus, but it is still far from industry standards. The cheaper JLab Go Air offers five hours of juice per charger, while for $ 50 you can seriously upgrade your features with the ANC-enabled editor TWS NB.
Stockholm Plus also features Bluetooth 5 technology, voice assistant compatibility with Siri and Google Assistant, and smaller perks like stereo sound during phone calls. In addition, they offer one of the more important features for most consumers – affordability.
Arbista has repeatedly touted the voices of its various earbuds, including acoustic audio engineer Axel Grell. With this, Urbanista says that Stockholm Plus has new microphones and new chipsets as well as new big drivers to improve the sound quality experience.
We have enjoyed the sounds of some Arbista products (Athens), but not others (London ANC). We haven’t heard of Stockholm Plus yet, so we’ll catch where these new earphones fall on the scale.