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Deal | Black Shark Earbuds T9 launch as new sub-US$20 Bluetooth 5.3 accessories

The T9 earbuds. (Source: Black Shark)
The T9 earbuds. (Source: Black Shark)
The Xiaomi-linked mobile gaming brand Black Shark has released its latest accessories just in time for the 2023 Black Friday/Cyber Monday event. The T9s seem like standard budget AirPod clones in black or white; nevertheless, they do offer up-to-date Bluetooth technology. They have started with a discount: the same as the rest of the OEM's line for the holiday season.

Black Shark touts its new Earbuds T9 as the best TWS peripherals to go for on a budget, as they allow for "lag-free" gaming thanks to their Bluetooth 5.3 standard. Accordingly, they have a very simple stemmed design with triple bumps for touch controls, rather than their LED-lit 5.2 predecessors as listed on

Nevertheless, the more essentialist T9s are also backed to be comfortable due to a mass of just 3.5 grams (g) per bud, yet not to be flimsy with an official IPX4 ingress-protection rating. 

They are also hyped to plunge the user into a "realm of sound", although the rely on fairly generous 13 millimeter drivers rather than something like Spatial Audio to deliver it.

Similarly, there are no fancy noise-cancelling features here, besides ENC for voice calls only. Then again, the T9s may indeed be able to keep every beat going for longer with a battery life estimated at 40 hours thanks to their USB type-C charging case.

They have launched at an RRP of US$19.90, although an extra 10% is to be taken off at the checkout for a limited time. The same can be said of the brand's other recent releases, the Green Ghost gamepad, MagCooler 3 Pro for iPhones, and S1 smartwatch included, during the Black Shark Black Friday 2023 event.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-11-15 (Update: 2023-11-15)