One Roar DENX45 review: A stylish wireless option


One Roar has worked on ensuring a sound signature that is unique to its brand. But is its a brand you should consider? Find out in our detailed review below.

Truly wireless earphones are so common these days that it is becoming tough to find models that look different or have unique features. This is why the new DENX45 from Indian startup One Roar caught my attention. The One Roar DENX45 has a very stylish metalling charging case with its logo emblazoned on the top and a chrome finish band going around the edges.

The earphones are in plastic, again with the lion face branding on them. But what is different here is the LED screen on the front that shows the battery level of the charging case, something I have not seen before. The earphones fit well and you have the standard extra silicone tips inside the box in case you need to change them. I did not have to. I found the design fitting my ears perfectly and staying in place despite my constant pacing around the office and home during the unending zoom calls that have plagued my life now.

There are touch controls to play/pause, adjust volume, and even wake up the voice assistant. All of these worked well and are not complicated to understand.But for a new brand like One Roar, the proof of the pudding is in the audio quality. That is the real unknown that buyers will be anxious about.

The DENX45 was a pleasant surprise on this front. This is no Sennheiser, but it seems One Roar has worked on ensuring a sound signature that is unique to their brand. As someone who has listened to my share of audio brands, the One Roar has a very different audio profile, one that is soft on the ears, with not too much bass and rich without being busy. Listening to A love song by Loggins and Messina, I felt like I was one a beach shack listening to a live rendition.

The vocal was very clear with the chorus and the instruments finding their space a layer behind the singer. Switching to something more complex like Pasoori — my go-to song these days — I could feel the bass amp up to where needed. But the profile was still rich without extra arrangements not overpowering the experience.

The call quality is good on both sides and there is no tunnelling sound that puts me off with a lot of the more affordable TWS devices. The battery lasts 55 hours and during the entire review period, I did not charge the device even once. However, one dampener is that this uses a micro-USB port to charge, something I feel is well past its time in 2022.

While the One Roar  DENX45 has a box price of Rs 5,999, it is available on Amazon for as low as Rs 3,700 making it a good value for money device for those who want good audio playback with style. This is certainly a brand you can consider especially if you feel the need to support Indian companies.

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