The Intezze brand is not exactly one of the best known. However, if you look a little, you will find that this is a Czech company that does not produce headphones, but has them made to order in China, including specific tuning.
The Cliq model is one of the six currently offered TWS headphones and is also the most expensive on the menu. The manufacturer’s recommended price is CZK 2,490, but currently you can find them in most Czech e-shops for an unbeatable CZK 1,490. Yes, due to the appearance, size and comfort, this price is really unbeatable. But gradually …
Design and processing
The packaging of the headphones is elegantly minimalist, in the box you will find, in addition to the charging case and a pair of headphones, also a charging USB-C cable and three pairs of silicone plugs of different sizes.
The case catches the eye at first glance, firstly because it is really very small (approx. 5 × 5 × 2 cm), which is similar to some watches. However, the case material is much more interesting, as it is all-metal, made of zinc alloy. From my point of view, it is a great step, you will feel the difference in weight compared to the salary case (72 g), but the weight is not fundamentally high compared to the much higher protection against damage. Goodbye cracked plastics.
When you open the case, you will find that the headphones are inserted with their feet to the center, so the whole handset needs to be turned every time you put it on, which is not always convenient and you can rarely do it with one hand.
The reason is both the small body of the handset and also the relatively small handling space after opening the lid on the case, it only opens at a right angle and removing the headphones can be a nightmare, especially for users with larger fingers.
The inner part of the case is plastic and profiled exactly according to the shape of the headphones, on the front side there is a small status diode informing about the charging and battery status, on the lower part there is a USB-C connector.
As soon as you remove the headphones from the case and close it, you will find out why this model is called the Cliq – when closed, the case emits a typical clicking sound, not unlike Zippo petrol lighters.
The headphones themselves are all-plastic with a very small neck, the mouth of which is protected by a grid. The foot of the headphone is very subtle and in addition to the charging contacts on the bottom, you will also find a status diode, a pair of microphones and a touch pad for control. It is accentuated by a gold line, which is a bit cheap compared to the case and the rest of the body.
The processing is at a very good level here, and even with everyday use, no will or loose connection has been shown anywhere. At first glance, the headphones have a very luxurious impression.
Comfort and control
Surprisingly, the Intezze Cliq can do it in this direction as well, despite their small size, or thanks to them. Yes, the plugs are really very small, which brings a lot of comfort.
You don’t really have to do much for a comfortable fit in the ear canal, you just need to find a suitable size of silicone plug and turn it slightly after inserting it into your ear to adjust the plug. And then you can forget about them.
Thanks to their low weight and small dimensions, the headphones fit perfectly in your ear, of course, don’t expect them to fit in the same way as sports models with struts. But it’s definitely not a model that tends to fall out of the ear or shift during normal movements – I haven’t noticed the frequency of seat adjustment as common in use as with some other models.
From my point of view, the fact that the headphones do not protrude from the ears is absolutely crucial, so even in winter, when you wear a cap over your ears, you will not experience constant and unpleasant pressure in the ear, as is the case with the vast majority of other tws plugs. So the comfort is at a very high level and even after several hours of use, the headphones did not push and after pulling them out of the ear, the ear canal was not pushed.
Price: from 1 490 CZK
- construction: plug-in intraaural headphones closed design
- signal transmission: Bluetooth 5.2, SBC, AAC, aptX
- converters: dynamic 10 mm
- stamina: headphones at full charge approx. 8 h, with charging in the case up to 40 h
- function: player control, phone calls and voice assistant
- mass: 72 g case with headphones, 4.1 g one handset
- accessories: USB power cable, four pairs of plugs
The control is basically simple and sufficient. Both handsets have the same touchpad and respond to the same commands – double tap to play / pause / end the call, with one tap you can answer or increase the call (right handset) or decrease (left handset) volume. A long touch will then move you one track forward (right) or one track backward (left). The voice assistant is available by double-tapping.
After a few hours of use, the controls are completely intuitive and I personally acknowledge the fact that one touch is used to change the volume, so there is no risk of unintentional pause or shift between songs with just a quick touch. Although the area is sensitive, it is also accurate, only the absence of an audible touch indication freezes outside of the moment when you reach the minimum or maximum volume. Basic information messages about switching on or pairing are spoken in English by default.
The headset does not connect to the phone automatically when it is removed from the case, which I think is better than when the case is opened.
And by the third, it also worked. The musical expression is in a fun mood here – in the spirit of the time and to the intended users – but it is very well balanced. Due to the size of the headphones, the bass component will put you on your butt, but will pick you up very quickly.
Intense underpants can and their depths depend in part on the correctly chosen earplug and fit in the ear. Fortunately, you won’t find the hum and rumble typical of some mainstream models here.
Everything is dosed very well here and the overall speech is characterized by an equalization “V” curve, but it doesn’t matter. There is volume, pleasant though smaller space, slightly suppressed but clean vocals and clear highs that contribute to the mentioned space. From the point of view of the genre, this is a universal model that conjures a smile on its face.
Due to the size and construction, it is necessary to take into account the audible penetration of the surrounding noises, especially in public transport. But it’s nothing out of the ordinary and the competition is no different, if you’re looking for silence, then you have to go into the category of ANC models.
The ability to use more advanced and better AAC or aptX codecs that the headphones use also contributes to the good quality of the music performance. Thanks to four microphones and advanced noise cancellation, the Cliq is also suitable for frequent phone calls – this is also reflected in the possibility of using only one handset alone.
Buy as long as they have them at a great price. This has really worked a lot in all respects. I will not hide my enthusiasm, because finally the headphones are really small, including the case, with great durability and a mechanically very durable metal case.
I dare say that Intezze Cliq will have no competition in this price range, if we focus not only on the sound, but especially on the compact design of very small dimensions. So they have a warm recommendation from the editors and we include them in our tips for wireless TWS headphones with the best price / performance ratio.