HolyHigh BE1018 Earphones
Category: Audio > Earphones

HolyHigh BE1018 Pro Sports Waterproof Wireless Earphones Review

The Swift Summary



  • Waterproof
  • Auto pairing and switch on when removed from case
  • Ear hooks
  • Up to 26 hr battery life (with case)
  • Independently switch on left/right earbuds
  • Just noise reduction not full active noise cancelling

Features list for the HolyHigh BE1018 Pro Earphones

  • Wireless earphones
  • Anti fall design ear hooks
  • Waterproof (IPx7)
  • Wireless charging case
  • 4hr battery life on single charge
  • Extra 22hrs of battery life with charging case
  • Auto Bluetooth pairing after first connection
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
  • Built-in microphone for making calls

Swift Thoughts


The HolyHigh BE1018 Pro earbuds have a really unique appearance with their distinctive ear hooks. They twist around your ear and really help keep them in place whilst exercising. The ear hooks have a silicone skin that makes them more comfortable to wear than you’d imagine – even for a glasses wearer.

The case is nice and compact and the light indicators on the front help show the charging status of both the earbuds and case itself.

Audio Performance

The audio performance is rich and full bodied. There’s plenty of bass which is ideal for playing loud motivating tracks whilst working up a sweat!

For thoroughness I also tested playing a range of different music genres and the performance was very impressive. Hard to fault at this price.

Build Quality

The build quality of the HolyHigh earphones is very good. With water protection up to IPX7 standard they are robustly sealed and hard to accidentally damage.


Although comfort is subjective, I found the BE1018 earbuds very comfortable. After a while you barely notice the ear hooks around your ears, which really helps to immerse yourself in the audio.


I particularly like the auto pairing function on the HolyHigh earbuds. They switch to pairing mode automatically when you remove them from the case. Once you’ve connected them to a device for the first time, they’ll pair up auto-magically the next time – nice!

A neat feature that might prove useful for some is the fact that you can switch on/off each earbud independently.

Swift Scores

Audio Performance
Build Quality
Battery Life


Q: Are there controls on the earphones themselves?
A: Yes, there is a single multi-function button. Short press for play/pause or answer/end calls, double press for skipping forwards and back, long press for connecting to Siri.

Q: Do these earphones have noise cancellation?
A: No, but there is a noticeable ‘noise reduction’ effect (passive cancellation) when the ear tips fit in your ear.

Q: Is there a built-in microphone?
A: Yes.

Q: How long do the earphones take to charge?
A: 1 hour.

Q: How long does the case take to full charge?
A: 1.5 hours.

Q: Are they suitable for running or exercising in?
A: Yes, absolutely.

Q: Can I wear glasses with them?
A: Yes.

What’s in the box?

  • HolyHigh BE1018 Pro Earphones
  • Wireless charging case
  • USB charging cable
  • Spare silicone ear hook covers
  • Spare ear tips
  • User manual

You want it? We’ve found it.

HolyHigh BE1018 Pro Earphones are available in black only, but included are a pair of neon green silicone skins for those you want something more colourful.

HolyHigh BE1018 Earphones - Black
HolyHigh BE1018 Pro Earphones – Black

Tech Talk

IPX7 Waterproof – what does it mean?

IPX7 is a protection standard code, also called an IP code. The IP part stands for Ingress Protection, eg. protection from things getting “inside”. The third and fourth letter/digit of the code determines the level of protection a product has surpassed.

The third digit specifically refers to solid particle protection. 0 means there is no protection, and the numbers can go up to 6, which means a product is completely dust-tight. An X here means there is insufficient data in this regard, in other words, there has been no test for this.

The fourth digit refers to liquid protection. 0 means no protection, 7 means the product is water tight when submerged underwater up to 1 metre depth for 30 minutes.

So what does this mean in the real world?

  • Rain is unlikely to cause damage to the product
  • Spilling liquids onto the product is unlikely to cause damage
  • Swimming with the product is unlikely to cause damage
  • Spraying water with high powered jets onto the product might cause damage

Bluetooth 5.0 – what does it do?

Bluetooth is a type of wireless technology that helps one device pair with another in order for data (usually audio) to be transferred wirelessly.

You may have noticed a lot of products boast that they have Bluetooth version 5.0 built-in. What’s so special about version 5.0? There have been many improvements within the technology over the years, but in brief Bluetooth 5.0 has these improvements over its predecessors:

  • Improved reliability
  • Extended range
  • Faster data transfer speeds

Improved reliability means that a wireless connection is less likely to suddenly fail for no obvious reason.

Extended range means that a device will stay connected with its paired device across longer distances.

Faster data transfer speeds offers both higher quality audio as well as greatly reduced audio lag when watching video content.