Review of EarFun Air Truly Wireless Earbuds.
Product Name: EarFun Air
Product Description: The EarFun Air has a battery life of 7 hours with a single charge. The charging case adds another 28 hours of playback. The case also provides quick charging capability and it supports QI Wireless Charging.
The EarFun Air truly wireless earbuds have a comfortable design, with touch controls with all the controls you need, and an amazing noise-canceling call quality that is much better compared to most other brands in the market. These budget truly wireless earbuds are truly worth every penny you spend to get yourself one of these.
Qi Wireless charging + USB Type-C
7 hours of playback from one charge + 28 hours more from the case + 10 minutes on the case gives 2 hours of playback time
Four mics for Noise Canceling call quality
Water Resistance rating of IPX7
The EarFun Air is right up there when it comes to battery performance. When you see most other brands such as the Apple Airpods Pro or the Sennheiser Momentum II, the EarFun Air sits way above them when it comes to battery performance. Apart from the 7 hours, the case provides another 4X full charging cycles which are more than enough to get through the day. These buds also have a quick charging function which enables the user to use the buds for two hours after just ten minutes on the case
The EarFun Air comes with the highest water resistance rating in the truly wireless earbud market. It is on par with the Jabra Elite Active 75t which also comes with an IPX7 rating. It gives the user freedom to wear these earbuds in rain and they could even be submerged in water up to one meter for 30 minutes.
The water resistance rating makes it durable and user-friendly, especially for people who prefer an active lifestyle
The EarFun Air comes in two color options, black & white. In the box you will find, four sizes of rubberized ear tips (XS, S, M, L), a USB Type-C charging cable, and the charging case with the buds. The buds weigh 5.35g each approx. and it comes with touch-capacitive controls. The buds are similar in design to the JBL Tune 220 TWS which also has a pencil design. These stays flushed onto your ear canal and provide a secure seal as long as you find the ideal size ear tip.
When it comes to durability, these buds rank up among the best. With a water-resistant rating of IPX7, the user can freely use these buds in the rain or even let these submerged in water for up to thirty minutes. These are ideal fitness buds. The hard plastic design is strong enough to withstand some amount of force unless you decide to slam them on the floor. The outer cover has a shining rich finish while the inner cover is with a matte finish.
Left Bud Buttons Functions
Right Bud Buttons Functions
EarFun Air does not have a mobile application yet. It is one area they can improve on in their future products. However, there are few special features that we can discuss. In-ear detection is one of them. If you take off one bud while listening to a song, the song will be immediately paused and it will resume once you put the earbud back in your ear. This is one of the features which you find in major brands such as the Samsung Galaxy Buds plus or the Jabra Elite Active 75t. You wouldn’t find this feature in earbuds in a similar price range such as the Voonex Sound Element Duo.
These buds also have a mono mode where you can use one earbud while the other is charging on the case. This is ideal in a working environment where you don’t want to isolate yourself fully from the surroundings. Since these buds do not come audio pass through, taking on bud out is the only way for you to be aware of the surroundings.
When it comes to budget-friendly earbuds, one would expect the audio output to be way below par compared to high-end earbuds. However, the EarFun, Air performs much better while similar budget-friendly headphones can sound more congested. The custom build composite cellulose drivers sit very close to the ear canal and provide a pleasant and spacious output. However, high-pitched vocals are not as refined as we would have liked them to be. The mids are not given enough prominence to elevate the audio output similar to what you would get from the Airpod Pro or the Sony WF 1000XM3.
Also, these buds do not provide top-class sound separation like the big expensive brands. The lower end of the spectrum is enthusiastic, energetic, and prominent. If you are a bass lover, you would not be disappointed.
The buds do not provide active noise cancelation. The Buds stem design keeps the buds securely in the ear canal and if you find the correct silicon ear tip, you can enjoy decent passive noise isolation from these buds. However, it is not as good as the UE Fits which provide customized fit according to the shape of the user’s ear. While testing in train stations, the high pitch noises broke through, but on the full volume, you do get decent passive noise isolation to enjoy your music.
These buds come with 7 hours of uninterrupted playback time. It could vary with the volume levels but still, it is above most other brands. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus who sits right up there with 11 hours of playback is probably the highest in the market. The EarFun Air’s battery performance is better than the Apple Airpod Pro or the Bose Soundsport Free.
Charging time from zero percent to hundred would be approx. 1.5 hours. These buds also have a quick charging option. Ten minutes on the case will provide 2 hours of maximum playback.
The charging case comes with a USB Type-C adapter. It also supports Qi wireless charging which makes it convenient for use. The design is similar to most other charging cases in the market. it is easy to carry in your pocket. The charging case has a LED indicator to show the battery levels.
Green – high battery level (more than 30%)
Orange – low battery level (less than 30%)
Red – Critical battery level (less than 10%)
One of the best aspects of EarFun Air is its Call Quality. Each bud comes with two mic’s each. One at the tip of the stem, to pick your voice. The other closer to the ear to cancel out the ambient noises. During calls, both our voice and the caller’s is clear and the touch sensors respond perfectly when accepting or declining calls.
EarFun air uses Bluetooth 5.0, which is the benchmark of truly wireless earbuds in the market these days. It supports AAC and SBC Bluetooth codecs but not AptX. The connectivity is clear up to 50m and it works fine in our 1000 sq. Ft apartment. However, the only issue is when you are underwater, the Bluetooth connections get broken now and then.
Have you found the answers you were looking for? So, what is the catch? Probably the quality of audio. How can they give all these features for such a low price? By reducing the customization abilities and driver capabilities. Do the features work seamlessly? Up to a very high extent, yes. Can these buds compete with high-end products when it comes to real-life performance? The answer is no because these buds fall back when it comes to audio output.
If you have the money and look for a superior sound, irrespective of useful features such as waterproofing or wearer detection, there are other models you should go for. These new buds have produced comfortable headphones that also boast excellent battery life, wireless charging support, and decent audio quality.
If you’re after something inexpensive, the Earfun Air buds could just be the best option for you. Do let us know your thoughts in comment section.