EarFun Air Wireless Earbuds Review – Best Budget Earbuds

Review of EarFun Air Truly Wireless Earbuds.

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The EarFun Air truly wireless earbuds are inexpensive wireless earbuds with bags full of features. The buds are simple but it comes with all the major features you look for in truly wireless earbuds. If you are looking for a pair of buds that offer great value for money, the EarFun Air is worth checking out.

EarFun Air Wireless Earbuds Review

Welcome to yet another review of truly wireless earbuds. We have got our hands on a gem. The EarFun Air is truly one of the best buds that provide great value for money. Most wireless earbuds with similar features come with a hefty price tag, but these earbuds cost way less. The only thing missing is a popular brand name embedded in the buds. Earfun is a Hong Kong-based company that sells two pairs of true wireless headphones and two Bluetooth speakers. The Earfun Air truly wireless earbuds are their most expensive product up to date. However, if you are not a person who goes behind big brands’ names, these buds would be the best you can find out there in the market.

Price

EarFun Air Price Details
$ 49
99
At Amazon
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EarFun Air Wireless Earbuds Review

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.

Brand: EarFun

  • Audio Quality
    (3)
  • Battery Life
    (4)
  • Mic
    (5)
  • Performance
    (3)
  • Design
    (4)
  • Comfortable
    (3)
  • Connectivity
    (5)
  • Durability
    (4)
  • Controls
    (3)

Summary

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.

Overall
3.8

Pros

  • 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

  • Bluetooth 5.0

  • Water Resistance rating of IPX7

Cons

  • Audio output is not balanced

EarFun Air Review - Pros and Cons

These buds have already hit the headlines after winning CES 2020 Innovation Award & the iF Design Award 2020 last year. These accolades have attracted people to buy these buds and it also attracted us to dive into these buds and see how it works. So, what is the catch? How can they give all these features for such a low price? Do the features were seamless? Can these buds compete with high-end products when it comes to real-life performance? We have looked into all aspects and wish to offer you all the answers you are looking for from this review.

Positives​

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

Bluetooth 5.0

Water Resistance rating of IPX7

Smart Wearing Detection

Nagative

Audio output is not balanced

No way to go back to the previous track

EarFun Air Earbuds Pros

Qi Wireless charging + USB Type-C

The EarFun Air charging case supports Qi Wireless charging. This is not a common feature among the budget truly wireless earbuds we have tested so far. This feature makes life so much easy for people who use power-sharing smartphones. The case comes with a USB Type-C port which is the new norm when it comes to smartphones and wearables

7 hours of playback from one charge + 28 hours more from the case + 10 minutes on the case gives 2 hours of playback time

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

Four mics for Noise Canceling call quality

The EarFun Air does a great job when it comes to Call Quality. The two mics on each bud offer an excellent experience with more transparent voice quality, and you can take calls using either, or both, of the earbuds. This makes these buds ideal to use for online classes or meetings where you will be heard clearly from the other end

Bluetooth 5.0

The EarFun Air uses Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. It guarantees uninterrupted connection up to 50 linear feet. There is no visible latency when it comes to video streaming on YouTube or Netflix. The connections did not get interrupted in our 1000 sq. Ft apartment at any given time which is the benchmark of truly wireless earbuds

Water Resistance rating of IPX7

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

EarFun Air Earbuds Cons

Audio output is not balanced

We were expecting a lot of drawbacks in these buds, but these EarFun Air surprised us with its performance. However, the only flaw we noticed in these buds is the Audio output. The bass is quite good but if you are a bass lover you would like it very much. The mids are not prominent enough to give the balance to the output and therefore the trebles are off the mark too. There is no way of tweaking these levels since there is no in-built app for these buds. For a person who does not look into every tiny detail, these buds would be more than fine to get through the day. But if you are an audio freak, you will notice these little glitches and it will not be a pleasant experience for you. Then again, if you are an audio freak, you wouldn’t settle for an unknown audio brand, would you?

Design and Durability

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.

Control and Digital Assistant

The EarFun Air truly wireless earbuds comes with touch-capacitive controls on either bud

Left Bud Buttons Functions

Two Taps

Play/Pause

Three Taps

Digital Assistant

Tap & Hold

Decrease Volume

Right Bud Buttons Functions

Two Taps

Play/Pause

Three Taps

Skip Forward

Tap & Hold

Increase Volume

Unfortunately, these buds have not included “skip back” options in the controls and these controls aren’t customizable due to the lack of a mobile application. The triple tap function does take a bit of practice to master, but you would get used to it with a bit of time. The buds support both Siri and Google Assistant

App and Special Features

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.

Audio Quality

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.

Noise Cancelation

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.

Battery and Performance

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.

Charging Case

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%)

Call Quality & Connectivity

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.

Final Say

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.

 

 

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