EarFun Air True Wireless Earbuds Review – IPX7 rating with a superb battery makes a decent set of fitness orientated earphones – TW200

Summary

Overall these are a decent pair of TWS earphones, as long as you get a good fit. They are priced attractively, sound good, have a high IP rating and superb battery life

Overall
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Pros

Good bass when you have a decent fit Excellent battery life IPX7 rating

Cons

Required 3rd party eartips to achieve the best fit Sound can be a little unbalanced

In the past few weeks, I have been inundated with new affordable true wireless earbuds to review.

The ErarFun Air is the first pair up for review, I have already previously reviewed the EarFun True Wireless Earbuds finding them to be a decent option for the price your pay

The new EarFun Air are priced a little higher at around £55, they were temporarily on Amazon but currently unavailable.

They come in a new design adopting the AirPod-esque design with a stem but using silicon ear tips for improved sound isolation.

Key Features

  • Enhanced 4-microphone for crystal clear noise-canceling call
  • Superior Sound with Dual Graphene Drivers
  • IPX7 Waterproof with Sweatshield™ Technology
  • In-ear capacitive detection technology(the music pause automatically when you remove the earbud from the ear)
  • Intuitive touch control (conduct all the control by touching)
  • Single Earbud Mode-Right or Left
  • All-in-one Volume Control
  • Fast charging, 10 Min Charging for 2 Hours Play Time
  • 30-Hour Battery Life: 6- hour playtime + 24 hours with Charging Case
  • Wireless charging and USB-C charging
  • Secure & Ergonomic Fit
  • Activate Voice Assistant

Earfun Free vs AirPods vs Jabra Elite 75t vs Samsung Galaxy Buds

 Eafun AirAirPds 2Jabra Elite 75tSamsung Galaxy Buds
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Single UseBothRight onlyRight onlyBoth
Waterproof rateIPX7IPX5IPX55IPX2
Battery Life7 hours + 28 hours 5 hours + 187.5 hours + 20.55 hours + 15
In-ear capacitive detectionYesYesYesYes
Calls4-microphone for noise cancellation4-microphone for noise cancellation4-microphone for noise cancellation2 microphone
ChargingWireless chargingWireless chargingN/A (new model does)Wireless charging
ControlTouch Touch Touch Touch
Price £55£130£170£90

Earfun have specifically made comparisons to these in their marketing material, so I thought I would include them here.

The comparisons do make them look good, but none of this relates to the audio quality. These also lack an app or the advanced features you get when using the Airpods with an iPhone.

Fit and Audio Quality

I tend to always need larger eartips and the same applies here, with the largest tips that are included the fit is just OK, I can move around without too much risk of them falling out, but I wouldn’t want to go for a run with them.

I managed to improve things considerably by swapping out the eartips for the ones I use on the Jabra Elite 75t, however in this scenario I can’t put them back in the case without removing the eartips.

With a good fit, the sound quality is good, they lean towards the bassy side of things, but don’t quite compete with the lows of the Jabra Elite 75t. I have noticed some other people comment that these lack bass, but with a good seal, these have more than enough bass for me. Playing Ju$T by Run the Jewels I have to turn down the volume a little as extremely low bass notes are too much at high volumes.

Similar to most cheap earphones I find that some highs can feel a little harsh, especially in the presence of accompanying bass, the balance isn’t quite right.

Apart from that minor issue, the other frequencies sound good and are well represented, they transition from hip hop to metal and less extreme genres perfectly well.

Due to the overall good sound quality, reasonable price and IPX7 rating I have found that I have started to use these more frequently compared to the other earphones I have (including the Jabra).

I am not overly fond of touch-sensitive controls on any earphone, so the same applies here. However, I find the controls less annoying than many other earphones I have to hand. In particular, adjusting the volume makes sense by pressing down on the relevant ear depending if you want to increase or decree volume

Price and Competition

At this price, there are hundreds of options, mostly from random brands. The Anker sub-brand Soundcore are likely your best bet with options such as:

Overall

Assuming these will become available again at £59.99 they are a good pair of earphones, superior to the previous pair of EarFun earphones I reviewed,

The long battery life and IPX7 rating make these an appealing choice for fitness, and once I got a good fit they stayed in my ears during vigorous exercise.

Sound quality is good, with an excellent level of bass, but not as good as some of the earphones they have tried to compare themselves to.

Last update on 2021-07-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API