There’s absolutely no reason to be using wired earbuds, especially with the flood of some very good true wireless alternatives. The popularity of Apple’s AirPods show that maybe they were right in removing the audio jack from phones and people are finally ready to embrace wireless. Of course AirPods aren’t the only game in town these days and there are tons of very good and much less expensive alternatives. We’ve already seen several of them over the past few months on here and they certainly won’t be the last. The Earfun Air is a good example of this and is one of the newest generation of true wireless earbuds to hit the scene.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to true wireless earbud designs. On one end of the spectrum, we have earbuds that look like they have beans or pods attached to them and on the other end, we have designs that more closely resemble the design approach of Apple’s AirPods. The Earfun Air follows the latter approach. While it’s similar in design to an AirPod, Earfun has put there own little design twists to the Air to make it their own.
The Earfun Air is really more of a design compromise of the two schools of design. It’s got this oval bean like design coming out of the ear tips but then also has this long piece that extends at the bottom. That part mainly houses the dual mics on each earbud making it four in total. The four microphones along with advanced noise canceling allows for crystal clear call quality under any situation.
Like some other earbuds out there, Earfun chose to go with the touch control route on the Air. Controls are based on a series of taps and what’s good here is that both the left and right earbud offer the same controls. That means you can use them independently of each other.
In terms of comfort, The Earfun Air isn’t bad at all. It’s shaped in a way where you can put it in your ear and it stays in without any additional clips. You will need to use one of the 4 pairs of silicon ear tips to get the proper sizing. I will say the range of sizing is good, but the tips themselves feel a bit flimsy. They are very thin compared to other’s I’ve used and is probably one of my only few complaints with them.
Lastly, there is the charging case. Like many others, the charging case mostly works via magnets. The top is secured via magnets and the earbuds stay secure in the case via magnets. Charging is through a USB-C port as well as the ability to charge by wireless connection. The case is nicely sized and small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket.
The Earfun Air utilizes custom built high-excursion, low distortion composite dynamic drivers that produces a balanced sound profile. There’s no mention in the specs of actual driver size, but that shouldn’t matter as long as these sound good. And they do.
Like with most tests, I tried the Earfun Air with a variety of different music genres as well as some movies. In all my tests, the Earfun Air performed admirably. The audio is very balanced. The highs were very crisp and clear along with fairly deep bass. There didn’t seem to be any distortion with higher volumes either.
In terms of phone call audio quality, this too was very good and very clear. I had no trouble hearing the person whom I was speaking with and they had no trouble hearing me either.
Not much really to say in terms of the experience with the Earfun Air. Wireless charging makes it convenient as you can just drop it on a wireless charger without having to fumble for a cable.I also like the fact that you can use either the left or right earbuds independently of each other with the same controls on both. It’s also nice that when you are using both earbuds and pull one out of your ear, it’ll pause you music and start it back up when you put it back in. This is great for fitness users.
You’ll also appreciate the batter life on this which is about 7 hours per charge and an additional 35 hours with the charging case.
Of course there are some features I’m not fond of. The touch controls are okay, but you do get instances of accidental presses which is one of the downsides of having touch controls. Another downside which I mentioned earlier are the ear tips. While they are comfortable, they seem really flimsy and thin. I would have liked some better quality ear tips included.
Aside from those small issues, the Earfun Air is a fairly good set of true wireless earbuds. Many of the features you’d want in a wireless earbud are present and the addition of wireless charging is a nice inclusion.
You can’t go wrong with the Earfun Air true wireless earbuds. Like I said above, it has pretty much everything you’d want with wireless earbuds. If you’re looking for a pair of earbuds that are more inline with the design of an Apple AirPod, you’ll like these. Not only that, they sound good, they are comfortable, and they are fairly inexpensive.
The Earfun Air retails for $59.99 and are available in either Black or White.
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