So recently, we were sent a free pair of EarFun Air Earphones to review.
Most good quality wireless earphones often share one common feature; they are costly compared to their wired counterparts. EarFun, however, has set itself apart from most other wireless earphone brands and continue to impress with regard to pricing.
At CES 2020, EarFun launched the Air as their new in-ear wireless earphones.
Boasting up to seven hours run time, WIRELESS CHARGING AND USB-C, among other features, we think the EarFun Air is worth its $60 price tag.
According to EarFun, the shape of this handset was developed using models of 3D printed ears to ensure that they fit the diverse ear shapes of different listeners.
We had a few people try them out and the fit was solid all around. They also include extra size variations for the silicon part of the earbuds.
Additionally, the EarFun Air is waterproof, a feature that we rarely see in earphones at this price point.
The EarFun Air comes with two color choices, white or black. It has a long piece design with touch-sensitive controls on its outer panels and stems that emerge from the earpieces.
While the earpieces do not have any stabilizing fins to hold them in place, they fit pretty snugly on their own.
Straight out of the box, the earpieces come with four pairs of silicone earbuds in different sizes.
On the inside, the earphones contain ‘composite bio-cellulose’ drivers for crisp audio delivery.
These earphones also offer some touch controls, which were not as responsive as we’d like, but they’re still a great feature to have.
Some of the touch controls available include:
- Triple tap the right earpiece to skip a track forward
- Touch and hold the panel of the right earpiece to raise the volume
- Lower the volume by touching and holding the panel of the left earpiece
- Summon your device’s voice assistant by triple tapping the left ear.
There are more commands that can be found in the user manual.
The EarFun Air comes with a flip-top charging case with a single USB-C charging port on the bottom panel.
You can tell how much battery life is available in the case by looking at the LED light on the case’s front face.
- Green means you have >30%
- Orange means you have <30%
- Red means you have <10%
- Red flashing means you have <1%
- Weight: 59.87 g inclusive of the charging case
- Battery Capacity: 500 mAh in the charging case and 55 mAh per earpiece
- IP Protection: IPX7
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
- Audio Codec: AAC, SBC
- Charging: Full charge in two hours using USB-C and a full charge in four hours using wireless charging.
- True wireless, high-resolution audio headset.
- Up to 7 hours battery life, with an additional 28 hours using the charging box.
- Lightweight and semi-in-ear design for extra comfort
- Dual microphones for noise reduction and audible calls.
- Clear treble and rich, full bass courtesy of the 14.2 mm composite diaphragm
- LHDC Bluetooth decoding support for realistic, high definition wireless audio and more than triple the data transmission capable using the Bluetooth SBC audio format.
- Composite bio-cellulose Drivers for increased sound quality
- IPX7 Waterproof with SweatShield ™ technology
- Compatible with wireless charging
- Single earbud mode available (listen to one earbud only)
- In-ear Capacitive detection tech
- One pair of EarFun Air true wireless Bluetooth earphones
- Four pairs of ear tips in different sizes
- One USB-C charging cable
- Charging Case
- A user manual
What We Liked
These earbuds have some cool features. For example, they turn on and enter pairing mode as soon as you open the charging case. Also, they feature in-ear detection tech, so when you take them out of your ear they pause your song or media.
Thanks to its IPX7 rating and SweatShield Technology, these earphones are waterproof. However, it is worth noting that Bluetooth signals do not travel efficiently underwater.
These earphones should be more than capable of handling rain, sweat and even the occasional accidental washing on laundry day. While the earphones seem somewhat invincible, the charging case is not waterproof.
Each earpiece of the EarFun Air contains 55 mAh batteries, while the charging case has a 500 mAh battery. On a full charge, the earphones can play music for up to 7 hours, which is not too remarkable but is very impressive considering the price.
Using the charging case, you can significantly extend the battery life of the earphones up to 30 hours without the need for charging. You can charge the charging case using the USB-C cable that comes with the earphones or charges it wirelessly.
However, the wireless charging option takes up to 4 hours for a full charge, which is significantly longer than the wired options, which takes only two hours.
Straight out of the box, the EarFun Air delivers very punchy bass, meaning that you may not need to tweak the EQ settings too much. If you enjoy a bassy profile on your earphones, then the lower frequencies will be fun to listen to on these earphones.
The vocals and mid-range profile feel very cozy and relaxed while the highs and treble feel very clean. You will get to enjoy a well-balanced ratio of non-fatiguing sound and brightness.
The EarFun Air provides a host of impressive features at a mere $60 price point. The design and features that these earphones offer would cost a lot more in other brands.
While the long piece design of the EarFun Air is not particularly common among in-ear headphones, it hardly becomes an issue in terms of comfort. Coupling this form factor and a lightweight design ensures the EarFun Air provides an overall pleasing and comfortable experience.
Even during a jog, they stayed in and were comfortable throughout.
What Could Be Better
While conversations using these earphones are clear thanks to its integrated microphones, noise cancellation is still an issue. This may affect the experience of the people you talk to since they may not get the cleanest audio experience.
Pairing these earphones with new devices can be a bit challenging. Sometimes only one earpiece connects to the new device. While a few pairing attempts can sort this issue, it is still rather frustrating.
Getting used to the tap sequences may take some time. Do not be surprised if you confuse the correct bud to tap for a specific function.
Touch function response is not the best
There were a few times where we had to perform a touch function multiple times before it registered. It’s not the biggest deal but it could be better.
The EarFun air epitomizes the concept of value for money. Sleek and functional, great sound quality, durable, and many other features, these earphones are arguably among the best you can get at the sub-$100 price range. Besides a few minor caveats, you will find plenty of value in the $60 you spend on these earphones.
If you’re in the market for some wireless earbuds, but don’t want to spend a fortune, then you should definitely check these out!
To get more info or buy a pair, check out the Offical EarFun website.