EarFun Air Pro 2 are a great package for under $100, with good sound quality and excellent active noise cancellation.
The latest Air Pro 2 follow similar steps, with punchy, energetic sound and features you want in modern true wireless earbuds.
With a total of 6 microphones, active noise cancelling technology does a tremendous job of eliminating a good chunk of the noise.
The Ambient mode is also good this time around. It realistically boosts surrounding noise (the one on Free Pro and Aukey EP-N7 aren’t that good).
On the flip side, despite having so many mics, EarFun Air Pro 2 do an average job in call quality. They tend to overly boost your voice, which consequently sounds artificial.
There’s a faint static buzz in the background when you enable transparency mode or ANC. Thankfully, it’s only noticeable when you’re someplace quiet, and it goes away after a few seconds.
The sound can be a bit boomy and thin at times, especially with more popular genres. Earbuds also lack an app or at least some sort of EQ.
For the price of $80, the question is: Are they worth buying? Find out in the review below.
- Okay sound quality
- Comfortable design
- Excellent active noise cancellation
- Good ambient mode
- Strong Bluetooth connection
- Intuitive touch controls
- Decent call quality
- Not the best passive noise isolation
- The bass can be sometimes overwhelming
What’s in the Box?
- EarFun Air Pro 2 true wireless earbuds
- Charging case
- USB-C charging cable
- 6 pairs of silicone ear tips (2x S, 2x M, 2x L)
- User manual
Comfort & Fit
Earbuds provide long-lasting comfort and stable fit, despite their moderately shallow insertion.
EarFun Air Pro 2 sport a safe design, closely resembling the one from popular Apple AirPods Pro.
An oval-shaped housing and ear tips ergonomically fit into your pinna without creating pressure points. As a result, you can wear them comfortably for hours.
In the box, you get 6 pairs of silicone ear tips. 3 are marked as A, and the other 3 as B. The only difference is that the B’s have a shallower fit.
We noticed one thing…
Also, be careful not to mix them up since they look similar. EarFun could at least paint them in different colors so it would be easier to differentiate them.
Earbuds don’t feel particularly stable. They’re great for home listening or light outdoor walking. However, running or intense workouts might cause them to fly out of your ears.
Also, they slightly move when you shake your head or start jumping. Thankfully, that doesn’t change the sound, so you don’t have to readjust them.
Due to shallower fit, passive noise isolation isn’t as good as with other in-ear headphones. You can still hear cars passing by, even when listening to music.
Design with minimal ear canal insertion to prevent pressure contributes to better comfort. But it also fails to ensure tight seal necessary for good passive isolation.
EarFun Air Pro 2 aren’t bad by any means.
However, compared to many other in-ears, they don’t isolate as much. You usually don’t hear passing cars when listening to music.
But with Air Pro 2 you can.
Thankfully, it doesn’t ruin your listening experience. They’re still suitable for commuting or work in a loud office. In silent offices sound leakage might bother others.
Also, if you plan to use them for commuting, due to moderate sound leakage, people around will hear music at higher volumes loud and clear.
The ANC surprises with excellent noise suppression, especially in the lower end of the frequency spectrum. They can reach a similar level of performance as premium models.
EarFun Air Pro 2 offer surprisingly effective active noise cancelling for under $100. It’s no exaggeration to say these earbuds are the best ANC earbuds under $100.
Newer ANC chip helps them eliminate almost all bass notes and even some higher ones.
Compared to Sony WF-1000XM4, the latter do a smidge better with higher frequencies. Although, that could be due to a tighter fit with their hybrid foam ear tips.
If you want to take them on an airplane or commute, you can rest assured these earbuds block engine noises well.
But they’re not perfect.
Speaking of Ambient mode, it’s also the best so far at this price range. It boosts surrounding sounds quite naturally.
Is These Wind Noise?
Both modes have wind noise suppression, and it does the job quite well. As for the wind noise that occurs naturally, it’s also very minimal and doesn’t cause distractions.
Earbuds have a strong connection that can easily surpass 2 brick walls. On top of that, you get zero lag in videos and mono mode. No multipoint, though.
On top of support for Bluetooth 5.2, the EarFun Air Pro 2 also sport a strong antenna which is crucial to ensure a strong connection.
In our test, earbuds can easily pass the second brick wall and continue playing a couple of steps further.
While Aukey EP-T32 can reach even further, the Air Pro 2 are still better than most true wireless earbuds, even premium ones.
Initial pairing is straightforward since earbuds pair as soon as you place them out of the case.
To connect them to another device, you have to long-press the multifunction button in case to initiate the pairing process again.
For those who prefer using only one earbud at a time to save battery, EarFun Air Pro 2 support mono mode.
No, these earbuds don’t support multiple connections at the same time.
What Bluetooth Codecs Do They Use?
EarFun Air Pro 2 use only SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs. That’s more than enough to make both Android and Apple users happy.
Is There an Audio Lag?
When watching movies and videos, the audio is perfectly in sync. There’s only a tiny delay when playing mobile games. If you’re into competitive games, wired earbuds are still the most reliable.
Around 6 hours and 13 minutes on a single charge (with ANC) is good enough for a day of use, with another 27 hours stored inside the Qi-compatible wireless charging case.
The battery life on EarFun Air Pro 2 is about average compared to other true wireless earbuds.
They last around 7 hours per charge without ANC, with an additional 27 hours in the case.
Active noise cancellation eats away less than one hour, giving you a total of 6 hours and 13 minutes on a single charge (based on our test).
- You get 2 hours of playtime in just 10 minutes.
If you don’t like plugging in cables, the case also supports Qi wireless charging, but it’s slower.
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the case and earbuds (two hours via USB-C).
With an IPX5 rating, you can easily use them for sweaty workouts. Just don’t wash them under a tap afterwards.
If you seek earbuds for working out or enjoy listening to music outdoors, EarFun Air Pro 2 will do the job.
Earbuds sport an IPX5 rating, which can deflect both sweat and rain, if you get caught in it.
The housing is pretty sturdy, made with multiple plastic pieces glued together. Earbuds appear rigid and shouldn’t break easily.
The outer part has a glossy finish that might scratch over time. So far, it holds up quite well, even though I drag the earbuds over a couple of stones to take pictures.
The case is on a bigger side but can still fit nicely into a pocket. It has a decent weight to it and no wiggle on the lid.
The latter is a bit thin and could be the first thing to break if not careful.
For under $100, you get ANC, Ambient mode, play/pause sensor, and a wide array of touch commands. Sadly, no app or EQ presets.
Users like to have options, and EarFun Air Pro 2 earbuds offer many. And the best thing is that all of them work very well.
Apart from active noise cancelling and Ambient sound mode, there’s also a proximity sensor. Music automatically pauses playback when you take out an earbud.
Since there’s no companion app, you can’t disable it, much like you can’t customize touch controls.
Thankfully, most true wireless earbuds with fixed commands are pretty intuitive to use and Air Pro 2 are no different.
EarFun Air Pro 2 controls:
- Play/pause – double-tap on either side
- Next track – triple tap on the right side
- Repeat/previous track – triple tap on the left side
- Volume control up – one tap on the right side
- Volume control down – one tap on the left side
- Answer/end phone call – double-tap on either side
- Reject a call – tap and hold for 2s on either side
- Voice assistant – tap on hold for 2s on the right side
- ANC/Ambient mode/Normal mode – tap and hold for 2s on the left side
Despite using a total of 6 microphones, call quality is only good at best. Earbuds do a good job picking your voice with decent clarity, but they tend to over boost it, right on the verge of distortion. See best earbuds with microphone.
Nevertheless, the person on the other side should have no problem understanding you.
Also, since earbuds don’t have a strong seal, you don’t feel the sensation as if your nose is clogged. As a result, you can hear yourself better.
In a loud environment, the cVc 8.0 noise cancelling technology kicks in to block the outside noise. While your voice remains understandable, the performance isn’t as good as with the competition (Aukey EP-N7 or TaoTronics Soundliberty 80).
Still, EarFun Air Pro 2 are more than suitable for making lots of phone calls, even in slightly noisier places.
Despite an uneven frequency response, the overall sound quality and dynamics are good. The bass can sometimes overwhelm the mix when playing more popular genres.
EarFun Air Pro 2 are a bit strange. While their tuning is totally off by audiophile standards, it somehow still works. They have a W-shaped sound with a boost in bass, midrange, and treble.
10mm dynamic drivers are more than capable of pushing air. The Air Pro 2 can be very punchy, evident from our frequency response measurement (more than a 10dB boost).
While that’s a lot, the bass only gets tiresome when you play more bass-focused genres, like pop or hip hop.
Listening to rock and metal songs present no problems, with the bass having enough control to keep up with double pedals.
However, after switching to “Love Again” by Dua Lipa, the low-end showed all its power. It won’t shatter your skull with the rumble, but it’s still far from neutral.
If you like deep, thumping bass, these are worth checking out. Otherwise, it can be a bit overwhelming.
As mentioned, everything from 1kHz above is gradually elevated to give a sense of power. Both instruments and vocals are clean and energetic.
However, the mids are a bit shimmery and artificial due to the boost, especially upper mids.
Again, the treble is boosted and sparkly, with decent detail rendition. You get occasional sibilance but nothing that would pierce your ears.
Activating ANC doesn’t affect the sound quality, which usually happens with more budget-friendly options.
Due to a shallow fit, the soundstage is wide enough to play sounds slightly out of your head.
The imaging is only okay, with some blind spots in between the left/right channel.
Should You Get EarFun Air Pro 2?
There’s a lot to like about EarFun Air Pro 2. The best thing about them is the active noise cancellation, which works almost as well as the best true wireless earbuds out there.
Accompanied with good Ambient mode, they’re an excellent pair for daily commuters and users who want to have some peace in the office.
The audio quality is funky but enjoyable. Good dynamics and a wider soundstage save its presentation. Everyone, apart from the most diehard audiophiles, should be happy with it.
The only downside is a slightly poorer fit and passive isolation. The latter can also be an advantage for better awareness.
The battery could also be better, even though 6 hours are plenty of runtime for a day of use.
For around $80, EarFun Air Pro 2 are a compelling buy.
How EarFun Air Pro 2 compare to the competition?
The Air Pro 2 have a more unique, W-shaped sound signature with good detail. Much like other TWS earbuds in this price range, they also have a heavy bass boost.
They’re similarly robust, with rigid construction and an IPX5 rating of water resistance.
The battery life is only average at 6 hours per charge. Similarly-priced models can reach above eight or even 10 hours on a single charge.
Their active noise cancelling performance is better than on other true wireless earbuds under $100.
These two are about the same price. The H1 are a bit more stable when you use them with foam ear tips. They’re otherwise equally comfy.
SoundPEATS earbuds also passively isolate better, although they lack ANC and Ambient mode.
The H1 have a longer battery life, with more than 10 hours on a single charge compared to max of 7 hours in Air Pros 2.
The sound is more relaxed on the H1, with a similar boost in the bass. Mids and treble sound more natural on SoundPEATS earbuds.
Tribit FlyBuds C1
Since they follow a similar shape as Apple AirPods Pro, the FlyBuds C1 offer excellent comfort and better stability for sports than the Air Pro 2.
However, they lack an official IP rating, which could be a problem even for sweaty workouts.
The FlyBuds C1 provide slightly better passive isolation but can’t actively reduce ambient noise.
They rely on physical controls for commands that are more finicky to use than the touch controls on the Air Pro 2.
The battery life is far superior on the FlyBuds, with up to 12 hours on a single charge. On the other hand, they don’t support Qi wireless charging.
The sound on Tribit earbuds is more of a V-shape with a recessed midrange. It’s more relaxed and has better imaging than the Air Pro 2 but is also less detailed.
EarFun Free Pro
Another good pair of true wireless earphones from EarFun, with a more traditional design, comfortable fit, and ear fins for slightly better stability.
While they offer active noise cancellation and ambient sound mode as well, it isn’t as effective as the one on the Air Pro 2.
Both share all the controls, with the same gestures. The battery life is slightly better on the Free Pro model, as you get a few hours more. Both support Qi wireless charging.
They share similarly good audio quality, but the one on the Free Pro sounds more dynamic and fun.
|Weight:||11g (both earbuds)|
|Mic & Controls:||Yes|
|Battery life:||6h (ANC on) + 27h in case|
|Charging time:||2h + quick charging – USB-C & Qi wireless charging|
|Active noise cancelling:||Yes|
|Bluetooth codecs:||SBC, AAC|
|Wireless range:||50ft (15m)|
|Microphone:||6 built-in microphones|