EarFun is one of the newer brands that entered the TWS market in 2018, and they’ve already established themselves as one of the best, at least when it comes to sound quality. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at two of their most popular models—the Earfun Air Pro 2 and Free Pro 2. They share a lot of features but they still have notable differences that will make either pair a better choice than the other. Without further ado, here is our EarFun Free Pro 2 review and comparison against the EarFun Air Pro 2.
EarFun Air Pro 2 vs EarFun Free Pro 2 Comparison Chart
The EarFun Air Pro 2 have stems reminiscent of the AirPods, whereas the EarFun Free Pro 2 have a standard earbud design.
Design is where the differences between these two are most apparent. The EarFun Air Pro 2 have a design that’s similar to the AirPods, with stems that protrude from your ears. Meanwhile, the EarFun Free Pro 2 look more like earbuds and they are more compact. They also come with wingtips for a more secure fit. Your preference will dictate which pair looks better, but for us, they are both comfortable with excellent fit.
Their charging cases are made of plastic, which is understandable since they aren’t that expensive. They are well built, but they don’t feel like premium products. Size-wise, both are compact, but the EarFun Free Pro 2’s case is smaller and easily more pocketable. It measures 2.62 x 1.12 x 0.98 inches, while the Air Pro 2 case’s physical dimensions are 2.6 x 2.0 x 1.3 inches.
Included with the EarFun Air Pro 2 are six pairs of ear tips, the buds, the charging case and a USB-C cable for charging. It’s nice that you get six pairs of ear tips to make sure that you’ll get the best seal and fit. On the other hand, the EarFun Free Pro 2 come with four pairs of ear tips, three pairs of ear hooks, the buds, the charging case and a USB-C cable. The included ear hooks are a nice touch to make sure that the buds are secure while you use them. Both are available in black only.
The two TWS buds have similar features.
These earbuds have all the essential features that you’ll also find on more expensive models. They have active noise cancelling (ANC), ambient mode and touch controls. They don’t have a companion app, which may be a pro or con, depending on your preference. Not having a companion app means no EQ, and you can’t customize their controls. Fortunately, the touch controls on both earbuds are quite good.
As for EQ, if you are an Apple user, then that’s unfortunate because Apple does not allow system wide EQ. For Android users, though, there are a lot of EQ apps that work with many music players, so you can still EQ these earbuds if you don’t like how they sound out of the box,
These earbuds support AAC and SBC codecs. Unfortunately, there’s no LDAC or AptX support here, so you can’t enjoy lossless music with either.
The EarFun Air Pro 2 and Free Pro 2 are pleasantly tuned.
The EarFun Air Pro 2 and Free Pro 2 both have a V-shaped sound. This means that the bass and treble are boosted, while the mids are slightly recessed. This is a fun signature to listen to, but it can be fatiguing if not done right. Fortunately, the Air Pro 2 and Free Pro 2 are both tuned well.
Both earbuds have boosted bass, but they are done well. They aren’t overwhelming and they don’t overpower the other frequencies. They have a pretty similar bass response. On the EarFun Air Pro 2, the mids are slightly more forward, whereas the Free Pro 2’s mids are slightly pushed back.
The Air Pro 2’s treble is slightly subdued, while the Free Pro 2’s highs are elevated for a bright tuning. The Free Pro 2 provides more sparkle and airiness in this frequency, which results in a more energetic sound, but it can be fatiguing if you are sensitive to treble. The Air Pro 2 have a slightly warmer sound than the Free Pro 2.
The EarFun Air Pro 2 have a slight advantage over the EarFun Free Pro 2 when it comes to battery life.
The EarFun Air Pro 2 will last longer than the EarFun Free Pro 2, but the difference is not that great. You’ll get seven hours of playtime with the Air Pro 2, with the case providing five more charges. This is with ANC disabled. If you enable ANC, the buds have a battery life of six hours.
Meanwhile, the EarFun Free Pro 2 have a battery life of six hours with ANC disabled and five hours with ANC enabled. The case stores five extra charges for a total of 30 hours (ANC OFF) or 25 hours (ANC ON).
It takes one hour to charge the buds, while the case takes two hours. They have a 10-minute quick charge feature for two hours of music playback. You can charge them wirelessly with any Qi-wireless charger.
Choose the EarFun Air Pro 2 if you like their design and if you prefer a slightly warmer sound signature. The EarFun Free Pro 2 are better if you prefer a bright sound, and if you want a more secure fit.
EarFun Air Pro 2
Warmer sound and better battery life
EarFun Free Pro 2
Brighter sound and better fit
The EarFun Air Pro 2 and EarFun Free Pro 2 are both excellent budget-oriented true wireless earbuds. You can’t really go wrong with either as they sound very good. Choose the EarFun Free Pro 2 if you like their Apple-like stem design and if you prefer your earbuds to have a slightly warm sound signature. Meanwhile, if you prefer a brighter sound, the EarFun Free Pro 2 are better suited to you. They also have a potentially more secure fit due to having ear hooks, so they are also better for gym use and workouts.
The EarFun Free Pro 2 have improved ANC performance, they are more compact and the sound quality is improved.
Yes, even though EarFun is a relatively new brand, they’ve released a number of well-received affordable TWS earbuds that are comparable to other higher-priced earbuds.
The EarFun Free Pro 2 have an IPX5 rating, so while they are not completely waterproof, they are water-resistant.
Yes, the EarFun Free Pro 2 offer both active and passive noise cancellation.