Since most true wireless earbuds from well-known brands are quite expensive, are budget true wireless earbuds from not-so-well-known brands worth buying? We’ll try to answer that question today by looking at the EarFun Air Pro and their successor, the EarFun Air Pro 2 wireless earbuds. These earbuds are quite affordable and they offer some features that you’ll only see on higher-end TWS earbuds, such as ANC, in-ear detection, ambient mode and more. Here is our EarFun Air Pro review and comparison against their successor, the EarFun Air Pro 2.
EarFun Air Pro vs EarFun Air Pro 2 Comparison Chart
|Model||EarFun Air Pro||EarFun Air Pro 2|
|Price||Check Price at Amazon||Check Price at Amazon|
|Case Dimensions||2.6 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches||2.6 x 2.0 x 1.3 inches|
|ANC||38dB (QuietSmart)||40dB (QuietSmart 2.0)|
|Single Earbud Mode||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life||9 hours, 32 hours total (ANC off)|
7 hours, 25 hours total (ANC on)
|7 hours, 34 hours total (ANC off)|
6 hours, 30 hours total (ANC on)
|Charging Time||1.5 hours (buds)|
2 hours (case)
|1 hour (buds)|
2 hours (case)
3.5 hours (wireless)
|In the Box||Earbuds|
Ear tip (S, M, L)
Ear tips A (S, M, L)
Ear tips B (S, M, L)
These EarFun Air Pro earbuds have a different look, but they are both highly portable.
The EarFun Air Pro wireless earbuds have an unusual design where the stems are angular. This is not necessarily bad as it provides a larger area for the touch controls, but they can be quite bulky. The ear pieces have an oval shape that are comfortable to wear since they don’t go deep into your ear canals. These earbuds come with three pairs of ear tips (S, M & L) for you to get the best comfort. You can get these in either white or black colors.
Meanwhile, the EarFun Air Pro 2 have a more modern design that takes a lot of inspiration from Apple’s AirPods, but in black. The stems have rounded edges instead of the angular design of their predecessor. The ear pieces are similar, so they don’t go deep into the ear canal. These earbuds come with six pairs of ear tips, which is great if you have trouble finding tips that fit your ear canals snuggly.
Their cases are made of plastic and since these are affordable TWS earbuds, they don’t feel as premium as offerings from other brands. The EarFun Air Pro case has an LED light at the back to indicate the remaining battery life, while the case of the Air Pro 2 has the LED light at the front.
As for build quality, the two are made of mostly plastic which is expected since these are targeting users that want a budget pair of earbuds. They are sturdy enough as long as you treat them with care. Both have an IPX5 rating for water resistance.
The EarFun Air Pro 2 have better noise cancellation than their predecessor.
These earbuds are feature-packed, which is impressive considering their price points. They both have active noise cancellation or ANC that can block out surrounding noise effectively. The EarFun Air Pro can eliminate 38dB of background noise while the Air Pro 2 can reduce 40dB of surrounding noise. Both are impressive in this regard, but the Air Pro 2 are slightly better. In addition to ANC, the two earbuds also come with ambient modes that amplify environmental sounds for when you need to be aware of your surroundings.
Both earbuds also come with the latest Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and they have an effective range of 15 meters. They also feature single earbud use, voice assistant support (Siri & Google Assistant), and they are touch controlled. One advantage of the EarFun Air Pro 2 is that their case can be charged wirelessly using any Qi-certified wireless pad.
The EarFun Air Pro have a more pronounced bass, while the Air Pro 2 have a more neutral sound.
On the sound front, the EarFun Air Pro have a more consumer friendly V-shaped sound. The earbuds emphasizes the bass and treble range while the mid range is slightly recessed. This results in more punchy bass, and clear and detailed treble, although this may also cause some sibilance. You can still hear the mid-range (vocals, for instance), but they are pushed slightly to the back of the mix.
In contrast, the EarFun Air Pro 2 have a more neutral sound profile that will appeal to those that prefer a balanced sound. That said, the earbuds still have a slight bump to the low end, so they will still accommodate those that prefer a bass-y sound. You can use these earbuds with any type of music and they will sound good.
Battery life is excellent for both EarFun Air Pro earbuds.
When it comes to battery life, there is a difference but it’s only minor. The EarFun Air Pro can play music up to 7 hours with active noise cancellation enabled and 9 hours when ANC is disabled. The charging case stores roughly 4 full charges. On the other hand, the EarFun Air Pro 2 have a battery life of up to 6 hours with ANC enabled and up to 7 hours with the feature off. The case stores 5 full charges.
Charging both earbuds do not take much time at all. The EarFun Air Pro earbuds take around 1.5 hours to get fully charged from the case and the case itself can be fully charged in 2 hours. The Air Pro 2 earbuds take around 1 hour to charge from the case and the case can be charged fully in 2 hours. As mentioned above, the Air Pro 2 case supports Qi-wireless charging, so if you have one lying around, you can take full advantage of it.
At their current prices, there’s no reason to get the EarFun Air Pro over the EarFun Air Pro 2, unless you prefer the former’s more bassy sound.
Neutral sound with improved ANC
The EarFun Air Pro 2 are better than the EarFun Air Pro in almost every way. They have a more neutral sound, their ANC performance is improved and they have a better form factor. Since they are priced nearly the same, there really is no reason to get the Air Pro over the newer Air Pro 2. The only time that you should consider the Air Pro is when they are deeply discounted or if you prefer earbuds with a V-shaped sound profile.
The AirPods Pro are better built and provide better compatibility with Apple devices. When it comes to ANC performance and sound quality, the two are actually very close.
Yes, they have active noise cancelling and an ambient mode.
No, they don’t come with a companion app.
No, they have an IPX5 rating, which means that they are only water resistant and they won’t survive when submerged in water for an extended period.