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Review: EarFun Air Are the Best $50 Wireless Earbuds We’ve Tested So Far

For a limited time, SPY readers can save 10% on EarFun Air earbuds purchased on Amazon. At checkout, use the promo code EARFUN42.

When it comes to audio companies, there’s a brand new player in the game every time you blink. We get it. As companies like Apple and Sony push more and more users into the wireless headphone and earbud space, a growing number of people are looking for reliable Bluetooth products that don’t cost $300. And because we’ve written so much about the best cheap wireless earbuds, we’re asked to review new headphones all the time. A lot of them aren’t very good.

All that to say, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about EarFun’s Air earbuds when I received a unit for review. But I certainly walked away impressed. If you want to get cheap wireless earbuds, you have to be willing to give something up. Premium earbuds offer waterproofing, noise cancelation and stellar audio quality. You’re lucky to get 1/3 of those features in most budget headphones and earbuds, but the EarFun Air offers fantastic audio and a IPX7 waterproof rating.

What We Liked About the EarFun Air Wireless Earbuds

I shouldn’t have been too concerned about the quality of the Airs themselves. Upon unboxing the Airs from their vibrant packaging, the charging case just felt good to grip in my hand. The hinge flips open with a real tactile sensation that I enjoy in my devices. The earbuds themselves (as well as the case) are similarly shaped to the now infamous AirPods, and they have a satisfying click when you drop them back into the case itself. The case also controls the Bluetooth pairing with the push of a button. Initial pairing is super simple and takes only a minute or two.

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However, the audio fidelity of the Airs is where it really shines. It’s extremely difficult to get a really quality audio experience with units under $100, but the Airs went far and above my expectations. The infamous bass line of Tame Impala’s “The Less I Know The Better” soared during my testing while the more electronic stylings of the song didn’t suffer either. More quiet songs like Bob Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country” came through crisp and clear. In short, the sound is balanced nicely and is equal to the sound you’d expect from headphones double the price.

The fit of earbuds always comes down to personal preference, but the Airs felt nice and comfortable in my ears and required little adjustment to get a good audio seal going. They also didn’t move during an outdoor run, making them great for exercise. The top-tier IPX7 waterproof rating makes it so you can sweat in them with no worry or concern about breaking them. Oh, and you can totally operate them with either earbud in so you can mix and match how you want.

What We Didn’t Like About the EarFun Air Earbuds

Where the Airs stumble a bit is in their touch controls. The touch panels on either side of the Earbuds themselves take a bit of getting used to and require multiple taps in order to cycle through functions. When running, I typically just reverted to using my Apple Watch to skip tracks instead of the earbuds themselves, but a lot of that comes from the force of habit more than anything else. Also, as is the case with a lot of budget earbuds, the microphone on the Airs is lacking. I typically don’t love answering cell phones with headphones anyhow, but those in search of a solution for phone calls might be better off with a Bluetooth headset.

Finally, as with all budget wireless earbuds, you lose out on the active noise-cancelation that makes Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones so expensive.

Despite those minor quibbles, the EarFun Airs are worth the price tag. And as someone who is a bit of an audio snob, I was beyond happy with the results and have the Airs as my default earbuds for walks, runs, and will eventually use them on my commute again. There’s no need to fret about taking a chance on the EarFun Airs, it’s a dice roll I’ll happily make time and time again.

Where To By EarFun Air Bluetooth Earbuds

You can find the EarFun Air Bluetooth Earbuds on Amazon for $59.99. However, you can also take advantage of an Amazon coupon that will drop the price by $10, which makes these the best wireless earbuds under $50 we’ve tested so far.

For a limited time, SPY readers can save 10% on EarFun Air earbuds purchased on Amazon. At checkout, use the promo code EARFUN42.

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