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EarFun Free Pro 2 Review - Lightweight Earbuds Pack with Features

EarFun Free Pro 2

EarFun is a new name in the audio industry, and it has become one of the most acclaimed wireless audio brands in the world in just 3 years. Their new product, the EarFun Free series, is now available in the Philippines.

EarFun Free Pro 2

The EarFun Free Pro 2 is a compact and lightweight wireless earbud that features enhanced ANC performance with the brand's signature sound and has 2.0 Hybrid active noise cancellation.

EarFun Free Pro 2 Specs:

Wireless earphones
QuietSmart 2.0 Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation up to 40dB
Transparent Mode
Built-in 6 professional mic
6mm Composite Dynamic Driver
80ms Low Latency Mode
Bluetooth 5.2 + TrueWireless
Intuitive Touch Control + Volume Control
Activate Voice Assistant
IPX5 Sweat & Water Resistant
USB Type-C
35mAh x 2 (earbuds)
420mAh (charging case)
Fast Charging
38g / 4.1g each earbud

Design and Fit
The EarFun Free Pro 2 is tiny and lightweight, each earbud weighs just 4.1g, making them significantly lighter than the majority of other wireless earbuds on the market. For context, the Sony WF-1000XM4 weighs 7.2g. This means the lighter the earphones, the more comfortable they are to wear for extended periods of time.

EarFun Free Pro 2

Both the case and earbuds come in pebble shape, with nice built and the earbuds feature replaceable eartips just like the EarFun Free 2. It comes with extra eartips in the box as well as extra ear hooks to keep them secure in the ear.

EarFun Free Pro 2

A cleaning kit is included as an extra bonus since these types of earbuds are prone to picking up earwax, now that is a nice touch from EarFun.

EarFun Free Pro 2

The case features an easy-to-open lid, a dot LED light on the front, and a Type-C connector on the back; and just like the EarFun Free 2 it also supports wireless charging which is a great added feature.

EarFun Free Pro 2

The earbuds are comfortable to use and with the ear hooks, they are more secure and there is no risk of them falling out while exercising. They are also IPX5 water-resistant, which means they will withstand sweat and even a little rain.

It supports touch controls for music, phone calls, switching noise-canceling modes, and activating voice assistant. You can use the following controls to active/deactivate features:

⦁ Play/Pause: Tap 2x (L/R)
⦁ Next Track: Tap 3x (R)
⦁ Volume Up: Tap 1x (R)
⦁ Volume Down: Tap 1x (L)
⦁ Answer/End Call: Tap 2x (L/R)
⦁ Reject Call: Tap and Hold for 2sec. (L/R)
⦁ Answer and Transfer two calls: Tap 3x (L/R)
⦁ Voice Assistant: Tap and Hold for 2sec. (R)
⦁ Noise-canceling/Ambient sound/Normal: Tap and Hold for 2sec. (L)
⦁ Game mode On/Off: Tap 3x (L)
The touch controls work well, for the most part, however switching to the next track needs three taps on the right earpiece, which the buds did not always register, or it's just not easy to really tap the earbuds while wearing them.

Performance: Sound Quality

It uses the latest Bluetooth V5 technology for connection, its easy to pair on your smartphones, simply open the case and it will be on pairing mode. It has a stable connection and the range is good it stayed connected as long you are 15m (without obstacle) range.

EarFun Free Pro 2

With Bluetooth 5.2 and Dual-channel transmission, latency has been reduced to 80ms in Low Latency Mode, which is way better in providing the best possible video and gaming experience.

EarFun Free Pro 2

Given the tiny size of these earbuds, they actually sound rather nice with the noise-cancelling turned on. The audio quality is well-balanced in terms of lows, mids, and highs. The vocals are clear, and the bass is prominent without being overpowering.

When the noise-cancelling feature is disabled, the sound quality degrades significantly; it becomes considerably weaker. So it's better to turn on the ANC if you want to enjoy listening to your favorite playlist.

In terms of blocking noise around you especially when you are outdoor, the EarFun Free Pro 2 does an effective job of canceling out distracting noises. Thanks to its peak noise canceling at 40dB and QuietSmart 2.0 technology. While you can still hear some traffic noise, it's much easier to focus on the music when ANC is turned on.

It's also easy to switch to transparency mode if you want to be aware of your surroundings while still listening to music; this is especially useful when you're riding your bike around the city.

Each bud is equipped with an integrated microphone, allowing you to make and receive calls hands-free. It's as simple as touching twice on one of the two buds to answer an incoming call. The microphone works well and the sound is clear and audible so the person on the other end call understands you clearly.

Battery Life
The EarFun Free Pro 2 packs a 35mAh battery for each earbud, while the case has a 420mAh battery. It's good for around 5 hours of playtime on a single charge with noise cancellation turned on and around 6 hours if it's a turn-off.

EarFun Free Pro 2

Each earbud packs a 35mAh battery, while the case has a 420mAh battery. It provides around 5 hours of playtime on a single charge when noise canceling is enabled, and approximately 6 hours when it is disabled. With 30 Hrs of total playtime with charging case.

Charging the earbuds takes about 1.5 hours and around 2 hours for the case via USB-C while using the wireless charging takes about 3.5 hours to charge which is not bad.

Pros
Secure fit
Overall good sound quality
Gaming mode works well
ANC works
Nice design
Wireless charging

Cons
Poor call quality
No support for high-res codecs
Weak at lower volumes
No app companion

Final Thoughts
The EarFun Free Pro 2 is an impressive compact earbud, it snugly fits in the ear and stays secure. It's perfect for binge-watching Netflix, and it offers solid audio quality for a wide selection of music types. The ANC does a good job of blocking out background noise, making it excellent all-arounder wireless earbuds.

The EarFun Free Pro 2 is now available ₱3,188 at all Digital Walker stores.

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