The EarFun Free Pro 2 earpods compete with some of the best headphones (opens in new tab) out there right now, despite being far cheaper.
Regular price: $69.99/£59.99
Type: True wireless earbuds
Drivers: 6mm composite drivers
Noise cancelling: Yes
Weight: 1.06-ounces with case
The price of these earpods sets them way apart from most of the competition. They're in another galaxy compared with a certain fruit-named company's offering. Yet these offer good battery life and audio quality with that all important active noise cancelling (ANC) onboard.
Of course these were never going to sound as good as something priced four times as much. But are they good enough? And that's the point because if they are good enough then you stand to save a serious amount of money and still have all the features you need in truly wireless earbuds.
EarFun Free Pro 2 review: Design
Compact, sleek and solid – these are some of the ways we can describe this second generation of earpod which may not have been as possible with its predecessor (opens in new tab) – at least not on this level. The first gen was very similar and the good has stayed. That means compact ear buds with a rubberized edge to help them fit snug into your ears. You also get multiple tip options to make sure these fit all ear sizes.
The case is smaller now and remains lightweight. There is an LED on the front to indicate battery status and the buds themselves also use lights to show they're on, connected or connecting.
The case is USB-C chargeable meaning they can fast charge to full and this also means many people likely have a charger cable already lying around. The magnetized case lets you drop the buds in and they fit perfectly holding in place and automatically charging back up to full, ready for your next opening.
The buds use Bluetooth 5.2 meaning this gets you plenty of range away from your device while also keeping battery drain to an absolute minimum.
EarFun Free Pro 2 review: Features and performance
The active noise cancelling is the feature that makes this stand out for the price. Sure it's not as good as the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (opens in new tab) or the Apple AirPods Pro (opens in new tab), but the point here is that it's comparable. In the gym, on a train, in a plane or car this will cut out nearly all the background noise. It does so well enough for you to get lost in the audio and forget about the surroundings, and that's the point, right?
Battery life is excellent with up to 30 hours of use thanks to that case topping up the buds each time they go back in. Expect to get a good three or four hours on the buds alone, which is plenty for most situations except, perhaps long haul flights.
The EarFun Free Pro 2 buds are IPX5 waterproof with SweatShield tech, as it's called, which makes these perfect for the gym or running. The fit really is exceptional and you'll forget you have these in since they're also super comfortable. Certainly a lot more quality in the fit and feel than you'd expect for the price.
Touch controls make turning on ANC, turning it off or using ambient sound mode easy as a tap and hold of the left bud. Use these taps to control volume, skips tracks and answer or end calls too. This works well even with gloves on or with wet hands.
The microphone setup is impressive with six-mics built-in which are able to pick-up your voice for calls while cancelling out background noise for you and the person on the other end of the call. These worked well in most situations but there were a few occasions when we weren't so clear to the person on the other end.
The 6mm composite drivers aren't as good as the 10mm titanium versions in the pricer EarFun Air Pro 2 (opens in new tab) earpods. But on comparing the two it is difficult to hear much difference initially. That said, there is a difference to be heard. While bass is impressive on both, the top-end is less clear on these. The soundstage on the Pro is noticeably larger, giving a more dramatic feel to music – but not enough for most people to care about and especially not at this point. Unless you're an audiophile these will do the job well enough.
EarFun Free Pro 2: Release date and price
The EarFun Free Pro 2 are super affordable despite cramming in the features. Honestly, we struggle to see how more expensive earbuds can be justified.
The earpods are available to buy now and are priced at $79.99, down from an alleged $99.99, though when they were that much is unclear. At the time of publishing you can buy them directly from the manufacturer's website (opens in new tab) for that lower sub-$80 price.
These have been on Amazon but are out of stock at time of publishing. Worth checking back though as prices can drop here.
When buying from the manufacturer you get a 30-day money-back guarantee as well as an impressive 18-month warranty and expert support available to you.
EarFun Free Pro 2 review: Should you buy?
The EarFun Free Pro 2 get your ANC, decent battery, impressive microphones, IPX5 waterproofing and good audio quality, all for a super low price, relatively. Unless you're an audiophile or someone who needs the best call quality, you'll be hard pressed to find better.