It is no longer news that true wireless headphones and Bluetooth earbuds are gaining popularity across all levels of smartphones and other smart device users.
While the initial versions of true wireless earbuds, such as the airpods tends to be on the high side (price wise), over the years, new truly wireless bluetooth earbuds that cost less and oh well, sounds great as well, are being released, and one of such earbuds is the xFyro xS2 wireless waterproof bluetooth earbuds.
xFyro xS2 earbuds are completely wireless in-ear headphones, ergonomically designed for comfortable and secure fit, even with hours of usage that aims to offer a reliable alternative to the traditional wired and bluetooth over ear headphones. They are waterproof with strong battery life, ideal for workouts and incredibly good for phone calls.
I spent over two weeks with this bluetooth earbuds and here is my honest review as well as everything you need to know about it. First is the technical/non-technical specifications and then the review.
IP67 Certified Dust-proof And Waterproof Technology
V5.0 + EDR Bluetooth Technology
CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation
Answer, Reject, and Redial Calls
Pause, play, next and rewind Music
Dual-Port Charging Tube With USB And Micro USB Ports
Rechargeable 850 MAh Capacity Power Bank
Music / Talk Time: 6+ Hours
Charging Time: 2 Hours
Standby Time: 250+ Hours
User Manual Included
The Earbuds Design
The xFyro xS2 is no doubt one of the most stylish wireless earbuds on the market. By mere looking at it, one can quickly judge it to be a quality and premium designed true wireless earbud.
Look aside, the earbuds are made out of dense plastic and feel solid enough to survive a few impacts. However, for people with very small ears, the buds might appear to be a little chunky, which is one of the issues with truly wireless buds anyway.
The charge case is made of aluminum instead of the usual plastic, which is very good, and it feels heavy and solid. The earbuds themselves feature an all-black design with left and right led indicators on each bud, and a power button, which also serves other purposes when double tapped or pressed three times.
The charging case has a MicroUSB input for charging the case and headphones and can also serve as a power bank to charge other accessories too. Although I dont recommend using it for charging other devices unless its a case of emergency. Its just doesn’t have enough power to throw around.
The earbuds are rated IP67, which implies the earbuds and the case are dust proof and can withstand up to half an hour submerged in up to 1 m (3.3 ft) of water. Although I didn’t test to see how long it can last in water. They can be used in the shower or if it’s raining according to the manufacturer, but we do not have a test in our current test bench to measure this accurately.
From a general stand point, the xFyro xS2 headphones looks just fine. However, the overall build makes them almost impossible to keep locked in your ears, but there is a way around this anyway. Simply just tilt the buds on your ear until you locate the perfect spot that fits tight.
Sound and Performance
The sound produced by the xFyro xS2 wireless earbuds is impressive for its price range. However, this might not be the case for you if you just pickup your buds and put them straight into your ears.
If you really want to get the full sound experience of these buds, you will have to tilt the buds gently while in your ears and locate the perfect position/fit, where it produces a good and balanced sound.
What about the bass produced?
The bass response on the headphones is great.. Although I wasn’t opportuned to test the previous version, but this upgraded new version of the buds has a really cool and balanced bass. They offer enough bass to give kick drums a nice punch, while bass guitars are relatively smooth and heavy. I love it.
Answering Phone calls.
On making and and answering phone calls, the built in mic on these buds are amazingly awesome. There was never a time I had to struggle to hear what the other party was saying, or them not hearing me. My phone calls were very clear without any disturbance or sound break.
Regardless of your age or size of ear, to give you the best fit possible, the buds comes with additional earpiece of different sizes to help it sit in your ears perfectly.
On its official website, the manufacturers claim a battery life of 8 hours on a single charge. However, this is not certain as various factors such as volume and distance can have a great impact on the battery life.
If what you want is a budget true wireless headphones with great performance, at a price tag of $99, the xFyro xS2 wireless earbuds sounds great on calls, watching movie and listening to music, while its waterproof nature further makes it perfect for fitness activities. The bass is balanced and does not override or under-perform, if you can locate the perfect fit/spot on your ears.