EarFun Free Wireless Earbuds Review
Design and Fit
The EarFun Free wireless earbuds have a smooth exterior that fits nicely inside the ear. It doesn’t have any around-the-ear hooks or stabilizer tabs to help hold them in place, so they may not be ideal for intense workouts. However, they are comfortable to wear even for long periods and would be ideal for doing desk work, mowing the lawn, or doing chores around the house.
There are two additional sets of ear tips included if the preinstalled pair are not comfortable for you.
These earbuds ”seal” into your ear canal and passively block external noise, allowing you to better focus on your music and hear the detail in your songs. Highs and mids are clear and lows are also strong, although the bass is not quite as strong as I’ve heard on more expensive earbuds. Still, music sounds great and comes through loud and clear.
- IPX7 Water-Resistance: This water rating indicates that the earbuds should be OK even if they are submerged in water (up to 3 feet 3 inches deep for 30 minutes or less). Please note that the charging case is not water-resistant.
- On earbud controls: Each earbud has a physical button that is easy to find and allows you to access several functions
- 1 tap: Play/Pause
- 2 taps: decrease volume (left earbud) or increase volume (right earbud)
- 2 second hold: activate Siri/Google Assistant
- 1 tap while ringing: answer phone calls
- Qi and USB-C recharging: The EarFun Free utilize a USB-C connector for recharging the case. The case also supports wireless Qi charging, which is a nice bonus!
- Mic: The earbuds are OK for the occasional phone call, but they do not offer any sort of noise cancellation for background sounds.
In my usage, Bluetooth performance seemed stable as I walked around the house. I could get about 30-40 feet away before I started noticing some blips in the music. Sitting near my laptop or router would also cause some interference and the occasional blip, but nothing out of the ordinary.
While watching YouTube videos on my phone, I would sometimes notice the audio was slightly out of sync, but other times it seemed fine. Pausing the video for a few seconds seemed to help correct any sync issues when they did occur.
Battery Life and Charging
The earbuds can last up to 6 hours before needing to be recharged. The included charging case stores about 4 additional charges, so you can get up to 30 hours of listening time before you need to connect to a USB wall charger.
While the sound quality might not quite be on the level of more expensive brands, the EarFun Free still sound great, have long 6 hour battery life, and the inclusion of wireless charging with USB-C are surprising at this price point.
- Great sound quality
- USB-C and wireless charging
- Up to 6 hours of battery life per charge
- Bass isn’t quite as strong as other brands
- No tabs or ear hooks for stabilization