EarFun Air Pro True Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Mar 23, 2021 at 11:00 am
EarFun Air Pro True Wireless Picture
7.6
Neutral Sound
8.0
Commute/Travel
8.2
Sports/Fitness
7.4
Office
5.7
Wireless Gaming
5.5
Wired Gaming
7.3
Phone Calls
These headphones were replaced by the EarFun Air Pro 2 True Wireless
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are truly wireless in-ears with an impressive noise cancelling feature. They're comfortable, stable, and have a good battery life, as they last for more than nine hours on a single charge. Their sound profile is somewhat v-shaped and should suit a variety of audio content and genres. Unfortunately, they don't have an app that gives you access to an EQ or presets, and their touch controls aren't the most intuitive, either.

Our Verdict

7.6 Neutral Sound

The EarFun Air Pro are good for neutral sound. They have a somewhat v-shaped sound profile. Mixes have extra thump and rumble, and vocals and lead instruments are present and bright, but some may find their sound a bit boomy. They deliver audio very consistently, so they should sound the same each time you wear them. Unfortunately, like all in-ears, they have a bad passive soundstage, so they make music sound like it's coming from inside your head. They also lack an EQ, so you can't adjust the sound profile if you don't like it out-of-the-box.

Pros
  • Consistent sound delivery.
  • Comfortable and stable.
Cons
  • No EQ or presets.
8.0 Commute/Travel

The EarFun Air Pro are great for commuting and traveling. Their ANC feature blocks an impressive amount of bass-range noise like the rumble of bus or plane engines, and they don't leak a lot of audio. They also have good battery life and come with a portable case that holds roughly two and a half extra charges. Unfortunately, their controls can be a bit tricky to use, and the touch-sensitive surfaces aren't the most responsive.

Pros
  • Good continuous battery life.
  • Great ANC feature.
Cons
  • Mediocre touch controls.
8.2 Sports/Fitness

The EarFun Air Pro are great for sports and fitness. They have a comfortable, stable fit and an IPX5 rating for water resistance, although we don't test it currently. Like most in-ears, they're extremely breathable, and their truly wireless design is ideal if you're moving around a lot.

Pros
  • Comfortable and stable.
  • IPX6 rating for water resistance.
Cons
  • Mediocre touch controls.
7.4 Office

The EarFun Air Pro are decent for office use. They have a comfortable fit and a great ANC feature that blocks out a decent amount of background chatter. They also don't leak a lot of audio and have a nine-hour continuous battery life, which should be enough to get you through a workday without recharging.

Pros
  • Good continuous battery life.
Cons
  • Mediocre touch controls.
5.7 Wireless Gaming

The EarFun Air Pro aren't suitable for wireless gaming. They can be used with a Bluetooth-enabled PC, but their latency is likely too high for gaming. They aren't compatible with PS4, PS5, or Xbox consoles.

5.5 Wired Gaming

The EarFun Air Pro are truly wireless headphones that can't be used wired.

7.3 Phone Calls

The EarFun Air Pro are decent for making phone calls. When you're on the phone, your voice sounds muffled and thin but should be understandable. However, in loud environments like a busy subway station, it may be hard for the person on the other end to hear you. They don't have the best controls, so it may be a bit tricky to get the hang of answering or rejecting calls. On the plus side, they have a great noise cancelling performance, which should make it easy for you to hear your phone calls.

Pros
  • Great ANC feature.
Cons
  • Mediocre touch controls.
  • 7.6 Neutral Sound
  • 8.0 Commute/Travel
  • 8.2 Sports/Fitness
  • 7.4 Office
  • 5.7 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.5 Wired Gaming
  • 7.3 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Jun 29, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.5.
  2. Updated Mar 23, 2021: Review published.
  3. Updated Mar 18, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

These headphones have small rounded earbuds and flat angular stems that come down from your ears. They don't stick out very much from your ears but are a little more noticeable than the EarFun Free Truly Wireless because of the stems.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.03 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are comfortable headphones. They feel light and don't go too deep into your ear. You can use the touch controls on each bud without hurting your ears as well.

6.2
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Decent
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control No
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control On/Off
Talk-Through
On/Off
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

The EarFun Air Pro have mediocre controls. You can double-tap the right bud to play/pause, and triple tap to skip forward to the next track. Double-tapping the left earbud gives you access to the voice assistant, while triple-tapping cycles through ANC, Talk-Through, and Normal modes. You can double-tap either bud to accept an incoming call, or triple tap to reject it. There are voice prompts for power on/off, changing modes, and pairing the headphones. Unfortunately, it can be a bit tricky to tap the right place, and the controls aren't the most responsive. They also don't have volume control or any way to skip backward, which is a little disappointing.

9.2
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 0.8 °C

Like most in-ear headphones such as the Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless, the EarFun Air Pro are fantastically breathable. They don't trap a lot of heat against your ear, and they shouldn't make you sweat more than usual if you wear them during workouts.

9.3
Design
Portability
L 1.5" (3.8 cm)
W 1.1" (2.8 cm)
H 1.4" (3.6 cm)
Volume 2.30 in³ (37.69 cm³)
Transmitter Required No

These headphones are incredibly portable, like practically all truly wireless in-ears. They're small and should easily fit in most pockets and bags.

7.0
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 2.6" (6.6 cm)
W 2.2" (5.6 cm)
H 1.2" (3.0 cm)
Volume 6.90 in³ (113.07 cm³)

The EarFun Air Pro come with a decent case. It's made of hard plastic but doesn't feel very premium. There's a small light on the back to indicate the remaining battery life of the case, and a light inside that indicates the remaining battery life of the buds when they're inside. The case is small enough to fit inside most pockets, although some truly wireless earbuds, like the TOZO NC2 Truly Wireless and the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless, come with more compact cases.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The EarFun Air Pro have a good build quality. The plastic used for the case feels a bit cheap, but the earbuds are made of plastic that feels quite sturdy. They aren't very heavy, either, and have an IPX5 rating for water resistance, although we don't test it currently.

7.5
Design
Stability

The EarFun Air Pro have good stability. They should have no trouble staying in your ears during casual listening or workouts. If you're looking for more stable in-ears with stability fins, consider the JBL Live Free NC+ TWS True Wireless.

Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • EarFun Air Pro Wireless Earbuds
  • 3x tips
  • Charging case
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
2.02 dB
Treble Amount
-0.37 dB

The EarFun Air Pro have a somewhat v-shaped sound profile. The overemphasized bass range adds rumble and punch, and lead vocals and instruments are bright and present. They should be suitable for a variety of content, but some listeners may find they sound a bit boomy. Unfortunately, they don't have an EQ you can use to adjust how they sound.

9.0
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.2 dB

These headphones have fantastic frequency response consistency. Once you get a proper fit, you should get consistent bass and treble delivery each time you use them.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.1
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.75 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
2.55 dB
Mid-Bass
3.89 dB
High-Bass
2.06 dB

These headphones have impressive bass accuracy. The entire range is overemphasized, which lends extra rumble, thump, and punch to tracks. This may please fans of bass-heavy genres like EDM and hip-hop, but some listeners may find some sounds a bit boomy.

9.1
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.15 dB
Low-Mid
0 dB
Mid-Mid
-1.55 dB
High-Mid
0.65 dB

The EarFun Air Pro have incredible mid accuracy. There's a small dip in the mid-mids that nudges lead instruments and vocals back, but the rest of the range is very well-balanced, so they're still present, clear, and accurate.

9.0
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.51 dB
Mid-Treble
1.96 dB
Low-Treble
0.92 dB
High-Treble
-4.3 dB

The EarFun Air Pro have amazing treble accuracy. The low-treble is very neutral, so voices and instruments sound present and detailed. A spike in the mid-treble makes sibilants like S and T sounds and cymbals sound piercing, but it's not too major.

8.5
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.04 dB
Dips
0.7 dB

These headphones have excellent peaks and dips performance. There's a peak in the mid to high-bass range, which makes mixes sound warm and punchy but also adds boominess. A dip in the mid-mids nudges vocals and instruments back a bit, while a peak in low-treble helps the detail and articulation of the upper harmonics of these elements. There's also a peak in the mid-treble that makes sibilants, such as S and T sounds and cymbals, sound piercing.

9.5
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.18
Weighted Phase Mismatch
0.83
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.07
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
0.64

The EarFun Air Pro have an incredible imaging performance. The group delay is below the audibility threshold, which results in a tight bass and transparent treble range. Our unit's L/R drivers were also extremely well-matched, which is important for the localization of objects in the stereo image. Note that these results are only valid for our unit, and yours may perform differently.

1.2
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
2.0
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.7

The EarFun Air Pro have a bad passive soundstage. Like most in-ear headphones, they don't interact with your outer ear, and so sound seems to be coming from inside your head instead of from all around you. They also have a closed-back design, so the soundstage won't seem as open and spacious as that of semi-open in-ears like the Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless, or open-back earbuds like the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App
8.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.171
WHD @ 100
0.064

The EarFun Air Pro have a great weighted harmonic distortion performance. All frequencies fall within good levels, resulting in clear and pure audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 5.0
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
On
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings we used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when using these settings.

Isolation
8.0
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-21.02 dB
Bass
-19.18 dB
Mid
-14.51 dB
Treble
-28.58 dB

The EarFun Air Pro have impressive noise isolation. Their ANC feature does a better overall job than that of the second-gen EarFun Air Pro 2 True Wireless. It can block out a lot of bass-range noise compared with their passive noise isolation performance, and it reduces noises like rumbling bus and plane engines. It doesn't block out office-type noises as effectively, but it still does a decent job of isolating you from background chatter and the hum of A/C units. For in-ears with better noise isolation, check out the Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless.

7.6
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
35.75 dB

These headphones have a good leakage performance. They leak a lot more noise than the EarFun Free Truly Wireless but the audio that escapes sounds thin, and shouldn't be very noticeable unless you're listening at high volumes in a quiet environment.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
7.0
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
302.04 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.31 dB
HFE
5,915.41 Hz
Weighted THD
0.111
Gain
-5 dB

The EarFun Air Pro's microphone has a decent recording quality. Your voice should be understandable but sounds muffled and thin.

7.3
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
19.52 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
7.5
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
7.0
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

The mic has an okay noise handling performance. If you're calling from a moderately noisy environment, it should be possible for the person on the other end to hear you. However, you may be hard to hear if you're calling from a loud place, like a busy street or subway station.

Active Features
7.6
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
9.3 hrs
Additional Charges
2.5
Total Battery Life
32.6 hrs
Charge Time
1.7 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Standby mode
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

The EarFun Air Pro have a good battery performance. They last for more than nine hours from a single charge, which is good, although it should be noted that battery life can vary with real-life use, so you may have a different experience. Their case stores about two and a half extra charges and conveniently, you can charge one earbud while listening to music with the other one. There's also a standby mode to conserve power when they aren't being used.

0
Active Features
App Support
App Name No App
iOS No
Android No
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No
Connectivity
6.9
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
174.00 ft (53.04 m)
PC Latency (SBC)
215 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
76 ms
Android Latency
88 ms

The EarFun Air Pro have alright Bluetooth connectivity. Their latency with iOS and Android should be low enough for watching videos and playing games, but they have higher latency on PCs, so they aren't ideal for playing games on your computer. However, some apps seem to compensate for latency, so may have a different experience.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection
No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

These are truly wireless headphones that can't be used wired. They come with a USB-C to USB-A cable for charging the case.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
No
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
No
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
PS5 Analog
No
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
No
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No
2.2
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Charging Case
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
Yes
Power Supply
USB-C

The EarFun Air Pro come with a hard plastic case you can use to charge the earbuds. The case can be charged with the included USB-C to USB-A cable.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The EarFun Air Pro come in two color variants, 'Black' and 'White'. We tested the Black variant, but expect the other color to perform similarly to our model. You can see the label for the unit we tested here. If you come across another variant or your headphones are different, please let us know in the discussions below so that we can update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The EarFun Air Pro are truly wireless in-ear headphones. They have a slightly v-shaped sound profile that's less bass-heavy than the EarFun Free Truly Wireless headphones, which some listeners may prefer. Similar to the Mpow X5 Truly Wireless, they have an impressive noise cancelling feature. Their continuous battery life of nine hours is longer than many truly wireless headphones, including the Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless. If you want to see more options, check out our lists of the best true wireless headphones, the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds under $100, and the best budget noise cancelling headphones.

Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro Truly Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better for most purposes than the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro Truly Wireless. The EarFun have a more comfortable fit, better controls, and a much more neutral default sound profile, which some listeners may prefer. Their mic has a significantly better recording quality, and they have much longer continuous battery life. On the other hand, the Anker's sound profile can be customized with a graphic EQ and presets in the companion app. They also come with a greater number of differently-sized silicone tips.

Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better truly wireless headphones are better than the Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless. The EarFun are more comfortable, have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer, and have an ANC system that's able to block out a bit more background noise. They also have a better battery performance. However, the Anker have a companion app that offers a graphic EQ and presets that you can use to tweak their sound to your liking. 

Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless and the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless have different strengths and weaknesses, and which is better depends on your preferences. The Jabra support multi-device pairing and leak very little audio, even at high volumes, so you may prefer them if you're looking for headphones to use at work. They have a bass-heavy sound profile that fans of genres like EDM and hip-hop may prefer, and a great app that gives you access to an EQ and presets. On the other hand, the EarFun's ANC feature does a better job of blocking sounds like the rumbling of engines. They have longer continuous battery life and a more neutral sound profile, which some listeners may prefer.

Mpow X3 Truly Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better for most uses than the Mpow X3 Truly Wireless. The EarFun have an ANC feature that does a much better job of blocking noise, a longer continuous battery life, and much lower latency with iOS and Android devices. They also have a more neutral sound profile, which some listeners may prefer. On the other hand, the Mpow have a more stable fit and better touch controls, including volume control, so you may prefer them if you're looking for headphones to use at the gym.

Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the EarFun Air Pro True Wireless or the Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless. The EarFun have a longer continuous battery life, a better microphone performance, and some listeners may prefer their more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box. That said, the Anker have better noise isolation, and their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets as well as an adjustable ANC feature.

Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless

The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless and the EarFun Air Pro True Wireless have different strengths, and which you may prefer depends on your needs. The Apple have a more premium build quality and a more comfortable, stable fit. Their ANC feature does a better job of blocking mid-range noise like background conversations, and they have an H1 chip for easier, seamless pairing with Apple devices. However, they lack low bass. The EarFun have a more thumpy sound, which some listeners may prefer. The EarFun's battery also lasts much longer on a single charge and they're better for phone calls, thanks to their better microphone performance.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless are better for most uses than the EarFun Air Pro Truly Wireless. The Samsung have a more stable fit and a longer continuous battery life. They have a less bass-heavy, more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer. On the other hand, the EarFun have an ANC feature, so they're more suitable for reducing the sound of bus and plane engines when you're commuting or traveling. They also have lower latency with PCs, as well as iOS and Android devices.

EarFun Free Truly Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better for most uses than the EarFun Free Truly Wireless. The Air Pro have better build quality, better controls, an impressive noise isolation performance, and a longer continuous battery life. They also have a more neutral sound profile, which some listeners may prefer. On the other hand, the Free have a more bass-rich sound, which may please fans of genres like EDM and hip-hop. They also leak much less audio at high volumes.

EarFun Air Pro 2 True Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro 2 True Wireless are the next generation of the EarFun Air Pro True Wireless, but the predecessor performs better overall. The first-gen have a more comfortable and stable fit, their ANC can block out more ambient noise around you, and their continuous battery life is longer. However, the second generation have better controls. Their carrying case also has more additional charges, and the case supports Qi wireless charging.

Anker Soundcore Life A2 NC Truly Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better than the Anker Soundcore Life A2 NC Truly Wireless for most purposes. The EarFun have a better noise isolation performance, their integrated mic has a significantly better recording quality, and they have a standby mode to conserve battery life. They also have a more neutral sound profile, which some may prefer. However, the Anker work with a companion app that gives you access to a graphic EQ and presets. They also have a much more stable fit.

Skullcandy Dime True Wireless

The EarFun Pro True Wireless are better in-ears than the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless. The EarFun are more comfortable and are rated IPX5 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for this. They also have an active noise cancelling (ANC) feature, which can cut down a great amount of noise around you, and their battery performance is significantly better.

Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better in-ears than the Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless. The EarFun have a more comfortable fit, their ANC can block out significantly more ambient noise around you, and their battery performance is a lot better. However, you can remap the Wyze's controls using their companion app, and they have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer.

JBL Tour Pro+ TWS True Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are slightly better in-ears than the JBL Tour Pro+ TWS True Wireless. While both headphones are comfortable, the EarFun have a somewhat v-shaped sound profile that some users may prefer, and their ANC can block out a lot more ambient noise around. They also have significantly better battery performance. However, the JBL are better built, and you can adjust their sound to your liking using their companion app's parametric EQ and presets. 

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless 2021

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better in-ears than the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless 2021. The EarFun are more comfortable, have a more neutral default sound profile, and their ANC offers a significantly better noise isolation performance. They also have a better battery performance. However, the Razer have customizable RGB lighting, a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets to help you adjust their sound to your liking and a 'Gaming Mode' to help lower latency.

Amazon Echo Buds Gen 2 Truly Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better for most purposes than the Amazon Echo Buds Gen 2 Truly Wireless. The EarFun have a much better noise isolation performance. Their continuous battery life is longer, and they have a bass-rich default sound profile that some listeners may prefer. The Amazon's sound profile lacks bass out-of-the-box, but you can customize it with a graphic EQ in their companion app. They also come with stability fins, which can help with achieving a more stable fit.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are better headphones than the Beats Solo Pro Wireless. The EarFun have a more comfortable fit, their ANC can block out more bass-range noise like the rumble of bus or plane engines, and their integrated mic does a better job of recording your voice. They also have a better battery performance. However, the Beats are better built.

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