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Raycon E25 True Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Updated Aug 27, 2020 at 08:13 am
Raycon E25 True Wireless Picture
6.6
Mixed Usage
4.9
Neutral Sound
7.4
Commute/Travel
8.0
Sports/Fitness
6.6
Office
4.7
Wireless Gaming
4.6
Wired Gaming
6.0
Phone Calls
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Raycon E25 are okay mixed usage in-ear headphones. They have a comfortable fit that's well-suited for sports with a satisfactory build quality. They're among the lightest and smallest in-ears we've tested so far, but contrary to their size, they have a rather bass-heavy sound that may not please all listeners. Moreover, they lack high-end features like active noise cancelling, and app support for customization. It's worth noting their availability can be somewhat limited, though they can be easily purchased through Raycon's website. All in all, if you're looking for a basic pair of true wireless headphones to take to the gym, they'll perform just fine.

Our Verdict

6.6 Mixed Usage

The Raycon E25 are decent for mixed usage. While they're not suitable for dedicated neutral sound or gaming, they're fairly comfortable and have decent noise isolation, making them a good choice for traveling or sports. They're portable, and charge quickly, though the lack of features like active noise cancelling and customization options may be disappointing for some. Overall, they're okay as long as you're not looking for super-neutral audio reproduction, and they may even please fans of bass-heavy music.

Pros
  • Small and portable.
  • Comfortable, stable fit.
  • Decent passive noise isolation.
Cons
  • Unbalanced sound profile.
  • No app support for customization.
  • High wireless latency.
4.9 Neutral Sound

The Raycon E25 are poor for neutral sound. They have a V-shaped sound signature with a very prominent bass that often overpowers the mids, while the treble can sound sibilant at times. Vocals and lead instruments are noticeably lacking in detail; however, they do have excellent stereo imaging and consistency, provided that you have a proper seal.

Pros
  • Very consistent listening experience.
Cons
  • Unbalanced sound profile.
  • No app support for customization.
7.4 Commute/Travel

The Raycon E25 are good for traveling and commuting. Although their noise isolation isn't as effective for the low rumbles of bus engines, they perform well when it comes to ambient chatter and high-pitched noises, such as those produced by AC units. Both the earbuds and the charging case are among the smallest and lightest that we've tested, contributing to comfort and portability.

Pros
  • Small and portable.
  • Decent passive noise isolation.
Cons
  • Unbalanced sound profile.
  • High wireless latency.
8.0 Sports/Fitness

The Raycon E25 are very good for sports. Because of their size and rounded finish, they're comfortable to wear and provide enough stability that they shouldn't fall out, even when engaged in vigorous exercise. They're rated IPX4 for water and sweat resistance, though this isn't something that we test.

Pros
  • Small and portable.
  • Comfortable, stable fit.
Cons
  • Unbalanced sound profile.
6.6 Office

The Raycon E25 are decent for office use. Since they have good isolation against ambient speech and they hardly leak at all, they should be fine for most offices and shouldn't be annoying to your colleagues, even if you listen at high volumes. The battery probably won't last through an entire workday, but at least they charge very quickly.

Pros
  • Decent passive noise isolation.
  • Leak very little audio.
Cons
  • Unbalanced sound profile.
  • High wireless latency.
4.7 Wireless Gaming

The Raycon E25 aren't suitable for wireless gaming. They aren't compatible with the PS4 or the Xbox One consoles, and while you can use them with a PC that has Bluetooth capabilities, there's simply too much latency for the experience to be enjoyable.

4.6 Wired Gaming

The Raycon E25 are Bluetooth-only and can't be used wired.

6.0 Phone Calls

The Raycon E25 are passable for making phone calls. Your voice is understandable when calling a quiet environment, but the microphone has difficulty separating speech from background noise. Thankfully, these headphones do a decent job of blocking out background noise.

Pros
  • Decent passive noise isolation.
Cons
  • Mediocre microphone noise handling performance.
  • 6.6 Mixed Usage
  • 4.9 Neutral Sound
  • 7.4 Commute/Travel
  • 8.0 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.6 Office
  • 4.7 Wireless Gaming
  • 4.6 Wired Gaming
  • 6.0 Phone Calls
  1. Update 8/27/2020: Updated text for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Update 2/5/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style

These fairly small earbuds have a low profile, so they don't stick out from the ear much. Each earbud has a physical button for controls and is branded with the Raycon logo. The glossy finish picks up fingerprints easily. If you're the type to color-coordinate your headphones with your wardrobe, you'll be happy to note they're available in a pretty broad range of eye-catching colors.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.02 lbs
Clamping Force
0.0 lbs

These in-ears are small and comfortable to wear, which is good for people with small ears. They do need to be inserted deeply into the ear canal for stability and isolation, which may be uncomfortable for some. Different tip sizes are provided for fit and comfort.

6.6
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Decent
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

The Raycon E25 have an okay physical control scheme. It's easy to use, and the buttons are clicky, but there are no audio cues when using them except for a voice prompt when turning them on and for pairing.

9.2
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 0.8 C

These true wireless earbuds are remarkably breathable. They shouldn't cause any issues with heat, making them a good choice for sports.

9.7
Design
Portability
L 1.1 "
W 1.2 "
H 0.6 "
Volume 0.8 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

These earbuds are exceptionally portable. Both the buds and their charging case are among the smallest that we've tested so far, so they should fit easily into most pockets or bags.

7.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 2.2 "
W 1.5 "
H 1.1 "
Volume 3.6 Cu. Inches

The Raycon E25 charging case is good. It's small and features a matte black plastic construction that should protect the buds from drops and bumps. There's a micro-USB charging port on the back; unfortunately, it can't be charged wirelessly.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

These in-ears have decent build quality. The earbuds feel plasticky but dense, and the charging case has a sturdy hinge. They should be able to survive a few accidental drops without any issues. The earbuds are rated IPX4 for water and sweat resistance, though we don't currently test for this.

7.5
Design
Stability

These earbuds are stable. Although they don't come with stability fins, they shouldn't fall out during severe head movements. Six different tip sizes are provided to achieve a better seal.

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In The Box

  • Raycon E25 headphones
  • Charging case
  • Micro-USB charging cable
  • 6x ear tips
  • Manuals
  • Sticker

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
8.25 db
Treble Amount
-2.98 db

These in-ears have a very bass-heavy, somewhat V-shaped sound profile that yields a fairly crisp listening experience. There's a large dip in the mid-range and lower treble that makes vocals and leads sound farther away. Their treble is bright, which makes S and T sounds piercing and occasionally painful.

9.4
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.13 dB

The Raycon E25's frequency response is excellent. Once you achieve a proper seal, tracks should sound virtually identical every time you wear them.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
1.5
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
13.48 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10.15 Hz
Low-Bass
12.98 dB
Mid-Bass
15.3 dB
High-Bass
15.9 dB

These earbuds' bass accuracy is terrible. Although they have good bass extension, they're overemphasized throughout the entire range, particularly in the high-bass, making them sound muddy and boomy.

5.4
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
6.08 dB
Low-Mid
9.76 dB
Mid-Mid
-0.74 dB
High-Mid
-0.34 dB

These headphones have poor mid accuracy. The overemphasis in the low-mid makes them sound muddy, while the drop in the mid-mid causes vocals and lead instruments to be veiled and nudged farther back in the mix, often being overpowered by the bass.

5.7
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
5.73 dB
Low-Treble
0.22 dB
Mid-Treble
8.25 dB
High-Treble
-2.05 dB

The Raycon E25's treble accuracy is sub-par. Low treble is a tad bit uneven, but vocals and lead instruments should sound mostly detailed and present. Unfortunately, the peak around the mid-treble range causes some sibilants to sound overly sharp and piercing.

5.7
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
3.0 db
Dips
2.2 db

These headphones deliver an inadequate peaks and dips performance. The mid-range is almost lost in the overwhelming bass response, while the peak in the treble makes higher notes sound sharp and piercing.

8.8
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.26
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.63
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.3
Weighted Phase Mismatch
4.05

The Raycon E25 have excellent stereo imaging performance. The weighted group delay is well below the audibility threshold, keeping the bass tight and the treble transparent. The L/R drivers are also well-matched in amplitude, frequency, and phase response, which is important in accurately placing the location of objects and sound effects in the stereo image. This, in turn, results in a more immersive listening experience. That said, these results are only valid for our test unit, and yours may perform differently.

0.7
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
2.8
Acoustic Space Excitation
0.4

Like most in-ears, the Raycon E25 have an awful passive soundstage. They don't interact with the outer ear by design, which is essential for creating a spacious, out-of-head experience.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App

These headphones don't have any virtual soundstage features.

7.3
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.348
WHD @ 100
0.185

The Raycon E25's weighted harmonic distortion performance is decent. Reproduced frequencies stay within acceptable limits, for the most part, making their audio reproduction fairly clean and pure.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 4.2
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Silicone (small)
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test the Raycon E25. Our results are only valid when they're configured this way.

Isolation
7.2
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-19.82 dB
Bass
-7.77 dB
Mid
-17.12 dB
Treble
-35.36 dB

With a proper fit, these in-ears have satisfactory noise isolation. They perform rather poorly when it comes to the bass range, where the rumbles of bus and airplane engines sit. However, they shine in the mid and treble range, as they block out quite a bit of ambient chatter and higher-pitched background noise, like the hum of a nearby AC unit.

9.6
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
23.26 dB

These earbuds have outstanding audio leakage performance. They hardly leak at all, so you shouldn't bother those around you even if you listen to your music at a high volume.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No

These headphones have an integrated mic.

6.0
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
348.96 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.37 dB
HFE
2712.23 Hz
Weighted THD
0.37
Gain
-0.12 dB

The microphone's recording quality is passable. Speech is natural and almost completely free of distortion, but also quite thin and muffled, so people on the other end of the line may occasionally have a hard time understanding you.

6.1
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
13.96 dB

The microphone's noise handling capability is mediocre. It has trouble separating your voice from background noise, and when used in a very noisy environment like a subway, your voice is overpowered and incomprehensible to people on the other end of the line.

Active Features
6.4
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
5.9 hrs
Additional Charges
3.0
Total Battery Life
23.6 hrs
Charge Time
0.9 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Standby mode
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

The Raycon E25's battery performance is passable. It comes close to the advertised six hours of continuous playback and will enter a standby mode when no activity is detected. They also turn off after a few minutes if they're not connected to any device, and they take less than an hour to charge. Their case yields an additional three full charges, which should be more than enough to get you through the daily 9 to 5.

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

There's no dedicated mobile companion app for these earbuds.

Connectivity
6.5
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
156 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
431 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
204 ms
Android Latency
244 ms

The Raycon E25's Bluetooth performance is alright. They support Bluetooth 5.0, but not multi-device or NFC pairing. Their latency across all platforms is too high to recommend them for watching videos or for gaming, though apps and devices seem to compensate for this lag differently, so your results may vary with real-world usage.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A

These headphones are Bluetooth-only.

0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

The Raycon E25 can't be used wired. The charging case charges via a micro-USB port located on the back and the provided cable is very short.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
No
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

The Raycon E25 can be used with a PC if your computer has Bluetooth capabilities or is fitted with a USB Bluetooth dongle, but they're not compatible with the PS4.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No

The Raycon E25 aren't compatible with the Xbox One.

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

The charging case is charged via a micro-USB cable and holds three additional charges.

Compared to other headphones

Comparison picture

When compared to other true wireless earbuds, especially other models offered by Raycon, the Raycon E25 are a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, they're more comfortable and portable due to their size, but on the other, their audio reproduction is heavily unbalanced, which makes them less musically versatile. Nevertheless, they're a good option for those with small ears or even those who like bass-heavy music.

For other alternatives, we suggest taking a look at our recommendations for the best truly wireless earbuds, the best wireless earbuds, and the best noise cancelling earbuds and in-ears.

Raycon E55 Truly Wireless
Unavailable
Amazon.com

The Raycon E25 True Wireless are better than the Raycon E55 Truly Wireless in mixed usage. They have a lot in common and both have a very bass-heavy sound, but the E25 are more comfortable, have significantly better noise isolation, as well as a better mic for phone calls. On the upside, the E55 have a much more stable fit, making them a good choice for sports if you tend to have issues with earbuds falling out.

Raycon E50 Truly Wireless
Unavailable
Amazon.com

The Raycon E25 True Wireless are marginally better than the Raycon E50 Truly Wireless in terms of mixed usage. The E25s are more comfortable due to their size, and have much better performance in noise isolation, even boasting a longer battery life and better mic quality, but the E50 have a significantly more accurate audio reproduction, even though they sound dark and also quite bass-heavy.

Raycon E100 Truly Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Raycon E100 Truly Wireless are better than the Raycon E25 True Wireless for mixed usage. Although the E100 have an overemphasized bass and a sharp treble, they're significantly more accurate in their audio reproduction and have much better noise isolation. Build quality is also much improved over the E25; however, their battery life is quite disappointing, only lasting about 3.5 hours per charge.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless are significantly better than the Raycon E25 True Wireless. They have a better build quality and stable fit, due to the stability fins provided in the box. Contrary to the Raycon, they have a fairly light bass, but they're much more accurate and can be customized through Samsung's mobile companion app, even though the choices are limited to presets. While the Samsung have a longer continuous battery life, the charging case can only hold one extra charge.

TOZO T10 Truly Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Raycon E25 True Wireless are similar performing headphones to the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. The Raycon are significantly more comfortable, have a much longer continuous battery life, and have better controls. On the other hand, the TOZO have a more accurate sound profile, support wireless charging, and are rated IPX8 for waterproofing, though we don't currently test for this.

TOZO T6 Truly Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The TOZO T6 Truly Wireless are better truly wireless earbuds than the Raycon E25 True Wireless. The TOZO feel better made, have a much better-balanced sound profile, isolate background noise better, have wireless charging, and a longer overall battery life. On the other hand, the Raycon are more comfortable, and last longer off a single charge.

Ylife True Wireless Earbuds
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Ylife True Wireless Earbuds are somewhat better than the Raycon E25 True Wireless, especially when it comes to sound quality. The Ylife is better for neutral sound. The Raycon earbuds have easier-to-use controls, which include volume control, and the battery life lasts longer on a single charge. The Ylife case holds up to 18 charges and has better noise isolation, so they're a bit better for commuting.

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