Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Sep 14, 2021 at 10:09 am
Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless Picture
7.6
Neutral Sound
7.5
Commute/Travel
8.1
Sports/Fitness
6.9
Office
5.7
Wireless Gaming
5.6
Wired Gaming
6.6
Phone Calls
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless are wallet-friendly in-ears with active noise cancelling (ANC). They have a very neutral sound profile out of the box, which makes them versatile enough for most audio content, and they have a well-built design. However, their ANC struggles to block out the low rumble of bus or plane engines. Their 4.4-hour continuous battery life is quite short, and you may need to recharge them throughout your day. On the upside, their carrying case holds roughly three additional charges if you need it.

Our Verdict

7.6 Neutral Sound

The Wyze Buds Pro are good for neutral sound. They deliver audio very consistently and have a neutral sound profile that's well-suited for a variety of audio content. However, they lack any sound customization features if you want to adjust them to your liking. Their passive soundstage also feels closed-off and as if coming from inside your head.

Pros
  • Stable, breathable design.
  • Consistent audio delivery.
Cons
  • Terrible passive soundstage.
7.5 Commute/Travel

The Wyze Buds Pro are good for commute and travel. They have a decently comfortable fit and are well-built. Their small and lightweight design makes them easy to take with you on the go. However, while they have ANC, they still struggle to block out the low rumble of bus or plane engines. Their continuous battery life of roughly 4.4 hours may not be enough to get you through long trips without recharging them.

Pros
  • Well-built and rated IPX4 for water resistance.
  • Stable, breathable design.
  • Low leakage at high volumes.
Cons
  • ANC struggles to block out bass-range noise.
  • Sub-par battery performance.
8.1 Sports/Fitness

The Wyze Buds Pro are great for sports and fitness. Even though they lack stability fins, these in-ears have a lightweight, breathable, and stable design. They're also well-built and are rated IPX4 for water resistance, though we don't currently test for this. Unfortunately, their continuous battery life isn't very long, and they lack volume and track skipping controls.

Pros
  • Well-built and rated IPX4 for water resistance.
  • Stable, breathable design.
Cons
  • Sub-par battery performance.
6.9 Office

The Wyze Buds Pro are alright for office use. They have a breathable, decently comfortable fit and don't leak too much audio at high volumes. Although their ANC struggles to block out bass-range noise, they do a much better job of reducing office chatter around you. However, they only have a continuous playback time of 4.4 hours, so you may need to recharge them throughout your day.

Pros
  • Well-built and rated IPX4 for water resistance.
  • Low leakage at high volumes.
Cons
  • Sub-par battery performance.
  • No multi-device pairing.
5.7 Wireless Gaming

The Wyze Buds Pro aren't recommended for wireless gaming. You can only use them via Bluetooth, meaning they aren't compatible with Xbox or PlayStation consoles. While they can connect to Bluetooth-enabled PCs, their high latency may not be suitable for gaming.

5.6 Wired Gaming

The Wyze Buds Pro are Bluetooth-only headphones, and you can't use them wired.

6.6 Phone Calls

The Wyze Buds Pro are fair for phone calls. Their integrated mic does a decent job of separating speech from ambient noise, so you should be understandable, even if you're speaking in a moderately noisy environment. However, its recording quality is disappointing, and your voice sounds thin, muffled, and lacking in detail. Even though the headphones have ANC, they also struggle to block out bass-range background noise from car engines.

Pros
  • Decent noise handling.
Cons
  • ANC struggles to block out bass-range noise.
  • 7.6 Neutral Sound
  • 7.5 Commute/Travel
  • 8.1 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.9 Office
  • 5.7 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.6 Wired Gaming
  • 6.6 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Sep 14, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 08, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Wyze Buds Pro have a simple, non-descript look. They have a glossy finish and ear stem design that seems similar to the Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless. They only come in one color variation: black.

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.02 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

These headphones are decently comfortable. They feel light and don't enter your ear very deeply. Using the controls also doesn't push them further into your ears. However, the plastic part of the buds' casing that sits inside your ear could cause fatigue over time.

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 Wyze Buds Pro have passable controls. They have a touch-sensitive surface on both buds, and there are voice prompts when pairing, turning the headphones on and off, or cycling between ANC on/transparency mode and ANC off. There are also beeps when activating voice assistant. Unfortunately, they lack volume and track skipping by default. While you can remap these controls using the companion app, you lose the default controls. You can register the following commands using either bud out of the box:

  • Double tap: Plays or pauses audio, and also answers a call.
  • Triple tap: Activates voice assistant, and also rejects a call.
  • Touch and hold: Cycles between ANC on and transparency mode, which allows you to hear ambient sound around you. If you want to turn the ANC off, you need to use the app.

9.2
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 0.8 °C

The Wyze Buds Pro have outstanding breathability. They don't trap a lot of heat against your ear, and you shouldn't sweat more than usual, even if you're wearing them during workouts.

9.4
Design
Portability
L 1.3" (3.3 cm)
W 1.3" (3.2 cm)
H 1.0" (2.5 cm)
Volume 1.59 in³ (26.00 cm³)
Transmitter Required No

The Wyze Buds Pro have a very portable design. They're small, lightweight, and should easily fit in most pockets or bags.

7.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 2.6" (6.5 cm)
W 1.9" (4.7 cm)
H 1.0" (2.5 cm)
Volume 4.64 in³ (76.00 cm³)

The Wyze Buds Pro have a good carrying case. It's mostly made of matte plastic, and there's a small light in the front of the case to indicate the case and buds' battery life. There's also a small light inside the case to indicate Bluetooth pairing.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Wyze Buds Pro's build quality is good. They're mostly made of plastic but feel similarly sturdy to the EarFun Air Pro True Wireless. They should survive a couple of accidental drops without taking too much damage. They're also rated IPX4 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for it. Unfortunately, the glossy finish of the buds could be prone to damage.

7.5
Design
Stability

These headphones have good stability. Although they don't have stability fins, they shouldn't fall out of your ears during casual listening sessions or moderate physical activity.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Wyze Buds Pro earbuds
  • 3x ear tips
  • Charging case
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Sticker

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
0.66 dB
Treble Amount
0.02 dB

The Wyze Buds Pro have a neutral sound profile that's well-suited for a variety of audio content. They deliver a touch of extra warmth while vocals and lead instruments are bright. Unfortunately, even though they have a companion app, they lack robust sound customization features to help you adjust their sound. While there's a 'Bass Booster' feature available, it's been reported that this is a typo and that this feature is actually an 'Adaptive EQ'. However, we don't currently test the performance of this feature.

Note: There's a slight discrepancy between the left and right driver in the raw frequency response graphs due to how the files were processed. However, all other graphs are correct, and this difference shouldn't be audible to most users.

8.9
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.22 dB

These headphones have excellent frequency response consistency. Once you achieve a good fit and seal, you should get consistent bass and treble delivery each time you use them.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
9.1
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.27 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
12.07 Hz
Low-Bass
-1.3 dB
Mid-Bass
1.7 dB
High-Bass
0.29 dB

The bass accuracy is fantastic. The range is fairly flat and well-balanced. A dip in the low-bass slightly weakens thump and rumble, while a bump in the mid-bass adds a touch of extra warmth.

8.8
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.65 dB
Low-Mid
0.01 dB
Mid-Mid
-2.4 dB
High-Mid
-0.47 dB

The Wyze Buds Pro's mid accuracy is excellent. Most of the range is flat, resulting in clear, accurate, and detailed vocals and lead instruments. However, a dip in the mid-mid can nudge vocals and lead instruments to the back of the mix.

9.0
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.6 dB
Mid-Treble
1.5 dB
Low-Treble
-0.76 dB
High-Treble
-2.44 dB

The Wyze Buds Pro's treble accuracy is fantastic. Just like in the bass and mid-ranges, the treble response is very neutral and flat; this ensures that the upper harmonics of vocals and lead instruments are detailed and present. Sibilants like cymbals are also bright but not piercing.

8.5
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
0.99 dB
Dips
0.82 dB

The Wyze Buds Pro's peaks and dips performance is excellent. A dip in the low-bass weakens thump and rumble while a peak in the mid-bass adds warmth. Another dip in the mid-mid nudges vocals and lead instruments to the back of your mix. An uneven low-treble can make the upper harmonics of vocals and lead instruments alternatingly dull and bright. A steep peak in the mid-treble makes sibilants like cymbals piercing.

7.4
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.33
Weighted Phase Mismatch
34.34
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.41
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.12

These headphones have a satisfactory imaging performance. The group delay is below the audibility threshold, which results in a tight bass and transparent treble range. The L/R drivers are also well-matched in amplitude and frequency response, important for the accurate localization of objects like footsteps in the stereo image. However, there's a high mismatch in phase response, and peaks in the bass and mid ranges are audible with real-life content, resulting in inaccuracies in the stereo image. That said, our results are only valid for our unit, and your experience may vary.

1.3
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
3.1
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.2

The Wyze Buds Pro's passive soundstage performance is terrible, which is to be expected for in-ear headphones. They completely bypass your outer ear, which is one of the key factors in creating a spacious soundstage. As a result, their soundstage seems closed-off and as if coming from inside your head, rather than from speakers placed in the room around you.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No
8.5
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.154
WHD @ 100
0.059

The weighted harmonic distortion performance is excellent. All frequencies fall within good levels, resulting in clear and pure audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
0.6.5.2
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 used to test the Wyze Buds Pro. Our results are only valid when used in this configuration.

Isolation
6.9
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-17.55 dB
Bass
-14.45 dB
Mid
-12.54 dB
Treble
-25.24 dB

The Wyze Buds Pro have an alright noise isolation performance. They have an active noise cancelling (ANC) system, which can help cut down some noise around you. They do an okay job of reducing the low rumble of bus and plane engines. However, the ANC isn't as effective as the buds' passive noise isolation capabilities in the mid to treble ranges, and the ANC can let in more ambient noise around you. While they can help block out some ambient chatter, it may not be enough if you're working in a noisy office. They do a much better job of cutting down the high-pitched hum of an AC unit, though.

8.0
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
33.28 dB

The Wyze Buds Pro's leakage performance is great. Leakage is mostly concentrated in the treble range, and escaping sound seems thin. If you're listening to audio at high volumes in a moderately noisy environment like an office, people around you shouldn't hear most of it.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
5.4
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
439.67 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
6.08 dB
HFE
2,523.3 Hz
Weighted THD
0.082
Gain
9.44 dB

The integrated microphone's recording quality is sub-par. Your voice sounds very thin and unnatural, even if you're speaking in a quiet environment.

7.2
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
22.54 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
7.0
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
7.5
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

The microphone's noise handling performance is decent. The mic can separate your voice from moderate ambient noise around you, although your voice may sound a bit more boxy and muddy. If you're taking a call while in a loud environment like a busy street, you should still be understandable.

Active Features
5.8
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
4.4 hrs
Additional Charges
3.0
Total Battery Life
17.6 hrs
Charge Time
1 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

The Wyze Buds Pro's battery performance is sub-par. They're advertised to last 4.5 hours continuously with the ANC on, and we measured a very similar amount. They also have three additional charges in their carrying case, which is handy when you're on the go. You can use one bud while the other one charges too. That said, battery life can vary depending on usage, and your experience may vary. Although they don't have a power-saving feature, you can turn their auto-pause feature on or off using their companion app. This feature doesn't turn off the headphones when you're not using them, though.

7.0
Active Features
App Support
App Name Wyze
iOS Yes
Android Yes
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
On/Off
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping Yes
Surround Support
No

The Wyze app is decent. You can turn the ANC on or off and turn transparency mode on. You can map the single, double, and triple tap commands and call-related controls, choose which voice assistant you want to use (whether it's your phone's voice assistant or Alexa), rename the buds, turn on or off the auto-pause feature, and see the battery level of the buds and case. You can also turn on the 'Bass Booster' feature, but it's been reported that this is a typo and that this feature is an 'Adaptive EQ'. However, we don't currently test this feature.

Connectivity
6.6
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
146.00 ft (44.50 m)
PC Latency (SBC)
265 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
137 ms
Android Latency
255 ms

The Wyze Buds Pro have okay Bluetooth connectivity. Unfortunately, they lack both multi-device and NFC pairing. Their latency is also high on PC and Android devices, and you may notice delays between your audio and visuals. Their latency on iOS devices is somewhat lower, though. That said, some apps and devices compensate for latency, so your experience may vary.

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

You can't use these truly wireless headphones wired. They come with a USB-C to USB-A cable to charge their carrying case.

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

The Wyze Buds Pro have full audio and mic compatibility with Bluetooth-enabled PCs. You can't connect them to a PC in any other way, though.

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

These headphones come with a hard carrying case. It has roughly three additional charges, but it only has a USB-C port for recharging the case. The case also supports wireless charging.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Wyze Buds Pro come in one color variant: 'Black' and you can see our model's label here. If you come across another variant, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Wyze Buds Pro are wallet-friendly truly wireless headphones with a similar design to the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019 and Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless. They have an ANC system, though it doesn't perform as well as other budget competitors like the EarFun Air Pro True Wireless. That said, they have a very neutral default sound profile, which makes them versatile enough for a variety of audio content.

Check out our recommendations for the best noise cancelling earbuds and in-ear headphones, the best budget noise cancelling headphones, and the best wireless Bluetooth headphones under $100.

Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless

The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless. The Apple are more comfortable, feel better built, and have a significantly better noise isolation performance. They have a longer continuous battery life, and their H1 chip allows you to seamlessly pair them with other Apple devices. However, the Wyze have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer.

EarFun Air Pro True 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.

Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless

The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless and the Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless have different strengths, and you may prefer either one. The Noise-Cancelling Headphones are over-ears that are more comfortable, have a significantly better noise isolation performance, and longer-lasting continuous battery life. Their companion app also offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you can adjust their sound to your liking, and you can connect them with up to two devices at a time. However, the Buds Pro are in-ears with a more stable fit. Their sound profile is much more neutral, which some users may prefer, and their integrated mic offers better overall performance.

Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless

The Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless are better in-ears for most uses than the Wyze Buds Pro Truly Wireless. The Anker are more comfortable, their ANC can block out significantly more ambient noise, and their battery performance is better. Their companion app also offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you're able to customize their sound to your preferences. However, the Wyze have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer.

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