CNET recommended alternative to Airpods

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Martin Ocando
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CNET recommended alternative to Airpods

David Carnoy from CNET recommended these earbuds. They are the Earfun wireless earpods, highlighting USB-C and wireless charging at a price difference that is hard to beat.

The main feature that really called my attention was that I can use exactly the same desktop wireless charger that I use for my phone, so no extra cables to hang around with. I only would use the cable, which is USB-C, providing super-fast charging, when I've used them earbuds extensively with no charging, and I need to have them fully charged fast. But for day to day, simply putting them on the charger is enough.

They also provide 3 sizes of ear tips, and I find them pretty easy to wear being comfortable for longer listening sessions. I used to wear my over the ear noise-canceling headphones while commuting on the subway, but in Panama's heat and high humidity, I end up sweating a lot and thing get pretty nasty. Not a pretty picture, really. This tiny device solves this problem, and they sound great too. Very rich bass and clean highs.

One minor drawback is that I end up using the music controls directly on the phone, since the buttons on the sides are a bit hard to press, and each time you do it, the ear tips really dig into your ear canal, making it a bit uncomfortable, and having to take them out and reinsert them to continue listening. Which is not practical. I would have preferred a touch control.

Overall great product for the price.

I did a quick unboxing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrTD2R5BuvU&feature=youtu.be

Check them out on Amazon: Earfun Earbuds

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