They were announced at CES 2020, and after some delays they are now finally available: The Air TWS Earbuds from Earfun. These are completely wireless in-ear headphones that rely on pure touch operation. In addition, Earfun promotes the headphones with an ear recognition feature to pause songs automatically, and with an IPX7 certification that allows for temporary submersion.
How the Earfun Air TWS Earbuds perform in practice for their price of around 50 euros (currently: € 50.99*), and how well the advertised features work, will be clarified in the following test.
Technical details (manufacturer information)
|Connection type||Bluetooth 5.0, single operation possible|
|Battery life||7h headphones + 28h charging case|
|Capacity||55 mAh headphones + 500 mAh charging case|
|Dimensions (loading case)||53.3 x 52 x 34 mm|
|Special features||touch operation, ear recognition|
Scope of delivery
In addition to the headphones themselves, Earfun supplies a total of four sets of silicone caps. Furthermore, a charging case made of black plastic as well as a 50 cm long USB-C cable and a manual are included.
Design & workmanship
The design of the Air headphones is similar to that of many in-ears: the driver sits directly on the ear in a flattened-round case. The sound is conducted directly into the ear canal via a taper, and the respective silicone caps are applied to this taper.
Earfun uses black plastic for almost all in-ears, while the grille in front of the drivers and the two contacts on the underside are made of metal. In addition, not the entire case is matt: the entire exterior is made of slightly shiny plastic. This surface is also used for touch operation, which is integrated in both receivers. The status LED is also located on the top of the outside.
The same combination of materials is also used in the case supplied: This is also mainly made of matt black plastic, but the headphone bezel is in high gloss. The charging status LED of the charging case is a little underneath the opening flap, the case is charged over a USB-C port at the bottom.
We can’t complain about the workmanship of the headphones and the charging case: Both are very stable and have no optical conspicuities – even the gap dimensions fit. The plastic is also pleasant to the touch.
We can confirm the IPX7 certification promoted by Earfun: The headphones still work without problems even after a short immersion. This means that they can be used without any problems, for example in heavy rain – even if the touchpad as a (reliable) operating option should then be omitted.
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