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EarFun Free Pro 2 Review: It’s more fun to your ears!

It’s the smallest and lightest earbuds yet.

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Need a pair of flexible earbuds but don’t want to break the bank? It’s worth taking a look at the EarFun Free Pro 2 buds. The little buds are a wonderful deal for only PHP4,690 (or $80 in the US), despite the lack of a few features like a companion app, multipoint connection, and very precise touch controls.

EarFun was formed in 2018 by a mix of experienced designers, engineers, and audiophiles. They have a goal: to produce next-generation wireless audio devices that utilize the most cutting-edge technologies to tackle current-generation wireless audio device challenges.

EarFun thinks that technology has the ability to enrich modern lifestyles and effortlessly interact with our daily routines. This philosophy is backed by their slogan, “Better Sound, Better Life.” – EarFun

Every iteration of EarFun, including the Free Pro 2, incorporates the most recent R&D breakthroughs. They were able to fit in the advanced AIROHA audio system on a chip (SoC) for improved noise cancellation and more robust communication while keeping the tiny form factor.

This EarFun Free Pro 2 review will tell you all you need to know about these buds, including their design, fit, and battery life, as well as how well they perform on a daily basis.

Key Specifications

  • Drivers: 6mm composite
  • Earbud Weight: 4 grams
  • Earbud + Case Weight: 38 grams
  • Solo Bud Mode: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancelation: Yes
  • Bluetooth: 5.2
  • Codecs: AAC, SBC
  • Battery Life: 6 hours on earbuds, 24 hours with case; 30 total
  • Wireless Charging: Qi
  • Additional Tips: 4 ear tips, 3 ear wings
  • IP Rating: IPX5

What’s in the box?

The packaging is pretty much straightforward. No fancy stuff but it has all the essentials you need. Out of the box, you’ll find the rectangular charging case, pair of earbuds, 4 x ear tips, 3 x ear hooks, USB-C cable, and user manual.

I was pleased to see that the casing was actually quite compact, given the size of the earphones. It effortlessly slips into my pockets, and after a time, I hardly know they’re even there.

It also comes with a couple of rubber rings that fit around the outside of the earbuds. Aside from that, there’s an instruction manual, which pretty much covers everything within the box.

Tiny Pebbles yet comfortable

The EarFun Free Pro 2 has a little pebble shape that makes it look elegant and modest. Each bud is under 4.1g, making them lighter than almost all other wireless earbuds on the market.

The modest design of these buds is the first thing I saw and fell in love with it. The case and the earbuds are both small enough to fit in a closed fist in my hand. I don’t have to worry about them taking up a lot of space in my pocket, rucksack, gym bag, or wallet. Also, because of their modest size, the Free Pro 2 barely pierce my ears—in fact, they have a rather slim overall profile.

These earphones have an unusual shape. They’re designed to sit all the way up in your ear rather than down your cheek like regular earbuds. Because of the ear wings, they also have a very secure fit. They’re easy to adjust physically if necessary, but they’re some of the most comfortable buds I’ve ever worn, so you won’t need to. They stayed there all day, even if shake my head; it was only when I ran that I felt them start to slip a little, which is kinda normal with any buds.

There are four various sizes of ear tips in the package, as well as three different sizes of ear wings. I assume that, with so many size combinations available, almost everyone will be able to customize the buds to their unique ears. The buds excel at providing a secure and comfortable fit, making it easy to ensure that none of your valuable sound escapes at any point.

Plastic but doesn’t look cheap

Both the earbuds and the casing are made of sturdy plastic. Furthermore, the buds have an IPX5 certification, which means they can withstand humid or rainy environments.

The build quality is comparable to that of more expensive models. The case is composed of plastic, and the lid is held closed by strong magnets.

The lid does not jiggle and has a slightly resistant hinge. As a result, unlike the previous model, it never closes on its own, which is a good touch.

The grey tone of the case appeals to me. Despite the fact that it is made of plastic, it does not appear cheap.

More fun to your ears!

Although the Free Pro 2 buds are priced well under PHP5k, I was surprised by the audio quality. The buds have a large soundstage, their channel separation is great, and you can hear every instrument separately. Thanks to its 6mm composite drivers,

earfun free pro 2

We put it to the test by performing Justin Bieber’sStay“, a 2020 synth/pop song that trended on TikTok. It was performed by splattering synths, heavy drums, and piano. The audio experience was well-balanced, with clear vocals, deep bass, and a clean treble.

In comparison to the previous model, this version of the earbuds has increased active noise cancellation. The EarFun Free Pro 2s can now block up to 40dB of noise, compared to the original EarFun Free Pro’s 28dB limit.

earfun free pro 2

Ambient mode performed admirably, enhancing the noises in my immediate surroundings with ease. When you’re running or multitasking while listening to music, this is really useful. However, when you listen to them in Ambient Sound or Normal mode, they sound a little less stunning.

It is pretty rare to find an inexpensive pair of earbuds with six built-in microphones. Surprisingly, this model has you covered. If you’re going to use them in an office, they should be clear enough. However, it still struggles to suppress noise when the environment is too loud.

Gaming is also a breeze with the EarFun Free Pro 2. It has an 80ms Low Latency Mode, which isn’t super low but enough for the price.

Overall, I’m pretty much impressed with the audio quality for most scenarios.

Earbuds on-the-go

With ANC turned on, I was able to listen to music for several hours without being interrupted by outside noise. The earbuds’ battery life is rated at six hours, with an additional 24 hours of charging in the case. Even with ANC turned on, the earbuds never ran out of juice, and the case charges up quickly, so I never had to worry about battery life.

There is a Quick Charge feature on the earbuds. You can get another 120 minutes of playback in just 10 minutes. The earphones should easily make it through your workday, thanks to the Quick Charge feature.

The addition of Qi wireless charging is the icing on the cake.

Due to the lack of a companion app, you won’t be able to check the buds’ actual battery level unless you go to your phone’s Bluetooth settings.

earfun free pro 2

Should You Buy EarFun Free Pro 2?

EarFun Free Pro 2 is worth a look if you’re a casual user looking to get the most bang for your buck. For only PHP4,690.00, you’ll get all the essentials and some extras, such as wireless charging, IPX5 certification, and 80 ms of low latency mode.

These are little but powerful performers in almost every category. The active noise cancellation is good, and the Transparency mode is useful for swiftly responding to someone.

The battery isn’t the best in the class, but it’ll get you through a long drive back while listening to Spotify or flipping through some clips on Youtube.

The earbuds are quite comfortable, and they weigh only 4 grams per earpiece. Just be careful because they don’t have the same level of stability as proper sports earbuds.

Overall, the new EarFun Free Pro 2 is an excellent pick for everyone but the pickiest audiophiles. However, they’re the best-sounding earbuds we’ve tested yet.

The EarFun Free Pro 2 is available in the Philippines at Digitial Walker stores nationwide and on its Flagship store on Shopee for only PHP4,690.00.

Credits to our friends at ICONICMNL for sharing this awesome device! For lifestyle, reviews, and other news, please follow them on their official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

EDITOR’S VERDICT

RV Cuarto

Design and Build Quality
Performance & Sound
Battery Life
User Experience

Summary


The EarFun Free Pro 2 earbuds are an exciting feature-rich alternative for daily usage, especially given their low price. They do have a few flaws, such as sluggish touch controls, and the lack of an accompanying smartphone app. The features they do have, though, go a long way toward making things better. We liked how compact it is, how long the battery lasts, how secure it fits, and how big the soundstage is. Nevertheless, EarFun’s Free Pro 2 buds are the ones for you if you’re searching for a new pair of earbuds with a lot of great features, decent sound, and an affordable price point.

3.8

RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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Axgon AXGH1V1 Review: Powerful yet affordable gaming headset

An affordable gaming headset packed with premium features.

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You don’t need to buy the most expensive option to enjoy immersive audio while gaming. The most affordable gaming headsets can match more expensive accessories’ exhilarating audio and crystal-clear microphone functionality. Contrary to the majority of the top gaming headsets overall, these models could provide you more money to expand your game library or make new PC improvements.

When shopping on a tight budget, it’s possible to worry that you’ll purchase a cheaply produced piece of junk from the clearance section. But don’t worry, the Axgon AXGH1V1 gaming headset, which costs only 1,690 PHP, has some pretty impressive specs, like specially tuned 50mm drivers, 7.1 virtual surround sound, and RGB running lights. Let’s see whether this is the best option for you.

Unboxing time!

The Axgon AXGH1V1 has decent packaging and exudes a gaming aura the moment your eyes touch it. Only the headset and an integrated controller for simple control are included inside.

For your pleasure, here is our unboxing video:

Design and Build

The Axgon AXGH1V1 chose a traditional style with a hint of uniqueness to give it a relatively upscale appearance. Like with the Monster Airmars N1, I was surprised to find the RGB running lighting included here as opposed to just an LED light on the microphone.

Axgon AXGH1V1

To seal the ear canals and provide passive noise isolation, the Axgon AXGH1V1 incorporates superior PU (polyurethane) leather earpads. This headset has great comfort because of the soft memory foam padding, which is something I like. There was something in a low-cost gaming headset that I wasn’t expecting.

A metal suspended headband and other ultra-light materials were employed by Axgon to create a comfortable gaming experience over an extended period of time.

Performance and Audio

The world of gaming peripherals may not be familiar with Axgon. However, it is marketed under the AOC name, a reputable veteran in the monitor industry. AOC has a 50-year history and is recognized as one of the most reliable monitor brands on the market in Europe and Asia. Therefore, you can be sure that the company’s gaming headset will provide a top-notch audio experience when it is released.

Axgon AXGH1V1

The Axgon AXGH1V1 has a frequency range that is perfect for your ears, ranging from 20Hz to 20kHz.

It obviously lacks many of the appealing features that the majority of gaming headsets provide. This headset is wired and only supports analog signals, which means there is no wifi connectivity or even an app to adjust settings. However, none of that matters to the type of gamer who prefers the custom-tuned 50mm magnetic neodymium driver and 7.1 virtual surround sound, which creates more powerful sound waves and an immersive audio experience. It is amazing that Axgon was able to put more of an emphasis on audio quality than those extra functions.

Axgon AXGH1V1

The microphone has active noise cancellation, which can be silenced using a physical slider on the side for convenience, although it cannot be disconnected. In our tests, the noise reduction was effective and could even muffle keyboard activity.

Should you buy the Axgon AXGH1V1?

The Axgon AXGH1V1 is a solid gaming headset that provides good performance at a reasonable cost. It’s a snug and comfortable outfit for long-time gaming sessions, thanks to the memory foam cushioning and flexible headband. 

Axgon AXGH1V1

The mix between the music, sound effects, and dialogue in video games is generally good. The mic also produces a full, crisp sound. Each ear cup offers ample space and breathability for ears to rest comfortably, as well as a good fit to minimize slips, which is a major selling point. Although we thought the detailing on rifle rounds and footsteps was superb, not all the sound effects were crisp. The best part is that it just costs PHP 1,690.

Pricing and Availability

The AXGON AX1CVA Gaming Chair is available at the AOC Flagship Store in Lazada and Shopee for only PHP 1,690 and partner retail stores nationwide.

Axgon AXGH1V1 Specs:

  • Gaming Headset with custom-tuned 50mmDriver
  • USB connection only for convenience
  • Custom-tuned 50mm drivers
  • 7.1 Virtual surround sound
  • PU leather, Memory foam Earpads
  • Metal suspended headband
  • Voice clarity, Noise-cancelling microphone
  • RGB running lighting
  • In-line controller for easy control
  • Speaker type: Neodymium Magnet
  • Speaker: o50mm
  • Monomer impedance: 20+-15%
  • Sensitivity: 103±3dB
  • Frequency response: 20hz to 20khz
  • Microphone sensitivity: -38+-3dB
  • Directivity: Single direction
  • 1- year warranty

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Axgon AX1CVA Review: A stylish gaming chair for less

With a full steel frame, a chic color scheme, and affordable price, will it appeal to gamers?

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The best affordable gaming chairs don’t skimp on stability and comfort in order to keep costs low. There are a ton of options available, and it may be quite difficult to determine which ones are reliable and which ones will fail after a few years. Low-cost gaming chairs do not have to be on par with the finest of the best, but they must be worth the money.

There are perhaps more alternatives available now than ever if you’re looking for a decent gaming chair. When determining which seat could be best for you, there are various factors to take into account, such as comfort, design, material, and budget.

One of the items that caught our eye was the Axgon AX1CVA Gaming Chair. You may have a full steel frame, a leather body, and a fashionable color scheme for just 11,200 PHP. Let’s see if this Axgon chair will meet your demands.

AXGON AX1CVA

Unboxing time!

The Axgon AX1CVA Gaming Chair came in a standard box with all the parts and tools you need to put it together yourself. It’s not particularly fancy, but it just took a few minutes to put together.

Here’s our full unboxing video:

Design and Build

If you’re searching for one of the most comfortable gaming chairs available, the Axgon AX1CVA is far from inexpensive, but it’s worth every penny. In addition to the ergonomic design that already supports you where you need it most, the dynamic lumbar support adds additional support where you need it most.

AXGON AX1CVA

The Axgon Gaming Chair completely matches the style of our setup and sets the mood right for a long day of gaming. We also appreciate that this sub-12,000 PHP gaming chair is already crafted with the leather preferred by racing seats.

In terms of comfort, you can also choose the ideal posture for gaming or relaxing because the backrest can be adjusted to any angle between 90 and 160 degrees.

The Axgon AX1CVA is, for the most part, a standard gaming chair with a bucket seat, caster wheels, and neck and lumbar pillows. This seat stands out thanks to its vibrant color palette, which constantly makes me think of the BTS boy band. The 2D armrests that come with the chair will also make it simple to choose a comfortable seating posture.

“This is one of the best quality products designed with the gamer aesthetic in mind on the market, and without a doubt, the most comfortable racing bucket-style seats across any budget.”

Should you buy the Axgon AX1CVA?

A low-cost gaming chair will provide the racing aesthetic if that’s what you’re after, but what’s within that faux leather shell is what really matters. Going too cheap will result in a seat with cushioning that either provides no support or melts away within months, or a structure that cannot withstand the strenuous exertions of a heated gaming session.

AXGON AX1CVA

But Axgon offers a far more decent advantage in the affordable price segment. With built-in lumbar support, a high-density mold shaping form, and a full steel frame, Axgon AX1CVA has turned the racing-seat design into one of the ideal ergonomic solutions for prolonged gaming sessions. Not to mention that the color combination should excite K-pop fans.

The Axgon AX1CVA gaming chair is really affordable and has a lot of good functions. It has a neck pillow, height adjustment, and lumbar support. This is one of the best quality products designed with the gamer aesthetic in mind on the market, and without a doubt, the most comfortable racing bucket-style seats across any budget.

Pricing and Availability

The AXGON AX1CVA Gaming Chair is available at the AOC Flagship Store in Lazada for only 11,200.00, also in Shopee and partner retail stores nationwide.

Axgon AX1CVA Specs

  • Body-Embracing High Back Design
  • Full Steel Frame
  • High-Density Mold Shaping Form
  • Class-4 Hydraulic Spring Gas-Lift
  • High-Quality Nylon Castors
  • 2D Arm Rest

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Samsung Galaxy A13 Review: A smack in the middle

An affordable Android phone that has decent performance, more than a day of battery life, and class-leading software support.

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For the first time, a smartphone can be purchased for under PHP 11,000 and comes with a four-year warranty on security updates. You’ll experience fluid performance that can easily handle the majority of smartphone tasks, including gaming, and take decent photos that won’t make you want to stab your eyes out. That is how I have found the Samsung Galaxy A13 to perform for me. 

This Android phone might not look all that great—its good value and chic body collect so many fingerprints—but I’ve used it without a problem for almost a month. The Galaxy A13 has the essentials down for a very low price if you hate spending money on a phone and don’t care about having the greatest cameras. 

For an enticing value, it offers a large, high-quality screen, a solid battery, and expandable storage. But is it worth buying? Let’s examine it to find out.

Unboxing time!

Let’s inspect the retail package before moving on to the review. Samsung has included the basic stuff inside the box, except for the protective cover.

Check out our full unboxing video here:

Additionally, the Galaxy A13’s whole packaging is constructed of non-corrugated fiberboard (paperboard), also known by the designation 21 PAP. It is environmentally friendly because it is constructed of cellulose fibers, which are reusable and biodegradable.

Build and Design

When you first look at a phone, you could assume it’s more expensive than it actually is, and when that happens, you can tell that the design and engineering teams did a good job.

The phone’s 6.6-inch screen, which measures 165.1 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, or 6.5 inches by 3 inches by 0.35 inches, determines the size of the device. By modern standards, the phone weighs 195 grams, or 0.43 pounds, and is a comparatively small device that is comfortable to handle and simple to grip.

As you look at the phone, the volume controls are on the right, and the power button has an integrated fingerprint sensor. While we prefer these sensors to be embedded into the screen, it’s not a deal-breaker. Samsung managed to fit a 3.5mm headphone jack right next to the USB-C port that is located at the bottom of the device.

Budget phones have not yet benefited from the miracles of waterproofing and dustproofing, and the A13 is no exception. You won’t want to drop it in the sink or even let the rain catch it.

Display

The Galaxy A13’s screen is rather impressive for the price, thanks to Gorilla Glass 5. Sadly, it isn’t an AMOLED display like you’ll find on most Samsung phones, nor is it as good as the few low-cost phones that are lucky enough to have OLED panels, but such models typically make compromises somewhere else.

The Galaxy A13’s screen is absolutely adequate when viewed straight on, despite having average viewing angles that cause brightness to decrease and colors to fade the more you tilt it away from you. It has excellent, vibrant colors that are reasonably true to life and can display a wide variety of them. The default wallpaper effectively highlights these features, and the resolution is on par with some phones that cost four times as much.

Although greater refresh rates are becoming more popular at this price, it’s not surprising that it has a bog-standard 60Hz refresh rate. As a result, you could find that some other competing budget phones are a little smoother to use.

The middle of the display has a teardrop notch, and while the bezels aren’t the narrowest you’re likely to see, they aren’t ugly either. The screen’s rounded corners do seem a little bit excessive, but again, this is not a serious issue that would prevent you from getting the Galaxy A13.

The Galaxy A13 camera is great for social media

A 50MP wide, a 5MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth camera are the four that are available.

The device can capture video at 30 frames per second in up to 1080p resolution. Unfortunately, there is no stabilization, so if you don’t keep the phone very still, it can be pretty shaky and unwatchable. Utilizing a third-party tool like CapCut may be necessary to stabilize video footage.

The 50MP main camera is the center of attention, and with excellent lighting and enough time to keep the phone steady, you can take some seriously gorgeous pictures with it. Even though it doesn’t have an optical zoom, the digital zoom does a good job of picking out details, and the HDR processing does a good job of keeping details in both dark and light areas clear.

Here are some daylight shots taken in Puerto Princesa, Palawan:

The main camera’s low-light images are quite good, especially for a low-cost device. Without using an excessive level of sharpening, there is a nice amount of detail. There is hardly any noise.

Unfortunately, the Galaxy A13 doesn’t have a night mode, but it can still take good pictures in low light.

Here are some lowlight shots for your consumption:

It’s an awesome daily driver

Samsung’s Exynos 850 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage are all included in the Galaxy A13. If needed, additional storage may be added using a microSD card.

A new software framework, including Android 12 and Samsung’s exclusive One UI 4.1, is included with the Galaxy A13 out of the box. Even though the popular custom software layer is now at version 4.1, the Galaxy A13 only gets a shortened version called “One UI 4.1 Core.”

Check out these benchmark tests we’ve conducted:

Benchmarks are one thing, but in practice, its performance is rather respectable given its price.

All-day battery life!

You’ll also like Galaxy A13’s large battery capacity as one of its advantages. The A13’s 5000mAh battery performed admirably for 14 hours and 23 minutes in PCMark’s battery test.

With a normal level of use, the Galaxy A13’s 5,000 mAh battery should last you more than a day. If you’re very careful, you might even get two days out of it. This is because of the huge battery and the less powerful internal components.

The battery level dropped by 10% after an hour of low-volume video playback on the phone with the screen at maximum brightness, indicating a total playback time of about 10 hours. You could stretch it even farther if you dimmed the screen, making long-distance movie viewing possible.

This phone only supports wired charging; wireless charging is not an option. This is to be expected for a smartphone in this price bracket. The wired charging rate is also quite decent at 25W.

Samsung Galaxy A13 Specs

  • Processor: Octa-core Samsung Exynos 850
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB + microSD up to 1TB
  • Display: 6.6in 20:9 1080×2400 IPS LCD
  • Cameras: 50MP (main), 5MP (ultra-wide), 2MP macro, 2MP depth, 8MP front
  • Headphone Jack: Yes
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • OS: Android 12 with OneUI 4.1
  • FM Radio: No
  • Dimensions: 165 x 76.5 x 9mm (6.5 x 3.0 x 0.4″)
  • Weight: 195g
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi 5
  • Bluetooth 5
  • USB 2.0 (USB-C)
  • Colors: Blue, black, white

Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy A13?

This is for those who desire a premium-brand phone at a reasonable price. The Samsung Galaxy A13 is the ideal choice for those of you who want to spend as little money as possible because there aren’t many brand-new smartphones available for less than its asking price.

If you’re trying to find a good camera, the Samsung Galaxy A13’s quad-lens camera is one of the best at this price point and can produce excellent images.

Additionally, the Galaxy A13’s 5,000 mAh battery and software optimization give it a battery life that is above average for people who are constantly on the go. 

The Samsung Galaxy A13 is currently available in all retail stores and partner online shops across the country, for only PHP 10,490.

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