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The xFyro xS2 is good completely wireless in-ears for mixed-use, but they have a few flaws. Although they are reasonably comfortable, the in-ear fit should not be suitable for all. They’re lightweight and provide strong isolation, making them suitable for commutes and daily casual use. They even come with a good, premium-feeling shell, but it doesn’t really cover the headphones and only serves as a power bank. Their sound quality is poor at best, and our unit’s frequency response was off. Furthermore, you must attach the right earbud first, or the audio channels would be reversed, which is inconvenient.
The xFyro xS2 is true wireless in-ears with a low-profile appearance and a slightly bulky earbud build. When wearing them, they protrude quite a bit from the ear. They have a good finish and don’t appear to be too cheap. Their included aluminum case is also elegant and well-made. These headphones are available in three colour options: black, blue, and red.
The xS2 have a conventional in-ear feel to them, and the fit might not be as comfortable for everyone. They go deep into your ear canal, which might be uncomfortable for others, but they come with three different ear tip choices to help you find the best match. They’re really light headphones that don’t make a lot of noise when they’re in your face. Their control scheme, on the other hand, allows you to force the earbud much deeper into your ear to register an action, which is inconvenient.
The xS2’s control scheme is frustrating. Both earbuds have clicky buttons that provide positive feedback, but they aren’t easy to use. Every purpose necessitates pressing the earbud deeper into your ear, which is painful. They also lack volume control and only have call/music management and track skipping as options (forward and backward).
Because of their small size, these headphones, like most in-ears, are very compact. They are small enough to fit in a pocket or bag and are easy to carry around with you at all times. They also have a case, which adds a little bulk but still fits into pockets.
The xFyro xS2 is packaged in a sturdy box. The casing, however, does not properly cover the headphones since the tops of the buds are exposed. Furthermore, the headphones are held in place only by magnetic energy, which ensures that rapid motion or impacts can cause the headphones to slip out of their receptacle. On the positive side, the case can be used as an 850mAh rechargeable power bank into which a USB cable can be inserted to charge other devices.
The xFyro xS2 headphones are well-made. The buds are made of a thick plastic that feels strong enough to withstand a few knocks. The aluminium case is also well-made, with a heavy and sturdy feel to it. They’re both dust and water resistant, with an IP67 rating. They can be submerged in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 3 feet, but Bluetooth does not work as well underwater. According to the maker, they can be used in the shower or when it’s raining, but we don’t have a test in our current test bench to reliably calculate this.
If you can find the right tip size for you, these headphones are reasonably stable. You can jog in them or wear them to the gym, but they won’t be suitable for more strenuous exercise. They’re extremely light, and their completely wireless nature removes the possibility of a cable being tangled and yanking the headphones from your ears. They do not, however, have stability fins to help them remain in place during more extreme sports.
Their isolation capabilities are excellent (see our recommendations for the best noise-cancelling earbuds). They passively isolate a decent amount of ambient noise despite the lack of active noise cancellation. They reach above-average isolation of 13dB in the bass range, where the engine rumbles live. They minimize outside noise by 20dB and 41dB in the mid and treble ranges, respectively, which are excellent results.
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On a single charge, these headphones provide just over 3 hours of continuous playback. When compared to the 5 hours advertised by xFyro, this is disappointing, particularly because they take an hour and a half to completely charge. The case, on the other hand, serves as a power bank for the headphones and can also be used to charge other devices. According to the specifications, you should assume a total of 30 hours of battery life. They also have a fast charge feature that gives you 75 percent battery life in just 30 minutes of charging, but we can’t test this with our current test bench accurately. They also go into standby mode after a few minutes of inactivity and can last up to 300 hours, according to xFyro.
Multi-device pairing and NFC support are not available with these headphones. Their pairing process is also a little difficult, since you must always switch on the right earbud first, which attaches to your computer, before connecting the left earbud to the right. Channels would be reversed if you attach the left one first. However, each earbud can be connected to two separate devices, but they cannot be connected as a pair to two devices.
These headphones, like other Bluetooth headphones without a lower latency codec, have too much latency to be used for gaming or watching video material. They also have higher-than-average latency, which ensures that what you hear can vary from what you see on your phone.
They won’t have the high-quality audio reproduction needed for critical listening, but their portability and good isolation make them a better-than-average option for commuting and office use. They’re also flexible enough for light sports and don’t trap heat thanks to their in-ear nature. They do, however, have higher-than-average Bluetooth latency, making them unsuitable for gaming and watching television.
They have decent isolation and don’t leak much, so you’ll be able to listen to music at high volumes without upsetting anyone around you. Although they may be convenient for short bus rides, the in-ear fit may not be suitable for long flights.