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Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Review: Redefining Premium Audio

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Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Review: These earbuds have a feature for everyone at a price point most can afford. Simply brilliant all-in-one travel earbuds.

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Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Review

I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on and testing these for this Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 review since the internet rumours started around a possible launch date. The first-generation NeoBuds Pro earbuds scored a perfect Five Stars when I reviewed them at the start of 2022.

Well, that date arrived in October with an immediate release, and I’ve been using them almost exclusively since then.

As the winter storms continue to hit the UK and a packed travel itinerary, including a quick trip to Austin, it was the perfect time to put these buds through their paces and try out the new Wind Reduction Mode.

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Features // Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Review

Edifier has introduced a new and patented Wide-Band Multi-Channel ANC technology, setting a new standard by achieving noise cancellation depths of up to 50dB. This technology is part of an intelligent system that adapts to different environments.

Users can personalise their experience through the bespoke Edifier app available for Android and Apple devices, choosing from High, Medium, or Low Cancellation levels and a special new Wind Reduction option for outdoor use.

For audiophiles, these Edifier earbuds’ are powered by Knowles balanced armature 10mm composite diaphragm dynamic drivers, and there is no compromise on sound quality.

These earbuds are the first to support 192kHz/24bit music streaming over Bluetooth, leveraging the latest LHDC 5.0 HD codec.

Edifier further elevates the listening experience with immersive Spatial Audio support, including visualised Head-Tracking and wear-detection technologies.

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Audio

I often like to see an upgrade to the driver units, so I was initially concerned to learn that the same 10mm Dynamic Driver units were being used, but Edifier knows what it’s doing.

The audio playback is phenomenal and is partially due to the customisable settings in the Connect App (Android | Apple).

This app is the key to unlocking a customised experience, whether by adjusting to your personal sound preferences or tailoring the audio profile to match the genre of music you’re listening to.

Spatial Audio

If you’re new to Spatial Audio, it’s a relatively new technology that gives the feeling that you’re immersed in the music, with each instrument and voice coming to life around you.

This technology is particularly powerful when combined with head-tracking features, such as those in the Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2, as it adjusts the audio dynamically to match your movements.

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Because of this, the Edifier Connect App locks down the Custom EQ option when Spatial Audio is selected.

I preferred to remain in Music Mode and customise my sound, and those Knowles Balanced Armature 10mm drivers responded beautifully.

Active Noise Cancellation

During the Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 review period, the UK was hit by several storms, thus providing me with the best testing ground for the earbud’s newest feature, Wind Reduction.

Previously, the NeoBuds had six microphones, three on each bud, but this has now been increased to eight. For ANC to work effectively, earbuds use microphones to remove unwanted ambient sound.

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I almost always leave my headphones or buds set to ANC on or ANC High, in the case of the NeoBuds Pro 2, which also has a medium, Low and off for the technology.

Stepping outside during a very gusty storm one lunchtime along London’s South bank, a quick tap of the app from High ANC to Wind Reduction nearly blew me away (pun intended)!

The difference was so impressive, given how windy it was, and the NeoBuds Pro 2 removed most of the ‘sheering’ noise that comes from wind passing over the surface of the earbuds.

Power & Comfort

Power is an area of the Pro 2 buds that differs from the Gen 1. It has dropped by almost 4 hours, from a quoted 20 hours of ANC playback to only 16 hours.

However, potential owners need to look beyond this drop, as it’s a trade-off with improved ANC and additional settings, such as the Wind Reduction setting.

During the review, I averaged around 18 hours of use by moving between the various modes. Yet 16 hours of continuous playback with High ANC is more than enough for the majority of users.

The dip in power reserve is to deliver a better overall listening experience, and it worked!

If you read my review on the Gen 1 NeoBuds Pro, you’ll know they were one of the most comfortable earbuds I have reviewed, and I’m pleased to report that the Pro 2 buds are equally as comfortable.

At 5.6g, they’re slightly heavier than some other buds, but the weight distribution is faultless.

They come with seven different tip sizes to ensure the perfect in-ear fit, and once you’ve selected the best choice for your ear, you’ll forget you are wearing them.

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Conclusion

This blend of cutting-edge noise cancellation, high-quality sound, spatial audio, and user-friendly features positions the NeoBuds Pro 2 as a top choice for tech-savvy audiophiles and everyday users.

For those who go running outdoors or use earbuds when cycling, the Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 earbuds’ wind reduction mode will significantly improve your listening experience.

It’s arguably the stand-out feature for these buds.

If I wanted to find a fault, I could argue the styling is almost identical to the previous model, yet with such perfect weight distribution of the buds inside the ear for long-wear use, it would be a moot point! I feel the lack of wireless charging may be an issue for some and must be included should we get a NeoBuds Pro 3 model.

Edifier has delivered another affordable and exceptional pair of buds from price to performance with the NeoBuds Pro 2.

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Specifications // Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Review

NeoBuds ProNeoBuds Pro 2
Dimensionsbuds 30 x 25 x 11mm
case 64 x 55 x 30mm
buds 30 x 26 x 15 mm
case 65 x 55 x 30 mm
Weightbuds 5.5g each
case 47g
total 58g
buds 5.6g each
case 49.2g
total 60.4g
Colour OptionsBlackBlack
White
Audio CodecsLDAC, LHDC 2.0, SBCLDAC, LHDC 5.0, SBC, AAC
Driver10mm Dynamic
Knowles Balanced Armature
10mm Dynamic
Knowles Balanced Armature
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
USB-C
Bluetooth 5.3
USB-C
Batterybuds 40mAh
case 500mAh
TBC
Charge Time1 hour
Fast charging compatible
1 hour
Fast charging compatible
Total Playback20 hours ANC on
24 hours ANC off
16 hours ANC on
22 hours ANC off
Waterproof RatingIP54IP54
Microphones68
FeaturesANC Mode
Ambient Mode
Custom EQ
Game Mode
Ergonomic
Multi-channel ANC Modes
Ambient Mode
Wind Reduction
Spatial Audio
Head Tracking
Customisable Case LED
Custom EQ
Game Mode
Ergonomic
In the BoxNeoBuds Pro Earbuds
Charging case
7x Antibacterial ear tips (various sizes)
USB-C to USB-A fast charging cable
Travel pouch
Manuals
NeoBuds Pro 2 Earbuds
Charging case
7x Antibacterial ear tips (various sizes)
USB-C to USB-A fast charging cable
Travel pouch
Manuals
Websiteedifier.com/neobudsproedifier.com/neobudspro2

Price // Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Review

The new Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 Earbuds are $129/£129.

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