Edifier Neobuds Pro true wireless IEMs.

This time around Edifier send me their pro True Wireless IEM. Let’s see what I make of them…

Disclaimer:
Edifier have not paid or sponsored me for this review.
Kathryn and Edifier have been kind enough to ship these out to me.
The views and opinions in this review are my own honest and unbiased thoughts and experiences.
You can find the Edifier NeoBuds Pro by following the link below:

https://mall.edifier.com/products/neobuds-pro

They currently retail for $109.99

Review equipment & software:
Edifier NeoBuds Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.
IPhone XS Max.
Qobuz Studio Premier.
Apple Music ( Includes the app for Android )

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Music:
Various lossless music on Apple Music and Qobuz Studio Premier.

What’s in the box:

Edifier NeoBuds Pro True Wireless IEM’s.
Charging case.
USB Type C fast charging cable.
Storage bag.
7 Pairs of “Antibacterial” ear tips in various sizes.

As with other products I have received from Edifier, STAX, & Airpulse, the contents were well packaged and neatly presented.
This isn’t something that all consumers care about, however I like when a brand goes the extra mile for the customer! It says a lot about said brand and their consideration of the end user.

Spec:
Bluetooth version: V5.0 
Bluetooth protocol: A2DP、AVRCP、HFP 
Audio Decoding: LHDC、LDAC、AAC、SBC 
Effective distance: 10m 
Playback time: 5h+15h (ANC ON) / 6h+18h (ANC OFF)
Charging time: 1h+1h (Fast charging Supported) 
Input: 5V⎓60mA (Earbuds) 5V⎓1A (Charging Case) 
Frequency response: 20Hz-40KHz 
Sound pressure level: 94±3dBSPL(A) 
Impedance: 24Ω

Build & finish:
Edifier have produced an excellent product.
The IEM’s and charging case are built to a high standard and the accessories are all equally well constructed.
The soft pouch is a really nice addition and something I’d like to see other True Wireless brands take note of.
The magnets in the charging case hold the IEM’s in place very securely, so they pass the shaky shaky casey test with ease!
The one complaint that I do have however, is the lack of wireless charging.
At this point in the game I’d expect it as standard so I’d like to think this is something Edifier will look at in the next iteration.

Software & functionality:
Edifier offers a companion app which is available on iOS & Android.
Initial bluetooth pairing is straightforward on both operating systems and remains stable once connected.
The app itself is relatively user friendly and offers plenty of options from EQ settings to mapping the touch controls to your preference.
I did notice something interesting here which I’ve not yet seen from other brands and that is ”Game” mode. However, as I don’t currently game on my smart phones or tablets I can’t comment on this.
The built in ANC ( active noise cancelling ) is exceptional and is one of the better examples I’ve tried out to date.

Comfort:
Once you find the right fit, the NeoBuds Pro are a lightweight and comfortable IEM.
They stay in place during vigorous shaking of ones head and thus I would imagine being suitable for gym use.
The ear tips are super soft and comfortable.
I was able to wear the NeoBuds Pro for up to four hours with no discomfort or fatigue.

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Sound:
When listened to with the EQ off, the NeoBuds Pro sound pretty flat, if a little bit toward the bright side.
The soundstage is wide and spacious with plenty of depth.
When the EQ is engaged the bass hits hard, if you want it to and dips low.
Midrange is full bodied, yet not overwhelming or harsh.
The highs are crisp and fast paced with plenty of sparkle.

Final thoughts:
At $109.99 / £91.67, I think the NeoBuds Pro are a fantastic deal and have a lot to offer that you would normally find in a more expensive True Wireless IEM.
Wireless charging is unfortunately missing here, but that shouldn’t be a dealbreaker for most consumers.
They come with plenty of accessories and a nice soft carry pouch which isn’t something that I’ve seen with other True Wireless IEM’s. Not yet anyway.

If this is your first pair of True Wireless and you’re after something that won’t break the bank, but offers stellar sound quality, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better candidate than the NeoBuds Pro!

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