Headphones or Headsets are always an unavoidable thing nowadays. From making calls to enjoying music or videos, a headset is needed. From time to time along with the development in technology, gadgets are also upgraded. So the headsets are also got a new face now.
From wired headsets from the beginning, the evolution happened in the time and the wireless Bluetooth headsets became the key players. Since people always looking for modern and simple devices, wired devices became outdated and wireless Bluetooth devices got popular.
As the technology got the next upgrade, the Bluetooth headsets also got upgraded and the name they got is ‘Ear Buds’. Many of us already know about Ear Buds and many people are using the same. Nowadays because of the popularity, many companies are launching Ear Buds too.
Today I am going to review one of the best Ear Bud that I used recently. It is xFyro xS2 True Wireless But. The name xFyro may be familiar for some but those who already used their products may know the quality of their products. Without any doubt, I can say that the xS2 Wireless Bud is an excellent device. It is a kind of waterproof Bluetooth headphones. So we will see the products in detail.
xFyro xS2 Earbuds
xS2 is a Bluetooth Earbud from the brand xFyro, an American Company based in Los Angels. As the name mentions, it is a true Wireless Earbud that comes with the great build quality and performance. The xFyro xS2 is a waterproof device that can be used even in the rain without any issue. The most important thing I noticed about the device is its sound quality. Many of us know that normally wireless/Bluetooth headsets are not so good in sound quality when compared with wired devices in most cases. But here in xS2, the case is something different. You will be getting an amazing sound experience with this.
Let check-in details about that
The xS2 package comes with the following items.
- Bluetooth Earbud Pair (Left and Right)
- Charging Case
- Micro-USB Charging Cable
- Additional Eartip Pairs – 3 Pair
- User Manual
Design and Build Quality
In the initial look itself, you will love the products as it comes in a nice and sleek look. Both Left and Right Buds are attached by the side of the charging case. The buds can be attached and detached easily however to avoid the accidental fall, both buds are attached to the side by small magnetic power. So, once you put the bud back to the charging case, it will get stick to the device easily.
The build quality is good and you will find the device so premium. Both the case and the buds are hard and strong. The buds are light weighted, and you may not find any issue in wearing however the charging case is a bit weighted as it is a small portable power bank too.
As mentioned before, the Buds are compact, and it will fit everyone. The company also providing additional ear tips in a different size, so if the default pair is somehow larger or small for your ear, then definitely you can adjust with the space pairs.
- Bluetooth Version: 5.0
- Bluetooth Range: 33ft (10 meters). If you go beyond the range, the signal will get lost and your connection with the connected device will be lost.
- Charging Case Capacity: 850mAh
- Earbud Capacity: 45mAh, since the battery used in an earbud is only 45mAh, you only need 90mAh power from the charging case for the single charging. The remaining power in the case can be used for subsequent charging of Earbuds or as mentioned before, you can use the device as a power bank to charge other devices.
- Charging Time: 1 hour
- Earbud Standby time: 1500 hours
- Play/Taking Time: 8 hours (In single charge)
- Input Voltage: 5V
- Transmission Frequency: 2400-2483.5 Mhz
Setup and Pair with Mobile or any other Bluetooth Device
Step 1: Remove both the earbud pairs from the charging case
Step 2: Once you power on the device, initially both buds will flash blue and req quickly. Then one of the buds will stop flashing and then slowly show blue color. At this point, you can understand that both buds are now paired successfully.
Note: Pairing both buds together is tricky and you may sometime find difficulty in it. You can check the steps in pairing both earbuds here.
Step 3: Now, on your device, say mobile or tablet, turn on your Bluetooth, and search for the device. The xS2 will be listed in the name ‘xFyro xS2’.
Step 4: Connect to the device and now you can start using the earbud. Note: if you are getting sound in one bud and the next one is inactive, don’t think that the device is damaged. Most probably the issue is because of the pairing between the buds. It can be fixed easily. We will update the details here shortly. In the meantime if you need quick help on that, please put your issue in the comment box below, will answer within a few hours.
Experience after few weeks Usage
I used the device for the last few weeks and I found some good things and some minor issues that you can see on the Pros and Cons below. However, I am just giving a brief here.
The design and the build quality of the device are excellent. The overall sound experience of the device is awesome. When compared with other Bluetooth headsets, the sound quality stands out. But you will not get those higher sound qualities that you are getting from premium wired headsets.
The device is so handy for making and accepting calls too. The call quality is also amazing. The power backup of the device is not that much the company offers. The stand by time is enough for making calls and for enjoying music. However, we are not getting that much company offers. Of course, that may vary based on the usage. So that can be negotiable.
The real issue we faced is with the charging case. If we keep the charging case idle for a few days, the device will get discharged. We noticed the same by charging the case 100 percent and kept idle for a few days, after a few days we noticed that almost 80-90 percent charge is gone. This issue is not happening if you regularly use the charging case.
Price of xFyro xS2
The device is available from its official website at a discounted price of $99 now where the regular price is $250. They are shipping the device US and other countries. The price may look somehow higher when compared to other Chinese products. But for the price, you are getting value for money product and it is from an American Brand too.
Pros of xFyro xS2
- The device is stylish and comes with an amazing build quality
- The sound quality is awesome, and it is clear for both calls and music
- The charging case can be used as a small portable power bank
- It is waterproof
Cons of xFyro xS2
- The initial pairing of buds maybe somehow tricky however it is not at all an issue
- The charging case is not a replacement for normal power bank as the capacity is only 850mAH, so don’t think that you can charge a mobile phone with this.
- We noticed the charging case is losing its charge if kept idle for a few days.
- The charge in both buds is not balanced. We found one of the buds is losing power quickly than the other.
Let me conclude. Without any doubt, I can say that xFyro xS2 is an excellent device when considering the sound and the build quality. For the price range, it is a decent device. But sure the $99 price will be a bit higher when compared with some Chinese products. However, of a US Brand, and for the provided quality, the price is fine.
We noticed some issues with the battery backup but it is not at all a big issue. We all know the usage will be different for each person and the backup also will get affected. So herewith xS2, the backup not at all an issue for users, and you can enjoy music and can make calls without any issue.
So, if you have a budget of $100 for your favorite earbud, and also if you are looking for waterproof headphones for swimming then xFyro xS2 can be one of the best options to try. You can buy it for $99 from xFyro Official store now.
Please let us know your experience with the gadget in the comment section below.
Vipin is a Programmer who loves blogging and used to do research on new things. He loves to share those information through this blog. You can contact him via email [email protected]