Update: we’ve tested the buds, and you won’t find better sound for the price. Learn more in our full Amazon Echo Buds review.
Just like the Apple AirPods, the
Obviously, safety is the main concern when using noise-canceling. For example, you need to be able to hear the vehicles around you while crossing a busy street. This is why Amazon has made it extremely easy to control the feature — with a simple double-tap on either bud, passthrough mode can be enabled to allow ambient sound to seep through. Double-tap it again and the noise reduction feature will fire back up, blocking it out once again.
Each bud has also been sealed just enough to secure a coveted IPX4 sweat-resistance rating from the IEC, making the
It’s an interesting proposition for Amazon, adding yet another pair of true wireless earbuds to the mix this late in the game, especially a pair with battery life that falls well below new favorites like Apple’s own Powerbeats Pro from the company’s Beats line, which offer up to nine hours per charge.
That said, the addition of noise-canceling puts the
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