“Can you suggest me some good earphones? I mean those which are good yet cheap.”
This is something people often ask. And when they mention the “good as well as cheap headsets,” my mind immediately diverts to the $50 category.
Because $50 is a decent amount to buy quality earphones. However, it’s pretty confusing to choose a right ‘value for money’ headset (given the number of choices in the pool). Additionally, one needs to be sure about its “future relevancy.” Because the future I see, as a tech-enthusiast, is entirely wireless(yes, with no headphone jack). Hence, one needs to consider the ‘no headphone jack’ factor while buying an earphone.
Given the conditions, the choice is obvious. The wireless earbuds.
Now, combining the needs, i.e., wireless earbuds and $50, there’s not much to explore. It’s a considerably narrow pool of choices. And today, I am going to write a review on one of the favorites(the “Enacfire E18 Bluetooth earbuds”).
Before giving an in-depth review of “Enacfire E18 earbuds,” let me throw-in a fact here: When these earbuds were launched, the price for the pair was only $$. However, due to the enormous success of the product, it was later priced at $$.
Despite the rise in the price, the product’s sales are still on fire due to its quality. It still holds the “Amazon’s choice” award for “wireless earbuds” category.
Now, you might have guessed the quality and performance of the product. You probably might have your heart set on it. However, if you are still not convinced and are looking for a $50 ‘wireless earbuds,’ read the full review and then decide.
What’s inside the box?
Straight out of the box, you will receive following things:
- 500 mAh charging case.
- A case charging cable(USB to micro USB)
- Three eartips for best fit(S, M, L).
- And a manual.
That’s it. Anyway, what matters is the quality & feel of the pair. So let’s move right into it.
The ‘Enacfire E18 Bluetooth earbuds’ have a perfectly ergonomic design. The built quality is pretty sturdy and the in-ear experience is decently comfortable. Moreover, it fits perfectly in the ear.
In short, the design team made it for its looks, comfort, and longevity.
Features and Performance:
Now comes the central part. The features and performance part. So, let’s get started.
- Pairing: With one-step pairing technology, the Enacfire E18 is a treat to use. It connects immediately just by a click of the button. (Of course, the Bluetooth needs to be ‘ON’)
- Wireless: They are best truly wireless earbuds unlike some of the so-called wireless earphones(having a wire in between the L-bud and R-bud) such as ‘Google pixel buds’
- Range: This is a big plus point for Enacfire E18. The range is incredible. Though it says 33ft on the box, from our experience, it can easily stay connected for around 40-45ft.
- Battery: Similar to Apple’s Airpods, these buds also charge inside the box. The box, if fully charged(500 mAh), has around 14-15 hrs. of juice in it. However, if we look at the using time(i.e., outside the box), the E18 lasts about 3-3.5 hrs(before it needs to be placed inside the box to charge), which is considered decent. To keep the total battery life in context, it can play around ten movies or 300 songs with that 500mAh juice.
- Performance: The Bluetooth 5.0 enabled E18 makes sure to give a flawless performance concerning connectivity.
- With music output from HD stereo, it offers an incredible experience filled with richness in the quality of the sound. The highs, mids, and lows are decently satisfying. However, the bass is decent enough but not as good as the $159 Airpods. But given the price point, it’s a complete value-for-money package.
- In the context of call quality, it is decent. Not the best but definitely not the worst.
- One-step connection
- Long range
- Rich sound quality
- Ergonomic design
- Charge on the go
- Fast charging(up to 80% in 30 mins)
- Average battery life
- No noise isolation
- Decent bass(P.S. This can’t be considered a disadvantage, but for extreme bass lovers it can be)
Overall, for me, it’s a perfect 5/5 given the price point. A complete value for money product with future-proof wireless technology.
Wrapping up, I would like to say, “If you are looking for excellent earbuds in the mid-range, this is one of the best options.”
If you are still not convinced and want some other product to be reviewed on this site, add a comment below.
Buying Guide: How to Choose Headphones & Earphones
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Wireless earbuds have got popular amongst users from past few years. But actually, the earbuds you call “wireless” aren’t actually wireless. Though they don’t require a wired connection between your smartphone and earbuds, they still have a wire connection in between of those two earbuds. So you can’t call them truly wireless.Truly wireless earbuds mean they don’t have a single piece of connected wire. They work with wireless technology and their earbuds aren’t connected with wires. That’s why here I’m calling it “Truly Wireless Earbuds” because they are actually truly wireless.
Technology is growing so fast that you can’t even imagine. But here we’re to talk about these Wireless earbuds. These earbuds have completely solved wire jumble problems. People used to mess up in solving those tangled wires. But as in truly wireless earbuds, there are no wires at all. This problem is completely eliminated.
So if you have never ever used any truly wireless earbuds, then I’ll suggest you read this detailed guide to know how to choose the best earbuds for you from the market. We’ll try to explain in simplest way so if you even don’t know anything about sound technology, we’ll make it easier for you to understand.
Wireless Earbuds vs Truly Wireless Earbuds
If you’ll walk around your nearest market or even shop online for truly wireless earbuds, you’ll get results messed up along with the normal wireless earbuds. So to make it easier for you, here is the difference between both of these two.
Normal Wireless Earbuds are the earbuds with wireless connectivity technology but their earpieces have a thin connected wire between them.
You won’t have to plug in any wires in your smartphone to use these earbuds. As these are wireless, they have a small battery source to get power from. This somewhat eliminates the wire jumbling problem but still, you’ll face sometimes.
Truly Wireless Earbuds are completely separated earbuds. Even their earpieces aren’t connected with each other with any thin wire. Like your phone and earbuds are connected wirelessly, these earpieces also stay connected with each other without any wires. These earbuds completely solve the wire jumbling problem.
But the only problem is these earbuds don’t last long. You’ll need to recharge them to take them in use. But still, you can get good battery life earbuds in the market. All you need to do is pay a bit higher amount to get a more convenient product.
Best Features of Truly Wireless Earbuds
This is the best sound technology ever made in history. But there are a lot of new features being enrolled in the new gadgets in the market. Here are those amazing features which I’m talking about.
Digital Assistant Support
Do you have your Amazon Echo or Google Home device setup at your home? If yes, then you’ll love this feature. This digital assistant support gives you one-touch access to digital assistants. If you’re an Android user, you can directly interact with Google home directly from your earbuds. Also, for Apple users, it allows you to communicate with Siri, just by a single button.
The only disadvantage of these earbuds is the shorter battery life. But now the manufacturers provide a small charging case to recharge your earpieces anywhere. This eliminates the battery life problem. So if you’re buying truly wireless earbuds, make sure you buy the one which comes along with the charging cases.
Noise Cancellation, the most demanding feature in the market. At last, the sound quality is the only thing which matters. Because the only purpose of a sound device is to produce good sound quality which can give an awesome sound listening experience.
You can get the noise cancellation feature in the most expensive truly wireless earbuds. If you want to attract the public as well as listen to good quality music, definitely you should buy the one with noise cancellation feature.
Nowadays, new truly wireless earbuds in the market are providing local storage’s within the earbuds. You can avail 2GB to 8GB of storage in your earbuds and store your favorite tracks and playlists inside them. So that you never ever get bored of it, and get to listen to music anywhere to disconnect from the world.
Prices of Truly Wireless Earbuds
The truly wireless earbuds can cost you somewhere from $40 to even $500. The difference you’ll find in these earpieces is the features and the sound quality.
Also, the built quality of the device regulates the pricing of a product. Read ahead to get to know what’s the actual difference in these cheap and costly truly wireless earbuds.
Cheapest: The cheapest truly wireless earbuds can cost you in between from $40 to $100. You’ll get an average battery life in these earbuds but if you’re the one for whom sound quality matters the most. I’ll highly recommend you to spend a bit more to get a perfect device for you.
Mid-Budget: For those who’ve budgeted to spend $100 to $250, you can get amazing choices under this segment. There are a lot of manufacturers focusing on products with mid-range pricing. These earbuds may look like the inexpensive ones but their’s a big difference between the sound quality of both.
Expensive: For those who want good sound quality and luxury look too. This is the category which includes products starting from $250 to $500. If you can spend this much amount, you’ll get an awesome sound technology.
Truly wireless earbuds under this price segment give the best ever sound quality and as well as gives you premium look. I’ll highly recommend you to choose from this segment if you’re able to.
This was our detailed truly wireless earbuds guide, tell us your opinions in the comment section. We explained you all of the features and also the prices of the devices.
I’ll highly recommend you to choose any product from Mid-Budget or Expensive segments. The cheapest ones won’t make you amaze with the sound quality. But these two segments will surely amaze you.
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