In the past, we've recommended Earfun's AirPro SV and Air Pro 2 as excellent budget noise-canceling earbuds choices, and they're still good values. But the new-for-2022 may be the best of the trio, with multipoint Bluetooth pairing and the latest Qualcomm QCC3046 system-on-a-chip with the aptX audio codec for Android and other devices that support it.
They're on sale now for $49 after you click the 10% instant coupon on the product page and apply the code EFAIRS05 at checkout at Amazon. That code gets you an additional 20% off. That's just 20 cents more than their lowest price to date. The code is good through Sept. 30.
I put the Earfun Air S on our list ofand as a best value pick. The buds have the same 10mm wool drivers as the AirPro SV and feature surprisingly impressive sound for their modest price -- the sound quality is right there with buds that cost $100-$150. They also work well as a headset for making calls, with decent background noise reduction.
The Earfun Air S have an IPX5 water-resistance rating, which means they're splash-proof and can withstand a sustained spray of water. Battery life is pretty middle of the road -- you get up to six hours with noise canceling off and about five hours with it on (at moderate volume levels). They do have an additional four charges in the case, which features wireless charging along with USB-C charging and a quick-charge feature.
The noise canceling won't blow you away, but it does offer a decent amount of noise muffling, and you can update the firmware on the buds via a companion app. The app isn't all that slick, but it is serviceable.
Once again, Earfun has delivered very respectable sounding, comfortable-fitting true-wireless earbuds that don't cost too much money.