Amazon Echo Buds 2 review: ok, with this discount the price is right!

I have read cooked and raw on Amazon Echo Buds 2, the second generation of TWS earphones with Alexa and noise reduction, also arrived in our market for a while after a first generation never officially sold in the Bel Paese and which, indeed, had some problems. With the second generation, however, Amazon has managed to improve some of the defects highlighted in the first days of life of the previous model, starting from the size and comfort, up to the integration of fast charging.

The point, however, is that, when these earphones were presented in Italy, the list price was clearly too high: starting from this base therefore, there were also many criticisms on the second generation of Amazon earphones precisely for their quality / quality ratio. price.

A relationship perhaps a little unbalanced which, however, was understood by the brand that responded to the problem by putting the Amazon Echo Buds 2 in super offer: practically now the headphones with Alexa are possible buy with 50% discount. And believe me, that's a more adequate figure for having the convenience of being able to use Alexa on the go, whether you're using an Android smartphone or an iPhone.

Amazon Echo Buds 2 review: with the 50% discount the headphones with Alexa are a whole different music

Design and materials

There is one thing to immediately take into consideration with Amazon Echo Buds 2: you shouldn't be too influenced by design. And I say this because ok, Amazon's earphones follow the style of Amazon Basics products, but at the first approach they immediately gave me a feeling of “little comfort” due to their shape. Fortunately, however, as soon as I put them on I realized I was wrong: they are light and, above all, they are comfortable.

The design is simple and minimal, in full compliance with all Amazon devices, and they are made with an opaque polycarbonate shell, which can be black or white. The area that must be inserted in the ear cup instead is always in polycarbonate, but in this case shiny, and definitely transmits a more premium feeling, especially considering that we are talking about TWS earphones with noise cancellation and with Alexa that you can buy at a discount for less. of 60 euros.

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Basically, the Amazon Echo Buds 2 they are button-type earphones, with a rather large outer bulb, but also particularly light. Each single earphone is 20 × 19.1 × 19.1 mm large and weighs 5,7 grams, which avoids weighing down the ear and does not bother it even after long sessions of use.

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What Amazon should have worked on a little better is the case, which can be purchased both in the traditional version and in the version equipped with wireless charging, but which is made with a plastic that is a little too light, as is the hinge. which allows opening and closing.

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Large 66.8 × 28.6 × 39.1 mm and heavy 44.4 grams, it is not among the most compact cases in circulation and, above all, it is made with a shape that in the long run could be a little uncomfortable especially to keep in your pocket, due to its lines. rather square. Poco bad though, because it is a case that - as we will see - supports fast charging.

Audio quality and noise reduction

From a purely qualitative point of view, let's get straight to the point: Amazon Echo Buds 2 they feel good considering the selling price. They integrate 5.7 mm dynamic drivers with which they are able to guarantee good audio quality, as long as you have the desire to slightly modify the equalization. The point is that out-of-the box, Amazon's earbuds come with a perhaps a little flat and all-too-balanced sound balance and yes, for some people this feature might be a positive, but actually when you listen. for the first time in any piece of music there is an immediate sensation of little incisiveness of the sound.

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However, things improve profoundly when you change the equalization settings of the earphones: which not only means that the reproduction quality of the drivers is actually there, but also that in this way everyone will be able to set a sound performance suited to their own. personal needs.

The ANC is good, certainly not at the levels of that of the Samsung Galxy Buds 2 Pro (here the review), but considering the current selling price it probably is the best noise cancellation that you can get by spending less than 60 euros. The effectiveness is right, the suppression of frequencies is well balanced, and it is clear how much Amazon has done a great job especially for the lower frequencies and on continuous noises which, unlike ringing tones and voices, are suppressed very effectively. .

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So is the transparency mode, which is average but is qualitatively higher than that integrated in all the other competitor models in the same price range, but which returns a sound a little tending to metallic and at times poco natural.

Application and Alexa

The spearhead of the Amazon Echo Buds 2, as well as the most convenient feature of Amazon's earphones, is the ability to take advantage of Alexa to its full strength. Let me be clear, in terms of functionality there are no substantial differences with those of the other headsets that integrate the Amazon assistant, but the fundamental difference lies in the fact that with the Amazon Echo Buds 2 it's possible activate Alexa with your voice without the need to physically touch the TWS.

To take advantage of all its features, you will first need to pair the earphones via the Alexa app available for both Android and iOS. After pairing, you can take advantage of all the customization options, such as activating or deactivating the ANC or Ambient mode, starting a workout, deactivating the microphone and so on.

Through the app it is also possible to customize the touch controls on both earphones, which are always very reactive and - given the shape of the surface, easy to use. Their default setting is as follows:

  • One touch: Play / pause;
  • two touches: next song and answer / end a call;
  • three touches: previous song
  • long press: from ANC to ambient mode.

Alternatively, you can also decide to customize the extended touch in order to configure it with other digital assistants, as long as you agree to sacrifice the volume control and the ANC.

There is also a function to find the headphones by geolocating them or making them ring, a function that cannot be found at this price, unfortunately, however, there is no multipoint connection for connecting the earphones to two devices at the same time.

Battery life

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But it is on the battery life that those from Amazon should have done a little more. With ANC and Alexa active, despite the company declaring about 5 hours of listening, in reality I was hardly able to exceed 4 hours of autonomy on a single charge. However, it is true that thanks to fast charging the problem becomes rather relative: 15 minutes of charging in the case will be enough to allow the Amazon Echo Buds 2 to work for about 2 hours. Not bad really.

Selling price and conclusions

The official selling price of the Amazon Echo Buds 2 is € 119,99 for the version with traditional charging chase and € 139,99 for the one with the case with wireless charging. In reality, however, the brand has put both versions at a 50% discount, which totally changes the cards on the table: through the box below you could buy the version with charging case with cable for 59,99 euros, while the version with wireless charging case costs 69,99 euros.

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And at this price you don't even have to think about it. If you need to buy good quality wireless earphones, equipped with excellent noise reduction and a whole series of features present on the premium models on the market, Amazon Echo Buds 2 is the model to choose, because with this discount you will hardly find something better.

And then there is Alexa, always present and with whom it is possible to interact without the need to activate anything: and for those who have many smart devices in the house, it is a very convenient thing.



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review-amazon-echo-buds-2 I read cooked and raw on the Amazon Echo Buds 2, the second generation of TWS earphones with Alexa and noise reduction, also arrived in our market for a while after a first generation never officially sold in the Bel Paese and ...