The Echo Buds 2, Amazon’s true wireless headphones, are at their lowest price

[Deal du Jour] The Echo Buds 2 have been available since the start of the year in France. Amazon’s second-generation earphones feature surprisingly good active noise cancellation and extensive Alexa integration. Affordable as soon as they are released, the Echo Buds 2 are even more so thanks to this promotion.

What is the promotion on these headphones from Amazon?

Amazon’s 2nd generation Echo Buds earphones retail for €119 upon release. They are regularly found on promotion at 79 €, they are now offered at 59.99 €, their lowest price.

What are these true wireless headphones from Amazon?

The Echo Buds 2 are Amazon’s answer to Apple’s AirPods. Even if it means comparing them, you might as well do it right away on noise reduction, one of the main functions put forward by the two brands. The active reduction of the Echo Buds 2 is in the average, without being at the level of the references of the genre. Where the AirPods Pro 2 offer the best in terms of noise reduction, thanks in particular to the powerful H2 chip, the Amazon headphones still let a slight breath of attenuation pass through. On very pronounced bass sounds and on some mids, the noise reduction is almost ineffective. Work noises or the sound of the train will often pass through. Fortunately, the ambient sound of an open space or the street will be well attenuated and the listening experience is still pleasant. Note that the transparency mode is really effective.

On the sound side, they deliver a good performance for their price range. The Echo Buds 2 offer generous bass and clear voice timbres. Mids and highs will be easily corrected using the equalizer, in order to add a bit of roundness to the whole. Overall, it is again not the best on the market, but for the price, the sound proposal made by Amazon is more than correct.

The Amazon Echo buds in their case // Source: Maxime Claudel for Numerama

Are these wireless headphones from Amazon a bargain?

At less than €60, it’s a very good deal. The Echo Buds shine above all in their many features. Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, is central to using the headphones. You will be able to manage your headphones as well as your entire connected ecosystem, to the sound of your voice. You can turn your connected devices on and off, play music on Deezer or Spotify, or ask for the weather. The Echo Buds are a real portal to the features offered by Alexa. Rest assured, Amazon’s voice assistant can fortunately be deactivated and its use is not essential to take advantage of the headphones.

On the autonomy side, the promise is five short hours with active noise reduction and less than seven hours without. Autonomy doubles with the charging case. Note that a quick charge of 15 minutes still gives you two hours of listening. Finally, the Echo Buds 2 are IPX4 certified and resistant to sweat and rain.

To go further with headphones

👉 Find our test of the Echo Buds 2

👉 Check out our selection of the best wireless headphones of 2022

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