Edifier has a consistently good selection of wireless products, and I’ve shared my thoughts on a few of them before. The NeoBuds S and WH950B are big standouts for me, and now I’ve gotten the chance to listen to their new TWS1 Pro. This is a follow-up to the TWS Pro1, which was a solid budget-friendly option. The Pro 2 is also budget-friendly only costing $49.99. Are they worth trying?
What You Get
- TWS1 Pro 2 earbuds
- Charging case
- Four sets of ear tips (XS/S/M/L)
- Type C charging cable
- User guide
Look & Feel
It’s made very apparent that the Pro 2 is inspired by Apple’s design, but that’s mostly the charging case. The earbuds themselves are standard true wireless fare, and that’s all it needs to be. This is a simple yet elegant design that is made to be eye-catching and very ergonomic. I found the Pro 2 to be very comfortable, sitting naturally in my concha with a good seal.
Design & Functionality
Inside the Pro 2 is a titanium-coated driver that exhibits a surprisingly big output. They offer you more headroom than a lot of higher-priced true wireless earbuds, which is pretty impressive. With this, you should be able to avoid having to crank up your volume fully in order to achieve a comfortable gain. Noise-canceling should also help, but with the Pro 2 its effect is only average for the price. You should be able to use Edifier’s companion app to control ANC, as well as different filter presets for your music. I would have liked to see a full EQ here, but the three presets you get are still effective. Lastly, there are the hands-free gestures, which I found a little inconsistent. Sometimes they could be unresponsive, but other times they can be very sensitive and activate when unprompted. The Bluetooth connection never dropped though, and the earbuds themselves pair extremely quickly.
The Pro 2 should give you six hours of playtime from one charge. Charging the earbuds with the case will give you 18 hours total, which is okay for the price, but that’s only with ANC turned off. ANC on might only offer you four hours of charge, with twelve hours from the charging case.
I’ve been impressed with what Edifier has shown with their soundstage and imaging over their various wireless products. With the Pro 2, you’ll get standard width and extra height can be added depending on the filter you’re using. The stereo imaging here is nothing too out of the ordinary but still presented elegantly. What I like about Edifiers wireless headphones and earbuds, is that they always have extensive imaging, and the Pro 2 keeps with that notion. Every sound appears with some sense of accuracy, but the Pro 2 doesn’t exhibit much depth outside of good separation. The classical filter felt a bit more open compared to the rest, but most of the soundstage is in your head.
There’s a lot to like about the bass on the Pro 2. These earbuds give you a very expressive bass tone, with solid impact and detail. Switching from different presets, the bass can have a slightly different timbre. The rock preset has more shape and boom to it, while the pop option gives you slightly more sub-bass rumble. I liked the timbre of the pop preset a lot with most tracks, not even just pop music. It helps give the sound signature a lot of lift that helps add a vibration that underlines every track with so much texture.
Most of what you’ll get from the midrange is a v-shaped timbre, and it works for establishing an enjoyable response. Even with some notable recession, the Pro 2 doesn’t have a lot taken away from it, at least with the specific profile it’s intending to go for. Instruments have a large scope, but press up against each other with not much room to spare. With that said, it’s surprising how little is obstructed. The classical filter even lets vocals show a lot of height and command.
While there’s some expansion with the high-end frequencies, the Pro 2 is pretty messy with it. Some of the presets help add air and height to the sound, but the issue is that the upper highs have consistent fuzz. It feels like the Pro 2 just can’t handle the level of detail it is going for, and this would be helped if they had a full EQ in their app.
Although I found some issues with some of the features, the TWS1 Pro 2 still has a great sound for the price. The highs are the weakest element of the signature, but the rest is highly enjoyable and expressive. Edifier delivers a powerful bass while making the rest of the response feel clear and elegant. It also has great comfort and a clean design that will definitely give it more attention.
The Edifier TWS1 Pro 2 will be available soon from their website here.