Today we are talking about the EarFun Air Pro 3. These are in-ear headphones from a lesser-known Chinese brand. We have already tested two other models from the EarFun brand and have always been pleasantly surprised. This time the headphones are again in the lower range with a price of just under 70 euros. But we can say in advance that in our 3-week test we didn’t find many criticisms of the headphones. But read for yourself.
|Weight||52 g (with case)|
|codecs||SBC, AAC, LC3, aptX adaptive|
|battery life||without ANC|
9 hours per charge
45 hours total
7 hours per charge
37 hours total
|loading time||1 hour (earpiece)|
2 hours (case)
|Miscellaneous||– Hybrid ANC|
– Transparency mode
– Gaming mode
– Fast charge
The headphones let you listen to music for up to 7 hours with noise canceling enabled. Without ANC, the runtime can be increased by 1 to 2 hours. The headphones can be fully charged up to four times in the charging case. This is a really good battery life, which was also confirmed in our test.
There is no problem with the wearing comfort of the earphones. They sit comfortably in the ear and are compact so they can easily be worn for hours. In addition, there is a firm grip, which is why they are suitable for sports. But every ear is different, and what works for you may vary. With the three different silicone attachments included, you can adjust the wearing comfort to your own needs.
The outside of the headphones is made of dark gray plastic with the Earfun logo. Otherwise, the housing and charging case are black. But what about the processing? The gap dimensions are almost optimal and there are no sharp edges. Unfortunately, the materials used do not appear to be of very high quality and cannot be compared to the quality of AirPods and Co. Overall we are very satisfied for the price. The charging case hinge also makes a very solid and stable impression.
app and controls
The Air Pro 3 has touch surfaces on the left and right sides that offer a variety of functions. For example, you can adjust the volume, press the pause button, answer a call or skip to the next track. Overall, button response is pretty good. However, we miss wear detection: This automatically stops playback as soon as you take the in-ears out of your ears and resumes them when you put them back in.
The default layout of the touch surface can be changed individually via the EarFun app, but there is no option to jump within the track. This is a pity. Incidentally, the app is not absolutely necessary to use the in-ears, but it offers a few gimmicks and setting options – apart from a few German translation errors.
ANC to transparency mode
The EarFun Air Pro 3’s ANC and transparency mode are really good. The ANC works really well, especially in the lower to middle frequency spectrum. In the highs, however, you notice the difference to the expensive competition. Still, the ANC is really impressive. The transparency mode makes it possible to hear the surroundings very well. The sound is a bit tinny, but in my opinion that’s not really a bad thing, since you don’t normally have longer conversations with headphones. All in all, you have one of the best systems in this price range.
Sound of the EarFun Air Pro 3
Sound is always subjective, that’s clear. For my part, I am very impressed by the sound. The headphones offer a surprisingly balanced sound, which can also be adjusted in great detail with a 6-band EQ and to my surprise the headphones can do this well. The headphones convince with a surprisingly high level of detail for the price. The bass and mids are usually a bit overrepresented in cheaper headphones, but not in the EarFun Air Pro 3. They manage to keep the sound image balanced. At the same time, these are the third headphones from the brand that we are testing and the sound is getting closer and closer to headphones in the Galaxy Buds price range. Overall, these headphones in the price range of 60 to 90 euros are among the best that we have tested so far.
Our verdict on the EarFun Air Pro 3
The bass-heavy Earfun Air Pro 3 certainly doesn’t feel restricted, and it’s hard to deny some fun. The small power pack offers very long battery life and is very comfortable. Technically you can expect not only the adaptive codec aptX and the game mode, but also Bluetooth LE Audio including LC3 codec. Comfort and operation are also satisfactory, apps complement the functionality in a useful way – apart from connection problems. The ANC performance is not only convincing for the price range, but also pushes the sound in a chosen direction. Thanks to EQ, you can readjust if necessary. A more than solid performance for less than 100 euros. In conclusion, we can say that the headphones convinced us. For less than 70 euros, the headphones offer a good overall package without major compromises. Of course, this headset is not top in all areas, but you can’t expect that at this price either. The sound and battery life still convince us. It’s really fun to make calls with the EarFun Air Pro 3. We can warmly recommend these headphones to anyone who just wants to listen to music on the bus, train or at home and has no special requirements.