Edifier’s NeoBuds Pro became the first TWS earbuds to be certified Hi-Res, a standard proposed by Sony and recognized by the Consumer Electronics Association.
It’s just ridiculously difficult to deliver hi-res audio over Bluetooth. Just ask Apple – they announced that lossless audio (to clarify, which isn’t the same as hi-res audio) was coming to Apple Music, but cleverly left out that the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max wouldn’t support it. Hi-res audio is heavy, and isn’t something Bluetooth can handle… but Edifier, a company with 25 years of audio equipment manufacturing behind it, somehow cracked the code. By using the LHDC (Low-Latency High Definition Codec) Bluetooth Codec, Edifier’s NeoBuds Pro can deliver high-resolution music to your ears without requiring wires. The NeoBuds Pro even comes with Active Noise Cancellation and costs just $99, providing some serious competition to the AirPods Pro and Sony’s WF-1000XM4.
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What’s really ironic is that the Edifier NeoBuds Pro are the first TWS earphones to come Hi-Res certified, a standard developed by Sony itself – a brand that’s very much in the TWS earbud race! Edifier’s own TWS earphones really push the boundaries with the adoption of the LHDC codec (to rival Sony’s LDAC codec), offering higher-quality streaming over a Bluetooth connection, even compared to Apple’s own AAC. Simply put, the NeoBuds Pro makes a pretty remarkable claim, although the LHDC codec is currently adopted by a number of brands in Asia, but isn’t entirely widespread.
The NeoBuds Pro comes in a slick little case that houses the two earbuds, along with a pretty neat LED light strip that dances when you open the case. The earphones themselves are incredibly compact for what they say they’re capable of, and aside from being able to pump out hi-res audio, they come with a dynamic driver, Knowles balanced armature, and active noise cancellation up to 42 decibels – made possible with the presence of 6 microphones that constantly help capture, isolate, and reduce environmental noise, while also ensuring vocals are picked up with crystal clarity.
On the usability front, the earphones boast of an impressive 24-hour usage (along with the case) with ANC turned off, or 20 hours with ANC turned on – that means you probably realistically need to charge your NeoBuds Pro once every 4-ish days. The NeoBuds Pro are IP54 dust and waterproof too, making them perfect for wearing outdoors even in bad weather, and the wide selection of silicone ear-tips means your earphones won’t fall out as you jog. In fact, Edifier even says the silicone ear-tips are designed to be germ-proof too, and can maintain a sanitation rate of up to 99.8%.
The NeoBuds Pro come along with Edifier’s smartphone app that gives you the kind of control over your sound that even Apple and Sony don’t. You can choose from four sound modes: High/Low ANC, Ambient Sound, or Standard, or even adjust your listening preferences by customizing the EQ and other parameters. Moreover, you can even adjust the audio quality based on your connection and data plan, opting for a hi-res on WiFi and a medium-to-low res when you’re on cellular data. The Edifier app is available for both Android and iOS devices, and even while the LHDC codec is still in the process of catching traction, the NeoBuds also supports the AAC and SBC codecs that are found on practically every smartphone.
Edifier’s NeoBuds Pro begins shipping as early as August 2021. They sport a surprisingly competitive price tag at just $99, and come along with the charging case, a USB-C charging cable, 7 pairs of antibacterial ear-tips to choose from, and a chance to win some of Edifier’s more audiophile-grade music equipment by referring a friend!
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