If you’re looking for a pair of earbuds that will stay in your ears no matter what, then you’ll want to check out the earin earbuds review. These earbuds are designed to fit snugly in your ear and stay in place, even when you’re sweating or moving around. The earin earbuds are also wireless, so you don’t have to worry about tangled cords.
Pros And Cons
- The smallest TWS earbuds available
- Amazing soundstage for its small size
- Automatic right/left ear detection
- Wireless charging case for compact devices with 30-hour capacity
- No noise cancellation
- Tiny size can lead to compromises
- Touch-sensitive area
Earin Earbuds Reviews
Price And Availability
Earin A-3 is $199 and is currently only available from Earin. You can choose from a black or silver version for the charging case, but the buds come in black only.
$199 is quite a steep price for Earin. The same price as the Apple AirPods standard battery case, and the A-3’s case supports standard wireless charging.
These buds are now directly competing with the feature-packed Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. The price of the A-3’s case supports wireless charging as a standard.
We’ll hand it to Swedish company Earin, originally a pioneer in the true wireless earbuds market. They didn’t let the flood of earbuds that came after them swallow them up. Releasing a pair right around the same time that Apple dropped its AirPods.
I don’t know if any earbuds are smaller or lighter than the Earin A-3. I’m still amazed at how these buds work. Each one measures only 0.8 inches in length and weighs 0.12 ounces.
The A-3 is also unusual in that both of its earbuds are identical — instead of having one left bud and one right bud, you can put either into whichever ear you choose.
With their elongated stalk design, the standard AirPods would be enormous next to the Earin A-3. The Earin A:3 earphones barely stick out, and the touch sensor is the only thing that sticks out.
Because the charging case is not bulky, it can be kept small. Although the Earin A-3 are made from bare plastic, the aluminum charging case is exceptional.
It has a matte finish and flip-top lid that gives you the feeling of opening a high-end lighter. The rear of the charging case has a small amount of plastic, valid for wireless charging, and a button to start pairing mode.
These aren’t in-ear buds that go into your ear canal. They rest in your concha ( the outer ear). Also, the Earin A-3’s earbuds are identical. You can use either ear instead of one left and one right earbud.
The Earin A-3 true wireless buds can instantly identify which ear canal it is and then assign the correct audio channels. This is quite amazing. It worked flawlessly every time, so I didn’t have to worry about accidentally putting the wrong bud in.
This convenience comes at the cost of being one-size-fits-all. There are no ear tips or wings that can be swapped around to create a custom fit. ANC is unavailable, as it wouldn’t work well with the Earin A-3’s loose seal. You get IP52 water resistance sufficient to rain, sweat, and dust resistant.
Comfort And Fit
The Earin A-3 is lightweight and comfortable, as you would expect. The Earin A-3’s open earbuds design makes it easier to grip than other in-ear models and gives you a more relaxed feel.
The A-3s don’t feature any silicon tips at all. Earin has designed the earbuds to twist, rotating the angle so more ear shapes are compatible.
The buds don’t fit any particular ear and are therefore not ergonomic. The Earin A-3’s units are more flexible than other brands.
The Earin A:3 earphones can slide around in your ears if they’re not set correctly, but not enough to cause them to fall out. It’s easy to set them at the wrong angle.
This can affect how their sound quality. Too far out towards the ear canal will result in too much bass. Too far away will cause it to sound weak and recessed.
The Earin A-3 earbuds could be worn on long walks quite well, but despite the sweatproof and low weight, they will not be top-rated running headphones.
Setup And Controls
It is simple to pair the Earin A-3 earbuds the first time: press the button at the back of the charging case while the pair of earbuds have been docked. This will allow them to connect via Bluetooth 5.0.
It also supports the high-quality aptX Bluetooth codec, which neither Apple’s AirPods Pro nor the Galaxy Buds Pro can boast of being able to do. The range of the Bluetooth connectivity is great, though.
The Earin A:3 earphones will reliably pair with a source device each time you remove the buds from the cause.
The touch controls can only play and pause tracks, answer or disconnect from phone calls, summon the voice assistant or summon it. However, you cannot skip or automatically adjust the volume.
I was pleasantly surprised by how the Earin A-3 bit trickier handles these inputs. The tiny, pill-shaped touch controls were created for voice assistants. To play or pause, you only need to double-tap one earbud anywhere you want.
If either bud is facing the same direction as its mate, it assumes that you share one of your earbuds with a friend. The system switches both earbuds to mono mode, so neither of you misses any details from the audio track.
Each earbud has an accelerometer that detect jostling and saves you the tedious task of tapping on a tiny sensor.
You can also customize the iOS companion app by making simple changes, such as having play/pause input take one tap rather than two. Although the Android app isn’t yet available, Earin says it will soon be and offer the same features as iOS.
Earin has put big, 14.3mm, dynamic drivers in the Earin A-3 true wireless buds. The custom-built speakers quickly disillusioned me.
First, credit must be given to the left/right ear detection. It never lost track of which side it was. This enabled the Earin A-3’s impressively wide soundstage to be demonstrated.
Tracks that shift vocals or instruments between the two channels for effect, like Foo Fighters’ Low and Lorde’s Still Sane, were executed with a satisfying feeling of breadth.
Although there is much more ambient sound, it doesn’t make the mix less clear. The Earin A-3’s ability to separate all recording elements to preserve detail is one of its most impressive sonic characteristics. The Earin A-3 can be used to drown out any ambient noise by sitting at high volumes.
You also get a decent amount of bass punch. This gives you the power and detail that electronic, rock, and metal music require without losing details.
The A-3 is capable of reproducing the song’s bass, as evidenced when using your fingers to pinch your ear canals closed around the Earin A:3 earphones.
This is important for tracks with a lot of distortion or overdrive effects. Royal Blood’s Typhoons, which featured spiraling bass, sounded filthy in a good way.
Frequency balance is generally good, with the bass, mids, and treble not threatening to overwhelm or even compete with each other. Although vocals may be a little closer to the front, podcasts are still an every listening experience. Video audio always stays in sync, too.
Earin A-3’s battery life is even worse. Despite their compact size, Earin claims 5 hours battery time of playback on a single charge and 30 hours with repeated charging. Although the latter music sounds great, the first is not. In practice, I could not even get the whole five hours.
My first run was only three hours and 5 minutes. I tried to keep my volume at 50%, but that didn’t work. This seemed almost too low, so I recharged my batteries and tried again.
So when their batteries are dead, it takes about an hour and a half to fully recharge them in the charging case.
Some wireless earbuds may not be as durable as the JLab Epic Air Sport ANC. Not even four hours. This isn’t very pleasant, and you shouldn’t expect to get 30 hours out of your charging case.
It’s not much more than a headset for calling. Roland, our UK editor and my mic test subject, said I sounded crackly when using the Earin A-3 microphones. The tiny earbuds don’t poke outwards makes speech pickup more difficult for the microphones.
I also felt as though I was speaking to them from far away, and there was a noticeable echo in the room.
It should be noted that I could still be heard clearly enough to be understood by others. I was never asked to repeat my words. However, on a few occasions, I sound less distorted than when using my phone’s microphone. Also, stepping outside onto my balcony made a huge wind noise at the other end.
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Are high-quality earbuds worth the investment?
They are worth the investment, mainly if your interests include fitness and travel. In recent years, wireless earbuds prices have dropped significantly.
Wireless earbuds are more flexible and can be connected to many devices. The latest wireless earbuds offer a great range, memory, and long battery life.
Do I need to keep my earbuds in a charging case?
Nearly all wireless earbuds have lithium-ion batteries that can stop charging when their battery life is fully charged. The charging case protects your earbuds against moisture and extreme temperatures.
The Earin earbuds are an excellent option for those who need to have true wireless headphones on all day long. They come in three different colors and are designed to be comfortable so that you can wear them all day without any discomfort.
Their ergonomic design also means that the build quality is surprisingly good, especially considering their affordable price.
These headphones also include a built-in microphone, making communicating with my team while working from home much more accessible! Hooke Audio hopes our review has been helpful if you’re looking for one pair of truly wireless earbuds.