Unveiled last February, Amazon’s second-generation Echos Buds allow you to take advantage of Alexa’s functionalities in nomadic mode. Usually offered at 119.99 euros, these wireless headphones are now displayed at 89.99 euros on the American platform on the occasion of the French Days.
The first generation of Amazon’s Echo Buds headphones, launched in 2019, were not released in France. The brand corrected this this year by making the second generation of its true wireless finally available in France. The 2nd gen Echo Buds thus arrived on the market last February, and allow French users to have access to the Alexa assistant wherever you are, in addition to offering several other features. While they were previously offered at more than 100 euros, these 2nd generation Echo Buds finally benefit from a reduction during these French Days.
What to remember about the Echo Buds
- Very good integration with the Alexa ecosystem
- Effective activity tracking
- Headphones with active noise reduction
Initially sold at 119.99 euros, the Amazon Echo Buds (2nd gen) are now available at 89.99 euros on Amazon.
The model accompanied by a wireless charging box is also displayed at a reduced price on Amazon: it goes from 139.99 euros to 109.99 euros.
If the offer mentioned in this article is no longer available after that, please take a look below for other Amazon Echo Buds (2nd gen) offers. The table updates automatically.
Comfortable true wireless that hold up well
At first glance, the Amazon Echos Buds 2 are reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, as their rounded design is similar. Otherwise, we can enjoy good comfort, and above all excellent support since the Echo Buds 2, which are in-ear headphones, not only come with silicone tips to suit the greatest number, but also fins, which cover the inside face of the earpiece to allow it to be better wedged into the auricular pavilion. Suffice to say that they will not move a bit during your listening sessions, including in the middle of a running session. Also note that the Echo Buds are IPX4 certified, which ensures resistance to splashes, sweat and rain. Regarding the controls, these are tactile and their surfaces are located on the two headphones. If specific actions are affiliated with each type of press on these touch surfaces, you will still be able to configure other commands on the Amazon Alexa application.
Alexa at the center of everything
Precisely, the voice assistant Alexa will be central in the use of Echo Buds, Amazon obliges. Thanks to the application, you can therefore manage your entire connected ecosystem while wearing your headphones: turn your connected bulbs on or off, play music on Amazon Music or Spotify, program an alarm or a reminder… The voice recognition integrated into the Echo Buds will have to simplify everyday life.
And that’s not all: on the application, you can also select the “workout” option, which will allow you to record your sports sessions. As we noticed during our test, the Echo Buds offer reliable tracking of the number of steps taken, for example.
Slightly average noise reduction, but convincing sound
In addition to their passive isolation allowed by their in-ear format, the Echo Buds 2 also have active noise reduction, supposed to erase surrounding noise when listening to a song. This reduction will however be a bit average, since it will only remove light noise in the surroundings, and will not be able to filter out the louder sounds that surround us in the middle of the street, for example. On the other hand, it will be suitable for those who wish above all to isolate themselves in an open-space, for example. Also note that the transparency mode, which on the contrary allows you to hear the noises around you, will be really convincing.
Finally, regarding sound, the Echo Buds incorporate 5.7 mm transducers, and will be compatible with SBC and AAC level Bluetooth codecs, but not with aptX or LDAC, unfortunately. For the sound quality strictly speaking, this will be more focused on the mids, and despite a lack of punch on certain titles, the dynamics will be quite satisfactory: the Echo Buds 2 indeed have a good transient regime which suits them allow you to increase the volume quickly on the same track. On the autonomy side, the brand announces an autonomy of five hours for the Echo Buds by activating the noise reduction, and 6.5 hours without. A duration that can go up to 15 hours thanks to the charging case.
To find out even more, do not hesitate to read our complete test of the Amazon Echo Buds 2.
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