Today, Cyrus Audio, a British Hi-Fi manufacturer that made its name with unconventional yet ingenious integrated amps (like the Cyrus ONE), announced its second foray into the hot wireless earbud market, the soundBuds2.
This second-generation product improves upon the first model with a sleeker design, larger drivers, touch controls, and longer battery life. According to Cyrus, comfort and balanced sound quality is the name of the game, a concept realized via the use of silicone ear hooks for a stable fit and neutral tuning meant to appeal to audiophiles.
Bluetooth 5.0 provides decent battery life (5 hours on the buds, 15 hours in the case), along with good range (about 30 feet). There’s also IPX5 water resistance so that they can be used on a jog or in the gym.
No word on Bluetooth codecs or companion app, but the price is reasonable at $119.
The soundBuds2 will be available via Amazon.com during the second quarter of this year.
For more specs and pics, see below:
Bluetooth version: 5.0
Distance: 10 meters
Voice assistant ready
Speaker driver: 6mm
Impedance: 16 ohms
Frequency range: 20Hz-20KHz
Earphone playing/talk time: 5 hours
Charging case battery capacity: 5000mAh
Earphone battery capacity: 50mAh
Charges on the go: > 3 times
Total playing time: > 20 hours
I’m an audio writer who started as a young audio salesman/consumer electronics professional back in the late 90s. That’s where I discovered the magic of 2-Channel sound. My thirst for great sound has led me on a delightful music quest that continues today.