. These are the second generation buds. They go for 100 bucks or this one, which comes with a wireless compatible case, is 120 bucks. Now the big difference is between these and the first generation. These have active noise cancellation. As for battery life, these have up to five hours per battery charge with the buds 15 minutes will give you two hours of quick charge with them and then lastly, you’re gon na get up to 15 hours of battery life with the case, let’s do an unboxing A setup and i’ll give you my impressions on these and tell you what i think all right. So these again are the echo buds second generation 120 bucks for this specific one, because they have the wireless charging case. They come in white and also black. They call these glacier white, dynamic, audio and active noise cancellation, so that’ll be able to hopefully block out a lot of the outside noise that goes around. You can take alexa with you by using these. It says they also work with google assistant and apple siri as well. Wireless charging case, bluetooth, sweat resistance, so let’s open these up. Let’S pull this right here, looks like oh, okay, okay, wasn’t, ready for all that, but pretty easy to open these up, and these are supposed to be like super eco friendly package contents. So let’s put that off to the side. Here we go with the charging case feels very. This feels great first, just a first impression of holding this on my hand, it feels premium, i mean it’s plastic, but it feels very sturdy.
I like this too, i like the button and the usbc charging on the back there. That is great, really really nice i’m impressed so far, just taking a quick look at these also inside the box looks like you, don’t get a charging brick which is pretty normal, but you do get a usbc charging cable. You just pull this bad boy out that off to the side, so you get your usb a to usbc charging, cable let’s. Put that back in. I have a million of those. You also get your bud edition, so you want to make you know, bigger or smaller little attachments on the buds you’re able to do that. I would recommend putting the largest if you can handle it. You’Ll get the best sound and the back best active noise cancellation on there, and then you get some little wings and things in here which i generally don’t use, but you’re able to put those onto the buzz as well. It says to activate all you: do is download the amazon alexa app and then open the case and wait for the blue light and that’s pretty much it and then what’s in here it’s got probably more directions on how to use the buds so packaging. I really like it, i think, it’s very eco, friendly looking i like the colors. I like everything about it so far. What i’m gon na do now is. I already have the amazon alexa app installed so i’m just going to open it up here we go all right, so i’m logged into my amazon app i’m going to put this down for a second, it says all i do is open these up until it turns Blue let’s see it’s green right there.
There we go buds found so i’m gon na leave these just like that. For a second pick, this up and i’m going to say continue: they’re connecting i’m gon na pair them link amazon alexa with echo buds. Okay, it gives you some wing tips, so wing tips are optional, but may provide a more secure fit for some users. Ear tip fit test. Your echo buds ship with medium ear tips, in addition to other size in the box, choose the air tips that offer a snug and comfortable seal, move your head side to side to make sure that the buds are secure in your ear here. Fit tip fit test place the ear bud in your air rotate slightly to get a snug and secure fit. What i’m going to do, though, is i’m going to put the larger ones on. This is very well thought out. The air tips all have different colors. So you know which ones which i personally haven’t seen this in earbuds it’s, a very well thought out feature to match these up so that you know what size you’re using because sometimes these are really close in size and it’s hard to decipher all right. I got the largest bud tips on there. All right setup is complete you’re ready to start talking to alexa, to learn more about what you can say to alexis things, to try from settings and we’re going to immediately see in here we have pass through.
So if i turn that off i’ll be now in active noise cancellation, so i can hear myself a little bit better with that with pass through, which is going to amplify the things outside and then by going to active noise cancellation it’s going to deaden things around. You have on and off the microphone, so i can mute that you have workout, which let’s see we tap on that and that is going to tap the location pin. So this looks like it will create a workout profile to track your run or walk with alexa. So you can track your run or walk with these buds. That’S kind of a cool little feature to have we’re gon na hit the gear in here and see what else we have. So you get your battery status as well. Here you have your active noise canceling, which is on it’s telling me i can enable hands free alexa. When enabled you will be able to use the wake word to access alexa. You can hear your own voice on a call. I do like that so i’m, going to turn that on so what that means is when it, when i call somebody it’s going to automatically turn it on. So i can hear my voice through the headphones tap controls. I can come in here and i can do single tap will be play, pause, that’s, fine, double tap will be the next track or to end answer. A call triple attack will be a previous, and if i want to change this, i can just turn it on and off it.
Doesn’T look like you have other controls that you can do, unfortunately, not a lot of customization in the controls. If i long hold, i can turn active noise cancellation on and off and go through pass through. You have an equalizer. If you want to change the sound that you hear for the music, you can check out your history of workouts. You have your profile, you can find your buds here. So if you can’t find them, it says, find what’s important to you with alexa such as your keys or echo buds. When using this service, amazon will periodically collect location data so i’m. Fine with that i’m going to allow that and i’m going to turn it on. For my echo buds v2 you also have about and under about, we can see who they’re registered to. We can go to device software let’s see so it doesn’t. It looks this probably updates, but there’s not a way to from what i can see to check for updates in here forget device center logs and then just to show you really quickly that this case does wirelessly charge. You can see the light blinking, green and that’s. All the controls you have here so the next step i’m gon na do – is take these out, listen to them and see how they sound okay. So the audio that you’re hearing right now is being recorded with these echo buds two headphones or earphones. So you can get an idea of how it sounds, maybe if you’re on a phone call or using these to record video i’m.
Also for the phone i’m using the galaxy z fold to go into pro video mode chose bluetooth as the recording option for the microphone. So let me know if you think this sounds good or bad in the comments down below Music here’s, a closer look at the buds, they’re, actually really big. These end pieces, where the, where you know all the technology lies inside here, they’re really big. Another thing i like about the buds is they have an r and l on there to let you know which bud goes into which ear the buds controls are in the middle right here and then you see you get a microphone on each side of the bud. Okay, so the echo buds pro let’s talk about these. What i like what i don’t like what i think is just okay. First let’s talk about the controls, for these said buds too. So there seems to be a slight delay in every slightly like, for instance, when you hold down to go between active noise cancellation and pass through there’s a slightly long enough that it’s a little bit annoying for me. I want it to be just like. Maybe a second faster it’s, not horrendous, but it would be nice to just be a little bit faster and then same thing with like changing the song forward or back there’s, just an ever so slight delay. It seems like not the end of the world, but it just if i’m really nitpicking at it.
What about sound quality on these first let’s talk about the base, so i did try the extra large ear tips on here, and then i put the ones just below it. They sound pretty similar in terms of quality of sound. I will say that they are the base, like is, is pretty darn bassy it’s got like a nice deep bass, the quality of the base isn’t like amazing, though i don’t know, i wouldn’t call it tinny, because these aren’t, like trebley sounding earphones but there’s, just like A little bit of like crisp the clear base missing from it sounds a little bit muddy. Uh, the quality of the sound overall like the treble is there’s, not a ton of treble in these based off the two. You know bud sizes that i tried at the ends here. I didn’t think they were like extra uh the quality overall like the overall quality of every sound, i would say it’s good now. Is it it’s? Definitely not as good quality sound as the apple airpod pros or the galaxy buds pros. I would say those sound better, but those are also more expensive and i think you can definitely hear a difference price wise between the two with that said. These do sound pretty good like if you got these for 100 or 120. If you get the wireless charging case, i don’t think you’ll be upset. I think you’ll like that, because the the volume is really good.
They’Ll get air bleedingly loud in your ears and then what about the active noise cancellation and the pass through pass through i’d say is about average. I wasn’t overly impressed with it. The airpod pros are a lot better in terms of that, and then i think the samsung, since they have a lot of customization. Those are also better with the pass through with able to hear what’s going around you, but it having passed through. So you can hear what’s going around you. I do like that. It has that the active noise cancellation, not as good as the airpods pro, but it i would put it in line with the galaxy buds pro, if not slightly better. In the active noise cancellation versus those, it does block out a lot of the noise, especially if you have these at a lower, a very loud volume. Next up let’s talk about the comfort i don’t find these overly comfortable. Like i said, i did try the the largest and the second largest buds on these, and i do feel some pressure in my ears. They are a large bud overall. So i think, if you’re gon na wear these for an extended period of time, you might want to end up putting the smallest tips on there and even at that point maybe they’ll still fit. You know, hurt your ears or maybe you’ll lose a lot of the sound quality with that, but they’re definitely not the most comfortable, but i mean you can wear these and you’re not gon na die don’t go away in that regard, or you know they’re gon na Be in utter pain but they’re.
Definitely they could. I don’t know there’s something about them. I wish they were just a little bit more comfortable in the ears. Quality of everything is pretty good. I like the way the case feels it feels sturdy. It feels smooth in your hand, i like how there’s the you know the button on the back there to get these into manual syncing mode and also the usbc charging. Then wireless charging the the buds themselves feel pretty good quality, so quality over wise. I would definitely give it a good good mark up there battery life, not amazing throughout, but it is kind of par for the course 15 hours on these five hours just with the buds. And then you can quick charge them for 15 minutes and get up to two hours so again, pretty pretty par for the course not the worst. Definitely not the best. Some were kind of in the middle. If you’re going to use these for watching videos, i didn’t notice any delay at all on my samsung galaxy phone when watching any videos. So if you’re worried about that, it’s pretty spot on it’s, also nice, that these work with apple siri, amazon, alexa and also the google assistant, and it just you know, it’s pretty seamless in terms of that when you want to access those assistants through these buds. So, with everything that i laid out, would i recommend the amazon echo bud twos for purchase for a hundred bucks? Definitely especially if you’re not wanting to spend you know, like 175 200 bucks for earbuds.
Definitely i think you’d be very happy with these. Do you need the wireless case? I probably not to be honest with you it’s, just as easy to charge with usbc, but if you need it spend the extra 20 bucks get the wireless case. The quality of the sound it’s not going to compete, it’s going to come close, but it’s not going to compete with the upper echelon buds that are very popular in the market today, such as the galaxy buds pro or the apple air pods pro. So at that point i think you’ll like these, if you get them, but if you’re coming from one of those other buds, the higher end buds you’d probably be a little bit let down, but overall they’re definitely pretty solid.