Honor EarBuds 2 SE earbuds review: comfortable noise reduction, 32 hours long battery life

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The Honor 50 series conference will be officially held on June 16, 2021. Honor’s new TWS Earbuds 2 SE is also officially released. The appearance continues the design style of Honor X1 Earbuds. In terms of functions, it focuses on comfortable active noise reduction and long battery life.

Honor Earbuds 2 SE true wireless noise reduction earphones in appearance design, the charging case adopts a rounded square shape, all corners and corners are treated with arcs; the earphone is a handle-shaped in-ear design, the handle is relatively flat, and the length is compared with the previous generation. It has increased, but the earphone does not have any edges or corners as a whole.

In terms of functional configuration, a 10mm composite diaphragm speaker unit is used to provide three-band balanced sound quality; it supports active noise reduction, and ambient sound transmission mode, and supports dual-mic call noise reduction; battery life is another major feature of this product , The overall battery life has reached 32 hours, and it supports fast charging, charging for 10 minutes and listening to music for 4 hours; other aspects also support wearing detection, low game latency, etc. Let us take a closer look at this product below~

| 1. Honor EarBuds 2 SE unboxing

The packaging box has unique brand characteristics, and the accessories exceed the standard configuration

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The Honor EarBuds 2 SE packaging box uses a white background with Honor’s classic blue color scheme. The overall appearance of the product is displayed on a large area on the front. The information includes the product name: Honor Earbuds 2 SE, “HONOR” brand LOGO, and 32 hours of long battery life, active drop Three product features: noisy and pure sound quality.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The graphic on the back of the box shows five product features: 32 hours of long battery life, active noise reduction, pure sound quality, 10 minutes of charging for 4 hours of listening to music, and environmental sound transparent transmission, as well as some Honor Terminal Co., Ltd. information.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The side is decorated with gradient blue color and “HONOR” shading.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

Factory label at the bottom of the box, Honor Earbuds 2 SE headset model: T0005, charging case model: T0005C, color: Icelandic white, and factory serial number barcode, etc.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The contents of the box include earphones, charging cable, eartips, quick guide, safety information and warranty card.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

Two pairs of silicone eartips of different sizes, together with a pair of headphones attached to a total of three specifications, are used to meet the personalized wear of different groups of people. The eartips are detailed in place, with an internal isolation layer, which prevents foreign objects and also protects the dust-proof net of the earphone’s mouthpiece.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The USB-A to Type-C charging cable is very long.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

After actual measurement, the actual length has reached 1m, which has reached the length of mobile phone accessories.

The appearance design is round and square, the earphone is comfortable and stable to wear

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The overall appearance of the charging case is a rounded rectangular design, which is treated with a piano baking paint process and has a strong texture. The touch is smooth and round, and it is very comfortable to hold.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The front of the charging case is designed with the HONOR brand LOGO and an indicator light to help users know the status of the charging case.

The USB Type-C charging interface is located at the bottom of the charging case.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The function button for bluetooth pairing connection is set on the side of the charging case.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The earphones are placed in the charging case in the left/right direction in a vertical position. After the cover is opened, the earphones can be worn directly without adjustment. It avoids the trouble of taking the left side with the right hand that is anti-logic, or needing to rotate a circle after taking it out to wear it.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The overall appearance of Honor EarBuds 2 SE true wireless noise reduction earphones.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The earphone adopts a handle-shaped in-ear design, which can better exert the effect of active noise reduction. The overall body of the headset is smooth and round, without any edges or corners. And in the overall design details, it has a lot of uniqueness.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The appearance curve conforms to the ergonomic design and has been corrected by tens of thousands of eardrum data. In fact, it fits closely to the ear canal and is very stable, and there is no squeezing feeling. There is no obvious auricular pain after wearing it for a long time.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The Honor EarBuds 2 SE earphone handle is relatively flat, which increases the contact area with the finger and makes the touch operation more precise.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The design of the noise-cancelling microphone’s pickup hole is very unique. It can effectively improve the anti-wind noise ability in the active noise reduction mode on the inner side of the earphone handle. And designed two openings to enhance the sound pickup effect.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

In conjunction with the noise reduction microphone design, the call microphone pickup hole is set on the outside of the bottom of the earphone handle to improve the noise reduction effect of the call.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The metal contact design for charging the earphone is also unique, and the two contacts are separated. The bright silver contacts at the bottom of the headphone handle are large in size and play a decorative role, and the other one is located at the bottom of the headphone head.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

A close-up of the pressure relief control on the headphone head to ensure the circulation of air in the earphone, which is used to balance the air pressure inside and outside the earphone and improve the wearing comfort. The inside is covered by a fine dust-proof net to prevent foreign matter from entering.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

A close-up of the sound mouth of the earphone is also protected by a fine dust-proof net, and a square tuning hole is set next to it.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

After actual measurement, the total weight of Honor EarBuds 2 SE is about 51.4g.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

The weight of a single earphone is about 5.5g, which is relatively light and has no obvious weight-bearing feeling.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE true wireless earphones conform to the current mainstream TWS headset aesthetics in appearance design, but add a lot of brand’s own thinking in the details to improve the wearing comfort and the user’s functional experience. Let’s enter the function evaluation section below to see the real performance of this product.

| 2. Honor EarBuds 2 SE features review

Convenient interaction, rich application scenarios for intelligent voice broadcast

Honor EarBuds 2 SE works with Honor and Huawei mobile phones to support quick pairing in pop-up mode. After the pairing is successful, the charging case and the remaining power information of the headset can be learned through the pop-up window. Connect with other brand devices and enter the pairing state by long pressing the function button. After one pairing is successful, the subsequent use will open the cover to connect.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

In terms of operation control, it supports two modes of double-click and long-press to distinguish between left and right earphones. The shortcut operation can be customized through the bluetooth setting interface, with multiple options such as pause/play, previous/next song switching, wake-up voice assistant, and noise reduction mode switching. It also supports the wearing detection function, which automatically pauses when the headset is taken off, and automatically resumes playback when the headset is worn.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

In more settings, the intelligent voice broadcast function can also be turned on. After adding the itinerary information, the headset will broadcast the voice before the flight/train departure and arrival, and will also broadcast reminders for unexpected situations such as delays, cancellations, and changes. The application of new features enhances the experience of using this product.

Balance noise reduction and comfortable wearing experience

Noise reduction is currently the hottest feature of TWS headsets. Honor EarBuds 2 SE has a very comprehensive noise reduction function, supporting active noise reduction, ambient sound transmission mode, and call noise reduction. And through the structural design of the pickup microphone, it can effectively reduce the impact of wind noise caused by the active noise reduction mode, and improve the wearing experience and the clarity of the call.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

Honor EarBuds 2 SE does not blindly pursue the depth of noise reduction in the design of the active noise reduction mode. Instead, it seeks a balance between noise reduction effect and wearing comfort, so that it takes into account the attenuation of environmental noise without being affected by Noise reduction causes ear pressure sensation, which reduces wearing comfort.

In terms of experience, Honor EarBuds 2 SE has a great suppression effect on low-frequency noise, which can effectively reduce the noisy noise of the environment in the commuting environment, the roar of vehicles, and the “humming” of the air conditioner in the office. At the same time, the medium and high frequency sounds of human voices, broadcast sounds and car whistle are well preserved, which improves the actual use experience.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

Ambient sound transparent transmission is mainly used in scenarios such as short-term communication and obtaining surrounding information when crossing the road. After it is turned on, the surrounding sound can be easily heard without taking off the earphones. The environmental sound transmission mode of Honor EarBuds 2 SE is an outstanding function. After it is turned on, the restoration of environmental sound is very comfortable and true, and the earphones are removed to seamlessly connect the external sound.

In terms of call function, Honor EarBuds 2 SE uses dual-microphone beamforming technology, with a unique dual-slit pipe pickup hole design, and AI neural network algorithm, which can intelligently pick up human voices, reduce the impact of environmental noise and wind noise, and effectively Improve the clarity of uplink calls. Therefore, it also has a clear sound pickup effect, which can be used as a microphone during live broadcast and Vlog, which expands the application scenarios.

Independent sound cavity structure, three-frequency balanced performance, 32 hours of long music experience

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

Honor EarBuds 2 SE uses a 10mm dynamic driver for musical performance, which has a comfortable sound field effect and surging bass performance; the polymer composite diaphragm makes the sound quality more pure, and the details of mid- and high-frequency vocals and musical instruments are more abundant. .

Honor EarBuds 2 SE also uses an independent rear cavity cover design, so that the speaker is located in an independent sound cavity structure, which improves the reliability of the structure and avoids the influence of other components on the sound unit. Coupled with precise tuning, it can ensure the consistency of sound effects.

Honor EarBuds 2 SE

Battery life is one of the main features of Honor EarBuds 2 SE. The headset has a built-in 55mAh high-capacity battery, which is 49% higher than the previous generation. With the low-power system solution of the new application, the headset has a single battery life of 10 hours under full power, and the overall battery life of the charging case is up to It took 32 hours.

The charging case also supports the 3C fast charging function. When the headset is out of power, it can be charged 40% in 10 minutes, realizing a 4-hour uninterrupted listening experience.

Low game delay, synchronization pleasure

For some friends who like to play mobile games, wireless headsets avoid the constraints of wires and interfaces, and have a more free gaming experience. However, due to the inevitable delay problem of bluetooth headphones, some game experiences with high requirements for delay have been reduced to a great extent.

In this regard, Honor EarBuds 2 SE supports low-latency gaming functions. When used with mobile phones/tablets above Honor Magic UI 4.0, it will automatically enter the low-latency gaming mode when playing games, reducing the latency of bluetooth transmission. In the experience of “Game For Peace”, “Honor of King” and other games, it has a good audio and video synchronization effect and can play games smoothly.

In addition to the functions experienced above, Honor EarBuds 2 SE true wireless noise reduction earphones also have many application scenarios. Friends who use it can share their experience and get prizes on the official Honor’s [32 hours battery life challenge].

|3. Summary

Honor EarBuds 2 SE true wireless noise reduction earphones adopts piano baking finish in appearance, which brings a smooth and rounded body touch, and also has a strong texture. With the ergonomically designed earphone curve, it fits closely to the ear canal and is very stable, and there is no obvious squeezing feeling and auricle pain that is worn for a long time.

In terms of the functional configuration of the headset, many brands have added their own thinking. Honor EarBuds 2 SE has a balanced overall experience and has most of the functions of current TWS headphones. Active noise reduction takes into account both the noise reduction effect and wearing comfort, avoids the discomfort caused by noise reduction ear pressure, and gives users the best experience. Transparent transmission mode, call noise reduction, and wind noise resistance provide more usage scenarios.

The 10mm composite diaphragm dynamic driver has been precisely tuned and equipped with active noise reduction to provide a pure music experience. The independent sound cavity structure also ensures the stability of the product; 10 hours of single battery life, 32 hours of overall battery life, and fast charging function effectively reduce the user’s battery life anxiety, and fully meet the daily and short-term business use.

In general, Honor EarBuds 2 SE is a product with a design that conforms to the aesthetics of the current mainstream TWS headsets, with rich functions, balanced performance, and outstanding advantages in terms of battery life.

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