With wireless Bluetooth earbuds being all the rage right now, it is no surprise that loads of brands have released their own version. We can only imagine how overwhelming it is now to decide which pair of earbuds to get. This is why we have taken the liberty to review one of the pairs that has been a strong contender in the earbuds market: the Raycon E25.
The Raycon E25 is Raycon Global’s flagship product that advertises itself to be snug and travel-friendly which definitely ticks the box for individuals always on-the-go. It also claims to have 6 hours of playtime on a single charge with 24 hours battery life which is great for binge-watching shows, long flights, and working out. This comes at a price point of about $80 though which is definitely on the more expensive side. Is it really worth it? Let’s find out.
Starting off with the Pros, we look at what exactly the Raycon E25 has that made over a million of their customers buy them. Aside from the fact that singer-songwriter Ray J owns the company, of course (which we think is pretty cool!).
Small Ear Friendly. Being such a compact pair of earbuds, the Raycon E25 will definitely have a great fit for those with smaller ears. Having earbuds fall out is such a pain so it’s great that you don’t have to worry about that with this pair. Aside from being light, they’re comfortable as well thanks to their gel tips which is a plus for those who plan to use these earbuds on long flights or to workout.
IPX4 Waterproof. A little drizzle or sweat won’t faze the Raycon E25 making it a great pair for those who live in wet towns or those who live a very active lifestyle. With its IPX4 coating making the earbuds waterproof, you can go out for a walk or a bike ride while listening to music even if it rains without worrying too much. You can also use this to workout since this feature will make sure that the earbuds stay in your ears when you get sweaty. This is handy for those who love to travel as well since you wouldn’t need to worry so much about it getting water damage in different climates.
With those high points though come low points. Even though they do have great fit and have proven themselves to be travel-friendly, we also found some things that can be deal breakers for others. See the Cons below.
Outdated. As the earbud market expands, the Raycon E25 isn’t able to keep up. It lacks features that most modern earbuds now have like different EQ settings, transparency mode, and app support for customization. This is a bummer since it is retailing for quite a bit of money which means that it is competing with a lot of strong modern earbuds. Aside from this, the features that it currently has can still be improved particularly its bad mic quality and connection strength that make taking calls a pain. We can only imagine how frustrating it is to have your call be dropped or cut off in the middle of an important conversation so if that’s something you’re looking to use these earbuds for, there are better alternatives for you.
Poor Sound Quality. With sound quality being the most important factor in looking for the perfect pair of earbuds, it is very unfortunate that the Raycon E25 just doesn’t deliver. The sound comes through too heavy on the bass which some might like at the gym but not during early morning commutes to work. This also means that it will not likely give your favorite tunes or movies justice which is rather disappointing.
Expensive. At a price point of roughly $80, you could definitely expect a lot more from the Raycon E25. Even though it ticks the boxes for being comfortable and versatile in many environments, it still cannot make up for the fact that it lacks modern features and has poor sound quality. Overall, these earbuds definitely need an upgrade to live up to their high price point.
All in all, the Raycon E25 definitely delivers in some areas such as fit and versatility. It’s something that you wouldn’t mind wearing for a long period of time which makes it perfect for travelling and intense study or work sessions. It’s versatile as well with its waterproofing which is always a good feature to have to give you the extra piece of mind especially in wet climates.
With that being said though, we think that the Cons outweigh the Pros with its outdated features and poor sound quality. It doesn’t have high-end features like different music settings and app support for customization which is something you wouldn’t expect for its price. It also has poor sound quality which means that it’s not able to do its job well. With loads of earbuds in the market, you can definitely find something more modern at a cheaper price.