At the press conference of the Honor 50 series, Honor released a new wireless noise-canceling headset Honor Earbuds 2 SE. This product focuses on long battery life, and also has good noise reduction and sound quality. With a price of 469, it has become another cost-effective choice under 500 gears. No nonsense, just look at the actual use of the product.
The Honor Earbuds 2 SE uses a full-body paint design, with an all-white, sleek, non-angular body, which looks very textured. Moreover, the magnetic opening of the charging compartment is also very simple and neat. However, there is one area that deserves improvement, and that is the opening and closing gap. If you control it better, it will be perfect.
The front of the charging compartment is the Honor logo and an indicator light, the bottom is a Type-C charging interface, and the pairing button is located on the right side of the charging compartment. There is also a small detail that is great, that is, the Honor Earbuds 2 SE has a flat bottom and can stand on the table.
The earphones also use the design of baking paint, the contour has a good ergonomic design, and the weight is very light. The unilateral earphone is only 5.5g, and it is comfortable to wear. It is said that Honor is specifically matched to different groups of people and different usage scenarios such as sitting, running, jumping, lying, walking, etc., so that the earphones try to balance wearing stability and comfort.
From my actual wearing experience, the Honor Earbuds 2 SE will not have a particularly noticeable ear bulge when wearing it. As far as I usually go to work and listen to songs, there is no pressure on my ears or partial sound leakage. Moreover, it is particularly stable to wear, and it did not loosen during a few kilometers after get off work at night.
Active noise reduction
I don’t know what everyone thinks about the noise reduction function of headphones. Is it blindly pursuing the depth of noise reduction, or the balance of noise reduction depth and comfort experience? As far as I am concerned, I prefer to be able to balance noise reduction depth and comfort The earphone I experienced, because its ear pressure is not too high, it is not easy to produce dizziness or drowning sensation, and it is very friendly to people who are sensitive to the ear canal, and the Honor Earbuds 2 SE is such a noise reduction earphone.
The Honor Earbuds 2 SE supports three functions: active noise reduction, call noise reduction, and environmental sound transparent transmission. It is also resistant to wind noise and can cover most of the noisy environments in our lives. And it has passed a special design, so it won’t feel uncomfortable because of turning on noise reduction.
Through actual measurement, it is found that the Honor Earbuds 2 SE can appropriately reduce the noise of the surrounding environment. How to say it is appropriate, because it mainly shields low-frequency noise, high-frequency will not be eliminated. Like codewords indoors, the sound of traffic and rain in the surrounding streets can be well shielded, but the keyboard percussion in front of you can still be heard a little bit.
When running at night on the street at night, the Honor Earbuds 2 SE can remove most of the noise in the environment, but at the same time the horns of cars and electric vehicles will not be completely isolated, allowing me to know the surrounding situation and running at night is safer.
Of course, if you still can’t hear clearly when you turn on noise reduction, we can also turn on the environmental sound transmission function of the Honor Earbuds 2 SE. The environmental sound can naturally pass through the earplugs directly to the ear, and there is no need to take it off when crossing the road or talking with people. Under the headphones.
As for call noise reduction, listening to the phone and playing games outside is a very convenient function. For example, friends from get off work suddenly come to make an appointment to eat chicken, and wearing the Honor Earbuds 2 SE also keeps our communication from being affected by the surrounding noise.
Sound quality experience
Honor Earbuds 2 SE uses a 10mm large-size speaker unit, with a polymer composite diaphragm, which can achieve high, middle and low tri-band balance. Honor didn’t focus on its sound quality, but let me test it out.
The first is the low frequency. The actual low frequency of Honor Earbuds 2 SE can dive below 30Hz. When listening to the song “Mad”, the drums are very flexible and do not dry.
Then there is the mid-low frequency. When the Honor Earbuds 2 SE listened to “Qilixiang”, the sound of guitar strums, strings, and camel bells were very balanced, and there was no particularly harshness. And its vocal mid-frequency is very warm, listening to pop music is particularly comfortable.
The last is the resolution. When listening to pure music, the Honor Earbuds 2 SE can hear a lot of details. For example, in this song of IOSYS, the timbres of small mentions, drums, synthesizers, pianos, alarm clocks, etc. are all heard very clearly. From my personal experience, Honor Earbuds 2 SE has a strong perception of low frequencies, and then the mid and high frequencies are balanced, and the resolution is also good. The sound quality is a small surprise.
Here I also tested the game delay. The Honor Earbuds 2 SE cannot be said to be particularly low, but it can basically synchronize the sound and picture. There is no problem with watching live broadcasts and playing games.
Battery life, smart experience
The Honor Earbuds 2 SE can be said to be a big highlight in terms of battery life.The unilateral earbuds have a built-in 55mAh large battery, which is 49% higher than the previous generation, and the comprehensive battery life is up to 32 hours. This time is longer than a lot of noise reduction on the market. Bluetooth headsets are stronger.
Through the use of the past few days, when the battery is fully charged before going out, I occasionally turn on noise reduction during work and on the road. After get off work, the Honor Earbuds 2 SE still has about 20% of the battery. And it also supports fast charging. Don’t say “charging for 10 minutes and listening to songs for 4 hours” is so general. Anyway, charging for a while will be enough for me to listen for a long time. Originally, the AirPods Pro I was using had good battery life, but after using the Honor Earbuds 2 SE, I can listen for a few more hours.
In addition, the Honor Earbuds 2 SE also has some very convenient ways to play, such as open the cover and connect, smart wear detection, smart scene broadcast and so on. There is one area worthy of improvement, that is, when the song is cut, it will be a little bit delayed when paired with the Honor light luxury version in hand. I hope that it can be improved through upgrades in the future.
to sum up
As a noise reduction Bluetooth headset under 500, the main advantages of Honor Earbuds 2 SE and other competing products are excellent battery life and comfortable active noise reduction experience, which are clearly perceived. Moreover, the details of sound quality, appearance design, and interactive experience are also in place. Generally speaking, my experience is very satisfactory. Of course, some small details are worth optimizing. Considering the price of 469, it can be easily accepted.