Raycon The Everyday Earbuds Limited Edition

 

Introduction

Founded in 2017 and based in New York City, Raycon inc. is an electronics company that designs and sells audio-based products. Their main product line is the wireless earbuds and headsets. While being a young company the brand has already reached the 2 million customer milestone.

 

Official product link:

https://rayconglobal.com/products/e25-true-wireless-earbuds

 

Pricing and availability for purchase:

https://amzn.to/3Uwqjk6

 

Packaging and accessories

The Everyday Earbuds are delivered in a cardboard box with an outer cardboard cover. The design of this packaging is specific to the variant of the earbud you got. Mainly this means that the colors used on the packaging are matching the color of the earbuds and carrying case.

The front part of the packaging has both earbuds over an abstract design. The name of the product is printed on the upper part.

 

The back of the packaging has a similar photo of the earbuds like the front, only that this time the case is included. The right side is populated by short descriptions of the main features of the earbuds.

 

The earbuds, case and accessories are well protected inside the packaging. That’s mainly because the inner part of the box is filled with a hard foam tray. Even with the box taking some damage during shipping, the products inside are in perfect condition.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User manual;
– 1x USB Type-C charging cable;
– 4x Silicone ear tips pairs;
– 1x Raycon sticker;
– 1x Lanyard.

 

Specifications

Series: Everyday Earbuds
Model: Everyday Earbuds Limited Edition
Headphone
Driver size: 6mm
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Connection: Bluetooth 5.2
Audio codec: SBC Standard, AAC
Water resistance: IPX6 (earphone only)
Weight:
– (Each ear): 4g(±0.2g)
– (Charging case): 34g(±0.2g)
– (entire device): 38g(±0.2g)
Battery Life:
– Music play time (AAC, Default setting,): 8hr
Battery capacity: 55mAh(earphones) / 400mAh (charging case)
Warranty: 1 Year

Features:

– Dynamic audio drivers
– Passive noise cancellation
– Lightweight, Secure & Comfortable Fit
– IPX6 Waterproof
– 32 Hours of quality sound

 

Visual inspection

The Raycon Everyday Earbuds Limited Edition featured in this review are the limited-edition variant, but they share the same design, functionality and performance as the regular variant.
In terms of the design of these earbuds, they are certainly good looking, and should be alright to use with any outfit you might own. In fact, these earbuds come in a variety of colors: Carbon Black, Electric Blue, Flare Red, Rose Gold, Frost White.

In addition to the modern design and variety of colors available, the Everyday Earbuds are small and lightweight, each earbud having a weight of just 4g.

The included carrying case has a 400mAh battery to charge the earbuds when stored inside. This case follows the same design language as the earbuds and has the same color too.

 

The drivers used on the Everyday Earbuds are 6mm in size and have an impedance of 16 ohms. The frequency response is between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. These are pretty standard specifications, especially for modern Bluetooth earbuds, but they do work well.

 

The carrying case included with these earbuds is made from plastic and has an integrated 400mAh battery. This case will charge both earbuds while they are stored inside it. The total charge time offered by the carrying case is 24 hours as advertised by the manufacturer. While other earbuds within this price range have full on displays to indicate the charge levels, this case only uses four small LEDs.

One good feature of this case is the option to charge it with either the included USB Type C cable or a wireless charging pad.

 

The only thing holding the earbuds inside their carrying case are some small magnets. This mounting system has been widely used before and has proven to be reliable.

 

Testing

The functionality of the Everyday Earbuds is what you’d expect from a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. The Raycon logo on each earbud hides a physical button that deals with the controls of the entire earbud system. In simple terms, you press once or multiple times on each button to trigger a function.

Press once and you adjust the volume, the left earbud lowers the volume, the right earbud increases the volume. If you press twice on either earbud, you will toggle the play and pause of the music or whatever player you have at that moment. Pressing either earbud button three times will cycle through the previous or next song, left earbud for previous and right earbud for next song.

Pressing for four times on either earbud will trigger the voice assistant system on your smartphone. And finally, to power on the earbuds you press and hold for two seconds on both earbuds, while pressing and holding for 10 seconds with turn them off.

 

The performance of the earbuds is alright in some cases but below average in others, and that’s mainly thanks to the overwhelming bass. The Everyday Earbuds have three equalizer profiles preinstalled: Bass Boost, Pure Sound, and Balanced Sound. However, in reality, only the Pure Sound preset is usable on a daily basis, as it’s the one that lowers the intensity of the bass the most.
Even with this preset that is supposed to be better for music and vocals, the bass is overpowered to the point of muffling voices and overpowering the mid-range frequencies.

The Bass Boost preset is almost unusable with most songs and with podcasts or audio books it makes little to no sense as it muffles the voices.
One good thing is that you can mitigate this issue by using a 3rd party equalizer app. However, here lies another problem with these earbuds, there is no dedicated app for them, so you are stuck finding a 3rd party app to fix an issue that shouldn’t even exist in the first place.

When we talk about the noise canceling, things are looking good. While the Everyday Earbuds do not have an active noise canceling system, they do isolate you from the rest of the world. This sound isolation is manly thanks to the way these earbuds fit in your ear and completely block the sounds.

 

The microphone is nothing to write home about, it’s usable for a phone call and that’s about it. For some reason, the sound is a bit muffled and it can pick up the background noise quite easily.
Below you have a noise sample of the microphone in use.

 

 

The battery life with these earbuds is advertised at 8 hours, unfortunately I barely got 6 hours and a half with these earbuds. It’s not bad by any means, but it’s not great either, especially at this price point.

Final thoughts

The Raycon Everyday Earbuds Limited Edition are an interesting pair of earbuds. On one hand they look great, and the ergonomics are on the same level as many high-end earbuds. However, the biggest drawback of these earbuds is the overpowered bass that completely ruins the experience in many ways. For starters, the bass is so strong that it becomes uncomfortable pretty quick, especially if your music in more upbeat. Second, the mid and high frequencies are muffled by the bass creating this weird effect of not getting enough detail so you increase the volume to hear more but then the bass just makes it uncomfortable.

In terms of the ergonomics, these earbuds are great, as they are small and lightweight. In addition, their shape matches your ear and will stay in place even if you’re moving or exercising.
The biggest drawback of these earbuds is the overwhelming bass that completely ruins the experience. In addition, these earbuds do not have a dedicated app that will allow you to lower the bass and thus you are forced to use a 3rd party app.

In conclusion, the Raycon The Everyday Earbuds have the potential to be a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds. However, that can only happen if the bass is lowered in its intensity, otherwise the entire listening experience becomes a chore. It’s unfortunately that the base ruins the experience, as these earbuds are well made, are comfortable and lightweight. For the asked price, you can find better sounding Bluetooth earbuds, especially with active canceling, a feature that Raycon did not include.

 

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