The SoundPEATS T2 has just hit the market. They are bringing the features that we have been waiting for from SoundPEATS at a low price.
Active noise cancellation, ambient sound, along with some exceptional battery life. We are going to be pitting them up against their natural competitor, the EarFun Free Pro.
Soundpeats T2 ANC vs Earfun Free Pro
Both of these earbuds have a lot in common, so we got plenty to talk about in this article. Both of these earbuds have a ton of things in common. They both run Bluetooth 5.2, and they both use AAC and SBC as their connection codex.
As far as Bluetooth range, you can expect anywhere from 35 to 42 feet, respectively. They both also have dual connections. You can listen to these earbuds individually while you leave the other one charging in its case.
Now it works very well for those who need to use that feature. They both also feature hybrid active noise cancellation and ambient sound modes. Last but not least, they both use USB Type-C for charging.
Both of them are at 75% volume with both ANC turned on and off. The winner of the battery life is going to be the SoundPEATS T2. Let us find out why T2 wins.
So, with active noise cancellation turned on, the SoundPEATS T2 managed to pull 6H and 48 min, whereas the EarFun Free Pro managed to pull off 6H and 17 min.
Now, with active noise cancellation turned off, the SoundPEATS T2 managed to pull off nine hours and four minutes versus the EarFun Free Pro 8H and 40 min.
As you can see, the clear winner for battery life will be the SoundPEATS T2. Usually somewhere around half an hour difference in my testing. A very clear win for SoundPEATS here.
Let us move over to comfort. But let me preface this by saying that comfort is highly subjective, and everybody’s ears are different so the user experience will vary. Still, I want to share my experience with you based on my usage.
As far as comfort goes, the win is going to go to the EarFun Free Pro. It has a noticeably smaller earbud, and it is also a much lower profile. It sits in my ear a bit deeper, and I don’t have any comfort problems with these.
Wearing both of them for a three-hour session, right around two and a half hours. I started noticing the chunkiness of the SoundPEATS T2 versus the EarFun Free Pro. The EarFun Free Pro is the winner for me.
The SoundPEATS T2 is by no means the most thickset earbud on the market. We are just talking about the EarFun Free Pro, which happens to be one of the lowest-profile earbuds you can buy with noise cancellation.
I want to make that clear. Both of them are great, but the EarFun Free Pro is more comfortable.
Both of these are featuring touch control as their control scheme. Both of them give you the ability to do the opposite track. Both of them still allow you to use play, pause, volume up/down, track skips forward, activate noise cancellation, and ambient sound.
With the EarFun Free Pro, you still get the option of activating the low latency or gaining load. But as far as touch control itself is concerned in daily usage.
The SoundPEATS T2 was more responsive, in my opinion. So, now and then, I would have to repeat a command to get the EarFun Free Pro to do what I am asking.
The SoundPEATS T2 didn’t fail me a single time. They seem to be a bit more responsive when it comes to the actual touch surface. They are going to get the win for the control scheme.
Let’s move over to the performance of these earbuds. So first up, talk about that ambient sound mode. The clear winner here is going to be the SoundPEATS T2.
The ambient sound on this is much clearer, and it has a higher volume level than what you are getting out of the EarFun Free Pro. It is a noticeable difference where it is much easier for you to talk with family members inside your house or car.
The EarFun Free Pro still sounds good, but it is of a lower volume. So sometimes, things can sound a little bit muffled. So between these two, the win was very easy for the SoundPEATS T2 when it comes to the ambient sound.
Active Noise Cancellation Mode
Both of these features hybrid ANC even on paper one of them was already better than the other. The EarFun Free Pro was claiming up to a -28dB reduction Where the SoundPEATS T2 is claiming up to a -30 dB reduction.
The difference is far more noticeable when you are using them. As far as my active noise cancellation test, what you can do is play the sound of an airliner. The interior cabin sound at cruising altitude.
Turn that up to the right around 80 to 85 decibels, so it sounds very realistic. You go ahead and activate the noise canceling. You can see which one does a better job of drowning that internal jet noise.
In that testing, the SoundPEATS T2 did a far better job of lowering that volume versus the EarFun Free Pro. I don’t think this is purely because of the noise cancellation. But I think it is also a combination of improved passive noise isolation of the SoundPEATS T2.
Once you place them in your ear, the slightly larger size seals in your ear better. So it is allowing less sound to get through.
Combine that with stronger active noise cancellation, and the difference is easily noticeable. So the win here goes to the SoundPEATS T2 for the stronger active noise cancellation performance.
As far as a winner between these two for the volume, it’s going to be the EarFun Free Pro. It isn’t a lot, but it is a noticeable difference. So, it is about two ticks louder than what you are getting out of the SoundPEATS T2.
Essentially, when you turn up the SoundPEATS T2 all the way, that’s about 90% on the EarFun Free Pro. So they are louder when it comes to these two. The win for volume goes to the EarFun Free Pro.
The winner of the sound quality here will be the EarFun Free Pro but let me explain why. So, both of these are going to be bringing you a nice amount of bass, good punch, and good sub-bass rumble.
Both of them are going to have that sort of neutral mid-range to them. They will bring you some nice treble clarity, with the EarFun Free Pro being slightly more clear and a bit more smooth.
Voices come in a little bit crispier over the SoundPEATS T2, but what the SoundPEATS T2 brings you is a slightly more open sound, almost like a wider soundstage out of a true wireless earbud. So they both have their strengths and weakness.
One of them will give you a wider stage, and one of them will give you a bit more treble. It comes down to which one you are going to prefer. I prefer the sound of the EarFun Free Pro.
Feel free to disagree, but out of these two, that will be my choice. Because whoever picks up either of these two is a win.
They both sound good and bring you a lot of performance. So you really can’t go wrong with either of these choices. But for me, the EarFun Free Pro sounds better.
Which to Choose?
Now, the choice is going to come down to what you prefer. So, based on the testing from what I can see, if you are that person who needs a bit stronger ANC for your situation and maybe a little less sound quality, then go with the SoundPEATS T2.
But, if you want that extra bit of sound quality, maybe you don’t need ANC as much, but it’s nice to have it then. The EarFuns is going to be the way that you want to go.
So either way, it’s a win. You have to figure out what you need more, ANC or peak sound quality, right? Pretty honest there.