The AU-Frequency ANC True Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds offer a great sound in a very light and comfortable package. Priced in the mid-range, they also include noise-cancelling and a great battery life.
AU-Frequency ANC Earbuds – Features
- Noise Cancelling Premium Earbuds
- 20Hz – 20kHz audio response
- 10mm AU PEEK+PU Driver
- Comfortable listening
- IPX4 rated to allow sweat or use in rain, etc.
- 20 hour battery life, with 1.5 hour charge in 15 minutes
- Touch Controls
- Bluetooth 5.0
What’s in the box
- Three Ear Tips (L, M, S)
- Charging Case
- Quick Start Guide
- User Manual
- USB-C Cable
- Warranty Card
Look and feel
The most impressive feature of these earbuds is how light they are. Each bud is only 5.5g, and even with the case, you’re looking at a total weight of 38g. They plug-in easy, and are designed to stay in your ears for long periods at time. I found this to be good.
More importantly, I could stretch and twist and jump in every direction, even touch my feet, turning my head down, and at no point did I feel like one of these was going to slip out. Earbuds that stay in are good earbuds!
In terms of looks, the case itself is nice and small, and can easily fit in your pocket or bag. 4 LEDs on it let you know the charge status. Inside the earbuds sit in nicely, and the case is designed to allow you to take them out as needed with no difficulty. Under the case is the USB-C socket to allow you to charge it.
The buds themselves consist of the driver end, with a little ‘stick’ much like AirPods sticking out of your ears. This lets you use the touch controls, and probably includes useful internals as well. An LED on top of the earbuds lets you know diagnostics.
I am not a big fan of touch controls on earbuds. As things get sweaty during a bike ride or a run, your hair gets wet and tends to get in the way of touch controls. Having said that, I had a fairly decent response to my touch at all times. The touch controls are fairly intuitive and standard, and you pick them up as muscle memory fairly quickly. Though it is hard to tell while you’re static when the ANC is enabled or disabled, as two different tones play but with no indication of what means what.
The sound quality is fairly impressive. Instead of using the bass-heavy normal that most earbuds resort to these days, the AU-Frequency keep all the sound fairly true to its form. This means that you can enjoy all the details in your music (or podcasts!) as intended by the producers, rather than it being overpowered with the beats. This is refreshing to see in newer products, and I am all for it.
The automatic noise-cancelling is quite mild. While it works well for wind noise, or background noise that is in the form of a hum, it doesn’t really block out any other noises. There is also some isolation due to the good fit, so it isn’t all bad, but if I was to pick one thing that isn’t super impressive on these earbuds, it would be this.
Battery life is as impressive as promised by these. They give you up to 5 hours of listening, and can be charged up to 3 more times with the case to give you a total of 20 hours.
More information on these can be found on the AU-Sounds website.
You can find them online at retailers like Currys. They retail for £130.