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In this review, I’ll take a closer look at the xFyro ARIA wireless headphones to see how they compare to Apple AirPods, Bose SoundSport Free, Jabra Elite Active 65t, and Jaybird Run. If you would like to learn more about wireless sports headphones, check out my complete round-up.
To fund the development of the ARIA ear-buds, xFyro launched a funding campaign on Indiegogo. xFyro’s goal is to build the next generation of wireless sports headphones that address some of the weaknesses other wireless headphones often suffer from, including:
- Connectivity issue
- Sound and audio lag
- Short battery life
- No support for voice assistants
- Lack of playback controls
After multiple delays and months of waiting, I finally received my review unit and could put them through a test. The initial set of headphones I received performed disappointingly, but after talking to customer service they sent me a second unit. The new headphones I received worked much better than the first one, which might have been defective.
Workout Headphones Comparison
|Bose SoundSport Free||(4/5)|
|Jabra Elite Active 65t||(4.5/5)|
xFyro ARIA vs. Competition
|Model||ARIA||AirPods||SoundSport Free||Elite Active 65t||RUN|
|Water-resistance rating||IP67||✘︎||IPX4||IP56||Sweat & Water|
|Quick charging||15 minutes for 3 hours||15 minutes for 3 hours||15 minutes for 45 mins||15 minutes for 1.5 hours||5 minutes for 1 hour|
|Time for a full charge||2h||2h||2h||2h||2h|
|Voice assistant support||●||●||●||●||●|