xFyro ARIA Review – High Expectations & Mixed Execution

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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.

xFyro ARIA Wireless Headphones Review
xFyro ARIA wireless headphones

Workout Headphones Comparison

Workout Headphones
xFyro ARIA (4/5)
Apple AirPods (5/5)
Bose SoundSport Free (4/5)
Jabra Elite Active 65t (4.5/5)
Jaybird RUN (4/5)

xFyro ARIA vs. Competition

xFyro Apple Bose Jabra Jaybird
Model ARIA AirPods SoundSport Free Elite Active 65t RUN
Water-resistance rating IP67 ✘︎ IPX4 IP56 Sweat & Water
Driver 16mm 5mm 6mm 6mm 6mm
Noise-reduction Passive ✘︎ ✘︎ ✘︎ Passive
Listen time 8h 5h 5h 5h 4h
Battery life 32h 24h 15h 15h 12h
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
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2 4.1 5.0 4.1