Raycon E25 True Wireless Earbuds Review (What we Measured) – RTINGS.com


You may have seen your favourite Youtube star
talking about Raycon headphones and wondered if they’re worth the hype. Well today we’re gonna be taking a look
at the Raycon E25, the fairly inexpensive truly wireless headphones that are designed
for every day use. They’re available in a wide range of colors
and are advertised as being able to deliver more powerful sound than any earbuds of their
size. Can they live up to these claims? Keep watching to find out! Hey, I’m Nick, and I’m a writer here at
Rtings.com, where we help people find the best products for their needs. Please subscribe to our channel, and visit
our website to find hundreds of headphones reviews and recommendations. In this video we’re gonna be taking a look
at the Raycon E25’s design, including their comfort, controls, build quality, and stability. Then we’ll talk about their sound quality
to see if they can deliver on their promise of delivering powerful sound, as well as their
isolation performance, microphone, their active features and connectivity. But as always, let’s start with what’s
included in the box. In the box for the Raycon E25 you get the
headphones themselves, the charging case, a micro-usb charging cable, 6 different sizes
of silicone tips, a sticker, and the manuals. But now let’s get the box out of the way
and look at their design. The E25 have a fairly straight forward truly
wireless in-ear design. First up, we’ll talk about their build quality. Overall, they feel decently well-made, and
the earbuds feel quite dense, though they are a bit plasticky. They’re rated IPX4 for basic splash resistance,
though this isn’t something we currently test for. It’s worth noting that this rating isn’t
as high as some other similar options, so you won’t want to use these in the pool
or shower, if that’s something you’re into. As for the charging case, it feels fairly
solid, and has a sturdy hinge that doesn’t feel like it’ll cause any problems. Overall, both the earbuds and the case should
be able to withstand a few accidental drops or bumps without any issues. Now on to comfort. As far as in-ear headphones go, the E25 are
actually quite comfortable. The buds themselves are quite small, and they
come with 6 different tip sizes, which is a lot, so even people with small ears should
be able to get a good, comfortable fit. Unfortunately, they do need to be inserted
fairly deeply into the ear canal, so people who find the fit of in-ears uncomfortable,
likely won’t be fans of these. One area that many truly wireless headphones
differ greatly in is their controls. The E25 feature physical clicky buttons, unlike
the touch sensitive controls found on some other options. While physical buttons give better feedback,
they do tend to push the buds a bit further into the ear, which can be uncomfortable or
painful. Luckily, their control scheme is intuitive
and easy-to-use, with a single click to pause and play music, or to answer and hang up a
phone call. A double click on the left earbud goes back
to the previous song, while a triple click lowers your volume. On the right earbud a double click skips to
the next song, while a triple click raises your volume. You can also hold either button for 2 seconds
to turn the headphones on, activate your phone’s voice assistant, or reject a phone call, and
holding either button down for 4 seconds will power the headphones off. And that’s it for their design now let’s
hear their sound quality, isolation, leakage and microphone performance. Raycon promises that these earbuds deliver
more powerful sound than any other earbuds of this size, and if they’re talking about
pure bass, then they may be right, as these headphones are very bass-heavy. But before discussing their sound in more
detail, let’s listen to a recording we have made with these headphones, so you can get
an idea about their performance by yourself. Just keep in mind that this is a relative
comparison, and not an absolute one, so, you won’t be able to judge their actual sound
profile. And if you get these headphones and listen
to the same track that we’ve used here, you most likely won’t hear the same thing. Like I said earlier, these headphones are
very bass-heavy. Their entire bass-range is very over-emphasized,
giving them a ton of extra kick and thump. While this will likely please fans of EDM
or hip-hop, their pushed back instruments and vocals may not be the best for rock or
pop, or especially podcasts or audio books. Instruments will often be overpowered by the
bass, while vocals sound slightly distance and noticeably lacking in detail. There is an over-emphasis in the high-treble
range as well, which may make some sibilants come across as piercing and sharp, though
it’s at a high enough frequency that it may not be noticeable to everyone. Like most in-ear headphones, the frequency
response consistency of these headphones is excellent. This means that as long as you achieve a proper
seal, you should hear the same sound reproduction every time. Moving on to noise isolation. Unlike some higher end options, these headphones
don’t have an active noise cancellation (or ANC) feature. This means that they only block out background
noises passively by physically blocking your ears. Provided you achieve a proper fit with the
6 included sizes of silicone tips, they do a good job at blocking out mid-range and treble-range
sounds, such as background chatter or the noise coming from an AC unit. Unfortunately, they won’t be the best option
for buses or planes, though, as they do a poor job at blocking out the low rumble of
engines. When it comes to audio leakage, these headphones
are outstanding. You should be able to play music at high volumes
without bothering people around you. Which is great if you want to wear them in
the office, or on a plane. Like most Bluetooth headphones, the E25 have
an integrated microphone in the earbuds. The microphone quality is mediocre, and while
your voice won’t sound full, it should be quite clear and easy to understand. Unfortunately, the mic doesn’t do a great
job at separating your voice from background noise so it’s better suited for using in
a quiet environment. Like you’ll hear in the following recording. Now let’s listen to another recording to
see how these microphones handle a noisy environment. Now let’s talk about Actives Features. First up, we’ll talk about the latency of
these headphones. Like most Bluetooth headphones, their latency
is quite high. While we measured a higher latency on PC,
it’s still likely too high on either Android or iOS devices to use while watching videos
or playing games. It’s worth noting that some apps seem to
compensate for this, so your mileage may vary in actual daily use. When it comes to battery performance, the
Raycon E25 are decent. They last just under six hours off a single
charge, which is slighty above-average for truly wireless headphones, but not as long
as some of the top performing options, like the Beats Powerbeats Pro, or the Samsung Galaxy
Buds. On the bright side, the headphones charge
up fully in under an hour, which is great, and their case should give you an additional
three charges. They also feature a standby mode, so they’ll
turn off automatically after a few minutes of not being connected to a device to help
conserve battery. When it comes to app support, unfortunately
there isn’t much to say, as these headphones don’t have a dedicated companion app. This means that you can’t make any changes
to their sound profile or control layout, which is a bit disappointing. As far as connection options, these headphones
use Bluetooth 5.0, but unfortunately don’t support multi-device or NFC pairing, or any
aptX codecs for lower latency. While the headphones charge by being placed
directly in the case, the case charges over micro-usb. It’s a bit of a shame that the Case uses
the older micro-usb standard as opposed to the newer USB-C, and it also doesn’t support
wireless charging like some higher-end options, such as Raycon’s own E55 model. Overall, the Raycon E25 are a fairly ordinary
pair of truly wireless headphones that don’t set themselves apart much from a lot of the
competition. Fans of bass will likely enjoy their very
bass-heavy sound profile, and their 6-hour battery life plus 3 additional charges from
the case, is on the higher side of average. They’re also quite comfortable and are a
great choice for people with small ears. Unfortunately, they don’t have an available
companion app so you can’t change their sound profile, which will be disappointing
for people who find their bass overpowering. If you’re looking for something in a similar
price-range with better performance, we recommend the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 or the SoundPeats
TrueFree, two of our favorite truly wireless headphones that are currently available for
under $100 USD. The Liberty Air 2 are a bit more expensive
than the Raycon, but have touch-sensitive controls, wireless charging for the case,
a much more balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, plus they have a companion app that comes
loaded with 20 EQ presets, as well as a full graphic EQ, so you can customize their sound
profile to match your own preferences. The SoundPeats TrueFree are even cheaper than
the Raycon E25, and feel a little more durable, with have a better-balanced sound profile,
though their battery doesn’t last nearly as long at just over 3-hours per charge. If you want to see our full recommendations
for the best wireless earbuds for under $100, check out our website or follow the link in
the description. And that’s pretty much it. What do you think of the Raycon E25? Have you bought them? Let us know down below. You can check out all of the measurements
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11 thoughts on “Raycon E25 True Wireless Earbuds Review (What we Measured) – RTINGS.com

  1. Introducing one of our new hosts: Nick is a writer at RTINGS.com. What do you think of our new Headphones review format? Let us know down below.

  2. Ummm, Let's see. Bass heavy poor balanced sound, High latency, Comfort issues, Terrible distracting noise during phone calls, no noise cancelling = No Go..

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