I look a lot of youtube. Am I pursuing my hobbies or am I wasting my time watch people build tunnels under their housesa video service owned by Google is broadcast around the clock somewhere.
If you’ve spent any time on YouTube in the past, you’re probably aware of the Raycon Everyday Earbuds that have been promoted by all the influencers currently walking the planet Earth. As a regular reviewer of WIRED’s headphones, they felt like a shovel that content creators get in exchange for sponsorship to help pay for cameras and editing. Those plastic buds can’t be good, right?
On the advice of colleagues and with a bit of genuine curiosity, I decided to buy myself a pair of headphones for $80 on Amazon and try them out. They aren’t the best I’ve ever used, but my experience is that we shouldn’t necessarily judge a book by its cover. The color impressed me with these buds.
They’re small and have good battery life, a compact charging case, and an IPX6 sweat and water resistance rating, making them absolutely usable, er…every day. If you’re looking for a pair with a small case that you won’t worry too much about while exercising, I’ll still probably go for the cheaper JLab headphones. But if you see someone wearing them in the city or you have already bought them, know that they are still better than standard AirPods.
Raycon is a brand obsessed with getting noticed. It has a whole section on your site dedicated to celebrities who have worn one or another version of his headphones. This may just be an attempt to prove to potential buyers that these people didn’t dump them for a quick photo shoot before returning their AirPods Pro. Again, who knows? Some of these celebrities might like the headphones as much as I do.
Especially if you’re using old and clunky Raycon headphones (the company updates them regularly without telling anyone, but it’s a late 2022 model), the Everyday Earbuds are perfectly decent. They come in a compact egg-shaped charging case that fits easily into a trouser pocket and supports wireless charging. You get about 24 hours of charging from the case, and the earbuds themselves last about eight hours (depending on the volume you listen at). Passive noise isolation is comparable to light noise cancellation, but there is no active noise cancellation.