Reviewed by David Savage
With so many people having music on their mobile phones these days a good set of earbuds or headphones are an essential.
I love Edifier speakers so was delighted to be asked to try out some of their earbuds. Their speakers have always been of high quality so I had high expectations for the earbuds.
Edifier always try to make their products very stylish and to stand out from the rest. While with their speakers they always manage this, there isn’t a great deal you can do with an earbud (after all, they are hidden within your ear). That said, they do look good with their red (wire), grey (earbud) and black (eartips) colouring.
The Edifier P265 Earbuds are a wired set of in-ear earbuds. They come with a microphone and controls for volume and call answering on the wire and a 3.5mm stereo connector. The cable length is 1.3 meters. Out of the box they are already fitted with a set of silicone eartips, with 2 more pairs of different sizes in the box – so should fit all ear sizes (small, medium and large).
While I generally have problems trying to keep earbuds in, I found the fit of these perfect for my ear (without having to change the eartips to a different size). While they fit extremely well, the most impressive thing was the comfort, they are so soft I wasn’t aware that I was wearing them. Another point to note is that the back on the earbuds tapered so that they are ergonomically designed to fit between your fingers easily making them much easily to handle and insert into the ear.
As for the sound, they were perfect! The eartips fit extremely well so well great for noise isolation – not letting background sounds or annoying others by letting sound out. There was no distortion, even at high levels and they produced crystal clear sound.
The controls are on the wire near the left earbud. It is very easy to change volume and tracks at the press of a button.
They have an omnidirectional microphone so that you can still make and receive calls if you are using the earbuds with your phone. Again, the sound was crystal clear, and I was told callers could hear my perfectly. The controls to answer a call are on the remote by the left earbud, making it very easy to use.
Overall, I was very impressed with these earbuds. They are extremely comfortable, fit well and have perfect well-balanced sound. I would love to see them in a Bluetooth version to do away with the wire. With a retail price of £19.99 they are very well priced and definitely value for money.