Coming this July, the brand new Edifier Neobuds Professional S promise to ship 24-bit 96 kHz audio with 45% much less latency than different wi-fi earbuds. It’s one of many first notable merchandise to make the most of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound codec, and in principle, it ought to match the standard of wired headphones.
Edifier is not any stranger to high-res audio codecs. As TechRadar notes, it experimented with LDAC and LHDC within the original Neobuds Pro. However Snapdragon Sound ought to supply extra stability than different hi-res codecs, at the least in line with Qualcomm.
The downside, in fact, is that very few phones truly assist Snapdragon Sound. However the Edifier Neobuds Professional S ought to sound good even on lower-quality codecs—the specs are fairly candy.
Sadly, Edifier hasn’t printed any English-language data on the Neobuds Professional S (other than some data it despatched to TechRadar). However these earbuds went on sale in China final March, so the specs and options can be found on Edifier’s Chinese language web site.
Neobuds Professional S use Knowles drivers for a 20Hz~40KHz frequency response. They assist each Transparency and ANC modes (with -42dB of noise discount), plus aptXTM Voice know-how for crystal-clear telephone calls.
The earbuds last as long as 6 hours on a cost (5.5 hours with ANC enabled). Paired with the charging case, you’re a complete 25 hours of battery life (or 21.5 hours with ANC). Notably, an IP54 certification ensures safety towards mud and moisture.
Right here’s an attention-grabbing factor; you may truly change the colour of the Neobuds Professional S charging indicator. It doesn’t appear like Edifier advised TechRadar about this function, although. Let’s hope it wasn’t axed for the worldwide launch.
Edifier’s Neobuds Professional S launch in the USA this July. They price $180, which is considerably greater than the original Neobuds Pro. Presumably, Edifier hopes to compete with merchandise just like the AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM4.