Beyerdynamic Free Byrd: First wireless earbuds from audio specialist arrive with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive support, 11 hours battery life and ANC
Beyerdynamic has unveiled the Free Byrd with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive, AAC and SBC Bluetooth codec support. Created with a closed design, the Free Byrd supports Bluetooth 5.2, IPX4 against liquids and active noise cancellation (ANC). According to Beyerdynamic, the earbuds attenuate up to 20 dB (low frequencies), which drops to 15 dB with regard to high frequencies.
Incidentally, Beyerdynamic has integrated Amazon Alexa and Siri functionality, augmented by the Beyerdynamic MIY app. Additionally, the earbuds feature Qualcomm cVc microphone technology and Google Fast Pair support for quickly connecting the earbuds with an Android device. Separately, each earbud has an 83 mAh battery, which Beyerdynamic claims can deliver up to 11 hours of runtime between charges.
Moreover, the bundled charging case should provide up to two full charges before it needs topping up. Unfortunately, it takes 3:45 hours to fully recharge the charging case's 500 mAh battery, which you can do via USB Type-C or Qi wireless. The Beyerdynamic Free Byrd is available to order now in two colours for €229 in the Eurozone and US$249 in the US. For reference, all orders ship with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, five pairs of silicone ear tips (XS-XL) and three pairs of foam ear tips (S-L).