Fairphone debuts Fairbuds XL as new sustainable over-ear headphones with premium features
Fairphone has finally introduced the Fairbuds XL after several detailed leaks. As expected, the company offers the over-ear headphones in two colour options, both with highly repairable designs. According to Fairphone, a Philips head screwdriver is the only tool needed to repair the Fairbuds XL. In short, every component can be swapped, even high-wear items like the headphones' battery and earcups.
Additionally, the Fairbuds XL features 100% recycled aluminium, 80% recycled plastic and a carry case that Fairphone has also built using recycled materials. 40 mm dynamic drivers sit at the heart of the Fairbuds XL, which Fairphone claims deliver 32-ohm impedance and 20-20 kHz frequency response. Moreover, the headphones support active noise cancellation (ANC) by way of 6 microphones. Also, the headphones are IP54 dust and water-resistant, which should be good enough for wearing the headphones in the rain.
Furthermore, the headphones support Bluetooth 5.1, Qualcomm aptX HD and Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity. Fairphone rates the Fairbuds XL for up to 26 hours of battery life with ANC enabled too, or 30 hours with ANC disabled. The Fairbuds XL is orderable now for £219 in the UK or €249 in the Eurozone. Please see Fairphone's website for more details.