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Honor Magic Earbuds aim to take on the Apple AirPods Pro and Galaxy Buds Plus

The Honor Magic Earbuds look to take on the Apple AirPords Pro and the Galaxy Buds+. (Image Source: Honor)
The Honor Magic Earbuds look to take on the Apple AirPords Pro and the Galaxy Buds+. (Image Source: Honor)
Honor announced the Magic Earbuds at its MWC substitute event in Barcelona today. The Magic Earbuds look strikingly similar to the Apple AirPods Pro and feature 10mm drivers, hybrid feed-forward/feedback noise cancelation, and a 3.5 hour-uptime for continuous music playback.
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Honor is venturing into personal audio with the launch of the Magic Earbuds. The Magic Earbuds are aimed at capturing some of the market from rival products such as the Apple AirPords Pro and the recently launched Galaxy Buds Plus. 

The Magic Earbuds come in Puple White and Robin Egg Blue colors and feature a 10mm driver and Bluetooth 5. The Magic Earbuds weigh just 5.4 g and come with a 37 mAh battery, which Honor says should be enough to provide three hours of calls or three and half hours of continuous music playback. Combined with the charging case, which takes about 1.5 hours to charge over USB-C, expect the Magic Earbuds to last for about 12 hours of calls and 13 hours of music on a single charge.

While the Magic Earbuds are compatible with most devices that support Bluetooth 5, phones with EMUI 10 benefit from instant pairing and playing or pausing music depending on the wearing status. Furthermore, the earphones support touch controls such as double-tapping, which can be configured in the AI Life app. \

While a full evaluation of the Honor Magic Earbuds is in order, in our limited with the Magic Earbuds, we felt these earphones definitely lack bass and are more heavy on the treble. While the active noise cancellation looks to be strong, we did notice some audio lag over Bluetooth while streaming a few YouTube videos.

The Honor Magic Earbuds will be available in April for €129 (US$140), which makes them pretty affordable when compared to the likes of the Apple AirPods Pro (US$249) and the Galaxy Buds Plus (US$149).

Honor Magic Earbuds - Specifications. (Source: Honor)
Honor Magic Earbuds - Specifications. (Source: Honor)
Honor Magic Earbuds - Specifications - cond. (Source: Honor)
Honor Magic Earbuds - Specifications - cond. (Source: Honor)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-02-25 (Update: 2020-02-25)