Soundcore AeroFit Pro Review Open Air Earbuds With Adjustable Neckband

Thursday, February 08, 2024


Let your music breathe as it defies the ordinary, riding the waves of air conduction magic. With AeroFit Pro, every note dances through the air like a secret whispered in the wind.

AeroFit Pro shares the flexible rubber ear hook design and material construction of the original AeroFit. However, the newer AeroFit Pro earbuds weigh 4 grams more and come with a larger, heavier charging case. Each earbud weighs 12 grams, and the case, when empty, weighs 65 grams. Additionally, the neckband has a weight of 8 grams. The case measures 8cm in length, 6.5cm in depth, and 2cm in thickness.

As an upgraded version, AeroFit Pro comes with additional features and overall improved performance, including larger drivers, LDAC support, quicker charging, a detachable neckband, and extended battery life compared to its predecessor, the original AeroFit. Call quality remains consistent with the standard AeroFit, along with core features like multipoint, EQ, and support for the Soundcore app. 

The waterproof resistance rating has been adjusted from IPX7 to IPX5, but this change isn't significant as an IPX7 rating isn't suitable for swimming. Despite being priced twice as much as the original AeroFit, AeroFit Pro includes physical buttons, providing easier operation, especially when wearing thicker gloves.

Every earbud is equipped with its own physical button, featuring a subtle click actuation. Each earbud allows for two button press gestures, enabling control of functions like power on/off, volume adjustment, play/pause, track skipping, and managing calls (answering, ending, or rejecting calls). It's important to note that calls are not supported in mono mode.

In contrast to many neckband earbuds featuring thick plastic bands, the AeroFit Pro's neckband comprises two slender, robust, and inflexible fabric wire bands, forming a distinctive half-moon crescent design. These wire bands are ingeniously self-adjusting and interconnected by two rubber pieces, utilizing friction to cinch the bands. This allows you to effortlessly alter the neckband's length while wearing it, eliminating the need to take it off. 

The neckband's length can be adjusted from 15cm to 27cm. Both ends of the fabric wire bands are enclosed with a rubber-metal clip resembling an earbud shell. Despite lacking a magnetic attachment, the rubber clip ensures a secure connection. Attaching the neckband to the earbuds is straightforward, requiring alignment with the color markings (red and grey).

The AeroFit Pro earbuds require one hour for a full charge, while the charging case takes two hours to charge completely, and it can provide 10 minutes of playtime. At 50% volume, the battery life during playtime is around 13 hours using the AAC codec and approximately 10 hours using LDAC. The call time is rat

ed at 10 hours. Although the AeroFit Pro charging case is larger than the typical true wireless case, it boasts a slim design, easily fitting into and out of a trouser pocket.

The AeroFit Pro case features a cool flip-up lid with a spring-loaded button, providing a smooth and convenient opening mechanism. However, the lid has a slight wobble. The case has a soft-touch finish that feels pleasant in the hand but tends to attract dust. 

Extracting the earbuds from the case is simple, although putting them back can be a bit tricky initially due to a specific orientation requirement, which becomes more intuitive with practice. The earbuds securely attach inside the case through a magnetic connection.

Selling points

  • Clear & louder sounding than bone conduction headphones
  • LDAC support
  • 10min fast quick charging = 5.5 hours
  • SBC and AAC codecs
  • Detachable neckband
  • Can be used with one earbud (mono mode)
  • Long battery life
  • Spatial audio setting for games and movies
  • Superior secure fit
  • Instant re connection (no delay)
  • 8 band customizable EQ
  • Physical buttons
  • No blinking bluetooth status light
  • Increased situational awareness
  • Bluetooth 5.3

Potential deal breakers

  • Not as comfortable to wear as regular earbuds
  • No convenient way to store the neckband
  • Sound leakage (not a design flaw)
  • Bulky charging case
  • Spatial audio doesn't work well with music
  • Not suitable for swimming
  • Limited app functionality
  • Heavy (total weight - 97 grams)
  • No wireless charging (same as AeroFit)
  • Charging case is not waterproof
  • Multipoint only works via the Soundcore app
  • No ANC
  • Multipoint connection not supported in LDAC mode
  • No low latency
  • No carry case/pouch
  • The charging case doesn't support fast charging
  • No on-ear detection
  • Limited button control functions
  • Expensive

Accessories included are the neckband and charging cable. You can buy the AeroFit Pro sports earbuds from Soundcore website. 

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