WYZE Buds Pro - First Impression

Below is a quick overview with some side by side items comparing the WYZE Buds Pro to the Echo Buds Gen2. I compared these two devices because of price (I am a middle of the road kinda guy when it comes to headphone spending) and features.

WYZE Buds Pro - $59.99
Echo Buds 2nd Gen - $89.99

But my overall consumer response to these two products in preference for MUSIC LISTENING are;

Ear Fit - Echo Buds 2nd Gen - They just fit in my ear better. The silicon tips shape to my ear much better than the WBPs. I am going to see if I can find a larger pair of silicon tips that have an oval shaped connector. I really thought I would dislike the mic that hangs out of your ear with the WBPs, but it was a non-factor for me, the WYZE Buds Pro are comfortable and they never fell out of my ear during low impact and high impact exercising or daily movement nor do the Echo Buds, but the tips just seal better inside of my ear on the Echo Buds.

Comfort - WYZE Buds Pro - While the WBPs are just a little lighter 0.19 to .20 oz. The WBPs feel lighter in the ear, not like they are crammed in to stay. Almost like they are not there.

Sound Quality - WYZE Buds Pro - The sound is rich, the Bass is well heard, and the highs are sharp and the WBPs have outstanding volume. The Echo Buds lack the same clarity, which surprised me even with the ear fit… and I felt as if the Echo Buds our performed the Galaxy Buds +

Active Noise Cancelling - Echo Buds 2nd Gen (at this time) - are better… I think this is a factor of the silicon tips. I will revisit if I can find a larger oval shaped replacement I plan to revisit. By the way my WYZE Heaphones are the best in this category. Not buds, but best noise canceling from what I own.WYZE Headphones (My Silence)

Features: Really kind of Neutral here. I like the find my device feature of the Echo Buds, but I’ve not needed it, I like the Adaptive EQ of the WYZE Buds because I set that in my music applications. The active listening assistant on the Echo Buds is cool, but it drains your battery fast, so it got turned off to conserve life span. The side tone feature of the Echo buds is something I will not use, I do not need to hear my own voice and am sometimes sorry for those that have to hear me speak :slight_smile:

All in all the Sound Quality and comfort are my big determining factors, so I will be using my WYZE Buds Pro the most… when I have an opportunity to run them through some Virtual Meetings, Possibly Gaming, and phone calls I will update accordingly.

Hardware WYZE Buds Pro Echo Buds Gen 2
Speakers 10mm dynamic driver 5.7mm dynamic driver
Active Noise Cancelling Yes, 40dB hybrid active noise canceling through 2 feedback microphones and 2 feed-forward microphones Yes, Unknown details
Microphones 6 Microphone Voice System (3 in each bud) 3 per earbud: 2 external beamforming microphones + 1 internal microphone
Durability IPX4 sweat and weather resistant IPX4 (splash resistant)
Charging USB-C / Wireless USB-C /Wireless
Battery Life Buds Pro: Up to 4.5 hours on a single charge with ANC on, 6 hours with ANC off.
Buds Pro + Case: Up to 18 hours of total charge with ANC on, 24 hours with ANC off.
Quick Charge: 15 minutes in the case provides up to 1 hour of playback.
Up to 5 hours music playback on a single charge with ANC and Hands-Free Alexa. 15 hours total with the charging case.
Up to 6.5 hours music playback on a single charge without ANC and Hands-Free Alexa. 19.5 hours total with the charging case.
Up to 4 hours call time on a single charge. Up to 12 hours call time with the charging case.
Up to 2 hours music playback time with 15-minute quick charge.
Features WYZE Buds Pro Echo Buds Gen 2
Assistant Access Siri, Bixby, Alexa (Coming Soon) - Must be activated via touch control Siri, Google Assist, Alexa - Option for Active listening (more battery consumption)
Sound Modes Active Noise Cancelling, Transparency Mode, All Off Active Noise Cancelling, Transparency Mode, All Off
Equalizer Adaptive EQ to automatically adjust the sound Customizable EQ with
Find My Device No Yes in Alexa App
Side Tone (Hear you own voice on call) No Yes in Alexa App
Touch Controls Customizable (1, 2, and 3 taps) Customizable (1, 2, 3 taps and Long Touch)
Customizable fit 4 sizes of ear tips 4 sizes of ear tips and 2 sizes of wing tips
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Today I gave the ANC a workout mowing the lawn on my lawn tractor that has dual blades, Switching between the Wyze Buds Pro and Echo Buds Gen 2. While there was obvious noise cancelling with both Wyze Buds Pro and the Echo Buds… the Echo Buds drained more of the tractor and blade noise.

Not convinced this still isn’t an issue with my ear size and the provided tips.

I have started the hunt for a set of replacement tips…a set that does not add to much of a cost for an outstanding pair and priced set of ANC headphones.

The woes of a large eared person I guess.


Captured on WCO.

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I received mine yesterday, haven’t had too much time, but initial impression are great! Noise cancellation is these is more impressive than I had assumed. Yes, the Wyze Headphones are better, but there is a lot more there to block out noise to begin with…

I agree with needing to figure out how to get them in and out of the case, but I don’t think I have any other comments for now. Battery life and use with different devices (laptop, phones, tv etc.) is up next!

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The Buds may be hard to pull out because they have a magnet in them to help hold the contacts secure while charging. Just flip the buds towards the outside to the left and right, pivoting on their ear tip. The ear tip should be the last thing to come out. Should be pretty easy to extract them then. Don’t try to pull straight up, roll them out to the right & left.

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In my opinion its more the case and less the buds. Yes the lid is clicky and opens well. But holding the case open with one hand and pulling the buds out with the other is the challenge. The (in my case) left hand shuts the case while pulling the buds out… big ears and big hands :joy:.

A scenario I have with most cases, echo buds gen 2 and galaxy buds + as well. They just tend to close easily when extracting the buds. Nothing a little extra attention does not fix.

But the wyze bud pro case is the best so far, nice shape slim design and fits well in the pocket.

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I’ll try that, thanks for the tip!

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Haven’t received mine yet and I backed the day of release I’m getting so bummed! Hoping for some kind of email soon.

Also I didn’t realize I was suppose to get stickers for all these preorders :sweat_smile: but probably for the best, my toddlers get excited about two things Wyze packages and Amazon…oops!

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Yep……I’d be happy to comment, but I can’t even get an email telling me they’ve been shipped. And I, too, ordered on 05/11.

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Two comments about the earbuds. Took them on a bike ride yesterday with mild breeze. Occasionally wind would gust and while in Transparency mode, wind noise overpowered the music. Came through very loud. My AirPods filter the wind better. Also cost four times as much. Second thing. They default to ANC after I turn them off. When I turn them back on, I feel like I’m in a void. The silence is deafening! Wish they would stay in mode they were turned off in.

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Received mine last week but wasn’t home to get them until yesterday. I was a little concerned based on comments about the ear fit, as I have also struggled with finding good-fitting earbuds and typically need the largest ear tips. I prefer buds and noise-cancelling headphones in particular, but haven’t made the leap to cordless NC buds yet as I just could not stomach what Apple wanted for their pros. I run on a treadmill most mornings and use ear buds all day long for zoom calls.

  • Fit - I was delighted - and a little surprised - when then buds sealed right out of the box. I tried the larger ones, but didn’t see much difference and went back to the default medium. With that, I find the seal to be solid and noise-cancelling to work quite well. I ran 40 minutes on the treadmill this AM with no issues, slippage, etc and plenty of sweat :slight_smile:

  • Noise-cancelling. During my treadmill run and in other ad-hoc tests I found with a good fit they cancelled virtually all of the treadmill and other background noise. What snuck through was buried under what I was listening to. I was surprised they even cancelled some TV noise which isn’t always the case. Most importantly, they’re definitely effective to the point where I don’t need to listen at a high volume which my aging ears appreciate. I didn’t do an on-the-spot comparison with my over-ear Wyze headhones, but I will at some point. Still, the tradeoff of not having a cord when running (and not having the weight of the full over-ear Wyze headphones) make it well worth the tradeoff. They seemed perfect for the task for me.

  • Sound - The sound is definitely bass-heavy in general but not terribly so. I definitely prefer the overall eq mix on these over and above the Wyze Headphones - which I find to be muddier in the bass. I agree with an earlier poster that I couldn’t tell any difference with the bass booster setting on or off. Still, having a headphone specific EQ like the Wyze Headphones have would be a nice touch.

  • Connecting - no problem connecting with iPhone, iPad and Macbook. First firmware upgrade took a few minutes but completed without issue (the way we like them).

  • Configuring - I like the configurability of the tap controls, but I found using a single tap for play/pause would sometimes start audio again as I was putting them back in the case. It’d be nice if they could distinguish that from a true “tap” but that’s a very small nit. Looking forward to Alexa integration.

  • Case - I didn’t have any problem getting them in or out, but perhaps because I’ve used the standard Apple Airpods for so long. Charging worked fine both with the wired USB-C cable that came with it and with a charging pad. I look forward to getting a silicon slip-over case that I can attach to a tether in my pocket to keep from losing them (voice of experience from running with my Airpods case untethered)

They’ll get daily use from here on out and will be my goto headphones for running, so I’ll report back on anything else I find. But so far, very happy with them - especially for the price!

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Oh man!!!

Ok so you probably all read my sealing issue above. I have ordered a set of replacements, 32 pieces of silicon in various sizes going up to 14mm for 7 bucks… I also ordered a set of memory foam tips XL for 20 dollars just to see if there is any more comfort with memory foam. I will update when those come in.

But, I tried looking for tips that specifically had an oval shaped speaker, this was a challenge and I didn’t really find any.

A friend (@spamoni4 )suggested I just try to replace the WYZE tips with the Echo bud Gen2 tips early on and I kinda wrote it off because of the speaker shape difference even though rubberized.

Well I got a little crazy and tried it anyway and HOLY CRAP… the ANC is mind boggling good, the sound quality got even better including the bass. It is bass you can darn near feel and this is the first time I have ever said that about a pair of wireless buds. Im not talking 4 12in JL audios with an alpine v12 amp bumping munchies for your bass in a well sealed box in the trunk, but just about the best bass these ears have ever heard come out of a pair of buds at this price or any price for that matter.

For my large eared friends you may hear a whole new world if you change your tips. As mentioned when the new ones come in I will post which and links and if they made a difference.

Well done WYZE, you have in my opinion shook up the market indeed with these gems. Now the test is in lifespan. I’ll be working them out and hope I don’t wash them on accident as this has been my number one wireless bud killer.

Lighting for pictures complements of the WYZE floor lamp😀

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Nice unboxing and first look video from a fellow community member @sriggs747

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I got my new bud tips in a quickly gave them a test with the ANC sitting next to a fan. My results in short and as I found with the previous test… round earbuds (14mm) fit my ears the best and provide me with the the best experience using the WYZE Buds Pro

These are the two tips I ordered
A variety pack the multiple sizes and two types. Rounded and coned 7.00 dollars

And XL memory foam tips 20.00 dollars

Rounded

I went directly to the largest size and had great results ANC was great drowning out the majority of the white noise (much more the the tips provided), quality was excellent and they are comfortable. They also fit in the case.

Coned

These had about the same results as the tips provided with the WYZE Buds Pro. ANC was evident but not great, I could still here my fan very well, quality was ok but the sound around me dampened the quality. They were comfortable but felt loose. And worst of all… do not fit in the case.

Memory Foam

I really wanted to love these but they were all around just bad in terms of ANC and overall sound. The fit and comfort was outstanding but the memory foam seems to allow everything in vs silicon. This was surprising to me considering they are like earplugs. ANC was the worst with these tips. They also did not fit in the case.

So there you have it… Hope this is/will be helpful. Would love to hear other’s feedback as they get theirs.

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Oo thanks for the info on the ear tips! So it sounds like you’re saying the round silicone tips from the echo buds gen2 work on the ovular shaped stem of the wyze buds - right?

If yes that’s great news as it opens up a wide range of after market tips like the ones you tested!

They did, and the rounded tips in the 32 piece pack I purchased. I can DM you the link to the 7 dollar variety pack I bought if you like. Of course you can pick some up at many local stores too. The key is that they do not have a formed connector but one that is rubberized and it will slip on and hold.

Just keep in mind the ability to fit in the charging case.


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Received mine today and right has no sound… jyst my luck . Guess I got the only faulty unit… tried reset and everything. All voice prompts and all media left bud only. Touch controls on it work though… so anyway pretty disappointing… called customer service and ticket was opened. I insisted on immediate replacement… Guess we’ll see what happens… just wondering if anyone else got a faulty pair…?

Sorry to hear that. Mine arrived today. Both worked, and the sound is really quite good. Not Bose quality but super for the price. Not crazy about the charging case. Hard to get the buds out, and with any alternative ear bud seals, probably not gonna go back in at all. Other than that, they seem
Ok. Hope you get a working pair SOON.

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Sorry to hear that as well, the wait and not working stinks. Once they get you squared away no doubt you will enjoy them.

@boydjohn7 I was able to get the case to close with the rounded 14mm (and below) bud tips installed on the WYZE Buds Pro. Just not with the dual coned tips or XL memory foam tips.

Thanks. I’ll be careful if I have to swap them. I have small ear canals, it appears, and most buds fall out. So far the Wyze buds seem to stay in……but we’ll see. The sound DOES seem awfully good, especially for the price!

Ya no kidding after the wait and not working and apparently I seem to be the only one so far… talk about luck