A few days ago I was contacted by the people over at xFyro because they are launching their newest earphones, the xFyro ARIA. Those are “true wireless” earphones that feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and IP67 certification against water and dust. The company is now raising funds through Indiegogo with an expected shipping date around next August.
Update: I published the xFyro xS2 review, which covers the previous product by the company. In addition to this, the growing concerns about the ARIA by some people who did not receive their product yet lead me to suggest you to hold on buying the earphones until the situation becomes clearer.
The ARIA follow other similar product launched after the introduction of the Apple AirPods – completely wireless in-ear headphones that are therefore more comfortable and easier to use, at least in theory. One of the main issues these products have is battery life, but xFyro touts 8 hours of playback on a single charge, with three additional charges made possible by the case (which has its own battery) that bring the total to 32 hours.
xFyro touts Bluetooth 5.0 technology and a few smart features such as automatic pause and play thanks to sensors that detect when the earpieces are in your ears. The ARIA is compatible with both Siri and Google Assistant, so it doesn’t matter if you use an iPhone or an Android.
Of course, the most interesting feature is the presence of water resistance, which makes it possible to use them while working out or while taking a shower – a good alternative to speakers such as the UE WONDERBOOM or the Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset.
Inside the housings are 16 mm dynamic drivers and microphones with dual beamforming; xFyro promises excellent sound quality, but I will believe this after I’ll have heard them myself – I have yet to find a quality “true wireless” pair of earphones, though I’d be happy to be proven wrong.
As these are both wireless and water resistant, they seem rather interesting. xFyro is currently pitching them at $95 for the first 600 “early birds”, with the price raising to $150 for the rest of the people and then to $200 after the campaign ends. You can find additional information on their site.