This is Edifier most basic and entry level sport wireless IEM. The package come included with a total of 3 ear-fins, total 3 eartips and a charging cable. The ear-fins does works well for a high intensity workout or running. Latest pricing here Amazon/Shopee/Lazada. | Calvin Pixels | Edifier W280BT Review | Budget Entry Level Wireless Sport Headphones
The accesories

The control center houses the charging port, microphone, volume rocker, call and media playback functions. The cable length is around 60 cm long. Personally, I wish that Edifier included a cable management tab like their more expensive line-up to shorten the cable so that there will be less hassle about the cable dangling or tangle up. The good news is that the earbud are magnetic.

The Edifier W280BT is powered by a pair of 8 mm Neodymium Dynamic Drivers. It uses Bluetooth 4.1 for connectivity. The maximum stable line of sight is 11 meters. The sound tube is 0.5 cm long and sound isolation is fairly good but can be improve if the tube is 1-2 mm longer and angle is around 45-60 degrees for better in-ear comfort. The rated battery life is around 6 hours. Our battery test is based on the iPhone 6 at the 2nd volume bar which we manage to get up to 5 hours and 15 minutes.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION | Calvin Pixels | Edifier W280BT Review | Budget Entry Level Wireless Sport Headphones

Driver unit: 8 mm
NOMINAL Impedance: 16 Ohms
Bluetooth version: Bluetooth V4.1
Supported Profiles: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
Sound pressure level (SPL): 100±3dB
Weight: 0.016 kg


Tiaan – Be Ok (Low bass frequency)

The low bass frequency is superbly energetic and notable, you can feel the air pressure booming in your ears. Personally, I feel that the bass is a little strong for my taste but nevertheless it is great for bass heads. The low bass doesn’t eat into the vocals and has zero bass distortion. The subtle bass vibration fades smoothly and the low bass frequency is well bodied. Should noted that the low bass do overpowers the vocals quite a bit.

Pia Mia – Do It Again (Standard bass)

The bass is superbly energetic and firm, you can feel the air pressure booming. The bass fade into a butter-smooth with a decent drag especially at the 2:05 mark. The vibrations is just eargasm. The bass does overpower vocals quite a bit, but there is a clear separation between the two and the bass is well bodied. However the EDM tones sounds does feel like it was pushed back and vocal slightly muffled.

Violinder – Raindrops (Instrumental)
The piano/violin tone sounds right, and it leans closer to the warm-sounding type not the crystal-clear type. Personally, I prefer the crystal-clear type. The high frequency need more shine and I feel that the tone feels half-hearted. The bass/drums does overpowers the Piano/Violin in term of audible levels but you can tell there is clear separation between the two.

Pentatonix – See Through (High pitch vocals / group separation)
Personally I feel that Mitch Grassi’s high-pitched-male Tenor vocals needs more shine at the highs. Each singer can be identified easily but, every diction and pronunciation sounds slightly muffled. It should be noted that vocal beatboxing, echoing and humming is an eargasm butit does overpower Mitch Grassi’s vocal in the song completely.

FINAL VERDICT | Calvin Pixels | Edifier W280BT Review | Budget Entry Level Wireless Sport Headphones

The Edifier W280BT wireless sport IEM does perform well from the low bass frequency to the mids. However, the bass is the strength that caters well for younger audience plus I won’t fault this IEM for not doing well at the upper-mids to highs frequency because the price of this model is highly affordable. Personally, I recommend the W288BT or W293BT for clearer mid to highs frequency.


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