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I know prices vary by region. I have gotten good sound from the Earfun earbuds. I have the Earfun Air, and the Earfun Air Pro 2 have very good sound as do Earfun Free Pro 2.
Jabra Evolve2 30
Bill Callahan’s “Drover,” a track with far less deep bass in the mix, gives us a better sense of the headset's general sound signature. The drums on this track can sound overly thunderous on bass-forward headphones, but the drivers here deliver a pretty accurate depiction, with some subtly added body and roundness, but nothing that sounds thunderous. Callahan’s baritone vocals get plenty of low-mid richness matched with crisp high-mid presence. The acoustic strums also benefit from a crisp, bright higher-frequency response
Volume however is no problem, they can crank the dB's. Passive noise cancelation is decent when the ear pieces are fit snug although talking with one or both in my ears (when audio off) produces a reverberating echo in that ear(s). Touch control is about 80% successful for me, usually not registering one of my taps. Auto-pause/play on removal/insertion is about 50/50 although I'm working on making sure I'm "doing it right" as you have to snug it in and give it a twist although sometimes it works by just taking it out and putting it in
Jabra Evolve2 30
Got real hot on my ears real quick. Unfortunately, the controls are located on the earcup so it's not easy or intuitive to answer or mute calls in Teams or other applications. The Poly Blackwire 5220 USB-A headset with the controls in line on the cord is much easier to use. Not sure why the Wirecutter recommended the Jabra headset as I found them uncomfortable and not easy to use