Echo Buds (2nd Gen) | Wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation and Alexa | Black
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- Dynamic audio and active noise cancellation (ANC) - Premium speakers deliver crisp, balanced sound. Sealed in-ear design and ANC limit background noise.
- Compact and comfortable - Echo Buds are small, light, and sweat-resistant, with a secure, customizable fit that's made to move with you.
- Hands-free entertainment - Echo Buds work with the Alexa app to stream music, play podcasts, and read Audible audiobooks—just ask.
- Long-lasting battery - Get up to 5 hrs music playback per charge and up to 15 hrs with the charging case. A 15-min quick charge provides up to 2 hrs of music.
- Leave your phone in your pocket - Use your voice to make calls, set reminders, add items to your shopping list, or even start a meditation session.
- Works with other assistants - Compatible with iOS and Android, and supports access to Siri and Google Assistant.
- Designed to protect your privacy - Amazon is not in the business of selling your personal information to others. Echo Buds are built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including the ability to mute the mics with the Alexa app.
We want you to know
Choosing the right ear tip size is important to experience the best sound quality and active noise cancellation performance. Find a comfortable and secure fit through the Fit Guide.
To activate your Echo Buds, you will need to complete registration in the Alexa app using a smartphone with Android 6.0+ or iOS 12+.
Power up for
work or play
Long-lasting battery and the included charging
case let you go with the flow, no matter what
your day holds.
Every day is an earth day
You don’t have to be an environmental scientist to make sustainable choices. We considered sustainability in the design of this Echo device. Here’s how:
21% post-consumer recycled plastics in case (black color only).
Earbuds, cable and adapter not included.
Amazon is building new wind and solar farms to produce clean energy equivalent to the electricity used by this device.
98% of this device’s packaging is made of wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.
Simple to set up and use
1. Open the Alexa app on your phone.
2. Open the case and wait for the blue
light. Tap the pop-up notification in
the app to finish setup.
3. Customize your fit with the
included ear tips and wing tips.
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|Active noise cancellation|
|Hands-free voice assistant||Alexa||Siri||Bixby||Siri|
|Tap-to-access voice assistant||Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri||Siri||Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby||Siri||Google Assistant, Siri||Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby|
|Battery life on full charge||Up to 5 hrs (6.5 hrs with ANC and Alexa wake word off)||Up to 4.5 hrs (5 hrs with ANC off)||Up to 4.5 hrs (8 hrs with ANC and Bixby Voice Wake-up off)||Up to 5 hrs||Up to 5 hrs||Up to 11 hrs|
|Total hours with charging case||Up to 15 hrs (19.5 hrs with ANC and Alexa wake word off)||More than 24 hrs||Up to 16 hrs (28 hours with ANC and Bixby Voice Wake-up off)||More than 24 hrs||Up to 15 hrs||Up to 22 hrs|
|Quick charge||Up to 2 hrs with 15-min charge||Up to 1 hr with 5-min charge||Up to 1 hr with 5-min charge||Up to 3 hrs with 15-min charge||Up to 2 hrs with 15-min charge||Up to 1 hr with 3-min charge|
|IPX rating (water resistance of earbuds)||IPX4||IPX4||IPX7||IPX4||IPX2|
|Customizable fit||4 sizes of ear tips and 2 sizes of wing tips||3 sizes of ear tips||3 sizes of ear tips||3 sizes of ear tips||3 sizes of ear tips and wing tips|
Echo Buds (2nd Gen)
Earbud: 20.0 x 19.1 x 19.1 mm (without ear tip or wing tip) Case: 66.8 x 28.6 x 39.1 mm
Earbud: 5.7 g (without ear tip or wing tip) Case: 44.4 g (47.6 g for wireless charging case) Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.
Wifi or data connection
Echo Buds use a wifi or mobile data connection and the Alexa app for connectivity and other features. Carrier charges may apply. Please consult your carrier for information on any fees and limitations that apply to your plan. Alexa voice control is supported on Android 6.0, iOS 12, and Fire OS 5.3.3 or greater. However, please note that the following smartphones are not compatible with Echo Buds for Alexa voice control. Additionally, Fire 7 (all generations), Fire HD 8 (9th gen or older), and Fire HD 10 (8th gen or older) are not compatible with Echo Buds.
Bluetooth 5.0 Hands-Free Profile (HFP) support for calling, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of media sessions, Serial Port Profile for Bluetooth connectivity to Android phones and iPod Accessory Protocol for Bluetooth connectivity to iPhones.
Realtek RTL8763C Bluetooth System on Chip with integrated Audio Codec, NXP Digital Signal Processor
5.7 mm dynamic driver
3 per earbud: 2 external beamforming microphones + 1 internal microphone
IPX rating (water resistance)
IPX4 (earbuds only), tested to withstand water splashing. Learn more about our test.
Accelerometer, proximity, touch, hall (case)
Battery and power
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.
Actual battery life will vary depending on device settings, features utilized, environment, manufacturing variability, and other factors. Testing was conducted by Amazon in a lab environment with preproduction Echo Buds and charging case and a prerelease version of the Alexa app on both iPhone and Android phones. Learn more about Amazon’s battery life testing here.
Wireless charging case compatible with Qi-certified wireless charging pads.
The Alexa app and Alexa-enabled products include several features for customers with accessibility needs related to vision, hearing, mobility, and speech. Learn more about Alexa accessibility.
Warranty and service
1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year extended warranties will be available for U.S. customers and sold separately. Use of Echo Buds is subject to these terms.
Included in the box
Echo Buds, charging case, 4 pairs of ear tips, 2 pairs of wing tips, USB-C cable, and Quick Start Guide.
Wake word technology, streaming indicator, mute button in the Alexa app, the ability to view and delete your voice recordings, and more. Visit the Alexa Privacy Hub to explore how Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy.
Climate Pledge Friendly
Climate Pledge Friendly uses sustainability certifications to highlight products that support our commitment to help preserve the natural world. Time is fleeting. Learn more
PRODUCT CERTIFICATION (1)
The Reducing CO2 label applies to products certified by the Carbon Trust, that are lowering their carbon emissions year after year for the full lifecycle of the product. The Carbon Trust was formed in 2001 and introduced the world’s first carbon label in 2007. It produces its certifications to global leading and independently verified standards. The Carbon Trust has a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy.
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In order to set these up you have to load the Alexa app on your device, that's a little odd, but OK.
Then when you try and setup the buds you have to enable the location tracking on your phone, permanently and allow Alexa to listen and record all the audio on your phone, not just when you use the earbuds.
Nope, hard pass. There is no reason to give a company access to 100% of your conversations and where you go, just to use earbuds.
It's too bad, the fit seemed like they might actually work well, but I got no sound out of them and they refused to work when I refused location tracking.
#1, to activate and be able to use these buds you HAVE TO download the Alexa app. Great, another app I will never use cluttering up my phone so that I can have the *privilege* of using the device I freaking own, this is already starting off badly...
#2, While setting up these buds the Alexa app *REQUIRES* that the buds be allowed to record your conversations and things happening in the world around you, and upload that to Amazon. This is downright CREEPY considering I bought these literally just to listen to some tunes while I mow the lawn. Did I mention that between the 2 buds, there are SIX microphones that will be recording you?
#3, To double down on the creep-factor, Amazon *requires* that the buds be able to record your location. Again, I just want to listen to some tunes on my lawn mower, I won't be using these for turn-by-turn directions or something in my car, so why am I *REQUIRED* to constantly report my every move to the Amazon mothership?
#4, Because the above aren't creepy enough, Amazon also requires that the buds be able to upload the names & phone numbers of ALL your phone contacts to our Amazon overlords. Can I again mention how insane it is that my friends and family's names and phone numbers must be handed over to Amazon in order for me to listen to trashy Miley Cyrus songs while I mow my lawn? Come on, this is ridiculous.
#5, If any of the above creep you out during setup, and you click 'Deny' on the permission, the Alexa app boots you back to the opening screen and disconnects your earbuds till you give in to Daddy Amazon's will.
Yep, this is insane - WE are the product with these buds and any attempt to say "no thanks" during setup renders you with a $100+ set of (small) paperweights. If Amazon had been up front with these insane requirements I would never have bought them.
And people wonder why you can talk to a friend about pink wool socks, and 20 minutes later you're getting ads on your phone for 15% off a pair of pink wool socks... Caveat emptor!
Just a few reviews on here that I want to clarify. Someone said you need to download the Alexa app to use the buds. No, you don’t. If you want an express setup, fine-tune it with the ANC, and the EQ to get the best experience, it would better serve you to download the app. I don’t see why that’s a problem considering every other bud out there asks the same thing. You can use the buds but in order to tune anything, you need to download their corresponding app. I had to do the very same thing with every other bud I tested.
I hear people were baited with the free audible subscription. I didn’t buy these for free audible, if you did, you bought them for the wrong reason. If you already redeemed a free code, why that would be a shock that you can’t keep buying Alexa devices to redeem your months of free (insert subscription offer) only to be able to return the product and basically do that indefinitely baffles me. And why not receiving audible for free has actual anything to do with the product, I will never know. I understand that if you were promised a free gift and didn’t get it, that would be a bummer. But take that up with Amazon, not on the review of the buds that have no bearing on the status of your Audible subscription.
These buds are great. I tested them side by side against the Airpods Pro, Samsung Buds Pro, and the Huawei Freebuds Pro. In sound fidelity, soundstage, and overall roundness of sound, the Echo buds win. For context, I have a studio for voice-over work. I use JBL reference monitors. For headphones, I use the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO. I tested all buds against studio-quality reference speakers and sound engineering software. Of course, none of the buds stood a chance, however one was clearly better than the rest. The one that most clearly represented the music and sounded most closely to the reference monitors were the echo buds by a mile.
8.5/10 Echo buds: The bass was very thumpy and rumbly, hit nice and hard when it was supposed to, and did it with a high level of clarity.
9/10 Huawei: Just as good as the Echo Buds, maybe even touch better overall, slightly more precise.
4/10 Samsung: There was bass when there wasn’t supposed to be. Seemed like it was on all the time and was very muddy with no clarity at all.
5/10 Apple: Decently responsive but didn’t have the power to hit hard when the track called for it.
9/10 Echo buds: Captured every note of voice and captured the whole orchestral range without anyone instrument dominating due to a lack of quality equalization. The good thing with these I can easily change the equalization if need be.
7/10 Huawei: Good but very bland, clarity wasn’t all there. Still, not bad at all.
5/10 Samsung: That bass is muddying this up something terrible, I even had it on the “clear’ setting in the EQ. The lack of a proper EQ makes it impossible to make these buds work. The presets are garbage.
8/10 Apple: I cannot deny these are very good and capture everything well with a great soundstage for a bud.
9/10 Echo buds: Very round, not tinny. Clear and concise.
7/10 Huawei: Gets there but a few notes start to hurt your ears, too much.
4/10 Samsung: I’m starting to hate these now. Once again these are muddied by that awful bass that doesn’t even hit hard. The EQ makes it sound tinny and very high to break past the overblown bass. Didn’t realize they were Beats by Dre. But name sells so…
10/10 Apple: This is where these really shine, the higher notes are perfectly represented on their own. The lack of punchy bass leaves them feeling flat and not rounded out.
The echo buds may not be the best in a particular area. But in my testing, they are without question the overall winner. And for the price, that’s just a bonus.
ANC: Tested with vacuum, exhaust fan, central air AC unit, on a crowded street, and inside an airplane during flight. (ANC hiss and distortion is present on all buds but some more so than others, be objective, not dramatic)
4/10 Echo buds: Yikes, these did not do well. Some reviews say it doesn’t work, it does, stop being dramatic. However, they do not nearly stop incoming noise the way the others do. It stops a lot of the bass but high notes seem to come right through. When you turn the ANC on and off it's clearing stopping all the bass and some mids from coming in. Little bits of hiss and distortion.
8/10 Huawei: Very impressed.
7/10 Samsung: Good job
9/10 Apple: This one easily did the best with the smallest amount of hiss and music distortion.
7/10 Echo buds: Very present and loud hiss, but realistic, not electronic sounding.
6/10 Huawei: Not a lot of hiss but sounded electronic or robotic.
6/10 Samsung: Hiss is there but not robotic, rather a bit muffled if anything.
8/10 Apple: Does a very good job but a slight electronic sound can be heard.
Some people said the Echo buds are always recording you. Ok, no it isn’t, but you can also turn the microphone off at any time. It even says it in the description. “including the ability to mute the mics with the Alexa app.”
Everything else like customizability preferences, fit and feel, call quality, assistant responsiveness, etc., are all subjective due to the nature of different people and different circumstances and environments.
I understand the music and sound people enjoy is subjective and that’s not how this is rated. This is rated objectively, using the onboard EQ of the buds to get them the closest to reference as possible. I prefer to listen to my music as the artist intended. The echo buds objectively got the closest to reference while maintaining their roundness and soundstage overall. However, if ANC is the biggest factor in your decision, might I suggest the Sony WH-1000XM4. I do not mean to sound dismissive but we are talking about buds and they have limitations. If you are looking for buds and the intended purpose of them therein, the Echo Buds deliver. They also include the most ear and wingtips to cater to almost every ear type. They are the best overall package and at half the price, win-win.