The $16 true-wireless earbuds deal returns (and they’re not bad) – CNET


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I wrote this deal up back in April and now it’s back. Funcl’s budget true wireless earbuds, sporadically on sale for $20, and back down to their shockingly low price of $16 on Amazon. 

I’m not going to tell you that the Funcl W1S earbuds are all that great, particularly when it comes to sound quality. The Tranya T10, for example, sounds significantly better for $20 more ($36), with better clarity and deeper bass. But the Funcl buds sound OK for their low price and are sweat-resistant, too. They also pack Bluetooth 5.0 and 4 to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge (the charging case gives you another three charges). They fit my ears fine. You can also make calls with them, just don’t expect business-class performance.

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Again, as long as you keep your expectations in check as far as sound quality goes, these are definitely worth trying out if you want a pair of dirt-cheap true wireless earbuds.

Last year, CNET’s Rick Broida wrote up a pair of Funcl AirPod lookalikes (he’s a fan of the Funcl brand name, which he said, “Sounds like a clever spin on ‘funky,’ but also how you’d describe a ‘fun uncle.'” I’m a little less enamored with it.) But that model was $49 with a discount code. Compared with this model’s price, that seems downright expensive. 

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