Audio model RHA has lengthy made headphones of excessive reputation, however we have been a bit disenchanted with its first try at true wi-fi earbuds. The British firm is again with a second providing, and the TrueConnect 2 outdo the originals in various key areas — together with higher battery life and enhanced sound — whereas additionally costing much less.

The primary technology TrueConnect may go 5 hours on a single cost or 25 altogether with the additional juice within the case. These follow-up earbuds are in a position to handle 9 hours with an additional 35 within the case (so 44 in complete) which pits them in opposition to one of the best within the class. A fast 10-minute top-up equates to an hour of playback, and the seemingly unchanged flip case itself prices over USB-C.

In addition to vastly improved battery life, RHA says its newest earbuds additionally provide a refined sound signature, though there’s nonetheless no aptX assist, which was a grievance Ryan had of the earlier mannequin. Bodily buttons have been swapped out for capacitive contact panels on both earbud, permitting for a greater variety of controls akin to play/pause, reply/finish calls, quantity up/down, and entry to voice assistants.

Whereas there is no lively noise-cancellation for audio, the mics are in a position to block out some undesirable noise air pollution to reinforce name high quality, and the comfortable match ought to make for respectable passive isolation. An IP55 ranking ensures safety from the weather or sweat, however you will additionally get a global three-year guarantee simply in case something goes improper. A 12-meter vary is promised because of Bluetooth connectivity. A variety of silicone ear ideas is equipped within the field together with a USB-C charging cable.

The RHA TrueConnect 2 are available today in black or navy for $150 (£130/€160), which is $20 cheaper than their predecessor.