Back in 2015, a humble Kickstarter campaign by Swedish company Earin, introduced true wireless earbuds to the market. The original M-1 earphones created an entirely new market with its eye-catching design and tiny form-factor. But these days, wireless earbuds are more commonplace than ever. Big companies like Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, and countless others have all thrown their hats into the ring with their own take on wireless earbuds. Now Earin is back with its new, third-generation true wireless earbuds, the Earin A-3.
The company prides itself in its quality construction and performance complemented with a sleek, Scandinavian design – something we also saw in the Earin M-2. But, of course, the new Earin A-3 is able to offer a number of improvements.
To start, the Earin A-3’s earbuds each pack in 14.3mm speakers. Earin says that this results in better audio quality with deeper bass. They have also improved the call quality by integrating the microphone and accelerometer into the main earbud. This, coupled with an adaptive algorithm that monitors and removes background noise in real-time, helps improve calls.
Another unusual benefit of the Earin A-3’s is the lack of a dedicated left or right earbud. The company was able to achieve a design that lets the earbuds sit in the outer ear. Once worn, the buds will then automatically assign which earbud is on the left and which is on the right.
Additional features of the Earin A-3 include an IP 52 rating, touch controls, and voice recognition technology for use with Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri.
As for its battery, the company says the A-3 offers five hours of playtime on a charge, with the case extending its battery life for up to 30 hours. It comes in an aluminum charging case which can be charged wirelessly or through a USB-C cable. A full charge for the case will take up to 3 hours while the buds themselves will receive a full charge from the case in 1.5 hours.
The Earin A-3 is expected to launch sometime in the first quarter of this year. It will be available on the company’s official website and on Amazon for $199. A special edition variant will also be launch as a Kickstarter campaign starting January 14th.