ISOtunes has announced new FREE 2.0 Bluetooth hearing protection earbuds.
Press materials describe the updated hearing protection product as being ideal for those who work with power tools and equipment – hobbyists and professionals alike.
The ISOtunes FREE 2.0 model offers “all-around improvements” to the original model, such as enhanced connection to Bluetooth devices and a higher noise reduction rating.
The completely wireless earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.2 and a 25 dB NRR.
FREE 2.0 earbuds will be available in green and black, or all-black color schemes.
As with the original FREE model, the updated 2.- earbuds will come with a charging case.
Battery life is up to 7 hours, with the included charging case being able to offer up to 14 hours of additional battery life.
The earbuds come with both foam and double flange ear tips.
- Bluetooth 5.2
- Up to 7 hours per charge
- Up to 14 more hours of use from fully charged case
- 25 dB NRR
- Includes 3 sizes each of foam and double flange tips
- USC-C charging (cable included)
On social media, ISOtunes added the following about the Bluetooth NRR updates:
Noise Reduction from 22dB to 25dB: internal design changes now allow for greater noise isolation.
Bluetooth/Functionality from 5.0 to 5.2 (standard): seamless earbud pairing; this means no more one earbud pairing without the other (and then having to go through the repairing process).
ETA: Coming Soon
This looks to be a reasonable update, without any change in price.
The battery life seems to be same as well – 7 + 14 hours for 21 hours when starting with the earbuds and charging case fully charged.
I had good experiences with the original FREE earbuds. I tested them – see my early review here, and they were decent.
There wasn’t anything lacking about the FREE earbuds, but the 2.0’s improvement in noise reduction is definitely a welcome change.