Edifier Comfo Run review: Are these athletic earbuds worth your money?

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Recently, Edifier released its flagship earbuds - Edifier Comfo Run. As the name suggests, the brand promises comfort and an excellent audio experience while exercising. You might wonder, for the price of RM469, are these earbuds worth the investment? Does it live up to the hype?

We had the earbuds for two weeks and here are our honest thoughts about it.

When Edifier released this model, it aimed to market this device to athletes or active audiophiles. That means you will have a rather flexible device on hand because these open earbuds are great for working, casual use, biking, running and even communications. Design-wise, these earbuds are available in one colour - black.

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One of the lightest earbuds we have ever tried

In addition, like the Soundcore Aerofit Pro (which we reviewed), this variant features an Open-Ear design for your comfort. Like the previous earbuds, we are not a fan of this design. It's nice, but maybe not our cup of tea. Thanks to the rubbery/latex build, IP55 Rated Durability and IPX5 Water Resistance, you should have a durable and sweat-resistant device in your hand.

The Comfo Run promises up to 17 hours of playtime when fully charged and 5 hours of playtime from 5 minutes of charging. Based on our experience, it took the earbuds almost 2 hours for a full charge. And it lasted us two days from casual usage. Plus, these earbuds lasted almost 5 hours from just 10 minutes of charging. So that proves the brand's claim is true.

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Design-wise, it's sleek and neat

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Volume and Power buttons on the right side of your neckband

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Not a fan of the Open-Air design, but we appreciate the neat build

Furthermore, the charger for this device is a bit unorthodox. Unlike other earbuds in the same class/price range, Edifier features a rather old-school-looking magnetic cable for its device. If you are a fan of the 2000s design, this might be up your alley. For us, it's a neat-looking feature. Remember, you might want to keep the charging port and cable dry. Edifier reminds users of that in the manual, as it's an important step to prolong the earphones' longevity.

But our review does not end there. Let's get to the juicy part of this review. Is it comfortable to wear during runs? Our answer is a mixed yes. Unlike the Soundcore Aerofit Pro, the neckband for this model is non-detachable and non-adjustable. That means you are looking at a "One-Size-Fits-All" type. While they are comfortable to wear and can wick sweat efficiently, they feel a bit loose during our workout sessions, especially when running.

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It's best to keep the charging port and cable dry

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A bit unorthodox but still pretty cool

On top of that, it also has decent call quality. The mic does a good job of picking up sounds as low as a whisper. While it does a good job for casual calls, it might not be enough if you plan to use it for work or virtual meetings. There is room for improvement in the ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and clarity during calls.

Besides that, we had an enjoyable time with this model. Thanks to its 0.08s latency and Bluetooth V5.3 connectivity, it ensures a reliable connection and minimises dropouts even in crowded environments. This feature is particularly useful if you use earbuds during workouts or commuting.

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The neckband feels a bit loose for us

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Sweat? No problem

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A great choice for outdoor activities

Like other earbuds, this model comes with a support app. You can install the Edifier ConneX from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Thanks to this app, you can choose your preferred audio settings and customise your listening experience. We would personally recommend the Bass Boost for a better exercise experience.

Overall, this is a pretty solid pair of earbuds. However, the lack of a built-in ANC might deter you. For the price of RM469, we feel that it's a good investment nonetheless. If comfort is your go-to quality while exercising, this device should be high on your list.

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We love the UI, to be honest

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Personally, we would go for the "Bass boosts"


Tech Specs and Features:

  • Dual-Mic Voice Pickup
  • Open-Ear Design
  • Bluetooth V5.3
  • Up to 26 hours of playtime
  • Clear call quality
  • Customised tuned 13mm drivers
  • Low latency under the game mode, seamless video streaming experience
  • Personalise EQ controls and more on Edifier Connex App
  • IP54-certified dust and sweat proof


Pros and Cons

Pros - Comfortable design, great sound quality, stable connectivity, long battery life and solid water resistance

Cons - Limited noise isolation, lack ANC, and average mic quality

Summary - A worthy investment for athletes and active individuals, pass if you want dedicated work earbuds


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