Choosing a good set of workout earbuds can be like pulling teeth. Many wireless earbuds are compact and waterproof, but they fall out easily. Others don’t offer the sound quality you’d prefer to get to keep you pumped up. And with the sheer glut of earbuds on today’s market, it’s tough to figure out which ones are worth buying. In a way, this is a blessing. It wasn’t that long ago that your only option for quality buds was to spend a fortune on Apple AirPods. Now, you can get your hands on an equivalent set of buds for a fraction of the price. Of course, this much choice comes with some downsides. Simply put, how do you choose which earbuds to invest in? Thankfully, we’re here to help.
We’re about to review the Axloie Goin G2 Wireless Earbuds. These are over-the-ear workout earbuds, designed specifically for people with an active lifestyle. But does their performance live up to the design? We’ll demystify everything, from the overall design to the sound quality. We’ll also talk about the battery performance, as well as how the Bluetooth connection works. If you’ve got questions, chances are that you’ll find your answers here. Let’s get started, and see what the Goin G2 earbuds have to offer!
The first thing you’ll notice about the Axloie Goin G2 Wireless Earbuds is their relatively large size. This can be intimidating at first, because the ear hooks are fairly big. That said, the hooks are constructed from a flexible rubber, which will conform to most ears. To be fair, the ear hooks can cause discomfort for some people. But there’s a reason they exist: to provide a secure fit that won’t fall off while you’re working out. Go for an intense run, and even with all the impact, the earbuds aren’t going anywhere. These earbuds also come with 3 different sets of silicone ear tips. Choose the best fit for your ears, and you’ll get more comfort and better noise isolation.
The main body of the earbuds is fairly large, with a big fin that extends from your ear. This fin has bright LEDs that indicate when the earbuds are being used and when they’re charging. It’s constructed from a matte black ABS plastic, with an attractive, futuristic form factor. There’s also a control button on each earbud. The button is fairly large, and it’s easy to find by touch. That said, it’s not comfortable to operate. You have to press harder than you would on a soft touch button, which can be irritating for sensitive ears. The buttons allow you to perform a variety of functions. You can play and pause music, skip tracks, adjust volume, answer and end calls, or activate your voice assistant.
In addition to being secure on your ears, the Goin G2 earbuds are IPX7-rated for water-resistance. This means they can be submerged at a depth of 3 feet for up to 30 minutes. Never mind a little bit of sweat, you can wear these earbuds under just about any conditions. Take a run in the rain, jam out in the shower, or even go for a swim. You won’t have to worry about your earbuds getting damaged by a little bit of water.
If you have sensitive ears, you might want to consider some earbuds with soft-touch buttons. If that’s what you need, take a gander at the Axloie Attitude-X9P Wireless Earbuds. They’re very comfortable and easy to operate. That said, the sound quality isn’t as good as what you’ll get from the Goin G2.
The Axloie Goin G2 also comes with a charging case, which is constructed from a matte black ABS plastic. It matches the earbuds perfectly, providing a unified look to the whole kit. One downside of this is that it has to be large enough to fit the relatively large size of the earbuds. It measures 4.9 inches in width, 4 inches in depth, and 1.9 inches in thickness. It also weighs 7.2 ounces. This makes it a poor choice for slipping into your pocket, since it’s fairly large and heavy. Even so, it’s more than small enough to carry in your laptop bag or carry-on bag.
The case has a spring-loaded design, which makes it secure to close and easy to open. On the front, you’ll see a single white LED. This light will flash while the case is being charged, and turn solid once it’s been fully charged. There’s a Micro USB port on the back which allows for easy charging. A Mircro USB cable is included in the kit for your convenience.
Battery & Connectivity
So you’ve got a waterproof, hard-to-lose design. But what about the battery? In this regard, the Axloie Goin G2 Wireless Earbuds perform quite well. They last for about 5 hours on a single charge, which is sufficient for most people’s purposes. When your buds run dry, you don’t have to immediately plug the case into the wall. Instead, you can recharge from the case in only 1.5 hours. The case provides enough of a charge for 6 additional charges, or 35 hours of total playtime between refills. As always, we should point out that these ratings are based on manufacturer tests. Since these tests are performed at moderate volume, your battery life will be lower at full volume.
As we mentioned, the Axloie Goin G2 earbuds recharge via Micro USB. The charging case has a capacity of 600mAh, and recharging via this method takes nearly 2 hours. This isn’t exactly impressive. That said, it’s certainly good enough, especially considering that you don’t need to recharge that often.
If you value a faster charge time, there are plenty of good options on the market. For example, check out our review of the original Axloie Goin Wireless Earbuds. They recharge in only 15 minutes, which is quite impressive. On the other hand, even with the charging case, the total battery life is only 20 hours.
Axloie also provides options that offer maximum battery life. Their Axloie Magic True Wireless Earbuds offer an impressive 130 total hours of charge. You only get 4 hours per charge, but the charging case also doubles as a power bank.
The Axloie Goin G2 Wireless Earbuds utilize the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connection protocol. This protocol is significantly more stable than the older Bluetooth 4.2 protocol. As a result, you won’t have to worry about dropped calls or jittery music. You also get virtually zero lag. Watch movies or videos all day long, and your audio will sync up perfectly with the video. The overall range is 33 feet, which should be sufficient for most purposes.
In addition to True Wireless Stereo mode, the Axloie Goin G2 offers two other connection modes. In shared mode, you’ll get a single mono signal through each channel. This is a great feature for watching a movie with a friend on a train or a plane. You can also connect a single earbud all by itself in mono mode. This is a great choice for hands-free calling, especially while you’re driving. It also doubles your battery life, since you’ll only be draining the battery on a single earbud.
When you’re thinking about any audio equipment, sound quality is a major consideration. After all, sound is why you’re buying them, right? The first thing you’ll notice is just how powerful the bass is. This is unusual on a pair of earbuds, which have smaller drivers than over-the-ear headphones. The Goin G2 earbuds use a proprietary algorithm to raise and lower the bass volume as needed. You’ll get plenty of punch from drums, bass guitar, and low synths. And it won’t overwhelm the rest of the frequencies as some powerful bass earbuds do.
Trebles and mids both come through with plenty of clarity. On the high end, you get lots of shimmer, which makes classical and country music sound fantastic. Cymbals and strings are crisp and clear, providing a great accent and not distorting the rest of the track. Similarly, vocals sound very smooth, and pop right to the front without any EQ adjustments. In other words, just about any genre of music sounds good. For a pair of wireless, Bluetooth earbuds, that’s saying something.
The ear tips themselves provide plenty of noise isolation. There’s no active noise cancellation, which is to be expected from a pair of earbuds. But just the seal between the ear tips and your ears will block out most ambient noise. This is a particularly useful feature if you frequently fly or commute on public transit. You can enjoy your own private world while you’re on the way to your destination.
The Goin G2 earbuds feature dual mics, which provide great sound quality. The person on the other end will be able to hear you very clearly when you’re using both earbuds. When using a single earbud, they may hear a bit more background noise. That said, they’ll still be able to understand what you’re saying. Clarity on your end will be just fine, depending on the other person’s mic.
So, how do the Axloie Goin G2 Wireless Earbuds stack up to the competition? In general, they perform very well. Our main disappointment is the comfort of the design. To be fair, the ear hooks ensure that you get excellent retention. But they’re just not terribly comfortable, especially if you’re running and sweating.
That said, there’s still plenty to like about these earbuds. Let’s start with the sound quality. Good bass is almost impossible to find in mid-priced earbuds, and you get that from the Goin G2. Not only that, but the bass doesn’t come at the expense of other frequencies. It doesn’t muddy your vocals or rattle your trebles. The battery is also well-engineered, providing a total of 35 hours of use. Throw in the ability to quick charge your buds in 15 minutes, and you’ve got yourself a solid buy.