The Ultimate Workout Earbud? A Full Review of Cleer Audio's ARC II Sport Open Earbuds

Manufacturer & Model
Cleer Audio ARC II Sport
MSRP
$189
Link
https://amzn.to/3TAz1gI
Highlights
Athlete-focused design, long battery life with added charges and quick charge feature in case, comfortable, excellent sound quality, non-fatiguing, stays on the ear during workouts, IPX5 water resistance, allows for environmental safety awareness.
Summary
The Cleer Audio's ARC II Sport is one of the better athlete-focused earbuds we've reviewed. It's over the ear, open design is both comfortable and functional, staying in place during rigorous workout sessions. Overall sound quality is consistently good, though call quality could be improved. A long battery life, touch controls, and an IPX5 water rating are all added benefits.

The quest for great-sounding and comfortable sports-style earbuds continues with Cleer Audio's ARC II Sport (ARC 2 Sport) Open Earbuds. Unlike Monster's DNA Fit Wireless Earbuds with ANC (reviewed here), the ARC II Sport seats itself outside the ear. That means it floats free and lacks any sort of ear tip, hanging over your ear using a soft-touch counterbalanced ear hook.

The resulting design is comfortable, stable, and delivers excellent sound quality. It also has safety benefits for athletes who like to hit the outdoors.

Click on our video review to get the full rundown of features and performance capabilities... this is one pair of buds that's well worth investigating!



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Cleer Audio ARC II Sport Specifications
  • Weight: 14g (per earbud) 130g (both earbuds and case)
  • Driver: 16.2mm Neodymium Dynamic Driver
  • Frequency Response: (Bluetooth) 20Hz-20kHz
  • Headphone Type: Open-Ear True Wireless Earbuds
  • Microphones: 2-mic Beamforming with AptX Voice
  • Inputs: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Version: 5.3
  • Audio Formats: AAC, SBC, AptX Adaptive, AptX Lossless
  • Multipoint Connectivity: Yes
  • Battery Life: Up to 8hrs, In total 35hrs with charging case
  • Charge Method: USB-C charging case
  • Quick Charge: 10min charge provides 1hr
  • IPX5 Water and Sweat Resistance
  • Loss Detection
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if you are also a lap swimmer, i would love to also see a review of the 2nd gen Zygo. I've been lapping with the big blue 1st gen for about a year and love them. the new gen looks so much sleeker. cheers. ||||K
 

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Unfortunately, I’m not. Both of my kids are D1 swimmers… they’re apparently apples that fell FAR from the tree :redgrin:

I’m curious tho… will definitely check them out!
 

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Unfortunately, I’m not. Both of my kids are D1 swimmers… they’re apparently apples that fell FAR from the tree :redgrin:

I’m curious tho… will definitely check them out!
excellent! hopefully, they keep lapping each day long after college. we've made good use of even hotel baby pools while on Air Force deployments. :laugh:
 
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