Fairbuds XL: Over-ear headphones with the best repairability

Have you ever repaired your headphones? No? This is probably because they are not designed for this purpose, because the manufacturer does not make spare parts easily accessible and because buying new is much easier. Fairphone, the manufacturer behind the modular smartphone of the same name, has taken on this topic and offers, for example: B. the Fairbuds XL. I recently became aware of this through an iFixit video in which the Fairphone Fairbuds XL was shown to be very easy to repair. Maybe this is something for you too?

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The Fairphone Fairbuds XL over-ear headphones, offered in green and black, are easy to take apart and repair. Images: Fairphone press material
The Fairphone Fairbuds XL over-ear headphones, offered in green and black, are easy to take apart and repair. Images: Fairphone press material

Fairbuds XL – over-ear headphones in green and black

According to the Amazon reviews, the over-ear headphones offer good padding and are spacious enough to enclose even large ears instead of resting on them. The individual components can be separated from each other quite easily - partly with plug-in connections, partly with very simple screws that do not require any special tools. This means you can quickly replace the battery or change the cable that connects the two sides of the headphones. No cable is needed to connect to a smartphone, tablet, computer or other audio source; it works via Bluetooth. You can order the Fairphone Fairbuds XL in black and green.

40,00 EUR
Fairbuds XL headphones Sustainable noise canceling headphones (wireless, up to 30 hours...
  • Great Sound: 40mm dynamic drivers deliver clear highs, warm mids and deep bass.
  • No distraction: With active noise cancellation you can block out the world around you and...
  • Longevity: 30 hours of battery life for endless music enjoyment.
38,00 EUR
Fairbuds XL headphones Sustainable noise canceling headphones (wireless, up to 30 hours...
  • Great Sound: 40mm dynamic drivers deliver clear highs, warm mids and deep bass.
  • No distraction: With active noise cancellation you can block out the world around you and...
  • Longevity: 30 hours of battery life for endless music enjoyment.

By the way, the sound is described as sufficient. A techno lover commented in his review that the bass was too weak for his taste. Otherwise everything is fine. The previously poor options in the app are also criticized. But these don't have anything directly to do with the headphones and their functionality - after all, many adjustments can also be made in other ways. If appropriate information is given to the developers, the app will certainly be improved. You can find further reviews and ratings on the linked Amazon product page, where there is currently a discount for the headphones - along with Prime shipping.

iFixit shows how easy it is to repair the Fairbuds XL

As already mentioned at the beginning, I became aware of the headphones through a video from the iFixit repair professionals. This is also about the headphones, which are also offered as modular and easy to repair AIAIAI TMA-2 and Sony WH-1000XM5. If you want to see whether the Fairphone headphones are something for you or whether the DJ headphones from AIAIAI or the branded over-ears from Sony might suit you better, then take a look Video.

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