Baseus Bowie M2 Plus review: Small wireless earbuds, mighty sounds

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The Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds can be handy if you want to listen to music and block out unwanted noise. Besides being noise canceling, they are app-enabled to create your unique sound profile.

Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds review
Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds review


The Bowie M2 Plus earbuds are a much cheaper alternative to Apple's AirPods Pro, so don't expect these to provide the same performance. Yet, these earbuds deliver clear audio and powerful sounds and can be used when you don't want to risk damaging your AirPods Pro when exercising or traveling.

Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds -- battery and Bluetooth

The Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds come in a matte black charging case. The case is minimal, lightweight, and easy to take along for your travels.

Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds size compared with an AirTag
Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds size compared with an AirTag


The lid to the charging case was slightly wobbly but closed with a satisfying snap. Although this is a wireless charging case, it also has a port at the bottom to plug in a USB-C charging cable. However, the charging case does not have a battery percentage indication, so figuring out how much juice you have left is a guessing game.

Baseus claims you can fully charge these earbuds in 1 hour with the included fast-charging cable. A fully charged set of earbuds would give you about 5 hours of playtime. If you use these earbuds with the charging case, you can get up to 25 hours of playtime.

Setting up the Bluetooth connection was a cinch. Once you lift the lid to the charging case, the earbuds automatically connect to your paired device in seconds.

These earbuds feature touch controls, so you can tap or long-press them to play, pause, or answer phone calls. Curiously, it is missing an option to adjust the volume, which may be a dealbreaker for those who constantly fidget with sound levels.

Although you cannot adjust the volume by tapping on the earbuds, you can connect these earbuds to two devices simultaneously. This way, you can turn the volume up or down from whichever device is closest to you.

You can connect the Bowie M2 Plus earbuds to two devices simultaneously
You can connect the Bowie M2 Plus earbuds to two devices simultaneously


The Bowie M2 Plus earbuds had a snug and comfortable fit. They were put to the test during a 20-minute HIIT workout on Apple Fitness Plus and stayed securely in place despite lots of jumping.

During the workout, one of the earbuds had occasional variations in volume. However, jerky movements may have caused it, and the audio never stopped in both earbuds.

Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds - audio performance

The Bowie M2 Plus earbuds have active noise cancellation (ANC) for those who want to block out unwanted sounds. According to Baseus, they can filter out -42dB noise. The ANC mode did well to get rid of background noise, and you can also tap on the earbuds to turn on transparency mode and turn ANC on or off.

Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds comes with a USB-C charging cable and ear tips in different sizes
Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds come with a USB-C charging cable and ear tips in different sizes


These earbuds did not sound rich and well-balanced straight out of the box, but you can download the Baseus app to adjust things like the EQ. The app includes some presets, and you can create your own EQ to your ears' content.

Although you can use the app to create your unique sound profile, the app may not readily recognize the connection of the earbuds. Due to this, you might have to put the earbuds back in the charging case to reset it before you can adjust the EQ.

The compact matte black case feels like a smooth river rock in your hand and opens to reveal small but mighty ANC wireless earbuds. Although the touch control is missing a volume adjustment option, these could serve you well as a cheaper alternative to AirPods Pro when on the go.

Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds - pros


  • Active noise canceling (ANC)

  • Comfortable, secure fit

  • Adjust EQ on free app

  • Compact and light

  • Wireless charging case

  • Connect to two devices simultaneously

Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds - cons


  • Touch control does not include volume adjustment

  • No battery percentage indication on charging case

Rating: 4 out of 5

Where to buy

Get the Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds directly from Baseus for $39.99 or from Amazon, where you can get them on sale now for $33.98.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    chasmchasm Posts: 3,421member
    I'm guessing they didn't license the Bowie name at all, but I'm glad to see that they aren't entirely awful as nearly anything at that price point would be.
    h2p
  • Reply 2 of 3
    h2ph2p Posts: 331member
    Thanks for the review! I've misplaced my AirPodPro's IN MY HOUSE. I can not find them using every technique I know of... including them showing up on Find My and turning over the couches to no avail. I was going to replace them today with APP2's until reading your review. I just bought the Baseus Bowie M2 buds. APP3's will be out soon.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    itskaiitskai Posts: 1member
    The Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds can be handy if you want to listen to music and block out unwanted noise. Besides being noise canceling, they are app-enabled to create your unique sound profile.

    Rating: 4 out of 5

    Where to buy

    Get the Baseus Bowie M2 Plus wireless earbuds directly from Baseus for $39.99 or from Amazon, where you can get them on sale now for $33.98.

    Read on AppleInsider
    I am deciding to buy this but there aren't a lot of good reviews to be found, this review is really helpful. 
    edited July 2023
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