There are “regular” Bluetooth earbuds and then there are truly wireless earbuds. What’s the difference? To put it simply, while they are also Bluetooth, each of these headphones acts completely independently of the other and does not have a connecting cable. These are the headphones for those who want to go to the gym, commute, or simply take a walk and not have a single wire about them.
We’ve rounded up the best True Wireless earbuds, which you can check out below.
- The Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds feature noise cancelling technology via its HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1e.
- Battery life is up to 24 hours with the ability to gain 90 minutes of batter with a 10 minute quick charge.
- Activate voice assistance with one touch, or switch to phone calls quickly with the headphones’ Quick Attention Mode.
Digital Trends said “Treble is clear and crisp, and there is a hefty low end that never becomes a mud pit. Instead, songs feel like they have a weight and depth that we often miss on other pairs of true wireless earbuds, which tend to feel a bit exaggerated in terms of their sonic profiles. Plus — and this is a big plus — the sound is customizable. If the sound signature isn’t quite to your liking, you can adjust it via the EQ settings in the app, so you’ll never be annoyed with the way the headphones treat certain genres.”
- The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 feature up to 9 hours of playback with an extra 4 full charges thanks to its portable case.
- The headphones are IPX5 water resistant, meaning you can take them to the gym or not worry about them getting splashed.
- Easily pair with smartphones, tablets, or PCs, and effortlessly use voice assistant like Siri and Google Assistant.
TechRadar said “If you’re looking for a pair of audiophile true wireless earbuds, you can’t go wrong with the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1s. They look great, feel comfortable, and the sound quality on offer is fantastic … They certainly outperform the Apple AirPods, in all respects apart from the lack of wireless charging case. This is a small price to pay for that exceptional audio quality, though, and we think they represent much better value for money, too.”
- Klipsch T5 True Wireless features the digital assistant of your choice and can be used with the Klipsch Connect App.
- Enjoy crystal-clear calling thanks to the 4 in-headphone microphones.
- The headphones offer up to 8 hours of battery life, 24 with the carrying case.
CNET said “Klipsch’s T5 True Wireless, the company’s first stab at AirPods-style true wireless headphones, have a few things going for them: Not only are they sturdily built, they deliver excellent sound, have strong battery life (8 hours) and include a sleek-looking (and impressively solid) Zippo-inspired charging case that juices up via USB-C. They’re a very good set of truly wireless earphones.”
- The Jabra Elite 65t are fully-customizable thanks to the Jabra Sound+ app and take phone calls well with their 4-microphone technology.
- External ambient sound keeps you aware of surroundings and a Background noise filter delivers crisp, clear calls.
- 5 hours of battery on a single charge, and up to 15 hours in total with the included pocket-friendly charging case.
CNET said “The Jabra Active Elite 65t are fully sweat-resistant truly wireless earphones that fit comfortably and securely. They sound excellent, perform reliably and are great for making calls, with two microphones in each earpiece. Battery life is decent at 5 hours and the included charging case delivers two extra charges. A quick-charge feature allows you to get 1.5 hours of juice from a 15-minute charge.”
- The Beats Powerbeats Pro are completely wireless in-ear earbuds with up to 9 hours of listening time, and more than 24 hours with charging case.
- Each earbud has its own independent voice and track controls, as well as voice capability and automatic play/pause.
- The Beats Powerbeats Pro are water resistant.
Tom’s Guide said “If you’re looking for a pair of sweat-resistant earbuds that you can wear to the gym, on the trail, on the train or at work, the Powerbeats Pro is worth the money. The $169 Jabra Elite Active 65t is cheaper and has a smaller case, but it lacks an ear hook for added stability and delivers only 15 hours of battery life. The Powerbeats Pro also offers Apple’s magically seamless integration with other Apple products, so using the Powerbeats Pro with an iPhone is a far better experience than using any other pair of earbuds.”
- The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless offers transparent hearing, allowing you to easily listen and chat wirelessly without having to remove your earbuds.
- Control your music, calls, and voice assistant simply through intuitive touchpad technology built into both earbuds.
- Enjoy up to 4 hours of battery life with an additional 2 full charges thanks to the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless’ case.
What HiFi said “And on the whole, these Sennheiser headphones don’t disappoint. Compared to the wired Momentum in-ears and Bluetooth Momentum Frees, they are a little calmer and leaner in the bass. These models have a slightly richer and fuller bottom end, but what the sound loses in weight it gains in balance and poise. Play Björk’s Hyperballad and there still plenty of deep, probing bass to latch onto. There’s a good sense of spaciousness with clear and distinct layers of detail. Switch tact to Elton John’s Rocket Man and the piano, strings and vocal sound reassuringly warm and natural.”
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