Wireless earphones like the Apple Airpods have become more prominent in the audio device market thanks to an appeal to both tech and fashion fans. Wireless earphones not only look fashionable, but offer a level of convenience above wired earphones as well. For one, you don’t have to plug them into the audio jack on your phone or other music device. Secondly, they won’t get caught on furniture or get in the way when you are exercising to music in the gym. Below we explore the best options on the market.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
Sennheiser is a leading maker of earphones and other audio devices with its base in Germany. The company is known for the extraordinary quality of its product engineering. This is evident in the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, a $299.95 pair of high-fidelity sound earphones. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earphones work over Bluetooth and are noted for the clarity of the sound. The high definition acoustics in these earphones come close to being in the studio in person, making them the standout leader in truly wireless earphones.
Samsung Galaxy Buds
With cutting edge amenities such as wireless charging from the Samsung S10 phone, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are making a play for one of the challengers in the wireless category. They have a generous 5 hours of battery life and can be controlled via voice input. The Samsung Galaxy Buds come with a case that provides up to another 7 hours of wireless charging for the earphones. You can pair these $129 earphones with Bluetooth-enabled devices including iPhones and Android phones.
For Apple lovers, the new Apple AirPods offer the best convenience for fitting in with Apple’s ecosystem. These earphones are easy to use with Siri, Apple’s smart assistant, allowing you to activate it with just a single voice command. They turn on automatically and automatically connect to your iPhone or other Apple device. They offer improved connection speed to your device via Apple’s H1 chip for headphones. At $159.99, these earphones offer a price point comparable to similar devices from competitors.
Bose SoundSport Free
The Bose SoundSport Free offers a feature-packed package with excellent ease of use. You can control the parameters for these wireless earphones via a mobile app that allows you to configure the playback to your tastes. The $199 cost is not cheap, but neither is the make and design of these earphones, which includes water repellent materials to protect them from the weather. Bose stands out in sound quality, and these earphones pack plenty bass to deliver a pleasing music-listening experience.
To Consider Before Your Purchase
The amount of ambient noise you get with wireless earphones varies from device to device. If you want to be able to control the amount of ambient noise precisely, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Ambient Aware feature gives you that control.
- Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless: Low latency feature eliminates lag when watching TV and listening via these earphones.
- Samsung Galaxy Buds: These are compatible with iPhones and Android devices with Android 5.0 or later.
- Apple AirPods: It comes with 18 hours of talk time, and up to 24 hours for listening before recharging.
- Bose SoundSport Free: The case gives you 10 hours worth of charge, while the earphones have 5 hours playtime capacity.
What Do They Say on Other Sites
“I like these earbuds. Sound is good, definitely marginally better than the previous generation. The Galaxy Buds look better, they feel better, they're smaller, and the case charges wirelessly which is actually SUPER useful.” (Chris Williams on Amazon)
“The biggest let down was they had no internal storage. This was very disappointing, as this was my favorite feature on the Iconx. I understand they wanted to cut the size down but they took away what made the Iconx so great.” (Mitchell Myser on Amazon)
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