How do we rate the Best Bluetooth Earbuds
Gadgets are going wireless whether we like it or not. It started with wireless charging, and now we are seeing the same thing with wireless earbuds. The former was highly welcomed, but the latter has left most of us very conflicted. What do I mean? Well, there was something cool about having a white cable run from your earphones all the way to your gadget. We were all used to these traditional earphones, and we’d even adapted into using them even when we were working out or engaging in other physical activities. Then Apple came along and decided to take away our beloved headphone jack. A few months down the line, we saw various other popular phones such as Google Pixel and OnePlus 6T follow suit. This trend has been catching up slowly, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Perhaps, what we should be asking ourselves is which are best true wireless earbuds that we can get to replace our traditional wired earphones.
With that in mind, here are the top 3 Bluetooth earbuds in the market at the moment:
1. Anker SoundBuds Curve Wireless Headphones
The Anker SoundBuds wireless headphones perform as remarkably as they look. The earbuds pack deep bass and dynamic trebles producing crystal clear audio thanks to the Qualcomm apt XTM audio. This makes the buds a perfect choice for everyone with a versatile taste in music. Whether you are looking to rock them with some rap, hip-hop, or even EDM, you will find their audio quality very satisfying.
The designing of the Anker SoundBuds is also excellent. They do not feel very premium, which is understandable for any earbuds within their price range. This should not be interpreted to mean that they are any inferior when it comes to comfort. We actually found them very comfortable to wear thanks to the ergonomic earfins and extra-soft ear hooks. These do not just boost comfort, but they also help to secure the earbuds in place. No longer will you have to struggle to keep your earbuds in place as is the case with most other wireless earbuds out there.
You can also customize the ear tips to get the perfect fit for your ears, and the additional earwigs should offer extra support to keep the earbuds in place.
The ability of these wireless headphones to remain put also makes them very ideal for everyone living an active life. The earbuds will give you the freedom to go hard in the gym and run the tracks without worrying about the buds coming off.
While on the subject of fitness, it’s crucial to point out that the earbuds are also water and sweat resistant. The buds casing is finished with some hydrophobic nano-coating that keeps water and sweat away from the internal drivers. This gives you less time to worry about sweat or rain, destroying the earbuds and more time pushing yourself in the gym.
The battery life of these earbuds is also very impressive. It will only take you one and a half hours to fully charge the buds, and this should give you up to 14 hours of talk time and approximately 12.5 hours of music time.
The earbuds come packed with various accessories including Micro USB cable, Cord management clip, sound buds curve, multiple silicones, and memory foam ear tips, and PU leather carrying pouch with an aluminum carabineer.
- Civic noise cancellation tech provides clarity in phone calls
- Qualcomm apt XTM
- Water-resistant casing
Verdict: For just $26.99, the Anker SoundBuds Wireless Headphones are a massive bargain that packs incredible audio quality in solid and water-resistant construction.
2. Apple AirPods
The Apple AirPods entered the market with a bang, and it wasn’t really because of what they offered but rather how much they cost. These tinny earbuds go for around $160 which is a lot of money by any standard. So, what lies beneath this attractive golf-tee looking earbuds from Apple?
Apple AirPods are a valuable option to all iPhone users who are looking for an alternative to the wired EarPods. The AirPods do not deliver the clearest audio as compared to some of the other wireless earbuds in the market, but they do perform a lot better as compared to the available Apple Wired EarPods.
The one place where the Apple AirPods are perhaps unmatched is on sensors and other smart tech integrated to make using the AirPods an easy experience. For instance, the two buds (or pods?) work independently, which means that you can continue to make a call or enjoy some music with just one of them while the other is charging. The buds are also designed with accelerometers that detect when they are taken off, and this will automatically pause the audio file you were listening to. The sensors will automatically trigger the buds to go on when you wear them again.
The AirPods also come with up to 100 feet in range. This gives you the freedom to enjoy podcasts as you drop some files at your coworker’s desk at the other end of the hall while your iPhone is charging back at your desk.
The Apple AirPods are also made with Siri connectivity. The touch control is also highly intuitive for a smooth experience.
Something discouraging about the Apple AirPods is the Battery life. Even though they take a short time to charge, you will only get 5-hours tops of music streaming. This is very little even when compared to other, more affordable true wireless earbuds. You can take solace on the fact that a fully charged case can stretch this period to 24 hours through multiple charges.
- Optical sensors
- Motion accelerometer
- Lightning connector
Verdict: AirPods are a worthy consideration to all iPhone users with over $160 to spend on earbuds.
3. TREBLAB XR100 Ergonomic Wireless Sport Earbuds
The TREBLAB XR100 is another shocking piece of tech that we couldn’t overlook. These buds cost just $24, but their audio quality puts them up there among the very best earbuds in the market!
The XR100 delivers rich highs and strong bass for impressive music experience. To make sure that nothing stands between you and enjoying the richness of the audio drivers, the earbuds have tried to fight external noises through the expandable foam ear tips. Sure, these earbuds don’t cancel noise as brilliantly as your $400+ headphones do but neither do they cost that much. In fact, within its price point, the Treblab XR100 noise reduction is second to none.
Something else just as important as audio quality is a comfort. These earbuds are ergonomically designed to sit comfortably, allowing you to enjoy your music without developing any issues to do with pressure points. They are also designed with ear hooks to hold the earbuds in place.
The ear-hooks are good news to all fitness enthusiasts that are tired of earbuds falling off while on the treadmill. What’s even better news for fitness lovers and other users is the fact that the earbuds are IPX4 certified, which makes them water resistant and sweat proof.
The TREBLAB XR100 battery takes 2 hours to charge, which gives you up to 8 hours of talk and music time.
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 10 meters/33 feet range
- Passive noise cancellation
- cVc 6.0 inbuilt mic
- Playback controls
- Noise isolating ear tips are available in 3 sizes
- Multipoint connection
- CSR Qualcomm
Verdict: The performance of the TREBLAB XR100 puts to shame a big majority of the earbuds that demand over $100 to deliver rather standard specs. With these earbuds, you are getting super-crisp treble, deep bass, long playtime, passive noise cancellation, and easy-to-use controls without leaving a significant scar in your bank balance.
Bluetooth Earbuds Buying Guide
The above three earbuds are our top picks but by no means are they the only good earbuds in the market. There is a good number of other recommendable Bluetooth earbuds talk of Jabra Elite Active 65T, Samsung Galaxy Buds and Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless. If you are going to explore your options further, then you need a guide on what your priority should be as far as features and specs are concerned. That said, here are the crucial aspects that you should consider in all the Bluetooth earbuds you’ll be exploring:
- Audio quality
- Battery life
- Noise cancellation
- Weather resistance
- Ease of use
- Quality of inbuilt mic
- Compatibility with audio gadgets