Choosing the best earphones is becoming increasingly complicated, especially given the wide variety of options available on the market. We can even state that they are already becoming an essential item for the vast majority of people, which puts them in a position far beyond the common phone accessory.
For that reason, you should choose not only the cheapest but also a good enough model to be part of your daily routine, including a modern, comfortable and stylish design. Before buying any earphone available on the market, check out this shortlist for a quick look at the top 5 earbuds:
Samsung Galaxy Buds
These wireless earphones are the smallest and lightest ever tested. They have six hours of battery while others usually average around four and a half hours per charge.
Besides battery life, Bluetooth 5.0 technology is the latest version available and, Samsung galaxy buds’ connection is one of the fastest and more reliable.
Wireless charging option is offered with the original case and on the back of the case is the newest and latest USB connection. The description of the product also mentions water protection, but according to some users, it’s a feature yet under development as it only protects from dripping and up to a 15-degree angle. If you’re caught in the rain with those, I suggest you remove and protect them.
Lastly, Samsung buds have transparency mode: the microphones turn on and let you hear your environment. It’s not just passive noise isolation, it’s also perfect safety-wise and increases personal awareness.
J-Birds Run XTS
J-Bird had slightly redesigned these, and they fit in the ear canal so much better than before. Unfortunately, there are two flaws that we could point out: it has Bluetooth 4.1 or 4.2, which sometimes causes the sound and the lips on the video to be out of sync. The second flaw is that there’s no pass-through. You can’t hear your environment while running, as opposed to the previously reviewed earbuds.
On the positive side, they do have an IP seven rating, meaning that they can be submerged underwater. Not many competitors offer such water resistance. Furthermore, the audio signature is very loud and with a free downloaded app, you can even control the level of frequencies you want to hear.
Regarding the battery, these earphones can be used for four hours straight with an additional eight hours on the charging case. The Run XTS has location assistance, if these drop out of the ear while running, you can use their app to find them.
Jabra Elite 65T
These earphones offer the best audio performance. It’s airier and wider than the J-Birds. Besides, it adapts easily to your ear and is Bluetooth 5.0, securing a stronger and stable connection.
The battery life is slightly above average with five hours peruse with another 10 hours from the case. If plan on using these for phone calls, the audio plays through both ears and it is super clear for the other person on the line.
The Elite 65T offers an IP 5 rating for protection against jet spray, which I believe to be enough for most people. Lastly, there’s also a transparency mode, which does allow you to be aware of your environment.
Powerbeats Pro will revolutionize the way you train. Designed for elite athletes, these fully wireless headsets give you complete freedom. The adjustable and secure ear hook system is customizable with a variety of earplugs for added comfort, regardless of the intensity of exercise.
Each headset offers up to 9 hours of autonomy so you can enjoy the music throughout your workout. In addition, the charging box provides over 24 hours of combined battery time. If you need a fast charge when your battery is running low, the Fast Fuel feature lets you enjoy 1.5 hours of music with just 5 minutes of charge.
Talking to your favorite personal assistant has never been easier. Just say “Hey Siri” for voice-activated assistance without picking up your iPhone. Controlled by Apple’s H1 processor, Powerbeats Pro delivers the faster and more stable wireless connection to your devices.
The German company has ventured into wireless headsets and added a feature that aims to keep you safe from the dangers of the street – without losing sound quality.
Sound quality is always the main priority and concern for the German company. To ensure a better experience, Sennheiser has included a 7mm driver as well as aptX standards and AAC codecs. In addition, they will have the latest Bluetooth system. If you plug in the headset with the Sennheiser Smart Control app, you’ll be able to adjust the sound to your liking and tweak many other parameters that a true music lover will master.
In terms of battery, the MOMENTUM will have autonomy for four hours, but the carrying case has enough battery to fully recharge them twice. MOMENTUM True Wireless will be available from November and will cost 299 €. An expansive but reliable bet as it is our number one pick from this top 5 best earbuds available on the market.