Here’s a list of the best bluetooth earbuds available in the market right now to give you the best sound experience.
Let’s all admit that using a phone without the buds in your ears just feels incomplete at this point. Gone are the days when untangling earphone wire was an apt representation of our lives as well! With the increasing disappearance of the 3.5mm audio port from most new smartphones, wireless Bluetooth earphones are gradually but steadily becoming the way to go for most consumers when it comes to audio solutions. The best wireless earphones provide a slew of appealing features, including Active Noise Cancellation, app support, configurable settings and equalisers, and more. Below is a list to aid you in decision making.
1. Sony WF-1000XM3
Price: Rs 49,663
Sony debuted the much-anticipated Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds in India to widespread praise. Sony’s QN1e chipset powers the famous earbuds’ best-in-class noise-cancelling capabilities. The earbuds are extremely stylish, with a matte black finish and copper highlights. The total battery life is 24 hours, including 6 hours on the buds and an impressive 18 hours via the charging case. The Sony WF-1000XM3 is compatible with Sony’s companion app, which enables users to customise features and settings, as well as control Active Noise Cancellation and other profiles.
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2. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
Price: Rs 24,210
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are the company’s second try at genuine wireless headphones, and they’re far superior to their predecessor, the SoundSport Free. These earphones include a new design, increased noise cancellation, and good sound quality. When it comes to Active Noise Cancellation, the earphones are one of the few on the market that can compete with the Sony WF-1000XM3; but, Sony has it beat when it comes to overall sound quality and customisations. The earbuds are really pleasant to wear with the silicone wing support offered by Bose, and they also appear to be a fantastic blend of stylish and sporty.
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3. Apple Airpods Pro
Price: Rs 20,900
If you’re an iOS user, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better pair of wireless earphones than the AirPods Pro. Apple’s AirPods Pro addressed various complaints that people had with the original AirPods, including the long stem and absence of silicone tips. They not only reduced the size of the stem and added silicone tips to the AirPods Pro, but they also introduced a slew of new features like active noise reduction, Transparency mode, adaptive EQ, and wireless charging. The battery life is also adequate, lasting up to 4.5 hours on the buds and approximately 24 hours with the charging case. The earbuds also have an outstanding microphone that is first-rate for taking calls and recording. The Apple H1 chip used in the AirPods Pro ensures low latency when watching video on your smartphone.
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4. Jabra Elite 85t
Price: Rs 11,999
Without a doubt, the Jabra Elite 85t are the company’s best true wireless earbuds to date. These wireless earphones have ergonomic earbuds and a relatively compact physical factor, as well as competent Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient Sound mode. They boast a 25-hour battery life, with 5.5 hours in the buds and an extra 19.5 hours from the charging case. The earphones are also water and perspiration resistant, with an IPX4 grade. Furthermore, the Jabra app allows users to customise the EQ and controls with the excellent Jabra Sound+ app. The sound profile of the earphones is fairly balanced, with controlled bass, energetic mids, and adequate highs.
5. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
Price: Rs 22,999
In more ways than one, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 had tall expectations to achieve, and they have managed to meet and even exceed the majority of those expectations. The battery life has been greatly increased over its predecessor, the addition of ANC is a pleasant feature, and the fit and comfort of the earbuds have also been improved due to the earbuds’ reduced dimensions. Furthermore, the promising sound quality found on Sennheiser audio devices is present in full force. The only flaws are the lack of wireless charging and a slight veiling of information in the lower treble. Despite these minor flaws, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 is an outstanding pair of true wireless headphones.
6. Beats Powerbeats Pro
Price: Rs 21,500
The Beats Powerbeats Pro are a pair of true wireless headphones designed specifically for workout enthusiasts. While their slightly bass-heavy sound profile is nothing to write home about, their superb fit and comfort thanks to the presence of an assortment of ear hooks make them elusive earphones. Furthermore, because Apple owns Beats, you have the added benefit of being able to ‘fast pair’ with these earbuds if you own an iOS device. These earphones are also sweat-resistant and appear to stay in place even during strenuous workouts. They are also available in a number of colours from which to choose. Since their release in 2019, the earbuds have been the premium earphones of choice for exercise aficionados. Because of their long battery life, powerful bass response, perspiration resistance, and comfortable fit, they are ideal for workout enthusiasts.
7. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
Price: Rs 9,990
Samsung’s entry into the popular truly wireless earbuds industry has been hit-or-miss. With its S21 range of 2021, the company launched the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and the corporation seemed to have moved on from its bean-shaped mistake and adopted a more classic in-ear form. The buds also have a slew of premium features including Active Noise Cancellation, Voice Detection, Ambient Sound, 360 Audio, Dolby Head Tracking, Auto Switch, and more. If you’re a Samsung user, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are a no-brainer because you’ll get outstanding sound quality and access to all of the Samsung-exclusive features.
8. Oppo Enco X
Price: Rs 9,999
The Oppo Enco X has an eye-catching spec sheet and has teamed with a high-end Danish audio company, Dynaudio, to provide great sound quality to this price range. The Oppo Enco X are ‘flagship killers,’ featuring Active Noise Cancellation, wireless charging, and other premium features, giving premium competition from Sony, Bose, Jabra, Sennheiser, and Apple a serious run for their money. The earphones provide good ANC, fantastic quality, and a wealth of functions, making them a good value for money purchase that most people will not be disappointed with. The earbuds are not without flaws, including awkward touch controls, a short battery life, and unstable auto-pause and play functions. But the audio experience provided by the coaxial dual-drivers developed in partnership with Dynaudio is superb for this price range.
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