Best True Wireless Earbuds

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 19, 2018
We get rid of cords more and more every year, especially in the audio department. With true wireless earbuds, your workout and morning run will become more comfortable, as will your commute to work or school. Here's the selection of the best true wireless earbuds if you are struggling with the choice. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
FIT AND CONVENIENCE
PAIRING INTERFACE
FREQUENCY RANGE
SPECIAL FEATURES
BATTERY LIFE
WARRANTY
 
PROS

4-mic system and the acoustic chamber shape dampen the outside noise, including the wind noise. You can use Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant with these totally wireless earbuds. The Jabra Sound+ app adds to the functionality greatly.

CONS

The buttons are a bit stiff.

OUR VERDICT

The Jabra Elite Active earbuds are a great option for those into sports and active workout. The buds sit tightly in your ears and are protected from dust and sweat. The latest Bluetooth 5.0 offers a range of benefits compared to older versions.

detailed parameters
FIT AND CONVENIENCE

In ear, 4 mic’s system, Voice command, Auto turn-On, Auto pause, 3 sets of silicon EarGels included

PAIRING INTERFACE

Bluetooth 5.0

FREQUENCY RANGE

20 Hz to 20 kHz

SPECIAL FEATURES

IP56 sweat and dustproof, Wind noise protection, Integrated motion sensor, Jabra Sound+ app

BATTERY LIFE

Up to 5 hours on a single charge
Up to 15 hours with charging case
Up to 1.5 hours with 15 min. rapid charge

WARRANTY

1 year (2 year dust- and water resistance warranty with in-app registration)

PROS

With 3.4GB of built-in storage, it is a player inside the earbuds to store up to 1000 tracks there. The Ambient Sound setting is convenient when you need to hear what's around you without taking the earbuds out.

CONS

Updates are energy-consuming.

OUR VERDICT

The plethora of sensors combined with the long-lasting battery makes these truly wireless earbuds a good sports model—it can tell your speed, distance, and calories burned. Exceptionally easy to control music as well as calls.

detailed parameters
FIT AND CONVENIENCE

In-Ear, 3.4 GB memory, Built-in microphone, Multiple ear-tips and wing-tips included

PAIRING INTERFACE

Bluetooth 4.2

FREQUENCY RANGE

20 Hz to 20 kHz

SPECIAL FEATURES

IPX2 Sweat resistant, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Running Coach, S Health app

BATTERY LIFE

Up to 7 hours with Standalone Music Play
Up to 5 hours with Bluetooth streaming
Up to 4 hours talk time

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The accompanying Jaybird app is good for more than just controlling the tracks you listen to; with it, you can find the earbuds if you happen to forget where you've put them.

CONS

There is a half-second delay when you skip tracks or adjust volume.

OUR VERDICT

Be it taking calls or listening to music, during a commute or when you're working out, these cord-free earbuds are a pleasure to use. It takes only 5 minutes of charging in the included case to get 1 hour more of uninterrupted work.

detailed parameters
FIT AND CONVENIENCE

In-Ear, Built-in microphone, Multiple tips and wing-tips for all ear sizes

PAIRING INTERFACE

Bluetooth 4.1

FREQUENCY RANGE

20 Hz to 20 kHz

SPECIAL FEATURES

Sweat and water-resistant, Jaybird app

BATTERY LIFE

Up to 4 hours play time
Up to 12 hours with charging case
Up to 1 hour with 5 min. rapid charge

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The 3D Stereo HiFi Music Output produces the sound in your earbuds at a level where you will be reluctant to turn it off. The quality of the output signal conforms to the health requirements in full.

CONS

No official information as to sweat protection.

OUR VERDICT

The ENACFIRE E19 true wireless earbuds are a dream of any music lover. They go without cord, are utterly lightweight, and can work up to 15 hours on a single charge. Tight-fitting and good for light sports exercises.

detailed parameters
FIT AND CONVENIENCE

In-Ear, Built-in microphone, Multiple tips for all ear sizes

PAIRING INTERFACE

Bluetooth 5.0

FREQUENCY RANGE

20 Hz to 20 kHz

SPECIAL FEATURES

Easy-link technology

BATTERY LIFE

Up to 3 hours on a single charge
Up to 15 hours with charging case

WARRANTY

1 month no reason money-back guarantee and 18 months replacement warranty

PROS

The satellite-level of Bluetooth connectivity is ensured by the use of an LDS antenna technology. A Push-and-Go feature makes everything simpler when it comes to control. The buds automatically connect to the last used gadget.

CONS

The case is easily scratched.

OUR VERDICT

The Soundcore Liberty Lite fully wireless earbuds offer clear sound and decent noise reduction. They are well-fitting with a selection of ear tips and wing tips. Can be used in any weather thanks to the IPX5 protection.

detailed parameters
FIT AND CONVENIENCE

In-Ear, Built-in microphone, Multiple ear-tips and wing-tips included

PAIRING INTERFACE

Bluetooth 5.0

FREQUENCY RANGE

20 Hz to 20 kHz

SPECIAL FEATURES

IPX5 water-resistant, cVc call noise reduction, PUSH AND GO Technology

BATTERY LIFE

Up to 3.5 hours on a single charge
Up to 12 hours with charging case

WARRANTY

18 month

Jabra 65t

Luxurious Experience

The Jabra 65t is a premium model and if you are looking for the best true wireless earbuds, this is your stop. They basically have everything: a number of gels to fit any ear, IP56 protection against sweat, rain, and dust, Bluetooth 5.0 for the best connectivity and quality of sound, and many more.

When you make a call, it is often essential to have your opponent hear you loud and clear, and not every phone, let alone headset, is able to provide that. Well, the Jabra 65t is great when it comes to this. Thanks to a special system where the set uses a 4-microphone technology, your speech will be well heard on the other side. The quality of the sound you hear is also good thanks to the special chamber shape that dampens all the outside noise, including wind noise.

It wouldn't be as premium as it is if there weren't extras, of course. The Jabra 65t buds work with any phones, be it Android or iPhone, as well as other music devices equipped with Bluetooth, and they can connect to your voice assistants—Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. Now you can give commands without stepping off your treadmill. Moreover, as a special feature for active people, these smallest no-wire earbuds have a motion sensor embedded, making it possible to track your activity when you work out or just walk around.

Review of Jabra 65t Alexa Enabled True Wireless Sports Earbuds with Charging Case

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Samsung SM-R140NZKAXAR

Tiny Player Inside

With Samsung, the excellence is ensured, it is a company renowned for quality, among other things. Though Samsung has their own smartphones, of course, these truly wireless earbuds can work with products by other companies as well, including Apple's iPhone, meaning they can be AirPod alternatives if you, for example, like this design better. These buds even work with the same Bluetooth 4.2 as AirPods.

The best thing about this model and the one that sets it apart from the majority of the offers on the market is that it can not only stream your music from the phone via Bluetooth—there is a 4GB storage space enclosed in the smallest body so you can load your favorite songs there and enjoy them even without the phone. Better even, the standalone music playing offers up to 7 hours of uninterrupted work, it is one of the longest battery life options available. With Bluetooth streaming, it will be 5 hours of music or 4 hours of calls.

If you do have a Samsung smartphone, you can also take advantage of these true wireless earbuds' motion sensors—there is an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, and a running coach that can be connected to the respective features in the default S-Health app. The buds are sweat resistant so be it running or workout, you can have your music for company just fine.

Review of Samsung SM-R140NZKAXAR Bluetooth Cord-free Fitness Earbuds, w/ On-board 4Gb MP3 Player

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JayBird RUN

Run, Run, Run

As the name suggests, the JayBird RUN true wireless earbuds are targeted at sports people, especially runners. These buds nicely fit in any ears—if the default tips are too big or too small for you, you can choose a different pair from the supplied range: there are two pairs of round silicon tips and two pairs of oval ones. Besides, they are water- and sweat-resistant, meaning the buds won't fall out even during an intense workout.

The model works on Bluetooth 4.1 and this is probably its main drawback—since it is a slightly older edition, there is a half-second delay when you skip the track or adjust the volume. This can be an issue if you watch videos but otherwise, we don't think of it as something major.

The model has one of the longest battery life offers among its peers. Well, sort of. You will have up to 4 hours on a single charge but the charging case, if you bring it along, can provide 8 hours more, resulting in 12 hours summed. Moreover, with only 5 minutes of charging in the case, your longest lasting JayBird RUN will be able to play your music for 1 hour. However you look at it, it is kind of impressive.

As a cherry on the top, here's a little extra about the JayBird app: with it, you can find a lost RUN earbud if you do happen to lose it!

Review of JayBird RUN True Wireless Headphones for Running

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

Small enough to fit in your pocket, and very light weight. It also does feel kinda flimsy, but I will wait to see how it lasts in the long run.

Features

Easy to use with great sound. Easy to connect to device
 

ENACFIRE 43308-5782

Bluetooth 5.0 True Wireless Earbuds at a Bargain Price

If you are looking for a budget-friendly option in truly wireless earbuds, check this one out. The ENACFIRE E19 is very cheap compared to some other models in our review and, though it lacks a plethora of extras, it does offer the most valuable features.

First and foremost, the sound quality is enhanced with the help of 3D Stereo HiFi Music Output technology. This technology makes it possible to decently reproduce even the bass frequencies, empowering your listening experience to the level where you do not wish to stop and take the earbuds out. And, by the way, there is little reason to since the level of output is in line with the rather strict health requirements for earbuds, so you can enjoy the music for as long as you wish.

Speaking of "long", a single full charge will offer you up to 3 hours of uninterrupted listening. While it is generally nothing to write home about in terms of battery life, the charging case can offer up to 15 hours (that is, 12 hours plus) and it will easily fit in a purse.

Finally, the ENACFIRE E19 works with Bluetooth 5.0 technology that has better specs, allows for somewhat longer distance between the earbuds and your smartphone, and ensures a more stable connection.

Review of ENACFIRE 43308-5782 Upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

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Soundcore AK-A3901011

Stellar Performance from Anker Soundcore

First of all, this is Anker, a company well known for their quality power banks. They have recently ventured into the audio industry, first with their Zolo Liberty model as the AirPods alternatives and now, with the significantly cheaper IPX5 sweat-proof Soundcore Liberty Lite.

The Soundcore fully wireless earbuds offer exceptional connectivity thanks to the Bluetooth 5.0 technology used. However, there's more to that, the signal is further enhanced thanks to the satellite-level LDS antenna. At the distance of 33 ft, you will have glitch-free powerful signal and uninterrupted music. Furthermore, the tiny graphene drivers offer outstanding sound quality, with distinguishable bass and great mids and highs. It even boasts stereo quality in calls, something not many competitor models offer. Another plus would be the simplicity of connection: the model automatically clicks with the last used device when its Bluetooth signal pings in within the earbuds' range.

The built-in battery will offer you 3.5 hours of playing right away and 9 more hours with the charging case. The said charging case is the smallest thing ever, the size of your car keys. It will fit in your pocket or a handbag.

Review of Soundcore AK-A3901011 Truly-Wireless Earbuds (Bluetooth 5.0)

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What Are True Wireless Earbuds?

Now, you probably know wireless headphones and earbuds to be something that connects to your player or smartphone via Bluetooth and therefore has no wires to hang from your ears to your pocketed device. The earbuds still had a cord that connected the buds, though. That’s the extent of wireless we’ve known for some years already.

True wireless earbuds are basically just two separate earbuds, there is no cord connecting them to each other. You just push them up your ear canals like your usual buds and go. Nothing slaps you on the back of your neck, nothing tangles in your hair. It’s utterly convenient.

At the same time, besides enhanced convenience—no tangling wires, nothing getting in your way and hindering your movements—these more up-to-date earbuds offer better sound quality, and that’s something that was often a major issue with any wireless audio devices. It is yet to reach the level of a good CD player, of course, but it is already better than what everybody has gotten used to. Basically, true wireless earbuds are a new step in portable audio technology where the pros overpower any cons for most users. Try them for yourself!

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Publish Date: 2018-10-18 14:44:59