Tested 11 Most Popular Truly Wireless Earbuds & Here’s The Winner

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So here’s how it all started.

I recently bought a new phone (😃🙌), and as there is a trend with usually all flagships, nowadays the headphone jack was missing (😔). So now it was time to move away from my old and ever tangled earphones(I really liked them) to a new pair of truly wireless earbuds. 

Okay, listen I know that there are a lot of great-sounding wired earphones out there in the market, but they are okay as long as they don’t get tangled or you knock off while pumping up in the gym. And the hard truth is that in  2019 wired headphones have become old school.

I started by asking some of my colleagues who were already using wireless buds for quite some time “which is the best truly wireless earbuds in the market?” and to my surprise, all had different answers.

So my team and I decided that let’s test out the…

11 Most Popular Truly Wireless Earbuds In 2019

So here are the results:-

P.S- During the test, we took into account the 4 pillars which make a great pair of truly wireless earbuds.

1. Comfort and Portability

This should be the most important factor to be considered before buying a pair truly wireless earphones. In fact, it’s the reason why truly wireless earphones are becoming so popular nowadays. They are smaller, lighter and the earbuds are more comfortable in general.

2. Battery life

Usually, most truly wireless earbuds can easily last between 3 to 4 hrs while the case can charge them about 3 to 4 cycles.

3. Range

Having a good range is cool, but most wireless earbuds generally support 10 meters easily without any distortion.

4. Audio Quality

The lack of wires makes them more convenient, but at the same time, the audio driver and battery have to go inside these small devices, and that’s where our top ones excel. 

Enough. Now let’s dive in….

11. Sony WF-1000X

  • Adaptive Sound Control
  • Digital Noise Cancelling
  • NFC Pairing
  • Sony Headphones Connect App
  • Ambient sound mode
  • Battery Life (with Case)-9 hours
  • Battery Life (without Case)- 3 hours
  • Colors- Black, Gold
  • Weight- 6.8 grams per earbud
  • Warranty- 1 Year

The real power of the Sony WF-1000X is that they offer a rare to get noise-cancellation, the fact that Sony has managed to pack it into a pair truly wireless is impressive indeed. Now please don’t expect the noise cancellation level to match that of a proper pair of over-ear headphones.

The controls on WF-1000X are straightforward to use. On the left earbud, you’ve got a single button which handles turning the headphones on and off and pairing them (NFC is also supported from the charging dock), and on the right earbud, there’s a single button for playing, pausing, skipping tracks, and answering calls. Sadly there is no volume control.

You may feel an occasional spotty connection between the two earbuds themselves (which rarely lasts for as much as a full second), and there is a lack of volume controls on the earbuds themselves.

What’s in the box?

  1. Sony WF-1000X Earbuds
  2. Carrying [Hard] Case 
  3. USB Cable 
  4. Operating Instruction
  5. Reference Guide

I Feel

The Sony WF-1000X packs all the features of a pair of over-ear headphones in a small package. They are a little bulky and come with decent battery life capable of handling most use.

Source: www.sony.co.in

10. JBL Free Wireless

  • JBL Signature Sound
  • 24 Hours of Combined Playback
  • Sweat and Splash Proof- IPX5 certified
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Bluetooth Version- 4.2
  • Eartip Material- Silicon
  • Battery Life (with case)- 24 hours
  • Battery Life (without Case)- 4 hours
  • Colors- White, Black
  • Weight- 7.5 grams per earbud
  • Warranty- 1 Year

The JBL Free truly wireless in-ear headphones deliver the JBL Signature Sound in an intuitive, yet intelligent package. During our testing, we saw that these have a defined bass and treble that does not overpower the mids, the JBL earphones give you a fully-balanced audio experience. Be it managing calls, listening to music, or a heavy workout in the gym. These earbuds would provide you with a great all-around experience. 

They come with three ear-tips and the two gel sleeves sizes ensure a secure and comfortable fit. It offers a call mode in which it automatically shifts to mono phone calls and provides a more natural experience.

The JBL buds can last an entire day with 24 hours of combined playback, 4hrs of continuous listening on the earbuds plus 20 hours of backup from the smart charging case.

What’s in the box?

  1. JBL Free earphones
  2. Charging case
  3. 2 Gel sleeves (M, L)
  4. 3 Silicone ear tips (S, M, L)
  5. Micro USB charging cable
  6. Quick Start guide
  7. Safety sheet
  8. Warranty
  9. Warning sheet

I Feel

The JBL Free wireless offers a stable and decently comfortable in-ear fit. They’re lightweight and portable with an easy-to-use control scheme. They’re also stable enough to workout with, portable and passively isolate better than some noise-canceling headphones we’ve tested.

Source: www.jbl.com

9. Jlabs Jbuds Air

  • Rapid Charge
  • IP55 Sweat Resistance
  • Bluetooth 5.0 
  • 3 EQ sound settings: JLab Signature, Balanced, Bass Boost
  • Battery Life (with case)- 13 hours
  • Battery Life (without case)-3 hours
  • Colors- Black, White
  • 13-14 hours Bluetooth playtime
  • Weight- 5g per earbud
  • Warranty- 2 Years

The JBuds Air automatically turn on and connect to each other once taken out of their charging case so you can keep going hassle-free. You can control all your music and volume with a push or two on the outside of the earbud and utilize the built-in microphone to activate Siri, Google Assistant, and other voice assistants.

The charging case comes with 500mAh capacity and offers about 10 hours of juice for the buds, which hold around 3 hours of continuous playback themselves. They offer a range of about 10 meters, which is just decent for a pair of wireless earbuds. 

The calls only come in through the right earbud, and they are a little bulky. However, the app that comes with them works tremendous and offers three sound modes- JLab Signature, Balanced, Bass Boost. We found the balanced mode the best when listening to music.

Whats’s in the box?

  1. JBuds Air Earbuds
  2. Charging Case
  3. 3 Sets Gel Tips
  4. 1 Set Cush Fins
  5. JLab Two Year Warranty

I Feel

The Jlabs Jbuds air tick all the right boxes, making them a great overall package. However, there is no specific area in which they excel if we leave battery life aside.

Source: www.jlabaudio.com

8. Samsung Galaxy Buds

  • Ambient Sound Mode
  • Powerful bass
  • Comfortable & Secure Fit
  • Sensors- Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor
  • Battery Life (with case)-
  • Battery Life (without case)-
  • Colors- White, Black, Yellow
  • Weight- 6 grams per earbud
  • Warranty- 1 Year

The Samsung Galaxy Buds look very attractive with a sleek and compact design. The subtle rubber wing tips ensure a secure fit and the buds did survive my hardcore gym sessions and run as well as a healthy amount of rocking out.

The charging case comes with a USB-C charging cable. The buds alone would last you for six hours on one charge, and the battery can be extended up to seven hours along with the charging case they come in. 

One of the most attractive features here is the fact that you can wirelessly charge these headphones in their case. That means if you have a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad you can place these on and they’ll charge up.

What’s in the box?

  1. Samsung galaxy earbuds
  2. 3 Eartips (S, M, L)
  3. USB Cable
  4. 3 Wingtips (S, M, L)
  5. Charging Case
  6. Quick Start Guide

I Feel

The sound quality offered by these truly wireless buds is outstanding, with deep bass, and a wide-open soundstage, which makes sense as the drivers are tuned by AKG. You should definitely try this one out.

7. Sony WF-SP700N

  • Active noise-cancellation
  • Ambient Sound Modes
  • Sweat-resistant IPX4 rating
  • NFC Pairing
  • Sony Headphones Connect App
  • Battery Life (with case)- 8 hours
  • Battery Life (without case)- 3 hours 
  • Colour- Black, Pink, Yellow, White
  • Weight- 6.8 grams per earbud 

The Sony WF-SP700N is the 2nd generation of sony truly wireless earphones. These are a great pair of truly wireless earphones as the WF- SP700N comes loaded with all the nice features of the previous generation the Sony WF- 1000X and show significant improvement in the areas in which the last generation was lacking.

The earbuds are aesthetically designed and look sleek and stylish. The real power of these earphones is the impressive active noise cancellation and the ambient sound modes. The noise cancellation works great and will block out any distractions. 

On the other hand, the ambient sound mode is great for commuters who take the train, walk, or bike to work. You can hear your music one second, but if you’re at a busy intersection, you can immediately become aware of your surroundings by a few clicks of the left earbud.

The battery life is also decent, which provides 3 hours of continuous music playback and the charging case can extend the battery life to another two cycles.

These do a great job of maintaining a reliable connection, especially when you set the headphones to prioritize connectivity via the app.

What’s in the box?

  1. Sony WF-SP700N Earbuds
  2. Charging case
  3. 2 Arc supporters (M/L)
  4. 4 Hybrid earbuds long (SS/S/M/L)
  5. Micro USB cable
  6. Quick start guide

I Feel

These are an excellent option for athletes and commuters alike. They’re unobtrusive, portable, well-designed, and isolate you from the world when you want it.

6. Apple Airpods (2nd Gen)

  • New H1 headphone chip 
  • Faster Pairing
  • Voice-activated Siri access
  • Wireless Charging
  • Audio Sharing
  • Battery Life (with case)- 25 hours
  • Battery Life (without case)- 5 hours
  • Colour- White
  • Weight- 4g per earbud
  • Warranty- 1 Year

The apple airpods are the ones who started the wave of truly wireless earbuds, and if you haven’t heard about them, then you are definitely living under a rock. Now Apple has come out with the second generation of the airpods with some cool new features. The W1 chip is replaced with the new apple H1 headphone chip which helps in faster pairing, better connectivity, and improved battery life. 

Now, Siri is voice-enabled so now you can make calls, change songs and do a lot more without pulling your iPhone out. There is also a variant available with a wirelessly charging case.

The battery life is excellent as the charging case offers 20 hours of battery life, and the earbuds can last up to 5 hours when fully charged.

While the apple airpods 2 is better than the first apple airpods, but they feel more like airpods 1.5 as the design and audio quality is identical to the previous generation. For the price, you can get wireless earbuds with features like noise cancellation and ambient sounds. 

What’s in the box?

  1. Apple airpods
  2. Charging case
  3. Lighting cable
  4. Quick start guide

I Feel

If you had the last generation of apple airpods then you should give these a miss as they offer the same audio quality and look identical to the previous generation. For features like wireless charging, you have to pay extra. For the same price, there are much better options in the market. However, if you still want to upgrade, then these have all the right attributes of the last ones with a few more, and if these are your first pair of airpods then you willhave a great time.

5. Bose Sound Sport Free

  • Volume optimized EQ
  • Splash & sweatproof – IPX4 rated
  • Bose Connect app
  • Colors- Ultra Violet, Black, Bright Orange, Midnight Blue
  • Battery Life (with Case)- 15 hours
  • Battery Life (without Case)- 5 hours 
  • Weight- 14g per earbud
  • Warranty- 1 Year

Bose is back with another pair of great-sounding truly wireless earbuds, but these are a bit expensive. The bose sound sport free look identical to the bose sound sports just without the wires. These earbuds are little bulky on the other hand they are also ultra-comfortable and offer a loose fit. These are an open pair of earphones, meaning they let outside noise in. This makes them a great pair of workout earphones, especially if you’re running in the street and want to be aware of your surroundings. 

The sound quality is excellent. The bass in the sounds sport free extends low and offers subtle impact without bleeding into the mids. Highs are slightly rolled off to make long listening sessions a breeze, and there’s never any sibilance. 

Through their app, not only can you control their configuration, but also track them by using “Find My Buds” feature. The battery life of the buds alone will last up to five hours, and with the case, it can last 10 more hours.

What’s in the box?

  1. Sound Sport Free Wireless Headphones
  2. Portable Charging Case 
  3. 3 Sizes of Stay Hear+ Sport Tips 
  4. USB Cable

I Feel

If you indulge in any physical activity regularly or commute to the office, then these are a great pair of earbuds. The flanges make sure that they never come out of your ears, and the lack of noise isolation with an excellent sound quality makes them perfect for the millennials. 

Source: www.boseindia.com

4. Beats PowerBeats Pro

  • New Apple H1 Chip
  • Fast fuel charging
  • Battery Life (With Case)- 24 hours
  • Battery Life (Without Case)- 9 hours
  • Colour-  Black, Ivory, Moss, and Navy
  • Warranty- 1 Year

The PowerBeats Pro are a great pair of earphones, but still, they are a little overpriced. These earbuds sound rich and have the signature beats audio, which is a little bass-heavy. They are a pair of fun and good sounding earphones. They also house an actual volume rocker on the earbuds.

These have soft-touch replaceable ear tips that come in different sizes. So instead of having just hard plastic, one size fits all these are a soft touch, and they fit pretty well. The ear hooks go around your ear and then holds it snugly to hold the earbuds in.

The charging case only charges with the lighting cable so no USB-C on these ones. The powerbeats come with fast charging so if they are dead just toss them in for 5 minutes and they are good to go for about 1.5 hours overall these have pretty solid battery life.

What’s in the box?

  1. Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones
  2. Charging case
  3. Eartips with four size options
  4. Lightning to USB-A charging cable
  5. Quick Start Guide
  6. Warranty Card

I Feel

As all of us know that Apple has acquired beats, so beats are using the apple tech in their products and vice-versa. So you get the best of both worlds the instant pairing and reliable connectivity due to the H1 Chip and the rich sound quality of Beats all in one package. So if you have the money, then these are a must-have.

3.RHA’s TrueConnect headphone

  • Excellent build quality
  • Fast Charging
  • Sweatproof and water-resistant- IPX5 certification
  • Battery Life (with case)- 25 hours
  • Battery Life (without case)- 5 hours
  • Colors- Matte Black
  • Weight- 7.5 grams per earbud
  • Warranty- 3 Years

RHA the Scottish manufacturer has a reputation of making quality headphones, and although the RHA Trueconnects is their first truly wireless earbuds, they have done a great job from the design to the sound quality everything is going right for these earbuds.

The earbuds come in a matte black finish and are really comfortable in the ears as the earbuds are coated in a soft-touch rubber coating. Similar to the airpods these also have stems coming out from the end of the earbuds. You can control play/pause from either side, but only the left controls music playback while the right handles the volume. 

I am impressed by the sound quality of these earbuds. The bass was deep. Mids were lush with a nice texture, and highs were thrilling. Trueconnect’s have a warm tonality and are pleasant to listen for hours. I didn’t see any audio lag in these which is generally a problem with most truly wireless earbuds.

The Charging Case is also excellently built with an aluminum cover that’s PVD coated in black. The earbuds can last you about 5 hours and the charging case and additionally charge the earbuds 4 times. It also comes with fast charging, which goes from empty to 50% in 15 Minutes.

What’s in the box?

  1. RHA TrueConnect true wireless in-ear headphones
  2. Charging case
  3. USB C charging cable
  4. RHA TrueConnect silicone ear tips: 2xS, 3xM, 2xL
  5. Comply™ Foam TrueGrip Plus ear tips: 1xS, 1xM, 1xL
  6. Stainless steel ear tip holder

I Feel

The RHA’s Trueconnect is ticking all the right boxes with their excellent sound quality, build quality, wireless connectivity, and battery life. These lack some features like the ambient sound mode and an app for controlling the earbuds, but you will not miss them.

Source: www.rha-audio.com

2. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless

  • Transparent hearing
  • Splash resistant- IPX4 Certified 
  • Bluetooth 5.0 
  • Battery Life(with case)- 12 Hours
  • Battery Life(without case)- 4 Hours
  • Colors- Balck
  • Weight- 6.8 grams per earbud
  • Warranty- 1 Year

If you want a pair of high quality truly wireless earbuds that aren’t the Apple AirPods, then the  Sennheiser Momentum should be at the top of your list. The momentum range from Sennheiser has already been top-notch, and the true wireless version is no exception. It offers the same Sennheiser trademark sound in a sleek package.

I was impressed by the build quality of the earbuds as these are really light and durable when compared to there competition. The silicone earbuds offer a comfortable fit and don’t fall off even during heavy workouts. 

The touch controls are also very intuitive — a single tap on the left earbud to play/pause tracks, double-tap to skip a track. Holding a finger on the right or left earbud turns the volume up and down respectively. By tapping the right earbud voice assistant like Google Assistant or Siri can be activated.

The Sound profile of the earbuds is quite natural. Mids and highs are balanced with detailed vocals. The transparent hearing feature records outside noise and transmits into your ears so that you are aware of your surroundings. This can be a handy feature for commuters. This feature can be controlled through the Sennheiser app.

The charging case also looks very attractive as it is covered in coarse cloth and offers a premium feel. The case is compact and has USB-C charging available. In-ears the buds offer a range of up to 4 hours, and with the charging case, it can be extended to 12 hours.

What’s in the box?

  1. MOMENTUM True Wireless earbuds
  2. Silicone ear adapter sets (in size (XS/S/M/L)
  3. Charging case
  4. USB-C charging cable 20 cm
  5. Manuals (Safety Guide & Quick Guide

I Feel

If you are looking to buy a premium set of truly wireless earbuds then the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless is a smart bet. Professional sound, stylish design, smart controls, lightweight, and the premium build give them an edge over there competition. These earbuds offer Sennheiser’s trademark high-fidelity audio in a gorgeously sleek package.

Trust Me. I can listen to your raised heartbeats. 

So the winner after our extensive testing of these wireless earbuds for days is

1. Jabra Elite Active 65t   🤩

  • 4-microphone technology
  • Jabra Sound + App
  • Hearthrough & Equalizer 
  • Rapid Charge (15 min= 1.5 hours)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Excellent build quality
  • Wireless Range- 10 meters 
  • Battery (In-ears)- 5 hours
  • Battery (With case)- 15 hours
  • Colors- Titanium Black, Copper Red, Copper Black, Gold Beige
  • Weight- 4.54 grams per earbud
  • Warranty- 2 Years

After spending a month trying and testing almost all the truly wireless earphones available in the market, we finally have a winner “The Jabra elite Active 65T”. 
The earbuds only weigh 4.5g, and they also feature a nice soft-touch plastic that makes them feel comfortable even during extended periods. They pair as soon as you take them out of the case and switch off when they are put back in the case this makes using them really easy. 

The controls are intuitive the left earbud features a rocker for adjusting volume, and a long press allows you to skip or go to a previous track. The right earbud houses a single button that can play/pause music, answer calls, and activate your voice assistant with a long press. It also doubles as a power button with a long press. 

The earphones use Bluetooth 5.0, which offers smooth wireless connectivity, and we didn’t see any audio drops during our usage. The Jabra Elite Active  65t uses Four-microphone technology, which gives them effective wind noise reduction on calls.

Sound quality is just exceptional. The bass comes with a substantial impact. There is a right amount of detail in the highs, and they are rolled, so it doesn’t get too harsh. They offer a balanced sound spectrum.

Through the Jabra sound app, you can personalize the way you use your headset. You can choose your voice assistant, customize music profiles, modify how much nearby noise you want to hear (or block out), keep track of your battery charge, and much more.

What’s in the box?

  1. Ear Buds
  2. Charging Case
  3. Micro USB Cable
  4. 3 Sets of Silicone Ear Gels
  5. Quick Start Guide
  6. Warrant Card

I Feel

These earbuds have struck a perfect balance between usability, features, and sound quality. The Jabra’s offer a sophisticated, understated design, reliable connection, excellent battery life, and are just a pleasure to listen too. If your budget allows definitely go for these.

So, which ones are you getting? – Tell us in the comments.

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You are still confused.

Here’s a list of things to consider when buying truly wireless earbuds and earphones.

1. SIZE & COMFORT

First of all, you want something that fits.  A lot of truly wireless earbuds are massive and barely fit inside the ear. Apple got this right on the Airpods by hanging the battery and receivers from that weird-looking pole that hangs down from your ears. Other companies, for some reason, decided to build outwards and that meant broad profiles and poor balance. Overly bulky earphones will be hard to fit, especially if you have small ears and the distribution of the weight at the back end makes them kind of hard to keep in place if you are doing anything more strenuous than sitting still.

2. SOUND QUALITY

Over the past year, I have tried around 30 pairs of wireless earbuds and 90% of them have sounded shocking. Not just bad by Try Headphones terms but in a way that anyone could notice the sound is horrible. Weak and thin bass is the most common thing and is often combined with a drawn-out shrill overall sound.

The other fault I see is a lack of volume. Some of these earphones do not get loud enough to make your music sound enjoyable. It can be quite frustrating to have your volume limited. I want earphones that can go a little up from my usual listening volumes, and I don’t want to be running my earbuds at 100% due to the noticeable drain on the batteries resources.

3. BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY 

Finally, you have the pairing issues. Yes, some companies have sent me earphones where one of the earbuds lags slightly behind the other during playback. For the record, they get crazy when we refuse to write a review or recommend them to our readers. 

At this point, our response has been pretty standard.  If you want a useful review of your headphones, make good headphones. Do not just do the bare minimum and expect a positive reaction.

4. BATTERY LIFE

I would expect a standard set of Bluetooth earphones with a cable to get between 8 and 20 hours depending on how big of a battery they can accommodate.  In my experience battery life on truly, wireless earphones are still quite bad, ranging from 2-3 hours on most units when playing back at moderate volume.  That is improving, and with advancements in fast charging and wireless charging, we see more suitable numbers and reduced charge times.

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