The latest version of Apple’s wireless earphones introduce active noise cancelling into the mix, using a pair of microphones to reduce unwanted sounds both outside and inside of your ear. They fit snugly in-ear and come with tips for various ear sizes, and are IPX4 water and sweat resistant. Available 10/30/19.
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Alternatives to Apple’s AirPods from high-end audio equipment maker Cambridge Audio. The Melomania 1 wireless earbuds last up to 9h per charge, and their portable charging case adds 36 more hours of playback. They are water-resistant and have microphones for calls.
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Looking for wireless in-ear headphones with great sound? Treblab’s X2 offer a spacious 3D soundstage, and cVc 6.0 noise isolation to reduce background noise. They come in black or white, and are an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop w/code WEEKEND15 through 5/29/19.
Stealing a page from Apple’s pricey AirPods, these earbuds are truly wireless. They’re especially good for working out, since they’re resistant to water and sweat. They’ll run for 4 hours per charge, and can be recharged in their included charging case. Save 51% in The Awesomer Shop.
Drop – formerly Massdrop – collaborated with NuForce to create affordable yet audiophile-quality wireless earphones. The Move are equipped with Knowles full-range armatures, have an IPX5 waterproof rating, and last for 6h per charge. The charging case provides 18h of charging.
The WT2 Plus is a pair of language translation earphones. In automatic mode, you and another person speak directly to each other by each wearing an earphone. It also has an ask mode that uses an app to translate what you’re saying to someone who doesn’t have the unit on.
Jabees‘ wireless earphones let you decrease the volume with just a couple of taps so you can hear your surroundings in a snap. They also feature Bluetooth 5.0 for quick and stable connection, one-touch access to voice assistants, and a built-in microphone.
Decibullz’s Black Diamond are true wireless earphones that you custom fit yourself. Dip the earpieces in hot water, put them on the earphones and then in your ears. The earpieces will hold their shape until you reheat them. The earphones last up 6h per charge.
The ATH-CKR7TW are Audio Technica’s first truly wireless in-ear headphones. True to the brand, they didn’t skimp on audio quality. The 11mm drivers are constructed with materials that reduce distortion, and it has a built-in DAC and amp to ensure depth and clarity.
xFyro’s Aria wireless earbuds are durable and packed with features. They’re IP67 waterproof and dustproof, can automatically pair with your device, support Google Assistant and Siri and automatically turn off when you take them off. They last up to 8h per charge.
Sony’s first completely wireless earphones are as tiny as they come, but they also have active noise cancellation. The WF-1000X even have sensors that can detect when you’re walking to automatically let ambient noise in. They can also let voices in but cancel other sounds out.
Bragi’s in-ear headphones are truly wireless, and require no other devices to use, since they have a built-in media player, and biometric sensors to track activities. They’re splashproof and waterproof to 1m, and come with a charging case for juicing up on the go.
Another stellar in-ear model from V-MODA, the Metallo Wireless offers exceptionally clean, crisp, distortion-free sound, great frequency response, and a smartly designed neck band that keeps controls just where you need them. Read our full review on Technabob.
V-Moda’s in-ear sport earphones are our new go-to pair for daily listening, with bright highs, punchy bass, and great isolation from outside noise. They come with lots of ear tips, sport wings, and ear hooks for versatility and comfort. Read our full review on Technabob.
Looking for the ultimate in audio minimalism? These earbuds are as compact as you can get, eliminating all wires, and just barely sticking out of your ears. Their storage case also charges them, and they have active noise suppression and echo cancellation for phone calls.
Electrostatic headphones are the cream of the crop of listening devices. But until now, they’ve only been available as large over-the-ear models. Shure’s innovative new new system offers the tech in a sound-isolating, in-ear design, and includes a portable DAC/Amp/EQ.
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