It seems like truly wireless earphones are suddenly everywhere, thanks in no small part to the popularity of the Apple AirPods. But while the AirPods have their benefits, if you don't have an iPhone or you want better sound quality, there are better alternatives.
The likes of Bose, Sony, Sennheiser, and, well, just about every headphone manufacturer you can think of, now has a pair of truly wireless earbuds.
We've rounded up the best truly wireless earbuds on the market, whether you want hands-free calls, access to a smart assistant, or just great sound.
These are the answer for anyone seeking true wireless in-ears at a reasonable price, and whose main concern is plenty of bass.
Philips has certainly not created an even all-round sound, but show us a person who says they don’t love sometimes love a bit of bass and we’ll show you a fibber. They also offer six hours of sound, a carry case battery charger, USB cable and a choice of three sizes of earbuds.
If you want a pair of cheap wireless earbuds, these are the best we've tested.
We can’t help but recommend the WF-1000Xs to anyone eager for a pair of truly wireless, noise-cancelling in-ears. In the landscape of this particular market, this is the best product we’ve tested so far.
Sony has managed to cram a lot into these diminutive in-ears: a 6mm dynamic driver and mic are inside each piece’s battery and circuit. The mic is more than just a tool for answering phone calls, it aids in the WF-1000Xs’ Google Now and Siri compatibility. They offer noise-cancelling, too. Sony also promises nine hours of battery life and a selection of six pairs of earbuds.
Sonically they deliver impressive dynamics, a decent amount of bass weight, punchy drums and a good level of overall insight. They can be a touch temperamental when it comes to connecting, but otherwise we're big fans. Rivals such as the Bose SoundSport Free and Sennheiser Momentum Free just can't match their overall quality.