Best Wireless Earbuds in 2021 and Its Comparison
The wireless earbuds market has been booming like there is no tomorrow and 2021 has been one busy year for the earbuds market. When there are so many options to choose from, it is tough to find the one which matches your requirements. The massive selection is definitely a great thing for consumers. They get great new options to choose from along with features like noise cancellation, fitness, good battery life and overall comfort along with quality sound.
Even if you are not a crazy audiophile, it is crucial to have a good set of earbuds that fit your budget and overall requirements. The priorities can change from one person to another. However, you will need to find a pair of earless buds with a decent bluetooth connection and battery life to keep you connected throughout a busy work day.
You must focus on getting the best out of your earbuds and the first step is to choose the appropriate ear tip size. Though it sounds crazy, you can also experiment with different ear tip sizes in both the ears to know which one suits you best. Most of the new-age wireless earbuds come with smart applications to be installed on the phone to personalize your sound and control according to your liking. In this post we will discuss the best wireless earbuds of 2021 so that you can make an informed decision.
Apple AirPods Pro
It goes without saying that Apple AirPods Pro is the best choice if you are an iPhone owner. There is no connectivity issue and you get a seamless wireless experience between the AirPods and other devices like the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Interestingly the AirPods Pro does not offer the best sound quality from our list but it is more than adequate for many people. Also, the active noise cancellation stands out and is up there with Bose.
Now, it all makes sense if you are already in the Apple ecosystem and simultaneously own an iPhone, iPad or a Mac. The AirPods Pro can instinctively switch between multiple devices depending on the one which you are using. The spatial audio feature on the iPhone or iPad also offers an immersive surround sound when watching streaming video apps. It is one of the best wireless earbuds available for making calls and Apple excels to stay ahead of the competition because of its ease of usability. It is priced at $250 and you can purchase it online or from the Apple store.
Sony has returned to the wireless earbuds market with the WF-1000XM4 after its initial launch a couple of years ago. The redesigned version is quite smaller and comes with an IPX4 water resistance rating with an excellent noise cancellation compared to its competitors. Sony is kind enough to add memory foam ear tips that provide great noise isolation even before you move on active noise cancellation.
This time, Sony has set a new standard in terms of battery life, it can last for up to eight hours of non-stop playback with noise cancelling turned on. On the other hand, various other earbuds give only about five hours of active playback with noise cancelling turned on. The earbuds case can handle wireless charging and Sony has added the “Speak to chat” feature that automatically turns down your audio and provides decent sound mode when the earbuds determine that you are talking too loud. Microphone performance is still not upto the mark but it is not bad if you are making a few calls only. It is priced at $280 so a bit on the higher side considering not great microphone quality.
Jabra Elite 75T
Jabra is undoubtedly the only company providing true wireless earbuds that provide “multipoint” support for two Bluetooth connections at the same time. Hence, it is possible to pair them up with your smartphone and your laptop/iPad simultaneously. The mobile application that supports the Jabra earbuds provides a wide range of customization options for EQ and provides bonus sounds like white noise or nature sounds if you need to use it.
The more recent Elite 85T earbuds include efficient noise cancellation to the mix but in terms of price, 75Ts are still the go-to-option for most users. Jabra provides a two-year warranty in the event you face any hardware issues.
Beats Powerbeats Pro
The Powerbeats Pro has been touted as the undisputed champion of the best fitness earbuds since its initial release in 2019. It is noteworthy that the cleverly designed ear hook design keeps them planted on your ears during an intense workout session. Moreover, an impressive nine hours of continuous battery life can also help you through a marathon session. Also, the sound quality is a clear winner here with lots of bass to keep you pumped.
Now, as Beats is owned by Apple, the Powerbeats Pro can also take advantage of features like auto device switching, audio sharing and the usual pairing process.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
Seinheiser’s current take on true wireless earbuds enhance on the initial Momentum earbuds with a more comfortable fit and the inclusion of active noise cancellation. Though everything about these earbuds pales in comparison to the impeccable sound quality. The Momentum True Wireless earbuds are the kind of earbuds that will definitely make you notice things in your favorite music that you have not noticed before.
The improved sound quality comes with a massive price of $300. If you are looking for an absolute champion wireless earbuds then your search should end here. When compared with the other heavy weights in this list, the Momentum True Wireless 2 is great in its own place.
If you are someone who always faces difficulty finding ear tips that fit your ears then your search ends at UE Fits. The UE Fits earbuds come with improved tips that mold to the shape of your ear during an initial sixty second process that you can activate with the UE app. The ear tips get slightly warm during molding and you can feel them adapting to the contours of your ear canal.
Once it is done, you are left with custom earbuds with a fit that is very comfortable and close to your liking. Ultimate Ears has a fit guarantee and will send you alternate ear tips if it gets spoiled during the initial attempt. The UE Fits are damn good with eight hours of playback and IPX4 rating for water resistance.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The most promising feature of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus is that it gives a constant playback of around eleven hours with a single charge. It is the best amongst all the major players in this segment and a really awesome wireless earbuds. The drawback with Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus is the lack of active noise cancellation and hence that is one of the reasons why it can offer 11 hours of playback. These earbuds are often found on sale and you can get exciting offers around the holiday season. If you have a Samsung phone, it is the perfect replacement for Apple AirPods Pro.
Amazon Echo Buds 2
Even if you do not take advantage of the hands-free Alexa features, the new Amazon Echo Buds still provides a lot of positives for a really low price in this segment. The new Echo Buds earbuds have an improved noise cancellation feature than the initial version. Also, the new design makes these earbuds a good fit for your ears.
For $120, it provides good sound quality and the earbuds have a vented design like the AirPods Pro to prevent occlusion. Moreover, the sound mode is quite natural and goes well with the earbuds.
With so many awesome wireless earbuds to choose from, how do you know which are the best for you? Instinctively, price is a major factor when choosing a decent wireless earbuds. Good earbuds start from around $100-120 so if you are willing to spend $200-250 you can get all your requirements met. We hope this article will help you to get more insight into the major true wireless earbuds available in the market and you can make an informed buying decision. Let us know what you think about this list? If we have missed out your favorite brand, let us know in the comments below.
Rajiv Patil is the founder & Managing Director of Nimblechapps, an innovative iPhone app development company. He takes a keen interest in topics related to mobile app development and mobile game development and often like to share his knowledge through informative posts on leading blogging sites.