If you’re one of those who have been wondering when would be a good time to swap out your wired audio gadget for a pair of wireless earbuds or headphones, now would be a good time to do so. Aside from providing an easy way for you to move without getting entangled, these wireless audio devices are able to offer great sound quality to keep your ears engaged while you work, exercise, or play.
Here’s a look at 8 recently released models that you can consider.
Said to be the world’s first true wireless active noise cancelling in-ear headphones with a dual driver, the 1MORE EHD9001TA has already received many accolades which includes the IF Design Award and the title of CES Innovation Awards 2020 Honouree. Its ergonomically crafted earbuds ensure comfortable wear for extended hours with well-positioned buttons on each bud to give you hassle-free access to the controls.
The meticulously crafted 1MORE hybrid dual driver earbuds are expertly tuned by 4-time Grammy award-winning sound engineer, Luca Bigardi, to create a fully-balanced soundstage for uncompromised sound quality even with the ANC function turned on. The new 1MORE EHD9001TA has two levels of hybrid active noise cancellation with a three-way ANC/ENC microphones that allow you to gain complete control of your surrounding sounds via a total noise cancellation, ambient noise mode, or the pass-through function which works best when you’re in locations where you need to stay alert (i.e. traffic, on public transport).
Powered by the latest QualcommTM chipset, the earbuds are compatible with Bluetooth 5 and provides a fast, stable connection with lower power consumption. It is also equipped with fast-charging functionality which lets you get an additional 2 hours of use with just 15 minutes of charge time. On a standard charge, the earbuds are able to give you up to 22 hours of total playtime, and 65 hours on standby.
HAPPY PLUGS AIR 1 GO
Designed in Sweden, the Happy Plugs Air 1 Go is the fourth generation of true wireless headphones produced by the fashion tech brand. Dubbed as Happy Plugs’ smallest and lightest design, the Air 1 Go delivers a seamless, untangled experience with quick Bluetooth pairing, a built-in microphone, and 14 unique touch controls for quick, easy access to your smart device for calls, volume control and playlist management.
In addition to the high-quality sound with immersive deep bass, amazing clarity and detailed highs, the earbuds also offer up to 11 hours of playtime on a single charge for you to enjoy your tunes worry-free.
JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T
Tested for a secure fit, and with extra grip coating, the Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds are compact and comfortable with the ability to stay in place no matter the condition. Rated with an IP57, the earbuds are not just waterproof but also dust and sweatproof, making it an ideal pair to use while you are at work or engaging in your daily workout.
With up to 7.5 hours of battery and up to a total of 28 hours using the charging case, these earbuds are built to last. Coupled with the fast charging feature, you’ll be able to get up to an hour of battery life from just 15 minutes of charging. Equipped with the HearThrough mode, you will no longer have to pause your tunes as the 4 built-in microphones will pick up the sounds around you and play them through your earbuds for you to hear what’s going on around you. Making and taking calls would also be a great experience with the enhanced 4-microphone technology that helps to filter out disruptive noise around you for an undisturbed conversation.
Unlike some models of earbuds on the market, the Jabra Elite Active 75t features the flexible mono mode that allows you to use either earbud on its own while the other charges. Simply choose which earbud you prefer to use on its own from the charging case and start listening!
JBL LIVE 300TWS
As the latest addition to the popular JBL LIVE Series, the JBL LIVE 300TWS earbuds offers JBL’s signature sound with a sleek and contemporary look. Its IPX5 water-resistant feature and true wireless legendary sound allow users to have a satisfying listening experience even while working out. Built with a dual microphone for calls, the earbuds work great with extended usage offering 20 hours of combined playback time with the sturdy charging case, and 1 full hour of battery life in a 10-minute charge.
Just like the rest of the LIVE Series, the JBL LIVE 300TWS earbuds are equipped with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice services, as well as Ambient Aware and TalkThru technologies. With TalkThru, you’ll be able to amplify your speech and have the surrounding sound lowered to make it easy to chat with your family members without having to remove either earbud. In Ambient Aware mode, you’ll have the ability to listen to the background noise, allowing you to still stay aware of your surroundings while you work.
JBL TUNE 220TWS
JBL brings the next generation of true wireless earphones in their trendy JBL Tune line with the JBL TUNE 220TWS. The earphones feature a 12.5mm driver which is primed to deliver heart-thumping JBL Pure Bass Sound all-day. It also provides easy access to native voice assistants and offers hands-free stereo call capabilities — perfect for the busy WFH life.
Designed with comfort in mind, the JBL TUNE 220TWS adopts an ergonomic fit to your ears to ensure you experience comfort alongside your tunes. There’s no need to worry about low battery life with the TUNE 220TWS as it is able to deliver three hours of uninterrupted playback in addition to the 16 hours of battery life that you can get from its fast charging case.
MARSHALL MONITOR II ANC HEADPHONES
Inspired by the Marshall heritage, the Monitor II ANC headphones are the most premium pair in the Marshall range capable of delivering high performance sound like you’ve never heard before, with its custom-tuned 40mm dynamic drivers that produce Marshall’s superior signature sound — bright and crisp highs, punchy mids, and deep bass that’s clear and balanced no matter the volume.
Sporting an ergonomic design that features super-soft ear cushions and a plush headband with metal swivel rotation hinges, you’ll get a pair of collapsible headphones that perfectly adapts to any head shape for sealing and comfort. The Monitor II ANC utilises advanced active noise cancelling technology that consistently pinpoints and measures ambient noise in order to help you block out the sounds you don’t want to hear. Using the ANC button, you’ll be able to easily toggle between active noise cancelling, ‘Monitoring Mode’, or turn off active noise-cancelling altogether.
Probably the best part about this pair of wireless headphones is its ability to keep your playlist running for up to 30 hours with noise-cancelling and up to 45 hours without! In the event that you’ll need to charge in a hurry, you can get up to five hours of wireless playtime after just 15 minutes of charging. The Monitor II ANC also features compatibility with the Google Assistant which you can easily activate on your headphones via a press and hold of the M-button.
If you’re someone who is preferential to the bass quality of your earbuds, you might appreciate the sound quality of the Sony WF-XB700. Featuring Sony’s EXTRA BASS technology, the XB700 earbuds create precise, punchy rhythms that lift every track and maintain vocal clarity for a rich, well-rounded audio experience.
Designed with an Ergonomic Tri-hold structure for a comfortable fit, the earbuds are able to pair to an iOS or Android phone using the Bluetooth technology. Alongside its IPX4 rating for water resistance, you won’t have to worry about splashes or sweat while using them. The XB700 is able to let you listen uninterrupted for up to 18 hours with the handy charging case. But, in the event that you forgot to charge them before use, just let the 10-minute quick charging function do its magic and you’ll be able to enjoy 60 minutes of music playback.
The Sony WF-XB700 retails at $199 and will be available in Black and Blue. Exact availability of the product will be announced soon.
We can all agree that experiencing background noise seeps through our earbuds or headphones is something that can ruin the listening experience. Understanding this aspect, Sony has created the WH-CH710N noise-cancelling headphones which use the Artificial Intelligence Noise Cancellation (AINC) that constantly analyses environmental ambient sound components, and automatically selects the most effective noise-cancelling mode for you.
Ensuring you stay comfortable with the CH710N, the headphones have been designed with an adjustable metal slider for you to adjust accordingly, and soft, oval-shaped earpads that guarantee comfort throughout the duration of usage. It also features Near Field Communication (NFC) that lets you easily start streaming your music with just one touch. Built with a Li-ion battery, you’ll be able to get up to 35 hours of audio on a single charge and an hour of playback with just 10 minutes of quick-charging.
The Sony WH-CH710N retails at $249 and will be available in Black, Blue, and White. Exact availability of the product will be announced soon.
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