The Apple AirPods are the favorite of many and I like them too if I’m honest but when it comes to wireless headphones and earphones the world is your oyster so it’s worth looking around for better deals or performance. After a long search, I’ve decided to put together this list of AirPods alternatives to consider before you buy.
Bose SoundSport Free
The Bose SoundSport Free are designed for active and sporty people and they’ll stay comfortable and are designed to resist sweat and weather. The volume-optimised EQ and Bose digital signal processing make music sound full and balanced at any volume. No matter how crowded the gym is, your workout playlist will keep you energized.
Off a single charge, the earbuds play for up to five hours—long enough to power you through almost any workout. And when you’re done, place them in their case to recover. It’ll keep them protected and provides two additional full charges (or up to 10 hours of battery life) to keep them ready to go again. Plus, a quick 15-minute charge will give you 45 minutes of battery life.
The Bose Connect app helps you track them if they’ve been misplaced. But that’s just the beginning. You can easily manage all your Bluetooth connections and switch between devices when you want. The Connect app also gives you software updates and product tips, and you can personalize settings.
The Bose SoundSport Free are not available just yet but keep an eye out on the BOSE official website.
The Beoplay E8 resembles a piece of jewellery but houses frontier engineering power. This gem-sized product features advanced computing power to make sure sound gets to you perfectly from your phone to your ears. Wirelessly. Features:
- 4 hours of playtime on one charge
- Connect to all Bluetooth devices
- Intuitive touch interface, with microphone
- High-quality sound
- Premium durable materials
In terms of ergonomics, E8 is designed to fit comfortably on the go. You can customize your fit with different ear tips. It’s also splash and dustproof, so it’s both designed to be used outdoors and in the gym.
The Beoplay E8 is crafted from authentic, lightweight and long lasting materials. The charging case is made from genuine leather and aluminum encircles the touch interface. Simple but gem-like, Beoplay E8 is luxury on the go.
When fully charged, E8 will give you up to 4 hours of playtime at a moderate sound level for each charge. The case that doubles as a charging station on the go will give you 2 additional charges. This gives you up to 12 hours of playtime when you’re on the go.
The Beoplay E8 is available from mid-October but you can order it right now. Buy on Amazon.
The Earin M-1 are built with high-precision balanced armature speakers for incredible acoustic detail and clarity to deliver a breathtaking audio experience.
These earphones have two dedicated amps driving high-precision balanced armature speakers. The result is an incredibly detailed sound with excellent mid and high-tones, and a tight bass response all reproduced with minimal distortion.
No cables, No microphones, No flashing lights. Every component has been designed and engineered to reduce its size and weight to the absolute minimum.
The Earin capsule houses and charges your earbuds when not in use. Simply place the earbuds in the capsule to charge automatically, so they are ready to go when you are. The robust, minimal capsule is machined from a single block of aluminum and is designed to fit as easily into your lifestyle as your pocket.
Buy the Earin M-1 on Amazon.
Bragi Dash Pro
According to Bragi, the Bragi Dash Pro are the world´s first true wireless Intelligent Earphones. Stream music from your Android, Apple or Windows device or upload up to 1000 songs.
Use A.I. Activity tracking to measure your running, cycling and swimming activities. Communicate and control hands-free. Take a phone call or skip a song by head gestures. All combined in a lightweight ergonomic design that provides a secure fit in the ear and 30 hours of Battery life on-the-go or up to 5 hours of continuous playtime per charge.
Buy the Bragi Dash Pro on Amazon.
Jabra Elite Sport
Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds feature superior sound quality for music and calls, and advanced wireless connectivity to ensure true performance. Independently proven to deliver the best call quality of any true wireless product using four-microphone call technology.
The Jabra Elite Sport‘s intuitive cord-free design includes two microphones in each bud that work together to filter out background noise, ensuring that only your voice is heard clearly and that there’s no distraction from your environment.
These wireless earphones have a battery that delivers 4.5 hours of play time, coupled with a portable charging case that means you have a total 13.5 hours of power at your disposal. Jabra Elite Sport is waterproof and comes with a 3-year warranty against sweat damage (registration required).
Buy the Jabra Elite Sport on Amazon.
Smart noise cancelling just got smaller. The Sony WF-1000X sits securely and comfortably in your ears while keeping the noise out. Listen free from wires and unwanted background sound. Fine sound from a tiny 6mm driver inside compact headphones that sit comfortably and securely in your ears.
Sony WF-1000X features:
Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control automatically detects your activity such as traveling, walking, and waiting then adjusts ambient sound settings to you. You can customise them to your preferences with the Sony I Headphones Connect APP.
Stay powered up wherever you are. The auto on/off stops your battery draining with smart charging in the carry case. No need to worry about battery life, just place your headphones in the carry case to charge on the go. Enjoy up to 9 hours of battery life (with charging case), 3 hours of music playback on 1 charge (15 min charge for 75 min of listening).
Buy the Sony WF-1000X on Amazon.
Onkyo W800BT are the True Wireless in-ear headphones. This is a genuine breakthrough innovation that allows you to immerse yourself in audio freely and naturally. Left and right earpieces work independently and connect wirelessly to each other and to the smart device for a completely wireless experience.
Onkyo’s signature clean, clear and precise sound is created by 8.6mm high power drivers that deliver rich bass, balanced mid-range and crystal clear treble frequencies for an authentic musical experience across a frequency range of 6Hz – 22kHz. A closed acoustic architecture seals out sound creating a clear and accurate audio experience without external interruptions.
The shape and the stabilizer design of the Onkyo W800BT have been carefully considered according to ear geometry to ensure a secure, comfortable fit. The right earphone also includes a microphone for hands-free calling and can be used with any Bluetooth-enabled device. The accompanying charging case can also charge the W800BT a total of 5 times through its internal battery.
Buy the Onkyo W800BT on Amazon.
Available in Jet Black, Gunmetal, and Rose Gold, Elyxr Air is the perfect companion with impressive sound quality and premium style. The Elyxr Air comes with a power station that charges the Air earbuds and your phone on the go and fits in the palm of your hand, allowing you endless hours of enjoyment.
- Stereo sound with no wires
- Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity
- 2100mAh capacity earbud charger (also charges phone)
- 80 hours standby
- Noise cancelling
The Elyxr Air automatically disconnect once placed in the charging station, keeping your earbuds safe using magnetic conductive technology to charge and keep your earbuds in place.
These True Wireless Earphones deliver high fidelity stereo sound with absolutely no wires in sight, giving you incredible audio sound with stunningly beautiful design and ultimate freedom whilst listening to music and taking calls.
Buy Elyxr Air on Amazon.
With the SoundPeats Q29, you can enjoy the Real True Wireless headset, which will set you free from the long cable and busy hands. Cable-free also means no more worries about the cord bouncing, tapping, or rubbing on something. It also means no more noise when you move, and no more cords stuck to your neck when you sweat.
The headset contains two pieces which can be used separately by you and someone you want to share it with, meaning you can share the same music/movies/TV(within reasonable distance) and can enjoy the stereo sound by using both earpieces. You can also use one of them, and enjoy the music world with just one earpiece.
With the secure fit ear hook, you don’t need to worry about its falling out of your ear, and is perfect for working out because of the sweatproof feature. You can also enjoy the hands-free calling with the built-in microphone function.
Bluetooth 4.2 Technology lets you enjoy High-Fidelity Sound, and with the AB1511J Bluetooth Chipset, you can enjoy fast speeds and stable connectivity. The portable charging case is also a battery. It is ultra-lightweight with an ergonomic design and is convenient and easy to take with you. With a 1 hour charge, you can charge your earbuds 3 times without cable.
Buy the SoundPeats Q29 on Amazon.