In terms of numbers, Apple’s AirPods have dominated the market for true wireless earbuds for the last couple of years. But with plenty of new models arriving that deliver better sound and improved performance and battery life, there are now many appealing totally wireless earbuds to choose from with even more on the way.
We’ve got lists of the best true wireless earbuds or cable-free earphones. This list is, simply, the best true wireless earbuds. Remember that to get optimal performance, the best wireless earbuds tend to need to feel comfortable with an ergonomic design and fit right, with a tight seal. If you can’t get a snug fit with in-ear headphones, you’ll be sadly disappointed and think you got ripped off, which is why I suggest buying from a store with a decent return policy, such as Amazon or Flipkart.
- 1 10. TNSO E18
- 2 9. TBI Pro Wireless Earbuds
- 3 8. Kissral Bluetooth 5.0 True Wireless Earbuds
- 4 7. Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless Earbuds
- 5 6. Klipsch T5 True Wireless
- 6 5. Sony WF-SP700N
- 7 4. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
- 8 3. Apple AirPods 2
- 9 2. Earin M-2
- 10 1. Jabra Elite Active 65t
- 11 Final Verdict !
10. TNSO E18
The last earbuds on our list are the TNSO E18 which is yet another pair of budget truly wireless earbuds. The earbuds are built pretty well considering their price and also deliver good quality audio. That said, don’t expect extra bass thump from these as they produce a more balanced sound, which is something a lot of people prefer.
One of the good things about these earbuds is that they sync is really fast. When it comes to battery life the TNSO E18 can last up to 12 hours which is quite decent. It also supports fast charging and brings a braided and strong cable in the box which is not something you see in this price range. Overall, while the TNSO E18 doesn’t bring anything exceptional, it is an excellent pair of budget wireless earphones.
9. TBI Pro Wireless Earbuds
Another great pair of budget earbuds is the TBI pro wireless earbuds which bring good acoustic design and cutting-edge HI-FI stereo sound and deliver a clean treble response with distortion-free bass. You also get customizable tip sizes along with ear-fins for a secure fit.
The earbuds promise 24 hours of playback time which includes the case, however, you should expect around 15 hours of playback time with 8 hours of call time. The earbuds use a silicon foam tip which makes them quite comfortable to wear even for long music listening sessions. Overall, the TBI pro are a great pair of budget earphones.
8. Kissral Bluetooth 5.0 True Wireless Earbuds
Till now we have only discussed wireless earbuds which cost upwards of $100 which is not a price point that everybody is comfortable with. Well, if you are looking for a cheap pair of wireless earbuds, check out the Kissral truly wireless earbuds which come with Bluetooth 5.0 onboard which means a better connection and longer range along with higher transmission speed and lower power dissipation. The earbuds also produce great sound given their price, with thumping bass and overall wide sound profile. The battery life is good too with earbuds holding charge up to 3.5 hours with the case holding an addition 4 hours.
That said, the price cut does come with certain disadvantages. You lose out on advanced features such as voice assistant activation, water resistance, noise cancellation, and more. However, if these features do not matter much to you and you’re just looking for a pair of great sounding wireless earphones, the Kissral wireless earbuds are great for its price.
7. Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless Earbuds
Another pair of truly wireless earbuds come from the home of Skullcandy, a brand that I have used and adored in the past. While the design of the earbuds is not drastically different from some of the other offerings on this list, I do love the color and the skull logo. The build quality is great here and they are also water resistant, that said, I am not clear about the IP rating on these, but Skullcandy does claim that they are water resistant.
The Skullcandy Push offers a very good battery life with 12 hours of playback time including the charge in the case. What I love about the battery life is that the earbuds themselves hold 6 hours of charge which is way more than any other wireless earbuds on the market.
There is one button on each earbud which can be used for all the usual functions that you can expect including calling upon voice assistant, taking or ignoring calls, play/pause music and more. The Skullcandy Push also deliver one of the best bass experiences on any wireless earbuds. They are also cheaper than all the above earbuds so you should definitely give them a chance.
6. Klipsch T5 True Wireless
While Klipsch’s T5 True Wireless earbuds don’t ship until mid-August, I’ve been testing an early review sample and have been impressed with the quality sound — it’s nicely detailed with natural-sounding mids and punchy, well-defined bass. The only caveat is you really have to jam the tips into your ear to get a tight seal and the design may not be for everyone.
While the Zippo-inspired case is somewhat heavy for its relatively compact size, it’s sleek and sturdy and features USB-C charging. Battery and battery life are also a highlight: The buds themselves can run for up to 8 hours on a single charge at moderate volume levels and the case with its built-in battery provides three additional charges on the go. The T5 Wireless uses Bluetooth 5.0 and has support for both AAC and aptX.
5. Sony WF-SP700N
The Sony WF-SP700N are a good pair of wireless earbuds that have a lot of things going for them. First of all, I like their unique design and build quality. While it’s made of plastic like all the other earbuds on this list including AirPods, the material feels soft to touch and quite comfortable. I also love the fact that they come with active noise cancellation mode including an ambient sound mode which lets the outside sound in making it great for outside runs or a walk in the city. The Sony WF-SP700N is also splash-proof and comes with an IPX4 rating.
They also sound really good for their size and the sound quality is pretty solid. That said, I dislike the 3 hour playback time which is lower than the 4 hours promised by its competitors. The charging case is no help either because despite being bulky it only holds an additional 6 hours of charge. That said, if you live in a city and like going for runs on the streets, the ambient sound feature will really help you a lot. Well, the question here is if are you ready to sacrifice a few hours of battery life for this feature or not.
4. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are more expensive than Apple AirPods, Jabra’s Elite 65t true wireless earbuds. But they sound superior to those models, with better bass and cleaner, more detailed audio. They also feature quality performance for making phone calls, with solid noise cancellation, and offer a generally comfortable fit, though they’re bigger than the Jabras and stick out of your ear a little more.
Their only significant downside is that they gradually lose their charge in the charging case and can end up completely dead after four days or so if you don’t recharge the case. Battery life is rated at 4 hours, and you get two extra battery charges from the charging carrying case. These use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC and aptX and a firmware update has improved their performance and slightly.
3. Apple AirPods 2
The new AirPods look so similar to the first-generation version announced nearly three years ago that they are virtually indistinguishable. The design, fit, and sound quality are exactly the same as before, as are many other features. Wearing the new AirPods isn’t any more of a flex than the first-generation because nobody seeing you will be able to tell the difference.But there are changes here — some notable, some less so — that make the new AirPods even better than they were before.
Apple hasn’t addressed many of the long-standing complaints leveled at the AirPods, such as their fit and ability to work in noisy environments, but it has added some things that improve the experience, without changing it much.The biggest change from the first-generation AirPods is the ability to recharge the case on a wireless pad.
2. Earin M-2
The Earin M-2 is one of the best and certainly the smallest Bluetooth earbuds that you can find on the market. Yes, they are a bit pricier, however, if money is no concern for you, you should definitely check them out. Let’s start with the build. Earin M-2 is built pretty well and come inside a small capsule which can literally fit anywhere. The buds themselves are tiny. While it doesn’t matter, I would like to point out that they also look pretty cute. I do hate the micro USB charging port as I was hoping for USB-C, particularly at this price point. While the Earin M-2 doesn’t come with interchangeable tips, the original tips are made of a material which react to the heat produced by your ears and conform to its size for a perfect fit.
There are no buttons here, instead, both the earbuds have a touch-sensitive surface at the end which you can tap to take or disconnect calls, play and pause music, or call on your choice of voice assistant (supports Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri). The biggest pro of Earin M-2 is its sound quality. The earbuds sound spacious despite their tiny size and also offer good noise cancellation. They are rated for 4 hours of music playback with an additional 10 hours of charge in the capsule.
1. Jabra Elite Active 65t
When it comes to truly wireless earbuds, the Jabra Elite Active 65t is one of the best ones that you can buy. First of all, the Jabra Elite Active 65t come with a secure-fitting design with interchangeable tips that can fit any ear shape and size. The earbuds themselves pack in 5 hours of listening time with an additional 10 hours of charge in the case giving you an excellent 15 hours of listening time in one go. The Jabra Elite Active 65t also sound great as they have a better sound profile than the AirPods.
I also love the fact that the Jabra Elite Active 65t can work with a voice assistant of your choice as it supports Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant for Android users. That gives it a huge advantage over AirPods. I also liked about these earbuds are that they are IP56 rated with a two-year warranty against dust and sweat. In contrast, AirPods don’t come with any IP rating at all.
Quick list of Best True Wireless Earbuds or Cable-free Earphones – 2019 :
- Jabra Elite Active 65t
- Earin M-2
- Apple AirPods 2
- Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
- Sony WF-SP700N
- Klipsch T5 True Wireless
- Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless Earbuds
- Kissral Bluetooth 5.0 True Wireless Earbuds
- TBI Pro Wireless Earbuds
- TNSO E18
Final Verdict !
That ends our article on the best wireless earbuds that you can buy. Do take a look at our list and let us know which is your favorite wireless earbuds amongst them all. Also, if you know of a great sounding pair of wireless earphones that you think should be covered in this list, do let us know about them in the comments section below.