Not All Wireless Earbuds are Created Equal—Here’s What to Know Before You Buy

Canceling noise has never been so sleek and comfortable with wireless earbuds for every budget.

August 20, 2019

With many people are choosing to go wireless these days, the options can be overwhelming. But by doing a bit of homework, it’s not difficult to invest in the right pair of earbuds that works for your individual lifestyle.

Exceptionally Long Battery Life

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case. Amazon

Is there anything worse than being in the middle of a long trek when your wireless earbuds suddenly up and lose power on you? Such is the downside of wireless earbuds–is that eventually, they’re going to need to be connected to a power source. Thankfully, some models come equipped with up to 24 hours of battery life.

Relief For The Light Sleeper

Treblab X5 High-End Bluetooth Earbuds
Treblab X5 High-End Bluetooth Earbuds Amazon

Getting a good night’s rest has never been easier, whether with a snoring partner, a dreaded elevator-adjacent hotel room, or on a red eye flight. Now, some models come preloaded with peaceful, ambient sounds so all you need to think about it plugging in and letting all of the cares in the world melt away around you. As an added bonus, most earbuds now come with a variety of ear-tip sizes to ensure comfort for both men and women–as well as side sleepers.


Ideal For The Multitasker

Galaxy Buds
Samsung Galaxy Buds. Amazon

There was a time when it was unthinkable to wear headphonesin a situation where one would otherwise need to remain undistracted. Though fortunately, technology now lets us have it all. Some wireless earbuds come with Ambient sound mode that allows you to listen to tunes while remaining aware of your surroundings so you won’t get caught off guard.


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