Apple AirPods 2 are some of the best wireless earbuds that the market has to offer right now. However, for those who are not willing to shell out the Apple tax, here are some of the cheaper alternatives.
Apple AirPods and AirPods 2 are the premium offering in the true wireless earbuds segment. Their price ranges from $159 to $199 which is significantly pricey considering the audio quality.
There are better options in the market that better audio quality and provides. We have compiled a list of all these true wireless earbuds that can compete with Apple AirPods.
1.Samsung Galaxy Buds($129.99)
The biggest competitor of Apple has also targeted the wireless earbud market. They provide the closest feature set to Apple and have proven to be a good AirPods alternative.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds provide a wide and open soundstage with deep thumping bass. However, they don’t have a natural sound signature and tilts more towards the warmer side.
The claimed battery life is around 6 hours and charging will provide an additional 7 hours of battery.
2.Jabra Elite 65t ($168)
Jabra Elite 65t provides high-quality audio and they sound great. The earbuds offer a reliable and strong connection.
The battery will last you 2.5 hours of continuous music playback. Which might not be the best in the market, but is still pretty decent if you’re looking for a cheaper AirPods 2 alternative.
3.Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Earbuds($219)
Jabra Elite should be on your wishlist if you are looking for earphones with fitness tracking. It has custom made earpiece which gives excellent sound isolation. The earphones are touted to last 4.5 hours.
Jabra has also provided a companion app to help you track and access the fitness data gathered by the earphones.
4.Optmoa Nuforce BE Free5($98.59)
These earphones are great entry level true wireless earphones. However continuous connections drops and hard controls should be considered. These are one of the cheapest earbuds at a cost of $100 and are therefore the best alternative to the Apple earbuds.
The earphones will provide you with 4.5 hours of worth of battery.
5.B&O Beoplay E8 Wireless Earphones($176.99)
If you are considering true wireless earbuds with great sound quality for the gym then these are the correct choice.
The E8 Wireless Earphones sound crystal clear and have a very good bass response and they don’t offer noise cancellation.
True Wireless Earbuds 2019: Final Words
It should be noted that this is a non-exhaustive list and there are many other options to choose from and products are not ranked.
But the price point of some of these Apple AirPods 2 alternative earbuds suggests that the true wireless earbuds will be coming to the mainstream.