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The best wireless earbuds for a premium audio experience

Updated : 2019-10-30 13:27:49

According to a report by Counterpoint, the global market for true wireless hearables has reached 17.5 million units in Q1 of 2019, growing 40 percent quarter on quarter. This indicates how much popular this style of headphones has become and for those who are looking to buy a pair, here are our top picks.

Leaf Pods (Rs 3,990): If you are on a tight budget but still want to get a pair of true wireless earbuds, the Leaf Pods will not disappoint. These budget earbuds have Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and a battery life of up to 28 hours with the charging case. They are lightweight and have an ergonomic design with ear-hooks for an excellent fit. It has built-in microphone and a multi-function button for controls. A full charge gives you up to 8 hours of usage time on the earbuds and the charging case gives you up to 28 hours of usage when fully charged.
Leaf Pods (Rs 3,990): If you are on a tight budget but still want to get a pair of true wireless earbuds, the Leaf Pods will not disappoint. These budget earbuds have Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and a battery life of up to 28 hours with the charging case. They are lightweight and have an ergonomic design with ear-hooks for an excellent fit. It has built-in microphone and a multi-function button for controls. A full charge gives you up to 8 hours of usage time on the earbuds and the charging case gives you up to 28 hours of usage when fully charged.
1More Stylish (Rs 6,999): 1More is known for delivering premium quality at an attractive price point. The 1More Stylish earbuds use titanium composite dynamic drivers for crystal clear sound with a surprisingly good amount of bass. Moreover, these earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity along with Qualcomm AptX audio support. You get up to 6.5 hours of battery life on a single charge, 24 hours battery with the case and fast charge support; 15 minutes of charging provides 3 hours of usage.
1More Stylish (Rs 6,999): 1More is known for delivering premium quality at an attractive price point. The 1More Stylish earbuds use titanium composite dynamic drivers for crystal clear sound with a surprisingly good amount of bass. Moreover, these earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity along with Qualcomm AptX audio support. You get up to 6.5 hours of battery life on a single charge, 24 hours battery with the case and fast charge support; 15 minutes of charging provides 3 hours of usage.
Samsung Galaxy Buds (Rs 9,990): Samsung’s true wireless earbuds are surprisingly compact in size and even the charging case is small enough to easily carry around in pockets. Its audio has been tuned by AKG, so you get premium audio quality with a good amount of bass. You would love its ergonomic fit and it weighs just 6 grams that makes it more comfortable to wear for a long duration. The buds deliver up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge and the provided charging case also supports wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Buds (Rs 9,990): Samsung’s true wireless earbuds are surprisingly compact in size and even the charging case is small enough to easily carry around in pockets. Its audio has been tuned by AKG, so you get premium audio quality with a good amount of bass. You would love its ergonomic fit and it weighs just 6 grams that makes it more comfortable to wear for a long duration. The buds deliver up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge and the provided charging case also supports wireless charging.
Apple Airpods -2nd Gen (Rs 14,900): The Airpods by Apple are the earbuds that started this trend of true wireless earbuds. While the best experience for Airpods comes only when paired with an iOS device, they can also be used with Android devices. Sound quality is impeccable – loud, clear and even gives a good amount of bass. Plus, the microphone quality is top-notch for voice calls. You get 5 hours of battery life on a full charge with the charging case capable of delivering up to 24 hours of usage.
Apple Airpods -2nd Gen (Rs 14,900): The Airpods by Apple are the earbuds that started this trend of true wireless earbuds. While the best experience for Airpods comes only when paired with an iOS device, they can also be used with Android devices. Sound quality is impeccable – loud, clear and even gives a good amount of bass. Plus, the microphone quality is top-notch for voice calls. You get 5 hours of battery life on a full charge with the charging case capable of delivering up to 24 hours of usage.
Jabra Elite 65t (Rs 15,499): Jabra’s true wireless earbuds are amongst the few that come with support for Amazon Alexa voice assistant. They offer superb audio quality with deep bass and top-notch audio clarity. These earbuds have four microphones for best in class voice call capabilities as you get effective wind noise reduction and ambient sound control. They offer a comfortable fit and are IP55 rated for water and dust protection. The earbuds offer up to 5 hours of battery life on the earbuds with a total battery life of up to 15 hours with the charging case.
Jabra Elite 65t (Rs 15,499): Jabra’s true wireless earbuds are amongst the few that come with support for Amazon Alexa voice assistant. They offer superb audio quality with deep bass and top-notch audio clarity. These earbuds have four microphones for best in class voice call capabilities as you get effective wind noise reduction and ambient sound control. They offer a comfortable fit and are IP55 rated for water and dust protection. The earbuds offer up to 5 hours of battery life on the earbuds with a total battery life of up to 15 hours with the charging case.
Bose Sound Sport Free (Rs 18,989): Bose is an audio brand known for its premium offering with unmatched audio output. Their true wireless earbuds come with a stylish appearance and use Bose’s proprietary StayHear+ Sports tips for a secure yet comfortable fit. In addition, they are sweat and weather resistant making them great for exercise. You get up to 5 hours of playback with additional 10 hours via the charging case. It also supports fast charge – 15 minutes of charge gives up to 45 minutes of usage time. The only drawback is that it supports voice calls only via the right earbud.
Bose Sound Sport Free (Rs 18,989): Bose is an audio brand known for its premium offering with unmatched audio output. Their true wireless earbuds come with a stylish appearance and use Bose’s proprietary StayHear+ Sports tips for a secure yet comfortable fit. In addition, they are sweat and weather resistant making them great for exercise. You get up to 5 hours of playback with additional 10 hours via the charging case. It also supports fast charge – 15 minutes of charge gives up to 45 minutes of usage time. The only drawback is that it supports voice calls only via the right earbud.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless (Rs 24,990): The asking price for the Sennheiser true wireless earbuds might make you wonder what special about them. It’s not just the exceptional audio quality that these earbuds impress with, its also the design. You get a stylish metallic finish on the earbuds while the charging case is covered with soft fabric that feels great in hand. The earbuds are comfortable for hours of usage and you can even listen/talk with others without having to remove them. Battery life is not as great as the competition thought: 4 hours of battery on the earbud with two additional charges with the charging case giving you a total of 12 hours of playback.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless (Rs 24,990): The asking price for the Sennheiser true wireless earbuds might make you wonder what special about them. It’s not just the exceptional audio quality that these earbuds impress with, its also the design. You get a stylish metallic finish on the earbuds while the charging case is covered with soft fabric that feels great in hand. The earbuds are comfortable for hours of usage and you can even listen/talk with others without having to remove them. Battery life is not as great as the competition thought: 4 hours of battery on the earbud with two additional charges with the charging case giving you a total of 12 hours of playback.
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