True wireless (TWS) earbuds have become the most-popular gadget accessory in the last one year. Made popular by Apple with the announcement of AirPods in 2016, the wireless earbuds have been one of the fastest-selling accessories since the past two years. The pandemic gave further boost to their sales due to work from home, increasing consumption of entertainment on mobiles and rise in video calls. We are just into the second month of 2020 and there have been slew of TWS launches from brands, both big and small.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Key feature is active noise cancellation (price: Rs 15,990)
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro comes with active noise cancellation and claims to filter out 99% of the surrounding noise and also offer two adjustable levels. The true wireless earbuds come with 11mm woofers which promise to offer deeper bass and clearer treble. The device comes with an IPX7 rating which makes the device water-resistant. The Galaxy Buds Pro is backed by a 61 mAh battery which promises to offer 5 hours of battery.
OnePlus Buds Z Steven Harrington Limited Edition: Key feature is design (price: Rs 3,699)
OnePlus launched a special edition of OnePlus Z earbuds, OnePlus Buds Z Steven Harrington Limited Edition. As the name suggests the earbuds have been designed by the US-based artist and designer Steven Harrington. The earbuds feature the artist’s signature styled graffiti along with unique caricatures and design. It comes equipped with 10mm dynamic drivers with Bass Boost technology and 3D stereo tuned by Dolby Atmos. On one full charge, the OnePlus Buds Z claims to provide 20 hours of playback time.
Nokia Power Earbuds Lite: Key feature is battery life, (price: Rs 3599)
Nokia Power wireless earbuds come in a sleek and stylish design. Music playback time is up to 5 hours on one charge. The charging case provides up to 150 hours of battery life. Fully-charged case can charges earbuds up to 30 times as per the company. The battery capacity of the case is 3000mAh. the earbuds are IPX7 rated waterproof. Come in four colour options: Charcoal Black, Light Grey, Polar Night and Mint.
JBL C115: Key feature is JBL Pure Bass sound technology (price: Rs 4,999)
JBL C115 true wireless earbuds come with the company’s own JBL Pure Bass sound technology which promises to offer undistorted bass and pure sound even at higher volume levels. The earbuds come with an Autonomous Listening feature which enables each earbud to function independently. The device promises to offer up to 6 hours of battery backup on a single charge.
Jabra Elite 85t: Key feature is adjustable active noise cancellation (price: Rs 18,999)
The Jabra Elite 85t comes in four different colour options and offers adjustable active noise cancellation which utilizes 6 mics to offer a pure sound experience by eliminating the external disturbances. The earbuds come with an IPX4 rating which makes them water-and-sweat resistant. The true wireless earbuds support wireless charging and claim to offer 5.5 hours of battery backup on a single charge.
Oppo Enco X: Key feature is adjustable active noise cancellation (price: Rs 9,990)
Launched in partnership with Dynaudio, Oppo Enco X comes with hybrid active noise cancellation which enables users to select the amount of noise cancellation they want while listening to music. The true wireless earbuds come with coaxial dual unit design which consist of 6mm front superconducting magnetic plane diaphragm unit and 11mm three-layer composite moving coil unit for clear audio. The device also comes with fit detection technology which reminds the user to adjust the wearing position so that they can experience best sound and noise reduction. It promises to offer 5.5 hours of battery on a single charge.
LG Tonefree HBS-FN7: Key feature is germ-free charging case (price: Rs 19,990)
LG Tone Free HBS-FN7 TWS earphones come with UVnano sanitizing technology which promises to kill 99.99% bacteria and keep the earbuds fresh and clean. The earbuds are equipped with Active Noise Cancellation feature. It features a three-microphone system embedded in each earpiece. The company claims that the earbuds can last up to five hours. It comes with IPX4 rating that makes them resistant to dust and splashes.
LG Tonefree HBS-FN6: Key feature is germ-free charging case (price: Rs 13,990)
The LG Tonefree HBS-FN6 comes with UVnano sanitizing technology which promises to kill 99.99% bacteria and keep the earbuds fresh and clean. The earbuds offer support for voice assistant and IPX4 rating which makes the device water-resistant. The true wireless earbuds offer touch controls and promise to deliver up to 18 hours of battery backup on a single charge.
Acer GAHR 011: Key features include fast charging and charging case with digital display (price: Rs 2,499)
Acer GAHR 011 true wireless earbuds come with support for fast charging. The earbuds promise to offer 4 hours of battery backup on a single charge. The charging case of the earbuds also has a digital display which keeps the user informed about the battery life. The earbuds come with an 8mm driver and IPX4 rating.
Acer GAHR 010: Key feature is water-resistant design (price: Rs 3,490)
Acer GAHR true wireless earbuds come with IPX4 rating which makes them water and sweat resistant. The earbuds feature 9mm drivers and promise to offer up to 4 hours of battery backup on a single charge.
Noise Shots Neo 2: Key feature is water and sweat resistant design (price: Rs 1,999)
Noise Shots Neo 2 is the successor to last year launched Shots Neo. The earbuds come with an IPX4 rating which makes them resistant to water, sweat and rain. The true wireless earbuds also feature ultra-low latency mode for gaming which brings the latency to 65ms. The earbuds promise to offer 5 hours of battery backup on a single charge.
Ambrane NeoBuds 11: Key feature is active noise cancellation (price: Rs 2,499)
Ambrane NeoBuds 11 comes with active noise cancellation which promises to reduce the loud ambient noise. The earbuds come with IPX4 rating which makes them water and sweat-resistant. The device claims to offer 4 hours of battery backup on a single charge.
Lumiford Max T85: Key feature is binaural call function (price: 5,999)
Lumiford Max T85 earbuds come with 10mm drivers which are tuned to offer extra bass. Each earbud has a microphone which enables binaural audio in calls. The earbuds are backed by a 35mAh battery in each and they promise to offer 4 hours of music playback on a single charge.
Coolpad Cool Bass: Key feature is quick charge support (price: 1,119)
Coolpad entered the audio accessories market with Cool Bass Buds. The true wireless earbuds come with deep bass drivers and feature a lightweight Dolphin design. The charging case of the earbuds come with a digital display which shows the battery level. The earbuds have 40mAh batteries each and promise to churn out 4.5 hours of backup on a single charge. Along with this, the earbuds also support quick charging and 15 minutes of charge offer 3 hours of music playback.