Wireless earbuds have become massive and this year we will see a lot more competition to Apple AirPod’s for the best TWS earbuds available.
Since Apple launched AirPods, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds have become the biggest selling smart, personal audio devices. Last year they took over both wireless headphones and earphones with nearly 200% growth in sales.
We saw loads of new announcements at CES 2020 marking a remarkable upcoming year of the small listening devices to come. We’ve compiled the top earbuds to check out and keep your eyes on this year.
JBL LIVE 300TWS – £129.99 / $150
JBL had a few announcements at this year’s CES but their LIVE 300TWS stole the show, particularly in comparison to their other pair of $100 TWS earbuds.
The LIVE 300TWS comes with advanced features like voice control with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. They have been designed to fit tightly into the ear whilst remaining snug so as to perfectly accompany fitness and activities with IPX5 water and sweat resistance.
With TalkThru technology the 300TWS earbuds can detect voices and allow their sound to intelligently cut through your audio. AmbientAware technology offers a similar function with background noises, so you don’t miss that car coming!
JBL’s LIVE 300TWS are expected to launch in March.
Jabra Elite Active 75t – £169.99 / $199
Jabra revealed a sequel to their popular Elite 75t earbuds at CES, bringing sweat and water resistance to the quality in-ear noise-makers.
Designed with comfort in mind, the Elite Active 75t fits softly into your ears like their predecessor. They’ve been touted for having better sound quality than Apple’s AirPods.
They will last up to 7.5 hours on a single charge and by using their included charging case you can juice them up for 28 hours worth of charge on the go. With fast charging their case can give you 1 hour of listening after just 15 minutes.
They will release early this year in a range of 6 different colours.
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW – £209 / $249
Audio Technica unveiled a great new offering, as that’s what they do, with their new true wireless earbuds with built-in noise cancellation.
The small devices are capable of offering HD sound and support Hi-Res audio streaming. Their 5.8mm ‘diamond-like carbon’ coated drivers offer supreme audio quality in a small package making their higher price point worthwhile.
Using Quietpoint Hybrid Digital Noise-Cancelling Technology, 2 microphones pick up environmental sounds to tune them out for a pure listening experience.
The ATH-ANC300TWs will launch in May.
JLab Go Air True Wireless Earbuds – £220 / $230
JLab jumped onto the TWS earbud ship with what they’re claiming are the “smallest fit ever” earbuds.
Their Go Air pair offer a super compact design with a slim case that make them portable as ever. The earbuds can interestingly work independently so you can use one to keep track of calls and keep an ear on your surroundings, or use both for a stereo music experience.
Using touch sensors on the earbuds you can easily choose the sound you want using JLab’s EQ3. No need for an app, do it all with a tap.
JLab’s Go Air TWS earbuds will be available in March.
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