Active noise cancellation remains one of the best features buyers look for when choosing true wireless earphones in the price segment, but with advanced codec support and limited features for certain devices and platforms, the new one could be the best in 2022 . We bring you our top picks in the price category for true wireless earphones, along with new products from Sony, Samsung and OnePlus.
How True Wireless Earphones Work:
Until the advent of true wireless technology, wireless headphones and earphones had some kind of connector between the left and right channels, whether it was a wire or a headband. True wireless earphones don’t even have this short cable, and each earbud comes with its own battery, DAC, amplifier, and Bluetooth chip. The earbuds connect individually to the source device or a main earbud that connects to the source then connects to another earbud to provide a digital signal.
Thus each earphone works independently, yet both work together to ensure that the listener receives stereo sound output from the source device. The obvious advantage of this system is the feature of completely wireless sound listening which provides comfort and ease of use. It is a multiple use type while working, in crowded places, on your commute, or when you want to use your earphones while lying down.
True wireless earphones often also come with built-in microphones that allow them to be used as hands-free devices with users’ smartphones. One thing to note is that the microphones may not pick up sound over long distances, making true wireless earphones the perfect way to make calls on the go. While the extra components can make the earbuds a bit bulky compared to typical earphones, many of the newer options feature compact, lightweight designs that stay in place and don’t rely on binged tips or ear hooks to stay in users’ ears. Huh.
Best True Wireless Earphones: Apple AirPods Pro
Let us tell you that despite being more than 2 years old, Apple AirPods Pro remains the best in true wireless headset. Although it still remains a bit expensive, which comes in around 20 thousand rupees in India. It is still ready to give competition to everyone in the increasing competition. Adding MagSafe-compatible wireless charging makes a lot of things right if you use an iPhone and other Apple accessories.
The AirPods Pro is a significant improvement over the previous AirPods and competing headsets with one big feature being active noise cancellation. This makes the headset much more useful than most other true wireless options and improves your ability to hear sound even in the harshest of environments. There’s also a Transparency Mode that lets you mix outdoor and ambient sound in the most natural-sounding way ever heard on any earphone.
Most of the changes in these earphones can be attributed to the in-ear fit which provides better noise cancellation and a more immersive listening experience. AirPods Pro is also quite flexible, comfortable and best for entertainment sound. AirPods are meant to be used with Apple devices and work best if you have an iPhone or iPad. That doesn’t mean they won’t work on Android smartphones or computers, but some features will only work with Apple devices.
Best True Wireless Earphones for Android: Sony WF-1000XM4
The Sony WF-1000XM4 is a flagship true wireless headset in every way and one thing that sets it apart from other products is the LDAC Bluetooth codec support. This makes it especially perfect to be used with Android smartphones and the sound quality is really the best you can get with this form factor. Good ANC, a functional app and other essential features make it a great true wireless headset. Let us tell you that the fit seems a bit different due to the size of the earpiece and the control customization options are limited, the Sony WF-1000XM4 LDAC works stably without any connection issues due to its support. The sound is detailed and entertaining, making it perhaps the best pair of true wireless earphones that one can buy for an Android smartphone.
Best true wireless earphones under Rs 15,000 budget: Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 is a great sounding true wireless headset that comes with a very comfortable fit. It also supports Scalable Bluetooth codec in India priced at Rs 11.99 which provides better sound quality when used with Samsung devices.
Thus, if you are using a Samsung smartphone or tablet, the Galaxy Buds 2 should be your top choice for its best performance. Though it gets some hiccups due to insufficient water resistance and lack of app support on iOS, these true wireless earphones are still the best. Irrespective of your source device, you get the best sound, decent ANC and much more, which makes it a good pick for the Galaxy Buds 2 in a budget of Rs 15,000.
Best true wireless earphones under Rs 10,000: OnePlus Buds Pro
OnePlus’ most expensive audio product till date is the OnePlus Buds Pro which offers true wireless earphones priced at Rs 9,990. With great active noise cancellation and a decent app, Buds Pro is a best pair of earphones. It also supports Dolby Atmos and low-latency gaming, but only when sourced with a OnePlus smartphone.
The pressure-sensitive controls work well, the fit is comfortable and the sound is fun and energizing, making these earphones a great pair to buy even if you don’t own a OnePlus smartphone. Some problems like normal looking charging case and strange smart mode for ANC make this best true wireless headset which costs 10 thousand rupees.
Best Affordable True Wireless Earphones: Realme Buds Q2
The most affordable true wireless earphone with active noise cancellation is the Realme Buds Q2 at Rs 2,499. While the ANC’s performance is basic, it’s functional and makes the best difference, making it easy to listen in all kinds of environments. There is also app support through the Realme Link app which makes it a feature-packed earphone for the price. The sound quality and battery life are also not exceptional. They look great and remain comfortable even after wearing them. The touch system is right on the outer edges of the earpiece. These earphones can be bought for just Rs 3,000.
Other True Wireless Earphones
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2: If you have an Android smartphone to take advantage of the aptX Bluetooth codec, then this is the best option for true wireless earphones. Talking about the price, they can be bought for just Rs 24,990.
Jabra Elite 85t: Talking about the price, Jabra’s latest true wireless headset is priced at ₹17,999. Talking about the features and specifications, these are earphones that provide hight sound, good ANC and all-round performance.
OnePlus Buds Z2: Talking about the price, the price of OnePlus Buds Z2 in India is Rs 4,999. The OnePlus Buds Z2 features active noise cancellation and delivers a punchy and great sound. This is the best option in the budget of Rs 5,000.
Nothing Ear 1: Nothing Ear 1 is one of the best looking earphones in the market. Talking about features and specifications, they get excellent sound quality, ANC and app support. Talking about the price, its price is Rs 6,999.
Google Pixel Buds A-Series: Talking about the price, the price of Google Pixel Buds A-Series is Rs 8,999. Talking about the features and specification, Google Assistant has been given in it, which works well. It produces strong and clear sound, although there is no ANC in it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Talking about features and specifications, Hi-tech codec support has been provided in Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. Talking about the price, the price of Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is Rs 10,000.