2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Wireless Earphones To Get
Here’s a 2019 holiday gift guide recommendation for the best wireless earphones to get for yourself or a loved one.
It’s that time of year again and everyone is scrambling to make sure they have all of their gift-shaped ducks in a row. Whether you’re buying for a loved one, a friend, or anyone else, it’s always important to make the right pickup. And wireless earphones are always a good bet.
There are more earphones on the market now than ever and we’ve seen some real leaps in recent years. Those leaps have included the use of new pairing technologies, but we’ve also seen leaps in the quality of cheaper earphones. Here we have a list of earphones that will do a great job, all at various different price points.
Whether you’re looking to buy the best of the best or just want to pick up something that will do the job for a child who wants to watch YouTube, you’ll find something here.
There really is only one place to start right now, and that’s AirPods Pro. They’re the hottest earphones on the market right now and with good reason. Users of Apple’s devices should probably look no further than AirPods or AirPods Pro, assuming budget allows of course.
Beats earphones have come a long way in recent years and these Powerbeats3 Wireless are no different. They’ll last for around 12 hours on a single charge and you can charge them for just 5 minutes to get a full hour of use. That’s a great option for those times you forgot to charge your earbuds overnight.
If you want all of the convenience of Apple’s AirPods Pro but don’t want to spend quite so much money, the standard AirPods are still a great option. You’ll benefit from all of the same pairing hotness and the earphones themselves will charge wirelessly in the Charging Case.
Very similar to Apple’s AirPods Pro in a lot of ways, the PowerBeats Pro are a great alternative. They’re available in multiple colors, unlike AirPods Pro, and feature the same instant pairing and connection technology as well. You’ll get up to nine hours of battery from a single charge, with that extended to 24 hours if you include the added juice the charging case offers.
These, like the originals, feature H1-style pairing on iOS, have support for stock iOS Battery widget, wireless charging case and more. What they are missing though is ANC (they instead feature PNC) and Transparency mode but at just $95 and costing nearly 70% less than originals, you can’t really complain, can you?
Some of its features include:
-Superb sound quality with rich bass.
-Qi wireless charging case.
-Up to 4 hours of listening on a single charge per earbud.
-1:1 fit and finish.
-Pop-up-style pairing with iPhone and iPad.
-Passive Noise Cancellation (PNC). No Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) or Transparency mode like on originals. PNC cannot be activated in iOS like ANC, it’s by design.
-Support for Battery widget on iOS.
-HD microphone for crystal clear phone calls.
-Auto power on / off.
-Controls for next / previous song and Siri.
At the more inexpensive end of the scale, we have the SoundPeats earphones. They’re wireless with a strap connecting the two earbuds and you can expect up to 30 hours of playback from a single charge. When you’re not using them, you can clip the two earbuds together via magnets, which is pretty cool if you ask us.
MPOW is a company that is making quite the name for itself at the inexpensive end of the audio market. These earphones might not be to everyone’s taste given their looks, but with 18 hours of playtime and a noise cancelling microphone for making calls, these are worth considering. They’re available in two colors, too.
If you want truly wireless earbuds this AUKEY offering might be the way to go. They charge wirelessly in their charging case, which itself can be charged wirelessly, too. You’ll get up to seven hours of playtime from a single charge, with that time extended to 24 hours if you include the additional power from the case itself.
Again available in multiple colors, these earbuds are truly wireless. You’ll also get a wireless charging case in the bundle, but it’s worth noting that these are the international version of Galaxy Buds – meaning warranty may be an issue. The lower price might make that a deal worth considering, though.
It was always only a matter of time until Amazon made their own earbuds, and here they are. Just as you’d expect, Alexa is built right in and Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology ensures that you won’t be bothered by background noise while listening to your tunes as well.