Not that there’s anything wrong with Airpods, it’s just that there are other truly wireless options out there that are, well, even better. Read on!
You know what never made sense to us? When your wireless earbuds had, you know, wires. Was it just us? Finally thanks to the year 2018 there are an abundance of truly wireless earphones that actually aren’t connect to any wires whatsoever so it’s giving us the true freedom we’ve been wishing for. Don’t get us wrong, we love Apple. We do. And their AirPods really were game-changers in the wireless industry. Sure they’re bright white and stick out like a sore thumb, but they usually did the trick. Sort of. We never loved that one long piece that hung down, but that’s just us. Today, major brands we’ve come to know and trust have entered the ‘truly wireless’ market like Bose, Samsung, Sony, and more! Some of them have even upped the game by providing us with interchangeable ear-tip pieces so that they’re not only super comfortable, but they also stay in place. Have you ever gone on a run where your earbud just popped out of your ear and you were left looking for it like a missing contact lens? Yeah, we’ve been there. While the industry is always evolving, check out some of the best true wireless earbuds (so far) in 2018.
1. The Best True Wireless Earbuds of 2018: The Bose Soundsport Free Truly Wireless Earphones – Buy It Here
Because what runner (or anyone for that matter) actually wants wires on their ‘wireless’ earbuds? These little beauties from Bose are truly wireless sport headphones that have up to 10-hours of fully-charged play time, are actually pretty comfortable, and come in a variety of cool colors. And, uh, the best part is that they have a “Find My Buds” feature that’ll locate them for you when you misplace them (like at the bottom of your gym bag, at your friends house, or that one time you dropped it in the park on your morning run). Awesome!
2. Best for Connecting to Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant – Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds –Buy It Here
Looking to chat with your BFF Siri or Alexa? They’re the worst, but you can easily talk with them with simple one-touch access. These have a great battery life too where you can enjoy up to 5-hours of music or calls and 15-hours with the charging case that it comes with. And thanks to the four-microphone technology your calls will be super clear and it even reduces the wind noise around you. Seriously, how annoying is it when you’re taking call and it sounds like someone is in a wind tunnel. Or worse, it sounds like you’re in a wind tunnel! Plus, these were named the #1 pick by the folks over at Wirecutter.
3. New Sony SP700N Truly Wireless & Noise Canceling Earbuds in Yellow – Buy It Here
Beside just looking cool and loving the color (hi there, yellow!) these truly wireless earbuds are the latest from Sony and are not only perfect for your daily run or workout at the gym, but they’re also noise canceling so pop these bad boys in whenever you’re ready to tune out the rest of the world. They’re pretty lightweight and fit snuggly right in your ear in a pretty comfy way. There’s also a super helpful built-in mic so you can enjoy hands-free calling thanks to the voice assistant. Score! The battery life is actually pretty decent too. It should last you up to 9-hours on a full charge (just be sure to use the small chargeable carrying case).
4. Best for Comfort: Samsung Gear IconX Truly Wireless Earbuds – Buy It Here
These true wireless earphones from Samsung (these are the new 2018 version) really are the perfect fit because they come with a variety of ear-tips and wing-tips so, even if you have odd shaped ears (guilty as charged!) you can choose the option that’ll best fit your ear situation. We also totally love the battery time on this one. You can talk for upwards of 4-hours, listen to up to 7-hours of MP3 streaming music, and even up to 5-hours of bluetooth streaming. When you need to charge up these bad-boys, all you have to do is place them in the charging box/carrying case that comes along with purchase and you’re good to go. Oh, and if you just need a quick charge, toss them in for 1o-minutes and they’ll give you up to an hour of battery life. That really comes in handy for us because we always forget to charge things until it’s the last minute and you need them! These sweat-resistant earbuds comes in black, grey, and pink. Perfect for the whole family!
5. Best for Running / Working Out at the Gym – The Jaybird ‘Run’ True Wireless Waterproof Earphones – Buy It Here
These are the truly wireless earbuds that’ll stay in place especially when you’re bouncing around, like on your routine run. They come with a variety of tips and fins so you can change them in and out based on your ear shape. These guys are also waterproof and sweat-proof so even if you’re outside in the rain or sweating it out listening to music on the beach, they won’t get damaged. You can also enjoy 4-hours of play time and 12-hours of regular battery life before you have to charge it up again. On of our other favorite features is that when you download the Jaybird app you can quickly and easily locate your earbuds when they go missing. What’s better than that?! These come in all jet black and also a whitish silver color as well!
6. Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless Sports Earbuds in Copper Blue – Buy It Here
We love them and, yes, they are Alexa enabled! We’re chalking these ones up to another one of your best bets if you live an active lifestyle. With the charging case they’ll last you for around 15-hours, which is super impressive. There’s also a 2-year warranty against sweat and dust, so you can beat them up at the gym and not have to really worry. We love the multiple vary-sized ear gels so that we got the custom fit we were looking for (and they actually felt good, go figure!). Enjoy the 4-mic technology so you can make the clearest hands-free calls. Plus, there’s easy one-touch access to some of your best robot friends like Google Now, Siri and, of course, Alexa!
7. Fiiiine if You Really Can’t Break Up With Apple: The Apple True Wireless AirPods – Buy It Here
If you find yourself unable to actually break-up with Apple (we hear you), then you can’t go wrong with the Apple Airpods. They’re true wireless earbuds and the best part is that whenever you take these out of their charging case they’ll automatically turn on and connect to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac. It really doesn’t get any better than that. You can enjoy music, take a call, chat with Siri, you name it!
8. Best for Canceling Out Noise: The Sony True Wireless WF1000X/BM1 Earphones in Black – Buy It Here
If you’re looking to get rid of the noise all around you (hello gross flights and people everywhere), these are the truly wireless earbuds for you. You can enjoy up to 9 hours of battery life on a full charge, so add those extra miles to your run because the music will be endless (as will those hills). Plus, you can even take calls hands-free with the left earbud so what’s better than that?! We loved that their ergonomic ear hook keep these new buds in your ears comfortably. So whether you’re heading out for a run, going to the gym, or simply just listening to your favorite tunes, these won’t bother your ears at all.