Tag Archive: AirPods


The AirSounds MAX are a great AirPods Pro alternative at just $60

The AirPods Pro are easily one of the most popular Bluetooth earbuds on the market, but at $ 249, few people can actually justify buying them. Luckily, you can rock Apple’s signature aesthetic with these AirPods Pro-inspired earbuds, which are on sale for just $ 59.99.

The AirSounds MAX are a pair of truly wireless earbuds that use Bluetooth 5.0 to deliver crisp audio quality. These earbuds offer modern features such as noise cancellation, auto-pairing, touch controls, and compatibility  [Read More…]

JBL’s new AirPods alternatives cost $100 and come in six different colors

You will have to wait until Spring to get your hands on them.

What you need to know JBL has expanded its lineup of true wireless headphones with the new LIVE 300TWS and TUNE 220TWS. The TUNE 220TWS earbuds, which have been priced at just $ 100, come in multiple attractive color options and offer three hours of battery life on a single charge. JBL LIVE 300TWS is more expensive at $ 150 and has built-in Amazon  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Buds vs. AirPods: Which should you buy?

Amazon Echo Buds

New kid on the block

$ 130 at Amazon

Pros Up to 20 hours of audio playback with the case Active noise cancelation built-in Multiple ear tips included Works great on iOS and Android Cons Micro-USB for charging No wireless charging case

For a first attempt, the Amazon Echo Buds perform surprisingly well with stellar battery life, comfort, and active noise cancelation.

Apple AirPods

Ol’ reliable

$ 165 at Amazon

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5 reasons the AirPods Pro are good for Android

The AirPods Pro aren’t a terribly great value on Android but the ANC and comfort may entice you to pick them up over other truly wireless earbuds.

The AirPods Pro are an Apple product which means they’ll work best when paired to an Apple device such as an iPhone or an iPad. However, the AirPods Pro still function like any other Bluetooth earbud on Android.

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)/Transparency Mode

The biggest reason to grab the AirPods  [Read More…]

AirPods Pro review: Still great, but there are better options on Android

Here’s the thing: like most Apple accessories, the AirPods Pro work best with Apple products. They’re pretty great if you use an iPhone, an iPad, or a MacBook. They connect instantly and feature hands-free Siri along with sensor-based play/pause when you remove one or both earbuds.

But with Android phones, the AirPods Pro are just another pair of true wireless earbuds, albeit ones with excellent noise cancellation, some handy capacitive controls, and a relatively portable case. But that  [Read More…]

The Sony WF-1000XM3 were our ANC buds to beat until the AirPods Pro

Both the Sony WF-1000XM3 and AirPods Pro are major updates to its previous counterparts and you can’t go wrong with either pair. It really just boils down to whether or not you care about ecosystem integration.

AirPods Pro

Excellent all-around buds

$ 250 at Amazon

Pros Seamless integration with Apple devices 24 hours of audio with wireless charging case Excellent sound quality Great ANC performance Class-leading microphone quality for phone calls Cons Proprietary ear tips Battery  [Read More…]

Huawei’s updated AirPods clone adds active noise cancellation

With a puck-shaped case, the new Huawei FreeBuds 3 bring some potentially useful features.

What you need to know Huawei’s updated FreeBuds earbuds feature active noise canceling. The new Kirin A1 chip uses both Bluetooth 5.1 and BLE 5.1. Color options are going to be black and white. Battery life is to be four hours listening and 20 hours worth of charging from the case.

As we all know, headphone jacks are essentially done for good from  [Read More…]

Back Bay Duet 50 review: $45 AirPods alternatives that don’t suck

Cheap earbuds keep getting better and better.

Following the release of Apple’s AirPods in 2016, there’s been a rush from all sorts of companies to create their version of truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds. Some of them, like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and the Jabra Elite 65t, have been great, whereas options targeted at budget-conscious consumers have left a lot to the imagination.

As such, when Back Bay reached out to me about reviewing its Duet 50 earbuds, I  [Read More…]

AirPods have an affordable competitor in Soul’s True Wireless ST-XX Earbuds

Staying on budget just became a whole lot easier.

Soul just unveiled a new addition to its lineup of stylish, true wireless earbuds, and they’re one of the most cost-friendly options to date. The True Wireless ST-XX Earbuds are now officially available in a variety of different colors to match your style at a retail price of $ 69.99.

These fully wireless earbuds were designed for listening on-the-go, whether that means while you’re working out at the  [Read More…]

The AirPods just got new competition in Sony’s WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds

All the best qualities of the XM3s… packed into wireless earbuds.

Sony’s highly-regarded WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth headphones feature industry-leading noise cancelling technology that’s about to be taken to the next level. Though they were released only less than a year ago, a new model has just been announced that takes many of the great features of the XM3 over-ear headphones and packs them inside truly wireless earbuds — the WF-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Earbuds.

With 24-bit audio  [Read More…]