Tag Archive: AirPods


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…]

Creative Outlier Air: Better than AirPods and Galaxy Buds, half the price

There are few products that come along that I am truly excited about. Audio products tend to fall into that category. I am far from an audiophile— in fact, I’m an audio novice. I know enough not to go grab the $ 4 earbuds from the gas stations, but I couldn’t tell you the difference between a $ 300 pair of headphones and a $ 10,000 pair of headphones.

Most of my interest is in the $ 75 – $  [Read More…]

Are the Jabra Elite 65t worth it over a pair of AirPods?

We’re always on the lookout for great headphones and earbuds to take the listening experience on our devices to the next level, and know what’s important when finding the right headphones.

Apple AirPods (Second generation)

Apple Magic

$ 160 at Amazon

Pros Easy pairing with Apple devices 5-hour battery life, 24-hour additional charge with case Better sound than standard earbuds “Hey Siri” support Wireless charging case option Cons Fit might not be right for some people  [Read More…]

TicPods Free Wireless Earbuds are the AirPods for Android

Headphone jacks on phones are almost dinosaurs these days. With the exception of Samsung and LG, most phone makers have removed the 3.5mm input. That has brought a renaissance of wireless audio devices to emerge over the last few years. Apple released AirPods back in 2017 and while they do work on Android, many of us have been waiting for the “Googled” version.

A relatively new company, Mobvoi, has heard the call and released the TicPods Free earbuds late last year.  [Read More…]

Saturday’s top deals: Fire TV Stick 4K, spinning AirPods case, & more

The weekend is a great time to kick back and relax, but not everyone wants to spend all their free time looking for a great deal. We’ve rounded up the best ones you’ll find around today, so be sure to check them out now or the prices may soon be gone.

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This discount brings it within a few dollars of its all-time low price, so don’t miss out.

$ 39.99 $  [Read More…]

These $30 truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds crush Apple’s Airpods

Let’s not beat around the bush: Apple makes the most popular truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds on the market today. Yes, it seems like half the people I know are walking around with Airpods in their ears. It’s part of the reason we made our guide on pairing the Airpods with Android devices. Just because Apple makes them doesn’t mean you can only use them with Apple products.

Read more: Yes, you can use AirPods with an Android phone; here’s  [Read More…]

Yes, you can use AirPods with an Android phone; here’s how

AirPods are one of the most popular options for Bluetooth earbuds out right now. They’re also the market leader for truly wireless listening. But, like some Apple products, you can actually use AirPods with an Android device.

While the experience may be targeted to iOS users, Android users are definitely not left out in the dark. Many people consider the AirPods the best Android accessory available right now! But, how exactly do you use your AirPods with your Android phone?  [Read More…]