Tag Archive: AirPods


OnePlus rumored to launch its first AirPods rival in July

The OnePlus Buds might debut alongside the company’s rumored OnePlus Z smartphone.

What you need to know OnePlus’ first truly wireless earbuds will apparently be called the OnePlus Buds. They are expected to feature an AirPods-inspired design. The earbuds are tipped to launch in July.

OnePlus launched its third pair of wireless earbuds alongside the OnePlus 8 series smartphones last month, called the OnePlus Wireless Z. However, just like the previous generation wireless earbuds from OnePlus, the  [Read More…]

OnePlus could launch its AirPods competitor this July

OnePlus’ lack of true wireless earbuds was disappointing for some, but the company may be about to fix that.

What you need to know OnePlus is rumored to be launching its first true wireless earbuds in July. The company launched the Bullets Wireless Z, a set of wired earbuds with its OnePlus 8 Pro last month. OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus Z, an upcoming mid-ranger powered by the Snapdragon 765, around that time as well.  [Read More…]

Sony’s takes on the AirPods Pro with $200 noise cancellation earbuds

They offer 9 hours of playback with noise cancellation and 13 hours without.

What you need to know Sony is introducing yet another pair of noise-canceling earphones to the market. The WF-SP800N earbuds are aimed at the fitness market with a combination of active noise cancellation and water/sweat resistance. They’ll cost you $ 199.

Sony’s WF-1000XM3 earbuds are seen by many as among the best active noise cancellation earbuds out there, but they lack one crucial feature  [Read More…]

Huawei debuts an affordable AirPods rival with active noise cancellation

Huawei claims the earbuds can bring down ambient noise levels by up to 32dB.

What you need to know Huawei has launched new truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation, called FreeBuds 3i. The company’s new AirPods Pro rivals use 10mm dynamic drivers and have IPX4 water resistance as well. They have been priced at £90 ($ 112) in the UK.

Huawei launched the FreeBuds 3 true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation at IFA last year,  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Buds 2020 review: AirPods for the Android world

The second time around, Google dropped quirks and just made a great pair of earbuds.

Google’s first Pixel Buds headphones were quirky, expensive and still had a wire between them in an era where true wireless earbuds were the hot new thing. Over two years later, Google smartly went back to the drawing board for an entirely new design in the second-generation Pixel Buds. They’re now truly wireless, with a fresh look and a much more traditional  [Read More…]

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…]