There’s a difference between wireless and wirefree. There are lots of popular wireless earphones, like those from Jaybird, but tethered earphones still seem pretty clunky IMHO. I guess there are plenty of people who feel the same way since several manufacturers, both large and small, are jumping on the truly wireless earbud trend. Here I’ve rounded up the seven best truly wireless earbuds to choose from at the moment and, while they have all ditched their wires, they all have individual features and design cues that help set them apart from the pack.
There are several truly wireless earbuds here that will be popular with athletes interesting in tracking their performance and training. Additionally, people who would prefer a minimal listening experience (or perhaps a more stylish one) are going to find plenty to like here as well. It’s very possible that these earbuds are going to be the best choice for listening to music while traveling because of their portability as well. Which ones are your favorite?
Update — Apple recently announced their own set of wireless earbuds — AirPods.
The Earin truly wireless earbuds weigh just 3.5 grams and measure only 20 mm in length. Translation? These are incredibly small and ultra-portable earbuds. But don’t think that means you’re going to be skimping on audio quality when you purchase these — you won’t thanks to the two dedicated amps. Earin’s philosophy is a bit different than other companies: they like their minimalism. That means the focus is truly on truly wireless earbuds rather than on being able to take phone calls (there’s no built-in mic) or track fitness statistics. But, if you’re into customizing your listening experience you’ll appreciate the accompanying app which lets you tweak each earbuds performance to your ear’s delight.
Unlike the Earin and it’s dedicated, honed experience, the Bragi Dash bills itself as a smart earphone that does three things. First, and obviously, it allows you to listen to your favorite music. Second, it’s got a built-in mic to let you take phone calls on the go. But perhaps it’s most interesting feature is the ability to track your fitness performance — it’s a smart wearable for your ears that tracks things like heart rate, steps and duration. If you want to leave your phone at home while your out jogging, for instance, you’ll love the ...