We have to admit, when wireless earbuds first came out, we didn’t understand the hype. After all, wireless? We had many questions. But as with all cool new gadgets, we started seeing them everywhere and finally caved and bought some, and now, you hardly see us without our pods in. If you’re still unsure about wireless earbuds, we get it. So we thought we would put together a little guide going over the pros and cons of wireless earbuds, as well as the best brands based on reviews. Let’s get started!
We’ll start with the good news first, here are the pros of wireless earbuds:
- Comfort. We can probably all agree we’ve gone through many pairs of earbuds, all various styles, to find the perfect pair that doesn’t hurt, stays in/on comfortable, and stays put when moving. Those days are long gone if you choose to invest in wireless earbuds.
- Hassle-free. We’re going to paint a picture for you: you take your earbuds out of your bag, backpack, or what have you, and despite having wound them in a perfect circle before placing them in there, they’re now in a huge tangled mess. That’s it. That’s the horrific picture. Gone are those days now that you’ve gone wireless. In fact, you can get cases with keychains on them so not only do you have no cords to untangle, but you always know where your pods are.
- Roam-ability. Remember how back in the day you would have to carry your cassette player, CD player, mp3 player, or even phone around with you? Well if you go wireless, you don’t have to do that. You can now listen to your favorite playlists and podcasts while your phone sits on the charger.
- Bougie-ness. Okay, admittedly, we’re a little bougie sometimes, and somethin we love about wireless earbuds is the capability to pause, play, skip songs, etc. with just one or two taps on the actual earbud. You can also cutomize what the taps mean within your phone settings.
Time for the bad news, here are the cons of wireless earbuds:
- Size matters. No matter what brand you go for, wireless earbuds are small making them easy to misplace.
- Charge. You do have to get your pods charged, and not just your pods, but the case itself. Your earbud case acts as a charger, so as long as your pods are in their case, they’re charging or charged. But this of course means that the case itself has to be charged. While this isn’t a daunting task, it is one more device to remember to charge.
- Price. If you’re going wireless, odds are you won’t be able to stop at your nearest drug stores and snag a pair for a couple of bucks. A good pair of wireless earbuds will cost, on average, around $100.
Let’s talk brands.
Mifo O5 Plus Gen 2 Earbuds
These are all-around great wireless earbuds; they stay put, they’re super light in your ear, they have a good battery life, they have great sounds, and they’re noise canceling. Check them out here!
Bose Sports Earbuds
Bose made a pretty quality pair of earbuds, especially when it comes to sound, but the battery life just isn’t on par with many other brands coming in at around five hours. Now, if you’re all about how your earbuds sound, Bose is worth looking into. Another potential drawback is the price, coming in at around $160. If you’re an active person whether you hit the gym or a lot or you’re an avid runner, these are designed with active lifestyles in mind. Check them out here!
Apple AirPods are our personal favorite, but like with any Apple product, you face the dilemma of which generation to go with. Apple recently released their third-generation AirPods which are said to have a longer battery life, but in comparison to the AirPod Pro version are still lacking in other areas. We love the Pros because not only do they have a decent battery life, but they work with Siri, have silicone tips, and they’re noise-canceling; so whether you want them for around the house or at the gym, they will sit in your ear comfortably, provide excellent sound quality, and cancel out any background noise. Check out all of Apple’s AirPods here!