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9 Impressive Wireless Earbuds That Are Not AirPods

They’re packed with impressive features.
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Apple just revealed the AirPods Pro last month, and we’ve been coveting them since then. These powerful wireless earbuds aren’t just convenient and hassle-free but come with other features that make your life easier: a top-notch noise-canceling system, a transparency feature that lets you listen to music while hearing your surroundings, and it also promises up to 24 hours of battery life. AirPods are undeniably perceived as the standard when it comes to wireless audio technology, but there are other alternatives that offer features that are just as impressive. Here are their highlights and how much they cost:

1| Sony WF-1000XM3

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Sony sets itself up as a must-watch competitor in the wireless earbuds game. This model features “industry-leading noise cancellation” and an intuitive touch interface that allows one to control music with a tap. What’s more, the Adaptive Sound Control feature adjusts the audio according to activity: walking, traveling, or waiting. With the handy charging case, the earbuds can last up to 24 hours or 32 hours when the noise-canceling is turned off.

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Sony
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P12,999.00
BUY

2| Beoplay E8 2.0 and Charging Pad

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Wireless listening just got an upgrade with these ultra-luxe earbuds from Bang & Olufsen that come in sophisticated colors such as indigo blue, muted pink, and nude. The earbuds are contained inside a chic leather case that’ll go quite well with the rest of one's belongings. Aside from the touch interface, users can take control through the mobile app. Enjoy up to 16 hours of pure audio experience, perfect for the discerning audiophile.

Bang & Olufsen
P22,800.00
BUY: Bang & Olufsen, Level 2 East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall

3| Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones

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With these quality wireless earbuds from Bose, however, users can stay on top of their game with endless music to pump them up. Through its StayHear+Sport technology, the earbuds will stay comfortably in place because it conforms to the natural shape of one's ears. Plus, the water repellent covering also ensures that sweat and rain will keep the earbuds totally dry and functional inside. The earbuds alone can last for five hours, but with the charging case, one can enjoy music for up to 10 hours. 

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Bose
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P16,500.00
BUY

4| Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds

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Created specifically for gamers, these high-quality earbuds from Razer promise four hours of battery life with an additional 12 hours with the charging case. It also features an extremely low 60ms input latency which ensures that the audio stays synced with a device for uninterrupted gaming. It also has a touch interface that allows one to play or pause audio, take calls, and activate their phone’s voice assistant whenever they please.

Razer
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P6,299.00
BUY

5| JBL TUNE 120TWS

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While these nifty earbuds don’t come with a touch interface, each earpiece does have its own button that allows one to take calls or access a smartphone’s voice assistant. These accessories promise a comfortable fit through its ergonomic design that comes in many vibrant colorways. Best for thrifty people who want the most bang for their buck.

JBL
jbl.com.ph
P5,999.00
BUY

6| Sony WF-SP900 Sports Wireless Headphones

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This one’s for all the beach bums, self-confessed island folk, and water-loving creatures out there. Sony’s wireless earphones boast remarkable features that allow one to enjoy the best music experience even while he or she is swimming, hiking, or diving. How is this possible? The earbuds come with 4GB of storage space so one could access music even without a phone. There's also a leash cord to keep users from losing them.

Sony
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P9,999.00
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7| Jabra Elite 65T

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One of the best wireless earbuds on the market is Jabra’s Elite model that has all the features one typically looks for. It’s comfortable and visually appealing. It gives its owner full control of their listening experience through the Jabra Sound+ app that lets them customize the way they take calls and their preferred voice assistant (Amazon Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and more.) Lastly, the cherry on top is its four-microphone technology that provides excellent sound quality. 

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Jabra
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P9,999.00
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8| Samsung Galaxy Buds

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Galaxy Earbuds is Samsung’s wireless offering, and they’re as powerful as they are stylish. (They look pretty futuristic, don’t you think?) Once removed from the case, they automatically connect to a device. Plus, they can connect to as many Galaxy devices and switch seamlessly between them. The sleek earbuds come with a slim, oval-shaped case that can easily be slipped into a pocket and taken around. What’s more, the Galaxy Buds promise noise-free conversations by filtering out unnecessary sounds from the inner or outer microphones depending on its surroundings.

Samsung
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P6,990.00
BUY

9| Powerbeats Pro - Totally Wireless Earphones

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Although this music companion is only limited to Apple products, its features are still noteworthy. Best for athletes, the Powerbeats Pro is reinforced for sweat and water resistance and can last up to nine hours. With the charging case, they can play uninterrupted music for more than 24 hours. The standout detail, however, is obviously the adjustable, lightweight earhook that ensures a comfortable fit. Choose from four stylish colorways: ivory, moss, navy, and black.

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Beats by Dre
apple.com.ph
P13,490.00
BUY

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