True wireless headphones
True wireless headphones are the pinnacle of wireless headset innovation. Packing excellent sound quality, exceptional battery life and a charging case in a super portable case is an incredible feat of engineering. However, Apple / Beats headphones go one step further, especially when paired with an iOS device. This is thanks to the H1 / W1 chip, which allows one-click pairing, continuous switching between devices and system-level integration in iOS.
The biggest difference between AirPods and AirPods Pro is that professionals have ANC. If you don’t mind, save money and get second-generation AirPods. They feature a unique design for everyone, good sound, solid battery life and super compact design.
$ 169 at Amazon
The AirPods Pro is the pinnacle of truly wireless headphones if you have an iPhone. They feature fantastic ANC performance, excellent sound and a super comfortable fit.
$ 249 at Apple
At the expense of a much larger charging case, the Powerbeats Pro have up to 9 hours of battery life on the side of the buttons, almost doubling that of the AirPods. The Powerbeats Pro use a hook design that surrounds the outer ear, which amounts to a super secure fit.
$ 200 at Amazon
The Sony WF-1000XM3 are a great alternative to the AirPods Pro. They have up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge (vs. 4.5 hours in AirPods Pro) with ANC enabled. However, both the headphones and the charging case are much larger with the WF-1000XM3 compared to AirPods Pro.
$ 198 at Amazon
Sennheiser is known for having a truly exceptional sound in all its products, and the Momentum True Wireless maintains that tradition. However, that occurs at the expense of a larger headset size and a slightly shorter battery life.
$ 208 at Amazon
The Jaybird Vista features IPX7 water resistance. They will support almost every type of exercise (without swimming). The Vitsas are also super comfortable, have excellent sound and a relatively small carrying case.
$ 180 at Amazon
Liberty Air 2 is not necessarily the the cheapest True wireless headphones but they have incredible value. For its price, the Liberty Air 2 features the best combination of sound quality, battery life, convenience and portability.
$ 100 at Amazon
The verdict is in
It shouldn’t surprise anyone, but the AirPods Pro They are our best choice for true wireless headphones. They feature active noise cancellation, great comfort with multiple ear tip sizes, and a decent battery life with up to 4.5 hours on the side of the headphones with ANC enabled, and a compact wireless charging case. Honestly, outside of battery life, AirPods Pro will be really hard to beat when it comes to true wireless headphones.
Our runner-up AirPods (2nd generation) Y Powerbeats Pro They are also not surprising, since they share the same H1 chip found in the AirPods Pro that allows you to switch between your Apple devices effortlessly. The three sets of headphones are charged through Lightning, and the AirPods Pro and AirPods (2nd generation) are even easier thanks to their wireless charging cases.
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