Apple has made it official, they longer welcome wired headphones. As technology dies, you need to progress too my friend, but that doesn’t mean you should blindly follow corporate giants and buy their madly expensive products.
True, Airpods offers strong connectivity to Siri, 15 minutes of charging gives you an average 3 hours of listening to music, and finally the in-house developed W3 chip gives you super fast Bluetooth connectivity.
With all these gems, it is still super pricey for such capabilities, the Airpod will hit the US stores later on October for 159$. This is not cheap, and this is even not considering the fact that they might easily get lost. The size of the box that you can use for storage is almost the size of a dental floss! In addition to the 160$ tag, Airpods do not provide any active noise cancellation, it does not provide sweat resistance, and more importantly, Airpods look really weird. I personally find them like a booger hanging from your ear.
by the time i find those airpods i will inevitably lose, the 5 hr battery will be dead#AppleEvent
— Yuliya Kim (@yuleskim) September 7, 2016
— Jarrett New (@VinylEyezz) September 20, 2016
AirPods earbuds will be like trying to find your socks after you’re done washing. They’ll be lost forever. #wheredotheygo
— Samantha S (@snhuitron) September 18, 2016
Now the more important stuff, you bought the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 plus, and you are looking for better alternatives or cheaper alternatives to the Airpods. While putting together this list, we were interested in the following attributes:
1.Sound quality (highs, lows, bass)
4.Charging time and battery life
5.Overall fit and most importantly how good they are for working out
Price: MSRP 100$
THE GOOD For an in-ear wireless headphone, the sweat-resistant Powerbeats 2 Wireless offers strong sound and a comfortable, secure fit that makes it an appealing choice for workouts.
THE BAD Doesn’t automatically shut off when disconnected from your device; fairly expensive; battery life could be a bit better.
THE BOTTOM LINE While it’s a bit overpriced, the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless is among the best wireless sports earphones.
Price: MSRP 160$
THE GOOD The Bose SoundSport In-Ear headphones are secure and comfortable as well as sweat-resistant, and their “open” design is appealing. They also offer pleasantly full bass and include an integrated remote and microphone and a nice carrying case.
THE BAD They let sound in, so they’re not good for noisier environments.
THE BOTTOM LINEWhile the Bose SoundSport In-Ear may not be the best sounding in-ear headphone for the money, the design and comfort level are great, and it’s ideal for people who want this sort of headphone style without the need to jam the tips into their ear canals
Price: MSRP 100$
THE GOOD Plantronics BackBeat Fit is a lightweight wireless stereo headset (with integrated microphone) that features a sweatproof design and decent sound. It stays in your ears and most people should find it comfortable to wear. It also includes a reflective armband case for smartphones that doubles as a storage case for the headphones.
THE BAD When you’re running, the cord (around the back of your neck) does flop around a bit, which may bother some people; would ideally cost closer to $100.
THE BOTTOM LINE The BackBeat Fit may not be perfect, but it’s one of the best wireless sports headphones available.
Price: MSRP 100
THE GOOD The Jaybird X2 has been in improved in a number of small ways from its predecessor, offering better sweat-proofing, a new matte finish, a more comfortable ear fin design, a better carrying case and improved battery life. It also sounds good and offers a reliable wireless connection.
THE BAD It may not offer a comfortable fit (and tight seal) for everyone. This new model looks the same as the old model — the design hasn’t changed — and it’s somewhat expensive.
THE BOTTOM LINE The Jaybird X2 is an improvement over the Bluebuds X and one of the better wireless sports headphones out there — so long as you get a snug, comfortable fit.
Price: MSRP 40$
THE GOOD Equipped with 8 millmeter speakers and the latest 4.1 bluetooth version, you will experience high definition sound for all hids, mids and lows. For its price, it provides you with excellent sound quality, durability and they really do not feel cheap for their very afforadable price. Currently trending at 40$ at Amazon.
THE BAD Patented by a winged earphone tip that stays in your ear while you working out, they may not be comfortable for everyone.
THE BOTTOM LINE Protected by a 60 day no questions asked money back guratantee. This company is going head to head with the big guy. We definitely recommend this for their price and sound