BEST Bluetooth Earbuds – TOP 10 Wireless Earbuds and Noise Cancelling Earphones Reviewed

The 5 Low-Quality Earphones to AVOID and TOP 10 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for High-Quality Music Revealed.

“The headphone market is full of low-quality pairs. Consumers, conditioned to shop by brand name, fail to notice higher quality, better priced Bluetooth earphones, and fall victim to overpriced models” says Conny Devos, a co-author of the TOP 10 BEST Bluetooth Earbuds – Review and Comparison.

Devos strongly advices shoppers to avoid earbuds that have (1) frequent Bluetooth connection drops, (2) poor fit inside the ear canals, (3) wireless ranges less than 10 feet, (4) low quality audio (especially poor base), and (5) poor sweat resistance.

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The top rated Bluetooth (BT) earbuds come from not only well known name brands like Plantronics, Motorola, and Sony, but also from less known brands like JayBird, LG, JLab, Phiaton and MEElectronics.

Their list of best wireless in-ear headphones is sub-divided in to mainly three categories. They are (1) budget-friendly BT earbuds, (2) highest-quality earbuds and (3) Bluetooth noise cancelling earbuds.

Budget-friendly wireless models start from around $20, however, their sound-quality is far from superior. In contrast, budget-friendly wired earbuds like the Panasonic RPHJE120K produce a much higher quality of sound. Therefore, if one wants to go for a pair of cheap earbuds, a wired pair is a much better option than a Bluetooth pair. However, the good news is that decent quality Bluetooth pairs can be bought for about $40.

During the last few years, the prices of these in-ear headphones have come down quite dramatically. An added advantage of most of these ‘in-canal’ buds is that, because they fit nice and tight inside the ear canals, they have a built-in noise-isolating effect. This passive noise cancellation will be satisfactory for most people. However, if one wants to go for active noise cancelling wireless earphones, options are available in the form of the Phiaton PS 210 and the Sony MDR-NWBT10N earbuds.

According to Devos, “the audio quality of most wireless earbuds isn’t quite as good as that of certain high end wired earbuds. For example, wired, in-ear headphones like Sennheiser IE 800, Westone W40 Quad Driver Noise-Isolating Earphones, NuForce Primo 8 Quad-Driver buds, Bose QuietComfort 20, and Klipsch IMAGE S4 earbuds produce near audiophile-grade sound quality. Unfortunately, even the best Bluetooth earbuds are unable to produce the same audio quality. This is often not a surprise given that there are no wires to carry the audio signals between the audio player and earbuds. However, this isn’t necessarily true with on-ear or around-the-ear Bluetooth headphones. In contrast to BT earbuds, wireless headphones like the Parrot Zik produce near audiophile-grade sound quality. The bigger earcups on these headphones allow better bases, mids, and treble sounds.

When selecting a pair of earbuds, in addition to the five specs listed above, one should pay attention to the following specs as well. Battery life of earphones has increased over the years. However, there are still models that only give a few hours of entertainment. It is important to go for a pair that gives at least 4 hours of continuous listening/talk. The best models will have up to 8-10 hours of continuous playback time. Another feature to look for is the in-line controls. While the better Bluetooth earbuds have many buttons like play, skip tracks, microphone, mute, answer/end phone calls and volume controls, others have fewer buttons which means one needs to turn on the MP3 player to adjust settings. Moisture resistance is another feature, especially important for those who plan on using them for workouts or jogging in the rain. All the other Pros and Cons of different models of wireless earbuds are available on the above review.

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