With increasing smartphone sales on the planet for the last decade, the technology in accessories has since jumped from the barest minimum to something at par with how advanced the existing smartphone technologies are. One of the most prominent is audio. For years, wired headphones are the norm when it comes to gaming, listening to music, and watching videos off the internet.
It wasn’t until Bluetooth connection improved that the world has seen a barrage of Bluetooth earphones. Most of which are practically wireless, save for the wires that connect the buds. In the last couple of years, true wireless stereo, or TWS, has taken the audio listening market by storm.
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With Apple basically normalizing the way a true wireless earbuds should sound, existing market players stepped up their game to give us choices that we have today. But as most audiophiles know, Apple isn’t the best when it comes to producing earbuds that have excellent aural clarity and affordability. If you’re looking for truly wireless earbuds under $100, here are your best bets:
Anker Soundcore Life P2
If you haven’t heard of Anker, it’s probably because it’s fairly new to the game. The company has been killing it with wires for charging and other smartphone peripherals, but with the Life P2, they’ve truly arrived in the TWS industry. What Anker does have is the knowledge on how to tune truly great-sounding earphones.
The Soundcore Life P2 has more than excellent sound quality as well as clarity, shines through in lows, mediums, and highs, and boasts of an iPX7 rating (the highest one can get). It comes with sets of ear tips and weighs just shy of half a gram in each ear. If you’re looking for the best true wireless earbuds below $100, you can never go wrong with this choice. It starts at $60.
Creative Outlier Gold
If what you want is a truly great all-arounder, look no further than the Creative Outlier Gold. It’s light, great-sounding, and carries an above-average battery life. It’s great for listening to albums, workouts at the gym, jogging at the park, and commuting to work. The buds are slick and stylish, and they sound all-encompassing, with support to both AAC and aptX codecs.
That means whether you’re streaming from Apple Music or Spotify, expect that the buds can translate the best version of the song you’re listening to through your ears. It has a modest response to low-ends, and while it does not have a full active noise-canceling technology, isolation still works well. The Creative Outlier Gold will set you back $80.
1More Stylish True Wireless
One of the most promising true wireless earbuds out there today, 1More’s Stylish True Wireless boasts of excellent sound clarity, ability to get details on the low and high end of the bass, and is above average when it comes to dynamics. It’s one of the few earbuds out there that supports the advanced aptX codec, so if you have the latest flagship Samsung device, your listening experience with these pairs of buds will surely be elevated.
With an industry-beating 6.5 hours of battery life – that’s in one full charge – the buds come with comfortable silicone tips and wings that enhance fit. We assure you that you’ll find the buds pleasant to hear all the time, from classic piano hits to the wails of Whitney Houston. Even with hours of use. It starts at $100.
Competition is truly a consumer’s delight. Without it, we won’t experience price cuts and reductions to our tech accessories! If you’re still living the wired life, it’s high time that you upgrade! Try one of the recommendations above and see for yourself the power of true wireless listening!