Review for the best wireless earbuds
  • 2022-05-25

Review for the best wireless earbuds

Good wireless earbuds have become a hard thing to find as less-quality, faux types increase in the market. You could only find Apple AirPods in the best seller categories in the past, but as time passes, more competing brands have taken over. The new superior brands deliver a combination of specs, including better performance, reliable Bluetooth connection, prolonged battery life, and more outstanding audio quality.

Some are suitable for Android users, unlike AirPods, which are applicable or provide extra features for Apple users. The best wireless earbuds range from as low as $99 to as high as $300. There are a few basics you need to look out for before selecting your earbuds. These will guide you to choose the best quality suitable for your budget.

Basics to consider;


When it comes to earbuds, cheap is expensive. The market will always offer different prices to fit various classes of individuals. However, most cheap earbuds compromise quality and may end up feeling like a waste. The improved features come at a cost which makes them more expensive. For instance, high-density batteries make the long battery life feature possible; the Bluetooth feature requires a quality Bluetooth chip from Qualcomm. The whole advanced earbud is from expensive products, which means the cost of the final product is high. However, it would be best to watch out for other qualities to avoid buying poor-quality earbuds at the same high-quality earbuds price.

Comfort and fitting

The ear tips of your earbuds should fit well and comfortably in your ear bowl and create a perfect seal in your ear canal. Without this aspect, you will constantly be interrupted by external noises, and you can barely get the excellent quality sound. Also, a good fitting will ensure they don't fall off while on your morning run. Some earbuds will have tips that expand as they absorb your ear's warmth, which gives them a better fit in your ear. Most will also come with different ear tips to suit different sizes of ear canals.

Battery life

Wireless earbuds require charging after a period of playing. The playing time for most earbuds is between three and five hours. When the power is over, you place them back into the charging case and leave them to charge using the built-in battery power. The battery power is enough to recharge the earbuds up to four times before running out of charge. The charging case also requires recharging once its power runs out. Be sure about the battery life of the earbuds per top-up before purchase, as some manufacturers will quote the combined hours of playing time for all top-ups to appear better than their counterparts.


The higher the cost of earbuds, the more the advancements. Cheaper wireless earbuds will barely have controls, while the more expensive ones have some control buttons depending on the standard. Such controls include the volume button, phone calls button, track changing button, voice command button, etc. Some manufacturers have advanced their earbuds to pause the music when you remove the earbud from the ear. The ones with no control buttons require a smartphone nearby which you have to use to effect a command.


Different earbuds come in different volume levels. Some may have to go up to 100% for you to enjoy your music while others are sufficient at 50%. When selecting your wireless earbuds, ensure you check the volume levels as you may not adjust the maximum volume with a portable amplifier as in the wired earbuds.

Best wireless earbuds in 2021.

Sony WF-1000XM3

The Sony WF-1000XM3 earbud is a high-quality brand with noise cancellation as its outstanding feature. This feature makes it extra impressive with high-quality sound and a stunning design.

What we like about it;

  • 8-hour battery life per full charge and three more top-ups from the charging case
  • The best noise cancellation feature
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Built-in Alexa that allows you to use your voice and connect to Alexa for music, news, smart home control, and weather
  • Tri-hold structure for secure fitting

What we don't like;

  • Not sports-friendly
  • No LDAC support

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+

The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ is a 50+ years British brand of earbuds that are an advanced version of the award-winning Melomania 1. The advanced version now has an app control and USB-C. It works for both Android and Apple devices.

What we like about it;

  • 45-hour battery life for all top-ups available in the charging case
  • 4.6g per earbud with a broader selection of silicone and premium memory foam
  • Compatible with Melomania App with functions such as High-Performance Audio Mode, Customize EQ, Upgrade firmware, Find my earbuds, among others
  • Hi-Fi Sound
  • Wireless Bluetooth

What we don't like;

  • Has no noise cancellation feature

Lypertek PurePlay Z3 2.0 True

The Lypertek PurePlay Z3 2.0 is a high-quality, award-winning brand of earbuds compatible with the PureControl app. The app offers access to the 7-band EQ, Hear Through mode, Find my Earbuds, LDX Audio mode, button customization, and so on. It is unique and well-tuned to create a powerful and balanced sound. It also works well with Apple and Android devices.

What we like about it;

  • 10 hours playtime per full charge and wireless charging with seven more top-ups from the charging case
  • Qualcomm Bluetooth chipset. It also supports the advanced 5.2 Bluetooth version for a stable wireless connection within an extended range
  • IPX7 Waterproof

What we don't like;

  • Plain design

Sennheiser Momentum True

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are unmatched high-end stereo sound with the Noise Cancellation feature, allowing you to enjoy the clear music and deep bass. It has a perfect lightweight design with comfort, suitable when taking a stroll or relaxing in the house.

What we like about it;

  • 7-hour battery life per full charge and wireless charging with a total of 4 top-ups in the charging case
  • Touch control that can be customized and is built to suit both hands-free through voice control or smartphone operation
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Smart pause

What we don't like;

  • Too expensive compared to counterparts
  • Uncomfortable for people with smaller ear bowls