Most people love speakers because these devices don't need to get attached to your body, total freedom. However, the sound it produces is far inferior to what you get from wearing headphones. But still, headphones have problems as well, which is discomfort and sometimes even ear pain. If you want the best of both worlds (quality and comfort), then we recommend earphones or earbuds. And we've got eight of them reviewed on this list.
First on our list is the cheapest pair of earphones available, the SoundPEATS. It's less than SGD 20.00, making it affordable to everyone. But here's the catch, it's not the best when it comes to sound. It has bass but only mediocre at best. It has decent mids and highs, identical to cheap wired earbuds you see in most markets.
Nonetheless, it can still provide you with audio output, which is the main deal – and it is wireless. Although it has a short battery life, only around two or three hours on a full charge, you still get to enjoy the freedom that comes with a pair of wireless earphones. The SoundPEATS is recommended for those who only want to give wireless earphones a try.
Next on our list is still relatively cheap but almost twice the price of our first product, the SAVFY. For starters, it's more durable and has a very modern design. You'll also appreciate its charging station, which is quite surprising for its price range.
Although it is pricier than the previous product, it still has the same battery life. But to compensate, this pair of earphones has a better pairing system, allowing you to easily connect it to your device. It supports all major operating systems: Windows, iOS, and Android.
3. Jabra Elite 65T
If you're into something more impressive, and you definitely want to level up your game, the Jabra Elite 65T is for you. It's designed for convenience and mobility for avid smartphone users. In just a touch of a button, you can answer calls, pause and play music, and even access Amazon Alexa, Siri, or Google Now.
What's also exceptional about it is its modern and mature design. It looks very professional and classy. You'll also love the fact that it can deliver up to five hours of nonstop music in a single charge. It has a charging dock as well and is comfortable, too. When it comes to sound quality, it's balanced and has a warmer feel to it.
4. Bose In-Ear SoundSport Free
There's no arguing that music is an essential tool to motivate you. So for athletes and fitness enthusiast, you're going to need music more than ever, and we recommend the Bose In-Ear SoundSport Free. For starters, it tightly secures on your ears, which is the most important thing when it comes to sports earphones.
This pair of buds is also super durable and water-resistant (rain or shine, you can have your workout with these bad boys). The sound quality is great and has a significant bass enhancement, which is favorable to pump those motivational songs further.
A couple of things you might hate about it though are its design and controls location. Being honest, it looks quite weird and rather cheap due to its silicon parts. And its controls are quite awkward to use as it’s located at the edge rather than the flat side of the earphone. Nonetheless, it gives you an amazing sound output and has the durability and reliability to enhance your activities without any wires or distraction.
5. Apple AirPods
If you love elegance, and you love everything about Apple devices, then the Apple AirPods earphones are for you. Although you might have read a lot of reviews talking about how simple it is for its price, we beg to differ.
It's true that the design is quite weird and apparently straightforward, but it still is elegant and suits perfectly well when carried around with any iPhone. Plus, when paired with Apple devices, you have little to no difficulty when connecting to it – it does the work instantly for you.
Aside from the above, it has a five-hour battery life. Furthermore, its case can provide more than a whole day of power. But here's what makes it even better, a short fifteen-minute charge from its case will give you three hours of non-stop audio output.
6. Samsung Gear IconX
Now, if you're opposed to Apple, you don't need to worry as we also have a treat for Samsung fans, the Samsung Gear IconX. In a nutshell, anyone who's a minimalist will surely fall in love with this pair of earbuds in a heartbeat. The design is purely minimalistic but with quite a sophisticated control.
Other than its superb aesthetics, you'll appreciate the fact that it can play music for about seven hours straight. However, it can't beat the quick charge feature of the AirPods. The Samsung Gear IconX can only provide an hour of tunes after a quick ten-minute charge, significantly inferior to the previous product. Nevertheless, a complete charge should provide you with all your audio needs for the day.
Overall, it has excellent balance with super crisp mid notes. The only thing that might annoy you (but will be gone after a week) is its controls. It requires you to learn gestures and execute them properly on its small side surface.
7. Bose QuietControl 30
Next on our list is the most expensive of them all, the Bose QuietControl 30. For starters, it still has wires but only to connect each earbud. It's the top when it comes to precision and sound quality. From excellent and clean bass to crisp and clear high notes, this pair of earphones is the bomb.
Aside from the audio quality it provides, you'll further be surprised by how effective its noise-cancelling tech is. Although it can't compete with noise-cancelling headphones, it still blocks most of the exterior sound easily.
The price, however, is quite too much. Although you have to appreciate its incredible sound, ten-hour battery life, and noise cancellation, it falls a bit short when it comes to aesthetics. For its price, it doesn't look like it. But when it comes to functionality, you're not going to regret it.
8. Jabra Elite Sport
Running is always a fun and healthy thing to do. And if you love this activity so much, then the Jabra Elite Sport would further complement it. For starters, this pair is one of the most comfortable earbuds you can get. Plus, it also secures well.
One thing that we definitely love about the Jabra Elite Sport is its ease of controls. Each earphone has buttons with straightforward commands on its surfaces. This feature is crucial so you don't need to put too much attention just to change tracks when running. Aside from that, it also measures your heart rate, which you can see on its app, allowing you to ditch your monitor to lessen the bulk. And as a finisher, it is waterproof up to a meter.
Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!