The Apple AirPods are one of the most popular wireless headphones on the market and have since produced numerous copycats, less expensive alternatives and all over good quality options. While the latest iteration of the AirPods are still excellent (and dare I say coveted) options, there are also some highly competitive, highly-rated earbuds at lower price points that work just as well.
Below are some of those aforementioned alternatives that may make you think twice about the AirPods. All of our options include completely wireless earbuds, a charging case and exceptional stereo sound quality. You will also get longer battery life allowing you to listen to your premium music and/or extended talk times and multiple compatibilities, allowing you to easily interchange your devices whenever the need arises.
Some little extras that are not necessarily included with the AirPods include the ability for each earphone to function individually and independently, they can pair up with two different devices allowing you to enjoy different audios and/or share them with a friend to watch movies. One of our options also includes waterproof technology which allows you to use them during heavy rains or intense gym sessions without fear of ruining them.
1. Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Latest Model)
The latest model of the Apple AirPods has a slew of new features including up to 18 hours of talk time, voice-activated Siri access and a new wireless charging case. After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods are automatically on and always connected. They provide rich, high-quality audio and voice, sense when they are in your ears, pause when taken out and seamlessly switch between devices.
PROS: The wireless charging case now holds multiple charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
CONS: The wireless charging case and/or set is sold separately and is more expensive.
2. Cshidworld Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds
Cshidworld’s Wireless Earbuds utilize both Bluetooth V5.0 with noise cancellation technology to let you enjoy incredible sound quality all with a fast, one-step link. Both earbuds have built-in mics so you can make calls via both and you can share the same music or movies with friends by using both headsets. Lastly, the charging case provides four charge times for both earbuds – one charge provides up to six hours of music playtime and eight hours talk time with up to a total playtime of 24 hours.
PROS: These earbuds are extremely lightweight, secure and water-resistant against rain or sweat. You can even shower with them.
CONS: The earbuds do not come with volume control capability.
3. Andore Wireless Earbuds
The Andore Wireless Earbuds come with one-step pairing technology when taken out of the charging case, turn off and charge automatically when put back in the case. These earbuds have a battery life up to 35 hours with seven hours playing time. High-quality sound with upgraded Bluetooth technology and stable connectivity throughout your use make these headphones a great option.
PROS: These earbuds can be used individually with each earbud capable of pairing to a separate cellphone.
CONS: These earbuds are slightly larger than some others.