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Samsung's Galaxy Buds coming March 8th for $129

Samsung is no stranger to true wireless earbuds, but its first attempt attracted widespread derision for the pitiful battery life. The second-gen IconX did better, but the price tag was high at $200. Now, the Galaxy Buds are launching alongside the Galaxy S10 with a surprisingly reasonable price. These earbuds are coming March 8th for $129.

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Review: Soundcore Liberty Air true wireless earbuds are an incredible value

Like it or not, headphone jacks are getting harder to find on smartphones, and that makes your wireless headphones more crucial than ever. There are some compelling true wireless options out there, but you have to spend big to get features like low-latency, Type-C charging, and long battery life. As the technology improves, we're finally starting to see some compelling budget options in true wireless—for example, the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air. For a mere $80, these earbuds offer an experience that's almost a match for products that cost twice as much. If you can make a few small compromises, they're an incredible deal.

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RHA TrueConnect true wireless earbuds review: You can do better

Everyone is trying to make true wireless earbuds these days, but most of these products aren't very good. The technology has gotten cheap enough that any white label OEM can throw together a true wireless setup that does the bare minimum. Unless you simply refuse to have wires under any circumstances, these cheap options aren't worth the tradeoffs like sync issues, poor sound quality, and A/V lag. At the high-end, there are true wireless systems that can almost match a nice set of regular Bluetooth earbuds, but there's a lot of variation. The RHA TrueConnect earbuds look like an able competitor, but the USB Type-C port can't make up for the missing features and so-so sound quality.

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[Update: Just $120 at Costco] Samsung Gear IconX (2018) on sale for $130 ($70 off)

The age of wires is over, but true wireless earbuds are expensive. One of the better sets of earbuds is slightly cheaper today, though. Samsung's Gear IconX (2018) launched at $200 before coming down a bit over time. Today, they're on sale for $124.95-129.99, the lowest we've ever seen them.

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