It's the holiday season, and though you might not be traveling this year, it probably still means some extra noise. True wireless earbuds are a convenient, easy way to drown that out, but the higher-end pairs often cost quite a bit. Luckily, Klipsch is offering its T5 II true wireless earbuds for just $99 ($100 off) on Amazon.
Samsung makes some of the best true wireless earbuds on the market. Unfortunately, their price reflects that, and they can put quite a dent in your wallet. Luckily, though Black Friday might have come and gone, Cyber Monday is creeping up, and that means more sweet deals. You can grab a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live for just $130 ($40 off) or Galaxy Buds+ for only $100 ($30 off) at Amazon.
True wireless headphones are convenient, light, and portable, but they often cost a pretty penny. You're not looking to pay an arm and a leg for some headphones, and that's okay: Black Friday is coming up, and that means lots of great deals. In fact, you can get a pair of Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds for just $70 ($30 off) at both Amazon and Best Buy right now.
You can't really beat the convenience of true wireless earbuds — they're portable, lightweight, and these days you can get an insane amount of playtime out of them. Oftentimes they can run a bit on the steep side, though. TCL has a solution for that: its ACTV500TWS true wireless earbuds are on sale today for just $60 ($40 off) on Amazon.
The first pair of standalone earbuds I bought was the Sennheiser CX 400-II. It was 2009 and at the time, it seemed preposterous to spend money on an accessory that was bundled for free with every phone or iPod. But I'd heard Sennheiser's audio quality was worth the splurge and I wanted to see for myself. I was not disappointed. For years, the CX 400-II were my buds of choice thanks to their superb comfort and even more superb sound.
Sennheiser is now reviving that same brand with the CX 400BT, a pair of true wireless buds for 2020 with the same distinctive attribute of 2009: awesome sound quality.
With OnePlus, Oppo, and Realme all having successfully launched products in European markets, fellow BBK sub-brand Vivo must have been feeling left out. Not to be outdone by its siblings, the company has just announced its expansion into Europe with a range of handsets and audio products.
We only recently got an upgraded pair of Galaxy Buds+ from Samsung, at the same time as the Galaxy S20 series was launched, and they offer superior battery life and improved sound in a practically identical form factor. If a new report from WinFuture is to be believed, Samsung's next-generation true wireless earbuds could introduce a new design the like of which we've not seen before.
Harman Kardon, the high-end cousin of JBL and AKG (all owned by Samsung), is launching its first new personal audio products in six years with its Fly series. Since it's 2020 now, they're all wireless/Bluetooth models spanning the three most popular form factors. There's the Fly ANC, an over-ear headphone with active noise cancellation, Fly TWS true wireless earbuds, and lastly, Fly BT earbuds with the old neck-dangling connection wire.
If you follow enough tech blogs, it's probably pretty clear that interest in true wireless earbuds has increased dramatically over the last couple of years. It took a while for some traditional audio brands to jump on board, but you'll be hard pushed to find one that doesn't make a TWS set now, and it's even possible to find cheaper models that don't sound terrible these days.
Market analysis from Canalys shows that sales figures back up these observations — true wireless earbuds are the fastest-growing product in the audio segment, with an annual increase of 183% in Q3 2019, and they've surpassed wireless earphones (the ones with wires connecting the two buds) and wireless headphones (on-ear and over-ear) to become the most popular product category.