We’re only two months into the year and already there have been countless releases of wireless earbuds, each one pertaining to offer better sound and more charge than the last.
Yet not all wireless earbuds are created equal. Whether your focus is on budget, sustainability or the added benefit of noise-cancelling, these are the wireless earbuds to try in 2020.
The colourful ones: JBL Tune 220TWS
Whilst Apple always sticks to its signature white for its AirPods, JBL has gone the other way by adding four different colourways for its JBL Tune earbuds, available in triple black, pure white, ocean blue and dusty pink.
Not only that, these cute ‘buds feature JBL’s bass sound tech so you can dance to the beat on the go whilst the handy buttons on the side can be tapped to skip a song, enable voice command and take calls.
The fitness ones: Cleer Goal earphones
If you’ve managed to stick with your fitness goals well into February then well done you and nothing makes a workout go faster than a good soundtrack. These Cleer Audio earbuds are designed for workouts, with a sweat-proof coating and changeable ergonomic wings to keep them in place during intense activity.
They also feature echo cancellation call tech for superior call quality, in case you need to pause a run and pick up a work call on the go.
The high-end ones: Beoplay E8 3rd Gen
Bang & Olufsen always comes through with the stylish sound gear, and the new Beoplay E8 earbuds are no different. The company’s engineers used 3D-modelling and consumer testing to ensure the earbuds fit a variety of ear shapes and sizes whilst being 17 per cent smaller than last year’s version.
They also have an impressive battery life – each earbud offers seven hours of continuous playtime and four full charges in the leather case. The accompanying Beoplay App allows you to tweak the sound to suit you.
The sustainable ones: House of Marley Redemption ANC earbuds
House of Marley has made a name for itself for its well-designed sustainable music tech. As part of Bob Marley’s 75th birthday celebrations, the company announced its Redemption ANC wireless earbuds – the first sustainably-minded earbuds with active noise cancelling (ANC).
The earbuds are crafted from renewable bamboo and recycled silicone, whilst the case is made from wood derivatives such as sawdust. The buds form a passive seal in the ear and use ANC to keep out background noise. They have a five-hour battery life, with 20 hours in total in the case, and are sweat-proof and water-resistant.
The noise-cancelling ones: TicPods 2 Pro
Mobvoi upped its game with the TicPods 2 Pro earbuds. Featuring dual mics with noise cancellation you should be able to drown out the noise of the tube with ease. They also have some fun quick commands and head gesture control – nod your head twice to accept a call or shake it twice to reject it.
They also have a rather affordable price for such a high-tech pair of earbuds at £119.99, so you’re certainly getting a lot of bang for your buck.
The wireless earbuds to look out for in 2020
If this lot don’t take your fancy there are more wireless earbuds coming this year. Particular ones to look out for include the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ which are predicted to offer 60 minutes of playtime after a three-minute charge.
Google is also set to unveil its Pixel Buds at some point in spring. Available in four colours, white, orange, mint green and black, they feature adaptive sound, instant access to the Google Assistant and they look pretty cool too. You can join the waitlist at store.google.com
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