True wireless is one of the hottest tech category this year and it was no surprise to see many companies announcing their True Wireless solutions at IFA 2018. Below are some of the top True Wireless earbuds to look out for if you’re looking to buy a pair this year!
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True WirelessOne of the biggest audio brand to announce their latest True Wireless earbuds is Sennheiser. The German company is reviving its MOMENTUM branding for its first True Wireless offering, calling it simply the MOMENTUM True Wireless.
The Bluetooth 5.0 MOMENTUM True Wireless features a has a 4-hour battery life and comes with a charging case that provides an additional 12 hours of listening time. The controls are touch sensitive and you can call on Siri or Google Assistant directly from the earbuds in a simple tap. As with most Sennheiser products, don’t expect the MOMENTUM True Wireless to come cheap. They will be available mid-November for £299.99 (~S$533).
Audio Technica ATH-CKR7TW / ATH-SPORT7TW
At IFA 2018, Audio-Technica announced not one but two pairs of True Wireless earbuds.
ATH-CKR7TWThe ATH-CKR7TW features two 11mm drivers for more accurate and precise audio, with isolated acoustic and electronic compartments to minimise the airflow that can adversely affect the audio. It delivers up to 6 hours of audio per charge with a charging case that provides another additional 9 hours of playtime. The Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW will be available in Autumn, priced at £229/ €249 (~S$407).
The Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT7TW is certified with an IPX5 rating, making it sweat and weather resistant. It also comes with a hear-through function to allow you to hear the outside world simply by tapping and holding on the earbuds. The ATH-SPORT7TW has a 3.5-hour battery life with a compact case that gives you a further 14 hours of playback time. The Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT7TW will be available in Autumn, priced at £179/€199 (~S$318).
While the Earin M–2 has been announced earlier this year at CES 2018, it is now available worldwide for purchase.
At U$249, the Earin M–2 isn’t the cheapest in the market. But Earin has a proven track record in delivering True Wireless products, with its first Earin M–1 being a massive hit on Kickstarter. Besides Bluetooth 4.2, the Earin M–2 utilizes Near Field Magnetic Induction to reduce sync and latency issues. It also supports AAC, aptX and SBC codecs, with touch controls for music, calls and smart voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant. The Earin-M2 has a battery life of 4 hours with an additional 12 hours packed in its charging case.