11 Truly Wireless Apple AirPods Alternatives


As you know, Apple decided to ditch the classical headphone jack as of their 2016 iPhone 7 launch and plan to keep that design with the new releases of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The elimination of the standard jack made room for a new product- Apple AirPods, company’s first wireless ear-in headphones. There is also an option of using headphones with Lightning connector and we did an article on different headphone options that you can read here. Today, we’re focusing on the wireless headphone technology and presenting you with 11 alternatives to the Apple AirPods.

1 – Sony WF-1000X

Sony WF-1000X headphones

Compact noise-canceling headphones.

Features:

  • Digital Noise Cancelling
  • minimal design
  • 6mm driver
  • Adaptive Sound Control adjusts the sound to your activity (walking, traveling, waiting…)
  • auto on/off control that saves battery
  • carry case is a charging case
  • battery life: up to 3 hours play time
  • Ambient Sound mode that allows you to hear essential sounds
  • 20 Hz–20,000 Hz frequency

BUY | $198

See more info on the ‘Sony WF-1000X’ here.

2 – Jabra Elite Sport

Jabra Elite Sport in a charging case next to a phone

Wireless headphones with powerful performance tracking features.

Features:

  • 20 Hz–20,000 Hz frequency
  • Passive noise cancellation
  • HearThrough option – external ambient noise
  • built-in microphone with advanced noise cancellation technology
  • in-ear heart rate monitor
  • performance tracking- time, speed, distance, pace, steps, cadence, calories, heart rate, heart rate zone, VO2 max estimation, repetitions, real-time audio coaching
  • Waterproof up to 1m
  • battery life: up to 4.5 hours play time
  • charging case allows 2 recharges
  • Compatible with Jabra Sport Life

BUY | $199.99

See more info on the ‘Jabra Elite Sport’ here.

3 – Onkyo W800BT

Onkyo W800BT in a charging case

Thanks to a built-in microphone, you can take calls.

Features:

  • 8.6mm drivers
  • 6Hz – 22,000 Hz frequency
  • built-in microphone
  • Bluetooth connectivity with up to 10m range
  • charging case allows 5 recharges
  • standby mode
  • battery life: up to 3 hours play time
  • comfortable fit

BUY | $192

See more info ‘Onkyo W800BT’ here.

4 – Jam Ultra

Jam Ultra next to a charging case

The charging case can be used for up to 10 recharges.

Features:

  • 6mm driver
  • Hands-free calling
  • charging case allows 10 full recharges
  • USB port on the case can be used for charging other devices
  • battery life: up to 3 hours play time
  • sweat resistant
  • 3 ear tip sizes

BUY | $99.97

See more info on the ‘Jam Ultra’ here.

5 – Erato Apollo 7

Erato Apollo 7

The luxurious design got a 2015 Honorable Mention Red Dot Award.

Features:

  • 5.8mm driver
  • 20 Hz–20,000 Hz frequency
  • battery life: up to 3 hours play time
  • True Wireless Stereo
  • built-in microphone
  • Water and Sweat Resistant
  • aluminum charging case allows 2 recharges
  • one button multifunction (on/off, play/pause, volume, calls, skipping track, Siri access)

BUY | $249.99

See more info on the ‘Erato Apollo 7’ here.

6 – B&O BeoPlay E8

B&O BeoPlay E8

You can choose between four levels of sound transparency.

Features:

  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity
  • 20 Hz–20,000 Hz frequency
  • 5.7mm driver
  • battery life: up to 4 hours play time
  • Transparency Mode- four different levels of background sound transparency
  • built-in microphone
  • splash and dustproof
  • leather and aluminum charging case allows 2 recharges
  • compatible with Beoplay App
  • One Multi-functions button (on/off, play/pause, volume, calls, transparency mode)

BUY | $355

7 – Sol Republic Amps Air

four colors of Sol Republic Amps Air

Charging case allows up to an incredible 15 recharges.

Features:

  • battery life: up to 3 hours play time
  • Ergonomic, simple design in 4 colors
  • built-in microphone
  • sweat and rain resistant
  • charging case allows 15 recharges and doubles as a portable charger
  • multifunction button
  • 4 ear tip sizes

BUY | from $120

See more info on the ‘Sol Republic Amps Air’ here.

8 – Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free

Newly released.

Features:

  • comfortable, secure fit
  • battery life: up to 5 hours play time
  • charging case allows 2 recharges
  • a quick 15-minute charge provides 45 minutes of battery
  • built-in microphone
  • Connectivity up to 30 ft
  • track headphones with Bose Connect app
  • volume optimized for different sound settings
  • sweat and rain resistant

BUY | $249.95

9 – Bragi Dash Pro

Bragi Dash Pro

Comes with activity tracking and an onboard mp3 player with enough room for 1000 songs.

Features:

  • battery life: up to 5 hours play time
  • charging case allows 5 recharges
  • activity tracking- heart rate, activity duration, steps, distance, calories, cadence, speed, pool lengths, and breaths
  • Audio Transparency mode and Passive Noise Isolation
  • Waterproof up to 1m
  • The onboard mp3 player with 4GB of built-in storage for 1000 songs
  • iTranslate integration

BUY | $329.95

See more info on the ‘Bragi Dash Pro’ here.

10 – Doppler Labs Here One

Doppler Labs Here One

Premium 3 in 1 noise-canceling headphones.

Features:

  • 3 in 1: Premium Audio, Smart Noise Cancellation, and Voice Amplification
  • stream music and make calls
  • compatible with Here One app
  • battery life: up to 5 hours play time
  • charging case allows 3 recharges
  • 40Hz to 16000 Hz frequency
  • 15 minutes of charging take back 50% of battery

BUY | $299.99

See more info on the ‘Here One’ headphones here.

11 – Schatzii Bullet 2.0

Schatzii Bullet 2.0

Clear music and comfortable fit.

Features:

  • Active noise suppression and echo cancellation
  • 100Hz-20000 Hz frequency
  • battery life: up to 5 hours play time
  • charging case allows 12 recharges and doubles as a portable charger
  • built-in microphone
  • Ergonomic fit

BUY | $239.98

See more info on the ‘Schatzii Bullet 2’ here or read our article.

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