which ones to buy in 2020?

Do you want to buy True Wireless headphones but are a little lost? With the growing number of models offered by manufacturers (Apple, Bose, JBL…), it is increasingly difficult to know which ones correspond to our needs. To help you in your choice, we have put together a top 5 of the best True Wireless wireless headphones to buy in 2020!

Our selection of the best True Wireless headphones

Here is our guide to buying truly wireless headphones. We have selected for you the best models with or without active noise reduction. Our selection is based on sound quality, ergonomics and user experience.

Jabra Elite 75T

We start our selection with the Jabra Elite 75T. IP57 certified, they are resistant to sweat and dust. These include a motion sensor to assess your performance and your physical condition. With a battery life of up to 7:30 hours on a single charge, and 28 hours with its compact charging case, you have enough to use it worry-free from morning to night.

In addition, the Jabra Elite 75T incorporates wireless J technologyabra 4th generation and Bluetooth 5.0, you can enjoy exceptional sound quality without interruption. The Jabra Sound + app with full EQ also lets you customize the sound to your preferences.

In addition, these headphones are also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Siri or even Google Assistant voice assistants. This gives you all the information you need quickly and easily. In the box we find: headphones, a charging case, a USB-C cable, 3 pairs of silicone eartips, warranty and warning sheets.

The + The –
Good autonomy No active noise reduction but offers passive isolation
Sound quality
Good ergonomics
Multipoint connection (two devices simultaneously)

Sony WF-1000X

Sony Wireless Headphones WF-1000XM3

The Sony WF-1000X True Wireless Earphones are True Wireless intra headphones with active noise reduction. It uses Adaptive Sound Control technology which automatically detects the context and more or less adapts the surrounding sounds. Combined with the excellent sound quality delivered by these headphones, this offers a completely immersive experience.

Using the companion app, you can set the level of active noise reduction at guide window. Coming back to the sound quality, it is due to the 24-bit audio processing and a combination of the DAC codec with amplifier function. The autonomy of the Sony WF-1000X True is 3 hours with noise reduction activated, or up to 9 hours with the charging case.

The + The –
Excellent sound quality Lower sound quality if you don’t have a Huawei smartphone running EMUI 10
Active noise reduction in low noise environments
Highly effective active noise reduction
Good autonomy
Fast and wireless charging
Value for money

Apple Airpods Pro

Apple Airpods Pro

In the very high end, we find the latest Apple AirPods Pro. Resistant to sweat and dust thanks to their IPX4 certification, the AirPods Pro are also resistant when it comes to listening as they can reach over 5 hours of battery life with the wireless charging box. Like AirPods, AirPods Pro magically connect to your iPhone or Apple Watch. And they’re ready to go right out of the box.

AirPods Pro come with three flexible silicone tips of varying sizes, in order to allow the user to find the right measurement that perfectly fits their ears. They incorporate active noise reduction technology that ensures deeply immersive sound. Transparency mode lets you hear everything that is happening around you and interact with the world around you. They are offered at € 279 at most French brands.

The + The –
Good noise reduction
High price

Better hold than regular AirPods
Cleavage design
Good sound quality
Perfectible autonomy
Excellent controls

Bose SoundFree Sport

Bose SoundFree Sport

At around 150 euros, the Bose SoundSport Free are ideally designed for athletes. They are IPX4 certified and are therefore resistant to splashes or sweat during sports. Designed to hold securely in place under all circumstances, they easily protrude from the pinna when worn. This is hardly surprising, since Bose has always favored user comfort and the quality of the sound produced at the expense of appearance.

The SoundSport Free offers a comfortable runtime with a battery that theoretically provides up to 5 hours of continuous use at medium volume. They are recharged through the supplied case, itself equipped with a battery ensuring two additional full charges. We therefore benefit from nearly 14 hours of battery life without having to approach a power outlet.

The sound produced is simply excellent, each audio frequency being correctly restored without encroaching on the others. The Sport StayHear + tips supplied provide very good passive insulation. Good point also for the mechanical controls housed on the sides of the headphones rather than on the outer surface.

The + The –
Good sound performance No ANC
Correct autonomy No Bluetooth 5.0 nor aptX / aptX compatibility
Ergonomic earphones + good fit. Premium rate
Complete and responsive orders

JBL Tune 220

JBL Tune 220

For a hundred dollars, the JBL Tune 220 is a great alternative to Apple’s Airpods Pro. Designed to be worn all day long, their ergonomic and comfortable design ensures a very pleasant wearing. Delivering exceptional sound, they incorporate a 12.5mm driver with JBL Pure Bass sound, delivering deep bass.

They come with their charging case which is both practical and elegant. The latter resumes the shape of a pebble, and offers a soft touch and a curved lid allowing you to access it easily and quickly. these headphones have intuitive controls that allow you to switch from your playlist to your voice assistant with ease. The convenient buttons on the right and left earbuds allow you to change, play and pause your music, control by voice and take calls so you stay in control at all times.

The + The –
Good sound quality
Its autonomy
Well dressed Cleavage design
Well dressed

Huawei Freebuds 3

Huawei Freebuds 3

If their design seems “inspired” by Apple Airpods, they are distinguished by their active noise reduction technology as well as a “revolutionary” voice recognition system. The Freebuds 3 combine the microphone with a bone vibration detection system to improve voice clarity during telephone conversations. When we first got started in Berlin, we were won over by Freebuds 3.

The + The –
Excellent sound quality Lower sound quality if you don’t have a Huawei smartphone running EMUI 10
Active noise reduction in low noise environments
Highly effective active noise reduction
Good autonomy
Fast and wireless charging
Value for money

🤔Why Choose True Wireless Headphones?

With the disappearance of the jack port on a large number of smartphones, the acquisition of True Wireless wireless headphones remains the best solution to overcome this problem. Compact and discreet, as their name suggests, they are cordless and offer a optimal comfort of use thanks to their small size. That’s not all, over the years, the technologies they incorporate offer sound reproduction close to those that can be found on wired headphones.

On some models, for example, there is active noise reduction which gives you total immersion when listening to your favorite songs. Intended for athletes or “nomadic” people, they offer very adequate autonomy most of the time and are even depending on the model, IP certified (resistance to splash, sweat and dust).

Generally, delivered with a case which also acts as a charging station, the True Wireless wireless headphones are in 2020 an excellent alternative to wired headphones and make it possible to avoid the absence of the jack port on smartphones.

👍Which manufacturers offer the best True Wireless headphones?

Apple, a pioneer in the field with its Airpods, is the manufacturer that dominates the market of True Wireless wireless headphones. That said, over the years, other manufacturers have started to produce True Wireless headphones, cheaper, and offering audio quality that can even surpass those of the apple. Thus, among the trusted brands, we find Bose, JBL, Huawei and its Freebuds 3 or even Jabra to name a few.

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