Do you hate headphone wires as much as I do? Do they ever get in your way or tangle when you’re exercising?
Would you like to shed wires completely?
Then you need wireless Bluetooth earbuds.
What are “True Wireless” Bluetooth Earbuds?
Not all Bluetooth headphones are created equal. Some still have wires, so they’re not truly “wireless” as advertised.
Bluetooth headphones are great. Bluetooth earbuds are much better.
Why? Because they’re incredibly small; often no bigger than a hearing aid. You can place them inside your ears and forget about them. And because they’re so tiny, they’re easier to conceal. While we don’t recommend listening to music or a podcast during your morning conference, you could probably do it and get away with it.
Why You Need Them
They allow you shed the wires that can bog you down and get in the way. If you’re doing a physical activity like running or even mowing the lawn, wires get real annoying, real fast.
I can’t remember how many times I’ve bent down only to have the headphone plug yank out of the port with conventional headphones. Wires suck!
The real benefit, however, is that you can leave your phone in your pocket, or stream directly from a smart watch on your wrist via a Bluetooth connection. Actually, you can often connect them to other types of media players too – like an MP3 player or iPod.
Installation & Ease of Use
Bluetooth earbuds are incredibly simple to use. It takes only a couple seconds to sync them with a phone or MP3 player via Bluetooth. Once they’re synced, you shouldn’t have to do it again.
Some earbuds – like the Apple Airpods – are designed to connect automatically to a device as soon as you put them in your ears. No fiddling necessary!
There are many prices, because some earbuds are simple, while others are more advanced. Earbuds with a built-in fitness tracker and personal coach are usually a little more pricey.
The earbuds on this list can range anywhere from $50 to $400. For that reason, you’ll have to refer to each model on our list for a more accurate price.