Best True Wireless Headphones leaderboard 





'True Wireless' means completely wireless bluetooth headphones. For the best true wireless headphones, Apple kicked off the trend with the so-called Apple Airpods and since then there have not only been more expensive alternatives from brands such as Sennheiser, Beats, Jabra or B&O. As in almost every technology area, there are also inexpensive alternatives from China to the expensive true wireless headphones on the market. 

Well-known companies such as Xiaomi, Blitzwolf, Anker, Aukey, Tronsmart or Taotronics can be found, some of which are well below $60, but also come close to $120. In the end, you pay at least $180 for a pair of original Apple Airpods, for our first place you only have to put 1/3 of the price on the table. In this list of the best true wireless headphones, you can find the 10 best true wireless in-ears from China. If you miss an Apple Airpod alternative, we look forward to a short message :).



 1More Stylish Headphones

For now our champion in the best true wireless headphones lineup, 1More enters the ranking with a big bang and advertises with aptX and ACC. The pairing works perfectly, it is comfortable to wear. The price is steep in this country, but if you don't mind the Chinese voice output, you can get good TWS with excellent sound very cheaply.

1More Stylish Wireless Headphones

1More Stylish Wireless Headphones

1st place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Great sound
  • AptX and ACC
  • Very good microphone
  • Long battery life
  • Good noise cancellation
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Chic design
  • No louder / quieter function
  • Attached attachments not optimal
  • Charging station processed somewhat improperly
  • No IP rating

Summary


1More pretty much got it right with their first true wireless earbuds. In addition to the long-missed aptX audio codec, ACC and Bluetooth 5.0 are also used. At least the headphones look good and the sound is also at a very high level. This puts 1More in direct competition with Xiaomi's top dogs. I'm talking about the AirDots Pro, not the Youth Edition, because these outperform the Stylish ...



Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

A proud price, but also a lot to offer in the best true wireless headphones list, the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro convince both in terms of sound and their many additional options.

Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

2nd place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Awesome sound
  • Very good wearing comfort
  • Good, clear app
  • Changeable key functions (app)
  • Personal audio adjustments (app)
  • Very good call quality
  • High quality presentation and processing
  • Station can be charged via induction
  • Very expensive
  • Low IP rating q
  • quite big

Summary


Soundcore delivered the Liberty 2 Pro and did it properly. You can really only be impressed by the abundance of functions on offer and the way in which they are presented. This is the right place for anyone looking for headphones that simply run the hunt. Even the audio adjustment to your own ear is not absolutely necessary, but only complements an already very good sound image. The Liberty 2 Pro have bigger weaknesses ...



 SoundCore Spirit X2

Not cheap, but for real athletes and those extreme sports, or for people who are looking for the ultimate hold in the ear, there is almost no way around the Spirit X2.

Soundcore Spirit X2

Soundcore Spirit X2

3rd place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Blatant bass
  • Great sound & good isolation
  • Absolutely strong hold
  • Strong battery aptX & Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP68 certificate
  • Large
  • Voice recording with background noise
  • No app connection yet?
  • High price

Summary


With the Spirti X2, Soundcore delivers decent True Wireles headphones. As described, the focus is on sporting activities, because the Spirit X2 are advertised with driving bass that is supposed to get you through the next set. For the price of $140 they offer an unbeatable hold with a very good audio experience. Of course, the tuning is not for lovers of the most neutral reproduction possible, but you can ...



1More Color Buds

If you would like to experience a very good sound, but are not afraid of some fine-tuning, you will be happy with the 1More Color Buds. However, due to the additional effort required, it is not enough for a podium.

1More Color Buds

1More Color Buds

4th place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Great sound
  • AptX, AAC, BT 5.0 & cVc 8.0
  • Good microphone with noise cancellation
  • Good battery life
  • Chic design IPX5 rating
  • Quite expensive
  • Attached attachments not optimal
  • Two half-baked apps to choose from

Summary


1More had made a good start with the Stylish, which is partly repeated with the Color Buds. The sound is damn good under certain conditions, the touch controls are usable after an update and even the voice quality and battery performance are on a good level. The teething problems that still exist with the updates are a bit annoying. They already existed at 1More Stylish and have ...



Amazfit Powerbuds

Headphones that measure the pulse have never existed before. It's not all pink with the PowerBuds, but the quality is impressive, despite the high price.

Huami Amazfit PowerBuds

Huami Amazfit PowerBuds

5th place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Heart rate monitor
  • Great sound
  • Touch control freely configurable & good app
  • Good battery performance
  • Good voice quality
  • IP55 certificate
  • Pleasant design & great workmanship
  • Ear hooks can be removed with a magnet
  • No aptX App
  • A bit overloaded
  • No IP65 certificate
  • High price

Summary


With the Amazfit PowerBuds, Huami delivers a couple of decent True Wireless Earbuds that can hold their own against a large number of competitors. The sound is great, even without aptX, and the battery performance is in the upper league. It is comfortable to wear and even the voice quality is largely convincing. Nevertheless, there are smaller elements that basically fodder the cherry on the top of the cream. Why not aptX, why not ...



Xiaomi Mi Airdots

'Pro' Xiaomi still has excellent headphones with the first Mi Airdots Pro. The sound is great and Active Noise Canceling is also a very nice bonus. You have to like the design and it doesn't appeal to everyone. Technically, however, you can't go wrong with the AirDots Pro on the best true wireless headphones list.

Xiaomi AirDots Pro

Xiaomi AirDots Pro

6th place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Awesome sound ANC (active noise canceling)
  • Good battery life
  • Good microphone
  • Good sound even at maximum volume
  • IPX4 rating
  • Pairing depending on the station
  • No aptX
  • Charge level display of the station inaccurate
  • Quite small battery capacity of the station
  • Wear not perfect

Summary


What is left to say? The sound is great! (You know, with suitable earplugs). Pairing is quick and easy once you've figured it out. The Mi AirDots Pro are the first true wireless headphones with active noise canceling and it works. It's also great that the voice assistant support not only works on paper, but actually passes the voice commands to the headphones. Actually there is ...



Soundcore Liberty Air 2

Soundcore has done a lot right with the second generation of its headphones in the best true wireless headphones, the Liberty Air 2 are no exception. Lots of sound for a high price, but it's worth it.

Soundcore Liberty Air 2

Soundcore Liberty Air 2

7th place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Strong sound
  • Top comfort
  • Smart: many functions thanks to the app
  • Good battery life & wireless charging
  • Quite expensive
  • IP rating / processing?

Summary


The Soundcore Liberty Air 2 want to be the Apple AirPods for Android! Over € 100 expensive, wireless charging, “with the stick” design, quick pairing, touch operation, only the sound is much better thanks to the in-ear design. They gave me a lot of pleasure and provided me with great sound. The features also work without any problems for me. But there is also criticism at the price. I don't see the total failure too critically ...



Xiaomi Mi TWS Lite

Great sound and no weakness in the highs. Xiaomi has delivered a great pair of Bluetooth headphones, which are usually very cheap. If you don't want to compromise and don't want to try things out, you can access it here.

Xiaomi Mi TWS Lite

Xiaomi Mi TWS Lite

8th place  

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Good sound
  • Ood battery life of the earbuds
  • Quick Charge
  • Good microphone
  • Good sound even at maximum volume
  • IPX4 rating
  • No aptX Pairing depending on the station
  • Charge level display of the station inaccurate
  • Quite small battery capacity of the station
  • Out-of-the-box feel not perfect

Summary


Xiaomi's Mi Earphones Lite are an attack on the budget regions and do not stop at the competition from their own company. You get some very good headphones here, even if features like aptX or app support are missing. Half the price compared to the Pro version is simply excellent for the TWS headphones. If you haven't jumped on the TWS bandwagon and would like to get a taste of it, the Lite is very good ...



Haylou LS01

The Haylou LS01 became known through the Xiaomi crowdfunding platform Youpin. In ourthe best true wireless headphones, they actually turned out to be one of the best TWS headphones.

Haylou GT1 Pro

Haylou GT1 Pro

9th place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Great sound
  • Cheap
  • Good battery performance of the station
  • Easy pairing
  • IPX5 certificate
  • Mediocre battery performance of the earbuds
  • No aptX

Summary


With the GT1 Pro, Haylou did not bring its first headphones onto the market, but you can tell that the young company has support from the likes of Xiaomi. Even if these should only be of a financial nature, you can deliver super with the GT1 Pro. In terms of sound, these are top for the price range of around € 25 and can easily keep up with or even surpass the competition ála Redmi AirDots. Who is in front here ...



Soundcore Spirit Dot 2

At $100, Soundcore is aiming for the higher price range, but with the Spirit Dot 2 you get decent sporty headphones that will please bass lovers in particular.

Anker Soundcore Spirit Dot 2

Anker Soundcore Spirit Dot 2

10th place 

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Impressive bass 
  • Very comfortable and tight fit 
  • Good isolation 
  • Solid battery life 
  • Easy handling 
  • No app connection 
  • No aptX codec 
  • Only mediocre microphone

Summary


Compared to the competition like the Xiaomi AirDots Pro or the 1More Stylish Wireless, the Spirit Dot 2 can score thanks to their extreme and good bass reproduction. So if you would call yourself a bass lover, you should definitely include the Spirit Dot 2 in the shortlist. The current price of 80 € should be viewed relatively, as experience has shown that the prices at Anker drop quite quickly and / or often ...



True wireless in-ear headphones are the trend 




best true wireless headphones

Bluetooth headphones are conquering the market and rightly so: wireless is simply more comfortable and with USB-C and the elimination of the 3.5mm jack on the smartphone, the alternatives to headphones have become more limited.

With the True Wireless headphones you go one step further and make the wireless headphones even more free - no more hangers or cables between the ears. The list of the best headphones has already shown that there are alternatives to the big manufacturers and expensive models. The functional principle is the same and depending on what you value - design, AptX, battery life, color, wearing variant and intended use - there are different models.


How do the best true Wireless headphones work? 


Basically, the small, independent earplugs work like normal wireless headphones: a rechargeable battery provides the necessary energy, the connection to the smartphone is established via Bluetooth, and each earbud has drivers that generate the sound. Now the TWS In-Ears also come with a charging case, which is used on the one hand to recharge the battery of the two In-Ears and on the other to safely transport the small ear plugs. Our True Wireless headphones can also be used completely without the charging station. If you take the In Ears out of the charging case, a connection with the smartphone is automatically established.

Thanks to the Bluetooth connection, the True Wireless headphones are compatible with Android smartphones, but also iOS devices or Windows PCs. A special feature that some models offer is aptX: The two earphones also establish a connection between themselves, so that one earphone can also be used alone. Like other Bluetooth headphones, the TWS earphones have buttons for operating the smartphone and media control directly on the housing.


Battery life of the best true Wireless headphones 

So you only have a running time of 2 to 4 hours with the earphones, whereby you get 2 to 4 charging cycles on top with the charging case that you normally have with you. The battery life is on par with normal Bluetooth headphones. In between you sometimes have to recharge, but depending on usage, you get a good three days runtime.


Features of the wireless earbuds 

There are a large number of models on the market that, depending on the price range, also offer special features or are particularly suitable for one purpose. Depending on how much you want to spend, you get a better overall concept and usually a higher quality sound in the higher price regions. But here, too, we have already discovered some true wireless headphones in the test that could stand out with their sound for little money.

A not insignificant factor is the design and wearing variant and how the in-ears hold in the ears. There are models here that are particularly light and can only be held in the ears via the earplugs. Other variants use a small hook that clamps in the auricle and thus guarantees the fit. Especially for sports there are also particularly elaborately designed TWS InEars, which have a bracket that is placed behind the ear. All True Wireless headphones come with a microphone for making calls, which is sufficient for occasional calls.

If the wireless earphones are also to serve as a headset for regular phone calls, it is advisable to choose a model that performed particularly well in the test in terms of voice transmission and call quality.


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