Unlike a few years ago, truly wireless earphones (TWS) do not cost you a lot. Thanks to advancements in the field of wireless tech. The prices of most wireless earphones have gone down significantly. And now, there are some TWS which are available for as low as $100.
Of course, they won’t sound as good as their premium counterparts, but they are good enough to help you sail through your day. Plus, the battery life is good enough and will last you more than a day. That depends on your usage, but these affordable earphones usually have a battery life greater than 5 hours.
If you are in the market looking for affordable TWS earphones priced less than $100, here are our top picks.
1. SOUNDPEATS TRUECAPSULE WIRELESS EARBUDS
Even though the TrueCapsule Wireless Earbuds are priced less than $50, that doesn’t mean the company has cut down on features. For starters, it comes with a touch-sensitive surface, Bluetooth 5.0, the voice assistant of your choice and is compatible with both Android and iOS phones.
It’s unfair to expect the TrueCapsule to sound like their premium counterparts, but the good news is that they sound great for their price. Plus, the mic is good and allows great call quality. It is these two qualities that many users have echoed in their reviews on Amazon.
If we talk numbers, these buds have more than two thousand reviews with more then 65% rating them 5-stars on Amazon. The only thing you need to look out for is the touch controls, which can turn out to be a bit wonky at times.
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2. AUKEY TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS
Compared to the SoundPeats TrueCapsule, here you get improved touch control and a smooth design. Speaking of the touch controls, they let you do most of the common jobs like answering calls, play/pause, navigate through soundtracks, and summoning the voice assistant.
The audio quality of these affordable earphones has been praised by many. Of course, you won’t get audiophile-level quality, but they are decent enough to get you through your favorite songs and calls with ease. Plus, the audio is loud and has minimal lag.
For now, they have around five hundred reviews and has accumulated a rating of 4.7-stars out of 5 on Amazon.
3. TICPODS WIRELESS EARBUDS
So far, they have amassed a decent rating of 4-stars on Amazon, with users speaking highly of its battery life, sound quality, and the passive noise cancellation.
More importantly, the battery life is great, with the earphones staying on for around 4 hours at a single stretch. The charging case yields an additional 14 hours.
4. CREATIVE OUTLIER AIR SWEATPROOF EARPHONES
The Creative Outlier Air earphones can last around 10 hours on a single charge with the carry case providing up to two charging cycles of 10 hours each. And this claim has been backed by several reviewers. Amazing, I’d say.
The sound quality is balanced, and the passive good noise cancellation is quite impressive, as long as you find the right set of earphones. On top of that, they are rated IPX5, meaning you can easily take them out for a sprint at the gym without worrying about sweat damage.
However, these earphones are not without issues. Many users have reported of the Creative Air having connectivity issues with the right earbud falling off the loop.
5. ANKER SOUNDCORE LIBERTY AIR 2
And that’s not the end of the story. The right set of ear tips will ensure that you won’t be distracted by outside noise. Nowadays, touch controls are ubiquitous, and the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air is no different. These pack a set of two areas on the earphones that let you play/pause music, answer/reject the call as well and activate the voice assistant to change songs.
And the IPX5-rating means that you can use them at the gym. Currently, these affordable TWS earphones enjoy a rating of 4.1-stars on Amazon, with users appreciating it for its battery life, sound quality, and noise cancellation.
While most of these earbuds sound good for their price and comes with a good feature to price ratio, you won’t get the same audio quality as the Jaybird Vista (check Jaybird Vista vs. Jaybird Run XT), Bose Soundsport Free or the Powerbeats Pro (check Creative Outlier Air vs. Powerbeats Pro).
On the upside, you get to chuck off your old wired earphones and replace them with these sleek wireless earphones. And if you like the sleek form factor, you can easily upgrade later.