Bluetooth earbuds have gone from ‘nice to have’ to a bare essential as the 3.5mm headphone jack in premium smartphones teeters on the brink of extinction. From active lifestyles to online meetings to a ‘go-to’ accessory for urban commuters who catch up on OTT channels on the go, True Wireless Bluetooth earbuds are here to stay.
Jabra Elite 85T
Ear fit is the key for Bluetooth earbuds. It’s why Jabra scanned 62,000 ears and ran the results through an advanced algorithmic simulator to create the perfect design for its True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. One of the clever features in the 85T is HearThrough; you will need the companion App to activate this. This feature allows you to play around with the levels of external sounds when you use the Active Noise cancellation (ANC) mode. They’re comfortable to wear thanks to a semi-open design with pressure relief vents. This prevents build-up inside the ear. You will find three sizes of smooth, silicone oval EarGels in the box that a secure, noise-cancelling seal. The EarGels also give sound quality a leg up and make these buds comfortable for long periods of usage.
Price: Rs 17,999
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
find the perfect balance between form, functionality and sound quality. Samsung has kitted these buds with a 11mm woofer for deeper bass and 6.5mm tweeter for enhanced treble. Acoustics get a further boost with custom-built 2-way speakers with sound refined by AKG. There’s 360 Audio with Dolby Head Tracking technology, that puts you in the centre of your favourite movie They come with a bunch of handy features including Voice Detect. These buds instantly switch from ANC to Ambient sound mode when they hear your voice. The music volume automatically drops and focuses the mics on the person speaking to you.
Price: Rs 15,990
LG Tonefree FN 7
LG’s premium earbuds could not have come at a better time. The TONEFREE buds boast of a UVnano charging cradle. The cradle generates ultraviolet light that sanitises the earbuds, eliminating 99.9 per cent bacteria each time you charge; a useful innovation for the times we live in. The LED indicator on the case allows you to monitor both charge levels and UVnano status. The FN7 has been developed in collaboration with British Audio major Meridian Audio. Call quality is terrific thanks to triple microphones while the audio experience packs a serious bass punch. Other useful features include Active Noise cancellation and IPX4 water and dust resistance.
Price: Rs 17,999