Earbuds & AirPods
Earbuds go by many different names, including earphones, in-ear headphones, in-ear monitors or simply buds. They also come in all shapes and sizes and can be both wired or wireless, with some variations. Probably the most widely known (and worn) earbuds are the AirPods, which Apple launched in 2016.
Compared to over-ear and on-ear headphones, they offer a more compact, lightweight design that’s easier to set up and store. Earbuds are often cheaper too (usually), and have better stability. Being small does have its disadvantages - namely with sound quality, which can’t match wired headphones - but every music lover should own at least one pair all the same.
The Ultra Open Earbuds will support Bose's OpenAudio and they will be available in a limited quantity.
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The new flagship Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds from Sennheiser are ready for the next-generation of audio tech that will finally deliver true lossless music.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Buds 5 Pro look like high-tech AirPods with a premium design of marble and leather, and are now globally available.
Audio-Technica's ATH-TWX7 December-issue earbuds show great promise – and at this early stage, I'm impressed.
The AK UW100MKII are truly promising true wireless earbuds that are let down by some surprisingly basic issues.
Samsung has made a prototype Galaxy Buds case with an OLED screen but does it need one?
Audio Technica's ATH-TWX7 true wireless earphones promise better sound and hi-res support for a better price.
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