2017 or the advent of “true wireless” headphones. Initiated in 2016, the market has exploded this year and even more since September and IFA Berlin . We had already tested several models, but in the face of this wave, we decided to create this new top 10. This ranking is essentially based on 01net.com lab tests, especially in terms of autonomy and bandwidth. All bluetooth earphones are best .
The latter partly measures the sound quality of the earphones, the first point to which one must of course pay attention. Autonomy can vary from two to more than six hours from one model to another. It is therefore also necessary to pay attention to the case delivered with the headphones: all integrate a battery allowing to recharge them on the fly. Two additional cycles are generally possible, enough to compensate for the cycle of use of this type of earpiece, still a little weak.
Finally, note that almost all models are headphones type intra-auricular. They completely clog the ear canal. They thus allow an effective passive insulation against the noise of the environment. But this type of helmet is not necessarily appreciated by all and can be uncomfortable for some people. We advise you as far as possible to test one before cracking.
do not even have the argument of the powerful battery charging, as the following model. With a holster a little cheap and a sound quality clearly not up to the Wishake have unfortunately not much to put forward to be saved.
Very compact and come with a battery case of 2200 mAh even to charge a smartphone, Hide show there two strong points. Except that their sound quality and passive isolation are well below other models in our ranking.
Jabra Elite Sport
This is one of the disappointments of this ranking. . So yes, the Elite Sport incorporates a heart rate monitor, offer a good battery life of 3 h 59 and come with a very complete application. Unfortunately, we were not at all convinced by their comfort. Much too imposing, they find it difficult to find their place on the auditory and feel a little too much after a few tens of minutes.
With its small price and autonomy rather correct (3 h 41), the Tokyo could have figured prominently in this ranking. But another model – to find again in first place – at the same price and with an even better autonomy deprives them of any ambition. Too bad, because the Tokyo are comfortable and display a price quite honest
Little known to the general public, the Jaybird brand proves that over the years, some of its products are worth seeing. This is again the case with these Run. If they do not ship any sensor, they are however dedicated to the sportsmen thanks to a very effective system of fixing which is wedged in the hollow of the ear. The sound is very good, especially as the application Jaybird – rather complete – allows a very fine equalization. A recommend for those who love to move and want to spend a little less than buying the Samsung Gear IconX for example.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8
The reputation of B & O is more to do on the sound quality of its products and this Beoplay is no exception to the rule. Less neutral than the Sony WF-1000X, this model puts for example a little more forward its bass. The application makes it possible to choose a “warm” or “brilliant” sound coloring, a kind of equalizer with more evocative images than sliders that are moved.
Samsung Gear IconX (2018)
Like Apple, Samsung was one of the first brands on the market to offer true wireless headphones. This second version of its Gear IconX is much more successful, including the autonomy that now rises to 4 h 17. The sound is excellent, but what best distinguishes this model from most of its competitors is the integrated accelerometer. Coupled with the Samsung Health app (only available for Android), the system allows you to measure your exercises fairly accurately if you do not already have a watch or a connected bracelet.
This is the Rolls Royce of the sound quality of our ranking. This pair of headphones offers an impressive performance in the field. Even on complex orchestrations, one can distinguish perfectly all the instruments. Let’s greet even more the almost non-existent distortion at high volume, a performance for this type of headphones. The Sony application is also very complete. On the other hand, we are disappointed by the almost imperceptible reduction of active noise. Disabled, we arrive painfully at 2 h 43 consecutive use. Headphones to book so lovers of (very) good sound.
Among the pioneers of true wireless, Apple has developed very well-designed headphones. The process of pairing Bluetooth – sometimes painful on other models – does not arise here even more, provided you have an Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Watch or Mac). Android users will enjoy its other qualities: very good autonomy of 4 hours 58, exemplary finish and sound quality successful. Only non-in-ear models of this ranking, they are very comfortable and can be worn for hours while being forgotten. Negative to this, they do not isolate very well in noisy environments.
This is the mark that we had not seen coming. The company messina seizes the head of this top 10 thanks to an important feature: its headphones offer the best autonomy of our ranking. With a performance of 6:19, we can use them without much fear when they will be stored in their case to recharge. it becomes difficult for the competition to fight against this excellent value for money.