Electronics manufacturers do not plan to slow down, continuing to release all new models of T WS -headphones. In our summer 2022 rankings, we focused on the latest true wireless earbuds that offer not only ease of use or advanced noise-canceling systems, but also high-quality sound. The rating is in ascending order of price.
Price – $60
Pros – Parallel connection to two sources, IP55 certified, dynamic and balanced sound
Cons – only one color available
Verdict: Inexpensive and great-sounding headphones from a well-known brand
We are very familiar with the products of the American brand and repeatedly convinced that their headphones sound great, despite the modest price. The new Mod is capable of up to 7 hours of battery life on a single charge, and using the carrying case adds another 27 hours of use, bringing the total battery life to 34 hours. The acoustic part of the headphones is built on 6 mm dynamic drivers, another important feature of the model is the ability to simultaneously connect to several signal sources and switch between them without delay. The headphones are also IP55 certified, which means they are water and splash resistant.
6. Tin HiFi Tin Buds 3
Price – $89
Pros – beryllium diaphragm, aptX Adaptive support, aluminum case
Cons – no moisture protection
Verdict: Headphones with beryllium drivers at a ridiculous price
The new model of a popular brand from the Middle Kingdom is distinguished by the use of high-quality dynamic emitters. They are equipped with 6mm beryllium-coated diaphragms. This solution provides them with increased rigidity and allows you to play loudly and without distortion. The headphones use the latest Qualcomm QCC3040 Bluetooth chip, which supports aptX Adaptive and aptX LL codecs. The package includes an aluminum alloy charging case, and the headphone housings are made by 3D printing from a special epoxy resin. A single charge guarantees up to 6.5 hours of playback, with a total battery life of 30 hours using the charging case.
5. Asus ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro
Price – expected
Pros – aptX Lossless support, wired connectivity, great DAC
Cons: Not the longest battery life
Verdict: Perfect headphones for music lovers and gamers alike
The original model with the possibility of wired connection is addressed not only to gamers, but also to music lovers – the headphones support the latest aptX Lossless codec, which provides uncompressed audio signal transmission. With a wired connection via USB-C, the built-in DAC on the ESS9280 chip is turned on, which ensures high sound quality and no input lag. But even in the wireless version, the delay is only 45 ms. The acoustic part is built on 10 mm dynamic drivers, the model is equipped with an active noise reduction system and has an IPX4 certificate for protection against moisture and dust. The maximum battery life when using the charging case is 21 hours.
4. NuraTrue Pro
Price – 190 euros
Pros – support for aptX Lossless and Dirac Virtuo, secure fit in the ear
Cons – heavy
Verdict: Headphones for those who prefer small sound quality
The new model from Nura differs in that it has Qualcomm’s latest QCC5171 Bluetooth 5.3 chip. This chip provides support for the aptX Lossless codec, when using which the bit rate can reach 1.2 Mb / s, which means that uncompressed audio in 16/44.1 format can be transmitted. True, you have to pay for outstanding performance with weight – each earphone weighs 8.6 grams. The charging case weighs 51.2 grams and provides up to 24 additional hours of autonomy, and on a single charge NuraTrue Pro will work for 8 hours. It comes with four pairs of silicone eartips, one pair of memory foam eartips, and one pair with built-in ear cups. The acoustic part of the model is built on 10 mm dynamic drivers,
3. Beyerdynamic Free Byrd
Price – $249
Pros – long battery life, proprietary application with original functionality
Cons – pricey
Verdict: A successful debut from one of the best headphone manufacturers
The first fully wireless headphones of the legendary German company are built on dynamic emitters and can operate on a single charge for 8 hours with the active noise reduction system turned on and as much as 11 hours without it. When using the charging case, these values are 24 hours and 30 hours. The model supports aptX Adaptive and AAC codecs. The headphones are IPX4 certified and come with five different sizes of silicone ear tips and three memory foam ear tips. A proprietary mobile application allows you to measure the characteristics of the user’s hearing and adapt the sound of the headphones to them. The model is available in black and grey.
2. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
Price – $ 249.95
Pros – Improved case shape, new ANC noise reduction system
Cons – battery life could be longer
Verdict: Same favorite Sennheiser signature sound , but now cheaper
The new generation of top-end fully wireless headphones from the German company continues the tradition, but now the proprietary balanced sound has become 20% cheaper. The third iteration of Sennheiser’s flagship TWS earbuds is built around 7mm dynamic drivers, and the charging case is still covered in a soft-touch fabric. Significant changes have been made to the shape of the headphone cases, which has become more ergonomic, and the proprietary ANC active noise reduction system now adapts itself to the level of external noise. Management is carried out using the proprietary application Smart Control. The model is IPX4 certified and can operate on a single charge for 7 hours (24 hours with the charging case).
Verdict: A model for lovers of fine tuning “for themselves”
The main features of the new top model from Yamaha are proprietary Listening Care Advanced and True Sound technologies. The first of these is a kind of loudness that allows the listener to perceive all frequencies of the spectrum evenly at any volume level. The second uses digital signal processing in combination with acoustic tuning in order to sound as close as possible to the original intent of the performer. The headphones also have an active noise cancellation system when listening to music and phone calls. The acoustic part of the model is built on 10 mm dynamic drivers. Battery life on a single charge is 6 hours, using the charging case adds another 16 hours. The earbuds come with five different sizes of ear pads.