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The best analogues of AirPods

AirPods, and AirPods 2 will soon be on sale, are still considered among the best among wireless headphones.

But if you are looking for an alternative for Android with good sound, noise reduction and support for aptX, then you came to the right place. Because then we look at the best analog AirPods headphones among those that have been released recently.


Samsung Galaxy Buds

Samsung Galaxy Buds are perfect for the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10e and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus smartphones. Headphones support AAC, and most importantly - use Samsung scalable codec, which guarantees a stable signal and high sound quality.

Samsung Galaxy Buds boast a pretty good runtime, which is up to 6.5 hours. In this case, the built-in battery case is enough for at least one full charge. In addition, Galaxy Buds support reverse wireless charging technology and can be recharged through any smartphone from the Galaxy S10 line.

With the built-in Ambient Sound mode, you can hear everything that is happening around. This is convenient if you want to quickly get involved in a conversation without pulling out the headphones while also walking through the busy city streets.

Sony WF-SP700N

Sony WF-SP700N is a worthy analog of wireless AirPods with active noise cancellation. Despite the lack of aptX, headphones support AAC. This means that you can listen to music from the iPhone without any delays or hang-ups.

Sony WF-SP700N are waterproof and IPX4 protected. They sit comfortably in the ear, so they are suitable for both ordinary users and athletes. As for the active noise cancellation technology, it copes with low frequencies without problems, but not so effectively drowns out high and harsh sounds.

Perhaps one of the main drawbacks of the Sony WF-SP700N is a very uncomfortable case. To recharge the headphones you need to insert into it as closely as possible. Therefore, if you leave a small gap of at least one millimeter, they will no longer recharge and you will be wasting a few hours.

Mobvoi TicPods Free

If you are looking for wireless headphones that have the same design as AirPods, then you will definitely like Mobvoi TicPods Free. Like the Sony WF-SP700N, they support AAC and active noise cancellation technology. And in the latter, they significantly surpassed the model from Sony.

Mobvoi TicPods Free is not the most comfortable silicone liners, but the problem is easily solved by buying third-party accessories. As for the sound quality, compared to the AirPods, they have a deeper bass and a dynamic sound signature. And this is on the condition that the Mobvoi headphones do not boast the same high-quality drivers.

Mobvoi TicPods Free can work for about 4 hours without recharging (which is an hour less than AirPods). As for the case, its battery is able to provide up to 18 hours of listening to music. This is a great substitute for AirPods for those who are looking for an accessory with a similar design.

Master Dynamic MW07

The Master Dynamic MW07 is an IPX4 rated waterproof headphone with an unusual design. The accessory boasts convenient, intuitive controls. Therefore, playing music with the help of "blind" teams is not difficult.

The headphones boast a handmade acetate case and a stainless steel charging case-case that comes with the device. Despite the seemingly bulky look, they firmly “sit” in the ear and are suitable for use during sports.

If we talk about the shortcomings, then it will be about the battery life. The Master Dynamic MW07 is relatively lower than other wireless headphones and is only 3.5 hours without recharging. In general, this is a great analogue of AirPods with support for aptX.

JLab JBuds Air

JLab JBuds Air does not support aptX and AAC, but has an IP55 protection class and firmly “sits” in the ear. Most importantly, they can be purchased for as low as $ 50. This is an ideal choice for those who are looking for jogging and training headphones. Especially, given the fact that the liners can boast a convenient control menu.

Of course, being a cheap analogue to AirPods, JLab JBuds Air cannot afford a beautiful, elegant design and has a rather cumbersome and not quite attractive appearance. And still. This is one of the best budget analogs of AirPods.

Features wireless headphones

It should be understood that wireless headphones, like any analogs of AirPods, are not yet able to match the quality of sound transmission with wired models. And yet, depending on the operating system used (Android or iOs), attention should be paid to those accessories that support the necessary codecs. For iPhone and other devices based on iOs, you should choose AAC-enabled headphones, aptX support is required for Android smartphones and tablets.

In addition, for the most accurate sound reproduction requires complete isolation. The fact is that any noise penetrating from the outside will mask and “interrupt” certain frequencies, thereby reducing the overall sound quality.

Other features include connection instability, which is still not as good as the more traditional Bluetooth models. The same applies to the relatively low battery life.

Source: www.androidauthority.com