Generally Bluetooth in ear headphones (earbuds, earphones) are the most portable option for listening music on the go. They can be also used as a Bluetooth headset for hand-free call. Indeed, they are not limited where to use, whether that is in busy stations, noisy offices or fitness center. They sound better, become lighter and smaller. They insert into the ear canals for sound isolation, sealing music in. Aside from ear canal insertion, due to their variety in design, you can decide how they fit on, your neck, behind the head, or hook over your ears. In other words, to choose a right Bluetooth in ear headphones, you can sort them out by design. They are also built a plenty of features for fitness, connected apps and customized sound by equalizer. But more importantly they sound different and apparently some sound better than other.
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They are Bluetooth, fully cordless, and integrated with a bunch of useful features for fitness like ANC, HR monitor,…Most of them are designed for sports rather than for audiophiles, but it is expected to change when the new wireless technology for transmit audio is improved. Though they are really convenient, the represent some drawbacks like short battery life, connectivity problems, sound quality and easily to get lost. There are up to 10 successful kickstarter campaigns to build wireless earbuds, including Earin, The Dash, Hearnotes, Skybuds,…They are not a simple wireless earbud for music, they can be a noise silencer, hearing aid or real-time translator. In other words, they are involved to become a real wearable in ear device.
Best Bluetooth earbuds with a short cable (also called wireless earbuds)
Since the JayBird announced their first Bluetooth earbuds, JayBird Bluebuds X1, this type of in ear headphones has been becoming a boom. They come in with the simplest form, two earbuds are linked by a short cable. The control may be either inline remote or positioned on the right earbud. They offer sporty option for gym users by providing a wide a array of eartips and earhooks, which ensure secure, snug fit. Most people when look for their first pair of Bluetooth earbuds may end up with sturdy construction, short battery life, mediocre sound, connection drop. Here are top 5 Bluetooth earbuds.
1. JayBird Freedoom Bluetooth Earbuds (Added May 2016)–The latest in ear headphones of JayBird with a completely new design. You can use them everywhere, from office, on the way back home to fitness center.
The Jaybird Freedoom is a small, light weight and exceptionally comfortable Bluetooth earbuds. It sounds good too. Its battery is decent, 4 hour play time, but it can double with portable charging dock (battery clip), that can attach to the inline control, adding more juice to the earbuds.
While the earbuds is extremely light, its remote isn’t. But the wing tips supplied fit better than other versions of JayBird like X1 or X2 and you can easily get the right fit.
There is also an app which let you customize the sound (low, mid, high), I mean, you can adjust the sound you like to hear. After sound customization, the setting remain persistent when you switch to other devices it connects to.
- Incredibly small and lightweight
- Good sound
- Heavy inline control
- Decent battery life
2. SkullCandy XTfree Earbuds
3. Motorola VerveLoop+
Motorola siliently released a couple of Bluetooth in ear headphones, VerveOnes and VerveLoop+wireless earbuds. While the VerveOnes are no strings attached, the VerveLoop+ are Bluetooth and linked by a short cable with inline control. Aimed for active personalities, aside from eartips, the earhooks fit just outside the ear canals for extra secure. The VerveLoop+ sounds decent for a Bluetooth sports headphone.
- Great battery life
- Secure fit
A neck bank which sit on your neck with 2 earbuds attached to by a short cable, they can be retractable like Infinim HBS-900. You can find the band is solid or flexible (not ideal for running since they may flop). They feature a microphone therefore they work well as a headset for hand-free call. This type of Bluetooth headphones has a longer lasting battery than other types.
Hook over the ear with headband
Bluetooth In ear headphones come in form of a headband, this design is least popular.
Plantronics BackBeat Fit Wireless Earbuds
The Plantronics BackBeat FIT is a stable, comfortable wireless in ear headphone. It is a well-know set for runners. They sound good for a Bluetooth headphones and since they are designed for both outdoors and indoor use, the earbuds don’t totally seal the sound in, a safety feature that lets you aware of what happening around.
The BlueAnt Pump is a budget, waterproof wireless sports in ear headphone that may not sound good ( they don’t sound clear and plenty of bass) but by design it stays neatly and securely in your ears. The long Bluetooth working range allows you stream from your phones up to 100 feet away.
Which form of Bluethooth wireless earbuds is your favorite? Leave your comment below!