The best TWS earphones in September 2022
When it comes to TWS headphones, many customers do not recognize anything but the Apple AirPods. They are amazing products that have completely changed this niche. We give tribute. But we also have to admit that they cost much. So not everyone can afford these headphones. Another reason you shouldn’t buy the Apple earphones is that the market offers many other models that will not only provide an identical performance but also make you stand out.
In this article, we have collected five true earphones that should meet all of your requirements. Moreover, each of them stands out with a concrete or set of features. On the list below, you will find five headphones that might not be new, not cheap, or not from a top brand. But we assure you that they do not fall behind the Apple AirPods.
Best noise cancelation: Baseus Storm 3 TWS Earphones
In recent years, active noise cancellation has almost become a standard feature of TWS headphones. At present, almost all headphones that support active noise reduction are in-ear headphones. Thus, people who can’t wear in-ear headphones have almost no chance to experience the convenience of active noise reduction technology.
In July this year (2022), Baseus launched the Storm 3, which is a semi-in-ear headphone. The biggest highlight is that it supports ANC (active noise reduction). Due to 3 microphones, it can achieve adaptive noise reduction on semi-in-ear headphones. This is what users with small ear holes need.
Once connected to the mobile app, you can choose any from up to 12 sound effects, covering different adjustments such as genre switching, tri-band switching, etc.
The Baseus Storm 3 headphones have two modes: adaptive noise reduction and normal noise reduction. The headset has built-in 12 sets of noise reduction parameters, including 6000+ human ear data. It can provide adaptive noise reduction parameters for two different wearing angles of 45° and 30° and adaptive noise reduction parameters for two different ear canals: tapered ear canal and U-shaped ear canal.
Also, the Baseus Storm 3 headset supports the Baseus instant flash charging technology. Charging for 10 minutes, you will get 2 hours of battery life. With the charging box, the headphones can provide up to 20 hours of autonomy when charged fully.
It comes with the DCLL dual-channel 0.06-second low-latency technology. The built-in double-layer composite diaphragm moving coil cooperates with “Baseus Intelligent Hearing Compensation Technology” to provide a personalized listening experience. Lastly, it supports Bluetooth 5.2.
- Modern style and half-ear design make it snug-fit and comfortable to wear
- Composite titanized diaphragm drivers produce ... ★★★★★
Best bass effect: Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 TWS Earphones
For the first time, Huawei cooperated with the French innovative audio brand Devialet to launch the FreeBuds Pro 2. The latter is considered a true wireless Bluetooth headset, which emphasizes the further enhancement of active noise reduction and a super-perceptual acoustic dual speaker system.
The FreeBuds Pro 2 uses an 11mm four-magnet high-drive moving coil unit. Compared with the previous generation, the driving force is increased by 30%. In effect, it can provide a breathtaking bass shock that sinks to 14Hz.
Also, these earphones support AEM (Adaptive Ear Matching), REM (Realtime Ear Matching), and AVM (Adaptive Volume Matching) technologies. They will make corresponding adjustments according to the playback volume, ear canal structure, and wearing.
One of the selling points of the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 is the support for LDAC high-resolution audio codec. It has also passed the HWA and Hi-Res Audio Wireless high-resolution audio certifications. The earphones support fast wireless transmission up to 990 kbps.
Now, let’s talk about noise reduction. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 uses bone voiceprint induction call noise reduction, three-microphone active noise reduction, and Huawei’s exclusive deep neural network (DNN) noise cancellation algorithm. For the latter, the company has worked with more than 100 million voice samples to reduce noise. Its Active Noise Cancellation system’s average noise reduction depth is 15% higher than the previous generation. It contributes to a wider frequency range (50 Hz–3000 Hz), with a maximum noise reduction depth of up to 47dB.
Our protagonist supports a minimum audio delay of 90ms. Thus, the sound and video will be more synced. Of course, it supports dual-device connections. This means that two devices can be connected to the TWS headphones simultaneously. It will provide up to 6.5 hours of playback time and 30 hours on a single charge with the charging case.
- Groundbreaking 3-mic ANC system with 3 high-sensitivity microphones and profound noise reduction
- Bluetooth v5.2 chip ensures ... ★★★★★
The best combination of features: Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro TWS Earphones
The Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro flagship TWS earphones support adaptive dynamic noise reduction, with a noise reduction depth of 48dB and a noise reduction width of 4000Hz. It supports adaptive 3-speed automatic adjustment. Thus, the earphones can automatically identify the environment and intelligently adjust the noise reduction depth to select the most suitable noise reduction mode.
These headphones also support 6-speed manual adjustment. So users can balance the noise reduction level and ear pressure according to their usage habits. At the same time, the headset can also adjust the three-block transparency mode of standard, vocal enhancement, and environment enhancement to meet the needs of different scenarios.
These headphones have a unique physical structure and Xiaomi’s self-developed anti-wind noise algorithm. Therefore, the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro earphones are not afraid of wind noise, even when outdoor sports, cycling, and other scenarios. Apart from this, it has an intelligent classification detection of wind noise. It will be silent under no wind conditions to reduce power consumption.
The earphones use a built-in 3mic+ bone voiceprint call noise reduction approach, providing a better signal-to-noise ratio and better vocal capture effect.
In terms of sound quality, the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro comes with a custom 11mm large-amplitude moving coil unit. The latter has passed the small gold standard Hires wireless certification, supports 96kHz high-definition audio, and supports SBC, AAC, and LHDC 4.0 audio codecs.
We’d also like to add that the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro supports independent spatial audio. You can use it on other Bluetooth devices once turned on. It supports 360° rotation of the head horizontally.
The single earphone has a battery life of 9 hours. But with the charging box, it might reach 38 hours of endurance.
- Ergonomic design and eminent construction deliver good personality with in-ear protocol and compact charging case
- 11mm dual ... ★★★★★
Most beautiful: BlitzWolf BW-FYE18 TWS Earbuds
You only need to buy a BlitzWolf once, and you will immediately fall in love with the products of this brand. This company has also launched many genuine wireless earphones that are stylish and perform quite well. The BlitzWolf BW-FYE18 is no exception.
We have to say that the BlitzWolf BW-FYE18 is one of those products that stand out with its design. Besides the earbuds, we also have to mention the charging case, which is translucent and reveals the internal components.
The audio performance of these earphones is satisfactory but not the best. They come with 8 mm drivers and support Bluetooth 5.0. At the same time, these headphones are IPX5 certified, which makes them suitable for sports too. If you are unaware, this waterproof rating means they are resistant to dust and liquids such as sweat. Another highlight is the low latency of 60ms, which makes it suitable for gaming and video. There is no shortage of decoding the AAC format.
Finally, the BlitzWolf BW-FYE18 provides a talk time of about 6 hours and up to 18 hours with the case.
- Semi-transparent case, gradient color earbuds bring you a unique experience in terms of beauty, texture, and touch
- 8mm large ... ★★★★★
Best hardware: Tronsmart Spunky Beat TWS Earbuds
Frankly, this is not a new product. But we included it on the list because the Tronsmart Spunky Beat is a piece of gold, and it still remains actual.
First, Tronsmart Spunky Beat uses a Qualcomm Bluetooth chip. This is among those rare TWS headphones that don’t cost much but use such a chip. Thanks to it, the headphones are more stable in terms of connectivity, provide faster transmission, and have lower latency. Due to this trinity, you will get the smoothest listening experience.
Apart from this, the Tronsmart engineers used the Qualcomm aptX codec in the Spunky Beat. So the latter is capable of delivering CD-like sound quality. Plus, some graphene-coated drivers produce detailed sound and deep bass.
Generally, these headphones use many Qualcomm techs. For instance, they also have built-in Qualcomm DSP & cVc 8.0 technologies. Simply put, they have excellent noise-canceling performance and richer audio streaming,
Also, they provide up to 7 hours of playtime and 24 hours in total with the charging case. What we like more is that you can enjoy up to 1 hour of playtime once charged for only 5 minutes.
- High-grade material brings fabulous in-ear design and elegant finishing to build eye-catching aesthetics
- Bluetooth v5.0 chip ... ★★★★★
As you see, some of these earphones were launched recently, some have a very common design, and some are costly, but what’s more important is that they all are capable of making tough competition to the Apple AirPods and the likes.