6 Wireless Earbud Alternatives to Airpods and Jabra Brands

You might even find they give you some (much needed) distance from your cell phone.


There are as many options for wireless headphones as there are reasons to use them. They make working out more fun—for instance, they solve the problem of awkwardly moving your phone around as you’re trying to do crunches and sit ups while listening to music. They’re also great for those hour-long conversations with your long distant friend. Surprisingly, you might find they give you some distance from your cell phone, too. Yes, we are inevitably tied to our devices, but if the options are to be tied with a wire, or tied without one, the second is clearly preferable. You’ll find a list of different wireless headphones of varying styles and prices, depending on your needs.

1. Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Sport Headphones

Why We Picked It: These headphones are ideal for sports and working out. The grip ensures that they’ll be supported in your ear, so that you won’t have any issues even during vigorous workouts. The sound quality is also reliably strong, and these headphones are also somewhat noise cancelling.

2. Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones

Why We Picked It: If you’re the kind of person who simply doesn’t like the feel of truly wireless earbuds, these are a good alternative. They are similar to the Bose Truly Wireless Sport Headphone, but are connected to each other with a wire, making them slightly more challenging to misplace. They are also $50 cheaper than their Truly Wireless counterpart, so we’re not mad about that, either.

3. Miltuu Wireless Sports Earphones in-Ear Earbuds IPX7 Waterproof with Mic

Why We Picked It: If you’re not planning to spend a few hundred dollars on earbuds, these Miltuu earbuds are a great affordable alternative. For $16, you can work out, listen to music while going to sleep, or simply not worry about holding your phone when you’re on the phone. The sound is also great quality for the price.

4. Klip Xtreme AthletikX Sports Wireless Stereo Earphones with Microphone

Why We Picked It: These guys are sweat-resistant, making them ideal for sports. The wire that attaches the earbuds are also more sturdy than most, while still being adjustable, making it more durable and less likely to fall off.

5. Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones

Why We Picked It: These are one of the more popular wireless headphones. The plastic wire that loops around your ear keeping the earbuds in place, making these more durable. They also offer a competitive price—$50 less than the Bose equivalent. These also have one of the longest battery life—up to 12 hours—on the market. So if you’re the kind of person who chronically forgets to charge your devices, this one is a good option.

6. PeohZarr Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth

Why We Picked It: These earbuds are made with an ergonomic design, giving you a comfortable fit. The battery life for these is three hours, which is shorter than others, but they come with a rechargeable battery case of up to nine hours. When you consider the price, they’re a great choice.

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