You don’t have to shell out over $150 to get a solid pair of truly wireless earbuds. Affordable true wireless earbuds are now packed with the latest and great technology to provide you with an audio experience that’s just as good as a lot of the more expensive earbuds on the market. For less than $100 there are some great options that provide a good sound experience backed by excellent build quality and reliability.
Sennheiser CX 400BT
We are starting off this list with the Sennheiser CX 400BT. These earbuds are a bit over our $100 budget but they deliver the best audio experience of any earbud at this price because you are getting the same audio quality as the more expensive Sennheiser Momentum which is one of the best sounding premium earbuds on the market. What makes these earbuds so especially is that you get access to the Sennheiser app so you do have the ability to set up your equalizer in different ways. It delivers a studio-like performance with the most natural sound experience for an overall balanced signature. Battery life is around 7hrs with around 20hrs using the case. And with the fast charge feature, just 10 minutes of charge will give you a hrs worth of use. Finally, other features include AAC, aptX, SBC as well as passive Noise Cancelling. If you are will to go a little able the $100 budget, the Sennheiser CX 400BT is the best earbuds to get.
One Plus Buds Z
For the price, the One Plus Buds Z packs great sound quality and comfort without having a bulky cheap-feeling design. You get 10mm drivers that deliver a full sound, with decent separation of the highs and lows but above all else kicking bass. There’s also IP55 water resistance and the silicone ear tips block out enough noise so you can hear your music clearly.
Additionally, you’re allowed to you either bud independently and there’s is an in-ear sensor that pauses your audio whenever you take the earbuds out and resumes it once you pop them back in. This is very welcomed considering there is no ambient mode with these earbuds. With quick charge technology onboard just, you are able to 3 hours of playtime with just 10 minutes in the charging case. And you will be able to get a total of 20hrs of battery life on a full charge.
The SoundPEATS T2 boasts some of the best active noise cancelling of any earbud under $100. It’s able to block out lower tones, talking, car horns and more. You also get an ambient mode that allows you to hear your surroundings with almost a natural feel. Thanks to an IPX6 waterproof rating, you’ll have all the protection from water to enjoy use these earbuds just about anywhere. And when it comes to playback controls, the T2 has smart touch controls which provide all your playback functions.
With active noise cancelling off you can actually get 10hrs of audio playtime and a total of 30hrs using the case. When ANC is on you can expect 8hrs worth of use and around 24hrs total with the case. This is very impressive because a lot of other earbuds on the market with ANC doesn’t come close to these when it comes to battery life. When it comes to audio, the T2 is awesome, the T2 sports 12mm dynamic drivers which deliver strong deep subwoofer like bass with very natural sounding mids and highs.
Creative Outlier Gold
When it comes to battery life there’s just no matching the Creative Outlier Gold True Wireless Earbuds. These earbuds boast a jaw-dropping 14hrs playtime and 39hrstotal with the charging case. Not only are these earbuds IPX5 water-resistant but they also support both AAC and aptX Bluetooth codecs backed by Bluetooth 5.0 for great connectivity and audio playback.
To get the most out of these earbuds the Creative Outlier Gold requires you to use the Super X-Fi digital signal processing app amplifier which can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. Audio experience is great considering the price. And if the sound is not to your liking, you can simply use the Super X-Fi amplifier to improve the audio experience to suit your style. It delivers strong solid bass with enhanced mids and bright highs. The passive noise cancellation is excellent.
Tribit FlyBuds C1
You can tell that these earbuds were inspired by the AirPods Pro’s when it comes to the design which some might love and some might dislike. But these are great earbuds overall. The Flybuds specifically uses Bluetooth 5.2 which is a step above most of the over Bluetooth earbuds when it come s to seamless connectivity.
It uses a Qualcomm QCC3440 chip which is one of those chips that does a really good job at consuming power allowing you to use less power than most of the competition. Listeners can get up to 12 hours of battery life and around 50 hours totally with the charging case. And in the rare case that you pick them up and your battery is dead, a 10-minute charge will get you a 1hr and a half worth of use.
Additionally, it has low latency which is great for coming movies, videos and even gaming on your mobile device. The sound quality is what stands out. It’s great for most genres with these earbuds, you get forward highs and strong mids with strong punchy bass.
Lypertek PurePlay Z3 (Tevi)
This upgrade version now boasts Bluetooth 5.2 technology and an ambient mode. This means you’re able to hear your surroundings without you actually taking the earbuds out. It also has an IPX7 rating so it can be submerged underwater, so if you’re the kind of person that likes to enjoy music by the pool, these earbuds will be perfect those kinds of environments.
The battery life is the major selling point for these earbuds with around 10 hours with the earbuds and 70 hours with the charging case so you can use them all day. And with a fast charge feature, just 15 minutes of charge will get you 2 hours of playtime.
Audio is extremely bright and detailed with decent bass. And for a more customized audio experience, you can set your personal EQ using the Tevi app. These earbuds provide a lot of o value for the price.