The headset has long been designed to connect “over the air” via Bluetooth, but not all in-ear models assume the complete absence of wires. To date, there are many models on sale connected by a cable, which tends to get tangled, creating discomfort. Our list of the best TWS earphones of 2021 features the latest generation of earbuds for maximum comfort.
True Wireless Stereo is the standard for true wireless headphones. They resemble ordinary headphones, but guarantee complete freedom of action. Each headset contains a Bluetooth module and a separate battery.
The best budget TWS headphones
CaseGuru CGPods 5.0
TOP 10 TWS wireless headphones are opened by the CGPods 5.0 model from the Tyumen brand CaseGuru. In 2020, these “ears” literally ripped off all the best Russian sales of wireless headphones, surpassing even the most popular Huawei. The reason for their popularity is the better price-quality ratio of the model. In terms of functionality, CGPods 5.0 are not inferior to Apple AirPods (somehow even more interesting), but 4 times cheaper! Tyumen headphones have good sound isolation, surround sound and pleasant sound. Autonomy is almost the same as Apple AirPods: 17 hours. A huge advantage of CGPods is moisture protection, which apples do not have. You can take Tyumen headphones with you into the shower, rinse under the tap from dust, dirt and sweat. The case of CGPods 5.0 is made of professional aviation aluminum, like Boeing. In this case, the headphones will be safe and sound, no matter what you do – do not be afraid of falls and bumps. Such a case can withstand 220 kg (unlike the “apple” case, which falls apart by 84 kg). You can buy CGPods only online, at an honest price from a direct manufacturer – 4500 rubles. The creator of the Tyumen brand, Vadim Bokov, fundamentally does not work with intermediaries and stores like M.Video, because of the refilling of which Tyumen headphones would cost at least 2 times more. For such an innovative approach to business, the entrepreneur was even nicknamed “Tyumen Elon Musk.”
- autonomy 17 hours;
- moisture protection IPX6;
- bluetooth 5.0 standard;
- heavy-duty case, holds 220 kg;
- soft surround sound.
- no wireless charging.
HIPER TWS Brise
This is a budget headset with a good microphone, which has a stylish design and a high level of usability. The product can be used in sports due to high-quality ergonomics and low weight – 4 grams. Users respond positively to bass transmission. Rumors are also on the rise. Independent work is enough for 3 hours without using a case. The maximum battery life can be up to 15 hours, which is not ideal, but the case is still in line with the price category of the product. Charging the headset takes about 60 minutes.
- good voice;
- excellent bass;
- comfortable earpiece.
- not ideal autonomy.
JBL Tune 215 TWS
If you are not sure which cheap TWS headset to choose with good quality, we recommend that you take a look at the JBL Tune 215 series. This headset was introduced last year and quickly became a hit along with its Chinese competitor. At the same time, the product has not only a high-quality balanced sound, but also excellent sound insulation. A good option for listening to music in the subway and other noisy places if you don’t want to overpay. As always, the well-known manufacturer has made sure that its product stands out with patented technologies. These include the JBL Pure Bass. Neodymium speakers are good for playing different genres of music. The battery life is 5 hours, and with the use of a case, this figure is automatically increased by another 20 hours.
- good sound;
- bluetooth 5.0 standard;
- support for JBL Pure Bass;
- dual connect support.
Looking for lightweight and affordable TWS earbuds for sports or listening to music from a smartphone, some buyers have chosen the mid-range Borofone BE38 series earbuds and have not regretted their purchase. The fact is that this headset has really powerful stereo sound for its price range. At the same time, the manufacturer took care of a capacious battery, which is enough for 3 hours of battery life without using a case. Separately, I would like to note the high quality of the ear elements and the thoughtful shape of the headphones. This provides a truly ergonomic fit in the ear. High-quality pairing is provided by Bluetooth 5.0 support. The box has a magnetic lid.
- magnetic cover;
- battery 200 mAh;
- good equipment;
- bluetooth 5.0 support.
- not the best known company.
Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2
The best budget TWS earphones in our opinion are Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2. The second generation of the popular earbuds has microphone noise reduction and excellent moisture protection. From the almost identical line of Redmi Airdots, these headphones differ in support for the XiaoAI voice assistant, and this is a clear advantage. The stable signal range is 10 meters. It is important to note the presence of large dynamic emitters, the diameter of which is 7.2 mm, respectively. There is an improved Realtek audio processor to ensure stable performance. Don’t ignore the fact that there’s built-in digital noise cancellation and 4 hours of battery life. Headphones can work separately from each other.
- good autonomy;
- speaker quality;
- good feature;
- noise reduction system.
The best premium TWS headphones
Samsung Galaxy Buds+
The Samsung Galaxy Buds +, which is positioned as a sports headset, has replenished the TWS headset rating. The in-ear headphones have an 85 mAh battery, which lasts for 11 hours of battery life. In addition to the excellent sound that is typical of all the premium class members of our collection, this model stands out with its fast charging function: in just 3 minutes, you can increase autonomy to 60 minutes of listening to your favorite songs. Each headset has 3 microphones. At the same time, the gadget differs significantly from its predecessor in terms of functionality (there is support for multipoint communication), responsive control, fast charging and wireless communication. The engineers of the South Korean company paid due attention to the practicality and ergonomics of the case.
- greater autonomy;
- there is a multipoint;
- 3 microphones in the headset;
- fast and wireless charging.
Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2S
In terms of value for money, the Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2S series looks quite good compared to the competition. The upgraded headphones have intuitive controls, a good mic system, and digital noise cancellation compared to their more expensive counterparts. The battery life of this device is 5 hours. Particular attention should be paid to sound quality, as well as support for the AAC codec. This is confirmed by the presence of 14 mm dynamic drivers. The headset works with Bluetooth 5.0, which transmits a stable signal at a distance of up to 10 meters.
- pure sound;
- good noise reduction;
- large speakers;
- AAC codec support.
- little is sold.
Google Pixel Buds TWS
For fans of the American company, our list of TWS headphones is complemented by the Google Pixel Buds Bluetooth headphones, which have received a significant amount of criticism and improvements. The headset has the most convenient control: there is Adaptive Sound control, touch control, there is Google Assistant. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.0+ and the Fast Pair standard, stable signal transmission is achieved. The headphone housing is IPX4 protected. Of the shortcomings – only 5 hours of autonomy, which is very small compared to competitors. However, there is a travel case with which you can increase the battery life.
- own technologies;
- chic sound;
- bluetooth 4.0+ standard+;
- sound adjustment.
Apple AirPods 2
The former leader in the premium wireless headphone segment is the Apple AirPods 2, equipped with Siri, the proprietary voice assistant. This advanced device is activated using voice commands. The manufacturer has improved the case by adding wireless charging. In addition, work has been done on the software. The result is an even more balanced product that delivers richer sound and more comfortable use. Switching on and connection occurs automatically. There is no cheaper solution for the products of an American company.
- good sound;
- voice control;
- improved software;
- new H1 chip.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
The best premium TWS earbuds of 2021 are the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2, filled with tons of innovative technology. In terms of sound quality, in our opinion, the headset is in no way inferior to the American competitor, as evidenced by the frequency response. At the same time, the headset from a well-known brand has excellent sound and stable operation when connected to different devices. Inside are dynamic drivers, the size of which is 7 millimeters. Frequency range from 5 to 21000 Hz. Obviously, support for progressive codecs is implemented, including AAC and aptX. The battery life of the gadget is 7 hours.
- good autonomy;
- fast charging;
- full set of codecs;
- chic sound;
- frequency response indicators.
Rating of manufacturers of TWS headphones
In our selection, there was not enough space to review all worthy headphones in this class. For this reason, we decided to take a look at the best TWS headset manufacturers, in our opinion, highlighting the iconic lines of each brand.
Apple 10/10 Samsung 9/10 Huawei 9/10 Sony 9/10 Bose 8/10
Apple is the undisputed leader in this category of wireless headphones, famous for being the first AirPods with sound that rivals classic in-ear audio. This trend was immediately picked up by such well-known brands as Samsung, Sony and Bose.
When looking at the best manufacturers of TWS sports headphones, it’s hard to ignore Bose’s results.
To listen to music, many users rely on Sony. This company has managed to introduce the iconic WF-1000X line with beautiful reproduction of various musical genres.
What are the best TWS headphones to buy in 2021?
About sound insulation, resistance, frequency range and other parameters that do not say anything, you can talk for a long time without analyzing the frequency response. If you don’t know which TWS wireless earbuds to buy, please be aware that this type of device needs to be tested for yourself because everyone’s experience is different. Regarding our personal opinion:
- The best sports headphones are the Samsung Galaxy Buds+;
- Good budget headset – Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2;
- Excellent headphones for the price and quality – Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2S;
- TWS Premium Headphones – Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2.