When it comes to good wireless earphones, a couple of famous ones come to mind.
And you know what else comes to mind? The hefty price tag.
These headphones can cost up to RM1,000, and to be honest, the price tag is too steep for those who just wants a good, affordable pair of wireless earphones that deliver not-bad sound quality.
But do such earphones exist? Well, they do!
We've scoured the internet for the best wireless earphones you can buy that deliver pretty good sound quality, but at half (or more!) the price:
(Disclaimer: The prices we list below are based on our search on popular e-commerce sites in Malaysia, so the prices may be cheaper or more expensive based on discounts, free shipping deals and promotions. We also take into account customers' reviews and the reliability of the sellers)
#1 SoundPEATS Truengine
For a pair of wireless earphones that costs less than RM200, the SoundPEATS Truengine is probably the best value you can get for the money you spend. The Truengine boasts dual dynamic drivers in each earbud with beryllium-plated and composite diaphragm speakers, so you know the sound quality is going to be absolutely amazing!
On top of that, you can control most of the functions - like music play-pause, answer calls, etc. - with just a tap on the side. According to their website, the charging case holds roughly four full charges, and each charge works for roughly six hours, and 27 hours playtime in total.
Bonus: we absolutely love the see-through design of the earphones.
Buy here: Lazada
#2 Taotronics SoundLiberty 53
If you want something that looks like the Apple AirPods Pro but don't want to spend so much of your hard-earned money, the Taotronics SoundLiberty 53 is a worthy alternative. This pair of earphones are equpped with 6mm dynamic speakers and enhanced bass, and IPX6 water-proof. It connects to your phone with Bluetooth 5.0.
Just like the SoundPEATS Truengine, the Taotrinics Taotronics SoundLiberty 53 has Smart Touch Control that lets you perform functions by tapping on your earpiece. On top of that, their Single/Twin mode lets you use one side of the earphones if you prefer to leave one side of your ear open to hear your gym instructor shouting profanities at you.
Taotronics claims that you can get up to six hours of playtime on a single charge, and an additional 40 hours with the charging case.
Buy here: Lazada
#3 Realme Buds Q
Just like their range of smartphones, the Realme Buds Q packs in it awesome features for an affordable price. These pair of earbuds even has the looks, as it was designed by José Lévy, the corporate designer for luxury brand Hermès.
It boasts a 10mm large Dynamic bass boost driver with premium PEEK&PU special polymer composite diaphragm for an ultra clear sound and ultra thumping bass. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity as well, and with a latency of just 119ms, it's perfect for mobile gaming.
The earbuds last up to 20 hours, thanks to the 40mAh built-in battery in each ear bud. Oh, and the real selling point of the Realme Buds Q is that it weighs just 3.6g, which Realme claims is lighter than a piece of A4 paper.
Buy here: Realme Malaysia
#4 Enacfire E18 Plus
When it comes to value for money, the Enacfire E18 Plus has got to be on top of the list. Thanks to its atp-X audio tech, the earbuds transmit CD quality audio over Bluetooth, and get this: it also comes with noise suppression tech so that you can drown out your colleague's annoying whining.
The E18 Plus is also built tough enough to endure all your sweat, as it is IPX7 waterproof. The earbuds can last up to eight hours in a single charge, and an additional 40 hours with the charging case.
The thing we love about the Enacfire E18 Plus is the fact that the case also supports wireless charging. Sweet!
Buy here: Lazada
#5 Anker Soundcore Spirit X
If you prefer a pair of earphones that stick to your ear when you're working out at the gym, the Anker Soundcore Spirit X is the one for you. The Soundcore Spirit X boasts a 10mm driver, and with Anker's BassUp technology, the earphones deliver "thumping low-end, lush mids and crystal-clear treble", according to their website.
Anker claims that the Spirit X can last up to 12 hours on a single charge, which is pretty good compared to some of its competitors out there. On top of that, the over-the-ear hooks ensure that the Spirit X stays in your ear during your most intense workout, and their SweatGuard technology will resist the corrosive properties of sweat.
If it's a workout pair of earphones you want, you won't go wrong with the Anker Soundcore Spirit X.
Buy here: Shopee