If you're looking for a new pair of wireless earbuds that deliver the newest technology with an affordable price tag, the ALLAS True Wireless Earbuds are a great choice. They're Bluetooth 5.0, with 8 times the broadcast capacity of previous iterations, meaning you'll enjoy near-instant pairing and uninterrupted connectivity whether you're working your way through the gym or walking around town. Similar to the Bose SoundSport Free earbuds (retail: $199.95), the ALLAS earbuds are also lightweight and ergonomically designed, using customizable ear tips rather than painful hooks or clips to fit snugly and securely in your ear. Plus, they're sweat-resistant and water-resistant, so they can withstand a vigorous workout or a particularly strenuous commute without any problems. You can even wear them in the rain, so there's no need to panic if you get caught out in the elements.
Earbuds are essentially designed to shoot sound directly at your eardrums. The makers of the 360 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds decided it was time to change that. These buds supposedly pack a unique, patented technology that will supposedly make you feel like you're sitting in the recording studio. Built to separate frequencies, the idea is that they deliver crisp, surround sound-like quality, whether you're listening to music, audiobooks, or podcasts. The intrasonic frequency offers a booming bass, while the material inside the headphones absorbs any unwanted feedback.
The Orosound Tilde headphones aren't truly wireless--each earbud is connected to the other via a flexible neckband--but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves. These Kickstarter-backed earbuds are designed for "well-being in the office," according to the company. Let me explain: The Tildes feature adjustable noise cancellation, which lets you determine how much background noise is (or isn't) filtered through, as well as a special "talk-in-noise" mode that lets you hear only the person you're talking to. The talk-in-noise mode filters out ambient noise (including human voices) around you and filters in voices coming from in front of you (within a 60-degree "cone"), so you can easily talk to someone face-to-face in a crowded setting. If you use the Tilde earbuds for listening to music or the "talk-in-noise" mode, you'll get eight hours of battery life, while if you just use the earbuds for adjustable noise cancellation, you'll get a whopping 20 hours.