AirPods were a runaway hit for Apple and a great first leap into true wireless tech. But as is typical with Apple products, AirPods carry a lofty price tag and a narrow feature set. Other headphone manufacturers have already caught up to Apple's innovations, and have made some advances of their own. If you want to find a low-cost alternative to AirPods, look no further. We've collected three of our favorites here, all priced considerably lower than their Apple competitors.
TL;DR: Listen to podcasts, music, and more for up to 35 hours with the TREBLAB X5 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for $59.47, a 40% savings as of Sept. 1. Wireless headphones are the most amazing invention -- until they die on you in the middle of a run. But that doesn't have to be your reality -- unless you plan on going on a 35-hour run any time soon. The 2020 version of the TREBLAB X5 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds delivers a 35-hour battery life with the included charging case, and that's only the beginning of why Amazon users love them (we're talking 4.3 out of 5 stars). These little buds were designed to make exercising, traveling, and taking calls a breeze.
Apple is kicking off its annual iPhone event on Sept. 12, and it's been heavily rumored that they're going to unveil a new version (or versions) of AirPods, their popular yet admittedly pricey wireless earbuds. Luckily there's a wide variety of similar wireless listening options you can get for much less. If you need a strong set of earbuds for your workout, check out the AXUM Gear True Wireless Earbuds. With sweatproof coating and adjustable hooks to keep them in place during even the most vigorous activity, these earbuds will be your best friend at the gym, on a run, or even just around the house as a dependable wireless option for you to listen to music while doing chores. Normally the AXUM Gear earbuds sell for $299, but right now you can take 49% off that price and get a pair for just $149.99.