Hate Being Tied Down? #BreakFree with the Best Wireless Earbuds of 2021
Everyone has something that really grinds their gears. Maybe it’s when someone talks smack about your favorite hawker stall, or perhaps it’s watching someone park themselves at the table you CLEARLY chope-d. For us, it’s a seething hatred of cables that created an obsession with glorious wireless earbuds.
Maybe it has to do with the constant power struggle in life. If it wasn’t already obvious from our commitment to no lock-in contracts, we don’t like to be tied down to, well, anything. Not even our earphones. We’re in 2021 and we can’t believe wired earphones are even a thing anymore. Put them in a museum with alarm clocks, landline phones and fax machines, we say.
If you’re looking for an escape route away from the dark ages of dodgy, tangled wired earphones and towards all us cool kids with Bluetooth tech, you’ve come to the right place.
Discover the best true wireless earbuds
Unlike “wireless” earbuds that still have a wire that goes around your neck to connect the two buds, true wireless earbuds are the real deal. Here are our top picks for the best wireless earbuds in Singapore in 2021.
Earfun Air Pro: Best budget wireless earbuds
Let’s start off with the good news: you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a good pair of wireless earbuds. There are a number of budget-friendly options out there, but we love the Earfun Air Pros. They’re only a slight markup on the Earfun Air and come packed with great features, including some really lovely active noise cancellation. The main worry with spending less on wireless earbuds – or any electronics really – is whether they actually work properly. Thankfully, the Earfun Air Pros knock it out of the park: they’re comfortable, the controls are reliable and the sound is great for the price point. They might not be the cream of the crop, but they do a great job and your bank account will thank you!
Airpods Pro: Best wireless earbuds for iPhone users
Though they are on the expensive side, anyone willing to fork out the money for a pair of Apple Airpods Pro in Singapore will not be disappointed. They look suave, have a comfortable fit, sound great and boast impressive noise cancellation. Android users can get away with spending less on other top-quality earbuds, but Airpods Pro is unmatched for iPhone users. The stem sensor is a nifty little thing that can be used for activating Siri, skipping tracks and answering calls, plus a cool new iPhone-exclusive feature that gives you a surround sound-like experience for movies and games.
Sony WF-1000XM4: Best noise-canceling wireless earbuds
The name might sound like the child of Grimes and Elon Musk (Google it), but these Sony wireless earbuds are a cut above the rest. In fact, we’d be happy to call them our favorite overall. They offer some of the best noise-canceling techs in the business, but what really sets them apart is the mind-blowing sound quality and bass performance. This combination breathes new life into any track, while the 8-hour battery life (24 with a charging case) is a bonus we won’t complain about. Throw in comfort, touch-sensitive controls and a stylish design and you’ve got the best noise-canceling wireless earbuds around.
JBL Reflect Flow: Best wireless earbuds for working out
The JBL wireless earbud range is a goldmine for those who like to stay active and the Reflect Flows are our pick of the bunch when it comes to true wireless earbuds. Their benefits as sports in-ears are obvious: they have an IPX7 waterproof rating, an ergonomic fit that keeps them in during exercise and a battery that goes for 10 hours (up to 20 extra with the charging case). But what takes these JBL wireless earbuds from good to great is the tempting price tag and well-balanced sound – especially the bass. Now you can work out without hearing your favorite tunes butchered in your ears.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Best wireless earbuds for Galaxy users
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is much like Airpods Pro in that they’re a seriously impressive pair of earbuds that truly shine with the right phone. A pair of these will give you IPX7 waterproofing, a natural fit, butt-kicking sound quality and the new Voice Detect feature, which turns down your music when it detects you talking to somebody. Much like the Airpods Pro do for iPhones, the Galaxy Buds Pro offers surround sound exclusively to Samsung phones that have OneUI 3.1 or later.
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Terence is a freelancer who does many things including writing for blogs, investing, digital marketing, and helping out his family business.
He has been a big Circles.Life fan ever since joining the network in 2016 and has helped write for the Circles.Life blog ever since the launch. He hopes to inspire and help other people make better lifestyle choices, and help them improve their quality of their lifestyle as a result (sometimes even while saving money!).