(SPOT.ph) Raise your hands if you treat your wireless earbuds as precious as you would actual babies, human or otherwise. Why wouldn’t you? They save you from long and boring commutes, waiting, and awkward situations. You panic if you don’t have them in your bags or pockets when you go out. Their wired siblings can do the same, but the wires can get intrusive. No judgment to those who love its vintage charm. But it’s just so convenient not having to untangle them every single time you store it somewhere (it gets much worse if one of the wires come out as defective and only work when you bend them at a certain angle). A lot of earbuds are released yearly, so if you’re not sure where to start looking, we got you. This year was no different so we round up the ones that caught our attention below.
Also read: The 10 Best Wireless Earbuds of 2021
Check out the 10 best wireless earbuds of 2022:
Sony Linkbuds S (P10,999)
Have you ever had your noise-canceling earbuds in when someone suddenly comes up to talk to you? You'll ask them to repeat what they just said while you scramble to look for your phone in your bag or mash around your touch-sensitive pair. But with the Linkbuds S, you won't have to—its Speak to Chat function will automatically pause the music for you when the buds detect talking. In terms of battery life, you won't have to worry about these pairs losing juice because it has six hours of battery life total and an additional 14 hours with their compact charging case.
Apple AirPods 2nd Generation (P14,990)
As an Apple enthusiast, you probably stayed up all night for the tech giant's Apple Event last September. No judgments. We did, too. Arguably one of the stars of their lineup was the latest iteration of their minimalist wireless earbuds. Dubbed the AirPods Pro 2, the pairs are said to have an "even richer audio experience," with "next-level Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Adaptive Transparency," made possible by an H2 chip. Complete your Apple ecosystem with these buds.
Beats Fit Pro (P11,990)
Raise your hands if you hate it when your earbuds fall out or come loose in your ears. It's annoying, we know, especially when you're really busy. These pairs from Beats have silicone wingtips engineered to stay (unlike someone you might know) secured in your ears, even in the most intense physical activities. They're water-resistant, so don't worry about getting sweat on them. The buds, also with solid ANC, promise up to six hours of listening time on a full charge with an additional 18 hours on the case.
Adidas FWD-02 SPORT (P8,890)
Adidas is known for its innovative take on sportswear but, ICYDK, they’ve branched out to tech too, more specifically, audio devices—to which the adidas FWD-02 belongs. These ergonomic, neat-looking buds also have silicon wings to secure said buds in your ears. If you love blasting music while you're out for a jog, workout, or having an intense K-pop jamming session (with the head banging)—they're a viable option. It has six hours of playtime per charge.
Jabra Elite 4 Active (P6,175)
Whether you're a casual listener or an audiophile, these buds are worth checking out. They're simple, do their job well, and are very affordable—the most affordable ones on the list. You have the freedom to customize your sound experience: its ANC promises to tune the rest of the world out while you do your thing while its HearThrough technology also helps you be aware of your surroundings. You can get excellent sound quality without breaking the bank. Technically, these were released on December 31, 2021, but hey, what's just one day?
JBL Live Pro 2 (P10,399)
Are you someone who can't go out of the house without earbuds? Same here. You bring them anywhere and everywhere you go—which means we don't want them dying on our drive and commute. Can you imagine getting stuck in EDSA traffic without good tunes to accompany you? Good thing you don't have to worry about it with JBL Live Pro. These pairs promise up to 40 hours (10 hours on the earbuds with an additional 30 hours on the case). Its key features include True Adaptive Noise Cancelling and Smart Ambient.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless (P16,990)
You'll enjoy listening to hard-thumping bass in superior high-resolution audio thanks to the combined powers of these buds' TrueResponse technology, which features 7-millimeter dynamic drivers for minimal distortion, and the aptX Adaptive codec. They also provide up to seven hours of battery life and 28 hours of overall playtime.
Galaxy Buds2 Pro (P12,990)
These Samsung pairs' Intelligent 360 Audio and 24-bit Hi-Fi sound allows users to get more realistic, clearer, and richer sounds. Its spatial audio lets you immerse in whatever music you're listening to or shows you're binge-watching in high-quality. Not only that, but you'll barely feel these buds sitting in your ear with its ergonomic and lightweight design. You can cop them in the stylish Bora Purple, to match your Flip Z in the same shade.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II (P19,500)
When talking about noise-canceling and true-to-production audio devices, Bose's name is sure to come up. Their QuietComfort buds, released in late 2020, are a prime example. And in case you missed it, they upgraded this crowd favorite into the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II. With its CustomTune technology, these buds, are said to be able to "optimize a noise cancellation and sound performance that fits you perfectly."
Available at Bose stores.
Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds (P13,999)
Disclaimer: these pairs were actually released in 2021 but were too good not to deserve a shoutout for the following year again. They're smaller than its predecessor—the WF-1000XM3—but they sure do pack a punch. Take, for example, its Integrated Processor V1 technology and High-Resolution Wireless Audio that promises rich bass performance so listen to your tunes to your heart’s content.