As more and more smartphone manufacturers keep eliminating the 3.5mm audio jack from their latest models, the importance and imminence of Bluetooth headsets becoming the default choice is more prominent than ever in 2017. While a lot of us can’t quite accept companies like Apple and Google getting rid of the headphone jack from their smartphones yet, there is no denying that wireless is the future. If you have just bought an iPhone 8 or the Google Pixel 2, then you will likely find this list of the best Bluetooth earphones to be quite helpful.

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Jaybird X3

In case you thought that the Jaybird X2 was expensive, you would be pleasantly surprised to know that the Jaybird X3 is actually cheaper and priced more competitively than its predecessor. The package includes a whole bunch of different sized wing tips and ear tips so that everyone can listen to their music comfortably, irrespective of their ear size. The sound is quite balanced, without sacrificing or over-emphasizing on any one end of the aural spectrum. Overall, the 8-hour battery life and the slim, easy to carry design makes the X3 an excellent pair of all-purpose earphones.

BeatsX

Another true all-purpose Bluetooth earbud is the BeatsX, which sports the best of what Apple did with Beats after they acquired it. It has a modern, beautiful design, 8 hours of battery life with fast charging, a stretchable neck band and of course, the mighty Apple W1 chip. The chip allows for seamless connection with any iPhone, iPod, iPad or MacBook. In spite of being slightly bass-heavy (as is the case with most Beats audio equipment), the BeatsX manages to maintain a decent balance nonetheless. To get the most out of them, try a few replacement ear tips for enhancements like added noise isolation, a snugger grip or a more comfortable fit for longer use.

ADV.Sound Model 3

Although not as well known or as old as the other two manufacturers on this list, ADV.Sound has made quite a name for themselves in the recent years. The Model 3 in-ear headphones sound better than most other offerings in the price bracket, but one of its best features is the fact that you can easily turn these into a traditional set of wired earphones when you need to by simply attaching the included cable to the MMCX connectors. While using wirelessly, it even has an in-line remote on the neck band with playback controls. The only thing you may not appreciate about the ADV.Sound Model 3 is the fact that it has a battery life of only 5-hours.

While they were not included in the list, honorable mentions in this segment include the SoundPEATS QY8 and the CB3 Fit Sport; both of which are excellent Bluetooth earbuds in their own accord. What a lot of people are not aware of is the fact that the ear tips on an in-ear headphone make a big difference in the overall experience, so once you have bought the earphones you want, do invest a bit more and get the right comply foam tips for your model to maximize your listening experience with the product.

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

I am interested in all things technology, especially automation, robotics and tech that helps change how society will live in the future.