YugaTech Christmas Giftguide 2020: TWS Earphones
Christmas is a season of giving and sales. And lots of it. There’s no denying that we’re all eyeing a device that’s been sitting idle in our shopping app carts for months. And, what better time of the year to buy them than Christmas, the season of holiday sales and marked down prices? Well, for those looking for a new pair of True Wireless Earphones (TWS) to gift your loved ones or yourself, we’ve prepared a list of the 2020’s best TWS just for you.
The Budget Gym-Buddy: SoundPEATS TrueShift 2
If you’re looking for the perfect gym companion without breaking the bank, The SoundPEATS TrueShift 2 is specifically designed for active lifestyles on a budget. Sporting an IPX7 water-resistant rating, these nifty TWS can withstand even the most sweat-intensive workout you’ve got. As for functionality, the logos on the back of the earbuds double as soft-touch controls, which makes operating these durable TWS a breeze. And did we also mention it supports voice command via your phone’s voice assistant? No more scrambling to wipe your hands mid-workout to use web browsing or other apps on your device.
It also features a very balanced audio output that delivers plenty of separation between frequencies, which means vocals and instrumentals come out smooth and distinct. As for battery life, it runs for about five hours of continuous use before needing to be recharged in its case.
The SoundPEATS TrueShift 2 is priced at PHP 1,799 on Lazada (LazMall).
The Quality Over Budget Champion: Sabbat X12 Pro
If you’re looking for something comfortable with great sound quality and an array of color variants to choose from, well, the Sabbat X12 Pro might be for you. These nifty earphones deliver comfort with the right balance of audio performance for its price range. While you won’t get the richest bass, the emphasis on its mids and highs are clear, detailed, and uplifting. Instruments sound just like they’re supposed to, and vocals are smooth and on-point. So, while you won’t get that “party in your ear” experience, you will get an open, airy and uncongested audio performance that’s perfect for work and daily use.
The Sabbat X12 Pro is priced at PHP 1,799 on Lazada (LazMall).
The Innovative Design Winner: Mezone B6
If you’re the type that loves out-of-the-box designs, then the Mezone B6 will likely be your best bet. These unconventional TWS come with a charging case that splits open in the middle diagonally – an interesting spin-off from the flip-top or clamshell variants we usually see. Additionally, instead of the plastic, the Mezone opted to go straight to a robust rubberized block for its design, making it usable for daily use even without a third-party silicone case.
As for sound quality, the Mezone B6 delivers a tight, head-bang worthy bass that fits the “party in your ear” experience perfectly. And despite delivering such a hard-kicking bass, it still performs great with mids and highs and doesn’t give you the congested audio that most bass-centered TWS earbuds have. In fact, it’s coherent, clear, and detailed to no fault. Just don’t push it to the max volume as it may sound crackly and may lead to hearing loss (please, don’t destroy your eardrums).
The Mezone B6 is priced at PHP 1,980 on Lazada (LazMall).
The Lightweight Candidate: realme Buds Air
If you’re into the on-the-go but the minimalist lifestyle, then there’s no better compact and lightweight option than the realme Buds Air. This ultra-portable pair sports a sleek, durable plastic design that is akin to Airpod Pro. As for sound quality, it delivers decent performance with clear highs, mids, and even lows.
But, what really sets these apart is its in-ear detection. If you remove the earbuds from your ear, it automatically pauses whatever is playing and vice-versa. This feature is seen on more high-end models and what really makes the realme Bud Air a champion in its own right.
The realme Bud Air retails for PHP 3,990 in Lazada (LazMall).
The Colorful Selection: The Sabbat E12
If you’re to add a bit more color to your devices, then the Sabbat E12 provides a vast array of color and pattern selections. Ranging from solid hues to marble gradients, these vibrant TWS have variants for everybody and anybody. As for sound quality, they do well with mids and highs at lower volumes but can get a little distorted once reaching the higher volume spectrum. But, it’s probably best anyway if you keep your volumes at a safe hearing range.
The Sabbat E12 currently comes in a bundle set with the Haylou Smartwatch LS02 for a limited time only. This bundle retails for PHP 3,690 in Lazada (LazMall).
The Best in Battery Life: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2
If you’re the type that has their earphones on a lot, then the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2’s battery life might help you keep them on a bit longer. It sports a whopping 7 hours of battery life on a 5-minute single charge. Also, it sports a Bluetooth 5.0 firmware that optimizes for stability and power consumption. It keeps a stable connection within a 10-meter wireless range, making it perfect for just about any activity.
Its charging case is sleek and premium to the touch and super easy to use. While on the sound quality side, it delivers a perfect balance of mids and highs to give you an audio performance that is crisp, smooth, and clear. Essentially, it sounds and feels as great as it looks, and that’s a tough thing to accomplish at its affordable price.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 retails for PHP 4,190 in Lazada (LazMall).
The Active Noise-Cancelling Pro: Sony WF-1000XM3 TWS
If you’re looking for a pair that can block out even the most obscene and loud ambient sounds, then Sony WF-1000XM3 can do exactly that for you. It is specifically designed to give you the best active noise cancellation in the TWS market. Additionally, its sleek earbuds come complete with an even sleeker charging case. If you’re looking for a polished form factor coupled with amazing noise-canceling features, this is the right choice for you.
Sony WF-1000XM3 retails for PHP 9,600 on Lazada (LazMall).
The Audio Performance King: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
If you’re the type to put audio performance above everything else, then the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 will likely be your next best buy. It features one of the best active noise canceling and a superior audio performance that is likely second to none, all the while lasting up to 7 hours of continuous use. As for the design, it sports an ergonomic design that looks sleek and feels light and comfortable.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 retails for PHP 19,990 on Lazada (Lazmall).
The Voice Call Expert: Apple Airpods Pro
If you’re looking for a pair that delivers almost zero latency issues with voice calls, then look no further. The Apple Airpods Pro is optimized specifically for that. It boasts one of the best voice call quality in its price range. And, of course, its form factor is something to be envied. Hence, the multiple copies and dupes.
Not falling far behind is its sound quality, which provides balanced audio that feels open, airy, and uncongested. Additionally, It can hold up to 4.5 hours of continuous use with active noise cancellation.
The Apple Airpods Pro is available in Lazada (LazMall) for PHP 12,851 and selected Apple and Apple-certified stores nationwide.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, giving any of the TWS mentioned in this list will put a smile on anyone’s face. After all, who doesn’t love a great pair of earphones?
Now, all you have to do is choose one and wait for that 12.12 sale.
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