Top TWS Earbuds over PHP 5,000 (2020)
Before, buying True Wireless Earphones meant dealing with latency issues, inaudible voice calls, and many other problems. As time progresses, choosing a pair is now harder than it has ever been before. From competitive pricing to rapidly evolving features and audio quality, the market for TWS Earbuds has never been this saturated or intimidating. Those who have an extensive budget may enjoy more features such as Active Noise Cancellation on TWS earbuds. Check our top picks below and save yourself from the hassle. Who knows, you might find what you’re looking for while keeping all your limbs still intact.
Apple Airpods Pro
This one’s a no brainer. While they may seem like a waste to those not akin to the Apple ecosystem, the Airpods Pro can actually prove to be quite flexible for android and windows users. In fact, 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. The only downside is the bass, which is easily surpassed by cheaper alternatives. But, if you’re not the “party in your ear” type, then the Airpods Pro is more than enough to get you by and then some. However, a feature that you might find a little inconvenient is its battery life. It can only hold up for 4.5 hours with active noise cancellation – a far cry from its competitors. Fortunately, this can be rectified by its charging case, which supports up to 24 hours of talking time when used accordingly.
The Apple Airpods Pro is available in Lazada (LazMall) for PHP 13,491 and selected Apple and Apple-certified stores nationwide.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
If you’re a bonafide audiophile, then Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 might be the one for you. It touts an ergonomic design that looks not only sleek but also feels light and comfortable. Additionally, it’s battery life easily surpasses that of the Airpod Pro, supporting up to 7 hours of continuous use – a definite champion in that department. But, really, what sets these innovative TWS apart is its sound quality. It features one of the best active noise canceling and a superior audio performance that is likely second to none.
However, the price tag of this pair weighs a little on the heavier side. The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 can retail for PHP 9,995 on Lazada (Lazmall).
Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds
The Sony WF-1000XM3 was specifically designed to give you the best active noise cancellation in the TWS market, and it comes out triumphant. Dubbed as the best in its category, its aesthetics don’t fall that far behind. Its sleek earbuds come complete with an even sleeker charging case. So, if you’re looking for a polished form factor coupled with amazing noise-canceling features, then this is the right choice for you.
Unfortunately, the Sony WF-1000XM3 can only hold up to 4.75 hours of music playback with active noise cancellation and takes about 1.5 hours for it to charge within its charging case fully. It is also not suited for workouts as it easily slips out with rigorous motions and has no IPX rating at all.
Sony WF-1000XM3 retails for PHP 9,408 on Lazada (LazMall).
Jabra Elite 75T
Are you constantly missing important notifications on your phone or laptop because you’re listening on one or the other device? Well, luckily, the Jabra Elite 75T is fully equipped to handle all your multitasking audio needs. These nifty TWS can be connected to two devices at the same time. As for sound quality? Well, we can rightfully say that the Jabra Elite 75T is in a league of its own with in-app personalization that makes getting your version of the “right sound” a breeze. And did we mention it also sports an IP55 rating? Just imagine working out to a video on your laptop while staying plugged into your smartphone.
The only downside to the Jabra Elite 75T is its lack of active noise-canceling. It would be great to pair this feature with its custom app’s personalization profiles. Nonetheless, they still make for a very great pair of TWS.
The Jabra Elite 75T comes with a price tag of PHP 8,999 in Lazada (LazMall).
Beats PowerBeats Pro
If you’re the type that puts comfort and fit above all else, then the Beat PowerBeats Pro could be that perfect fit you’re looking for. While the charging case leaves room for improvement with a bulky clamshell design and a fingerprint magnet surface, these powerful TWS are something to be envied. Its over-ear design makes rigorous exercising a breeze. No more stopping every so minute to make sure they’re set and snug. These pair are not coming off even with the most intense workouts. However, despite their snug fit, it’s unfortunate that it’s only rated IPX4, meaning wiping them in between cardio-intensive workouts is recommended.
Despite these setbacks, the Beat PowerBeats Pro lacks a sound department (except for noise isolation). You may think because of the name that they deliver very heavy, head-bang worthy bass. However, they actually provide clean, crisp, and smooth sounds perfect for the gym or daily use.
The Beat PowerBeats Pro comes with a price tag of PHP 13,490 in Authorized Apple Retail Stores or on the Apple website.
Delivering outstanding quality with amazing form factors can severely lead to steep prices. However, these prices can still change as newer ones arrive this year. While none really fits the one type fits all approach, it’s unlikely you’re paying a lump sum to get something as generic. That’s why it’s always important to approach buying devices like these with careful consideration of your wants versus needs with the added weight of budget.