With many smartphones going without a headphone jack in 2017, that trend is likely going to continue in 2018, and it has allowed truly wireless headphones to really rise. In 2017, a ton of companies decided to come out with their first pair of truly wireless earbuds, including Jaybird, JBL, Bose and even ZOLO. And that is because more people are moving towards Bluetooth headphones, and many prefer the truly wireless option.
There are a ton of truly wireless options out there, but it’s tough to gauge which is the best option. We have rounded up the best options available as of January 2018, down below. If you’re looking for the best audio quality and best battery life, the JLab Audio Epic Air and the Jaybird RUN are likely your best bets. Although the Jaybird RUN does have better audio, thanks to its app and the customizable EQ, the JLab Audio Epic Air does have slightly better battery life. Now if you are just looking for the best audio, the Bose SoundSport Free is likely the best choice. These offer up some incredible audio, but the battery life isn’t too great. So these are great for running or taking to the gym.
Of course, these truly wireless options are not that cheap, the majority of the ones on this list are above $100. However if you are looking for something that is under $100, the ZOLO Liberty are a good pair to check out. Now these won’t have that rich bass that you’d get from the Jaybird RUN or the Bose SoundSport Free, but you do get great sound out of these, and they do offer plenty of battery life, while also being very small and lightweight. In fact the ZOLO Liberty are so small, you’ll probably forget that they are in your ears. All of the options below are great ones to check out and use with your smartphone, tablet or really any Bluetooth-connected device. But remember, truly wireless is still somewhat new, so the quality isn’t as good as a wireless pair of headphones, and neither is the battery life. But it will get better over time.