Earphones - One for Everyone

Earphone - Headphone everywhere, which one to pick?

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In a world that is going crazy with a flood of earphones and headphones, where every manufacturer is offering the next best thing, we thought we can narrow it down and give you a list of our selected earphones. Rather, we like to call it an earpiece as we are not differentiating between a headphone, an earphone, an in-ear bud or in-ear pod. Moreover, we are trying to focus on the on-the-move professionals and share what we feel is the best for their use under the top-notch noise cancellation segment.

Yes, there are many that guarantee great value for money. Here are a select few.

1. Jabra Evolve 65e

The latest neckband earbuds release from Jabra come certified from Microsoft Skype for business and Unified Communications with an unbelievable 13 hours of battery life. You can also connect these simultaneously with your PC and your handphone using the USB Bluetooth adapter. Weighing just 36gms and available with multiple sizes of ear-gels and ear-wings it is built for a customisable snug fit. It integrates with Jabra Sound+ app allowing users to customize their calls and music experience and Jabra Hear Through technology allows you to hear what’s happening around whenever needed. It is available for SGD 311 and you can search for a business partner here.

2. Samsung Galaxy Buds

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These ones are the current talk of the town with many comparisons with the airpods. If you use a Samsung Galaxy phone or are an Android user, perhaps these ones are for you. They fit great and the wireless charging straight from your Galaxy phone feature supporting up to 6 hours of playtime sets them apart. The IPX2 standard just protects them against sweat and splash making them not submerge friendly. Other good features to have include touch control, ambient aware and auto-pause that make using them easy. You can pick a cool yellow from Lazada for SGD 238 here.

3. Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT

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This one is dedicated to the one that loves their sound quality above all and likes to take calls, if needed, as and when he/she is tuned in. They do not come with noise cancellation but do deliver superb sound, midrange and bass, for the incomparable price of just SGD 288. Apart from that, the reason that they make it to this list is that on a single charge they can go up to as much as 40 hours of uninterrupted listening. You can pick these either from the Audio Technica store at Ubi View or from Lazada here.

4. Bose SoundTrue® Ultra in-ear Headphones

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A single earpiece but different models for apple and android, now that is some serious earphone customization from Bose. The T-joint design of these earphones ensures that you won’t get entangled in the wires while on the move.StayHear® Ultra tips conform to the shape of your ears allowing a comfortable and robust fit. The inline 3-button remote, apart from holding the mic, allows you to answer and end calls, provides access to calling functions, voice commands and controls music and video functions of your device. These retail for SGD 189 and you can find one on Lazada or Amazon Prime in Singapore.

5. xFyro ARIA

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ARIA is the world’s first Bluetooth 5.0 earbud that is certified IP67 waterproof and dustproof. You can wear these ear-buds in the rain or shower. The manufacturers claim an industry leading 8 hours of battery on a single charge (32 hours total), auto-pairing, no audio-video lag, and Google and Siri compatibility. The earbuds allow you to control music, calls and certain commands directly from the earbuds. You can purchase your pair here.

 

Mehtab Ahluwalia

24 Apr 2019, 10:00 AM

M is managing enterprise sales business for a software major during the day and has a penchant for panache. Well-travelled, well-read and bringing imagination to life through his lens and pen is what he often indulges in. Follow him on Facebook or Instagram.