Look for the perfect fit
Be it for listening to music or taking those video calls, comfort is an important factor in true wireless earbuds. Look for earbuds that give you customisable options. For instance, the earbuds should come with different size ear-tips. This will help you in finding the right and comfortable fit for your ear canal.
You will find that most brands will tell you that their earbuds off anywhere between three-five hours of battery life. One can always top it up with charging case. If you see a brand offering 12-14 hours of battery life, then it’s combined with case and earbuds. Anything above 4 hours of battery life without the charging case is something that you should look for.
Noise cancellation feature
Once a domain of the premium earbuds, noise cancellation has trickled down to affordable options as well. Brands like Oppo, Realme all offer it at affordable prices. Noise cancellation in a wireless earbuds will ensure smooth conversations and noise-free music experience as well.
Look for Codecs supported by wireless earbuds
The budget wireless earbuds will support SBC format, it’s a codec that doesn’t support high-resolution music. A SBC supported earbuds will found rather flat. Similarly, there will be some that support aptX or LDAC — not that great either. Look for options that support most audio codecs, like Hi-Res aptX HD, which will elevate your audio experience.
Controls on earbuds
True wireless means that you shouldn’t be too dependent on any other gadget. Look for earbuds that have control pads or buttons to take calls, change tracks or increase volume. You won’t find them in budget options but most mid-range and premium wireless earbuds will give you this feature.
Last but not the least, the most obvious one: audio quality. Look for the size of drivers — it will be in millimetres (MM) on the specs of earbuds. A bigger driver will deliver nice bass and rather impressive audio quality. The other thing to look at is frequency range. You will find that most headphones offer a range of 20Hz to 20kHz. While this doesn’t indicate high-quality sound, it can give you an indicator as this is the range at which an average human ear can be capable of hearing.