Valentine's Day 2023 tech gift guide: Wireless earbuds for fitness and music lovers
Let's take a look at some of the most searched earbuds in Singapore this month.
I can't live without my AirPods, which have proven effective for my Zoom calls and even celebrity interviews over the years. And when I'm not busy with work, these wireless earbuds are a great companion during train rides as I catch up on the newest hits on Spotify.
Like me, if you're an avid music lover, wireless earbuds are fantastic as they're hands-free while advanced enough to deliver a great heart-thumping bass beat.
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As we're approaching Valentine's Day, may I suggest gifting your loved ones a pair of wireless earbuds that would increase your level of enjoyment?
For a start, let's take a look at some of the most searched earbuds this month:
1. JBL Live Pro+ TWS True Wireless In-Ear NC Headphones
The JBL Live Free NC+ TWS earbuds allows you to groove all day long without noise or any distractions thanks to Active Noise Cancelling, while TalkThru and Ambient Aware keep you in touch with your friends and surroundings.
The earbuds also boast up to 21 hours of battery life, and in-case wireless charging gives you seamless, convenient ease of use. For ease of connection, the Dual Connect + Sync connects quickly with your smartphone, so you can start listening immediately without disruptions.
2. Jabra Elite 5 In-Ear Headphones
S$231 at Amazon Singapore
Jabra’s latest addition to the Elite range, the Elite 5, is guaranteed to help you put the world on pause and connect with the person that matters most. The Jabra Elite 5’s Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) ensures more reliable noise cancellation across a wider range of frequencies.
Listen to your favourite couples’ playlist with the fine-tuned 6mm speakers for powerful sound and have no fear about that all-important connection as you can do so with 2 devices at once through Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity and easy pairing with Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair. Access Alexa or Google Assistant, completely hands-free.
"Hear through allows me to hear the surroundings whilst I'm cycling on the road for safety which is a very important feature."
With up to 7 hours playtime, and up to 28 hours with a Qi-certified wireless charging case, you won’t have to worry about your song cutting out mid-play. This sleek Danish design is available in Gold Beige and Titanium Black.
One satisfied shopper even shared: "Hear through allows me to hear the surroundings whilst I'm cycling on the road for safety which is a very important feature."
3. Sudio T2 ANC Beamforming microphone True Wireless
S$199 at Robinsons Singapore
Sudio T2 is sweat and splashproof for the active and on-the-go listener, with up to 35 hours of battery life using the charging case, and 7.5 hours of listening time on one charge.
Sudio also claims that a quick charge of 10 minutes allows up to two hours of listening time if you need to slot in your gym time. That's pretty nifty!
On top of that, each Sudio T2 earphone features a dual beamforming microphone array – one mic pointed outwards to capture the ambient surroundings, and one mic pointed towards your mouth to capture your voice. Sudio T2’s internal digital signal processing algorithm analyses the sound waves and reduces ambient noise.
4. KZ ZS10 Pro, Linsoul 4BA+1DD 5 Driver in-Ear HiFi Metal Earphones
With a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5, the KZ Pro earbuds are a hit with listeners because of its crisp sound quality, thanks to the in-built drivers for high-frequency sounds. With this configuration, the sound is transient, dynamic and bright in all aspects.
One music lover even quipped: "With these headphones, I know exactly where the violins are and there is a definite separation between two instruments sat next to each other." We're sold!
Best of all, the earbuds come with a pair of cool transparent cables which you can unplug any time.
5. Apple AirPods Gen 2
S$200.85 at Amazon Singapore
The Apple earphones are powered by the Apple H1 headphone chip and can deliver up to 2x faster when switching between active devices, and a 1.5x faster connection time for phone calls. The H1 chip also drives voice-enabled Siri access and delivers up to 30 per cent lower gaming latency. It’s the higher-quality sound that Apple fans have been rooting for.
With the Wireless Charging Case, charging is as simple as placing the AirPods case on a Qi-certified charging mat.