The Best Airpod Competitors
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As an Apple Airpod owner myself, there’s no doubt they’re awesome. I listen to podcasts all day and always have my Airpods close by. But, given how quickly technology develops, there must be some great Airpod competitors that can give you the Airpod experience without the price.
Well, you’re right!
Even if you already own Airpods, having a cheap alternative is a good idea. I don’t know about you, but I’m always worried that I’m going to lose one of my Airpods while I’m walking my dogs and it will fall down the gutter. No one wants that to happen with their expensive Apple Airpods.
So, whether you need your first set of Airpods, or need a cheaper alternative, here are some of the best Airpod competitors that won’t break the bank.
If you want to pick an Airpod competitor that, at quick glance, can pass as actual Apple Airpods, here are some great choices.
All of the earbuds listed in this category come with a charging case, just like Apple’s Airpods.
With a lot of high reviews on Amazon, these earbuds let you pay 1/4 of the price for quality bluetooth earbuds.
Some claim that the bass is not as strong as the Airpods but, overall, the sound quality is almost the same.
In addition to the charging case, these Airpod competitors come with a USB cord, which makes it even easier to charge the case than the Apple Airpods.
These bluetooth earbuds have all of the quality you would expect, but with a fraction of the price.
While the case doesn’t qualify as an Airpod looalike, the actual earbuds come close enough. The quality for the price of these MEBUYZ’s are good enough not to mention in this section.
Users of these earbuds have been really impressed. The charging case is magnetic so that the earbuds don’t fall out, the earbuds respond well to Siri, they fit well, and the sound quality is great.
While they aren’t a replacement for noise cancelling headphones, they do have noise cancelling technology built into them.
Maybe you have the cash to fork over for some nice earbuds, but you simply don’t want to dive into the Apple pond. If that’s the case, here are some great splurge earbud options that give you a lot, if not more, of what the Airpods do.
If you were here for budget options, keep scrolling to the extreme budget choices.
Beats have a great reputation for good reason. Yet, with Beats, you either love them or hate them. A lot of people love these earbuds, but it’s not a universal opinion.
If you’re already a Beats fan, you’ll probably like their Powerbeats Pro earbuds. If you’re new to the Beats world, they’re worth checking out. Otherwise, move on to the other choices.
What I like about the Zolo earbuds is that they come with a number of different ear tips so that you can choose the size and shape that best fits your ear.
These earbuds are also great if you want a compact option that have great sound quality. While the Amazon reviews note a few problems here and there, they also boast about the great customer service that Zolo provides.
Bose are a bit like Beats in that some people think they are totally worth the price and some don’t. If you’re in the camp that appreciates Bose quality, you’ll like these earbuds.
These earbuds have A LOT of Amazon reviews, which average out into a fairly positive appraisal. Even the negative reviews talk about how good the sound quality is. I mean, it’s Bose. They have to have great sound quality. So, if you care about sound quality enough to overlook some other potential flaws, these could be a great choice.
Extreme Budget Choices
With bluetooth earbuds, you get what you pay for. For all of the options below, I tried to find a happy medium between pretty decent quality and pretty decent price that could qualify as Airpod competitors. Regardless, know that many budget options will also give you budget quality. Overall, the ones below are great for the price, but don’t expect them to be as high quality as Apple Airpods.
If you need some great quality bluetooth earbuds at a great price, these are a great choice. Great great great.
With a crazy amount of high reviews, these earbuds have more quality than you’ll pay for.
These Lombex bluetooth earbuds are pretty great for the price. Reviews claim that they can play for 3 hours with one charge, have a comfortable fit, and even have some noise cancelling qualities.
Like Airpods, the case serves as a charger. For the price, these make a great alternative to the pricey Apple version.
Remember that you get what you pay for. These earbuds are decent, but won’t be anything you’ll brag to your friends about.
If you need Airpod alternatives that you won’t be afraid to bang up and possibly lose, these are a great choice. At the price they’re offered for, you’ll have no problem buying a new pair if needed.
Other Great Choices
These are all middle of the road options that are quality, inexpensive Airpod competitors. If you’re ok about straying away from the Apple style, you’ll love any of these.
I mean, how cool is this case? Like many of the other options, it serves as a power bank and will recharge your earbuds up to 42 times on one charge.
Reviewers love the quality of these earbuds for the price and how great the sound quality is.