Tips for Buying Wireless Earbuds or TWS Earphones

Wireless earbuds are quickly becoming the go-to audio accessory for music-lovers who are seeking convenience and portability. 

With so many options available in the market, it can be difficult to know which pair of wireless earbuds is the best choice. Here are some tips to help you find the right pair of TWS earphones for your needs.

Wireless Earbuds, TWS Earphones
SoundPeats Air3 and Joyroom JR-T04S are two affordable pairs of wireless earbuds models that I use regularly. Both of them are available via Digital Walker in the Philippines.

1. Consider Your Budget

Wireless earbuds come in a wide range of prices, so it’s important to consider your budget before making a purchase. If you’re on a tight budget, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available. However, if you’re willing to spend a bit more, you’ll likely be able to get a better quality pair that can last longer.

2. Go for Trusted or Well-Reviewed Brands

Some brands like Sony, Sennheiser, JBL, Bose, Harman Kardon, Edifier, Plantronics, or - my favorite - Marshall, among several others have long established themselves as top audio products manufacturers. Needless to say, consumers can rest assured that their Wireless Eardubs meet what the market wants or longs for. It's all just a matter of which price category individual buyers would find themselves in.

For new or lesser known brands, I would advise that you first read trusted tech blogger reviews or watch tech vlogger videos to get an honest take on these products' key features before deciding to buy them. You wouldn't want to waste your hard-earned money on a pair of earphones by a fly-by-night manufacturer that just wants to make a quick buck by releasing inferior products.

3. Audio Quality Should Be The Top Consideration

Since wireless earbuds are - obviously - audio devices, the sound quality they deliver should be the first thing for you to check out and study. In most cases, you won't have access to review or demo units for this so you would just have to rely on the opinions of tech experts online. However, if you can, visit malls and try out the TWS Earphones you are interested in just to check if they pass your sound-listening requirements.

4. Choose a Design That Complements Your Personality

TWS Earphones and Headphones are more than gadgets, they also work as fashion accessories for many people, guys and girls alike. Top brands know this so they release wireless earbuds with varied colors and designs that different kinds of consumers would find attractive. Choose one that best represents your taste.

5. Look for Long Battery Life

Battery life is an important factor to consider when purchasing wireless earbuds. Most earbuds will have a battery life of around 8 hours, but some models offer up to 10 hours or even longer. Heck, some can even run for up to 15 hours coming from a full charge. Make sure to check the manufacturer’s specifications to get an accurate idea of how long your chosen earbuds can last.

6. Consider Comfort and Fit

Comfort and fit are essential factors to consider when buying wireless earbuds. Make sure to try on different models to ensure that you get a comfortable, secure fit. If you’re using your earbuds for a workout, look for a pair that is sweat-resistant and comes with additional ear tips for a secure fit.

Personally, I don't like earbuds with silicone tips since those make me feel claustrophic. Hence, I tend to pick TWS earphones without those, even if they are less secure when placed in the ears.

7. Check the Controls

Wireless earbuds usually come with a variety of controls, such as volume control, track navigation, and even voice controls. Make sure to check the controls of your chosen earbuds to ensure that they meet your needs and preferences, especially when it comes to accessibility. Again, if you can, try out the model you want to get and see if you won't have any issues with the controls. If you find them hard to remember or inconvenient, you might want to look at other models.

8. Keep After-Sales Support In Mind

You have to know where you can bring the wireless earbuds for repair or replacement in case you notice or encounter issues within the warranty period. Some TWS headphones or earphones from top brands cost almost as much as smartphones so having this peace of mind as a consumer is important. Make sure you have relevant after-sales contact details for the product within your city. Buying your wireless earbuds from trusted gadget stores in your country definitely helps in this department.

By following these tips, you should be able to find the perfect pair of wireless earbuds for your needs. With so many options on the market, you’re sure to find a pair that suits your lifestyle and budget.

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