Ayush Das

Moving onto the next category - a category which was popularized by apple. The products in this category have become essentials for people who prioritize portability factor, looks, features above others. Yes, I’m talking about true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds. While the old generation might stick to wired earphones, earbuds have become tremendously popular amongst GenZ.

Like neckbands, there are a lot of earbuds in the market. Here's a list of three earbuds you should consider before purchasing one.

1. OPPO Enco Air2 Pro: We all know OPPO started off as an audio manufacturer and they sure manufacture better products. OPPO Enco Air2 Pro is the right example of that. The charging case has an attractive translucent upper panel. It has 12.4mm dynamic drivers, and uses Bluetooth 5.2. Playback, voice assistant, game mode, volume, etc can be controlled through touch gestures. It has active noise cancellation (ANC). It gives a pretty decent output. It has a maximum battery life of up to 7 hrs. It is available on Flipkart for Rs 3,499.

2. Realme Buds Air 3: Another company which has been producing fairly good products is Realme. It has gained popularity among the masses. Available in starry blue and galaxy white colors, the Realme Buds Air 3 gives tough fight to its competitors. It has in-canal fit design which helps with noise isolation for the active noise cancellation. It is IPX5 rated for water resistance. Same features can be controlled through touch controls which can be customized using app. It has a 10mm dynamic drivers and uses Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity. It offers anc upto 42db and low latency of 88ms. The standout feature here is you can simultaneously connect to multiple devices. It has a runtime of 18hrs per cycle. It is available on sale for Rs 3,999.

3. OnePlus Buds Z2: If there's another product which is giving stiff competition to the above products, it is OnePlus Buds Z2. There are no significant changes from its predecessor. It's available in two colors i.e black and white. The case is IPX4 rated while the buds are IP55 rated. Touch controls the same features. It has 11mm dynamic drivers with Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity. It offers 23 hours of battery life per charge cycle. It is more compatible with OnePlus devices. It is avaible on Amazon for Rs 4,799.

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