Apple’s AirPods may have dominated the market for true wireless earbuds for the past couple of years, but there are plenty of other options out there that work equally great, if not better. If it’s awesome audio quality, comfy ergonomic fit, and zero audio dropouts you’re after, all wrapped in an ultra-portable package, you can never go wrong with either Bose and Sennheiser. This Cyber Monday, you can save as much as $90 if you get the Bose SoundSport Free and the Sennheiser Momentum true wireless earbuds on Amazon. And here are even more Cyber Monday headphone deals for all you bargain hunters.
The Bose SoundSport Free works surprisingly well as a pair of truly wireless earbuds. Most companies are still having a hard time creating wireless earbuds that flawlessly pair and have zero audio dropouts, but these are on par with the solid connection and performance of AirPods.
These earbuds have large outer discs that protrude. The discs house the battery, antenna, and other minuscule components. They’re bulky looking but not to the point of being distracting. Plus, they are balanced nicely and fit the ears snugly because of cleverly designed silicone. The earbuds are sweat-proof and carry an IPX4 rating so even when you’re working out and sweating profusely, they won’t fall off.
If they get lost, the Bose Connect app has a ‘Find My Buds’ feature that tracks when and where your earbuds were last connected to your phone. These buds can also emit an audio signal, which the app picks up and alerts you of their location.
In terms of sound quality, the SoundSport Free earbuds provide depth and clarity that you normally won’t anticipate from earbuds. For that, the go-to product has always been over-ears headphones. Bose has never been known to put out mediocre products, and these are no exception. The earbuds provide sounds that capture the subtle nuances of guitar riffs and the booming thunder of bass.
When fully charged, the earbuds can last an impressive five hours. And when you charge them in the charging case, they can provide an additional 10 hours of playtime. Setting up the SoundSport Free is also simple and easy. By using voice prompts and the app, your phone can quickly pair with the earbuds and they’ll automatically pair with your phone again after charging.
This Cyber Monday, you can snag the Bose SoundSport Free truly wireless earbuds on Amazon for only $139 — a rollicking 30% off its original price of $200.
The Sennheiser Momentum
These earbuds are operated through touch control. Using your fingertips, you can pause/play music, skip tracks, change the volume, make calls, or talk to your phone’s voice assistant. Just make sure you use the entire pad of your finger; otherwise, they’ll be unresponsive. Further control could be done using Sennheiser’s Smart Control app, where you can also fine-tune your listening experience through the digital EQ.
When it comes to sound, these earbuds are unmatched. Music sounds lush regardless of the genre that you listen to. The basses are smooth and brawny, the mids are rich and ruddy, and the highs are clean and crisp.
Now for the bad part: Battery life. At four hours of playback per charge, that’s a full hour short of what the AirPods offer, and they cost less. Furthermore, the case only offers two extra charges (Apple’s offers four), so you have to keep plugging these in fairly often. For their price, that’s kind of unacceptable.
Still, what you’re really paying for if you get the Sennheiser Momentum
If you want to listen to your music while you sweat it out in the gym, get the Bose SoundSport Free. Or if it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful sound you’re after, then the Sennheiser Momentum are perfect for you. Get these
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