CES2020 – Aside from traditional headphone makers’ true wireless earbuds new releases, new brands also show off their first TWS. As expected, more products offer personalized hearing, active noise cancelling and sporty design.
Bluetooth 5.0 become the standard and sound quality still has a lot of potential for improvement, voice control is a integral part of earbuds to active voice assistant like Siri, Google voice assistance and Alexa. The call quality is another important factor – so being able to filter out the noise effectively new logarithm for noise cancelling (CVC) and dual mic are used to deliver best possible call quality.
As human ear our hearings are varied, your ears are sensitive for certain frequency ranges, personalized hearing helps enhance the frequency ranges you don’t hear clearly. Hearing test can figure out the optimum hearing and earbuds will auto-calibrate accordingly.
Nuheara is the pioneer for personalized hearing earbuds, Jabra, JBL and 1More and others are about to catch up.
At CES2020, Creative also introduces the App that uses AI to analyze the shape of a user’s ear canal from photo taken of both ears, and then it personalizes hearing for the headset.
Active noise cancelling is still hit and miss, and it is arguably a must feature for earbuds – if they physically isolate noise by mean of eartips.
Improvements in IPX rating, rugged design and fit ensure you comfortably wear earbuds while exercising.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
Jabra Elite Active 75t succeeds the Elite 75t for more sporty look. The Active 75t have a more refine look and smaller than Active 65. It has 7.5 hours battery life, dual mic, IPX57 rating and a bunch of color options. The touch control and companion app allow you to change how to interact with your earbuds.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC300TW
The brand offers mid-range noise cancelling earbuds such as ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint, quite late for TWS market, the new release QuietPoint ATH-ANC300TW true wireless has solid sound, and their battery would be better.
Panasonic Technics EAH-AZ70W
Have best selling wired earbuds on Amazon – Entering Bluetooth is tough but Panasonic Technics EAH-AZ70W make a debut by adding something new to the sound of TWS and Hybrid ANC – two-direction noise cancelling FeedForward Noise Cancelling (FF-NC) for background noise outside the ear Feedback Noise Cancelling (FB-NC) for noise inside the ear.
JBL LIVE 300TWS
Each person has unique hearing profile, and earbuds should be configured to match that profile to give best listening experience, that fix comes to JBL LIVE 300TWS
Jlab Go Air – entry level for TWS
Budget wireless earbuds for your kids. Just to experience cable-free
Braven Flye Sport Rush – the winner for battery life
Focus on sports lovers, the Flyer Sport Rush rock 10 hours straight. It features earhooks and IPX5 rating and and fast charging.
LG TONE Free HBS-FL7
Claimed having rich, strong bass and clear highs, the semi-open fit earbuds’ sound is designed by Meridian, British pioneers of High-Resolution audio.
The charging case features UVnano charging ports to reduce the levels of bacteria earbuds possible carry.
Huami Technology – Amazfit PowerBuds
With built-in sensor Amazfit PowerBuds can detect when earbuds are in the ear to play music or pause if they are taken out – a copy feature from Airpods, I think, but it’s nice.
The earhooks that go over the ear magnetically clip to the earbud for more flexibility and secure fit, I’m not sure these hooks will be stable in place or they will loosen from earbuds.
The Amazfit PowerBuds also have sensors for HRM (with voice notification if it detect irregular heart rates), touch control and dual mic for noise reduction.
The PowerBuds can last up to 8 hours and they also promise up to three hours of playtime after just 10 minutes of charging.
Alongside PowerBuds, Huami also introduces the Amazfit Zenbuds, smart ANC buds for sleep
IFROGZ True Wireless
Ifrogz’s Apple Airpods looklike earbuds, the model IFIE TWS43
1More React True
1More React True have a lot to offer, dynamic sound, long battery life (up to 7 hours) and IPX6 rating, it supports the latest CVC tech with dual mic and built-in sensors for HRM – the function users can check on 1More Music App
Lesser known brand, Firo also shows off several pairs, including Firo A5 TWS, FIRO A5 NEO and Powerbeats Pro alike sports earbuds.