Wireless earphones - the top 5 picks among Android users
Updated: Jul 10
Woah, that was fast! Our community of tech enthusiasts has now created 300,000+ (!!!) pieces of quality feedback about the products they own. We thought we'd take a look at some of our most popular categories and see what they have to say, starting with wireless earphones:
What are the most popular wireless earphones among tech enthusiasts?
What's good and bad about each choice?
Top 5 Most Popular - July 2020
Based on the total number of reviews on Crrowd, these are the top 5 sets of wireless earphones:
Samsung Galaxy Buds (93 reviews, 4.4 ⭐) check on Amazon
Xiaomi Redmi Airdots (61 reviews, 4.16⭐) check on Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (43 reviews, 4.55⭐) check on Amazon
Sony WF-1000XM3 (34 reviews, 4.37⭐) check on Amazon
OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 (25 reviews, 4.18⭐) check on OnePlus.com
Unsurprisingly, the ever-popular AirPods didn't quite make it to our top 5 since our app is only available on Android so far. For Android users though, this list is a good place to start. Let's dig into some data!
Based on reviews, all 5 of these seem like great choices overall. Not a surprise, since Crrowdies tend to be tech enthusiasts, so it makes sense that popular products among them would be good to begin with. That said, we can see a few clear trends.
Best Audio: Sony WF-1000XM3
Sony is the clear audio quality champion, coming out on top in all 4 audio categories, but especially in terms of bass (Audio overall 4.72, Bass 4.54, Treble 4.65, Clarity 4.68). If quality audio is all you care about, this should be an easy choice!
Best Ergonomics: Samsung Galaxy Buds and Buds+
Samsung's Galaxy Buds and Buds+ are the clear winners in terms of ergonomics. They are compact, comfortable and stay in your ears the most securely according to our community.
OnePlus Bullets managed to beat the Galaxy Buds ever so slightly in terms of comfort, which makes sense as those are neckbands that can offload some of the components away from your ears and onto a cable.
Sony comes dead last. Probably due to them needing to pack extra hardware into the earphones for active noise cancelling, which increases their size.
Best Battery & Connectivity: Samsung Galaxy Buds+/ OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2
Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ are leading in terms of battery 4.81 and connectivity 4.56 with a great score in connection stability 4.44 and range 4.49. OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 come as a close second with slightly weaker battery score 4.61, but better charging speed 4.70, and strong performance on the connectivity front.
Best Value: Xiaomi Redmi Airdots
The Redmi Airdots might have under-performed slightly in audio quality, ergonomics, battery life and even connectivity, but at just over $20, all of those shortcomings could be easily forgiven. After all, it has no glaring weaknesses and it costs a fraction of the competition! It's no wonder that Crrowdies have rated it at 4.65!
Best Overall: Samsung Galaxy Buds+
The most well-rounded pair of wireless earphones seems to be the Galaxy Buds+. They have the highest overall ratings (4.55) and have no glaring weaknesses. We also see that they have the highest number of recommendations from owners:
Is the upgrade from Samsung Galaxy Buds to Galaxy Buds+ worth it?
Owners of the Buds+ also overwhelmingly seem to think that the upgrade is worth it, and it's not hard to see why. The Buds+ perform slightly better than the Buds in almost all categories, especially Battery life and connectivity.
Top questions (from Crrowd users):
Crrowd users can also ask specific questions and get instant answers from real owners. Here are the top question from our community for each pair.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (4.55⭐)
Xiaomi Redmi Airdots (4.16⭐)
Sony WF-1000XM3 (4.37⭐)
Samsung Galaxy Buds (4.4⭐)
So there you have it, our first ever buyer's guide based on feedback from real owners. Was it helpful? Should we make guides like this for other categories as well? Let us know on our Discord or tell us your thoughts on Twitter.
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