Say goodbye to tangled cords and bulky headphones because wireless earbuds are here to stay. With so many options on the market, choosing the best earbuds is no easy task. Here is everything you need to consider when purchasing true wireless earbuds for yourself or a loved one.

What are true wireless earbuds?

True wireless earbuds connect wirelessly using Bluetooth connectivity to transmit data to your smartphone, smartwatch or tablet, with no cords whatsoever. All true wireless earbuds come with a charging case and charging cable.
Wireless earbuds are also Bluetooth-enabled but they have a cable or neckband connecting the two buds. Wireless earbuds have a touch control to answer calls, play or pause, and skip to the next or previous track.

Battery life

The specifications everyone considers first are listening and charging times. Depending on your usage or brand preference, earbuds listening time can last for about 4-8 hours on a single charge or up to 24-30 hours on multiple charges. 

Sound quality 

The star feature of earbuds to look for is active noise cancellation which blocks out any background noise and sounds from your surroundings. It's perfect for remote working or workouts at the gym. Don't forget to look out for Bluetooth 5.0 to complete the sonic picture.

Let's keep it moving 

For this, you'll need to understand the IP rating and know the difference between water-resistant and waterproof earbuds. Water-resistant earbuds can be exposed to low levels of water, but not submerged entirely in water. 
Waterproof earbuds with IP7 and IP8 ratings are designed for immersion in water. Make sure to check the manufacturer's specifications for waterproof depth level as well.