If you’ve been holding out for the LG G8 ThinQS with the Hi-Fi DAC, it’s finally here. The phone has an excellent speaker setup, easily outperforming many smartphones on the market today; however, the speaker setup certainly isn’t ideal for many public situations, like at a coffee shop, the gym, out in public, etc.
That’s why you need a pair of wireless headphones to go with it. And generally, even the Hi-Fi DAC doesn’t outperform the capabilities and sound quality that wireless headphones have. So if you really want to make sure that you’re using only the best sound quality with your phone, you’ll definitely want to pick up one of these five:
If you haven’t heard of Jaybird at this point, you might be living under a rock. Improving upon the Jaybird X3’s, you should get better audio quality and more efficient battery life in the latest model — the Jaybird X4.
What’s improved over the Jaybird X3’s primarily comes down to sound quality. You’ll be able to hear better details with these, making things overall more clear. Battery life is decent, giving you eight hours of battery playback.
The highlight of the Jaybird X4’s is that it comes with an app you can download to your G8 ThinQS to control the EQ. Individual levels can actually be adjusted and customized yourself, allowing you to really tune these to your most ideal, optimal levels.
Beats is an excellent brand — owned by Apple — that makes excellent audio products for the mobile market. That said, the PowerBeats3’s are one of our favorites for the G8 ThinQS. They’re comfortable, and sound excellent, letting you hear every detail in the music or podcasts that you listen to. They’re comfortable with interchangeable foam tips, allowing you to get just the right fitment.
Just one charge charge can actually get you north of 12 hours of straight music playback. And, if you run out of juice, but want to keep listening, the PowerBeats3 can gain another hour of battery life after just 15 minutes on the charger.
The Apple AirPods are some of our favorites as far as wireless earbuds go. The sound quality is excellent, and for as little as they are, they can produce some excellent loudness. The only thing missing from these is no noise-cancellation abilities.
Where the Apple AirPods really excel is in battery life. There are five hours in the AirPods themselves, but another 24 hours inside the charging case. And the charging case can juice these up quick, giving you a three hour charge after just 15 minutes in the case.
Of course, these have a built-in microphone that make it easy to take calls on the go as well. The microphone keeps things crystal clear for whoever is on the other line.
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are the Korean tech giant’s latest earphones, intended to compete with the Apple AirPods. These fit comfortably and snugly in the ear, so you can use them at a coffee shop for hours on end, and you can ensure they won’t fall out while at the gym or on a jog.
Battery life does leave us wanting more. They don’t make themselves too attractive here in comparison to the AirPods, only offering six hours in the earbuds, and another seven in the case. That’s compared to the AirPods’ five hours in the earbuds, and 24 hours in the charging case.
Either way, sound quality is excellent, and there is a built-in microphone for taking phone calls on the go.
The Apple AirPods and Galaxy Buds are great wireless headphones to take on the go, but there’s few devices out there — at the consumer level — that can beat the prowess of the Beats Solo3’s.
The best pair of full-size headphones for the consumer market, these are able to make music sound beautiful. Battery life is actually the most impressive area, with well over twenty hours of playback available on a single charge. You can even switch over to wired if you’re not around a charger.
There are an endless amount of wireless headphones out that that are great; however these five are the best for the average consumer. Not too expensive, and the sound quality difference between them and your stock speakers are going to be instantly noticeable. Many of these have excellent battery life for regular on-the-go travel, too.
We like the Apple AirPods and Galaxy Buds in particular, because they both are compact and easy to walk around with, and without looking silly. They also can take phone calls and instantly pause your music when someone is buzzing your phone, and then start playing right away again when you hang up — no hassle whatsoever!
Which one is your favorite?