Are the headphones you want very expensive? Get to know these three excellent quality alternatives for less than $ 100.
Given the popularity of wireless headphones, we present you the best options on the market for economy and quality. / Photo: Pixabay
LatinamericanPost| Juan Manuel Bacallado
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Since Apple removed the jack input on its iPhone 7 and released its first “AirPods” wireless headphones, Bluetooth headsets became more popular than ever, and major technology brands included them in their products, creating a progressive technology trend "free of cables".
Currently, companies such as Samsung, Huawei among many others manufacture this class of headphones, however, it is clear that the price of these is much higher than the norm, for example, Apple's AirPods exceed $ 160 in Amazon USA. , while the Samsung Galaxy Buds reach $ 150. However, there are other options that offer good quality at a more affordable price for everyone.
Xiaomi Redmi AirDots
If something has been demonstrated by the Chinese company Xiaomi, it is that it can manufacture state-of-the-art devices at surprisingly low prices, for this reason, it is the fifth brand with the most smartphones sold around the world in 2019, according to the magazine GQ. Now, their wireless headsets seem to follow the same trend, as new ones can be bought from Amazon USA for $ 25.
The main advantages offered by Redmi AirDots start with their modern Bluetooth 5.0, which allows a connection with greater range and speed in data transmission. Its design is comfortable for the ear and weighs only 4 grams each, in terms of sound, True Wireless Stereo technology allows for clear stereo sound, with powerful bass and deep bass, including good nuances to hear every detail of the audio.
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AirDots have a touchpad to manage playback, although the volume must be controlled from the device to which it is connected. Finally, the battery of these headphones has a life of 4 to 5 hours depending on the use, and they are fully charged in 90 minutes, in addition, the AirDots are useful for sports, since their IPX5 protection makes them sweatproof and waterproof, according to Xataka.
SoundPEATS Q12 Plus
Surely you had never heard of this brand, maybe because SoundPEATS was born in 2010 and only produces and sells headphones, so in addition to being their only product, it is their specialty, and it has worked very well since they are among Amazon's best sellers. One of their models is the Q12 Plus, available at a price of only $ 28 on Amazon USA. The main difference of this model is that there is a flat cable that connects the right earbud with the left, this allows the Bluetooth connection to be a single step.
The Q12 Plus also features Bluetooth 5.0, a stylish finish that fits snugly in the ear, as the case includes up to six silicones, all with different sizes. Its total weight is 15 grams, making it light and suitable for practicing sports, since they also have IPX6 protection from water and dust, according to Mundo Altavoces.
As for the sound, these headphones have a chip from the recognized Qualcomm brand and drivers compatible with aptX and aptX-LL, which allows them to obtain audio without alterations, practically identical to the original audio played by the connected device. The sound is linear, making it suitable for all types of rhythms. Its main advantage is the battery life, which can reach up to 9 hours of continuous playback (this time will depend on the volume used), which is a fairly long autonomy compared to most wireless headphones.
Lastly, the most expensive on the list, but by far the best of the three, and that is because Audio Technica is a Japanese company specialized in everything related to high-performance audio since 1962. However, a prestigious company like this also offers good headphones at a much lower price than usual, the ATH-SR30BT cost $ 69 at Amazon USA.
This model is the only one with a headband among the three since many people prefer them this way for their comfort and sound quality. In this case, Audio Technica includes its memory foam to adapt to the ears, its weight of 193 grams is light for this type of model and its pads can be rotated up to 90 degrees, according to Giz Logic.
It has Bluetooth 5.0 and a battery that lasts 70 hours with 4 hours of charge through a micro USB cable. Its audio is quite powerful thanks to its 40 mm drivers, that is, four times larger than the Q12 Plus. Likewise, it provides a clear sound with clear mids and highs and very good bass, also, when closed, they isolate environmental noise. They also have buttons to control the volume as well as incoming calls through the microphone on the left side.