I'm Purchasing Another Pair Of Truly Wireless Earbuds, Here's What I Really Need To Look For
And they are.
The MiFo 05 wireless earbuds have been in my possession for a few months, and I must say these are a decent pair of earbuds. Impressive, yes, but while using these earbuds, I've discovered some glaring issues. For one, accessing controls on the earbuds requires you to use physical force, which makes the ears overall very uncomfortable. Skipping music tracks or answering phone calls can be a bit cumbersome. I usually end up pushing the earbuds further into my ear canal. Also, you can only receive audio calls in one earbud which is another issue.
Now the positives most certainly outweigh the negatives. Audio quality on the Mifo 05 is pretty damn good. Probably the most attractive feature on MiFo 05 is the 2600 mAh battery case, giving you 7 hours playback time with an additional 100 hours in total battery life. Quite impressive to say the least. And I must add the earbuds itself have a very high iPX7 protection rating.
It’s safe to say these are a premium pair of earbuds. But those glaring issues on the MiFo 05 has caused me to shop around for another pair of truly wireless earbuds that meet a specific criteria.
Dual Audio Calls Is The Absolute Deal Breaker
Currently, we're entering a saturated earbud market with limitless choices. Sadly, most can only handle mono audio calls, meaning you can receive audio calls only in one earbud. Audio phone calls is an absolute must with my next pair of earbuds I plan on purchasing.
Audio Quality For The Non-Audiophile
I fall right in the majority and admit I'm no audiophile. Measuring sound frequencies is part art and science. In my opinion, determining quality sound is all about personal preference. Some individuals prefer heavy bass, while others want less-bass and more treble. For my particular sound taste, I'm more in the middle; I don't want too much bass or treble. That's why my next earbuds must-have smartphones apps that feature EQ settings which I'll address later on in this post.
Noise cancellation does not need to be nearly perfect. Just enough so that the outside world does not distort my listening pleasure. Most earbuds on the market do an exceptional job at isolating outside noise. But that all depends mainly on how well placed the earbuds are in your ear canals. Most wireless earbuds come with different size earphone tips, correctly choose the right one plays a significant role in noise cancellation.
The Battery Life
On average, most dependable wireless earbuds will give you 5-6 hours playback with an additional 10 hours of total battery life from the charging case, which is the market average.
There's nothing like having earbuds that have a downloadable smartphone app. Enabling anyone to adjust EQ settings and gesture controls on your earbuds, control adaptive and ambient sound. For me, having a smartphone app with wireless earbuds is an absolute deal-breaker.
I've narrowed my choices down to three buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds, Jabra Elite 65t Elite, and finally the Sony WF-1000XM3. All are premium earbuds and have similar features. And importantly, they have dedicated smartphones apps.
Which truly wireless earbuds will be my purchased choice? I'll give you readers an update as to which earbuds I have chosen in a follow up post.