Top 5 AirPods Alternatives | In-depth Guide

Not everyone wants to splash out on a brand new pair of AirPods. But fear not, as there are some alternatives out there. Below, we provide you with our top five AirPods alternatives.

5. House Of Marley Liberate Air

The house of Marley Liberate Air are are affordable are a great alternative to the AirPods. The company was founded by Rohan Marley, one of Bob Marley’s children. Which give him some credibility when it comes to sound quality. They are one of the best headphones on the market, rated IPX4 for sweat and weather resistance. Equipped with nine hours of battery life and also a portable charging case, giving an additional 32 hours worth of battery life.

Their products are also designed in line with the Marley family values and are made from sustainable materials like bamboo, aluminum, and REWIND fabric composed of recycled plastic. Sadly the only downside here is that the House of Marley Liberate Air aren’t 100% compatible with all the features you get with AirPods. But they still offer simple actions, like play/pause audio, answer phone calls and you can still use Siri. Just like with the AirPods Pro, they also come with three tip sizes to find the perfect fit for your ear.

You can purchase yours here.

TicPods Free

Apple’s earbuds are expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find cheaper alternatives. The TicPods Free look very similar. They even have many of the same features. They have touch controls on each earbud, allowing you to do the usual functions. They’re also IPX5 rated, meaning you won’t have any issues if you get stuck in the rain. 

Sadly, the TicPods Free come with only 4 hours of battery life, considerably less than its competitors. But it also can be extended up to 14 hours with the use of the charging case. One nice feature is that it can detect when they are in your ear or not, pausing music when you take them out.

Get your TicPods here.

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Earbuds

The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Earbuds (what a mouthful!) comes at around half the cost of the Apple AirPods. Cambridge Audio are renown for their high-quality devices, including these earbuds. They’re also compatible with both Siri and Google Assistant.

These Earbuds can be used for up to 9 hours before needing a charge. But their charging case can fully charge your Earbuds up to 4 times! On top of that, a full charge only takes 30 minutes. The Melomania 1 uses the latest Bluetooth 5 technology (second gen AirPods) for up to 30 meters connectivity.

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RHA TrueConnect

Coming in with a similar design to the AirPods, RHA TrueConnect but at a fraction of the price. There are compromises though, as the TrueConnect only comes with 5 hours worth of battery life. The charging case does come with fast charging. You can get a full charge in only 15 minutes which definitely makes up for the shorter battery life. 

It also comes with very similar features to the other AirPods. IPX5 rating, Bluetooth 5 technology and Siri and google assistant compatibility.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds

Choosing a set of AirPods not only means you get high-quality earbuds but also tight integration with Apple services and products. If you use Samsung devices but want this level of integration, then you should opt for the Samsung Galaxy Buds. They quickly pair with Samsung devices but also work with any iPhone or Android smartphone.

Like the AirPods, the Galaxy Buds come with a charging case. The case gives an additional nine hours to the Galaxy Buds six-hour battery life. As with other Samsung audio products, the earbuds are tuned by AKG for high-quality sound reproduction. For Android users, the Galaxy Buds also offer an Ambient Aware mode. This blends outside noise with your audio so that you can maintain awareness of what’s going on around you.

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The Verdict

Nothing compares to the sheer quality that you get with the Apple AirPods. They are still the best on the market, however, these 5 definitely come close, and for a fraction of the price.

Do You Agree?

Do you think we missed a better set of AirPods out there on the market? Did you try any of these products? Let us know in the comments!