With good battery life, ease of wireless charging (via optional case) and hands-free "Hey Siri" functionality, the Apple AirPods are certainly a tempting option.
However, they have a premium price tag, don't offer a snug fit for some, and are not very friendly with Android devices.
Hence, we have curated a list of the best AirPods' alternatives currently available in India.
Let's dive in.
If you wish to transition to a wireless future, Soundcore's Liberty Air is a great option.
The truly-wireless earbuds offer 5 hours of music playback on a single charge (upto 20 hours of playtime via charging case), Bluetooth v5.0, touch control, graphene-coated sound drivers, and noise-canceling microphones.
These Soundcore true-wireless earbuds come with XS/S/M/L ear tips, a 60cm micro-USB cable, and an 18-month warranty.
The Motorola Verve Buds are yet another alternative to Apple's AirPods.
The truly-wireless in-ear buds offer HD stereo sound, dual-mic noise reduction technology, and auto-pairing.
They are powered by a W1 chip that allows you to manage audio or use the mic on only one or both ears by automatically switching controls.
Further, they offer a combined back-up of upto 9 hours.
Nokia True Wireless Earbuds come really close to being Android's own AirPods.
These lightweight and sweat-resistant in-ear buds are compatible with both iOS and Android, thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 support.
They offer upto 3.5 hours of playback on a single charge while the carry-cum-charging case provides three additional full charges.
As for sound, they offer decent bass and cleaner highs but nothing ground-breaking.
As yet another affordable but dependable alternative to AirPods, you can try the Noise Shots X5.
The Bluetooth 5.0-based earbuds come with an IPX5 rating and offer upto 4 hours of music play while the charging case provides upto 10 additional recharge cycles.
Further, they offer one-tap access to Siri/Google Assistant, stereo calls, and HD sound quality.
Currently listed at Rs. 2,499 (MRP: Rs. 7,499), the boAt Airdopes are a great buy under Rs. 2,500.
These truly wireless earbuds come with Bluetooth 5.0 support and offer 3.5 hours of playtime with three additional charge cycles offered by the charging case.
Thanks to 6mm drivers, the sweat-proof Airdopes offer HD sound, stereo calls, and single tap functions for volume control.
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