There’s simply no question that Apple’s AirPods remain the best in-ear wireless headphones money can buy. As long as you own an iPhone these mini music machines produce an experience that’s hard to beat with them offering a simple connection between your Apple devices, a neat design and excellent sound quality.
The original AirPods took the market by storm but things recently got even worse for Apple’s rivals with the firm announcing the launch of the new AirPods Pro.
These more expensive headphones have taken things to a whole new level with them including superior sound and the ability to block out annoying background audio via noise-cancelling technology.
However, although Apple is leading the way it is soon going to face even more competition with a swathe of wireless earbuds announced at the CES technology in Las Vegas.
This yearly event has just opened its doors and Express.co.uk has been checking what’s new…here’s our pick of the upcoming AirPods rivals.
These new in-ear music makers, named the RZ-S500W, not only feature a fully wireless connection to your phone but also bring industry-leading Dual Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling to your ears.
This sound-blocking technology has been achieved through the combination of FeedForward Noise Cancelling, Feedback Noise Cancelling and an Analog/Digital Processing hybrid with Panasonic boasting that the results have never before been experienced in the true wireless category.
Other features on the RZ-S500W include a constant stable connection no matter which smartphone brand you are using and there’s also some technology tucked inside which offers improved voice calling.
Like most wireless headphones, this latest range comes with a clever charging case which gives them refill when they are not in your ears and they arrive with a splash-proof rating equivalent to IPX4.
Users will also be able to customise numerous settings via the Panasonic Audio Connect app with this smartphone application even able to track the earbuds down should you lose them.
Tucked inside the puck-shaped charging case is a technology called UVnano which blitzes the headphones with UV rays every time they popped inside for a refill.
This system helps to clean the tips making them much more hygienic – something that is especially important if you happen to share them with someone else.
LG says the process takes around 10 minutes and although it won’t kill off all germs it certainly goes some way to getting rid of unwanted bacteria.
Along with that new UV upgrade, you’ll find all the usual features of wireless headphone with LG’s Tone Free HBS-FL7 getting powerful audio, comfortable fit and simple syncing to your phone or tablet.
Once in your ears, you’ll get a total of 21 hours of audio playback – via the charging case – and you’ll find a design that’s IPx4 splashproof which means they should survive life on the road.
Google Assistant has also been included meaning you can get a bunch of features beamed to the buds without ever having to touch your phone.