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Finally, we can leave those pesky wires behind with the best wireless earbuds in Malaysia 2021! You’ll no longer have to spend minutes detangling your earbuds, or wind them up after every use!

Wireless earbuds won’t get in your way when you’re working out or waiting for your daily commute too.

So, dive right into the hassle-free world of wireless earbuds with our list of the best wireless earphones!

11 Best Wireless Earbuds In Malaysia 2021

  • Best Value Wireless Earbuds – Beats Studio Buds
  • Best Wireless Earbuds With Active Noise Cancellation – Sony WF-1000XM4
  • Best Wireless Earbuds For Sports – Jabra Elite Active 75t
  • Best Wireless Earbuds For iOS Devices – Apple Airpods Pro
  • Best Budget Wireless Earbuds – Edifier TWS1 Pro
  • Best Sound Quality For Wireless Earbuds – Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
  • Best Airpods Alternative – Anker A3910 Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds
  • Best Entry-Level True Wireless Earbuds – Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
  • Best Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds – Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds

1. Edifier TWS1 Pro True Wireless Earbuds

Design

The overall design is sleek and lightweight, with the earbuds fitting comfortably in the ear. Although they tend to stick out.

The case itself is pretty standard, and won’t take up too much space in your pocket. It also comes in 3 distinct colours (Black, Ivory and Light Pink).

Features

Rated at IP65, the Edifier TWS1 Pro is fully resistant to dust and fairly waterproof. Enough to keep it safe from rain and sweaty workouts. Fingerprints are another matter!

The earphones have quick touch controls on the side, allowing you to easily switch songs or answer calls.

As both earbuds are simultaneously connected to your device, you can also seamless switch between single or dual-earbud use when needed.

Audio

The TWS1 Pro uses aptX Adaptive technology. This lets you switch between aptXHD (for quality) and aptX Low Latency (for gaming) to best suit your needs.

As for the audio quality itself, the TWS1 Pro features great mids, a punchy bass, and overall delivers a warm audio experience.

Of course, it doesn’t have the fullness or detail as other more expensive earphones. But it’s definitely high quality for its price.

Microphone

While the earphones do use noise cancellation tech to help with overall call quality, there is some ambient noise.

Battery Life

The TWS1 Pro offers an impressive battery life of up to 12 hours, with 30 hours more on the go (through the charging case).

It takes 40 minutes to fully recharge the earbuds themselves. Giving the TWS1 an exceptionally efficient charge-to-use ratio.

Verdict – Best Budget Wireless Earbuds

While not top-of-the-line, the Edifier TWS1 Pro provides great quality for its price point, making it a good option for budget wireless earbuds.

Edifier TWS1 Pro True Wireless Earbuds
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 4.6 g Each
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
  • OS Support: Android & iOS
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes, CVC Tech
  • Control: Touch Control
  • Battery Life: 12 + 30 Hours (Playtime + Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.2 Qualcomm® aptX™
  • Wireless Range: ~30 ft (10 m)
  • Charging Case: USB-C Charging Cable
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM179

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2. Apple Airpods Pro

Design

A marked improvement over the original AirPods:

The Apple AirPods Pro have shorter stems, and now have silicone tips (3 sizes come with the buds) that provide additional grip and improved sound quality.

They rest very comfortably in the ear. Their lightweight slim profile greatly reduces the ‘stuffiness’ you might get with other earbuds. While the casing fits into pockets just fine.

My Apple Airpods Pro

Features

Active noise cancellation sufficiently drowns out ambient noise using the built-in mics. And the ‘Transparency’ mode lets you to hear your surroundings without taking the earphones off.

Of course, the built-in Apple H1 chip allows for easy pairing with and seamless switching between Apple devices. The Airpods Pro automatically pause when you remove them too.

Furthermore, the AirPods Pro are rated IPX4 water-resistant, so they’ll survive light rain!

Audio

With well-defined mids and highs, the AirPod Pros are great for casual listening. Although you do lose out on bass and general fullness.

Microphone

The built-in microphone works quite well, offering decent clarity and crisp sound. Perfect for conference calls! Voices sound very natural.

Battery Life

You’ll get around 4.5 hours of listening time, and with both ANC and transparency mode off, the total listening time is 5 hours. Add ~24 hours or more through the charging case.

5 minutes of charging is enough for an hour’s use. The earbuds only take ~30 minutes to fully recharge.

The charging case itself can be recharged using a proprietary Lightning cable or wirelessly, whichever you find more convenient.

Verdict – Best Wireless Earbuds For iOS Devices

If you happen to own an Apple device, the AirPods Pro offer great 1st Party compatibility and features. And is one of the best listening experiences you can get from Apple.

However, it’s pricy and doesn’t work well with non-Apple devices.

Apple Airpods Pro
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 5.4 g (Each), 45.6 g (Charging Case)
  • Frequency Response: n/a
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes, Active Noise Cancellation
  • Control: Force Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: ~24 Hours (With Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.0
  • Wireless Range: n/a
  • Charging Case: Wireless Charging Or Lightning Connector
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM959

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3. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

Design

Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds are ergonomic and fit in the ear very well however strenuous movement can loosen it.

The housing is noticeably larger than an AirPods Pro, but still remains fairly discreet.

And while the case is of high-quality with a cloth-like texture, its bulk means it can’t easily fit into your pocket.

Features

Together with a firm seal with from the earbuds, active noise-cancellation greatly reduces ambient noise when using the earphones.

The buds are IPX4 water-resistant, so light rain or sweat won’t cause them much harm.

Other features include integrated touch controls (customizable through the Sound Control App), and a convenient Auto-pause feature (also present in the Airpods Pro)for songs and videos when you remove the earbuds.

Audio

These earbuds are very well-defined in all areas. Even beating out the AirPod Pros for overall audio quality.

There is an in-app equalizer allowing you to further adjust the sound to your personal preferences too.

While they lack the depth and stereo clarity expected from a pricy pair of earbuds, they’re very impressive for wireless earbuds.

Microphone

Microphone quality is fairly decent, and is on par with the AirPod Pros and similarly priced wireless earphones.

Battery Life

You’ll get up to 7 Hours playtime (depending on use). The charging case provides an additional 21 hours.

Note the charging casing only accepts charging through a USB-C port (i.e. no wireless charging).

Verdict – Best Sound Quality for Wireless Earbuds

For wireless earbuds, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 offers great audio quality, fantastic active-noise cancelling and a comfortable ergonomic design.

Although the fit will not hold if you want to use them in the gym!

They’re great for audiophiles looking for quality in a wireless format, but definitely not worth the price for the casual listener.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 6 g (Each), 58 g (Charging Case)
  • Frequency Response: 5 – 21,000 Hz
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes, Active Noise Cancellation
  • Control: Customizable Touch Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: 7 + 21 Hours (Playtime + Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.1
  • Wireless Range: n/a
  • Charging Case: USB-C Charging Cable
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM1,499

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4. Beats Studio Buds – True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones

Design

The Beats Studio Buds offer a unique design available in 3 stylish colors (white, red or black). The silicone tips (3 sizes) make for good acoustic seal.

Beats Studio Buds - Red

But it is the oblong shape and dented sides at the top of the buds that allows effortless wearing and removal (i.e. you can easily pinch the buds with 2 fingers).

They rest quite comfortably in the ear too, reducing ear fatigue.

The case design is pocket-friendly, although the glossy finish does make it rather slippery.

Audio

Unlike the previous bass-heavy Beats, the Studio Buds emphasize on a mix, with crisp, clear sounds to compliment a full audio range.

As such, it’s a solid pair of earbuds for casual music listening. Audiophiles will be slightly disappointed with the lack of a built-in EQ.

Microphone

Call quality is somewhat lacking, as the earbuds do pick up a notable amount of ambient noise.

Features

The Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) is comparable to the AirPods Pro.

But clarity of the fairly natural-sounding ‘Transparency’ mode, isn’t on par with competitors.

On another note, the Studio Buds pair easily with both Android and Apple devices.

You will need a separate app to configure the earphones with the former, while Apple devices already have the necessary settings.

Instead of touch controls, there are button controls, which work just as well. And rated for IPX4 sweat and water resistance too.

Battery Life

With Active Noise Cancelling, the Studio Buds will last you around 5 hours, and 15 hours total with the case. Disabling ANC will raise play time to 8 hours (24 hours total with the case).

The charging case uses a USB-C cable, but unfortunately does not support wireless charging.

Verdict – Best Overall Wireless Earbuds

Whether you’re an Apple or Android user, the Beats Studio Buds offers great value and is the best entry-level wireless ANC earbuds at a fantastic price point!

With great quality audio and a decent suite of features to boot.

Beats Studio Buds With Charging Case - Black
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 5 g (Each), 48 g (Charging Case)
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Waterproof: IPX4
  • Sound Mode: Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency, Custom
  • Control: Button Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 Hours, Up to 24 Hours (With Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Charging Case: USB-C
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM599

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5. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

Design

Bose’s QuietComfort Earbuds are larger than your typical wireless earbuds, with an obvious housing and heavier construction.

Still, the earbuds are comfortable to wear, with additional silicone wings for added stability.

Bose QuietComfort® Earbuds

The carrying case is quite chunky too (even bigger than the case for the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds). So it’s not going to fit in your pocket like a Galaxy Buds or AirPods Pro case might.

Audio

Sound quality is exceptional! Detailed highs and an upfront bass form an excellent soundstage, beaten only by the pricier Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2.

However, while you can tweak some settings with the BOSE Music App, it does unfortunately lack an EQ adjuster.

Microphone

Overall call quality is better than decent. Voices are clear and the mic does a great job of isolating ambient noise, providing a pleasant experience for all.

Features

Optimized for Bluetooth 5.2, the QuietComfort Earbuds offer one of the best noise cancelling for Wireless Earbuds. Thanks to the great Active Noise-Cancelling system and tight seal of the ear buds.

The ‘transparency’ mode lets in environmental sounds without removing the earbuds off.

Other notable features include auto-pause when the earbuds are removed, touch controls (though not customizable), as well as the IPX4 rating for water and sweat resistance.

Battery Life

The earbuds offer 6 hours’ of use per charge (12 hours extra with the charging case).

They do charge quickly, taking ~15-minutes for up to 2 hours of battery life. The case offers both Type-C and wireless charging.

Verdict

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are some of the best noise-cancelling wireless earbuds on the market, with equally amazing sound:

But it’s hard to justify the premium pricing. Especially when other options offer more portability and convenience that wireless earphones are known for. Like the slimmer Sony WF-1000XM4 ear buds!

Bose QuietComfort® Earbuds With Wireless Charging Case
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 8.5 g (Each), 76.5 g (Charging Case)
  • Frequency Response: n/a
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes, Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling™
  • Control: Multi-function Touch Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: 6 + 12 Hours (Playtime + Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Wireless Range: 30 ft (10 m)
  • Charging Case: Qi-certified Wireless Charging or USB-C Cable
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,200

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6. Jabra Elite Active 75t

Design

Designed for active lifestyles, the Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds have great ergonomics, ensuring they stay in-ear. No matter how vigorous your movements.

Both buds and the light compact charging case are discreet and convenient for those frequently on-the-go.

Audio

The Elite Active 75t’s prominently feature bass and sub-bass sounds with great overall depth. EDM and bass-heavy tracks truly stand out.

Furthermore, the Jabra Sound+ App gives you access to EQ customization, letting you tweak the soundscape to your liking.

Microphone

The four built-in microphones provide great vocal clarity with minimal ambient noise. Not even heavy traffic can degrade the overall call quality!

Features

With an IP57-rating, the Elite Active 75t’s are fully waterproof and sweatproof. We’d still advise against taking them for a swim!

In addition, multi-device pairing is possible (e.g. both your phone and Smartwatch at the same time).

The earbuds also opt for physical controls; more tactile than touch, but equally responsive. There’s also auto-pause and play when you remove/ put on the earphones.

However, the Active Noise-Cancelling and ‘Transparency’ modes of the Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds cannot compare to the AirPods Pro.

Battery Life

With ANC on, you’ll get 5.5 hours of us per charge, or 24 hours with the charging case. While the efficient quick-charging support gives you an hour of listening per 15 minutes of charge.

The default case charges via USB-C. But you can upgrade to a case that supports wireless charging.

Verdict – Best Wireless Earbuds for Sports

If you’re a frequent gym-goer or live an active lifestyle, like EDM music and have a Smartwatch:

You’ll greatly appreciate the Jabra Elite Active 75t, with its solid fit, bass-forward sound performance and great battery life. For ANC, these are not the best!

Jabra Elite Active 75t - Navy Blue
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 5.5 g (Each), 35 g (Charging Case)
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes, Passive Noise-Cancellation (PNC)
  • Control: Customizable Button Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: Up To 7.5 + 20.5 Hours (Playtime + Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 33 ft (10 m)
  • Charging Case: USB Charging Cable
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM999

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Cheaper Option With Same Performance But IP55:

Jabra Elite 75tCheck Price

7. Sudio TOLV True Wireless Earbuds

Design

Sudio TOLV has a minimalist yet eye-catching housing, with plenty of colors to choose from.

While they’re a small and comfortable fit, vigorous movements will dislodge them. Not great if you prefer listening to music while exercising!

The casing is compact with an attached string, which tends to get in the way if you pocket your earbuds.

Audio

It’s not a Sennheiser or Sony, but the TOLV delivers a full, dynamic range with notable bass. It struggles with higher-end sounds on occasion. So some details may be lost in the mix.

Overall, it’s good enough for casual use, but the more discerning listener will find it slightly lacking.

Microphone

The built-in mics work okay in a quiet environment, but ambient noise is an issue if you bring them outside.

Features

The TOLV does not have Active Noise-Cancellation.

But it’s compatible with both Android and Apple phones. It also has physical control buttons which are responsive and less prone to accidental gesturing (compared to touch controls).

Battery Life

However, the best thing about the Sudio TOLV is its exceptional battery life. Up to 7 hours’ playback time, with a whopping 35 hours total with the case!

The case charges with a dated Micro-USB port. And you can forget about wireless charging!

Verdict

They’re great alternatives for the baseline version of Air Pods or Galaxy Buds, with generous battery life at a decent price.

But those looking for high-quality audio and Active Noise Cancellation should look elsewhere.

Sudio TOLV True Wireless Earbuds - Black
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 4.5 g (Each)
  • Frequency Response: n/a
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Control: Button Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: Up To 7 + 28 Hours (Playtime + Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 49 ft (15 m)
  • Charging Case: USB Charging Cable
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM459

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8. Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Design

Coming in either coppery-black or stone-white, the Sony WF-1000XM4s are slightly larger than average. But are still a comfortable a secure in-ear fit.

Memory foam tips improve overall sound and noise isolation.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Along with the case, they are compact and easily pocketable. Though not as slim as an AirPods Pro case.

Audio

Sound quality is excellent, with great mid-high detail and notable bass. The enjoyable soundscape is a step above Apple or Samsung’s flagship wireless earphones.

You can also adjust the EQ to your personal liking with the Sony app.

Microphone

Call quality is acceptable. However, loud ambient noise is an issue with little to no marked improvement over the older WF-1000XM3s.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds

Features

WF-1000XM4 features the best Active Noise Cancellation on the market, better than the industry standard AirPods Pro.

The ANC is also adaptive, automatically adjusting itself depending on your environment!

Ambient Sound (Transparency) functions well too, with great audio clarity from your surroundings.

Another neat feature is the Speak-Through function, which auto-pauses while you’re speaking, and resumes once the conversation is over.

Besides this, there is instant-pause-and-play when you take the earbuds off or back on, customisable touch controls, and IPX4 water resistance.

Battery Life

The earbuds offer exceptional audio play time (8 hours per charge and an additional 16 hours with the charging case).

It also charges fast – 60 minutes of play time per 5 minutes’ charge.

Charging the case is via Type-C cable or wireless charging.

Verdict – Best Wireless Earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation

For a little extra, the Sony WF-1000XM4s offer better audio and ANC than the AirPods Pro or Galaxy Buds, making them a very competitive option if you have the budget.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones With Charging Case
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 7.3 g (Each), 56.7 g (Charging Case)
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Driver Unit: 6mm
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 40,000 Hz
  • Waterproof: IPX4
  • Sound Mode: Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency, Custom
  • Control: Touch Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 Hours (NC On)/ 12 Hours (NC Off), Up to 24 Hours (With Charging Case)/ 36 Hours (With Charging Case & NC Off)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.2
  • Charging Case: Wireless Charging & USB-C
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,099

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9. Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds

Design

Sony’s WF-1000XM3s are quite large, with a similar profile to the Bose QuietComfort.

While the fit is firm and comfortable (with a choice between silicone or memory foam tips), ear fatigue might be an issue due to its heavier-than-average construction.

The case is also rather bulky and is more at home in a carrying bag than in your pockets.

Audio

The WF-1000XM3s have a great default mix, with balanced, neutral settings, and a natural-sounding mid-range.

Furthermore, the EQ can be fully tailored in the companion app.

Microphone

Overall call quality is clear, but ambient noise is inevitable.

Features

Active noise cancellation is limited to early-gen tech and can’t compete with most other ANC-available wireless earbuds on the list.

The Ambient Sound (Transparency) mode which works quite well and adapts to the environment.

Removing or replacing the ear buds activates auto-pause and play and there are customisable touch controls. As well as Multi-device pairing for seamless switching between devices.

Unfortunately, the WF-1000XM3s don’t offer any form of water-resistance, so do keep these away from rain or sweat!

Battery Life

The ear buds run for 6 hours with ANC, or 24 hours total with the charging case.

It’s also quick-charge enabled (i.e. 10 minutes of charge for 90 minutes’ play time). The charging case itself uses a USB-C cable. With no support for wireless charging support.

Verdict – Best Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds

While they’re not as sleek as the WF-1000XM4s, they’re nearly half the price with similar features, making them a great mid-range option. Especially if sound quality is your priority!

Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds - Black
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 8.5 g (Each), 77 g (Charging Case)
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes, HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e
  • Control: Customizable Touch Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: Up To 6 + 18 Hours (Playtime + Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 & NFC (Case)
  • Wireless Range: ~33 ft (10 m)
  • Charging Case: USB Charging Cable
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM699

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10. Anker A3910 Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds

Design

With its long stem, the Anker’s Libery Air 2s are reminiscent of the original AirPods. Although silicone tips do mean they stay in ear a lot better than their inspiration.

They’re lightweight and rest very comfortably in ear, all the while maintaining a secure fit.

The charging case fits easily into your pockets.

Audio

Overall soundscape is pretty well-balanced, with slightly bass-y emphasis. Good enough for casual listening, given the price.

However, audiophiles may want to customise EQ settings on the Anker App, since the bass does tend to drown out quieter details in a song.

Microphone

Call quality is decent with high vocal clarity, but background noise is still present in loud environments.

Features

The Anker App presents plenty of information and customisability (e.g. customisable touch controls) for the earbuds, so it’s definitely worth downloading.

You can also use the earphones in mono or stereo mode (i.e. just one or both buds) – a rare feature for ear buds in this price range.

There’s also an auto-pause feature when you remove an ear bud, but oddly doesn’t auto-play once you put it back in.

The buds have an IPX5 water-resistance rating. But ANC isn’t present which is understandable for the price.

Battery Life

You’ll get a total of 7 hours per charge, and 28 hours total with the charging case, which supports both USB-C Fast Charging and wireless charging.

Verdict – Best Airpods Alternative

If you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of audio quality for excellent functionality and features:

The Anker A3910 are a great budget alternative to Apple’s AirPod Pros, with the added plus of being Android-compatible as well!

Anker A3910 Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 5.1 g (Each), 43.1 g (Charging Case)
  • Frequency Response: n/a
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes, CVC 8.0 Technology
  • Control: Touch Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: Up To 7 + 21 Hours (Playtime + Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: n/a
  • Charging Case: USB Charging Cable & Wireless Charging
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price: ~RM499

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11. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

Design

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus offer a low profile, discreet design with 4 color choices to pick from (black, white, blue, red).

They’re well-built, with additional rubber wings for extra support so they don’t fall out.

The charging case itself is small and pocketable.

That being said, they look very simple and the plastic-y exterior does make them feel cheaper than they actually are.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

Audio

With 2 separate drivers, the Galaxy Buds have a rich, full sound. With a detailed treble and just enough bass for a great music experience out the box!

You can tune the sound to your liking with the fully customisable EQ.

Microphone

Call quality however, is just okay and not as good as the AirPods Pro or other competitors.

Features

Although the ear buds lack ANC, the passive noises isolation (from the ear tips) is great for the price.

There’s Transparency mode, but the clarity doesn’t stack up to the competition.

Other noteworthy features are the intuitive and customisable touch controls, easy pairing with Samsung devices and Windows 10 based PCs.  And the IPX2 water-resistance rating.

While the ear buds do work best on Samsung devices, they’re fully compatible with Android and iOS as well.

Battery Life

With 11 hours of play time per charge and 22 hours total with the charging case, the Samsung Galaxy Buds should last you a while on the go!

What’s more, 3 minutes of quick-charging gives you an hour’s playtime, perfect if you’re in a hurry.

The case supports both USB-C and wireless charging.

Verdict – Best Entry-Level True Wireless Earbuds

While not the best, Samsung Galaxy Buds are a great entry-level package that can satisfy casual users with a budget of RM500.

And who don’t need Active Noise Cancellation or have frequent calls!

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus With Charging Case
  • Acoustic Design: In-ear, Closed
  • Weight: 6.3 g (Each), 39.6 g (Charging Case)
  • Frequency Response: n/a
  • OS Support: iOS & Android
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Control: Touch Control & Voice Control
  • Battery Life: Up To 11 + 11 Hours (Playtime + Charging Case)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: n/a
  • Charging Case: USB Charging Cable & Wireless Charging
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM515

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How To Choose The Best Earphones

1. What You Will Use Your Wireless Earphones For

Are you planning to use them in the office with the best laptop in Malaysia?

Or at the gym or for jogging along with your Smartwatch? Then, you’ll need to get a pair that fit securely!

If you find that ear buds usually fall out of your ears, look for a pair that comes with ear tips in various sizes. Or for a design with a wing and hook to go over your ear for further grip. Rubberized grips work too!

Moreover, do you need them to be waterproof?

Manufacturers will put down the IP or IPX rating. It could be any of these:

  • IP2 – Dripping water up to a 15 degrees angle
  • IP3 – Spray of water up to 60 degrees angle
  • IP4 – Splashing water from any direction
  • IP5 – Resistant against water jets from a 6.3mm nozzle
  • IP6 – Can stand water jets from a 12.5mm nozzle
  • IP7 – Immersion under water up to 1 meter

If you see 2 digits (e.g. IP67), the first one is for solids (6 means full dust resistance). While the second digit denotes liquids.

2. Size & Form Factor

3 types:

  • Over-ear
  • In-ear
  • On-ear

Take a good look at the ear tips too, which are usually made out of silicone, although more expensive tips also come in memory foam.

Earphones often come with multiple tips in different sizes that you can switch out for the best fit to your ear!

3. Battery Life 

Generally, you’ll want the battery of your earphones to last around 3-5 hours (i.e. average duration).

Anything shorter than that, and you might find yourself wishing for wired ones so you don’t have to keep recharging them!

Most of the wireless ear buds will come with a charging case, so you’ll able to keep them topped up on the go.

The charging case itself should be able to hold around 3 charges before you need to charge it.

4. Pairing Bluetooth Earbuds

While you can pair most Bluetooth earbuds with any device, pairing will be much faster (and easier) if the earbuds are from the same manufacturer as your Smartphone!

For newer models with NFC Technology, it’s enough to bring the two devices close to or in contact with each other for the pairing to start.

If all else fails, you can always set up Bluetooth between your earbuds and your phone (or Smart TV)!

5. Controls For Wireless Earbuds

Cheaper earbuds can only be controlled via your Smartphone UI, or a simple switch attached to the wires.

Pricier ones, however, can be controlled through the touch controls on the earbuds themselves:

With touch controls, you just tap the earbuds to control your music player, adjust the volume and even take calls.

Smarter earbuds will even automatically stop playing once you remove them from your ear!

6. Sound Quality

It’s important to note the codec software that your wireless earphones use:

The purpose of such software is to minimize latency (signal delay) between your earbuds and your phone.

While a high latency isn’t noticeable if you’re simply playing music, the delay is a lot more obvious when you’re playing a game or watching a video.

AAC is the latest of the available software codecs today, followed by aptX HD and aptX, with SBC being considered basic.

To further reduce sound degradation, the codecs of the music files themselves should be compatible.

Especially for Apple users, as their devices can only support SBC and AAC.

6.1. Noise Isolation

Noise isolation reduces environmental noise through the use of physical barriers, like a seal around an in-ear bud.

6.2. Noise Cancellation

Noise cancellation is a self-explanatory feature, normally seen in expensive audio tech.

These days, noise cancellation features can be adjusted as needed, or momentarily put on hold (i.e. transparency). Allowing you take in your surroundings without having to take off your earbuds!

6.3. Frequency Response

On the more technical side, there will sometimes be a small description on the frequency response of the earbuds in the specifications.

Ideally, a flat frequency response between 20Hz-20kHz (i.e. audible range for humans) is preferred. But not physically achievable.

If there is a graph of the frequency response (Frequency vs dB), it should have small rather than large bumps.

In reality, however, this isn’t physically achievable:

As the input signal (e.g. music) will not come out exactly the same when it is output from the earbuds, speakers, etc.

So the manufacturer may quote the deviation in decibels (dB). Where anything more than 3dB is not going to sound as great!

For example, 20Hz-20kHz with +/- 3dB deviation

7. Budget

Budget wireless earbuds will have inferior audio quality and comfort factor, compared to the latest models on the market.

So if you can’t afford the pair of earbuds that you want, save up for it instead of settling for a cheaper pair!

And if you don’t require much out of a phone besides calls and watching videos:

You can save some money by pairing your earbuds with one of the best Smartphones under RM1000!

Conclusion

And there you have it, the best wireless earbuds in Malaysia 2021! Try to stick with the same brand as your Smartphone if you can.

For the budget-conscious buyer, check out the Edifier TWS1 Pro True Wireless Earbuds! As for the best premium wireless earbuds, choose the Apple Airpods Pro or the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2.

Guan Hong

Guan Hong is the tech writer for BestBuyGet.com. He grew up loving stories so much he did a degree in English. Currently works as a content writer and has written far more listicles than he’d like to admit. His interests include tech, music, video games, and animation.