Apple has set yet another standard for smart devices. Their AirPods have easily become the go-to true wireless earphones with mic for those who wish to live a cable-free life. This innovative gadget accessory has made life so much easier from zero tangle problems to working out without annoying wires jumping around with your every move. 

However, such benefits come with a price as Apple AirPods start at $199 for its basic model up to $249 for the pro version. Thankfully, there are great alternatives. Here's a list of the best wireless earbuds under $100. 


With almost the same ergonomic form, the 1More features a semi in-ear design that ensures fit and comfort. It instantly connects with your devices and seamlessly pairs once you open the case after initial pairing. Just like Apple AirPods, it has an infrared sensor that detects when you pull the earbuds out of your ears and automatically pauses the music until you put them back on. 

2. SOUNDFORM™ MoveTrue Wireless Earbuds Belkin SOUNDFORM™ MoveTrue Wireless Earbuds Photo:

Enjoy the earphone design of AirPods, but with a snugger fit. The Soundform Move earbuds from Belkin stay in your ears comfortably. Perfect for long music sessions, each charge lasts up to five hours with an additional 19 hours on the charging case. Use any side for single-ear use as both are equipped with a microphone. Its IPX5 rating makes it suitable for jogging under any weather or just sweating it out in the gym. 


If you’re an advocate of sustainable products, then the Liberate Air True Wireless Earbuds is perfect for you. It is made from bamboo, recycled silicone and fabric. Enjoy up to nine hours of single-charge use and 32 hours of extra battery life from its charging case. It has awesome features like sensor-activated touch control technology so you can navigate through your playlist without taking your phone out of your pocket. 


If you’re on a tight budget, The House of Marley has a great option for you. The Champion earbuds are made from sustainable materials and can last eight hours between charges with an extension of 28 hours from the case. USB Type C charging delivers fast-charging capabilities that can give you two hours of playtime on a fifteen-minute charge. Its mic has stereo voice communication that makes your voice on the receiving end crisp and clear.  

5. OnePlus Buds Z White OnePlus Buds Z - White Photo:

For serious bass lovers, you will love the OnePlus Buds Z. Bass Boost enhances the depth and detail of every beat with each bud incorporating an advanced 10mm dynamic driver that delivers intense bass definition. Enjoy your workout sessions worry-free with its IP55 rating made possible by the hydrophobic nano-coating that makes it sweatproof. 

6. Lenovo True Wireless Earbuds Lenovo True Wireless Earbuds Photo:

Lenovo is a trusted brand when it comes to gadgets and the Lenovo True Wireless Earbuds is no exception. Bluetooth 5.0 technology makes pairing a breeze. Once you’re connected, enjoy a completely hands-free session with its touch control panel that allows you to manage your music, calls and even your voice assistant. The earpiece deliverers authentic sound with its powerful Deep Bass performance with a 5.8mm bio-diaphragm speaker. 

7. Samsung Galaxy Buds+ True Wireless Earbud Headphones Samsung Galaxy Buds+ True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Black Photo:

Without a doubt, one of the best wireless earphones in the market is the Galaxy Buds+. It is built with sophisticated technology like the Wireless PowerShare which allows you to share your phone’s charge to your earbuds on the go. A dedicated internal and two external microphones provide superior voice isolation to make sure your voice is heard clearly when you’re in a call, even in noisy environments. Experience a seamless Galaxy ecosystem with Bixby voice control when you use this with a Note10 or any Galaxy smart device. 

8. JBL Tune 225TWS True Wireless In-Ear Headphones JBL Tune 225TWS True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black Photo:

Be free from the hassle that wires bring. JBL’s Tune earbuds have Dual Connect which allows you to enjoy listening with one ear or both. Its charging case and earphones are very similar in design when compared to the Apple AirPods. It can easily fit in your pocket or small bag. Its sound profile gives you the feel of real-life concerts with its Pure Bass technology.

9. Skullcandy Push Ultra In-Ear True Wireless Sport Headphones Skullcandy Push Ultra In-Ear True Wireless Sport Headphones - Black Photo:

A bit different in design is Skulllcandy’s Push Ultra In-Ear Headphones. Its in-ear design is reinforced with loops that ensure a snug fit perfectly molded for your ear. Its Ip67 rating makes it water-resistant and dust-resistant. The headset controls include functions to play/pause music or videos, play next/previous track and answer/end calls. 

10. JLab - GO Air True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Navy/Black

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The JLab GO AirTrue Headphones are pretty straightforward. It delivers crisp tones, offers great connectivity, has a built-in microphone and has a total of 20 hours of playtime when you combine the batteries of the buds and the case. It includes three different gel ear tips so you can choose your own size. 

11. Altec Lansing - NanoBuds2.0 True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds
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Altec Lansing's NanoBuds 2.0 has earned a good following. Reviews claim that these come pretty close to its much more expensive competitors like Apple and Beats for a fraction of the price. The soft cushion allows you to comfortably wear it for hours. With its charging case, it offers a total charge of 20 hours.