5 Best AirPod Alternatives for iPhone

Don’t like how Apple’s new AirPods fit in your ear? Or maybe you were not impressed with the sound quality or even the battery life inside. Either way, there are still tons of excellent alternatives to the AirPod out there for the iPhone.

ProductBrandNamePrice
BoseBose SoundSport FreeBuy on Amazon|$199(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy BudsBuy on Amazon|$127.99(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)
MpowMpow EM1 Bluetooth EarpieceBuy on Amazon|$15.99(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)
JabraJabra Elite SportBuy on Amazon|$175.82(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)
JamJam Ultra Truly Wireless Bluetooth EarbudsBuy on Amazon|$59.99(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)

If you’re looking for something more comfortable, or are looking for improvements in other areas, be sure to follow along with us below — we’re showing you five other options that will stack up well against the AirPods.

Samsung Galaxy Buds

Enter, the Samsung Galaxy Buds. Samsung hasn’t had their true version of the Apple AirPods, so the new Samsung Galaxy Buds are actually a very welcome addition to the wireless headphone market.  They offer you similar sound quality — we wouldn’t necessarily say it’s better, though that can be very subjective. The most important thing is that they offer you the seamless connectivity that you’re looking for.

One of the things that the Samsung Galaxy Buds gets right is comfort. They’re much easier to keep in your ears all day long. Battery life isn’t too bad either — there are actually six hours of battery life in the earbuds themselves, and then there’s another seven hours in the case itself, which doubles as a wireless charger for your Galaxy Buds.

As you might imagine, there is water resistance inside as well, which makes them ideal for jogging in the rain, or doing an intense workout at the gym. You don’t have to worry about accidental spills ruining these.

Buy it now: Amazon

Bose SoundSport Free

Coming up next, we’re looking at the Bose SoundSport Free. These are an excellent choice for those that are concerned about sound quality. Bose has been a top audio manufacturer for years now, has made sure that sound quality is top notch in these headphones. That said, you get excellent lows and clear highs. Bass sounds really great, too.

While the Bose SoundSport headphones hit all the marks in sound quality, they do some other things really well, too. After your first pairing, these are able to automatically connect and disconnect when you put them in your ears and take them out. There is also built-in firmware will let you track your headphones in the event that you lose them.

One of the “cons” to these is the battery life. There is only up to five hours of playback time with each charge, and an additional 10 hours with the included charging case.

Buy it now: Amazon

MPow Wireless Earbud

Most AirPod alternatives today are insanely pricey; however MPow developed their own alternative with affordability and comfort in mind. However, the affordability does come at a cost — you’re not going to get anywhere near the sound quality or battery life that you would out of a true alternative.

That said, MPow offers a competitive earbud by maximizing comfort, sound quality and battery life. It’s not necessarily designed for sport, but is great for talking on the phone in the car or listening to music or a podcast while doing something else.

Battery life is alright here, only giving you 4.5 hours out of this earbud at full volume, and a few more hours out of it if you stick to around 40%.

Buy it now: Amazon

Jabra Elite Sports Wireless

In fourth place, we’re looking at the Jabra Elite Sports Wireless earbuds. These are fairly comfortable, and can actually be adjusted from person-to-person, as they come with ear tips you can swap out.

Battery life is actually similar to the Apple AirPods here, which is so impressive. They bring you 4.5 hours off of a single charge. But, the included charging case will help you keep them juiced up all week.

Jabra has been able to achieve some excellent sound quality here, too. You get insanely good bass, highs, and lows. They also come with a built-in microphone, which allows you to take hands-free calls with these.

Buy it now: Amazon

JAM Ultra

And finally, we’re looking at the JAM Ultra earbuds. They have some great sound quality, and have a number of awesome hands-free abilities. However, we think where they really outshine the AirPods is in comfort. These feel great, and you’ll have no problem keeping them in your ear all day long.

These actually outshine the Apple AirPods in battery life, too. The charging case, actually can give you up to an extra 30 to 33 hours when fully charged. The earbuds themselves only last three or so hours, depending on the volume level.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

We showed you five AirPod alternatives for the iPhone above. While the AirPods have some excellent technology in them, we think the above choices stacks up quite well, if not better than the AirPods. That all depends on your preferences of course, but many of them are worth at least checking out. We really think the new Galaxy Buds by Samsung are really making some waves, especially in terms of comfort.

Do you have a favorite AirPod alternative for the iPhone? Let us know in the comments section below.

ProductBrandNamePrice
BoseBose SoundSport FreeBuy on Amazon|$199(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy BudsBuy on Amazon|$127.99(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)
MpowMpow EM1 Bluetooth EarpieceBuy on Amazon|$15.99(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)
JabraJabra Elite SportBuy on Amazon|$175.82(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)
JamJam Ultra Truly Wireless Bluetooth EarbudsBuy on Amazon|$59.99(Price as of 06/18/2019 20:50 ET)