Upcoming Earbuds of 2020

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Upcoming Earbuds of 2020

When Apple decided to eliminate the headphone jack on the upcoming iPhone 7, the world cringed. And when Apple unveiled its wireless alternative, the Airpods, the world laughed. Well, who’s laughing now?

Upcoming Earbuds of 2020

The wireless earbud market is booming, and companies are scrambling to keep up. We’ve seen the emergence of touch controls, wireless charging, and active noise cancellation in the wireless world, and there are no signs of slowdown. 2020 will bring us many things, including new earbuds. Here’s a list of some big-brand names that have been confirmed for next year:

Microsoft Surface Earbuds

These large, circular earbuds are quite a departure from the Airpod-style, although they look like they could be just as polarizing. The first true wireless offering from Microsoft, the Surface Buds include gesture recognition and an impressive 8 hour battery life per charge.

Android users can enjoy extra integration with apps like Spotify, Office 365, Outlook and Word, including screen-free controls for each. The Surface Buds will retail for $249.99.

Google Pixel Buds 2

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Ditching the wrap-around wire from the original Pixel Buds, the Pixel Buds 2 are truly wireless and will retail for $179.

Battery life is an average 5 hours per charge, and while there is no active noise cancellation, Google says the buds are designed to let you hear “just the right amount of environmental sound”.

It’s unclear if the Pixel Buds 2 use any touch controls, but users can expect full Google Assistant Support and even a real-time Google Translate function.

Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700

Information on the Earbuds 700 is scant; the Bose website shows only a sketch. But they’ll be released alongside the Earbuds 500 to succeed the current Soundsport Free Earbuds. What separates the 700 from the 500 is active noise cancellation, which Bose humbly calls “truly astonishing”.

No word on a price for either bud yet, but I would not be surprised if the 700 approaches the $300 mark.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+

With even less information than the Bose Earbuds 700, the Galaxy Buds+ are just a whisper in the wind right now. We can speculate they’ll compete directly with Airpods Pro, with active noise-cancellation and a price between $150 and $200.

What It’s All About

No doubt, 2020 will be a year for the ages. A new decade, a new President, a new pair of wireless earbuds… what a time to be alive. And hopefully, if all goes according to plan, 2020 will be the hottest year on record! All right!

Upcoming Earbuds of 2020

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