Our Top 5 True Wireless Earphones (2020)

True Wireless (TWS) earphones are widely popular amongst consumers from all walks of life (eg. Athletes who enjoy listening to music while they workout, business people who need to take conference calls, etc.) and the reason for this popularity is largely to do with the convenience of earbuds without the burden of cables. You will find a wide variety of TWS earbuds on the market, we are going to have a look at our top 5 in no particular order.


1. Sony WF-1000XM3 TWS Noise Cancelling

Many might argue that the Sony WF-1000XM3 TWS earbuds are the best earphones money can buy in 2020. The reason for its outstanding reputation has much to do with the fact that these earbuds are noise cancelling, noise cancellation in earphones is largely unheard of and Sony has managed to make use of this technology in a pair of TWS earbuds. Very impressive! Overall the sound quality is excellent, they have a 6 hour battery life and a sleek, modern design aesthetic. These earphones will set you back R4499.

2. Lypertek Tevi

The up-and-coming tech company Lypertek might be largely unheard of to most South African consumers but we can expect to hear a lot from them in the future. The Lypertek Tevi True Wireless earphones are an incredible paire of earbuds, especially when you consider the affordable price tag of R1899. The Tevi has well-balanced sound, USB-C charging connectivity and an impressive 10 hour battery life. Excellent value for money.


3. Klipsch T5

The Klipsch T5 is another pair of true wireless earphones that holds their own in the market. Incredible build quality, warm and detailed sound, 8 hour battery life. The T5 is a deep fit earphone which can be uncomfortable for some users, this will be something to consider. These fantastic TWS earbuds retail at R3399.


4. Apple Airpods Pro

For users that live within the Apple ecosystem, the Airpods Pro will most likely be the first choice. A great pair of TWS earbuds with an improved fit and design when compared to the previous version of the Airpods. The Airpods Pro offer great noise cancellation as well as a useful “Transparency” mode which allows you to be aware of the outside world whilst the earbuds are in your ears. These stylish buds are fantastic however they are somewhat overpriced when compared to some of its competitors. The Airpods Pro Earbuds will set you back R4999.


5. Beats PowerBeats Pro

The Beats PowerBeats Pro true wireless earphones are something special, they are supremely comfortable, sound decent and seem to never fall out. An excellent option fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a pair of TWS ‘buds with great sound and peace of mind during training sessions. R5499.

There are so many excellent options when it comes to TWS earphones in 2020, so many great features at various price-points. Personal preference will ultimately be the deciding factor when it comes to the features and design that suits you best.