adidas Sport RPT-01
Something similar to knitted sneakers, these headphones are the result of a collaboration between adidas and the Swedish company Zound Industies, which produces audio equipment under the Urbanears and Marshall Headphones brands. Both the headband and ear pads are braided with a special fabric that can be removed and washed. Control is displayed on a physical button with the ability to assign functions. The electronics are also IPX4 water-resistant, standalone playback lasts 40 hours - then you can recharge the battery via USB-C fast recharge.
Beats Solo Pro
Once bought by Apple, "bits" continue to be in the mainstream (today sold more than 30 million devices). The brand adds new technologies to the usual form factor. Beats Solo Pro now features Pure Adaptive Noise Reduction, first introduced in the Beats Studio 3 Wireless. Key Feature: In addition to blocking noise, Pure ANC evaluates ear cushion fit and corrects for sound leaks caused by hair, earrings, different ear shapes and head movement. Two directional microphones and an updated speech accelerometer are responsible for the sound during calls, they also optimize communication with Siri. There is also a "transparent" mode here, in which "ears" work up to 22 hours on a single charge. Without it and without noise reduction - up to 40 hours.
Jabra Elite 85h
The new overhead headset for everyday use (Jabra is not only about office equipment) is packed with new technologies to the eyeballs. Smart Sound, for example, analyzes ambient sounds and automatically activates presets, Active Noise Cancellation, and Hear Through, which add up to the sound quality you need at the moment, depending on your surroundings. The headphones are equipped with eight microphones, four of which are used for noise cancellation: some sound characteristics will work in the office, others in the subway, and still others at home. In the proprietary application, you can manually set the settings for a particular situation. A single charge lasts for 36 hours for the headphones, and 15 minutes of charging will add another 5 hours to the asset.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 AW19 Limited Edition
This season's overhead novelty from the Danes comes in two colors - brown and pink. Style is always in order: sheepskin and adaptive memory foam ear cushions, polished anodized aluminum and genuine cowhide on the temple. In terms of sound, the manufacturer promises deeper bass. The model is also equipped with a noise cancellation function, and as a built-in voice assistant there is an "electronics" from Google. The operating time with active noise cancellation is 25 hours, without it - more than one and a half times. If you want a "wired" sound or need to connect to the entertainment system on the plane, a mini-jack cord is included.
Google Pixel Buds 2
The search corporation does not abandon its attempts to squeeze into the iron market - and rightly so, “let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools compete,” as Mao Zedong used to say. A year later, the second version of the headphones lost the bundle wire, now these are stand-alone earbuds. On a single charge, they work for 5 hours and about 24 if they are fed in a case-case. Google claims that the device is capable of stable operation at a distance of 90 meters, and the signal passes through several walls. Pixel Buds 2 are able to respond to the level of ambient noise and automatically increase and decrease the volume depending on it.
The brand operates in the lower price segment, while delivering quite tolerable sound. The workhorse, EarDrops, weighs 3.9g each earbud and can play audio for 4 hours. Magnetic charging case with charge level indicator allows you to fully charge your ears four times. 20 minutes of charging is enough for 1 hour of operation. As practice shows, if you often lose one or the other earphone, such inexpensive models help out pretty well.
The intrigue of this year is whether Sony will be able to replicate the absolute success of the older noise-canceling overhead model, the WH-1000XM3. The advantages of the latter were appreciated, it seems, by the entire airport and flying public - it is rare when in the departure area you can meet a passenger with something else in his ears. The new WF-1000XM3 earbuds feel like a similar experience while taking up an order of magnitude less luggage space. Only the battery life can become critical - you want to think about the percentage of charge on a trip last. Especially if a citizen with a dog or a Madonna with a baby is sitting in the next chair. Sony promises that fully charged headphones will last up to 6 hours with noise canceling on, and the case will allow you to recharge them three times, which will add up to about a day of work. At the same time, with the noise canceling system turned off, the headphones work longer - 8 hours on a full charge.
JBL Reflect Flow
The latest model from JBL is designed for active sports enthusiasts: ear pads are made of sweat-resistant material. For safety while jogging or when moving around the city, technologies that are activated with the press of a button are responsible: TalkThru allows you to mute music to understand the speech of others, and Ambient Aware will hear loud sounds like a bicycle ringing or car horn. The battery will last for 10 hours of non-stop playback. 10 minutes of charging in the case will give you an extra hour of work, and the total runtime of the headphones with it reaches 30 hours.>