The best, and cheapest, alternative to Apple AirPods

After a very long wait of a month and a half since, in theory, they should have been launched at the end of last October, yesterday finally! the AirPods went on sale in the Apple online store and predictably, next week they will be in the Apple Store.

However, all good news comes accompanied by its not so good news, and that is AirPods shipping already lasts up to a month so, finally, the majority of users who were eager for its launch, including me, will not have them for Christmas. But there are much cheaper alternatives, and today I'm going to show you the one I liked the most.

Without AirPods, but not without bluetooth headphones

AirPods are delayed, again, but nothing happens. The truth is that they are a pass, as much as their price, € 179, and in the market we can find a lot of bluetooth headphones very similar and of very good quality for much less money. Agree that they do not integrate the W1 chip, they are not so smart as to know when you have placed them nor are they tactile, but if you want them To listen to music, podcasts and answer calls, we are left over. Today I bring you some of these headphones because, seeing the new delay of the AirPods, I started looking and this is my best candidate.

Magnetic headphones SoundPEATS Bluetooth 4.1 for € 20.99

I present to you my favorites, the Bluetooth 4.1 SoundPEATS magnetic headphones, so much that they are already traveling on my way home.

They weigh only 18 grams and, having "swallowed" a handful of reviews in perfect American English, I have come to the conclusion that they are the best of the market in relation quality – price, in addition to very comfortable of using.

They are delivered with a storage case, three sets of rubber pads to choose the one that best suits the size of our ears and three other ergonomic grip sets so they don't get out of our ears, this way we won't have to worry about them falling out while we walk or run.

One of its main attractions is its magnetic feature. Each headset is magnetized at its back so that, when you do not use them and take them off, you can join them quickly and they will remain on the neck as if it were a necklace. With this, in addition, you also prevent them from being lost. If not, look how happy the girl next door runs with her headphones attached to her neck!

The SoundPEATS Q12 headphones connect easily to our iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV or Mac (also to Android devices and others) using Bluetooth 4.1, which we already know is very stable and allows better sound transmission. Further, you can have two devices connected simultaneously and, as usual, they have a range of ten meters.

In the cable that joins them we find the controls to turn off and on, volume up and down, forward and backward between songs, play and pause music, answer calls. And is that the SoundPEATS Q12 offer a integrated microphone; When we have an incoming call, the music will stop ringing, and will continue where it stayed once we finish the call.

In addition to several video reviews, I also read a lot of opinions on Amazon, because I wanted to know two aspects well: sound quality and autonomy.

As to sound quality, all opinions agree that the music is really good, well above what we should expect for its price. They also have CVC6.0 noise cancellation technology and protection against sweat and splashes (but don't even think about submerging them). A user said:

The sound quality is brutal, I could not imagine that they could hear that well, with their well-defined bass and clarity in the medium and high.

As regards their autonomy, they have some five hours of music playback, which is not bad at all.

Of course, there are opinions for all tastes, but considering their price and, if they don't convince us, we can return them, we don't lose anything.

They are available in two finishes:

  • Black for € 20.99 which are what I have asked for.
  • Red for € 23.99, which seems to have a more sporty look.

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