The list is sorted based on price, starting from the lowest to the most expensive. This is an ever evolving list. There are so many good sounding TWS IEMs out there that we can’t list them all, but here are our favorites for now.
LYPERTEK TEVI / PurePlay Z3 – [Added 05/04/2020]
The Lypertek TEVI / PurePlay Z3 is an excellent earphone with punchy bass, clear mids, and good highs. It offers great resolution and clarity for the price and it can tackle some earphones that are double the price. Apart from the sound quality, PurePlay Z3 / TEVI is IPX7 water-proof, has easy to push physical buttons, great fit, apt-X support and absolutely amazing battery life. Plus a gorgeous case. These are really hard to beat features, considering the price. If you’re in a market for a balanced, HiFi-focused TWS, give TEVI / PurePlay Z3 a chance. You will not regret it.
BGVP Q(uantum) 2 – [Added 23/01/2020]
The BGVP Q2 is the first TWS to get full coverage on our website, for a reason: it sounds amazing. For the $75 to $109 price it’s incredible. It’s not especially good-looking and won’t give you the same “hype” you’d get from the Apple Airpods Pro, but sonically speaking, they are leaps beyond them. The acrylic shells are supremely comfortable, battery life is good, the signal is stable and you can even plug them with a classic cable to your DAP. For less than 200 bucks(?) they go directly to my recommendation list, as an upgrade of the Jays M-Seven. If the latter offer a longer battery life, and stronger bass, sound-wise, the BGVP Q2 outperform the Jays on every aspect.
Jays M-Seven – [Added 23/01/2020]
Sound-wise, it’s a big surprise. In a good way. I compared them to various true-wireless IEM and the M-Seven really holds it ground. Sure, there is a bit too much bass, but that’s not overwhelming either, or at least for me. The sound stage is fairly wide, dynamic is lower than multi-driver IEM, similarly priced, but hey: this is a true wireless IEM. On the go, I found the sound pretty addictive. The boosted bass is pretty pleasant, especially if you’re in a crowded/noisy environment, as it seems to “elevate” the overall presentation. Honestly, if Jays didn’t mention the size of the driver, I’d never thought the M-Seven uses a tiny 6mm dynamic… There is no transparency mode, nor special tuning presets, but that was not an issue for me.
Noble Audio Falcon – [Added 06/05/2020]
I’ve tried some popular TWS IEMs lately thanks to our new TWS master of Headfonia. Among those I’ve listened to, my favorite two TWS IEMs are the Sennheiser Momentum TWS 2 and this Noble Falcon. The Falcon is a bit better for popular genres, whilst the Momentum TWS 2 presents the sound in a more classic way with a more balanced and flatter response. However, you can take more out of the Falcon with its EQ, and make it closer to the Momentum TWS presentation-wise. And since its technical performance is one of the very best among the TWS models of late, the Noble Falcon has to be on this Recommended Buy list.
Master & Dynamic MW07+ – [Added 02/05/2020]
The Master & Dynamic MW07+ is a versatile earphone. From the audiophile point of view, you get an exciting, well-tuned sound in a Bluetooth enclosure and that doesn’t happen very often.
As I stated in the features section, the noise cancelling feature definitely needs improvement so do keep that in mind to prevent any NC based frustration. Other than that, the whole package is really good. You get plenty of accessories, a really well-made, unique looking, chic earphone with an elegant stainless steel case and a canvas pouch. The battery life is amazing, it has fast charging and it has virtually no connectivity issues.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 – [Added 08/06/2020]
My review time with the Momentum True Wireless 2 coincided with a little global phenomenon known as COVID-19, meaning I was spending a LOT of time at home on work calls, watching video content, and of course – listening to music. I expected them to be convenient and competent sounding, but I didn’t expect to be as surprised as I was with how addictive they are. They feel a bit like lying on a warm pillow of sound, and one that you can take, well, anywhere with you. The Momentum became an invaluable work productivity and entertainment companion, and soon enough a go-to music source in their own right.
Are they as technically proficient as wired IEMs fed from high-end source gear? Of course not, but their addictive tone and stupidly-good convenience-factor more makes them a more than acceptable alternative – they’re a genuine proposition for the audiophile who prefers a warmer sound signature and wants the added bonus of being able to multitask and enjoy multimedia. The UI and app aren’t perfect, so here’s hoping for a firmware update or two down the track to help make their user experience feel as inviting as their rich, cozy sound. The first iteration of the Momentum True Wireless rightly earnt their accolades as the best-sounding wireless earbud-form IEMs on the market, and the added performance and features of the Momentum True Wireless 2 makes them an even surer bet.