5 Alternatives To Apple's AirPods You Should Know About

From its popular AirTags to its award-winning watches, Apple Inc AAPL creates some of the best accessory tech available today.

The AirPods Pro is probably the crown jewel of Apple's accessory ecosystem, offering a slew of useful functions while maintaining noise cancellation and increased sound clarity.

With a price tag of $249, audiophiles everywhere may want to explore other items that provide a similar experience at a lower cost.

Benzinga gathered a list of these choices:

1. Panasonic RZ-S500W, $119 at Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN

Reasons to Buy - according to WhatHiFi.com
+Expansive detailed presentation
+Excellent noise canceling
+Superb touch controls

Reasons to Avoid
-Fit could be an issue for some

2. Sony Group Corp SONY WF-C500$98 at Amazon

Reasons to Buy
+Compact and comfortable design
+Spirited, well-balanced sound
+Fine control app

Reasons to Avoid
-Ordinary battery life
-Slightly small-scale sound
-Numerous serious rivals

3. Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus, $79.95 at Amazon

Reasons to Buy
+Extra dynamic expression
+Great clarity
+Slick app support

Reasons to Avoid
-No noise canceling

4. Alphabet Inc.'s GOOG GOOGL Google Pixel Buds A-Series (Benzinga Staff Pick), $99 at Amazon

Reasons to Buy
+Well-rounded, clean sound
+Comfortable
+Reliable connection

Reasons to Avoid
-No volume touch control on buds
-No noise-canceling

5. Sony WF-1000XM3$128 at Amazon

Reasons to Buy
+Rhythmic, entertaining sound
+Accomplished noise-canceling
+Impressive battery life

Reasons to Avoid
-No aptX HD support
-No IP rating

Photo: Courtesy Apple

 

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