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Top 5 alternatives to Apple's AirPodsApple didn't invent completely wireless earbuds. Here are your best options if you don't want to fork out for AirPods.
Apple didn't invent the first completely wireless headphones, so I talked to CNET editor Justin Yu to find the five best alternatives to Airpods. At number five, Doppler Labs Here One, what's their gimmick? Adaptive filtering smart listening, so what does that mean? Think, noise cancellation plus the ability, to block out sounds like sirens and crying babies. On top of that, you can raise the volume of certain frequencies, so you can pick up the bass, at things like a live show. Doctor labs claims that year one will be able to survive, three to five hours on a single charge. These don't ship until November and they will cost a staggering $300. At number four, the Earin. The Earin started off as a kick starter project and they are a real product you can buy today. These 2 tiny ear buds cost about $250. Will last two and a half hours on a single charge. Earin's case can be used to charge the headphones. There is one odd ball thing though. Once Earin's are out of the case they turn on. So you need to make sure you put them back in the case when you're not using them, or they die. At number three it's the Jabra Elite Sport. This set of wireless earbuds are sweat and water proof. Te elite sport also has an integrated heart rate monitor. They will pump out around three hours of battery life before needing to be charged in their case. Plus you can download custom coaching that will talk to you during your work out. In Justin's words, it's like having a tiny personal trainer in your ear. These cost about $250 and arrive in late October. At number 2, the Erato Apollo 7, these tiny headphones have dynamic drivers, that should mean bigger bass. The Erato Apollo 7 earbuds are also water resistant and works for about three hours. Their case, gives you another two full charges. It costs about $300. At number one is the Samsung Gear IconX. For people looking for an alternative to Apple, turning to Samsung seems like a safe bet. The IconX has four gigabytes of space built in so you can use them on their own for about three hours. If you want to stream music from your phone to the IconX Battery life drops to about an hour and a half. The ICONX also functions as a fitness tracker, with a built in heart rate monitor. The fitness tracker function work on phones running angular 4.4 and higher. Plus, it costs about $200. Apple Airpods arrive in late October for about $150. For more top five, go to TOP5. CNET. COM So let's go somewhere else. I'm [UNKNOWN], I'll see you online. [MUSIC]