While searching for the perfect pair of wireless headphones and TWS, buyers often face the common conundrum of making a choice between a higher-quality sound output or a better battery life. That doesn’t always have to be the case. With the TWS market growing rapidly in the last few years, there are a lot of products that strike a neat balance between long-lasting battery life and well-rounded audio output. In this article, we bring you our picks for the top 10 wireless headphones and TWS with the longest battery life. We’ve picked the best from every price category, curating a solid list that can also serve as a buying guide.
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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are equipped with an 11mm woofer for greater bass clarity and a 6.5mm tweeter for a crisp treble, keeping the distortion levels to a minimum. The Buds Pro also come with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for an immersive listening experience. On top of that, the TWS sports Dolby Head Tracking Technology with 360 Audio that can track the source of your voice while you’re in motion. This comes in handy during vlogging and outdoor calling. The battery backup offered by the Galaxy Buds Pro is pretty incredible given the features and audio quality it offers. The buds can provide up to 8 hours of audio playback on a single charge, while the case stores another 20 hours of charge. A total of 28 hours of battery life puts the Galaxy Buds Pro in the top tier.
Apple AirPods Pro 2
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 were announced at Apple’s ‘Far Out’ launch event last month. Apple’s flagship TWS is considered by many to be the best on the market. They’re not wrong. The AirPods Pro 2 come with a new Apple H2 chip and features MagSafe and wireless charging. The H2 processor creates a massive difference when it comes to eliminating background nice and providing a ‘fuller’ listening experience. Users can also build a personalised sound profile for themselves using the ‘Personalised Spatial Audio’ feature on the AirPods Pro 2. When it comes to battery life, the AirPods Pro 2 are ahead of the curve. Even with Active Noise Cancellation turned on, the AirPods can last for up to six hours. On top of that, the case holds 24 hours of additional charge as well, making the AirPods last for up to 30 hours on one charge cycle.
OnePlus Nord Buds
OnePlus is slowly gaining a foothold in the TWS market as well, dropping excellent products at really competitive prices. The OnePlus Nord Buds are a great example of that. The Nord Buds offer a detailed sound profile tuned with Dolby Atmos. The mix of frequencies is handled quite well by these earbuds and you’d be hard-pressed to find any flaws in the audio output. Moving on to the battery life, the OnePlus Nord Buds can last for 7 hours with active playback, along with an additional 23 hours in the case. This makes it a total of 30 hours of playback on a single charge. The buds are equipped with 41mAh batteries while the charging case has a capacity of 480mAh. At Rs 2,7999, it doesn’t get any better than this. Read our review here.
boAt Airdopes 621
If we’re strictly talking about battery life, there is no competition to the boAt Airdopes 621. The Airdopes 621 offer a playback time of 5.5 hours in each earbud and a sensational 150 hours in the charging case. Yes, you read that right. The 2,600 mAh charging also doubles as a power bank that you can use to charge your devices with. The Airdopes 621 also feature the ASAP charge technology that gives the earbuds a playback of 60 minutes after just 5 minutes of charging. Priced at just Rs 2,499, the boAt Airdopes should be an instant buy for users that demand a long-lasting battery life out of their TWS.
As the name suggests, Bose QuietComfort offers high-end Active Noise Cancellation that comes with 11 levels of noise control. Users can set their preferences and change the level of Noise Cancellation depending on their surroundings. The QuietComfort earbuds are also able to achieve full transparency which lets all the surrounding sounds through the earbuds. When it comes to battery life, the Bose QuietComfort offers a total of 18 hours of audio playback. This is particularly impressive when you take into account the quality of ANC you get with these TWS.
Sony does not miss even with a single iteration of the 1000 headsets, and the WH-1000XM5 continue with the tradition of delivering the best-in-class sound along with other nifty features that put it ahead of every other wireless headphones. With the WH-1000XM5 you get a giant 30mm audio driver in every cup, delivering one of the best audio performances out there. On top of that, you also get an impeccable ANC experience assisted by a total of 8 microphones. When it comes to battery life, the Sony WH-1000XM5 deliver up to 30 hours of playback. Equipped with fast charging support, you can get up to 3 hours of playback in just 3 minutes of charge. Read our in-depth review here.
Audio Technica ATH-M20xBT
Audio Technica’s ATH-M20xBT carries forward the brand’s legacy to the wireless headphones market, pulling a brilliant performance that is hard to match by other products in this category. The ATH-M20xBT offers versatile performance, with a low latency mode that adapts really well to gaming. The battery life is one of the finer features of these headphones as they offer an impressive 60 hours of music playback, with a full charge cycle taking just an hour and 45 minutes. A 10-minute charge can give you up to 3 hours of battery life. Read our review here.
Sony LinkBuds WF-L900
Sony makes another appearance on this list with the LinkBuds WF-L900. These pair of headphone sport a unique ‘infinity’ design and a clamshell-shaped charging box. The earbuds deliver a strong audio output that users have come to expect with high-end Sony audio products. You can read more about the audio performance in our review of the WF-L900 here. When it comes to battery life, the LinkBuds provide a total playback time of 17.5 hours, which includes 5.5 hours in the buds and 12 hours in the case. A quick charge of 10 minutes will give you 1.5 hours of playback.
Oppo Enco Buds 2
We were highly impressed by the Oppo Enco Buds 2 in our review of the TWS. These earbuds offer a very well-rounded audio output, delivering a near-perfect mix of frequencies. The Enco Buds 2 offer a total of 28 hours of playback, which is very impressive for a TWS priced at just Rs 1,599. In our tests, we found out that the battery held up quite well. We got over 6 hours of playback from the earbuds along with an additional 21 hours from the charging case.
Closing out this list is the Sennheiser Sport. The earbuds come with a 7mm Transducer inside them, which delivers a great audio mix, true to the recording being played. Each earbud is also equipped with a 55mAh battery while the charging case gets a 400mAh battery unit. You can get up to 9 hours of audio playback on the earbuds and an additional 27 hours in the case. This brings the total battery life up to 36 hours, making it one of the longer-lasting TWS around. Read our full review of the Sennheiser Sport here.
These are our picks for the top 10 wireless headphones and TWS with the longest battery life. We’ve picked the best from every category to bring you the most comprehensive list of products. If you think we missed out on a product worthy of being on this list, let us know in the comments!