The following Top Reader Voted TWS scores are assigned by the readers, (Reader’s Score) and apply only to all reviews where a slider voting system exists. This list includes all types of True Wireless Systems new and historical up until the end of the last calendar year.
Please note the list will change dynamically as readers continue to vote. Higher-scoring TWS will automatically replace lower-scoring TWS, the list is very fluid as a result. They will also continue to change as we progressively work our way through historical reviews and add a voting system where applicable.
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Top 20 TWS as voted on by our readers
The 1MORE EVO TWS has become one of my favorite TWS models at this price range and you could even throw in some higher-tier models into that bottom list. The LDAC makes a difference here together with the hybrid dual driver setup that caters to sound quality over all else.
Lightweight & Comfortable
LDAC sound quality
A bit hard to remove the drivers from the cradle
Lack of tip choices
The Fokus Pro is Noble’s most mature and balanced-sounding TWS to date. Do not get me wrong though, it is still very lively tuning with a thunderous low end. However, the superior mids-focus and smoother treble tuning mean it is a more flexible offering for a wider range of musical tastes compared to the older Falcon line.
Overall, the almost feather-light housing, non-intrusive tuning approach, agile response with plenty of air, and excellent distortion control on the final ZE3000 brought by newer driver technologies add up to a perfect companion for long listens without any fatigue.
I guess you could call the WF-1000XM3 my gateway gear to TWS and the culprit behind us starting TWS reviews on Headfonics. For me, it is still the standard even almost a year later and also the one TWS that comes the closest to me saying, “yeah, an audiophile should get those”.
The Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless makes a good urban companion and a useful aide for those who also like to use their phone hands-free. They give you just enough to satisfy all around and sound good enough. They would make a good candidate for someone who is looking for a no-fuss model that just works when you need it to.
Good noise canceling
Broad set of codecs
Average levels of resolution
Although the 1MORE Comfobuds Mini TWS has a modest price they still do not hold back on the major creature comfort features that one expects from a modern-day set of wireless buds. The fact that they are so small just adds to their general appeal and to the overall package.
Small and lightweight
Responsive touch control
Lack of noise in the high frequency area
Might be a challenge for big fingers to manage
Selective with tips
I would never say the 1MORE PistonBuds Pro are the best because they fall best within the best bang for the buck category by offering ANC, customizable touch controls, a decent set of apps, and sound that would not offend me to listen to for long periods.
Noise Canceling at this price point
Stable connection, easy pairing
Lack of noise in HF region
App settings are not retained
ANC not the strongest
When it comes to the Edifier NeoBuds Pro, LDAC made the difference here between being an ordinary set and offering something worthwhile in the vast sea that is today’s modern TWS market.
The Final EVA2020 cyber design and colorful theme feel more trendy than geeky which is a big plus. The overall user experience is fun. I like the fit in particular while long playback hours, playback quality, and tuning are carefully balanced.
I would put the Technics EAH-AZ70W on the top of my list if you are looking for a TWS around this particular price range. They do everything well. They sound very good, are comfortable, have a very good app with lots of features and they have one of the best noise-canceling implementations around.
Lypertek knows how to make a good TWS and the Z5 is another good one. It offers above-average sound quality, a good set of features, a full-featured app, decent battery life, and ANC that works well enough at a price that won’t leave a large hole in your pocket.
Above-average sound quality
In a nutshell, what we have here is the Lypertek TEVI with an updated chip that performs better with more features. So the PurePlay Z3 2.0 is a re-spin of the TEVI, improved but the price stayed the same which is definitely a move in the right direction.
The HiFiMan TWS800 is a topology diaphragm single dynamic diver TWS featuring IPX4 and up to 35 hours battery life. It is priced at $299.
The MOMENTUM True Wireless is a professionally made, and well-integrated TWS system. It strikes a solid balance between immediate listening, easy-to-use controls, and solid build quality. What it lacks is battery life, lots of it, and that could well be a deal-breaker for many.
Overall, the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 has a punchy and smooth performance from a very pocket-friendly TWS with excellent battery life to boot.
The FiiO UTWS5 is a small step forward that can be improved upon by the addition of that LHDC codec and an equalizer fix. If that can be done and maybe a bonus LDAC down the road then this dongle would be leaps and bounds above the rest. As it stands, it’s just good in general but not a giant leap forward.
The Geekfly GF8s really is a powerhouse performer for a TWS with excellent power and Prat, a smooth mids and vocal presence, and just enough sparkle up top to give higher pitching notes a gentle lift. This is not your typical high-contrast boom and splashy sound. It is much more natural in its delivery than that and it stands all the more for that reason.
The Tin HiFi Tin Buds 3 is good enough to compete with some wired options at this price range and is a suitable alternative for audiophiles dipping their toes into TWS products for the first time.
Clear midrange region
Poor case design (opens in the bags / pocket)
On first listen and afterward the Libratone AIR+ 2 TWS earbuds sound good enough for daily use. Their overall design is visually appealing and you could tell a lot of planning and engineering went into this set but at the set price, there are other sets that will probably offer more bang for the buck.
Ok, I get why this might be an audiophile’s choice. The dynamic range is decent and the tuning is very balanced with a superb level of instrumental separation. The mids sound alive on the TEVI and there is just enough PRaT to make this a very good all-rounder TWS for almost any genre.