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10 Best Value Wireless Earbuds In Singapore That’ll Stay Snug Even During Intense Workouts

Best wireless earbuds in Singapore


Ever since the invention of wireless earbuds, we’ve long bid goodbye to the troubles of entangled cables. Despite running on Bluetooth, these wireless earbuds don’t compromise on audio quality, and even boast features beyond regular in-ears.

Be it muting the world while on a solo commute or secure buds for clocking in vigorous cardio, we’ve sourced out some of the best wireless earbuds in Singapore. 

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1. ZNT GamePods – Earbuds for gamers at $25.90



The chances of you losing the earbuds case at night are low, as the case emits an LED glow of either purple or green.
Image adapted from: Lazada, Lazada 

For the mobile gamers who prefer to forego bulky headsets, turn your attention to the ZNT GamePods ($25.90). The GamePods use the PixArt chip, which reduces lag during calls so gamers can quickly strategize during multiplayer matches. Even if you’re not into gaming, this means that you’re getting real-time responses during WFH meetings.


You can even use the case as a phone stand.
Image credit: Lazada

These wireless earbuds are also equipped with Dual Mode. This means that a quick press of a button on the right earbud switches between Music Mode which prioritises sound quality and Gaming Mode which reduces lag. The earbuds also make use of a voice capturing mechanism instead to ensure you’re being heard loud and clear. 

Price: $25.90
Battery life: Up to 5 hours of use
Water resistance: IPX5 (can withstand jets of water)

Get the ZNT GamePods.


2. Blackdot Pro – Super lightweight & water-resistant



Blackdot Pro Wireless Earbuds in White.
Image credit: Blackdot

Amidst a gazillion audio brands, local start-up Blackdot Technologies braved the odds anyway with their Blackdot Pro Wireless Earbuds. The earbuds come in an incredibly compact case that’s only 4cm wide. You might even forget they’re there because they only weigh 3.5g each.


Blackdot Pro Wireless Earbuds in White, Pink, and Teal.
Image credit: Blackdot

Aside from typical black and white options, the Blackdot Pros also come in pastel swatches of Pink, Teal, and Cloud Blue. With a water resistant rating of IPX6, these earbuds will be your next workout pal to withstand a jog through the rain. They’re also affordably priced at $39.99, so you can #supportlocal and pick up your own through their official store on Shopee.

Price: $39.99
Battery life: Up to 8 hours of music, 9 hours of talk time
Water resistance: IPX6 (can withstand powerful jets of water)

Get the Blackdot Pro Wireless Earbuds


3. Huawei Freebuds 4i – Good noise cancellation & 10h battery life



Freebuds 4i in Ceramic White.
Image credit: @huaweimobilepa

For a pair of inexpensive wireless earbuds that have all the big boy functions like Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), you’d want to go for the Huawei Freebuds 4i

The ANC functions in 3 modes that can be controlled within the Huawei AI Life App, so you can choose when to mute your surroundings while having your favourite song on repeat. If you decide not to switch ANC on, you can expect these earbuds to last a good 10 hours

The Freebuds 4i doesn’t compromise on sound quality either, featuring a 10mm driver that’ll give you the boom, badoom, boom, bass. Another pro earbud feature that’s also available in the Freebuds 4i is in-ear detection, which means removing one earbud will pause your current song. 

Price: From $78 (U.P. $108)
Battery life: Up to 7.5 hours of music, 6.5 hours talk time (with noise cancellation on)
Water resistance: IPX4 (can withstand splashes of water)

Get the Huawei Freebuds 4i.


4. Earfun Air Pro – Long battery life of 9h



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Earfun

The Earfun Air Pro is another pair of wireless earbuds that features Active Noise Cancellation without having to spend a ton of money. Unlike regular ANC earbuds, the Earfun Air Pros make use of their in-house QuietSmart technology that adjusts your music for a more balanced listening experience above simply blocking out ambient noise. 

While you’re immersed in your favourite bops and someone comes up to you asking for directions, a quick tap on the earbud switches ANC off so you can fulfil the kind Samaritan’s duty. Take advantage of Lazada’s free shipping and snag the Earfun Air Pro wireless earbuds from $119. 

Price: From $119
Battery life: Up to 7 hours of music with noise cancellation, 9 hours of music without noise cancellation.
Water resistance: IPX5 (can withstand jets of water)

Get the Earfun Air Pro


5. LG TONE Free FP5 – Detects speech even when you’re whispering



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@chowjiahui

The LG TONE Free FP5 earbuds come in sleek Pearl White or Charcoal Black cases. The earbuds come with Whispering Mode which you can enable using the LG TONE Free App. This means you can still be heard during calls while having to keep it down on public transport. You can even spill tea to your besties without the risk of eavesdroppers. 


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@chowjiahui

The FP5s are able to remember up to 5 devices, so you can get seamlessly connected across your phone, laptop, or tablet – without the hassle of the pairing process. These sweat-proof earbuds will make a great running companion too.

Price: From $119
Battery life: Up to 5 hours of music with ANC
Water resistance: IPX4 (can withstand splashes of water)

Get the LG TONE Free FP5.


6. Jabra Elite 3 – All-rounder earbuds



The Jabra Elite 3 comes in Light Beige, Navy, Dark Grey, Lilac and can remember up to 6 devices.
Image credit: Jabra

Jabra has long been in the business of manufacturing quality earbuds, with the Elite 3 being a top pick for those looking to stretch their dollar with the brand. These wireless earbuds are quite a solid all-rounder pair, with features such as water- and dust-resistance, as well as in-ear detection

For audiophiles, you’ll be able to customise your tunes with sound equalisation presets using the Jabra Sound+ App. Though these earbuds lack true noise cancellation, the earbuds have a HearThrough function that’s on par with regular ANC. It’s a lightweight piece of tech at only 4.4g per bud, considering all the premium specs you’ll find in other top-of-the-line wireless earbuds. 

Price: $128
Battery life: Up to 7 hours of music
Water resistance: IP55 (dust-resistant and able to withstand jets of water)

Get the Jabra Elite 3


7. Sony WF-1000XM3 – Smart sound settings that adapt where you go



The Sony WF-1000XM3s come in two colours – Silver and Black.
Image credit: Sony

The Sony WF-1000XM3 features cool functions like a fast-charging case and high-quality sound that make it close to a perfect pair. 

These earbuds take it a step further and also include a smart sound setting, called Adaptive Sound Control, which you can use with the Sony Headphones Connect App. The earbuds will learn your travel routine and then decide what kind of sound preset to put on. 

For instance, you’re waiting in line at kopitiam for your order but you still want to keep the jazzy tunes on. The earbuds will automatically dial down noise cancellation so you don’t miss your turn. The only downside though, these earbuds don’t have water resistance so you’ll need to steer clear of the rain. 

Price: $199
Battery life: Up to 6 hours of music, 4 hours of talk time (with noise cancellation on)
Water resistance: None

Get the Sony WF-1000XM3.


8. Samsung Galaxy Buds2 – Wireless charging case



The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 also have Active Noise Cancellation
Image credit: Samsung

Weighing only 50g, the new Samsung Galaxy Buds2 are a lot more compact than their predecessors for a comfier fit. New colours have also been introduced, such as Olive and Lavender.


Customise your tunes with 6 EQ presets via the Samsung Galaxy Wearable App.
Image credit: Samsung

A unique feature of the Galaxy Buds2 is its charging case. While most cases only support wired charging, the Galaxy Buds2 case can be recharged wirelessly. If you’re subscribed to the Samsung ecosystem, owning a Galaxy Watch4 allows you to manage the Galaxy Buds2 too. 

Price: $248
Battery life: Up to 5 hours of music with noise cancellation.
Water resistance: IPX2 (can withstand droplets of water)

Get the Samsung Galaxy Buds2


9. Beats Fit Pro – Sporty variant of AirPod Pros


The Beats Fit Pro has functions like water-resistance and surround sound technology that put it on par with the OG AirPod Pros. Plus, it has silicone wingtips – an additional extension from each earbud which folds into the ear cavity. These will keep the earbuds snug in your ear even during vigorous workouts. 


Beats Fit Pro in Stone Purple.
Image credit: Beats by Dre

Being the product of Apple’s subsidiary brand, these wireless earbuds are compatible with Apple-exclusive features like Siri and Find My. Android users will need the Beats App to check the earbuds’ battery levels and manage pairing. 

If you’re on the hunt for an unlimited library of music and podcasts, these wireless earbuds will also score you 6 months of Apple Music for free, if you’re a new subscriber. 

Price: $299
Battery life: Up to 6 hours of music with ANC.
Water resistance: IPX4 (can withstand splashes of water)

Get the Beats Fit Pro.


10. Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless – Premium sound quality


Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3



Image credit: Sennheiser

Audiophiles seeking premium sound quality can check out the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3. The latest generation of these earbuds brings many improvements to the table compared to its predecessor. Think features like wireless charging, more support for audio files, and can really customise the sound well.

The case is also more compact than the previous version, reducing the bulk when carrying it in your bag or pocket. There are also options for ear tip adapters and silicon fins so the earbuds can fit better and you won’t run the risk of them dropping out while on your morning runs.

Price: $399
Battery life: Up to 7 hours of music with ANC.
Water resistance: IPX4 (can withstand splashes of water)

Get the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3.


Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2



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@sennheisersingapore

Those who want said premium sound quality without burning a hole in their wallets can look at the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 instead. Rather than using fixed presets, you can play DJ and equalise songs according to your preference via the Sennheiser Smart Control App.

Sennheiser is no stranger in the arena of microphones and speakers, so you can expect their wireless earbuds to perform just as well in terms of sound quality. The premium earbuds experience continues with the case, which is covered in woven fabric for an aesthetic and luxurious finish.

Price: $269.95
Battery life: Up to 7 hours of music with ANC.
Water resistance: IPX4 (can withstand splashes of water)

Get the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2.


Boost your daily tunes with wireless earbuds


Admittedly, with so many options out there, choosing a good pair of earbuds is no easy feat. There are multiple specifications to consider, such as sound quality customisations and pairing compatibility across devices. 

Whether you love a good workout or want to play the main character in a lonely bus ride, this list narrows down some of the best earbuds to get in Singapore that’ll suit any lifestyle, all without breaking the bank. 

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Cover image adapted from: Michael T., @huaweimobilepa, Beats by Dre
Originally published on 21st March 2022. Last updated by Josiah Neo on 18th July 2022.

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