Sony WF-C500, JBL Tune 235NC, More Challengers To OnePlus Buds 3


Sony WF-C500, JBL Tune 235NC, More Challengers To OnePlus Buds 3

OnePlus Buds 3 was launched last week with ANC and a decent battery life of 44 hours. Here are some of the alternatives to it:

OnePlus Buds 

OnePlus recently launched a new pair of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) technology at the OnePlus 12 launch event in India. OnePlus last week announced that the OnePlus Buds 3 will be priced at Rs 5,499. The features that the earbuds feature are mainly Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), 3D audio, and up to 44 hours of battery life. If we talk about the audio portfolio then the Buds 3 are not just the latest but also second in terms of price and features. Notably, it does compete with several contenders in this budget segment of TWS.

OnePlus Buds 3 would be competing against wireless earbuds from brands such as samsung, Realme, and even JBL. Don't fret, we have rounded up some of the top potential rivals of the Buds 3 for your ease. Without any further ado, let us dive into the comparisons. 

Sony WF-C500

This pair of TWS can last for up to 10 hours, and 20 hours longer with the charging case. It supports fast charging which should give you one hour’s juice in just 10 minutes. It boasts an IPX4 rating for water resistance and has buttons for actions like play, stop, skip, and volume control. sony WF-C500 also has support for google Assistant and Siri. It is equipped with DSEE that helps restore high-frequency sounds that usually get lost in compression. 

JBL Tune 235NC

It is equipped with four microphones and offers ANC. It also has an ambient mode, and talk-through so you can listen to your surrounding sounds without being needed to remove the earbuds. With this, you get up to 40 hours of battery life with ANC turned off. With ANC on it should last for up to eight hours, and 24 hours with the case. It is equipped with 6mm drivers and comes with JBL’s Pure Bass Sound for extra bass. 

CMF Buds Pro

CMF Buds Pro comes with 45 dB of ANC and an advanced wind Noise Reduction algorithm which helps to ensure minimal sound interference caused by the wind. Each earbud sports a 55mAh battery and you get up to 11 hours of battery life with ANC off. With the charging case, you will get a battery life of up to 39 hours on the CMF Buds Pro. This TWS is equipped with six microphones in total with clear voice technology. It comes with an IP54 rating for water and dust resistance. You will also get an EQ to adjust the audio, and ultra bass technology on the CMF Buds Pro.

OPPO Enco Air3 Pro

It offers 49dB of ANC along with DNN Noise Cancellation for Calls, which filters out surrounding noise during calls. With this, you will be getting seven hours of battery life on a single charge, and with the charging case, it can be extended up to 30 hours. It boasts a 12.4mm dynamic unit and a diaphragm made of natural bamboo fiber for a clear and crisp sound. The TWS also offers hi-def audio and has an LDAC codec. It has an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance. It also features touch controls and can be connected to two devices at the same time. 

Realme Buds air 5 Pro

Realme Buds air 5 Pro offers 50dB ANC, and LDAC codec to enhance audio immersion. It boasts six microphones, 11mm woofers, and 6mm planar drivers along with an IPX5 rating for water resistance. This pair of TWS comes with Hi-Res audio, 40ms low latency for gaming, dual device pairing, and 360-degree Spatial audio effects. You get all this along with a battery life of up to 40 hours making it one tough competitor against the OnePlus Buds 3. It’s priced cheaper and also offers better noise cancellation on paper.

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