Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find, there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like mine. (You can pop some Earbuddyz on them but then you have to remove to charge creating more of a hassle, lost pieces).

I’ve gone back to just using my Bose QC35s for workouts and everyday music listening but now that summer is coming, I’ve been looking for an AirPods alternative to keep cool while mowing the lawn. There are a ton of garbage wireless headphones out there for $10-$20 that people have sent me but I think I’ve found a really good pair worth your attention. Not only do these earbuds sound good and work much like Apple’s AirPods, but they can also be had for a great price.

MJYUN Bluetooth Truly Wireless Earbuds with Noise Cancelling and USB-C charging Case are $27.99 after using code O8CJ2DTY this weekend only.

Why do I love these?

  1. The sound is really great. I hesitate to say this but because of the air-lock these have like in-ear headphones, I feel like the bass is better than AirPods even though I’m pretty sure this is bad for your ears. The highs on the AirPods are noticeably better however. Overall sound is really good and I enjoy walking around with these for hours.
  2. Battery life is decent. I’ve listened over 90 minutes at a time and the battery case gives you 4 full charges meaning these can go all day if you don’t mind charging up every few hours.
  3. The in-ear and the small bud create an air lock which not only helps with the low-end sound but also keeps the headphones locked in the ears
  4. USB-C is a welcome change from Lightning or Micro-USB charging. I can plug these into the same cable as my MacBook or Android phone.
  5. Bluetooth LE 4.2 Pairing is easy and you can use either earbud on its own or synched for stereo.
  6. Charging is quick both from the case and directly from USB-C charger. I don’t think it has ever taken me more than 20 minutes to get back to close to full charge.
  7. They are more inconspicuous than AirPods because there is no stick extending out.
  8. Price: a very reasonable $28 after coupon.

Some Downsides:

  1. The mic isn’t great and there is little noice cancelling to speak of unless you consider that these block out external sound via the air lock
  2. After an hour or 2 of these being in my ear supported only by the in-ear headphone, my ear canal starts to hurt. A few minutes out or a quick adjustment usually is a quick fix.
  3. As I mentioned previously I’m worried about sound damage from the in-ear/airlock nature of these. I wouldn’t give them to my kids and I keep the volume lower than max which is still very satisfying.

Again, these aren’t AirPod level quality by any stretch but for those who can’t keep AirPods in their ears or who want to pay a fifth the price for a compelling alternative, these are great.

MJYUN Bluetooth Truly Wireless Earbuds with Noise Cancelling and USB-C charging Case are $27.99 after using code O8CJ2DTY this weekend only.

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