Are you interested in buying a set of true wireless earbuds, but you’re overwhelmed by the sheer number of brands, models, features, and prices on Amazon? Tu n’es pas seul. Ever since Apple launched the AirPods in 2016, the true wireless earbuds space has exploded. More choice is always a good thing for buyers, but it also means you need to do a little more research before you make your decision.


  • Accessory charging
  • Active noise cancellation (ANC)
  • Vie de la batterie
  • Bluetooth codecs (AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, etc.)
  • Bluetooth Multipoint
  • Bluetooth range
  • Call quality
  • Charging case
  • Couleurs
  • Customizable controls
  • Driver type: Dynamic or balanced armature
  • Earfins (earwings, stabilizers)
  • Environmental noise cancellation
  • Equalizer (EQ) settings
  • Fast (quick) charging
  • Fast-pairing
  • Find my earbuds
  • Fit test
  • Gaming mode
  • Hi-res audio
  • Independent earbud operation
  • IP rating for water and dust resistance
  • Microphones

Test et avis des oreillettes,écouteurs TWS qui sont IPX5 et Bluetooth 5.0
* Multiple eartips
* Passive noise isolation
* Ton côté
* Smartphone app
* Qualité sonore
* Touch controls or physical buttons
* Transparency (ambient) mode
* Voice assistant access
* Wear sensors
* Chargement sans fil
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Nous pouvons aider. We’ll explain every single feature and buzzword that you might run into and what to look out for when those buzzwords sound too good to be true.

We’ll also update this article regularly because even a few months can make a big difference in terms of what you can expect to get for your money.

Accessory charging

It’s not a very common feature, but some charging cases have extra-large batteries and a built-in USB-A charging port that lets you recharge a phone or almost any other device. Whether having this option is worth carrying the extra bulk is a personal decision, but it doesn’t add much cost to the earbuds, so price likely won’t be a factor.

Active noise cancellation (ANC)

Active noise cancellation (ANC) uses the earbuds’ onboard microphones to detect external sounds and attempts to cancel them out by producing sounds with an inverse phase. There can be a big difference in ANC effectiveness from one model of noise-canceling earbuds to another, with more expensive earbuds usually doing a better job than lower-priced models.

Beware of claims like the number of decibels (dB) canceled by ANC, as this can be misleading. Check trusted review sites for evaluations of how well a specific earbud’s ANC works. Pay specific attention to reviewers’ observations around the kind of sounds the ANC cancels best — some ANC is better at dealing with consistent noise like an airplane’s engines, while others do better with dynamic noises like traffic or conversations.

Vie de la batterie

This is easily the most variable feature from one model of true wireless earbuds to another. We’ve seen some that last as little as three hours per charge and only 12 hours with the charging case, while others can last as long as 13 hours per charge and up to 48 hours when you include the charging case. More expensive earbuds often last longer, but there are exceptions to this. Apple’s $249 AirPods Pro only get 4.5 hours with ANC turned on and about 24 hours total when you include their charging case, while the $50 Earfun Air get seven hours per charge and 35 hours total.

Bluetooth codecs (AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, etc.)

As a wireless technology, Bluetooth always compresses digital music to transmit it to your earbuds. Very high-quality earbuds compensate for this with top-notch signal processing, audio drivers, and amplifiers. But it’s also possible to moderately increase the sound quality through the use of Bluetooth codecs like aptX, aptX HD, or LDAC.

These codecs preserve more of the original source, but the caveat is that both the earbuds and the smartphone (or tablet, etc.) need to be compatible. A set of earbuds that support LDAC, aptX, or aptX HD, for instance, won’t sound any better if used with an Apple iPhone because iPhones don’t support any of these codecs.

Bluetooth Multipoint

Though it’s still something of a rarity on wireless earbuds, some models use Bluetooth Multipoint, which lets them connect to two Bluetooth source devices simultaneously, like a phone and a laptop. This makes switching between these two devices very fast and easy, with no need to pair them again every time you want to swap. At the moment, only Jabra, Technics, Astell&Kern, and Soul offer this feature.

Apple also has a version of Bluetooth Multipoint for its AirPods wireless earbuds, but it only works with Apple source devices (Macs, iPhones, Apple Watch, etc.) and you must be signed in to iCloud on each of these devices, using the same AppleID, for it to work.

Bluetooth range

Bluetooth wireless range is another highly variable feature. Some models lose their connection after about 10 feet while others can go much farther. For the best possible wireless range, look for earbuds that are considered Class 1 Bluetooth devices — these have the longest range you can get.

Call quality

Though exceptions do exist, like the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, true wireless earbuds are usually only so-so for call quality. Look for trustworthy reviews that discuss an earbud’s call quality, as it can vary from totally unusable to very good — and there’s no way to tell by looking at a product’s specifications or price.

Charging case

This is your earbuds’ home when they’re not in your ears, and there are a lot of features to consider. How many extra charges does the battery hold? How small/pocketable is it? Does it have wireless charging? Does it use USB-C or MicroUSB for cable charging? Is it easy to remove and replace the earbuds? Does the hinge mechanism seem flimsy? Would it survive a fall onto a hard surface? What about water resistance?


Bored of basic black (or ubiquitous white)? Look for earbuds that come in a range of color options, though be warned: Many models that offer this variety are on the low end in terms of features and sound quality, so definitely do your homework.

Customizable controls

Being able to choose which combination of taps or clicks are used for different functions is a nice option, but support for this can vary highly between models. Some let you customize every gesture on each earbud, while others only let you modify one or two. Some don’t let you make any changes at all. Price isn’t a reliable indicator: Some high-end buds have no customization of any kind, while some sub-$50 models have lots.

Driver type: Dynamic or balanced armature

When it comes to earbuds, the two main technologies for producing the sound you hear are dynamic drivers (which look like teeny-tiny speakers) and balanced armature (BA) drivers (which look like rectangular boxes with a hole at one end). BAs are usually tuned to specific frequencies, which means you’ll often get two or three in a single earbud. This arrangement tends to produce the most accurate sound, which is why BAs are favored for professional in-ear monitors.

But balanced armatures take up more room, making it hard to use them in wireless earbuds, which need space for batteries, microphones, and lots of circuitry. When they do get used, it’s usually just one BA driver per earbud, like the Astell&Kern AK UW100. So dynamic drivers are the go-to tech for most true wireless earbuds. But there’s no need to get fixated on the kind of drivers used when buying earbuds. As with so many things, you can have awesome dynamic drivers and terrible balanced armatures — it’s more important to read reviews about how these drivers succeed (or don’t) at creating great sound.

Earfins (earwings, stabilizers)

Some earbuds — especially those aimed at athletes — include earfins or earwings in addition to various sizes of eartips. These create an even more secure fit than the eartips al1. Some models treat the earfins as optional, like Amazon Echo Buds, while others make them a requirement, like the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. Some folks find earwings uncomfortable, so if you don’t need the extra stability they offer, you may want to consider earbuds that don’t have them or that give you the option of not using them.

Environmental noise cancellation

You may see this feature advertised as noise-canceling, which might lead you to think that’s it’s active noise cancellation — but it’s not the same. Environmental noise cancellation (ENC) or Clear Voice Calling (CvC) are technologies that prevent external sounds from interfering with your voice during calls — they do not cancel those noises when listening to music.

Equalizer (EQ) settings

All earbuds come from the factory tuned for a specific sound signature. That signature may emphasize low-end bass or ultra-clear highs. If the earbuds come with EQ adjustments either built into the hardware or you can make them via a smartphone app, you’ll be able to make changes to how they sound. Some offer one or two adjustments, while others offer a wide array of options. It’s not always tied to price: Some high-end earbuds like those from KEF or Grado don’t have any EQ settings at all.

Fast (quick) charging

Some earbuds feature quick charging that lets you grab an extra hour or two of additional playtime for just a few minutes spent in the charging case. Without quick charging, it can take twice to three times as long to get an equivalent boost.


Associer de vrais écouts sans fil était une douleur, mais ces jours-ci, il est rarement plus qu’un processus en deux étapes. Néanmoins, certains modèles le rendent encore plus facile avec une technologie de jumelage rapide. Apple utilise cela sur ses aérodromes et bat les modèles lorsqu’ils se connectent aux périphériques iOS, tandis que les oreillettes non-Apple peuvent offrir une prise en charge de Google Fast Pair (Android uniquement) ou de Microsoft Swift Pair (Windows uniquement).

Trouver mes oreillettes

De nombreux nouveaux modèles sont maintenant accompagnés de localiser les oreillettes manquantes et / ou leur cas de charge à l’aide de l’application du fabricant. Certains modèles sont équipés de la recherche de ma capacité d’Apple, qui ne nécessite pas d’une application tierce si vous utilisez un périphérique IOS. Apple vous permet également de signaler sa famille d’écouteurs AirPods comme manquant dans la recherche de mon interface, ce qui pourrait aider quelqu’un à les renvoyer à vous devoir se perdre.

La recherche de capacités variera: certaines applications vous permettront de déclencher un son de localisation des oreillettes, et d’une ligne d’oreillettes et d’écouteurs de Skullcandy – utilisez la technologie de suivi de la tuile, qui vous donne une grande communauté d’utilisateurs pouvant aider à localiser des objets perdus.

Test d’ajustement

Un nombre croissant d’écouteurs incluent désormais un test d’ajustement dans le cadre de leur application Smartph1. Il est typiquement offert uniquement sur les oreillettes qui ont des microphones de retour pour ANC. Après avoir joué une courte tonalité de test, l’application vous permettra de savoir si les oreillettes que vous avez choisies créent un joint suffisant pour la meilleure qualité audio.

mode de jeu

Les connexions Bluetooth ont tendance à introduire le décalage – la différence entre le moment où un signal audio est généré et le moment où vous l’entendez. Cela peut créer des problèmes de synchronisation à lèvres lors de la surveillance de vidéos, mais c’est un problème encore plus important pour les joueurs. Certaines écouteurs sans fil comportent un mode de jeu, qui tente de réduire cette latence à son intervalle le plus court.

Il peut définitivement aider, mais si le décalage est une préoccupation supérieure, recherchez les oreillettes qui utilisent la dernière version de Bluetooth (actuellement Bluetooth 5.2) et qui prennent en charge l’une des latences à faible latence APTX (APTX LL) ou Bluetooth LC3.


Étant donné que Bluetooth compresse l’audio numérique (voir: codecs Bluetooth), il n’existe aucune chose de tel que des écouteurs sans fil vérifères de haute résolution audio capables. Mais cela n’a pas arrêté la Société audio japonaise de déclarer les codecs LDAC et LHDC comme « Hi-Res Wireless Audio ». Il signifie fondamentalement que les oreillettes équipées de ces codecs offrent l’expérience la plus proche possible à la véritable audio Hi-RES dans un produit sans fil. Mais encore une fois, les codecs ne sont pas aussi importants pour la qualité sonore globale que les logiciels, les pilotes et les amplificateurs, alors gardez cela à l’esprit.

Opération indépendante des écouteurs

Vous pourriez vous attendre à ce que tous les vrais écouteurs sans fil puissent fonctionner de manière autonome les uns des autres, mais ce n’est pas toujours le cas. Avec certains, vous devez toujours utiliser les deux oreillettes. Avec d’autres, un seul côté fonctionne seul. Grâce à de nouvelles puces de Qualcomm, de nombreux nouveaux modèles vous permettent maintenant de choisir les oreillettes que vous souhaitez utiliser.

Note IP pour la résistance à l’eau et à la poussière

La résistance à l’eau et à la poussière est devenue presque universelle sur de véritables écouts sans fil, mais il peut y avoir une grande différence entre les modèles. Certains offrent aucune résistance à l’eau officielle, tels que les aéroports d’origine, tandis que d’autres peuvent être complètement immergés, comme l’IP68 Jaybird Vista 2. Contrairement à certaines fonctionnalités telles que l’ANC, vous pouvez trouver une excellente étanche même dans des écouteurs très abordables.


Ce sont la clé de la fois à la grande ascendance et à la transparence et aux excellents appels téléphoniques. Mais ne supposez pas que juste parce qu’un ensemble d’écouteurs a deux, quatre, six, voire huit microphones, que l’ANC et l’appel seront géniaux – beaucoup dépendent de la manière dont les micros sont orientés, amplifiés et le traitement du signal que le les oreillettes emploient.

multiples oreillettes

La clé pour obtenir le meilleur son et le meilleur ajustement d’un ensemble de vrais écouteurs sans fil consiste à trouver la bonne taille de silicone ou de mousse oreillettes pour vos oreilles. C’est plus facile lorsque les entreprises incluent une variété de tailles d’oreille. La norme la plus basse est l’inclusion de trois tailles (petites, moyennes et grandes), mais de plus en plus, nous voyons des entreprises à travers le spectre des prix commençant à inclure de nombreuses autres tailles et formes pour aider les acheteurs à obtenir l’ajustement parfait. Vérifiez la description de ce qui entre dans la case pour savoir ce que chaque produit offre.

Une autre considération est la matière. La plupart des oreilles sont en silicone, mais la mousse de mémoire est une autre option, et elle peut créer un joint meilleur et plus confortable. Certaines oreillettes, telles que Sony’s WF-1000XM4, sont équipées d’une boucle d’oreille en mousse à mémoire de mémoire, mais vous pouvez également acheter des conseils en mousse à mémoire de tiers de sociétés telles que respect, qui créent ces conseils pour une grande variété de modèles sans fil.

isolement de bruit passif

Passive noise isolation is an earbud’s ability to block external noise by preventing those sounds from entering the ear canal. Typically, the earbuds with the best passive noise isolation are those with silicone or foam eartips that create a tight seal in the ear canal’s opening. Some earbuds do such a good job at blocking sounds passively, that active noise cancellation (ANC) doesn’t make that much difference. Earbuds that don’t use eartips, like the AirPods or the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, usually do a poor job at noise isolation.

Ton côté

Similar to transparency mode, sidetone lets you hear yourself more clearly on phone calls. Some models have a default level of sidetone, while others give you adjustments to fine-tune how much of your voice comes through.

Smartphone app

If you want to make changes to the EQ, the controls, or simply get firmware updates, your true wireless earbuds need to have their own smartphone app. While not every high-end set of wireless buds will have its own app, it’s more common on models priced above $75.

Qualité sonore

This is the one category where you usually get what you pay for. It’s possible to find lots of affordable true wireless earbuds that sound good, and even a few that sound way better than their price suggests, but as a rule, if you want the best sound quality, you’re looking at the high end of the price spectrum, starting at about $200.

Touch controls or physical buttons

The majority of true wireless earbuds have touch-sensitive controls because it makes it easier to do things like waterproofing. But while some touch controls are highly responsive, many can be difficult to use. Unless a reviewer has indicated that a model’s touch controls are good, you may want to consider models that use physical buttons instead, like the Beats Studio Buds, Jabra Elite 7 Pro, or Master & Dynamic MW08. Physical buttons are also much easier to use with gloves on, for folks who live in colder climes.

Transparency (ambient) mode

If your earbuds offer ANC or they simply have very good passive noise isolation, having a transparency mode (often referred to as ambient mode) is helpful. When activated, it uses the onboard microphones to pipe external sounds into your ear. Some earbuds let you fine-tune the amount of external sound, and some even offer the option of amplifying that sound as a form of hearing enhancement. Transparency modes are not only helpful for having a conversation without needing to remove the earbuds, but they also offer greater situational awareness when you’re near potential hazards like traffic or construction, airport announcements, or even just to hear a crying baby.


USB-C has become the standard charging connector for Android smartphones and even Apple iPads, so the majority of true wireless earbuds also use this connector on their charging cases. But some models still use the older Micro USB plug — if this matters to you, check the specs carefully before buying. Apple’s charging cases only work with the company’s Lightning cables.

Voice assistant access

It’s rare to find true wireless earbuds that don’t let you trigger your phone’s voice assistant but double-check the specs to make sure. More and more models are now offering advanced voice assistant functions. Some models give you a choice of Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa in addition to whatever assistant is on your phone by default. Yet others, like the JBL Tour Pro+, let you speak to these assistants using just their wake word instead of pressing a button. If this matters to you, look for models that promise “hands-free” voice assistant access.

Wear sensors

Wear sensors will let you automatically pause your music or podcast when you remove one or both earbuds, and by extension, they’ll auto-resume the tunes when you reinsert them. This is very handy for conversations, but as long as you don’t mind pressing the play/pause button, it’s not a must-have. Most let you turn the feature on and off, but for some, it’s always on.

Chargement sans fil

This feature lets you recharge the earbuds’ charging case by dropping it on a Qi-compatible charging mat, instead of plugging it into a USB cable. If your phone supports accessory charging, you should be able to recharge the case from your phone, too.