2019 will continue to see the advancement of some amazing features that were just starting to be seen in 2018 and those leaders in 2018 will be leading again in 2019. Brands like Nuheara and Alango stepped into the Bluetooth Earbud / Headset stage in 2017-2018. They brought some advanced and mindblowing features that brands like Skullcandy, Bose, Sony, Apple and other brands had not really worked into their products. Most focused on the sound quality, sweatproof or controls and a few were dabbling in Noise Cancellation technology but that is about as close as they got to some of the more advanced features we saw out of these newer brands coming to the field.
If you read any Best True Wireless Earbuds of 2019 you will likely read about the same brands over and over and whether one is easier to pair, or has an app, or has better battery life. Few venture to discuss the more advanced features like sound quality, call quality, noise cancellation, or real-world sound blending to name a few.
Nuheara and BeHear Now have brought some truly groundbreaking features that many don’t know about because not that many are talking about them. All most people notice is the $399 entry price and wonder why they should pay $100 more than a Bose earbud or $200 more than Airpods. To be fair BeHear Now doesn’t qualify as True Wireless Bluetooth earbuds, as they do have a neck strap and aren’t just earbuds but we mention them because they are bringing some truly advanced technology to the hearable world! They have sound amplification, speech latency (slows down speech), blending sounds and even performs a hearing assessment to customize the music and hearing experience to your needs. Nuheara IQBuds, which are true wireless earbuds have some of these amazing advanced features and Nuheara IQBuds Boost, even more.
The Advanced True Wireless Earbud Features No One Is Talking About
Here are some of the features available in a NuHear IQBud or IQBud Boost.
Noise Cancelling Technology – through this technology it can make calls and music crystal clear in loud environments. A feature just becoming available in high end brand earbuds.
Real World Sound Blending – this allows you to blend music or podcasts or audiobooks with outside noise at a level you control. This is advantageous if you are working and need to hear your phone or if you exercise outside and want to hear traffic around you. The uses are endless.
Speech Amplification – Pair this with the noise cancelling technology and trouble hearing in busy places like bars, restaurants, conferences, tradeshows or aircraft become a thing of the past. Listening to professors in a classroom, meetings at work could also benefit from some sound amplification.
In addition to that the best earbuds should also offer:
Sweatproof for exercising
Good battery life
Voice Control for Siri or Google Assistant
Quality microphone for calls
Now you know about some of the more advanced features and once you understand how they can impact every aspect of your daily life you will see how it’s hard to live without some of these features. If you exercise outside, work in an open office, go to school on campus the real-world audio blending can be indispensable in allowing you to focus, listen to music but also not miss your name being called or someone talking behind you.
Into 2019 we should see some of the more well-known brands start to come out with these advanced and life-impacting features. Sennheiser and Bose already have a noise cancelling feature and watch for Bose to bring some of these more advanced features.