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Best New Headphones of IFA 2019

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The best and latest headphones from IFA 2019.

It’s September and the biggest tech conference in Europe is buzzing with activity.

When it comes to headphones, a lot of the “new releases” are the same as in CES 2019 Las Vegas but there are a couple of new updates.

Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3

Possibly the best new true wireless earbuds.

They come with active noise cancelling (QN1 processor), high audio quality with lots of customization options in the app, good battery life at around 6 hours from the earbuds and then 3 times more in the charging case (up to 254 hours).

For ANC true wireless earbuds these perform and sound better than anything else out there.

Retail price: $229

Jabra Elite 75t

Jabra Elite 75t

New true wireless earbuds Jabra hopes will set the new standard.

The new TWS earbuds are lighter yet feature longer battery life, up to 7.5 hours inside the buds, plus 20 hours more in the charging case (supposedly up to 28 hours altogether).

But we can’t know yet since there is no working model. The demo wasn’t functional as the earphones will be fully released sometime in October.

With IP55 these are resistant to sweat and water, and if they set the drivers the right way, we can expect one of the best true wireless headphones to date.

Skullcandy Crusher ANC

Skullcandy came out with new wireless Crusher headphones, but this time with active noise cancellation.

You get the same popular bass boost lever which literally makes the headphones vibrate from all the lows. If you’re a basshead, check them out when they’re released.

The official release will be in the second half of September (18th), so a couple more days.

The selling point of these is massive bass, sound customization, active noise cancellation, and sleek design.

Estimated retail price: $299

RHA Bluetooth Adapter

RHA Bluetooth Adapter

While not exactly headphones this is a great little gadget that makes any wired headphones effectively wireless.

The Bluetooth adapter can be used with 3.5mm or airplane connector (that looks like 2 AUX plugs).

You can use it for flying and enjoy on-board flight entertainment with your wireless headphones… or use it at home.

It supports aptX and lasts for 16 hours per full charge, so you get high-quality sound and long lasting performance.

Retail price: $49

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW

Audio-Technica CKS5TW

These have been available on the Japanese market for a while but are a new release for North America and Europe.

What they bring to the table is a massive 15-hour battery life inside the TWS (true wireless) earbuds, plus 30 more in the case (altogether up to 45 hours).

No other flagship true wireless headphones can compare to that.

It’s true the buds are a bit bigger in size and thus don’t score top-notch marks for comfort or sports. But these are perfectly fit for daily, casual use.

Plus, they come with actual physical buttons which are easier to use than touch-controls. If only all truly wireless buds would be so simple to use.

With Audio-Technica Connect app you can equalize the sound signature to your liking which means you can ramp up the bass or focus on the vocals.

And since these are priced as mid-tier true wireless earbuds at around $160, they’re quite attractive for music enthusiasts who don’t want to spend flagship amount of money ($200-300+).

Let us know what is important in headphones to you when you’re getting a new pair (comments below).

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