This post we focus on every day multipoint Bluetooth earbuds for every day user (for calls, listening to music, podcast and watching video) rather than for sports.
Multipoint is the feature that allows Bluetooth earbuds connect with your phones, tablet, laptops at the same time, but it is limited to just 2 devices at a time – one for music listening and the other for taking calls – HFP (Hand-Free Profile)/HSP (Headset-Profile).
Since Bluetooth earbuds often come in a form of neckband, wired Bluetooth and true wireless, we will point out the pros and cons for each.
Here are the best possible sets you could buy right now.
Sony WI-XB400 – Wired Bluetooth
Perhaps the Sony WI-XB400 is the cheapest Bluetooth earbuds that sound good and support multipoint.
The Sony WI-XB400 lean to be bass earbuds – but I was surperised that they sound pretty balanced.
Switching back and forth between devices is flawless, while watching movies (well the latency is high, it is not a perfect pair for gaming or watching movies) on my tablet I get a call on my phone and it works – I got notified and pick the call.
The WI-XB400 have good battery life which is up to 19 hours and it’s charged via USB-C cable.
LG Tone Flex HBS-XL7 – Flexible neckband
If you look for better audio quality but in a less portable form – go for the LG Tone Flex HBS-XL7.
LC Tone headphones once were my favorite set until true wireless earbuds take over the market.
But the neckband has a couple of selling points:
- They sit there on your neck when not in use
- They have a great call quality and bettery life
- Audio performance is better
Unlike Sony WI-XB40, the LG Tone Flex HBS-XL7 is tonally neutral over all ranges, and they sound clearer.
Watching movies or playing game are great – they have low latency meaning the delay between what you see and what you hear is minimum.
I also like the quick charging feature that the neckband get 3 hours of listening with just 10 min of charging. The Tone just have 10 hours of battery, falling short behind the Sony WI-XB40.
I tested the Tone’s call quality which is solid even in noisy environment.
Jabra Elite 75t – True Wireless
True wireless earbuds have less bettery than other form factor, but if you value the convenience other things, it’s hard to top the Jabra Elite 75t.
While the Elite 75t are not the best pair for making calls, but their sound are smooth and detailed, the bass feels having a lot of ohms, I just wish it deeper and more crisp.
Other helpful features like sidetone – you can hear your voice while making calls, ANC and transparency mode are not availabe in those sets.
Pleaset leave your comment and tell use what you think about multipoint feature and which form factor you like the most.
Anker Soundcore Life U2: good for calls, more sporty look. 24 hours of battery and IPX7 rating. These sound a bit less clear than Flex HBS-XL7, but the bass comes more substantial.