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The best phones let you experience all the benefits of 5G. With T-Mobile, you get more 5G bars in more places, and access is included in our plans at no extra cost.

T-Mobile has America’s largest 5G network with more 5G bars in more places. Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see plan for details.

While 5G access won’t require a certain plan or feature, some uses/services might. See Coverage details, Terms and conditions, and Open internet information for network management details (like video optimization).

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What is a 5G phone?

5G phones have new hardware that requires a 5G network connection. If 5G is not yet available in your area, these devices still give you the ability to have the best network experience available by also connecting to T-Mobile’s advanced LTE network. 5G unlocks new possibilities and services that only 5G-capable devices can take advantage of, such as faster speeds, lower latency, and the ability to handle more connections.

What is the difference between a 4G and 5G phone?

5G is the latest evolution of wireless network technology. With 5G, higher amounts of data can be transmitted more efficiently than with 4G LTE. That means strong network reliability, faster downloads, and support for more connected devices than ever before. 5G has the potential to benefit everything from entertainment and gaming to education and public safety.

Should I buy a 5G phone now or wait?

Should I buy a 5G phone now or wait?

Only a 5G phone let’s you experience the benefits of T-Mobiles 5G network – America’s leader in 5G with the largest & fastest 5G network according to independent industry experts (check our awards above). Most 5G smartphones tap into both T-Mobile’s Extended Range 5G for nationwide coverage and Ultra Capacity 5G for super-fast speeds. And of course, all 5G capable smartphones also light up on LTE. To see what types of coverage are available in your area, check out our coverage map.

How can I get 5G on my phone?

As long as you have a 5G-capable device, all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile plans include access to the 5G network at no extra cost. Shop Plans.

When is T-mobile switching to 5G

T-Mobile has 5G available nationwide now. We implemented 5G in 2019, and we now cover 99% of Americans across 1.8 million square miles.
Our 5G network is the most advanced, because of our unique combination of spectrum and technologies. Extended Range 5G offers the breadth of nationwide coverage, and Ultra Capacity 5G means speeds as fast as W-Fi.

 

How much is T-mobile’s 5G plan?

All T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile plans include access to the 5G network at no extra cost. Find the perfect plan.

When was the first iPhone with 5G released?

Apple released the first iPhone with 5G in October 2020 with iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. All four of Apple’s ‌iPhone 12‌ models support 5G networks, and light up T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity and Extended Range 5G. That means you’ll have access to all of our industry leading 5G network!

How do I activate 5G on the T-mobile network?

If you have a 5G capable device and are in a 5G coverage area your device will automatically connect.  Check coverage.

Where can I purchase a new 5G phone?

5G phones are now available at T-Mobile retail stores. You can also order these devices online here and through your Team of Experts by dialing 611 from your T-Mobile phone or 1-877-413-5903.

Is T-mobile offering any promotion for 5G phones?

Our promotions are always changing, check out our current deals here.

Why should I get a 5G phone?

A 5G-capable phone is the only way to experience the benefits of 5G, like faster speeds and an even more reliable connection.

is it worth it to upgrade to a 5G phone?

By upgrading to a 5G phone, you can start taking advantage of the benefits of 5G—and be equipped for all the future benefits still to come. Plus, now that Sprint is part of T-Mobile, our nationwide 5G network keeps getting bigger and better. So, not only will you benefit from greater 5G coverage, but you’ll also experience faster speeds compared to 4G LTE.

Who is eligible for 5G? Will I have to change my plan or pay more for 5G coverage?

Customers on a T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, or Sprint rate plan get 5G access included in their unlimited plan at no extra cost—so you don’t have to pay more for 5G coverage.

What cities and locations have 5G coverage?

Our nationwide 5G network covers more people and places than anyone else. And we’ve expanded our 5G network to now cover close to 250 million Americans in more than 7,500 cities and towns nationwide. To see if there’s 5G coverage in your area, check out our 5G coverage map.

How do I know if my phone is 5G compatible?

You’ll know if you phone is 5G compatible if you see a 5G icon in the top bar of your phone when you’re in an area with 5G coverage.

Can 4G phones be upgraded to 5G?

Unfortunately, no. In order to access 5G networks, you need a 5G-capable phone built with 5G-enabled hardware. We offer a wide selection of 5G phones and 5G access is included in our plans at no extra cost.

Which iPhone models are 5G compatible?

Use this guide to see which iPhone models let you experience the benefits of 5G.

Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see plan for details. 

iPhone Model 5G Compatible Wireless Network Accessibility 
iPhone 14 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 14 Plus Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 14 Pro Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 14 Pro Max Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 13 Pro Max Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 13 Pro Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 13 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 13 mini Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone SE (3rd Gen) Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 12 Pro Max Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 12 Pro Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 12 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 12 mini Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 11 No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone SE 2020 No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone XS / iPhone XS Max No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone X / iPhone XR No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus No 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G

Which iPhone models are 5G compatible?

Use this guide to see which iPhone models let you experience the benefits of 5G.

While 5G access won’t require a certain plan or feature, some uses/services might. See Coverage Details, Terms and Conditions, and Open Internet information for network management details (like video optimization).

Which Android phones are 5G compatible?

Use this guide to see which phones from Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and more let you experience the benefits of 5G

Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see plan for details. 

Phone Model 5G Compatible Wireless Network Accessibility 
Google Pixel 7a Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S23 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S23+ Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S22 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S22+ Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Google Pixel 6 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
OnePlus Nord N200 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
T-Mobile REVVL V+ 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Motorola moto g stylus 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung A14 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
TCL 30 XE 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Google Pixel 6 Pro Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Nokia X100 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung A54 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Motorola razr 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
OnePlus 8 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Google Pixel 4a 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Google Pixel 7 Pro Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
OnePlus N20 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Google Pixel 6a Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Google Pixel 7 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Motorola edge 2022 Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Motorola moto g 5G (2022) Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Nokia G400 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
ONEPLUS Nord N300 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
T-Mobile REVVL® 6 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
T-Mobile REVVL® 6 PRO 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
TCL Stylus 5G Yes 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G

Which Android phones are 5G compatible?

While 5G access won’t require a certain plan or feature, some uses/services might. See Coverage Details, Terms and Conditions, and Open Internet information for network management details (like video optimization).

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Location
825 Russell Blvd. #23
University Mall, next to Starbucks
Hours
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am -7:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Phone
(530) 792-7251
Email
[email protected]
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Website
http://swnw.net/
Owner
S Wireless Northwest
Established
2012-03-15
Payment Methods
Cash, credit, and debit is accepted for new activations, upgrades, and product purchases.
Only Cash is accepted for bill pays.
No checks accepted.

The Sprint Store by S Wireless offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services and solutions to individual consumers, families, students, businesses and government users in the Davis-Sacramento area. The Sprint Store offers tablets, broadband devices, cellular phones, and a variety of cellular add-ons and accessories. This store is not owned by Sprint. It is owned by a company called S Wireless that sells products from Sprint. S Wireless pays to use the Sprint name on their store, but S Wireless is actually a smaller company that simply sells Sprint services and products.

The actual corporate Sprint is a phone company, who — like many phone companies these days — is best known for their cellular service and for selling mobile phones that run on the Sprint network.

This location was previously occupied by Gamestop. Before that, it was a Parrot Cellular store. It was a Cingular Wireless store before that and a Pacific Bell Wireless store before that. It once sold cell phones and then became something else. Finally, it returned to its original purpose and became a cellular store once again.


2012-09-03 09:31:14   The sales reps here were great. They were efficient, friendly and not condescending. I really liked their service. Could be that they are not a corporate store. —CarlosOverstreet


2012-09-09 20:52:55   The sales reps are amazing here. When I was changing my phone from Verizon to Sprint, the sales rep who was working with me actually stay a whole hour to help me switch over. Everyone else was very friend and I could not ask for nicer service. —LauraSaldana


2013-02-17 13:49:15   I just want to give kudos to the sales rep who helped me out today. I had a quick problem and he had a quick fix. He was very knowledgeable and friendly with out being fake. Thank you —Jean-PaulMontreuil

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Your Guide to Samsung Flip Cell Phones for Sprint

Samsung flip cell phones for Spring have many features that can make them an attractive choice for consumers. Due to the processor types found in these phones, battery life and drain are lessened while the cell phone is operating in sleep mode. This is also enhanced by the lack of constant streams of syncing data.

What are some features of flip cell phones?

  • Front and rear cameras: These cell phones can have both front- and rear-facing cameras or just one of the two. Cameras can come in varying pixel sizes, ranging from 2 MP to 10 MP.
  • Touchscreen: Not all flip cell phones have touchscreens, though the displays on some flip phones have touch capability. Whether you want a touchscreen comes down to user preference.
  • Analog vs. digital: Analog phones have a layout with push buttons and a black-and-white pixel screen display. The menus can be navigated by pushing physical buttons on the device’s interface. Digital phones also have push buttons for menu searching but have an LCD screen.
  • Processor speed: There are numerous processor speeds, and the choice rests on what type of usage you will be doing with your Samsung device. If usage is for simple talk and text, then you may opt for a processor such as the PXA-250 processor that does not require advanced facilitation of RAM.

How do you choose a Samsung flip cell phone?

  • Choose specific usage: Determine what the device will be used for. If a phone is going to be used for entertainment purposes along with talk, text, and data usage, then opt for a touch display with an enhanced processor.
  • Choose battery: Flip phones have different battery types such as the 1000mAh. The battery will determine the capability of the phone. For example, a faster processor will require a stronger battery.
  • Choose color: This is strictly the preference of the user, but choices vary widely, with main colors being silver, red, black, and blue.
  • Choose construction material: Phones made of variations and combinations of both plastic and metal exist. Different materials have their own properties – for example, plastic phones are more lightweight. The choice of material type will be dependent on the usage of the phone.

What are some specific types of Samsung flip cell phones?

  • Samsung SPH M320: This model operates on a CDMA network band. The cell phone’s rear-facing aperture has a 0.6 MP camera resolution. The phone capacity is 500 contact entries.
  • Samsung SPH A900 Power Vision: The A900 operates on a GSM network. The device has a storage capacity of 50MB and a lithium ion battery. The rear-facing camera is 1.3 MP.
  • Samsung SPH-M400SASSPR: This flip phone operates on a CDMA network band of 800/850/1900. The device is equipped with 256MB of storage capacity. The front-facing camera is 1.3 MP and has a 2.4-inch LCD screen.

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5 Best Under Cabinet Radio CD Players

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Looking for a way to keep listening to your favorite tunes or your favorite radio station while doing kitchen chores, cooking, or eating? Buying under cabinet radio CD player is probably one of the most convenient ways to do so. Shure, this is not the only way – you can always play the music from your phone or you can use a portable Bluetooth speaker and stream music from your phone. It’s just a matter of your preference. Our article is here to give you all the necessary info about under cabinet radio CD players, tell you what to look for when buying one, and present to you our selection of 5 best under cabinet radio CD players in 2021.


Before we start with the reviews, here’s a list of things to pay attention to when looking for under cabinet radio CD players:

Dimensions – This is a very important thing when it comes to under cabinet radios. It’s much more important than for other types of radio CD players. This specific device is supposed to fit under your cabinet so it has to match the available space. That’s why you have to measure the available space correctly and check the dimensions of the product. If the device is too wide, too deep, or not slim enough, it won’t fit.

Features – All of these radio CD players have at least FM tuner and CD playback capabilities. However, more advanced and pricier models also have built-in AM tuners, and some players also feature Bluetooth connectivity. Most radio CD players have LCD displays with clocks. Some even have cooking timers. Most of them also come with a remote.

Sound quality – Don’t raise your expectations too high. These are all fairly slim devices with relatively small drivers. That means you can’t expect rumbling bass, enveloping sound, and perfectly flat frequency response. Radio CD players are not meant to be audiophile devices – they are just handy gadgets. What you can expect is nicely balanced sound with dynamic mids, clear vocals, and consistent highs. Some of the players may add a little bit of punch but they won’t blow you away. 

Table of Contents

  • Best Under Cabinet Radio CD Players – Comparison Table
  • 5 Best Under Cabinet Radio CD Players in 2021
  • 1. Best Overall – Sony ICFCDK50
      • Things we like
      • Things we don’t like
  • 2. Best Price/Quality Ratio – iLive IKBC384SMP3U
      • Things we like
      • Things we don’t like
  • 3. Best Budget – Sylvania SKCR2713
      • Things we like
      • Things we don’t like
  • 4. Best Multi-Disc Under Cabinet Radio CD Player – Sony ICF-CDK70
      • Things we like
      • Things we don’t like
  • 5. Best Under Cabinet TV/DVD Combo – Venturer KLV3915
      • Things we like
      • Things we don’t like
  • FAQs
    • Q: What is the best under cabinet radio CD player in 2021?
    • Q: How do you mount under cabinet radio CD player?
    • Q: What to look for when buying under cabinet radio CD player?
    • Q: Do I need an under-cabinet radio CD player with Bluetooth?
    • Q: Are expensive under cabinet radio CD players worth it?
    • Q: What is the best under cabinet radio CD player with AM reception?

Best Under Cabinet Radio CD Players – Comparison Table

Under Cabinet Radio CD Players Rating Price Review
Sony ICFCDK50 4. 2 Check Amazon
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iLive IKBC384SMP3U 4.1 Check Amazon Read Review
Sylvania SKCR2713 3.8 Check Amazon
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Sony ICF-CDK70 4.0 Check Amazon Read Review
Venturer KLV3915 3.9 Check Amazon
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We’ve tested numerous popular radio CD players, went through their specs, compared their features and, finally, made a selection of 5 best under cabinet radio CD players in 2021. The following units are our top picks.

5 Best Under Cabinet Radio CD Players in 2021


1. Best Overall – Sony ICFCDK50

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Sony is probably the most reputable name in the under-cabinet radio CD player market and Sony’s ICFCDK50 is our top choice. It’s very reliable, it has a built AM and FM digital tuners, CD player, and it has a built-in AUX cable for attaching audio sources like phones, tablets, etc. The lack of Bluetooth connectivity is disappointing, especially at this price point. 

Things we like

ICFCDK50 radio CD player comes with all the necessary mounting equipment (M5 screws, drilling template, spacers for height adjustments). It also comes with a remote and a detachable holder for digital music players. 

The player features a very stylish and slim design, perfect for under-cabinet installation. The unit is 13.7in wide, 12.2in deep, and only 3.4in tall. The weight is 6.4lbs. 

All the controls are on the front panel of the unit. On the left end, there’s the mega bass button, clock/date button, and five preset buttons. In the middle, there’s a backlit LCD display and a CD tray. On the right end, you have the playback and tuning controls, as well as the volume wheel. Instead of pressing the buttons on the unit, you can use the included remote and control all the features. The remote has a magnetic backing, which allows you to attach it to your fridge. 

The player is fairly versatile. You have built-in AM and FM tuners, CD playback capabilities, and AUX cable. 

FM reception is very good while the AM reception is only mediocre. You can save up to 10 FM presets and up to 5 AM presets. The CD player section supports CD-R and CD-RW discs. If you want to connect your phone or a digital player with AUX output, you can use the included AUX cable. 

The player also has a built-in clock. The time is set automatically (you just have to select the time zone). The unit also features a cooking timer. 

Sony ICFCDK50 houses two tiny 2.6in full-range drivers. The RMS power output is 2Wx2. As you would assume, these two drivers can’t really deliver any bass. Even with the mega bass feature turned on, the bass is weak and unimpressive. The mids and, especially the vocals, are very clear and dynamic. The highs are consistent.

Things we don’t like

Sony ICFCDK50 is very expensive, probably because the product was discontinued. At this price point, it’s only natural to expect a few more features and not just basic ones. The player, for example, doesn’t feature Bluetooth connectivity and can’t play mp3 CDs. 

Comparison Table


2. Best Price/Quality Ratio – iLive IKBC384SMP3U

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If you don’t want to invest more than $100 or even more than $50, iLive IKBC384SMP3U is a perfect choice. This unit is incredibly versatile, it’s super-easy to install, and it sounds pretty good for the price. 

Things we like

This radio CD player comes with all the necessary mounting hardware (template, screws, spacers).  The box also contains the remote, batteries, power adapter, manual, and a warranty card.

The player has a sleek and visually appealing design. It’s available in silver/black color only. The unit is one of the slimmest and smallest on the market – it’s 11.4in wide, 11.5in deep, and 2.8in tall.

The installation is fairly easy – you have all the mounting equipment included and you just need to drill the holes.  

All the controls are located on the front. On the left end, there’s the power button, preset buttons (for FM stations), timer and clock buttons, and source selector. In the middle, you have a CD tray (at the top) and a backlit LCD display below the CD tray. On the right end, there’s a series of playback control buttons, the Bluetooth pairing button (also used to answer calls), volume buttons, and the EJECT button. On the left panel of the player, there are AUX and USB inputs, as well as DC power input. The included remote looks a little bit cheap but it’s perfectly usable.

When it comes to playback options, you can choose between FM radio, CD playback, USB playback, AUX input, and Bluetooth. It’s an amazing number of playback options for such a cheap device. 

FM reception is more than satisfying. You can save up to 20 favorite stations. The CD player supports CD-R, CD-RW, and mp3 CDs. The USB port supports mp3 file playback. You can also connect any audio source with an AUX output.  

The most attractive feature is the Bluetooth connectivity. The Bluetooth version is a bit outdated (v 2.0) but it delivers good performance with a decent range (30ft unobstructed) and fairly reliable connection.

The player also has a built-in clock and cooking timer. 

The sound quality is definitely not the best thing about iLive IKBC384SMP3U but it’s good for the price. There’s no bass at all and the max volume is not very loud, but the mids and vocals are perfectly clear and the highs are consistent.

Things we don’t like

iLive IKBC384SMP3U lacks AM tuner. If you like listening to radio talk shows and traffic reports, this device is not the best choice for you. 

Comparison Table


3. Best Budget – Sylvania SKCR2713

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Sylvania makes all kinds of cheap devices including speakers, radios, CD players, etc. Their products are usually quite affordable and offer very good performance for that price. Sylvania SKCR2713 is a perfect example – it’s maybe not the best-looking or the most capable device but it’s feature-rich and it sounds pretty good.

Things we like

Sylvania SKCR2713 is a bit chunkier than average but still very slim and easy to install. It’s 14in wide, 12.5in deep, and 4in tall. 

All the controls and inputs are located on the front. In the middle, you have a CD tray and a backlit LCD display showing the clock and FM frequency. On the right end, you have all the playback controls, Bluetooth pairing button, and function button. On the right end, there’s the EJECT button, two volume buttons, alarm button, tuning wheel, and AUX input. The DC power input is on the right panel. The included remote allows you to control everything, just like the buttons on the unit. It looks cheap but it’s responsive and perfectly functional.

Aside from the standard FM tuner and CD playback capabilities, this under cabinet radio CD player features Bluetooth 3. 0 and supports wired connection through AUX input. The reception is pretty good in FM mode, even though there’s no external antenna. In CD mode, you can play CD-R and CD-RW. Everything works fine in Bluetooth mode if you stay within the 20ft range. 

The player has only two tiny 1.2W drivers. The bass is practically nonexistent. The mids and highs are clear, well-balanced, and dynamic. 

Things we don’t like

The player doesn’t have a built-in AM tuner. If you like listening to AM radio shows and traffic reports, this radio CD player is not the best choice. 

The player doesn’t support FM presets. Also, you can’t play mp3 CDs in CD mode.

Comparison Table


4. Best Multi-Disc Under Cabinet Radio CD Player – Sony ICF-CDK70

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Sony ICF-CDK70 is an upgraded version of the previously reviewed ICF-CDK50. The only difference, in terms of features, is the three-disc tray instead of a one-disc tray. There are also some cosmetic differences when it comes to design and button layout.  

Things we like

The player comes with all the necessary mounting equipment (screws, template, spacers, cord clamp). The packaging also includes the power adapter, remote, detachable audio cable, and a music player holder. 

Sony ICD-CDK70 features a sleek and compact design. It’s a bit chunkier than average but still fairly easy to install. The player is 14.3in wide, 12.6in deep, and 4.2in tall.

The largest part of the front panel is occupied by the multi-disc tray. ON the left end, there’s a backlit LCD display (it shows the clock, FM frequency, and CD info). On the left end of the front panel, you have some basic playback controls, AM/FM band selector, and EJECT button. On the right side of the player, there’s the volume wheel, AUX input, and mega bass switch. On the left side, you have the timer wheel, clock button, and mode button. 

The biggest selling point of this player is the multi-disc support. You can insert three discs at once and select the disc you want to play by pressing the buttons located above the disc tray.

The player also has built-in AM and FM tuners. AM reception is pretty good, while the FM reception is excellent. Both antennas are internal. You can save 20 radio presets in total – 10AM and 10FM presets.

ICF-CDK70 features the same 2.6in full-range drivers as the previously reviewed CDK50. The bass reproduction is pretty weak, even when the mega bass feature is engaged. The mids and highs are well-balanced, consistent, and fairly detailed. Considering the size of the drivers, the player can get quite loud, 

Things we don’t like

Sony ICF-CDK70 is a very expensive player (because it’s been discontinued). At this price point, we have expected more features and better sonic performance. Unlike much cheaper radio CD players, this one can’t play mp3 CDs and it doesn’t support Bluetooth connectivity.

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5. Best Under Cabinet TV/DVD Combo – Venturer KLV3915

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Looking for something more advanced with more features? Maybe something with a screen and with DVD playback capabilities? Venturer KLV3915 is an under-cabinet radio CD player but it’s also an under-cabinet TV and under-cabinet DVD player.

Things we like

Venturer KLV3915 comes with all the necessary installation equipment, including screws, mounting template, spacers, etc. You will also get a remote and AM loop antenna. 

At first glance, Venturer KLV3915 looks like all the other under cabinet radio CD players but it’s actually quite different. Unlike all the previously reviewed products, this one also has a flip-up screen and it’s also an LCD TV/DVD combo device. Considering all the features, the device is surprisingly compact and slim. Still, it’s larger than previous devices and you should really do the measuring carefully and see if there’s enough space for the screen. When the screen is flipped-up the player is 16.75in wide, 14.5in deep, and 5.75in tall. When you flip the screen down, you will need an additional 8in of free space. So, the distance between the bottom of the cabinet and your kitchen countertop should be at least 13.75in.

The unit has a simple control button layout. All the buttons are located on the right end of the front panel. You have just some basic buttons for playback and volume control, source selection, clock and timer adjustments, and TV menu. For all the advanced settings, you have to use the included remote. Right next to the control buttons, there’s a tiny LCD display. On the left end of the front panel, there’s a CD/DVD tray. On the back of the unit, there’s an antenna input, video output, AM antenna input, and power cable.

You have quite a few playback options. The player has built-in AM and FM tuners. FM antenna is built-inside while the AM antenna is external. You can also connect your TV antenna to it and use the unit as a TV. Or you can play DVDs and audio CDs. Both AM and FM receptions are pretty good. The TV works as expected but the picture quality won’t blow you away. 

The sound is far from premium, but it’s loud enough for a medium-sized kitchen. 

Things we don’t like

Switching between channels and switching between different functions is pretty slow. You have to wait for 2 seconds after you press the button for the unit to respond.

The player can’t play mp3 CDs and doesn’t support Bluetooth connectivity.

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This was our list of 5 best under cabinet radio CD players in 2021. Hopefully, it helped you discover the world of radio CD players and find the perfect radio CD player for your needs. If you have additional questions, we recommend you to go through our FAQ section. If you want to share an opinion or your experience with under cabinet radio CD players, feel free to leave a comment.


FAQs

Q: What is the best under cabinet radio CD player in 2021?

A: If you have enough money, our advice is to stick with trusted brands. In this case, the most trusted brand is Sony. Sony’s radio CD players deliver more reliable performance than others, they have better build quality, and usually have both AM and FM tuners. If you don’t have enough money, there’s a large number of cheap radio CD players under $100 and under $50. Some of our favorite cheap brands are Sylvania and iLive.

Q: How do you mount under cabinet radio CD player?

A: Mounting the unit is actually quite easy if you have all the tools. First, you have to select the right spot. That spot has to be close to the power outlet and it has to be large enough for the unit. Most radio CD players come with a template so you don’t have to measure anything – just lay it in your cabinet, mark the spots and drill the holes (usually 3 or 4 holes). After that, you just have to use the bolts (usually included in the package) to tighten up the unit to your cabinet. That’s pretty much it. The job should be done in less than 10mins.

Q: What to look for when buying under cabinet radio CD player?

A: As explained in the introduction, there are basically three things to pay attention to – size (dimensions), features, and sound quality. An under-cabinet radio has to be fairly small and slim to fit under the cabinet. It’s crucial to measure the available space correctly and avoid buying something that’s too large for your kitchen. Also, you should be looking for a set of features that meets your needs. If you like listening to traffic reports in the morning, you will need a radio CD player with an AM tuner. If you also want to stream music from your phone, it’s important to look for a device with Bluetooth connectivity.

One more thing we all have to think about before buying any gadget and any piece of audio equipment is the budget. Some of the available radio CD players are actually quite expensive, especially Sony’s players. There’s a great disparity, in terms of prices, between Sony’s radio CD players and other players. Most of the other players are priced under $100 while Sony’s players are much pricier (usually $400+). 

Q: Do I need an under-cabinet radio CD player with Bluetooth?

A: It all depends on your preferences. If you like streaming music over Bluetooth, then yes. If you’re an old-school guy/girl, then you don’t really need it – you already have a CD player and a radio.

Q: Are expensive under cabinet radio CD players worth it?

A: The only really expensive brand when it comes to under cabinet radio CD players is Sony. Sony’s players definitely offer better and more reliable performance than other players but they are also much more expensive. The price disparity is really big and we don’t think it should be that big. If you don’t really want to spend a lot of money on this kind of device, it’s probably smarter to stick to cheap brands like Sylvania or iLive. If you don’t have to worry about the money and/or don’t trust generic brands, then go for Sony. 

Q: What is the best under cabinet radio CD player with AM reception?

A: We can’t give you a single answer to that question. If you’re looking for the best possible AM reception, Sony is your best choice. If you need a cheap but useful and functional gadget that you can install quickly, go for some of the cheaper brands. Our selection of 5 best under cabinet radio CD players in 2021 offers something for everyone – you just have to go through the list and find something that meets your budget and your requirements. 

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Since then, I have become much more careful around radios, boomboxes, and other audio devices (at least, I like to think so) but I have never lost the passion for audio equipment. Throughout 20 years of my professional career, I’ve been working for various audio equipment manufacturers and even started building speakers on my own in my little workshop.

I love the work we do here at AudioReputation. Testing, comparing, and evaluating all kinds of audio devices (speakers, soundbars, headphones, home theater systems, etc. ) is something I truly enjoy. I try to be unbiased and give you my honest opinion on every piece of equipment I test. Still, you should take my reviews with a pinch of salt and always be just a little bit skeptical. The fact that I liked some speaker or soundbar doesn’t mean that you are going to love it. If you have the opportunity, you should test it/hear it before buying it.

9 Of The Best Under Cabinet Radio Options For Your Kitchen

The best under cabinet radio is a fantastic way to upgrade your kitchen. Under cabinet CD radio players are compact, convenient, and great for any home.

For people who spend a lot of time in the kitchen, under cabinet radios can be an excellent way to transform your home. 

These convenient entertainment machines offer quick and easy access to your favorite radio channels and CDs. Plus, they don’t take up too much space. 

Under cabinet radios give you the freedom to dance to your favorite tunes while you bake, without compromising on counter space.  

As technology evolves, these incredible kitchen accessories are becoming even more impressive. 

These days, you can track down an under cabinet Bluetooth Radio CD player for quick connections to your smartphone. 

Or you might even decide to invest in player that can also showcase videos and TV. 

We’ve tracked down some of the best under cabinet radios, to help you make the perfect purchase.

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1. Venturer KLV3915 (best with DVD player)

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, either when you’re entertaining friends or cooking fancy meals, you want to ensure you have plenty of entertainment. 

This Venturer KLV3915 helps with that, offering the perfect television and DVD combo experience. 

Unlike your basic under cabinet AM/FM radio, this device comes with a 15.4 inch under cabinet LCD TV and DVD combo. 

There’s no AV or HDMI input, but you can easily play a range of DVDs on a screen that flips up when you’re done using it, to save space.  

Another handy feature of this under cabinet radio is that it comes with a magnetic remote control so that you can find the remote fast. 

For a price of around $450, features include:

  • 15.4 inch LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Flip-up screen to save space
  • Magnetic remote control 
  • Under cabinet radio mounting equipment
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • Digital tuning
  • Clock and timer function

This would be an excellent purchase for anyone who wants to follow along with their favorite cooking DVDs and recipes. 

Plus, you can use the clock and timer functions to keep an eye on how long your meals have been cooking. 

There are a few issues with this product, such as limited picture quality and poor remote control reach. 

Pros:

  • LCD screen included
  • AM/FM radio with pre-sets
  • Clock and timer function
  • DVD and CD player
  • Magnetic remote control

Cons:

  • Limited remote control range
  • Selecting pre-sets isn’t easy
  • Limited picture quality

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2.

iLive wireless under cabinet radio (best budget option)

Some people assume that under-cabinet radios need to cost a fortune to be effective.

Although there are a lot of under cabinet CD radio players out there that will set you back a few hundred dollars, there are some cheaper products too. 

This iLive wireless under cabinet radio offers a combination of digital FM streaming and Bluetooth. 

With an easy mounting system included, you can set your new radio solution up in minutes. The LCD will help you to find stations, and there’s the option to save 20 pre-sets. 

Alongside the radio, you get a digital clock, timer, single alarm, and pairing button. 

The wireless range on this radio extends about 60 feet, and there’s a battery backup system included too. 

For a price of around $35, features include:

  • Bluetooth with 60 feet range
  • FM radio streaming
  • Mounting hardware included
  • LCD
  • 20 memory pre-sets
  • Digital clock and timer
  • Alarm 
  • Slim and streamline size

The timer and digital clock on this under cabinet radio is excellent for helping you to keep track of your recipes.  

With the extra battery backup system, you can ensure that a power outage doesn’t mess up your cooking too.

Pros:

  • 60 feet Bluetooth range
  • LCD with pre-sets
  • Timer and digital clock
  • FM radio
  • Battery backup

Cons:

  • No CD player
  • Limited sound quality

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3. Sylvania SKCR2713 (best ease of use)

This under cabinet radio CD player from Sylvania isn’t the most advanced under cabinet radio we’ve seen – but it is one of the simpler options for people who just want basic features. 

This easy-to-install system comes with a CD player built-in, so you can enjoy all of your favorite tracks easily. 

There’s a Bluetooth connection, and FM radio too. 

Cost-effective and reliable, the Sylvania under cabinet radio comes with built-in speakers to play a range of music from the radio, and your music collection.  

There’s a single button solution to connect to any Bluetooth device. Plus, the display makes finding and saving stations straightforward too. 

Sylvania even include a digital clock and timer in this device to help you time your recipes while you listen to your favorite tunes. 

There’s support for AC power and a backup battery in case of a power failure. 

For a price of around $40, features include:

  • Built-in CD player
  • AC adapter and battery power
  • Bluetooth 3.0 streaming
  • LED readout for checking stations
  • Clock and timer
  • Mounting kit 
  • Full function remote control
  • Easy to use interface
  • Built-in speaker
  • FM radio

It’s a shame that this radio doesn’t come with any AM connection, but you can still enjoy a variety of different music experiences with it. 

One other slight downside is that this product is somewhat bulkier than some of the alternatives we’ve seen. 

Pros:

  • LED display for easy readout
  • CD player included
  • AC adapter and battery back up
  • Easy to use interface
  • Battery backup 

Cons:

  • No AM radio
  • Bulky design

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4.

Sony ICFCDK50 under cabinet radio (best audio)

Often, if you want an affordable under cabinet CD radio player, you’ll need to compromise on other features, like Bluetooth streaming, or high-fidelity audio. 

Often, this means that many customers end up with a radio that doesn’t sound as great as they would like. 

The Sony IFCDK50 solves that problem – for a price. 

This high-performance device is the best under cabinet radio we’ve tried for audio quality. 

The bass reflex sound system offers sensational deeper tones, while the built-in audio cable means you can connect to other devices. 

The in-built CD player even accepts CDs that you’ve made yourself. 

Alongside CD support, this under cabinet radio also offers digital FM/AM tuning with 15 available pre-sets. There’s an easy-set cooking timer to help with your recipes, and automatic time setting too. 

The price is a little high though. 

For around $625, you get:

  • Digital AM/FM tuner
  • 15 pre-set station options
  • Slim under cabinet design
  • Automatic time setting
  • CD-R and RW playback
  • Built-in audio cable
  • One-touch cooking timer
  • Magnetic remote

The magnetic remote control included with this device easily connects to your fridge when not in use so that you can find it fast.  

Plus, every component of this product offers accessibility and simplicity – so any member of the family can enjoy it. 

The biggest downside is the considerable price tag, which will take this item out of the running for many customers. 

There’s also no Bluetooth option.

Pros:

  • Digital AM/FM tuner with 15 pre-sets
  • Fantastic high-performance audio
  • Magnetic remote with easy-to-use controls
  • Built-in audio cable
  • One-touch cooking timer

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No Bluetooth

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5. iLive Bluetooth under cabinet player (best with built-in cable)

iLive is one of the most common brand names you’ll come across in the world of under cabinet radios. The company offers a wide selection of versatile products for a decent price. 

This under cabinet Bluetooth radio CD player promises a wide range of entertainment options in a compact package.  

Slim and streamlined, the device fits perfectly under your kitchen counter, with a built-in cooking timer to support your cooking adventures. 

The LCD comes packed with handy information, including a digital clock, alarm, kitchen timer, and the option to browse through 20 pre-sets.

With iLive, you can listen to your favorite CDs, or tune in to FM radio stations, there isn’t any option for AM radio. 

Bluetooth streaming is also available for your connected device. 

For a price of around $70, features include:

  • Slimline design
  • CD player
  • Audio cable
  • Remote control included
  • 20 station pre-sets
  • FM radio
  • Bluetooth wireless streaming
  • LCD with digital clock and timer

Simple and convenient, this under cabinet radio is surprisingly impressive for its low price tag. 

You get a decent amount of bass from the audio, as well as an audio input cable so you can connect external speakers and other devices.  

With Bluetooth connectivity, nothing is stopping you from connecting to internet stations too. 

On the other hand, the reception isn’t the best, and it is quite difficult to attach any external antenna. 

Pros:

  • CD player 
  • 20 station pre-sets and FM radio
  • Audio cable for external attachments
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • Easy to use design

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6. RCA SPS3688B under cabinet radio (best compact design)

All the top under cabinet radios available today are compact enough that you can add them to your kitchen without detracting from the overall aesthetic appeal of the room. 

Some devices, however, are a little slimmer than others. This easy-to-mount under cabinet radio from RCA is an excellent example of one of the more compact options. 

The product takes up little space – making it ideal for people with smaller kitchens. 

There’s still a clear LED clock display so you can check the time or see which radio station you’re listening to. There is even a 90-minute timer and alarm setting too. 

Although there’s no CD player with this under cabinet radio, you do get FM radio with up to 20 pre-set stations. 

There’s also Bluetooth built-in for wireless streaming. 

For a price of around $50, features include:

  • LED display
  • Clock with timer and alarm
  • FM radio with 20 stations
  • Stereo speakers for excellent sound
  • Bluetooth wireless streaming
  • Easy to mount with streamline design
  • Large buttons for ease of use

Though this under cabinet radio from RCA is slim and sleek, it still benefits from being easy to use. 

The buttons are easy to see, so you can find the channels and settings you need fast. 

Plus, Bluetooth streaming means that you can listen to everything from songs to recipe books. 

Unfortunately, this product comes with a slightly tinny note to the sound. 

Pros:

  • Easy to read LED display
  • FM radio with 20 pre-set stations
  • Clock and digital timer
  • Slim and compact design
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Slightly tinny sound quality
  • Limited reception

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7.

Jensen Bluetooth wireless radio (best with aux input)

Another example of one of the best under cabinet radio solutions on the market, the Jensen Bluetooth wireless radio, promises a slim design, a powerful performance, and a Bluetooth connection. 

There’s no CD player included with this device, but you can enjoy your favorite music through a one-touch button for Bluetooth streaming. 

The multi-media entertainment system also includes a digital FM tuner. You don’t get an exterior antenna here, but you should still be able to track down some local stations quite easily. 

One other impressive feature of this product is the aux input, which allows you to connect digital players if you don’t want to rely on Bluetooth. 

The Jensen under cabinet radio is easy to mount and use, with an affordable price tag of around $50, features include:

  • Convenient remote control
  • Under-cabinet slimline design
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • Digital FM tuner with 20 station pre-sets
  • Cooking timer and clock
  • Aux input for wired connections
  • Optional backup battery 

Like some of the other best under cabinet radios we’ve seen, this Jensen solution comes with an optional backup battery to keep your clock working no matter what.  

There’s also a handy cooking timer so you can avoid spoiling your meals. 

The biggest downside is the lack of reception, which you can’t adjust because there’s no external antenna.

Pros:

  • Easy-to-use functionality
  • Bluetooth streaming included
  • Digital FM tuner with 20 pre-sets
  • Cooking clock and timer included
  • Aux input option

Cons:

  • Not the best reception

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8. iLive under cabinet system (best with screen)

Still, looking for more entertainment in the kitchen? Let’s explore  another under cabinet radio that features its own 10-inch screen. 

This wireless audio and video product comes with everything you need to check out CDs, DVDs, radio, and TV when you’re in the kitchen. 

The 10-inch swivel LCD even twists so you can follow along wherever you are. 

Unlike other under cabinet radios with screens, this particular product can also pick up over-the-air TV broadcasts so that you can connect to your cable services too.  

There are AV and HDMI inputs available for a better connection. On top of that, you also get a CD, and DVD player included. 

Another impressive feature of this high-performance iLive under cabinet radio is that it comes with hands-free speakerphone and a Bluetooth connection that extends up to 60 feet. 

All that, and you also get a digital clock and timer too! 

For a price of around $300, features include:

  • Bluetooth streaming with 60-foot range
  • Over the air broadcasting
  • 10-inch swivel LCD
  • DVD and CD player
  • FM radio 
  • Digital clock and timer
  • HDMI and RCA cables
  • Backup battery with AAA batteries
  • Hands-free speakerphone

Although this under cabinet radio has a few issues with things like audio quality and reception, it does offer features that you won’t find elsewhere. 

Mounting hardware comes with the kit, plus you get a built-in speakerphone and microphone so that you can take calls on your radio system if your smartphone isn’t nearby.

Pros:

  • 60-foot Bluetooth range
  • Wireless speakerphone and microphone
  • Swivel 10-inch LCD screen
  • Backup battery 
  • DVD and CD player

Cons:

  • Limited sound quality (not great speakers)
  • Some problems with FM reception

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9. Jensen SMPS-628 (best with NFC)

Finally, let’s take a look at one of the simpler options for kitchen entertainment from Jensen. 

This under cabinet radio might not be one of the more advanced products we’ve seen so far, but it offers decent performance for an affordable price. 

One of the most budget-friendly items on the market, the Jensen SMPS-628 is a great addition to any kitchen. 

Alongside A2DP and an FM receiver, the Jensen radio comes with a bunch of bonus features, such as a hands-free speakerphone and microphone for calling. 

There’s a multi-function LCD where you can check things like volume control and set a cooking timer.  

You even get built-in lights to illuminate your work surface. 

Connect your device via Bluetooth with NFC one-touch pairing or add a wired connection with an aux input for your digital device. 

For a price of around $35, features include:

  • Bluetooth with NFC pairing
  • PLL digital tuning
  • Hands-free speakerphone and microphone
  • Multi-function LCD display
  • Digital clock and timer
  • Mounting hardware
  • LED lights for illumination
  • FM radio streaming

One slight issue that you might encounter with this radio is that it’s a lot smaller than it seems. 

On the plus side, it’s extremely easy to install – which is great for people who don’t want to work with a professional on fitting their kitchen.

Pros:

  • Bluetooth and NFC pairing
  • Hands-free microphone and speakerphone
  • Multi-function LCD display
  • LED lighting 
  • FM radio

Cons:

  • Quite small
  • Not much volume

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How to choose the best under cabinet radio solution

Finding a reliable under cabinet radio is just like looking for any other audio investment. It’s important to start by figuring out what you want from your new device. 

Under cabinet radios come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. 

Some of the more expensive options might include things like Bluetooth streaming, digital screens for DVDs, and television and enhanced audio. 

More affordable options might just give you the basics of FM streaming, or come with a built-in CD player. 

Here are some points to consider when you’re choosing the best under cabinet radio:

Design

Ideally, your under cabinet radio should match the rest of your kitchen, be easy to install, and simple to use. It might even be a good idea to look for a smaller radio if you don’t have as much space in your kitchen, like the RCA SPS3688B.

Bluetooth connectivity

Many of the best under cabinet radios come with Bluetooth so you can listen to much more than just your favorite radio stations. The iLive Bluetooth system even comes with a CD player too. Or if you’re looking for a quick connection, you could check out the Jensen SMPS-628 with NFC.  

Ease of Use

Aside from being easy to mount and packed full of fantastic entertainment, your under cabinet CD radio system needs to be easy to use. Make sure that the buttons are clear and convenient. Check out the instructions and read the reviews to see if other customers are having any issues. 

Sound quality

Sometimes, if you don’t want to spend much on your radio system, you need to compromise on things like features or sound. A sound quality that’s too low could mean that you stop using your under cabinet radio. For truly sensational sound, we’d recommend the Sony option we reviewed above. There are plenty of good choices for people on a budget here too. 

Playback options

Finally, aside from the basics like FM radio, what kind of additional playback options do you need? Do you want your system to have a CD player and DVD player? Are you looking for Bluetooth and AM radio too?

Remember that you can also find under cabinet player options with a screen for watching TV and movies too.  

Which is the best under cabinet radio?

The best under cabinet radio for your needs is one that can check all of your boxes for an amazing kitchen experience. For some people, the right under cabinet radio might be the high-priced Sony radio, complete with amazing bass response and high-quality audio. 

For others, the ideal option could be the iLive cabinet with screen, which allows you to stream television and other content straight to your kitchen. 

Good luck finding the cabinet radio that’s perfect for your needs, and remember to check out Radio Fidelity for more handy reviews. 

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Description Radio Blow RA5 AM/FM/SW (9221022)

BLOW RA5 ANALOG PORTABLE RADIO

✅ Portable radio

✅ Reception & AM FM SW

✅ Telescopic return antenna

Volume and bass potentiometer

✅ JACK 3. 5 mm headphone jack

Battery or mains powered

✅ Simple and intuitive operation

✅ Power cable included

Compact BLOW portable radio with basic functions for receiving radio stations on AM/FM frequencies. The device is simple and intuitive to use, every user can handle it. Ideal for a picnic with friends in the field, during a family trip or relaxing at home.

⏺ High quality sound

Despite its small size, the radio is characterized by excellent sound, which is provided by a high-quality 3.5-inch speaker. The entire product is made from carefully selected materials to ensure the satisfaction of every user.

⏺ Battery and wall outlet

The radio is battery powered and mains powered, which means we can use it almost anywhere we want. At home, in the office or at the workplace, the device can be operated after being connected to the mains, and when this is not possible, the radio can be powered by two R20 batteries.

⏺ Key features

The rotatable telescopic antenna allows you to fine-tune the for best radio reception, and with built-in potentiometer, you can adjust the volume according to your current needs. We can also connect headphones to the radio via the 3.5 mm input.

Specification:

  • AM/FM analog tuning (AM 530-1600 kHz, FM 87.5-108 MHz)
  • Antenna: telescopic, maximum length 63 cm
  • Speaker: 3.5″
  • Connectors: 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Power: AC: 230V / 50 Hz, DC: 3V (2x R20 batteries)
  • Dimensions: 235x120x55 mm

Includes:

✅ RA5 Portable Radio

✅ User Manual

✅ Power Cord

✅ Box

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Specifications Radio Blow RA5 AM/FM/SW (9221022)

  • Nutrition:

    battery operated, own battery

  • Alarm:

    radio

Key Features Radio Blow RA5 AM/FM/SW (9221022)

  • Device type:

    radio

  • Sound system:

    stereo

  • Supported radio signal range:

    FM, AM, SW2, SW1

  • Frequency setting:

    analog

  • Manufacturer’s color:

    black

  • Manufacturer country:

    China

Screen

  • Screen Availability:

    without screen

Additional information

  • Peculiarities:

    built-in radio

Power supply

  • Nutrition:

    universal (mains or batteries)

Features and accessories subject to change by the manufacturer.

Best bluetooth earbuds for android: Best wireless earbuds for Android of 2023

The 8 Best Wireless Earbuds For Android – Spring 2023: Reviews

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Intro
  3. Best Earbuds

    1. Best Upper Mid-Range

      1. Best Mid-Range

        1. Best Lower Mid-Range

          1. Best Budget

            1. Best Samsung

              1. Best Running

                1. Best Sound Quality

                  1. Notable Mentions
                  2. Recent Updates
                  3. All Reviews
                  4. Discussions

                  Updated May 23, 2023 at 03:36 pm

                  By Vanessa McCuaig

                  While wireless Bluetooth earbuds will work with any compatible Bluetooth-enabled device, there are some advantages to getting headphones designed with your OS in mind. Many wireless earbuds work best with iPhones and come with features like easier pairing or spacial audio, but what are the best wireless headphones for Android? It’s always important to get earbuds that you find comfortable and enjoyable to listen to, but some Android-specific features are worth looking for, like a compatible app or low latency.

                  We’ve tested over 720 pairs of headphones, and below are our recommendations for the best options to pair with your Android phone. You can also check out our recommendations for the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds, the best cheap earbuds, and the best Samsung earbuds.

                  1. Best Wireless Earbuds For Android

                    Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless

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                    Neutral Sound

                    7.3

                    Commute/Travel

                    8.5

                    Sports/Fitness

                    8.4

                    Office

                    7.5

                    Wireless Gaming

                    5. 7

                    Wired Gaming

                    5.6

                    Phone Calls

                    6.3

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                    Earbuds

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                    Noise Cancelling

                    Yes

                    Mic

                    Yes

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                    The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless are the best earbuds for Android with a wireless design we’ve tested. These premium buds are the next generation of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and have low latency on Android devices, which ensures that your audio and visuals stay in sync while you’re streaming video. They also have a powerful noise cancelling (ANC) system that blocks much ambient noise across the spectrum. With their ANC on, they last nearly seven hours, and if you need to top up their battery life, their carrying case holds three additional charges.

                    These buds have a more bass-heavy sound profile than we can measure due to the shape of our rig’s ear canals. Subjectively, this extra bass muddies and clutters vocals and instruments. Luckily, you can fine-tune their sound to suit your tastes using their companion app’s EQ and presets. Even though they’re bulky in design, they’re still comfortable enough for long listening sessions.

                    See our review

                  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

                    Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3

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                    7.1

                    Commute/Travel

                    8.2

                    Sports/Fitness

                    8. 2

                    Office

                    7.6

                    Wireless Gaming

                    5.6

                    Wired Gaming

                    5.4

                    Phone Calls

                    7.0

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                    Mic

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                    If you want to spend a little less, the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 are a cheaper option that isn’t too much of a step down from the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless in terms of performance. Their ANC feature doesn’t block out as much ambient noise, so they aren’t ideal for loud situations like commuting or walking on a busy street. However, the ANC does an excellent job of isolating you from unwanted disturbances. They also have low latency with Android devices, which is nice for streaming video, and they have an Android-compatible app.

                    Out of the box, their bass-heavy sound profile brings out the thump and punch in your audio, mainly because the treble range is underemphasized. However, this also results in elements like voices and instruments sounding dull and veiled. If you prefer a different sound, you can use a graphic EQ and presets in the app to personalize your mix. These earbuds aren’t quite as comfortable as the Bose since their stability fins can pressure your ears. Their battery lasts longer on a single charge, though, at around 8.5 hours. The case also holds three extra charges if you need a top-up.

                    If you want slimmer, less bulky earbuds, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) Truly Wireless are worth considering, even for Android users, since they have a lighter, more compact design and a similar ANC performance. However, they aren’t good for streaming video with an Android phone since they have high latency.

                    See our review

                  3. Best Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

                    Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless

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                    7.4

                    Commute/Travel

                    8.0

                    Sports/Fitness

                    8.0

                    Office

                    7.2

                    Wireless Gaming

                    5.5

                    Wired Gaming

                    5. 4

                    Phone Calls

                    6.0

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                    In-ear

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                    Noise Cancelling

                    Yes

                    Mic

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                    For something more affordable than our upper mid-range pick, you’ll want to consider the Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless. These don’t have the premium build or battery life of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, but they offer a similar noise cancelling performance. Unlike the Sennheiser, they support multi-device pairing, meaning you can stay connected with your phone and computer simultaneously.

                    They have a solid continuous battery life of nearly eight hours, but they don’t have an auto-off timer, and their case holds nearly two additional charges, which is one fewer than our previous picks’ cases. Their V-shaped sound profile ensures your audio has adequate rumble and body while voices and instruments sound bright and sparkly. It’s versatile and particularly well-suited for genres like rock and pop and can also be customized with a graphic EQ and presets in the companion app.

                    Unfortunately, they have high latency with Android devices, so you might notice lag when you’re streaming video. Another option, the Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless, are less expensive, offer similar ANC performance, and have lower latency. However, the Pixel Buds’ default sound profile has more low bass and a better-balanced mid-range.

                    See our review

                  4. Best Lower Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

                    Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless

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                    6. 8

                    Commute/Travel

                    8.3

                    Sports/Fitness

                    8.0

                    Office

                    7.5

                    Wireless Gaming

                    5.5

                    Wired Gaming

                    5.3

                    Phone Calls

                    6.4

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                    In-ear

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                    Noise Cancelling

                    Yes

                    Mic

                    Yes

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                    The Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless are a solid choice if you want something even more affordable. Despite a more budget-friendly price, their performance rivals the Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless’ in many ways. Their adaptive ANC feature adjusts itself to your environment and does a fantastic job of cutting out a wide range of noise. Even with ANC on, they last for more than eight hours of continuous use, which is nice for long days at the office. Their case also holds four extra charges, and they support multi-device pairing.

                    However, they have somewhat high latency with Android devices, so your audio and video might be out of sync if you watch a video on your phone. Their warm sound profile is well-suited for genres like rock and jazz, but elements like voices and instruments lack some clarity and detail. Their companion app includes customization features so you can adjust it to suit you. Unlike the Google earbuds, they don’t have a virtual surround sound feature. While most Bluetooth earbuds don’t shine for their mic performance, these have an inferior mic recording quality that makes your voice sound far away and harsh.

                    See our review

                  5. Best Budget Wireless Earbuds For Android

                    Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless

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                    6.6

                    Commute/Travel

                    7.7

                    Sports/Fitness

                    8.1

                    Office

                    7.0

                    Wireless Gaming

                    5.5

                    Wired Gaming

                    5.4

                    Phone Calls

                    6. 8

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                    In-ear

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                    Noise Cancelling

                    Yes

                    Mic

                    Yes

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                    If you’re looking for budget-friendly buds, try the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless, the best earbuds for Android in this category we’ve tested. While they don’t offer as robust features as the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless and don’t have much in the way of Android-specific extras, they still offer a companion app and noise cancelling, which help you make the most out of them. They also have low latency on Android devices, which is handy if you want to use them for streaming video on your phone.

                    These buds have a good noise isolation performance, and with ANC on, they last just over five hours. However, that may not be enough to get you through your day. Luckily, their carrying case supplies three extra charges, which is handy in a pinch. They have a pretty bassy sound out of the box, but their companion app offers a few EQ presets if you prefer something different. If you’re looking for something even cheaper, then it’s worth considering the JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless. Even though they lack noise cancelling, they have a longer total battery life and last nine hours continuously. Their latency on Android devices is quite high, though, causing lip-sync issues.

                    See our review

                  6. Best Wireless Earbuds For Samsung

                    Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless

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                    7.6

                    Commute/Travel

                    8. 2

                    Sports/Fitness

                    8.2

                    Office

                    7.3

                    Wireless Gaming

                    5.7

                    Wired Gaming

                    5.6

                    Phone Calls

                    6.3

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                    In-ear

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                    Yes

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                    If you’re a Samsung user, you’ll want to check out the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless. These buds have features unique to Samsung’s ecosystem that you won’t find anywhere else on this list. They support Seamless, which is Samsung’s proprietary codec for improved audio quality and have a ‘Game Mode’ to help lower latency on mobile devices. Their ANC also offers a similarly excellent noise isolation performance as the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, making them a solid choice for long commutes or shifts at the office. Unfortunately, with their ANC on, they have less than five hours of continuous battery life. If you need to top them up, their carrying case supplies roughly 2.6 extra charges.

                    Out of the box, they have a fairly flat and neutral sound profile that’s well-suited for various audio content. You can also adjust their sound using their companion app’s EQ presets. If you want to use them while working out, they have good build quality, stable fit, and are certified IPX7 for resistance against immersion in water.

                    See our review

                  7. Best Wireless Earbuds For Running

                    Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless

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                    7. 3

                    Commute/Travel

                    7.5

                    Sports/Fitness

                    8.4

                    Office

                    7.1

                    Wireless Gaming

                    5.8

                    Wired Gaming

                    5.7

                    Phone Calls

                    6.4

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                    In-ear

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                    If you’re looking for stable earbuds for a run, the Jaybird Vista 2 True Wireless are your best bet. Unlike the Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless, they have stability fins to keep them secure in the ear and are rated IP68 for protection against dust and submersion in water, so they’ll hold up to a lot of wear and tear while out and about. They only last around five hours continuously, but come with an extra two charges in the carrying case, so you’ll need to top them up now and then during an all-day hike.

                    Their default sound profile is well-balanced and neutral. The bass pumps you up without overpowering the rest of the mix, but sibilants, like cymbals, feel piercing. Fortunately, their companion app lets you customize the mix via graphic EQ and presets. However, Their ANC system also doesn’t do a great job isolating you from louder background noise, like heavy traffic or a passing subway. It does a better job at cutting out ambient chatter and squeaky treadmills, making these great for the gym.

                    See our review

                  8. Best Sounding Wireless Earbuds For Android

                    Jabra Elite 7 Pro True Wireless

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                    7. 8

                    Commute/Travel

                    8.0

                    Sports/Fitness

                    8.4

                    Office

                    7.6

                    Wireless Gaming

                    6.1

                    Wired Gaming

                    5.9

                    Phone Calls

                    7.0

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                    In-ear

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                    Noise Cancelling

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                    Mic

                    Yes

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                    The Jabra Elite 7 Pro True Wireless are the best wireless earbuds for Android we’ve tested for neutral sound. While their ANC doesn’t block out as much noise as our top pick, these comfortable buds have a flat, neutral sound profile. Bass is well produced, while vocals and lead instruments are clear and present, making them a versatile choice for most kinds of music. You can also tweak their sound using their app’s graphic EQ and presets. The app also offers ‘My Sound’, a feature that personalizes the buds’ sound based on your hearing to help you get the most out of them.

                    These buds last over eight hours continuously. If you need more juice, their carrying case supplies three additional charges. That said, while they have ANC, it doesn’t offer much better performance than if you were to use these buds passively. They can still block out noise like ambient chatter well, but they have difficulty cutting down the low rumble of bus engines during your commute.

                    See our review

                  Notable Mentions

                  • Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless:
                    The Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless are in-ears with a stem design and a more stable in-ear fit than the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless. However, their ANC doesn’t block out as much ambient noise, and their continuous battery is less.
                    See our review
                  • Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless:
                    The Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless are sports-oriented earbuds with a better build quality and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance than the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless. However, their ANC blocks significantly less ambient noise, and their continuous battery life is shorter.
                    See our review
                  • TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless:
                    The TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless are budget-friendly in-ears with a better noise isolation performance than the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless. However, they aren’t as customizable and have higher latency on Android.
                    See our review
                  • Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless:
                    The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless are more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless and support Scalable, which is Samsung’s proprietary codec of high-quality audio. However, their ANC doesn’t block out quite as much background noise.
                    See our review
                  • Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless:
                    The Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless are a viable alternative to the Jabra Elite 7 Pro True Wireless as they have a similarly flat and neutral sound profile. While they have better noise isolation than the Elite 7 Pro, their sound profile is slightly less neutral.
                    See our review

                  Recent Updates

                  1. May 23, 2023:
                    We’ve replaced the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless with the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless, as the Anker aren’t currently available. We’ve also added the TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless to Notable Mentions as they’re a budget-friendly alternative to the Skullcandy.

                  2. Apr 21, 2023:
                    Added the Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless as our pick for the ‘Best Wireless Earbuds For Running’. Moved the JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless to an in-text mention in our recommendation for the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless.

                  3. Mar 07, 2023:
                    Quality of life text update for better clarity and accuracy.

                  4. Feb 01, 2023:
                    Made minor updates to the text and checked that the products are stock.

                  5. Dec 15, 2022:
                    We’ve completely revamped this article. We’ve added the following headphones: the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless, Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless, Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless, JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless. We’ve removed the following: The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless, Samsung galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless, and Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless.

                  All Reviews

                  Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Bluetooth earbuds for Android to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (cheaper headphones win over pricier ones if the difference isn’t worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no headphones that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

                  If you would like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our reviews for wireless earbuds for Android. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect headphones. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection.

                  Jabra Elite 7 Pro review: Fitting in only gets better with these buds

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                  Android Central Verdict

                  Bottom line: Jabra addressed one of its most common challenges by making the Elite 7 Pro one of the most comfortable earbuds you can stick into your ears. With excellent sound quality and a slew of features and customizations, they stand out among the best your money can buy right now.

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                    Better fit and comfort

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                    Outstanding call quality

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                    Pretty good durability

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                    Reliable button controls

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                  For several years now, Jabra has been consistent in approaching wireless earbuds. The combination of audio performance and reliability has positioned the company in the upper echelon year after year. However, when it’s time to refresh things, Jabra usually aims straight for the design to deal with concerns over fit and comfort.

                  That was clearly a major motivation behind the Elite 7 Pro, arguably the current flagship, despite the ongoing presence of the Elite 85t. The Elite 7 Pro also share the distinction with the Elite 7 Active, which are basically identical in every way save for a couple of design changes. To stand out as among Jabra’s best, the Elite 7 Pro had to balance out in all the right ways.

                  • Jabra Elite 7 Pro (Black) at Amazon for $169.99

                  Jabra Elite 7 Pro: Price and availability

                  Jabra launched the Elite 7 Pro in October 2021, making them available for $199.99. They came to market simultaneously with the Elite 7 Active, an otherwise identical pair with a slightly lower price. Jabra usually keeps its earbuds in the market for longer stretches, so expect these to be relatively easy to find for a while. Just look out for price drops that may happen from time to time.

                  They come in black, titanium black, and gold beige.

                  Jabra Elite 7 Pro: What’s good

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                  To find the ideal fit, Jabra claims it mined data from 62,000 ear scans to create “the perfectly shaped bud.” The goal was to build something elegant and small enough to fit a wider range of ears without feeling cumbersome or uncomfortable. It’s the challenge every vendor making earbuds runs into, but for Jabra, there was more at stake because it’s been the one mitigating factor that has stifled the company’s progress in the wireless earbud space.

                  When you boast that your earbuds represent “a design revolution,” you’d better be able to back that up. I always felt that the Elite 75t were the pinnacle of Jabra’s success that way, only to grow fatter with the Elite 85t. In this case, the Elite 7 Pro use the Elite 75t as a baseline and shed significant girth to come out looking nimble and accessible, regardless of how big or small you feel your ears are. Jabra also did this without changing the ear tips, although if you still have any lying around from the Elite 75t or Elite Active 75t, they will fit like gloves on the Elite 7 Pro.

                  There are three sizes to choose from out of the box, so you’re likely to find the one that suits you. However, it’s wise to test them out first before setting everything up because active noise cancelation (ANC) doesn’t work until you customize it first.

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                  This is an odd choice for Jabra, who used to make that an elective process. I’ll get into more depth about it later, but in any case, feeling the right fit is crucial to getting the best out of these earbuds. I found them to be the most secure fit I’ve experienced on a pair of Jabra earbuds to date. It was rare for me to wiggle them back into place or feel an itch after longer listening periods. They never felt stuffy or pressed hard on any part of the inner ear. From a design standpoint, it’s hard not to see this as a big win.

                  However, fit doesn’t matter if the performance isn’t there to take advantage. The 6mm drivers are modest compared to some competitors, and codec support is limited to AAC and SBC, which is unfortunate because aptX or LDAC would’ve been great to see as options.

                  Even so, it’s hard to argue with how these earbuds sound. I don’t know if it’s leaps and bounds better than Jabra’s prior models, but I felt it was more balanced. What these earbuds do better — and it’s an important distinction — is manage to deliver thumping bass, defined mids, and vibrant treble. And it works for pretty much any genre you like listening to. As per usual, Jabra serves up an EQ in its Sound+ app to help you choose how you want them to sound. The presets aren’t bad, but you still have flexibility in creating something you truly prefer.

                  What these earbuds do better — and it’s an important distinction — is manage to deliver thumping bass, defined mids, and vibrant treble.

                  As good as the sound is, it’s important it stays that way when things get busy around you. Jabra’s forays into ANC have been good, but not exceptional, so this was an excellent opportunity to change that. To start, you need to configure ANC through the Sound+ app before it even becomes active. It’s also best to do it in a somewhat loud environment to gauge just how much it muffles all that ambient noise. It’s worth playing around with the slider in the Sound+ app after you’ve set it up to align the noise cancelation with the noise around you. For instance, slide it in one direction, and you can better muffle low-frequency noises, like vehicles, whereas going in a different direction may be better at silencing voices. In either case, high-frequency sounds will leak through, so don’t expect to stamp out screams or sirens entirely.

                  From that standpoint, Jabra didn’t make a big enough leap in canceling out noise. The Sony WF-1000XM4 still reign in that department, and I would argue the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, as well as the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, offer better results.

                  Jabra’s HearThrough mode isn’t quite as clear as the Elite 85t, owing to the smaller design taking away any passive ability to take in outside sounds. The Elite 7 Pro have a tighter build that relies more on the built-in microphones to pipe in the ambient sounds. I found it adequate and never really had any issues, but I did notice the difference from Jabra’s previous earbuds.

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                  There are two other things Jabra excelled at with the Elite 7 Pro, and the first is call quality, courtesy of the company’s MultiSensor Voice Technology. These are among the best earbuds I’ve tested for talking on the phone. Not only were conversations clear, but people I spoke to were also stunned when I told them I wasn’t holding the phone.

                  If not for some background sounds coming in while walking, the clarity would’ve extended to outdoor calls. When I tried them while riding my bike, the wind did seep through, making it more difficult for callers to hear me, but it was still better than I expected. Plus, it’s rare to be able to mute the microphone without touching the phone, and that’s readily available here. Not only that, but I also never feared taking them outside because of the IP57 protection, making these earbuds perfectly fine around dust and water (just don’t swim with them).

                  It was always nice having auto-pause to cease playback when I removed one earbud and used only one earbud in mono. Finally, Jabra also rectified the lack of multipoint connections by updating the firmware in January 2022 to bring the feature into the mix. Super easy to listen to tunes or do a video call on a computer and still pick up a call when it comes in from my phone.

                  Then, there are the onboard controls. Since they’re buttons rather than touch-based surfaces, it’s hard to get things wrong. You can also configure the buttons through the app, letting you decide exactly what you want them to do. And you get to do that for playback, incoming calls, and active calls separately, which is nice.

                  A quick note about using a voice assistant with the Elite 7 Pro: You choose between whatever your phone defaults to (Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby) or Alexa, and in the latter’s case, you can tell it what to play on Spotify — a super convenient feature if your hands are busy and you want to play something or skip a track.

                  As for battery life, the Elite 7 Pro hold up fairly well at up to eight hours per charge with ANC on. At about 60% volume, I managed to hit seven hours, so these will hold up well, depending on where you set your volume levels. The case gets you 30 hours total, so close to four full charges. In a pinch, you can plug in for five minutes to get up to an hour’s playback. You can also lay the case down on a Qi wireless charging pad or surface to top up, along with USB-C situated way more conspicuously at the front.

                  Jabra Elite 7 Pro: What’s not good

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                  While I understand the process of customizing ANC, I don’t get why it has to be mandatory. The default might be fine for some, especially when using the Elite 7 Pro in quieter places. However, in force-feeding the customization, Jabra is also confusing the process. For example, the first step is to use a vertical slider to see how much it kicks in. It’s pointless to do unless you have noise in the background. The second step lets you adjust balance from left to right in case you need the effect to be more pronounced on one side over the other. With those done, you are good to go, but it’s a hassle to start.

                  While I understand the process of customizing ANC, I don’t get why it has to be mandatory.

                  The MyFit section is also something you don’t need to go through if you feel comfortable with any of the three tip sizes. The Elite 7 Pro were built well for that purpose, and I suspect MyFit will feel like a redundant exercise.

                  Jabra Elite 7 Pro: Competition

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                  The Jabra Elite 7 Pro compete with the best wireless earbuds, and that means there are compelling choices to think about. If you want to stay in the “family,” you can always try the Jabra Elite Active 75t, or if you feel the Elite 7 Pro are too small, the Elite 85t may be a better fit. If you want something ruggedized with an endless array of choices to customize audio playback, the Jaybird Vista 2 won’t disappoint. If you want to spend less money, the nearly identical Elite 7 Active are also an option.

                  When ANC matters, the Sony WF-1000XM4 are still king, while the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro look to be tough competitors for less money. These are only some options, but you’ve got options when you’re in the performance and pricing range of the Elite 7 Pro.

                  Jabra Elite 7 Pro: Should you buy?

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                  You should buy these if …

                  • You need something comfortable
                  • You care about audio fidelity
                  • You want active noise cancelation
                  • You want reliable onboard controls

                  You shouldn’t buy these if . ..

                  • You want to spend less
                  • You want even more durability
                  • You want more codec support
                  • You want even better sound quality

                  4.5 out of 5

                  The Elite 7 Pro are what many have been waiting for Jabra to produce going back years now. With each generation, the company seemed to step closer in one regard while stepping back in another. That just didn’t happen here, and everyone who wears these will benefit from that. When you get a combination of fit, function, and fidelity like this, it’s hard to put them away for something else.

                  The price is also reasonable for what you get, considering how Jabra covers so many bases. So if your budget has enough for really good and dependable earbuds, look out for these.

                  Jabra Elite 7 Pro

                  Top-class effort

                  Jabra makes the Elite 7 Pro more comfortable than any of its past earbuds, and that only helps make the other parts contribute to what is an outstanding sum. You can expect fantastic sound, active noise cancelation, plenty of custom options, and solid battery life.

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                  Best headphones for Android phones (2023)

                  Our rating of wireless headphones for Android phones includes the best models in terms of price and quality . Most people now listen to music on the go and/or from streaming services. And for such purposes, the best source is a smartphone. And the most popular and flexible mobile operating system is Android. From this side, this TOP wireless headphones for Android is the TOP of the most interesting portable headphones in principle.

                  How to understand which wireless headphones are the best to choose for your Android smartphone? Or maybe better wired? These and other questions are also answered below. 😉 Several main criteria can be immediately distinguished.

                  • Wired headphones for Android, do make sense? They have if you want to save money and “wireless freedom” is not important to you. Under $50, you can find very high-quality wired headphones that will fully reveal the potential of your phone. And they will play at the level or better than wireless headphones for Android 2 times more expensive.
                  • The best wireless headphones for Android, is the form factor important? For a phone, it is most logical to buy portable headphones, and the most convenient options for the road and travel are earbuds and vacuum models, which is more convenient for someone. An additional plus, they are completely wireless – the maximum level of comfort. But someone closer big headphones. On-ear bluetooth headphones for Android are the optimal size option, but usually there are problems with the fit. Full-sized Bluetooth headphones for Android are conditionally the best, but here you should pay special attention to ensuring that they don’t “get crazy” much, because you can walk down the street in them. 😉
                  • The question “which wireless headphones to buy for Android” often comes down to how much they cost to buy . The vast majority of modern wireless headphones are designed specifically for phones controlled by a green robot. Therefore, the spread of prices – as in the market in principle. More on this and everything else below.

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                  Which wireless headphones for Android is better to choose?

                  Which wireless headphones for Android are better to buy?

                  Which wireless headphones to choose for Android? The choice is great. Smartphones have long been the main source of portable audio for the vast majority of music lovers. Android is installed on a great variety of phones, so there are a lot of options for headphones.

                  The best thing to ask yourself is “what would be the best headphones for my Android phone?” Comfort is more important for someone, autonomy is critical for someone, and someone prefers sound quality. However, it is problematic to get high-quality sound from a phone; specialized portable players are better suited for this.

                  Although, by “quality sound” here I mean near-audiophile level. But, as practice shows, a bunch of “modern phone plus the best bluetooth headphones for Android with support for high-definition codecs” provides a very decent sound quality.

                  Accordingly, when choosing the best wireless headphones for Android , it is best to build on their ergonomics (wireless, fully wireless, convenient control, and so on), comfortable fit (considering the form factor: someone is comfortable with “gags” , someone – no) and autonomy. Of course, all this is measured relative to the price. There are also a couple of other important points.

                  It is best that wireless headphones support high-definition codecs (aptX, LDAC options), in Android phones you can enable support for them by default. True, this is not so simple for individual models, but it is feasible.

                  For communication to be established using a specific codec, both the source and headphones must support it . Learn more about all the main Bluetooth codecs in our dedicated article:

                  In addition, do not forget that different models of headphones and phones on Android support different versions of Bluetooth. There is also backward compatibility. That is, if the headphones, for example, support Bluetooth 5.0, then they will be able to connect with a phone, the “maximum” of which is version 4.1.

                  Newer versions of Bluetooth provide the with better power efficiency and theoretically better sound quality when it comes to headphones. More precisely, a more reliable connection is established, there are fewer audible gaps and artifacts. Most modern phones and headphones support Bluetooth 4+ and 5+. You don’t have to worry about compatibility.

                  How much do headphones for android smartphones cost? (price policy)

                  How much do Android headphones cost?

                  The price of headphones for Android now can vary within very wide limits . By and large, all modern wireless headphones, except for Apple technology, are designed specifically to work with smartphones on a green robot. And if you add wired portable headphones here, then the spread will become even greater.

                  You can just say that you can buy good wireless or wired headphones for Android phones for both $25 and $450 (this is where the models in our rating are located). And you can find more expensive ones.

                  But still, how much do wireless headphones for Android cost? What about wired ones? Some gradation can be seen. Can. 😉

                  • $25-50 . Inexpensive wired headphones for Android. If your phone still has a 3.5 mm input, and wires do not bother you, then there are many very interesting models in this price category. And in terms of sound quality, they are almost always better than their wireless counterparts twice as expensive.
                  • $50-100 . Good wireless headphones for android. Suitable for most users. Sufficient sound quality, good ergonomics. There are options for every taste. Most models do not have additional features, such as noise reduction.
                  • $100-400 . A wide layer, including the best headphones for Android phones. The best wireless sound, an abundance of additional technological features and so on. The more expensive, the more interesting. But it’s no longer worth buying headphones for a phone for more than $ 400-450: there will be no tangible increase in quality (in terms of sound or other parameters), an overpayment is already for luxury and a brand.

                  I do not recommend buying wired headphones for phones, more expensive than $50-60. They already need a better source, there will be no tangible difference with cheaper models on the phone.

                  Is it better to choose wired or wireless headphones for Android?

                  Wireless headphones for Android or wired?

                  Which headphones are better to buy for an Android phone: wired or wireless? In general, I would say wireless. Firstly, they give a greater level of comfort – nothing interferes. Ideally, completely wireless. Secondly, a smartphone (Android or not) is not the best source. Accordingly, it makes no sense to connect high-quality wired Hi-Fi headphones to it.

                  In this case, it is worth buying wired headphones in two situations : you need something extremely budgetary or you need the highest quality sound for a relatively low price. That is, the cheapest headphones are wired budget models. From $5 (in the case of Chinese, $5 – per bucket: lol:).

                  And if you care about the best sound quality your Android phone can get from , it’s best to buy good wired headphones optimized for portable use.

                  Wireless models with similar (and often lower) sound quality are always much more expensive.

                  Are Apple Airpods compatible with Andoid

                  Are Apple Airpods compatible with Andoid – and should I buy them?

                  Yes, Apple AirPods are perfectly compatible with Android phones and will work with . However, there is a nuance. AirPods only support 2 codecs: SBC (the default option for all models) and AAC. At the same time, the implementation of AAC on iOS and Android is different. In short, iOS is better. Therefore, the best sound quality for AirPods will only be in the “native” ecosystem.

                  Should I buy AirPods for Android phones? Rather no than yes. The price is high, and the potential (though overestimated) will not be fully revealed. More details about the implementation of the “apple” codec in both operating systems can be found in the article:

                  Best wireless headphones for Android (2023) — TOP 15

                  Model Description
                  1. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 270$ Best Wireless Earbuds for iPhone: Best True Wireless Sound
                  2. Shanling MTW300 $150 Best wireless headphones for Android under $150: with aptX and great sound;
                  3. Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 $290 Best Noise Canceling Headphones for Android Phone: New for 2022, with legs;
                  4. Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless $370 Best wireless headphones for Android in 2023;
                  5. Sony WH-1000XM3 $400 Best Wireless Headphones for Android Under $400: Noise Canceling and aptX HD;
                  6. Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless $500 The best on-ear bluetooth headphones for Android: with aptX HD and great sound;
                  7. Noble Audio Falcon Pro $370 Good wireless headphones for Android with excellent sound;
                  8. Sony WF-1000XM4 $340 Sony’s Best Bluetooth Headphones for Android Under $350 with Noise Canceling;
                  9. Shure AONIC Free $290 The best wireless headphones with a microphone for Android under $300;
                  10. Shanling MTW200 $100 Best Android Wireless Headphones Under $100: Bass Sound;
                  11. Marshall Major IV $160 Good wireless headphones for Android: on-ear bluetooth headset;
                  12. Google Pixel Buds A-Series $170 Relatively inexpensive wireless headphones for Android: with an online translator;
                  13. Huawei FreeBuds 4 $150 The best wireless in-ear headphones for Android phones;
                  14. Jabra Elite 4 Active $165 Wireless headphones for Android phones: with IP57 protection;
                  15. Honor Earbuds 2 Lite $50 The best wireless headphones for Android under $60.

                  15 Honor Earbuds 2 Lite

                  The best wireless headphones for Android under $60

                  • Honor Earbuds 2 Lite are the best wireless headphones for Android under $60, which are suitable for everyday use for those who like to save money. The sound in its price category is good – suitable for any music, best of all for modern popular music.
                  • These Android wireless earbuds work best with Huawei and Honor phones with a welcome window, fast connection and convenient settings. But it also works great with other Android smartphones.
                  • Good sound, working noise reduction, transparency mode, autonomy up to 10 hours on a single charge – very good for $50-60. And in the proprietary application there are a couple more functions, including partial reconfiguration of control. By the way, we have a separate rating of True Wireless headphones under $50.
                  • Honor Earbuds 2 Lite – the best wireless headphones for Android under $60 on Aliexpress

                  14 Jabra Elite 4 Active

                  Wireless headphones for Android phones – IP57 protected

                  • Jabra Elite 4 Active are in-ear wireless headphones for Android phones that will appeal to fans of sports and comfortable compact models. The sound is energetic and rich – good for all genres with accented bass.
                  • These Android headphones delight with their compact size and comfortable fit. They are put on in a couple of seconds (including on the go) and will not fall out even during sports. By the way, we have a great rating of sports headphones.
                  • Wired headphones for Android phones are a thing of the past, “classic” wireless headphones are almost the same – the time has come for completely wireless ones. 😉 This model, unlike most TWS headphones, has a nice feature – a good microphone, you can talk without discomfort even in noisy conditions.
                  • Jabra Elite 4 Active – Wireless Headphones for Android on Aliexpress

                  13 Huawei FreeBuds 4

                  The best wireless in-ear headphones for Android phones

                  • Huawei FreeBuds 4 are the best wireless in-ear headphones for Android phones that will suit form factor lovers. The sound for the money is good: there is enough bass, and with noise reduction turned on, the bass dominates – a good option for any popular music.
                  • Noise canceling but no wireless charging case. A strange decision, considering that the third version had it. But the branded application for Android has useful features and settings.
                  • The best earbuds for Android Huawei FreeBuds 4 on the official website of
                  • Huawei FreeBuds 4 – wireless in-ear headphones for Android phones on Aliexpress

                  12 Google Pixel Buds A-Series

                  Relatively inexpensive wireless headphones for Android – with online translator

                  • Google Pixel Buds A-Series are relatively inexpensive wireless headphones for Android, which will especially appeal to owners of smartphones from Google. The sound is quite even, there is no emphasis on low frequencies – it is suitable for any music, if the dominant bass is not important.
                  • Not exactly a cheap model, but good for the money. These are not simple wireless headphones for Android phones, they have a unique feature – on-the-fly translation of foreign speech. An interesting feature, useful to travelers. By the way, we have a rating of TWS headphones up to $200.
                  • Another unusual feature is the adaptive volume. It automatically increases in noisy places and decreases in quiet ones. Otherwise, these are good wireless headphones for Android. Inexpensive (relatively 😉 ) they can be ordered from abroad, although they are also available in local stores.

                  11 Marshall Major IV

                  Good wireless headphones for Android – on-ear bluetooth headset

                  • Marshall Major IV – good wireless headphones for Android for fans of overhead models. The sound is energetic and powerful – suitable for dynamic music: from electronics to metal.
                  • Signature design, reliable build quality, fairly versatile bright sound and record-breaking battery life (up to 80 hours on a single charge) are the main strengths of these on-ear headphones. By the way, we have a large rating of models of this form factor.
                  • Bluetooth wireless headphones always have playback and/or sound control options. In this model, all control is implemented by one convenient joystick.
                  • Good wireless headphones for Android Marshall Major IV: buy in the official store

                  10 Shanling MTW200

                  Best Wireless Headphones for Android Under $100 – Bass Sound

                  • Shanling MTW200 are the best wireless earphones for Android under $100, which will suit lovers of bass and detailed sound. This is not a “basshead” model: the rest of the frequencies are worked out well, the delivery is detailed, but not smooth, and the bass-oriented one is a good option for the respective genres.
                  • In terms of sound quality, these are the best wireless TWS headphones for Android for your money. In addition to sound with aptX support, the model can attract with an interesting design, compact case size and comfortable autonomy of 7-9hours on a single charge.
                  • No additional features, this is an option for those who only care about sound. By the way, we have a rating of True Wireless headphones under $100, where they are collected, including models with noise reduction and other features.
                  • Shanling MTW200 in
                  • official store

                  • Shanling MTW200 – wireless headphones for Android on Aliexpress

                  9 Shure Aonic Free

                  Best wireless headphones with microphone for Android under $300

                  • Shure AONIC Free are the best wireless headphones with a microphone for Android under $300 for those who love natural accurate sound and push-button control. The feed is almost audiophile – smooth, without distortions. The sound is suitable for any music, but bass lovers may find it boring.
                  • This is a good headset for Android – you can talk on the street, but not in noisy places. Another interesting feature is the button control. For some, this option is more convenient – there will definitely not be false positives, as with a touchscreen.
                  • These headphones with a microphone for Android are “complete” with a proprietary application with useful functionality. There is even a partial reconfiguration of management. There is no active noise cancellation, but passive sound isolation is excellent thanks to the Comply foam ear cushions. By the way, we have a rating-FAQ on ear pads.

                  8 Sony WF-1000XM4

                  Best Bluetooth Headphones for Android Under $350 – Noise Canceling from Sony

                  • Sony WF-1000XM4 are the best Bluetooth headphones for Android under $350, which will appeal to those who are often in noisy places (transport, office, cafes). In terms of sound, these are not the best headphones for Android (wireless Bluetooth TWS), but at the level of most competitors. The sound is good for today’s popular genres.
                  • An interesting vacuum model: excellent noise reduction, interesting software features (like sound processing), support for the LDAC codec (works on all phones with current versions of Android) and high-quality work of headphones separately. Another version of the popular model. By the way, we have a rating of Sony headphones of all formats.
                  • These wireless Bluetooth headphones are perfect for Android phones because of the functional application. It may not be the most beautiful or comfortable, but there are a lot of opportunities in it. 😉
                  • Sony WF-1000XM4 – Sony headphones for Android in the official store

                  7 Noble Audio Falcon Pro

                  Good wireless headphones for Android – great sound

                  • Noble Audio Falcon Pro are good wireless Android headphones for those who remain an audiophile even if they buy TWS. 😉 The sound is reliable, emotional – one of the best options in the segment, good for any music.
                  • These are good wireless headphones for Android in terms of the main parameters: autonomy up to 10 hours, wireless charging of the case, transparency mode. But there is no active noise cancellation and other software chips.

                  6 Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless

                  The best on-ear bluetooth headphones for Android – with aptX HD and great sound

                  • Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless are the best on-ear bluetooth headphones for Android, which will appeal to those who prefer on-ear headphones and stylish accessories. The sound quality and engaging – suitable for any music.
                  • Expensive and high-quality model. Great sound, expensive materials, solid build and surprisingly (for an overhead form factor) comfortable fit. An option from the category: you paid once and forgot, the search is over, you won’t want a new one for a very long time – the best headphones for Android, at least from overhead.

                  5 Sony WH-1000XM3

                  Best Android Wireless Headphones Under $400 – Noise Canceling and aptX HD

                  • The Sony WH-1000XM3 are the best Android wireless headphones under $400 for those who travel a lot and work in noisy environments. Sound quality and powerful bass is good for pop music, electronic styles, hip-hop and similar genres.
                  • Noise reduction is one of the best on the market, convenient touch control, a large number of additional functions (in the application and not only), support for all major high-resolution codecs (including proprietary LDAC). By the way, we have a rating of the best headphones with active noise cancellation.
                  • Why are these wireless headphones for Android in the ranking, if new versions of WH-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5 have already been released? The “old man” pleases with the support of the aptX codec, which is sometimes more convenient than LDAC and the most bass sound that many will like.
                  • Sony WH-1000XM3 – best noise canceling headphones for Andorid on Aliexpress

                  4 Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless

                  The best wireless headphones for Android in 2023

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                  Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless are the best wireless headphones for Android in 2023 for those who prefer full-size models. The sound is powerful, detailed, interesting, but not smooth: there is an emphasis on bass. A great option for any genre, especially dynamic and modern.

                  The new Bluetooth headphones for Android from Sennheiser delight with improved noise cancellation compared to the third generation. The design is now clumsy, the design is less unique. There is a smart pause, customizable noise reduction, convenient and useful settings in the application. These are the best wireless earphones for Android with a “full stuffing”.

                  3 Huawei Freebuds Pro 2 🥉

                  Best Noise Canceling Headphones for Android Phone – New for 2022 with legs

                  • Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 are the best noise-canceling headphones for an Android phone among models with “legs”. The sound is detailed and natural. The feed is universal – suitable for any music.
                  • New for 2022, noise canceling headphones for Andorid. Surrounding sounds are extinguished qualitatively, there is an intelligent mode. Everything you need from modern TWS headphones for your smartphone.
                  • Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 – headphones for Android phone on Aliexpress

                  2 Shanling MTW300 🥈

                  The best wireless headphones for Android under $150 – with aptX and great sound

                  • Shanling MTW300 are the best wireless earbuds for Android under $150 for those who are looking for small headphones and good sound. In terms of sound quality, these are, if not the best wireless headphones for Android among TWS, then one of them. The feed is suitable for any music, if you do not need an accented bass.
                  • The earbuds are compact – they hardly protrude from the ears. They are comfortable and work on a single charge up to 10 hours. By the way, we have a separate rating of small TWS headphones.
                  • An additional bonus is IPX7 water protection. Headphones will not deteriorate even if they fall into the water. But there is no noise reduction, application support and other additional features.
                  • Wireless headphones for Android Shanling MTW300 in the official store

                  1 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 🏆

                  The best wireless headphones for Android among TWS

                  $270

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                  The

                  Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 are the best TWS Android wireless earphones in terms of price and overall quality. A model for those who need both excellent sound and wide functionality. The presentation is energetic and involving – suitable for any music, especially dynamic.

                  These Android headphones boast high-quality noise reduction, comfortable autonomy (up to 8 hours on a single charge) and good ergonomics (comfortable fit and very convenient touch controls). The best sounding wireless headphones for Android can’t be cheap.

                  How to choose good wireless headphones: a detailed guide

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                  We tell you about complex things in simple words so that you will not be disappointed in your purchase.

                  Buying headphones is not an easy task, especially if you need to meet a certain budget. If you approach this issue thoroughly, then here are the characteristics you should pay attention to.

                  Bluetooth technology

                  Support of certain data transfer methods determines the compatibility of the headphones with other devices. Previously, this characteristic was one of the key. Now, headphones with signal transmission over radio communication have gone down in history – almost the entire wireless market is occupied by Bluetooth models.

                  They save battery power and receive sound from smartphones, tablets and other gadgets without additional accessories.

                  The newer the Bluetooth version, the less energy is spent on transmitting and receiving sound and the better its quality. The latest modification available on the market is Bluetooth 5.3. In order for you to use its full potential, both your devices must support the version: headphones and a transmitting device.

                  If two gadgets with different Bluetooth variants are connected, data transfer between them will be limited by the capabilities of the older one.

                  Bluetooth 5.3 support, for example, budget Redmi Buds 4 Pro or more expensive Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

                  Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Image: Samsung

                  Separately, it is worth noting the Bluetooth LE Audio standard provided in Bluetooth 5.2 and higher. It allows you to connect multiple audio devices to the same source. The presence of Bluetooth LE Audio is worth checking out if you need such a feature.

                  Audio codec support

                  Audio codecs are responsible for encoding or decoding audio data. That is, they determine how information is compressed and at what speed. For the codec to work correctly, it must be supported by both the headphones and the transmitting device.

                  Here are the main options to be aware of:

                  • SBC is the most common audio codec and is the default for Bluetooth music.
                  • AAC is another popular audio data processor, the main one for compressing information on Apple devices, but it is also supported on Android smartphones.
                  • aptX is a Qualcomm codec that, according to the manufacturer, guarantees sound quality comparable to CD.
                  • aptX HD is an improved version of aptX that delivers even more detailed sound.
                  • LDAC is a Sony codec. Considered an alternative to aptX/aptX HD.
                  • LC3 is a Bluetooth LE Audio codec that is more economical than the basic SBC in terms of power consumption and guarantees slightly better sound quality.

                  Audiophiles should first of all pay attention to aptX, aptX HD and LDAC. Headphones that support these technologies may provide better sound quality. Although in practice, not everyone notices the difference, except perhaps in price.

                  With aptX and aptX HD, you can consider Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2, Soundcore Liberty Air 2 or even ultra-budget Xiaomi Redmi AirDots 3.

                  Xiaomi Redmi AirDots 3. Image: Xiaomi

                  With LDAC, there are full-sized Sony WH‑1000XM4 and Sony WH‑1000XM5, as well as in-ear Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and Sony LinkBuds S.

                  Form factor

                  By design type All headphones, including wireless ones, can be conditionally divided into internal and external. The former include miniature devices that are inserted into the ears: “droplets” like AirPods 3, “gags” with silicone tips and various sports models connected by wire but connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth – like the JBL Tune 125BT.

                  JBL Tune 125BT. Image: JBL

                  As a rule, internal headphones provide not the best sound quality, and their dimensions are not enough to accommodate a powerful battery. But at the same time they are quite suitable for activities and use on the road.

                  External headphones are noticeably larger. They are less convenient, but they last longer without recharging and usually guarantee a more spacious and high-quality sound. Almost all models have cups with ear pads and a headband that connects them.

                  Headphones of this type can be on-ear and full-size. In the former, the ear pads lie on the auricle, while in the latter they completely cover it. In the latter case, the sound can be deeper, and the noise isolation is better, but often in such headphones, after a couple of hours of use, the ears begin to sweat.

                  Among the overheads, it is worth highlighting the successful models JBL Tune 500BT, Sony WH‑CH510 and JBL Live 460NC. Among those covering are Anker Soundcore Life 2 Neo, Sennheiser HD 350BT and Bose QuietComfort 45.

                  Marshall Major IV. Image: Marshall

                  It’s also worth noting that both on-ear and full-size headphones can have a removable wire that allows you to enjoy music when the battery is dead, or connect several headphones together. Marshall Major IV overheads have such an opportunity.

                  Sound Isolation and Noise Cancellation

                  Loud ambient noise can ruin your favorite songs or interrupt important phone conversations. To protect yourself from it, take a closer look at models with increased sound insulation.

                  At a minimum, you should pay attention to the internal “plugs” that completely cover the ear canal and block some of the noise, or external closed-type headphones. The latter have reliable isolation from the penetration of sounds in any direction.

                  Even better, this isolation is complemented by Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). It recognizes environmental sounds through microphones and automatically blocks some of them – for example, road noise, the rumble of an airplane or the “buzz” of the office.

                  Of course, this technology drains the battery of the headphones more and makes them more expensive. But in the last one and a half to two years, models with ANC appear even among budget solutions. For example, with active soundproofing, there are inexpensive Xiaomi Redmi AirDots 3 Pro, Realme Buds Air 3 and JBL Live Pro 2.

                  Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700. Image: Bose

                  Models with the best noise cancellation include the flagship Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700, Sony WH‑1000XM5 and Apple AirPods Max.

                  Battery life and charging

                  To ensure that the headphones you choose do not sit down too quickly, pay attention to the battery life before buying. The technical specifications almost always indicate the number of hours that the device can withstand without recharge.

                  All things considered, external headphones that support the latest Bluetooth versions usually last longer on battery than others.

                  Some full-size models can last more than 20 hours without recharging, while in-ear models average 5-7 hours. True, TWS options are easy to feed in a case, for example, on the way to work. With large headphones, you will need an outlet, power bank or laptop.

                  Sony WF‑1000XM4. Image: Sony

                  Immediately, we note that the cases of internal Bluetooth headphones often support wireless Qi-charging, like Nothing Ear (1) or Sony WF-1000XM4. This allows you to replenish energy even from a smartphone that supports reverse recharge.

                  Microphone included

                  Many modern headphones have built-in microphones that allow you to receive calls in headset mode. Pay attention to the number of microphones and their location – often the proximity to the mouth determines how well you will be heard during a conversation.

                  Among TWS headphones, Apple AirPods Pro 2, Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 or Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro are good choices for frequent calls.

                  Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2. Image: Huawei

                  Many full-size models have detachable microphones. Such options are usually aimed at gamers or office workers who often communicate online. For example, JBL Quantum 100 and Razer Blackshark V2 X.

                  Audio specifications

                  When choosing wireless headphones, you can limit yourself to three audio parameters:

                  • Speaker sensitivity . This is essentially the volume of the headphones. In order not to buy too quiet, choose a model with a sensitivity of 95 dB But always remember that excessive use of loud music can damage your hearing.
                  • Frequency range. This is the range of sounds that the headphones can reproduce. Human hearing recognizes audio signals between 20 and 20,000 Hz. Choose models that meet or exceed this range. Then they will give out all the sounds available to the ear.
                  • Resistance (impedance) . This setting affects the volume and overall sound quality. For most mobile devices, headphones with an impedance of 16-32 ohms are optimal. For home equipment, it is better to choose a device with a higher impedance.

                  Even if the headphones are identical in their characteristics, they can sound completely different.

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Which Sony A7 camera? How to choose the right model

In the early days of the Sony Alpha A7-series there was the A7, the A7R and the A7S. Things were quite simple. The A7S was the one for video, the A7R was the high-resolution model and the A7 was the more affordable option. It was fairly easy to choose the right camera.

The situation has got a bit more complicated since then. We’ve had the introduction of the Mark II and Mark III versions of each camera and Mark IV version of the A7R and A7, and now the Sony A7R V has arrived.

And let’s not forget the Sony A7C.

So how do you know which is the best Sony A7 camera to choose when there are so many available new and secondhand? Well, in some ways the original distinguishing features still help.

For a deeper dive into the many different camera types and features available, check out our range of camera buying guides.

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Sony A7R series = High Resolution

With 61 million effective pixels on their full-frame sensors, the Sony A7R IV and Sony A7R V are the highest resolution cameras in the A7 range. Their high pixel counts enable the two camera to capture a huge amount of detail and, thanks to Sony’s fantastic sensor-building knowhow and the BSI design, noise is controlled well. That said, we’d recommend making ISO 12,800 the top value you use if possible.

Meanwhile, the 42.4Mp A7R III has the same sensor as the A7R II. Both of them resolve more detail than the original A7R which has a 36.4Mp sensor, but they can’t match the A7R IV or A7R V.

Where the A7R III scores over the A7R II for image quality is with the improved dynamic range at the lower sensitivity settings. However, we’re only talking about around 0.5EV. And while that could be significant for landscape photography, if you use ND grads or composite images, then it’s not THAT big a deal.

The A7R III also feels more rounded than the models that go before it. Its autofocusing system is impressive so it’s even suitable for shooting sport. The very best focusing system, however, is in the A7R V which has 693 phase detection points and the very latest subject detection options which include Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal (Right/Left Eye Select) / Bird / Insect / Car / Train / Airplane, all of which work in stills and video mode.

Sony has improved the handling of each successive model. Consequently, the A7R V’s handling is significantly better than the A7R’s and quite a bit better than the A7R IV’s. Sony’s most recent camera feature a touch-screen, but Sony only made full use of it with the A7R V. With the A7R IV and A7R III, it’s only really useful for zooming in and out of images or setting the AF point.

There’s also a joystick that simplifies setting the AF point on the A7R III, A7R IV and A7R V. Of course, if you shoot still life, macro or landscape photography that may not be a major issue for you. This is a bit fatter and easier to find on the A7R IV and A7R V than the Mark III camera.

Another significant change that Sony has made with the A7R V in comparison with earlier models is that as well as being slightly larger (3.2-inches vs 3-inches) and higher-resolution (2,095,104-dots vs 1,440,000-dots), the A7R V’s screen is mounted on a 4-way tilting mechanism. It’s like a tilting and vari-angle screen combined whereas the A7R IV has a standard tilting screen.

  • Follow the link to read more about how the two latest A7R cameras compare: Sony A7R V vs A7R IV 

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Which is the best Sony A7R-series camera?

If you find the Sony A7R available at a bargain price, it’s worth considering, but it wouldn’t be our first choice of the A7R-series cameras. Its AF system isn’t a patch on the latest version and the handling can get annoying. The Eye AF (human and animal) that’s available with the A7R III and A7R IV, is superb, but if you want it to work for humans in video you’ll have to opt for the A7R IV or A7R V. The new Sony A7R V makes some very nice upgrades on the A7R IV, including the ability to set the subject tracking to Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal (Right/Left Eye Select) / Bird / Insect / Car / Train / Airplane.

If you don’t need quick AF point selection and the fastest focusing, nor the improved dynamic range, then the A7R II looks like a good solid proposition. It also makes a significant saving on the A7R III. However, if you can afford it, the A7R IV captures a lot more detail and is more affordable than the newer A7R V.

We haven’t finalised our full Sony A7R V review yet, but we’re already confident that it’s one of the very best cameras out there.

  • Sony A7R III Review
  • Sony A7R IV Review
  • Sony A7 R V Review

Sony A7S-series = Video

While the A7S, A7S II and A7S III are intended as the video cameras, Sony hasn’t stinted on the video features of the A7R II, A7R III, A7R IV, A7R V and A7 III. However, where the A7S models win is with their low-light capability. They all have a native sensitivity that tops out at ISO 102,400.

Their low (12Mp) pixel counts mean that they handle noise extremely well.

What the A7S and A7S II don’t do well in low light, however, is focus. That’s not an issue for many videographers who routinely focus manually, but it’s a little behind the times. Thankfully, the Sony A7S III addresses this. It has a Hybrid AF system with 759 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection points, Real Time Eye AF (Human and Animal) for stills and video. Its AF system is also claimed to operate at down to -6EV.

Naturally, if you’re considering an A7S series camera, video is your primary concern. The A7S and A7S II are both proven in this area and deliver great quality results. But the A7S III is a more capable 4K camera.

It has full-sensor readout and can shoot 4K video at up to 120p or full HD footage at up to 240p, with full-sensor readout no pixel-binning and with the hybrid autofocus system in action.

There’s also 10-bit colour depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling available in all recording formats.

In addition, Sony has introduced new/improved codecs including XAVC S-I 4K (All-Intra), XAVC HS 4K (Long GOP) and XAVC S 4K (Long GOP), plus there’s S-Log2 and S-Log3 and improved S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine colour science.

The A7S III also supports 16-bit raw video output to an external recorder via HDMI – that’s a first for the A7S-series. The output is full-frame 4264 x 2408 16-bit with a choice of 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p frame rates and colour spaces.

Sony has also upgraded the A7S III’s dual card slots so that as well as SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II media, they can accept the new CFexpress Type A cards. These cards are required to get the top-quality results in the enhanced S&Q (Slow and Quick) modes.

Sony has also responded to one of the biggest requests made for the A7S III and given it a vari-angle touchscreen. That means it’s easier to see the scene then you’re shooting above or below head-height, and for many, makes an external monitor unnecessary.

If you like the idea of a vari-angle screen for vlogging but you’re not sure keen on the A7S III’s price tag, take a look at the Sony A7C. Announced in September last year, it has a first-rate 24Mp full-frame sensor, the Bionz X processing engine and excellent autofocusing capability along with a reasonable video specification. There’s no raw video capability but you shoot high-quality 4K footage in S-Log2 or S-Log3.

However, Sony hasn’t given the A7C the A7S III’s revised menu structure or its excellent touch-control. Also as a 0.39-inch type, A7C’s viewfinder is also pretty small for a full-frame camera.

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Which is the best Sony A7S-series camera?

With the Sony A7S III now on the market, there are likely to be some bargains available on the A7S II. That camera has been doing a great job for many videographers and the A7S III doesn’t make an upgrade in resolution. Where it wins, however, is with the improved handling and feature set that should make creating great 4K video that bit easier.

You can order the Sony A7S III from Adorama in the US and Wex Photo Video in the UK.

 

Sony A7 series = The Affordable Option

While the A7 II was pretty decent, the Sony A7 III is much better. What’s more, at launch Sony priced it quite aggressively for a full-frame camera at £2000/$1,998 (body only) or £2,500/$2,198 with the 28-70mm lens. However, its price has fallen since launch.

 

Those are still not figures to be sniffed at, but that money brings you a very capable AF system, that’s streets ahead of the A7’s and A7 II’s. It also brings improved handling with the mini-joystick control, a touch-screen and twin card ports.

The A7 III’s full-frame sensor also has a pixel count of 24.2 million, which as well as being a popular figure, allows a good balance between detail resolution, file size and noise control. Add in 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording with S-Log plus a battery that has a much longer life than the A7 II’s and the Mark III looks like an easy decision.

On 21st October 2021, the Sony A7 IV was unveiled to the world and it makes some significant steps up in comparison with the A7III. Most notably, the A7 IV has a 33Mp Exmor R BSI (backside illuminated) CMOS sensor which means its pixel count is 36% higher than the A7 III’s.

Sony has also paired the A7 IV’s sensor with its latest Bionz XR processor, previously seen in the Sony A7S III and Sony A1. This extra processing power enables the A7 IV to have the same native sensitivity range (ISO 100-51,200) despite its hike in resolution.

The maximum continuous shooting rate is also the same at 10fps.

 

Another area where the Sony A7 IV distinguishes itself from the A7 III is with the autofocus system. That’s because the A7 IV has Real-time Tracking AF and Eye AF from humans, animals and birds for both stills and movies.

The A7 III gained real-time AF for animals but not birds with a firmware update and only for stills, not video.

So far we’ve only been able to shoot a few images for our early Sony A7 IV review, but the Eye AF seems more responsive with humans and animals than the A7III.

On the video front the headline figures for the A7IV are 4K recording in XAVC S-I format at up to 60fps with 10-bit 4:2:2 colour to either an on-board memory card or via HDMI to a recorder.

The 4K 30p video is oversampled from 7K using the full-frame, but 4K 60p is oversampled from 4. 8K in Super 35 (APS-C) mode so there’s a 1.5x crop.

That’s a nice improvement on the A7 III which doesn’t have 10-bit colour nor 4K 60p capability and applies a 1.2x crop to 4K 30p footage.

While the specification improvements might not seem dramatic to some, the handling of the A7IV is dramatically enhanced. For a start, the electronic viewfinder has a nice boost in resolution as it’s a 3.69-million-dot unit rather than a 2.36-million-dot device, and it has a refresh rate of up to 120fps.

In addition, the A7 IV has a 3-inch 1,036,800-dot vari-angle screen rather than a tilting screen. This makes it much more versatile and it can be angled to help with portrait orientation shooting as well as landscape. It can even be flipped round for vlogging and shooting selfies.

Sony has also given the A7IV the revised menu arrangement that first appeared on the A7S III and later the A1. It’s considerably more user-friendly than the old menu system.

Sony also has another ‘affordable’ full-frame camera, the A7C, which is a bit more compact. However, its current street price is around the same as the A7 III’s and although it brings a vari-angle screen, in other respects it’s not quite so well specified. Unless you really want a vari-angle screen, we’d recommend going for the A7 III, but if you can afford it, the Sony A7 IV has the best of both worlds.

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Which is the best Sony A7-series camera?

The Sony A7 III can be bought for around £1,699/$1,998, which is temptingly below the £2,499/$2,498 launch price of the A7 IV. But as well as the resolution boost and improvement to the AF system, the new camera makes some very nice upgrades to the handling so we’d be sorely tempted to save a little longer.

Which Sony A7 camera should you choose?

If you’re still not sure about which Sony A7 camera is best for you at this stage and you’re desparate to make purchase, plump for the A7 IV. It’s a great all-rounder and it’s designed with enthusiast photographers in mind. It’s a camera with all of the specification you need right now, plus plenty of room to grow with.

With the A7 IV, you’ll be able to shoot a wide range of subjects including fast-moving sport and action. Noise is also controlled well and the level of detail in images won’t disappoint.

If you’re keen to get more resolution then the A7R V is the best choice and its AF system is incredible. If video is your primary concern then go for the Sony A7S III.

Of course, if you’re really torn and you feel you might need to be able to combine high-resolution stills shooting with high-speed, blistering AF and 16-bit raw video recording, the 50Mp Sony A1 is the camera for you. It is currently available for £6,500 / $6,500 but it looks like the camera that will see many professional photographers, including sports, wedding and journalist photographers switch to mirrorless photography.

Sony A7 IV vs A7S III – The 10 main differences

The A7S III was the long awaited successor to the A7S II and arrived more than four years after its predecessor. Like all cameras in the S line, its focus is video and it is designed for professional filmmakers.

The A7 IV is the jack of all trades in the A7 line-up. It shares interesting characteristics with the A7S III as well as other cameras such as the flagship A1. It is also less expensive, so I figure some of you will wonder if it can be a great second-camera to use alongside the S model. Let’s find out if this is the case.

Here is what they have in common:

  • weather sealing
  • 10fps max. drive speed* (more than 1,000 JPG or compressed RAW)
  • 5.5Ev in-body stabilisation, Active mode and Catalyst option
  • 10-bit HEIF / HDR image file option (in addition to JPG and RAW)
  • latest generation menu system, compatible with touch sensitivity
  • Full sized HDMI port
  • microphone input, headphone output (3.5mm)
  • Digital audio interface and 24-bit 4 channels recording (with compatible microphones)
  • NP-FZ100 battery with similar rating
  • USB charging and PD

Note: according to early reviews, the A7 IV seems to be able to record at 10fps only with Lossy compressed RAW or JPG. The speed otherwise drops to 6fps. Even with lossy compressed RAW, you need to use the CFexpress card to maintain the fastest speed (or accept 8fps with SD cards). I’ll update this paragraph if later reviews confirm or correct this early impression.

More Sony A7 IV comparisons:

A7 III vs A7 IV – A7 IV vs A7R IV

A7 IV vs A7S III – A7 IV vs A7R III

A7 IV vs A9 II – A7 IV vs A7C

A7 IV vs Z6 IIA7 IV vs R6


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1.

Movie recording

Let’s begin with video, since the A7S model mainly targets video-makers, who might also be interested in seeing if the A7 IV can be a good camera to run alongside it.

The main difference is that the A7S III can record 4K at 120p (with a small 1.1x crop), and 4K up to 60p without crop.

The A7 IV goes up to 4K 30p without a sensor crop, but 4K 60p only works in Super35/APS-C mode (1.5x crop).

In Full HD, the A7S model reaches 240fps, versus 120fps on the A7 IV.

One advantage of the A7 IV is that it uses more data (pixels) to create the 4K video, because it has more megapixels on the sensor (33MP vs 12MP). Up to 30p, it over-samples a 7K region in comparison to the 4.2K region used by the A7S III. This should translate into better sharpness and detail rendering for the A7 IV, although we have to see what concrete benefits it brings in real world use.

There are many other things that are similar on the two cameras, including:

  • 10-bit 4:2:2 (internal and via HDMI)
  • H. 265 codec option
  • Up to 600Mbps (with the ALL-Intra codec)
  • S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, S-Cinetone
  • Creative Looks
  • no recording limitation thanks to the heat dissipation structure inside the camera body

If you’re interested in using an external recorder, the A7S III can also enable 16-bit RAW video (up to 60p) when used with the Atomos Ninja V.

Finally, there are a few additions to the A7 IV. One is called Breathing compensation. When activated, it eliminates or reduces (depending on the lens used) the breathing effect caused by the change in focus distance. Note that the field of view is reduced a little as a result. This feature doesn’t work with every lens however. You can see a list on the Sony website.

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The other interesting one is named Shot Mark. It allows you to add markers along your video clips that you can read later in Sony’s Catalyst softwares.


2. Sensor and ISO range

I mentioned the difference in sensor resolution, so let’s dig a bit further into this. The A7 IV uses a 33MP BSI sensor, whereas the A7S III has a 12.1MP BSI chip.

The lower resolution on the A7S model allows it to have a wider ISO range than the mark IV camera:

A7 IV A7S III
100-51,200 ISO
(normal)
80-102,400 ISO
(normal)
50-204,800 ISO
(extended)
40-409,600
(extended)

Both cameras feature the same latest generation image processor, the BionZ XR.

Another welcome addition on the A7 IV is the possibility of choosing a third compression option for the RAW files, Lossless compressed. On the A7S III, it’s either compressed or uncompressed.


3. Eye AF and Autofocus sensitivity

The two cameras feature the same hybrid autofocus system, with 759 phase detection and 425 contrast detection points.

They have advanced algorithm with deep learning that include real-time tracking (the cameras analyse colour, brightness, depth, face and eyes to follow the subject more precisely) and real-time Eye AF.

There are a few differences to highlight. The first concerns Eye AF:

Eye AF A7 IV A7S III
Photos humans
animals / birds
humans
animals
Video humans
animals / birds
humans

The second concerns the low light sensitivity, where the S model has a two stops advantage:

  • A7 IV: -4Ev with a F2 lens
  • A7S III: -6Ev with a F2 lens

Another smaller difference is an extra setting on the A7 IV called AF assist, which allows you to change focus manually even when the camera is set to C-AF or Tracking.


4. Viewfinder and LCD monitor

The A7S III has an outstanding viewfinder with 9.44M dots of resolution, a large magnification of 0.9x (adjustable) and an eyepoint of 25mm.

The EVF of the A7 IV pales by comparison, with 3.69M dots, 0.78x magnification and a 23mm eye point.

Both viewfinders can work at a maximum refresh rate of 100Hz (PAL) or 120Hz (NTSC).

As for the rear monitor, the A7S III has more resolution: 1.44M vs 1.04M dots on the A7 IV. Both monitors are multi-angle and touch sensitive.


5. Design and customisation

As teased at the beginning of the article, the two cameras share the same design and button layout. The dimensions are similar, although the A7 IV is slightly larger and the A7S III a bit heavier.

  • A7 IV: 131.3 x 96.4 x 79.8mm, 658g
  • A7S III: 128.9 x 96.9 x 80.8mm, 699g

The only two differences you can notice on the outside, apart from the name, are the exposure compensation dial and the hybrid dial on top.

On the A7 IV, you don’t have any markings because the exposure compensation dial can be customised and used for something else, if you wish.

Then, the A7 IV has a secondary dial underneath the main one, which allows you to switch between Photo, Video and Slow&Quick modes. This allows you to use the stacked dials to combine the selected photo or video mode with one of the exposure methods (manual, semi-autos, program or auto), without the need to go inside the menu.

The mark 4 model offer extra possibilities when it comes to customisation:

  • you can configure the various dials differently in Manual mode vs other shooting modes
  • settings such as aperture, ISO, white balance, metering etc. can be set independently in still and video mode

6. SD / CFexpress Cards

Both cameras feature two card slots.

The A7S III can take UHS-II SD cards or CFexpress Type A cards in each slot. CFexpress is required if you want to record 4K 120p with the All-Intra codec.

The A7S IV is compatible with the same type of cards, but CFexpress is accepted on the first slot only.


7. Variable shutter

First introduced on the flagship A1, the Variable shutter is now available on the A7 IV as well.

It allows you to set a very precise shutter speed, with a higher degree of precision than the usual 1/3 step. With real-time change in the live view, you can see which value to use to eliminate the flickering of certain artificial light sources such as LED, which can be more difficult to eliminate with the Anti-flicker mode function.

It is available for stills and video.


8. Streaming

Since the lockdown, most digital camera manufacturers have brought updates to make their products more straightforward to use for video streaming.

The A7 IV goes a step further by becoming, in fact, a webcam. Once you select the USB streaming option in the menu, you just need to connect it to the computer and start using it like you would any other webcam. No extra software is required, unlike the A7S III that needs the Imagine Edge app installed on the computer.

The A7 IV can work in Full HD (up to 60p) and 4K (at 15p however).


9. A few extra things

The A7 IV comes with a few extra settings that you won’t find on the A7S III. Among those worth highlighting we find:

  • Focus Map: it shows you the amount of depth of field in your image by overlaying in blue the zones that are blurred in the foreground, and in red what is out of focus in the background.
  • Anti-dust Function: when activated, the shutter curtains remain close when the camera is switched off. This allows you to change lenses while keeping the sensor protected. This idea was first seen on the Canon EOS R
  • USB at 10Gbps: both cameras feature a USB Type C port, but the one on the A7 IV can work at 10Gbps, as opposed to 5Gbps on the A7S III

A curiosity about the A7S III concerns Auto White Balance, where the camera measures the WB more accurately thanks to a Visible Light and IR sensor.

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10. Price

The A7 IV is less expensive, being launched at the retail price of $2500, £2400 or €2800.

The A7S III is more expensive, available for the body only at $3500, £3800 or €4200.

Note: prices are as of late October 2021.


Conclusion

I think the A7 IV has many characteristics that can satisfy pro video-makers, such as 10-bit internal recording, various codecs and bitrates to choose from, and various image settings including the latest S-Cinetone.

The A7S III keeps for itself a few key selling points: better high ISO performance, 4K at 120p (not available on the A7 IV), 4K 60p without a sensor crop and 16-bit RAW via the HDMI output. And let’s not forget about that 9M dot EVF!

As a hybrid or photographic tool, many will be tempted by the higher resolution sensor of the A7 IV, the lower price and the latest software updates that bring extra features for the autofocus among other things.

But if your interest is video and you have the budget, the A7S III is a superb camera for movie recording.

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More Sony A7 IV comparisons:

A7 III vs A7 IV – A7 IV vs A7R IV

A7 IV vs A7S III – A7 IV vs A7R III

A7 IV vs A9 II – A7 IV vs A7C

A7 IV vs Z6 IIA7 IV vs R6

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