Top Reader Voted TWS

Top Reader Voted TWS

The following Top Reader Voted TWS scores are assigned by the readers, (Reader’s Score) and apply only to all reviews where a slider voting system exists. This list includes all types of True Wireless Systems new and historical up until the end of the last calendar year.

Please note the list will change dynamically as readers continue to vote. Higher-scoring TWS will automatically replace lower-scoring TWS, the list is very fluid as a result. They will also continue to change as we progressively work our way through historical reviews and add a voting system where applicable.

These lists are not to be confused with our Award Scored TWS which only applies to the current calendar year as scored by our review team here and for the purposes of handing out Awards at the end of the current year.

Once the year is completed the Award scores will be deleted and the ‘Annual Award Lists’ will start over again. You can read more about how we score in more detail here.

Top 20 TWS as voted on by our readers

final ZE8000 Review
The final ZE8000 technical performance and user experience are absolutely top-notch and even exceeded my expectations after spending a few weeks with it. It performs exceptionally well across a wide range of genres, making it a great option for those with diverse music collections.
9.2
Reader's Score
Pros
Some of the best bass heard on a TWS
Noise isolation nicely implemented
Cons
Slightly laid back for vocals
Ear tips attract dust
HIFIMAN Svanar Wireless Review featured image
The HIFIMAN Svanar Wireless is an extremely high-performing True Wireless System, perhaps the best I have reviewed to date. It is a combination of excellent sound quality, construction quality, and ANC effectiveness that does it for me.
8.7
Reader's Score
Pros
Excellent sound quality
Highly effective ANC
Quality construction
Cons
The cradle could be smaller
No accompanying digital app included
iFi Audio GO pod Review featured image
The iFi Audio Go pod certainly took pole position in the ear hook Bluetooth dongle segment. It has one of the best sonic performances, stability, and convenience I have heard and tested to date. You can consider the cavernous battery as the frosting on the cake.
8.7
Reader's Score
Pros
LDAC-level quality sound on an ear dongle
Excellent battery life
Removable/replaceable ear hooks
Cons
Large cradle size
Ear loops are not malleable
The Gaia app lacks features
Noble Audio FoKus Mystique Review
The Noble Audio FoKus Mystique is an evolutionary technical step forward from the previous FoKus Pro but also quite a different performer sound-wise. Most importantly, it's still one of the most complete TWS sound signatures in terms of resolving capability and a pleasing tonal presentation. 
8.5
Reader's Score
Pros
Weighty engaging sound signature
IEM form factor
Decent battery life
Cons
No ANC
No LDAC
final ZE3000
Overall, the almost feather-light housing, non-intrusive tuning approach, agile response with plenty of air, and excellent distortion control on the final ZE3000 brought by newer driver technologies add up to a perfect companion for long listens without any fatigue.
8.4
Reader's Score
SHOZY AVA Review featured image
With a price of $169, The SHOZY AVA is price competitive with a lot of contenders in this space. If the only consideration is sound quality, where ANC and IP ratings are not part of the consideration, I can easily recommend these monitors with their comfortable fit and fun tuning.
8.3
Reader's Score
Pros
Comfortable shell
Good bass response
Cons
No ANC
No IP rating
$169
Noble Audio Fokus Pro
The Fokus Pro is Noble's most mature and balanced-sounding TWS to date. Do not get me wrong though, it is still very lively tuning with a thunderous low end. However, the superior mids-focus and smoother treble tuning mean it is a more flexible offering for a wider range of musical tastes compared to the older Falcon line. 
8.2
Reader's Score
1MORE EVO Review Feature Image
The 1MORE EVO TWS has become one of my favorite TWS models at this price range and you could even throw in some higher-tier models into that bottom list. The LDAC makes a difference here together with the hybrid dual driver setup that caters to sound quality over all else.
8.2
Reader's Score
Pros
Lightweight & Comfortable
LDAC sound quality
Stable connection
Cons
A bit hard to remove the drivers from the cradle
Lack of tip choices
$169.99
Sony WF-1000XM3
I guess you could call the WF-1000XM3 my gateway gear to TWS and the culprit behind us starting TWS reviews on Headfonics. For me, it is still the standard even almost a year later and also the one TWS that comes the closest to me saying, "yeah, an audiophile should get those".
8.1
Reader's Score
Final EVA2020 x final
The Final EVA2020 cyber design and colorful theme feel more trendy than geeky which is a big plus. The overall user experience is fun. I like the fit in particular while long playback hours, playback quality, and tuning are carefully balanced.
8.1
Reader's Score
Geekfly GF8s
The Geekfly GF8s really is a powerhouse performer for a TWS with excellent power and Prat, a smooth mids and vocal presence, and just enough sparkle up top to give higher pitching notes a gentle lift. This is not your typical high-contrast boom and splashy sound. It is much more natural in its delivery than that and it stands all the more for that reason.
8.1
Reader's Score
FiiO FW3 Review featured image
The FiiO FW3 TWS is designed with budget-conscious audiophiles in mind, offering a dynamic driver sound signature that prioritizes a fun and enjoyable listening experience over intricate details. It provides a textured audio presentation that audiophiles can appreciate while adhering to a limited budget.
8
Reader's Score
Pros
Good level of clarity
Wide and open soundstage
Cons
No ANC
Large sized shell tends to have hot spots over long periods
Edifier NeoBuds Pro
When it comes to the Edifier NeoBuds Pro, LDAC made the difference here between being an ordinary set and offering something worthwhile in the vast sea that is today’s modern TWS market.
8
Reader's Score
$129.99
Technics EAH-AZ70W
I would put the Technics EAH-AZ70W on the top of my list if you are looking for a TWS around this particular price range. They do everything well. They sound very good, are comfortable, have a very good app with lots of features and they have one of the best noise-canceling implementations around.
8
Reader's Score
$199.99
Status Between 3ANC Review featured image
The Status Between 3ANC is a unique 'indy' offering. It has great looks, excellent battery life, and plenty of sound profile choices combined with an effective EQ option. The stability and range of the BT reception is one of the best I have tested.
8
Reader's Score
Pros
Customizable sound profiles
Excellent Bluetooth stability and range
Flexible fitting options
Cons
No LDAC or aptX capability
Lack of customizable controls
TOZO Golden X1 Review featured image
The TOZO Golden X1 TWS set has a lot going for it as far as, features, sound quality, and function. They sport a full-fledged app that the user can use to access many of its built-in features plus a hybrid ANC set that lets the user create custom noise-cancelling curves to suit one’s needs. As it stands, the Golden X1 is certainly a top-ten contender.
8
Reader's Score
Pros
Above-average sound quality with LDAC
Adjustable and effective ANC
Ample feature set
Cons
No aptX capability
Midbass-biased tuning
Moderate top volume levels
FiiO UTWS5
The FiiO UTWS5 is a small step forward that can be improved upon by the addition of that LHDC codec and an equalizer fix. If that can be done and maybe a bonus LDAC down the road then this dongle would be leaps and bounds above the rest. As it stands, it’s just good in general but not a giant leap forward.
8
Reader's Score
$129.99
Campfire Audio Orbit Review
Everything about this TWS screams Campfire from the fascinating blend of retro colors for the finishing to the instantly recognizable edging on the driver faceplate design. It is definitely going to stand out in this crowded market. This is a big sound with a heavy punch and is surprisingly good for staging capability
8
Reader's Score
Pros
Excellent soundstage capability
Good battery life
App EQ works quite well
Cons
Lacks ANC
App features could do with some refinement
Lypertek PurePlay Z5
Lypertek knows how to make a good TWS and the Z5 is another good one. It offers above-average sound quality, a good set of features, a full-featured app, decent battery life, and ANC that works well enough at a price that won’t leave a large hole in your pocket.
8
Reader's Score
Pros
Above-average sound quality
ANC
Integrated app
Cons
Iffy pairing process
MOONDROP Alice Review
At the price of $189, it is very difficult to recommend the Moondrop Alice although sound-wise, I would have to say that Alice is better than the competition.
7.9
Reader's Score
Pros
Clear midrange
Long battery life
aptX Adaptive
Cons
No ANC
Buggy software

 

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