Top earbuds picks for 2024

Best earbuds in Nepal
Best earbuds in Nepal

Most of the smartphones in the mid-range and flagship categories have gone wireless. From charging to audio, wire and its hassle has been minimized a lot with the use of wireless charging and wireless earbuds.

Additionally, earbuds have become increasingly popular across all market segments. TWS earbuds and branded options are readily available at various price points in Nepal.

Here we have listed some premium earbuds that are available in Nepal.

Best earbuds in Nepal 2024

S.N. Model Price
1. Nothing Ear Stick Rs 17,500
2. JBL Live 300TWS Rs 19,500
3. OnePlus Buds Pro Rs 20,000
4. Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro Rs 28,000
5. Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Rs 44,500

1. Nothing Ear Stick

Dimensions Earbud: 29.8mm x 18.8mm x 18.4 mm
Case: 87.1mm x 29.8mm x 29.8 mm
Weight Earbud: 4.4 grams
Case: 46.3 gram
Features Bluetooth 5.2, Touch controls, Custom EQ, Find My Earbuds, Dual device connection
Audio Up to 40dB ANC, Clear Voice Technology
12.6mm Dynamic Driver
24-bit Hi-Res Audio with LHDC 5.0
Water Resistance Rating IP54 (earbuds), IP55 (case)
Sound Driver Size 12.6mm
Battery Buds: 7 hours up to 5 hours of listening time with one charge
Total with case: up to 29 hours
Fast charge: 2 hours of listening time in 10 mins of charge
Price Rs 17,500

The Nothing Ear Stick is unlike regular earbuds. They look different, like a tiny lipstick, and feel comfy. Even though it is not inside your ear, it is loaded with cool stuff. Using three tiny microphones, they can block outside noise and make your calls sound super clear.

Nothing Ear Stick. Photo: Nothing
Nothing Ear Stick. Photo: Nothing

The Nothing Ear Stick earbuds are super light, just around 4.4 grams each, and their case is about 46.3 grams. They connect easily using Bluetooth and let you control things with a touch. You can even pair them with two devices at once.

It is great for blocking outside noise, making calls clear, and playing high-quality tunes through a 12.6mm driver. The buds have IP54 and the case has an IP55 rating for dust and water protection. With 7 hours of use on one charge and 29 more with the case, plus a quick charge that gives you 2 hours in just 10 minutes.

The Nothing Ear Stick is available at Rs 17,500 in Nepal.

2. JBL Live 300TWS

Driver size 5.6 mm
Weight Charging Case Weight: 53.7 grams
Earpiece Weight : 13.6 grams
Charging Case Weight: 53.7 grams
Earpiece Weight: 13.6 grams
Driver sensitivity at 1kHz/1mW: 95 db
Dynamic frequency response range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms
Number of drivers per ear: 1
Bluetooth Driver Features
Charging Time: 2 hours from empty
Charging case battery life: 14 hours
Maximum playtime: 6 hours
Features Touch Control, IP Code IPX5, Charging Cable, Ambient Aware, TalkThru, Voice Assistant Integration, Built-in Microphone, Hands-Free Call, JBL Signature Sound, Sweatproof, True Wireless, Wireless, Charging Case, Speed Charge, Rechargeable Battery, Bluetooth
Price Rs 19,500

The JBL Live 300TWS earbuds pack a punch with a 5.6mm driver for dynamic sound. The charging case weighs 53.7 grams and each earpiece weighs 13.6 grams. It offers JBL Signature Sound and a frequency response range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. It delivers a powerful bass and clear sound at 95dB sensitivity and 16 ohms impedance. These wireless earbuds boast Bluetooth 5.0 technology for seamless connectivity.

JBL Live 300TWS. Photo: JBL
JBL Live 300TWS. Photo: JBL

It has wide features like touch control, IPX5 sweatproof rating, Ambient Aware, TalkThru, and voice assistant integration. It has 6 hours of playtime on a single charge and an additional 14 hours from the case which is complemented by a speedy 2-hour charge time from empty for added convenience.

The JBL Live 300TWS earbuds cost Rs 19,500 in Nepal.

3. OnePlus Buds Pro

Dimensions Earbuds: 32mm x 23.2mm
Charging case: 60.1mm x 49mm x 24.9mm
Weight Earbuds: 4.35 grams
Charging case: 52 grams
IP rating Earbuds: IP55
Charging case: IPX4
Audio Up to 40dB ANC, =Dolby Atmos, LHDC, AAC, SBC
Driver size 11mm dynamic
Bluetooth 5.2
Battery Per earbud: 40 mAh
Charging case: 520 mAh
Charging Wired, USB Type-C
Wireless, Qi-certified

Playtime (when fully charged)
Playback with ANC ON: Up to 5 hours
Playback with ANC OFF: Up to 7 hours
Phone call Up to 3 hours (phone call)
Combined playback: Up to 28 hours (ANC ON), 38 hours (ANC OFF)

Warp charge
10 mins for 10 hours (charging case + earbuds combined)

Colours Matte Black, Glossy White
Price Rs 20,000

The OnePlus Buds Pro have a chic and polished look, available in black or white, and featuring a sleek design. These small earbuds fit snugly in your ears, offering comfort due to their curved stems and three different sizes of silicone ear tips.

OnePlus Buds Pro. Photo: OnePlus Global
OnePlus Buds Pro. Photo: OnePlus Global

The OnePlus Buds Pro’s 4.35 grams for the earbuds and 52 grams for the case. The buds have an IP55 rating and an IPX4 rating for the case. It features up to 40dB of active noise cancellation (ANC), Dolby Atmos support, LHDC, AAC, and SBC codecs powered by 11mm dynamic drivers. It has Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.

Each earbud has a 40mAh battery while the case holds 520mAh, providing up to 5 hours of playback with ANC on and 7 hours with ANC off. The case extends playtime to a total of 28 hours with ANC on and 38 hours with ANC off. Charging via USB Type-C or wirelessly with Qi-certification, the OnePlus Buds Pro has a rapid Warp Charge, granting 10 hours of use with just a 10-minute charge for the case and earbuds combined.

It is available in Matte Black or Glossy White colour options. The OnePlus Buds Pro costs Rs 20,000 in Nepal.

4. Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro

Dimension Earbud: 21.6 x 19.9 x 18.7 mm
Charging case: 50.2 x 50.4 x 27.7 mm
Weight Earbud: 5.5 grams each
Charging Case: 43.4 grams
Speaker Custom Coaxial 2-way (Tweeter Woofer)
ANC ANC+3 High SNR Microphone (2 outer + 1 inner)
Ambient Sound
Voice detect
Battery Earbuds: 61mAh (typical) Charging Case: 515mAh (typical)
Play Time (Buds/Total) 5/18Hr (ANC On) 8/29H (ANC Off)
Bluetooth 5.3
IP Rating IPX7
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Hall, Touch, Voice Pickup Unit (VPU)
Charging Fast Wired Charging
Qi Wireless Charging
1-hour play time 5-minute quick charging
Colours Graphite | Bora Purple | White
Price Rs 28,000

The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are lightweight, with the earbuds weighing just 5.5 grams each. The charging case weighs 43.4 grams. It utilises a specialised Custom Coaxial 2-way speaker system for high-quality sound and employs ANC+3 High SNR Microphones for active noise cancellation along with ambient sound and voice detection functionalities. Battery capacity is 61mAh for the earbuds and 515mAh for the charging case, which offers 5 to 8 hours of playtime on the buds (18 to 29 hours with the case) depending on ANC usage.

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro. Photo: Samsung Global
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro. Photo: Samsung Global

As for the connectivity the earbuds have Bluetooth 5.3 and an IPX7 rating. It has multiple sensors like an accelerometer, proximity hall touch and gyro. It supports fast wired and Qi wireless charging, providing 1 hour of playtime with just 5 minutes of quick charging. It is available in Graphite, Bora Purple, and White.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro is Rs 28,000 in Nepal.

5. Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

Dimensions Earbuds
Height: 30.9 mm
Width: 21.8 mm
Depth: 24.0 mm

Case
Height: 45.2 mm
Width: 60.6 mm
Depth: 21.7 mm

Weight Earbuds: 5.3 grams each
Case: 50.8 grams
Audio Custom high-excursion Apple driver
Custom high dynamic range amplifier
Adaptive Audio
Active Noise Cancellation
Transparency mode
Conversation Awareness
Personalized Volume
Loud Noise Reduction
Vent system for pressure equalization
Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking
Adaptive EQ
Chip Apple H2 headphone chip
Apple U1 chip in MagSafe Charging Case (USB‑C)
IP rating IP54 dust, sweat and water-resistant
Bluetooth 5.3
Sensors Dual beamforming microphones
Inward-facing microphone
Skin-detect sensor
Motion-detecting accelerometer
Speech-detecting accelerometer
Touch control
Battery AirPods Pro
Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge (up to 5.5 hours with Spatial Audio and Head Tracking enabled)
Up to 4.5 hours of talk time with a single charge

AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case (USB‑C)
Up to 30 hours of listening time
Up to 24 hours of talk time

Price Rs 44,500

The Apple AirPods Pro 2nd generation are light earbuds, just 5.3 grams each, accompanied by a case weighing 50.8 grams. It delivers sound through custom high-excursion drivers and dynamic range amplifiers, with features like Adaptive Audio, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode and Conversation Awareness. It includes Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking, Adaptive EQ, and Apple’s H2 headphone chip. It has an IP54 rating against dust, sweat, and water. Connectivity is done with Bluetooth 5.3.

Apple Airpods Pro (second generation). Photo: Apple
Apple Airpods Pro (second generation). Photo: Apple

The Airpods Pro has various sensors like microphones and accelerometers. The battery life is impressive, offering up to 6 hours of listening time and 4.5 hours of talk time on a single charge for the AirPods Pro, extending up to 30 hours of listening and 24 hours of talk time with the MagSafe Charging Case.

The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) with Wireless MagSafe Charging Case (USB-C) costs Rs 44,500 in Nepal.

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