If Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro are too expensive for your budget, give the US$59.99 Monoprice Horizon ANC True Wireless Earphones a  look. Er, listen.

Available in black, they’re light and comfortable. The Bluetooth 5.2 earphones provide up to seven hours of playback time with an additional  28 hours of charge in the USB‑C charging case, for a total of 35 hours of playback.

The Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connection is enhanced with Qualcomm cVc 8.0 Echo Cancelling and Noise Suppression and the Adaptive aptX audio codec. I don’t find the audio quality quite as good as that of the AirPros Pro. But it’s close — and for a lot less money.

Phone calls sound good on the Monoprice Horizon. Tuned 13mm drivers deliver good bass performance and great clarity. The Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling removes background environmental noise.

You can control music flow and access voice assistant simply by tapping on a side of the earphone.

The Monoprice Horizon earphones are durable. They’re IPx5 rated, which means they are protected from rain, splashing water, and sweat.

The Monoprice Horizon earphones are as comfortable as Apple’s earbuds. And like them, AirPods and AirPods Pro, they offer automatic pairing and connection.

Review overview

Audio quality9.1

The Pros

  • Good sound
  • great design
  • reasonable price

The Cons

  • Not quite as good as Apple’s AirPods Pro


9.4If you can’t (or don’t want to) spring for the Apple products or (like my daughter, constantly losing your earbuds) the Monoprice Horizon model is a great alternative.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today