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Top 10 Best Earbuds in Malaysia 2022 From RM57 (Wireless)

Best Earbuds Malaysia 2022
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Are you looking for decent earbuds? Like other gadgets and electronics, they come in a variety of options to suit different lifestyles. So here we will review the top 10 best Earbuds in Malaysia for the year 2022, all available at the touch of a button, on Shopee & Lazada.

Unlike other sound devices, earbuds are True Wireless Stereo, meaning they run purely on battery. So for home use, you may want to get a soundbar or speaker instead. For PCs, a good wired alternative is a PC speaker.

How We Pick

For more information on these specifications, scroll down below to our Earbuds Buying Guide.

Half-Ear vs In-Ear

Some prefer half-ear earbuds while others in-ear. Half-ear (or semi-ear) earbuds are those that do not go deep in your ear and as such are harder and without the silicone/rubber ear tip. A familiar example of half-ear earbuds is the first generation Apple Air Pods.

In this list we’ve chosen both types but focused primarily on the in-ear type.

Touch Control

Most earbuds launched in 2022 come with touch control, at least on a basic level. Still there are some cheap ones without touch control still selling on the market. After using earbuds for a while, we think touch control is an absolute must (at least the play & pause control). So here we selected only those with decent touch control.

Noise Cancelling & Waterproof

Noise cancellation can add to the clarity of the sound and is better to have than not to have since in many models, you can switch it on and off. So here we picked some with noise cancellation but other cheaper options may not have it.

Earbuds that are waterproof are also great for when you bring them outside or to the gym, given the climate in Malaysia. Again, most of our models are waterproof except some of the budget options.

Battery Durability

Most of the buds we picked can last up to 4.5 – 6 hours at full charge. The higher end ones can go longer but 5-6 hours we think is the sweet spot for value. Plus, 5-6 hours of playback time is quite standard.

A note about battery durability: some budget earbuds may claim to last long hours, but it may be due to having lower volume output, thus increasing its battery duration. This may not be common, but when it comes to budget earbuds, take battery durability with a grain of salt.

Cost & Budget Options

Many earbuds in our list here are between RM150 to RM200, with some exceptions. The higher end ones will be more than RM400 but we also included in this list budget earbuds under RM100.

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Baseus Encok WM01 Wireless Earbuds

Cheapest Decent Earbuds
Overview:
Pros: Cheap, lightweight & value for money.
Cons: Not waterproof or dustproof, no noise cancelling.
Specifications - Type: In-Ear | Touch Control: simple | Waterproof: no | Noise Cancelling: no | Battery: 5 hours playback (at 70% volume) | Charging Time: 1.5 hours.
One of the bestselling budget earbuds on the market right now is the Baseus Encok WM01. For less than RM60, they offer features and quality that far exceed expectation. While lacking convenient features like noise cancelling, waterproof or dustproof material, or low latency, they make up for it by having good battery durability (up to 5 hours of playback time at 70% volume) with a charging time of about 1.5 hours to full charge. However, note that the volume may not get as high as better quality models. With a simple touch control for taking calls, play/pause media (but not for adjusting volume), these in-ear earbuds are a safe choice for those without much money to spend.
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Realme Buds Q2

Best Budget Earbuds Under RM100
Overview:
Pros: Decent sound but versatile: suitable for office, indoor & gaming use.
Cons: Not dustproof, no quick charging.
Specifications - Type: In-Ear | Touch Control: yes | Waterproof: IPX4 | Noise Cancelling: yes | Bluetooth: 5.0 | Battery: 4.5 hours | Charging Time: 1.6 hrs.

The Realme Buds Q2 are another popular choice for a pair of budget earbuds. The pros of these earbuds are: that they are lightweight at only 39g so you’ll feel quite comfortable even after long use, they are relatively low in latency so you may find them quite okay for gaming too, the battery can last up to 4.5 hours of playback, there is noise cancellation with touch control for volume, calls and playback, and the earphones are IPX4 waterproof (resistant to splashes) and updated Bluetooth 5.0 with a range of 10m. The cons are that they are not dustproof, no quick charging & you should not expect the sound quality to be great but you can expect it to be decent. Price-wise, they are only around RM100. A steal, to be sure!

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Edifier NeoBuds Pro

Best Overall Earbuds
Overview:
Pros: Pro quality, hi-res audio & low latency.
Cons: Expensive.
Specifications - Type: In-Ear | Touch Control: yes | Waterproof: IP54 | Noise Cancelling: yes | Bluetooth: 5.0 | Battery: 6 hours | Charging Time: 1 hr (case & earbuds).

For a tip-top studio quality audio, the NeoBuds Pro from Edifier is one of the most advanced Edifier earbuds at a great price, making it a great option for you audiophiles. Built-in is a Hi-Res audio technology and LHDCTM (Low-latency High-definition Audio Codec), and decoding rate of up to 900Kbps, adding to the output for a clear and satisfying audio experience. Its noise cancellation is also a step above the rest, with the Tri-Mic Noise Cancellation feature that will surely drown out noise and boost the volume. Perfect for making important phone calls. Durability-wise, these earbuds are on IP54, meaning water splash resistant and dustproof as well. If those are not enough to convince you, they can last up to 6 hours while both earbuds and case support quick charging (1hr). Why buy this? Because it is money well-spent!

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Aukey EP-N5 Earbuds

Best Earbuds For Office Workers
Overview:
Pros: Perfect for long office hours (dual mic), good sound at a great price.
Cons: no quick charging for earbuds, not dustproof
Specifications - Type: In-Ear | Touch Control: yes | Waterproof: IPX5 | Noise Cancelling: yes, ANC | Bluetooth: 5.0 | Battery: 7 hours | Charging Time: 1.5 hrs.

Competing in the lower-mid range earbuds market, the Aukey EP-N5 offers features and sound quality that are a bit of a step up than their lower budget counterparts. The dual 10mm dynamic drivers promise to deliver high-fidelity audio, coupled with its active noise cancellation (ANC) that you won’t see in cheaper models. The battery in these is a plus point: it can sustain up to 7 hours of playback with earbuds charging time of 1.5 hours. There’s no quick charging for earbuds though, but there is quick charging for the case of about 120mins (however, it’s debatable whether that counts as quick charging!). Waterproofing is pretty standard for this price with IPX5, no dustproof. Additionally, these are great for calls as each earbud is equipped with a microphone, which may improve voice pickup. The touch control is decent, too. Overall, we think these may be a good option for office workers, to keep you awake throughout those long work hours.

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OPPO Enco Buds

Best Earbuds For Mobile Gamers
Overview:
Pros: Affordable option for mobile gamers with low latency Game Mode
Cons: no quick charging
Specifications - Type: In-Ear | Touch Control: yes | Waterproof: IP54 | Noise Cancelling: yes | Bluetooth: 5.0 | Battery: 6 hours | Charging Time: 1.5 hrs.

A great competitor to the Aukey EP-N5, the Oppo Enco Buds truly embody the word “value for money”. Considered as a lower-mid range earbuds, this model comes with features you would not expect for the price. First, the sound quality is boosted with bass-driven HD sound thanks to its 8mm dynamic driver with Bluetooth 5.2 chip for stable connection. Second, the buds are able to operate at low latency of about 80ms when you active its Game Mode. Third, its battery is up to the mark with 6 hours playback time and charging time of 1.5 hours. Fourth, they come at IP54 water and dust resistance while most other earbuds only come at IPX4 or IPX5. Pretty good for low-mid rage earbuds. Fifth, the touch control allows you to play/pause/switch, control volume, answer calls and activate its Game Mode. Overall, still a pretty good buy, especially for mobile gamers.

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Tronsmart Onyx Ace Earbuds

Best Earbuds For Working Out
Overview:
Pros: Nice audio quality & range for that extra workout motivation
Cons: no quick charging, standard battery durability
Specifications - Type: Half-Ear | Touch Control: yes | Waterproof: IPX5 | Noise Cancelling: yes | Bluetooth: 5.0 | Battery: 5 hours | Charging Time: 1.3 hrs.

Interested in the Aukey EP-N5 or Oppo Enco Buds but prefer a half-ear version? One of the most underrated earbuds are the Tronsmart Onyx Ace. This pair actually produces nice high-fidelity audio with low latency thanks to its AptX Qualcomm audio technology, Environment Noise Cancellation and 13mm driver with Bluetooth 5.0. The battery though is what you should expect for the price: 5 hours of playback with 1 hour 20 mins of charging to full charge for the earbuds. The transmission range is 15m, 5m more than others (though expect the instability once you step outside the 10m radius). Plus, they are IPX5 water resistance so they can handle sweat no problem. Overall, we think these may be a good option for outdoor/at the gym/when working out.

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Summary

If you’re looking for budget earbuds for under RM60, not many beats the value offered by Baseus Encok WM01.

If you can spend just about RM100, go for Realme Buds Q2. For a more decent pair, check out Aukey EP-N5, Oppo Enco W11 or Tronsmart Onyx Ace.

Finally, for amazing sound and features, go for Edifier NeoBuds Pro or Apple AirPods 2nd gen (or 3rd gen or AirPods Pro if you feel like spending more).

What Are Earbuds?

Earbuds are a pair of little portable listening devices that rest in your ear without any wire attached either between them or to another device, unlike earphones of the past. As such they are true wireless stereo devices (TWS) that connect to a media player such as your smartphone or laptop via Bluetooth connection.

A pair of earbuds mainly consists of 3 components: speakers, a Bluetooth module and a microphone.

Earbuds Buying Guide

It seems like there’s a new earbuds model out every week nowadays. Here are some things to look for so you’ll know which ones are the best ones for you.

Typical Earbuds Specifications

  • Half-ear or in-ear
  • Sound quality
  • Bluetooth version
  • Touch Control
  • Waterproof
  • Battery durability 
  • Latency
  • Price

Half-ear or In-ear

The in-ear type typically produces more bass, less ambient noise and feels firmer in your ear whereas its half-ear counterpart produces less bass, more ambient sound but are looser and hence, more comfortable after very long use.

Sound Quality

With Bluetooth 5.0, you can get decent connections even with cheap earbuds. But the more expensive options like the Edifier NeoBuds Pro will deliver great, detailed crisp sound. Typically the sound quality gets better when brands add high definition audio codec and some kind of bass booster and noise cancellation. So those may indicate higher quality sound output.

Bluetooth Version

The latest Bluetooth version at the time of this writing (August 2022) is the Bluetooth 5.0. Most recent earbuds out there should have V5.0.

Touch Control

A simple touch control will allow you to take calls, play & pause as well as skip or replay. Any pair of earbuds without these controls will not be worth it, no matter how cheap they are. If possible, look for better touch control like volume control, mute and more.

Waterproof & Dustproof Standards

Many earbuds are waterproof since your inner and outer ear will sweat quite frequently while using them, let alone when you use them while working out or outside. 

Here’s a basic explanation of waterproof and dustproof standards: waterproof and dustproof standards are often denoted by the code IPXX, where IP stands for “Ingress Protection”, the first X denotes strength against solid material, and the second X, resistance to water. The higher the number (X), the stronger its resistance.

For example:

  • IPX0: no resistance
  • IPX4: resistant to water splashes
  • IPX7: can be submerged up to 1m for 30mins

Battery Durability

Decent earbuds should last at minimum, as long as 4.5 to 5 hours at full charge. Meanwhile, charging should take no more than 1.5 hours. Fast charging is nice to have but not super necessary because as long as you have a powerbank with you, you can charge the case while you use the earbuds, unless if the earbuds themselves can be quick-charged.

Latency

Latency refers to the delay between the action you perform with the device and the response you get. For most users, this is not something you need to think about that much but generally, those buds with low latency are great for gaming.

Price

Price is perhaps the biggest factor for most buyers. In Malaysia, good earbuds typically go for between RM150 to RM300. Higher end earbuds can go as high as RM800+ and lower ends as cheap as RM60.

With the exception of some really well designed earbuds, typically those cheaper ones are not worth the money at all. But hey, no one’s stopping you from trying out those. You may have a different experience that the one we had.

Also, needless to say, NEVER EVER buy fake or counterfeit earbuds. You’d be throwing money away.

How To Properly Clean Earbuds

After some time, you’ll notice some buildup of earwax and debris that can be detrimental to the sound quality. Here are some tips to properly clean your earbuds without causing damage:

  1. Get some microfiber cloth or cotton swab and make sure they are completely dry. 
  2. Carefully and cautiously, break apart the debris in the speaker grills, keeping the angle downward as you do so as to make use of gravity.
  3. If this doesn’t work or clean out the speakers completely, try using firmer tools like a toothpick or wooden skewer, but nothing metallic as this may cause scratches & damages.
  4. You may also want to use canned air to blow smaller or softer debris.

Video : Cleaning Wireless Earbuds

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F.A.Q

Some big decisions you will have to make revolve around your preferences in comfort, sound quality, bluetooth version, touch control, water resistance, battery durability, latency and price.
Shoptrack’s choice for the best earbuds brands for 2022 are from Realme, Apple, Edifier, Oppo, Aukey and Tronsmart.
A set of good earbuds in Malaysia goes for between RM100 to RM200. Higher end earbuds usually go for RM400 to RM800.
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