Wireless, budget-friendly earbuds for the frugal listener

When I got my Apple Airpods, I thought I would love them. I did, but in other ways, I did not. My biggest issue with them was that they did not stay in my ears when I was running, walking my dogs, cleaning, or even working out on my elliptical. What a bummer! I wanted some affordable, wireless, Bluetooth earbuds that would stay in my ears. My kids recommended Beats Fit Pro ($200) and Mifo O5 Plus ($110), but I’m frugal (or, in their words, a cheapskate) and wanted something cheaper. I wasn’t looking for the best sound, really, just something that would work, stay in my ears, and not sound terrible. Now, if you’re a music listening snob like the men in my family, you may want to stop reading right now. For those of us looking for a more budget-friendly option in earbuds and are willing to take the good with the bad, the product I’m going to review here is a good choice. 

My nephew told me about Baseus and their wireless, waterproof, Bluetooth W11 Earbuds ($36 on Amazon). This price was more in line with what I was looking for. They have a portable, magnetic charging case that can charge the earbuds up to 3 ½ times. Plus, the case is small enough to fit in even the small pockets in a woman’s jeans. The battery life on the earbuds is excellent at 15 hours on a full charge. 

I wanted earbuds that would stay in my ears. These fit the bill. They are ergonomically designed and come with several choices to ensure you find the right fit. They do a decent job of keeping the outside noise out so you can enjoy what you’re listening to.

What was I saying about being a music listening snob? If you’ve stayed with me this long, I’ll explain why these may not be the product for you. While I can deal with the bass not hitting hard (it’s surprisingly light), my husband and sons would probably lose their minds if they used these. Overall, the sound is not as full or precise as other earbuds. I noticed that there were times when the sound would cut out entirely for a beat or two. That’s annoying but not something that counts these out as a product for me. I didn’t like that even when I took both earbuds out of my ears and put them in the case to charge, the sound continued to play through them. I had to turn off my Bluetooth to get it to stop playing through the buds. 

If you’re like me and looking for a budget-friendly pair of earbuds that will stay in your ears and you’re not too worried about overall sound quality, these are a good choice! Music listening snobs…I’d veer away!