Totally Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones, otherwise known as true wireless, are hot right now. You can't find a company that doesn't make a pair, including many new companies that specialize in only true wireless.
There's a reason for that: many new mobile devices, including the latest generation iPhones, don't include audio jacks at all which means using an adapter with 3.5mm wired headphones, or going wireless. Not to mention that wireless is convenient while exercising, or just in general, really, since you aren't bogged down by a tangle of wires.
While I still prefer wired headphones and earphones, I can't deny the ease and convenience of using TWS earphones. For something discrete, easily pocketable, and easy on the pocketbook (less than $110), I would recommend the Tranya Rimor. These are true wireless earphones that offer impressive features like up to 32 hours of battery life (including use of the charging case), full touch controls, HD Audio, and IPX5 rated waterproofing (though it isn't submersible).
The Rimor comes in a relatively tiny egg-sized charging case. It's truly pocket sized and can be easily carried, unlike my Helm Audio TWS 5.0 that, though technically pocketable, is too large to truly be called pocket-sized. This is one of the first charging cases I've seen with a USB-C fast charging port and it has an LED charge indicator up front.
Just like any true wireless buds, the Rimor earphones charge inside the case. These ‘phones are actually perfectly sized. I've used a few wireless earphones that were way too large and very uncomfortable to wear after a short period of time, but these are not like that. The ear tips fit right into my ear holes and the short main body sits comfortably within my ear canals. There's no pressure being put on any part of my ear and they're so lightweight that I can barely feel them. When worn, the Rimor earphones are very stealthy and sit fairly flush with my ears. I much prefer the fit of these ‘phones over Apple's AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro.
Specs and Experience
The Rimor lasts about eight hours on a single charge, which can be extended with the use of the charging case to a full 32 hours of usage. When you need to charge the case, the USB-C fast charge technology can give you 90 minutes of play time with just a 10-minute charge. It takes about an hour to fully charge the earphones and about two hours to fully charge the case. These are not only published numbers, but numbers I collected after using the and charging the Rimor earbuds several times over the past month.
Taking them out of the case automatically pairs them with my iPhone 8 Plus and putting them back in the case instantly disconnects them. During my month-or-so reviewing these ‘phones, I've had zero random disconnections. The same thing can't be said with my AirPods 2.
How do they sound, though? This is yet another set of earphones that I find to sound better than both AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro. The bass is ample (but not overpowering), midrange is clear, and treble is not harsh in any sense of the word. I'm very satisfied with what I heard. I also like the fact that with these ‘phones, you can choose to just wear one earphone, either the left or right, if you desire. It doesn't matter which one you choose - just like with the AirPods.
Note that while these earphones feature Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC), this is nothing more than the passive noise blocking you automatically get by covering your eardrums with marketing name slapped on it.
While the Tranya Rimor are far from being audiophile quality, if you're looking for a great pair of wireless earphones, take a look at these ones. Their case is small and pocketable, it charges via standard USB-C cable, and they sound very good for the price. Considering that these are half the price of the Apple AirPods and sound superior to my ears, they're a no-brainer alternative option.