Shure might be the gold standard for wired in-ear monitors and other musician equipment but the company has been shy to invest in true wireless earbuds so far.
That changed on November 4 with the launch of the Shure Aonic Free, the company’s first classical true wireless earbuds.
Last year, the company released the Shure Aonic 214 for $229 but those, while being wireless earbuds, went with an over-the-ear loop design that made them seriously bulky for casual wear.
Now, you have the Shure Aonic Free for day to day use and they retail for $199.
The Shure Aonic Free however skip the usual buzzwords. They don’t come with active noise cancellation, water or sweat protection or wireless charging, like most of the options on the market today.
Instead, they focus on sound quality and extensive customization options.
The Aonic Free promise a noise-isolating design with Comply foam eartips capable of blocking up to 37 decibels, so a comparative performance to earbuds with active noise cancellation.
They use Bluetooth 5.0, come with SBC, AAC, and aptX codecs and have an Environmental Mode to activate the external microphones to let sounds in (for when cycling or doing similar activities).
The Shure Aonic free have a 7 hours per charge battery life with another two full charges in the case for a total of 21 hours.