For someone who 'tests earbuds for a living', this is a remarkably ordinary and predictable selection.
No Sennheiser Momentum , no Jabra Elite , no Cambridge Audio Melomania or Google Pixel Buds to name just some of the more common competitors.
Seems a very half-hearted attempt at an article.
The sony wf 500 does have touch controls where you stated it does not... You are also missing the jabra range... Very generic article and i don't think you actually tested them as a few of these I have and you're missing and incorrect facts.