Shopping for wireless earbuds can seem like an overwhelming experience because of the sheer amount of options you can choose from today. Whether you're looking for an affordable option, a great workout companion, or a pair of earphones that'll help you tune out your surroundings, we have a great pick for your needs and budget.

For the first time since covering the wireless earbud space, we recommend a pair of completely wireless earbuds as the best option for most consumers — the Jabra Elite 65t. Once part of a pricey and unreliable sub-category of products, today’s finest truly wire-free earbuds have evolved to deliver great sound, a reliable device connection, and enough battery life to meet the demands of most users. Most importantly, today’s best completely wireless earbuds are also priced competitively, so they're more attainable to consumers than ever before.

See below for our best wireless earbuds picks, and you'll be listening to music in a whole new way in no time.

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Best Overall

Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds
amazon.com
$166.49

Pros: Elegant design, comfy fit, great sound and battery life

Con: The charging case uses a microUSB connector

Bottom Line: The best wireless earbuds we've tested to date.

The Jabra Elite 65t completely wireless earbuds are our top pick for most consumers today. They’re stylish, comfy, and capable of delivering an excellent audio experience. The Elite 65t earbuds also maintained a rock-solid connection with a smartphone during our testing, which is hardly a surprise — they’re Jabra’s third-generation wire-free model, so they’ve been improving them with each iteration.

Crucially, the Elite 65t will make you forget about dealing with wires while listening to your favorite audio content. This makes Jabra’s completely wireless offering a game-changer for this category, as well as a benchmark for all upcoming products.

The qualities of the Jabra Elite 65t earbuds have earned them top marks from the likes of CNET, Digital Trends, Engadget, and The Verge, among other publications. All reviewers have praised the headset for its audio quality, robust wireless connection, and solid battery life.

One of our editors who tested a pair of Elite 65t earbuds was left impressed by their discreet and comfortable fit, as well as their ability to effortlessly block ambient noise. She enjoyed never having to worry about wires while using them, their convenient carrying case (which doubles as a charging dock), and the option to answer phone calls by simply tapping on the right earbud.

We were all impressed with the sound quality of the Elite 65t. It’s well-balanced and easy to tweak to your exact liking via extensive equalizer settings in Jabra’s mobile app. The Jabra app will also let you set up your favorite virtual assistant on the headset — you can pick from Alexa, Siri, or the Google Assistant.

Jabra

With a quartet of built-in microphones, the headset ensures that your phone calls sound clear, too. The noise isolation of the earbuds is also superb.

The Elite 65t earbuds can last up to 5 hours between charges, which is excellent for a completely wireless model. The bundled battery case is good for another 10 hours of wireless freedom.

The earbuds have an IP55 rating for water and dust resistance; a variant with a higher IP rating is also available for workout warriors who need that extra level of sweat protection. Jabra backs the Elite 65t with a 2-year warranty against damage from moisture — all you need to do is register the headset in the Jabra app.

Best Budget Buy

Soundcore Spirit Pro Wireless Earbuds by Anker
amazon.com
$49.99

Pros: Elegant design, great battery life, dedicated audio setting for extra bass

Con: Some might find the sound signature a tad too bass-heavy

Bottom Line: These are the best affordable wireless earbuds with entertaining sound you'll love.

The Soundcore Spirit Pro wireless earbuds by Anker are currently our favorite pick for budget-conscious buyers. They have a sleek look, great build quality, and a surprisingly entertaining sound with a dedicated setting for enhanced bass, which is a great choice for keeping you motivated during your workouts.

Soundcore

The metal casing of the Soundcore Spirit Pro is worthy of a higher price point, but you'll get these at a wallet-friendly bargain. The earbuds are sweatproof and comfortable to wear, and there are plenty of ear tips in their retail package to help you find the best fit. We also like that — thanks to built-in magnets — they'll seamlessly snap together when not in use.

One of our testers loved the snug fit and the waterproof construction of the Soundcore Spirit Pro. She liked them for their audio quality and noise isolation, and liked that they snapped together easily, too.

You can expect up to 10 hours of battery life from the Soundcore Spirit Pro wireless earbuds between charges, which is quite impressive for an affordable pair.

Best Splurge

Master & Dynamic MW07 Completely Wireless Earbuds
amazon.com
$299.99

Pros: Beautiful design and craftsmanship, excellent audio quality, cool carrying case with USB-C charging port
Con: The carrying case is prone to scratches, so it needs a protective pouch

Bottom Line: The MW07 wireless earbuds have attention-commanding looks and great sound, but they will cost you.

The Master & Dynamic MW07 completely wireless earbuds are our favorite splurge-worthy pick available today. Designed and developed in New York City, they feature handcrafted acetate housings, which are available in several eye-grabbing finishes. They include a tortoiseshell option that will pair perfectly with similarly-styled sunglasses.

Master & Dynamic

The wire-free earbuds are also incredibly comfortable. Proprietary Master & Dynamic ear wings ensure that the MW07 will always stay in place while you are on the move. The earbuds are splash-proof, too.

Like all products from the New York-based manufacturer, the MW07 earbuds deliver excellent sound, courtesy of finely tuned 10-millimeter audio drivers. Their audio signature has been tuned to appeal to a broad spectrum of content and audio tastes.

Engadget and Digital Trends reviewers gave the MW07 earbuds top marks for their design and audio quality. However, they also noted that the wire-free earbuds are pricey.

We like their polished stainless steel carrying case with USB-C charging port — it makes the earbuds look like fashion accessories, not a tech product. The case is prone to scratches, but Master & Dynamic has included a nice-looking carrying pouch to keep it intact.

The MW07 earbuds can last a tad under 4 hours between charges. Their battery case holds three extra charges. Thank to the speedy USB-C port, you can fully charge the carrying case of the earbuds in only 40 minutes.

Best Neckband Style

RHA MA750 Wireless Neckband Earbuds
amazon.com
$115.50

Pros: This pair has a cool industrial design, great battery life, and the best warranty in the business, all at a good price

Con: A balanced sound signature means that bass isn't as punchy as some might like

Bottom Line: The best bluetooth earphones worth your attention for great battery life at a good price.

Machined from stainless steel, the RHA MA750 Wireless earbuds have a design and finish worthy of a much higher price tag. The IPX4 splash-proof headset comes with an industry-leading 3-year warranty, so it's clearly made to last.

What's even more impressive is the headset's sound quality, which puts many higher-priced competitors to shame. Thanks to a duo of high-quality audio drivers, the MA750 bluetooth earbuds deliver a balanced sound signature. They also support both aptX and AAC streaming codecs, allowing listeners to enjoy high-quality audio.

RHA

Other key features of the MA750 wireless earphones include NFC for one-touch pairing with a compatible device, a comfy neckband, and up to 12 hours of battery life. The headset uses a USB-C port for charging.

Best Noise-Canceling Option

Libratone Track+ Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds
amazon.com
$199.00

Pros: Great sound quality, adjustable noise canceling

Con: There's no carrying case in the box

Bottom Line: The best wireless noise-canceling earbuds out there are also the most stylish.

The Libratone Track+ are the best noise-canceling wireless earbuds available today. Arguably the most stylish offering on this list, they have adjustable noise canceling and excellent audio quality. Thanks to their soft rubber neckband, the Track+ earbuds are also perfect for everyday use.

Libratone

There are four distinct noise-canceling levels that the Libratone Track+ earbuds offer. You can completely tune out your surroundings, block ambient noise partially, turn the feature off and rely on passive noise-canceling, or channel outside noise into the headset. The last option is perfect for commuting — it allows you to simultaneously enjoy content and be aware of your surroundings. You can change the noise-canceling settings via a dedicated button or a mobile app.

The sound of the Track+ wireless earbuds is enjoyable and good for most types of audio content. However, audiophiles might be a tad taken aback by the slightly bass-heavy signature of the headset.

Libratone claims that the Track+ earbuds (which come in black or white) can last up to 8 hours between charges. Though it's not as long as other wireless earbuds, the shorter battery life is hardly a surprise given the active noise canceling the headset offers.

Despite their hefty price tag, it's worth noting that the earbuds don’t come bundled with a carrying case. We would have also liked if the headset used USB-C port for charging instead of a microUSB connector as well.

One of our reviewers liked the comfortable fit and well-placed audio controls of the Libratone Track+ earbuds. She also enjoyed the audio quality and the noise-canceling tech the headset offered. She did, however, find the earbuds’ loose fit unsuitable for working out.

Review editors from Digital Trends and Tom's Guide liked the design of the Libratone Track+, their enjoyable sound, and the vast amount of available features they offer. They also noted the lack of a bundled carrying case and the use of an older microUSB port for charging.


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Best for Wire-Free Noise Canceling

Sony WF-SP700N Completely Wireless Earbuds
amazon.com
$178.00

Pros: Seamlessly comfortable and sweatproof, with great sound and adjustable noise cancellation

Con: The battery life isn't as great as other wire-free models

Bottom Line: Sony's completely wire-free earbuds will help you tune out during your workouts, thanks to its audio abilities and its noise-cancellation feature.

Sony’s WF-SP700N wire-free earbuds are the best option for working out. They're not only completely wireless and exceptionally comfortable, but they're also capable of delivering excellent noise cancellation. This feature sets the earbuds apart from all their rivals, and it'll allow you to completely immerse yourself in your workout every time you turn it on.

Defined by rich, motivating bass, the sound of the Sony WF-SP700N earbuds is perfect for hitting the gym. You can make adjustments to the audio experience via a mobile app, and the noise-canceling feature has a designated control button on the left earbud.

Sony

The wire-free earbuds have an eye-catching, colorful design. There are four cool paintjobs to pick from — black, white, pink, and yellow. We like that Sony has opted to offer the carrying case of the earbuds in a matching color, too.

With a maximum battery life of 3 hours between charges, the Sony SP700 earbuds are strictly reserved for workouts, not all-day use. Their short-lived battery life is the tradeoff you'll make for having noise cancellation in such a tiny package.

A reviewer who's an avid runner loved the comfortable and secure fit of the SP700 earbuds. She enjoyed the noise-canceling feature and the sound, but found their buttons a bit challenging to operate on the go. She also liked the convenience of the carrying case, even though she found placing the earbuds inside it unnecessarily difficult.

Reviewers from CNET and The Verge gave the Sony SP700 wireless earbuds high marks for their exceptional fit, and liked its bass-heavy audio signature.

Best for Comfy Fit

BeatsX Wireless Earphones
amazon.com
$94.99

Pros: Lightweight and incredibly comfortable, you can charge them with your iPhone cable, and they offer a fun sound experience

Con: The battery life could be better

Bottom Line: These are the comfiest bluetooth earphones out there.

The BeatsX Earphones deliver elegant design, good sound quality, seamless fit, up to 8 hours of battery life, and a Lightning connector for charging. Plus, Apple's W1 chip ensures that the headset can pair seamlessly with your iOS and macOS hardware — all you have to do is power up the headset in proximity to the device and follow the on-screen prompt.

The sound quality of the BeatsX wireless earbuds is typical for the brand. If you have a knack for well-defined bass in your tunes, you'll love the BeatsX.

When not in use, the BeatsX Earphones easily fold into a tiny pouch, so they're easy to carry around, regardless of the occasion. There are six colors to pick from — black, white, blue, gray, matte gold, and matte silver. The last two colors are a perfect match for Apple's iPhone 8 lineup.

We gave a pair of BeatsX wireless earbuds to a colleague to test, and she liked the headset's lightweight body, secure fit, and its intuitively placed audio playback controls. She used the headset during morning and evening commutes and got a full week of use between battery charges. She was particularly impressed with the convenience of charging the BeatsX with the same cable as her iPhone.

Testers from CNET and TechRadar have praised the BeatsX for their comfort and their seamless pairing with Apple hardware. They also liked the headset's fast-charging feature.

Best for Effortless iPhone, iPad, and Mac Connectivity

Apple AirPods
amazon.com
$154.00

Pros: Great for seamless connectivity and good battery life

Con: The noise isolation isn't great

Bottom Line: They offer seamless iPhone pairing, good sound, and great battery life.

Apple's AirPods deliver the best iPhone-, iPad-, and MacBook-pairing experience in the business — all you need to do is flip their case open and bring them close to your compatible device. The trick comes courtesy of the tech giant's W1 chip, which also helps the AirPods deliver better battery life (up to 5 hours on a charge) than most other wire-free earphones.

The AirPods deliver good sound quality, and they're designed to appeal to a broad range of audio tastes. However, their ambient noise isolation could be better.

Best for Colorful Design

Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Earbuds
amazon.com
$199.00

Pros: They offer a comfy fit, complete with the signature Bose sound and good battery life

Con: Not the most elegant truly wireless earphones out there

Bottom Line: Offering signature Bose sound without wires.

The Bose SoundSport Free completely wireless earbuds come in in a trio of cool colors — black, midnight blue with citron accents, and bright orange.. The audio giant's first wire-free in-ear headphones have a lightweight body with an IPX4 rating for water resistance, as well as a comfortable fit that makes them a perfect companion for your workouts.

In terms of audio, the SoundSport Free earbuds offer a typical Bose experience, headlined by a mostly neutral sound signature with a pleasantly soft bass delivery. Users can connect the headset to a mobile app for audio tweaks and firmware updates.

The 5-hour battery life of the SoundSport Free earbuds is impressive for their form factor. The bundled battery case provides an additional 10 hours of charging independence, too.

Best for Active Noise-Canceling and Hi-Res Audio Support

Sony WI1000X Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds
amazon.com
$298.00

Pros: This pair has great sound quality, along with top-notch noise canceling

Con: The battery life could be better

Bottom Line: Wireless noise-canceling earbuds that also offer impressive sound quality.

Sony's range-topping WI1000X bluetooth earphones are stylish and packed with cutting-edge tech. Available in black and gold, the headset has advanced noise-canceling tech, which automatically adjusts to the ambient noise around you. Users can tweak the headset's noise-canceling and audio features via a mobile app.

The audio quality of the Sony WI1000X wireless earbuds is exceptional — regardless of your music preferences, you'll be pleased by the sonic experience that the WI1000X delivers. As expected from a high-end Sony audio product, the earphones support Hi-Res Audio, as well as a plethora of top-shelf codecs that'll appeal to audiophiles.

The earbuds can last up to 10 hours on a single battery charge. A neckband with clever cable management and NFC connectivity round up their most important features.

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