The Best Wireless Earbuds For This Summer

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Wired earbuds may not win any popularity contests in today’s headphone market, but they’re still a great choice for the audio lover who wants the best sound quality for their dollar—and who dislikes the feel of over-ear headphones. We recommend the Final E4000 wired earbuds because they sound good, fit well, and are built to last.

Apple’s AirPods have set the benchmark for wireless earbuds up to this point. They’re fantastic wireless earbuds — and now in their second generation — and that’s why every pair that’s since been released has been labeled some sort of “AirPod rival.” But if you have an Android smartphone, or if you plan on running or working out with your wireless earbuds, AirPods might not be the best option for you. Depending on what you’re looking for, we’ve broken down all our favorite wireless earbuds and what they’re each good for.

The AirPods Pro are Apple’s first wireless earbuds with active noise-cancellation. They have upgraded drivers, so they sound better than AirPods. They have a new design with silicone eartips, so they should stay in your ears better, too. Plus they’re water-resistant, which AirPods are not. If you have an iPhone, the AirPods Pro are simply the best wireless earbuds you can buy
The Sony WF-SP800N are a good option for anyone looking for workout buds that can double as (home) office headphones, they have noise-canceling, which reduces my daughter's Pinkfong songs to a dull mumble. They have automatic ambient sound adjustment to let in outside noise when you're moving around. Phone calls sound fine, they fit snugly and comfortably, and they're water- and dust-resistant. Nine hours of battery life outside the case is also enough for a whole day of hiking
The Sony WF-1000XM3 are the true wireless versions of the company’s hugely-popular WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones. The two share an app, have similar features and they both sound really good, too. They’re also really the only truly stellar noise-canceling wireless earbuds that you can buy right now.
The Powerbeats Pro combine the design, sweat-resistance and sound of Beats’s wireless sport earbuds, the Powerbeats3 Wireless ($200), with the true wirelessness and functionality of Apple’s second-generation AirPods. If you own an iPhone and AirPods don’t fit in your ears, or you just want sweatproof alternatives to AirPods, these are exactly what you want
The Vista wireless earbuds were specifically designed for endurance athletes. They’re fully waterproof and sweatproof, and they’re some of the smallest and lightest earbuds that we’ve tested. The neat thing about the charging case is, other than being super compact, is that it conveniently charges via USB-C and can quickly charge the earbuds. In our opinion, the Vista are better wireless earbuds for running than the Beats Powerbeats Pro because they’re more reliable (no connectivity issues), cheaper, lighter, and more rugged
Sennheiser’s first-generation wireless earbuds, the original Momentum TWs, have been one of our favorite wireless earbuds for the last couple years. With the Momentum TW 2, Sennheiser basically made them better in just the right ways. They also doubled the battery life and added active noise-cancellation, without compromising audio quality — these are the creme de la cream. The only downside? you might not be able to afford it.
Exactly what you want to hear. Galaxy Buds+ are the perfect fitting earbuds to isolate you from distracting noises, so you can stay focused on what you want. And if you’d like to filter in some of the outside world to be more in-tune with your surroundings, you can switch on Ambient Aware2. Hear flight announcements, oncoming traffic or your order number while still enjoying your favorite playlist or podcast.
Personalize the way you use your Jabra device. Choose your voice assistant, customize your music profile, modify how much nearby noise you want to hear, keep track of your charge, and much more. The app is constantly evolving to deliver new features to further enhance your headphones