If you want the most convenient headphone experience possible, then you're not going to find one moreso than true-wireless earbuds. You'll want several things from them, such as excellent sound quality, brilliant battery life, and a good charging case that's portable enough for you to take them anywhere.
There are some fantastic options out there from all the biggest headphone manufacturers, such as Sony and Sennheiser. Our favorites are the AirPods Pro 2. They sound great and come with a fantastic charging case to boot. These are the best Wireless earbuds.
Best wireless earbuds
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The AirPods Pro 2 are the best wireless earbuds you can get right now, especially if you're an iPhone user. They have the best ANC that you'll find anywhere, and they're super comfortable to boot. They'll also click on a MagSafe charging puck.
The biggest difference between AirPods and AirPods Pro is that the Pro feature ANC. If you don't care about that, save your money and get the 2nd generation AirPods. They feature a one-size-fits-all design, good sound, solid battery life, and a super-compact design.
Long battery life
At the expense of a much larger charging case, the Powerbeats Pro features up to nine hours of battery life on the side of the buds, nearly doubling that of AirPods. The Powerbeats Pro uses a hook design that goes around your outer ear, which equates to a super secure fit.
The always-styling Master & Dynamic once again hit a home run with the MW08 true wireless earphones. Available in six color combinations, these buds are made of light-weight ceramic and offer Bluetooth 5.2. They provide 12 hours of listening per charge plus 30 hours in the case for up to 42 hours of total battery life. Now, that's a lot of music!
For something truly special, consider the Bower & Wilkins P17. Offered in two color combinations, these true wireless earbuds are built for long-term use, offer a nice balanced sound, and look terrific in the ears. They also come with a worthwhile companion app.
ANC all day
The Sony WF-1000XM3 is a great alternative to the AirPods Pro. They feature up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge (vs. 4.5 hours on AirPods Pro) with ANC enabled. However, both the earbuds and the charging case are much larger with the WF-1000XM3 compared to AirPods Pro.
Sennheiser is known for having truly exceptional sound across all of its products, and the Momentum True Wireless 2 keeps that tradition going. However, that does come at the expense of a bigger earbud size and slightly shorter battery life.
The Jaybird Vista feature IPX7 water resistance. They'll withstand nearly all types of exercise (sans swimming). The Vista is also super comfortable, features great sound, and has a relatively small charging case.
The verdict is in
It should be no surprise that AirPods Pro 2 top the list as the best true wireless earbuds. They've got some stellar active noise canceling on board, they're super comfortable to wear for long periods, and the battery life is still reasonably long.
The AirPods (2nd gen) and Powerbeats pro come close to them, however, and rare excellent options if you don't want to spend as much. You'll charge them all with lightning, although you won't be able to use MagSafe. Both will connect like magic to your iPhone too.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.
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