June 2024

Wireless Earbuds: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of wireless earbuds rankings posted by key online experts, as of June 2024.

Summary

On 19 Jun 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 84 earbuds endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

42 earbuds were endorsed in total, only 17 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 19 Jun 2024, Sony WF-1000XM5 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed earbuds with 7 expert endorsements. 5 experts out of 7 recommended it as the '#1 earbuds' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking wireless earbuds start at $21.98 (JLab Go Air Pop) and go up to $398 (Final ZE8000 MK2). Median earbuds costs $159 (Beats Fit Pro).
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At a glance - June Ranking

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Rank Change Price Earbuds
Laptop Mag
Forbes
Rtings.com
SoundGuys
The Verge
TechRadar
Tom's Guide
Android Central
What Hi-Fi
Wirecutter
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- $298
Sony WF-1000XM5
The Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds have received highly positive expert reviews for their sound quality, noise cancellation capabilities, comfort, battery life, connectivity features, and additional features, making them a top choice for premium true wireless earbuds.
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- $300
Apple AirPods Pro 2
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 are highly praised for their exceptional sound quality, advanced noise cancellation, comfortable design, and convenient features, making them a top choice for everyday use.
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3
- $299
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are highly praised for their sound quality, noise cancellation, comfort, battery life, connectivity, and durability, making them a recommended choice for music enthusiasts who value strong bass and treble, effective noise cancellation, comfort for extended use, and durability for various activities.
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- $296
Technics EAH-AZ80
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- $149
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are wireless earbuds that offer excellent sound quality, effective noise cancellation, and a comfortable fit, making them a great choice for music lovers who want high-quality audio and effective noise cancellation.
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- $49
Soundcore Space A40
The Soundcore Space A40 wireless earbuds offer advanced features such as hybrid adaptive noise cancellation, touch controls, and customizable EQ, making them a versatile option for high-quality audio in various environments.
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+1 $178
Google Pixel Buds Pro
The Google Pixel Buds Pro are high-quality wireless earbuds with excellent sound quality, effective noise cancellation, comfortable and secure fit, long battery life, and a range of additional features.
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+5 $149
Nothing Ear A
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- $250
Jabra Elite 10
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-3 $159
Beats Fit Pro
The Beats Fit Pro earbuds are a great choice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who prioritize sound quality, comfort, and functionality during workouts, with a bass-heavy sound profile, effective noise cancellation, secure and comfortable fit, and long battery life.
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-1 $200
Jabra Elite 8 Active
The Jabra Elite 8 Active True Wireless earbuds have received positive reviews for their sound quality, noise cancellation, comfort, battery life, connectivity, and additional features, making them a versatile and high-quality option for various use cases.
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OnePlus Buds 3
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9
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13
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Sony WF-C700N
The Sony WF-C700N wireless earbuds offer good sound quality, effective noise cancellation, comfort and stability, and a range of additional features for a personalized and immersive listening experience.
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+2 $179
Bose QuietComfort II
The Bose QuietComfort II earbuds offer top-notch sound quality, noise cancellation, comfort, and connectivity, making them a great choice for various activities.
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New * $270
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4
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17
+1 $100
Anker Soundcore Liberty 4
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18
+1 $197
Apple AirPods 3
The Apple AirPods 3 offer a well-balanced sound signature, mixed noise cancellation performance, mixed comfort reviews, decent battery life, and convenient connectivity features, making them suitable for audiobooks, podcasts, and non-bass-heavy music genres, but not ideal for active noise cancellation or intense workouts.
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Earbuds
#6 $49 Soundcore Space A40
#17 $99.99 Anker Soundcore Liberty 4
#5 $148.99 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
#8 $149 Nothing Ear A
#10 $159 Beats Fit Pro
#7 $178 Google Pixel Buds Pro
#15 $179 Bose QuietComfort II
#18 $197.21 Apple AirPods 3
#11 $199.99 Jabra Elite 8 Active
#9 $249.99 Jabra Elite 10
#16 $269.95 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4
#4 $295.99 Technics EAH-AZ80
#1 $298 Sony WF-1000XM5
#3 $299 Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds
#2 $299.99 Apple AirPods Pro 2

We ranked Sony WF-1000XM5 #1 in June 2024 because:

  • 7 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
  • Out of those, 5 experts ranked Sony WF-1000XM5 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 10 Aug 2023)
The Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds have received highly positive expert reviews for their sound quality, noise cancellation capabilities, comfort, battery life, connectivity features, and additional features, making them a top choice for premium true wireless earbuds.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Wireless Earbuds For Sound

People who want very high-quality sound
Subscriber to Tidal or Spotify

You want to customize controls
You have larger ear canals

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Rtings.com

Best Wireless Earbuds

Excellent noise isolation performance.
Well-built and stable fit.
Support multi-device pairing.

Not everyone will find their ear tips comfortable.

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SoundGuys

The Best

Excellent ANC and Isolation
Comfortable
360 Reality Audio

Cost
Default sound too bassy

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The Verge

Best overall wireless earbuds

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Tom's Guide

Best-in-class sound, improved noise cancelation in a smaller and lighter design

Outstanding sound quality
Strong noise cancelation
Exceptional functionality
Excellent level of control

Smaller earbud size affects eartip seal and fit
Battery life remains the same as predecessor

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Android Central

Best upgrade pick

Outstanding ANC performance
Stellar sound quality
Amazing battery life
Wireless charging case with USB-C
LDAC and 360 Audio support
Solid app support

Touch controls need work
Smaller ears may not feel comfy
Single-bud mode only in right buds

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What Hi-Fi

Sony's most accomplished and detailed wireless earbuds to date.

Class-leading levels of detail and clarity
Top-notch musicality and timing
Comfortable, discreet design

Some rivals produce more bass
Could feel more secure

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We ranked Apple AirPods Pro 2 #2 in June 2024 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 19 May 2023)
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 are highly praised for their exceptional sound quality, advanced noise cancellation, comfortable design, and convenient features, making them a top choice for everyday use.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

The best Apple wireless earbuds overall

+Personalized Spatial Audio
+Stronger, smarter ANC modes
+Impeccable controls
+Distinctly enriched soundstage
+Higher battery life

Poor performance on non-iOS devices
-Unchanged design

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Forbes

Best Overall Wireless Earbuds For Apple

Listening to any audio from any Apple computer or mobile device
Experiencing spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
Hearing audio using adaptive EQ

You’re not an Apple computer or mobile device user

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Rtings.com

Best Upper Mid-Range Bluetooth Earbuds

Great noise isolation performance.
Spatial Audio available.
Comfortable and premium design.

Limited sound customization features.

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SoundGuys

Best for iPhone

Effective ANC
Great sound quality - Lossless Audio
Great auto-wear detection
Water-resistant buds and case
USB-C charging
Good fit with four ear tip options

Many Apple-exclusive features
No way to customize the EQ without third-party app

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The Verge

Best earbuds for iPhone owners

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TechRadar

The best wireless earbuds for iPhone owners

Top-tier active noise cancellation
Great sound quality
Lots of very smart features for iPhone

Average battery life
No lossless support
No good for Android

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Tom's Guide

The ultimate ANC earbuds for iPhone users

World-class noise cancellation
Volume controls right on the stem
Dolby Atmos spatial audio
Battery life improved over original model

Lackluster call quality
Lanyard costs extra

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What Hi-Fi

The best wireless earbuds if you're an Apple fan.

Clear, detailed and powerful sound
Excellent noise-cancelling
Longer battery life
Smooth, intuitive use with iOS devices

Many features restricted to iOS devices only
Customisable ANC modes would be useful

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend wireless earbuds.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of wireless earbuds, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for June 2024 ranking

We ranked Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds #3 in June 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 3 Nov 2023)
The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are highly praised for their sound quality, noise cancellation, comfort, battery life, connectivity, and durability, making them a recommended choice for music enthusiasts who value strong bass and treble, effective noise cancellation, comfort for extended use, and durability for various activities.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Noise Canceling Wireless Earbuds

People who want the very best ANC
People who love immersive audio

You want wireless charging
You value battery life

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The Verge

The best noise-canceling earbuds

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Tom's Guide

Best-ever ANC wireless earbuds, but misses elite features at the price

Best-in-class ANC performance
Immersive audio is a game-changer
Comfortable and secure fit
Great customization via companion app

Case doesn’t support wireless charging
No multi-point Bluetooth
Mixed call quality

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Android Central

Best noise-canceling

Superb sound quality
Outstanding ANC performance
Solid ambient mode
Adjustable EQ
Comfortable fit
Wireless charging case

No multipoint support
No wireless charging
Case is still large
Pricey

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What Hi-Fi

The best premium wireless earbuds if noise-cancelling is top of your wish list.

Punchy, musical sound
Solid, weighty bass
Excellent ANC
Comfortable

Immersive Audio slashes battery life
No Bluetooth multipoint
No wireless charging

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We ranked Technics EAH-AZ80 #4 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Technics EAH-AZ80 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Wireless Earbuds Overall

People who want the best combination of sound, battery life, control and ANC
People who love touch controls

You want the absolute best in any category
You want spatial audio

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TechRadar

The best wireless earbuds for excellent sound and future-proofed features

Poised, revealing sound
Triple-point connectivity
Outstanding comms and comfort

Noise-cancelling and battery life are nothing special
Could conceivably sound more animated

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Android Central

Best for hi-res

Superb sound quality
Very comfortable fit
Excellent call quality
LDAC support
Good app support
Decent battery life

ANC could be better for the price
LDAC playback affects multipoint connections

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We ranked Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro #5 in June 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 2 May 2023)
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are wireless earbuds that offer excellent sound quality, effective noise cancellation, and a comfortable fit, making them a great choice for music lovers who want high-quality audio and effective noise cancellation.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

The essential wireless earbuds for Galaxy smartphone owners

24-bit audio playback and 3D sound
Spacious soundstage
Powerful ANC
Pressure-relieving design
Excellent connectivity

Low battery life
Most coveted features are exclusive to Galaxy devices

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The Verge

Best earbuds for Samsung Galaxy phone owners

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TechRadar

Best wireless earbuds for Samsung phone owners

Great sound, and serious Hi-Res skills
Strong noise cancellation
Classy, comfortable design and finish

Battery life is only average
Hi-Res 24-bit is only from Samsung Galaxy phones

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Tom's Guide

Best ANC wireless earbuds for Galaxy phones

Wide soundstage
Effective ANC
Compact and practical design
Easy to use features
Excellent connectivity

-Bixby assistant unreliable
-Most coveted features are exclusive to Galaxy devices

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Android Central

Best for Samsung users

Extremely comfortable
Improved ANC
Perfect for Samsung’s ecosystem
Pretty rugged design
Good app support

Lack true multipoint capabilities
So-so battery life
Finicky touch controls

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We ranked Soundcore Space A40 #6 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Soundcore Space A40 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 19 May 2023)
The Soundcore Space A40 wireless earbuds offer advanced features such as hybrid adaptive noise cancellation, touch controls, and customizable EQ, making them a versatile option for high-quality audio in various environments.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

Best mid-range ANC earbuds

Impressive sound quality
Stellar noise cancellation and transparency
Great call quality
Strong Bluetooth connection
Long battery life

Touch controls can be finicky at times

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Rtings.com

Best Lower Mid-Range Bluetooth Earbuds

Outstanding noise isolation performance.
Comfortable and well-built design.
Support multi-device pairing.

Lack stability fins and can pop out of your ear.

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Wirecutter

The best true wireless earbuds

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We ranked Google Pixel Buds Pro #7 in June 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 1 May 2023)
The Google Pixel Buds Pro are high-quality wireless earbuds with excellent sound quality, effective noise cancellation, comfortable and secure fit, long battery life, and a range of additional features.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

Dynamic-sounding buds for Android-philes

Dynamic, customizable audio
Effective ANC
Sufficient battery life
Excellent wireless performance

Loose fit
No aptX support or USB-C cable

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Rtings.com

Best Mid-Range Bluetooth Earbuds

Excellent noise isolation performance.
Supports multi-device pairing.
Over seven hours of continuous playback.

Depending on your ear shape, buds can pop out of your ear.

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The Verge

Best Earbuds for Google Pixel Phone Owners

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Android Central

Best for Pixel users

Good, clear sound
Integration with Android and Google Assistant
Excellent ANC performance
Great fit and comfort
Reliable media controls
Wireless charging

Could use more bass
Battery life could be longer with ANC
More ear tip sizes would be nice

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We ranked Nothing Ear A #8 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
SoundGuys

Best value

Comfortable
Great sound
Awesome companion app
LDAC and LHDC support

Mediocre noise canceling
ANC changes sound quality

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The Verge

The best budget earbuds under $100

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TechRadar

The best wireless earbuds under $100 / £100

Energetic and expansive sound
Good-quality active noise cancellation
Small case and cool design

No wireless charging
Middling battery life

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We ranked Jabra Elite 10 #9 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Jabra Elite 10 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

Elite sound and spatial audio with headtracking make these a great AirPods Pro alternative

Rich, dynamic, customizable sound
Powerful ANC
Superior head tracking technology
Jabra’s most luxe design since the Elite Active 75t
Steady battery life

Unreliable call quality
Spatial audio needs work
No aptX codec support

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Android Central

Best wireless earbuds overall

Excellent audio quality
Adaptive ANC works well
Very comfortable fit
Solid app support
Good durability
Reliable button controls
Solid app support

No hi-res codec support
Head tracking can affect battery life

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We ranked Beats Fit Pro #10 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 19 May 2023)
The Beats Fit Pro earbuds are a great choice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who prioritize sound quality, comfort, and functionality during workouts, with a bass-heavy sound profile, effective noise cancellation, secure and comfortable fit, and long battery life.
Critic endorsements:
The Verge

Best earbuds for working out

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Tom's Guide

Best wireless earbuds for iOS users with active lifestyles

Powerful ANC and Transparency modes
Dynamic sound and Spatial Audio support
Respectable battery life
Comfy, secure fit

Some features exclusive to Apple devices
Limited Android app

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Wirecutter

If you want voice-activated Siri control

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We ranked Jabra Elite 8 Active #11 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 13 Jan 2024)
The Jabra Elite 8 Active True Wireless earbuds have received positive reviews for their sound quality, noise cancellation, comfort, battery life, connectivity, and additional features, making them a versatile and high-quality option for various use cases.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Wireless Earbuds For Exercise

People who set out to utterly destroy their earbuds, but don't want to be able to do so.
People who work out

You don't treat your earbuds like a soccer ball

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SoundGuys

Best for exercise

ShakeGrip coating keeps the buds in place
IP68 (earbuds) IP54 (case)
Battery life
Frequency response
Useful equalizer

Three ear tips is not enough for workout earbuds
Buttons can be heard and felt when actuated
Deep in-ear fit is polarizing

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Tom's Guide

Best-ever durability is perfect for active lifestyles

Extremely durable
Satisfying sound and call quality
Intuitive noise cancelation
Lengthy playtimes
Impressive 3D audio performance

Control scheme affects comfort
Missing some upscale features
Spatial Sound could use some work

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We ranked OnePlus Buds 3 #12 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Midrange Wireless Earbuds

Oneplus phone owners
People looking for solid midrange earbuds

You’re not fond of the earbud-and-stem design
You want wireless charging

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Tom's Guide

$99 noise-cancellers with excellent Android integration

Excellent feature set
Strong ANC
Works flawlessly with all Android devices

Poor battery management
Weak 3D audio performance

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Android Central

Best value

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We ranked Sony WF-C700N #13 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 12 Jun 2023)
The Sony WF-C700N wireless earbuds offer good sound quality, effective noise cancellation, comfort and stability, and a range of additional features for a personalized and immersive listening experience.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

Big-brand experience and superb noise canceling for $119

Vibrant, detailed sound
Superb noise cancellation and call quality
Comes with most signature Sony features
Very attractive design
Optimal comfort and fit

No aptX or LDAC support

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What Hi-Fi

Awards 2023 winner. The best wireless earbuds with noise-cancelling for tight budgets.

Very comfortable fit
Refined presentation for the money
Detailed, dynamic and musical sound

Charging case doesn't add a lot to battery life
No aptX or LDAC support

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We ranked Bose QuietComfort II #14 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 19 May 2023)
The Bose QuietComfort II earbuds offer top-notch sound quality, noise cancellation, comfort, and connectivity, making them a great choice for various activities.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

Best noise-cancelling earbuds overall

Best-in-class ANC
Superb sound and call quality
Great customization settings
Strong wireless performance
More compact and stylish design

Expensive
Finicky touch controls and app connectivity

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TechRadar

Best wireless earbuds for sheer noise-cancelling power

Smaller, more comfortable design
Best-in-class noise cancellation
Beautiful sound

Call quality could be better
No support for high-def wireless codecs
No wireless charging

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We ranked Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4 #15 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Verge

Best earbuds for sound quality

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Tom's Guide

Best-sounding wireless earbuds

Balanced audiophile sound
Class-leading aptX Lossless audio support
Strong sound personalization features
Effective ANC performance

Bulky design compared to price rivals
Auracast and LE Audio support isn't available immediately

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We ranked Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 #16 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

Adaptive-sounding buds with lots of features

Great sound and call quality
Adaptive ANC
Plenty of audio customization settings
Impressive fitness features

Subpar spatial audio
Bears the appearance of a cheap AirPods alternative

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SoundGuys

Bang for your buck

rice
ANC
Battery life
LDAC, AAC, SBC codecs
IPX4
Fast pair
Wireless charging

Chunky case
Many EQ presets are too bassy

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We ranked Apple AirPods 3 #17 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best wireless earbuds” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 21 Jul 2023)
The Apple AirPods 3 offer a well-balanced sound signature, mixed noise cancellation performance, mixed comfort reviews, decent battery life, and convenient connectivity features, making them suitable for audiobooks, podcasts, and non-bass-heavy music genres, but not ideal for active noise cancellation or intense workouts.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

The best non-ANC premium wireless earbuds

Extremely comfortable
Great audio
Excellent battery life
MagSafe charging support

A bit expensive
No active noise cancelling

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The Verge

Best earbuds for voice calls on iPhone

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