Sure, they’re small, but that doesn’t mean earbuds are a purchase to be taken lightly.
You’ve probably been listening to music on the go for most of your life. So you know that finding a good pair of earbuds is actually pretty tricky. (I’ve gone through more in my lifetime than I can count.)
And while picking up a $5 pair in the checkout line is easy enough, you know you’ll just be back again next month (or sooner) for a new pair because they stopped working.
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Does that mean all earbuds are crap? No way. It’s simply not true that bass, noise cancellation, and crisp sound can only be found in fancy over-ear headphones. Some of us prefer our headphones to be a little more inconspicuous and portable. Read more…
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Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK In-Ear Stereo Earphones
If you’re not looking for over-the-top sound features and just need a pair to get the job done, these are for you.
$8.99 from Amazon
BEST VALUE FOR WIRED HEADPHONES
Symphonized NRG 3.0 Wooden Headphones
These are just as functional as they are classy, handcrafted from genuine wood that offers up insane natural acoustics.
$19.99 from Amazon
BEST WIRED EARBUDS FOR AUDIOPHILES
Sony MDRXB50AP Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Bass this bumpin’ is pretty hard to find in earbuds under $100, so these are a good pick.
$49.99 from Amazon
BEST NOISE-CANCELING WIRED EARBUDS
TaoTronics active noise canceling wired earbuds
At this price point, TaoTronics’ active noise cancellation is impressive.
$45.99 from Amazon
BEST IF YOU’RE HESITANT TO GO COMPLETELY WIRE-FREE
Bose SoundSport wireless headphones
Get the mobility of wireless without the anxiety that comes with untethered earbuds.
$129 from Amazon
BEST DEAL ON WIRELESS EARBUDS
Otium Wireless Sport Headphones
Sweatproof and equipped with a comfortable ear hook, these little guys are perfect for vigorous workouts.
$18.89 from Amazon
SoundPEATS Magnetic Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones
These earbuds combine a comfortable fit with nice sound quality.
$14.99 from Amazon
BEST NOISE-CANCELING EARBUDS
With excellent sound quality and active noise cancellation, AirPods Pro are a top pick.
$249 from Amazon
BEST DEAL ON WIRE-FREE EARBUDS
FOCUSPOWER F10 Mini Bluetooth Earbuds
This borderline invisible pair of earbuds gives you truly wire-free earbuds at a really affordable price.
$25.99 from Amazon
MOST STYLISH WIRE-FREE OPTION
TREBLAB X2 Bluetooth Earbuds with Beryllium Speakers
The ultra-futuristic look of these earbuds is sure to get you some compliments.
$25.28 from Amazon
BEST FOR WORKING OUT
Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Sport Headphones
With the SoundSport Free, Bose focuses on improved sound and maximum Bluetooth signal.
$199 from Amazon
BEST EARBUDS FOR COMMUTERS
Samsung Galaxy Buds Bluetooth earbuds
Quick Ambient Mode will alert you to important sounds such as oncoming traffic and ambulance sirens.
$104.99 from Amazon
MOST SECURE FIT
Power Beats Pro totally wireless earbuds
These earbuds combine Beats quality sound with connivence and comfort.
$249.95 from Amazon
BEST BATTERY LIFE
ENACFIRE wireless earbuds
Keep your music going for nearly a month before these need to be charged.
$49.99 from Amazon