Remove cables with these amazing true wireless earbuds

True wireless earbuds remain all the rage as the new year begins as they are the pinnacle of wireless headphone innovation. Packing great sound quality, exceptional battery life, and a charging case in a super portable case is an incredible engineering feat. Apple/Beats headphones take it a step further, though, especially when pairing with an iOS device. This is thanks to the H1/W1 chip, which allows for one-click pairing, seamless switching between devices, and system-level integration on iOS.

Best Overall

The Apple AirPods Pro

Staff Pick

The AirPods Pro is the pinnacle of truly wireless earbuds if you own an iPhone. They feature fantastic ANC performance, great sound, and a super comfortable fit. They also work with many of the hottest wireless chargers on the market. The AirPods Pro is the best true wireless earbuds right now.

$249 at Apple $209 at Amazon $249 at Best Buy

Runner Up

AirPods (2nd generation)

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.

$199 at Apple $169 at Amazon $159 at Best Buy

Long battery life

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

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.

$169 at Apple $169 at Amazon $169 at Best Buy

ANC all day

Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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.

$178 at Amazon $178 at Best Buy $178 at Walmart

Awesome sound

SENNHEISER Momentum True Wireless 2 - Bluetooth in-Ear Buds

Sennheiser is known for having truly exceptional sound across all of their 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.

$249 at Amazon $249 at Best Buy $249 at Walmart

Workout buds

Jaybird Vista True Wireless

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 a relatively small charging case.

$149 at Amazon $149 at Best Buy

Great value

TRANYA B530 Bluetooth 5.0 Deep Bass True Wireless Earbuds

These low-cost earbuds give you up to ten hours of continuous music per charge and 80 hours overall with the charging case. With passive noise cancellation and immersive bass, the Tranya B530 is sure to please.

$30 at Amazon

Sweet alternative

Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Wireless Earbuds

The Liberty Air 2 aren't necessarily the cheapest true wireless earbuds around but are incredibly valuable. For their price, the Liberty Air 2 feature the best combination of sound quality, battery life, comfort, and portability.

$80 at Amazon $65 at Best Buy $80 at Walmart

Colorful choice

Urbanears Alby

Available in multiple colors, the Urbanears Alby provides up to 15 hours of total playtime — three hours of non-stop listening per charge plus 4x additional on-the-go charges with the USB-C charging case.

$61 at Amazon

Find my earbuds

Belkin SOUNDFORM Freedom True Wireless Earbuds

The Belkin SOUNDFORM earbuds are the first 3rd party earbuds to participate in the Apple's Find My network. They feature 8 hours of battery life per charge and 28 hours of additional hours of charge in the case, for a total of 36 hours of battery life. They are Qi wireless capable and sweat and splash resistant.

$119 at Belkin

The verdict is in

It shouldn't surprise anyone, but the AirPods Pro are the best true wireless earbuds. They feature active noise cancelation, great comfort with multiple ear tip sizes, decent battery life with up to 4.5 hours on the side of the earbuds with ANC enabled, and a compact wireless charging case. Honestly, outside of battery life, the AirPods Pro will be tough to beat when it comes to true wireless earbuds.

Our runner-up, the AirPods (2nd generation) and Powerbeats Pro, aren't surprising either as they share the same H1 chip found in the AirPods Pro that lets you switch between your Apple devices super effortlessly. All three sets of earbuds charge over Lightning, and the AirPods Pro and AirPods (2nd generation) are even more effortless, thanks to their wireless charging cases.

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