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If you’re looking for the perfect pair of true wireless earbuds, then I guarantee you’ll find your pair here. All of our picks have premium sound quality, so it just comes down to how you plan on using them.

     From fitness to business, we researched to find the best set from every category. Pick from the summarized list below or keep scrolling to read more about what makes each pair special.

Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro

Best Value True Wireless Earbuds

Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro - Fog Gray
Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro - Fog Gray

Color Options: Midnight Black, Frost White, Dusk Purple, and Fog Gray

     It may seem like a copout, but we couldn’t find anything about the Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro that we disliked enough to add to the “Cons” column.  Their sound quality is amazing and they’re packed with luxury features.

     With Soundcore’s best-in-class app, you have more control over your audio experience than any other set of earbuds we’ve tested. Plus, the improved ear tips and ear wings make them feel like tiny little pillows in your ears.

     Combined with a “too good to be true” price starting at less than $170, the Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are the best all-around set of wireless earbuds in the world.

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 8 hrs (32 hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IPX4
  • Fast Charging – 15 min gives you 3 hr of listening
  • Charge Type – USB-C and Wireless Charging
  • Driver Size – 10.6mm
  • Bluetooth Version – 5
  • Noise Cancellation – Yes (HearID auto-ANC)
  • Accessory Kit – 4 sets of ear tips, 3 sets of ear wings, and USB-C charging cable
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro -10.6mm Dynamic Drivers
10.6mm Dynamic Drivers

Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus

Best Style & Sound Quality

Master-&-Dynamic-MW07-Plus-True-Wireless-Earbuds
Master-&-Dynamic-MW07-Plus-True-Wireless-Earbuds

Color Options: Steel Blue, Black Pearl, Black Quartz, Jade Green, Tortoise Shell, and White Marbel

     The Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus are definitely the Cadillac of true wireless earbuds. Besides top-of-the-line audio and battery specs, their premium finishes and stainless steel charging case are what really set them apart. Coming in a choice of Steel Blue, Black Pearl, Black Quartz, Jade Green, Tortoise Shell, and White Marbel, they’re sure to turn heads.

     Featuring extra large 10mm drivers, they bump bass better than most yet they’re housed in a stylish, compact chassis. It’s even more impressive when you consider the unbelievable 10-hour battery life. 

     To round off their style and comfort, they come with 5 sets of ear tips and 3 sets of the most comfortable ear wings we’ve tested. Even though they’re some of the most expensive earbuds we’ve reviewed, once you pop them in there’ll be NO “buyer’s remorse.”

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 10 hrs (40 Hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IPX5
  • Fast Charging – 50% charging in 15 min (case)
  • Charge Type – USB-C
  • Driver Size – 10mm
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation – Yes
  • Accessory Kit – 3 ear wing sizes & 5 ear tip sizes
Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus - Accessory Kit
Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus - Accessory Kit

Jaybird Vista 2

Best Water & Dust Resistance

Jaybird Vista 2 True Wireless Sport Earbuds
Jaybird Vista 2 True Wireless Sport Earbuds

Color Options: Black and Gray

     The Jaybird Vista 2 True Wireless Earbuds live up to the hype when we tested them in the elements. With an IP68 rating for water and dust, they live up to their Earth Proof label. Even though you sacrifice some extra battery life, the compact charging case is also built to go anywhere.

     They don’t have the ear hooks that we typically look for in wireless workout earbuds, but they still have a very secure fit. The 3 sets of hybrid ear tips/wings that come included are super comfortable for almost any ear shape.

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 8 hrs (24 hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IP68
  • Fast Charging – 5 min gives you 1 hr of listening
  • Charge Type – USB-C and Qi-enabled wireless charging
  • Driver Size – 6mm
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation – Yes (Active Noise Cancelling)
  • Accessory Kit – 3 sets of hybrid ear tips/wings
Jaybird Vista 2 - Qi Wireless Charging
Jaybird Vista 2 - Qi Wireless Charging

Jabra Elite 85t

Best Compact Fit & Comfort

Jabra Elite 85t
Jabra Elite 85t

Color Options: Copper Black, Gold Beige, and Titanium Black

     The Jabra Elite series has been some of our overall favorite true wireless earbuds of over the last few years. With the release of the Elite 85t’s, they didn’t disappoint. They made one HUGE improvement, while not fixing what isn’t broken.

     By far the biggest upgrade was the driver (speaker) size. They doubled it from 6 mm in the 75t, to 12 mm in the Elite 85t.  They had great sound before, but now they also produce the mids and lows with impressive power and clarity.

     For the extra comfortable fit, Jabra used a special measurement algorithm to redesign them to fit comfortably in almost any ear. This gives them a secure fit without the added bulk and pressure of additional ear wings.

     As a bonus, the Jabra Sound+ App is one of the most comprehensive apps in the industry. Available on iPhone and Android, you can customize almost any part of your listening experience. There’s a fully customizable equalizer with the option to program 3 presets for different environments and situations. It even lets you select your preferred voice assistant like Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and more.

Jabra Elite 85t - Comfortable Fit
Perfect Fit

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 7.5 hrs (28 hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IP55
  • Fast Charging – 15 min gives you 1 hr of listening
  • Charge Type – USB-C
  • Driver Size – 12mm
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation – Yes (Jabra Advanced ANC™)
  • Accessory Kit – 3 sets of ear tips
Jabra Elite 85t - Accessory Kit
Jabra Elite 85t | Accessory Kit

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Best for Samsung Users

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro True Wireless Earbuds
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Color Options: Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet, and White

     Even though they aren’t the newest earbuds from Samsung, they’re the best sounding. With an 11mm woofer and a 6.5mm tweeter in each earbud, they produce a great range and clarity.

     They also have the best durability in the series. With the IPX7 waterproof rating, workouts and other wet conditions are no match for the Galaxy Buds Pro.

     Even though they aren’t compatible with the iOS version of the Samsung Wearables app, they’re still the smartest earbuds in the Galaxy Buds series.

     On Samsung phones, you get luxury features like:

  • 360° Audio
  • Voice Detection ANC-to-Ambient mode
  • Read Notifications Aloud
  • EQ presets
  • Gaming mode
  • and more…

     If you use a Samsung device, the Galaxy Buds Pro are the most complete set of headphones money can buy.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro - Voice-Detection ANC-to-Ambient Mode
Voice-Detection ANC-to-Ambient Mode

Key Features:

  • Battery Life (ANC off): 8 hrs (28 hrs with charging case)
  • Battery Life (ANC on): 5 hrs (18 hrs with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance: IPX7
  • Fast Charging: 5 min for 1 hour of listening
  • Charge Type: USB-C & Qi-certified wireless charging
  • Driver Size: 2-way speakers (11mm woofer, 6.5mm tweeter)
  • Bluetooth Version: 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes (Active Noise Cancellation)
  • Accessory Kit: 3 sets of ear tips & USB-C charging cable
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro - Earbud Design
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

AirPods Pro

Best for Apple Users

Apple AirPods Pro True Wireless Earbuds
Apple AirPods Pro True Wireless Earbuds

Color Options: White

     Just like most Apple devices, what the AirPods Pro lack in hardware specs they make up in software features. Built around the Apple H1 chip, you get seamless pairing and compatibility with any device running Apple iOS. They also have adaptive EQ to take the guesswork out of tuning for different situations.

     Apple’s one-size-fits-most approach to earbuds is improved with the addition of 3 sets of ear tips. They still haven’t mastered it yet, but there’s a healthy amount of 3rd-party ear wings and hooks to improve their fit. The drawback is that they don’t fit in the charging case with any of these additions.

     Also, in true Apple fashion, the on-board 4.5 hours of battery life is below average. On the other hand, the charging case is packed with extra juice for a total of 24 hours of battery. Unless you’re an Apple fanatic, the price tag of just under $250 should have you considering other options.

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 4.5 hrs (24 hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IPX4
  • Fast Charging – 5 min gives you 1 hr of listening
  • Charge Type – Apple Lightning & Qi-certified wireless charging
  • Driver Size – Unkown
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0 (Plus Apple H1 chip for iOS devices)
  • Noise Cancellation – Yes (ANC)
  • Accessory Kit – 3 sets of ear tips
Apple AirPods Pro and Charging Case
Apple AirPods Pro and Charging Case

Sony WF-1000XM4

Best Noise Cancellation

Sony WF-1000XM4 - Industry Leading Noise Cancelling
Industry Leading Noise Cancelling

Color Options: Black and Silver

     If industry-leading noise cancellation is what you’re looking for, there’s nothing better than the Sony WF-1000XM4’s. Their IPV1 Noise Canceling Processor is second-to-none. Perfect for loud office environments or commuting on planes, trains, and busses, they’ll keep you in your own world.

     One of the only things we didn’t like about researching these is that they only have a IPX4 rating. It’s better than the previous versions, but it’s still a little risky for workout usage. 

     On the other hand, they feature adaptive ambient sound control based on your activity. Also, their 24-bit audio signal processing makes these luxurious earbuds an easy choice for audiophiles.

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 8 hrs (24 hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IPX4
  • Fast Charging – 5 min gives you 60 min of listening
  • Charge Type – USB-C and Qi-enabled wireless charging
  • Driver Size – 6mm
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation – Yes (Integrated Processor V1)
  • Accessory Kit – 3 sets of MEMORY FOAM ear tips
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Sony WF-1000XM4 and Charging Case

Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3200

Best for Fitness (w/ Ear Hooks)

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3200 True Wireless Fitness Earbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3200 True Wireless Fitness Earbuds

Color Options: Black and Teal

     Our #1 pick for wireless WORKOUT earbuds, the Plantronics (Poly) BackBeat FIT 3200 are workout warriors. Their built-in compact ear hooks make sure they stay in place no matter how hard you’re going. Also, their 3 sizes of hybrid ear tips/hooks are the perfect added security and noise isolation.

     The enormous 13.5mm drivers put out big sound to keep you pumped up during workouts. Also, they have an Awareness Mode so you can stay connected to the outside world during outdoor workouts. On top of all of that, they come with a unique zippered soft-shell charging case that keeps your earbuds super safe when charging.

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 8 hrs (24 hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IP57
  • Fast Charging – 15 min gives you 1.5 hrs of listening
  • Charge Type – MicroUSB
  • Driver Size – 13.5mm
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation – No (noise-isolating)
  • Accessory Kit – 3 sets of hybrid ear tips/hooks
Plantronics-BackBeat Fit 3200 & Charging Case
Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3200 & Charging Case

JBL Reflect Flow

Best for Fitness (No Ear Hooks)

JBL Reflect Flow True Wireless Earbuds - Green
JBL Reflect Flow True Wireless Fitness Earbuds

Color Options: Black, Blue, Green, and Teal

     If you’re willing to take a chance on true wireless workout earbuds with no ear hooks then the JBL Reflect Flow are perfect. Their ergonomic design keeps them nice and secure, even for people who sweat a lot. Plus, the unique design of their ear wings is very forgiving and comfortable for longer workouts.

     The IPX7 dust and water resistance makes them just as “Earth Proof” as the Jaybird Vistas. However, JBL goes a step further and gives you 10 hours of listening time with the Reflect Flow. Also, you get JBL’s signature audio quality that makes all of their speakers and headphones top-of-the-line. At just under $120, these true wireless earbuds are a steal.

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 10 hrs (30 hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IPX7
  • Fast Charging – 10 min gives you 1 hr of listening
  • Charge Type – MicroUSB
  • Driver Size – 5.8mm
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation – No (noise-isolating)
  • Accessory Kit – 3 sets of ear tips & 3 sets of ear wings
JBL Reflect Flow True Wireless Earbuds and Charging Case
JBL Reflect Flow True Wireless Earbuds and Charging Case

JLab Audio: JBuds Air Icons

Ballin' On-A-Budget

JLab Audio JBuds Air Icon
JLab Audio JBuds Air Icon

Color Options: Black

     If you want to ball-on-a-budget, the JBuds Air Icon should be your first choice. At around $60, you’re getting above average specs across the board. The nice size 8mm drivers pump out some good bass and their overall sound quality is well above average.

     With an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance, you can even use them for workouts. One thing that makes them unique is the integrated USB cable on the charging case. No more hunting for the right cable when the 18 hours of extra battery life is gone.

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 6 hrs (24 total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IP55
  • Fast Charging – unknown
  • Charge Type – integrated USB cable
  • Driver Size – 8mm
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation – No (noise-isolating)
  • Accessory Kit – 4 sets of ear tips & 1 set of cush fins
JLab Audio JBuds Air Icon True Wireless Earbuds
JLab Audio JBuds Air Icon True Wireless Earbuds

BONUS: Amazfit PowerBuds

Best All-Purpose & Under $100

Amazfit-PowerBuds-Premium-Earbuds
Amazfit PowerBuds Premium Earbuds

Color Options: Black/Red, White/Red, and Grey/Green

     Even before the Amazfit PowerBuds were released, they were already winning over hearts and minds (and ears).  With Amazfit’s revolutionary designs in smartwatches and fitness trackers, they didn’t hold back on the PowerBuds.

     One of our favorite features is the removable magnetic ear hooks. Giving you extra security during workouts, you can pop off the ear hooks for more casual usage. Also, they took it a step further and designed the lid of the charging case to hold the ear hooks when not in use. Just like all of their other wearables, the price is far less than other earbuds with similar features.

Key Features:

  • Battery Life – 8 hrs (24 hrs total with charging case)
  • Dust/Water Resistance – IP55
  • Fast Charging – 15 min gives you 3 hrs of listening
  • Charge Type – USB-C
  • Driver Size – Unkown
  • Bluetooth Version – 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation – Yes (ENC dual-mic noise reduction tech)
  • Accessory Kit – 4 sets of ear tips & removable magnetic ear hooks
Amazfit-PowerBuds-Accessories
Amazfit PowerBuds Accessory Pack
  • Post last modified:October 22, 2021