The Sony LinksBuds S are comfortable and capable wireless ANC earbuds, and the great transparency mode and intuitive controls make a convincing case for these $199 buds.
The EarFun Air Pro SV has an attractive 'stem' design and strong sound, but ANC performance and mediocre playtimes are nothing to rave about.
At $79, the Audio-Technica ATH-M20xBT over-ear wireless headphones make some feature and comfort compromises, but they offer decent sound and long battery life to keep music playing for days on end.
The Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones have arrived with better than ever performance in a more aerodynamic and eco-friendly design, but the launch price will be too high for some.
The Sennheiser Sport True Wireless have the sound and feature set to outperform many of the market’s top sports buds, but not the elite.
The JLab JBuds Air Pro are a bargain for fitness fanatics that want strong audio and battery life at a low price.
Astell & Kern's first pair of wireless earbuds deliver top-tier sound, but in terms of features they're not quite the full package.
The 1More PistonBuds Pro disrupts the noise-cancelling wireless earbuds market with impressive ANC and sound at a great price.
The Wyze Buds Pro impresses with great sound and effective noise cancellation, but it fails to nail down some basics.
The Denon AH-C830NCW are great-sounding wireless earbuds but they need greater feature support to compete with the market’s best all-rounders.
Spending money on a Bang & Olufsen product usually requires at least a little justification. Not so much in the case of the Beoplay HX over-ear headphones, though
Strong audio, ANC, and battery life place the Treblab Z7 Pro among the best cheap noise-cancelling headphones we've tested.
The Cleer Audio Alpha stands out as a cheaper Bose alternative with better sound, longer playtimes, and respectable noise cancellation.
The latest over-ear ANC headphones have good perceived value, great sound and enormous battery life, but is it enough to carry Technics all the way?
The Sennheiser CX Plus gets you flagship sound and surprisingly good noise cancellation for around half the price of the AirPods Pro.
The Sony LinkBuds WF-L900 have a distinctive open design to ensure wearers are always aware of their surroundings, but they earn more points for the eye-catching fashion form than their function.
The Tribit MoveBuds H1 has the power and energy to keep fitness fans moving, but its sonic abilities need toning.
The JLab Go Air Sport has plenty of bass energy and battery life to appease fitness fans on a budget, but don’t expect top sonic performance.
The Shure Aonic Free earbuds bring audiophile sound and passive noise reduction to rival more sophisticated designs with active noise cancelling tech.
The Adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC is an admirable attempt at sporty wireless ANC earbuds, but the short battery life makes it a tough sell.
With no ANC or app control on board, these wireless earbuds may seem a bit lacking at the price, but for no-frills audio purists they really deliver.
The Urbanista Los Angeles headphones deliver best-in-class playback time from a solar-powered charge and decent sound, but comfort and app control are compromised.
The $119 Jabra Elite 4 Active undercuts the competition with hi-res audio, quality noise neutralization, and waterproof protection.
The Shokz OpenRun Pro are the ultimate bone conduction headphones for athletes thanks to competitive sound, a barely-there feel and 10 hours of battery life.
Bowers & Wilkins' PX7 over-ear headphones may be more expensive, but when it comes to getting the best sound quality, sometimes you get exactly what you pay for.
Great value earbuds with dynamic and customizable sound but some advanced listening features could be better applied.
The Urbanears Alby earbuds make a clear nod to Apple's AirPods styling, but the problematic sound and clunky features mean they're are better lookalike options that do better
The Buds Z2 offers almost everything you want from a pair of earbuds and at a great price — but OnePlus users get a slightly better deal.
When it comes to noise cancellation, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds outshines every wireless earbud model out there.