The Mobvoi TicPods 2 Pro aims to be an ideal sporty AirPods alternative, but with buggy performance and an awkward fit, it doesn’t come close.
The Marshall Mode II wireless earbuds rival the best in this price range for sound quality, but lack active noise cancellation and ruggedness.
At $79, the Anker Soundcore Life A2 NC is adequate for listening to music on commutes, but that’s about it.
Equipped with powerful specs and impressive ANC, the Jabra Elite 85t is a stellar-sounding sequel in Jabra’s critically beloved series.
Get the Bose Soundsports if you're looking for wireless earbuds that are easy to use and deliver strong performance. They're a bit bulky, but overall these buds are great for working out or just hanging out.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II keeps the excellent active noise-cancelling technology and crystal-clear audio quality and adds a dedicated Google Assistant button.
At $399, the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition doesn’t come cheap, but is a stellar all-round performer with a ruggedly sophisticated design.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 is a pricey pair of earbuds, but with rich sound, active noise-cancelling and great design, you won’t regret what you spend.
With bass-rich sound quality and monster battery life, the Urbanista Miami is a good pair of active noise-cancelling headphones — and the low price makes it a great one.
Despite weak battery life and no self-cleaning mode, the LG Tone Free FN7 offers great sound and noise cancellation at a modest price point.
The JLab Epic Air ANC is appealingly cheap for a pair of true wireless earbuds, but even with its low price and long battery life, there are better budget-friendly alternatives.
The Earin A-3 is not the best-value set of wireless earbuds, nor the most fully-featured. Still, clever design and high sound quality make it hard to dislike.
The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC headphones provide a comfortable over-ear design, great sound and solid active noise cancellation at an affordable price.
The AirPods Pro are the ultimate wireless earbuds, with active noise cancelling, a better fit and resistance to sweat.
Apple's AirPods are magical, but they're not sweatproof. The Powerbeats Pro are the fitness-focused Apple sport earphones we've been waiting for.
Innovative in some ways, disappointing in many others, the $199 Bose Sport Open Earbuds is a tough sell for avid fitness buffs.
The Corsair HS50 is totally functional for gaming and works on a wide variety of platforms, but it doesn't do much to distinguish itself.
The PDP LVL50 Wired Stereo Headset provides decent gaming sound for a fair price, but you can get much better features from similar gadgets.
If you need a cheap gaming headset that sounds pretty good and works with everything you own, the Razer Kraken X is an easy recommendation.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air offers good comfort and sound at a budget price, but the connectivity and controls could be better.
At $99, the JLab Epic Air Sport ANC is a must-have for fitness fans who want energetic sound and some noise cancellation in a sporty shell.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus offer stellar battery life, impressive sound and a great fit for less than the price of AirPods.
Premium aesthetics, intuitive features and stellar audio make the Master & Dynamic MW07 earbuds a worthwhile investment.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro overcome some design hiccups to succeed as cheap noise-cancelling earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 400BT are a rich-sounding set of wireless earbuds that make up for their lack of noise cancelling with a deep toolbox of other features.
Already having better sound and battery life than the AirPods Pro, Jabra has just released an over-the-air ANC update that boosts the Elite 75t’s true wireless value.