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Photo of Tribit MoveBuds H1.

Tribit MoveBuds H1 review: Made to make you sweat

Tribit MoveBuds H1 are for the active crowd, boasting a sporty design that delivers comfort, durability, and battery life that will last longer than the competition.
Hand holding Sony LinkBuds S in their case.

Sony LinkBuds S review: Smaller, smarter noise-canceling buds

The Sony LinkBuds S combine superb ANC with some very handy and smart features. But is that a formula for success, or just quirkiness?
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OnePlus Buds Pro review: Good buds with a few flaws

The OnePlus Buds Pro offer great sound and ANC, but a few usability issues keep them from being a top pick.
Wireless earbud in ear about to be tapped.

Libratone Air+ review: Stylish AirPods Pro alternative

Libratone Air+ wireless earbuds sound terrific and look unique, and are marred only by poor call quality.
A man wearing the Sony WH-1000XM5.

Sony WH-1000XM5 review: Meet the new boss

Not content to rest on its laurels, Sony's latest flagship headphones — the WH-1000XM5 — are another technical tour-de-force.
Author wearing Audio-Technica ATH-GDL3 open-back gaming headphones.

Audio-Technica ATH-GDL3 gaming headset review: Open-world gaming

Most gaming headsets are closed-back for a reason: It keeps sounds in. But the ATH-GDL3 make a strong argument for why your next headset should be open-backed.
A hand holding the 1More Evo earbuds in their charging case.

1More Evo review: Hi-fi sound at a killer price

The new flagship wireless earbuds from 1More have tons of top-flight features, including wireless hi-res audio, all for a very reasonable price.
B&O Cisco 980 standing upright.

B&O Cisco 980 review: Keeping your calls comfy, clear, and secure

Bang & Olufsen's Cisco partnership produces a set of wireless cans with security that's as good as their sound.
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Grell TWS/1 review: Quirky buds with quality sound

The Grell TWS/1 are about better sound, and deliver it with solid sonic results, though you will have to consider whether they're too big for your ears.
Close up of Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review: More for less

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds drop the price and improve virtually every other aspect.
1More PistonBuds Pro earbuds out of case.

1More PistonBuds Pro review: Sweet sound for small ears

The 1More PistonBuds Pro deliver a combo of nice sound, good comfort, and small size that should fit almost every ear. All at a price that's well under $100.
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Dottir Freedom On-Grid review: Heavy bass to fit all ears

The Dottir Freedom On-Grid wireless earbuds look a lot like the Powerbeats Pro, but they sport way more features for much less money.
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HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless review: 300 hours of audio bliss

HyperX's Cloud Alpha Wireless boasts a massive 300 hours of battery life, which is backed up by the best comfort and sound quality in the industry.
Final Audio ZE3000 wireless earbuds in their charging case.

Final Audio ZE3000 review: Doing one thing really well

Boutique Japanese audio brand, Final Audio has made a no-compromises set of wireless earbuds at a very affordable price.
Front view of man wearing Monoprice Monolith M1070C.

Monoprice M1070C review: Giant cans miss on planar’s promise

Monoprice attempts to make planar magnetic technology accessible and affordable, but something's definitely missing.
Side view of a man wearing Rode NTH-100.

Rode NTH-100 review: Super-comfy studio cans

Rode's first set of headphones are beautifully designed and comfortable, but do they have what it takes to beat the world's favorite studio monitors?
Astell&Kern AK UW100

Astell&Kern AK UW100 review: Seriously great sound

Astell&Kern's first wireless earbuds face some stiff competition, but the $299 AK UW100 sound fantastic.
The Jabra Enhance Plus earbuds snap together magnetically.

Jabra Enhance Plus review: Hear what you’ve been missing

Jabra's new Enhance Plus hearables promise to enhance your hearing for clearer conversations and music.
1More ComfoBuds Mini seen beside their charging case.

1More ComfoBuds Mini review: Tiny earbuds, big bass

1More's tiny ComfoBuds Mini are aimed at folks who have a hard time getting a comfy fit from other wireless earbuds, but a few flaws keep them from being ideal.
Eargo 6 seen beside a traditional hear aid.

Eargo 6 hearing aid review: A tiny taste of what’s to come

Eargo recently released the newest version of their invisible hearing aids, the Eargo 6. Here's how they stack up after a couple weeks of testing.
Sudio E2 wireless earbuds in their charging case.

Sudio E2 review: A Swedish spatial surprise

Sudio's latest wireless earbuds do active noise cancellation and wireless charging, but they also offer a virtual spatial audio mode that is surprisingly good.
Close-up of Thinksound OV21 wired headphones' walnut cover.

Thinksound OV21 review: Precise, plush, eco-friendly sound

These sustainably designed audiophile headphones impressed us with their accurate sound and super-comfy fit.
Sony LinkBuds in charging case.

Sony LinkBuds review: Radical transparency

Sony's LinkBuds are an ambitious attempt to create earbuds that don't block out the outside world. It works, but they're definitely not for everyone.
Nothing Ear 1 earbuds with ladybug climbing on top for a size comparison.

Nothing Ear 1 review: Everything you could want, for just $99

The Ear 1 true wireless earbuds are the first product from Nothing, and at $99 they have an enviable spec list. Can they live up to our high expectations?
Oddict Twig Pro.

Oddict Twig Pro review: Stylish buds with surprising sound

The Oddict Twig Pro are a fancy yet affordable alternative to the AirPods Pro, that really come into their own when you start tweaking their settings.
Chord Mojo 2 seen from the top down.

Chord Mojo 2 review: Sound so good, it may move you to tears

The Chord Mojo 2 is a mobile DAC that turns your phone into the dream home audio system you've always wanted, without the space or price drawbacks.
Man wearing Jabra Elite 7 Pro.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro review: The perfect set of true wireless earbuds

It's nearly impossible to find any flaws with the $200 Jabra Elite 7 Pro true wireless earbuds, which offer exceptional comfort and a huge array of features.
Denon Noise Cancelling Earbuds AH-C830NCW.

Denon Noise Cancelling Earbuds review: Serious sound value

Denon Noise Cancelling Earbuds deliver outstanding sound and noise cancellation at a price that's very hard to beat.
Jabra Elite 4 Active.

Jabra Elite 4 Active review: Workout buds that won’t make your budget sweat

Jabra's latest workout earbuds manage to find a sweet spot between features and price that will make budget-conscious athletes very happy.
Shure Aonic 40 ANC headphones.

Shure Aonic 40 hands-on review: Sound this good should be more comfortable

Shure's latest ANC headphones are well-priced, beautifully designed, and sound awesome. But a thin and poorly padded headband makes them tricky to recommend.
Shure Aonic Free true wireless earbuds.

Shure Aonic Free review: True wireless studio monitors

The Shure Aonic Free don't possess ANC, wireless charging or even great battery life, but they're an ideal tool for wire-free critical listening.
OnePlus Buds Z2 open case.

OnePlus Buds Z2 review: Too much bass, not enough grace

The OnePlus Buds Z2 with ANC are a big upgrade over the first Buds Z, but have also doubled in price. Do the extra features justify splashing out on them?
Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro review: Style meets substance

The Liberty 3 Pro are another example of how Anker's Soundcore brand creates audio products that punch well above their weight in all of the areas that matter.
JBL Reflect Flow Pro.

JBL Reflect Flow Pro review: Spectacular sport earbuds

JBL's flagship workout earbuds have massive battery life, total protection from water and dust, and a powerful sound that will motivate you to move.
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Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

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