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JBL Reflect Mini NC

JBL Reflect Mini NC review: Almost perfect workout buds

You'll find a lot of true wireless earbuds that claim to be good for workouts, but few deliver the value, sound, and features of the $150 Reflect Mini NC.
Earin A-3 true wireless earbuds

Earin A-3 earbuds review: Good things come in small packages

Just how small can true wireless earbuds get? Earin's answer: Very, very small. The A-3 are tiny, yet manage to pump out decent sound. Is that enough for $199?
Oppo Enco X

Oppo Enco X review: Android-friendly AirPods Pro killers

Plenty of companies have tried to offer the AirPods Pro's features and design for a lot less money. The Enco X are the first noise-canceling earbuds to succeed.
1More Comfobuds

1More ComfoBuds Review: Small and comfy AirPods alternatives

If you don't like Apple's high prices, but you don't like the way most other earbuds fit, the 1More ComfoBuds are an affordable and comfy true wireless option.
Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro

Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro review: Affordably awesome

Looking for AirPods Pro features without spending $250? These ANC earbuds come very close and cost a lot less. Here's what you should know before buying.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: I can hear clearly now

Samsung took a leap with the Galaxy Buds Live, and missed the mark. The Galaxy Buds Pro correct course with a better design and enhanced ANC.
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Cambridge Audio Melomania Touch review: Thumping bass, delicate looks

The Cambridge Audio Melomania Touch definitely have the looks, but do they have the desirable "British sound," the company prides itself on? We find out.
RHA TrueControl ANC true wireless earbuds

RHA TrueControl ANC earbuds review: A lesson in ear-gonomics

RHA's first set of noise-canceling true wireless earbuds, the TrueControl ANC, sound terrific and have a unique shape, but their high price is hard to justify.
JVC HA-XC90T true wireless earbuds.

JVC HA-XC90T review: Mammoth bass and battery life

JVC's latest rugged true wireless earbuds offer water- and dust-proofing, a huge 15-hour battery life, and massive bass response. But are they worth $200?
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review: Best ANC Buds

Bose may be fashionably late to the party, but the wait was worth it. Are the new QuietComfort Earbuds the best wireless ANC buds you can buy? We found out.
Jabra Elite 85t

Jabra Elite 85t review: The best AirPods Pro alternative

If you have $230 to spend on true wireless earbuds and want an alternative to Apple's AirPods Pro, look no further than Jabra's stylish Elite 85t with ANC.
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming review: Lost in translation

Bose attempts to convert its popular QuietComfort 35 II into a gaming headset, but not everything goes to plan. Read our full review to find our why.
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Sony WF-1000XM3 review: Still superb, but no longer unique

Sony’s flagship true wireless earbuds are a true competitor to Apple's AirPods Pro. Now one year old, the WF-1000XM3 are still a force to be reckoned with.
Amazon Echo Buds case open

Amazon Echo Buds review: The best earbuds for Alexa fans

With a huge number of features for the money, Amazon's $130 Echo Buds are one of the best values in a set of true wireless earbuds. Here's our full review.
Jabra Elite Active 75t

Jabra Elite Active 75t review: The best buds for blocking noise and water

For $20 more than the awesome Jabra Elite 75t, the Elite Active 75t give you a fully waterproof set of earbuds. For some, that's $20 very well spent.
Jabra elite 75t true wireless headphones

Jabra Elite 75t review: ANC makes awesome earbuds better

Now with ANC, Jabra's $180 Elite 75t are an even better choice for those looking for great sound and endless customization in a set of true wireless earbuds.
1More True Wireless ANC

1More True Wireless ANC review: Almost an AirPods Pro contender

1More's first true wireless ANC model, the True Wireless ANC, is priced to beat Apple's AirPods Pro, but with only ho-hum ANC, it's a tough sell, even at $180.
adidas rpd 01 review 5

Adidas RPD-01 Review: Good sound, few features

The Adidas RPD-01 are the company's new workout-centric, in-ear headphones with 12 hours of battery life per charge and an IPX4 weather resistance rating.
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Fauna audio glasses review: Don’t sound great, yet hard to hate

Despite subpar audio quality, Fauna audio glasses look great and feel comfortable, leaning on quality and aesthetics in a tough and evolving wearables scene.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC

JLab Epic Air Sport ANC review: Most valuable workout buds

With industry-leading battery life, good sound, and a great weather-resistance rating, it's hard not to love JLab Audio's Epic Air Sport ANC true wireless buds
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Audeze LCD-1 headphones review: Studio comfort

With a lightweight build and comfy cushions, the Audeze LCD-1 excel for the long critical listening sessions that audiophiles demand of their studio monitors.
Skullcandy Sesh Evo

Skullcandy Sesh Evo review: No more lost true wireless earbuds

Skullcandy's Sesh Evo are fairly average true wireless earbuds for their affordable $60 price. But with Tile tracking and multiple colors, they're worth a look.
tranya t10 earbuds review 5

Tranya T10 earbuds review: Cheap, but crystal clear

It's another win for the little guy! The Tranya T10 are value-rich, with great sound reproduction, responsive touch controls, and excellent call quality.
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Edifier TWS NB2 earbuds review: Best in class

Edifier's faster-than-expected update of the TWS NB2 earbuds for the makes all the desired changes we needed to see from the original, for less.
Beats EP headphones

Beats EP review: Good sound trapped by wired limitations

The Beats EP headphones offer exceptional sound for $130, but feature a wired design that limits their features and connectivity compared to wireless options.
JLab Epic Air ANC

JLab Epic Air ANC review: Big bang for your true wireless bucks

JLab's first true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation only cost $99. Can they deliver the same performance as Apple's $249 AirPods Pro? We find out.
sennheiser cx 400bt true wireless review

Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless review: Great sound, but not much else

Sennheiser knows how to make great-sounding true wireless earbuds. The CX 400BT are its attempt to make that same great sound more affordable. It almost works.
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Montblanc MB01 headphones review: Bathe your ears in luxury

The Montblanc MB01 headphones have quality sound on top of incredible comfort, and therefore these $595 luxury headphones do a lot to earn their high price.
Anker Spirit Dot 2 earbuds

Anker Soundcore Spirit Dot 2 review: Good, but puzzling

The Anker Soundcore Spirit Dot 2 are the traditional alternative to the earhook-style Spirit X2, offering IPX7 protection and good sound in true wireless form.
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AKG K371-BT headphones review: Quality portable studio monitors

AKG's closed-back K371-BT studio monitors function for critical listening, and can also be taken anywhere. They are a great value for their $180 asking price.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in their charging case.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: A step backward

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a slim profile and good battery life. But if sound quality and ANC performance are what you care about, we have bad news.
Skullcandy Crusher Evo

Skullcandy Crusher Evo review: Teeth-rattling bass

The new $200 Skullcandy Crusher Evo are mega-bass over-ear wireless headphones on steroids, with equally huge battery life, and personalized sound you can hear.
Know Comfy earbuds

Know Comfy review: Fantastic-fitting true wireless earbuds

Know's new true wireless earbuds, aptly named the Comfy, feature a comforting-but-odd design, decent features, and good overall sound for a $160 price point.
Beats Studio 3 Wireless

Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Who let the bass drop?

It's been three years since Beats debuted the Studio 3 Wireless headphones for $350. Now that so much time has passed, are they still worth the money?
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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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