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KEF Mu3 True Wireless Earbuds

KEF Mu3 true wireless earbuds review: Beauty and the beat

KEF's reputation as a top-tier audio brand means we have very high expectations for the $230 Mu3, the company's first true wireless earbuds. Do they deliver?
A man wearing the VZR Model One headphones.

VZR Model One review: Get the most out of 3D audio

The new VZR Model One raises the bar for next-gen gaming headphones with audiophile quality.
JBL Tour One wireless noise canceling headphones.

JBL Tour One review: Noise-canceling cans for frequent callers

Looking for a set of premium noise-canceling headphones, whether for work or travel? JBL's $300 Tour One are a superb alternative to models from Sony and Bose.
Razer Hammerhead battery case open.

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless review: RGB and ANC for less

The second-generation Hammerhead true Wireless brings effective active noise cancellation and RGB lighting to the mix, along with a more comfortable fit.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and their case sitting on the ground.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review: No-brainer buds

Samsung's most basic true wireless earbuds are anything but basic. In our review, we take a look at whether the Galaxy Buds 2 might be right for you.
Sennheiser CX True Wireless earbuds.

Sennheiser CX True Wireless review: Audiophile earbuds on a budget

Sporting the same great Sennheiser sound as the company's other earbuds, but for much less money, they'll delight audio purists looking to save some cash.

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT review: A headset that’s good beyond gaming

Corsair's Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT offers unique features that let it act not only as your gaming cans, but also as your everyday wireless headphones.
Soundcore Life P3 inside charging case.

Soundcore Life P3 review: A new standard for affordable earbuds

Soundcore's Life P3 true wireless earbuds cost just $80, and yet they're loaded with features like ANC and wireless charging. Are they too good to be true?
Bowers & Wilkins PI5 true wireless earbuds in their charging case.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 review: Sophisticated style, big bass sound

B&W's first true wireless earbuds face stiff competition, but the PI5 offer a stylish alternative to noise-canceling models from Sony, Bose, Apple, and Jabra.
UE Fits custom-fit true wireless earbuds

UE Fits review: The most comfortable wireless earbuds

With an exclusive custom-fit system for the eartips, the UE Fits promise an ultra-comfortable and secure fit. But is this worth $249? We check 'em out.
Beats Studio Buds

Beats Studio Buds review: These are the AirPods Pro Lite

With some of the AirPods Pro's best features, but at a way lower price, the Studio Buds make for a great set of everyday true wireless earbuds.
Jaybird Vista 2

Jaybird Vista 2 review: Tough-as-nails wireless earbuds for athletes

Jaybird's latest athlete-focused true wireless earbuds are tough as nails and sound amazing, but very poor call quality keeps them from being a top pick.
JBL Tour Pro+.

JBL Tour Pro+ review: Another excellent AirPods Pro alternative

With a huge number of features and great sound quality, the JBL Tour Pro+ are a fantastic AirPods Pro alternative, especially for Android phone users.
Amazon Echo Buds 2 in charging case.

Amazon Echo Buds 2 review: Better buds for Alexa fans

Amazon's new Echo Buds are a nice upgrade for folks who want easy access to Alexa while out of the house, but some features are still a work in progress.
Marshall Monitor II ANC

Marshall Monitor II ANC review: Rock out for hours in total comfort

With a high-energy sound, distinctive styling, and great comfort, the Marshall Monitor II ANC are made for hours and hours of rocking out with your tunes.
Focal Celestee Headphones

Focal Celestee headphone review: True audio bliss

The Focal Celestee have a shocker of a price tag. Is the sound and build quality shockingly good? We take a deep dive to find out.
V-Moda M-200 ANC

V-Moda M-200 ANC review: Overpriced over-ear headphones

Charging lots of money for wireless headphones -- like V-Moda's $500 M-200 ANC -- is fine when you deliver an all-star performance. But these cans fall short.
Master & Dynamic MW08

Master & Dynamic MW08 review: Revel in the sublime sound

Master & Dynamic's MW08 true wireless earbuds combine massive battery life with ANC and superb sound quality, but at a hefty price. Are they worth it?
man on phone wearing 1more comfobuds pro

1More ComfoBuds Pro review: Affordably awesome ANC

1More's ComfoBuds Pro true wireless earbuds are positioned as $95 AirPods Pro alternatives. Is such a thing even possible? As it turns out, yes, it is.
klipsch t5 ii true wireless earbuds review ry 3

Klipsch T5 II true wireless earbuds review: Never mind AirPods

Klipsch’s T5 II wireless earbuds are stylish, compact, and they sound great. But is that enough to raise them above all the other wireless earbud choices?
Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II review: Light as a feather, loud as hell

Marshall has a reputation for big sound and big style, and its first true wireless earbuds, the $179 Marshall Mode II, deliver on both traits in a big way.
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Bowers and Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition headphone review: Way too fun

From gaming to Zoom meetings, I found myself grabbing the Bowers and Wilkins PX7 Carbon every single time over the last couple of months.
Nuheara IQBuds2 Max

Nuheara IQbuds2 Max review: They’ll level-up your listening

Most true wireless earbuds give you good sound in a small package, but the IQbuds2 Max go further, with hearing aid technology and incredible noise canceling.
A man wears Apple AirPods Max headphones on a city street.

Apple AirPods Max review: Most fun headphones ever

Apple's first over-ear headphones are top-tier performers in almost every regard, but one critical aspect may be a deal-breaker.
The Sony WF-SP800N earbud in an ear.

Sony WF-SP800N review: Elite earbuds for every athlete

It's hard to beat Sony's WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds, but with ANC, waterproofing, monster battery life, and great sound, Sony's WF-SP800N come very close.
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.
cambridge audio melomania touch review open case hand

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?
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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.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer. He’s also a candidate for Pensacola City Council, District 1.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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