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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
1More Colorbuds

1More Colorbuds review: Vibrant colors, detailed sound

The 1More Colorbuds are the company's $100 crossroads between fashion and sound, bringing four different vibrant colors into a true wireless earbuds package.
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Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Review: Studio detail, giant soundstage

The Liberty 2 Pro will drop your jaw with their quality. They punch way above their weight class, contesting – and beating – buds at nearly twice their price.
The Beats Solo3 wireless headphones on top of a table.

Beats Solo3 headphones review: Style leads the way

Beats clearly emphasizes style, brand power, and compatibility with Apple products above all else, and average audio performance for $200 might be too steep.
Beats BeatsX wireless earbuds

BeatsX review: Expensive, but maybe still worth it

The Beats line of wireless headphones may have newer models to choose from, but the BeatsX are still worth considering thanks to great comfort and call quality.
Anker Soundcore SpiritX2 earphones

Anker Soundcore Spirit X2 review: An astonishing value

Anker's new sport-minded earphones, the Spirit X2, feature nine hours of playback per charge, plus an IP68 weather-resistance rating, at an affordable price.
Urbanista London ANC earbuds

Urbanista London review: Like AirPods Pros, with compromises

The Urbanista London will appeal to those looking for the same features as Apple's AirPods Pro but for less money, but some of those features still need work.
JBL Wireless Sport Train headphones

JBL/Under Armour Sport Wireless Train review: Well-aged sound

The JBL/Under Armour Sport Wireless Train on-ear headphones may not have the features to match up to today's newer models, but they do have exceptional sound.
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Pioneer DJ HDJ-CUE1BT-R headphones review: Solid sound, customizable style

Pioneer tries its hand at mixing style and function in a pair of on-ear cans and gets good results, making these $100 DJ-inspired headphones worth considering.
Jabra Elite 45h Headphones

Jabra Elite 45h review: The best $100 headphones you can buy

The Jabra Elite 45h manage offer a brilliant combination of sound quality, comfort, and battery life in a sleek and lightweight set of wireless headphones.
Know Calm headphones

Know Calm headphones review: Not unique, but still solid

The Know Calm headphones are intended for more than just music, with features aimed at longer-listening media sources such as with podcasts and audiobooks.
QuietOn Sleep Earbuds

QuietOn Sleep review: ANC earbuds offer silent slumber

Getting a good night's sleep is elusive for far too many of us. QuietOn's Sleep earbuds use ANC to get rid of one pesky insomnia driver: Noise. Do they work?
Avantree Aria Pro headphones

Avantree Aria Pro headphones review: Functional, affordable

Avantree's Aria Pro wireless headphones may come with underwhelming battery life, but they pack active noise cancellation functionality and good codec support.
Urbanista Athens earbuds

Urbanista Athens review: The underdog of sports earbuds

The Urbanista Athens combine an impressive trifecta: Eight hours of battery life with three extra charges, an IP67 weatherproof rating, and a $130 price tag.
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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.

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