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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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SoundPeats Truengine SE review: $40 incredibly well spent

Is it possible to spend less than $50 on true wireless earbuds and get quality sound and features? If the earbuds are the SoundPeats Truengine SE, then yes.
PuroPro Headphones

PuroPro headphones review: Safe and sound wireless ANC cans

There are plenty of wireless, noise-canceling headphones for $200 or less, so what makes the PuroPro special? They might just save your long-term hearing.
The Sony WH-1000XM4.

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: The best headphones get even better

We've never tested a set of wireless noise-canceling headphones we like more than Sony's WH-1000XM3. Until now. The WH-1000XM4 are everything we've ever wanted.
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Raycon E55 The Performer Review: Not worth the hype

Raycon’s marketing-heavy hype-machine does not reflect the reality, and its buds come up short of actually being a good recommendation in their price range.
JBL Flash X earbuds

JBL/Under Armour True Wireless Flash X review: Still worth it

JBL and Under Armour have partnered again to bring the second generation True Wireless Flash X to the table, featuring better battery and Bluetooth connection.
LG Tone Free earbuds

LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 review: Self-cleaning buds don’t make the cut

LG's new Tone Free HBS-FN6 true wireless earbuds have an intriguing selling point - they're self-cleaning buds that offer sound fine tuned by Meridian Audio.
Panasonic RB-M700 Headphones

Panasonic RB-M700 review: Subwoofers for your head

There are plenty of wireless headphones that promise big bass, but they don't possess the Panasonic RB-M700's bass reactors. They're a boon for bass lovers.
RHA TrueConnect 2

RHA TrueConnect 2 earbuds review: Betting on battery life

The RHA True Connect 2 true wireless earbuds have undoubtedly improved upon the first generation TrueConnect, but the buds' competitors have also made strides.
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Grado’s Hemp Headphones: An audio high you won’t soon forget

The material that Grado Labs' Hemp Headphones are made from might beg for laughs, but the top-tier audio performance to expect is anything but a joke.
V-Moda M-200 Studio Headphones

V-Moda M-200 review: Studio cans with surgical precision

Wired headphones have lost ground to wireless models of late, but when it comes to hearing every audible detail, V-Moda's M-200 prove wired is still wicked.
Audio-Technica 300TW earbuds

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW review: A worthy Sony alternative

Audio-Technica's new true wireless earbuds, the ATH-ANC300TW, are a premium competitor to Sony's popular WF-1000XM3, with similar features, sound, and cost.
JLab Epic-ANC

JLab Epic ANC review: Stuck in limbo

JLab keeps churning out affordable earbuds, and the new Epic ANC continue that legacy. But their features may not be enough to stand out in a crowded market.
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Technics TWS EAH-AZ70W earbuds review: Best noise canceling

Technics, Panasonic's high-end audio brand, has finally given us an AirPods Pro and Sony WF-100XM3 competitor with incredible noise-canceling capabilities.
JBL Club One ANC Headphones

JBL Club One review: Heavyweight headphones that pack a punch

With so many excellent noise-canceling headphones to choose from, why should you consider the pricey JBL Club Ones? It's all about their power and precision.
JLab Epic Sport2 earbuds

JLab Epic Sport2 review: Wired for workouts

With an IP66 weatherproof rating, a workout-friendly design, and stellar battery life, JLab created another stout pair of fitness earbuds in the Epic Sport2.
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Panasonic RZ-S500W Earbuds Review: Better late than never

Panasonic has come up with its first pair of true wireless earbuds, the RZ-S500W, complete with noise cancellation and more than 6 hours of listening time.
Edifier tws6 earbuds

Edifier TWS6 earbuds review: Affordable audio for athletes

The sibling of Edifier's active noise canceling TWS NB, the TWS6 have the design and waterproof rating for intense workouts, plus solid audio and battery life.
JLab Go Air earbuds

JLab Go Air earbuds review: Small, but mighty affordable

JLab's new true wireless earbuds are the Go Air, and they come equipped with intriguing features usually reserved for products far outside their price range.
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Samsung Galaxy Buds review: surprisingly excellent true wireless buds

With six hours of battery life, an extremely comfortable fit, sweatproofing, and a very palatable price tag, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds represent a great value.
AirPods Pro laying on the back of a phone.

Apple AirPods Pro review: Best buds

The new Apple AirPods Pro are a big departure from the company's previous AirPods, adding silicone eartips and noise canceling for a more private listening experience while shrinking the size down. Here's how they stack up.
Adidas RPT-01

Adidas RPT-01 Sport headphones review: Functional fitness

In the RPT-01, Adidas has built a pair of headphones that come with IPX4 waterproof resistance, 40 hours of battery life, and a sound suited for workouts.
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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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