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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.
Edifier TWS-NB

Edifier TWS NB earbuds review: Lose noise, keep cash

Another pair of true wireless earbuds have now hit the market, this time with a unique twist. Edifier's TWS NB feature active noise cancellation on the cheap.
JLab Studio ANC headphones

JLab Audio Studio ANC review: Big-time battery

JLab Audio's new Studio ANC wireless headphones have quite a list of features at a miniscule price point. For the most part, they made good on those promises.
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1More Dual Driver ANC Pro review: Listen to this

1More's newest headphones, the Dual Driver ANC Pro Wireless, offer 20 hours of battery life, active noise cancellation, and solid-but-affordable sound quality.
Razer Opus

Razer Opus wireless headphones review: A budget ANC champ

Razer has released its newest headphones, the Razer Opus, a lifestyle product that aims to affordably provide solid sound quality and good noise cancellation.
Microsoft Surface Earbuds

Microsoft Surface Earbuds review: Productivity for a price

Microsoft's new Surface Earbuds are designed to integrate seamlessly with productivity-focused software, while also incorporating competitive everyday features.
Microsoft Surface Headphones 2

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 review: Now a competitor

Microsoft's first-gen Surface Headphones were surprisingly good but also way overpriced. The Surface Headphones 2's lower price takes them from good to great.
Sony WF-XB700 earbuds

Sony WF-XB700 earbuds review: Affordable fun

Sony's new true wireless earbuds, the WF-XB700, feature solid battery life, an IPX4 water-resistance rating, and Sony's Extra Bass branding for a cost of $130.
Pixel Buds 2

Google Pixel Buds 2 review: New design, better sound

Google's second-generation Pixel Buds, the company's first true wireless product, have tons of features built-in and a reimagined design for a more secure fit.
Motorola Tech3 True Wireless Earbuds

Motorola Tech3 review: Wireless earbuds without range anxiety

True wireless earbuds are great, but they eventually run out of juice, and you can't plug them into your phone. Motorola's Tech3 solve both problems for $100.
Sony WH-CH710N headphones

Sony WH-CH710N headphones review: A wireless value

Sony's new WH-CH710N headphones provide a more budget-friendly alternative to the company's flagship model, while still offering solid features for their cost.
Shure Aonic 50 headphones

Shure Aonic 50 headphones review: Uncompromising audio quality

Shure's newly released Aonic 50 wireless headphones put an emphasis on sound quality, while still managing to incorporate some solid features into the mix.
Shure AONIC 215 earphones

Shure Aonic 215 review: Solid sound, unique package

Shure's new AONIC 215 represent a unique approach to true wireless earbuds, offering solid sound in an over-the-ear format that's comfortable while on the go.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 review: The best sound

Sennheiser's second-generation true wireless earbuds, rolling out in April 2020, are coming packed with improved battery life and active noise cancellation.
Powerbeats 4

Beats Powerbeats 4 Review: Exercise in bass

The new Beats Powerbeats 4 add an array of new features and change up the design from the Powerbeats 3 they replace, but still manage to come in at $50 less.
1More Stylish True Wireless Earbuds

1More Stylish Review: One of the best just got better

1More’s Stylish true wireless earbuds have AirPods-beating battery life, sweatproofing, and an extremely ergonomic design, all for $100 -- an exceptional value.
House of Marley Redemption ANC

House of Marley Redemption ANC review: Sustainable sound

House of Marley has released the Redemption ANC, the brands new true wireless earbuds complete with active noise cancellation and a sustainable design.
A man wearing the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are meant to replace the vaunted QC 35 II. We dig into the Bose 700’s new look and sound to find out if they succeeded.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ in ear

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ review: Slick and simple, with monster battery life

Samsung's Galaxy Buds are back in the form of the updated Galaxy Buds+. With new features and 11 hours of battery life per charge, this is a stellar sequel.
Sennheiser HD 450BT ANC Headphones

Sennheiser HD 450BT headphones review: Good value, with some caveats

Sennheiser's HD 450BT headphones have lots going for them, from crazy-long battery life to impressive noise canceling. That's not to say they're without issues.
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TCL SOCL500TWS wireless earbuds hands-on: You get what you pay for

TCL's first true wireless earbuds available in the U.S. have finally landed just ahead of CES 2020. Offering impressive battery life and water resistance at just $80, these earbuds promise a lot of value at a very low price point. But in this market, it takes more than that to impress.
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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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