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Sony WF-1000XM5 in silver.

Best noise-canceling earbuds for 2024: from Sony, Soundcore, Jabra, and more

Are you looking for a set of noise-canceling earbuds, but you're not sure where to start? We've picked the best models for every activity and every budget.
Track star Sha'Carri Richardson wearing the red Beats Solo Buds.

The new Beats Solo Buds go on sale June 18

Phil Nickinson with the 2023 Amazon Echo Buds.

Amazon’s Echo Buds got a little bit better this week

The Asus Cetra Supernova earbuds sitting on top of a gaming PC.

I want to love Asus’ gaming earbuds, but there are problems

Apple Music's spatial audio collection seen on an iPhone 14, next to Apple AirPods Pro.

AirPods won’t connect or pair? Here’s how to fix it

The Moto Buds in Forest Gray.

New $129 Moto Buds+ tap Bose for boom and Dolby for head tracking

Two kids using the Puro Sound PuroQuiet Plus to watch something on a tablet.

The best kids headphones of 2024: for fun, safety, and sound

Bose QC45 headphones in black.

How to connect Bose headphones to an iPhone

AKG N5005 in-ear headphones man wearing them on a couch relaxing

These AKG in-ear headphones from Harman are 84% off today

Sony WF-1000XM5 in charging case with lid open, held between a finger and thumb.

Best wireless earbuds for 2024: Sony, Bose, Soundcore, and more

Phil Nickinson wearing both the Ray-Ban Meta smart lasses and the Shokz OpenFit earbuds.

Your next earbuds maybe shouldn’t be earbuds at all

Apple AirPods Pro 2 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

Best Apple AirPods alternatives for 2024: Bose, Sony, Marshall, and more

The Jabra Enhance Plus earbuds snap together magnetically.

Best over-the-counter hearing aids for 2024

OTC hearing aids provide hearing solutions at a fraction of the price compared to prescription versions. Here are the best on the market from top brands.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Samsung adding Auracast and 360 Audio to more TVs, phones, and earbuds

Samsung is expanding the capability of its phones, tablets, TVs, and earbuds, adding Auracast, 360 Audio, and fast switching.
Sony's Pulse Explore earbuds sit next to a Nintendo Switch OLED.

Sony’s new PlayStation earbuds are a perfect match — for my Nintendo Switch

Sony's Pulse Explore wireless earbuds are built with PlayStation 5 and PS Portal in mind, but they're a better match for the Nintendo Switch OLED.
A man wearing the Attitud EarSport headphones.

Best headphones for running for 2023: JLab, JBL, Shokz, and more

A great pair of running headphones can withstand the sweat and still sound sweet during your workout. We've assembled the best choices for all budgets.
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C and MagSafe buds on a table with case in the background.

New AirPods teased for 2024, to little surprise

A report from Bloomberg citing unnamed sources says to expect new AirPods in 2024, which makes sense given that we're all currently closing out 2023.
Headphones, earbuds, and cleaning materials on a desk.

How to clean headphones and earbuds without damaging them

Cleaning your headphones and earbuds doesn't take much time, but it's a task you want to approach carefully. Here's how to properly clean your wearable audio.
Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones hanging on wall hook in front of a mirror.

Headphones not working? Common issues and how to fix them

We use our headphones and earbuds every day, so they're bound to malfunction from time to time. Here are some common wearable audio issues and how to fix them.
A man wearing the Aftershokz OpenComm bone-conduction headset.

How do bone conduction headphones work?

Bone conduction headphones are a unique alternative to traditional in-ear and over-the-ear headphones, but how exactly do they work? Allow us to explain.
A person wearing the Ozlo Sleepbuds.

A pair of tiny earbuds are about to change the way you sleep

A new company has taken the discontinued Bose Sleepbuds 2 and reimagined them as a complete healthy sleep system, with plenty of new features.
Side view of man wearing Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

How we test headphones and earbuds

With our headphone reviews, we help you choose by offering insight on features, build quality, sound quality, and relative ranking against like-priced models.
Beats Studio Buds+.

Beats Studio Buds+ revealed in now-removed Amazon listing

Apple’s Beats Studio Buds+ will come in a rather striking transparent option, according to a listing on Amazon on Tuesday that’s now been removed.
Kendal Roy (Jeremy Strong) in Succession on HBO.

What earbuds was Kendal Roy wearing in Succession season 4, episode 2?

Kendal Roy definitely knows his status symbols in the HBO series Succession. And that includes his earbuds in season 4.
The Jabra Elite 4 true wireless earbuds.

Jabra’s $100 Elite 4 are its most affordable ANC earbuds yet

Two years on, Jabra brings the Bluetooth multipoint connectivity that can be found on some of its higher-end earbuds to the more affordable Elite 4s,
Man wearing Apple AirPods Pro outdoors.

How to check your AirPods battery level

There are several convenient ways to check the battery level of your AirPods, even if you're not near your case. Here's a guide that outlines a few methods.
A man wearing the Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus earbuds.

CES 2023: New Sennheiser wireless earbuds help you hear better in noisy places

Sennheiser wants to help you better hear the conversation in noisy places with its Conversation Clear Plus earbuds, announced at CES 2023.
HHOGene GPods with customizable case

Introducing HHOGene GPods, the world’s first customizable light earbuds

The HHOGene GPods are a unique pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds that feature RGB illumination with up to 300,000 color combinations and full customization.
Sony Linkbuds on purple background

The most innovative headphones of 2022

2022 saw tons of new headphones and earbuds. And while many offered rock-solid improvements to the formula, these are the ones that stood out from the crowd.
A man wearing the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones.

13 things to consider when buying headphones for someone else

So someone on your holiday gift list has asked for new headphones. Now what? Don't worry, we'll tell you exactly what to look for (and what to avoid).
Google Pixel Buds Pro update.

Pixel Buds Pro firmware update adds 5-band EQ

Google has added a 5-band EQ setting with its latest update to the Pixel Buds Pro earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 inside their charging case.

The one AirPods Pro improvement we just can’t see — yet

Maybe these new AirPods Pro will last a full year before being replaced. Or even three months would be nice.
Apple logo on screen in front of group of people.

Apple all set to reveal AirPods Pro 2, report says

Just a few days out from Apple’s big reveal event, a reliable leaker has revealed his final predictions for what he believes the tech giant will announce.
Sony WH-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5 seen side-by-side.

What is Bluetooth multipoint and why your next earbuds or headphones should have it

Bluetooth multipoint isn't a widely available audio feature, but it's definitely a convenient one. Here's everything you need to know about the technology.