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OnePlus Buds Z2 open case.

OnePlus Buds Z2 review: Too much bass, not enough grace

OnePlus Buds Z2 review: Too much bass, not enough grace

The OnePlus Buds Z2 with ANC are a big upgrade over the first Buds Z, but have also doubled in price. Do the extra features justify splashing out on them?
Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro review: Style meets substance

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro review: Style meets substance

The Liberty 3 Pro are another example of how Anker's Soundcore brand creates audio products that punch well above their weight in all of the areas that matter.
JBL Reflect Flow Pro.

JBL Reflect Flow Pro review: Spectacular sport earbuds

JBL Reflect Flow Pro review: Spectacular sport earbuds

JBL's flagship workout earbuds have massive battery life, total protection from water and dust, and a powerful sound that will motivate you to move.
Technics EAH-AZ60.

Technics EAH-AZ60 review: Shockingly good sound and silence

Technics EAH-AZ60 review: Shockingly good sound and silence

Technics' flagship earbuds offer superb sound quality and noise cancellation, plus tons of high-value features, at a lower price than many other premium buds.
Man wearing Urbanista Los Angeles.

Urbanista Los Angeles hands-on review: Don’t let the sun go down on you

Urbanista Los Angeles hands-on review: Don’t let the sun go down on you

Can you really go without ever charging if you buy these solar-powered headphones? Yes and no. We explain the Los Angeles' solar gain and drain.
Beats Fit Pro.

Beats Fit Pro review: The best Beats (or Apple) buds so far

Beats Fit Pro review: The best Beats (or Apple) buds so far

With almost every feature of the AirPods Pro, but with a more secure fit and a lower price, the Beats Fit Pro are a killer set of noise-canceling buds.
Apple AirPods 3.

Apple AirPods 3 review: The best of both worlds

Apple AirPods 3 review: The best of both worlds

Apple's latest true wireless earbuds improve on the original AirPods in all the areas that matter, like sound quality and battery life.
Sony WF-C500 true wireless earbuds.

Sony WF-C500 earbuds review: Small buds, big sound

Sony WF-C500 earbuds review: Small buds, big sound

Sony's most affordable set of true wireless earbuds come with plenty of compromises except where it really matters: Comfortable fit and great sound.
Man wearing Bose QuietComfort 45 noise-canceling headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 45 review: More (and less) of a very good thing

Bose QuietComfort 45 review: More (and less) of a very good thing

Bose has updated its QuietComfort headphones with a bigger battery and Bluetooth 5.1, but are the QC 45's higher price and fewer features a deal-breaker?
1More ColorBuds 2 true wireless earbuds.

1More ColorBuds 2 review: Upping the ante with ANC

1More ColorBuds 2 review: Upping the ante with ANC

With a lower price, active noise cancellation, and wireless charging, do 1More's ColorBuds 2 offer enough to set themselves apart? We find out.
Edifier NeoBuds Pro.

Edifier NeoBuds Pro review: A new standard in affordable audio

Edifier NeoBuds Pro review: A new standard in affordable audio

Want amazing sound, active noise cancellation, and crystal-clear transparency? The Edifier NeoBuds Pro have it all, for way less money than the competition.
Beats Flex

Beats Flex review: More bass, more battery, and a lower price

Beats Flex review: More bass, more battery, and a lower price

Even if Apple had simply dropped the price of the BeatsX, we'd be happy, but the Flex's bigger battery, great sound, and auto-pause option seal the deal.
The Beoplay EQ case open with both earbuds removed.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ review: Big buds, big sound — big price

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ review: Big buds, big sound — big price

Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay EQ true wireless earbuds cost $400. But the high price is justified if you value heritage and a distinct sound signature.
Logitech's G435 gaming headset on a stand.

Logitech G435 gaming headset review: Too cheap to be good

Logitech G435 gaming headset review: Too cheap to be good

Logitech is tempting buyers with an affordable wireless gaming headset, but cuts too many corners to reduce the price.
The Jabra Elite 3 true wireless earbuds in their charging case.

Jabra Elite 3 review: All of the basics on a budget

Jabra Elite 3 review: All of the basics on a budget

Jabra's most affordable true wireless earbuds fit like a glove, but the competition offers more value for the same price.
Klipsch T5 II ANC true wireless earbuds.

Klipsch T5 II ANC review: Super-stylish buds are now quieter and smarter

Klipsch T5 II ANC review: Super-stylish buds are now quieter and smarter

Klipsch's T5 II ANC are an attempt to rewrite the rules for true wireless earbuds using smart software features. With only a few exceptions, they succeed.
Corsair HS80 Cover

Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless review: Everything a great headset requires

Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless review: Everything a great headset requires

Corsair's HS80 isn't the most premium gaming headset, but its superb comfort, sound quality, and intuitive controls might just make it one of the best.
KEF Mu3 True Wireless Earbuds

KEF Mu3 true wireless earbuds review: Beauty and the beat

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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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.
Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Almost perfect wireless earbuds

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Almost perfect wireless earbuds

The Sony WF-1000XM4 noise-canceling earbuds are a significant improvement over the WF-1000XM3, with a smaller shape, better ANC, and tons of features.
JBL Tour Pro+.

JBL Tour Pro+ review: Another excellent AirPods Pro alternative

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 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

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

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.
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