Andrew Myrick, Jerry Hildenbrand and Ted Kritsonis
It's not easy to find a pair of earbuds that sound good and have a microphone at a reasonable price, especially as the world transitions to Bluetooth for everything. However, there are still some great earbuds out there that won't break the bank and sound just as great. So here Here are our top choices!
Sennheiser returns with a familiar pair of earbuds, only this time, they're even less expensive. This makes the CX True Wireless an affordable option if you care about sound quality over everything else.
The imoo Ear-care Kids Headset offers parents and kids a pair of Bluetooth headphones that not only look unique, but that also have some helpful benefits to that unique design. But as we all know, nothing is perfect and everything has its flaws — even these promising open-ear-designed kids' headphones.
Having a digital assistant while on the go can be really helpful, especially in those moments when your phone might not be easy to grab. One way to simplify that is to access it with some compatible headphones.
The Pixel Buds A-Series are official, and given the lower price tag, it should come as no surprise that these earbuds don't feature any noise cancelation. Instead, you'll have to try and rely on Adaptive Sound in order to drain out your surroundings.
Jaybird's initial foray into true wireless earbuds brought a solid effort in the Vista, and now that they have a successor. So how do the Vista 2 stand up and carry on the same pedigree of ruggedness and endless audio customization? Let's take a look.
Jaybird sticks with what works and adds some extras to make the Vista 2 sound good, feel good, and play for longer stretches. Once you get the app going with all its custom features, you'll get these sounding just how you like them.
The JBL Live Pro+ TWS are the kind of true wireless earbuds you would expect the company to make. Solid bass out of the box, with decent app support, provides plenty to start with on the audio side. But you have to also accept what needs work to really enjoy them.
The headphone jack may be gone from your phone, but it doesn't mean you'll have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a pair of wireless headphones. If you're on the hunt, save more than a few pennies with any choice listed in this group of budget models.
JLab has always looked at the active crowd as one of its target markets, and the Epic Air Sport ANC are clearly geared in that direction. You will get some good sound, plus a fair bit of durability to go on, except you do have to accept some compromises.
Marshall's first entry to the true wireless earbud space is a pair of great-sounding earbuds that perfectly exemplify the company's affinity for loud rock and roll. Save for a few omissions like active noise cancellation, the Mode IIs provide some welcome competition to alternatives from Samsung, Jabra, and Apple.
Tribit makes a point of ensuring that longevity takes precedence over everything else with the Flybuds C1, and that does go well with the solid audio quality. You sacrifice a couple of things to get that combination, but there's plenty to like despite that.
Your ears come first with the Ultimate Ears Fits, which literally mold themselves to your ears after you first put them on, setting the stage for the kind of customized comfort you're not likely to find anywhere else. You just have to give up a few things to get it.