Collaborating Authors

10 Best Wireless Earbuds WIRED Has Tried (True Wireless)


Wirefree (true wireless) earbuds are one of those ideas that sounds like a dream: Pop a tiny little headphone into each ear and listen to music untethered from everything. Until recently, the reality was quite different. Most of the first wirefree buds were gigantic, dead after a few hours, and had a bunch of other problems. There are a host of new models that sound fabulous and work (almost) perfectly. After testing dozens of them for the past three years, here are our favorite wirefree earbuds right now, in a wide range of styles and prices.

Sennheiser's first true wireless earbuds will cost you $300


Today, Sennheiser introduced the Momentum True Wireless earbuds, which provide stereo sound thanks to 7mm dynamic drivers. These earbuds have a four-hour battery life; the charging case holds an additional eight hours of capacity. They will be available starting in mid-November for $299.95. The Momentum True Wireless earbuds are compatible with smart assistants like Siri and Google Assistant. Two-mic beamforming helps make picking up your voice in a noisy room clearer -- this translates to better phone calls and interaction with voice assistants.

Save over 50% on a pair of wireless Skullcandy earbuds


TL;DR: Listen on the go with a pair of Skullcandy Indy True Wireless earbuds for just $39.99, a 52% savings as of Sept. 25. Wireless headphones are only as good as their battery life, which is why we like the Skullcandy Indy Earbuds: You'll get up to 16 hours with its charging case. These earbuds are water-resistant and come with capacitive touch controls, so you can use them wherever you go. With a quick tap, you can change the song, adjust the volume, or manage calls. The sound profile is also designed to eliminate distortion while ensuring crisp highs and warm lows.

New year, new headphones. Get the Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds on sale.


SAVE $59.95: Didn't get the headphones you wanted this holiday season? Whether your 2021 resolution is to work out more or just to finally ditch your virtually-obsolete wired headphones, you can score a deal on a new pair of wireless earbuds in the new year. These Jabra Elite 85t true wireless bluetooth earbuds fit the bill perfectly -- and with the extra $7.97 off at the checkout, they're sitting at their lowest Amazon price ever at just $170.04, according to price tracker Camelcamelcamel. The Jabra Elite 85t true wireless Bluetooth earbuds have a small, compact design and high-quality noise cancelling, too. With advanced active noise cancellation, you can adjust how much outside noise you want to hear -- from total silence to being able to hear street noise while you're walking outside.

Jabra's Elite 65t are affordable wireless earbuds with great sound


Jabra may have just announced its latest totally wireless earbuds at CES, but I got a hold of a pair early and have been using them as primary headphones for about a week. While the $170 Elite 65t that I've been wearing isn't a final model, they still gave me an idea of what to expect when the final version ships next month. Mostly, Jabra proves that you don't need to spend $250 (or more) to get a pair of earbuds that won't get tangled and still sound really good.