True Wireless headphones – those that you see in this guide – have no cord whatsoever. While wireless allows us to wear headphones a few feet away from your music player or phone, True Wireless cuts the cord between the earbuds, giving us complete freedom. Wireless headphones on the other hand have existed for some time, basically since Bluetooth as a standard was invented. Though battery-powered and not physically connected to your phone, they have a cord connecting both buds – and sometimes a band around the neck too. If you don't want to ditch the cable completely, check our best wireless earbuds guide here.
Apple AirPods for $114.99 (Save $44.01): Apple's standard AirPods are still among the most popular wireless earbuds because they're extremely easy to use, they're stylish and unlike a lot of competitors, they just work. This model does not have the wireless charging case, but at this price these are a great deal. Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless for $199 (Save $150): Bose's shockingly good noise-cancellers are still among the best you can buy. While it's true that these killer travel cans are often on sale, this price is nuts. Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones for $298 (Save $51.99):
Wireless earbuds are one of the best ways to listen to your music on the go, whether your commuting, heading to the gym, or relaxing poolside on a sunny day the right pair of earphones will stay put and bring you quality sound. We're fast approaching the best time to buy wireless earbuds: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The massive sales event kicks off on November 29, but we're expecting the deals to start rolling in from the beginning of November – make sure you bookmark our Black Friday deals hub for the best headphones deals we can find. You'd be forgiven for thinking wireless earbuds aren't as good as wired models – that's because a few short years ago, Bluetooth wasn't the best way listen to your favorite music. Back in the day, Bluetooth earphones didn't sound as good as their wired counterparts, suffered connectivity issues and became known for having short battery lives.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless for $199.99 (save $150): Bose's shockingly good noise cancellers are still among the best you can buy. While it's true that these killer travel cans are often on sale, at this price you can't go wrong. Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones for $298 (save $50): These top-notch wireless cans are the best around and easily our favorite traveling headphones. They have all the bells and whistles you could ask for alongside class-leading noise cancellation, stellar sound, and unparalleled comfort. Apple AirPods Pro true wireless earbuds for $200 (save $49):You don't often see sales on Apple gear.
Apple's revamped Powerbeats Bluetooth workout earphones take what was great from the firm's true wireless earbuds and add a cable, longer battery life and cheaper price. Powerbeats replace the older, more expensive Powerbeats 3, with redesigned ear hooks, cable guides and Apple's H1 chip, which simplifies Bluetooth connectivity and gives them all the AirPods-like features Apple's headphones have with iPhones. The design of the Powerbeats is pretty simple. Each earphone's body has an earbud sticking out of one side with a traditional silicone ear tip that twists into your ear canal. The other end has an hook that loops over the back of your ear, holding it in place and neatly guiding the cable backwards rather than in front of your ear like its predecessors.