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Wireless Earbuds

Designed for the highest standards

Engineered to deliver the best audio experience and offering freedom from wires, your new earbuds promise to perform to the highest standard, no matter what the situation. Whether you need to make calls in a busy office, want to knuckle down and focus on an important task or you're looking for an amazing companion to help you get the most out of weekly workouts, our advanced selection won't disappoint.

Superior sound from Jabra wireless earbuds

When you choose wireless earbuds from Jabra, all-day comfort and superior sound quality are guaranteed. Backed by years of experience in sound technology and powered by Bluetooth, the wireless range will never let you down - it doesn't matter if you opt for the specialised Jabra Elite Sport or prefer to use the handy Jabra Halo Free, you're sure to be delighted with your brand-new earbuds. You'll always be able to hear and be heard with absolute clarity thanks to Jabra. With the best-in-class sound solutions built into every Jabra wireless earbud - like the four-microphone technology found inside the Jabra Elite 65t - calls and music are enhanced and enriched.

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How we pick & test

Why you should trust us

I hold a bachelor’s degree in both music performance and audio production from Ithaca College, and I also have tested more than a thousand pairs of headphones and earbuds while working for Wirecutter.

In addition to reviewing gear for AV magazines, I’ve been in and out of top recording studios for over a decade, first as a radio producer and on-air talent, then as a professional voice actor. My articles have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and Time, and on Good Morning America, the BBC World Service, and NBC Nightly News.

Then there’s our panel of experts, including Brent Butterworth, a Wirecutter staff writer with decades of experience, and John Higgins, a session musician, sound editor, and occasional Wirecutter writer (and my spouse) with a music master’s degree from the University of Southern California.

Who should get wireless earbuds

Wireless earbuds are for people who want to listen wirelessly and who want their money to go toward convenience, sound, comfort, and call quality rather than features like heavy sweat resistance or the best noise cancellation. Whether you’re sitting at your desk, commuting to work, or taking the dog for a walk, any of these wireless earbud picks should offer a reliable way to transmit great-sounding music to your ears and a clear-sounding voice to your phone-call recipients. On- or over-ear Bluetooth headphones are also capable of hitting these points, but they can get in the way of glasses and are quite bulky compared with earbuds.

Many of the headphones in this category are resistant to water or sweat but aren’t designed for high-impact workouts or very wet conditions. For workouts, we suggest looking at our guide to the best workout headphones.

Although we do take active noise cancelling into account as a bonus feature for the models in this guide, if you fly a lot or need earbuds with the very best noise cancelling possible, check out our guide to the best noise-cancelling headphones.

If you want to spend less, you can turn to our guide to the best earbuds under $50, where our focus is on delivering the best combo of sound and features for the least amount of money.

How we picked the best wireless earbuds

A close-up of some Jabra earbuds in their open charging case, next to other earbud cases and some boxes.

There are two types of wireless earbuds on the market: those that are tethered via a cable (usually referred to as a collar or a neckband) and those that we call “true wireless” Bluetooth earbuds, which look a little like hearing aids and don’t have a cord connecting them either to your music device or to each other.

True wireless earbuds have become increasingly popular because of how light and unobtrusive they feel. As such, many manufacturers now focus their attention on releasing earbuds in this style, and we’re seeing fewer tethered options outside of the budget-earbud category. We still test both styles for this guide, but we highly prioritize a true wireless design, as we’ve found that both our testers and our readers prefer the comfort and convenience that is possible when all the cables are removed. (If you prefer the tethered style, we have several recommendations in Other good wireless earbuds.)

To find the best wireless earbuds for everyday use, we use the following criteria:

  • Great sound quality is obviously important to us. To help us decide what to call in and test, we check out professional reviews from outlets such as CNET and PCMag, as well as customer and fan reviews on websites like Amazon, Best Buy, and Head-Fi. We disregard any with consistently poor reviews.
  • A secure, comfortable fit is of utmost importance for wireless earbuds you’ll use throughout the day. The shift in preference to true wireless designs makes fit an even more crucial criteria: If a true wireless earbud falls out while you’re on the go, it’s just one wrong bounce away from being gone for good. So we looked for earbuds that come with a variety of tips for different ear sizes and considered how securely each pair fit all of our panelists.

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  • Good battery life is another must-have feature in a set of Bluetooth earbuds that you’ll use every day. That means at least five hours per charge for true wireless designs that come with a charging case and seven hours for neckband-style earbuds that you have to charge via a USB cable.
  • Voice-call quality is also key for daily-use earbuds, since you’ll likely be taking a lot of calls on them. In this regard, they should ideally match or beat the corded earbuds that came with your phone.
  • The earbuds should also be mildly splash and sweat resistant. Although these headphones aren’t designed for working out, you never know when you’ll get caught in a heat wave or a downpour on your commute.
  • Finally, we think you should spend less than $ for a set of true wireless headphones with these features and $ for wireless headphones where the two earbuds are connected by a wire or collar. That’s enough money to obtain high build quality as well as good sound from a company with a decent track record and reliable customer support.

How we tested for the best in-ear headphones

One of our earbud testers sitting in a living room couch with a note pad leaning over a dozen earbud cases on a coffee table.

Over the past five years, we’ve spent hundreds of hours testing more than pairs of wireless earbuds. Our panelists evaluate for sound quality, ease of use, fit, and comfort before ranking their favorites.

My part in the testing process involves taking the favorites and trying out the microphones over phone calls in both quiet and noisy areas. I also test battery life to make sure that the actual use time lines up with each manufacturer’s claim. And I check the Bluetooth signal reliability by wandering a good distance away from my mobile device, putting it in a pocket or bag, walking outside, and going several rooms away.

We test each pair of earbuds with both iOS and Android phones, as well as an Apple laptop, to look for Bluetooth connectivity issues. Most manufacturers will stipulate that their wireless earbuds are designed to work specifically with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. That doesn’t mean the earbuds won’t work with a computer, but depending on your operating system, you could experience a less reliable Bluetooth connection. You can read more about the issue here.

Once we had a sense of how each set of earbuds performed, we took price and extra features into account to choose our final winners.

Our pick for the best true wireless earbuds: Jabra Elite 75t

Our pick for best wireless earbuds, the Jabra Elite 75t.

The Jabra Elite 75t earbuds are a pleasure to use, offering all the benefits of wireless Bluetooth earbuds with absolutely no cords. These are among the smallest, lightest true wireless earbuds we’ve tested, but their fit should still be secure for a variety of ear shapes. They work great with both iOS and Android devices, and the controls are simple and comfortable to use. Battery life is listed at seven and a half hours of listening time per charge, and the charging case is small enough to fit in the coin pocket of a pair of jeans and provides an additional 20 hours of battery life. The earbuds sound great with music, but they’re also good for phone calls because the microphones are remarkably good at reducing moderate wind noise while keeping your voice clear to your callers. The active noise cancellation isn’t the absolute best we’ve ever measured, but it does the trick for reducing traffic sounds, airplane noise, or a loud fan. And if you need to brave the elements, the 75t earbuds are dust and water resistant (with an IP55 rating). They’re compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri, and if anything goes amiss, Jabra protects the pair with a two-year warranty.

Thanks to the inclusion of Bluetooth  with the Elite 75t, I could walk three walls away from my phone and not experience skips or drops during testing. I even left my phone on the second floor and jogged down a flight of stairs and about 20 feet away to check the mail, and they didn’t drop my call. Of course, large metal beams, pipes, and other factors can affect your experience, but we were very happy with the stability of the connection inside, outside, and even in interference-prone areas like the gym and subway.

The two Jabra elite 75t wireless earbuds, next to their open charging case.

Additionally, these earbuds offer dual-device Bluetooth connection, which means you can be connected to your phone and laptop simultaneously (if the earbuds work with your computer, see the long-term test notes below). So if you are listening to music streamed from your laptop and want to answer a call, there's no need to manually switch the Bluetooth connection from the laptop to the phone as you do with many other earbuds, such as the AirPods or the Powerbeats Pro. You can just answer the call, and the Jabra set will automatically swap the audio. And if you take the earbuds out of your ears, your music automatically pauses.

Unlike many true wireless earbuds we tested, the Elite 75t earpieces felt snug and secure, even when we jogged, jumped around, or shook our heads. They’re small and lightweight, and they won’t dangle, stick out, or fall out every time you move too quickly. While no pair of earbuds can accommodate every ear size and shape, the Elite 75t comes with three sets of ear tips to choose from, and all of our panelists were able to find a combination that worked for them—even the people with the largest and the smallest ears, who regularly struggle to find earbuds that stay in place. The Elite 75t earbuds are far less conspicuous than some competing true wireless designs, which may be appealing for people who don’t want to draw attention to their earbuds.

This pair also offers more controls than many sets of true wireless earbuds. Each Elite 75t earbud has one large button, and through different combinations of taps or holds, you can control play/pause, volume, track skip, call answer/end, and digital-assistant activation. Unlike with many of the touch-sensor-based earbuds we tested, the 75t’s buttons didn’t trigger accidentally if your hand happened to brush one of the earbuds. We like that the buttons don’t click loudly when depressed, and they are sensitive enough to pressure that you don’t have to mash the earbuds painfully into your ears to get a response. The Elite 75t is compatible with both iOS and Android and certified for use with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.

The active noise cancellation isn’t as powerful as some of our noise-cancelling earbud picks, but it is effective enough to offer a noticeable reduction in the lower-frequency noises around you. So while frequent flyers might want to invest in a pair that has more-advanced ANC, most folks who use the cancellation feature only occasionally will likely be very happy with the 75t’s reduction capabilities. Additionally, the earbuds’ sealed design isolates enough sound to block out most distractions around you.

If you need to have a conversation or prefer to hear your surroundings, just single-tap the button on the left earbud—this activates a transparency mode, which uses the mics to send external sounds through the wireless earbuds themselves. Using the free Jabra Sound+ app, you can set this action to either pause your music or continue to play it at a lower volume, which allows you to hear a mix of your music or call and the external noise. Additionally, the 75t protects your hearing, so if something very loud passes by, the transparency shuts off until the noise ceases rather than blaring feedback into your eardrums. (I found this out during a wind-noise test involving a hair dryer.)

Music fans will be happy to know that the Elite 75t’s sound quality is pretty great. In our tests, out of the box it offered extra bass intensity and a bump in the upper-frequency range that emphasized some consonant sounds. However, you can easily adjust the equalization in the Jabra app, and your settings are saved in the earbuds: Once you find your personalized sound, the Elite 75t stores it, so you don’t need to play your music through the app to get the extra bass or boosted vocals you prefer. We were impressed with the 75t’s depth-of-field representation, which added a three-dimensional quality in our tests. The vast majority of the true wireless earbuds we tested had a more compressed or two-dimensional quality to their sound.

Of the wireless earbuds we’ve tested, the Elite 75t is the best pair for phone calls, thanks to its four-microphone array with wind-noise reduction. When using the 75t in a quiet room, I sounded very clear to other people during calls and videoconferences. To test the wind-noise reduction, I stood in front of a window air conditioner, put the fan on high, and called Brent Butterworth. Brent reported that he initially heard the sound of air hitting the mic, but when I spoke, the noise dramatically dropped in volume. In contrast to the experiences we’ve had with other headphones that employ this kind of technology, which can compress the sound of your voice, Brent said my tone sounded a lot fuller and richer through the 75t than through other earbuds he’d heard.

With the active noise cancellation deactivated, Jabra claims the Elite 75t has a battery life of seven and a half hours per charge, which should get you through most of a workday. I personally got even more when I listened at a moderate volume and made only a few phone calls under 10 minutes each. (Turning ANC on will shave about an hour off that time.) Of course, your volume level and call duration could mildly impact your results. The charging case is petite enough to fit in a jeans coin pocket yet capable of providing an additional 20 hours of battery life. Even better, the earbud batteries have an initial rapid charge that gives you one hour of use after 15 minutes docked in the case. The case itself charges via USB-C.

You don’t need to worry about being caught in the rain, either, because these earbuds are IP55 rated, which means they can take dust, rain, and some light sweat without breaking. You can tote the Elite 75t to the gym if you are doing a mild workout; however, if you sweat heavily, you may want to consider our workout headphones pick, Jabra’s Elite Active 75t, which has a higher IP56 rating for dust and sweat resistance. Although Jabra backs the Elite 75t with a two-year warranty against water and dust damage, this wireless earbud model isn’t covered for intense sweating.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

Although we like almost everything about the Elite 75t, there are a few aspects that aren’t absolutely perfect. For starters, you don’t have the option to use either earbud individually, as you can with some competitors. Also, like all true wireless headphones, this pair produces a very slight sound delay—which we measured in milliseconds—when you’re watching video or playing casual games on your phone.

Although we were able to find a sound profile that made us happy by adjusting the Elite 75t via the Jabra Sound+ app, we wish that the bass and treble were reined in a little more right out of the box. Before we made our tweaks, we found the bass to be a bit loud and the highs a touch icy. It’s not a huge deal, but it would’ve been nice to have a sound we loved without the need to make any adjustments.

Long-term test notes: Jabra Elite 75t

We’ve been keeping an eye on potential issues that some people have reported. Some issues—like a crackling sound in the left earbud, the hear-through mode fluttering off and on rapidly when connected devices play a notification tone, or music that will occasionally stop playing—have been addressed in firmware updates. So if you’re having a problem with your Elite 75t, first be sure to use the Jabra Sound+ app to update to the latest firmware, as it may be your solution.

Another common hiccup is the Elite 75t’s inability to connect with certain computers. With newer laptops, most of these issues can be addressed, and you can find solutions to common Bluetooth/laptop issues and how to address them. However, if you plan to use these earbuds with a computer that didn’t come with Bluetooth installed, we recommend testing them with your computer within the return-policy window.

We’ve seen some comments about music and podcasts randomly pausing when you have two devices connected, and this is another problem that is not Jabra-specific. Again, this is usually an easy fix, and you can read more here.

As for those rare occasions when the Elite 75t earbuds were faulty, it seems that Jabra has been responsive in reviewing cases and replacing defective units with new earbuds.

Runner-up for the best wireless earbuds: Beats Powerbeats Pro

Our pick for best wireless earbuds if the Jabra is sold out, the Beats Powerbeats Pro, next to their charging case.

If the Jabra Elite 75t is sold out or you own multiple Apple devices and want the easiest pairing experience, the Beats Powerbeats Pro set is a great choice. These true wireless earbuds use the same H1 chip as Apple’s AirPods, so you get the same fast, easy pairing and “Hey Siri” voice activation. Overall, the Powerbeats Pro earbuds are superior to the AirPods, adding full track and volume controls, water and sweat resistance, and a longer battery life of nine hours for listening (or six hours of calls). They sound quite good, with only slightly boosted bass, and the buds stay securely in our ears, though their larger, hook-over-the-ear design may not appeal to everyone. The charging case is also larger than we’d like, and the ear tips can make a crinkling noise when you adjust them in your ears.

The biggest advantage these earbuds have over the competition is their ability to connect quickly to Apple gear. (Beats is owned by Apple, in case you didn’t know.) Since these earbuds are equipped with the same H1 chip as the Apple AirPods, they pair with Apple devices nearly instantly. Simply open the case next to your iPhone, and an icon asking if you’d like to connect appears on the phone screen. Tap, and you’re good to go. If you are signed in to your iCloud account, the Powerbeats Pro also automatically appears in all of the Bluetooth menus on your various Apple devices, so you need to pair to only one device. You can also use these earbuds with Android devices, but in that case you need to pair them to each device individually. Switching from one device to another is a process similar to that of other Bluetooth earbuds or headphones. An additional Apple bonus: If a friend has a pair of Beats or AirPods, both of you can listen to one iOS device wirelessly using Apple’s audio-sharing feature.

Our picks for best wireless earbuds shown in their open charging cases, illustrating the bigger size of the Powerbeats Pro.

Another feature Apple fans may like is the always-on “Hey Siri” function, which enables you to use your voice to trigger the Apple-based digital assistant, with no button tapping necessary. If you use a non-Apple platform, you can still activate your digital assistant by holding down the multifunction button on either ear.

Speaking of the controls, the two earbuds have identical physical buttons: one volume button and one large multifunction button that handles play, pause, track toggling, call answering, and digital-assistant activation. Both buttons are easy to find by feel and comfortable to press. This stands in contrast to the experience with many other true wireless earbuds, which have buttons that click loudly or shove the earbud painfully into your ear canal when you depress them. Either Powerbeats Pro earbud will function alone if you prefer to use only one like a traditional headset for calls or to simultaneously hear your surroundings.

Traditionally, Beats headphones are known for their bass-heavy sound quality, which can range from “a bit much” to “completely overwhelming.” However, Beats has comparatively reined in the lows on the Powerbeats Pro, and this pair sounded pretty darn great in our tests. Are they completely neutral and authentic? No, but we found the extra bass boost pleasant, and it didn’t blur or reverberate. Higher frequencies such as consonants and cymbals were clear and didn’t pierce in our tests, though audio purists could accuse them of lacking some sparkle or detail. Overall, we think the sound quality is as good as what Jabra offers; it’s really a matter of preference. The Jabra earbuds give you the ability to adjust the EQ, whereas with this Beats pair, what you hear out of the box is what you get.

The mic quality was quite good when we took phone calls in a quiet room, and it worked well for video chats. Beats has programmed in a sensor that dims the mics when you are not speaking to help reduce external noise, though outside they can still pick up noises around you when you are speaking. There is only very mild latency, so you shouldn’t notice a massive delay between sound and video on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

The Powerbeats Pro earbuds are sweat and water resistant, so they can go from work to the gym, as well as handle a little rain. However, they aren’t IP-certified, so we’d still say that anyone who sweats profusely or who does outdoor sports frequently should stick with our workout pick, which has an IP56 rating and a two-year warranty against water and sweat damage. The Powerbeats Pro comes with a one-year warranty, but Beats isn’t specific about sweat-damage coverage, so we’d exercise caution (pun intended).

You won’t need to worry about the Powerbeats Pro earbuds falling out, as the flexible stabilizing hook over each ear does a fantastic job of keeping these in place for most ear shapes. I wore them at the gym for a minute high-impact workout involving a lot of jumping and diverse movement, and they didn’t budge. This earbud style is one of the most comfortable we’ve tested, but not everyone wants hooks on their earbuds, and the design is far less discreet than other true wireless models. That said, if people can get accustomed to walking around with the AirPods’ trendy white-cigarette-in-the-ear look, we suspect they’ll be completely fine with the Powerbeats Pro look, too.

Beats includes four sizes of silicone ear tips, so most people will be able to get a good seal. However, the tip material is rather thin, so it tends to crinkle in the ear canal when you first put in the earbuds or adjust them. These also aren’t the most isolating of the earbuds we’ve tested, so you should keep an eye on the volume level when commuting.

One downside of the Powerbeats Pro is the large charging case, which is definitely not pocket-size unless you’re partial to cargo pants. However, the Powerbeats Pro earbuds have a claimed nine-hour listening time and six-hour call time, so unlike with other true wireless earbuds, you may not need to keep the case with you all day long. In our wireless earbud review testing, at 50% volume level, our pair lasted well beyond the nine-hour mark, finally dying at two minutes shy of 12 hours. Of course, depending on your preferred volume level, your results may vary. Nine hours is pretty impressive compared with the results from most of the true wireless earbuds currently available, but with some of the newer Bluetooth chipsets slowly making their way to earbuds, we expect to see this longer battery life become more common in the near future.

Overall, the Powerbeats Pro earbuds represent a solid choice, but a set usually costs about $50 more than a pair of Jabra Elite 75t or the standard Apple AirPods. Although we believe that the upgrade in performance over the AirPods (or AirPods Pro) makes this a far better choice for hardcore Apple (or, let’s face it, Beats) enthusiasts, for everyone else we can’t quite justify the price enough to make this set our overall top pick.

Long-term test notes: Beats Powerbeats Pro

A Wirecutter reader alerted us to a small group of people who state that they experienced an allergic-type reaction to their Powerbeats Pro after several months of use. As of now, this still seems like a relatively uncommon occurrence. Should you encounter this issue, first eliminate the possibility that soiled earbuds are the cause. Clean your Powerbeats Pro to remove sweat and bacteria buildup. If that doesn’t resolve your irritation, reach out to Apple Support for assistance.

Best budget wireless earbuds under $ EarFun Free 2

Our pick for best wireless earbuds on a budget, the EarFun Free 2.

For those who covet the completely wire-free design but don’t have a large budget, the EarFun Free 2 earbuds provide an experience that is on a par with—and occasionally better than—true wireless earbuds in the $90 to $ range. Though the Free 2’s performance doesn’t rival that of our other picks, our test panel was impressed with both the sound quality and the number of premium features this pair offers while still selling for around 50 bucks. (If you aren’t interested specifically in true wireless earbuds or want to spend even less, pop over to our guide to the best earbuds under $50, where you’ll find more recommendations for neckband-style and wired earbuds that offer surprisingly good sound for the money.)

Many budget-priced true wireless earbuds offer a limited number of controls on the earbuds themselves, but the EarFun Free 2 has a full control suite, including play/pause, volume control, track forward/reverse, call answer/end, and digital-assistant activation. Though our team generally prefers physical buttons over touch-based controls, the large touch-surface area on these earbuds is more forgiving than other similar systems we’ve tested. It’s still not as foolproof as earbuds that have mechanical buttons to press, but because we didn’t have frequent misfires, we forgave this minor drawback.

In terms of sound quality for the price, EarFun did an excellent job in tuning the Free 2’s mid and low frequencies. Bass notes have actual pitches rather than thumps, and the attack and decay of kick-drum hits are clear and defined. The Free 2 provides more detail in the high frequencies than many similarly priced earbuds—but there is a big spike in the range of “s” and “t” sounds or cymbal crashes, which can be fatiguing to listen to, especially at louder volumes. Sensitive folks may find this spike off-putting and prefer the more balanced sound of the Elite 75t and Powerbeats. And unlike the Elite 75t, which offers the ability to adjust the sound in the Jabra app, the Free 2 has one sound profile—if you don’t like it, there is nothing you can do, aside from altering the equalizer in your music app, which won’t help when listening to streaming video or over phone calls.

Three tip sizes are included, and all of our panelists were able to get a secure fit. But the earbuds are a bit chunkier than the Jabra Elite 75t earbuds—the shape is contoured in a way that should make the Free 2 comfortable for most people, but someone with very small ears and ear canals may have a little more trouble.

The EarFun Free 2 wireless earbuds, shown next to their charging case.

The Free 2’s charging case is relatively small and should fit in a jeans pocket. It is compatible with Qi wireless chargers and has a quick-charge feature that will supply two hours of listening time after just 10 minutes in the case. Once fully charged, the earbuds will play music for around seven hours, though this can vary depending on how many phone calls you make and the volume at which you generally listen. If you happen to leave the earbuds out of the case, a minute auto-shutoff will prevent you from draining your battery once your audio device disconnects.

We were very impressed with the microphone quality for phone and video calls, but this pair isn’t wind-noise resistant. A solid gust will lead to a buffeting sound, so you’ll want to duck inside to take a call on a blustery day.

With a higher dust/water resistance rating of IPX7, the EarFun Free 2 can definitely handle rain. IPX7 means the device can be dropped in a meter of water for 30 minutes with no adverse effects. The rating only applies to clear water, so be sure to rinse any saltwater, sweat, or dust off of the Free 2 after exposure and allow the earbuds to dry thoroughly before placing them back in a case. Should anything go wrong, EarFun covers the Free 2 with an month warranty.

Security and privacy

Wirecutter takes security and privacy issues seriously and investigates, as much as possible, how the companies we recommend deal with customer data. Since a growing number of wireless Bluetooth headphones require the use of an app for setup and (sometimes) daily operation, we reached out to the companies that produce our top picks and asked them to provide information that we think is of primary concern for any potential buyer. Here’s what we learned:

How our picks compare

What user data does the app collect?

  • Jabra: Information you provide to create an (optional) public account, such as name, email, or postal code. Additional data collected includes:
    • Device information, such as mobile device ID (including brand and operating system), IP address, or Bluetooth MAC address.
    • Log information: anonymized data that tracks usage, such as where the user taps within the app and how long the headphones are connected (currently shared with Flurry Analytics).
    • Location (optional): may include information from nearby Wi-Fi access points or cell towers.
  • Beats: Although there is no app, if you associate the Beats to your iCloud account, Apple collects diagnostics and usage data if the user has opted in. (See Apple’s support page on this topic for more information.)
  • EarFun: No app.

What permissions does the app ask for?

  • Jabra: Bluetooth, push notifications, location, and warranty registration.
  • Beats: Although there is no app, if you associate the Beats to your iCloud account, Apple collects diagnostics and usage data if the user has opted in. (See Apple’s support page on this topic for more information.)

Are you required to create an account?

  • Jabra: No. If you wish to register the headphones, you can do so via the website without tying the information to your device.
  • Beats: No, provided you pair manually via the Bluetooth menu and not the instant-pairing method.

Can the headphones be used without the app, and what do you lose by doing so?

  • Jabra: Yes. You lose EQ adjustment, button customization, hear-through level adjustment, Find My Jabra (lost-earbud locator), and access to white noise soundscapes.
  • Beats: Although there is no app for Beats, you have the option to associate your Beats with your iCloud account for instant pairing to other devices also signed in to your iCloud account.

Is data collected in the app shared with third parties for marketing purposes?

  • Jabra: No.
  • Beats: Apple does not sell personal information, and personal information will never be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. Information is shared with third parties only if you request it to be, such as by purchasing an app and authorizing access. (Read more about Apple’s privacy practices.)

Are you able to opt out of sharing some or all of your data, and if so, how?

Other good wireless Bluetooth earbuds

Sony WFXM4: We like a lot of things about this $ pair of true wireless earbuds. The beam-forming microphones made our voices sound perfectly clear over phone calls, and the wind-noise reduction software performed better than on the majority of other earbuds we’ve tried. With some minor tweaks in the EQ, the sound quality is excellent, with detailed highs and deep bass that isn’t blurry or muddy—a true delight. (Our testers really didn’t like the effects of Sony’s proprietary DSEE algorithm when enabled, so we’d recommend turning it off.) The Qi-charging capability is a nice bonus, and the eight-hour battery life (with active noise cancellation enabled) is a solid listening time for true wireless earbuds. The active noise cancelling is effective enough to be useful on a plane, though not the best we’ve tested, and the earbuds have superlative noise isolation, which means that they’ll block distracting high-pitched sounds like voices, baby cries, and dog barks better than the competition. The speak-to-activate awareness mode is incredibly helpful for office workers or parents who need to have brief conversations and don’t have a free hand to tap a button. What kept the Sony from being an upgrade pick are the limited controls, the large earbud size that will be a tight fit for small ears, and the lack of XL ear tips that can cause seal problems for very large ears. And although there are a lot of nifty-sounding features packed into the Sony app, we found the app cumbersome to navigate, and most of the options—like the automatic location-based listening mode adjustment—were wonky in use. But if these issues don’t affect you and you don’t mind the price tag, the WFXM4 is an excellent pair of earbuds that can be worth the investment.

KEF Mu3: If sound quality is your top priority, the Mu3 is one of the best-sounding pairs of true wireless earbuds we’ve ever tested. Clear highs, deep (but not overpowering) bass notes, and a surprisingly large soundstage for tiny earbuds. The fit is comfortable for all but the most diminutive ears, with small, smooth earbuds that fit securely. The single-button controls are intuitive to use, but there’s no track-reverse control. And the active noise cancellation is just middle-of-the-road.

1More Dual Driver ANC Pro: If you want the best noise cancelling we’ve ever measured, you’ll want to check out these collar-style Bluetooth earbuds, which have a flexible band connecting them. They cancel an impressive amount of noise and have enough battery life to last through a long flight and beyond. These earbuds also function corded—with the active noise cancellation (ANC) on or off—for those trips when you want to use an in-flight entertainment system. While they aren't as convenient as our true wireless picks, those who want the best noise cancelling we’ve ever measured should give the ANC Pro serious consideration.

1More True Wireless ANC: If you want true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation, this pair is worth considering. Unlike many of the true wireless ANC options available, this 1More pair offers decent reduction in the airplane band—enough to be useful on a plane or the subway. The moderate earbud size and inclusion of six sets of silicone tips (plus three sets of wings) help ensure a secure fit for a variety of ear sizes and shapes. The sound quality—which is THX certified as of September —is on the sibilant side, but folks who prefer an extra boost in the consonant range may not mind this too much. Read more about them in our noise-cancelling headphones guide.

1More Stylish True Wireless: Those who have smaller ear canals or difficulty keeping earbuds in place will find a solid choice here. The multiple wing and tip options combined with a lightweight chassis make the Stylish True Wireless more comfortable to wear long term than similarly priced competitors. At six and a half hours, the battery life is solid, too. In our tests, the sound leaned toward being bass-heavy and blurry on male vocals; if not for that, we may have named this pair as a pick.

Beats Flex: If you’re looking for the Beats and Apple pairing experience for a lot less money than the Powerbeats or AirPods, you’ll be pleased with this affordable, neckband-style pair of earbuds. The sound is quite good: The bass is forward (but not blurry or blobby), the fit is comfortable, and the controls are easy to use. We like the hour battery life and the auto-pause function when the earbuds are joined around your neck via magnet. But we wish the Flex earbuds were water resistant and came with optional wings to hold them in place more securely for a wider range of ear shapes.

Master & Dynamic MW If you’re seeking a premium earbud design, these have stellar build quality, with an earbud chassis made from ceramic and stainless steel and a small but weighty metal charging case. The noise cancellation on the “max” setting is quite effective on low-frequency sounds, the battery life of 12 hours per charge is impressive, and the fast-charge feature powers both the earbuds and case to 50% capacity after just 15 minutes plugged in. The physical buttons are easy to understand and activate, though folks with large fingers may struggle a bit with the teeny volume toggle. The IPX5 water-resistance rating is sufficient protection should you get caught in the rain or work up a light sweat, and the dual ambient awareness modes are helpful for conversations or navigating a public space. The sound quality is excellent, but because these are $ earbuds, we feel the need to quibble. The over-emphasis on both bass notes and high frequencies is fun but doesn’t feel fully authentic. The soundstage is less three-dimensional than we’d prefer in a premium product. While the microphones handle calls clearly and reduce background noise and wind noise well, we’d like some side-tone to avoid the urge to speak too loudly. But if money isn’t a concern and you like the luxurious look, you’ll be happy with the MW

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: For Samsung devotees who want to access all the features their Galaxy device has to offer, these represent the best option available. Seamless connecting means that once you pair the Pro to a device that is signed in with your Samsung account, all other Samsung devices to which you’re signed in will automatically be paired. The microphone quality is impressively clear, even in wind. The sound quality, though a touch on the bass-heavy side, is enjoyable. The ambient awareness mode can be triggered by speaking, but if you stop talking to listen to your conversation partner, it shuts off after 15 seconds, which is mildly annoying. The controls are limited: play/pause, tracks, and answering calls are always accessible, but you must choose between ANC on/off, Bixby, Spotify, or volume. Both the case and earbuds are very small, but the included tips run on the smaller size, so people with large ear canals may have to buy third-party tips to get a seal. The noise cancellation is minimal, and the earbuds themselves don’t isolate very well.

What to look forward to

Samsung announced the Galaxy Buds2 true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation, background-noise-reducing microphones for calls, and compatibility with Samsung’s Auto Switch feature. They are IPX2 rated, have five hours of playtime per full charge with an additional 15 hours in the case, and come in four colors: white, black, lavender, and green. Available for preorder as of August 11, the Galaxy Buds2 will cost $ when they arrive in retail stores beginning August We have a pair and will be checking in here with the results of our testing.

Jabra has announced three new true wireless earbuds. The first pair arrives September 1. The Elite 3 is Jabra’s more affordable option, with four microphones for clear calls, seven hours of battery life (21 more in the case), hear-through capabilities, and a dust/water resistance rating of IP The Elite 3 will be available in lilac, beige, dark gray, and navy and will cost $

The second two models, the Elite 7 Pro and Elite 7 Active, seem to be the most akin to our current picks, the Jabra Elite 75t and Elite Active 75t. Both models feature adjustable active noise cancellation, a hear-through mode, nine hours of battery life with ANC activated (26 additional hours in the case), quick-charge capabilities that provide hours of listening time after only five minutes in the case, and a dust/water resistance rating of IP Both models have Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant (when connected to an Android phone) built in.

The Elite 7 Active (which, like the Elite Active 75t, is geared toward gym use) additionally features what Jabra calls “shake grip” coating. Jabra says this will keep the Elite 7 Active in your ears more securely during sweaty, high-impact moves. The Elite 7 also has mesh covering the microphone to help reduce wind noise when jogging or training outdoors.

The Elite 7 Pro (which is more similar to the Jabra Elite 75t or 85t and geared toward office use) differentiates itself by call clarity. This pair will use bone conduction in conjunction with microphones and software to reduce background noise and increase vocal clarity on your calls. The 7 Pro also has a case with Qi wireless charging.

The Elite 7 Active will cost $, and the Elite 7 Pro will cost $ Both models are due out October 1. We plan to test all three sets and update you as soon as we have thoroughly evaluated them.

The competition

We’ve tested more than sets of Bluetooth earbuds to date, so we can’t list every competitor here—but we do keep notes. If you’re curious about a specific pair, feel free to reach out to our team with questions.

1More’s Colorbuds are small and should fit most ears, and we liked the tiny charging case. However, the only controls are play/pause and call answer/end. The sound profile is just okay, as the high frequencies have a sibilant edge that could use some lower-end oomph to balance them out.

1More’s Pistonbuds have very simple and limited controls (only play/pause and digital assistant activation) so everything else will need to be controlled by your device. The sound quality is marred by bass notes that are very blurry, causing everything else to sound muffled and dull. Even vocals sound like they were recorded too close to the microphone. In addition, the earbuds themselves don’t seem to power down without the case, which could be an issue since this pair only has three and a half hours of life per charge. The microphones sound clear enough but can’t handle wind noise.

The biggest benefit of the second-generation Amazon Echo Buds is the ability to access Alexa hands-free. If you are a diehard Amazon fan, there are no other earbuds offering this feature. However, the Echo-specific benefits like Echo device drop-ins, voice product ordering, Amazon Prime Music, and so forth are accessible via the Alexa app in your phone, regardless of what earbuds you choose—and the voice-activated features require you to leave the Alexa app open on your phone at all times. The noise cancellation is average, and despite the stabilizing wings and four pairs of tips included, the buds themselves might be a little large for smaller ears. The controls are limited, and the five-hour battery life is middling.

The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 has stems that, depending on your face shape, can press against your cheek. The sound quality wasn’t our favorite, either, as the high frequencies had an unnatural feel that caused snare hits to sound like a click rather than a rounded snap. The Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds are fantastic if they fit you properly, but the stem and short sound-tube design make it impossible to push the earbuds deeper into your ear for stability or to get an improved seal. Otherwise, the Air 2 Pro offers up a lot of bells and whistles for a competitive price: a hearing test that adjusts the EQ, an audio-based fit test, multiple noise-cancelling modes, and a background-noise-reducing microphone for calls. The sound quality is quite good and can be adjusted manually. The noise cancellation is quite impressive in the to Hz range, but it isn’t great on low-pitched sounds, which may make those who are sensitive to eardrum suck want to avoid the strongest ANC setting.

Anker’s Soundcore Life P3 is a mix of pros and cons. This pair sounds quite good for true wireless earbuds under $ Out of the box, the highs are sibilant, but that can be adjusted using the equalizer tool in the Soundcore app. But the limited controls are a bummer. The microphones handle wind noise relatively well, but your voice will sound compressed to your conversation partner. The fit is comfortable, but these airbuds don’t feel as secure as they might with optional stabilizing wings.

The Apple AirPods Pro are a major step up over the basic AirPods, in both sound quality and versatility, but they may not be worth the price unless you’re a hardcore Apple fan. The sound is equaled by less-expensive options like the Jabra Elite 75t. The active noise cancellation is decent, but it may cause “eardrum suck” for some people (you can read more about this phenomenon in our best noise-cancelling headphones guide). The battery life of four and a half hours is subpar, and while these are water resistant, the design is far less secure for high-impact activities than that of the Powerbeats Pro and less durable than that of the IPrated Jabra Elite 75t. While we like that Apple did away with the touch-based controls, the squeeze controls are fiddly (we often play/paused when we wanted to skip tracks) and still lack volume controls. In , a good number of people experienced rattling in one or both earbuds. From what we’ve seen, Apple responded to these issues with prompt replacements of the earbuds themselves, but it’s still a bummer. (We contacted Apple but did not receive a response as to what caused the problem, so we’d urge caution purchasing these used.) In the end, we don’t dislike the AirPods Pro; we just like using other earbuds a little better.

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANCTW true wireless earbuds do a decent job of reducing noise, but the larger chassis and lack of stabilizing wings may cause a fit challenge for folks with petite ears. We couldn’t suss out how to activate a digital assistant, and there was no mention of it in the manual. The forward bass and spiked treble make drums sound unnatural, and we just didn’t feel the performance matched the more premium cost.

The Beats Powerbeats ( release) earbuds offer a solid option for Apple or Beats fans who aren’t into the true wireless style. It’s easy to get a comfortable fit because the over-the-ear hooks are flexible and hold their shape, plus Beats includes four sizes of silicone tips. The cable connecting the earbuds is remarkably good at avoiding noise transfer, and this pair offers 15 hours of battery life per full charge. The sound is a little bass-heavy for our taste, and on bass-intense hip-hop, male vocals can sound a little recessed, though not completely lost. They’re IPX4-rated, but we’d still exercise caution using them at the gym if you’re someone who sweats profusely. We liked them overall, but for a little more money, you could get the feature-packed Jabra Elite 75t instead.

With a diminutive size that will fit most ears well, the Beats Studio Buds could still feel less stable for people with very small ear canals. While the IPX4 water-resistance rating means the Studio Buds can travel with you to the gym, they might not stay put for very dynamic workouts. The sonic profile is the characteristic hyped Beats sound (with extra emphasis in the highs and lows that can make consonants and basslines pop a touch more forcefully in the mix), which many people will find exciting, especially for hip-hop and electronic pop. The Studio Buds offer solid active noise cancellation, and the control buttons are easy to find by feel and press—but they lack volume control. The Studio Buds pair with Android and Apple mobile devices with ease and can support the assistants for both mobile operating systems—but there is no “always listening” Siri. The microphone quality is acceptable but lacks some detail and wind resistance. Though the Studio Buds support Apple Music’s Dolby Spatial Audio, they do not offer head-tracking features. If you’re looking for the Beats true wireless experience for less money than the Powerbeats Pro, the Studio Buds should make you happy.

Belkin’s Soundform True Wireless earbuds may be affordable and decent, but remarkable they are not. On top of this, they may run a bit large for very small ears, and learning the tap-based controls takes some practice—but you do get volume, track, call, and digital-assistant controls. Call quality was passable, and the sound was a bit bass heavy, so male vocals sounded somewhat recessed but not muffled.

We like the fit, the durable IP57 rating, and the easy-to-use controls on Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay E8 Sport. The sound quality is somewhat over-boosted in the bass and highs, which means cymbal and snare hits can become fatiguing for sensitive listeners and the bass will seem louder than usual. The hear-through feature sounds sibilant and distractingly unnatural, so it wasn’t something we’d leave on for situational awareness—but for a brief conversation, it’s fine. Over phone calls, voices can sound a bit tinny, and the mic picks up sounds around you. Overall the flaws aren’t massive, but for $ we expect better.

Bowers & Wilkins’s PI5 and PI7 true wireless noise-cancelling earbuds are similar. Both look elegant and are made of high-quality materials. Both feature aptX, IP56 dust/water resistance, and multiple microphones for clearer phone calls—the PI5 has two in each earbud, the PI7 has three in each. And both feature the rich, bass-forward sound that B&W is known for. The PI7 has adaptive noise cancellation and a case that doubles as a Bluetooth transmitter—but the audio quality via the case transmitter was poor. The onboard controls are touch-based, have the tendency to misfire, and lack volume capabilities. In order to use the hear-through feature, you need to access the app on your phone, which is more cumbersome than taking an earbud out. We were disappointed that such promising earbuds could be ultimately derailed by poor user-interface choices. Our panelist Brent Butterworth agrees.

With the Bowers & Wilkins PI3, the high frequencies can be icy and fatiguing, and the lows are loud and bloated. With so much competition, the PI3 just didn’t make the cut.

Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1+ is a little dull out of the box but can sound quite good with a little EQ noodling in the app. However, the bullet-shaped earbuds create a difficult fit that will be a dealbreaker for small to medium ears. The buttons are difficult and somewhat uncomfortable to depress, and the microphones make your voice sound distant to callers.

The Cambridge Audio Melomania Touch earbuds come with three wing sizes and six sets of tips, a combination that offers folks who have struggled with the Jabra 75t a better shot at a more secure fit. The sound quality out of the box wasn’t our favorite, but we were able to adjust the EQ in the app to make them sound very good. The claimed battery life of eight to nine hours per charge is also impressive, and the charging case is small enough to fit in your pocket. But the touch controls are easy to inadvertently activate when you adjust the earbuds in your ears, and the microphone is rather quiet, so you may find yourself speaking loudly when answering phone calls. Also, though these are similar in price to the Jabra 75t, they lack noise cancellation and aren’t as dust resistant.

The Cleer Ally has no track or volume controls. This pair produced blurry and smeared lows that were a little too soft in the mix, so it lost some of the oomph in basslines. Plus, people with larger ear canals may have trouble getting the tips to fit properly.

The Cleer Ally Plus has solid active noise cancellation and an impressive hour battery life, but the design and fit make these difficult to keep in place for larger and smaller ear canals. The sound quality is decent, but not perfect—a little bloated in the bass, with a somewhat lispy aspect to consonants. The Plus also lacks track controls.

The Cleer Ally Plus II true wireless earbuds feature adaptive ANC that is very effective. However, the sound quality isn’t the most appealing: Low notes are too forward and bloated, while high pitches have a sizzling quality to them. Unfortunately, the app-based EQ doesn’t help adjust the sound in the necessary ways. We also wish the onboard controls weren’t so limited. The hour battery life per charge is impressive, but the solid battery life and good noise-reduction performance aren’t enough to make the Plus II a top pick.

DuoLink’s Switchbuds feature large, rotatable dials for controls, which is a nice idea for people with dexterity concerns. However, this concept has not been executed well, so turning the dials also turns the chassis and wrenches the earbuds loose from your ears. In our tests, the large circumference of the earbud design meant that none of our panelists could get a good seal with the included tips, so we lost bass notes. Adding to this pair’s woes, the tube-style charging case is overly large and doesn’t actually serve to protect the earbuds.

EarFun’s Air earbuds have small stems similar to the AirPods Pro design. Our panelists who generally choose large ear tips had trouble getting a seal with this pair because the short stem prevented the earbuds from seating deeply enough into the ear canal. When the pieces were properly fitted, the sound quality was quite good for the price, with just a little too much energy in the consonant and cymbal range of high frequencies, which could make high-hat hits sound tinny. We also missed having a track-reverse control.

If the most important feature of your budget earbuds is that they are fantastic for phone calls, the EarFun Free Pro might be your match. The microphones reduce background noise very well. We tested this with dB airplane noise and were very impressed by how much hum the Free Pro was able to cut out, though the mics weren’t as effective with a gusty wind. These true wireless earbuds have stabilizing wings that help to keep them in place, each earbud works independently, and the charging case is easy to fit in a jeans pocket. The battery life ranges from five to seven hours per charge, and the IPX5 rating means you can get caught in a drizzle and not worry about your earbuds getting ruined. On the downside, the active noise cancelling is only average, bass notes sound formless and too loud, and the touch controls can be fussy.

Earin’s A-3 earbuds are unique-looking true wireless earbuds. Imagine if someone cut the stem off of the AirPods—what’s left is the A The issue with this design is diminished bass response. Though the A-3 fares better than many unsealed earbuds, fans of hip-hop, rock, and pop will find their tunes feel unsupported. The minimal controls only address play/pause and calls, so you’ll need to keep your music device nearby for everything else. Though we appreciate that the A-3’s earbuds aren’t assigned a permanent left and right (either bud can be placed in either ear), we wish that these had a higher IP water-resistance rating than 2 (the A-3 is IP52, the 5 relating to dust, and 2 moisture), as the tiny design could easily be dropped.

Edifier’s NeoBuds Pro started as an Indegogo campaign, but can be bought via retail as of August We liked the large amount of included color-coded tips that make getting a proper fit a breeze. The case has a Kitt from Knight Rider vibe, with a ping-ponging red light. The noise cancellation is excellent: Though this pair doesn’t reduce noise quite as well as our top ANC picks, it does a really good job on sustained, low-pitched sounds. But music playback has a bit too much bass, and the bump extends too far into the upper lows, so there is a reverby quality that can’t be EQed out in the app. The microphones are clear on calls, but in windy conditions the signal processing makes your voice bizarrely bassy. You won’t hear much wind, but your caller may ask why you suddenly sound so weird. And we were sad to see that you can choose only two controls per earbud, which really limits adjustments.

Edifier’s TWS NB2 Pro earbuds are a decent choice if you want good active noise cancellation but don’t care about earbud-based controls. Each earbud can only have two assigned controls (so play/pause or track forward or ANC mode), and this pair doesn’t power down without the case. However, we did appreciate that you can adjust the touch-control sensitivity in the Edifier app. The sound is boosted in the low frequencies in a way that can muddy male voices, but has lovely mids and highs on less bass-heavy songs. Our voices sounded clear over phone calls, though the right earbud picked up wind noise in blustery conditions. Also the textured coating means that the stem that extends from the earbuds can transfer some noise if you have long or thick hair that brushes against them, which can be especially pronounced in hear-through mode.

Edifier’s TWS NB has active noise cancellation, but only four hours of battery life with ANC enabled. (Listening time extends to five hours when ANC is deactivated.) We were impressed with the number of features included on this pair for the price, but the performance was less exciting. The hear-through mode sounded muffled, the controls are limited, and these lack the ability to power down without the case. Noise cancellation is effective in a specific low-frequency range, but ends up sounding unnatural since the isolation on higher-pitched sounds isn’t as effective. That said, both the audio and microphone quality are quite good, similar to the more expensive TWS NB2 Pro.

The Fiil CC2 was clearly designed for looks and not performance. There are no included wings or tips to stabilize the fit, so our panel felt as though we were at risk of a bud falling out if we moved beyond a brisk walk. The lid-less case offers no protection from dust or water, so we could easily see it getting gunked up with lint in a bag pocket. The unsealed design means the sound severely lacks bass. The Amazon listing says these are noise cancelling, but we observed nothing of the sort. The microphone quality is fine as long as there is no wind—usable, but nothing impressive. In light gusts, though, the mics become unusable. The sleek, modern-looking design is pretty cool, though.

Google’s Pixel Buds 2 earbuds are to Pixels what AirPods are to iPhones. If you’re an operating-system purist, it is nice to have the easy setup with your Pixel phone—but beyond that, these earbuds are middling. The supplied tips are rather small, and two of our panelists needed to use third-party tips to get a seal. The sound quality is balanced once you get the proper fit, but the “vented” design means that there isn’t much isolation from noise around you. The touch controls are easy to use, but we found ourselves inadvertently triggering music when trying to get them initially positioned in the ear.

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Bluetooth headphones

Enjoy full wireless freedom with our range of Bluetooth headsets. Whether you opt for a single earbud, wireless over-ear headphones or sports earbuds, you can enjoy the many benefits of Bluetooth connectivity. From fuss-free usability thanks to their wireless design, to wind noise protection and top-quality sound, Bluetooth headsets make talking and listening to music on the go easy.

Our Bluetooth earphones are built to last and designed for all-day wear, making them ideal for frequent users both in and out of a working environment. Choose from Jabra’s various styles.

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2 Up to hours battery time with an additional 2 charges
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4 Jabra Elite Sport is waterproof and comes with a 3-year warranty against sweat damage (registration required).

Bluetooth connection guides

Tips & Tricks conneting your Bluetooth headset to a phone, tablet or other compatible device.

How wireless headphones work and how to connect

Wireless headphones are headphones that connect to a device, such as a smartphone, stereo speaker, television, gaming console, computer, or other electronic devices without using a wire or cable. Wireless headphones work by transmitting audio signals through either radio or IR (infrared) signals, depending on the device.

From call centers to fitness centers, wireless headphones are used by millions of people every day for work and play. For example, wireless headphones are popular with gamers, since it frees you to move around without having to worry about a cord. People doing a workout at the gym or in front of their TV in the living room love the freedom of wireless headphones. They are also perfect for people who want to watch late-night television without disturbing others.

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Wireless headphones work by connecting, or pairing, with the device you want to use, through a radio or infrared signal. Many devices use Bluetooth technology to make connecting easier for the user. Devices with Bluetooth technology can connect and exchange data over very short distances using radio transmissions. Headphones with Bluetooth also let you connect to multiple devices simultaneously.

A product with Bluetooth technology has a tiny computer chip inside that contains the Bluetooth radio, and software that makes connectivity between devices possible. So when Bluetooth-enabled products, such as a cell phone and headphones, are in close proximity to each other, they connect, or pair. This enables you to talk on the phone or listen to music without wires.

Connecting a wireless headphone differs depending on the device you are using, but it’s easy once you know how. Here is a list of the most popular devices that people use with wireless headphones and how to connect them.

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Connect wireless headphones to TV

First, make sure that your base is plugged in and the headphone batteries are fully charged. Ensure that the headphones and television are in close proximity to one another. Turn the headset on. Go into setting on your TV and turn on Bluetooth. Find the headphones under Bluetooth devices in your TV and you should be able to hear the television.

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Connect wireless headphones to an Xbox *

The Xbox supports two different types of wireless headphones, ones that have Bluetooth capability and ones that do not. The first method below explains wireless headphones without Bluetooth capability and the second with Bluetooth.

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XBOX : Headphones Without Bluetooth Capability

  1. Make sure that your headphones are charged, which can be done by plugging them into the USB port of the console.
  2. Turn on the console and the headphones. After they are powered up, push and release the connect button on your console.
  3. Within 20 seconds, press the connect button on your wireless headphones for two seconds. You should now hear sound from your headphones.

XBOX : Headphones With Bluetooth

  1. Plug your wireless headset into the console to install the latest headphone drivers. You will need to be connected to Xbox Live in order to do this step.
  2. Make sure that your headset is charged, which can be done by simply plugging it into the unit. If you charge your headset through the console, it will connect automatically most of the time. If they don't connect automatically, turn on your console first and switch the headset so that it is Bluetooth mode.
  3. Press the power button for two seconds until it flashes green. You should then hear a start-up sound, and when you hear that, press the connect button for two seconds.
  4. After you release that button, press and release the connect button on the console within 20 seconds or the connection will not be made. The green lights will flash three times to let you know the connection was a success.

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Connect wireless headphones to an iPhone

  1. Find the "Settings" icon on your iPhone, which is normally on the home screen.
  2. Open and click on the "General" button.
  3. Then, hit the "Bluetooth" button and slide it over to turn the function on.
  4. Your iPhone should find the device once this is enabled and should show the device name on screen. When it does that, you will need to hit the "Pair" button in order for the devices to sync. You may need to enter a four digit password, which is provided with your wireless device.
  5. Once that is entered, hit "Connect" on your iPhone to complete the setup. Your headphones should now be working properly.

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Connect wireless headphones to an iPod

  1. Make sure that your wireless headphones have Bluetooth capability.
  2. Access the "Settings" icon on the home screen of your iPod. Select the "General" option once you are in that screen.
  3. You will then see an option that says "Bluetooth", which you can slide over to enable Bluetooth on the iPod.
  4. Be sure that your wireless device is in discovery mode so that the iPod can recognize it.
  5. Once you enable the Bluetooth on the iPod, it will list any devices that is recognizes. Simply click on your wireless device when the iPod shows it and click the "Connect" button. Your headphones should now be paired and working properly.

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Jabra announces three new Elite Bluetooth wireless earbuds

Bluetooth wireless earbuds are increasingly usurping the earbuds market. Last year, million users purchased a pair of wireless earbuds. They’re so popular that the number of projected shipments is projected to increase by around million by , with a 35 percent hold on all wearable sales.

Today, bluetooth leader Jabra announced a new line of Bluetooth earbuds complete with three new products: the Elite 7 Pro, the Elite 7 Active and the Elite 3. “We are more connected than ever before. The world has also never been noisier, which requires innovative technology to ensure people have clear calls and a superior music experience,” Jabra CEO Rene Svendsen-Tune said in a statement to the press.

Along with new products, Jabra also unveiled patented MultiSensor Voice technology designed to capture clear voice audio for phone calls and virtual assistants. It also introduced its new ShakeGrip coating, which is designed to keep your earbuds in your ear while you move around. Each pair of new Bluetooth earbuds is slightly different and designed for a different use case.


Jabra Elite 3 (Preorder)

The Elite 3 was designed for those who prefer a high-quality listening experience without a hefty price tag. Four-microphone call technology helps to make crystal clear calls, and HearThrough Awareness keeps audio crisp with customization features on Jabra’s Sound+ app. Jabra also included a Qualcomm aptX HD audio chipset to better the listening experience on these earbuds.

The battery life for a budget option is superb, too: You can expect up to 7 hours of battery life and up to 28 hours with the charger case, according to the brand. They also have an IP55 rating, so any heavy workouts or rainstorms will not interrupt the sound from the customizable 6mm speakers. The earbuds cost $80 and come in four different colors: Lilac, Light Beige, Dark Grey, and Navy.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro (Available October 1)

A Jabra launch would feel amiss without earbuds designed for working from home, and the Jabra 7 Elite headphones were created largely for this purpose. The headphones are equipped with the brand’s signature MultiSensor Voice technology, which uses four-mic technology, algorithms, voice pickup unit (VPU) and a wind-activated bone conduction sensor to enhance voice quality on phone calls wherever you may take them. In terms of audio, HearThrough technology allows for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) customization — this way, the user can choose how much sound gets through the earbuds. You can also customize your sound experience with Jabra’s Sound+ app.

Jabra said it used 62, ear scans to design these earbuds. The resulting design is 16 percent smaller than the Jabra Elite 75t earbuds, which until recently were the brand’s smallest earbuds available. The small size shouldn’t deter you, though: They can last for up to nine hours on a single charge with ANC on and up to 35 hours with the charging case, which is 11 hours longer than the 75t. They also work across Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, though Google Assistant only works with Android phones. The Elite 7 Pro retails for $ and comes in two colors: Dark Grey and Light Beige.

Jabra Elite 7 Active (Available October 1)

In addition to using its large database to design the Elite 7 Active earbuds, Jabra also designed them with its new ShakeGrip technology using liquid silicone rubber (LSR) in order to ensure they stay put during workouts. You can expect the same specs in terms of customizable ANC — in fact, you can expect the same specs across the board with this pair of earbuds compared to its sibling, the Elite 7 Pro.

The 6mm microphones will provide crystal clear calls, and with the ANC and Jabra’s Sound+ app, users can customize their audio experience. Jabra also added a waterproof IP57 rating so you can keep pushing through a heavy workout without fear of ruining your headphones. While the Elite 7 Active headphones don’t have the same MultiSensor Voice technology that the Elite 7 Pro headphones do, the microphone is designed with a mesh exterior, which makes it easy to take calls in outdoor conditions. These buds will retail for $, and as of right now, Jabra has only unveiled a mint green color, though more colors should be expected.


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Wireless Earbuds

In the market for a new pair of wireless earbuds? Look no further than the high-quality range at Jabra.

Engineered to deliver the best audio experience and offering freedom from wires, your new earbuds promise to perform to the highest standard, no matter what the situation. Whether you need to make calls in a busy office, want to knuckle down and focus on an important task or you're looking for an amazing companion to help you get the most out of weekly workouts, our advanced selection won't disappoint.

Superior sound from Jabra wireless earbuds

When you choose wireless earbuds from Jabra, all-day comfort and superior sound quality are guaranteed. Backed by years of experience in sound technology and powered by Bluetooth, the wireless range will never let you down - it doesn't matter if you opt for the specialised Jabra Elite Sport or prefer to use the handy Jabra Halo Free, you're sure to be delighted with your brand-new earbuds. You'll always be able to hear and be heard with absolute clarity thanks to Jabra. With the best-in-class sound solutions built into every Jabra wireless earbud - like the four-microphone technology found inside the Jabra Elite 65t - calls and music are enhanced and enriched.

Combat the elements

Created to combat the elements, models like the Jabra Sport Pace are both weather and sweat-resistant. Keen gym-goer or a fan of the great outdoors, wherever you want to exercise, you'll be protected from water damage thanks to official IP-ratings.

What is IP rating?

IP stands for “Ingress Protection” and measures how well a device is protected from both solid objects and liquids. The first digit is for the level of protection the enclosure provides against solid objects, while the second is against various forms of moisture.

What is IP rating?


Product is dust resistant and is resistant to water splashes from any direction

Jabra Elite 25eJabra Elite 45eJabra Elite 65e


Product is dust resistant and can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray.

Jabra Elite 65tJabra Elite 75t


Product is dust resistant and can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water.

Jabra Elite Active 65t


Product is Fully dust tight and can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water.

Jabra Elite SportJabra Elite Active 45e

A battery that won't let you down

You can tune in to your favourite artists for longer too. Facing a long day at the office or an about to embark on an all-day hike? It's a breeze, thanks to the exceptional battery-life offered by our advanced collection of wireless earbuds. With both portable charging options and rapid charge features available, you can stay on top of your day without ever needing to worry about finding a place to power up.

Check compatibility first

Don't forget, before you choose the perfect pair of wireless earbuds to check their compatible with your preferred devices. All Jabra headsets work seamlessly with the latest smartphones, games consoles and more, but only particular headsets are compatible with Siri and Google Assistant. Discover more here, or get in touch with a friendly Jabra team member for more information.

Browse the selection of wireless earbuds from Jabra, and discover the difference for yourself today.

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True Wireless Earbuds

True wireless earbuds engineered for superior calls & music

The Jabra Evolve and Elite true wireless range:
What's the difference?

Elite 65t vs. Elite 75t. | Elite 75t vs. Elite Active 75t. | Elite 75t vs. Elite 85t.

Use this handy guide to help you decide which product best suits your needs:

Elite 65t earbuds

Elite 65t

Choose Elite 65t if you are looking for a set of true wireless earbuds for personal use.

Elite 75t titanium black earbuds

Elite 75t

Choose Jabra Elite 75t if you want to enjoy great sounding calls and music in a true wireless form factor that's smaller, and tested for secure fit.

Elite Active 75t earbuds

Elite Active 75t

Choose Jabra Active Elite 75t if you want to enjoy great sounding calls and music in a true wireless form factor that's smaller, tested for secure fit and while exercising.

Elite 85t earbuds

Elite 85t

Choose Jabra Elite 85t if you want to enjoy great sounding calls and music in a true wireless form factor using next-level noise cancellation (JABRA ADVANCED ANC™).

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* Colours available in select markets
1 Up to hours, 28 hours with charging case
2 Up to 5 hours, 15 hours with charging case
3 Up to hours battery time with an additional 2 charges
4 2-year dust and water resistance warranty. Registration with the Jabra Sound app required
5 Jabra Elite Sport is waterproof and comes with a 3-year warranty against sweat damage (registration required).

Jabra Sound+ App

Personalize your sound

The Jabra Sound+ app is the perfect companion to your Jabra headphones. Customize your sound, so your music and calls experience always suits your surroundings. Personalize your experience by customizing the way Sound+ delivers your sound and how it looks. Choose your preferred voice assistant from Amazon Alexa, Siri®, Google Assistant™ and more. * Your headphones come with a 2-year warranty, which can be activated by registering your device in the app.

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