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Audio-Technica - ATH-WS990BTBK Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Black
Description

The ATH-WS990BT wireless over-ear headphones combine exclusive 53 mm Deep Motion Drivers with large, high-flux magnetic circuitry and Bluetooth technology to deliver vibrant full-range wireless audio with invigorating bass. The powerful magnetic force of the circuitry results in dynamic, well-tailored diaphragm response to reproduce deep, clear low frequencies and detailed mid-to-high frequencies. The sound is further enhanced by the exclusive dual-layer, memory-foam earpads, comprised of a firm internal layer and a soft outer layer, that provide excellent sound isolation and comfort. The headphones can even reproduce Hi-Res Audio when used with the included 1.2 m (3. 9') audio cable.

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  • Review by MerryChristmas, 10 out of 10
    Christmas gift

    A gift for my grandson. He was so excited and happy to have received these.

    Dec 27, 2020 11:29
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    eKids - Super Mario Bluetooth Headphones - red
    Description

    Keep your young ones entertained with these eKids Super Mario Bluetooth headphones. The foldable colorful headphones are equipped with a microphone for chatting with friends and the 24-hour battery life offers all-day listening enjoyment. Volume limiting protects their ears while delivering full sound. Easy pairing lets you use these eKids Super Mario Bluetooth headphones with a smartphone, tablet or computer.

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  • Review by David, 10 out of 10
    Sweet

    Better than expected. Bought these for nephew and he loves em. Thought they might sound mediocre for the price.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:03
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    Apple
    Apple - AirPods (2nd generation) - White
    Description

    With high-quality sound, voice-activated Siri,¹ and complete with Charging Case that provides over 24 hours of listening time,² AirPods deliver an unparalleled wireless headphone experience. They’re ready to use with all of your devices.³ Put them in your ears and they connect immediately, immersing you in rich, high-quality sound. Just like magic.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by MKLight, 10 out of 10
    AirPods - They’re Good

    I’ve been purchasing Plantronics Bluetooth earpieces for years. I really like them, but my last one didn’t last as long as the others. Several friends highly recommended the AirPods. I wasn’t sure about them as I am not a big fan of their design. I tried some Amazon brands, but didn’t like and return them. I was nervous about the lack of noise cancellation, as I use is mainly for phone calls. I want them for just over a week and people say they sound good. They are comfortable. They don’t fall out as I expected them to. I had to get used to pulling them out of the case as the magnetic feature holds them in a little bit more than I expected. That AirPods are about the size I expected, but the charging case is smaller than I expected. Overall I really like them, but with my experience with Plantronics, I ended up buying AppleCare+ for these. So far I’m happy…

    Oct 27, 2019 21:15
  • Review by tranuhhsaurus, 10 out of 10
    Great for office

    It really took me a long time to finally give in to buying these. They honestly look so ugly, and I still think they do. I'm slowly accepting that they are the norm now to wear them in public. -cringe- Anyways I received a coupon from best buy and I just caved in and bought them on black friday since they were on sale (not by much). I used that sale plus my $25 giftcard and bought them. I literally shook my head vigorously and to my surprise, they did not come out. And trust me, I was seriously shaking my head. Got dizzy and a headache. The quality is actually really good. I wear them in the office and forget they're on sometimes. It's also easy to make phone calls without the hassle of wires.

    Jan 03, 2020 08:53
  • Review by Kay08, 10 out of 10
    Great product!

    They are very convenient especially when I’m walking around or doing other activities and I don’t have to constantly hold my phone which is perfect the only thing is it after a while they do tend to hurt the inside of my ears but I can tolerate it and I’ll just take them out for a little while the battery life on them is that they don’t last all day but for the majority of the time the best thing about it is that once they start to go dead I can pop them in the case and they’re charged within a matter of minutes normally what I would do is use one and when that one dies I can switch them out! Pricey but worth it

    May 08, 2020 16:49
  • Review by Lookbeforebuying, 10 out of 10
    Best Earphones hands Down!! Don’t judge Everythin!

    Has a lot of bass! I should’ve got these in the first place because i had got the pros and those kept slipping out my ear because i have a sweaty ears. Sooo i kept searching and i was skeptical on getting these because of the first incident and me getting different earphones…nope didn’t work so i looked for these and went on best buy because i trust best buy now i got the earphones ive always wanted!!! Don’t be judgmental about items because that one item or person, place, or thing might be the thing you need..

    Jun 25, 2021 15:59
  • Review by KRae88, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    I love them they sound great work great look great good deal I only needed the 1st gen I understand the 2nd gen is a little more upgraded but who needs it? All I wanted was the AirPods I had no head phones so I decided why not I bought some little ear covers so they stayed in my ear which was a perfect decision cause now they don’t fall out cause one of my ears would fall out cause not all ears are equal lol. I would buy if you want to splurge!

    Jul 04, 2020 09:41
  • Review by Johnson, 10 out of 10
    2nd gen airpods

    In my opinion, so much better than airpod pro when it comes to level of comfort and loudness. Had the very first gen airpod lasted four years but they’d been through the washer machine and everything so they might’ve lasted longer; they still work but they die within five minutes so these 2nd gen are my replacement!

    Dec 01, 2020 15:30
  • Review by TheVideoGuy, 10 out of 10
    Same great apple feel… now CORDLESS!!!

    I was very skeptical at first about the AirPods. I actullay bought knock-off brand that was a 1:1 clone copy. Everything felt the same except for the sound quality. No knock-off brand can compare to that original AirPod sound.

    Surprisingly, I have zero latency when I use them while editing videos with my MacBook Pro.

    Oct 17, 2019 18:29
  • Review by Bruno999, 10 out of 10
    Expensive but flawless performance

    I love these little guys. I am a headphone junkie. I have Bose noise cancelling for travel, Aftershockz for swimming, and these AirPods for all day/ everyday. I keep these in my pocket for phone calls, mostly, and they never fail me. Apple makes for quick connect and they work with my iPad, too. I am able to hear music, podcasts, and phone calls while maintaining awareness of my surroundings.

    Recommend a case for scratch and drop protection.

    This purchase was for my daughter going off to college. I have actually owned my pair for more than six months.

    Aug 14, 2020 17:06
  • 9.6score
    Apple - Airpods with Wireless Charging Case - White
    Description

    AirPods deliver high-quality sound and voice-activated Siri¹ for an unparalleled wireless headphone experience. With the Wireless Charging Case, you can simply place them on a charging mat and go. They’re ready to use with all of your devices.² Put them in your ears and they connect immediately. Just like magic.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by Kona, 10 out of 10
    I can hear without breaking the bank

    Oh I’m alittle hard of hearing and I heard Apple Airpods could help. Oh my goodness they do, I had been wanting a pair then when I heard this I bought them. They are fantastic, only drawback is when I talk I hear it through the AirPod therefore I’m talking lower Now everyone is saying what did you say instead of having to repeat what they said. They are comfortable to wear unless you want to wear them all day like I do at work I take them out every few hours. The only thing I haven’t figured out is how to listen to music without having to turn on the listening part to hear when ppl talk. That’s not a deal breaker if I have to continue turning it on. They paired with my Apple iPhone 11 in less than a minute

    They arrived from Bestbuy as scheduled. One tip instead of them aiming down they need to aim more toward the sound and your iPhone has to be in your hand or somewhere to pick up the sounds

    Oct 31, 2020 22:23
  • Review by ChrisW, 8 out of 10
    Great but wrong serial number

    I bought the Airpods because I decided to spend more money than 50 dollars on BlueTooth earphones. Right away I was not disappointed. I love these things. I did encounter a problem 2 months into the purchase. My left AirPod stop working. I chatted with Apple and gave them the serial number and they said they had no record of these AirPods and I gave them the serial number in the charging case, no go. Not sure what this means but it took me 17 minutes in order to receive help because whatever number that Best Buy put out did not correspond with Apple's. Small problem because they fixed my Airpods with a factory reset.

    Feb 18, 2021 18:05
  • Review by Debi8x0, 10 out of 10
    Great AirPods!

    I purchased these AirPods2 and it was the best investment ever! I have a Samsung phone and although the features to use the AirPods are a little different then the iPhone it was not a deal breaker for me. The sound is great, people don't even know that I have them on which is awesome. I also love how compact and sleek they look. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends.

    Aug 11, 2019 09:00
  • Review by dd61, 8 out of 10
    They're Apple.... enough said

    I had gone through a number of headsets from Jaybirds to Bose. Finally I just bit the bullet. I was tired of trying to economize. For just a little more than the Bose I got the clarity and volume I wanted. The wireless case is nice but in hind site not really worth the extra bling. The battery is a little on the weak side. I play a lot of music so its an understandable drain. But a certain oddity is that they two don't seem to drain equally. I always end up with one having about an extra half hour. Oh and one last thing, when I read the reviews before I bought I saw some that talked about them being dirty. I'm not sure if is pocket dirt or ear wax or both, but the headsets themselves are clean but the case not so much, look at the picture. Kinda gross and I have cleaned it a number of times

    Jun 18, 2020 12:32
  • Review by tluft912, 10 out of 10
    Convenience is Key

    At first, I was hesitant spending $199 on a pair of earbuds. I have used numerous other pairs of earbuds, including Jaybird Freedom and Bose Soundsport. The AirPods blow these other earbuds out of the water.

    If the wired EarPods that came with your iPhone fit in your ears, sound good and are comfortable, you will be pleased with the AirPods.

    The convenience factor is huge with the AirPods. The experience is what I would describe as magical. Connecting the AirPods to your iPhone/Apple devices couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is open the AirPod case and put an earbud in your ear. The earbud automatically detects when it is in your ear and will start playing your music. Your music automatically pauses when you take one out of your ear and automatically resumes when you put it back in.

    Since there are no rubber tips at the end of the AirPods, they do not do a great job isolating outside noise. This can be good or bad, depending on what you want out of earbuds. These are perfect for an office environment where you are still required to be able to hear coworkers around you.

    I am overall happy with the sound quality. The mids and highs are great, and the low-end bass is adequate for the size and stature of the earbuds. Phone calls sound crystal clear.

    If you are on the fence about getting the version with wireless charging, I’d strongly recommend them if you already have wireless charging pads for your iPhone. It is extremely convenient to just drop your AirPods on the charging mat. Wireless charging does take longer than using the included cord, however, it is not an issue if you are not in a rush or if you set them on the charger overnight.

    Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. This is Apple’s best product in a long time. If my AirPods were to die on me, I’d purchase a replacement set in a heartbeat.

    Jun 10, 2019 13:27
  • Review by GirlsJustWannaHaveFun, 10 out of 10
    Best AirPods

    I originally purchased the AirPod Pros, but noticed them constantly falling out of my ear which I found very aggravating. However, I am so glad I didn’t settle and bought these AirPods instead as they are 10x better. After owning these AirPods for over 7 months, I can truly say I have no complaints as I am happy with my purchase!

    Nov 03, 2021 01:45
  • Review by ScorpioQueen78, 8 out of 10
    Loses Bluetooth connection

    Sometimes the pods lose Bluetooth connection to the phone, and usually it happens when I am near my phone. Not sure why. Otherwise I like the pods. Definitely don’t miss the old headphones getting tangled lol

    Aug 30, 2019 18:09
  • Review by Boss, 8 out of 10
    Pros and Cons

    They’re awesome I just find myself wanting to click a button to pause or go to the next track if I’m working out, it’s a drag to have to open my phone to change the song over and over again. The biggest thing I enjoy about them is that there are a lot of AirPod cases that keep them secure, easy to carry and keep track of. Otherwise I wouldn’t purchase them again if I lost them. They’re too easy to misplace if you’re not organized.

    Aug 15, 2021 01:21
  • 9.6score
    Bose - QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Silver
    Description

    Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are over-ear headphones from Bose featuring world-class noise cancelling technology, and now they're optimized with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Enjoy balanced audio performance at any volume with volume-optimized EQ. And you can make or receive clear phone calls, even in loud environments with the noise reduction dual-microphone system in these Bluetooth headphones. Connect to your devices wirelessly with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, with voice prompts for easy Bluetooth pairing. Thanks to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant you can keep in touch, get answers and manage your day using just your voice with one-button access to the voice assistant of your choice. You can also access your phone's default virtual assistant, like Siri through your headphones. Together, they can create astonishing real-world experiences and fundamentally new ways to work, travel, exercise, learn, play, and more. Wear these comfortable headphones all day because they're built with premium materials. Listen to your wireless headphones for up to 20 hours of long battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Keep listening without battery power by connecting the included audio cable. Unlock more features and access future updates through the Bose Connect app.

    9 Features
  • When your home becomes your office: Turn any space into an instant office — or simply a place to unwind, listen to music, or make phone calls on these Bluetooth headphones.
  • High-capacity battery: Listen to your wireless headphones with up to 20 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Bose Connect app: Helps you set your preferred level of noise cancellation, unlock more features, and access future updates.
  • Active noise cancellation: Eliminate noisy distractions and focus on what matters most with renowned noise cancellation. Set your preferred level of noise cancellation, unlock more features, and access future updates through the Bose Connect app.
  • Perfect call and voice quality: Get clear phone calls even in noisy environments with the noise-rejecting dual-microphone system.
  • Built-in voice assistant: Bring Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant with you wherever you go. Enjoy entertainment, get information, and manage your day - all with your voice.
  • Wireless connectivity: Connect to your devices wirelessly to your headphones using Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC pairing with voice prompts for hassle-free pairing.
  • Listen longer: Keep listening to your music without battery power by connecting the included audio cable.
  • High-quality materials: You can wear these wireless headphones comfortably all day because they're built with premium materials.
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  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Great way to drown out the outside world

    DESIGN:

    Bose has maintained a very similar design to the 1st generation of the QuietComfort 35. The headband portion has a soft underside that feels very comfortable resting on the top of my head. The band is also foldable which makes the QuietComfort 35 II easy to transport, although the included case is somewhat larger than many of the other over-the-ear headphones I’ve tested.

    The earcups are also very soft and comfortable around your ear, which is very important as you’ll likely be wearing these for long periods on an airplane or train. I still sometimes get the “ear sweats” and need to take a break from the headphones after wearing them for an hour or so to give my ears a chance to breath, but this is normal for me with any pair of headphones.

    The headphones are large and seem a bit bulky, but the sound quality makes up for it.

    SOUND QUALITY:

    With “Bose” on the label, you can safely assume sound quality is stellar. And it is with the Quiet Comfort 35 IIs. Bass has plenty of punch and the mids and highs are crips and clear.

    When the noise cancellation is active, you will hear a gentle white noise “hum” in the background as the unit counteracts the outside noises. It’s not very noticeable while listening to music, but you can tell it is there when listening to a podcast or talk show.

    NOISE CANCELLING

    One of the main reasons to pick up these Bose headphones is for their noise cancellation technology. Once you activate the noise cancellation feature, the sounds around you seem to disappear. And I’m not just talking about that fact that these cover your ears. Bose’s noise cancellation technology actively sends opposing sound to counteract the noise around you. Why’s this important? You can set the QC 35 IIs to a lower volume and still hear your music just fine, even in noisy environments. Normally, you would need to crank up the music to drown out your surroundings. So you can spare your ear drums and relax even if there’s a crying baby next to you. Now, if someone’s running a jackhammer next to you, it won’t completely eliminate the sound. But it does a great job of getting rid of the loud hum of an airplane or the clickity-clack of a train.

    There are two levels of noise cancellation: high and low. The feature can also be turned off completely. The “low” setting comes in handy when you still need to hear something going on outside, such as an airport announcement. Although, if it’s something important, you’ll probably want to turn off the noise cancelling feature completely. The noise cancellation feature can be controlled via Bose’s Connect app or you can assign the function to the “Action” button.

    FEATURES:

    Bose touts that the Bose QuietComfort 35s have Google Assistant built-in and can be accessed by pressing a new “Action” button on the left earcup. I assumed the headphones would just kind of “tether” my phone’s internet connection when using Google Assistant. However, the app for these headphones prompted me to install the full Google Assistant app on my iPhone in order to use the feature. I wouldn’t say that Google Assistant is “built-in” if the headphones are depending on my phone to actually run the Google Assistant feature.

    Which prompts another question: don’t most headphones already allow you to call up the voice assistant, be it Siri or Google Assistant? Indeed, you can hold the multifunction (middle) button on the QC 35s for one second and Siri will activate on your iPhone (or Google Assistant for Android). So what’s unique about Bose’s “Google Assistant built-in” offering? On Android, the voice interface is a little more verbose and will tell you who the text message is from instead of just playing the normal “ding” notification. For me, I reassigned the “Action” button to control the noise-cancellation feature instead, but heavy users of Google services may find the Google Assistant feature to be worthwhile.

    Aside from the Google Assistant feature, the Bose Connect app is very handy and walks you through the setup process and gives you a quick overview on using the QuietComfort 35 IIs. The app can also assist you in connecting additional Bluetooth devices, configuring the Action button, setting the noise cancellation and upgrade the firmware, which I needed to do upon receiving the headphones.

    The three buttons on the right ear cup allow you to control your music without getting out your phone. The middle button will play and pause your music (or answer an incoming phone call). Double-tapping the middle button skips forward to the next track while triple-tapping the middle button rewinds. Pressing the + and – buttons will increase and decrease the volume respectively.

    BATTERY LIFE

    Battery life is impressive and can last up to 20 hours in wireless Bluetooth mode or 40 hours when using the included audio cable. Charging the unit only takes two hours and can be recharged with a standard Micro USB cable.

    Upon powering on the QC 35 IIs, an automated voice will announce the current charge level. If the battery needs recharged while in use, you’ll hear, “Battery low, please charge now.” There is also a battery LED indicator on the right ear cup. Green indicates a medium to full charge, while a solid amber LED indicates that the charge is getting low. When it blinks red, it’s time to charge. If you’re using an iPhone, the battery level will also show on the status bar of your phone.

    OVERALL

    You can't beat the sound quality of Bose. The addition of Google Assistant seems gimmicky, but you can still summon Siri with these headphones, The noise cancellation feature is superb and makes these great for long plane or train rides.

    Sep 24, 2017 18:31
  • Review by hairdude, 10 out of 10
    They are wonderful

    I already had a pair of these excellent noise canceling headphones. I got my husband a pair for his birthday. Now we can completely ignore each other! It's great!

    Mar 28, 2021 12:04
  • Review by optimummind, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic headphones~!

    = Summary =

    The Bose QC35 Series II headphones are fantastic~!! It definitely lives up to all the hype & rave reviews and delivers great sound, dynamic range, awesome bass, and truly astounding active noise cancellation. In addition, it looks cool and is very comfortable to wear.

    = Design & Comfort =

    I have the black QC35 Series II and it looks sleek and sexy. Since it's black, it will blend in nicely with whatever clothing you wear and it won't stand out too much.

    To my delight, it was much lighter than it looked and is very comfortable to wear over the head for extended periods of time.

    The ear padding is very soft, well-padded, and doesn't cause any long-term fatigue or discomfort. I even wore it to bed and it was very comfortable (as long as you don't mind not being able to turn your head sideways).

    = Controls =

    The layout of the buttons are well-placed, easy to find, and intuitive to use. On your left earmuff, you have the Google Assistant button. On the right earmuff, you have the Power/Bluetooth pairing button as well as additional buttons for Volume Control and Playback Control. As expected, all the controls work very well and with no issues.

    = Google Assistant Button =

    The highlight of this new Bose QC35 Series II headphones is the presence of a dedicated button for Google Assistant (GA). I paired the QC35 to my Galaxy S8+ and found it to be pretty useful. A single-press of the GA button will tell you the time of the day and also notify you about any Notifications you have received. If you have Notifications, the headphones will read them aloud to you.

    You can also press-and-hold the GA button, speak a command to GA, and get responses delivered directly to your ears. I used the GA button often to check the weather, make calls to people, and send messages.

    I didn't have much success, though, when trying to send text messages to people via the GA button. The QC35 would correctly understand my command, confirm and read back my message to my recipient, but sometimes the delivery would fail in the end. If I use Google Assistant directly from my Galaxy S8+, everything works the first time. I'm hoping future app and firmware updates will improve the GA experience.

    With that said, having the GA button is very useful and helpful and I'm sure it'll only get better and faster.

    = Audio Quality & Noise Cancellation =

    When it comes to listening to audio, the Bose QC35 Series II is impeccable. It played back all the different kinds of music (rock, hip-hop, pop, rap) fabulously and flawlessly. From bass-heavy songs such as 50 Cent's Just a Lil Bit and In Da Club to full-range songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, the QC35 is a champ. Absolutely no complaints here.

    Making all this audio quality possible is the BRILLIANT active noise cancellation. All background distractions simply disappear and don't bother you from enjoying your music. I was sitting on my front porch listening to music because there is much noise here - gardeners working, delivery trucks driving by, birds chirping, dogs barking, etc. And I couldn't hear them at all~!! Especially impressive was when I missed hearing a medium-sized U-Haul truck driving into my street close to my driveway. Those kinds of trucks are usually very loud and clanky but the QC35 filtered it out wonderfully.

    Making all of this even more impressive is the fact that the volume on the QC35 was only set to ~60% loudness. One no longer has to crank up the volume at the expense of potentially damaging your hearing to filter out background noise & distractions. Brilliant.

    I also used the QC35 Series II to make and answer several calls and everybody said my voice came through loud and clear and good. I was told by one person that it sounded just as good as my Plantronics M180 bluetooth headset.

    = Conclusion =

    The Bose QC35 Series II is an absolute buy~! Great design and quality, great controls & comfort, SUPERB audio quality augmented by brilliant active noise cancelling, and topped off by the innovative and useful Google Assistant functionality baked in.

    I highly recommend it to all music lovers.

    Sep 23, 2017 17:49
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Straight up my new favorite headphones

    I’ve long been a fan of noise cancelling headphones, but it wasn’t until this past year that I really started appreciating the scope of their use. I traveled across the country on a crowded airplane. While thousands of people do this everyday, I can’t say that I was totally prepared for it the first time around. All the ambient noises really took their toll on me and one year later, when I flew for a second time, I had an excellent pair of noise cancelling headphones in-hand to make the flight bearable. At that time, I was rocking the Sony 1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones and I never thought I would find a better, more comfortable pair of headphones. This past week, I was introduced to the QuietComfort 35 II headphones by Bose. I’ve been a fan of Bose products for many years because they have a reputation for designing great, high-end audio gear. I’m happy to say that the QuietComfort 35 II’s don’t disappoint and they really live up to the Bose quality name.

    UNBOXING

    The headphones arrived in a standard Bose branded box. The outside covering of the box included some basic details of the product in multiple languages. You will also notice the MFi icon along with the Android logo and the Google Assistant built-in graphic. The QuietComfort 35 II are the first Bose headphones to come with built-in Google Assistant support. That is in fact the biggest difference between the QuietComfort 35 II and the original version of the headphones according to Bose’s website. When you look at the specs of the two headphone models, you will see that they are nearly identical except for the weight (version II is 2.6 ounces heavier) and the fact that the original QuietComfort headphones come packaged with an airline adapter.

    The QuietComfort 35 II’s package includes a carrying case, charging cable, and audio cable. When you first open the box, you will see the carrying case. All the other pieces are tucked away inside. The case is built very well. There is an exterior mesh pocket that could be used for extra cables or even your smartphone. When you open the case, you will find another interior mesh pocket and the mail compartment where the headphones lay. They actually fold up in a very specific way, but Bose was kind enough to include a small illustration that shows you how to place them in the case.

    BUILD QUALITY

    The headphones are lightweight and flexible. I really like that the earpieces aren’t static and can swivel around a bit. It makes it easier to wear in my opinion. The headband extends easily and the materials used to build it feels very solid. The padding on the headband is probably the only thing I would change. It’s soft and comfortable to wear, but it’s covered in some sort of suede fabric, which leads me to think that over time, it will soak up sweat and other oils and wear down. I would have preferred to see this padding covered in leather instead.

    The inside of the ear pieces are marked with a “L” and “R” to show you which way to wear the headphones. One thing I noticed was that the actual speaker on the inside of the ear cup seems to be angled toward your ear. Many of my other headphones just have a flat speaker. I haven’t been able to find out this sort of orientation would affect sound quality or volume, but I am sure the design was done with purpose. The padding on the ear cups is very nice and seems to wear well. I did notice that the foam segments don’t pull off of the cups as magnets, but it does appear that they might snap off the ear cups. Not wanting to damage the foam, I didn’t try to pry them off.

    These headphones have physical switches on them which is a bit of an oddity these days. Most of the headphones I’ve been around lately seem to utilize touch controls (the Sony headphones only have touch controls). So, the tactile nature of the buttons and switches on the Bose headphones was a nice departure from what I was used to. I’m sometimes not a fan of physical switches because they will get caught on things like hoodies, but the on/off switch on the right ear cup was designed in such a way that it avoided that usual problem. In addition to the on/off switch, you will also find the volume up/down buttons, and the play/pause button on the right ear cup. On the left ear piece, you will find the Google Assistant/ANR settings button.

    On the bottom of the two earpieces, there is also a port for plugging in the Micro USB charging cable and the audio cable for a wired connection. Even though Micro USB has been a standard for quite some time for charging devices of this nature, I feel with a brand new product like this, Bose should have taken the opportunity to switch over to USB-C for charging.

    USER EXPERIENCE

    As soon as the headphones arrived, I paired them to my phone. They had 70% battery life out of the box, which made me happy that I could go ahead and start using them. I put the headphones on my head and found very quickly that they were more comfortable than my Sony headphones and they caused less strain on my head, too. I’ve used the headphones for a couple of days off and on and not had any issue with the battery life.

    The buttons and functions I were very easy to pick up on without reading the manual but for more in depth features, you will need to read the manual because they are not as intuitive as the ones listed above. For example you have no dedicated button for changing songs. For us iPhone users we can easily remedy this by simply pressing in and holding the play/pause button to activate Siri and asking her to switch to the next track or calling up a totally different album. All the Siri commands that work on your iPhone work via this button so no worries here.

    Even though I’ve only had these remarkable headphones for a few days, I’ve been incredibly impressed with them. The comfortable design and sound quality both live up to the Bose name. I’ve worn them for several hours and don’t perceive any earaches or headaches from wearing them too long.

    Making and receiving calls is pretty simple. making calls again takes the use of Siri. I found this to be super simple and had no issues with Siri hearing or understanding what I asked of her to do. I don’t currently have Google Assistant installed so the dedicated Google button was used for the ANR settings instead. The sound quality is amazing. I am hard of hearing and I didn’t have any issues with hearing music or spoken words. Music and sounds were crisp and dynamic.

    As noice cancelling headphones go, I really like how the Bose headphones block out ambient noise with little effort. I love that the noise canceling is activated by flipping a switch. I've not had the chance to use these on a plane yet like I did with the Sony's but with noise canceling turned up to high I can almost not hear anything else around me so I'm assuming they will work just as well if not better for travel.

    CONCLUSIONS

    I think the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are the best wireless headphones on the market right now. I’ve officially made the switch over to them as my primary listening companions. If you had the QuietComfort 35 that were released last year, I don’t know that the Google Assistant feature is enough to upgrade, but if you are using a different style or brand of headphone, I think you will be happy with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II.

    Sep 24, 2017 21:51
  • Review by flatcatrecords, 10 out of 10
    More Accurate Sound Reproduction

    The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones are by far the best sounding headphones I have ever owned. The wide frequency range produces crisp, clear highs and deep bass. The noise canceling feature successfully masks any sound from outside sources. Compared with other headphones, earbuds or speaker systems, the Bose headphones more accurately reproduce the sounds I am listening to. I would recommend these headphones to anyone!

    Dec 16, 2020 17:55
  • Review by Fordman9870, 10 out of 10
    Sound so good you'll think your at a concert!

    The Bose headphones are made to last. Quality components and construction.

    The Box includes a Carry bag, Aux cable and a charging cable. The headphones came charged (almost full)

    I downloaded the Bose app and connected to my phones. It was then I was notified of a firmware upgrade was needed. This took over 30 minutes. I would have hoped it was quicker as I was anxious to started using them. After they were updated I opened the app and was informed by the app that it can’t access my music to play my songs on my phone but I could come back to the Bose app after I started playing my music. I would hope that this would change with further updates to the Bose app.

    The app however will let you, Manage connections, Update, Share music with a friend who has another set of Bose headphone and can listen to their playlist,

    On to the fit: Fit was perfect for all of my family members from an 8 year old to a teen, then wife and my fat head.

    Sound: WOW, I have 3 sets of expensive headphones and the Bose headphones beat them hands down!! I now know I should have purchased these first and not wasted time and money with the others. I love these phones. The quality of sound makes you think you are at a concert.

    The low/mid and high tones hit perfect. I could even hear notes and sounds on some of my favorite music I hadn’t heard before.

    Bass?? Best Bass in the business when it hits you can feel it. I listened to my music for at least 4 hours while working and there was no ear fatigue at all (even though these are over the ear) some other brands after being used for longer periods do make the ear region uncomfortable, not these.

    The only issue I had was some sweating due to the leather on the ear pieces after using them for 4 hours non stop. A microfiber mesh added to the ear piece may cure this. But I am sure this would hurt the noise cancellation.

    The noise cancellation is pretty good. When playing music most all exterior sound is blocked. These are great for the office too if you want to block out any noisy coworkers.

    The on board buttons include, Volume up, down and pause, an assistant button when connected to your phone (Siri, Google) plus you can answer/hang up your phone. The headphones have a dual built in microphone.

    The battery life is about 20 hrs. The devices you can connect to via Bluetooth and NFC making getting started a snap. Range is about 30 feet for paired devices.

    SO I find these headphone very nice, comfortable and knock out sound. They are worth e very penny!!

    I would definitely recommend the Bose head phones to my family and friends.

    Sep 25, 2017 12:24
  • Review by Ghost, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Great product stuff at Best Buy really nice people

    Mar 26, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Luadrian, 10 out of 10
    The best

    Niceeeeeee .. fond of Bose products. Owned several speaker systems and QC 3!!

    Feb 14, 2020 16:22
  • 9.6score
    eKids - Hello Kitty Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - red
    Description

    Your little one will love these Hello Kitty Bluetooth Headphones, complete with a sweet red bow at the top! The built-in rechargeable battery lets your child listen up to 24 hours. And the foldable design makes them easy to take on the go!

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  • Review by PJavier, 10 out of 10
    Adults will appreciate, little ones will love it

    These are perfect for the active child who likes her Hello Kitty gear. My little one wears it daily and likes the look, I appreciate the fact that they are durable and can take a drop or a bump.

    Nov 17, 2021 20:26
  • Review by Keyboard, 10 out of 10
    Hello kitty headphones

    Im a fan of Hello kitty this was a gift and i love it i used for my workout and works great I was thinking this was more for a child but fits perfect on me! love it !!!

    Sep 04, 2021 09:47
  • Review by Kimi, 10 out of 10
    Fun and playful headset

    Adorable Hello Kitty bluetooth headphones. Love the fun red bow detail. I purchased this for my niece's birthday. She will love it!

    Nov 08, 2021 12:07
  • Review by Elizabeth, 10 out of 10
    Hello kitty headset

    My daughter loves them! There is two different ways to use them. You can hook them up to Bluetooth or use the cord. Great purchase for a 4 year old!

    Oct 05, 2021 01:47
  • Review by Sryoung, 10 out of 10
    Super cute

    Super easy for kids to use yet durable great for flights also super cute my daughter loves them

    Oct 29, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Hello kitty headphones

    Decent set of wireless headphones so the cat doesn’t chew the cord.

    Oct 24, 2021 20:39
  • Review by jjtadjiki, 10 out of 10
    Bluetooth wireless headphones

    A great item at a great price and i highly recommend it.

    Jun 05, 2021 01:24
  • Review by elmnzr, 10 out of 10
    Cute and Functional

    These work great- the bluetooth pairing is easy to do and works, and the sound quality is good as well.

    May 10, 2021 14:15
  • 9.6score
    Apple - AirPods Pro (with Magsafe Charging Case) - White
    Description

    AirPods Pro feature Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound. Transparency mode for hearing the world around you. They’re sweat and water resistant1 and have a customizable fit for all-day comfort.

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  • Review by HulkMann18, 10 out of 10
    Excellent!

    I already had the original AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging - but after watching Apple's latest event and how the AirPods 3 had MagSafe... I went online and saw that Apple had updated the case on the AirPods Pro to include MagSafe charging! Well sold my old pair and picked these up lol. We all know how they sound, and what they're capable of - so in all... Yes they are worth it, and yes the MagSafe charging capability is useful

    Oct 27, 2021 20:45
  • Review by Giovanni, 10 out of 10
    Worth it

    Better to get this model for the small magsafe upgrade. Overrall amazing noise Cancellation, transparency and crisp sound

    Nov 07, 2021 21:09
  • Review by Thebestappleiphone, 10 out of 10
    Amazing new AirPods Pro

    It's wonderful to compare this to the previous one. I mean, this new one is better than the previous one because it clings to the charger. I'm impressed, and the sound is also better. This is a significant advance for what Apple has done this year, and I love it. I'd give it five stars.

    Nov 01, 2021 10:26
  • Review by Kega, 10 out of 10
    The Best.

    These pros are awesome! I recently switched to iPhone from Samsung. I’ve had every galaxy phone since the S3 back in 2012 and I’ve always been pro Samsung. I had all the galaxy buds and watches and decided to purchase the AirPods 3rd gen and I wasn’t impressed. These pros went on sale for just 10$ more with the new magsafe feature and I can honestly say they are the best earbuds I’ve ever owned. The fitment in my ears along with the ANC is incredible. I can have my car on with the a.c on max and not hear a thing. (Don’t use ANC while driving). Spend the extra bucks and get the pros. I also like that they read exactly what someone texted me and let’s me reply without even touching my phone.

    Nov 04, 2021 21:49
  • Review by slashman, 10 out of 10
    Great sounds, great fit, after new tips

    I recently upgraded my airpods v2 to the pro's. I absolutely love these. The sound quality and noise cancelling is great and they fit surprisingly well. I was worried that they weren't going to fit as well as the originals. The only thing I had to do was order memory foam tips - the silicone ones that come with it sip out of your ears when you sweat too easily!

    Nov 02, 2021 09:24
  • Review by ERock, 10 out of 10
    Much Better Than AirPods 3's

    I purchased the AirPods 3rd generation after running my gen 1 into the ground. I quickly realized that the new design of the 3's were not a good fit for my ears (I have smaller ears), so I promptly returned them. I was going to then try gen 2, but figured I should try the Pro's while they were on sale. Best decision I could have made! The silicone tips provide a much more comfortable and secure fit, and come with the added bonuses of ANC, transparency mode, and spatial audio. After extensive listening with these Pro's, they are still super comfortable, and simply sound stellar. More bass than gen 1, and the sound is very crisp overall. Couldn't be happier with these!

    Nov 05, 2021 12:37
  • Review by AscensionMax, 10 out of 10
    Spend the money they’re worth it!

    The quick answer- Spend the money they’re worth it!

    The longer version-

    I have resisted paying this much for earbuds a long time, I never liked the old style because they would just fall out of my ear.

    The EarPod Pro however, caught my attention.

    With all the meetings and hands free driving I do for work, I wanted something that would cancel out noise for me but also for anyone who hears my audio.

    I was not sure these would work in a noisy environment but they work quite well.

    Other Bluetooth earbuds either don’t pick up my voice or have lag and made conversation terribly annoying.

    Here’s some things that I use them for and they work perfectly:

    (keep in mind they’re connected to an iphone)

    • Zoom meetings in loud Starbucks (listening and speaking)

    • Phone calls from a noisy delivery truck

    • Gaming on phone (surprisingly, no lag whatsoever)

    I’m short, it’s worth the price because they actually do what’s needed.

    Nov 05, 2021 12:57
  • Review by Brad, 10 out of 10
    AirPod Pro

    Purchased yesterday and have already used for multiple hours. Easy to use and happy with my purchase.

    Oct 26, 2021 05:47
  • 9.4score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Matte Black
    Description

    Beats Studio³ Wireless headphones deliver a premium listening experience with Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC) to actively block external noise, and real-time audio calibration to preserve clarity, range, and emotion. It continuously pinpoints sounds to block while automatically responding to individual fit and music playback. The efficiency of the Apple W1 chip supports up to 22 hours of battery life with Pure ANC on, and Pure ANC off for low-power mode provides up to 40 hours of playback.

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  • Review by Thcamerangles, 10 out of 10
    Mind blown

    Great sound ! Great quality ! I love the noise canceling feature it’s amazing how far technology has came to be. Bass on this is great and vocals are crispy! Definitely recommend specially if you want to enjoy music as you cook or go for a walk. Been having mines for a while now since 7/2020 and barely replaced the ear pads as I accidentally tore one very easy to replace tho! Charge fast and last a long time on a single charge ! Travel case is very helpful too I absolutely love my headphones ! I was a bit bummed out when I found out the price dropped a couple weeks after I got mines … I paid $360 and later I saw them for $200 something would’ve been nice to get the refund for the difference but great headphones and definitely worth it if you want to have great bass and great quality

    Oct 16, 2021 02:05
  • Review by Tireshopgirl, 10 out of 10
    Love them. Sometimes I don't even turn them on.

    Love them! First and foremost I'm an Android phone user, and I have zero problems connecting them to my phone. Piece of cake one button beep beep beep connected. Love that.

    Second I'm not a disc jockey, a professional musician, I don't work in a sound lab, or a studio. I wear these when I play poker. And I'm not a professional card player. I just dislike sitting at tables with annoying people... That's why I love them I got them in Red, so when I put them on there totally obvious that's why I don't even have to try them on sometimes I can just put them on my head people see that I'm wearing them and they leave me alone while I can hear everything going on at the table nobody talks to me because they think I can't hear them. When I am wearing and then the sound is phenomenal and nobody can hear what I'm listening to... So well I can hear faintly what they're saying they have no idea if I'm listening to Classic Rock hardcore 90s cuss word least rap or Britney Spears pop rock from the 2000s... I love my Beats I watch them like a hawk and I would recommend them with five stars to anybody who is interested thank you dr. Dre

    Jan 07, 2019 05:49
  • Review by Fitmuva37, 10 out of 10
    Better than on-the-ear beats

    I've had this for only a few days but I love them. I had the on the ear headphones and they weren't a great. They hurt my ears when I first purchased them and I couldn't workout put in then without having to adjust them constantly. These headphones don't budge while working out. They don't hurt my ears. The noise cancellation is ok but I can deal.

    Oct 27, 2021 16:16
  • Review by RodN, 8 out of 10
    4th set, but worth it!

    Can’t be beat for great acoustic sound and noise reduction. My son is autistic and can’t be without them. They provide optimal reduction in sensory stimulation.

    One issue, they usually break in the same place (hinging joints) in around 6 - 9 months... strongly recommend extended warranty! Even with this defect, unable to find a better product.

    Feb 15, 2020 19:51
  • Review by Taptime, 10 out of 10
    The only thing I rock

    As a radio host I will not work with out them. Don’t care about wireless although that’s great I need the cord to plug into the studio system...And the sound of my voice in my headphones gives me a more accurate feel for what they hear in my voice...trust me it’s different

    May 15, 2020 23:13
  • Review by Star1073, 10 out of 10
    Good purchase

    Thdy are amazing but when i try and talk on my livestream chats the microphone quality sucks. But they are far better than the ones that are on the ear, as they dont make my ears soar after im wearing them for hours for my classwork

    Sep 25, 2021 13:10
  • Review by BrandonC, 10 out of 10
    I love these headphones, but...

    I bought these as part of an open box purchase online without even looking at them. I do love the product they're great pair of headphones. They came with all the extras that they're supposed to.

    The only issues I had one there little tight on the head become uncomfortable after a while. The other I drive a Jeep so my ride is kind of bumpy sometimes not that I'm driving listening to headphones as a passenger. But whenever you hit bumps and you have the device doing its proper job you do get some good pumps from the base.

    Have an Android instead of an iPhone so there were some issues in the initial setup and pairing of the device but after awhile it all worked out and works on multiple devices now.

    Jan 17, 2018 17:58
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    5 star!!

    Everything's brand new! My first time to have a beats headphones. One of the best! I can now alternate between my beats studios and beats studio buds! I also bought applecare for 2 years! I hope this will last.

    Sep 11, 2021 00:19
  • 9.4score
    Apple - EarPods with Lightning Connector - White
    Description

    Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. Which makes them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphones. The speakers inside the EarPods have been engineered to maximize sound output and minimize sound loss, which means you get high-quality audio. The EarPods with Lightning Connector also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by Euna, 10 out of 10
    Earphones

    Great earphones! I still prefer this than the airpods! Why? Its not that i cant afford it but it’s because if you loose the other airpods, it not the same anymore. On the other hand, this one there’s wires you can easily find it if you lost it! Lol

    Sep 13, 2020 10:39
  • Review by Chloe, 10 out of 10
    Apple Headphones

    I love these headphones so much !! They are very high quality and last through any damage.

    Jan 15, 2021 17:19
  • Review by Payaso92, 10 out of 10
    Excellent!

    Sooo after my cat chewed up my previous headphones "R.I.P." I went out to purchase a brand new set. Best Buy always has most of Apple's products in stock which made this transaction smooth as it could be! Very happy with purchase and now in a better safe place.

    Feb 15, 2019 15:54
  • Review by MacBookAir, 10 out of 10
    EarPods

    Used these a couple times now since I had them. I like them, but not my fave Apple product. I still think AirPods are better than EarPods.

    Sep 18, 2021 18:33
  • Review by Mine, 10 out of 10
    EarPods

    My husband and Me , we’re happy with this EarPods , definitely we can buy again this product from apple. Thank You!!

    Sep 18, 2021 07:15
  • Review by EARPODS, 6 out of 10
    IT STOPPED WORKING-EARPODS

    It's working and has a good sound the day that I bought it however, after a week the other

    "left"side suddenly stopped working while I was on a call

    . So as off now the only one working is the right side of the earpods. I could not make time to go back and return the product due to some errands. Is it possible to get a new one or any refund? Your reply will be very much appreciated.

    Feb 05, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Suks, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    I Love this headphones, it’s very clear,fit perfectly,no noise

    Nov 05, 2021 18:14
  • Review by Venice, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    Delivered with care and quick. I misplaced my airpods at home so for now I hust decided to buy and use earpods for now until I find them. Great product and service!

    Jan 31, 2020 10:47
  • 9.4score
    Sony - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Sony's intelligent noise-cancelling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.

    11 Features
  • Active Noise Cancelation: Industry-leading noise-canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Battery Life: Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10-minute charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Premium Sound: Premium sound quality by DSEE Extreme technology
  • Touch Controls: Touch sensor controls to pause, play, skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-To-Chat: As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation.
  • Multipoint Bluetooth connection: For total convenience, the WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
  • Adaptive Sound Control: Smart function that automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting, or traveling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to best suit the situation.
  • Clear hands-free calling: Superior call quality with precise voice pick up combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal for clear calls
  • Wearing Detection: A proximity sensor in the earcups can detect whether or not you’re wearing your headphones, pausing your content when you remove your headphones from your head and resuming playback when you put them back on.
  • Comfort: Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort
  • Edge-AI: Co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time.
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  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Superb Sound/Ultra Noise-Canceling/Premium Quality

    The new Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are a clear improvement over Sony’s already excellent line of Bluetooth headphones. They are very comfortable and provide superb listening experience at home, traveling or in a noisy office. They incorporate extremely effective noise suppression, have easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. Their unmatched quality is evident in every feature.

    Sony is one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world. It began in 1946 as an electronics shop but soon began producing its own products, starting with tape recorders and transistor radios in the mid-1950s. Sony built a reputation for quality and introduced many innovations in portable audio, including the Walkman in 1979, the CD disc in 1983, flash memory for audio and video in 1998 and the Blu-ray HD disc in 2000. Its consumer audio products including stereo component systems, speakers and headphones are very well-regarded for quality and features.

    Here are the key features:

    • Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones

    • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone

    • 40 mm dome driver for maximum bass and very accurate wide frequency response

    • Advanced noise-canceling/suppression technology uses two microphones on each earphone to analyze and block external noises, may be switched on or off and may be optimized for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure

    • Artificial Intelligence and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine technology to accurately upscale compressed music, especially high-pitched sounds normally lost

    • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off; Speak-to-Chat provides automatic pause and resume without removing earphone

    • Voice Assist function compatible with Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant

    • Bluetooth 5.0, reception range up to 30 feet, NFC pairing connection option, supports SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs; simultaneous connection to two devices

    • Sony Headphones Connect app provides extensive sound customization and 3D Reality Audio

    • HD Voice and built-in microphone for making and receiving phone calls with high quality sound

    • Touch control on side of right earphone to raise/lower volume, next/previous track selection

    • Power, Bluetooth pairing, Monitor and Noise Cancel buttons on left earphone

    • Rechargeable 3.7v internal lithium ion power source: 10 minute quick charge gives 5 hours of play time, 3 hours to fully charge with included 8” USB-C connection cable (recharge at 5.0v)

    • Headphones will operate 30+ hours (38+ hours with noise reduction off) continuously from a full charge, 9 day standby time, customizable auto-off timer

    • Can also operate without using any power by connecting an included 4.1 foot 3.5 mm stereo cable to left earphone

    • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male 50” connection cable included

    • Airplane in-flight audio connector included

    • 4 – 40,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 1% THD distortion

    • Sony Headphone Connect app provides graphic equalizer and presets

    • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide

    • Foldable design for compact storage

    • Size: 5.5 inches by 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches

    • Weight: 9 ounces

    • Hard case with outside and inside pockets for accessories included

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    Included in the slip-cover box are full instructions/set-up guide and a very nice, compact hard case which contains the headphones, a short USB-C charging cable, a 50 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable and airplane audio adapter. The quick set-up guide is comprehensive with step-by-step instructions for using the headphones, a trouble-shooting checklist, technical specifications and detailed explanations for using each feature.

    The headphones have a non-reflective black finish and very attractive copper-colored lettering and highlights, substantial bass-producing drivers and super-soft memory-foam cushions on each headphone for superb comfort and noise isolation. They fold flat to enable compact storage and to easily fit into a purse, drawers, etc. The Sony WH-1000XM4 has a look of quiet quality and business elegance without flashy excess.

    The headphones use USB-C technology and are quick-charging. In just 10 minutes you have 5 hours of play time. Full charge is accomplished in three hours. The stated music playing time of thirty hours seems conservative since I found the headphones would operate for nearly forty-five hours before fading out. The customizable auto-off feature aids this very long battery life.

    An audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off and a second press of the power button gives a voice guidance of the remaining power level. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth or NFC. The connection remained very solid throughout my home, up to nearly 50 feet.

    The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose even the largest ears. The Sony WH-1000XM4 are perhaps the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. They are light (9 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a perfect fit. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will never complain.

    Even without the noise-canceling function most external sounds are blocked. Pressing the Custom (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature and sets the level of noise reduction and there is an audio announcement that it is active (or that it has been turned off.) The ANC technology is very sophisticated, utilizing two microphones on each earphone to analyze external sounds and cancel it. You can even customize the noise cancellation for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure. My favorite test is to turn on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. Even without music playing the noise canceling feature was extremely effective. You can also adjust the degree of noise cancellation using the Headphone Connect app. A perfect companion for isolating you with just your music in public transit and airplanes!

    But you buy headphones primarily to provide sound, not to eliminate it. Here you will find your investment well-rewarded! The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones utilize Sony’s DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and Artificial Intelligence technology to accurately expand digital music, especially higher-frequencies which are often chopped out in the compression process. Bass and mid-range sounds are very well reproduced. You can modify the sound contour/response by utilizing the Sony Headphones Connect app which features a full equalizer, a number of surround sound presets and sound positioning controls. For those who like heavy bass these are an ideal choice. If you want to cut back the bass the equalizer on the app will do that very effectively. I played every range of music, from classical, blues, hard rock, jazz and a full range of vocals (opera through folk ballads) and these fine headphones never disappointed me. The sound quality is just beautiful.

    I compared the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones to another set from Sony which are priced about 25% lower and a super-premium set from another audio supplier priced about 25% higher. Compared to the lower-priced Sony headphones the WH-1000XM4 provided more features and better sound which more than justified the price differential. Compared to the higher-priced set I found that the Sony WH-1000XM4 provided noticeably better noise reduction and equal music reproduction. I think that to find a significantly better set of headphones you would have to spend at least 50% more, and even then most users would not really appreciate any difference in sound or features.

    Like all good earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has a nice touch pad which will raise/lower volume, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and has a microphone for use during calls. The left side turns the earphones on/off, handles Bluetooth pairing, activates the noise cancelation feature and also takes calls. One nice feature is Quick Attention which shuts off noise cancellation and lowers music volume when you touch the right headphone, enabling you to easily hear outside sounds (such as transit announcements), and then resumes noise cancellation and music volume when you remove your hand. But an even more clever feature is Speak-to-Chat which shuts off noise reduction and music when you speak, then resumes music and noise reduction when you stop speaking. Don’t worry if you like to sing along to your music – you can disable this feature! Finally, if you rely on Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant you will appreciate the easy integration with those services provided by these headphones.

    In summary, the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent value and packed with premium features for discerning music fans who demand superb noise isolation, a very comfortable headset and above-all, beautiful and accurate sound reproduction. They are an ideal choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I am happy to award Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 a full five stars and a hearty, unqualified endorsement. Invest in these and you will receive the twin dividends of heavenly music and unmatched isolation from all of the unwanted, annoying noises assaulting you every day!

    Aug 28, 2020 01:29
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Audio and Noise Cancelling

    The Sony WH-1000XM4’s (XM4’s from now on) are a pair of much awaited and longed for headphones and I am here to report that Sony has impressed me yet again. Let’s start with inside the box where we have a hard carrying case, the headphones, a usb type C cable, an airplane adapter, a 3.5mm cable along with the usual paperwork.

    The Headphone is designed like any other typical headphone but I must point out that both the earcup cushions and the headband cushion are extremely comfortable and this lead to me being able to use the XM4’s for hours without much complaint. The clamping pressure from the headphone is virtually unnoticeable and this is significant because I have a big head so the headphone probably stretches more for me than it does for the average person. The right headphone has the touch capacitive controls as well as the usb charging port and the NFC mechanism for pairing, while the left headphone has the power button and the custom button (which you are allowed to change to trigger voice assistant or toggle ambient control the audio-jack port. Also a first for me on a headphone, Sony has followed their true wireless earphones and placed a proximity sensor in the left earcup that senses when yo-u have the headphone on and pauses/resumes your media based on removing or putting the headphones on. I must also point out that the hardcase is well designed with a net storage on the outside of the case. Also inside the case all the cables have a suitable storage spot and there are paper cut outs that instruct you how to carefully position the headphones to be placed in the case.

    So, how do they sound?? Fantastic! All music comes through sounding great without even having to change and tweak the equalizer settings through the Headphone app. The music comes through full and clear and for those concerned about bass, you have comfortable thumps and punches that are not overwhelming and can be modified in the app. The same goes for Noise cancelling level which can also be controlled through the app. The XM4’s Sony created has the best noise cancelling headphone I have ever used. At full strength it is able to suppress so much background noise it can actually surprise you. If people are in a room with you and having a conversation( not too far from you), you won’t be able to hear anything they are saying even with the music off. The effect is most obvious in noisy areas like a street or around heavy machinery where the feature shines.

    What else do I like? Sony has finally created a XM headphone that has multipoint pairing. This means that XM4’s can simultaneously pair to two bluetooth devices. The way I utilize this is to pair the XM4’s to both my laptop and my cellphone so that if I am listening to audio on my laptop and a call comes in, the headphone switches the audio automatically to my cell phone and allows me to answer the call. What’s also amazing is that once the call ends it automatically switches back to my laptop audio.

    On the topic of a phone call, I can say that phone conversations I’ve had went very well. The persons on the other end of the line could hear me clearly and loudly while we conversed, even when I was in a noisy background. It seems the combination of the five mics as well as Sony’s software works superbly well to suppress background noise while highlighting my voice. Another stand out feature I absolutely appreciate is Speak to Chat feature. Basically what this does is that while you have the headphones all, if you would like to speak to someone , you can just speak and the headphones pick up that you are talking, lowers your volume and allows the ambient noise to flood the headphones. This is great if you don't want to keep taking off and putting on your headphones every time to talk to someone. Note that this feature can be turned on and off in the app and you can also change the length of the timeout with the smallest being 15 seconds.

    Finally, battery life. Sony reports 30 hours of use with noise cancelling on so I guess you can squeeze a few more hours out of it with noise cancelling off. I’ve been using it continuously between my laptop and phone for the last few days and I have yet to charge it. From the app the battery level says 40% remaining and I can attest to using it for about 15 to 20 hours so I have no doubt about Sony’s claim.

    The XM4’s are a definite two thumbs up for me. Superior sound and noise cancelling, feature rich app and more than a literal day of battery and multi-device pairing, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    Aug 16, 2020 13:49
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Awesome sound and noise cancellation

    ## Design

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are somewhat large, but the ear-cups are well padded and are very comfortable to wear for hours on end. The headband portion also has plenty of padding so that the headphones rest comfortably on the top of your head.

    The ear-cups do a good job of creating a loose seal around your ears, so much so that I definitely get the "ear sweats" which is common with many over-the-ear headphones.

    The headphones come a hard travel case with a soft fabric exterior. Storing the headphones requires completely retracting the headband (I would prefer if you could leave it at the size that fits my head). A helpful diagram is included inside the case that shows you how to fold the headphones so they fit properly.

    ## Performance

    The sound quality on the Sony WH-1000XM4 is incredible and is definitely up there with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. Highs and mids come through crystal clear and the bass is plentiful. The Sony WH-1000XM4 also has something called "Edge-AI" where it tries to enhance compressed music (such as a low quality Pandora stream). It's hard to gauge it's effectiveness as I couldn't find a way to turn the feature on and off, but it is likely another contributing factor to the awesome sound quality.

    Call quality also appears to work very well on the WH-1000XM4. The microphones seem to pick up my voice well while filtering out some of the background sounds around me (but it still picks up some things like typing on a keyboard).

    The noise cancellation feature is also top-notch. It not only filters out general "hums" such as an air conditioner running, but it also does a good job of filtering out people talking and even other music sources near you. It does have it limits: it won't completely filter out a blaring stereo next to you or completely eliminate the sound of your riding mower. However, it does a good enough job that you can listen to your music or podcast at a comfortable listening level without needing to crank up the volume to overcome the outside world.

    The level of noise cancellation can also be adjust in the Sony Headphones app and there are a lot of cool features associated with it that I'll detail in the next section.

    ## Features

    - Speak-to-Chat: This is probably my favorite feature of these headphones. It seems like whenever I'm at work, I no sooner put on my headphones than someone walks up with a question. With the WH-1000XM4, as soon as I start talking, the headphones react, turning off the noise cancellation feature, lowering the volume of my music, and relaying the voice of the person talking to me. After 30 seconds (this is adjustable in the app) when I finished speaking, the noise cancellation turns backs on and the volume of music is brought back up. You can also double-tap the right ear-cup when you're finished speaking to resume your music.

    - Quick listen: If you need to catch an announcement, for example, you can cup your hand over the right ear-cup's touch sensor to turn off the noise cancellation feature temporarily.

    - Adaptive Sound Control: Another cool feature that lowers the Active Noise Cancellation feature whenever the headphones detect that you've started walking. This lets in some of the outside sounds by lowering the level of noise cancellation so you're more aware of what is happening around you. If you frequently move, it can get a bit annoying as the headphones will play a short tone whenever the mode changes.

    - Touch controls: The touch controls on the right ear-cup are intuitive: swiping your finger up and down on the ear-cup adjusts the volume and swiping left and right changes the track. Double-tapping the center pauses and plays your music.

    - Wearing detection: A sensor in the left ear-cup can detect when you remove the headphones, automatically pausing your music. Music resumes when you put the headphones back on.

    - Dual pairing: With many of us working from home, this feature is great as it allows you to pair the headphones with your phone and your computer at the same time. Therefore, I can listen to music from my phone, but automatically switch over to my computer to listen to a webinar. It looks like there are a few kinks to work out with this feature as I found that it did not always switch automatically, or would sometimes take awhile to change from one source to the next.

    - Background firmware updates: I had a pair of truly wireless Sony headphones that required me to babysit them for a good 30-40 minutes while the firmware update file transferred and then installed, however they were unusable while that happened. A launch-day firmware update was available for the WH-1000XM4 and it seemed to transfer from my phone to the headphones in the background while I was listening to music. I received a notification when it was ready to install, and after a quick reboot, the headphones were updated. This was a much better experience!

    ## Battery Life

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones can last up to 30 hours when using Bluetooth with the noise cancellation feature enabled. The headphones are recharged with a USB-C cable (yay, no Micro USB!) and if you're in a hurry, a 10 minute charge can net you up to 5 hours of listening time.

    ## Summary

    Overall, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are a solid alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones and offer some some great features (such as speak-to-chat) not found on the QuietComfort headphones. Long battery life, wearing detection and dual Bluetooth connections round out an impressive feature set on a pair of headphones with awesome noise cancellation and sound quality.

    Aug 15, 2020 09:40
  • Review by TheGhostRyder, 10 out of 10
    I love them

    I absolutely LOVE these. Ive owned the for 5 months now. The noise cancelling is about a 4.5 out of 5. If you have music or something playing that 4.5 is taken to a 5 cause you can't hear anything outside then unless you switch it to ambiet noise. If you have noisy roommates, etc., you will love these. Sound quality is around a 4.7 for me. Best headphones ive ever owned. You have to download a free app for your phone to use them. There, you can change the tone of the sound in several different ways. These are the best. If your looking for peace around you, pick them up. They charge quickly. Padding is A+++ and extremely comfortable to wear for hours. Be patient if your having issues setting them up. Included is a charging cable and very nice hardshell carrying case.

    Mar 20, 2021 22:57
  • Review by Reese, 10 out of 10
    10/10 Would Recommend

    [I want to preface this by saying I'm not a Sony "fan" I'm not giving a good review because of the brand, this is my genuine opinion] Been using em for a couple months now and the build quality is great, very sturdy, and the audio is high quality. If you love bass, you're all good with these headphones, if the default sound is not to your liking, you can easily change it with the Sony app. the only thing I will say is, these headphones pick up fingerprints kinda easily, so if you're nitpick about that maybe consider getting a lighter color.

    Oct 09, 2021 23:26
  • Review by NomuskNoFuss, 10 out of 10
    Content never sound so sweet

    I have been salivating at a chance to purchase these headphones, since the reviews on YouTube by MKBHD. Folks I can tell you, it is a phenomenal piece of technology for it being a headphone. The crew at Sony that engineered this baby made it so intuitive. The audio through the headphones to telecom the battery levels once you tap the power. Cables you don have use headphones issued on the plane. I am extremely happy with my purchase. Usually, I’d wait a year after manufacture warranty to expire to get a thorough understanding of the product, but I couldn’t contend myself. Parents are really going to appreciate the noises canceling feature but plea use it responsibly. LOL!

    Oct 29, 2021 17:11
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound & Features

    I ordered these on a pre-black friday sale weeks before the main sales were announced on best buy. I had extensively researched the headphones (and previous generation XM3) for about 10 months prior to pulling the trigger, comparing them to literally everything else in its tranche and also more expensive models. This included audio-technica, bose, sennheiser, bowers & wilson, and bang & olufsen to name a few. I recommend these headphones over the others for several reasons:

    1. Sound quality. The sound out of the box was not to my liking, but the beauty of the Sony app is that you can craft the EQ how you want. I was able to find a custom setting that enhances nearly all of the music I listen to. I'm very happy with the high quality sound across the board. Do not buy a NC headphone without the ability to tweak the EQ. Sound quality is a relative matter and you may be unhappy with the out-of-the-box sound if you opt for a cheaper model.

    2. Noise canceling. Top-notch with a ton of features allowing for levels of ambient sound to your liking. Adaptive sound control is a huge plus

    3. Functionality. Ability to connect to 2 devices simultaneously. Of course more would be great but at least 2 is crucial (which is why I would buy XM4 over XM3). I usually connect to my ipad and iphone and can seamlessly move between both.

    4. Comfort. I previously owned a pair of Sennheisers which were very uncomfortable. I would give these XM4's 9/10 in terms of comfort. I will admit that it took me a few weeks to get used to the pressure but in finding the sweet spot (about 5 clicks up on the head band) I am now able to wear them for hours without needing to take them off.

    5. Call quality. I've tested these with multiple family members and friends. They have all given these at least 9/10 in terms of call quality in moderate background sound environments. Will the call quality be the best on the market? Probably not, but personally I didn't buy these for calls. Rest assured, you'll be fine.

    6. Style. I like the minimal design. They are matte black with a sleek non-offensive look which I actually like more than the Bose. I would say opt for the black over silver (almost a pewter grey) because over time they will show scratches and smudges less.

    Conclusion. If you're on the fence, take a look a the many reviews on youtube especially the ones comparing models. I highly recommend you buy these over the probably cheaper XM3's (depending on when you view this). The added features are worth spending more, but good news is that these seem to routinely go on sale. Worth every penny for WFH, music lovers, and even calls. Enjoy :)

    Dec 02, 2020 17:38
  • Review by Roni, 10 out of 10
    No Regrets!!! Excellent!!!

    At first I'm so hesitant to buy this headphone for about 2 weeks choosing between a headphone and airpods. I've been wearing airpods since its first launch having the 1st gen and 2nd gen so moving to a headphone is a tough decision. Putting it on my cart then removing it, then back again. I have seen multiple reviews on both the pros and cons before convincing myself to finally buy it. I'm so happy with my new headphone and the color that matches my iphone 12 pro max and specially having it connected to two (2) devices at the same time!!! My Iphone and Macbook is connected at the same time! This is Awesome!!! I will definitely recommend to a friend!

    Jan 22, 2021 18:52
  • 9.4score
    Sony Wired Extra Bass In-ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Enjoy crisp, powerful low-end audio with these Sony MDRXB55AP earbud headphones, which feature a bass duct design that provides optimal sound isolation.

    5 Features
  • Earbud design: With a range of 4 earbud sizes, (SS, S, M, and L), you'll be able to customise your fit for comfortable on-the-go listening.
  • 12mm neodymium drivers: Specially developed 12mm drivers combine a compact, lightweight design with a high sensitivity for powerful sound without distortion at high volumes.
  • Bass duct design: Powered Bass Duct++ technology delivers deep, responsive bass and powerful sub-bass, making it perfect for low-end focused music styles.
  • 1.2m tangle free cable: The cable has a serrated design to resist snags and tangles, keeping your headphones knot-free.
  • Inline remote and mic for hands-free calls: Take hands-free calls and switch tracks without ever having to touch your smartphone, thanks to the inline remote and mic.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Equanim1ty, 10 out of 10
    Excellent wired earphones under $50

    I recently bought a Walkman to decouple music listening from my IPhone since all those FLAC and high res music collection was pointless listening through an Iphone with Air pods Pro and also get away from constant emails and notifications. I could see a major difference when I switch over to my desktop DAC AMP setup with HD 560s, DT 770 and Philips X2s. My Sony 1000xm3 over LDAC caught up well with the wired combinations but it was too bulky. Being away from wired earphones for a while, I went through an old box which had Bose sound sports (the most comfortable earphones) , CX300 and then found an old Sony XB75 earphones . I listened to each of them with the new Walkman and I was surprised the old XB75 though had intermittent connection on left side produced some fun but not flat sound signature. So I bought this pair which looks very close the XB75 . Sony Walkman paired with XB55 is a perfect combination. Great frequency range (high res coverage) , fun sound signature with clean bass without killing the mid and highs. I would say the highs are not at the top but the overall it balances out without killing the overall feel. If you want a good pair of low impedance earphones with some extra fun bass without killing mids and highs.. this is it ! Im impressed how it drives the sound under $50 . Simply put this earphone is not for bass heads , it’s for folks who listen to music with a bit of bass to bring that fun factor to a flat signal . And I bet this will last me another 6 yrs plus if I don’t abuse it.

    Oct 08, 2021 20:34
  • Review by Ricky, 10 out of 10
    Durable, stylish, and great sounding!

    These are the best headphones I have ever had and the only headphones I purchase now. They are on sale and I am considering buying multiple pairs. I find the sound quality to be on par with the very expensive ear muff ones. These are my favorite headphones and I cannot recommend them enough. They also very durable.

    Nov 02, 2021 15:18
  • Review by LURN, 8 out of 10
    Good but worried

    These are good earphones so far but the plug part is a little sensitive. It doesn't take kindly to being taken out of my phone, even when I do it gently. I'm worried that these earphones won't last very long...

    Oct 29, 2021 19:52
  • Review by Daveed1013, 10 out of 10
    The best bass in wired earbuds!

    Some of the best earbuds you can buy. Great all around sound and very durable.

    Oct 04, 2021 07:15
  • Review by whitestripes, 10 out of 10
    Sony quality

    Great headphones at a super low price . You can't go wrong with these Sony headphones .

    Nov 05, 2021 20:11
  • Review by Melvin, 10 out of 10
    Pretty good

    Man this thinks kick butt, but when on sale though, I use them to game with and for my oculus

    Oct 30, 2021 15:38
  • Review by Sarah, 10 out of 10
    Good

    Easy to use and sturdy. Prefer wireless myself but some PS4 things require a

    Wire and these work well.

    Oct 21, 2021 00:40
  • Review by drunkndisordly88, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Work as advertised sound good durable and Great price

    Nov 05, 2021 19:55
  • 9.4score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo³ The Beats Icon Collection Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Matte Black
    Description

    With up to 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo³ Wireless is your perfect everyday headphone. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 3 hours of playback. Enjoy award-winning Beats sound with Class 1 Bluetooth® wireless listening freedom. The on-ear, cushioned ear cups are adjustable so you can customize your fit for all-day comfort.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mohisha, 10 out of 10
    Perfect headphones for college students!!!

    I recently got these headphones and I am still just as in love with them as I was when I first got them! Not only is the design super sleek, they are super lightweight and easy to carry around. They also are very comfortable on the ears and do exactly as marketed. I would high suggest getting these for yourself or someone you love :)

    BTW the color is STUNNING!!!!

    Nov 03, 2021 22:14
  • Review by Iddy, 4 out of 10
    Does not come with all accessories shown on site

    On the website it shows this item comes with the auxiliary cord and i had purchased last year 4 of this same model and it came complete with all accessories shown on site. I went back to Best Buy and showed them the cord was missing so they were very nice and returned it and place another order, so they order comes in and the same problem so i called Beats and they are owned by Apple and they told me that that cord does not come with that cable. i tried to explain to them that when i login to that products it shows it. please see below what i am saying is correct. they told me to take it back to Best Buy again because they dont sell it with that cord. Best Buy just buys the product to sell it, they dont package it....... what a disappointment and waste of my time as i had to wait longer bc of COVID 19. the manager at Best Buy was very nice and provided a generic for the time being. I think if i bought a quality item it should come complete and as the others ones i bought. i like name brand not generic for that i could have gotten a generic headset and paid less.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/beats-by-dr-dre-solo-the-beats-icon-collection-wireless-on-ear-headphones-matte-black/6383124.p?skuId=6383124&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=1502&ref=212&loc=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxZPG6e7M6gIVF4_ICh1WUAKEEAYYASABEgLb2PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Jul 14, 2020 08:51
  • Review by PhatLa, 10 out of 10
    Feeling the great sound !!!

    I d ever used Beat before - i heard a lot about it.. Finally i had got it.. Just only one words” Wonderful”

    Jul 31, 2020 20:39
  • Review by Ukrainianchick91, 10 out of 10
    Love my rose gold

    I am in love with these headphones, I had a pair but it stopped working wirelessly so I got another pair. I can never go wrong with rose gold love it very feminine.

    May 07, 2021 18:03
  • Review by Sonic200, 10 out of 10
    Best Headphones

    Got for my birthday and I love them they work great for the gym!

    Sep 11, 2020 16:59
  • Review by Lorena, 6 out of 10
    Very uncomfortable

    I cannot wear these headphones for more than 3 hours. I bought these because my last pair of wireless headphones broke on me in the middle of Zoom Uni. So, I decided to splurge and they have a nice base, so music is fun to listen too. I can hear everyone when I have class, meetings, or workshops. They are just very uncomfortable the cushion is actually too plush it just squishes all the way down and you can feel the hard framework behind it. I wear glasses and since it is so snug if I don't adjust my glasses I will have deep indents of my glasses on my head. They are also not comfortable to wear with a mask. Overall this $200+ purchase is probably not my favorite. I wish I could find comfier headphones that won't break on me in a year, but for now I'll have to suffice with these. *Also sorry for the bad photo, my hair is messy since I have to put it up for work, but the red frame is my glasses, and I'm wearing my mask.

    Sep 28, 2020 16:22
  • Review by Abigail, 10 out of 10
    Abby’s Bday

    My granddaughter loves them it was her best birthday gift and was excited it was delivered as promised she was so happy

    Jul 02, 2021 16:07
  • Review by BestBuy, 6 out of 10
    Beats solo 3

    I loved the beats solo 3 but there frágil they start to detach and the noise starts having problems at a certain time but none the less I would recommend

    Jul 02, 2021 20:06
  • 9.4score
    Skullcandy - Hesh ANC - Over the Ear - Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones - True Black
    Description

    Meet the unrivaled, everyday noise canceling headphone for people who want to keep it simple. Hesh ANC is engineered with just the right amount of added features to make your life a little easier without a lot of additional technology that you might not need.

    6 Features
  • 4-Mic Digital Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation: Hesh ANC delivers a 4-mic, digital active noise canceling experience that rivals anything out there.
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology: For a seamless connection.
  • Wireless simplicity with Noise Canceling.: Refined Acoustics and Digital Active Noise Cancellation
  • Rapid Charge: Up to 22 Hours of Battery with Rapid Charge: 10 Minutes = 3 Hours
  • Call, Track and Volume Control: Hesh ANC is engineered with just the right amount of added features to make your life a little easier — without a lot of additional technology that you might not need.
  • Collapsible Design: Noise Isolating fit and Collapsible.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by msumulong, 10 out of 10
    A great affordable pair of ANC headphones!

    The Skullcandy - Hesh ANC - Over the Ear - Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones is Skullcandy’s budget or as Skullcandy calls it “everyday” ANC headphones with the Crusher ANC as its top model and the Venue ANC in between.

    Being its most affordable ANC headphones, it is expected that build quality is plasticky. But unlike the Venue, the Hesh ANC has a rubbery texture to compensate for it. The headphones are foldable so it occupies less space when not in use. However as another cost cutting measure, it does not have a hard shell evo case, it only has a pouch which is not really a big deal for me. The good thing about the pouch is that there are compartments for its usb-C charging cable and 3.5mm cable for wired listening.

    It boasts of a battery life of 22 hours which definitely lasts more than a day. I haven’t really tried the 22 hours. But since I’ve received my unit yesterday, I have been using this headphones which came with 80% power and so far it’s been holding up. This headphones unfortunately has no battery indicator and I am just relying on my Android phone’s battery life measuring tool.

    And since I’ve been using this the whole day, the headphones has a snug fit and it quite comfortable thanks to the memory foam ear cuffs and also the cushion in the bar on top. Furthermore, sound isolation is already good. And with ANC turned on by default, it gives good noise cancellation. I always use my kitchen exhaust as a benchmark since I seldom ride on a plane. And the Hesh ANC is just slightly below the top rated headphones out there.

    It has four mics for phone calls. And I’ve tested it for phone calls. Call quality is good but not that good. Still a strong performer. Ambient mode here is also good but not great. And if ANC is off, battery life can be extended up to 30 hours AFAIK.

    Lastly it has forty mm drivers to deliver a decent sound signature Skullcandy is known for. Mids and highs are IMO on the right levels. Bass is slightly elevated which I like but not to the level of the Crusher series and definitely louder compared to the Venue which has minimal bass. Unfortunately, this headphones do not have an app wherein you can control eq settings. But being a budget model, this is kinda expected. But it does have Tile integration like most wireless Skullcandy devices.

    For those wanting a decent but affordable pair of ANC headphones, the Skullcandy Hesh ANC is a high recommend.

    Jan 20, 2021 23:06
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Silence and Joy

    --- SETUP ---

    The setup for the Skullcandy Hesh ANC headphones is quick and simple. Upon unboxing, turn it on and your bluetooth device will recognize it. Pair it, and you are ready to enjoy.

    --- FEATURES ---

    The key features of the Skullcandy Hesh ANC are: 4-mic digital active cancellation, up to 22 hours of battery, rapid charge (10 min = 3 hours), built-in Tile, over-the-ear fit, collapsible for storage, call/volume control, and smart assistant activation (ex. Siri).

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    These headphones are great at what they are supposed to do: actively cancel noise. If you’ve never used noise-canceling headphones (ANC), this is a great pair to get started with. My wife is a singer/vocal coach. As she was practicing and warming up, I put on the headphones without even listening to music and I couldn’t hear her even though she was in the next room. I walked over to her while wearing the headphones. Being right next to her, it sounded like she was very far away. Once I turned on my music, I couldn’t hear her at all. I wanted to test these in another loud environment, so I went to my gym where I was sure to find people grunting, weights hitting the floors, and machines whirring. As promised, the headphones actively canceled all noise and I was able to enjoy my movies while working out on an elliptical. With a quick charge of 10 minutes giving me up to 3 hours of use, these are now my headphones of choice for the gym in case I forget to charge them overnight.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    The product exceeds my expectations. When searching for headphones, there are extreme audiophiles who want total and complete control over minute details of their sound. These are not that. The box itself says “wireless simplicity with noise canceling.” It is in that simplicity that these headphones surpass my expectations. These must be my 15th pair of headphones and I’ve noticed that while other headphones try to give one button multi-uses, these keep things simple and easy to understand. There is a button to turn off or on the ANC, the volume/track button, and the power button. That’s it. That is all you really need. I tried pairing them with the Skullcandy app, but as of this review, this was not an option. The thing is, sometimes, you just want something that isn’t convoluted, so the app isn’t needed to enjoy. These are the headphones for the person who wants to turn on their audio, listen to it, and forget about everything else.

    Aside from that, they charge with the included USB-C cable and have a backup auxiliary cable in case you ever run out of battery or want to use them in an airplane. Using the auxiliary cable, I connected them to my Xbox Series X. Though the mic doesn’t work for that, I enjoyed my single story gaming content with these. They feel comfortable when worn over 3 hours and didn’t bother me even when wearing my glasses. Phone calls do sound phenomenal, as I was told by the family members I called and the ANC helped me focus on the conversation as opposed to the dishes I was washing. Finally, they have an embedded Tile, which is technology that allows you to ping them using other Tile customers in case they ever get lost/misplaced/stolen. Pairing with Tile was also a simple process and I feel confident that if I ever forget them or lose them, I can track where they are.

    --- VALUE ---

    The price for the Hesh ANC is worth the investment considering the amount of time you will get use of them.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    I highly recommend this product for people who want to enjoy their audio in loud environments or even want to drown out loud noises without listening to anything at all. Also, if you are the type to forget to charge things overnight, like I occasionally do, the quick charge feature is one you will quickly learn to love.

    Jan 21, 2021 21:31
  • Review by Blakester, 10 out of 10
    Skullcandy Review-Hesh ANC

    Style and comfort: These headphones are lightweight and have a good solid fit. They are very comfortable when wearing them and the ear coverings are soft and do a good job of keeping out any ambient noise especially with the ANC on. The adjustability makes them a good fit for all head sizes and shapes. The one thing I found a bit cumbersome was the control buttons, but I assume that more use will give a better feel for those along with locations for each function. Sound: The sound on these headphones is impressive. I found that any media I was using, be it music, phone function, TV etc. was clear and crisp. The bass was deep and the mid-range and treble volumes had a good mix to make the sound pop. When using a media device with equalizer functions, you are able to really get some fantastic sound quality. Bluetooth and connect ability: This unit is very easily set up to any Bluetooth device and connected right away without having to go through numerous steps. To date, I have them connected to my TV, laptop, smart watch and mobile phone and all connected with ease. The voice notification is also a plus for any device using Bluetooth. I found the connectivity range to be well above average. I have had several devices in the past that lost connection only after a few feet, however with this set, I am able to walk around the entire house and yard without having the broadcasting device tagging along, meanwhile maintaining a strong connection. Exercising: As headphones aren’t necessarily the listening device of choice during outdoor exercise, I thought I would give it a shot during a couple walks/runs. I was fully expecting the headphones to jar off my head, but was pleasantly surprised that they held up well and I did not have to make any consistent adjustments. During my exercise, I usually deal with traffic noise. In the past of had to really crank the volume up in order to drown that out. The ANC on these headphones did not disappoint. I was able to keep the volume at a reasonable level without the background noise distractions. Design and functionality: I found the collapsible design to be a nice feature and the fast charging is great for quick recovery and reuse. The battery life seems to hold true to its specifications. Overall I am very pleased with these headphones. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Dec 28, 2020 15:21
  • Review by Stpc, 10 out of 10
    Really good noise cancellation

    Great product. I bought it for my husband and when I tried it at the store even before the music was on you feel the noise cancellation. My husband loves it.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:33
  • Review by Quincy0980, 10 out of 10
    Great earphones at an attractive price

    I was looking for a good pair of over the ear headphones with noise canceling and strong sound at a reasonable price. Noise canceling headphones can be an expensive proposition, ranging as low as $50 all the way up into the high hundred dollars. That's where the Skull Candy's comes in. Reasonably priced with strong sound.

    As far as the sound the high end is crisp but not shrill or fatiguing. The bottom end is tight and full and not bloated. So many times I have found that after a long listen with other headphone I have a headache, this hasn't been the case with the Skull Candy's.

    The fit is snug and secure around my ears with out any pressure on the crown of my head from the padded strap.

    The set up and controls are logically laid out and easy to use without fiddling.

    The headphone come with a USB-C charging cable, a mini jack cable to plug into mini jack devices and a rugged soft carrying case for storage when not in use.

    All in all I have been very impressed and please with the sound and construction quality of these headphones.

    Jan 23, 2021 11:09
  • Review by Vturo, 8 out of 10
    Weird Switch From Ending Calls, Still Good Though

    A little weird when it switches from phone call to music. Other than that a good product all-around if you don’t mind the weird process for when it switches from calls to music.

    Oct 08, 2021 15:45
  • Review by ajlurie, 10 out of 10
    SkullCandy - excellent over the ear headphones

    I cannot be happier with my SkullCandy Hesh ANC Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones. First and foremost so thankful I cut the cord literally! These headphones are lightweight, allow me to do anything, they are so flexible and adapt with me. I use them inside and outside the house for many hours and the battery life is great for a long time. Also a great feature of these headphones which I have not see before is the ambient mode. Great feature that is super easy to toggle back and forth if needed. They really go and move with you -so portable and very lightweight. The nice carry case that comes with them really comes in handy, it protects them so you can put them in your purse or backpack and just take them out when you want to listen to some music. The sound on these are amazing. I listen to pod casts, playlists and audio books when I take my walks. It really is crystal clear and you will not be disappointed ! I received this product at a discounted price for an honest review.

    Jan 19, 2021 09:57
  • Review by DianeD290, 10 out of 10
    Once again lost in my music

    I am so pleased with these headphones! I've been a fan of Skullcandy since using their inkd earbuds. Those have set my standard for comfort and sound quality. Today you absolutely need to not be tangled in wires and most devices offer Bluetooth. It only made sense to upgrade to wireless headphones. I do own another brand of wireless earbuds but found them lacking in sound quality, ease of use and the earbuds themselves were too large for my ears. I was ecstatic at a chance to use the Skullcandy Hesh ANC headphones. They are well constructed with a smooth matte black color. In the box you will find they come with a carry bag nicely lined to protect them while traveling but I wanted to try these out!! I read the directions and saw a 10 minute quick charge was all I would I need. I quickly plugged them in and as promised that green light lit up! I have to say the quick charge has since become my favorite feature. My first impression was they were comfortable. The cushioning inside was comfortable and fit around my ears perfectly. The top adjusts smoothly, no clicking or a need to pull. The buttons on the earpiece are easily felt but it takes a few times to figure out exactly which one you're hitting and for what purpose. There is a cute English woman's voice that announces power on or off. As soon as you turn on the headphones the noise canceling is activated. The first time I had them on this threw me off for a minute and honestly I felt a bit dizzy since I hadn't experienced noise canceling before. I recovered quickly and soon went about the rest of my day cooking, cleaning & laundry. It wasn't until my dog jumped on me to get my attention that I realized I had them on for hours without being interrupted by anything. In fact I had had them on for so long my ears were damp with sweat. Since then I've learned to pay a bit more attention when wearing them but also when I find myself in a situation where I need some silence, say home schooling hours while I'm working, the Skullcandy Hesh save the day! I don't go a day without using these headphones. The second day of having these headphones I was still trying to figure out the buttons and I received a phone call. I hesitated at first as to whether I should take off my headphones or just try answering the call. Ultimately I answered it. Calls are easily accepted and crystal clear. There is absolutely no distortion nor tingy sound from these whatsoever. When I can't hear the TV from activity going on in the house I put these on and enjoy. When I'm solely wearing them to listen to music I am completely immersed in it. The quality is astounding! Unlike many other products you are able to get the volume up very loud. I honestly don't know what took me so long to make the switch to Bluetooth headphones. The Hesh ANC are so comfortable, lightweight, and easily adjust for when I’m wearing a hat or my hair in a different style that they always stay in place. Skullcandy has impressed me once again!

    I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Jan 12, 2021 12:32
  • 9.4score
    Apple - EarPods with Lightning Connector - White
    Description

    Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. Which makes them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphones. The speakers inside the EarPods have been engineered to maximize sound output and minimize sound loss, which means you get high-quality audio. The EarPods with Lightning Connector also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by Euna, 10 out of 10
    Earphones

    Great earphones! I still prefer this than the airpods! Why? Its not that i cant afford it but it’s because if you loose the other airpods, it not the same anymore. On the other hand, this one there’s wires you can easily find it if you lost it! Lol

    Sep 13, 2020 10:39
  • Review by Chloe, 10 out of 10
    Apple Headphones

    I love these headphones so much !! They are very high quality and last through any damage.

    Jan 15, 2021 17:19
  • Review by Payaso92, 10 out of 10
    Excellent!

    Sooo after my cat chewed up my previous headphones "R.I.P." I went out to purchase a brand new set. Best Buy always has most of Apple's products in stock which made this transaction smooth as it could be! Very happy with purchase and now in a better safe place.

    Feb 15, 2019 15:54
  • Review by MacBookAir, 10 out of 10
    EarPods

    Used these a couple times now since I had them. I like them, but not my fave Apple product. I still think AirPods are better than EarPods.

    Sep 18, 2021 18:33
  • Review by Mine, 10 out of 10
    EarPods

    My husband and Me , we’re happy with this EarPods , definitely we can buy again this product from apple. Thank You!!

    Sep 18, 2021 07:15
  • Review by EARPODS, 6 out of 10
    IT STOPPED WORKING-EARPODS

    It's working and has a good sound the day that I bought it however, after a week the other

    "left"side suddenly stopped working while I was on a call

    . So as off now the only one working is the right side of the earpods. I could not make time to go back and return the product due to some errands. Is it possible to get a new one or any refund? Your reply will be very much appreciated.

    Feb 05, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Suks, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    I Love this headphones, it’s very clear,fit perfectly,no noise

    Nov 05, 2021 18:14
  • Review by Venice, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    Delivered with care and quick. I misplaced my airpods at home so for now I hust decided to buy and use earpods for now until I find them. Great product and service!

    Jan 31, 2020 10:47
  • 9.4score
    Bose - QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    The minute you put on Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, you feel it — the iconic quiet that allows you to concentrate on your music or work on your passion projects. Plus, with these wireless headphones, you can experience the comfort and crystal-clear sound that can only come from Bose. The soft, plush cushions of these Bose wireless headphones seal you in. Then you flip the switch and whoosh — the world fades. The music starts. It’s love at first listen. The original Bluetooth headphones are back, now with a best-in-class combination of noise cancelling performance and premium comfort, plus proprietary technology for deep, clear sound. Bose QuietComfort® 45 over-ear headphones. An icon reborn.

    9 Features
  • Now with better quiet.: Acoustic Noise Cancelling — it started right here with the original QuietComfort headphones. And now it’s better than ever. With an additional external microphone (six total) and enhanced signal processing, QC45 headphones cancel out noise so it doesn’t reach your ears.
  • More music. Greater awareness of your surroundings.: Aware Mode brings the outside world in with microphones that pick up the sounds around you and play them naturally through the wireless headphones. It’s your music and your environment at the same time.
  • Your music. In high-fidelity.: TriPort acoustic architecture vents the earcups to add depth and fullness without increasing their size. Volume-optimized Active EQ maintains balanced performance at any volume, so bass stays consistent and music is clear when you turn the high-fidelity headphones up.
  • More music from longer battery life.: QuietComfort 45 over-ear headphones give you more play time than their predecessor, with a 24-hour long battery life on a single charge.* And they charge via USB-C in up to 2.5 hours. A quick, 15-minute charge gives you up to 3 hours of play time.
  • Clearer conversations every time.: The improved voice pickup of QC45 headphones exceeds the competition. With the addition of a fourth external microphone, the headphones better focus on your voice. Plus, a noise-rejecting algorithm filters out environmental sounds for clearer conversations.
  • Customized control.: The Bose Music app walks you through guided setup, making it easy to get started. Plus, access all noise cancellation settings, manage your Bluetooth connections, enable a shortcut, and more.
  • New and improved comfortable headphones that last.: Updated design features smooth, pleatless cushions and earcup caps. Synthetic leather, impact-resistant nylon, and custom cast-metal hinges provide comfort and durability. Add minimal clamping force, and you might forget you’re wearing them.
  • Legal*.: Bose, Acoustic Noise Cancelling, Bose Music, QC, QuietComfort, and TriPort are trademarks of Bose Corporation.
  • Legal*.: Battery testing was conducted by Bose with active noise cancelling on and in continuous audio playback at 50% volume. Battery runtime is based on a typical use and may vary based on usage.
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  • Review by JC1503, 10 out of 10
    My New Favorite Headphones!

    I love a good pair of headphones, so I was super excited to get the Bose QuietComfort 45. My spouse asked me when does a person have enough headphones… I mean, airpods II, Powerbeats pro, Addidas RPT -01, Beats Studio, Rocat gaming headphones ect… my answer… NEVER! They all have their own niche and job in my world and I use them all! But… the Bose 45’s are my new crown jewel!!! Just AMAZING!

    First off, when I got the box, I thought there might be a mistake in the order. The box seemed too small for a full size flag ship over the ear headphone to fit into such a small box. I opened the box and I saw the super sleek and stylish case. The case is quality all the way around. The case is rectangular which is the perfect shape that fits into a backpack, luggage, travel bag or desk drawer nicely (unlike the egg case of others…I’m looking at you Beats). Functionality is very important to me as the 45’s will be my new go to for work and travel, so it needs to be functional and look sleek and professional and Bose nailed it.

    I unzipped the case and I actually said, “wow”. I got the black set and they look so sleek and sexy in the case…a perfect fit with an extra foam piece that supports them as they lay inside and keeps them from moving around. The silver “Bose” logo on the cups are classy and understated but there is no mistaking that these are a pair of Bose.

    I was also impressed with how lightweight they are as I put them on. These are the most comfortable over the ear headphones I have ever worn hands down. They sit securely and snug but don’t feel tight. I really didn’t feel any pressure anywhere but also did not feel like they would fall off. The material on the cups and headband are premium, super soft and very very comfortable.

    I downloaded the app and began to sync the headphones to my iPhone but the headphones were dead! Not to worry. I googled how long it takes to charge the 45’s and read that a 15 minute charge gives me 3 hours! That’s really an awesome feature. Rapid USB C charging is awesome and I’m glad they went that way with these. After 10 minutes I had plenty of juice to get me going. The headphones synced quickly and I played around with the app. The app is really strait forward and basic…clean. There is no EQ settings which I’m not entirely sure how I fell about that. I have other headphones that allow for that but I never mess with it. When it comes down to it. I reach for the headphones and put them on and go! I’m there for what the head phones bring me…music, podcasts movies. I’m not there to piddle with the headphones internal sound profiles. Anyway, the things the app gives you is some “tips” that tell you about the buttons, it lets you toggle the “aware” mode and noise cancelling ect. All the things you can do with the app you can also do on the headphones them selves without the app. And the more time I spend with these amazing headphones the more I actually like that the functions are onboard with the headphones and not tied to the app only. The buttons are tactile, I can feel when I am on the center button that summons siri and the volume up and down. The buttons are super fast and responsive. I also like that I can pair it to my phone and laptop simultaneously!! Now I picked my first song to listen to…

    I am embarrassed to say… Taylor Swift – Cardigan (I just discovered this song) I have listened to this on all my headphones and Bose Quietcomfort 45’s blew me away. So balanced with the highs and midtones and the lowes. I heard backing tracks in the song that I didn’t notice before… Then something dawned on me…I am only hearing the music…nothing else ( I am in a busy office environment). It was like being in the studio with Swift. I mean it really was peaceful. Just me and the music and nothing else. I have listened to other noise cancelling (and I am not an audiophile to be sure) but I do know my way around headphones and I know what I was experiencing. Bose really has the noise cancelling locked in and it is world class. I took the phones off and on a few times and was truly amazed how silence descended on me and I was transported to the music. Just Wonderful.

    I wanted to push the bass a bit and went with Polo G’s Rapstar and Nipsey’s Racks in the Middle and while the mids and highs were phenomenal the bass wasn’t quite where I like it for rap and hip hop. That is personal preference to be sure and the noise canceling outweighs the lighter base in my opinion.

    After being mesmerized by the noise canceling, I toggled in the “aware” mode and it toggled quickly and effectively between the two modes. The aware mode is really nice because the silence can be disorienting a little in certain contexts like walking near a busy roadway. I want to hear the cars!

    I wanted to find the noisiest place at work to try the noise canceling limits and we have a full size gym with treadmills, tvs and weights clanking. I went at the most busy time and it sounds like a circus. I got on a treadmill and started walking. It was surreal to hear the noise disappear as I put the headphones on. No tv’s, no treadmill motor… I then listened to the quietest thing I listen to which is a science podcast and it was truly amazing and really enjoyable. I could hear the conversation so warm and clear it really added to the enjoyment tremendously. Podcasts are amazing on here!!!

    This brings me to a feature that is lacking (and maybe not practical ) but it is not sweat or water/splash proof! I have a pair of high-end headphones that are IPX4 which I will have to continue to use for heavy runs outside or stick with powerbeat pros. But like I said earlier…I have different headphones for different jobs. So that’s ok.

    I wish these did have some protection for sweat though. But the 45’s are more of a lifestyle type job for me. I plan to use them while I work on multimedia and isolation at work, or when I just want to escape and chill out. I also was very impressed with the phone call capability! You won’t miss a beat when someone calls you!

    Bravo Bose! I really love the 45’s! You can’t go wrong with these world class headphones! I highly recommend.

    Sep 24, 2021 13:53
  • Review by pdiddy19842000, 10 out of 10
    Quality and Comfort is Key for the QC45

    The Bose QuietComfort 45 is set of wireless bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones is amazing addition to the audio enjoyment/work combination space of headphones.

    The first thing that you will notice while looking at the box is the color of the headphones. The black is classic color and has a nice matte finish that is quietly stated, but not too loud or reflective.

    Upon opening the box, you find the included case. The case is protective, yet it is not bulky. After opening the case, you find the QC45 headphones folded up nicely in the case, a 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable which enable you to listen in wired mode while the QC45 are powered on or off, and the USB-C charge cable. It is great that case and audio cable accessories come with headset, so you do not need to get additional items to ensure your headphones are ready for travel and most listening situations. After pulling the QC45 headphones out of the case, you notice how light they are and that they fold up and take up very little space.

    When you are starting the setup per the Quick Start guide, you will be directed to download the Bose Music app to pair to the QC45 to your bluetooth device. This was very quick and easy to do. 15 seconds or less and you will be up and running. The added benefit of the Bose Music app is that you can pair more bluetooth devices via the app by pressing Add New under Sources. Under the Sources area, you will see the list of bluetooth devices paired. The staple Multipoint feature allow for simple switching between the audio of two pair devices. It is works extremely well and is one of the best implementations of the feature. The addition of the Bluetooth 5.0 to QC line of headphones is a welcome inclusion which results in fast, stable connections that allow a great distance of walking away from bluetooth device while still maintain clear audio from the audio sources. Changing floors or go throughout your home and still listening while not taking your audio source with you is still an option.

    The audio is a high point of the QC45 headphones. It is a progression for the headphones line. The QC45 has an increased bass response while still maintaining highs and mids. Classical, pop, jazz, rock and just a few of music genres that sparkle with QC45. Audiobooks, podcasts, movies, and Youtube videos sound great also. To control this sound, you have all physical buttons for volume up/down, play/pause/skip/rewind/voice assistant/answer calls/end calls, and the Action button for Quiet Mode/Aware Mode. Audio sounds great while in Quiet Mode or Aware Mode as well and does not have a drop off in Aware Mode. Lastly, the audio captured by the mic is clear and will be well received those listening to you talking. The QC45 increases the clarity of calls with additional mics while minimizing outside noise while you are talking.

    The noise cancellation features can be controlled via the Action button or the Bose Music app. You can toggle between Quiet Mode (which is one level) or Aware Mode which sounds natural and feeds in outside audio well while diminishing the audio from your connected source.

    Lastly, the battery for the QC45 has a 24 hour capacity. Listening sessions/use and reaching for a plug as no longer a concern. When I do need a quick charge, the transition to USB-C makes getting back to listening in 15 mins a breeze (3 hrs of play time).

    The QC45 is a powerhouse pair of headphones that sounds great, allows you to sound great with its plethora of mics, keeps out the sound unless you allow it in, literally lasts all-day, and is light and compact. This is one of the best and most versatile noise-cancelling headphones available.

    Oct 16, 2021 09:02
  • Review by NinjaTard, 10 out of 10
    Maximum Comfort, Ultimate Sound, Top Notch Quality

    Most of my reviews tend to be long and wordy with background about why I got them and how they fit into my lifestyle. Not going to beat around the bush this time or dress this review up: the Bose QuietComfort 45 Noise Cancelling headphones are amazing! That’s the bottom line, I love the style, I love the package, and I love the way they perform!

    Ok, square one is the package which is really classy yet minimalist two piece black cardboard surrounded by the thin cardboard with the picture, name, and info on it. Remove the thin cardboard, lift the top off the black box, and you find a pleather zip-around carry case. Inside the headphones are folded and rotated (the ear cups turn 90 degrees one way and a tiny bit the other to allow for wearing and for fitting into the case). With the headphones you get a USB-C charging cable and an auxiliary cable for wired use with non bluetooth devices and there is a pocket inside the carry case to store both. The insert referred me to download the Bose app which walked me through registering and setting them up. It was fast and easy and while the controls aren’t intuitive out of the box (especially when trying to remember playback vs. phone use which overlap the same buttons at different times) the app walks you through the button use during setup and can be referenced back to at any time via the Tips button. As for the headphones themselves they are soft, squishy, comfortable and have a sound cancellation button on the left and the bluetooth, volume up and down, and a function button on the right with microphones on both.

    These are called the QuietComfort headphones for good reason: the sound cancellation mode makes everything around you vanish! If you don’t have any audio playing it's almost like a sound deprivation chamber (slightly hyperbolic but not by much, they’re REALLY quiet!) and once your audio is playing its crisp, clear, and as perfect as anything I’ve listened to. The Comfort part of the name comes from the way the headphones hug your head and surround your ears both blocking the sounds from outside without ever pressing on you uncomfortably. Everything I use is bluetooth these days so I can’t speak to if anything changes when going old school aux cable but I can’t imagine it would change the sound quality much if at all.

    I mentioned the function of these taking some getting used to and honestly I haven’t had as long as I’d like to get super comfortable but I’m getting used to them. With music you can up/down volume with the top and bottom buttons (duh, standard don’t fix what ain’t broke design logic) and the function button in between allows you to skip forward, backward, pause/play depending on how many times you press it. It works once you remember which is two taps and which is three. The left headphone has the noise cancellation button which is cool as it allows you to go from noise cancelling to active mode where you can hear what’s going on around you a little more using the microphones to pipe in some of your surroundings noise without being overwhelming or distracting. I live with kids so both modes are essential depending on what time of day it was and who was home, as I said they block all sound out when activated which is great for watching a movie during the day while my wife is around but could be turned off for naptime or nighttime use when my house is actually quiet for a change.

    Battery charging is listed as being 2.5 hours in the instructions, I didn’t time it but instead charged them overnight the first night and used them for a few hours over the next couple days without running out of battery but charged them back up again to avoid running out. They’ll be plenty long enough for a commute to school or work and back without any trouble. As an example today I took them from 100% to 90% with only about 75min of use.

    So the bottom line is these are some really premium headphones that will give excellent audio quality, block out the noise on the bus or let you be aware of your surroundings at the push of a button, last all day, and remain super comfy like a marshmallow around your ears while doing all that! Highly recommended, these are FANTASTIC!!!

    Oct 02, 2021 19:07
  • Review by VoltageSky, 10 out of 10
    In the moment

    The last headphones I purchased from Bose was the Soundlink (1st Gen) On Ear wireless. I caught wind of these QC 45’s via email from Best Buy. Sound signature is what comes to mind when I consider looking at Brands take on the audio game. Not an audiophile but a average user who love music to pass through the day. The ANC is incredible on these. Sound is very balanced & rich regardless of volume. These sit on my top tier list next to the Sony XM4’s. Worth the purchase.

    Nov 05, 2021 23:18
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    Amazing comfort and battery life

    I have several over the ear headphones. Many have great audio, but the comfort is where they tend to fall short. With the Bose QuietComfort 45 you will get AMAZING comfort with great audio as well! I have been using these for work and wearing them around 8 hours a day. I have the triple black version.

    You will see the box for these headphones and wonder if they are really in there. The box is so small! In the box you find the small rectangular case. This will easily fit into a briefcase, backpack, or luggage. In the case you find the headphones, aux cable and USB C charging cable. Mine was 70% charged when I opened the package.

    You download the Bose app to complete the set up. It was super easy to set up and connect to my Lenovo laptop and Pixel 4a 5G phone. The app is underwhelming. You can control your source connections; Noise cancelling mode (Aware is default) and volume. There is also a Tips option. There is no EQ setting which is a little disappointing. Many like to customize the sound using the EQ.

    The sound is great regardless of source. I have tried many sources and the sound is very balanced. Not too tinny and not too much bass. The bass is crisp and defined. But honestly, I have many headphones that sound great.

    The comfort is where there is no equal. My other over the ear headphone can be used for about 4 hours before they start being uncomfortable. I wanted a wireless headset for work connected to my laptop using Bluetooth. I have used these for at least 8 hours a day. 8 hours uses about 30 percent of the battery. I cannot believe how comfortable they are. I think this is because your ear tends to fit inside of the ear cups instead of the ear cups sitting on your ear. WELL DONE BOSE!

    The microphone works well for Teams calls or cellphone calls. I have had rare situations where people cannot hear me. I am still trying to determine the reason for this. But it is perfect 99% of the time. I disconnect and connect the headphones and this resolved the issue quickly.

    The controls are straight forward. The power on/off is on the outside of the right headphone (large R and L on the inside of the ear cup BTW). These actions are well described in the TIPS section of the Bose Music app. The left ear has the Action button. The right ear has the volume buttons and control button.

    In summary, I recommend these Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones. They deserve a 5 out of 5 rating. Everything is exactly as you would want with a minor exception of no EQ. If you like listening for long periods of time; or, using them for your work calls, I am not aware of a more functional and comfortable option. Also, a whole day of use only used about 30 percent to the battery. They are my new number 1 headphones. Nice job Bose!

    Sep 30, 2021 13:32
  • Review by Benb, 10 out of 10
    The name says it all

    Quiet Comfort is an accurate name.

    The first thing I want to focus on is the noise cancelling is the best I’ve used for giving a really quiet environment. I can hear normal voices through it but really it is more designed to cut out everything. The biggest thing is that I don’t feel that vibration through my head like I do with other headsets that have such great noise attenuation characteristics. The button to turn off noise cancellation is on the left side and is a single larger button. There are two modes, quiet and aware. I’m used to an off one and I was a little worried about being forced to aware… until I used it and my youngest hurt himself while I was using them in aware and I realized it was cutting down his screaming instead of just amplifying everything like I’m used to aware being on headphones.

    I think comfort should be addressed next and these excel here too. I am absolutely impressed how comfortably the sit on my head. The ear cushions are soft but don’t just collapse, they don’t clamp on my head too tight but also are tight enough that I’m not worried about them falling off.

    Part of the comfort is the build quality. I must say it just feels solid and well built. They aren’t the lightest, but they are far from heavy, and I feel like it is a good balance between the two. There are a few features I really like about the build that are more about usability than comfort. The on button is on the side and is a slide on and off button. Both these design choices should be lauded in my opinion. I am always hitting the power button instead of the play pause. With just three buttons on the side, it is extremely easy to figure out which one is the play/pause or volume buttons. Then the slide feature makes it extremely easy to know if they are on or off and to instantly.

    Sound quality is always extremely important in headphones, and they sound great better than most even using Bluetooth with a maximum of standard definition music with that type of connection. Though you can’t really take advantage of how great they sound without using the Aux cord and having a quality DAC. This is where there were some disadvantages. The USB C is for charging only so no using that port for music. The Aux output is 2.5mm instead of the standard 3.5mm so my Aux to USB C cord wasn’t going to work. I pulled out my old LG that has a build in quad DAC and listened to some Ultra HD songs and they sound absolutely amazing. Now if you are into just getting blasted by base these might not be your favorite headsets. However, the clarity across ranges is just hard to beat. For me, I absolutely love sitting down and listening to some TSO with these on, I feel like I am there and can pick out the individual instruments. I wish they would have included a 2.5mm Aux to USB C as well as a 2.5mm Aux to 3.5mm Aux cable as 2.5mm isn’t a common size too much anymore. Though to be fair I will probably only use the aux cable on these in situations where the battery is dead (yes, this guy works when the switch is off and you’re using it with the aux cable.

    There is a Bose app that lets you control the headset with a little finer detail as well as add multiple devices (at least 3) and jump between them when you want too. Other than that, it will allow you to change mode, volume, and give you tips.

    Lastly, I want to just say I love the carrying case. It is high quality; it has a pouch for the cords.

    Overall, I feel like these are the perfect on headphones to tune out the world, but also if you want to let it in these will still alleviate the harsh sounds by only letting some of the noise in… like people talking.

    Sep 26, 2021 17:07
  • Review by AllAboutTech, 8 out of 10
    Comfortable, with exceptional noise cancellation

    Verdict: Overall, the Bose QC 45 is solid pair of noise-cancelling headphones that will make most buyers very happy for years. It does ANC supremely well, but I think it falls short in other categories compared to similarly priced headphones.

    Initial impression. Wow the case is small. I am pretty impressed that Bose managed to fit full size Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headphones in such a small case, enabled by nicely designed folding hinges. The headphones feel very comfortable. I definitely notice that they look smaller on my head then other high end headphones.

    Features. The ANC is certainly the best feature of these headphones. There is also an app that works well to establish and manage connections, but it really doesn’t do much more. The headphone has a dedicated button to activate the “aware” feature so that you can hear your surroundings. You can also connect to two devices simultaneously, and choose which one to listen to. These headphones manage all your Bluetooth devices nicely, with the slide button able to cycle through your Bluetooth devices until you hear the correct one. The guide provides a good explanation on how this feature works. Unfortunately, I have to say that I was very disappointed about the lack of features. I expected to find an equalizer in the app, but there was none. These headphones do not pause music automatically when you remove them. It seems like this has become a standard feature on listening devices. There is no option for automatically activating awareness when speaking, or to program behavior for sound and awareness based on location. I think that headphones at this price point should leverage technology to improve use experience. Don’t get me wrong, these headphones are fantastic, but they will not be my “go-to” headphones because I have been spoiled by the features from another brand of headphones.

    Buttons. The prominent button on the right side turns the headphones on and off. I like this button. It’s simple and unambiguous. There are three more buttons on the right side, which control volume, play/stop, and skip. They also answer calls and activate the voice assistant. I dislike these buttons very much. It takes me a second to find them, and then I need to feel for which one I want to press, and then I am still trying to figure out if I actually pressed it because there is almost no tactile feedback. Muscle memory and leading with the thumb to find the buttons will make reaching for the buttons easier over time, but the buttons should really be better differentiated to quickly feel which one to use. The left side of the headphones has one button that activates the awareness feature so that you can hear your surroundings. I have the same comment on this button; not so easy to find, and not enough tactile feedback. Once you press it, the aware feature does come on really fast and works well.

    Comfort. I wore these for a good 12 hours in one day while on a long business trip. They are by far the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. I even slept with them on the plane for several hours. The pressure on the ears is adequate to maximize noise isolation, while still providing optimal comfort.

    Sound. These headphones provide crisp and clear sounds, with exceptional highs and mids. However, I felt that the lows were lacking. I listened to several music genres with both the Bose headphones and with my other headphones in the same price range, and I easily noticed the difference in the bass, and I preferred the music from the other headphones because of the better lows. To compensate for the lack of lows, I now change the iPhone equalizer to “bass booster” when using the Bose headphones. While the noise cancellation feature on these is outstanding, I think the ANC performance is comparable to my other headphones, with the other pair performing better in some cases, perhaps because they fit tighter on my ears.

    Battery life. These headphones advertise 24 hours of continuous play. I haven’t tested that, but I can say that I used them for 12 nearly-consecutive hours and battery life didn’t cross below 50%. I am really impressed with how long these headphones can go.

    Things I like:

    - Noise cancellation is outstanding

    - These are the most comfortable headphones I own

    - Battery life is exceptional

    - The awareness feature activates very quickly when the button is pushed

    - Easy to use with streamlined buttons and operation, no extra features to complicate usage

    - They fold into the smallest storage case I have seen for full-size ANC headphones

    - Easy to toggle between Bluetooth devices

    - Easy activation of voice assistants (like Siri)

    Things I don’t like:

    - When folded, some plastic parts of the headphones touch other plastic parts. Overtime, this will cause scratching. The headphones came with some padding to separate the plastic parts. Am I supposed to keep using this loose padding? Why not integrate the padding in the case like a mold?

    - Besides the “on” button, the buttons are not great for me… they are hard to find, they are hard to differentiate quickly, and they provide no tactile feedback so I don’t know if am pressing them or not

    - I think the sound of these headphones lack lows

    - The lack of technology features was very disappointing for me because it’s a missed opportunity to leverage available technology to improve the user experience, maximize convenience, and turn a headset into a smart accessory. Maybe the beauty of these headphones is their simplicity, and shedding all the fluff… This will no-doubt be ideal for some, but for me, a pair of headphones isn’t just a pair of headphones anymore; it’s a smart interface for the world around us.

    - I am not impressed with the voice chosen for prompts (turning on/off, and aware/ANC). It sounds like a robot, not at all natural, and of low-quality audio. Although, I did notice that it is able to read fairly accurately, i.e. my name and Bluetooth devices.

    Overall, this is a solid pair of ANC headphones. I think they make for ideal travel headphones because they fold into a small case, they are light, battery life is exceptional, ANC performs very well to drown out travel noise, and they are comfortable enough to wear continuously for 12+ hours. Nevertheless, these lack some things that are important to me, so my go-to pair of headphones for 90% of my usage will remain another pair. I would give these 4.25 stars.

    Sep 26, 2021 23:37
  • Review by TechReviews, 8 out of 10
    QC45 checks ALL the Boxes (*with 1 Caveat*)

    I listen to a wide variety of music, and gleefully enjoyed everything from albums to singles, from Classic Rock - Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Boston, Journey, Santana (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), Jeff Beck (“Cause We Ended as Lovers”), Larry Mitchell (“Unforgotten”), Traffic (“Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys”), Sting (“Fragile, Fields of Gold”) etc to Blues and Jazz - Coletrane, Miles Davis (1959 Kind of Blue in Dolby Atmos* is a fantastical experience, …like pressure washing, it’s hard to stop ;-), Dave Brubeck (“Take Five”), Jazz at the Pawnshop, including Pop Ellie Goulding (“Lights”), plus many others including favorite Amber Rubarth (“Strive (Binaural))”. Full playlist available upon request.

    Some of the most fun I’ve had listening in a while though I must admit is Apple Music’s Spacial Audio playlist (even without dynamic head tracking AirPod Pro earbuds offer) as well as Dolby Atmos tracks.

    Whilst reviewing my Listening notes certain adjectives seem to reoccur, *Punchy, *dynamic, *whisper quiet, *lively, *engaging, did I say quiet, *textured, *layered, *balanced, etc.

    This is undoubtedly the absolute BEST audio noise reduction I’ve experienced. Almost uncomfortably quiet, you can hear yourself think. Working outdoors with a belt sander I had to be careful without the vibration of the device I’d surely have injured myself ;-) I could however hear the impact driver and nail gun, though quite muted. Pressing the only left button switches to Aware mode letting you hear the external environment more safely.

    The Bose QC in Quiet mode silences external noise and seemed to allow me to better focus more intently on certain instruments placements, with far better separation that I remember from previous Bose products. Color me impressed.

    Pros

    +USB-C

    +Durability

    +Balanced

    +Battery Life

    +Lightweight

    +Comfortable

    +Ease-of-use

    +Sound Quality

    +Bose Music iOS App

    +Binary On/Off Switch

    +Noise rejecting mic for calls

    +Whisper quiet noise reduction

    Cons

    -does not support dynamic head tracking (Apple problem)

    -mids could be a slight tad bit more forward and pronounced

    -not as “rich” or “spacial” as reference Shure Aonic A50 cans

    Conclusion

    If you seek the absolute best noise cancellation, ease-of-use, long battery life, and exhibit brand loyalty you can’t go wrong. These new QC45 hit the magic formula : fit, sound quality, comfort, noise cancelling. They check all the boxes and you won’t be disappointed.

    However with respect to my valued readers, I’d be remiss if I failed to caveat listeners who prioritize sound quality. In good conscious I must admit that when comparing to my reference Shure Aonic 50 headphones, the Shure A50 exhibit more detailed midrange with sound quality that brought both me (and my wife for another set of ears) a deeper emotional connection and more fulfilling engagement with the music, though a tad heavier, and lacking Bose’s world class noise cancellation.

    Recommended Conditional Buy

    Sep 28, 2021 09:15
  • 9.2score
    AfterShokz - Aeropex MINI Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones - Comic Black
    Description

    The Aftershokz Aeropex MINI Open-Ear Endurance Headphones are engineered for premium sound and a long-lasting battery to keep you aware and motivated to power through any workout. Aftershokz open-ear design is powered by bone conduction technology that allows for total awareness of surroundings and bud-free, comfortable listening. With up 8 hours of battery life and easy commands such as play, skip, pause, and back-a-track, you can enjoy music, calls, audiobooks, and podcasts all day long.

    3 Features
  • Long Battery Life: Up to an 8 hour battery life for extended listening time and call-time.
  • Waterproof: With an IP67 waterproof rating, you don't have to worry about intense workouts or inclement weather again.
  • Built for Endurance: Both lightweight and durable, these headphones are made for long-term and comfortable wear.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SixShooter, 10 out of 10
    NEED MORE COLORS! LOVE the fit of the MINI!

    I love the mini... it fits both my husband and myself. We have the regular aeropex as well but I really think this Mini will fit most people better (not as must air between the head and the band at the back of the head). This is the most comfortable headset I own (and I own MANY... Bose Noise-Cancelling, etc.). This one doesn't work well if I sit at the very back of the bus because the bus is so noisy. But I definitely prefer this one for everything else. Nothing stuck in my ears. I can hear if someone calls me and I can easily hit the button on the side to pause my audiobook. The only thing is that I want more because I prefer to use a specific headset for a specific TV. These only come in ONE Boring color- Black. We need vibrant colors. Or at least let us busy a colorful silicone tube that we can add to the back of the band so that I can distinguish between the ones I buy in the future. If you don't need noise-cancelling like for the back of the bus, you will love this for everything else. I forget I have it on sometimes.

    Aug 21, 2021 09:37
  • Review by HarleyRider, 8 out of 10
    mind blowing headphone!

    went into store to personally test mini for fit & performance, have to say these headphones are totally amazing, love the open air feel, some might say they are not high fidelity but they sound great to me with good volume. Love being able to adjust volume without having to get out my smartphone, something those wireless Apple AirPods Pro do not have, and ears feel so much better without earbuds or being covered.

    3 tap playback is very hard to master but pause & 2 tap next & volume controls work perfect. Wish they used a standard USB-C port with the magnetic connection disconnecting while charging if not careful, would be nice to have audio input mini port for non BT devices.

    Tried several high end speakers with My Harley & modular helmet that does not sound well for music with bike & wind noise, & Apple AirPod Pros hurt my ears. These headphones beat all of them hands down for actually hearing my music while riding any speed.

    Problem is my high end Shoei modular fits tight around my ears with the thinnest pads and don’t play nice with the headphone front transducers so I would have to modify the pads to take that pressure off, but the biggest issue is the microphone is not automatic for voice commands to my smartphone and can’t reach any of the headphone controls to stop, control play, or adjust volume, something my Sena helmet comm has but helmet speakers hard to hear even cranked up with bike & wind noise at highway speeds.

    Still, if I can fix the pressure on my temples, these would be perfect headphones for long bike rides, just awkward to control under a helmet if need to adjust in different environments, especially if you have to stop for some reason & someone tries to talk to you.

    Nov 17, 2021 14:38
  • Review by Burkat, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable & can hear around you!

    I love the AfterShokz Aeropex mini headphones! I was previously using bluetooth earbuds, which are great and were noise cancelling but if I wore them around the house, my family would try to talk to me and get frustrated because I never knew they were talking to me! Plus after a while my ears would hurt a little with the earbuds. I love that I can still hear what's going on around me if someone needs to talk to me, but still can easily focus on what I'm trying to listen to. These would be great for sports outside running or biking so you can listen to music, but still be aware of your surroundings. Plus, I don't have an discomfort from wearing these for a long time. I debated between the regular size and the mini, especially since the mini only came in black, but I'm so glad I went with the mini. They fit perfect!

    Nov 20, 2021 21:29
  • Review by AlohaYall, 10 out of 10
    LOVE THESE!!!

    I've been a big AfterShokz open-ear wireless headphone fan since I purchased my Titanium Mini 2 or 3 years ago. I love being able to enjoy music during my walks/jogs while still being aware of my surroundings. My husband wears his AfterShokz nearly 24/7. He has an ear condition that prevents him from using in-ear headphones, so AfterShokz products are perfect.

    My Titanium Mini still works, and I was sad to retire them, but one of the earpiece covers came off (after the warranty expired, of course) and I wasn't able to reattach it. So, I upgraded to the Aeropex Mini. Wow, so much lighter! And, it appears that the waterproof design means there will be no earpiece covers coming off, so I expect these will last much longer than 2-3 years. My only disappointment is that they don't come in the same neon green that my Titanium did. Otherwise, I love these headphones and highly recommend them!

    Nov 01, 2021 14:16
  • Review by MrsMac, 8 out of 10
    I had a rare reaction to these headphones

    I absolutely enjoyed these headphones. Call quality was good, and background noise was minimal when I held conversations. The fit was comfortable, and I adjusted well to the volume buttons. I liked that these did not have to be inserted in my ears and I could hear my surroundings. However, you will need the earplugs to hear in a noisy environment. To my dismay, I began to break out in a rash in the areas where the headphones rested on both sides of my head. Other than that, I still would recommend these headphones since everyone's skin is different and this was unique to me.

    Nov 17, 2021 13:30
  • Review by Rashid, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight, User Friendly, & Versatile Headphones

    Great product. Provides good sound quality for music and calls for both indoor and most outdoor use. Excellent for use in homes and offices for calls, meetings, entertainment. Great for use while driving/travelling/biking/hiking/exercising without losing situational awareness of your surroundings since the ear is free to listen for background sounds/noises and the headphones stay in place. Not suitable for very windy or very noisy environments (such as shop floors, production lines, around loud machines, windy areas etc.). Magnetic charging port with induction charging is a plus as there are no rubber seals to open for accessing a charging port and allows the unit to remain sealed in wet conditions. It holds charge really well even when playing non-stop music all day long.

    Jul 27, 2021 19:07
  • Review by PetMom, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for me

    Loving these Bone Conduction Headphones. In-ear buds do not work in my ears, and I prefer not to have my ears covered all the time, so I tried the AfterShokz. These are perfect for me. The sound is loud and clear and I can hear what's going on around me. I was really surprised about the sound quality.

    Nov 17, 2021 07:20
  • Review by Rmmmm, 10 out of 10
    Just like the standard size one but with the small

    I bought this for my wife because she tried my standard sized pair on and thought the band was a bit large. She loves this size because it fits snug against her head and sits nicely underneath her hair. Everything else about it is the same as the standard size pair which I use on a daily basis and love because it allows me to hear the noises around me as I walk around the city.

    Nov 12, 2021 18:04
  • 9.2score
    Apple - EarPods™ with 3.5mm Plug - White
    Description

    Control media playback, adjust the volume and answer and end calls on your Apple® iPod®, iPhone® or iPad® with these Apple EarPods™ MD827LL/A, which feature an in-line remote and mic for ease of use.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    4 Features
  • Apple® EarPods™ design: Defined by the geometry of the ear for comfort.
  • Speakers: Deliver high-quality audio and deep, rich bass.
  • Remote and mic: Allow you to adjust the volume, control media playback and answer or end calls on your compatible Apple iPhone, iPod or iPad. Supports iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and 5.
  • Sweat- and water-resistant design: Protects the EarPods® from moisture.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ghost, 10 out of 10
    A Very Pleased Customer

    These headphones very reliable, very durable and they last a very long time. Other headphones I had I had sat on it while it was plugged into my phone. They end of the plug for the headphones would bend not these headphones. I promise you that these headphones are 100 % worth. they have never failed and that a promise.

    Nov 24, 2019 23:07
  • Review by Surftek, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Exactly what I wanted. So I bought them.Thank you.

    Jul 21, 2017 22:19
  • Review by CoBrain, 6 out of 10
    :)

    Bought a few of these over the years. Sometimes the increase/pause/decrease button dont work when opening it the first time. Also they only last a couple months if you use them heavily. But decent overall if you need a cheap earpods.

    Dec 25, 2020 19:58
  • Review by weezy, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    I love the apple headphones, they are louder then the other headphones.

    Dec 29, 2015 03:28
  • Review by noot23, 10 out of 10
    Good value

    Needed this for my macbook and it seems legit but one part of the packaging was torn

    Nov 27, 2019 11:52
  • Review by Mikey, 10 out of 10
    Okay overall

    Product was just what I needed. Okay what else can I say

    Jan 17, 2020 16:13
  • Review by Guanajuato, 10 out of 10
    Good Earpods

    With apple products you can not go wrong my son love it .

    Jul 17, 2019 20:16
  • Review by noman007, 10 out of 10
    great light weight head phones.

    keep it simple .. buy these head phones. they are light weight and durable.

    Mar 13, 2018 10:15
  • 9.2score
    Sony - ZX Series Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    These Sony ZX Series MDRZX110/BLK headphones feature neodymium magnets and 30mm drivers for powerful, reinforced sound. Enjoy your favorite songs with lush bass response thanks to the Acoustic Bass Booster technology.

    9 Features
  • On-ear design: With foam ear cushions for comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Neodymium magnets: Offer sound reinforcement.
  • 30mm drivers: Deliver powerful audio.
  • Acoustic Bass Booster technology: Produces enhanced bass response.
  • Lightweight design: Along with swivel capability promotes simple portability.
  • 3.9' tangle-free Y-type cord: Makes it easy to achieve a hassle-free connection to your device.
  • 12Hz - 22kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 98dB/mW sensitivity: For powerful sound.
  • 24 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by CIttyCat, 10 out of 10
    Sturdy

    Family friendly. Can use for ages 10 and up. Im and adult and I don't need to pull the adjustment out. Kids use them in my car so I don't have to hear their video games on their Amazon fore tablet. This is my second purchase I bought white ones a year ago for the laptops and since they held up I got these for the car.

    May 08, 2020 16:50
  • Review by rsbasom, 10 out of 10
    Sony headphones

    So if your a music lover like me you want to listen to your music with good clear sound from your headphones. I've probably gone through 25 different kinds of headphones in the last couple of years and i have to say that these sony over the ear headphones have been the best ones I've used for only 19.99 so if your looking for good headphones and don't want to spend a fortune these are the ones to get.

    May 07, 2016 04:51
  • Review by Happiness, 10 out of 10
    I love my new refrigerator!

    I purchased my new refrigerator online without actually see it with my own eyes. It was a bit scary for such a large purchase but the information provided on the Best Buy website was spot on and very accurate in the description. I'm extremely pleased and it fits perfectly and is beautiful! The delivery was on point and all Covid precautions observed by the young men. They both were very polite, respectful, and knowledgeable about the fridge and Best Buy practices. The refrigerator is quiet and spacious on the inside. I couldn't be happier with my experience and look forward to purchasing a new stove in the near future.

    Apr 30, 2021 20:45
  • Review by Carn, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones.

    I like these. They do exactly what I need them to. I'm glad that they for my head comfortably! They're lightweight and fold up easily for quick travel.

    Nov 15, 2019 20:31
  • Review by Cheech, 10 out of 10
    Connected to Vox

    Purchased this item to connect to my Vox AP2-CR amp for electric guitar so I can play it at night when I can’t sleep sounds great

    Jan 09, 2018 09:32
  • Review by Schwartz, 8 out of 10
    Great fit for purpose

    I bought this for my granddaughter who couldn't wear earbuds (kept falling out). They fit perfectly, and she loves them.

    Apr 15, 2016 18:35
  • Review by darthduke, 8 out of 10
    Good performance for a low price.

    I was looking for a pair of no-nonsense, easy to use headphones that would work with everything without having to install drivers or pair them with anything. I found them with this pair.

    These Sony ZX headphones have excellent sound in all but the highest volume settings. When I turn the sound on my computer's Soundblaster Audigy sound card all the way up and turn the sound all the way up on my program that I'm using (such as Youtube for example), the bass gets to sounding just a little bit 'muddy' or distorted. But, if I back the sound card's volume control just a little (like back down to 90 from a maximum of 100), then they sound fantastic. I tested them out by listening to classical music like Mozart, Chopin and Williams (John Williams' movie themes) and they reproduced everything as well or better than my computer's Soundblaster brand speakers and just as well as my CD player's speakers. I also tested them out by wearing them while playing video games that use my sound card's ability to create a 3D surround sound effect such as Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas. These headphones sounded very good with those games and the surround sound worked quite well with them thanks to the way that the ear pads conform to the shape of your ears a bit, blocking out most background noise so that you really get the full effect of the surround sound. That's not bad performance from a budget pair of headphones.

    They are lightweight, but don't feel fragile. I like that you can fold them up quite a bit so that they'll easily fit in a backpack or portable game system carry case like the one I have for my New 3DS XL that has several pouches inside of it. Not quite as small as my earbuds, but will still fit if I don't take all of my game cards.

    The only thing I really don't like about them and that keeps them from earning five stars, is that the headband isn't padded. I thought it wouldn't matter since they aren't heavy, but after extended use (like watching a two hour movie for example), the headband gets to be rather uncomfortable. So, I wrapped a piece of felt around the headband and taped it in place with Gorrilla Tape (like Duct Tape only better). That has solved the problem.

    I recommend these headphones for when you want a pair of simple headphones that won't be too big of a shame to lose, get broken or stolen since they didn't cost a fortune, but yet still sound decent. They aren't Bose level of quality, but they aren't Bose priced either.

    Apr 23, 2021 18:07
  • Review by Vincent, 10 out of 10
    great headphones

    These sony headphones are excellent, I use them when I go to the gym and they allow me to listen to my favorite music without the noise of the other people in the gym.

    Nov 29, 2017 00:09
  • 9.0score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished AirPods with Charging Case (Latest Model) - White
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about The new AirPods combine the intelligent design with breakthrough technology and crystal clear sound. Powered by the new Apple H1 headphone chip, AirPods now feature hands-free access to Siri using just your voice and up to three hours of talk time on a single charge.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SB2021, 6 out of 10
    Used AirPods

    It’s good for someone, not me. AirPods and case came with earwax and pieces of hair. The package was crushed.

    Apr 05, 2021 10:17
  • Review by Javier, 10 out of 10
    AirPods Certificated Renewed

    Bought AirPods renewed, everything works as expected, no problems at all.

    Mar 11, 2021 00:44
  • Review by Beast, 10 out of 10
    Let he music begins.

    Not even notice is refurbished, great quality sound, like new, great price...

    May 21, 2021 20:38
  • Review by Mcopp, 10 out of 10
    Excellent ear pod

    These ear pod sync up with all your Apple product.when you take off your ear pods it turns off the ear pods saving your battery.Both chargers case and ear pods hold charges independent of each other.

    Aug 14, 2020 16:03
  • Review by Evelyn, 6 out of 10
    Faulty Left Side

    They work ok but the left side is the faulty one. Even when it’s fully charged, it doesn’t respond right away, gets disconnected and I’m stuck using the right one only.

    Apr 30, 2021 15:52
  • Review by sloaneschultz, 10 out of 10
    AIRPODS YES!

    i just plainly love my airpods they excelled my expectations, they can be noise canceling when the volume is loud enough which is great for studying!!!

    Jul 20, 2019 15:48
  • Review by Akter, 2 out of 10
    Airpods

    The box was open and dirty. didn't expected like this.

    Jan 01, 2021 19:19
  • Review by RoyalAirPods, 10 out of 10
    Air Pods ROCK

    Apple Air Pods are perfect with my iPhone 8. They sound phenomenal, always pick up incoming calls and have super long-lasting battery life. I use them with my iPhone and also my iPad Air 2.

    I can get streaming video sound with them for at least an hour before they need recharging. The charging case turbo-charges them back up to full faster than any charger that I have EVER seen.

    Air Pods are hot, hot, hot.

    MDK

    On my MacBook Pro

    Nov 05, 2020 21:32
  • 9.0score
    JLab - GO Air POP True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    The JLab GO Air POP True Wireless Earbuds have changed the game for accessible audio products. With a massive 32+ hour total playtime, you can expect 8+ hours in each earbud off a single charge and 3 more charges from the case. Ready for business calls to workouts and everything in between, the GO Air POP earbuds feature 3 custom EQ sound settings to choose from, touch sensors, universal mics in both earbuds, and IPX4 water resistance.

    6 Features
  • Long Battery Life: GO Air POP features 8+ hours of playtime in each earbud and 24+ extra hours from the charging case (32+ hours total). Return to the case to recharge the buds, and use the integrated USB cable to charge the case.
  • Dual Connect: Use either earbud independently or use both together. A built-in MEMS microphone in each bud ensures clear calls.
  • 15% Smaller Fit: Smaller than a credit card, the case fits in your pocket and the earbuds are our smallest yet – 15% smaller earbuds and 40% lighter with the compact case. Try the three tip sizes to get a snug in-ear fit, creating a perfect seal for crystal clear sound.
  • EQ3 Sound: With just a few taps via touch sensors, you can choose your sound preference: JLab Signature, Balanced and Bass Boost modes – without an app. Hear the difference at jlab.com/EQ.
  • Touch Controls: Enjoy volume and track controls, plus play/pause, answering calls and activating your smart assistant with the touch control functions.
  • Water Resistant: Sweat and splashproof with an IPX4 water resistance rating
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DarthRiatch, 8 out of 10
    WOWzer for $20 Bluetooth Earbuds?!?

    In the past few years, I've been purchasing budget bluetooth earbuds in search of that perfect fit & sound quality. These Jlab Go Air Pops are it!

    First day, I put these on while commuting to the gym, did my workout, went grocery shopping afterwards, & finally headed home... still plenty of battery life which I got almost 8 hours of use, as advertised! The fit is snug & doesn't move once in my ear canal, although I know all ears come in different shapes & sizes so may not fit everyone; I kept the attached medium size silicone eartips on. Tested all 3 sound profiles & decided the Jlab Signature sound works best for my EDM/trance taste in music providing punchy bass. The sound itself feels slightly muffled, maybe because these are on the bass-ier side vs others I own; note that the Balanced sound profile provides a flatter (less bass) but still decent sound. Build quality feels solid, although I continue to have a difficult time removing each earbud from the magnetic case, which I think is a pretty strong magnetic pull vs other bluetooth earbud charging cases I own. Watched videos & TV, didn't notice any lag time with lip sync dialogue - big plus here! Call quality via the built-in mics is good & functional both indoors & outdoors. The slate grey color I chose looks like a matte light blue finish & I may get a black &/or red one soon. Wish these came in a solid white.

    Great job Jlab for reaching the budget consumers market!

    Nov 06, 2021 10:13
  • Review by PapawJeff, 10 out of 10
    Very Nice Sound At A Budget Minded Price

    Ok, they don't have the super sharp sound of a $300 dollar pair of earbuds and they do not charge by laying the case on a wireless charging pad.

    But I was very glad to see Jlabs enter the lower price market with a quality headphone.

    The earbud is compact and comfortable as well as being water resistant.

    The charging case is compact and has a built in charging flat cable that tucks back into the bottom of the case when not in use and can charge the buds and keep you powered and listening for 32 hours before needing to recharge,

    There is no control of these from an app but I find the tap features to be easy to understand and use for the adjustments and feature use.

    Three equalizer settings are also included in the tap features.

    They work great when taking a call and are IPX4 SWEAT & WATER RESISTANT.

    You can use only one earbud if desired.

    They can connect automatically and do so initially and subsequently with ease.

    These would be a great first earbud for the kids to see how well they take care of them before investing in higher priced models

    For casual use and listening at a very economical price they are really hard to beat for anyone.

    Sep 25, 2021 08:30
  • Review by rjv86, 8 out of 10
    its the little things that move this ahead

    This compact Bluetooth set was a great step up from my existing ones by improving the little details.

    For starters, its one of the thinnest smaller cases i've ever had/seen from buds that weren't airpods. its a lot sleeker in my pocket and less bulky.

    i also like the fact that the USB cable is not only integrated into the case, but designed so that there's no wrong way to plug it in. it can go upside down.

    Set up was very simple. you pull out both earbuds and then select the pods from your BT menu. Once you do this, you can use one or the other or both at the same time. This is much more convenient than other brands where you have to pair in a certain order and then usually you need to pair both buds separately.

    battery life has been great so far, only time will tell on longevity but i'm hopeful.

    sounds quality is great. When listening to music, there's the option to toggle some preset equalizer profiles. while the Bass Boost is pretty good, i prefer the JLab Signature setting

    the touch sensors are nice, but personally i would have preferred a mechanical switch so i can tell i've made the correct tap. While its not a big deal for single taps to adjust volume and call answer, when double/triple tapping, sometimes i'm not sure if some taps didn't register and then they do something else, like accidentally pause, hang up, or launch my assistant

    that being said, i imagine it'll get easier and i'll adjust the longer i use them.

    Sep 27, 2021 11:15
  • Review by Njmomof3, 10 out of 10
    Pleasantly surprised

    The JLab Air Pops are what I call a quiet storm! The best things are the battery life, the exceptional bass, the ease of use, and portability of them.

    It comes in a magnetic case, which I feel should really be the standard for earbuds in general.

    The bass quality is BOMB. Seriously,, for $20 earbuds you can't beat the bass quality here.

    Another excellent feature is the awesome noise cancellation --- this is probably the best noise cancellation I have, even considering my more expensive earbuds ($60 to be exact). Finally, the ease of charging is smart; the USB charger is attached to the charging pack so no worrying about losing the charger or having to remember to bring it. Thankfully charging is not often necessary with these because the battery life is several hours...Over the course of a week I didn't need to charge them at all after using them for the whole week. These are a legit steal at the price point.

    Oct 05, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Bilal, 6 out of 10
    Decent earphones!

    These are decent earphones, with a nice sound quality. The life is 8 hours, given the price is really good. The plastic quality kind a gives it a feel of being cheap earphones. You should be able to see that in third picture.

    Oct 23, 2021 20:52
  • Review by sundevilchemist, 6 out of 10
    Decent sound, great for the kids, and small case!

    My main headphones are my Sony XM3. When I don’t want to lug around those monstrosities I want something small and portable. The kids have the airpods 2 and pro (those sound 10x better but 10x price).

    I chose the jlab go air pop true wirless due to their 32+ hour claim. They lasted all day but cannot confirm the 32 hours as they do recharge when I put them back in the case. Speaking of charging I have come to dislike the attached charging cable. Jlab just put a usb-c port under there please.

    Sound was just okay. No bass what so ever even though package says “bass boost” on it.

    I normally don’t like in ear headphones but these did not bug me and they fit good. Almost forgot at times I had them in.

    Music sounds flat. Youtube videos sounded okay.

    For the price they are a great backup for travel or public transportation.

    The low cost won’t get you to upset if you lose them.

    Connects fast to both my iphone and android tablet. Can use 1 or both earpieces at a time. They are also L/R marked.

    No mobile app available to custom tune the sound. They do just work though.

    Voice lets you know when bluetooth connected and battery full.

    Charging LED.

    Mic is decent. Can hear background noise and whistling noise at time. My voice sounds like I am in a small room.

    Sep 25, 2021 12:13
  • Review by jpatterson34, 10 out of 10
    Good price, integrated charging case!

    The JLab Go Air Pop wireless in earbuds are a good earbud for a good price. It comes with a an integrated USB charging case - so you don't have to worry about losing or keeping track of another cable. It let's you to listen/connect with either the left or right earbud or you can share which is different to some even really expensive earbuds. The sound is decent for the price. They are comfortable and I would definitely recommend.

    Sep 26, 2021 11:43
  • Review by AtrixNY, 8 out of 10
    Excellent sound for a steal price!

    These JLab GO Air Pop Bluetooth earphones sound very good for the low price.

    They recharge in the case quickly using the built in connected short USB plug and pair up easily to every.phone.and a TV I have tried them with.

    A good product!

    Sep 29, 2021 15:22
  • 9.0score
    Sony - WH-CH510 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Keep your favorite songs playing throughout the day with this Sony wireless headset. When connected via Bluetooth technology, the set offers up to 35 hours of music playback time and 30 hours of talk time. This Sony wireless headset provides a tight seal around the ears, letting you enjoy your favorite tunes and conversations without interruption.

    7 Features
  • Keep music going all day: Keep your tunes playing all day long, and then some. The built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 35² hours of listening on a single charge.
  • Bluetooth wireless technology: Listen to your favorite tracks wirelessly with a Bluetooth wireless technology by pairing your smartphone or tablet.
  • Hear it all with 30mm drivers: Enjoy more of the detail in all your favorite songs owing to 30mm dome drivers, which deliver dynamic sound from a compact, lightweight unit.
  • Swivel design makes travel easy: Take these headphones anywhere you go. A swivel design makes it simple and safe to store them when you're on the move. The earcups swivel flat for easy packing in a suitcase or slipping into a bag.
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free calls and voice-assistant commands: Take and make calls without ever touching your phone. With a high-quality built-in microphone, you'll be able to have hands-free conversations on your smartphone with ease.³
  • Voice assistant at your service: Check the weather, get the latest news and more using just your voice. Press the multifunction button twice, and you'll get instant access to Siri or Google Assistant.³
  • USB Type-C charging: The next generation of recharging technology comes to the CH510 wireless headphones with USB Type-C charging.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WirelessWorld, 8 out of 10
    Okay to good for price...sound is clear

    Good, balanced sound for music and phone calls. Bluetooth syncs to my iPhone flawlessly. Holds power for a good amount of time..does not drain fast! Maybe, I should’ve upgraded to noise canceling feature. I don’t like hearing my voice and background noise during a call. It’s annoying! After approx 20-30 minutes, the ear cushions get uncomfortable and lil sweaty on ears.

    Jan 10, 2021 11:58
  • Review by Patterson, 8 out of 10
    My experience is…

    I only bought these headphones to listen to audio on my iPhone. I don’t know how they perform with anything else. I’ve had no problems with pairing with the phone. The audio quality is pretty good. The dynamic range is very good for this price range. The battery life is excellent. I’ve had these for a month with about 2 hours of use daily and they still don’t need charging. They are very lightweight and did feel cheaply made when I first opened the package but I’ve had no issues with breaking. Now… you may have read some negative reviews about the call quality, this is true. The microphone is highly sensitive. It amplifies any and every sound once the mic activates. You and the person on the other end can hear yourselves talking. If you want to use these for calls… DON’T. Consider something else. They work great for my needs which is just listening to audio.

    Jul 02, 2021 16:57
  • Review by Good, 8 out of 10
    Good Headphone

    Good sound quality, very good battery backup but the material/plastic feels cheap although it’s lightweight, so that's a good thing too. Recommended.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:33
  • Review by Justin, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Quality And Sound For Price!

    I bought these earlier this year and have owned them for a few months NO ISSUES AT ALL Sound quality/clearity AMAZING Very Comfortable NO RUB NO ITCHES NO RASHES The battery life Great Lasts a LONG TIME they look and feel great they feel like they are made out of cheap crap but they are very durable I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE HEADPHONES AND THEY ARE 110% WORTH THE MONEY THEY WONT LET YOU DOWN!!!

    Mar 27, 2020 17:29
  • Review by YoursTru, 4 out of 10
    Sonny Headset

    Volume is great but when I finally attempted to adjust the headset, the earphone part broke!

    Mar 21, 2021 07:23
  • Review by McGrathew, 4 out of 10
    Inexpensive and it shows.

    The materials feel cheap, light, and are truly uncomfortable after a short time. Sound quality is great though. Additionally, the buttons are too sensitive and hard to find specifically the "pause/play" button.

    Jul 16, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Jaaf, 4 out of 10
    Painfully tight like a clamp

    These headphones are very painfully tight. They put so much pressure on my ears. Engineers didn’t even consider this?

    Dec 21, 2020 15:52
  • Review by Mgacorp, 10 out of 10
    Headphones

    I bought these to hook up to my fire stick so I can watch movies through my projector. All I can say is you can hear everything like you are there. The battery life is very good. I must of watched 10 movies before I got the warning to charge headset. These are way worth it. Very easy to hook up to fire stick if your tv don’t have Bluetooth.

    Aug 28, 2020 19:25
  • 9.0score
    JLab - GO Air POP True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    The JLab GO Air POP True Wireless Earbuds have changed the game for accessible audio products. With a massive 32+ hour total playtime, you can expect 8+ hours in each earbud off a single charge and 3 more charges from the case. Ready for business calls to workouts and everything in between, the GO Air POP earbuds feature 3 custom EQ sound settings to choose from, touch sensors, universal mics in both earbuds, and IPX4 water resistance.

    6 Features
  • Long Battery Life: GO Air POP features 8+ hours of playtime in each earbud and 24+ extra hours from the charging case (32+ hours total). Return to the case to recharge the buds, and use the integrated USB cable to charge the case.
  • Dual Connect: Use either earbud independently or use both together. A built-in MEMS microphone in each bud ensures clear calls.
  • 15% Smaller Fit: Smaller than a credit card, the case fits in your pocket and the earbuds are our smallest yet – 15% smaller earbuds and 40% lighter with the compact case. Try the three tip sizes to get a snug in-ear fit, creating a perfect seal for crystal clear sound.
  • EQ3 Sound: With just a few taps via touch sensors, you can choose your sound preference: JLab Signature, Balanced and Bass Boost modes – without an app. Hear the difference at jlab.com/EQ.
  • Touch Controls: Enjoy volume and track controls, plus play/pause, answering calls and activating your smart assistant with the touch control functions.
  • Water Resistant: Sweat and splashproof with an IPX4 water resistance rating
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DarthRiatch, 8 out of 10
    WOWzer for $20 Bluetooth Earbuds?!?

    In the past few years, I've been purchasing budget bluetooth earbuds in search of that perfect fit & sound quality. These Jlab Go Air Pops are it!

    First day, I put these on while commuting to the gym, did my workout, went grocery shopping afterwards, & finally headed home... still plenty of battery life which I got almost 8 hours of use, as advertised! The fit is snug & doesn't move once in my ear canal, although I know all ears come in different shapes & sizes so may not fit everyone; I kept the attached medium size silicone eartips on. Tested all 3 sound profiles & decided the Jlab Signature sound works best for my EDM/trance taste in music providing punchy bass. The sound itself feels slightly muffled, maybe because these are on the bass-ier side vs others I own; note that the Balanced sound profile provides a flatter (less bass) but still decent sound. Build quality feels solid, although I continue to have a difficult time removing each earbud from the magnetic case, which I think is a pretty strong magnetic pull vs other bluetooth earbud charging cases I own. Watched videos & TV, didn't notice any lag time with lip sync dialogue - big plus here! Call quality via the built-in mics is good & functional both indoors & outdoors. The slate grey color I chose looks like a matte light blue finish & I may get a black &/or red one soon. Wish these came in a solid white.

    Great job Jlab for reaching the budget consumers market!

    Nov 06, 2021 10:13
  • Review by PapawJeff, 10 out of 10
    Very Nice Sound At A Budget Minded Price

    Ok, they don't have the super sharp sound of a $300 dollar pair of earbuds and they do not charge by laying the case on a wireless charging pad.

    But I was very glad to see Jlabs enter the lower price market with a quality headphone.

    The earbud is compact and comfortable as well as being water resistant.

    The charging case is compact and has a built in charging flat cable that tucks back into the bottom of the case when not in use and can charge the buds and keep you powered and listening for 32 hours before needing to recharge,

    There is no control of these from an app but I find the tap features to be easy to understand and use for the adjustments and feature use.

    Three equalizer settings are also included in the tap features.

    They work great when taking a call and are IPX4 SWEAT & WATER RESISTANT.

    You can use only one earbud if desired.

    They can connect automatically and do so initially and subsequently with ease.

    These would be a great first earbud for the kids to see how well they take care of them before investing in higher priced models

    For casual use and listening at a very economical price they are really hard to beat for anyone.

    Sep 25, 2021 08:30
  • Review by rjv86, 8 out of 10
    its the little things that move this ahead

    This compact Bluetooth set was a great step up from my existing ones by improving the little details.

    For starters, its one of the thinnest smaller cases i've ever had/seen from buds that weren't airpods. its a lot sleeker in my pocket and less bulky.

    i also like the fact that the USB cable is not only integrated into the case, but designed so that there's no wrong way to plug it in. it can go upside down.

    Set up was very simple. you pull out both earbuds and then select the pods from your BT menu. Once you do this, you can use one or the other or both at the same time. This is much more convenient than other brands where you have to pair in a certain order and then usually you need to pair both buds separately.

    battery life has been great so far, only time will tell on longevity but i'm hopeful.

    sounds quality is great. When listening to music, there's the option to toggle some preset equalizer profiles. while the Bass Boost is pretty good, i prefer the JLab Signature setting

    the touch sensors are nice, but personally i would have preferred a mechanical switch so i can tell i've made the correct tap. While its not a big deal for single taps to adjust volume and call answer, when double/triple tapping, sometimes i'm not sure if some taps didn't register and then they do something else, like accidentally pause, hang up, or launch my assistant

    that being said, i imagine it'll get easier and i'll adjust the longer i use them.

    Sep 27, 2021 11:15
  • Review by Njmomof3, 10 out of 10
    Pleasantly surprised

    The JLab Air Pops are what I call a quiet storm! The best things are the battery life, the exceptional bass, the ease of use, and portability of them.

    It comes in a magnetic case, which I feel should really be the standard for earbuds in general.

    The bass quality is BOMB. Seriously,, for $20 earbuds you can't beat the bass quality here.

    Another excellent feature is the awesome noise cancellation --- this is probably the best noise cancellation I have, even considering my more expensive earbuds ($60 to be exact). Finally, the ease of charging is smart; the USB charger is attached to the charging pack so no worrying about losing the charger or having to remember to bring it. Thankfully charging is not often necessary with these because the battery life is several hours...Over the course of a week I didn't need to charge them at all after using them for the whole week. These are a legit steal at the price point.

    Oct 05, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Bilal, 6 out of 10
    Decent earphones!

    These are decent earphones, with a nice sound quality. The life is 8 hours, given the price is really good. The plastic quality kind a gives it a feel of being cheap earphones. You should be able to see that in third picture.

    Oct 23, 2021 20:52
  • Review by sundevilchemist, 6 out of 10
    Decent sound, great for the kids, and small case!

    My main headphones are my Sony XM3. When I don’t want to lug around those monstrosities I want something small and portable. The kids have the airpods 2 and pro (those sound 10x better but 10x price).

    I chose the jlab go air pop true wirless due to their 32+ hour claim. They lasted all day but cannot confirm the 32 hours as they do recharge when I put them back in the case. Speaking of charging I have come to dislike the attached charging cable. Jlab just put a usb-c port under there please.

    Sound was just okay. No bass what so ever even though package says “bass boost” on it.

    I normally don’t like in ear headphones but these did not bug me and they fit good. Almost forgot at times I had them in.

    Music sounds flat. Youtube videos sounded okay.

    For the price they are a great backup for travel or public transportation.

    The low cost won’t get you to upset if you lose them.

    Connects fast to both my iphone and android tablet. Can use 1 or both earpieces at a time. They are also L/R marked.

    No mobile app available to custom tune the sound. They do just work though.

    Voice lets you know when bluetooth connected and battery full.

    Charging LED.

    Mic is decent. Can hear background noise and whistling noise at time. My voice sounds like I am in a small room.

    Sep 25, 2021 12:13
  • Review by jpatterson34, 10 out of 10
    Good price, integrated charging case!

    The JLab Go Air Pop wireless in earbuds are a good earbud for a good price. It comes with a an integrated USB charging case - so you don't have to worry about losing or keeping track of another cable. It let's you to listen/connect with either the left or right earbud or you can share which is different to some even really expensive earbuds. The sound is decent for the price. They are comfortable and I would definitely recommend.

    Sep 26, 2021 11:43
  • Review by AtrixNY, 8 out of 10
    Excellent sound for a steal price!

    These JLab GO Air Pop Bluetooth earphones sound very good for the low price.

    They recharge in the case quickly using the built in connected short USB plug and pair up easily to every.phone.and a TV I have tried them with.

    A good product!

    Sep 29, 2021 15:22
  • 9.0score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Fit Pro True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    True wireless noise cancelling Beats Fit Pro with comfortable, secure-fit wingtips are engineered for all-day activity. The flexible wingtip design conforms to your ear to comfortably lock in place so you can experience powerful, balanced sound during your work day or your workouts. With two distinct listening modes, you are in control of what you hear. Fully adaptive Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) uses real-time audio calibration to continuously pinpoint external sounds and optimize sound output, and when you need to be aware of your surroundings, easily switch to Transparency mode. Beats Fit Pro supports Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for immersive music, movies, and games.¹ These earbuds are powered by the Apple H1 chip. The result — instant one-touch pairing², Automatic Switching³, Audio Sharing&#8309, and hands-free “Hey Siri”&#8308 for Apple devices. For Android users, easily connect via Class 1 Bluetooth® right out of the box. With the Beats app for Android¹¹, you’ll get enhanced features like one-touch pairing, customized controls, battery levels, firmware updates, and a Fit Test to help you get the best sound and fit out of your earbuds. Each earbud has up to 6 hours of listening time⁶ with 18 additional hours⁷ provided by its matching, pocket-sized charging case to give you up to 24 hours of combined playback.

    8 Features
  • Surrounds You in Sound: Beats Fit Pro is engineered to deliver powerful, balanced sound via a custom acoustic platform that stays with you through your daily activities.
  • Equipped with Apple H1: Powered by the same Apple H1 headphone chip in AirPods Pro, Beats Fit Pro are noise cancelling Bluetooth® earbuds that help you tackle your day.
  • Power Your Day: The earbuds have up to 6 hours of listening time⁶ with 18 additional hours⁷ provided by its pocket-sized charging case. That means that Beats Fit Pro gives you up to 24 hours of combined playback.
  • Hear What Matters: With two distinct listening modes, you are in control of what you hear. These fully adaptive Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) earbuds use real-time audio calibration to continuously pinpoint external sounds and optimize sound output.
  • Beats app for Android: Enables features like one-touch pairing, customized controls, and a Fit Test ¹⁰
  • Sweat and water resistant: Beats Fit Pro offers an IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance.⁹
  • Class 1 Bluetooth®: For extended range and fewer dropouts.
  • Loud and Clear: With a built-in accelerometer and Class 1 Bluetooth® technology, Beats Fit Pro can detect when you’re speaking to help you sound your best.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Smudge, 10 out of 10
    FedEx Ground Driver's Dream Headphones

    I'm the guy that's known by friends and family as never being satisfied with my headphones, always on the hunt for the next best thing, trying and returning/exchanging all of the latest and greatest until I find my "it".

    My favorite headphones for the longest time were the Jabra Elite 85t's. I've tried every other pair of true wireless headphones in this price range (Sony xm4, Bose QC, Jaybird, beats pro wireless, AirPods Pro, the list goes on).

    The only downfall to my favorite 85t's was their lacking ability to read me my notifications and text messages seamlessly.

    Decided to exchange my 85t's for these beats fit pros and I am delighted. Siri hands free messaging, fantastic ANC, fantastic and natural feeling/sounding ambient (hear-through) mode that is toggled by one long press on either headphone, sound quality is mind blowing especially when paired with Apple Music's lossless high fidelity streaming and spatial audio feature.

    The spatial audio was something I thought would be a cool "check this out, that sounds pretty cool" feature before inevitably turning it back off and back in to whatever my default EQ setup was; I was wrong. It honestly has created an even more immersive, intricate, and beautiful way to listen to your favorite music. Somehow without taking anything away from the joyful listening experience, when spatial audio is enabled, the best way I can think to describe what it feels like is being front and center listening to your favorite band or artist live. Moving your head in different directions can help you to dial in and listen closer to, say, Flea (bass player for chili peppers) to hear all the tiny intricacies. It's an extremely enjoyable experience and I've kept the spatial audio enabled for all of my listening now.

    Let's wrap it up by me saying this (iPhone users);

    If you have any of apple's in-ear headphones and are wondering if these are the new king, do they check every box? Should you upgrade?

    Yes, yes, and yes.

    Better fit (all day comfort, no soreness), lock in your ears like a bank vault, they aren't falling out unless you take a sucker punch from Mike Tyson on Red Bull and adderal, so to speak. Better ANC and hear-through, better audio quality across the board (these things are LOUD), better call quality, SMALL charging case (less than half the size of beats pro wireless case, fits in pocket without any bulge) and better battery life.

    Oh and for those who don't know, to adjust your EQ settings with Apple headphones (like these);

    Settings -> Music -> EQ

    Also, type "Headphone accommodations" in the search field of settings and experiment with turning it on and off, test the different "balanced, bright" etc etc options in there to fine tune your audio even more to your liking.

    Give them a shot, you'll be glad you did.

    Nov 07, 2021 09:28
  • Review by Susan, 10 out of 10
    Rivals Airpods Pro

    These definitely rival my Airpods Pro. I loved my Airpods Pro, but these sound better and stay in the ears. I also have the Bose Sport Earbuds and these aren't as bulky in the ears and the active noise canceling edges out my Sport Earbuds. The case feels on the cheaper side, but it is smaller compared to the Powerbeats Pro case, so it won't be as bulky. I have an android (Note 20 Ultra 5G), but after the app was downloaded, the pairing was seamless and the ability to toggle between noise canceling or transparency mode is awesome! I have worn them for about 2 hours now and there is no discomfort. The Beats Fit Pro feel solid and the eartips do the job of keeping the earphones in your ear. If you are choosing between the Airpods Pro and these, I would go with these. They fit better, don't fall out of the ears each time you bend over and the sound is amazing. They are definitely worth the price. I am very picky about my headphones and want amazing sound and fit. The Beats Fit Pro gives me both.

    Nov 05, 2021 14:24
  • Review by RDNY, 8 out of 10
    Good, but left wanting more

    I read reviews before purchasing and using. Tried them out today and over four different scenarios, I feel like I'm still on the fence. I do like the size, versus my PowerBeats Pros and the pocket sized case was forward thinking. The... cheap feeling case, especially compared to the PBP. The feel of the headphones is solid, connection (Android), especially with the app is stellar. The sound is crisp, but also a bit tinny for Beats. I have a half dozen pairs and my PBP are still my favorites. The wing tips work great and the app settings make it better. Long distance wearing seems like it won't be an issue.. they just don't get as loud as I'd like and at the top of the spectrum, the bass thins out. I just want more, especially for two bills - after $150, expectations change. I feel like for most people, this is a winner. But for me, I'll try on my Samsung Galaxy Buds Live again, which do not have a better long term fit, but are definitely punchier. The sound isolation was great. I was able to block out gas powered leaf blower noise, but still, I feel like you'd need to crank whatever you're listening to in an airplane scenario. I want to love them because there are so many positives and they look great. It's like having your favorite cup of coffee made right... but it's luke warm. They do not deserve a negative review, so I am clicking, YES to the recommendation on the review page, but adding - "Wait for a sale or an open box deal."

    Nov 06, 2021 20:01
  • Review by LouRevue, 10 out of 10
    Crystal clear audio

    These Beats Pro earbuds provide really top notch sound and really prove themselves as top tier earbuds.

    My current earbuds are the Sony WF1000XM3 and I really love these so it's hard for me to find a worth replacement for these. While not perfect, the Beats Pros really give these Sony earbuds a run for their money.

    The thing I really dig about the Sony earbuds is the music audio. Sony has their Xbass feature in all their audio equipment and I'm a really big fan of these. Depending on the type of music you listen to, the Sony's sound better than the Beats. I listen to, primarily, EDM along with some Hip Hop. For those deep, heavy bass notes, the Sonys really come through. The Beats, surprisingly, don't sound as well in this respect. Beats are usually bass heavy but these Pros are not quite as boomy as I would like. However, if you listen to other music types like jazz, classical, pop, they sound much better on the Beats than the Sonys. The range on the Beats is superior than the Sonys for sure. Highs/mids sound so much clearer and crisper on the Beats which is great. Again, depending on the type of music you listen to, the Beats may/may not be what you're looking for. However, the Beats Pro are a sure bet either way.

    Another big pro the Beats Pro have is with the transparency mode. With my Sonys, whenever you activate transparency mode, the music gets muddled and things just don't sound as crisp. The Beats Pro do a far greater job in this area compared to my Sonys. With transparency mode on, the music and surrounding sounds are really clear and no muddled sound. Taking a walk through my neighborhood, I could easily hear all the notes in the music as well as carry on a conversation with people without missing a beat. Whenever we get back to the office, this will be a huge bonus for me when traveling the subway. Might not be a huge thing for some people but this has been one of those things that has bugged me with other premium earbuds.

    The Beats Pro also is, quite possibly, the easiest to pair with my iPhone. Obviously since they're owned by Apple now, you'd expect this but, pairing the earbuds to my iPhone was almost immediate. With the lid open and near my iPhone, the phone picked up the earbuds and walked me through a 2 step process to pair them. No holding buttons for 5 seconds or anything like that with these. really simple and easy way to get these paired up with your phone.

    Overall, really impressed with these earbuds and quite impressive functionality.

    Nov 08, 2021 09:38
  • Review by Sierra, 10 out of 10
    Better than airpod pros

    First of all the noise cancellation is crazy good!!!!! The bass is crazy and the transparency is good. I see why some say transparency is better on airpods but i personally think the beats fits pros beat them in every category EXCEPT the mic! Which i personally dont care about as long as it sound good on my end but some people care. The mic is good/okay with background noise but not better than the airpod pros. As a women i have small ears but the medium and small tips fit me pretty good right out the box and comfortable plus they dont move! It doesnt feel like tm ears are clogged. No ear tip test needed but im glad they provided it. I noticed an immediate difference as soon as i started playing the first song. Overral 9.5/10. I got the airpod pros yesterday and they are good (except not comfortable and dont stay in like sometimes) but not even close to these!!! Definitley returning the airpod pros. As for the case - people say it feels cheap, i dont think it feels cheao but i will say its not heavy like the apple case. At the end of the day it doesnt bother me as long as the earpods are protected. And yeah the charger is definetly annoying but it dont matter. In conclusion, if youre looking to replace the airpod pros with these do it! If you just got the airpod pros recently but have no probelms with them then might as well keep them they are still great just not as good as beats. And if you really do care about mic quality and like the airpod pros transparenecy mode then dont get them and stick with what you have. Noise cancellation 10/10 coming from a new yorker who couldnt even hear the train coming.

    Nov 09, 2021 17:37
  • Review by MVilla, 10 out of 10
    Great! Works just like AirPods Pro but different

    I’m impressed! They fit great and seem very similar on size ratio and sound compared to the AirPods Pro which I also have.

    Most of everything feels the same; noise cancellation and transparency, which in the AirPods is by touching the stems but on the Beats Fit, a slight clicking on either side pressing the b logo.

    When you unbox the product, there’s simple instructions on pairing and using the iPhone , shows quick tips on how to use; similar when pairing AirPods for the first time.

    They feel fine. A minor drawback is just getting used to fitting them in your ear that if you adjust or push them one of your ears, and click the button it will pause. Just click again to play.

    Regarding differences; It has no wireless charging and uses usb -c only, and it comes with a short usb-c cable. If you have a usb c power block (for example the chargers for the 11 pro max is usb c with a usb -c to lighting cable). Then you’re fine; otherwise you’ll have to invest in that or use an available port on your laptop / desktop if they have usb -c ports, or get a modern power strip that has one.

    Since this product is new, there isn’t yet any accessories I can find like a protective case for the charging case at this time yet. So we’ll have to be on the lookout.

    I have owned previous beats products in the past, the Beats X and the Powerbeats 3 (which were corded between the left and right earbud, and they were defective due to sweating proof issues and got defective then (and I used to go to the gym a lot then but now covid has shut down my gym and so I just take walks and don’t do much sweat intense activity as much as I used to).

    I do believe beats/Apple has taken serious precaution taking their time with the design and durability of these, learning from any flaws with previous beats headphones. I hope these will work for a long time.

    Nov 08, 2021 21:50
  • Review by VoltageSky, 10 out of 10
    Addition to the Headphone/Earbuds collection

    These earbuds are very similar, if not the same as the recently released Beats Studio Buds. I asked myself what made this $50 more than the latter? The winged ear tips, sweat & water resistance, sensor placement between charging contact points, and additional mics place around the body of the earbuds. This is more geared towards an active lifestyle while the Studio Buds are for casual listening. Both provide ANC, Transparency, and Spatial Audio. Audio sounds powerful & balanced. The charging case is surprisingly small from what the stock photos suggested on Best Buy’s website. It’s like the Powerbeats Pros case scaled down. Actually with the mention of Powerbeats Pro, this product is a nice complement to that line.

    Nov 05, 2021 23:05
  • Review by ButterrMann, 8 out of 10
    Great but missing one detail

    These are almost perfect for the price. The gray really stands out and is nice. Solid sound, great bass, and overall good. Compared to the airpod pros with MagSafe case I returned, these are way more comfortable in my ear and sound is a tiny bit better but it is slight.

    Only reason for 4 stars is due to no wireless charging. USB C is nice to have, but the lack of wireless charging at $200 is ridiculous. All the other features is enough for me to keep these but Apple listen up, release a wireless charging case we can buy for these.

    Nov 07, 2021 15:15
  • 9.0score
    JLab - Studio Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Take music on the go with these black JLab Studio on-ear headphones. A built-in microphone supports hands-free calls, while Cloud Foam ear tips provide all-day comfort. The foldable and adjustable hinges offer increased portability. Control audio playback and phone calls with the in-line remote on these JLab Studio on-ear headphones.

    4 Features
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • On-ear design: For comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Folding design: Along with an included carrying case enables easy portability.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
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  • Review by Smilescanyoncity, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    I bought 2 headphones for my grandson & I...they work great.i love them.I bought Skullcandy hesh3 but I use these more.i guess cuz their light weight..but I My skull candy hash 3.I give them a 5stars rating too...both headphones r great for noise cancellation ...i make sure to do my Research on all my products.I only use the best...Thank you Best Buy. I love your store out of any stores around. For my birthday I asked for gift cards to your store. I just celebrated my birthday asked for a gift card from family every year & for Christmas too...02/02/2020 is my was my birthday...Your stores only store I trust...you have the best return Policy...I buy all my stuff from Best Buy TVs Samsung & LG, Tablets(iPad,Samsung),Camera’s,speakers,earbuds,headphones & Etc...I buy for family & friends for their gifts...So thank you again

    Feb 05, 2020 04:27
  • Review by Nate, 8 out of 10
    From the Engineer..

    If wasn't decent, if not waste my time over kids cans. BUT.. They Isolate Extremely well, to much unless raise up a touch, AND.. In the studio I use Powered Monitors although when doin hours of Cut/paste cleaning up tracks (no need for quality sound reproduction) they are Perfect at under $20? Deal!! and can't trust em for mixing..haha But minus heavy low end dance show and makeup.. there not to dang bad.. I'll grab another pair for extras

    Dec 11, 2019 06:25
  • Review by ESPI, 2 out of 10
    Broke after 3 weeks. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

    tI purchased these as a B-Day Present for my son, (and replacement for another set up JLab Audio Headphone). After about 3 weeks a screw came loose, I put the screw back in and later the screw fell out and was lost, the part the held the L side headphone just fell off, I ended having to put some DUC tape around it to hold it in place.

    Since this was past the 15 days return policy that Best Buy has, I could not return them.

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THESE, THEY WILL BREAK AFTER HEAVY USE.

    Jul 11, 2020 07:59
  • Review by TMSS, 10 out of 10
    TOTAL MUSICAL COMFORT + GOOD VIBES = BLISS!

    Enjoy ultimate comfort with the JLab Audio - Studio Wired On-Ear headphones. The soft cushion helps to keep the sound in while protecting the ear. In addition, the adjustable headband allows for flexibility and a perfect fit. I highly recommend the JLab Audio brand for your listening pleasure. If you travel frequently, then you know firsthand, that you will need these on the plane. If you seek privacy, during a ZOOM conference, then you will need these headphones as well. They are reasonably priced which is a WIN-WIN!

    Feb 06, 2021 15:01
  • Review by 13Curly, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for conference calls

    I have a Lenovo laptop with poor speaker volume. Due to quarantine conference calls I needed something cheap and comfortable that would work better than my cell phone earbuds. These headphones are perfect. Because they cover the whole ear, I don't experience any soreness at the end of the day. Sound quality is excellent and there have been no issues with people hearing me on the other end.

    Apr 17, 2020 15:54
  • Review by Dearlylovedaimee, 8 out of 10
    Great backup wired headphones.

    I bought these on a whim last year and have really enjoy them. The sound these produce is on-par with a lot of $99+ wireless headphones on the market. So much so that I've returned quite a few pairs of wireless headphones because of it. If they cannot out perform something that is $70 cheaper what's the point? I'm surprised that people have said these are volume limited as they get pretty loud and drown out background noise without any active noise isolation or cancelation.

    The only drawback that I have found is the built-in mic is just awful. That seems to be a consistent issues across the entire JLab line of headphones.

    Apr 17, 2021 01:51
  • Review by Bill1949, 10 out of 10
    Great set of cans

    I needed a set of headphones for organ practice. It was necessary that the frequency response was reliable from 32 hz through 20,000 hz without distortion. This headset fills the bill very nicely. I have been very pleased to even find a wired headset, since everything seems to go Bluetooth these days. Such good quality is a happy bonus.

    Mar 15, 2020 12:15
  • Review by BobB, 10 out of 10
    Great ear phones

    needed a replacement pair of earphones for listening to my boombox while working at home, these are great, although I have to be careful to adjust the phones on my ears as they do a great job of sound proofing.

    Nov 07, 2021 20:39
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your sound and style with Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. Designed with the largest Galaxy Buds speaker, improved bass and an open fit, playlists sound more like live music than ever before. When you need to block out background noise for a phone call or important task, initiate Active Noise Cancellation1 with a touch. Buds Live are easy on the eyes, light on the ears and have long-lasting battery life2. **1 Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through a Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearable app on Android, available through Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on iOS devices, available through the App Store. **2 Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.

    5 Features
  • Sound that rocks: The AKG-tuned 12mm speaker and enhanced bass tone play everything in studio-quality sound. An open design creates a live listening environment, suiting those who prefer a natural, spacious sound.
  • New style. New sound.: Equal parts earbuds and ear bling, Galaxy Buds Live come in three colors you’ll want to rock all day.
  • Turn down distractions: Turn on Active Noise Cancellation* to block out background noise on an airplane, train or bus. Tap again to let in surrounding live sounds—colleagues’ voices, flight announcements, street traffic—while still enjoying your favorite playlist or podcast.
  • Long-lasting battery: Long-lasting battery life with a case that doubles as a wireless charger.
  • Always-on assistance: Use your always-on voice assistant to order coffee, send a message or search music hands free.
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  • Review by NJuice, 10 out of 10
    Unique Earbuds Experience That Pays Off

    The growing "True Wireless Earbuds" portion of audio tech has really interested me in the last few years. Samsung has really made a name for itself with their "Galaxy Buds" line lately and I was very intrigued by the new bean design of the Galaxy Buds Live. So far my time with them have proved that they are a risk worth taking!

    ONBOXING & FIT:

    - My first impression upon opening these was how small the case is. I really couldn't believe just how nice and sleek it is, the rounded square shape just makes is ideal to easily bring with you everywhere!

    - I also think Samsung did a nice job making the hinge on the case feel sturdy and not cheap, its a minor upgrade but nice.

    - I do also once again love the USB-C and Wireless charging for the case.

    - The earbuds themselves of course look like beans! They really are small and have a premium look to them with the shape, build, and placement of the speakers and microphones.

    - The fit was the biggest adjustment for me because they feel like they aren't even there! Seriously the bean shape just makes them rest in your ear but yet they are secure and do not fall out. It's a weird feeling not actively knowing you are wearing earbuds but its something that I personally grew to love.

    - I did worry that these would fall out easily when working out or going on runs/walks. However I did a few workouts with these and had no issues at all! I can't say whether that will remain consistent but so far so good.

    - On that, these are meant to be comfy for long wearing and I could not agree more on this concept. I don't feel the need to take them off because of fatigue like in earbuds or over the ear headphones. And maybe that's just me, but I do really think the open air concept of these make them much more comfortable than normal earbuds.

    AUDIO QUALITY:

    - Its important for a buyer to understand that these are not your typical noise cancelling earbuds. Typical noise cancelling earbuds go all the way into your ear creating a tight seal that helps the noise cancelling tech on them. The Buds Live are an "open air" earbud which means they don't actual go into your ear to create a seal.

    - The lack of the seal means you will still hear what's going on around you like a person talking but the Noise Cancelling tech drowns out some of the white noise like the sound of a humming AC unit. Of course when you turn up the music most everything is drowned out, but its just a different experience.

    - That being said, the audio quality is exceptional! The vocals are clear and crisp, the bass is impactful, and the sound is powerful. I really enjoy listening to music on these or just about anything that requires audio!

    - Taking Calls on the Buds Live are by far my favorite phone call experience out of any headphones I have ever used! Because there isn't a seal, it makes the phone call feel so much more natural because you can hear the person you are talking to while also hearing the volume of your voice while talking. Along with that, the audio is crisp and the people I have talked to say I sound great.

    BUDS LIVE VS BUDS+

    - As pictured in my review, the Buds Live and Buds+ are very similar in their size and style. Both have a small footprint, both have a nice high quality look and feel, both have touch controls, and both have the charging lights.

    - With audio, the Buds Live have the open air with noise cancelling design while the Buds+ have a closed seal but no noise cancelling.

    - With Battery, the Buds+ offer about 5 more hours of use per charge then the Buds Live offer but both offer about the same amount of total battery life with the charging case at around 22 hours. (Samsung says you can get 29 hours of battery in the Buds Live but that is without any Noise Cancelling which I don't think anyone plans on doing).

    - At the end of the day, both are great wireless earbuds no doubt! In my opinion, I think the Buds+ are meant for people who are more active, away from home, and need something that are long lasting and durable. The Buds Live are for those who value better audio/call quality but still want to be able to hear things around you while commuting or around other people.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - Samsung took a leap with The Galaxy Buds Live, and they truly are a unique audio experience. The sound quality is exceptional, calls are so easy to take, and they are so comfortable you will not mind wearing them for 6 hours at a time because you will barely know they are there. However, for those of you who value a closed off no sound feeling with your headphones, these are not going to be for you. That being said, I was worried about the Buds Live not being sealed off and after a few days with these - Samsung has made me a believer in these earbuds and the Buds Live are my new daily drivers!

    Aug 10, 2020 11:37
  • Review by Wcpclan, 10 out of 10
    Using on an iPhone

    So far they have fit better than the Apple AirPods and the sound it hood, usb C charging, wireless charging and nice to have the color choices.

    Sep 04, 2020 15:53
  • Review by EastAtlantakid30316, 10 out of 10
    Truly amazing!!!

    Where do i begin Samsung has done it again. The buds are amazing and fits like a glove in my ear. I'm normally not an in ear person and I wanted to give this design a try. And I do regret it one bit.

    Sep 19, 2020 11:21
  • Review by bransonsaks, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    I had the first buds. Didn't get the buds plus but I was looking for something that fit in my ear and didn't stand out. These aren't. Sound is good. When I put both in I cannot hear nature!

    Sep 11, 2020 21:57
  • Review by Valeria, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Work great. The battery lasts long for me. I love how fast it connects to my devices and that you can connect to multiples devices at a time. Aldo they don't fall out my ears when I'm working out so great product. And you can buy cases for them so they don't scratch or anything

    Jan 11, 2021 17:45
  • Review by MrBrown, 10 out of 10
    Great for work.

    I use these at work they work wonderful ! I had galaxy buds they always would fall out. These never fall out great ear buds. These buds are wonderful for work.

    Feb 05, 2021 17:13
  • Review by HMWBB, 10 out of 10
    HMWBB

    I have always liked noise-canceling headphones and was delighted when my wife purchased these buds for my Christmas gift from her. I love them and use them daily to listen to the Rush Limbaugh show, God bless him.

    They are very comfortable to wear all day so you will be ready for that important phone call while the rest of the office doesn't know you are enjoying the show.

    The noise-canceling feature is amazing, quieting the loudest of background noise while still being able to hear if someone is talking to you, no need to take them off, with a touch of the finger on the bud, the noise-canceling effect is disabled and you hear everything as if you were not wearing them, touch again and you are enjoying the noise-free benefit they offer.

    They recharge in the case, even without being plugged into the wall, and seem to last days. The sleek-looking buds are easy to put on and take off.

    Mar 05, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Msmally87, 6 out of 10
    Missing my galaxy buds +

    Ok but previous buds were better. They often slip out the ear even when the pads are.on or off. Says noise canceling but i can still hear noise even when set to active. Only got these because they were sold out of the galaxy buds +

    Nov 05, 2021 15:50
  • 8.8score
    Sony - EX14AP Wired Earbud Headphones - Blue
    Description

    Work out to your favorite tunes with these Sony earphones. Small, medium and large earbuds are included for customized comfort, and the secure-fit design won't distract you or slip while you exercise. The neodymium drivers of these Sony earphones bring you full, balanced sound so you can move with music.

    6 Features
  • 9mm neodymium drivers for dynamic sound: The high-energy 9mm dome-type neodymium drivers produce powerful balanced sound in the 8Hz-22kHz range.
  • Integrated microphone and smartphone playback control: The integrated microphone and multi-function control button make the perfect companions for your smartphone.
  • Smart Key app: Android users can also enjoy the convenient Smart Key app for added control functionality directly from your smartphone.
  • Comfortable secure-fitting silicone earbuds: The hybrid silicone earbuds provide long-lasting comfort and a secure fit. Small, medium and large sizes are included.
  • Lightweight design: The lightweight design makes for easy portability and almost feels like you are not wearing headphones at all.
  • Fashionable and colorful: Choose from a variety of colors to suit your style.
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  • Review by Em777, 6 out of 10
    Cheap.....but gets the job done!!

    I bought these headphones to use for meditation purposes only. I don't use them for communication on the phone. The quality is very poor and people could hardly hear you. I would recommend these earphones for listening purposes only. Anything other than that....cheap...cheap...cheap.

    Feb 28, 2020 16:06
  • Review by MrRuiz33, 8 out of 10
    They sound pretty decent.

    Like my title says, they do sound pretty decent. They are very light weight and pretty comfortable, I have even fell asleep while watching a YouTube video before bed on my Samsung Galaxy note 5 using these earphones and i noticed no discomfort at all.

    When it comes to sound they sound very bright and what I mean by that is that the higher frequencies overkill the low frequencies by about 50% the bass response which is the lower end frequencies can be heard ok but it's not as loud as I would like it to be, when it comes to Bass on a scale of 1 to 10 I give it a 7 as it is much to be desired, you can hear it but not as loud as the higher frequencies. Now when it comes to the cord on the earphones, it is honestly very flimsy and feels like if I accidentally yank it a little too hard, the cable can tare off from the earphone making them useless. When it comes to phone calls, some people.can hear me pretty clear and some hear my voice muffled. I can answer and end calls with it but the volume control doesn't work but it's not a big deal for me.

    I can compare these easily to the earphones you get with most Android smartphones like my samsung note 2 and 3. My note 5 didnt come with any so I also had a pair of klipsch XR8i Hybrid earphones which I really liked due to their awesome bass response and clarity but unfortunately I cannot recommend them because they are extremely expensive and though they sound good, they were replaced 3 times by the 1 year warranty because 1 tweeter driver on the left side and 1 woofer driver on the right side kept breaking inside the earphones which was weird. Once the 1 year warranty was over, the last replacement pair broke in 2 months of use for the same exact reason and I only used them at night watching Netflix, YouTube and some Anime off of Funimation and Crunchyroll at low to medium volume, so that is why I bought these cheaper Sony earphones to replace the expensive ones. Now for the price of these Sony earphones under twenty dollars, they do the job well and serve my purpose of bedtime YouTube video watching till I fall asleep. Would I recommend them? Yes because they get the job done and they are very affordable and very comfortable too so if these break, I can simply order another pair with no problem of breaking the bank vs the klipsch earphones that costed me almost $300.00 dollars. They sounded excellent while they worked but not worth it. BestBuy is no longer selling the XR8i's either because of faulty parts in the driver's. Anyways do not expect these to have a good amount of bass because they don't really have it however they do sound decent and get the job done. In the picture below you will see my new cheap Sony earphones in the right vs my Expensive paper weight edition klipsch earphones on the left.

    Oct 31, 2017 15:24
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Sound just as good as Audiophile Earbuds...

    So I've always loved music and sound and am kind of an audiophile.

    I've had higher end earbuds like the now discontinued Sony Ex-1000. These were about $500+ and sounded great until they broke after 3-4 years of me traveling and doing crazy stuff.

    Then I bought the Shure 215 in ear monitors. These also sounded great and just as good as the $500 earbuds at about $100. Unfortunately the fit on these things were terrible and the detachable cable kept causing the sound to cut out when I moved vigorously during a workout or for work. After 2+ years of daily use, after one crazy day in the woods... I just lost them...

    I also have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770 Headphones. They sound great, but they're not convenient and at the time I bought them almost a decade ago, they were quite expensive.

    After that I was like forget this, I'm getting some cheap Earbuds to hold me over. And you know a not-so-huge surprise was that these earbuds sounded great! Also, because of their compact size and light weight, it's easy to be active with these. Maybe the other more expensive earbuds better, but I can't tell the difference. And they are cheap and common so if you lose them, it's not a big deal, just buy another pair.

    I facepalm myself for spending that much money on earbuds over the years and fulfilling the "gullible audiophile" stereotype. Oh well... Live and learn.

    For any audiophiles that are active and on a budget.... like poor college students, a good setup are these earbuds($15), and a good bluetooth DAC like the FiiO BTRK3 ($70) or the Earstudio ES100 ($90). These Bluetooth adapters sound great, and are very convenient. Dedicated Bluetooth earbuds are too expensive for the quality and durability...

    Also get a small protective hard case so that your gear will last longer. It's a good investment and costs between $5-$15. I've had my setup for about 2 years now and it's still strong.

    With that setup that cost about $115, you will have something that sounds just as good as setups costing thousands of dollars and is very versatile. You can use this setup on your phone, tablet, laptop, PC, whatever..

    Feb 21, 2021 03:03
  • Review by Music, 8 out of 10
    Not bad for the price

    These are really good earphones. I listen to music and TV on my phone, the sounds are so clear and crisp. I also use them as a backup to my Bluetooth to talk on the phone. I love them!

    Oct 18, 2017 22:51
  • Review by HeyNow, 2 out of 10
    Smh...RATING OF NEGATIVE 5

    I spent more time detangling the extremely thin cord (spaghetti thin), than actually using the ear plugs; chucked them away...what a waste of my money. I usually read reviews before making purchases, however, I was in a hurry (MY FAULT) and allowed myself to run w/ a brand such as SONY, with a good reputation in electronics. THAT will never happen again.

    Dec 26, 2017 22:33
  • Review by Brmaz, 10 out of 10
    Great value.

    Great for phone and music. Great value. Keep in my pocket for fast plug in when earbuds are not handy to use.(like on my Goldwing)

    Jan 22, 2021 17:12
  • Review by RZDZ, 8 out of 10
    good quality...durable

    nice product...very durable and versatile...I would fold/tie it and put it in my pocket many times when not in use and the wires were still intact...used it for many activities...when my gaming headset was not around, I'd use it and it worked well...I used it especially during exercising, despite sweating a lot...the main reason that I bought this though was to still use my near-to-dead phone because its mic stopped working (I use my things till the end...I'll find a way to fix them up or alternatively use them like it's a Mad Max world)...note that the microphone and earphones seemed like its good quality was wearing off from time to time, but it always worked like new after a good clean... I'm saddened that I lost it coming back from a trip...when it comes to portable/in-the-cut electronics, I prefer wired earphones like this

    Sep 02, 2021 12:40
  • Review by MamaLAW, 8 out of 10
    Comfortable, not durable.

    These are a highly comfortable, and easy to use earbuds that stay in your ears even while moving around. I unload heavy boxes for my job, and have to move them quickly, and I have never had a problem with these buds falling out or becoming a nuisance. The fact that the first pair only lasted 20 days before they would not be read by my device, and the second pair is already showing signs of damage is disappointing. So, they don't seem to be reliable, although it could be simply because I have overused them. But as these are the best earbuds I have owned, I would continue to purchase them.

    Jul 20, 2019 14:22
  • 8.8score
    27
    JBL
    JBL - Quantum 100 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile Devices - Black
    Description

    Enjoy crisp sound with this black JBL Quantum 100 gaming headset. The memory foam ear cushions offer lasting comfort during long gaming sessions, while the detachable directional boom mic enables clear communication with teammates. This lightweight JBL Quantum 100 gaming headset has 40mm drivers that deliver powerful bass, and the 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response ensures accurate audio reproduction.

    6 Features
  • JBL Quantum Sound Signature: Delivers a realistic soundscape for a competitive advantage in any battle.
  • Works with Windows Sonic spatial sound: Immerse yourself in gameplay with the native surround sound system built into Windows 10 PCs and Xbox™ One consoles.
  • Compatible with wide range of gaming devices: Intended for use with PC, Xbox™, PlayStation™, Nintendo Switch™, Mac, VR, and mobile devices.
  • Detachable microphone: Lets you rally troops and opponents with clarity.
  • Lightweight headband and memory foam ear cushions: You can play longer with maximum comfort.
  • Built-in controls: Simply adjust the volume, or mute the microphone.
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  • Review by MarissaB, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommended

    This one surprisingly offered excellent sound quality for the price I paid. The mic sound output is also very good, plus it is detachable. The material is lightweight, yet of good quality. Price is a bit more, but still affordable. I’m very happy with this purchase.

    Oct 08, 2021 20:50
  • Review by Loubob20, 8 out of 10
    Headset

    JBL, headset works good not very tight around ears

    Very flexable , sound is very good not booming can set volume

    To the like , removeable mike good choice for me .

    Used on my tablet works great calls are great , also not worry

    About dropping set and breaking boom on mike thats a plus..

    All in all great product..

    Jun 26, 2020 16:02
  • Review by iPad8, 10 out of 10
    Headphones

    Nice gaming head set. The sound is amazing, I would buy again.

    Nov 05, 2021 19:49
  • Review by Avengersassemble, 10 out of 10
    True gaming headphones!

    The sound Quality is amazing and there super comfy!

    Oct 30, 2021 01:06
  • Review by dude, 10 out of 10
    good quality

    the kid loves them. good deal instead of the like 200 dollar plus options

    Oct 04, 2021 15:26
  • Review by Lauren, 10 out of 10
    great quality

    I got this headset as a birthday gift for my son. He loves it. JBL always seems to deliver and this headset did not dissapoint.

    Jun 19, 2021 10:25
  • Review by DUCG, 10 out of 10
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    BEST HEADPHONE SET!!!! WORKS GREAT AT OUR OFFICE! READ OTHER REVIEWS AND PURCHASED TWO SETS! HAPPY WITH THE QUALITY OF THESE!

    Apr 02, 2021 15:54
  • Review by cwstar, 6 out of 10
    Headset review

    It is a pretty decent product I bought at a reasonable price. The only problem I have so far is that the hinge is broken off on both sides. It is still usable.

    Nov 01, 2021 15:49
  • 8.8score
    Skullcandy - Ink'D+ Wired In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Immerse yourself in the absorbing sound quality of these Skullcandy Ink'd 2 earbuds. The noise-isolating fit mutes ambient sounds, and the in-line microphone lets you take calls with a single press of a button. These Skullcandy Ink'd 2 earbuds feature a flat cable to minimize tangles and soft silicone tips for comfortable wearing.

    4 Features
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • In-ear design: Fits securely and directs music into your ears for full, uninterrupted audio.
  • Headset controls: Include answer/end and play/pause.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
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  • Review by Joe718, 10 out of 10
    Good headphones

    Not the cheapest headphones but the quality is similar to more expensive headphones like Sony

    Dec 15, 2019 04:34
  • Review by scarltz, 10 out of 10
    This headset is great value for the $

    This is actually the second time I purchased this headset. My sister went with me and purchased one for herself, as well, based on trying out the one I already had. This headset is perfect for voice. That's primarily what I use my first one for. Until now, I have found it very difficult to find a headset in this price range which makes voice clear enough for me to understand people on the phone.

    I plan to use this 2nd one for music and movies on the airplane when I travel. That's why I got the blue color, hoping it would be easier to see and harder to leave behind. I have listened to some music with it, and I think it's going to be fine for that purpose as well.

    The first one I bought will stay home, so I got a black one, which is my preference. This one is going in my travel bag, so I don't have to worry about remembering to grab it when I go.

    Thanks to Skullcandy for making a great product and to Best Buy for carrying it at a good price.

    Jul 27, 2019 15:56
  • Review by BestBuyGuy, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Earbuds

    The sound quality of Skullcandy Earbuds never ceases to amaze me. It is so much better having this option than overpaying for Bose or Beats brand Earbuds that sound exactly the same. The buds fit inside the ears comfortably, and the microphone works perfectly for telephone calls. I am very happy that Best Buy carries the Skullcandy brand.

    Nov 06, 2021 17:43
  • Review by Createadisplayname, 8 out of 10
    Review

    Comfortable fit, I've worn them for hours with no discomfort. Only problem I have is there is no volume control. Makes it difficult when watching a movie.

    Mar 19, 2021 17:30
  • Review by AppleiPadFan, 8 out of 10
    Good, but I'm starting to have problems.

    I bought these because the mic died in my 5-year old Skull Candy earbuds. These were working great until about a week or so ago. I've begun to get static in the left earbud, which is annoying because I use these exclusively for Web meetings. Not sure what I'll replace them with because I like the pads.

    Sep 10, 2021 15:59
  • Review by DoingThisForBestBuyPoints, 8 out of 10
    Solid earbuds

    They're nice earbuds, you can go to the previously played song with the microphone button which is pretty nice. Good bass, good treble.

    Nov 05, 2021 20:54
  • Review by Kika, 10 out of 10
    Durable and enjoyable

    I really can’t get over owing these type of headphones. They are very durable. Sadly I misplace them and order another as I enjoy the shape of the earbud staying in my ear during workouts. Then I find the lost pair and I have 2 which is better for me if I forget to charge one up!

    Sep 19, 2021 00:40
  • Review by JamesG, 10 out of 10
    More durable than I thought

    I guess my earbuds go through a lot of punishment For one thing I use them non stop, I’ve gone through several sets and I’ve got to say these hold up well (still recommend the warranty they’re buds) but these are comfortable in my ear unlike so many others, I think the bass response is better than others I’ve tried too, yeah I can very easily recommend these to friends, if I had any

    Sep 13, 2020 02:37
  • 8.8score
    Sennheiser - MOMENTUM Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Enjoy the powerful, crisp sound of these Sennheiser MOMENTUM wireless over-the-ear headphones. The sheep leather headband and ear pads conform to the shape of your head, adding comfort for all-day use, and Bluetooth connectivity lets you stream music from various devices easily. These Sennheiser MOMENTUM wireless over-the-ear headphones have active noise cancellation that lets you block or listen in on external sounds.

    9 Features
  • Smart Control app: Provides control, personalization, and updates for your Sennheiser headphones. These headphones work with a Tile app, so you can always find them.
  • Active noise cancellation: Reduces unwanted sounds for noise-free listening experience.
  • Built-in microphone to make three-way phone calls: Gives access to the voice assistant on your device.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with aptX support: Enables media listening with perfectly lip-synced audio and allows for the connection to two devices simultaneously.
  • Wired connection: Keep listening to your music without battery power with the included analog audio cable. Sennheiser features direct USB Type-C connection for high-quality digital audio.
  • Sheep leather headband and ear pads: Offer hours of listening comfort and ensure durability.
  • Smart pause and auto on/off: The headphones will stop playing music after you take them off, and will continue playing from the last position after you put them back on.
  • 6Hz - 23kHz headset and 50Hz - 10kHz microphone frequency response ranges: Enjoy faithful sound reproduction.
  • 99dB sensitivity: Sennheiser boasts powerful audio.
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  • Review by RBrylawski, 10 out of 10
    Simply The Best Sounding Bluetooth Headphones EVER

    After 3 full days using the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Bluetooth Headphones heavily, they are remarkably sublime. This is a long review and I apologize in advance. If you’re going to spend $400 for state-of-the-art Bluetooth headphones, I hope this helps you. This review covers; Design/Build Quality, Features/Comfort, Bluetooth/Codec, Smart Control App, Battery Life, Noise Cancellation and most importantly SOUND.

    I’ve owned several high-end Bluetooth headphones. I much prefer over-the-ear design. I find them more comfortable, better sounding and way more immersive. For the last three years I’ve been using a pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones with noise cancellation. I thought they were really, good. That was until I got the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Headphones.

    The headphones come nicely packaged and included in the box is a USB Cable with USB-C connectors and USB adapter for USB-C to USB-A if you don’t have USB-C capabilities. You get a proprietary analog audio cable with 3.5 mm jack which is about 1.5 meters long. Also included is a soft carry case and a quick start guide.

    The first thing they suggest you do when you get them is to charge them fully. Then you download the Sennheiser Smart Control app for iOS or Android. The first time you open the headphones to turn them on they automatically go into pairing mode. If you have a device which supports NFC (Near Field Communication), the connection is automatic. If your device doesn’t support NFC, you simply go into Bluetooth settings on the device to pair them.

    DESIGN/BUILD QUALITY

    These headphones are retro-modern if there is such a word to describe them. The ear cups and headband are beautifully wrapped in supple and soft sheepskin leather (no fake PU leather on these puppies – no sir) attached to matte black metal. They are nicely padded and generously sized to fit just about any size ear. My ears don’t touch the inside of the ear cup, which is a first for any headphone I’ve ever owned. Adjusting the headphones to your head is accomplished by a simple, but elegant stainless-steel band you simply slide up and down. Many competitors to Sennheiser use a lot of plastics in their build. Many don’t offer leather either. The sum of all the parts of leather and steel in these Momentum’s looks and feels very high-quality, which should last for many years.

    COMFORT/FEATURES:

    These headphones are super comfortable. Wearing them for hours is great. They don’t put pressure on your ears or your head. The sheepskin ear cups are simply sublime in my opinion. Unlike fake leather, which can feel hot very quickly, these never felt even warm.

    There is no power button on the headphones. To turn them on, you unfold them, and they instantly turn on. To turn them off, you fold them, and they instantly turn off. And when they turn on, there are voice prompts to let you know their status, such as “Power On,” “Power Off” or “Device Connected.” When you take the headphones off, they pause instantly. When you put them back on, play resumes.

    All the controls are buttons on the right ear cup. My previous Bluetooth headphones were touch control. I’m so grateful these are not. If you’ve ever had touch-controlled headphones, it may seem cool at first. But just touching the controller on them often brings unwanted actions, like moving to the next song when you didn’t want to or pausing the music. Having real physical controls makes so much more sense and the layout simple, intuitive and very easy to use. You get a button to control ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) which includes three levels – Max Mode, Anti-Wind Mode, which lets in enough of the outside world when you may need it, and Anti Pressure Mode, which reduces pressure on ear and was actually my favorite mode. You can turn ANC completely off if you prefer. The other buttons are volume up/down, multi-function for music and calls and voice assistance buttons. There are separate microphones for ANC and for phone calls. Phone calls I made with the headphones were uniformly excellent. Callers were completely unaware I was using headphones – Nice!

    BLUETOOTH/CODEC

    The Momentum 3 headphones are Bluetooth 5.0. Bluetooth 5.0 is the newest Bluetooth standard and is very Low Energy (LE), meaning it won’t run your connected device battery down if your device is 5.0. The newest generation devices are 5.0, but if you don’t have a 5.0 device, no worries, your headphones will work just fine, as these are backward compatible.

    In terms of connectivity, these headphones can be paired with up to 8 devices. Remarkably, they will pair automatically with the last two devices they were paired with at the same time. WOW! You can move seamlessly from, say your iPhone to your iPad, without having to unpair and pair again. If you connect to a 9th device, the least used device will be unpaired. Still, having the ability to pair with eight devices, two of which are simultaneous is astounding!

    The Momentum’s come with the following Codecs: aptX, aptX LL, AAC, SBC. What difference does this make? These are the most advanced compression's for lossless audio streaming. aptX is not available on iPhone but is available on other makes. Apple uses AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) and is the successor to MP3. Whether your device is aptX or AAC, it will simply sound better.

    SMART CONTROL APP:

    Go out to the App Store or Google Play Store and download The Smart Control App. It’s perhaps a too simple, but quite easy to use app. Once you’re in the app, you can control the equalizer (EQ) and Noise Cancellation. Adjusting EQ is too simplistic. You slide your finger around, which is easy, but doesn’t permit adjusting bass, mid and high frequencies separately. But since I personally found no adjustment was necessary at all, the app isn’t something I’ll use much, if at all. You can also turn on Transparent Hearing, which turns on the microphone if someone needs to get your attention.

    These headphones also come with Tile App compatibility. Since I’m already using Tile, I can track the headphones if I misplace them. If you’re not a Tile user, you will need to download the Tile App and set up an account, which is free.

    BATTERY LIFE:

    Momentum claims the battery lasts 17 hours. That is not industry leading, but it’s not bad either. Competition in the same class offer better battery life of anywhere from 20 to 30 hours. The pair of headphones I’m replacing offered only six hours, so 17 hours is a big step up for me. But if your battery dies, you can plug the Momentum in with the supplied 3.5 mm cable. It takes about three hours to fully charge the battery.

    NOISE CANCELLATION:

    There are other headphones in this class which offer more noise cancellation. If your primary reason to buy headphones is to be completely isolated from the outside world, then these may not be the headphones for you. I buy headphones to listen to music. Noise cancellation for me is not the determining factor. To that end, the three options you get with Momentum 3 are more than enough for me and then some. Max offers the most isolation from outside sounds. Anti-Wind is best if you’re outside and need to be aware of your surroundings. And Anti Pressure for me was prefect.

    SOUND:

    This is what it’s all about. And that’s the magic of Sennheiser sound. Sennheiser is a German company, founded in 1945. They are ALL about sound and introduced the world’s first open headphones in 1968, forever changing the world of headphones. To me, sound trumps ALL when it comes to headphones. Design, build quality, features, etc., aside (which are all excellent), this is where the Momentum's shine brightest.

    OMG - These puppies have bass. Deep bass. Full bass. Punchy bass. Well controlled bass. While these headphones are great for any musical genre, I’m mostly a classical music lover. When the organ In Camille Saint-Saens Organ Symphony is played, it is simply awe inducing. The same with the Canons in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. It can rattle your head, but in a great way.

    Vocals and instruments, such as guitar or piano are so natural sounding. Few headphones recreate the human voice naturally. I expected Sennheiser to get the human voice and instruments right and they did. To change it up, I listened to some songs from artists like Libera or Enya and everything was balanced and natural sounding. Another fun group, Caravan Palace, uses synthesizers and instruments and with the Momentum's, I heard things I’d never heard with other headphones.

    Many headphones over emphasize treble. which can easily become harsh sounding and fatiguing. The best reference monitor speakers may sound flat in comparison initially but sound more natural and can be listened to for many more hours. This is the case with these Momentum’s which makes for being able to listen for hours without listener fatigue.

    Is there anything I would change? Just a few things. It would have been more class leading if Sennheiser had put a bigger battery in for more than 17 hours of play. The included soft sided case won’t provide much protection, so I purchased a hard-shell case for more protection. The Smart Control App isn’t really all that smart. And finally, while you can see the battery percentage in the Smart Control app, I would have preferred to see battery percentage in the Battery Widget on my iPhone/iPad. The quick start guide isn’t very good, to be honest. Bu you can go out to Sennheiser.com and download the full user guide, which is much better. To be honest, if these are the only thing’s I can be critical of it’s pretty minor.

    So, there you have it. For $399, these are the best headphones I’ve ever listened to. I like how they look. I like how they’re built. I like how they feel on my head. And I LOVE how they sound. It just doesn’t get better than this and I can't recommend them enough!

    Oct 27, 2019 14:44
  • Review by BenisJ, 8 out of 10
    Quality ANC Headphones

    Most of my Sennheiser product knowledge is predicated on my experiences with their professional broadcast audio equipment. Knowing they are a leader in that field, I was eager to try their commercial noise cancelling headphones. The MOMENTUM 3 lived up to my expectations...for the most part.

    Features

    - These headphones have some nifty tech features including auto on/off by simply "folding" (or unfolding) the headphones together. They also have a "smart pause" feature that will auto pause/play based on a magical sensor somewhere that determines whether or not the headphones are over your ears.

    - Sennheiser chose to stay with tactile buttons to control volume, skipping, ANC, etc. rather than the "touch sensors" that many other high end, designer headphone manufacturers are moving to. Personally, I prefer the touchpad concept over buttons. Nonetheless, the buttons are simple to locate/manipulate and the commands (volume, skip, hang up, etc.) are easy to remember.

    - One of the cooler features, in my opinion, is the TILE integration so you can find these headphones if you misplaced them.

    - Voice assistance is offered and worked just fine with Google Assistant, however, when I paired them with my laptop and streamed Google Music, Cortana was the default assistant and could not complete vocal commands like "play next."

    Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)

    - The ANC in these is very good. Not many of us have the option to truly test all the high end brand ANC headphones but I have used 4 other ANC headphones (including one set of in-ear buds) and while everyone argues between Bose and Sony for the "best ANC" these headphones offer better than average noise cancellation.

    - ANC options include an easy toggle switch for ANC OFF, ANC ON, and a toggle between "amplified ambient noise" and noise cancelling--essentially auto-pausing your music and letting you hear everything around you crystal clear and loudly without the need to actually take the headphones off.

    - With some ANC headphones, toggling noise cancellation on/off will impact audio quality. Not an issue with Sennheiser. I noticed very little if any change in audio quality between ANC on and ANC off.

    - On the day my headphones arrived there were Bobcats outside of my ground floor office working on a landscaping project that involved dumping/raking rocks outside my window for about 30 minutes. With ANC on and music at an average level, I hardly knew the landscapers were there. I also never heard the office phone ring :-)

    Design

    - Discreet, easy to use/remember tactile button controls on the right muff. USB-C connectivity/charging plus a mini cord for wired connectivity. The headphones come with a USB-C to USB-A adapter for charging if you don't have a USB-C charger.

    - The look of the headphones is "old school" with a durable metal bad mounted to the outside of each can. This "retro" look makes the headphones look a bit larger than normal on my bald head.

    - The cans have a very deep, soft, leather cushion. The band over the head is well cushioned and comfortable as well.

    - It is worth noting that the quality materials/construction adds some weight compared to "all plastic" headphones of the same size. They fit me very well and I have not had issues with the headphones slipping or my ears getting too warm.

    Audio Quality

    Here's where it call comes together...

    - The audio quality is very good with these headphones. My only complaint is that, compared to other comparable brands at this price point, the audio sounds "distant" rather than "front facing." As a result, I think Sennheiser inadvertently created a "muddy, behind you" sensation when listening to music. Audio is full and rich, but not super tight and crisp. Again, the auditory quality is very good and balanced (you get the bass, you get the midrange, you get the treble) but when comparing them side-by-side to other headphones, I found the sound sensation to feel like the sound was behind me rather than in front of me.

    - When used for calls and video conferencing, my audience sounded great, however, they said that I was a bit hollow (as if I were in a public restroom).

    - My test music included modern rock, modern alt, 90s hip hop, 80s rap, grunge and metal. With the default EQ, no one style sounded better than the other yet I found myself wanting to tweak the settings for each style. Fortunately there is an app for that...unfortunately that app is a bit lacking.

    App

    - The app is average at best. It has an EQ feature that is less than spectacular. I cannot manually set the EQ where I want it--where I set it for ALL my audio devices (home stereo, car, soundbars, etc.)--because they use a "curve slider" rather than just letting us adjust the low, mid, high manually. Again, while the overall audio quality of these is good, a better EQ could make these headphones sound GREAT.

    - The app also let's you control ANC settings that include MAX, ANTI-WIND and ANTI-PRESSURE (eliminates that "pressure in the ear" or "underwater" feeling some get with ANC). The app will also let you turn on "transparent hearing" which essential means whether or not you want to hear street noise while listening to music.

    Other

    This is the first pair of bluetooth headphones I have owned that "multi-paired" to devices. I use these in the office and paired them with my laptop to stream music. I also paired them with my mobile phone. Occasionally the headphones would cut out which I thought was a quality issue. It turns out, they were cutting out whenever I touched my phone. At first I thought this was cool--the headphones were smart enough to know which device to switch to automatically. However, it became a nuisance because of how frequently I touch my phone to read a text or acknowledge a message. Nonetheless, I am not sure if this is an intended "feature" or just "smart technology" but this knowledge may be useful for some.

    Overall

    Overall I would recommend these headphones because the design quality and tech features. The audio quality and ANC is very good. If you are a sound tweaker, however, you may find these headphones to be a bit limited as you struggle to dial them in to your preference.

    Oct 25, 2019 09:37
  • Review by blah, 10 out of 10
    By far, the best sounding bluetooth headphones!

    Pros:

    By far, the best sounding headphones I have ever heard for wireless bluetooth models of any kind! These things blow the Sony and Bose noise cancelling models out of the water in terms of sound quality. They just sound rich and full of bass. I listen to hip-hop, metal / punk / hardcore, and lots of electronic music. All sound great! Even right out of the box, without using their app on your phone (in my case Android - LG v30), they have a really nice amount of bass. The app lets you control it more, going way overboard on bass if you want, i mean way too much bass, but never quite getting too distorted, the drivers in the earcups can seem to handle it.

    They are built solid. I mean these things are built like a tank, and it is a good thing, as the mechanism to fold them also is the only way to easily power them down. Watch out for you fingers though, as the little hinge can cut you if they fold over your fingers. But they are built great!! And they are super comfortable. The ear cups are pretty deep and don’t touch my ears!! I have fairly average sized ears, so your mileage may vary, but this is always an issue with my ears with ear cups that go over my ears. Not with these deep ear cups!

    These bad boys also will stay connected to 2 devices at once!! FINALLY!! Love this!! Case in point… I paired these with my Android LV v30 phone… installed app, upgraded the firmware thru the app, and later paired them with my Nvidia Shield media player. Basically you will get a little voice saying, “connected to phone 1” then, “connected to phone 2” (if you are nearby when you turn the headphones on)... I can then watch movies and shows via my Nvidia Shield TV streamer, including KODI stuff with surround tracks, and they sound phenomenal. But, I can also still get notifications on my phone. The only downside of this is, whatever is playing on my other connected device will be “auto-paused” while the notification from the other connected device pairs thru. You can stop this behavior from happening by just setting your phone to vibrate, at least on my Android devices. The sound quality is still pretty stellar for watching movies on my Nvidia Shield TV, and I did not detect any lag between movies/shows and what I was hearing on the headphones, including watching things that had DTS-X, and Dolby Atmos surround sound tracks. I mean these things sound great for watching movies early mornings and late nights! They seem to remember the equalizer settings setup in the app most recently too.

    I also found that plugging them in via USB-C cable directly to my USB-C port on my phone would give me slightly better audio quality, but not go as loud, but did however seem to charge my headphones from my phone battery. Was not expecting that, though it is a plus if you need to charge that battery in a pinch. Your touch controls still work while connected via USB-C to your device.

    Via wired connection these also sound great, especially if you have a high powered DAC. I happened to have these on my LG v30 phone, and when switching on my phone to that HiFi DAC on it, it sounded great on these headphones. You will not be able to make or receive phone calls, or control the audio via the headphone touch controls however. They unfortunately have a proprietary connector on the headphone side, more on that below in the cons section of this review.

    On the couple of phone calls I have made so far, callers said I sounded pretty good, certainly better than included earbuds that I was previously using. I did like that I could change the ANC to transparent mode, so I could talk and still hear the outside world while speaking.

    Cons - Now I know I am listing quite a few, but I also want to say, none of these things would detract me personally from not buying these, because the sound quality is so good!!

    If you spend $400 on a set of headphones, one would have hoped they would have at least provided a hard case. These headphones come with a pretty flimsy cloth case with zipper. I already have ordered a hard case to hold these, because this fabric/cloth case won’t do anything to protect your headphones in a bag with other things. If they are just in a backpack on their own they might be just fine, but at $400 they should have given this to us.

    The noise cancelling seems to only knock out background noise maybe 50-60 percent to my ears. I use these while using a really loud vacuum, and they just don’t cancel my vacuum out more than that. These just don’t knock out sound like the Sony WH-1000XM3, and the Bose QuietComfort 35. But, those don’t sound nearly as good as these Sennheiser, not even close if you like bass especially!

    Battery life - I really wish these had better battery life. Both the app and the headphones themselves will tell you how much battery life is left, but apparently only in increments of 20%... either saying “you have over 80% battery life”, or showing it to you via the app. Not sure why they went this route, but I would have preferred an actual percentage like most devices. The other thing is, these are rated for 17 hours of wireless battery life, but I find I am getting around maybe 10-12 hours on a full charge or so with ANC turned on, and forcing my phone to use Apt-X bluetooth codec. Luckily, after your first initial charge, they do charge up to 100 percent quickly, but make sure you use the provided USB-C to USB-C cable (and their provided adapter to USB-A for your charger if needed). At first I used my own USB-C to USB-A cable, and it seemed to charge much slower than using their cable. All in all, it seems to take about 2-3 hours to fully charge from when it is around a 40 percent state. I don’t know for sure, but I get the impression that the reason the battery life is not as good as the Sonny or Bose, is because these pack so much bass on them. They must have their own DAC on board that uses more battery power to deliver that bass.

    Folding design -

    While I do like how they fold, I don’t particularly like that there is no dedicated on-off button. While it has not happened to me when folding, I can potentially see a time where they either unfold in their case, draining out your battery. They should have just thrown in an extra power button that will override this behavior.

    Yeah.. you can use them with a cord, but they unfortunately are of a proprietary design on the right ear cup, and it is difficult to get in (you twist until it pops in). But once it is in, the sound can get even better than any of the bluetooth codecs can get. Just make sure if you are using them with a music app that it has a good equalizer to really make them shine to your liking. I really wish they used a standard plug on both ends. Plugging the cord in also sends the headphones into airplane mode, and bluetooth gets shut off. Now the real difficult thing is getting their proprietary cable out. It requires a lot of pressure to yank out, and everytime I feel like i am going to destroy the cable, or destroy the jack on the ear cup itself. I don’t know why they went this way with this.

    Con - Equalizer in the app. At first I thought it was ok, but for a company with such a great history making headphones with stellar audio quality, I wish they had made a true equalizer, and not what they went with which doesn’t seem to provide as much granular control. At very least I wish they had allowed you to save equalizer profiles that you can switch in the app. That would have been made it easier to swallow at least. It is just hard to remember that sweet spot if you jump between genres of music with these. It is a bit finicky setting just right.

    Another ding on the app on Android, and at least on my LG v30 with android version 9.0, you cannot tell what bluetooth audio codec is actually being used inside the app. I had to go into a android developer mode on my phone to see that it was not using one of the higher end codecs when connected. After physically clicking aptX, I could hear the sound quality get even better. I just wish they would let you do this in their app. Not sure why they can’t do the same with their android app.

    You can charge these headphones, and still keep using them, but I noticed they introduce a low hum while listening to them via bluetooth, and charging at once. The same happens when charging the headphones and using the wired connection to your device, there is still that humming.

    Overall, these are fantastic sounding, and very comfortable headphones. I know I listed a lot of cons, and my advice would be that if you value sound quality over the amount of noise cancelling, these are worth the extra money over the Sony and Bose options. I also find the build quality of these Sennheiser’s to be much better than the Sony and Bose. I personally like the way they look but they are definitely more noticeable than the Sony or Bose for sure. A more traditional headphone look.

    Recommended if you value sound quality and comfort over noise cancelling! Your ears will not regret it!

    Nov 04, 2019 08:28
  • Review by bamfsig45, 8 out of 10
    Phenomenal Sound with caveats.

    Let me first start off by saying Im a headphone lover and have/had MANY, from many different brands. But, I am not an Audiophile, I just like music and I like it to sound good.

    First impressions after removing the set from the case was the cold feel of the metal headband. Just screams quality product. Quality build.

    Pairing was simple, they automatically go into pairing mode as soon as you unfold them. Then after that, folding and unfolding turns then on and off. I like that simple smart feature and its a battery saver for those that forget to shut their headphones of (ME).

    There is another smart feature which I wish other headphone makers would follow. That is the auto pause/play function when you take the headphones off, put them around your neck and even with the right ear cup, slide it off your ear....it will pause. Genius!!

    Sound quality is top tier, you can tell its a Sennheiser set of headphones. I listen to several genres of music but mainly Alternative/Metal/Metal core rock. These scream, full volume and zero distortion. Just the right amount of bass, punchy, not muddy. The highs are not tinny and sound great. You can pick up every note, seems to be the right mix between the lows and highs. I switched over to some Dubstep to really test the bass response and these carried themselves very well. Any DJ would be happy with this set.. Sound representation is really spot on.

    Now the bad.

    After 20 minutes they squeeze my head, I wear glasses and this might pose a problem since I listen to music for hours a day. This is really disappointing. Im hoping they break in a bit after there worn. Time will tell.

    No noise cancelling, these would greatly benefit form that, as all headphones would. My current favorite headphones have this feature and it will be hard to lay those down to test these further.

    They are fairly heavy with the metal headband.

    The carrying case if a soft sided case with hard tops. I wish the whole thing was a hard case.

    Id recommend these to anyone would doesn't wear glasses or maybe has a smaller head. Im only deducting one star as this is not the fault of the headphones, I just must have a big head. They do sound fantastic.

    Oct 24, 2019 16:21
  • Review by ITJim, 6 out of 10
    Good sound with problems

    Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones

    Setup: The instruction pamphlet will get you started. You will want to download the Sennheiser Smart Control application from either Google Play or Apple’s App Store. More on the app later. My headphones shipped 80% charged so were ready for use out of the box. I started by plugging them directly into my computer via USB-C and firing up my iTunes library. My thought is that I would charge them to 100% while breaking them in with my iTunes library. Later, I was able to easily connect the Momentum 3 to my computer and iPhone via the included proprietary three-way stereo cable. Bluetooth connectivity with my iPhone was equally easy to setup.

    Music: Highs, mids, and lows are clear. I played a variety of content including Electro Swing, K-Pop, easy listening, 70’s power ballads, alternative, rock, classical, and some popular videos including The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Highs were high. Mids felt rich and clear. Low notes felt tight and detailed. And those low, powerful waves of base you get from movies felt satisfying when the Momentum 3’s were hard wired into my computer. The “Two Towers” over Netflix sounded pretty good for headphones.

    I started off my musical journey with Boston’s “More Than a Feeling”. I tested the music over Bluetooth and stereo cable connection using my iPhone and Apple Music. There is a difference in sound quality. Bass sounds deeper, highs sound clearer, and mids sound fuller on the stereo connection. I also noticed that the volume increased once I removed the stereo cable. Almost like the headset was trying to make up for the detail loss with increased volume. Again, everything was clear. I did this same A/B switch out with Sturgil Simpson’s Sound & Fury, Momoland’s “Bboom Bboom”, A Hat in Time & Plasma3Music’s “Trainwreck of Electroswing”, the “Ghost Busters” soundtrack, Lindsey Stirling’s album “Artemis”, Bach’s “Sanata for Flute and Continuo in E Minor, BWV 1034: II, Allegro”, and so on and so forth. In all instances, wired sound better than wireless. I expect this due to how awful Bluetooth is with music.

    Additionally, every selection, regardless of wired or wireless, had this behind my ear quality that sometimes worked and sometimes did not. The harder, punchier music could overcome this with more volume. But, softer tracks, like classical, could not. I was not left with the feeling that I could kick back and feel immersed in my music. I felt like the music was coming from behind me regardless of material, sound canceling status, or equalizer setting. I did a comparison with other quality headphones I own. This is unique to these Sennheiser headphones. It is not necessarily bad. It is just different. You will also need more volume to achieve the same immersive listening experience as other similarly priced headphones.

    The included cable is poorly shielded. I heard a buzzing sound over the cable while the iPhone was connected to the charging cable. This is the only headset I have that picks up this interference. I also have a wireless charging station for my gaming mouse. The stereo cable will pick up and transmit the frequency for the charging station if the cable is in proximity. It sounds like ping ping ping. This is not an issue for my other wired headphones. The cable is very thin and thus susceptible to picking up interference.

    Volume: The headphones require adjusting with every musical source without exception. Bard’s Tale IV is a video game available on Xbox Gaming for PC. It has an A+ professional soundtrack that I wanted to test these headphones with. I connected the headphones over USB-C. I adjusted the volume appropriately. Then I switched to a wired connected for my Apple Music on my iPhone. I had to adjust the sound again. I then moved to Wireless with my iPhone. I had to adjust the volume again. I can understand changing the volume between devices. But, having to adjust on the same device left me scratching my head. We are talking wild swings in volume between connection types. Switching back to any of my prior sources yielded the same experience. The Momentum 3 does not appear to remember volume levels between devices. This is a pain for me because I am always changing between devices for different reasons. I do experience differences in volume with other headphones in the same class as the Momentum 3s. However, the wide swings in volume are unique to the Momentum 3s.

    Smart Control App and Music Sources: Setting up the Momentum 3s with the Smart Control application was frustrating. My iPhone connected to the Momentum 3 without any issues during initial setup. The Smart Control app, on the other hand, kept dropping the connection. I had multiple experiences where the App would not connect to the headphones at all. The app did drop the connection very 10 to 15 seconds when it did make a connection.

    For example, I am listening to Bach’s “Le clavier bien tempere” through Apple Music over Bluetooth and have no access to the features of the app. I have this same issue when connecting with the stereo cable or USB-C. According to the app, Sennheiser is aware of the issue and is working on a fix. I hope they come out with an update soon. Otherwise, what’s the point of equalizer functions and multiple noise canceling options if you have to turn off your music, disconnect any wires, connect to the app, make your changes, and then turn everything back on to see if the changes are to your liking?

    The headphones can be used successfully without the app.

    Smart Control Appp: There are three settings: Active Noise Canceling, Transparent Hearing, and Equalizer. The app will also tell you the battery level.

    Active Noise Canceling will allow you to set Noise Canceling to Max, Wind, and Anti-Pressure. Max is exactly what it sounds like. This is the best noise canceling the Momentum 3 has to offer. The noise canceling is ok. It does block out the constant fan noise of my computer and some annoying background noises. It does a decent job of blocking out distant sounds like background conversations and moderate office background noise. I did use my Momentum 3 around my air fryer while crisping up some donuts. The volume of the air fryer was cut in half. Random noises, like keyboard key clicking, are somewhat muted. However, this is mostly due to the insulation provided by the ear cups and not the noise canceling qualities of the Momentum 3.

    I did not test the Wind setting. I only noticed that this setting allowed a lot of outside sound into the ear cup.

    Transparent hearing is a nice feature. This allows all outside sound to pass through the ear cups microphones into the ear cups without any processing. My audio source is automatically muted. I think this is the best iteration of this type of passthrough I have heard. I know it is the best of any headphones I own. The app allows me to modify this mode by allowing music to play, at a reduced volume, while transparency is turned on. I can see myself using this feature in the office when someone stops by to ask me a question.

    Last is the equalizer. The equalizer is an interactive image with a small round circle on a flat line. You move the circle with your finger around the screen to influence the curvature of the line. One way increases bass and treble response. Move another way and you enhance mids by sacrificing highs and lows. You will favor one range or another depending on how you move your finger.

    Hands free: The Momentum 3 is also capable of hands-free calling. I normally use either the wired ear buds that shipped with my iPhone or a wired stereo gaming headset that includes a mic boom. I get exception audio however I also hear the cable brushing up against my clothes. I tested the Momentum 3s by making a few phone calls. The feedback I received includes: Clear sound but my voice had a “speaker in the background” kind of quality. The quality was not as tight as I would expect from a dedicated directional mic. Hopefully Sennheiser can correct this when they fix their app.

    Physical Controls: The Momentum 3 ear cup controls are solid. There is a switch that controls noise canceling settings, volume, a button that controls voice communications with your virtual assistant, and a multi-function button located between the volume controls. The multi-function button controls play, pause, track forward, and track back. The Momentum 3 ships with a sticker on the right ear cup with a basic description of what each button does. The included instructions go in depth regarding the use of each button. The button placement is convenient and easy to use. The buttons are rubberized, comfortable, and easy to depress. Below the buttons are the USB-C connection and a proprietary stereo jack that locks the stereo cable in place.

    Folding the headphones for storage will turn the Momentum 3 off. There is no other “off” button. Removing the right ear cup from your ear will pause your content. However, this only works over wireless and USB. It also depends on the content. Taking the headphones off or removing the right ear cup from my right ear paused my desktop’s YouTube video playback. The video automatically restarted when I returned the ear cup to my right ear. This also worked with iTunes. However, it will not work with two programs simultaneously. Apple Music paused playback and replayed when connected over Bluetooth.

    Comfort: I cannot wear these headphones for more than two hours. The ear cups are very soft, are comfortable, and the ear cups are adjustable for any head size. Unfortunately, they place too much pressure on my jaw. And there is no way to adjust for this with these headphones.

    Overall, I am disappointed with my experience.

    Nov 02, 2019 14:05
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Superb Audio

    These headphones provide one of the best listening experiences. Audio is clear and detailed, very clear mid-tones, highs and enough bass.

    Design:

    These are around the ear headphones, which are larger and they rest on the head, surronding the ears, not resting over the ears.

    The headband is made of flexible metal, covered in leather with light padding.

    Hinges are also metal, and fold inwards (like eyeglasses) but not sideways.

    The button-like mounts between the earpieces and headband giving the headphones a classic retro look of studio headphones.

    Earcups are very soft and plush, leather.

    Controls and operation:

    After using many high-end Bluetooth headphones, these for me as the best in usability:

    - Unfolding the headphones turns them on directly, no button press necessary. It pairs with the phone right away. Folding one or both earcups turns it off.

    - Using sensors in the earcups, starts playing music within a second of putting the earcups on. Lifting one of the earcups or putting them around the neck pauses the music. For example, if need to talk to someone, simply lift the earcup and it pauses on its own. Also this puts the headphones in standby mode, but does not unpair from the phone, to save battery.

    - Controls are very simple, using logically placed buttons on the back side of the right earpiece:

    ○ Noise Cancellation control: Off, On or hear-thru (The hear-thru mode is a toggle on the same switch).

    ○ There is a spacing and then the volume up, play control and volume down buttons.

    § Like on many other headphones, the play button skips forward with two clicks and backwards with three clicks. The volume buttons serve only one function. Holding it for 2 second plays back the battery level.

    ○ The last button invokes the voice assistant when pressed once, and Bluetooth pairing when held.

    - Call control: If the headphones are around your neck, putting them on answers the call. Putting it back on the shoulder mutes it. The play button also answers and hangs-up. Holding it rejects the call. Pressing it twice switches call (Call-waiting, etc). Holding the volume down or up mutes or unmutes the call.

    - The noise-cancelling function can work without a phone connected.

    - The headphones come with an audio cable that can be used even when it ran out of battery (or use ANC in conjunction with the audio cable if it's on).

    Bluetooth:

    It checks all my boxes. State-of-the-art Bluetooth implementation:

    - Bluetooth 5.0 (better range and better battery with newer Bluetooth 5.0 phones).

    - It can connect to two phones at once. I was able to use both my iPhone and Android paired at the same time, but plays audio from one at a time, it does not mix the audio, which would've been better for me. Regardless, very few headphones connects to two phones at the same time.

    - Supports NFC pairing for Android phones.

    - Uses Bluetooth LE for app control.

    - Codec support: SBC (Standard), AAC (best for iPhones), and AptX/AptX low-latency for higher-quality on Android.

    Tile:

    - One of the very few headphones that support the Tile Bluetooth tracking platform. This is very useful when miss-placing the headphones. Tile can tell you if the headphones are nearby and make them play a beep, even when they are off. And because Tile has millions of uses, the headphones can be tracked if any other Tile user is nearby. It worked for me on both iOS and Android, even when not paired to the phone. Note that it took me a few tries to pair it initially using an older iPhone, but once I set it up worked fine.

    Alexa:

    - After using the headphones, received a firmware update notification. After updating them, I was given the choice through the Sennheiser app to switch to Amazon's alexa when pressing the assistant button on the headphones. Otherwise, it's Siri on iPhone and Google's on Android (Or whatever your phone uses by default).

    App:

    - The Sennheiser 'Smart Control' is very basic and simple to use. It looks and works practically the same in iOS or Android. It's used to check the battery, set Alexa if needed, firmware upgrades, some general settings for the headphones, the level of noise cancellation and the equalizer.

    - The equalizer is different than anything else I've seen: Instead of setting individual Eq bands, there is a single dot, that depending on where it's set on the page, it adjusts both bass and treble. It's the simplest I've seen and it's effective.

    Noise cancellation:

    The headphones already provide superb passive noise cancellation because it's a closed design.

    The ANC provides three levels. However I find that even at max, the active noise cancellation is not enough.

    If you're looking for absolute silence with active noise-cancellation, this is not for you.

    Observations:

    - The headphones charge via USB-C, which is the new USB standard, which is reversible and charges faster (depending on the charger and device).

    - It comes with an USB-C to USB-C cable, and also an USB-A to USB-C adapter, to connect to traditional USB chargers. It also comes with an audio cable.

    - Battery rated for 17 hours of music play.

    - A carrying case is provided also, which is padded, gray cloth, and find it very nice.

    - Sennheiser is a German company, with many, many years of experience in making headphones. And to my rejoice, are also manufactured in Europe (but not in Germany though).

    Final notes:

    Lackluster active noise cancellation notwithstanding, these are very solid headphones, with exquisite sound, and very solid construction, and albeit a bit heavy, feels very comfortable wearing them though the day.

    Battery life could be better for headphones this size, but is plenty for most uses, charging them about twice a week.

    Also note that these do not fold flat, so they took a bit more space than necessary. However these are impressive, solid headsets.

    Sennheiser sound does not disappoint. It's among the best sound on wireless headphones. Very rich, detailed sound. Neutral, balanced sound with very vivid delivery. I cannot stress how well it sounds, unless you're looking for overpowering extra bass, which is not my case.

    Nov 02, 2019 22:05
  • Review by Johnnyboy84, 10 out of 10
    Simple

    Sennheiser is known for quality and the Momentum is no exception.

    I have been using these for about roughly two weeks give or take and I am very surprised by these headphones. In this review I'll give my opinion on the momentum headphones and how they perform in various scenarios.

    ::::General impressions:::

    I own plenty of headphones wired & wireless and was really looking forward to using these headphones. Upon opening the box you'll find your headphones in a nice carrying case with the following accessories included; 3.5mm cable and USB type C. Yep these have USB Type C to me that's a big deal because that's one less cable to carry when it's time to charge. The headphones come folded and as soon as you unfold them they begin to look for your device. I had already downloaded the application and it paired in more seconds. It was effortless and not to mention I had a full charge out of the box. How many devices normally are fully charged when you buy them? First time for me but so far I'm impressed. On the outer right cup you'll find a sticker with all the controls listed. Volume up and down and pause and the ambient noise button which is easy to use. It is the top button you just slide it down and the music pauses and allows you to hear what's happening around you without having to take the headphones off. And then the very bottom button you have the personal assistant button. I use a Note 10+ and you have three options that presents itself; Google, Alexa, and Bixby. I use Google and it works well for simple searches and whatnot. So far so good.

    These headphones sound good wireless and when you opt to use the wired. The Active noise cancelling works really well. I can use them and not hear anything when my girlfriend is nagging me. I also tested them outside on the Subway and they do a good job of drowning outside noise. I got used to the ambient button and don't take off the headphones. At first it took some time to get used to and I would take them off it is just a habit. I recommend turning off smart pause in the app it is annoying and pauses even if you take one side off to scratch your ear or adjust the headphones. I used them while working out I didn't like that because they cover the ear and I ended up sweating a little more than I liked but that's no fault of the headphones.

    :::Call quality:::

    Calls were clear and I was able to everything and the other party did as well. Like most headphones though using them outside while there is wind can be challenging. A mild or moderate stream of wind isn't a big deal but anything more than that the other party will struggle to hear you.

    :::Pros & Cons:::

    Pros

    - USB Type C charging port

    - Long Battery life

    - Great smartphone app

    - Super easy to use once paired just unfold and it immediately connects

    - Comfortable for long periods of use

    - Good sound quality wired & wireless.

    Cons:

    - I did not like the smart pause feature (thankfully you can turn this off in the app)

    TL;DR

    To summarize my review these are a top notch pair of headphones that are simple to use right out of the box. It uses USB type C to charge and can be used wired or wireless. It has long battery life, sounds great and is loud. There is an available smartphone app with some decent functionality that works really well and is just as simple to use. These are my daily headphones I use them whenever possible and also with my Nintendo Switch. There are plenty of other great headphones on the market but none are as easy to use as these are and all in all it is why I like them so much. Go and get a pair of your own they are that good.

    Nov 08, 2019 01:40
  • Review by Danny, 8 out of 10
    Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless vs. Bose NCH 700

    I’d say the Bose NCH 700 is my current top pick for a noise cancelling headphone at this time. I’ve tried pretty much every other pair under sun and the Bose is the most well rounded.

    Price - Both are currently $399USD at the time of this review.

    Design - I prefer the looks of the Bose while on my head. It’s more streamlined and minimalistic. The Sennheiser’s look more elegant with the steel and leather materials off the head, however the exposed wiring looks kinda funky on the head from a front view (hence why none of the promo pics show the model wearing these headphones from a front view. They’re always looking towards the side.) Also, the Momentum’s looks bigger on my head which is never a good thing when outside. Both are built well with no worries that one will break easily from normal usage. The Momentum’s takes the slight edge here with authentic leather on the ear-pads and headband. The Bose can fold flat which results in a much smaller profile when stowed away in its hard carrying case. The Sennheiser’s can also fold, but not flat. The carrying case is about twice the thickness of the Bose and it’s not a hard material so your headphones face a higher chance of crush damage while being in your bag.

    Controls - Bose went touch controls while Sennheiser retained the tried and true button configuration. Both headphones allow controls of your volume, play and pause media and call accept and hang up and hold. Both thankfully have a dedicated voice assistant button however the Bose allows for always on and listening Alexa. Both can toggle between ANC modes, but the Bose allows for 3 ANC presets switching while the Sennheiser’s allow for only ANC on or off and ambient mode. The Bose surprisingly doesn’t allow you to turn off the ANC from the headphone and you have to do that from the app. The touch controls on the Bose is pretty responsive and I don’t really have issues with it. The button controls on the Sennheiser’s is tactile and works as should. So it really depends if you prefer buttons or touch controls here.

    Comfort - I prefer the Bose slightly here. It’s lighter and just hugs my head with enough pressure to not fall off with any sudden head movements. The ear-pads opening is generous and allows my ears to go in all the way and not be clamped down. The Sennheiser’s is quite comfortable but they’re heavier and clamp a little harder on my head. I can wear both for 2 hours straight but the Bose just leaves my headphone not feeling as fatigued.

    Battery Life - Bose takes the cake here. Longer 20 hour battery vs. the Sennheiser’s 17 hours. Also, from a quick charge the Bose can receive a longer charge at 3 hours vs the Sennheiser’s 1.5 hours. Both charge via USB-C.

    Bluetooth - Sennheiser’s take the cake here in terms of codec support. NFC support is on the Sennheiser’s but not the Bose. They also support AptX-LL which is great for those who might want to play video games if they have a AptX-LL equipped receiver. Both support AAC and SBC, but the Bose does not support AptX. Connectivity and range has been pretty great on both and haven’t had any crazy issues while using both on the bus, subway, walking through NYC, at the office and at home. Both support 2 device connections. I prefer the Bose implementation because it switches between devices more seamlessly and the voice prompts tells you the name of the device it is connected to. The Sennheiser’s voice prompt just says “phone 1” or “phone 2” which isn’t really helpful if you have a desk with a MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and iPhone XS Max on it. Both can conveniently be put into pairing mode from one of the buttons on the control side of the headphone’s ear-cups.

    Call quality - Bose is still number 1 here. Callers continue to tell me they can hear my clearly despite me being right next to a bus engine on my commute to work. Meanwhile on the Sennheiser’s, callers said they can hear the bus engine and I need to speaker up louder in the same environment, but they can still hear me unlike the Sony WH1000Xm3 which is completely horrible in these situations. If you’re in a quiet to moderately loud environment, they’re both gonna do well. The Bose just sets itself apart in noisy environments due to the excellent microphone array and the ability to cancel our background noises. Both have a convenient feature to mute your microphone while on the call using the voice control button on the Bose and the volume down button on the Sennheiser’s.

    Features - Both do the basics for a 2019 premium ANC headphones. Bose has significantly more control over its ANC system (albeit a bit overkill). Also, there’s a preset button to toggle between 3 saved ANC presets leveraging on the fly adaptation to your environment. Sennheiser’s approach is to either have it on max or on with wind reduction mode or lower cabin pressure, off or transparency/ambient mode with the ability to have audio play as well or not. The ambient mode is slightly superior on the Bose. Simply sounds like I don’t have headphones on and every natural. The Sennheiser’s sound slightly digital but very good nonetheless. As for noise cancelling, Bose is easily superior. With the Sennheiser’s, I can still hear a decent amount of what’s going on around me while I’m commuting or walking through the city. With the Bose, the world literally melts away when the noise canceling is engaged and I can faintly hear what’s going on around me. When music is playing for the most part they will both block out everything around you typical in a commuting situation unless you listen at low volumes or there’s a quiet passage in the music, then the Sennheiser’s weaker ANC will cause loud outside noise to seep in.

    Sound - I enjoy listening to both. The device I used is my MacBook Pro streaming AptX to the Sennheiser’s and AAC to the Bose. The Sennheiser’s is the more bass heavy, richer and warmer sounding of the two. The Bose is very balanced and neutral to my ears. Very high levels of clarity and detail can be heard on both sets, but the Bose slightly edges the Sennheiser’s in immediate detail and clarity due to the more neutral frequency response. Soundstage is superior on the Sennheiser’s. Everything just has this multidimensional and spacious presentation. The music sounds more like a live performance as opposed to listening in a studio like on the Bose. The separation of the instruments within the music is slightly better on the Bose due to the more neutral frequency response allowing subtle nuances in the mix to be more distinct. This aides in the ability to replicate a more convincing sense of space between the sounds in which the Bose excels over the Sennheiser in this regard. The Sennheiser’s bass can sometimes come off a bit too boomy and mask the subtle nuances in the mix. But this is rare and it’s quite a feat despite the amount of bass emphasis here. It’s a healthy bass boost but it is centered in the sub-bass which mitigates bass bleed into the midrange. The Sony WH1000Xm3 in comparison has a bass boost mostly in the upper and mid bass which blooms over into the mids and makes them sound boomy overall. Overall the Sennheiser is a warm and rich sounding headphone with great levels of clarity and detail. The Bose is a balanced and neutral sounding headphone with a slightly favoritism towards the warm side of the spectrum and excellent levels of detail and clarity. The Sennheiser’s get louder than the Bose and don’t distort at max volume which is a plus if you like to listen at those volumes. The Bose at max volume can distort on some tracks. I personally listen to at most 80% so max volume performance isn’t important to me. Also, no, I don’t believe in burn-in (If you’re getting ready to say I didn’t have the Sennheiser’s long enough). I’ve listened to brand new headphones and a highly used one of the same model and they sound and measure the exact same.

    Conclusion - The Sennheiser’s have a special spot in my collection even though It performs worse overall in ANC performance, isn’t as comfortable to my head, has a worse overall battery performance, looks elegant but a bit uglier in my opinion than the streamlined Bose, doesn’t perform as well for calls, has less overall controllability from the headphone than the Bose, and it’s bulkier to carry around due to the much larger case that provides less protection than the Bose.

    Why?

    Because despite all that it still does the essentials required from a modern day 2019 pair of ANC wireless headphones all while packing the one of, if not the best sound experience in this category to my ears. It's a really close call between it and the Bose.

    Great job Sennheiser. You managed to incorporate a better microphone for voice pickup and 2 device Bluetooth connectivity (something the Sony WH1000Xm3 couldn’t do), decent, controllable ANC with ambient modes and good comfort alongside your signature sound. Color me impressed!

    Sep 17, 2019 14:20
  • 8.8score
    Soundcore - by Anker Life Dot 2S True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Choose between 22 different EQs to tailor your listening experience. Edit and save multiple sound profiles to match the genre, song, and environment. Enjoy 10 hours of listening from a single charge, and when you’re short on time, charge for 10 minutes to get 2 hours of playtime. Charge the case using the included USB-C cable or place it on a wireless charging pad to charge the case wirelessly. Life Dot 2S true wireless earbuds are protected against sweaty workouts, sudden rainstorms, and spilled drinks thanks to their IPX7-rated waterproof protection. The true wireless earbuds have silicone EarWings to ensure they stay securely in your ears. Use the Soundcore app to set the button profiles, customize your sound, and much more. Easily pair with your device and automatically connect with the last paired device next time you use your true wireless earbuds. Life Dot 2S is equipped with 2 microphones for clear calls. Switch to single earbud mode when making calls or listening to music while still maintaining awareness of the world around you. The charging case easily slides into your bag or pocket.

    7 Features
  • Expertly-Tuned Sound: Life Dot 2S true wireless earbuds have oversized 8mm drivers with triple-layer composite diaphragms to produce powerful sound with 40% more bass, 100% more treble, and clear mids.
  • Customize Your Audio: Tailor your listening experience to your own hearing profile by choosing between 22 custom EQs. Edit and save multiple sound profiles to match whatever you’re listening to.
  • Long Playtime: Listen for 40 hours with the case and 10 hours without the case.
  • 2 Ways to Charge: Use the included Anker USB-C cable to charge the case quickly or simply place it down on a wireless charging pad for super-convenient recharging.
  • Single Earbud Mode: Sometimes you just want to use one earbud. Simply remove an earbud from the charging case, shut the lid, and start listening.
  • One Step Pairing: The moment you open the charging case, Life Dot 2S true wireless earbuds immediately enter pairing mode.
  • IPX7 Waterproof: Life Dot 2S true wireless earbuds are watertight to keep them protected while you work up a sweat or get caught in the rain.
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  • Review by explore42, 8 out of 10
    Good Earbuds – Great Mobile App

    I really like these Soundcore Life Dot 2S earbuds because of the quality and capabilities that Soundcore has built into them. There are a lot of companies offering very similar earbuds but Soundcore differentiates their products with the Soundcore mobile app that makes these earbuds stand out.

    Fit and Function

    The Life Dot 2S sit in the ear and use ear wings to help hold them in place. I prefer this type of earbud because its not as noticeable and its stable enough to use when jogging or working out. Soundcore includes three different size ear wings as well as three different size tips so its pretty easy to get a good solid fit. With the proper size tips and wings I can cut out most of the ambient room noise which is nice since these earbuds do not support Noise Reduction. The earbuds are IPX-7 rated so they will handle moisture and sweat. The earbuds are configured so that you can operate them singularly which I prefer for taking phone calls or as a pair. Note that they do not auto pause when an earbud is taken out which is a missing feature. The earbuds can last up to 10 hours on a single charge and the case holds 3 more charges. When powering up the earbuds they tell you their power level and the case power level is displayed via LEDs on the front of the case. You can also see the earbud power level in the Soundcore mobile app. The case can be charged wirelessly or with a USB-C cable which is included. I like the wireless charging feature because it allows me to charge the case when my phone is not on the wireless charger. Using the Soundcore mobile app you can assign control functions to each earbud’s button. You can assign volume up/down, next/previous, play/pause and voice assistant to the earbud buttons when you use a Single Tap, Double Tap and Hold for 1 second. This gives you total flexibility when it comes to setting up the earbud control. On the downside, the earbud buttons are mechanical which means you actually have to push the button to engage the function and this can be problematic if you have sensitive ears. I paired these earbuds to my iphone, ipad and windows laptop without any issues.

    Sound Quality

    I think the sound quality of these earbuds are in line with others at this price range. They produce good midrange and highs that sound crisp and undistorted. The bass is typical of what you get with earbuds. What makes these earbuds sound better however is the Soundcore mobile app which allows you to choose from 22 preselected Equalizer settings as well as the ability to create two additional custom equalizer settings. The equalize also has 8 reference points which gives you good flexibility when creating your personal settings. So whether you like music or pod cast its easy to find a preset equalizer setting to meet your needs. When taking calls on these earbuds I found the audio quality to be good and the caller said I sounded good as well.

    Pros

    - 22 pre-configured and two customizable Equalizer settings in the Soundcore app

    - Wireless charging for the case and 10 hours per charge on the earbuds

    - IPX-7 rating

    - Ear wing and buds = great fit

    - Configurable Earbud controls

    - Soundcore Mobile App one of the best available

    Cons

    - Mechanical buttons on the earbuds

    - No Auto pause on earbud removal

    Oct 06, 2021 23:00
  • Review by TechReviews, 6 out of 10
    Value Life Dot 25 vs Apple AirPod 1, AirPod Pro

    Anker Soundcore Life Dot 25

    Anker is one of those companies who’s demonstrated impressive momentum to grow their business by expanding into many other areas outside their core competence.

    Creating new earbuds today in a crowded market is a mighty tall order these days. The market is already flooded with a plethora of options, emphasizing different characteristics, be is sound quality (Shure/Sennheizer), active noise cancellation (Bose), comfortably, convenience, etc.

    The Soundcore Life Dot 25 by Anker addresses the cost conscious segment of the market, imho.

    For this review I compared the Soundcore Life Dot 25 with Apple’s popular standard long stem AirPods (gen 1), as well as the much more costly AirPods Pro.

    My results were mixed. Considering comfort the Life Dot 25 were far more comfortable and fit better than the standard AirPods. They form a tight seal (though there are different plug liners) and were nearly as comfortable as the reference AirPods Pro. One downside to a tight fit is when walking it creates ear pressure for me. This could probably be resolved with different tips.

    There is an advantage to this however, that although Anker’s offering lacks ANC active noise cancellation with a microphone array to cancel external noise, the nice fit effectively acts as passive noise cancellation.

    With respect to sound quality, the Life Dot 25 sound far better than 1st gen standard AirPods. The sound is however not nearly as crisp and refined as the reference AirPods Pro. For example, listening to the Spoon Solo in Soundgarden’s Spoonman, there was very little definition with the Life Dot 25. Had I not known what to listen for I might have missed it or mistaken the artists intent. AirPods Pro experience night and day with respect to clarity.

    Pros

    + build quality

    + pleasant design

    + comfortable fit

    + connects quickly

    + IPX-7 water-resistant

    + 8mm drivers w/ bass

    + 10 hours playtime

    + 40 hours charge in case

    + 2 hours charge in 10 minutes

    + wireless charging

    Cons

    -no ANC, but passive noise cancellation

    -super snug fit, creates ear pressure walking

    -sound quality lacking, good bass less mid and highs

    -hard to establish market share in crowded space

    Conclusion

    Don’t get me wrong, I like these. If you’re on a budget there’s not much to dislike, however if you’re willing top quality you’ll have to spend more on competing products, therefore I would not personally recommend to a friend.

    Recommended conditional buy

    Oct 29, 2021 15:03
  • Review by Wishkid, 8 out of 10
    Tiny with Big Sound.

    The Anker Life Dot 2S are good earbuds with great sound in a small footprint. These earbuds are not really expensive and they perform very well. They are tiny but produce great sound and deep bass. They don't have noise cancelling but they can mask the outside noise very well. These tiny buds have a button in the center that can be mapped to do different tasks such as play/pause, next, previous, volume up and down. You can also set a button to trigger the voice assistance on your phone. Unfortunately you cannot answer calls using the buttons, very strange. Hopefully they can fix that with a firmware update.

    There are some other good perks you get with this earbud like the wireless charging case. The earbuds are rated for 10hrs of playtime and 40hrs charging with the case. They are magnetically secure to the case and the case can be charged with USBC. They are also IPX7 water resistant. The charging case size is relatively small compared to my other more expensive earbuds. On the outside of the case you have three lights that will indicate the charge percentage. Pairing these earbuds to my Android phone was very easy, just go to the bluetooth settings and pair them. I wish they worked like my other earbuds, they automatically popup on your screen to be paired.

    Like I said before they do sound extremely well and they are loud. The calls sound quality was also good. People on the other end were able to hear me loud and clear and vice versa. If you use the Soundcore software you can change your listening mode from a large selection. My favorite one was the “Acoustic” . In my opinion it was the best balance of all. These earbuds fit nicely and secure and they won't come off. However because of the ear tips they are not foam gels sometimes it feels like you have ear plugs. You may also have to change the ear wings and ear tips depending on your ear size so it can fit properly. In my case I had to change the ear wings to small with medium tips.

    Overall these earbuds produce great sound, they are tiny, water resistant and come with a 40hrs wireless charging case at a reasonable price. In the box you get the Dot 2S earbuds, charging case, sets of ear wings and ear tips, USBC cable and manuals.

    Oct 06, 2021 20:13
  • Review by Androidaholic, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Value and Sound!

    The Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2S exceeded my expectations in sound quality. I have heard that Anker wireless earbuds and headphones had good sound but I had no idea that they would rival and even surpass some of my more expensive headphones and true wireless earbuds in sound quality. For the price of these True-Wireless Earbuds, they are without a doubt the best I have heard for the price. Additionally, when you download the app and switch to custom it immediately improves the sound signature and adds clarity to phone calls for some reason even if you switch back to the Soundcore Signature the clarity and overall sound stage remains greatly improved. However, the improvements do not stop there I have been fighting with volume boosters and equalizers for my wireless earbuds and headphones to increase the volume and gain sound stage improvements and clarity for years. Back when I could easily root my phones and use Viper4Android it was not a problem but since most manufacturers really locked down on their bootloaders preventing root and custom roms it has been an issue. That is until now with the Equalizer built into the Soundcore app increasing the sliders upward actually increases the volume as well and works very well in letting you shape the sound just how you want it and as loud as you can stand it and or as loud as the earbuds or headphones your using can handle. However, even with these Life Dot 2S True-Wireless Earbuds for the first time in a long time, I can listen to music as loud and clear as I want to and still have additional volume overhead if needed. This is coming from an audiophile that builds car stereo systems and has high-end home and car stereo equipment. I have one Anker Bluetooth speaker but this is my first set of Anker Earbuds or Headphones. The Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2S True-Wireless Earbuds come with an impressive array of earbud sizes so you can be sure to find a size that fits your ears. I am very impressed with the sound quality of these Earbuds no matter what you are listening to and for phone calls the sound quality is great. Now that I have discovered these I want some over-the-ear Anker Headphones. I definitely would recommend these and other Anker Earbuds and Headphones. I have used Anker accessories for a while and I knew they were good but I had no idea how good their audio equipment could be!

    Oct 09, 2021 18:51
  • Review by PapawJeff, 10 out of 10
    Nice Fit and Great Sound

    For every day use when you don't need noise cancellation these are very good sounding earbuds.

    I really like the little ear fins that you can put on for a more secure fit, so even without an over the ear piece these have stayed in my ears very well when hot and sweaty working out in the yard.

    The recharge case is compact and has a built in charging cable and optionally can be charged wirelessly on a charge pad.

    They pair very easily with my iPhone and the IPX5 Protection makes the earbuds water-resistant so you can keep on listening in the rain if ya want to, so sweat is no problem but I wouldn't shower or even think of swimming with them.

    Oct 07, 2021 09:09
  • Review by Caladbolg, 10 out of 10
    Incredbile Value

    The features, quality and durability offered by these headphones are way above I would expect at this price point. Customizable buttons, fully adjustable equalizer and a comfortable fit during any type of use. I’ve had zero concerns about having one fall out during a long run or during any exercise where I was sweating more than usual. And the play time is outstanding. And I have only had to charge these maybe once every 3 days.

    Again, the value for dollar for these is incredible and I highly recommend them.

    Oct 10, 2021 16:50
  • Review by EngineerMom, 8 out of 10
    Great ear bud for athletes

    I'm always looking for versatile, go anywhere do anything, earbuds. The Life Dot 2S is a stellar cross between quality and versatility.

    In the box are ear buds, charging case, USB-C charging cable, different sized wings and ear tips. Setup was not at straight forward as expected with my Samsung Galaxy android phone, it took a few attempts to pair after installing the Soundcore app. I fixed this by attempting to pair a few times, and eventually the process worked as expected.

    Once paired I had no issues with controls or staying connected. As far as features: 1. the battery indicators are visible on both the ear buds as well as the case, 2. range from device is good at 38' through at least one wall, 3. controls, play / pause / previous / next / volume / answer / disconnect / assistant are on each ear piece. Overall a nice set of offerings that provide a good user experience. I find that the mechanical controls are slightly more cumbersome than I'd like, as I feel like I'm pressing the ear bud into my ear to get the button to activate. The upside is that the app allows for customization of the button functionality.

    Build quality is better than expected for the price point. The charging case has a slightly wider hinge than most, so the lid does not feel flimsy or will like it will break after a few months of use. The earbuds are somewhat unique in that each ear bud has a wing that will help lock it into your ear. I think this makes a huge difference for runners and doing physical work while wearing. I have zero concern of these falling out during a long run. Another nice feature for runners is that these are waterproof, so I'm not worried about sweating on them or cleaning them.

    The sound quality is as expected, the Soundcore app has Equalizer settings, there are 22 different preselected profile options as well as the ability to customize. The range is average, with clear high ranges, and little distortion at the low end (pending eq options). For calling, I had no issues hearing and the other person said there was limited background noise on my end. Overall performance for sound is exactly what I expect, not super high end, but not junk. I was able to get 4 days of usage between charges which aligns with the claims of 10 hours play time.

    Overall, get these for your athletes, your picky wearers who struggle with fit, and your teen because these are a unique look that will not be mixed up with everyone else's ear buds. I'm a fan of the design, build quality and sound options available through the app.

    Oct 22, 2021 15:08
  • Review by k1zit, 8 out of 10
    Great Sound, Very Good Build Quality

    These earbuds took some trial and error with the different ear tip sizes that were included for me to find the incredible sound I was missing the entire time. I almost gave this product a 3 star review. I've been working out with these earbuds a lot. I do a lot of rowing, running, weightlifting, and jump roping. Up until recently, I wasn't impressed with the sound. It was a shame because I was very impressed with the build quality and absolutely loved the case and earbud design. I also love that they stay put and don't fall out regardless of the exercise I'm doing. I consider myself to have average sized ears and have always used the medium sized earbuds that come pre-installed by most manufacturers earbuds to get the best seal/sound. So when I received these earbuds, naturally I did just that. The sound signature sounded somewhat tinny and most disappointingly, the bass was almost non-existent. Downloading the soundcore app and messing with the equalizer didnt seem to help that much. As a last ditch effort I decided to try different ear tip sizes to see if anything would change (I kept the ear wings the same as they seemed to lock into place very well and fit comfortable). I went with the next size up in ear tips. Presto!! The difference was night and day.

    I must have not been getting a good enough seal with the medium sized earbuds likely causing a significant amount of sound leakage. If you find your bass to be lacking or the sound signature to be tinny, try different earbud sizes to ensure you're getting the proper seal and fit. It completely changed the sound signature for me. Very crisp mids and highs and very punchy and tight bass. The genres I listen to are Techno, Electronic, Dance, Hip Hop, and Metal. They all sounded great. These buds are not going to replace a pair of high end over the hear headphones but for the price segment they come in at, they punch way above their weight. Easily one of the best wireless earbuds I've heard. I am a big fan of the compact pill shaped case. It feels like very high quality matted plastic. The charging case provides about 30 hours of listening and the earbuds alone provide about 10. The earbuds are light and feel high quality as well. The seal that you get from these are incredible. They're also sweatproof. These are a runner's or a rower's dream. The soundcore app was a worthwhile download for me. Very lightweight application that allows you to use a very functional EQ and set EQ profiles depending on the music you listen to. I have a Techno, Hip Hop, and Metal profile and I love that I can switch between them on the fly. Anker also gives you a ton of interchangeable ear tips and ear wings. I've always been a fan of Anker's battery and USB peripherals, and now I'm a fan of their audio products!

    Oct 13, 2021 03:41
  • 8.8score
    JLab - JBuddies Studio Pro Over-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Great for older kids with a large, over-ear design, the JBuddies Pro offer the ultimate focus for home or school. With all day comfort and a volume regulator to keep young ears safe, these headphones are perfect for sensitve and growing kids ears.

    5 Features
  • Designed for Ages 8+: Compact, adjustable headband fits growing kids from ages 8-16
  • Hearing Protection: Built-in volume regulators stop sound at 85dB (recommended) - or for louder environemnt toggle to 95dB max volume
  • Cloud Foam Comfort: Form-Fit Earcups are ergonomically shaped to the matural outline of the ear
  • Music To-Go: A tangle-free, braided nylon calbe includes a universal mic and track control
  • Portable: Folds easily for storage and tZravel
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Good Comfort & Ease of Use

    In my experience, JLabs Audio always does an impressive job producing headphones that are comfortable, convenient, and safe for kids to use. My son has been using the JBuddies Play Gaming Headset, but now that he spends hours a day wearing headphones due to remote learning (Thanks COVID), he needed something more comfortable than the on-ear design of the gaming headset.

    The JBuddies Pro are wired and do not have Bluetooth functionality (like their gaming counterpart), but they do have a larger earcup that fits over the entire ear - making them more comfortable - especially for those with glasses. JLabs advertises the headset for kids 8 and up, but I can confirm they work well for ages 6 to adult (as I have worn them comfortably). There is almost no inward pressure from the headband. While this makes them more comfortable for long periods, it does also mean that they do not block out much ambient noise.

    Just as with the gaming headset, both earcups fold inward to decrease their size for travel - although they do not come with any travel bag or case. The hinges are thick plastic which seem durable - but, the metal which holds the earcups to the headband could easily bend if they get crushed inside of a backpack, or sat on during travel.

    I like the JBuddies Pro because I find great security in knowing that the volume cannot get above 85db. My son will often crank the volume up, so I personally don’t allow him to use any headphones that don’t limit the volume. It is refreshing to know that his ears are safe with the JBuddies.

    For those who are a bit older, or need the volume just slightly louder, there is a hidden switch (on the inside of the right earcup - under the blue fabric) that will allow the max volume to reach 95db. Thankfully the switch is so well hidden that nobody would ever accidentally find it.

    My son pointed out that the headphones do not have either a volume knob or the ability to mute (which would be useful for online chats). Luckily the pinhole microphone on the cable works well and he has had no major issues using them for his online classes.

    For comfort and ease of use, the JBuddies Pro is the way to go.

    If your kid wants Bluetooth functionality and a boom style mic, go with the JBuddies Play Gaming Headset.

    Jun 15, 2021 18:04
  • Review by callmeageeth, 10 out of 10
    Great kid headphones with volume limiter

    These are great little headphones that are made for kids. They sound pretty good to me, although they don’t fit on my head, and my kid doesn’t complain and frankly, thinks they’re awesome. They’re at a great price point too, and make long car rides more bearable than having a tablet/game system blasting noise into the car on a long drive. I wish the audio cable was a bit longer, it’s surprisingly short, but admittedly, it hasn’t stopped by kid from being able to use them.

    These are no frills kids headphones. They don’t have noise cancelling, but they do have a mic built in with a convenient mute button. My kid doesn’t use them to chat yet, but they’re nice to have in the event he needs it. But what is important is what’s built inside the ear cup. Don’t tell your kids, but there’s a volume limiter switch that limits how loud the volume is, which is perfect for young ears. Lord knows I listened to music too loud as a kid, and as a parent, it’s nice to see this feature built into the headphones. It’s set at a certain decibel range, but you can switch it to let in a little more volume if you’re in a loud environment.

    In terms of build quality, they’re all plastic, so I’m not sure how long they’ll last, but I have to say, for $25 I’m impressed with the quality. They’ve already been dropped a few times and they’re no worse off.

    They do fold up, but with ear cups, it doesn’t really save too much space. I wish there was a little travel bag for them but again, a soft bag won’t necessarily prevent any damage when the headphones are being carried in a kids bag with who knows what.

    Bottomline, these are solid headphones for kids at a great price, with volume limiter that can give parents peace of mind that their kids’ hearing is protected from loud decibels of competing headphones.

    Jun 02, 2021 14:38
  • Review by DaveW, 10 out of 10
    Solidly Made and Affordable

    The JLAB JBuddies Pro over ear headset is an expansion to the JLAB lineup aimed directly at younger kids. My 2 kids (6 and 8) already had pairs of the JLAB JBuddies Studio on ear headphones that they got for Christmas from “Santa.” Knowing how well they liked their current headsets I decided to give the Pro over ear version a shot.

    If you are picking these up in store then the packaging tells you everything you need to know about the headsets. This is necessary because there is no included documentation.

    First off my kids tend to play Xbox and Wii U. Both feature 3.5mm headset ports on the controller (Xbox) and gamepad (Wii U). My favorite carryover from the JBuddies Studio is the right angle connector. This connector has been very resilient to daily use and abuse for 6+ months on 2 different headsets. They also use the same braided 3ft cable with inline mic control. The inline mic control is multi-functioned. 1 click to play/pause/answer/hang up, 2 clicks to skip the track forward, and 3 clicks to skip backwards. Unfortunately there is no mic control that allows you to mute/unmute. The earcups, while different from the standard JBuddies uses the same hinge and size adjustment layout. The hinge and adjustment are very easy for my kids to setup on their own, and it’s a robust enough design.

    My oldest has been the primary wearer of the headphones. He likes the way they fit and is able to play for a decent amount of time with them on. I’ve never heard him complain about any comfort issues or difficulties. The earcups do a pretty nice job of blocking outside sounds (for better or worse if you are trying to get their attention). This is a good thing for my son who has some sensory issues that can cause him to overload a bit, so the ability of the headphones to block out the surrounding noise has been a positive for him.

    Under the mesh of the right earcup you will find the volume limiter control. The options are to set the max volume at 85 or 95db. The Studio headphones didn’t have this option and were limited to 85db – which would sometimes cause issues if the room was too noisy. I have left the setting at 85db for right now partially because the headphones block outside noise well enough that the extra volume isn’t really needed.

    Overall, I haven’t seen or heard of any issues from my kids while using the headphones. They seem to like the upgrade over the Studio headphones because they are a little more comfortable and block outside noise out. I like the headphones because I have enough history with JLAB products to know that these will likely hold up for quite a while. The Studios I bought back in December are still going strong and are in great condition, so I have no reason to believe the Pro’s won’t do at least that well. The only real downside is the lack of mic muting. I would really love for that to be included on something like this especially if kids plan to do online gaming or school. You don’t always want or need the mic.

    Jun 23, 2021 00:09
  • Review by Evolved1, 10 out of 10
    Kid and Parent Approved Headphones

    The JLab - JBuddies Studio Pro Over-Ear Headphones are a great addition for anyone with kids. Think about all of the things that trouble you when buying/giving kids headphones and these JBuddies check almost every box. I’ll get into those in a second, but the best feature is the decibel regulator switch on the right ear. Being able to limit the volume is a huge win in protecting a kid’s ears. I tested this out before handing them over to my 9 year old daughter and I didn’t feel like the quality suffered at all with that regulator.

    Let’s get back to the other good things about the JLab JBuddies headphones. Most kids tend to be rough on their headphones and things like the cord start to get worn. Well, the braided nylon cord here seems to be very well built and it’s tangle free which is a plus. It also comes with a built-in mic and switch for use with phone calls or music. I found myself having to review the documentation on the number of button clicks and the associated function so it’s going to take the younger kids a bit to learn them. However, it’s nice to know that it can be used to play, pause, go to the next or previous track, and answer or hang up on phone calls. I also wish it had a volume wheel or rocker, but I won’t hold it against this set.

    Another great thing is the comfort of the earcups. I have worn some that are circular or oval and they can be a little uncomfortable with my ear shape. My daughter also mentioned that another brand’s kid headphones hurt her ears as well. It’s because that circular design is putting pressure on her ear. Well, these JBuddies have a design that’s specifically built with the shape of ears in mind. It’s pretty impressive that they were able to do this. I really liked the feel of that shape coupled with their “cloud foam” pads. My daughter agreed as well. She tested it out while using her tablet. She was watching videos and playing games. She never once complained about the feel and still felt good afterwards since there was no pressure on her ear.

    Ultimately, the JLab - JBuddies Studio Pro Over-Ear Headphones are a sharp, kid approved addition to our household. They have a stylish look while also providing a safe but quality sound for kid entertainment. They look and feel durable while also providing an option to fold them up for more compact storage. I think most parents of young children will appreciate these.

    Jun 08, 2021 23:02
  • Review by CKent, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for road trips

    I know they say these are for kids 8 years old and up, but my daughter is only 6, almost 7 and they're perfect for her. While sound is usually most important with headphones, most kids that age aren't exactly audiophiles, and care more about how comfortable or 'cool' things look over how they function.

    These fit her head perfectly and she said they felt super comfortable. The first time she used them she watched a full-length movie and not once complained about the headphones hurting or anything like that. Plus these headphones are flatter to her head so they don't stick out much. This was a big deal for us since she complained about her 'cat-ear' headphones all the time because they stuck out so much and hit things.

    The wire didn't get in the way at all either. She normally uses these with an iPad so she's close to it anyway. This is great for road trips too, because unlike her other wireless headphones, there's no fiddling around with settings getting the bluetooth to connect, or screams of "I can't hear anything" when the connection cuts out. Kids aren't exactly the most patient during road trips so these JLab headphones make things so much easier.

    Finally we can talk about sound, and according to my daughter, "they sound good".

    There is one other feature dealing with sound that these have, which is an important factor when choosing kids headphones, and that's preventing them from getting too loud. I like the fact that these don't just have one setting built in that limits the decibel level. The problem with those are that sometimes it's too quiet in loud environments. This has a nice hidden switch that you can change to allow for a little more loudness (still limited though). If I have one complaint, it's that this hidden switch has no type of marking or code anywhere to tell you which direction is the 85dB side and which is the 95 dB side. The only place I found any info on that is on the box itself. So you'll have to remember yourself, and it's weird because the higher volume setting is to the left.

    Overall these are great headphones for kids and they won't break the bank, so you don't have to worry about them breaking expensive equipment. I can highly recommend these for anyone who needs a pair of headphones for their kid.

    Jun 08, 2021 11:40
  • Review by CTmom, 6 out of 10
    Not bad for the price

    I had my grandson (8 years old) try these out while he was gaming to see what he thought. They did not pass the 8-year-old test. The first thing we noticed is that the cord is short (36"). He plugged them in to the back of a tabletop all in one and he almost pulled the computer over when he sat back to play. He had to lean forward so as not to pull too hard.

    He said the sound was decent. I found some sounds to have a "hollow" tone to them.

    I do like the controls on the cord. You push the button and it will pause things you are listening to. I have used this feature with YouTube videos. The directions say that two clicks and three clicks should move you a track forward and a track backward but this did not work on YouTube or Spotify. Not sure what I would be listening to on my computer that this would work. No matter how many times I clicked the button, it would just pause and restart the music.

    On the plus side, they are lightweight and comfortable.

    I did not get a chance to try the microphone so I cannot attest to the quality of that.

    The short cord really is an issue though. Even on my laptop, If I move it to the side to get up, the cord pulls on the headset. It really should be longer.

    Jun 02, 2021 20:50
  • Review by Shail, 6 out of 10
    These are just ok

    My 12 year old son has been using these for a week and here are his initial impressions:

    1) Comfortable

    2) The ear cup design is better than circular head phones that he had before

    3) I like the volume limiter feature that won't let the sound go above a certain level (85 to 95 db)

    The things that he didn't like are:

    1) The cord is too small

    2) The controls on the cord don't allow him to adjust volume, skip tracks etc.

    Overall, we think these are ok for the sound, feature and comfort. There are other options in this price range which might be better.

    Jun 15, 2021 18:58
  • Review by 2leo2, 10 out of 10
    Noise Cancelling. Perfect for sound sensitivity

    These headphones have a very unique shape that ergonomically fits all ears. This is perfect for any kid with ears! The noise-canceling switch is cleverly hidden within the headphones so the kids don't mess with it. I love them and my daughter loves them too!

    Jun 09, 2021 10:32
  • 8.8score
    Bose - Sport Earbuds True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    Bose Sport Earbuds are true wireless earbuds engineered to produce clear and balanced sound in any listening environment. StayHear Max tips mold to your ears with soft silicone and won’t fall out, no matter how demanding your workout is. Bose Sport Earbuds go through rigorous quality testing for durability and they’re rated IPX4 - designed to resist moisture from sweat and weather. And instead of buttons, a capacitive touch interface lets you simply tap to play or pause music, answer calls, and more. With a battery life of up to five hours get ready to beat your personal best, again and again.

    8 Features
  • Bose lifelike sound.: Bose proprietary acoustic port design and a premium, high-efficiency driver combine to deliver deep, rich sound. Volume-Optimized Active EQ automatically boosts the lows and highs — so music, videos and voices always sound balanced at any listening level.
  • Comfort and stability.: Because every ear is different, Bose Sport Earbuds are made of soft silicone and come with three sizes of StayHear™ Max tips. An umbrella-shaped tip and the extended flexible wing keep your Bose Sport Earbuds securely in place — no matter how intense your workout.
  • Sweat and weather resistant.: Designed to resist moisture, these wireless sport earbuds go through rigorous quality testing for durability, so they’ll stay in top shape, just like you. They’re rated IPX4, so they’ll stand up to splashing water in case you get caught in the rain on a run.
  • Intuitive simple touch controls.: Bose Sport Earbuds feature a capacitive touch interface that lets you swipe up and down for volume control (optional) and tap to play or pause music, answer calls or engage a Shortcut function of your choice, like checking your battery level.
  • Up to 5-hour battery life.: These sports earbuds provide up to five hours of battery life per charge. When fully charged, the case can provide two full charges for up to 10 more hours. If your battery runs out when on the go, do a 15-minute charge for up to two hours of battery life.
  • Advanced beamforming microphone array.: Now hands-free calls are even clearer with an integrated advanced microphone system that is designed to focus on your voice while reducing the sound of wind and noise around you.
  • Bose Music app.: Bose Sport Earbuds connect to the free Bose Music app, which lets you name your wireless sports earphones, set the controls the way you like them, check your battery, and more.
  • LEGAL*: *Bose, Bose Music and Bose Sport Earbuds are trademarks of Bose Corporation. OD852489_00, 838211-0010_A
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by bTobin, 8 out of 10
    These buds have some faults, but not in sound

    PROS:

    - Audio quality is the best I’ve tested so far. It’s Bose, c’mon.

    - comfort (yes I listed that as a con as well but since comfort is based very much on your ear shape, Bose has done a good job getting these as comfortable as possible)

    - IPX4 resists sweat or getting caught in rain. Other non-sport buds tend to be IPX2

    - Stay put during intense workouts. I’m not sure how but I jumped and threw my head everywhere and they stayed in

    - Made with sports and active users in mind, great for workouts!

    - 15 min charge gives 2 hours of playback (I tested this and they lasted about 2 hours 10 min.)

    CONS:

    - Voice assistant is phone default (samsung users, this means bixby NOT google)

    - Can not turn off voice assistant touch shortcut

    - Touch sensitivity is very high, accidental touch happens a lot. Make fitting adjustments carefully

    - personal con but your ears may be different: Comfort is only decent. For me, they are starting to feel a little uncomfortable after about an hour (still better than other brands for me)

    - “Standby mode” still drains battery. They will die if you set them down but not in the case. No off button.

    - Battery life is only at the “average” of 5 hours. Airpods are similar but galaxy buds Live blow that out of the water and google “mentos” pixel buds are 5 hours but 24 hours more in the case

    - Case only has 10 hours of spare charge despite being bigger/more awkward than airpods, galaxy and pixel and no wireless charging for the case

    TL;DR:

    The new Bose Sport Earbuds are made for active users who need a bud to stay in place no matter how much they sweat or move and bounce. So far they have passed that test and provide overall comfort while doing it. I do have weird ear shapes but I still get a pretty good fit and comfort from these buds. Make sure to try out all 3 sizes, I found one ear needs a small but the other needs medium. Overall they feel good, definitely for a short workout or run, and the audio quality is fantastic. There’s a tight seal that naturally blocks some background noise, they have touch controls, 5 hour playback and sturdy carrying case with 10 hours extra charge. They can take on sweat and rain but don’t go swimming with them in. Overall great sound, a bit quirky settings and app, but nothing that would make me return them.

    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?! FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Packaging is nice and clean with a black box that has the case, earbuds, S, M, L ear tips, short USB-C charging cable, (NO wall plug) and some paperwork/warranty etc inside. The manual is found online but is not included in the box. My buds came with about 80% charge but it’s good practice to charge up fully before your first use.

    Once I had a full charge and the Bose app downloaded, I was able to easily connect the buds to my Galaxy phone (s9+). I started trying the different ear tips with the helpful fit guide in the app and noticed a few annoyances. Not with the fit but with the touch sensitivity. As I’m fiddling with the buds, trying to get them in my ear, switching the tips out, or just making a small adjustment, I was constantly triggering my phone voice assistant or starting music or hearing the battery status. I went into the app to turn off or adjust those settings and was unfortunately unable to do much.

    You can turn off the “in-ear detection” and auto play pause but there is NO way to turn off the voice assistant shortcut. This is extra annoying for any samsung user who chooses google assistant over bixby (aka 99% of galaxy owners) because these buds do not allow you to pick your voice assistant, it is only the factory default assistant on your phone. That also means iphone users who may choose google over siri, you will not be able to choose google. Almost more annoying is when I realized it was bixby only, I figured I would simply turn off the assistant feature, but I could not, so now I’m stuck telling my phone no I do not want to set up bixby right now every time I touch the right bud a little too long. I feel like this is a major oversight for Bose and hope that a firmware or app update will allow more options based on your preference for assistant. Luckily that can be addressed easily so I wouldn’t make a purchase decision based on that.

    AUDIO PERFORMANCE:

    Let’s be honest, the reason you buy headphones is to listen to audio, other features are nice, but what good are headphones with bad audio? Bose engineers have always been magicians at making powerful, immersive sound come out of small speakers and these sport buds are no exception. As I was struggling to get a good fit and the touch controls started triggering I thought these buds may not be worth it. The negatives were piling up and I was getting frustrated...Then I played some music and literally smiled and thought, Bose, you always crush it in sound quality and the frustration melted away. I started by playing some clean, well engineered acoustic music. A great place to start any audio test, providing deep punchy lows and full of dynamic shifts and large frequency range. I was immediately hit with the feeling I was surrounded by music and my body was full of sound. The guitar was coming through clean and crisp but still punching with low frequencies. The buds do a great job of filling your head with sound and cleanly providing equal levels to each ear at all volumes. Bose has some kind of fancy name for a feature that prevents “buzzing” or “rattle” noises at high volume giving you clean sound at any level, which I’m proud to say is true. I couldn’t crank them to 100 because it was getting too loud for comfort but at the highest I could take, they were still very clean and crisp. Look, in short, Bose will always have good quality, these aren’t going to be insane quality like headphones in the $250+ range from Bose or others but for the price, you get a very good quality and 90% of users don’t have well enough trained ears to notice a difference anyway. If you do, you’re not buying 170 dollar sports buds.

    OTHER NOTES/OVERALL:

    One thing I wanted to mention, I wanted to see what would happen if you put the buds down or in your pocket but NOT in the case. The manual says after 20 min it will go into standby to save your battery. Unfortunately, after my testing, I found this to not work well at all. When I set the buds on the table and left them there I noticed every time I bumped the table or moved the buds a little they would turn on and connect to my phone. I would have to disconnect them once I noticed and they would go to standby or reconnect to my phone in a vicious cycle. Eventually I went to bed leaving them out overnight and in the morning they were fully dead. The only way to turn them OFF is putting them in the case (as noted in the manual). I did not try this after turning off the “in-ear detection” so maybe connection issues would be less with that off.

    Luckily a dead pair of headphones gave me the chance to do a 15 min charge and see if they truly last 2 hours. I used a stopwatch, charged for 15 minutes and then played spotify music streaming at about 70% volume and they lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes before they would start to turn off. I could wake them and use them about 10 or 15 minutes longer before they fully died.

    The case still shows 4 dots of power but no way to get a percentage, however that is after 3 days of heavy use and at least one FULL recharge of the buds. Bose says it holds 10 hours but so far I think it may be a bit more than that. Figure 10 to be safe though.

    Overall I really enjoy the audio quality of these sports buds. That’s the biggest use of headphones and get 5 stars for that, the reason I’m marking them 4 overall is because for all the great quality in sound, they have little quirks and annoyances that other big name buds do not have. They are minimal issues and ALL products will always have some falls, it’s up to you to decide if they are too bad to get over or not an issue at all.

    These are Bose's sport edition and therefore offer better sweat and moisture protection than most and will stay put no matter what kind of movement you do. They are not noise canceling, but they do seal tight in your ear and block out a decent amount of background noise because of it. Some people don’t like that effect so it’s worth noting, they do “plug” your ears pretty good.

    Call quality is good in the minimum testing I did, just as good as any others, nothing I’m going to brag about though.

    If you need a good, true wireless earbud option for your active lifestyle and don’t care much for custom features or controls but still want above average audio quality and long lasting comfort, you can’t go wrong with these sport buds from Bose.

    Sep 26, 2020 14:18
  • Review by Linksys, 8 out of 10
    Great...but missing one feature

    These are the first earbuds with this design that I did not have to adjust one time after putting them in. Even using them on a treadmill for an hour long workout I did not have to adjust them. The Bose StayHear feature isn’t just marketing hype, it really works. Though fit is subjective, I think they are very comfortable to wear for a long period of time. Like most earbuds you get three different size ear tips, small, medium (what they come installed with) and large.

    In terms of sound they are basically what you would expect from Bose with a nice balanced sound. Not to much bass, but not to little, so no matter the genre, I think you’ll be happy. Bose doesn’t give you any control over the sound though, even with the app there’s no sound profiles or EQ settings. When making calls I could clearly hear the person I was talking to and they said the same.

    On the hardware front they’re a little bit bigger than others, especially for the case. It’s not that they’re huge, it’s just you’ll definitely notice these more than some in your pocket. The earbuds and case have a very nice high quality feel to them, the buds stay in place with a strong magnet and the case has a strong secure latch. They use USB-C to charge, but it’s 2020 so everything should by now!

    The one missing feature...you can’t use the left one by itself for calls! You can use the left one for just music, but only the right has a microphone. This isn’t a dealbreaker for me, it’s just a feature I think they should have as I have cheaper ones that do.

    If you’re looking for earbuds for working out or any kind of activity, next to the design that hook over your ear, personally I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a better pair.

    Sep 26, 2020 15:10
  • Review by Evolved1, 10 out of 10
    Great Feel, Functionality, & Sound

    The Bose Sport Earbuds bring a lot of versatility to your listening pleasure. These are designed to help you take on your workouts and rigorous activities without having to deal with wires, worry about them getting sweaty, or be concerned with them falling out.

    First things first, let me share that these don’t really have noise canceling abilities. However, these come with 3 sets of StayHear Max tips that you can use to find a tight, comfortable seal in your ear canal. This is key for a couple of different reasons. The first is that it helps to muffle out some exterior noise to provide better sound. The second is that it allows the earbud to sit closer to the ear for a snug fit while on the move. I have worn these for as long as 3.5 hours and I never had any discomfort. Once I made sure that the earbud was snug in my ear, I never felt it move during outdoor activities like walking, running, and yard work. As far as the ambient noise goes, the earbuds did a really good job of muffling things enough so that I could listen to whatever. My favorite test with any headphones or earbuds is mowing the lawn. While it didn’t block out the lawnmower completely, it was good enough where I didn’t think the mower was loud and annoying.

    To go along with that, I really liked the charging case. Compared to some others on the market, this thing is the hidden gem. The LED indicator on front is great to see the current status of what the case can provide. When full, the case will provide 10 additional hours of listening over 2 charges. It also claims to do a 15 minute quick charge that will give 2 hours of listening time. I was very pleased with the quick charging when I was shifting from activity to activity with downtime in between. I also love the magnetic snap when the earbuds attach to the case for the charging. That is so much easier than others that I have to squeeze and conform to the case.

    Lastly, you have to download the Bose Music app. This was super easy to work with and it allowed me to customize the name of the earbuds as well as set up the functionality of the right and left earbuds. I use mine to check the battery level, answer calls, and play/pause music. It’s great to be able to have that touch functionality without a button present. Hopefully, the software connection will come with future updates to have more options.

    All in all, the Bose Sport Earbuds are a great find. The sound is terrific and the fit is fantastic once you determine what set of tips fit best. I look forward to further fun when I try wearing them during longer runs and playing basketball. Not having wires and the sweat/weather resistance will allow me to push the limits of enjoyment with these earbuds.

    Oct 01, 2020 23:46
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    Great noise canceling

    I am always looking for a wireless noise canceling ear buds for my devices. I enjoy my AirPods but they are a little too big for my ears, and they seem to slip out at any movement of my head. I was excited to try these Bose Sport Earbuds and was happy tryst they fit well in my small sized ears. After a few weeks here are my thoughts.

    Pros:

    -Easy set up. So before I was able to use them, you download the Bose App to maximize the effects and usage of these buds. Connection to my devices (both Apple and Android) were effortless.

    -Rich sound: they offer such a nice rich sound, weather watching a movie, tv show, or listening to music, all around sound quality is amazing. When using for phone calls, the bass is not too high and I can hear the other callers really well.

    -Noise cancelling: this is where I feel they truly shine as an earbud. I was watching my Lakers on my tablet in the restroom because we have an air filter that turns on with the light switch, which can get rather loud. Testing them in that room, I was able to still hear the play by play without any straining (no pun intended). I then transitioned to watch a Star Wars movie and again was met with such clarity of sound, hearing the mix of dialogue and music while subduing that fan noise. Moving onto my music library I was able to get a great sound listening to some AC/DC guitar playing and not having to increase the volume to much because the noise cancelling was amazing.

    -Fit: as stated before, these Bose Earbuds fit really well in my ear. They feel comfortable and they come with two sizes for wingtips. The default wing tips are the smaller ones and they fit nice and I was able to do some light jogging with the, on, not feeling them loose or about to fall out. This is a major plus for me as my AirPods feel weird because of their size, along with the stem touching my cheeks.

    Mixed feelings

    -Wireless charging/battery life. They come with a charging case, the earbuds themselves gives you decent battery life. I timed it to about 5.5 hours of constant use before they needed to be recharged. I wish they were just a little more in the battery life, maybe an extra 2 hours for those who take cross country flights, a solid 8 hours would have been ideal.

    Overall, I am really excited at Bose’s Sport Earbuds.

    Oct 07, 2020 18:01
  • Review by JKinSYR, 4 out of 10
    Underwhelming earbuds that underperform

    In the box you get your Bose Sport Earbuds and 3 sets of eartips (S, M, L), the charging case, USB-C to USB-A charging cable, and recommended to download the Bose Music app from your devices' App Store.

    These earbuds are not at all what I would have expected from Bose, and trust me I'm a fan of Bose products. These are absolutely poor earbuds that don't perform up to the expectations of their selling price or to the rich quality of Bose.

    I have an iPhone XR and the earbuds were able to pair up quickly and I was ready to go. I like the pill case for housing and charging the earbuds because it keeps them protected well when they're not being used in my ears. The issues started to occur when I placed these into my ears. These can't stay put in my ears without constantly falling out. I know this is an anatomical issue that each person will have with his/her ear and shape. I have tried all 3 of the eartips provided and can't find a fit that works and I feel that is due to the poor design of these ear tips. The umbrella tip is far too bulbous, and according to Bose it's what they offer as the best suited fit for most to all ear types/shapes. The material used in these StayHear Max tips is not very good silicone. I compare the current tips on the Sport Earbuds to a pair of MIE2 Bose headphones that fit extremely well in my ears and never fall out. Not sure why the design team made such a flawed umbrella tip design that just doesn't work well, and has too much material to fit into/onto the canal area comfortably. These are supposed to be sport headphones for moving and running, but I can't trust these to stay in my ears when I walk from my desk to the fridge because they fall out. Let alone the design of these earbuds is just too bulky and not very form fitting or pleasant to look at. I feel like I look like Shrek when I'm wearing these because they look like bolts coming out of my ears.

    As for the simple touch controls on these headphones, the features are truly underwhelming. Your right ear bud gives you Siri with one tap. Also a double tap on the right earbud answers a call, since this also is the side with the microphone. One nice feature is that in the Bose Music app you can toggle on/off a feature to stop the music when the earbud senses it is not in your ear any longer. The double tap starts or stops your music when listening to music. The left earbud is next to useless because the touch feature you can set is either 1) to skip forward a song or 2) hear your battery level. As for changing the volume on your earbuds, you will need to rely on your device. I was baffled by this shortcoming for a pair of headphones like Bose. If I'm using Bluetooth wireless earbuds, I'm using them because I don't want to reach for my device to control the volume up or down, or to unlock my phone to replay a song or forward a song. Bose dropped the ball on the touch features because they are lacking severely on innovation and technology at this space and price point. You can activate Siri, accept a phone call, play/pause music, skip a track. That's all the features built into the touch capability. You are not able to adjust volume up/down, replay a song, active ANC (because it's not offered), or bring up a built in equalizer sound setting preference.

    So let's get to the sound quality next. The musical genres I listen to are various and I felt like these earbuds offer just mediocre sound. Nothing that is extra crisp for clarity allowing you to hear low tones or high tones. The bass capability on these is lacking as well, and it's quite disappointing. Bose packages these earbuds as "volume optimized Active EQ" earbuds for an overall quality sound. I think the sound is just ok, and I have found better sound and depth to the same music and songs I listen to on other wireless earbuds that cost less than half of these. I have noticed that there is a lag on these Sport Earbuds that when you click the volume up/down on your device it takes a second for the earbuds to respond with a delay. Again, since my device is the only way I can control any volume this is another poor user experience. Another glitch I'm seeing on a continual basis is the volume resets on the headphones to a higher volume setting than when you left the phone earlier. My iPhone has the ringer and device volumes set to low. Any time that I get a new email or notification the chime is coming in at 100% volume on my earbuds, which can be harshly loud when you're working. One good thing is that you can pull out only one of the earbuds from the case and have that work independently for listening to audio. If you want to have a chat, you'll need to make sure the right earbud is the one you pull out since that has the microphone on it.

    The Bose Music app allows you to see the battery levels for the independent earbuds so that's helpful to see visually. The app doesn't have many features to it that make it an app to accentuate the listening experience. Other audio makers have apps that offer listening customizations or preferred audio controls to space out your sound. This Bose Music app doesn't offer any advanced features at all besides being a place to see battery levels or to instruct what your left tap will do on the left earbud.

    As for making a phone call, the sound is acceptable and the microphone picks up my speech well so the other receiving party can hear my voice well. This is a great microphone for phone calls and using it for work conference video calls for example. I'm happy with the audio quality in phone and video calls.

    Overall I had high hopes for Bose Sport Earbuds. These carry the Bose name on the side of the earbuds so it portrays a high quality product and will impress others. As a user/owner of these I just was not impressed with the fit, sound quality, touch features, or the lackluster app. I'm hoping that there will be many app updates that will make these headphones better for audiophiles that enjoy listening to music or videos. Sorry for the long winded review, but I hope this helps to make an educated purchase.

    PRO:

    Nice charging case

    Good clarity on audio phone/video calls

    CON:

    Underwhelming Bose Music app

    Mediocre sound quality

    Poor comfort and fit

    Lacking buttons and lack of advanced touch controls

    Size and bulk doesn't look appealing

    Sep 28, 2020 19:00
  • Review by Ponskippa, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Sound Quality.. Poor noise isolation

    I'm going to be a little critical about these earbuds because admittedly.. I had high expectations after getting my hands on them. So.. My first complaint, They are a little big and bulky. They don't weigh hardly anything.. but they remind me of the first bluetooth earbuds that were sold , you know with the big hooks that go around your ear and you saw people in suits using to talk on the phone? They are stamped with a huge Bose logo on them.. not a big deal but im not the type of person who likes to walk around showing off brands and logos to the world. I prefer a clean, low key modern design. These earbuds do not have noise cancellation and the included rubber tips do not create a perfect seal in my ear. if you plan on using these earbuds outdoors or in loud environments, you will hear just about everything going on around you. I could still hear people talking 6 feet away from me with these on and the volume at about 60-65% The smaller ones were too small and only exacerbated the issue, and the larger tips were not comfortable for me. The hook design doesn't stay put in my ears and kept popping out. The earbuds stayed in place, but I could feel the hooks pop out every now and then. It could be a personal issue. Maybe it's my ears, maybe you'll have a better fit and experience with them. They aren't the worst.. but they certainly aren't the best design either.

    Call quality and microphone quality is excellent. The people I spoke to on phone calls all said I sounded nice , loud and clear. They all mostly said it sounded as if I was holding my handset up against my face.

    Going back to the fact that the ear tips do not completely seal outside ambient noise.. It makes using these earbuds for phone calls a pleasure. Because I can still hear myself talking, even with both earbuds in place and I don't feel like I need to scream or am talking too loud when I am on the phone with these. I adjusted to the fact and appreciate it a bit. Those of you who jog or bike ride will especially appreciate it because you'll be able to hear any oncoming dangers.. ya know.. cars, etc etc. You'll remain aware of your surroundings if you keep the music at a moderate volume.

    They are sweat and water resistant so you don't need to worry about your sweat or a little rain ruining them.

    Sound quality is excellent, as expected from Bose. The sound is well balanced to my ears. Bass is nice and punchy without overpowering everything else. Mids are prominent without being muddy and Treble is crisp and bright without sounding tinny. Honestly.. these earbuds are best used in quiet environments because you will only hear the beautiful sound of music streaming into your ears. They do sound great and it makes me forgive the negatives about them. It's just hard for me to recommend them to someone who wants to use these to drown out the loud sounds of the busy world around them. At the gym, I can still hear the weights clanking and the music they blast over the speakers. If the lack of outside noise isolation is not a deal breaker for you, or if you mostly plan on using these indoors in quiet environments such as the office or at home.. then Id say go for it. It's a love/hate relationship with these for me but I will hang onto them and enjoy my music with them when I'm relaxing at home or in bed.

    Sep 27, 2020 04:19
  • Review by Intodogs, 10 out of 10
    Great earbuds for a fitness enthusiast...

    These were on my adult daughter’s wish list for Christmas . She walks a high bridge in Brunswick, Georgia as part of her fitness routine. It can get noisy with cars going by. She had a pair of wired earbuds that needed replacing. These have been raved on by her since she started using them. I was afraid the larger size would be an issue. Quite the opposite. The blue color was an added bonus. I am so pleased I got these for her.

    Dec 27, 2020 13:03
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable, clear sound and stay in your ears

    These earbuds are specifically designed to be used during exercise or outdoor activities.

    The successor of the SoundSport Free wireless headphones.

    It has the clear, crisp and neutral Bose sound. Sound has clear detail, with balanced amount of bass: Feel the bass at louder volumes but it’s never overpowering. With higher sounds clear above the bass.

    The earbuds are designed to stay as best as possible in your ears, with silicone tips that wrap around the ear bridge. It comes with three sets of ear tips (S/M/L).

    The pill shaped charger is on the large side. The battery on the earbuds are rated for 5 hours, and the case provide two full charges, so around 15 hours combined before having to recharge the case.

    The case has an USB-C connector, and the box comes with a short USB-C to USB-A cable.

    The earbuds themselves have no physical buttons. Instead, each earbud has touch sensors, as follows:

    Right earbud: Long press invokes the assistant from the phone (Siri on iPhone or Google Assistant on Android). It also handles call control during phone calls.

    Right earbud: Double press: Play / Pause

    The left earbud does nothing unless configured from the phone app: The choice is either to announce (voice) the battery level, or to skip song with a double tap.

    That's it. No other controls. It's very minimalist; however it works. Unlike other headphones that have complicated gestures that are a hit or miss, this just works.

    To pair with another phone, it can be done either via the app, or from the single pairing button that’s on the inside of the case.

    App: It uses 'Bose Music' which is the same as for other newer Bose products like headphone or smart speakers.

    The initial pairing can be done from the Bose Music app, and it has plenty of animated assistants to guide through the very simple process.

    Also all the other pairing codes for the earbuds can be managed from the app, including removing other devices. This is pretty nice and I think Bose does this best.

    That said, it connects to only one device at a time and it reconnects to the last one used, although it remembers several devices.

    Another nicety is that removing the right earbud pauses the music, and continues playing when putting it back on. Removing the left does nothing (It doesn't have the sensor to know it's on). When on phone calls, sounds comes out of both earbuds, or one can just wear the right side.

    Other details:

    - Bluetooth 5.0. It can also connects to computers but one device at a time.

    - IPX4 water resistant, not submergible.

    - No active noise cancellation. Passive noise cancellation (insulation) is very good, and lets a minimal amount of ambient sound in to be aware of surroundings.

    Overall it's a great fully wireless earbuds with an excellent sound profile, and designed for sports, so they stay in the ears.

    Sep 29, 2020 21:40
  • 8.6score
    Bose - Sport Earbuds True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    Bose Sport Earbuds are true wireless earbuds engineered to produce clear and balanced sound in any listening environment. StayHear Max tips mold to your ears with soft silicone and won’t fall out, no matter how demanding your workout is. Bose Sport Earbuds go through rigorous quality testing for durability and they’re rated IPX4 - designed to resist moisture from sweat and weather. And instead of buttons, a capacitive touch interface lets you simply tap to play or pause music, answer calls, and more. With a battery life of up to five hours get ready to beat your personal best, again and again.

    8 Features
  • Bose lifelike sound.: Bose proprietary acoustic port design and a premium, high-efficiency driver combine to deliver deep, rich sound. Volume-Optimized Active EQ automatically boosts the lows and highs — so music, videos and voices always sound balanced at any listening level.
  • Comfort and stability.: Because every ear is different, Bose Sport Earbuds are made of soft silicone and come with three sizes of StayHear™ Max tips. An umbrella-shaped tip and the extended flexible wing keep your Bose Sport Earbuds securely in place — no matter how intense your workout.
  • Sweat and weather resistant.: Designed to resist moisture, these wireless sport earbuds go through rigorous quality testing for durability, so they’ll stay in top shape, just like you. They’re rated IPX4, so they’ll stand up to splashing water in case you get caught in the rain on a run.
  • Intuitive simple touch controls.: Bose Sport Earbuds feature a capacitive touch interface that lets you swipe up and down for volume control (optional) and tap to play or pause music, answer calls or engage a Shortcut function of your choice, like checking your battery level.
  • Up to 5-hour battery life.: These sports earbuds provide up to five hours of battery life per charge. When fully charged, the case can provide two full charges for up to 10 more hours. If your battery runs out when on the go, do a 15-minute charge for up to two hours of battery life.
  • Advanced beamforming microphone array.: Now hands-free calls are even clearer with an integrated advanced microphone system that is designed to focus on your voice while reducing the sound of wind and noise around you.
  • Bose Music app.: Bose Sport Earbuds connect to the free Bose Music app, which lets you name your wireless sports earphones, set the controls the way you like them, check your battery, and more.
  • LEGAL*: *Bose, Bose Music and Bose Sport Earbuds are trademarks of Bose Corporation. OD852489_00, 838211-0010_A
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by bTobin, 8 out of 10
    These buds have some faults, but not in sound

    PROS:

    - Audio quality is the best I’ve tested so far. It’s Bose, c’mon.

    - comfort (yes I listed that as a con as well but since comfort is based very much on your ear shape, Bose has done a good job getting these as comfortable as possible)

    - IPX4 resists sweat or getting caught in rain. Other non-sport buds tend to be IPX2

    - Stay put during intense workouts. I’m not sure how but I jumped and threw my head everywhere and they stayed in

    - Made with sports and active users in mind, great for workouts!

    - 15 min charge gives 2 hours of playback (I tested this and they lasted about 2 hours 10 min.)

    CONS:

    - Voice assistant is phone default (samsung users, this means bixby NOT google)

    - Can not turn off voice assistant touch shortcut

    - Touch sensitivity is very high, accidental touch happens a lot. Make fitting adjustments carefully

    - personal con but your ears may be different: Comfort is only decent. For me, they are starting to feel a little uncomfortable after about an hour (still better than other brands for me)

    - “Standby mode” still drains battery. They will die if you set them down but not in the case. No off button.

    - Battery life is only at the “average” of 5 hours. Airpods are similar but galaxy buds Live blow that out of the water and google “mentos” pixel buds are 5 hours but 24 hours more in the case

    - Case only has 10 hours of spare charge despite being bigger/more awkward than airpods, galaxy and pixel and no wireless charging for the case

    TL;DR:

    The new Bose Sport Earbuds are made for active users who need a bud to stay in place no matter how much they sweat or move and bounce. So far they have passed that test and provide overall comfort while doing it. I do have weird ear shapes but I still get a pretty good fit and comfort from these buds. Make sure to try out all 3 sizes, I found one ear needs a small but the other needs medium. Overall they feel good, definitely for a short workout or run, and the audio quality is fantastic. There’s a tight seal that naturally blocks some background noise, they have touch controls, 5 hour playback and sturdy carrying case with 10 hours extra charge. They can take on sweat and rain but don’t go swimming with them in. Overall great sound, a bit quirky settings and app, but nothing that would make me return them.

    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?! FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Packaging is nice and clean with a black box that has the case, earbuds, S, M, L ear tips, short USB-C charging cable, (NO wall plug) and some paperwork/warranty etc inside. The manual is found online but is not included in the box. My buds came with about 80% charge but it’s good practice to charge up fully before your first use.

    Once I had a full charge and the Bose app downloaded, I was able to easily connect the buds to my Galaxy phone (s9+). I started trying the different ear tips with the helpful fit guide in the app and noticed a few annoyances. Not with the fit but with the touch sensitivity. As I’m fiddling with the buds, trying to get them in my ear, switching the tips out, or just making a small adjustment, I was constantly triggering my phone voice assistant or starting music or hearing the battery status. I went into the app to turn off or adjust those settings and was unfortunately unable to do much.

    You can turn off the “in-ear detection” and auto play pause but there is NO way to turn off the voice assistant shortcut. This is extra annoying for any samsung user who chooses google assistant over bixby (aka 99% of galaxy owners) because these buds do not allow you to pick your voice assistant, it is only the factory default assistant on your phone. That also means iphone users who may choose google over siri, you will not be able to choose google. Almost more annoying is when I realized it was bixby only, I figured I would simply turn off the assistant feature, but I could not, so now I’m stuck telling my phone no I do not want to set up bixby right now every time I touch the right bud a little too long. I feel like this is a major oversight for Bose and hope that a firmware or app update will allow more options based on your preference for assistant. Luckily that can be addressed easily so I wouldn’t make a purchase decision based on that.

    AUDIO PERFORMANCE:

    Let’s be honest, the reason you buy headphones is to listen to audio, other features are nice, but what good are headphones with bad audio? Bose engineers have always been magicians at making powerful, immersive sound come out of small speakers and these sport buds are no exception. As I was struggling to get a good fit and the touch controls started triggering I thought these buds may not be worth it. The negatives were piling up and I was getting frustrated...Then I played some music and literally smiled and thought, Bose, you always crush it in sound quality and the frustration melted away. I started by playing some clean, well engineered acoustic music. A great place to start any audio test, providing deep punchy lows and full of dynamic shifts and large frequency range. I was immediately hit with the feeling I was surrounded by music and my body was full of sound. The guitar was coming through clean and crisp but still punching with low frequencies. The buds do a great job of filling your head with sound and cleanly providing equal levels to each ear at all volumes. Bose has some kind of fancy name for a feature that prevents “buzzing” or “rattle” noises at high volume giving you clean sound at any level, which I’m proud to say is true. I couldn’t crank them to 100 because it was getting too loud for comfort but at the highest I could take, they were still very clean and crisp. Look, in short, Bose will always have good quality, these aren’t going to be insane quality like headphones in the $250+ range from Bose or others but for the price, you get a very good quality and 90% of users don’t have well enough trained ears to notice a difference anyway. If you do, you’re not buying 170 dollar sports buds.

    OTHER NOTES/OVERALL:

    One thing I wanted to mention, I wanted to see what would happen if you put the buds down or in your pocket but NOT in the case. The manual says after 20 min it will go into standby to save your battery. Unfortunately, after my testing, I found this to not work well at all. When I set the buds on the table and left them there I noticed every time I bumped the table or moved the buds a little they would turn on and connect to my phone. I would have to disconnect them once I noticed and they would go to standby or reconnect to my phone in a vicious cycle. Eventually I went to bed leaving them out overnight and in the morning they were fully dead. The only way to turn them OFF is putting them in the case (as noted in the manual). I did not try this after turning off the “in-ear detection” so maybe connection issues would be less with that off.

    Luckily a dead pair of headphones gave me the chance to do a 15 min charge and see if they truly last 2 hours. I used a stopwatch, charged for 15 minutes and then played spotify music streaming at about 70% volume and they lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes before they would start to turn off. I could wake them and use them about 10 or 15 minutes longer before they fully died.

    The case still shows 4 dots of power but no way to get a percentage, however that is after 3 days of heavy use and at least one FULL recharge of the buds. Bose says it holds 10 hours but so far I think it may be a bit more than that. Figure 10 to be safe though.

    Overall I really enjoy the audio quality of these sports buds. That’s the biggest use of headphones and get 5 stars for that, the reason I’m marking them 4 overall is because for all the great quality in sound, they have little quirks and annoyances that other big name buds do not have. They are minimal issues and ALL products will always have some falls, it’s up to you to decide if they are too bad to get over or not an issue at all.

    These are Bose's sport edition and therefore offer better sweat and moisture protection than most and will stay put no matter what kind of movement you do. They are not noise canceling, but they do seal tight in your ear and block out a decent amount of background noise because of it. Some people don’t like that effect so it’s worth noting, they do “plug” your ears pretty good.

    Call quality is good in the minimum testing I did, just as good as any others, nothing I’m going to brag about though.

    If you need a good, true wireless earbud option for your active lifestyle and don’t care much for custom features or controls but still want above average audio quality and long lasting comfort, you can’t go wrong with these sport buds from Bose.

    Sep 26, 2020 14:18
  • Review by Linksys, 8 out of 10
    Great...but missing one feature

    These are the first earbuds with this design that I did not have to adjust one time after putting them in. Even using them on a treadmill for an hour long workout I did not have to adjust them. The Bose StayHear feature isn’t just marketing hype, it really works. Though fit is subjective, I think they are very comfortable to wear for a long period of time. Like most earbuds you get three different size ear tips, small, medium (what they come installed with) and large.

    In terms of sound they are basically what you would expect from Bose with a nice balanced sound. Not to much bass, but not to little, so no matter the genre, I think you’ll be happy. Bose doesn’t give you any control over the sound though, even with the app there’s no sound profiles or EQ settings. When making calls I could clearly hear the person I was talking to and they said the same.

    On the hardware front they’re a little bit bigger than others, especially for the case. It’s not that they’re huge, it’s just you’ll definitely notice these more than some in your pocket. The earbuds and case have a very nice high quality feel to them, the buds stay in place with a strong magnet and the case has a strong secure latch. They use USB-C to charge, but it’s 2020 so everything should by now!

    The one missing feature...you can’t use the left one by itself for calls! You can use the left one for just music, but only the right has a microphone. This isn’t a dealbreaker for me, it’s just a feature I think they should have as I have cheaper ones that do.

    If you’re looking for earbuds for working out or any kind of activity, next to the design that hook over your ear, personally I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a better pair.

    Sep 26, 2020 15:10
  • Review by Evolved1, 10 out of 10
    Great Feel, Functionality, & Sound

    The Bose Sport Earbuds bring a lot of versatility to your listening pleasure. These are designed to help you take on your workouts and rigorous activities without having to deal with wires, worry about them getting sweaty, or be concerned with them falling out.

    First things first, let me share that these don’t really have noise canceling abilities. However, these come with 3 sets of StayHear Max tips that you can use to find a tight, comfortable seal in your ear canal. This is key for a couple of different reasons. The first is that it helps to muffle out some exterior noise to provide better sound. The second is that it allows the earbud to sit closer to the ear for a snug fit while on the move. I have worn these for as long as 3.5 hours and I never had any discomfort. Once I made sure that the earbud was snug in my ear, I never felt it move during outdoor activities like walking, running, and yard work. As far as the ambient noise goes, the earbuds did a really good job of muffling things enough so that I could listen to whatever. My favorite test with any headphones or earbuds is mowing the lawn. While it didn’t block out the lawnmower completely, it was good enough where I didn’t think the mower was loud and annoying.

    To go along with that, I really liked the charging case. Compared to some others on the market, this thing is the hidden gem. The LED indicator on front is great to see the current status of what the case can provide. When full, the case will provide 10 additional hours of listening over 2 charges. It also claims to do a 15 minute quick charge that will give 2 hours of listening time. I was very pleased with the quick charging when I was shifting from activity to activity with downtime in between. I also love the magnetic snap when the earbuds attach to the case for the charging. That is so much easier than others that I have to squeeze and conform to the case.

    Lastly, you have to download the Bose Music app. This was super easy to work with and it allowed me to customize the name of the earbuds as well as set up the functionality of the right and left earbuds. I use mine to check the battery level, answer calls, and play/pause music. It’s great to be able to have that touch functionality without a button present. Hopefully, the software connection will come with future updates to have more options.

    All in all, the Bose Sport Earbuds are a great find. The sound is terrific and the fit is fantastic once you determine what set of tips fit best. I look forward to further fun when I try wearing them during longer runs and playing basketball. Not having wires and the sweat/weather resistance will allow me to push the limits of enjoyment with these earbuds.

    Oct 01, 2020 23:46
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    Great noise canceling

    I am always looking for a wireless noise canceling ear buds for my devices. I enjoy my AirPods but they are a little too big for my ears, and they seem to slip out at any movement of my head. I was excited to try these Bose Sport Earbuds and was happy tryst they fit well in my small sized ears. After a few weeks here are my thoughts.

    Pros:

    -Easy set up. So before I was able to use them, you download the Bose App to maximize the effects and usage of these buds. Connection to my devices (both Apple and Android) were effortless.

    -Rich sound: they offer such a nice rich sound, weather watching a movie, tv show, or listening to music, all around sound quality is amazing. When using for phone calls, the bass is not too high and I can hear the other callers really well.

    -Noise cancelling: this is where I feel they truly shine as an earbud. I was watching my Lakers on my tablet in the restroom because we have an air filter that turns on with the light switch, which can get rather loud. Testing them in that room, I was able to still hear the play by play without any straining (no pun intended). I then transitioned to watch a Star Wars movie and again was met with such clarity of sound, hearing the mix of dialogue and music while subduing that fan noise. Moving onto my music library I was able to get a great sound listening to some AC/DC guitar playing and not having to increase the volume to much because the noise cancelling was amazing.

    -Fit: as stated before, these Bose Earbuds fit really well in my ear. They feel comfortable and they come with two sizes for wingtips. The default wing tips are the smaller ones and they fit nice and I was able to do some light jogging with the, on, not feeling them loose or about to fall out. This is a major plus for me as my AirPods feel weird because of their size, along with the stem touching my cheeks.

    Mixed feelings

    -Wireless charging/battery life. They come with a charging case, the earbuds themselves gives you decent battery life. I timed it to about 5.5 hours of constant use before they needed to be recharged. I wish they were just a little more in the battery life, maybe an extra 2 hours for those who take cross country flights, a solid 8 hours would have been ideal.

    Overall, I am really excited at Bose’s Sport Earbuds.

    Oct 07, 2020 18:01
  • Review by JKinSYR, 4 out of 10
    Underwhelming earbuds that underperform

    In the box you get your Bose Sport Earbuds and 3 sets of eartips (S, M, L), the charging case, USB-C to USB-A charging cable, and recommended to download the Bose Music app from your devices' App Store.

    These earbuds are not at all what I would have expected from Bose, and trust me I'm a fan of Bose products. These are absolutely poor earbuds that don't perform up to the expectations of their selling price or to the rich quality of Bose.

    I have an iPhone XR and the earbuds were able to pair up quickly and I was ready to go. I like the pill case for housing and charging the earbuds because it keeps them protected well when they're not being used in my ears. The issues started to occur when I placed these into my ears. These can't stay put in my ears without constantly falling out. I know this is an anatomical issue that each person will have with his/her ear and shape. I have tried all 3 of the eartips provided and can't find a fit that works and I feel that is due to the poor design of these ear tips. The umbrella tip is far too bulbous, and according to Bose it's what they offer as the best suited fit for most to all ear types/shapes. The material used in these StayHear Max tips is not very good silicone. I compare the current tips on the Sport Earbuds to a pair of MIE2 Bose headphones that fit extremely well in my ears and never fall out. Not sure why the design team made such a flawed umbrella tip design that just doesn't work well, and has too much material to fit into/onto the canal area comfortably. These are supposed to be sport headphones for moving and running, but I can't trust these to stay in my ears when I walk from my desk to the fridge because they fall out. Let alone the design of these earbuds is just too bulky and not very form fitting or pleasant to look at. I feel like I look like Shrek when I'm wearing these because they look like bolts coming out of my ears.

    As for the simple touch controls on these headphones, the features are truly underwhelming. Your right ear bud gives you Siri with one tap. Also a double tap on the right earbud answers a call, since this also is the side with the microphone. One nice feature is that in the Bose Music app you can toggle on/off a feature to stop the music when the earbud senses it is not in your ear any longer. The double tap starts or stops your music when listening to music. The left earbud is next to useless because the touch feature you can set is either 1) to skip forward a song or 2) hear your battery level. As for changing the volume on your earbuds, you will need to rely on your device. I was baffled by this shortcoming for a pair of headphones like Bose. If I'm using Bluetooth wireless earbuds, I'm using them because I don't want to reach for my device to control the volume up or down, or to unlock my phone to replay a song or forward a song. Bose dropped the ball on the touch features because they are lacking severely on innovation and technology at this space and price point. You can activate Siri, accept a phone call, play/pause music, skip a track. That's all the features built into the touch capability. You are not able to adjust volume up/down, replay a song, active ANC (because it's not offered), or bring up a built in equalizer sound setting preference.

    So let's get to the sound quality next. The musical genres I listen to are various and I felt like these earbuds offer just mediocre sound. Nothing that is extra crisp for clarity allowing you to hear low tones or high tones. The bass capability on these is lacking as well, and it's quite disappointing. Bose packages these earbuds as "volume optimized Active EQ" earbuds for an overall quality sound. I think the sound is just ok, and I have found better sound and depth to the same music and songs I listen to on other wireless earbuds that cost less than half of these. I have noticed that there is a lag on these Sport Earbuds that when you click the volume up/down on your device it takes a second for the earbuds to respond with a delay. Again, since my device is the only way I can control any volume this is another poor user experience. Another glitch I'm seeing on a continual basis is the volume resets on the headphones to a higher volume setting than when you left the phone earlier. My iPhone has the ringer and device volumes set to low. Any time that I get a new email or notification the chime is coming in at 100% volume on my earbuds, which can be harshly loud when you're working. One good thing is that you can pull out only one of the earbuds from the case and have that work independently for listening to audio. If you want to have a chat, you'll need to make sure the right earbud is the one you pull out since that has the microphone on it.

    The Bose Music app allows you to see the battery levels for the independent earbuds so that's helpful to see visually. The app doesn't have many features to it that make it an app to accentuate the listening experience. Other audio makers have apps that offer listening customizations or preferred audio controls to space out your sound. This Bose Music app doesn't offer any advanced features at all besides being a place to see battery levels or to instruct what your left tap will do on the left earbud.

    As for making a phone call, the sound is acceptable and the microphone picks up my speech well so the other receiving party can hear my voice well. This is a great microphone for phone calls and using it for work conference video calls for example. I'm happy with the audio quality in phone and video calls.

    Overall I had high hopes for Bose Sport Earbuds. These carry the Bose name on the side of the earbuds so it portrays a high quality product and will impress others. As a user/owner of these I just was not impressed with the fit, sound quality, touch features, or the lackluster app. I'm hoping that there will be many app updates that will make these headphones better for audiophiles that enjoy listening to music or videos. Sorry for the long winded review, but I hope this helps to make an educated purchase.

    PRO:

    Nice charging case

    Good clarity on audio phone/video calls

    CON:

    Underwhelming Bose Music app

    Mediocre sound quality

    Poor comfort and fit

    Lacking buttons and lack of advanced touch controls

    Size and bulk doesn't look appealing

    Sep 28, 2020 19:00
  • Review by Ponskippa, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Sound Quality.. Poor noise isolation

    I'm going to be a little critical about these earbuds because admittedly.. I had high expectations after getting my hands on them. So.. My first complaint, They are a little big and bulky. They don't weigh hardly anything.. but they remind me of the first bluetooth earbuds that were sold , you know with the big hooks that go around your ear and you saw people in suits using to talk on the phone? They are stamped with a huge Bose logo on them.. not a big deal but im not the type of person who likes to walk around showing off brands and logos to the world. I prefer a clean, low key modern design. These earbuds do not have noise cancellation and the included rubber tips do not create a perfect seal in my ear. if you plan on using these earbuds outdoors or in loud environments, you will hear just about everything going on around you. I could still hear people talking 6 feet away from me with these on and the volume at about 60-65% The smaller ones were too small and only exacerbated the issue, and the larger tips were not comfortable for me. The hook design doesn't stay put in my ears and kept popping out. The earbuds stayed in place, but I could feel the hooks pop out every now and then. It could be a personal issue. Maybe it's my ears, maybe you'll have a better fit and experience with them. They aren't the worst.. but they certainly aren't the best design either.

    Call quality and microphone quality is excellent. The people I spoke to on phone calls all said I sounded nice , loud and clear. They all mostly said it sounded as if I was holding my handset up against my face.

    Going back to the fact that the ear tips do not completely seal outside ambient noise.. It makes using these earbuds for phone calls a pleasure. Because I can still hear myself talking, even with both earbuds in place and I don't feel like I need to scream or am talking too loud when I am on the phone with these. I adjusted to the fact and appreciate it a bit. Those of you who jog or bike ride will especially appreciate it because you'll be able to hear any oncoming dangers.. ya know.. cars, etc etc. You'll remain aware of your surroundings if you keep the music at a moderate volume.

    They are sweat and water resistant so you don't need to worry about your sweat or a little rain ruining them.

    Sound quality is excellent, as expected from Bose. The sound is well balanced to my ears. Bass is nice and punchy without overpowering everything else. Mids are prominent without being muddy and Treble is crisp and bright without sounding tinny. Honestly.. these earbuds are best used in quiet environments because you will only hear the beautiful sound of music streaming into your ears. They do sound great and it makes me forgive the negatives about them. It's just hard for me to recommend them to someone who wants to use these to drown out the loud sounds of the busy world around them. At the gym, I can still hear the weights clanking and the music they blast over the speakers. If the lack of outside noise isolation is not a deal breaker for you, or if you mostly plan on using these indoors in quiet environments such as the office or at home.. then Id say go for it. It's a love/hate relationship with these for me but I will hang onto them and enjoy my music with them when I'm relaxing at home or in bed.

    Sep 27, 2020 04:19
  • Review by Intodogs, 10 out of 10
    Great earbuds for a fitness enthusiast...

    These were on my adult daughter’s wish list for Christmas . She walks a high bridge in Brunswick, Georgia as part of her fitness routine. It can get noisy with cars going by. She had a pair of wired earbuds that needed replacing. These have been raved on by her since she started using them. I was afraid the larger size would be an issue. Quite the opposite. The blue color was an added bonus. I am so pleased I got these for her.

    Dec 27, 2020 13:03
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable, clear sound and stay in your ears

    These earbuds are specifically designed to be used during exercise or outdoor activities.

    The successor of the SoundSport Free wireless headphones.

    It has the clear, crisp and neutral Bose sound. Sound has clear detail, with balanced amount of bass: Feel the bass at louder volumes but it’s never overpowering. With higher sounds clear above the bass.

    The earbuds are designed to stay as best as possible in your ears, with silicone tips that wrap around the ear bridge. It comes with three sets of ear tips (S/M/L).

    The pill shaped charger is on the large side. The battery on the earbuds are rated for 5 hours, and the case provide two full charges, so around 15 hours combined before having to recharge the case.

    The case has an USB-C connector, and the box comes with a short USB-C to USB-A cable.

    The earbuds themselves have no physical buttons. Instead, each earbud has touch sensors, as follows:

    Right earbud: Long press invokes the assistant from the phone (Siri on iPhone or Google Assistant on Android). It also handles call control during phone calls.

    Right earbud: Double press: Play / Pause

    The left earbud does nothing unless configured from the phone app: The choice is either to announce (voice) the battery level, or to skip song with a double tap.

    That's it. No other controls. It's very minimalist; however it works. Unlike other headphones that have complicated gestures that are a hit or miss, this just works.

    To pair with another phone, it can be done either via the app, or from the single pairing button that’s on the inside of the case.

    App: It uses 'Bose Music' which is the same as for other newer Bose products like headphone or smart speakers.

    The initial pairing can be done from the Bose Music app, and it has plenty of animated assistants to guide through the very simple process.

    Also all the other pairing codes for the earbuds can be managed from the app, including removing other devices. This is pretty nice and I think Bose does this best.

    That said, it connects to only one device at a time and it reconnects to the last one used, although it remembers several devices.

    Another nicety is that removing the right earbud pauses the music, and continues playing when putting it back on. Removing the left does nothing (It doesn't have the sensor to know it's on). When on phone calls, sounds comes out of both earbuds, or one can just wear the right side.

    Other details:

    - Bluetooth 5.0. It can also connects to computers but one device at a time.

    - IPX4 water resistant, not submergible.

    - No active noise cancellation. Passive noise cancellation (insulation) is very good, and lets a minimal amount of ambient sound in to be aware of surroundings.

    Overall it's a great fully wireless earbuds with an excellent sound profile, and designed for sports, so they stay in the ears.

    Sep 29, 2020 21:40
  • 8.6score
    Sony - Noise-Canceling Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    With a noise-canceling design, these Sony MDRZX110NC/B over-the-ear headphones prevent unwanted outside noises from interfering with your listening experience. The Supra-Aural technology and 30mm drivers provide dynamic, clear tones.

    8 Features
  • Over-the-ear design: With foam ear cushions provides comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • 30mm drivers: Plus neodymium magnets offer powerful sound.
  • Noise cancellation: Effectively blocks out distracting background noises, so you can enjoy a focused, immersive sound environment.
  • Supra-Aural technology: Ensures your favorite music is reproduced with a high level of quality.
  • 3.9' cord: Permits freedom of motion. The gold-plated, L-shape stereo mini plug enables simple connection to a wide range of devices.
  • 10Hz - 22kHz frequency response: Helps ensure faithful sound reproduction.
  • 115dB/mW sensitivity (power on); 110dB/mW sensitivity (power off): For robust audio.
  • 220 ohms impedance (power on); 45 ohms impedance (power off): To efficiently conduct power.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Goodproduct, 10 out of 10
    Love sony

    I like the noise-canceling just what I need. I would recommend to others.

    Jan 11, 2021 16:37
  • Review by Gourgeousface1, 4 out of 10
    Weak and fragile cards

    The LINES on these headsets started splitting only after a couple of time using the headset, so to say disappointment would be a understatement!!! No I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THESE NOR PURCHASE THEM AGAIN. CHEAP LINES!!!!!!!

    Aug 08, 2018 08:13
  • Review by Happy, 10 out of 10
    Nice value

    I bought these for very occasional use while flying, and I really like them. They do a great job of cancelling out aircraft noise and enhancing audio for watching movies. I didn't want to spend a lot, and these were a perfect match for my needs.

    Mar 24, 2018 10:26
  • Review by Bjw76, 2 out of 10
    Poor Quality

    After using the headphones only a few times the wire at the connection area (where it V's) has exposed wires. We live 2 hours from a Best Buy, so returning them is not convenient. They still work, but they are obviously not good quality.

    Sep 27, 2019 10:23
  • Review by BBuyBurbank, 2 out of 10
    Falls Apart

    Bought these 2 years ago, had to exchange it for a new one a few weeks after because a piece of the headphone fell off! Recently, the whole left earpiece cushion fell off -- poor gluing, I guess. Won't be buying another one.

    Nov 02, 2018 12:57
  • Review by PHOTOHUANG, 10 out of 10
    Very nice ear headphones

    Good price, noise reduce very good!

    Light, sounds very very nice!

    I love the black color, it’s very beautiful !

    I do recommend you also get one!

    Jul 26, 2019 15:51
  • Review by Juan, 2 out of 10
    Missing battery cover

    Purchased unit at airport kiosk..disappointed to find it was missing the battery cover ...exposed. I've never seen this type of issue...seemed unit was used..or return item.

    Mar 09, 2019 18:27
  • Review by Insignia, 10 out of 10
    Great sound!

    The sound is great, has great base. The noise cancelling feature works like a charm. Glad I purchased this. Its adjustable and comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:14
  • 8.6score
    Jabra - Elite 85t True Wireless Advanced Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds - Titanium Black
    Description

    Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds have been engineered for a calls and music experience like never before, with fully adjustable Jabra advanced Active Noise Cancellation™, 12mm speakers for big sound, up to 25 hours of battery (ANC on), and 6-mic technology with wind protection for amazing calls. And because it’s Jabra tech, it’s all crammed into a really tiny body. Because ANC doesn’t only stand for Active Noise Cancellation… Jabra Elite 85t: Accept No Compromise.

    8 Features
  • Adjustable button controls: MyControls lets you adjust your button functions, changing which combination of taps on earbuds performs certain tasks.
  • True Wireless Earbuds: Make calls or listen to your favorite tracks, all wirelessly.
  • Long battery life: Get up to 5.5 hours battery in the earbuds and up to 25 hours with the charging case with ANC on and up to 7 hours battery in the earbuds and 31 hours with the case with ANC off.
  • Adjustable Noise Cancellation: Jabra Advanced Active Noise Cancellation™ is fully adjustable with 11 levels of sound – from full ANC to full HearThrough - giving maximum control.
  • Sweat and Water Resistant: IPX4-rated protection from water and a 2-year extended warranty against dust and water (Jabra Sound+ app registration required).
  • Built-in microphone: We’ve built 6 microphones and wind protection into these tiny buds, giving you call clarity like never before. 12mm speakers offer big sound and powerful bass.
  • Android and iOS compatibility: Pair with smart devices via Bluetooth. Use the Jabra Sound+ app on Android and iOS to customize your earbuds.
  • Find your perfect fit: MyFit feature within Jabra Sound+ app helps find your perfect seal for a secure fit, improved ANC performance and better sound quality.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RBrylawski, 10 out of 10
    A Great Successor to the Elite 75t

    I’ve owned and truly loved my Jabra Elite 75t for the last year. In my opinion, Jabra has taken everything that was wonderful about the 75t and they’ve delivered a next level experience in the 85t that is perhaps not earth shaking but is next generation excellent. In this review, I’ll highlight the notable differences between them.

    The first thing you want to do is go your App Store and download the Jabra Sound+ App. Then follow the directions to pair your 85t’s to your device. Once paired, open the app and go through all the available setup options. Out of the box, an update was available for my headphones, which took about 15 minutes to complete. Anytime an update is available, the Discover Tab in the Sound+ App lights up to let you know you can update. Jabra couldn’t make it any simpler if they tried. While I’m speaking about the app, it’s one of the best apps to control and manage earphones I’ve had the pleasure to use and I’ve used plenty of them.

    So what did Jabra do to make the next generation Elite 85t better?

    Small things first. The charging case is now Qi wireless capable. And its slightly larger than the 75t charging case. The earbuds themselves are slightly larger than the 75t as well. But that has NOT been an issue in wear, fit or most important, comfort. More on comfort below. As already mentioned, the Jabra Sound+ app is the same app, with minor differences to accommodate the more advanced ANC in the 85t. The app is and continues to be industry leading in feature and control options. I won’t go into great detail on the app, except to say it’s simple, intuitive and VERY effective. You can easily integrate with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant. It was the same on the 75t.

    Moving on to more important things, let’s start with Advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). All of my headphones have ANC. For me ANC is not the driving force behind any headphone purchase. Mostly because when ANC is active, the soundstage is typically compressed. And so too is this the case with the Elite 85t when ANC is on. It's very good to be sure, but if you're not in a noisy environment and you don't need noise cancelling, don't engage it. The sound stage will be expanded and music sounds fuller without it. ANC also uses more power so you'll get longer average use times without ANC engaged. Jabra incorporated a special ANC chip which permits something most ANC headphones cannot do and that’s giving you the ability to adjust the level of ANC to the level of noise reduction appropriate for the listening environment you’re in. Most ANC systems are either on or off. You either get noise reduction or you don’t. With the Jabra system, you use a slider in the Jabra Sound + app to dial in the perfect level of ANC and Hear-Through. Jabra dials the level of ANC in levels of 3db in 11 adjustments from no noise cancellation to full noise cancellation, with a toggle to add hear through for situations when you need to have some sense of things happening around you. It’s simple and effective. Each earbud has a microphone on the outside to cancel noise from the outside and one on the inside to cancel noise inside the ear. For the price its remarkably good.

    When Jabra introduced the Elite 75t, they did NOT have ANC. Instead they offered passive noise cancellation. What that means is once you’ve chosen the eargel with the best fit, they go deeper in your ear, to block out the outside world. It’s pretty effective to a degree. But Jabra just did something truly remarkable by rolling out an update to the 75t and Active 75t bringing Active Noise Cancellation to them both. That Jabra didn’t leave the 75t series out and it was even possible to turn earbuds which didn’t offer ANC and turn them into earbuds WITH ANC, with an update is simply amazing. Is it as good as ANC on the 85t? No. But it’s very good and I believe this is the first time anyone has ever done this. Kuddos to Jabra!

    Another notable improvement for the 85t is going from 6mm speakers to 12mm speakers. To be honest, the Elite 75t’s should not sound as great as they do with 6mm speakers, but they do. In doubling the size of the speakers in the 85t, the sound to my ears is broader. Because the 75t requires a very tight fit to block outside noise. Bass on the 75t can be a bit much. In contrast bass on the 12mm speaker on the 85t is not overpowering (a good thing to me), because the new earbuds are semi-open as opposed to fully closed. I personally find the sound more natural. Bass is tight, without boominess and gives a sense of greater depth without rattling your head. Mid-range is enhanced and highs crystal clear with no hint of being shrill. Overall, I think the new 85t’s are better balanced and better sounding than the 75t.

    Not long ago, Jabra introduced a feature through the app called My Sound. My Sound, adjusts the sound precisely for your hearing, where each ear is played frequencies at varying loudness levels from audible to barely audible. Once complete, the app configures the earbuds precisely for each ear. You must be in a place where it’s totally quiet as some of the tones can be hard to hear and you tap a box on the screen for each frequency you hear. I’ve taken the My Sound test a couple times and I’m not sure I can honestly hear much of a difference either way. It would be great if could toggle back and forth to hear how music sounds with the results of the sound test or without the sound test. As it stands now, you can only start over and take the test again.

    Also new this year is a wireless Qi charge ready case. Last year’s case could only be charged with a USB C to charging brick. The case this year is just slightly larger than last years case. But the case is already smaller than most other earbud cases, so not an issue. The case is well engineered and has a nice matt finish (nothing shiny here, no siree). And the earbuds fit in their charging cradle magnetically. You can turn the case upside down with the lid open and shake it and the buds remain securely in place. On a full charge, the earbuds will provide up to 5.5 hours of continuous play with ANC or up to 7 hours without ANC. The case itself holds up to 25 hours with ANC or 31 hours without ANC.

    The Elite 85t has an IPX4 dust and water rating and can take sweat from a hard workout or splashing water. They cannot be submerged in water. The Elite 75t has an IPX55 rating, which is tad better. Both the 75t and 85t come with a two-year warranty against dust and water, so you are well covered if anything goes wrong. In terms of connectivity, the Elite 85t can connect to 8 devices and play through two simultaneously. Jabra provides actual tactile buttons you can program to do what you want from pause, play, answer a call, move from one track forward or back. I will say the buttons require a bit more force to engage on the 85t, but they’re so much better than touch sensitive buttons.

    Jabra truly excels at headphones for phone calls. The 85t continues this tradition with 6 (count ‘em SIX) professional grade microphones, three in each bud. They added what they call SideTone, so you can hear your voice more clearly and naturally on a phone call, coupled with advanced wind protection algorithms, phone conversations are amazingly clear. I took a walk on a breezy afternoon with ANC all the way up, pass-through on and made a phone call. The ANC did a great job removing wind noise. My office can get loud and It works great there as well.

    All in-earbud headphones need to fit your ears properly to sound their best. With the 75t, the eargels are round and need to go deeper in your ear to block outside sounds. This can cause pressure and listener fatigue, but it’s how Jabra manages to get great sound from 6mm speakers. It’s VERY important to try all three eargels (small, medium, large) to determine what fits and sounds best. Using a size too small will not only provide a poor fit but will ensure you're not hearing everything these puppies can produce. The 85t eargels are a new semi-open oval design with pressure relief vents to eliminate pressure buildup. I find the 85t’s immensely more comfortable and listener fatigue is non-existent, even for extended periods of time in your ears. You still need to make sure you’ve chosen the right size eargel to get the best sound.

    Like the 75t, you still can’t listen to either earbud in mono. The 75t and 85t are slave and master. This means they aren’t paired individually and thus, it’s not possible to listen through the left earbud individually. You can listen through the right earbud in mono mode by putting it in your ear and leave the left earbud in the charging case. If Jabra can add ANC with an update, maybe this will come in a future update.

    Sorry this is long, but I wanted to share my thoughts on the differences between the 75t and the new 85t. I’ve put the 85t through extended listening sessions over the last few days, some sessions exceeding 3+ hours without a break and they are simply terrific for long listening. The 85t is to me a great step up and better in all the areas they needed to be. The 75t is still terrific made even better when Jabra updated them with ANC for free. But the 85t is all around better with larger speakers, fully adjustable next generation ANC, a case with wireless charging, Jabra’s traditional superior call quality, coupled with more balanced sound Over the last couple years, Jabra has been making some stellar state-of-the-art Bluetooth earbuds. One can only imagine how they’ll top this a year from now, but I have every confidence they will. In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying the best earbuds for the money out there and that makes me a very lucky camper indeed.

    Nov 05, 2020 21:05
  • Review by TimothyTrimble, 10 out of 10
    Amazing ANC, Sound and Quality!

    Unboxing and Setup

    The Jabra Elite 85t True wireless earbuds with Advanced ANC came in a easy to open box. Opening the front lid displays easy to follow. The first step was to download the Jabra Sound+ app to my iPhone. Once loaded it had me select the type of earbuds. The earbuds paired easily and the Sound+ app stepped me through a custom sound configuration by asking my sex, age, then a hearing test through both earbuds. This was followed by a firmware update download which required the earbuds to be on, then the earbuds had to be put back in the case with the lid closed, to apply the update. The LED on the front of the case flashed during the update of around ten minutes.

    Earbuds

    The earbuds have a nice solid feel. There is a bright led light at the top of the push button on each earbud which can show six different status conditions. The push button on each earbud is significantly large enough to easily press. The right earbud button controls playing/pausing of music, increasing volume, and activating the voice assistant. The left earbud button controls the ANC/HearThrough toggle, decreases volume, and selects next/previous/restart music track. Both earbuds can be used to answer, end, mute, or reject a call. With the Sound+ app, the earbud button controls can be customized

    There are three different sizes of pads provided for different ear sizes and best fit for ANC noise isolation. I found that the earbuds, though small, fit quite securely and did not come loose during movement or conversations. I also like that music will pause when one of the earbuds is removed. Another nice feature is the earbuds will automatically turn on when removed from the case and will turn off when placed back into the case. The manual says there is 7 hours of battery without ANC in the earbuds and 5.5 hours with ANC on, and 25 hours in the case for recharging. I'm assuming this means the earbuds will automatically recharge in the case when it is not plugged into a power source, then both the case and the earbuds will also recharge when plugged back into the provided USB cable.

    Charging Case

    The case is solid and has a nice texture for easily gripping. An LED next to the charging port on the back of the case shows the status of charge and status during firmware updates. Magnetic attraction pulls the earbuds into their sockets which is great for preventing the earbuds from falling out of the case - even if held upside down. The only drawback is it's a little tricky to get a firm grip on the earbuds when removing from the case. I found that if I pull from the middle of the case with one finger, the earbud will easily come out.

    The Jabra Sound+ App

    The app is very detailed and has options for control all aspects of the earbuds. Here are some of the aspects of the earbuds which can be controlled and configured:

    • Viewing of battery levels of the case and the earbuds.

    • Setting and changing the "Moments" presets.

    • Adjusting the ANC levels.

    • Turning on/off HearThrough.

    • Music equalizer settings.

    • Selection of Music presets.

    • Soundscape settings.

    • Firmware updates.

    • Selection of the voice assistant language.

    • Registration.

    • Find My Jabra earbuds.

    • Switching of the voice guidance language.

    • User guides, manuals and FAQ.

    • Contacting Jabra Support.

    • Technical specs along with serial numbers.

    • Access the Jabra online store.

    In the Moments section of the app there are three different "moments" (My Moment, Commute, Focus) and a set of widgets to select from for each moment. By tapping on the "Edit widgets" button I was able to select which widgets I wanted for each moment.

    Music, Calls, and Sound

    It is important to note that the Jabra earbuds are specifically designed for handling phone calls and using voice commands. The sound is excellent for phone calls. My contacts tell me how impressed they are with the quality and they couldn't tell that I was using a Bluetooth headset. The music is clear and crisp. The Bass response is amazing for the size. The Sound+ App provides a nice equalizer and some default settings for music playback. When a music preset is selected, the equalizer will match the selection. I also enjoy the Soundscape generator with a wide range of effects for helping me to focus when working and studying. Rainy day is my personal favorite.

    Pros

    • Multiple mics helps to keep calls clear even when in windy conditions.

    • 20Hz to 20kHz music response.

    • 100Hz to 10kHz calls response.

    • Adjustable HearThrough settings for allowing external sounds to come through the earbuds.

    • Active Noise Cancelling with multiple levels.

    • Sidetone setting for allowing you to hear your own voice better when on a call.

    • Removing an earbud will automatically pause music.

    • One earbud can be used at a time and will switch to mono for music.

    • The earbuds can be paired to two devices at once.

    • Voice Assistant can be Siri or Alexa.

    • Multiple languages are available for voice guidance.

    • Solid and quality feel of the earbuds and the charging case.

    • Magnetic attraction of the earbuds to the case for snug storage and charging.

    • Three different Moments settings for personal, commuting, and focus settings with widgets for each.

    • A Soundscape generator for helping with focus during work and study, and masking of external noises.

    • The Sound+ App is amazing and offers everything needed for the earbud settings.

    • The case supports QI-wireless charging.

    • Fast charging of the earbuds. 15 minutes = 1 hour of music playback.

    • Adjustable sleep mode of 15 minutes up to never.

    Con

    • No indicators on the earbuds to show right from left, though the manual in the app shows the difference.

    Overall

    I am very pleased with the Jabra Elite 85t earbuds. They are perfect for anyone who does a lot of commuting and has to handle phone calls and voice control over their smartphone. The sound quality for voice and calls is excellent. The music playback quality is clear and crisp with good bass response. My primary focus for these earbuds will be for phone calls and device control while driving and doing food deliveries.

    Nov 11, 2020 16:38
  • Review by Blairhse411, 6 out of 10
    ....When it works!!!!

    So I love the Jabra Brand they have been making Bluetooth headphones for a long time, a trusted brand!

    However, I upgraded from the 65t to these 85t and I'm highly disappointed. Really quick the issue is -- when I put the earbud back in the case, it connects and sometimes disconnects. Very frustrating so when I'm not using them, it will connect and when I'm holding the phone it will sometimes connect to the earbud in the case and back and forth... Again very frustrating and since its not sitting right in the case or making contact it takes twice as long to charge.

    In the pictures I have up, it shows connected but still in the case!!!

    I've cleaned the contacts inside the case and on the buds but to no avail!

    AT this price point I'm done!!!!!

    Apr 25, 2021 11:45
  • Review by lambda100, 10 out of 10
    Big Features in Such a Small Package

    The Jabra Elite 85t proves that good things indeed come in small packages. With a lightweight comfortable fit, good audio quality, a splendidly useful app, and strong active noise cancellation, the audio engineers crafted truly wireless earbuds that are a joy to experience.

    What you get in the Box.

    -Elite 85t wireless earbuds

    -Charging case

    -Type C to Type A charging cable

    -3 different size pairs of ear gels

    -warranty sheet

    Here are some of the things that I really like about the Elite 85t:

    **Comfortable Earbuds**

    The Jabra Elite 85t is by far the most comfortable earbuds I have used. A lot of the earbuds are uncomfortable and put a lot of pressure on my ear, much like how ear plugs feel. With the open design of the Elite 85t, I don’t feel any of the pressure. In fact they feel very lightweight and after leaving them in my ears for several hours, I didn’t feel any ear fatigue. The oval ear gels are also soft and provide just the right amount of seal without feeling tight. They also never once felt like they were going to fall off. Even vigorously shaking my head back and off, the earbuds stayed firmly in my ears.

    **Excellent Sound+ app**

    I recommend that you download the Sound+ app before you do anything else. Jabra developed a feature rich, highly useful app making it an essential complement to the user experience. Once you download the app and take the earbuds out of the magnetic case, the app will initiate the MySound feature to optimize the audio experience based on your personal hearing profile. Much like a hearing test, the app will have you put an earbud in each ear one at a time and play tones of various volumes to gather your hearing profile. The Sound+ app is the brains of the earbuds. Using the app, you’ll be able to perform a number of customizations such as adjusting the intensity of active noise cancellation (ANC), adjusting the amount of ambient sound that comes through the earbuds (Jabra calls this Hear Through), adjusting the user customizable five band equalizer, configuring the buttons on the earbuds to your specific liking, adjusting the Soundtone feature to allow you to hear your own voice while on calls, saving three different listening profiles (My Moment, Commute, Focus), and even playing sounds to mask the noise around you such as white noise and nature sounds.

    **Splendid ANC**

    I’ve tried various ANC truly wireless earbuds from various manufacturers and I have to say that the ANC on the Jabra Elite 85t is remarkably good. The noisy humming of my bedroom fan disappeared and my family’s dialogue became nothing more than a whisper and sounded distantly far away. The ANC does its job best with lower frequency sounds and ambient sounds become significantly muted at mid and higher frequencies. In other words, the Jabra Elite 85t does a darn good job at keeping unwanted noise out. You can vary the intensity of the ANC through five levels with a slider via the app.

    On the opposite end, sometimes it is not desirable to have ANC, and you may want to allow some ambient noise to come through the earbuds such as when you need to be aware of your surroundings. Well, the Elite 85t has you covered here with its Here Through feature. The microphones pick up the ambient noises allowing them to be heard and amplified through the earbuds. Just like the ANC feature, there is a five point slider that varies the intensity of the ambient noise to be heard.

    **Great Audio Quality**

    The audio experience is highly subjective. It’s a good thing the app has a five band equalizer to enable customization of the audio to each individual’s specific audio taste. The audio from the earbuds sound pretty good to me. I think it is well balanced. However, I would have liked to have a little bit more crispness and sparkle and a wider soundstage. It has plenty of low end energy when needed, without bringing down the rest of the audio spectrum. I listened to several bass test audio on youtube and was surprised at the amount of bass that rumbled through the earbuds.

    **Negligible Audio Latency**

    I love watching videos on my phone and pc while using bluetooth headphones but just hate it when there is a visible lag in audio compared to the video. The Elite 85t did not show any noticeable audio latency. Big thumbs up from me.

    **Robust Bluetooth Connection**

    With the Elite 85t I did not experience any dropouts, stuttering, or loss of connection between the right and left earbuds. The wireless connection was robust whether I was 30 feet away from my phone or had my phone in my pants back pocket.

    **Crystal Clear Call Quality**

    The folks on the other side of my business phone calls have told me that my voice sounds clear.

    **Ability to Connect to Two Bluetooth Sources Simultaneously**

    Jabra calls it Multi-connect, the ability to be paired to two devices at once. So if you happen to have two mobile phones for instance, you’ll be able to accept calls from either device.

    **Wireless Qi Charging or Wired Charging. It’s up to you.**

    When you need to recharge the earbuds, just place them in the case and either charge them wirelessly with a Qi-certified charger or use the included USB-C cable.

    The Elite 85t are a great set of wireless earbuds. They’re not perfect though, and there were some things which I wished they could improve upon.

    --Battery Life is Ok--

    According to Jabra, the battery will last up to 5.5 hrs with ANC (up to 25 hrs with charging case) and 7 hrs with ANC off (up to 31 hrs with charging case). That’s decent but I’ve seen other truly wireless earbuds that will last longer than 7 hrs between charges.

    The Sound+ app shows three different battery meters. One each for the left and right ear buds and one for the charging case. It bothered me that the right ear bud drained between 10%-15% faster than the left earbud. I guess it makes sense that the right ear bud drains faster since it is the master earbud that receives the bluetooth signal from the source device and also must route the signal over to the left earbud. Nevertheless, I wished the two earbuds would drain more uniformly.

    --Mono Earbud Mode: Right earbud Only--

    The left earbud won’t work on its own for music or for calls. Only the right earbud will.

    Conclusion:

    The Elite 85t just seems like the right choice. There’s a lot to like about these earbuds from the comfortable fit to the excellent ANC and the really good audio and voice quality. If anything, it should be on your short list of truly wireless earbuds to audition.

    Nov 06, 2020 13:26
  • Review by Jeremy, 10 out of 10
    Long journey for best earbuds stops here.

    The jabre elite 85t earbuds are the best set of earbuds that I have found after an exhaustive search. My search for the perfect headphones has led me to try just about every one of it's competitors--Samsung Galaxy buds pro, Samsung Galaxy buds live, Beats powerbeats pro, Sony WF-SP800N, Apple airpods pro, and Bose SoundSport--before finally settling on the Jabre elite 85t. While there are specific griped that I found unappealing with it's competition, the main reason why I've settled on these is that it provides all the software capabilities I require to use them for all of my headphone needs while providing excellent comfort and decent battery life. At work I am able to connect to both my work and personal phone simultaneously and answer calls on either phone. I spend at least 4 hours a day on the phone and the digital ANC Jabre has is among the best I've found in a true earbud. Though they boast an all day battery I've typically been able to get about 5 hours on any given charge using nonstop between listening to media and answering phone calls before requiring a charge. The charging case and it's fast charge is a godsend as it provides the fastest charge I've seen. The six microphones these boast picks up your voice clearly when answering calls or online meetings which is a major issue among the competitors. You are able to customize preferences based on the function you are performing such as listening to audio and having a phone call which gives you the controls of your audio specific to what you are doing. I do wish Jabre would allow you to utilize just the left headphone without using the right one but unfortunately you can only operate with one headphone when using the right bud. The jabre software allows for customization of many functions to control media on your device without sacrificing design with buttons. You are able to set functions for one, two, and three taps for both the left and right headset which covers many of the controls you'd need to control your device without having to open the phone. You are even able to customize the sound to utilizing their software which does help if you are riding them for listening to music. While working out these headphones for snug enough to not dislodge even while running and it's water resistance means you don't need to worry about sweating while wearing them. One other feature, hear through, allows you to toggle between noise cancellation mode to being able to hear ambient noise clearly at the touch of a bud. The six microphones seamlessly allow ambient room noise to be heard and then removed by toggling the mode back to ANC which I haven't found in any other ear bud. It is a culmination of these features coupled with it's snug yet not invasive design, ability to pair with multiple devices, hear through and ANC modes, water resistance and multi on board microphones for improved speech clarity without sacrificing sound quality which separates this product from any other one I've encountered in the market.

    Jul 11, 2021 03:03
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Excellent, all I could ask for

    I’ve been using the older 65t model which is excellent as my go-to earbuds and I’m pleased with all the improvements on the 85t.

    The new feature on these 85t is ANC (Noise cancellation).

    One thing that was outstanding on the older 65t is how well they fit for me (And this is personal). Most other earbuds I used are either not a good fit (even going through all the different cap sizes) or become uncomfortable after a while. I find the fitting on the 85t slightly more loose but still firm, and go deeper into the ear canal than others, making them stay without having to use an ear loop.

    These earbuds are small overall, not protruding too much from the ear.

    Music: Sound is very rich and detailed. It uses 12mm drivers which are on the larger side for earbuds (better). They’re by default equalized flat but after adjusting through the Jabra Sound+ app, got the bass and highs as I like it. Overall very pleasing, detailed sound.

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