Top Best 50 True Wireless Earbud Headphones in November 2021

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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

8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
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    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
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    Sony
    Sony - WH-XB910N Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-The-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Get even closer to your favorite music with the exceptional bass performance and noise cancellation of the WH-XB910N wireless headphones with EXTRA BASS™ and Dual Noise Canceling technologies.

    18 Features
  • Dual Noise Cancelling for intense music: With feedforward and feedback mics on each side, WH-XB910N takes digital noise cancelling to the next level. Now you can truly shut out the world around you and enjoy your own party for one with just your music for company.
  • EXTRA BASS for impressively deep, punchy sound: These noise cancelling headphones enhance all your low-end frequencies for exceptional bass.
  • Give your favorite music a boost: When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high-frequency elements that add detail and richness to a track. Our Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording
  • Listen all day, charge in minutes: With up to 30 hours of battery life, you’ll have enough power for multi-day road trips and long festival weekends. And if you need to top up in a hurry, a 10-minute quick charge gives you up to 4.5 hours of extra play time with the optional AC adapter.
  • Easier, clearer hands-free calling: Conversation flows freely with easy hands-free calling, now clearer than ever with a high-quality built-in microphone. You won’t even have to take your phone out of your pocket
  • Switch effortlessly between devices: For total convenience, WH-XB910N headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. So when a call comes in, your headphones know which device is ringing and connect to the right one automatically.
  • Control at your fingertips: Change track, adjust volume and take or make calls by tapping the touch panel on the side of your headphones. Need to quickly hear voices or sounds around you? Just place your hand over the housing to instantly turn your music volume down and let ambient sound in.
  • Quick Attention Mode: These Sony headphones allow you to communicate without taking your headphones off. Place your hand over the right ear cup to turn the volume down and deactivate noise canceling for instant conversation.
  • Your sound, just how you like it: Tailor sound to your personal preference. Choose from a variety of presets to match sound quality with the genre of music you're listening to. Or create and save your own presets using the EQ Custom feature on the Sony │ Headphones Connect app.
  • Carry case for easy traveling: The supplied carry case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening.
  • Foldable design for everyday convenience: The ear cups swivel inwards so they pack up neatly in their compact case
  • All-day music, all-day comfort: These headphones feature soft, oval-shaped earpads so you’ll never need to take a break from your favorite music, movies or shows. Comfortable synthetic leather and urethane materials combine with optimum ear pad structure and dimensions for exceptional wearability.
  • A perfect fit keeps your music in: Adjust the slider to find your ideal fit and enjoy hours of comfortable listening. Music stays in and noise stays out for a great acoustic experience.
  • More natural ambient sound: With two feedforward and feedback mics, WH-XB910N captures more of the ambient sound around you. You’ll enjoy a natural listening experience while staying connected to your environment.
  • Controls ambient sound: The WH-XB910N’s microphones can also work to control ambient sound. Adjust the amount of ambient sound you hear with the Sony | Headphones Connect app to cancel noise while still hearing essential sounds.
  • Adjusts sound to whatever you do: Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience.
  • Learns your favorite locations: Over time, Adaptive Sound Control recognizes locations that you frequently visit - such as your office, gym or favorite café - and tailors sound to suit the environment.
  • Google Assistant and Alexa compatible: You can choose to activate either the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa with a simple touch. To use Amazon Alexa, simply download the Sony | Headphones Connect app and the Alexa app on your smartphone’s application marketplace
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Headphones

    The Sony WH-XB910N’s (910N’s from now on) are my fourth pair of Sony headphones with my previous, the XB900N being the direct predecessor to the 910N. I have enjoyed the XB900N for quite some time and it is a very good headphone so therefore I wondered how Sony could have improved these headphones and improved they have. Inside the box, we have a lightweight hard carrying case, the headphones, a USB type C cable, a 3.5mm cable along with the usual paperwork.

    These headphones are designed just like any other Sony headphone and pretty much looks the exact same. Comparing them to the previous iteration though, they are noticeably lighter and feel much more comfortable while wearing. Specifically, both the headband and the earcup cushions are much more comfortable, allowing for many hours of wear with no discomfort. This is coming from someone with a big head, so this is very significant as I am sure my head stretches the headband further than the typical person.

    The left headphone has the on/off button, the Noise cancelling/ Ambient noise button the USB charging port and the headphone jack. On the other hand, the right headphone is touch-capacitive. I must point out that the touch controls are much more responsive and seemed improved from the previous generation. Swipe up/down to increase/decrease volume, swipe forward/backwards to skip to the next track and previous track respectively etc. I almost must mention that you can quickly enter ambient noise mode by placing your hand over the right earcup, removing your hand instantly returns you to noise-cancelling mode. The speed at which this is achieved has been greatly improved and I don’t notice a significant delay when switching modes this way.

    When it comes to sound, Sony has never failed me, and with the 910Ns this is another great addition to the lineup of great-sounding Sony headphones. By default with no changes to the settings, these sound fantastic right out of the box but with the Headphone app, you can customize your sound through the equalizer. Music comes through loud and clear and the bass on these are great you can feel every thumb and punch through the headphones and if you need more of a kick you can crank it up through the app. Noise-cancelling works great, I tested this while walking around in a busy and noisy setting (city streets, trains) and it is here the effect was most impressive. It suppresses so much outside noise it is always a shock when I take off the headphone and realise how loud everything around me was and I greatly appreciate this feature.

    What else is there to say? These headphones are fantastic. There is multi-point pairing that allows you to connect to two devices simultaneously, phone calls sound great from both my perspective and that of the person I am talking to and battery life is great with Sony stating that it lasts 30 hours with Noise-cancelling on and 50 hours with Noise-cancelling off.

    The XB910N are a great addition to the Sony lineup and I am very impressed with all the improvements that have been made. I’ll definitely suggest these headphones to friends and family as I do to you now.

    Oct 03, 2021 10:29
  • Review by Naztynestor, 10 out of 10
    top notch

    Pro

    - wow Sonys XB910N so far an amazing headphone, sony is very consistent with their headphone design, and this are the same the design from their previous version release product, the all black matted look is perfect, it’s clean, the whole design seems it’s well thought out.

    - the ability to fold each earpiece for better storing compatibility is always a nice thing to have

    - from inside the box you do receive a case for the headphone with Aux cord for USBC for charging.

    - so far I have zero issue with comfort when wearing this wireless

    - I love all the quality of foam from the top of your head through the main headphone as well

    - on the main headphone speakers there ain’t much button to deal with, you have the power button that also the pairing button for bluetooth. NC/AMB button is the button for your ambient sound control. you be able to switch up to 2 setting by pressing the button

    - would highly recommend downloading the Sony headphone app after opening this product, so far my impression of the app is great this is where you will need to update to the latest version.

    - this app is very robust, it’s obvious Sony understand and know what their doing for what customers might need.

    - I have tried some over price headphone before and the app is bare bones. doesn’t come close to what sony offer in the app itself.

    - the app have options for multiple things first is the ambient control that you can turn off to save more battery life, but again this wireless headphone could go up to 30 hrs so turning off this setting could reach up all the to the max battery life, either way you should have any issue with battery life coming from this headphone

    - ambient setting have multiple section to choose from depending on your activity, from staying at home, walking, running or traveling each have their own space to adjust your preferred setting to maximize your listening quality

    - another feature that cannot be missed is the 360 reality audio setting inside the app, this will give you that 3D audio effect that you might be interested, another great feature to have but more about this later

    - Xb910N also have the ability to be connected to 2 devices if you have it connected to laptop you can also connect this to your phone so you will never miss any calls.

    - it support voice assistance features like Amazon, google and you can also use Siri

    - about the audio quality of Xb910n, again you shouldn’t worry much because it sounded amazing without me adjust my own audio setting, bass, tremble sounded top perfect for me, does sound overpowering. having noise canceling also help alot for audio immersion

    - this headphones with apple music spatial audio/atmos is pure enjoyment, audio quality makes me just want to relax and take it all in, hearing tiny bit of effects simply gives me the enjoyment I need

    - headphone control is touch sensitive you’ll have the ability to swipe up and down for volume and left and right for previous/ next music, double tap to pause and play music, and you also can use this feature to pic up phone calls

    Cons

    - headphone update took atleast 30 min, i’ve never had a headphone that took that long, it’s a surprise to me since i’m

    - used to seeing update takes less than 1 min.

    - 360 audio does support some apps including Tidal, but it doesn’t support major music applications people that are used to, I have apple music and spotify sadly I can’t use it on these applications but i’m doesn’t bother me much since both have amazing audio and apple music latest spatial audio update, with this headphone it sounds amazing

    - I do wish ring tones goes straight to the headphone, testing calls did not do that, was ringing on my main phone but the tone wasn’t transferring on the headphone itself, also adjust the volume on call cause me to hang up without meaning to do so, there’s definitely a learning curve using this to make sure you are not hanging up each calls

    Oct 03, 2021 10:01
  • Review by zero325, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Everyday Headphones

    I’ve owned several pair of similar over ear wireless headphones over the years. Most of them fall into one of 2 categories – features forward or quality forward. The Sony WH-XB910N falls into the latter. Sound quality is fantastic for the price point – rich bass, sold mids and clear highs.

    Some notable features include: great noise canceling in the price range (but with only on or off - no variable levels), 2 devices simultaneously connection (very useful), an accompanying mobile app that allows for solid equalizer controller, but the auto switching noise canceling is annoying- something most people are going to want to disable after being interrupted by the little chime every time you go from moving to stationary. Battery quality is good – Sony claims 30 hours with noise canceling on!

    Headphones are partially collapsible and fit nicely in the included hard case. The build quality is nice but lack a premium feel that other similar units seem to have. In general, though, I like how light and comfortable they are. Excellent for long wear.

    Great mid-range over ear headphones. Top notch sound and solid build quality – comfortable and solid noise canceling. Excellent buy!

    Oct 09, 2021 01:13
  • Review by BiggE, 10 out of 10
    Extra Bass is RIGHT

    I have now 3 sets of Sony Headphones these and the XB950N1 and WH-100XM4. With each pair they get better and better the sound is just awesome and the BASS is loud. These will get you going i own 4 other brands and keep going back to the Sony. They keep coming up with a better pair each time. These are light weight, thinner and just a little more comfortable around the head and ears. I didn't find my ears getting to hot like with other headphones. The noise canceling on these work great you cant hear. I do some detailing on the side and i have to say it nice to hear the music over my polisher. The touching of the right ear side is great to volume up and down, To skip or pause and play. Just to answer a phone call. I know that other headphones over the ear and earbuds have this it nice Sony has it to. I like the clean look of these and not a lot of buttons to mess with i do find myself always taking my other off to make sure i hit the correct button.

    Style NICE

    Sound AWESOME

    Battery Life 30hrs "WOW"

    Comfort GREAT

    Bass LOUD and GREAT

    Noise Cancelling COULD'T GET ANY BETTER

    After all that i have to say a very great product at a great price. You will enjoy them.

    GREAT JOB SONY

    Oct 03, 2021 01:51
  • Review by rjv86, 8 out of 10
    Excellent headphones full of features

    These headphones have a great fit over the ear and make a nice seal. They aren't overly bulky or heavy and are pretty comfortable for extended periods.

    They fold very nicely into it's case. It would be nice if the case had some kind of loop or strap so it can be clipped to a bag or something for travel.

    Noise cancelling is excellent, and you can easily toggle to ambience if you want to start talking to people. Audio sounds great through it as well. On top of using it for music, it is excellent on phone calls. I've had multiple callers verify clear call audio quality.

    While the touch controls/gestures are need, i'd personally prefer physical buttons, regardless how dated they'd look. When trying to adjust them, take them off/on, its very easy to start changing volume/seeking/pause/etc. Perhaps if it involved multiple taps or taps and slides to prevent accidental gestures that would be better

    The app is easy to set up and use and has a lot of customization to be had.

    Oct 11, 2021 22:21
  • Review by Randy, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Over-ear headphones

    I have Sony's previous version of these headphones (WH-1000XM3) which I have loved from day one, so I'm kinda comparing these new headphones to those. Overall construction is very similar to the previous version although the new headphones seem a tab bit heavier and more solid. Connection to the Sony app is instantaneous which offers many options for customizing the sound to your preferences.

    Of course the main point of headphones is the sound and while the previous version's sound is fantastic these are even better delivering a richer, more robust sound with substantially more bass. Noise-cancelling is again excellent similar to the previous version. Sony has made a great product even better with the WH-XB910N headphones. Highly recommended!

    Oct 01, 2021 10:08
  • Review by enem156, 10 out of 10
    Very comfortable and sound really good!

    I have many pair of wireless headphones, probably about three that are made by Sony. A few years ago I was far from impressed with their headphones and earbuds, and they have definitely had some misses along the way, but all that has been changing for the better over the past several years.

    These are so far, my favorites not only among the Sony brand but of pretty much all the ones I currently have. What makes this pair different? It comes down to two things for me. The sound and the comfort. Nobody is going to wear headphones for very long if they're uncomfortable or if they just don't sound good to them. Let's face it, headphones, speakers and earbuds are very subjective. They will sound and feel different to every person who listens to them. My personal experience with these has been very positive.

    They come in a nice zippered hard case with the Sony logo on it. The headphones themselves are black and have a nice modern look to them. They're quite lightweight and they sit very comfortably on my ears. These are noise canceling, so they go completely over each ear. If you're going to buy comfortable headphones, this is a must. I don't care what some people say, the ones that are smaller and sit on top of your ears (you know the ones) will just not sound good in all situations, nor will those types stay in place for very long. These are very comfortable, and I have no problem wearing them for more than an hour at a time. The ear cup pads are soft and pliable, and have a good amount of padding, which also help to make them pretty sound proof. The top band wasn't forgotten when they were handing out the padding either. This has the same soft pliable material on it which complements the fit very well. I've had other brands that skimp on the top padding and they would always give me a headache after a short while. These just feel good.

    I always listen to music several different ways when checking out headphones. Both methods use my phone, but the first way just plays MP3 files from my Android phones' storage. The second way allows me to stream my .flac music files from my network hard drive. It's always good to try out several different players, and this allows me to do that. No matter what type of music I played, these phones sounded great. The bass sounded deep and full with really good sound pressure levels that make your ears “feel” the music (as they should). The midrange was clear and present without getting lost in the bass. Highs are audible and cut through nicely without being shrill or annoying. I listen to a wide variety of music but I enjoy it all... well, loud. Depending on the app you use to listen to music, your results in volume will vary (mine did anyway). I found that I would have liked just a little more volume at the top. This depends on the recording and the player you're using a great deal, and it's really not too bad, just something I noticed. Playing at full volume does allow the bass end to get a little muddied, but not to any great degree and it can be compensated for by using the app EQ.

    As far as the noise canceling is concerned I don't for the most part, like to use this type of feature. I don't have much of a need for it. You have your choice of Ambient sound and Noise Canceling. I was able to confirm the Noise Canceling setting does work adequately and I'm happy to say there was really no audible change in the sound of the music you hear, just how much external sound comes through.

    The controls are surprisingly easy and I loved the way the right ear cup is used as a touchpad. Swipe up or down to raise and lower the volume, swipe forward or back to go to the next or last song, and double tap the center to pause/play or answer the phone. Simple, and intuitive. There's only two buttons total. A round one for power and Bluetooth connection, and an elongated one for noise canceling and ambient. There's also a USB-C port for charging, and 1/8” jack for a stereo cable. Both of these cables are included by the way, just in case you don't have them. They even have a place to store them in the case.

    There is a free app included for either Android or Apple. It gives you the ability to update the firmware (which my headphones were able to do right after opening the app). It shows the battery percentage of the headphones and offers some transport controls and gives you the ability to change the adaptive sound settings. It also gives you links to the manual, tutorials, an equilizer and the ability to connect to two devices at once. I'm generally not a huge fan of stand alone apps like this because it's just another thing to have to open and use. But for the most part, you don't need it unless you want to update the firmware, so it's not completely ancillary.

    WHAT I LIKED:

    - The sound was well balanced and had good clean low end.

    - The fit and comfort were excellent.

    - The touchpad controls were easy and very intuitive.

    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:

    - Bass was a little muddied at high volume, but I would guess most people won't really mind because it's not extreme (snd most people probably don't play at full volume).

    Very well thought out design overall. Nice job Sony.

    Oct 03, 2021 08:53
  • Review by aarondr, 10 out of 10
    Solid bass heavy headphones with great features

    Sony’s WH-XB910N’s are a mid-range noise cancelling headphones which are feature packed and locked and loaded for bass. Priced in direct competition with many other mid-high end noise cancelling sets, Sony brings some unique features, and nice extras to a competitive market. That said, do they stand on their own?

    The first thing that you will notice opening the box is that the headphones are securely packed in a nice zippered hardshell carrying case. Inside the case, the XB910n’s lay flat and densely packed thanks to their double hinged design. Between some of the spaces are both a 3.5mm headphone jack cable and a curiously short USB-C to A charging cable.

    Removing the headphones reveals a solid, but plastic design. These are Circum Aural, meaning that they are over the ear headphones (henceforth referred to as ‘cans’). Everything feels quite solid, and nothing is creaky or too bendy. Double hinged headphones always give me worries due to seeing quite a few in this price range crack and break. Time will tell how it fairs but Sony build quality is pretty high and the plastics feel like the right materials. The headband is padded and covered in a soft touch leatherette material. The plastics are matte, which is a welcome texture for headphones which some manufacturers try to go glossy with. The left ear cup has a dedicated noise cancelling button, power button, 3.5mm input, and USB-C charging port. The right ear cup looks blank, but hides a touch sensitive surface on the outside, allowing music to be easily paused, volume adjusted, voice assistants launched and more. Most touch systems I’m not a fan, and this one took a bit to get used to, but the generous size makes working with it quite easy. Simply gesture up or down for volume adjustments, left or right for previous/next track, or simply tap, double tap, or tap and hold for various functions. Audible feedback allows you to know that your gesture was recognized, and this works relatively smoothly.

    Sony includes quite a bit of features and software support. Some of this works better than others, but it’s laudable. You are prompted during initial setup to download the Sony Headphone app. Pair through this app I found slightly annoying. I think I would have prefered to use the normal bluetooth pairing method, as it took a couple of attempts for the app and my iPhone to get along. Regardless, once paired the app is very necessary - not least of which is equalizer. The default setting uses a clearbass setting that is anything but. In fact, I’d recommend “Bright” (which is clearbass -1) or “Excited” modified from clearbass +8 to 0. It's funny how bass heavy the tuner makes these already naturally tuned for bass headphones. I’m all for bass and powerful equalizer sound, but my preference is to neutrally tune the headphones, and let your EQ accentuate what it needs to. These headphones can get pretty muddy on the bass side if you push them with clearbass. In fact, I enjoyed my bass heavy songs more with the “Excited” curve and clearbass off. The nice thing here is that this is all configurable, so it’s probably fine. The drivers themselves are more than capable of hitting bass clearly all the way down to audible frequencies. Highs are clear when they are allowed to be. Overall the sound signature is bass heavy, but tunable. Most people will be happy, but audiophiles please look elsewhere.

    While Sony would say they are designed for comfort, I found the earpads letherette to not breathe very well. They are comfortable enough, but I did fine my ears getting warm. They encircle your ears well and provide a good sound seal without even having noise cancelling on. With noise cancelling on, there is a very good isolation from many annoying background noises. There is a smart mode, called Adaptive Sound Control, that will adjust noise cancelling based on the ambient surround, which I found annoying when running my dishwasher as it would constantly turn noise cancelling on and off as I walked around. That said, it probably functions in other environments quite well to optimize the battery. One really cool feature is putting your hand over the full touch sensor on the right ear cup will mute music and pipe in outside sound (for instance if you are on a subway and you want to hear what stop is being announced). I actually really appreciate this feature. There is another audio feature called DSEE, and I have to admit, it definitely cleared up high frequency compression artifacts on most of my streaming music.

    There are a plethora of other features, like multi-device pairing, Fast Pair support on android, Swift Pair on Windows 10, and Google Assistant/Alex assistant integration. I have enough Alexa devices around my household, so I rely mostly on the native Siri setup on the iPhone, for which the Sony works well. The noise cancelling dual microphone setup seems to do a good job for basic phone calls, and no one has complained about my audio.

    Battery life and charging are both big points for Sony - with 30 hours of runtime being boasted for the headset. That of course isn’t with noise cancelling engaged. Sony also says 10 minutes of charging will give 4.5 hours of runtime. While a full charge takes a lot longer than 10 minutes, the headphones do seem to charge relatively quickly.

    Overall, with excellent sound quality, a plethora of features, and excellent software support, the XB910N’s are a good update to the outgoing XB900N’s. While the sound signature is bass heavy, that might be your thing. I love the audio control from the app, and I appreciate the DSEE tuning. There are a lot of options at this price range, but Sony brings a competent heavy hitter with excellent build quality to the table. This should be on your short list of ANC headphones.

    Oct 08, 2021 21:31
  • 9.6score
    Skullcandy - Crusher Evo Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphones - Chill Grey
    Description

    Feel the bass in your bones with Crusher Evo — the latest advancement in the famous Skullcandy Crusher line. Patented Adjustable Sensory Bass technology is an experience that you can’t get in any other headphones. And now, you can even customize the sound to your unique hearing through a quick audio test in the Skullcandy App. So you’ll hear the music exactly the way it was meant to be heard. Critical controls — call, track change, volume, and Crusher Bass — are conveniently located with easy-to-use tactile buttons. Tile finding technology lets you “ring” your headphones if they’re ever lost or misplaced, so you’ll never return home without them. Rapid Charge capability provides 4 hours of listening time on just 10 minutes of charge, and a full charge lets you feel the music for an amazing 40 hours. Crusher Evo is also travel-ready. It folds flat to fit perfectly into the included travel case.

    5 Features
  • 40 hours of battery life: Up to 40 Hours of Battery life. Rapid Charge: 10 Minutes = 4 Hours.
  • Adjustable Immersive Sensory Bass: Crusher Evo features audio quality improvements over original Crusher so you’ll hear an even broader range of bass and deeper, richer sound.
  • Wireless via Bluetooth 5: Call, Track and Volume Control. Activate Assistant. Built-in Tile Finding Technology.
  • Personal Sound by Audiodo: Audiodo technology in the Skullcandy App analyzes the hearing in your left and right ear, then creates a Personal Sound Profile that is used to adjust the audio to optimal levels for your specific hearing.
  • Built-in Tile™ technology: Crusher Evo features built-in Tile™ finding technology.
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  • Review by Albert, 10 out of 10
    All about that bass in a fun unique way

    As a general, all-purpose, for every situation headphone, these are not my go-to headphones, but for music that celebrates bass or action movies, they are a really fun and a unique experience.

    Because these aren’t my default go-to headphones, I initially had rated these at 4/5 stars. However, the sensory bass feature is really so unique and fun that it almost can’t be compared to other headphones. In my mind, it both creates a new category of headphones and rises to the top of it, so for that reason these headphones get 5 stars from me.

    THE GREAT

    The unique thing about these headphones is the Adjustable Sensory Bass technology. What that effectively means is that you can feel the music, just like the deep shaking you can feel with a sub-woofer, but not in a way that is just "louder". It genuinely adds a different experience that I haven't found anywhere else, and watching any movie with deep bass, particularly action movies, really take on a new and more enjoyable experience.

    — The slider on the headphones to adjust the sensory bass is such a clever implementation, and I find myself changing it between songs to really bring out the beauty the artist intended for a much larger subwoofer enhanced system. So many headphones allow EQ settings to be adjusted within an app, but for such a crucial feature, the implementation of a slider on the headphones was pure perfection. I would definitely take off a star or two had this not been physically adjustable because it feels necessary and really completes the product.

    To recap — Adjustable Sensory Bass is freaking awesome and really THE reason to pick these headphones over others.

    THE GOOD

    Sound quality

    —Over all good to great, and I don’t really have complaints here. It’s really the sensory bass that makes these worth getting over other headphones, and other brands in this quality range definitely match the sound quality apart from that.

    Design

    — The headphones themselves are comfortable. They fold to become more compact, but since I haven’t really traveled with them, they generally just stay opened sitting on my desk or hanging from a headphone stand.

    THE DISAPPOINTING

    Noise Cancellation

    — These headphones don’t have noise cancellation so while they’re great for louder music and really add a new dimension to the bass aspect of music and movies, they fail a bit in a loud environment when playing quieter music due to lack of noise cancellation which can be found on similar headphones.

    Microphone / Phone Calls

    — I’m not sure why, but I found that while using these headphones and received an incoming call, the audio did not switch to my headset as it normally does with my wireless headphones. I haven’t spent too much time troubleshooting this feature as it wasn’t a deal breaker, but it didn’t “just work” easily for me.

    OVERALL

    If you can live without noise cancellation, and are interested in the adjustable sensory bass feature that really brings music to life, I would definitely recommend these headphones.

    I still find myself reaching for in-ear buds most of the time for the sake of convenience and use of microphone while on a call or in a meeting, but the Crusher Evo still get picked up a few times a week.

    If you’re looking for a generic pair of headphones to use in a noisy environment, I’d go with a pair that supports noise cancellation over these. However, as mentioned several times, the sensory bass is truly a game changing experience and for that reason I would happily recommend giving these a try.

    These are the first headphones I’ve tried that have really been an experience. If you want to experience music in a new way, pick these up and see for yourself.

    Jan 24, 2021 12:34
  • Review by Ganlie, 10 out of 10
    Vibrating bass booster

    So, let’s get this out of the way first: This skullcandy wireless headphone sounds really good, very comparable with high end headphones of the same kind. I am a casual listener and use it for listening to my vinyl collections.

    Let’s talk now about pro and cons. Since I am recommending this headphone, I am going to talk about the cons first.

    Cons:

    - The Bluetooth connection range is supposed to be about 30 feet, but depending on where you are, that might not be the case at all. I would say, a good range would be about 20 feet, which is still pretty good

    - No EQ. However if you download the app, you can get a personalized sound set up, which is noticeable better than the regular setup.

    - When battery is low, a voice warning will come up. But depending on how loud your music is, you might not be able to hear what’s the message says. I also found that the app is not accurately displayed how much battery left.

    - No cancelling noise. Since I am only using it in the house, I can’t tell whether or not outside noise is a big interference.

    - I believe the headphone can only be connected to one device at a time. But once connected, it’s very easy to connect to the device.

    Pro:

    - A very good sound.

    - Bass booster which depending on how high, can literally makes your head vibrate. This feature is obviously designed for someone who likes huge bass. If you are not a fan, you still should give it a try and add a little bit bass to enhance the sound

    - 40 hours battery. Charging 10 minutes will give you about 4 hours listening time since it comes with a high charging cable

    - The ear cups is enveloped in this thick soft padding which makes it “more” comfortable to wear over a long period of time, compare to other over the ear headphone. A very important feature since I usually listen to my music while I am working for hours at time.

    - The whole headphone feels solidly build and yet can be easily folded to fit the carrying case that comes with it. It can also be extended and the ear cups can be turned 360 degree in one direction so it can be adjusted to fit any ears.

    - You can install the app on your phone to get the battery level and to set up the EQ preferences and connect the headphone to other player. In my case, I connect it to receiver for my record player and use the app on my phone.

    - The app has a set up for a personal sound, but it also comes preset for music, podcast mode and movie mode.

    In conclusion, I really like this headphone and has been using it constantly. I am not particularly concern about the noise canceling because the ear cup feels really snug on my ear. I am confident with the right volume, I can drawn out outside noise that I don’t want to hear. Highly recommended.

    Jan 31, 2021 19:08
  • Review by Phil, 10 out of 10
    Skull candy crusher evo review

    I have the original crushers and these blow the originals out the water BY FAR!, these new evos can hit lows! The originals could not do low bass notes which was my previous complaint on the first crusher wireless headset I purchased. Skull Candy have redeemed themselves!

    Mar 27, 2021 16:17
  • Review by Jpaul99999, 10 out of 10
    Super BASS!

    These headphones are amazing! The bass output of these headphones beat any other that I have tried. I would highly recommend if you live bass.

    Nov 19, 2021 18:46
  • Review by Beatfiend, 10 out of 10
    HUGEST BASS IN HEADPHONES

    THE HUGEST BASS in headphones, I’ve ever heard. You can feel the bass. Very impressive.

    Nov 20, 2020 22:31
  • Review by MetalManCPA, 10 out of 10
    Crusher EVO's deliver the advertised goods

    I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion. I was skeptical about the Crusher EVO's having a preconceived notion that a headphone focusing on a bass adjustment would be gimmicky.

    Opening the box, the contents are the headphones, a case, and two cables isn't that exciting. Once out of the box, the first thing to do was pair it to my Samsung Galaxy S10+. As with most Bluetooth devices, it's a simple process. For whatever reason, it took me two tries to connect (this has happened many times before with other speakers and headphones). My next step was to download the Skullcandy app. I registered the Crusher EVO's in the app. Then I personalized the sound with the hearing test within the app which is powered by Audiodo technology. This supposedly finetunes the sound to your own ears. I had listened to the EVO's before and after the test (my findings of the sound to follow). I noticed a bit more clarity once personalized but I will not say it was earth shattering. A 10-minute charge gives you 4 hours which is impressive. Simple controls - on the right volume up/down, track forward/back, phone control.

    Most of my use is for music, and have not tested call quality. I listened to the EVO's both before and after the personalization. My review isn't based on either the before/after, just the overall experience. My test was with Bluetooth as I never used the audio cable connection. I made sure the bass slider was in the low/off position to get a feel for the unfiltered (bass adjustment) sound. I was honestly pleasantly surprised. They have a very good audio range. These are not audiophile quality comparing to high-end expensive cans, but they absolutely hold their own and sound better then most I've heard in the under $200 category. They have decent highs/mids, and the lows aren't impressive. I listened to a variety of songs, mostly metal as that is my favorite genre. The sound was nice and forward, good separation, and no distortion even at higher volume. After some time, I decided I was ready to use the bass boost. It's honestly a game changer for those who enjoy bass. I barely had to push the slide up and man, did the bass kick in. I love the haptic feedback which really gives you the feeling of a punch. I never tested the 40 hour battery life. They do hurt a tad after long wear.

    Bottom line is these are a homerun for me. They fold nicely for travel, and provide me a full sound experience to bang my head to metal.

    Jan 25, 2021 13:33
  • Review by mstanleynh, 10 out of 10
    Skullcandy Crusher Evo Brings the Bass!!

    I’ve used different Skullcandy earphones over the years, and recently they have really stepped up on their bass-emphasized systems and the Crusher Evo over-the-ear headphones is another great example of just that…Feeling the Bass!

    On opening the box, there is a neat rollup carry case, the headphones, user guide and audio and charging (USB-C) cables. Glad to see Skullcandy going to the USB-C cable. I was really impressed with the build quality and the overall look of the Evos. The matte black body and black leather over-ear pads look stealthy and really well built. There is a rubber cushion on the arm that is really comfortable and holds the earphones in place. The control buttons are on the larger size for easy use, without being too big. The ability to adjust volume and tracks without having to take out my iPhone is a big plus. Essentially every feature of the headphones can be adjusted/controlled on the headphones including volume, track and of course bass levels.

    A very helpful User Guide is included in the box and walks through all of the controls, setup and usage. It took about 10 minutes from unboxing to fully customized bass-rocking music. There's a Skullcandy app that should be downloaded, it's got a great sound-customization process. It's kind of like a hearing test which sets up the headphone's output based on the user's hearing.

    Sound - this is what it's all about, and the Crusher Evos did not let me down. Skullcandy has done a great job of balancing the highs, mids and lows...and then they take it a step further with the Sensory Haptic Bass feature. With a slide of the control on the left ear cup, the haptic bass response can be boosted from nothing to whole body thumping goodness.

    Skullcandy App – the app still has some room to grow, but has come a long way in the year plus I’ve been using it. The best feature is the audio test to set up user-specific audio output. It takes about 3 minutes and is like the old hearing test from grade school. Once completed, Audiodo™ technology is used to adjust audio output to the specific user’s hearing. The personal sound feature can be turned on/off in the app. There are also settings for music, podcast and movie modes which adjust the audio for the specified usage. Battery level and other info is also provided via the app.

    Fit - the headphones are super adjustable and can really be customized to the user. The plush leather over-ear cups and rubber headband pad form to the head nicely and hold the headphones in place. I wore them for nearly 5 hours while doing yardwork and there were no "hot spots" or discomfort after being worn for an extended timeframe. And the rubberized headband kept them from moving around while moving around vigorously.

    Battery Life – It seemed like there was no way of running these headphones out of juice. They were run for hours on multiple days before the % dropped into the 20s in the app. Plugged them in and tried the quick charge of about 10 minutes and the charge jumped up over 60%.

    Pros:

    - Build quality is solid as expected from Skullcandy

    - Controls are easy to find and use while wearing the headphones

    - Sound quality is outstanding and the Haptic Bass feature is awesome!

    - Updates to Skullcandy App including Podcast and Movie modes

    - Foldability and included bag are bonuses for travelers

    - Easy setup with the Skullcandy app, including Personal Sound setup

    - Great battery life and quick charge feature

    - Phone call and voice assistant support

    Cons:

    - Didn’t really find any, Skullcandy is “Crushing” it with their headphones!

    Overall, these are headphones that I would certainly recommend to anyone looking for great sound and the option to really Feel the Bass!

    Jan 21, 2021 07:45
  • Review by AutisticBassLover, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase love the headphones recommend

    I had the previous skull candy these are improvement everything I love and more in headphones great purchase

    Mar 15, 2021 21:42
  • 9.6score
    Raycon - The Everyday True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    The Everyday Raycon Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Microphone- Stereo Sound in-Ear Bluetooth Headset with True Wireless.

    5 Features
  • LIGHTWEIGHT/COMFORTABLE FIT: The Raycon E25 earbuds are so light that you will forget that you are wearing them!
  • IPX6 WATERPROOF: Thanks to its IPX6 coating, the Raycon E25 are waterproof earbuds and are built for any lifestyle. Go ahead and wear them in the rain, life span, perfect as workout earbuds , for running, jogging, hiking, yoga, exercises, gym earbuds, traveling.
  • 32 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE: The Raycon E25 wireless earbuds can last for over 8 hours playtime on a single charge. The complimentary compact charging case boasts a built-in 650 mAh battery that can charge your earbuds up to 3 times.
  • 3 SOUND PROFILES: Sometimes, Big things do come in small packages! The E25 wireless earphones immerse you in rich and high-fidelity sound with a powerful and deep bass that makes you feel ALL of the music.
  • THE TRUE WIRELESS EXPERIENCE: Sporting the latest Bluetooth 5.0, which ensures a stable connection, they connect seamlessly with all Bluetooth enabled devices up to 33 feet away. The result? Wireless freedom and no hassle!
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  • Review by Sus67romeo, 10 out of 10
    Sound of money

    This a great I’m ear product with a good sound for the price. I enjoy the bass and sound options that are provided and the cordless charging is a no brainer. Only issue is the C cable cord with no plug.

    Nov 19, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    Worth it

    Comfortable, high quality, battery lasts long. I haven't had any problems with them and they are better than other ear buds I've used.

    Aug 28, 2021 13:47
  • Review by Kimmie, 10 out of 10
    Great earbuds

    Great sound and comfortable in my ears. Easy to connect to phone.

    Nov 23, 2021 16:44
  • Review by Leeboyz77, 10 out of 10
    Gift

    Bought as a gift and they really liked them and said that they sound great

    Sep 10, 2021 19:10
  • Review by Yaya, 10 out of 10
    Birthday gift

    Grandson loves them. He requested these for his birthday

    Oct 29, 2021 18:29
  • Review by Raycon, 10 out of 10
    Raycon Earbuds

    I love these Earbuds! The design makes them super comfortable and fit so well. The sound is clear and the set up was very easy and to pair with my other wireless devices. Can't wait to buy my next pair, maybe in a dif. color or style! I've recommended these to family and friends who are also very happy with these earbuds.

    Aug 23, 2021 16:13
  • Review by BestBuyCustomer, 6 out of 10
    Raycon Review

    The description states its functions accurately. I have an Iphone and when I talk to Droid users they say they the feed is choppy with these earbuds. Not sure why?

    But outside of that its good.

    Nov 10, 2021 21:36
  • Review by Calmy, 10 out of 10
    Great Earbuds

    This is a set of great earbuds. Really comfortable and easy to connect with Bluetooth.

    The battery lasts really long and easy to adjust volume and different EQ presets.

    Aug 27, 2021 10:14
  • 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
    Sony - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Midnight Blue
    Description

    Sony’s intelligent industry-leading noise canceling 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 funtion 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 pickup
  • 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 - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Midnight Blue
    Description

    Sony’s intelligent industry-leading noise canceling 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 funtion 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 pickup
  • 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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    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
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones - Black
    Description

    Totally wireless Powerbeats Pro earphones are built to revolutionize your workouts. With zero wires to hold you back, the adjustable, secure-fit earhooks are customizable for extended comfort and stability. A reinforced design for sweat and water resistance lets you take it to the next level. Each earbud has full volume and track controls and up to 9 hours of listening time to fuel your training with powerful, balanced sound.

    5 Features
  • High-Performance Workout Earphones: Powerbeats Pro, powered by the Apple H1 headphone chip, will revolutionize the way you work out. Built for elite athletes, these totally wireless earphones have no wires to hold you back.
  • Sound Like a Pro: We listened to real athletes with the intent to design wireless earphones that matched their toughest workouts - and over and over, we heard that nothing was more important than sound.
  • Play Both Sides or Just One at a Time: Left, right, or both, enjoy ultimate control over your audio. Each earbud has full volume and track controls so you don't need your device to adjust your music.
  • Power. Play.: Long hours of training? Marathons? Bring it. Each earbud has up to 9 hours of listening time so you can keep your music going. With the charging case, you'll get more than 24 hours of combined playback.
  • Wireless That Works: Powerbeats Pro are ready to go when you are. With Class 1 Bluetooth® technology, these wireless earphones offer extended range and fewer dropouts, so they stay connected as you keep moving.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ArmyGuy, 10 out of 10
    Similar to AirPods but better for fitness.

    I originally purchased the AirPods Pro but they kept falling out regardless of what combination of size adapters I put. So I changed to these since I primarily use headphones for the gym. These are so far the best wireless headphones, they don’t fall out when I do any workout, even cardio. They charge in the case and the case charges with an iPhone charger and the case holds a long charge. They pair the same as any AirPods and show up the same way. Worth the purchase.

    Apr 25, 2021 22:21
  • Review by Wild5ive, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    I got these paired with a Samsung Galaxy s9plus. Sound quality is fantastic. I love the independent functionality of these, I am a bus mechanic and my normal days are 10 hours (hopefully). I only wear one at work for safety reasons. I start at 3:30 am and I have been able to get through my entire day listening to music and talking on the phone by the time I get in my car I still have 30% or better depending on how loud I had them I normally keep the volume i would say a little over 25% in volume for me to hear the music or calls. When talking on them the call sound quality is awesome.

    Jul 04, 2019 09:50
  • Review by Pigg, 8 out of 10
    Great headphones if you don’t compare them .

    The quality is much better than the AirPods but not as good as most quality over the head - headphones .

    I have both AirPods and beats solo three over the head headphones . Initially I was comparing them to the solo 3 sound quality and was disappointed . However , after realizing the purpose of the headphones , and understanding how difficult it would be to achieve the same sound quality in such a small set of earbuds would be extremely hard and much more expensive. They look better than the AirPods but are not as casual/convenient .

    The beats are perfect for their purpose . Great sound for the size and portability , and great functionality for working out .

    Side note:This isn’t for females with little ears tho. I let a friend who is about 5 feet with small ears try them and they were much too big.

    Jul 19, 2019 15:59
  • Review by Ryan, 10 out of 10
    Good Sound and No Lag!

    I received these about a week ago after pre-ordering them on May 3rd. Before this I owned a pair of the Bose Soundsport Free. I like listening to music and watching videos with these headphones. My Bose headphones had a noticeable lag when watching youtube videos. These headphones did not suffer the same fate. I also like how sturdy they feel on the ear and I believe the sound quality is the same or maybe slightly better than the Bose. I have an iphone so the Hey Siri function is nice too. The only thing that I may have liked better on my last Bose headphones was the way that the crescent shaped buds felt a bit less intrusive in my ears. Other than that these are a win!

    May 31, 2019 16:21
  • Review by Cruzie06, 10 out of 10
    Better than I expected.

    The bass, the immersion, and at the price point of Apple AirPods, I don’t see another better deal and bang for your buck. I sometimes don’t even notice they are in my ear while I’m walking, with music off that is. And I don’t think I need to tell you that these are not going to fall out of your ear no matter what. The case is a tad bit on the bigger side but you’re walking around with an extra 24 hours of juice for your beats on top of the 9 hours each earpiece.

    TLDR: I enjoy these and will never look back to AirPods or Samsung buds.

    Oct 21, 2019 13:51
  • Review by Imrazor2002, 10 out of 10
    By FAR a major leap over Airpods

    I own the first gen AirPods and after using them for a while they were great but because it’s one size my ear would normally ache after a while i would have to constantly adjust. Now the Powerbeats fit sooo much better an since they have different sizes they are actually comfortable. Now the sound holy cow is night an day. The lows, mids, and highs are far better then that of the AirPods as well! I highly recommend these if your struggling over comfort and performance

    Now i will say a con is the size of the case which if you look from the pictures its massive compared to the AirPods

    Jul 24, 2019 13:42
  • Review by Walt, 10 out of 10
    Beats pro

    I am very happy with this upgrade. I have owned other Beats products so I have high expectations. These headphones are so far what I expected the comfort and quality of the material are perfect. The controls on each being Symmetrical makes things very nice only having one side as a main wasn’t fun with other units I’ve used. The quality of the sound is what I’ve come to expect from Beats. I hope the battery life doesn’t fall off with age like other products I’ve used we will see.

    Feb 06, 2021 06:57
  • Review by rantarasia, 6 out of 10
    Not performing as expected

    The volume was great when I first purchased but less than 2 weeks later I have issues with the volume/sound quality. The ear buds go in & out. Sometimes the volume is loud & clear & other times its low & people have a hard time hearing me. I'm not sure if this is a defective set but I had a much higher expectation for the cost & manufactorer. Truly disappointed.

    Aug 08, 2019 10:02
  • 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
    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

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  • 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
    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
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Beats Studio Buds Totally Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones - Black
    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 Listen to your favorite music on the go with these refurbished Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Buds earbuds. Active noise cancellation blocks out office chatter for an immersive experience, while the IPX4-rated design prevents damage from sweat and the elements. These Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Buds earbuds have a rechargeable battery, which offers up to 8 hours playing time, and the included charging case provides an additional 16 hours of power.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

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  • Review by Kathleen, 8 out of 10
    beats v airpod pros and general points

    Dont buy these if you expect them to cancel out voices!! I cant hear people talking ONLY if I am listening to music, if I only have noise cancelling on I can still hear voices. They have awesome sound quality though. They don't always fit in my ear but I don't mind because its better than being overwhelmed. I use these CONSTANTLY, almost every single day for at least an hour, and I charge the pod maybe every other week? The battery lasts forever, and they have never died on me. I got the red because the color was easy to find if I lost them. Overall, I recommend these for anyone who just needs quiet. For the amount I paid (100) they are SO worth it. Others cost hundreds that I don't have and am not willing to pay, so this was awesome. And the refurbished- you cant even tell they were pre-owned- seriously. all brand new. anyways, if you're wondering whether to buy these or airpod pros- as someone who has used both- here's my opinion

    battery wise- go with beats

    noise-cancelling wise- go with airpod pro

    price- beats

    quality- beats

    overall-beats

    if you're willing to pay more, I guess you could get the airpod pros but honestly I'm glad I didn't invest in them. The beats get the job done for far less, and plus- beats is a headphone company.... apple is a phone company. also! beats developed the noise cancelling technology that apple uses anyway!

    Nov 04, 2021 09:17
  • Review by Beats, 10 out of 10
    Clean and crisp sound, not bass heavy

    For Earbuds, they sound pretty good, not heavy on bass, but very clear and crisp on the highs, i love the design of them, nice quality to them, for being refurbished they feel like new :) but note, they do have a slippy finish to them, might need to get a case for them soon hehehe other then that solid ear bud

    Oct 23, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Marc, 8 out of 10
    Great sound

    Excellent sound! The Bluetooth connectivity is sometimes an issue where one ear bud doesn’t connect, but when they do it’s fantastic.

    Nov 19, 2021 15:55
  • Review by nacho, 8 out of 10
    good stuff

    They came refurbished. Did not have the medium silicone tips. I use the large ones and they do sound very good. I like bass.

    Oct 28, 2021 16:09
  • Review by kellyrussell, 8 out of 10
    beats buds

    the are good earbuds the noise canceling could be a whole lot better on them however all and all a good buy

    Nov 03, 2021 12:05
  • Review by Poochie3835, 10 out of 10
    Beats enough said

    I enjoy the souls quality but I love the bass that they provide va pods

    Nov 19, 2021 21:57
  • Review by Riley30abc, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Amazing earbuds and bass.And this is my everyday gym and work headphones and get the job done.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:52
  • Review by AppleAirPods, 10 out of 10
    Great Beats by Dr. Dre

    Great Beats by Dr. Dre, excellent items and easy to used

    Nov 17, 2021 20:37
  • 9.0score
    Sennheiser - CX Plus True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Black
    Description

    When True Wireless sound exceeds every expectation, you’re listening to the CX Plus True Wireless from Sennheiser. They deliver a thrilling, high-quality sound experience with Active Noise Cancellation, effortless smart interaction and a sleek design for supremely comfortable all-day enjoyment.

    11 Features
  • Sennheiser Superior Sound: Powered by Sennheiser’s TrueResponse transducer for high fidelity sound
  • Active Noise Cancellation & Transparent Hearing: Block out noise or gain awareness of external sounds at a touch in any environment
  • Built-in Equalizer and Bass Boost: Adjust the Equalizer and Bass Boost levels for a tailored sound and audio experience
  • IPX4: Splash resistance for trouble-free use while travelling,commuting or exercising
  • Compact, Ergonomic Design: With 4 ear adapter sizes to ensure optimal comfort and a secure fit for anyone
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours and 24 hours of play back time with on the go charging via the case
  • Customizable Touch Controls: Personalize touch controls for music, calls and voice assistant to match individual preference for intuitive operation
  • Independent Earbud Use: Convenient feature enables the left and right earbuds to be used individually or as a pair
  • Noise Reduced Microphones: Crystal-clear voice pickup by dual beamforming mics on each earbud to ensure speech optimized calls and voice assistant access (Siri and Google Assistant)
  • Smart Pause: The earbuds pause and resume playback automatically when taken out or replaced in the ear
  • Connections Management: Bluetooth connections can be easily managed via the Sennheiser Smart Control app
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  • Review by Chuck812, 10 out of 10
    4.5 stars

    I thought that these were just a cheap pair of earbuds. I didn’t see any buttons to change the volume or fast forward/pause etc. I didn’t notice that they had noise canceling. Once I paired them and popped them in I was quite shocked at how well they sounded! They also have noise canceling and touch controls! Maybe these aren’t a chap “disposable” pair of earbuds!

    I played through a few of my favorite songs and I was very happy with the sound! Very nice bass. Nice high range. And, the volume is quite loud. I always hated it when I bought a new pair of buds or headphones and the volume doesn’t quite go loud enough to jam when I want to. I love the fact that I can control volume right from the right and left earbud. I love the fact that there is a built in equalizer in the app so i can dial the music in so its just right!

    The battery life is good. Easily gets me through a day at work.

    They case is tiny and it charges fast.

    I am on a constant search for the best sounding most comfortable earbuds/headphones and I own quite a few. All the major top brands and they are good but they either dont go loud enough, sound good enough or aren’t comfortable to wear all day or the batteries dont last long enough.

    These connect almost instantly to my iPhone but switching to my iPad for a movie is kind of a pain. That’s the onl;y reason i dont give them 5 stars. But, I can live with that. For what I want them to do, they do it and they do it better than my other major brands that I own.

    They are extremely comfortable and light and really stay put. They dont get caught on things like my other earbuds do at work.

    Bottom line. I love these! And for the price they are really hard to beat!

    Oct 19, 2021 15:53
  • Review by EEDD, 10 out of 10
    High Quality Earbuds

    These earbuds are a very good value for the price. I had the LG FN6 true wireless earbuds with noise canceling before and they were great, but these Sennheiser's have very clearly better sound quality and bass. They stay in my ear really well and I don't have to keep pushing them back in my ear every 5 minutes. They are definitely comfortable, though to be fair, any earbuds will bother my ears if I leave them in long enough. The battery life (9 hours single charge, 27 hours total with the case) is very impressive. The earbuds are very easy to set up, and you can adjust the bass, mid, and treble in the Sennheiser control app, which takes 30 seconds to get started once the earbuds are connected via bluetooth. Overall, I am extremely impressed with the quality of these earbuds and price value. Would definitely recommend.

    Nov 18, 2021 18:35
  • Review by Shawn, 8 out of 10
    4.25 Stars

    4.25 stars and a very good value for the price. If you're on the fence I don't think you can go wrong with these. Right out of the box, these are very good ear buds. The sound is warm, resonant, and fulfilling. I was content with the quality of sound straight away but you do have the ability adjust the EQ to suit your tastes or the nuisances of the music you are listening too. The overall volume is very loud but not over the top for those who like their music very loud or if you have hearing difficulties. I never once maxed out the volume listening to a variety of types and genres of music. The earbuds are comfortable except for when I was listening not stop for well over an hour but even then just removing and readjusting them did the trick for another long stretch. Battery life was very good and consistent with other wireless ear buds that I own. Neither better nor worse. The charging case is standard and does have a small led light to indicate it is working correctly. The only real drawback is how sensitive the touch controls are. Normally I wouldn't complain as we all want controls that are response but due to the small size of the earbuds and the sensitivity, it is easy to mis-tap or tap too many times. I did get better at controlling them the longer I used them but this stage they are still a little too sensitive for my taste but I'd much rather this than not sensitive enough. Overall I would recommend these and I look forward to continuing to explore their quality with different types of music. Thank you Sennheiser.

    Nov 07, 2021 21:47
  • Review by ErockG, 8 out of 10
    Decent

    Great sound, small form factor. Liked them better than the MTW2, but wish the ANC was better. Could use wireless charging, but maybe they'll include that on the next gen.

    Nov 03, 2021 21:36
  • Review by Fayson, 10 out of 10
    CX PLUS A GO!!

    New to Sennheiser and will probably never leave. Cozy in ear and sounds amazing before EQ settings

    Nov 17, 2021 18:16
  • Review by HenryB86, 8 out of 10
    Great quality and comfortable buds

    Overall, I have been very impressed with these earbuds. The set comes with multiple cup sizes, to ensure you get the right seal to get the full audio experience. Highs are crisp and the lows are deep. The app allows you to customize your EQ to get the sound you want out of these. I've been very impressed with the SQ and the Smart Control app is very easy to use.

    My primary issue keeping these from receiving 5 stars is the lack of the ability to adjust the call function taps. The tap are of these earbuds are extremely sensitive. I've dropped calls trying to adjust the earbuds because my finger accidentally taps the touch section. The app allows you to change the settings for listening to music (pause, stop, play, volume increase, etc) but does not allow you to change the phone settings. This would be a 5 star set of buds if I could disable or edit the touch settings for phone calls.

    Device used with: iPhone 12 Pro

    Oct 13, 2021 11:43
  • Review by Catherine, 10 out of 10
    Amazing quality

    Super clear sound and awesome bass! The fit is still light weight even with smaller ears.

    Nov 16, 2021 11:00
  • Review by gwen41539, 10 out of 10
    Absolute Perfection!!

    Sennheiser CX Plus In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones are Amazing! They are very comfortable and come with various size earbuds to choose from to get a perfect fit. The Noise Cancellation is top-notch it works extremely well I couldn't be happier with these headphones. They paired effortlessly to all my devices, phones, laptop, car audio, home audio, etc. My home is quite large and they allowed me to roam freely without losing connectivity, Something other headphones have been unable to do. The battery life is phenomenal my air pods die after 4hrs these last at least 9hrs probably more. The tap and play/answer calls function is brilliant. They have an APP that goes with them and I highly recommend that you download it. The app really brings these headphones to life! it allows for custom presets and detailed customizations that I haven't seen on a set of headphones before. Switching between them is easy and effortless. I used them for exercising and they stayed put and didn't fall out that to me spoke volumes! Buy these headphones you will LOVE them!

    Nov 02, 2021 12:44
  • 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
    17
    LG
    LG - TONE Free True Wireless Active Noise Cancellation Headphones with Plug and Wireless - Black
    Description

    Free your travel with the LG TONE Free FP9. Connect to in-flight entertainment systems even without Bluetooth capabilities. Get peace of mind with a UVnano charging case that kills 99% of bacteria on the speaker mesh* and medical grade ear gels. Plus, get better clarity for calls on the go. Disclaimers: UVnano is a compound word derived from the words UV and its unit nanometer. Independent testing shows the UVnano charging case kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh of the earbuds in five minutes while charging. The UV LED function works only when the charging case is connected to the power cable. This device or any of its parts is not intended or implied to prevent or treat any health conditions; it is not a medical device, nor for use as or to replace a medical device. The base material in silicone ear gel meets ISO 10993 and USP Class VI requirements.

    11 Features
  • Plug and Wireless: Plug into wireless freedom. Plug the charging case into mobile devices, computers, treadmills, and even airplane seats and enjoy every device wirelessly
  • Active Noise Cancellation: More Immersion than ever, less noise than before. How LG specialized ANC works; built-in high performance upper microphone detects external noise, inner microphone cancels out unwanted noise.
  • UVnano Charging Case: Unique UVnano charging cradle kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh of the earbuds in just 5 mins while charging. (UVnano is a compound word derived from the words UV and its unit nanometer. UVnano charging case kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh.)
  • Hypoallergenic Ear Gels: Ear gels made from non-toxic, hypoallergenic silicone. It allows you to have fewer worries about all-day use. (Not intended or implied to prevent or treat any health conditions- not a medical device. Material in silicone ear gel meets ISO 10993 and USP Class VI requirements.)
  • Ergonomic Design: The ultimate fit with ear seal design. New contoured design conforms to the shape of your ear, providing a comfortable and stylish fit.
  • Sound By Meridian Technology: Hi-Fi sound with a realistic sense of space. A built-in equalizer delivers impressive bass and treble tones that sound like the live recording with pristine clarity.
  • 3D Sound Stage: An immersive sensory experience. Spatial upmixing to expand the sound stage fully immerses you in a sensory audio experience whether you are listening to music, watching a TV show or movie, or playing a game
  • 3 Mic Call Clarity: Clear calls with noise reduction & echo cancellation. How LG earbuds maximize call clarity; built-in high performance dual microphones detect & minimize unwanted noise, and pick up & amplify your vocals even in a crowded space. Perfect for work calls/web conferences/home offices
  • Whispering Mode: Extra Privacy, Even in Public. Simply open the TONE Free app to use whispering mode with the TONE Free FP8. With whispering mode, you can whisper in a noisy space and still be heard clearly on your calls. Just hold the right ear bud near your mouth to speak soft and clear
  • Playback Hours: More Power For Life on the Go. Don’t stop the beat—enjoy up to 10 hours of play time on your buds and a total of 24 hours of play time with the charging case—all from one charge. Duration of use may vary depending on methods of use and other factors
  • IPX4 Water & Sweat Resistant: No-Sweat Performance. Perfect for a workout or a run in the rain, TONE Free buds are water-resistant* and can handle water splashes from any direction. Resistant to splashed water. Dry before using. Do not charge while wet. Case has not been tested for IPX4
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HulkMann18, 10 out of 10
    LG with a Solid TWS Set!

    LG is killing it with these updated/upgraded, redesigned version of the Tone Free line. Had the FN4 and FN7 before and while I mostly enjoyed them... the sound was lacking to me. These have updated drivers, a smaller form factor even to the AirPods Pro and and neat feature for Bluetooth Transmission from the Case. What I am enjoying the most is the very comfortable and and relaxed fit, accompanied with pleasing balanced sound and still carrying enough bass to be a dynamic and "fun" sound! These are not beats, nor jbl or skullcandy with muddied bass... no! these actually sound good, are they the best? no but they will get the job done

    Nov 08, 2021 16:17
  • Review by JawnsReviewer, 10 out of 10
    Musical Perfection

    If you're looking for the absolute best sound out of your music for under 200 bucks, it really doesn’t get better than this. These things have such a natural, clean bass without being overbearing or artificial. Their active noise cancelation is insanely effective, but the sound clarity doesn't drop whatsoever if you turn the noise canceling off. The driver size of the earbuds allows for a much clearer and deep quality of audio, you're literally hearing more of the music because of its insane range. I was blown away by the sound quality of these jawns, for real.

    Though as a side note, the functionality of the app that comes with them can be a bit wonky at times but for the most part is easy to use.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:28
  • Review by Kvgrow, 8 out of 10
    Top Notch Earbuds

    I purchased the LG TONEFree FP9 model and let me first say that I received these earbuds at a discount for my honest opinion! With that being said I will continue with my honest opinion in this review.

    First Impression: The case is small, feels well made, rubberized finish that feels good in the hand and most of all it has a magnetic closure which helps protect you from the case opening inadvertently and have an earbud drop out. It also makes it easier to access the earbuds without having to pry it open.

    Upon opening the case you see a cool blue “Mood Lighting” inside when it’s opened however, I don’t know that there’s really any value to the lighting and I wonder if it’s telling you your mood or the mood of the earbuds. The earbuds also attach to the case with a magnetic “click” which gives you reassurance that they are in the proper location and secure. This model also comes with a “UVnano” light that turns on for 5 minutes when you charge the buds and they say that it kills 99.9% of the bacteria left on the mesh on the inside of the sound port. I have no way to test this to see if it’s true, but, it would make the earbuds a bit more sanitary if it does.

    The case has a USBC port to charge the buds and two lights which indicate the charge level of the case and if the lid is opened will indicate the charge level of the buds. The lights also tell you when the UVnano is working show you that the mode is changed on the case to be a Bluetooth transmitter for the buds if you’re going to plug the case into a headphone jack to use the earbuds. That’s accomplished by sliding a toggle switch located on the outside of the case.

    I had no problem connecting to these buds first try and they connect every time I open the case and stick them in my ears. The connection is solid and I have gotten 60-70 feet through a couple of walls before the signal starts to break up.

    Now let me give my opinion on the sound, function and overall performance of these buds to compare with others I have. Remember this is my opinion and others may have different ear shapes and hearing status which can influence their decisions. I don’t profess to be an expert but I have owned many different truly wireless earbuds since they first hit the market.

    It should go without saying that finding the right fit of ear gels is paramount to getting the best sound and performance. For me, it meant changing the medium size that was installed to the large ones, it also comes with small for those more petite. I was impressed with the fit and the weight immediately. They stay in my ears well with all of my activities and they are by far the most comfortable earbuds I have ever used. Although they are mostly plastic, like the majority of buds, they have an expensive look and nice feel to them.

    Each earbud has one tiny touchpad towards the top and this is what I liked more than anything else! The tap or touch, works perfectly. There is no need to push hard and jam the buds into your eardrum to make it work. The sensor gives a definite click which confirms it got the instruction with just the lightest tap and has worked flawlessly. LG has also created an app (I use IOS) which allows you to change the tap functions for each earbud which means the left bud can have a different function then the right for the same number of taps. Note… I saw a review that said there is no way to call up SIRI, however, the app DOES allow you to change one of the tap functions to do just that. I changes the left earbud to bring up SIRI with one tap. I’ve tested this and it works perfectly every time.

    The app also allows you to adjust the sound to different sound stages depending on the music you’re listening to and your personal preference. It also permits you to create 2 custom adjustments to the equalizer which can be recalled at your request. The app also has access to control ANC (ambient noise cancellation), allowing ambient noise or turning the control off. In the app you can turn on and off a few other settings like a latency setting, touchpad lock and find my earbuds, but the setting I found most useful was whispering mode which allows you to take the right earbud out of your ear and hold it close to the mouth as you visit with someone of the phone. This allows you to keep your conversation private but it also provides much better sound for the person on the other end if you in a noisy environment or not. If anyone has ever told you they have a hard time hearing you, this will solve the problem.

    The latency setting did help in a few situations where I found a bit of lag, however there seems to be a small glitch that creates a very quick pop or cut to the sound about every 2 minutes. This may end up getting a little irritating but its bet than have a lag between video and sound. I’m hoping they figure this out and can fix it in an update.

    Okay, the most important thing we’re all looking for is the sound we get out of earbuds and I found the sound to be quite pleasing and maybe the best of all I’ve had straight out of the box, but, and this is a big but, only if you’re using ANC with the sound stage you prefer turned on and the sound level needs to be turned up to at least half volume. Let me add a little more explanation here to help you understand what I experienced. If ANC is not being used the sound is flat, weak and shallow making the earbuds very disappointing. Sadly to attain the number of hours of battery use per charge that they claim, you can’t use ANC. That feature along with hear through or ambient sound needs to be turned off to attain the 10 hours they claim. That means the earbuds will last UP TO 6 HOURS, according to the instructions, however I found I got closer to 5. This is obviously dependent on the kind of use and the volume you have them set at. For the best sound it requires a higher volume so that means shorter battery life. This time does not reflect the fact that you can put them back into the case to recharge them for another round.

    Sadly I like to listen to music at a lower level and I found that the ANC was not very effective at lower levels or when the music is not playing. So, if you’re thinking about using these on an airplane to alleviate the noise and not listen to something else with medium to high volume, I would look for something else. Note: these arrived much later than expected so I didn’t have a chance to use them on a recent trip which means I’m making assumptions from experience around the house and outside, not on an airplane.

    Bottom line, I like almost everything about these earbuds. I just wish the ANC was more effective without such a drain on the battery and that the sound was fuller at lower volumes. With other earbuds I have replaced the ear gels with third party foam ear tips which expand in the ears to compensate for weak ANC and provide better isolation, however I haven’t been able to find anything like that available for the FP9’s yet. If I do, they could be the best earbuds I own. #LGTONEFreeANCInsiders

    Oct 09, 2021 09:23
  • Review by SCTiger1, 10 out of 10
    Wow the sound!

    Im shocked i havent heard of these! The sound is wow amazing! The app is ok. The NC is middle tier. But the sound is huge! I have M&D MW08, Beats fit pro, Bose quiet comfort in ear buds. These sound every bit as rich as those. The 3D sound stage EQ setting has just blown me away. Im glad i got these instead of airpod pro’s.

    Nov 09, 2021 17:57
  • Review by Tanoa, 8 out of 10
    I enjoy my LG

    Great sound quality. But the case doesn’t stay charged very long. It turns yellow/red within 4-5 hours. The earbuds keep a great charge, about 9-11 hours!

    Nov 05, 2021 21:26
  • Review by CHRIS, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Amazing. Returned air pod pros for these. Enough said.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:51
  • Review by Hayder, 6 out of 10
    Almost perfect!!

    long story short, every aspect of those earbuds are good except the ANC which is below average, unfortunately!!

    I wished they were at least average but there not!!

    the ANC looks premature on these buds.

    Oct 25, 2021 14:35
  • 8.8score
    Soundcore - by Anker Liberty 3 Pro True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Liberty 3 Pro are the perfect blend of high quality sound and noise cancellation. With our exclusive ACAA 2.0 technology, you’ll hear deep lows, crystal-clear highs, and very present mids. HearID ANC analyzes your ears and provides noise cancellation based on your environment. A triple-point ergonomic shape means you can wear these buds all day, comfortably. With the case, you get up to 32 hours of playtime (8 hours from the earbuds themselves) so you’ll have long-lasting listening sessions.

    13 Features
  • ACAA 2.0 - Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture: Our exclusive coaxial dual driver technology delivers high and low frequency sound directly to your ear without interference. Its wide soundstage is detailed and spacious, bass has a deep punch, mids are luscious, and treble sparkles.
  • Personalized Noise Cancelling: Standard noise cancelling only adjust noise based on data. Hear ID ANC analyzes your ears and level of in-ear pressure to create a tailored profile that optimizes noise reduction and reduces external sound to suit your ears.
  • Fusion Comfort Fit with Air Pressure Relief: Liberty 3 Pro's earbuds have a triple-point ergonomic shape and built-in ear pressure relief for all-day comfort. 4 sizes of liquid silicone eartips and flexible ear wings ensure you get a strong seal and secure grip.
  • Up to 32 Hours of Playtime: Enjoy up to 8 Hours of music from a single charge, plus get 3 full charges from the compact charging case to extend the playtime even further. Recharge the case via USB-C cable or wireless charger.
  • LDAC Technology: Liberty 3 Pro supports LDAC Technology for a Hi-Res Audio Wireless certified listening experience. 3x more data is transferred from your device to the earbuds to preserve every little detail in the song.
  • HearID Sound: HearID Sound analyzes the way in which you hear music in order to create a personalized sound profile that's tailored precisely to your ears. It can also be applied to all your favorite EQ settings for more customization.
  • 3D Surround Sound: Put yourself at the center of expansive three-dimensional surround sound for out of this world immersion in movies, games, and more. Our 3D sound algorithm processes audio data in real-time to enlarge the sound field and optimize the space between different audio elements.
  • Multi-Mode Transparency Mode: Using the Soundcore app, select Fully Transparent to let in all ambient noises around you. Vocal mode reduces low frequency noise and amplifies voices, while Ehanced Vocal Mode increases the volume of voices further away.
  • Multipoint Connectivity: Pair simultaneously up to two devices and store up to 7 devices within the Soundcore app to change between multiple audio sources.
  • Fully Customizable Audio & Touch Controls: Using the Soundcore app, take full control of your audio experience. Choose between multiple EQ options, customize your own EQ, and adjust all your touch controls - single tap, double tap, triple tap, and long press.
  • Light Weight Design: The Liberty 3 Pro's new design is 30% smaller than prior gen, resulting in a much lighter earbud, only 5.9 grams per earbud.
  • Sweat & Water Resistant: IPX4 rating certifies protection from exposure to sweat & water.
  • Crystal Clear Calls: Liberty 3 Pro is equipped with a total of 6 noise cancelling microphones to help eliminate background noises and focus on your voice, delivering a face-to-face call experience.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BListens, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound!!!

    The best sounding earbuds I’ve ever had!!! I’ve had AirPods, AirPod pros, Sony and a few others. When I put these in, my head starts to bob. The base is beautiful but not deafening. You hear the highs and mids as well. I adjusted the EQ through the app one time so I really haven’t played with a lot of the functionality of them but I have my phone and my Apple Watch so, shoulders hunched, I’m good! Noise canceling is amazing. And mind you, I do a lot league bowling and I can barely hear a thing in a full house!!! Put them in your ear and turn them counter clockwise and listen to the BEAT! Very comfortable as well. One day I’ll get to the functionality of them. Great product!

    Nov 04, 2021 11:12
  • Review by Glen, 10 out of 10
    Wow, Amazing Sound

    Wow, i needed a new set of earbuds, after my otger gave out. I Dont regret getting these Soundcore liberty 3 pro, i love them. They soubd great out of tge box , but go though the app. And tweak them. I really love these

    Nov 03, 2021 22:10
  • Review by HJjj, 10 out of 10
    Ultimate

    Hard to out perform the pro2, but they have the noise cancelling and comfort zone.. you will love these buds!

    Oct 22, 2021 17:01
  • Review by Jason, 10 out of 10
    Best Buds Available

    Let me start by saying that I am not a profession audiophile, however, I have owned and tested nearly every true wireless premium earbud over the last several years.

    This is by far the best overall pair of buds period. Now that does not mean they are perfect or are the best at every feature. Below I will break down my take on these great buds.

    PROS:

    Let me start with sound. Personally this is the most important feature. These buds absolutely blew me away with their sound. I do prefer bass heavy headphones and these far exceeded my expectation in this are. Now for those who do not share my preference there is great news. These can be customized (extremely easily) to suit your sound profile. Customization is insanely broad but also amazingly easy to do. The sound is clear, broad and simply fantastic. I have not heard any other buds even come close to the sound these put out.

    These buds have a ton of features from ANC to unique sound profiles determined by an easy sound test inside the app. They will pause when you remove one or both earbuds. You can use each earbud fully independently (meaning you can put one in your ear while you charge the other). Transparency mode. 3D sound. Multipoint pairing (pair with two devices to seamlessly switch between them). Now ANC is not quite as good as Sony but very close. Transparency mode is not as good as Apples but gets the job done. While they might not lead in every category here they are very nearly the equal to their MUCH more expensive competitors. Up to 8 hours battery life with a 15 min fast charge giving 3 hours of play time. The case is USB-C and Wireless charging and can charge the buds up to 3 times without needing to charge the case (that is up to 32 hours of use without any charging).

    CONS:

    I have two cons to talk about. First is a feature I have only found in Samsung buds. When you are paired to say your phone and jump on your computer and click connect the Samsung buds will automatically switch to the new device. This works for everything even my LG TV. On all other buds you have to manually disconnect from the device you are using OR force the buds into pairing mode. I don't know why nobody else puts this into their products but I have to give a huge shout out to Samsung as I find this to be a massive quality of life feature as I am always switching my buds to new devices.

    The other con is they don't have AptX or a low latency option. This is only going to affect serious gamers that need no latency while gaming. When used to watch streaming services there is no or extremely little lag in the sound so this is not a problem for watching YouTube, Netflix or any of the other streaming services.

    Bottom line: These are far less expensive than other premium brands yet they outperform the competition in nearly all categories and it is not even close in the sound department. These buds pack nearly every feature out there into an amazing product that is well below the cost of the competition.

    Oct 20, 2021 12:15
  • Review by Pester, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Harmony

    This is the best so far. I have purchased a decent amount of headphones and earbuds such as Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser just to name a few. My family knew that I have an addiction to musical gadgets for years. I bought and returned some to BestBuy ( thanks to their 15 days satisfaction guarantee) this year alone I have spend a few hundred dollars to acquire the latest earbuds from Jabra and Sony. I also purchased the Soundcore Liberty 2 just a few days ago. I was under the impression that it will be a while before I purchase another since the Liberty 2 met and exceeded my cravings for sound and music excellence. Then this model (Liberty 3 ) came along and this changed my listening perspective.

    Yesterday I brought out all my earbud collection and compared the sound of each to Liberty 3 pro and concluded that not even the best from Sony, Bose, Sennheisers, and Jabra was able to match the sound clarity of this earbud. So now I have to send my collection to EBay and hopefully get a decent return for my previous purchases.

    Thanks Soundcore.

    Oct 19, 2021 12:15
  • Review by JustinS, 10 out of 10
    Are they all YouTube hype?

    Purchased these after seeing all the hype for them on YouTube. Other online sources had mixed reviews. As someone who’s daily is the Sony xm4’s, I was really curious, as these seemed to be pinned against them.

    Comfort is there. They seem bulky, but you barely feel them there. 4 different tip sizes and 4 different wing tips to choose from. Find your fit and the sound will also improve with comfort.

    ANC is pretty much as good as you can get on buds.

    The sound out of the box is pretty amazing. In app customization for anc, transparency, and eq settings really let’s you dial everything in to find the perfect pair of buds. The hype is real. Don’t spend more

    Also, call quality is important to me, and for buds these also nail it for the most part

    Oct 19, 2021 13:05
  • Review by Alvelez, 8 out of 10
    Great buy for the price

    These are a very stylish set of earbuds, very comfortable and they have plenty of options with wing tips and ear tips to find that perfect seal. The case is very compact as well and can easily be carried around in a pocket. The presentation on the unboxing is very impressive as well, soundcore definitely makes you feel like these are premium set of ear buds. The sound is great but what makes these ear buds special is the soundcore app. Ive never seen such a customizable app! The customizable freedom for the sound and control buttons are the best feature on these buds. Anc is good but ill have to say the transparent mode which is suppose to let outside sound into the ear bud is the weakest feature and could use more work. So far these have been a joy to use!

    Oct 15, 2021 22:40
  • Review by DITGUY, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    Soundcore did it again. Just when I think they can’t get any better, they prove me wrong!

    The liberty 3 pros are by far the best truly wireless earbuds you can buy. I’ve personally tried, boss, air pod pros, Sony, other Soundcore earbuds, beats studio buds, jlab, etc…

    The hear ID anc is great, coupled with the plethora of earbud tips and wings to get the perfect fit, there is no way these will fall out of your ears.

    Packaging is superior, and comes with a nice usb c cable if you don’t want to charge them wirelessly.

    Oct 17, 2021 15:29
  • 8.8score
    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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    Bose - QuietComfort Earbuds True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    Better sound begins with better silence. That’s why Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are engineered with the world’s most effective noise cancelling and high-fidelity audio. Microphones inside and outside the earphones sense noise and react instantaneously to cancel the signal. Get rid of disruptions so you can turn up the music on your wireless earbuds and amplify whatever you’re most passionate about — from hiking or circuit training to coding or baking. And when you need to be more aware of your surroundings, minimize noise cancelling with a quick double tap, so you can walk down a busy street or listen for your boarding announcement. StayHear™ Max tips provide extra comfort and stability for an even better experience. Rule the Quiet with Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and get an exhilarating experience that’s tough to find in any other Bluetooth earbuds. The Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds are available in Triple Black, Soapstone and limited-edition Sandstone or Stone Blue.

    12 Features
  • Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology.: Powerful microphones in the wireless earbuds monitor environmental sounds and produce the opposite signal, cancelling out unwanted noise. Feel free to pursue your passions uninterrupted with the world’s most effective noise cancelling technology.
  • High-fidelity experience.: Music. Videos. Podcasts. It’s not just what you listen to. It’s who you are. Volume-optimized Active EQ technology boosts highs and lows for consistent balance with bold sound and rich bass no matter how loud or soft you play whatever you’re into.
  • From Quiet to Aware with a double tap.: With a double tap of the left earbud, choose Quiet Mode for full noise cancelling or Aware Mode with ActiveSense™ technology to hear your music and surroundings at the same time, while the sounds around you are brought down to a more comfortable level.
  • Truly wireless earbuds, reliable connectivity.: Think about which song to play next, not your wireless connection. Bluetooth earbuds connect when removed from the case and keep track of the last seven devices you’ve paired. Bluetooth 5.1 gives you a strong connection to your device within 30 feet.
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life.: Listen for up to six hours on a full charge. Out of power? A quick, 15-minute charge will give you up to 2 hours of play time. When you’re done, place the earphones in the case for an additional two full charges. When it’s time, recharge the case via the included USB-C.
  • Simple touch controls.: All it takes is swipes and taps to change the volume, flip between noise cancelling and Aware Mode, and answer calls. When you’re done listening, just pop them out and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds will pause your music automatically.
  • Clear calls. Wherever you take them.: Tiny mics in these in-ear headphones work together to focus on your voice and filter out most of the noise around you. So, your calls always sound clear — whether you’re at home or on the go.
  • Secure & comfortable fit.: Feel great every time you listen to Bose QuietComfort Earbuds thanks to their soft silicone StayHear™ Max tips. They’re designed to provide comfort, stability and passive noise-blocking performance.
  • Get off to a great start with the Bose Music app.: Learn how to access noise cancellation settings, manage Bluetooth connections and more with the guided set-up. The app also keeps your wireless noise cancelling earbuds’ software up to date — unlocking future features.
  • Browse music without touching your phone.: Spotify Tap playback makes it quick and easy to access Spotify. Simply tap and hold the left earbud to get back to your last listening session or a new playlist. Set your shortcut to “Spotify” in the Bose Music app to enable this feature.
  • LEGAL*: Voice assistant services may vary and may not be available in all languages and countries. Bose, Acoustic Noise Cancelling, Bose Music, QC, QuietComfort, QuietComfort Earbuds, StayHear, and ActiveSense are trademarks of Bose Corporation.
  • LEGAL*: Spotify requires a Spotify account. Services may vary by region.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by pillboy, 10 out of 10
    Simply Superb

    Obviously a direct competitor to the iconic, white-colored product, having a personal-listening device with Bose-quality noise cancelling to try out was rather exciting for me. My Bose QC25 wired headphones which were first released back in 2014 have been my personal gold-standard when it comes to noise cancelling performance, so I would love to have this same capability in an earbud form.

    The QuietComfort Earbuds come in a soft-feel charging case which is able to recharge the earbuds WITH the rubber wings attached to them. As someone who cannot wear the white-colored product without aftermarket wings to keep them in my ears, being able to place the QC buds in their case with the wings attached is a huge advantage in my book. While this makes the case larger, it is still pocketable unless you wear really tight pants. The case measures approximately 3.5” x 2” x 1.25”, has an external USB-C port on it, has a very secure latching system, and includes charging lights on the exterior. The case can also be wirelessly charged via a Qi charger (not included). A 12-inch long USB-A to USB-C charging cable is included, but there is no AC charging block (pretty much the norm nowadays).

    I found the QuietComfort Earbuds to fit my ears extremely well and the soft tips and wings are almost identical to those on the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones for those who may already have them. These earbuds come with three sets of different sized tips and wings for different ears, so most people should find a comfortable fit. Each tip and wing is molded together, so there are three pair of differing sizes.

    The sound quality is typical Bose, which sounds very good to me, with crisp highs and punchy bass without being muddy sounding. Speech was extremely clear when listening to podcasts or having phone conversations and the person on the other end could hear me well, but this will obviously vary depending on what hardware they are using on their end. For a lot of people the noise cancelling is the important thing. My usual test is how well they handle noise from a gas lawn mower because I use my QC25s when I mow the grass. I wasn’t expecting these earbuds to have as much noise suppressing capability as over-the-ear headphones, and I was right, they don’t, but it is close. Close enough that I could easily use the QuietComfort Earbuds when mowing and not feel that the listening experience is being compromised much in any way whatsoever. One thing about the noise cancelling function that is new (to me anyway) and different from other noise cancelling headphones I have experienced is that the accompanying app for your mobile device allows you to adjust the amount of noise cancelling in 10 steps, from “none” to “maximum” and you can save three different settings and switch amongst them by double tapping on the left earbud. When you remove one earbud, the programming is paused and the noise cancelling to the other bud is cut.

    Your voice assistant (Siri, for me) is accessible through the buds and another adjustable feature I found really helpful, especially when talking on the phone is the ability to set the loudness of your own voice you hear through the earbuds when you talk, with the option of turning it off completely. People who use hearings aids that can stream music through the aids via Bluetooth will be happy to know that I was able to use these earbuds in my ear at the same time as I had my behind-the-ear hearing aids in. The sound quality for music from hearing aids is atrocious and it is very inconvenient to switch back and forth between hearing aids and earbuds when changing from listening to music and conversing with someone. I found this out completely by accident as I forgot I had my hearing aids in and put in the QC Earbuds and it took me quite awhile to realize I had them both in.

    The accompanying app is called “Bose Music”, not to be confused with “Bose Connect” which I had on my phone for another Bose product. This free app is very easy to use and does a great job in explaining the features and controls. There is a full user guide available on the Bose web site and through the app - the product comes only with a quick start guide and a thick book of warnings and precautions in a multitude of languages. Having struggled with product set-up in apps of other manufacturers, I found the Bose app a real pleasure to use.

    The first time I used the QC Earbuds I was a little disappointed in the amount of volume, but after fiddling with them, I found that fit in the ear is very important to their performance, both blocking outside noises and volume. While you have to twist the buds to get them seated properly in your ear, it quickly becomes second nature to do so when you insert them and you really don’t think about it once you get used to it.

    The only downside I can find is that I cannot control the volume from the earbuds themselves, I have to use my phone for that function. Controlling other functions on the earbuds is simple and quickly learned in no time. There are two functions you have to choose between using the app and that is skipping to the next track OR hearing the remaining battery life - you can’t have both functions, but remaining battery life is not that important for me. There is no “Back” function, so you will have to use your phone for that command. When the earbuds get low on power, a quick 15 minutes in the case will get you another two hours of listening time. Full charging takes 2 hours. When the case is fully charged, it will replenish the earbud batteries two times before needing to be charged again. Along with 6 hours of listening time from fully charged buds, all-day use while out and about is easily attained.

    I used to love my white-colored, wireless earbuds, and I still do, but I love the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds even more and i think anyone that likes the Bose sound signature will feel the same way about this product. Start saving your coin as you will want a set of these as soon as you can get them.

    Sep 28, 2020 16:28
  • Review by gtdad, 10 out of 10
    Shockingly Good Noise Cancellation!

    I have several high quality headphones, both over the ear and earbuds. I have always preferred the over the ear when practical due to their superior noise cancellation. So when I first tried these Bose QC Earbuds, with an air conditioner, a dehumidifier and a fan all going simultaneously, I couldn't help but yell "Wow". It was absolutely shocking how well these earbuds cancelled the noise.

    The first thought I had was who am I going to give my other headphones to?

    And the noise cancellation is just one of the many good qualities of these earbuds. The sound is amazingly clear while providing good bass and a nice balance throughout the frequencies. Whether listening to music or voice, it was a pleasurable experience. Also, phone calls were as clear as any headphones I have ever used. And you can control how loud you hear your own voice during the conversation.

    As the name implies, these were not just designed to be quiet, but also comfortable. And to be honest the first time I tried them on I didn't think that they were as comfortable as I had hoped. They come with 3 different sizes of the rubber ear pieces which keep the earbuds securely in your ears. I tried on all 3 sizes, but eventually went back to the medium which is what came installed from the factory. Now I don't now if the rubber piece just softens up after use or if I just got used to it, but by day 3 they were so comfortable that I would have totally forgotten that I had them on if not for the amazing silence that they created.

    So Bose has succeeded in both Quiet and Comfort.

    The earbuds come in a case which will recharge the earbuds. There are led indicators on the case to let you know how much power is left and when it is fully charged. The case can be charged both wirelessly and with a provided USB-C cable. It has a very high quality feel. It locks closed and when you push the button it opens very softly. When placing the earbuds into the case magnets will grab the earbuds and place them perfectly inside. A light will then com on to let you know that they are charging.

    Bose has designed a new app for their latest products and it is very feature rich. These earbuds have so many touch features which allows the user complete control, but there is a learning curve. So I appreciate the detailed explanation of every feature in the app.

    There are simply too many features to mention in this review, but there are 10 levels of noise cancellation and you can create your 3 favorite levels and just tap on the left earbud to cycle through them.

    I also like that the earbuds will tell you the power remaining when you put them on and also by simply tapping the left earbud at any time.

    There is one major disappointment for me. These earbuds will only connect to one device at a time. I have other Bose headphones and have always appreciated that they can connect to 2 devices. To me this was an important feature that I expected to have on this device.

    The only other minor negative is that the earbuds do get warm when charged in the case.

    Overall these are feature rich earbuds with excellent sound and spectacular noise cancellation. They are comfortable and convenient and have relegated all of my other earbuds and headphones to my drawer.

    I highly recommend this product.

    Sep 26, 2020 10:44
  • Review by Rhostam, 10 out of 10
    Awesome BOSE Quality Audio Earbuds.

    Bose - QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds – True Wireless In-Ear Headphones with Bluetooth

    Summary:

    BOSE quality audio ear buds with excellent noise cancellation capability.

    Pros:

    * Sound quality. The sound quality is excellent across the spectrum of frequency. The bass is comfortable and definitely "fills the room." I can easily get into a groove.

    * Excellent fit. I feel like these achieve better sound quality than my former Apple Airpods which always required me maneuvering them deep and tight into my ears. The Bose earbuds just fit - insert and rotate. Done.

    * Noise cancellation is eerie! It works extremely well! While working and I'm typing away on my computer I sometimes do double-takes. I can feel the keys give way under my fingers, but I don't hear the clickity-clack at all (I have the typomatic sounding keyboard). I didn't think I'd appreciate that, but noise cancellation definitely allows for better immersion.

    * Battery life is good. I place my accessories on recharge probably more frequently than I should. I've listened in a single session about 4 hours and I've seen that bring the buds down to 40-60% depending on interruption, volume, noise cancellation setting selected, etc. 6 might indeed be real.

    * Awesome case. I know it looks bulky compared to Apple Airpod case. But its functional, shows clear charging status and capacity, and is Qi inductive charging capable. Mighty fine. I also like that there is a hard clasp to keep case shut. Also, it has a hardwired port for charging - USB C - which is also great.

    * Microphones work well. I can take calls and hold meetings with these earbuds with no problems. They seem to be clearer (for those on the other end) than my Airpods.

    Cons:

    * Size. The size isn't bad, but they feel bulky. Time will tell if it will be a problem. Right now it seems like the removable fittings will keep the earbuds in place securely.

    * Mobile app. The application works well, but I feel the UI awkward or inconsistent. One bug: you can pair units to several devices. I have my computer and my iPhone. The app shows both. But even though it shows a toggle to disconnect from your phone, once you do that it disconnects... duh! So you can't toggle on the other device. So, you have to disconnect from device A first, and then manually connect device B. Not a big deal, but also not sure why the UI pretends to allow you to switch between devices in the first place.

    Use:

    I used these while working (from home), conducting conference calls, and also while playing computer games on-the-down-low.

    I also have a BOSE Soundlink and my car has BOSE audio as well. I feel like the quality of audio from these products surpasses that of other products I own (such as SONOS Ones). I figured why not check out their earbuds. They definitely let me get into the groove and I am excited to found great replacements for my previous earbuds which seemed to have too many problems holding a charge or inconsistently reporting *accurate* charge or maintaining stereo pairing.

    I highly recommend these particularly if you're not locked into a particular vendor's ecosystem.

    Sep 26, 2020 00:53
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Unbelievably Good

    These have got to be the best noise cancellation headphones I’ve ever had. I bought these in comparison to the AirPods Pro which I got for the same price at different times of the year ($199 Sale Price). The AirPods Pro are $249 msrp & Bose Qc are $279 msrp so about the same prices.

    The differences I’ve noticed right from the start, Bose - They have sooooooo much better noise cancellation technology than the AirPods Pro.

    Bose - The fit in the ears is so much more comfortable & secure than the AirPods Pro (You have to choose the right size for for each earbud).

    Bose - Sound quality is not even close. Bose all the way. The AirPods Pro are ok, but when spending $250, “Ok” is not acceptable. The Bose for another $30 are way better.

    The only thing I’ll give Apple is the AirPods Pro case size. The size in comparison to the Bose is definitely noticeable but hey if a little bit bigger of a case means a better listening experience & more then personally I’ll deal with it, plus I mean look at that blue color!!!!

    Overall: If shopping for headphones, go for Bose. You will not be disappointed.

    Oct 17, 2021 23:30
  • Review by David, 10 out of 10
    The Best and Worth the Higher Price

    Prior to trying the Bose QC earbuds I purchased the Samsung buds pro. The buds were good but the Bose QC earbuds are far superior in the ways that matter to me. I'm a professional live sound engineer and have been into audio reproduction products for over 30 years. I say these sound great. The reproduction of the frequecies the human ear can hear is recreated very well by the little earbuds. Some pro audio engineers dont like Bose products because they say Bose cheats on how they make things sound good. I say those people can get over it. After compairing numerous headphones and earbuds, its very simple, these sound good and work well. No headphone device is perfect at stopping ambient sound but these do a great job at minimizing the outside sound. My favorite feature is Activesense. While in aware mode (can hear around you) this feature automatically adjusts the volume level of the sound around you if the ambient noise gets loud. I use this while working so I can hear around me for safety but if I turn on a loud tool then it starts to bring the volume down. Quickly after turning off the tool the ambient volume comes back up allowing me to continue hearing around me. The sound of the ambient sound coming through is also very realistic. Others I've tried sound different than the original, they sounded overly nasle or muffled.

    The only two negatives I have about these is the size and weight. Would be nice to see them make these in a smaller design with less weight. The other negative is the lack of playback controls. Play/pause is available all the time but thats it. You have one programmable option for skip, back ect. The other brands I tried had all available all the time.

    Note, if you get these be sure to use the recommended Bose app and update the firmware if yours need it. The latest firmware adds features they didn't originally come with. Not huge changes but more refined ways of operating some of the features.

    Now for my only big problem I've had with my experience. It has nothing to do with Bose or the performance of the QC earbuds. I purchased these and immediately went on a trip out of the country. 3 days after the Best Buy return/exchange policy ended i had a problem with the right earbud. It developed a sound quality issue. Best Buy would do nothing for me. I know it was out of policy for them to honor an exchange but it would be nice for Best Buy to provide that extra mile customer service. Unfortunately good service is almost non existent everywhere and Best Buy is no exception. This isn't the only problem I had with my earbud purchase in regards to best buy. When purchasing my original earbuds I didn't get what I wanted because the in store sales reps didnt know much about the available products. Better training for the sale staff is also needed. The sales personel should be knowledgable on the products they are responsible for selling. I had many questions about the available products but few were answered with useful information.

    Oct 27, 2021 20:12
  • Review by Pfunk90066, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money!

    I rarely do reviews, maybe 4 or 5 in my life. I own the Beats studio 2.0, the Bose Q25 and Q35 because I like over ear to drown out the noise. These earbuds are pretty amazing. You can store 3 diff NC settings and double tap the left bud to toggle between your three settings. You can double tap the right bud to pause the audio or video. They have 3 different ear size adapters and are very comfortable.

    The smart design case is a battery. Every time you put the buds away, they charge, so it’s eeems like the never die. The case can be put on my anker charging pad and it charges the case and the buds. I could not be happier and I am a real review.

    Jun 11, 2021 16:09
  • Review by GamerDad, 10 out of 10
    My new favorite buds

    Before I even removed the earbuds case from its retail box, the quality was apparent. With the texture/finish of the box exterior and the padded interior of the upper box lid, I was impressed before they were even powered on.

    Connection to my phone was effortless. Open the Earbuds case, go to the Bluetooth menu of your phone and select “pair.” Done.

    This is my third pair of true wireless earbuds, and I can say without hesitation that these are the best sounding earbuds I have ever used. I’m listening to music I have known all my life (I’m 53) and hearing things for the first time. There’s multiple times over the past few days I’ve asked myself, “That’s always been there?” They sound terrific with any genre of music I have thrown at it. Rock, rap, R&B, pop. Heavy metal to classical. Even audiobooks sound great. For me, the most impressive quality of the sound is how clean the lows are. I’ve bounced back and forth between my previous-favorite earbuds and these Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, and in every instance, the Bose have a more pleasing, full, accurate sound. These earbuds are also capable of being the loudest set I own, but the sound is so clear that they don’t need to be. I don’t know how Bose did it, but even at low volume everything is crystal clear. I can’t say that about any other earbuds I own, wired or wireless. At any volume, it’s really shocking how much more detail and clarity these deliver. Everything sounds … right.

    If your TV supports it, I highly recommend pairing them with your television. I can enjoy my late-night action flick or video game and not keep the rest of the house up, and the dog doesn’t freak out with explosions and gunshots.

    I find myself wanting to use a lot of superlatives in this review, but they’re warranted. I have worn/used these earbuds for hours at a time, and while I won’t forget they’re there, they are easily the most comfortable earbuds I’ve used. My other sets have an in-ear design using what I consider to be the “normal” round, soft tips that seal tightly inside the ear canal, and they sound good and stay put, but they can get irritating after a short time using them. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have a soft (so soft!) silicone “nozzle” design that seals comfortably against the ear canal (as opposed to in it). The result is excellent isolation from outside sounds and wonderfully clear audio. If I had any complaint, it would be that the proper fit against the ear can initially be a little tricky to achieve. With practice, it’s now almost second nature.

    The noise cancelling is so appreciated. These don’t drown out the outside world, as has been my experience with other products. While I’m in the office trying to get some work done, I can put the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds on, and the world just goes away. There are 10 selectable levels of noise cancellation. With it set to 0, I can listen to music and still carry on a conversation with someone or hear what is going on around me. I can see this being a necessity, for example, if I’m out for a walk. I wouldn’t want to step off the curb in front of a car or get caught by surprise as someone approaches from behind on a bicycle. As I increase the noise cancellation setting (using either the touch controls of the earbuds or the Bose Music app), the world around me gradually fades to quiet. I’m using them right now without music, windows open, and the sound of my neighbor cutting the grass is all but inaudible. This is awesome!

    Paired with my phone, I can use the intuitive touch controls to start and stop my music, advance the track, access the phone digital assistant, initiate calls, end calls, and also decline an incoming call. You can also customize some of the functionality from within the Bose Music app. It’s easy to use and very versatile.

    In phone calls, sound quality is exceptional. I can more clearly hear the person on the other end of the call, and my wife tells me there’s less background noise when I talk to her while wearing these.

    I almost forgot the case. It’s how you charge your earbuds. It has five LEDs on the front that show you remaining charge and also charge progress if you’re plugged in via the USB C connection. The documentation says that it supports Qi charging mats, so if that’s your preferred charging method, Bose has you covered. I drop my earbuds in there while I’m not using them, and they’re always ready to go. And it’s still going strong off its initial charge!

    In summary, I love these earbuds. At any volume they sound amazing. The materials and finishes used exude premium quality. I would recommend them, without hesitation, to anyone looking for all-day comfort matched with incredible sound.

    Sep 26, 2020 16:52
  • Review by RGreen, 10 out of 10
    A1 EARBUDS

    These things blew me away I thought I was at a concert.you hear the voice of the singer so clearly and the background is secondary.i couldn't hear nothing with the noise canceling turned to the max I will use these when I travel to block out noise.over all a MAJOR GO!

    Jan 31, 2021 19:50
  • 8.8score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished AirPods with Wireless 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 - complete with Wireless Charging Case - 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 BestBuyCustomer, 2 out of 10
    Illegal’s Airpods

    Got item for a gift and Best Buy stickers all over item. Not happy. When I tested them out they are called “ illegals AirPods”! This tells me they did not do a through test let alone any kind of test to ensure they meet refurbished standards. Since I ordered online I called to get help and they declined and told me to go to the store. When I spoke to the store they said they can’t do anything either other than I can return item. I wanted them bc of the sale price. ($135) and didn’t trust the geek squad refurbished. I asked if they would double warranty and was declined. No help. Not happy!

    Dec 14, 2019 13:40
  • Review by Nick, 4 out of 10
    Don’t buy used AirPods

    The price is lucrative, but they don’t do a good job of cleaning them out. Mine has someone’s “ear crust” embedded into the grill so deep that you can’t use a Q-tip to get it out and the only other option to clean it is to suck on the tip with your mouth.

    Save yourself the nastiness and get them new and clean.

    Nov 16, 2019 01:42
  • Review by Miller, 10 out of 10
    AirPods

    Can really tell the difference between the real thing vs. imitation pods. The distance I can be away from my phone and still clear audio is great. Bought a great case too!

    Jun 11, 2021 23:02
  • Review by Blackcopia2002, 8 out of 10
    Malfunction for some reason

    For some reason my AirPods 2 one touch does not work on any of the two even I have been trying skip a song. I even went to my iPhone Bluetooth and tapped on the blue eye when connecting to the AirPods to set the left and right air pods to what I want them to do. And even when I set the to do what I want then to do like double tap skip to the next song for the right air pod. Or double tap to previous song for the left but still does not work but in the end they are still good with sound quality I wish I did not have to pull out my phone to go to a certain song but that’s that they are still good.

    Sep 29, 2019 13:20
  • Review by Carolinamarinemom, 10 out of 10
    I love these!

    I am an older person, 58. I like learning about using electronics and I bought these to use for various reasons. I had wanted to use these to watch the morning news in bed when I wake up and not disturb anyone. I bought a cheap sound bar and it won’t connect to any Bluetooth electronic. However, I work in my yard a lot and help out on a friend’s horse farm. I use these when watering horses, watering plants, landscaping, etc., and I can listen to music, the news, or talk shows. They are great! When I work outside I wear a towel around my neck as I sweat tremendously and as the towel moves around when I bend over or wipe my face they fall out! That is aggravating! One day I was using my tiller to make a smooth area to replant grass seed. Sweat was pouring down my face, as it was 90° hot, and every time I moved the towel to wipe my face an AirPod fell into the soil. I have small ears too. That’s the only complaint I have and I wish they would stay charged longer. These were on sale and refurbished too. I’ve had no problems at all.

    Jul 17, 2020 19:31
  • Review by LaNe, 10 out of 10
    Refurbished just as good as brand new!

    Great for being refurbished. Paired easily. Charges great both case and AirPods. Lasts pretty long. Absolutely no sign or use (no scuffs, scratches or dirt). Came in original Apple box which was beat up but I don’t need that.

    Oct 15, 2021 17:22
  • Review by Eb123, 10 out of 10
    You need this in your life

    Air pods are the best, i purchased these for my husband. I didn’t want any because I have tried cordless headphones before and they never stayed in my ears. I played around with his and realized how amazing they are, so i got myself some as well.

    Oct 06, 2021 07:43
  • Review by gg023, 10 out of 10
    Save your funds

    Save your money and get the geek squad certified pair. Workable great and no issues. Can return if your question anything about them. Makes them cheaper than the non-wireless case.

    Oct 29, 2019 11:20
  • 8.8score
    22
    LG
    LG - TONE Free True Wireless Active Noise Cancellation Headphones with Plug and Wireless - Black
    Description

    Free your travel with the LG TONE Free FP9. Connect to in-flight entertainment systems even without Bluetooth capabilities. Get peace of mind with a UVnano charging case that kills 99% of bacteria on the speaker mesh* and medical grade ear gels. Plus, get better clarity for calls on the go. Disclaimers: UVnano is a compound word derived from the words UV and its unit nanometer. Independent testing shows the UVnano charging case kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh of the earbuds in five minutes while charging. The UV LED function works only when the charging case is connected to the power cable. This device or any of its parts is not intended or implied to prevent or treat any health conditions; it is not a medical device, nor for use as or to replace a medical device. The base material in silicone ear gel meets ISO 10993 and USP Class VI requirements.

    11 Features
  • Plug and Wireless: Plug into wireless freedom. Plug the charging case into mobile devices, computers, treadmills, and even airplane seats and enjoy every device wirelessly
  • Active Noise Cancellation: More Immersion than ever, less noise than before. How LG specialized ANC works; built-in high performance upper microphone detects external noise, inner microphone cancels out unwanted noise.
  • UVnano Charging Case: Unique UVnano charging cradle kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh of the earbuds in just 5 mins while charging. (UVnano is a compound word derived from the words UV and its unit nanometer. UVnano charging case kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh.)
  • Hypoallergenic Ear Gels: Ear gels made from non-toxic, hypoallergenic silicone. It allows you to have fewer worries about all-day use. (Not intended or implied to prevent or treat any health conditions- not a medical device. Material in silicone ear gel meets ISO 10993 and USP Class VI requirements.)
  • Ergonomic Design: The ultimate fit with ear seal design. New contoured design conforms to the shape of your ear, providing a comfortable and stylish fit.
  • Sound By Meridian Technology: Hi-Fi sound with a realistic sense of space. A built-in equalizer delivers impressive bass and treble tones that sound like the live recording with pristine clarity.
  • 3D Sound Stage: An immersive sensory experience. Spatial upmixing to expand the sound stage fully immerses you in a sensory audio experience whether you are listening to music, watching a TV show or movie, or playing a game
  • 3 Mic Call Clarity: Clear calls with noise reduction & echo cancellation. How LG earbuds maximize call clarity; built-in high performance dual microphones detect & minimize unwanted noise, and pick up & amplify your vocals even in a crowded space. Perfect for work calls/web conferences/home offices
  • Whispering Mode: Extra Privacy, Even in Public. Simply open the TONE Free app to use whispering mode with the TONE Free FP8. With whispering mode, you can whisper in a noisy space and still be heard clearly on your calls. Just hold the right ear bud near your mouth to speak soft and clear
  • Playback Hours: More Power For Life on the Go. Don’t stop the beat—enjoy up to 10 hours of play time on your buds and a total of 24 hours of play time with the charging case—all from one charge. Duration of use may vary depending on methods of use and other factors
  • IPX4 Water & Sweat Resistant: No-Sweat Performance. Perfect for a workout or a run in the rain, TONE Free buds are water-resistant* and can handle water splashes from any direction. Resistant to splashed water. Dry before using. Do not charge while wet. Case has not been tested for IPX4
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  • Review by HulkMann18, 10 out of 10
    LG with a Solid TWS Set!

    LG is killing it with these updated/upgraded, redesigned version of the Tone Free line. Had the FN4 and FN7 before and while I mostly enjoyed them... the sound was lacking to me. These have updated drivers, a smaller form factor even to the AirPods Pro and and neat feature for Bluetooth Transmission from the Case. What I am enjoying the most is the very comfortable and and relaxed fit, accompanied with pleasing balanced sound and still carrying enough bass to be a dynamic and "fun" sound! These are not beats, nor jbl or skullcandy with muddied bass... no! these actually sound good, are they the best? no but they will get the job done

    Nov 08, 2021 16:17
  • Review by JawnsReviewer, 10 out of 10
    Musical Perfection

    If you're looking for the absolute best sound out of your music for under 200 bucks, it really doesn’t get better than this. These things have such a natural, clean bass without being overbearing or artificial. Their active noise cancelation is insanely effective, but the sound clarity doesn't drop whatsoever if you turn the noise canceling off. The driver size of the earbuds allows for a much clearer and deep quality of audio, you're literally hearing more of the music because of its insane range. I was blown away by the sound quality of these jawns, for real.

    Though as a side note, the functionality of the app that comes with them can be a bit wonky at times but for the most part is easy to use.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:28
  • Review by Kvgrow, 8 out of 10
    Top Notch Earbuds

    I purchased the LG TONEFree FP9 model and let me first say that I received these earbuds at a discount for my honest opinion! With that being said I will continue with my honest opinion in this review.

    First Impression: The case is small, feels well made, rubberized finish that feels good in the hand and most of all it has a magnetic closure which helps protect you from the case opening inadvertently and have an earbud drop out. It also makes it easier to access the earbuds without having to pry it open.

    Upon opening the case you see a cool blue “Mood Lighting” inside when it’s opened however, I don’t know that there’s really any value to the lighting and I wonder if it’s telling you your mood or the mood of the earbuds. The earbuds also attach to the case with a magnetic “click” which gives you reassurance that they are in the proper location and secure. This model also comes with a “UVnano” light that turns on for 5 minutes when you charge the buds and they say that it kills 99.9% of the bacteria left on the mesh on the inside of the sound port. I have no way to test this to see if it’s true, but, it would make the earbuds a bit more sanitary if it does.

    The case has a USBC port to charge the buds and two lights which indicate the charge level of the case and if the lid is opened will indicate the charge level of the buds. The lights also tell you when the UVnano is working show you that the mode is changed on the case to be a Bluetooth transmitter for the buds if you’re going to plug the case into a headphone jack to use the earbuds. That’s accomplished by sliding a toggle switch located on the outside of the case.

    I had no problem connecting to these buds first try and they connect every time I open the case and stick them in my ears. The connection is solid and I have gotten 60-70 feet through a couple of walls before the signal starts to break up.

    Now let me give my opinion on the sound, function and overall performance of these buds to compare with others I have. Remember this is my opinion and others may have different ear shapes and hearing status which can influence their decisions. I don’t profess to be an expert but I have owned many different truly wireless earbuds since they first hit the market.

    It should go without saying that finding the right fit of ear gels is paramount to getting the best sound and performance. For me, it meant changing the medium size that was installed to the large ones, it also comes with small for those more petite. I was impressed with the fit and the weight immediately. They stay in my ears well with all of my activities and they are by far the most comfortable earbuds I have ever used. Although they are mostly plastic, like the majority of buds, they have an expensive look and nice feel to them.

    Each earbud has one tiny touchpad towards the top and this is what I liked more than anything else! The tap or touch, works perfectly. There is no need to push hard and jam the buds into your eardrum to make it work. The sensor gives a definite click which confirms it got the instruction with just the lightest tap and has worked flawlessly. LG has also created an app (I use IOS) which allows you to change the tap functions for each earbud which means the left bud can have a different function then the right for the same number of taps. Note… I saw a review that said there is no way to call up SIRI, however, the app DOES allow you to change one of the tap functions to do just that. I changes the left earbud to bring up SIRI with one tap. I’ve tested this and it works perfectly every time.

    The app also allows you to adjust the sound to different sound stages depending on the music you’re listening to and your personal preference. It also permits you to create 2 custom adjustments to the equalizer which can be recalled at your request. The app also has access to control ANC (ambient noise cancellation), allowing ambient noise or turning the control off. In the app you can turn on and off a few other settings like a latency setting, touchpad lock and find my earbuds, but the setting I found most useful was whispering mode which allows you to take the right earbud out of your ear and hold it close to the mouth as you visit with someone of the phone. This allows you to keep your conversation private but it also provides much better sound for the person on the other end if you in a noisy environment or not. If anyone has ever told you they have a hard time hearing you, this will solve the problem.

    The latency setting did help in a few situations where I found a bit of lag, however there seems to be a small glitch that creates a very quick pop or cut to the sound about every 2 minutes. This may end up getting a little irritating but its bet than have a lag between video and sound. I’m hoping they figure this out and can fix it in an update.

    Okay, the most important thing we’re all looking for is the sound we get out of earbuds and I found the sound to be quite pleasing and maybe the best of all I’ve had straight out of the box, but, and this is a big but, only if you’re using ANC with the sound stage you prefer turned on and the sound level needs to be turned up to at least half volume. Let me add a little more explanation here to help you understand what I experienced. If ANC is not being used the sound is flat, weak and shallow making the earbuds very disappointing. Sadly to attain the number of hours of battery use per charge that they claim, you can’t use ANC. That feature along with hear through or ambient sound needs to be turned off to attain the 10 hours they claim. That means the earbuds will last UP TO 6 HOURS, according to the instructions, however I found I got closer to 5. This is obviously dependent on the kind of use and the volume you have them set at. For the best sound it requires a higher volume so that means shorter battery life. This time does not reflect the fact that you can put them back into the case to recharge them for another round.

    Sadly I like to listen to music at a lower level and I found that the ANC was not very effective at lower levels or when the music is not playing. So, if you’re thinking about using these on an airplane to alleviate the noise and not listen to something else with medium to high volume, I would look for something else. Note: these arrived much later than expected so I didn’t have a chance to use them on a recent trip which means I’m making assumptions from experience around the house and outside, not on an airplane.

    Bottom line, I like almost everything about these earbuds. I just wish the ANC was more effective without such a drain on the battery and that the sound was fuller at lower volumes. With other earbuds I have replaced the ear gels with third party foam ear tips which expand in the ears to compensate for weak ANC and provide better isolation, however I haven’t been able to find anything like that available for the FP9’s yet. If I do, they could be the best earbuds I own. #LGTONEFreeANCInsiders

    Oct 09, 2021 09:23
  • Review by SCTiger1, 10 out of 10
    Wow the sound!

    Im shocked i havent heard of these! The sound is wow amazing! The app is ok. The NC is middle tier. But the sound is huge! I have M&D MW08, Beats fit pro, Bose quiet comfort in ear buds. These sound every bit as rich as those. The 3D sound stage EQ setting has just blown me away. Im glad i got these instead of airpod pro’s.

    Nov 09, 2021 17:57
  • Review by Tanoa, 8 out of 10
    I enjoy my LG

    Great sound quality. But the case doesn’t stay charged very long. It turns yellow/red within 4-5 hours. The earbuds keep a great charge, about 9-11 hours!

    Nov 05, 2021 21:26
  • Review by CHRIS, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Amazing. Returned air pod pros for these. Enough said.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:51
  • Review by Hayder, 6 out of 10
    Almost perfect!!

    long story short, every aspect of those earbuds are good except the ANC which is below average, unfortunately!!

    I wished they were at least average but there not!!

    the ANC looks premature on these buds.

    Oct 25, 2021 14:35
  • 8.8score
    Sony - WF-C500 True Wireless In-Ear Headphone - Black
    Description

    Discover the freedom of Bluetooth connectivity with the compact WF-C500 truly wireless earbuds, combining uncompromising sound with great battery life, personalization, and IPX4 water resistance for music that goes anywhere.

    11 Features
  • Make your music more natural: When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high-frequency elements that add detail and richness to a track. Our Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording
  • Listen for hours, charge in minutes: Enjoy up to 20 hours of listening thanks to the handy charging case. In a hurry? A 10-minute quick charge gives you up to an hour of extra play time.
  • Splashes and sweat, no problem: With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep on moving to the music.
  • Easier, clearer hands-free calling: Conversation flows freely with easy hands-free calling, now clearer than ever with a high-quality built-in microphone. You won’t even have to take your phone out of your pocket.
  • Small and light, a great fit: Designed small, these buds fit securely and comfortably in your ears. The rounded shape without edges makes them a pleasure to wear, leaving you free to focus on what matters – your music.
  • Go anywhere, pocket-sized case: The cylindrical charging case is extremely small and easy to carry around in a pocket or bag so you can take your earbuds everywhere you go. Its translucent lid with a texture like frosted glass gives the case a stylish, luxurious look and feel.
  • Ergonomic Surface Design: Since introducing the first in-ear headphones in 1982, we’ve surveyed huge amounts of data relating to ear shapes from around the world. The WF-C500 headphones are the product of that research, combining a shape that matches the ear cavity with new ergonomic surface design.
  • Your sound, just how you like it: Tailor sound to your personal preference. Choose from a variety of presets to match sound quality with the genre of music you're listening to. Or create and save your own presets using the EQ Custom feature on the Sony │ Headphones Connect app.
  • One earbud, ideal for multitasking: If you want to listen to your music while still being able to have a conversation, remove one earbud only from the charging case and use as normal
  • Easy button operation: The buttons on the WF-C500 headphones not only let you play, stop, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume – they also offer an easy way to access your smartphone’s voice assistant and make and receive calls hands-free.
  • So immersive. So real.: Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real.6 These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.
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  • Review by skylog, 10 out of 10
    Great all-round buds. Sound, fit, looks, battery.

    I am mostly an Android guy, and I have been all over the place with several different brands of in ear headphones. While each set had things I liked, I have not settled on one pair, as there always seemed to be a thing or two that wasn’t quite what I was looking for or came up after some time spent with them. That said, I really like these buds. They pretty much have everything I want and come at a nice price. They seem to be the ones for me.

    They come with the Sony name, so I expected a nice build, and they have it. Well-built, with some water/sweat protection, several size tips, and a great size and light weight. Most importantly, to me, they fit me very well and are comfortable. Of course, this is just a matter of my ear shape, but if buds do not fit well, sound will suffer, they will be uncomfortable, they can possibly fall out…and ultimately, I won’t wear them. More or less, a dealbreaker. No issues here for me, at all. As for the style? I love it. Plain. Matte. Black. It is all I wanted. It is sort of the typical Sony Style and I like it.

    Sound is excellent. Music, podcasts, and calls all are loud and clear out of the box. Using the Sony App you can tune the EQ to get more of a sound you personally like. I messed around and really found an improvement. I think it is definitely worth spending some time here to dial in what you like. There are also some other options you can play with regarding spatial sound and Sony’s DSEE enhancements, but I found tweaking the EQ was all I needed. All in all, I am very pleased with the sound. I think it is great sound for the price.

    So far, battery life has been good. As advertised. I don’t think it will be an issue for anyone, and I love the quick charge that gives you an hour in ten minutes. I will say, I do not “love” the case. It is small enough, and I do like the transparent aspect, and color choices, but it definitely does not feel as premium as others in the space. I suspect it will hold up over time, but I will have to see. I do give them credit for trying something new.

    It is not something I have used a lot in the past, given my previous bud choices, but I have really come to like having the ability to have playback, volume, call, and assistant controls baked into the buds themselves. They work well and are convenient. Perhaps even more convenient, well to me, is being able to use just one bud. I have said it many times, I just wish this functionality was universal. Doing things around the house, going for a walk, sometimes, you just want to be able to hear around you. It may be a niche thing, but it is important to me.

    Lastly, I have to comment how wonderful pairing was. It was simply a matter of opening the app, popping a bud out, and everything was ready to go. Quick pairing. Love it. The connection has also remained rock solid.

    Ultimately, as I said earlier, I really like these buds. They come from a reputable name, fit well, sound great, look good, and come at a nice price. I think they are a great value.

    Oct 05, 2021 23:39
  • Review by Mrbell1970, 10 out of 10
    Affordable great sound

    These ear buds are a value focused item that offers next generation playback, has a sturdy fit that remands comfortable during longs sessions and are dust/water resistant. Things like app support with EQ presets, easy controls on ear buds and long battery life sets this apart form others in this price range where some of these features are lacking.

    Setup: First thing you notice after opening box is a quick steps diagram on the box that directs you to scan a QR code to download app on the phone, the QR code is very tiny, so my phone’s camera had an issue detecting it at first. Once it did, you’re directed to a web page where you chose IOS or Android options, when the app is installed, you go some steps, and the app connects the ear buds very quick and easily (good feature) then it updated to the latest 8.2 software version. The app prompts you to enable 360 Reality Audio Setup with compatible apps that have that option like Jay-Z’s TIDAL service or Amazon Music HD plan. Note: 360 Reality Audio format brings a 3D element to HiFi's lossless audio kind of like Dolby Atmos but is different from that. I don’t have any 360 audio options in my music subscriptions so could not test that feature, after that I went to the EQ presets and selected Bass Boast. The app interface is clear and simple to operate with battery levels, status of music playing, and ear buds has voice prompts to inform you of connection status, battery level etc, which I really liked.

    Sound: Excellent quality while playing music and on voice calls, ear buds get pretty loud at 70% volume and music is very clear and vibrant. Bass is good although not earth shaking. The EQ preset has options for almost all types of music and has Sony’s additional DSEE (digital sound enhancement engine) option which upscales audio, but I didn’t notice much of a difference with it enabled but did with EQ. With that said, two things may be a factor on why I didn’t notice a difference; I’m not considered an audiophile and all my music services are low quality free services so I doubt any upscaling would do much for those unlike pay premium services with high quality “Hi-Res Lossless maximum resolution of 24-bit/192 kHz.audio”.

    Form & Features: The well-built rounded buds are impressively light, with real control buttons that are easily pressed, right button controls play/pause, song skip, and calling while a hold press calls up your voice assistant. The left bud provides volume control: tap to raise volume and hold to lower, onboard volume control is one of the most convenient wireless earbuds features, and a surprising number of buds don’t offer it. The translucent battery case just has a cheap feel to it but is very small for the pocket. I really like these buds with the only con of not having noise cancellation but not really a big deal since these get loud. I also think these would be a good upgrade for those with cheap ear buds or for first time true wireless buyers.

    Battery life: Up to 10 hours of playtime, one extra charge in the case, good for about 20 hours total.

    Rapid charging: 10 minutes for 1 hour of play.

    Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2time.

    Audio codecs: AAC, Sony DSEE.

    Dust/water resistance: IPX4.

    Fit: 3 ear tips sizes.

    Weight: 5.7 grams per bud, 34 gram case.

    Oct 05, 2021 20:55
  • Review by jsisko76, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound at a Great Price

    I have used several different sets of wireless earbuds over the years, and these are the best option at their price range by a long shot. More expensive models/brands that I have used have usually sounded great, but have had bluetooth connection issues or audio sync issues.

    First off, the Sony WF C500s fit snugly with the default ear adapters for me and have a nice solid hold. Jogging or any moderate workouts should allow you to keep them in place without the risk of them dislodging. They come with an extra set of small and large adapters to fit different size ears if needed. The default mediums worked well for me.

    Sound quality was fantastic for both music and podcasts. I didn't experience any audio cutouts over my first several days of use. They seem to maintain a terrific bluetooth connection.

    Battery life was solid. Like most wireless earbuds, this set offers in case charging when not in use. The case is pill shaped and has a comfortable fit in your pocket. You can easily get 10+ hours out of them, as advertised.

    The packaging advertises that these earbuds are designed for iPhones, but they connected to my Android device just fine and worked flawlessly. It was odd to see that Android was not listed as being compatibility as there are a great deal of Android users out there that should consider these.

    These earbuds are a great buy for their affordable price, sound, and solid fit. Well done Sony.

    Oct 03, 2021 15:19
  • Review by Sean, 10 out of 10
    Very Comfortable

    These are the most comfortable wireless earbuds I've used. I appreciate the simplicity of the case and that you can see if the buds are charging through the lid. The app that is used for setting up the earbuds was easy to use and the ear scan feature is pretty unique. I can't speak to how much it changes the sound but I am happy with the sound quality. I tested out the 360 audio and it does a pretty good job of opening up the soundstage with specialized files. While streaming 360 music there were some songs that it worked with but in general I prefered the stereo mix of the songs. This isn't a knock on the earbuds just a personal preference when it comes to music. The sound signature is slightly bass elevated but doesn't sound boomy. These pair great with a wide variety of music genres and are pleasurable to listen to. This means all day listening in comfort no matter the content. While testing with video I did not experience any audio desync. Good sound and great comfort make these easy reccomended.

    Oct 07, 2021 11:48
  • Review by Daddio, 8 out of 10
    Read the On-line Owner’s Manual !

    Headphones and Ear-Buds likes these come in both Wired and Bluetooth versions these days. Both styles have advantages and disadvantages and in order to see how being wired or not wired affects performance and features, you have to read the owner’s manual whether you think that’s cool or not. I’m reasonably technically minded but there are some features and operating methods that you can’t find by just poking and guessing. It’s worth the time to get everything you can out of these earbuds. You’ll have to learn the various tapping and poking codes for controlling the performance of the WF-C500 Ear-Buds

    Features:

    - Up to 10 hours run time when in the ear

    - Up to 20 hours running time from power stored in caring-case with no external a/c. Good for wilderness camping etc.

    - Frequency response can be varied with the Sony Connect App

    - Sweat and Splash Proof, with an IPX4 Rating

    - Can be used/controlled as a single ear-bud so you can hear ambient sounds if desired

    - Phone calls can be answered by the ear-bud’s controls with phone still in pocket

    - 1 year Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship

    - Plays “Experience 360 Reality Audio” from some Music Providers (Amazon Music HD, Deezer etc.)

    PROS:

    - C500 Ear-Buds are light, comfortable and secure.

    - Using the Sony App, the frequency range can be adjusted for clear voice or rich music.

    CONS:

    - Like all totally wireless Ear-Buds, scratching an ear or resting your head on a pillow can accidentally affect a control causing a phone-call to be canceled or a recording to be paused

    - No physical wire between ear-buds means you can sometime lose a knocked out ear-bud before you notice it’s gone.

    Conclusion:

    The Sony C500 Ear-Buds are a mid-range design with nice performance, sound and look. Unlike the top-range Sony Ear-Buds, they are not Noise Cancelling, so if you’re looking for something to save your hearing while cutting the lawn, you’ll need to look at the higher models.

    Oct 13, 2021 15:16
  • Review by Larry, 8 out of 10
    Sony wf-c500 beats jabra elite 3

    Okay, these are compared to the jabra elite 3. Had the elite 3. Elite 3 do not have nowhere near the type of app that the sony have. On the 3 you only have, I believe, 4 different types of eq preset settings that in my opinion did not make any kind of significant difference. The elite 3 also have what jabra calls Hearthrough. Once activated all you hear is HISSING. The sony have been dropped in price to more aggressively compare to jabra and folks, GET THE SONY!! The app gives you significant sounding difference on all modes. eq actually makes difference in sound. Fit is great. On me the right ear is always the challenge, but when set in right, they stay in. When you adjust the volume on the jabra, anything lower than max volume will dramatically effect how they sound. You almost don't hear them. When you adjust the volume below max on the sony, they still sound good. You don't have to max them as with many earbuds. In the end, do yourself a favor, and I have said this before, when it comes to earbuds, especially in ear, DO NOT listen to reviews online. Those folks are getting paid to say what the company wants them to say. Does anyone believe that most of those reviewers do it for fun. NOPE. They do it to get paid and free products. Earbuds are highly subjective. Many like loud. Many like low. NO ONE on this planet has the same sized ears, and ear canal. YOU HAVE TO go and try to get what WORKS BEST FOR YOU. For me, so far, and after trying MANY earbuds, sony are very efficient at what I need them to do. Oh, and by the way, a call I received yesterday, from an elderly neighbor, said that I sounded as if I was on a regular phone. No difference.

    Nov 03, 2021 06:23
  • Review by Mikepas, 8 out of 10
    Decent Buds

    These Sony wireless ear buds are fairly decent, especially at this price point. The look nice and at least in my case do not stick too far out of my ears.

    Build quality is on par for other devices in this category and they weigh next to nothing so they won't bother you the way some others might. Pairing to my iPhone was easy peasy with not issues. The included charging case is not too large and easily fits in your pants pocket without a lot of bulk. Battery life is one area that could be better. I have been able to average 8-10 hours of constant use between charging the buds.

    I've been spoiled by my Air Pods Pro so sound quality is not as good as those. That being said the sound quality at this price point is above average. No active noise cancellation is a bummer but again, at this price point that is not uncommon.

    Overall, if you're looking for an inexpensive set of wireless ear buds you could do a lot worse than these.

    Oct 13, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Rick, 8 out of 10
    Almost a homerun

    These earphones are solid all around. You can use them for working out, listening to podcasts, music, etc. Biggest downside is that it doesn't really have active noise-cancellation and some of its competitors have that at around this price range. That's a feature that is necessary in order to be a successful all around earphones. The music quality is good though and being able to use just one earphone is a plus if you just want to use it as a headset or for phone connectivity. IPX4 means it's good against splashes of water but that's about it.

    Oct 14, 2021 21:26
  • 8.8score
    Sennheiser - CX True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Black
    Description

    The CX True Wireless lets you enjoy superior crystal-clear sound, great battery life and effortless ease of use for an outstanding everyday audio experience. German-made 7 mm dynamic drivers create Sennheiser’s signature sound quality. With 9 hours’ play back time and a further 18 hours battery life via on the go charging, you can enjoy this superior experience all day – and in any environment thanks to the IPX4 splash resistance and great passive noise cancellation provided by the secure fitting ergonomic design.

    6 Features
  • Bespoke 7mm dynamic driver: Powered by Sennheiser’s audio expertise. Personalized with the built-in equalizer and Bass Boost.
  • Battery life: Up to 9 hours play back time with up to 18 hours available with on the go charging via the case, for a total of 27 hours
  • Passive Noise Cancellation: The ergonomic in ear design is made for all-day wearing while the selection of 4 ear adapter sizes (XS/S/M/L) creates a secure fit for excellent passive noise cancelling.
  • IPX4 Splash Resistance: Enjoy an outstanding audio experience no matter where you are with the IPX4 splash resistant design.
  • Bass boost: Special EQ pre-set can be activated via the Smart Control App for more intense bass
  • Personalized controls: Independent use ear buds with customizable touch-sensitive technology lets you manage your music, make calls or trigger the voice assistant on your terms.
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  • Review by Jerry, 10 out of 10
    Amazing sound without breaking the bank

    Sennheiser knocked it out of the park with the CX True Wireless. Amazing sound, good bass, equalizer works really well, customizable and accurate touch controls, competent companion app, secure fit provides good noise isolation, fast pairing. For a $130 this should be a no brainer, specially for Android users.

    Jul 31, 2021 08:45
  • Review by My2hands, 10 out of 10
    Killer sound!

    They have awesome sound and the charge lasts all day. The bass is amazing and they fit into your ears perfectly. I would say they are the perfect wireless ear buds.

    Aug 05, 2021 17:07
  • Review by Nothappy, 10 out of 10
    Great but not for small ears

    I just bought two sets one for me and one for my wife. i absolutley love tehm and they fit my ears perfect and the sound is amazing, my wife likes them but are to big for her ears so i am going to return for maybe a beats ear bud or something smaller. if you dont have small ears you will love them, they are lite weight and feel good in the ear and comes with four different size ear tips.

    Sep 09, 2021 10:27
  • Review by Jonnyb, 10 out of 10
    Best bang for the buck buds!

    These are a great value for the price. I find them to be very comfortable and the app is easy to use but could be a little more customizable like Sony's app. The sound is also of good quality and they are plenty loud for me. The touches are precise and responsive and the battery life is also fantastic. Overall I'm wuite happy with these Sennheiser buds!

    As a side note: Although these don't have ANC, using the tips that provide a good seal will keep a lot of noise out.

    Oct 17, 2021 18:59
  • Review by DTole, 10 out of 10
    A great Buy

    Purchased these with the expectation of them not sounding as good as the Momentum 2....I was surprised as they sound VERY good...stay in my ear and with the Sennheiser app to adjust the EQ, this was a GREAT buy!

    Nov 05, 2021 18:58
  • Review by aoktechnology, 10 out of 10
    Excellent value with great sound.

    Excellent value for the sound and size. Good base response, comfortable. Seems better than other higher priced ear buds. Magnetic case is great. Pairing has worked flawlessly. Upgraded over a pair of Jabra Elite 65t and the improvement is noticeable. Highly recommend.

    Nov 19, 2021 18:21
  • Review by Valeria, 10 out of 10
    Great sound and affordable

    I've been wanting to get new earbuds that are not too expensive, but provide great sound. I used my earbuds for working out and when I'm at work to listen to music. I didn't need the active noise cancellation as I will not be wearing them in loud settings. Yet, I feel like passive noise cancellation does provide great sound.

    Oct 13, 2021 13:03
  • Review by Honeybadger57, 10 out of 10
    Amazing sound

    These are buds fit nicely in the ear. I was not sure what to expect with them. They were not overpowering loud. The noise canceling worked great I could not hear others talking when listening to music. I would definitely buy more of these. The sound was crisp and clear!

    Jul 31, 2021 15:19
  • 8.8score
    AfterShokz - OpenMove Open-Ear Lifestyle Headphones - Gray
    Description

    Inspired by athletes, designed for everyone. The AfterShokz OpenMove Open-Ear Lifestyle Headphones in Slate grey were created with versatility in mind. OpenMove by AfterShokz brings you bone conduction technology with a lightweight, titanium fit taht ensures all-day wear.

    5 Features
  • Open-Ear Design: Open-ear comfort that is lightweight to ensure all-day comfortable wear.
  • Easy Controls: Easy to play, pause, skip, activate voice assistant and answer calls.
  • Inspired by Athletes: Repels sweat, dust and moisture
  • Safety in Mind: Powered by bone conduction technology to allow for situational awareness and high quality sound.
  • Long Battery Life: Allows up to 6 hours of listening time.
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  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 8 out of 10
    Cool technology, but lacks bass

    ## Design

    The front portion of the headphones rest comfortably on top of your ears with a flexible band that kind of just "sticks out" behind your head. Unlike previous versions, there is no secondary band that rests against the back of your head.

    This version of the AfterShokz has a more rounded look as compared to the boxy look of the AfterShokz Bluez. They are very lightweight, coming in at just 29 grams.

    ## Performance

    If you're an audiophile, then bone conduction headphones are probably not for you. While the sound quality is good, the lack of bass is very apparent. However, as there is nothing covering your ear canal, you can clearly hear what is going on around you. The technology definitely is cool: it's kind of like you have your own personal background music playing.

    The headphones seem fairly stable for walking and running, but if you're doing more vigorous workouts such as burpees or jumping, you may find the strap hitting your neck and dislodging the headphones from their optimal position on your temples.

    At very high volume levels (about 85% or higher), sound starts to become distorted and the increased vibrations started to tickle my ears.

    ## Features

    - Physical buttons: I like the fact that these headphones use physical buttons instead of touch controls and that you can control the volume with these buttons. The "multifunction" button is located on the left side of the headphones toward the front and allows you to play and pause your music, skip and rewind, and answer incoming phone calls. The volume buttons are located on the right-side of the headphones in a slightly less convenient location, but still easy enough to access while running. The Volume + button is also the power button (hold it down for 2 seconds to power on and off)

    - 3 EQ modes: There are 3 modes: Standard, Vocal Booster, and Earplug Mode. These can be cycled through by holding down both volume buttons for 3 seconds while music playing.

    - IP55 sweat/water-resistance: These headphones should survive droplets of sweat and light splashes, but do not submerge them in any liquid.

    - Multipoint pairing: These headphones can be connected to two devices at the same time, making it easier to switch between your two devices.

    - Voice prompts: Audrey, as AfterShokz calls the voice assistant, announces when the headphones are turned off, powered on, and the battery level (press one of the volume buttons while the music is paused).

    ## Battery Life

    The AfterShokz OpenMove can last up to 6 hours on a single charge. These headphones uses the more modern USB-C connection for charging (I will not miss Micro USB when it's completely replaced!). AfterShokz recommends waiting until the headphones are completely dry so sweat doesn't get in the charging port, which is good advice for all headphones.

    ## Summary

    The AfterShokz OpenMove headphones are a great solution for outdoor running as you can clearly hear what is going on around you and be aware of traffic and other people. The bone conduction technology is definitely cool, but as is common with most bone conduction headphones, bass is noticeably absent. These headphones can last up to 6 hours on a single charge and are lightweight and comfortable.

    Jan 14, 2021 18:59
  • Review by B00gy, 8 out of 10
    Good for Crane

    This has been great as a crane operator. I can set it low and still maintain attention to hear and see commands and also I can hear my weather alarms from my phone. I like being able to hear the world around me but in noisy situations the headphone might lack some punch. Accidentally stepped in shower with them for a brief moment because I forgot. No probs. I really like that it has ruggedness with flexibility. Charging can be a tad slow but ok.

    Jun 15, 2021 17:40
  • Review by BMunster, 10 out of 10
    Great for listening to podcasts, voice calls.

    Many complain about the lack of bass, but remember what these are for. They're so you can hear what's going on around you, while having headphones on.

    I use them to listen to podcasts / talk radio, or even to talk on the phone and have my hands free. I have a pair of JBL over the ear headphones that I use for listening to music, etc.

    I love the white ones. I had to order them to get them, as the store only had the black, but they were worth the wait. They're super light and

    Oct 22, 2021 14:11
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Gimmicky Bone Conduction, But Still Worth While

    I enjoy the fit and the comfort of these headphones, but I’m not convinced that their “7th generation bone conduction technology” is any good at all. In fact, after using several pairs of similar headphones, I’m more and more convinced that “bone conduction” is mostly a marketing term that was made up in order to sell a different style of headphones.

    The sound quality is nowhere near as good as earbuds, or over the ear headphones. Audio sounds flat and there is nearly no bass at all. The 3 built in equalizer options (Vocal Booster Mode, Earplug Mode, and Standard Mode) are not particularly helpful. But, despite bone conduction being a bit of a gimmick, the innovative off-ear fit does make them worthwhile for situations when the user wants to remain aware of ambient / surrounding noise.

    Instead of sounding best when pressing on the bones of the upper jaw, the audio quality (and volume) most improves as you move the ear pieces closer to the ear canal (even without physical contact). When the volume is low, audio cannot be heard by those around you, but when the volume reaches 75%, noise is noticeable to those not wearing the headset. And, at 85% the vibrations create an uncomfortable tingling sensation.

    The 6 hour battery life is sufficient and the USB-C charging port is a drastic improvement over Micro USB. The comfort and fit is where the AfterShokz shine. They hover over the back of the neck, but manage to stay in place through running, jumping, and even lying down during workouts. They can also be worn comfortably with glasses and hats.

    ...Perhaps one of the best features is their ability to connect with two devices simultaneously. While working from home (Due to COVID-19 restrictions) I have been able to have them connected to my laptop and also to my phone - while the off ear design still allows me to hear when my Family needs to communicate with me. (No more having to pull out my earbuds every time I think somebody needs to ask me a question.)

    The location of the volume controls would be more convenient if they were on top of the right earpiece, but pressing the multi-use / track change button is much more comfortable that wireless Bluetooth earbuds (which have you press an earbud deep into your ear in order to change tracks or answer calls).

    If audio quality is your primary focus, do not purchase these headphones.

    If you love bass, these headphones are not for you.

    If you like your music loud, these headphones will be a huge disappointment.

    But, if you are primarily looking for convenient headphones with a comfortable fit that allow for situational awareness, these headphones will meet your needs.

    Jan 24, 2021 22:54
  • Review by MGoose, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones for multi-tasking

    I love using these headphones to listen to music and take calls - they don't block useful noises like notifications on my work computer, people talking to me, or approaching cars when I am walking in the neighborhood. Listening to them allows you to enjoy music while not feeling isolated (I even sometimes forgot that no one else could hear the music or notifications from my phone).

    Pros

    - Good build quality: soft touch rubber covering, buttons have a solid feel, charge port cover fits tightly.

    - Lite weight and comfortable

    - USB-C Charging

    - Can be paired to 2 devices at the same time

    - Easily got the stated 6 hours of battery using them to listen to music and make calls

    - Controls are straight forward (multi-function button to control music or calls, volume up and down)

    - Good volume and sound quality

    - Works well as a headset, no one was able to tell I switched to them from my phone

    - Earplug mode (earplugs included) for when you want to limit outside noise, but still listen to music (I could see this being a great feature on a plane or other noisy environment)

    - Includes a soft case and short USB-C cable (no charger)

    Things to Consider

    - At high volume in a quiet room it is possible for someone within a few feet of you to faintly hear what is being played. So you do sacrifice some privacy depending on where and how you use them.

    - Songs with strong bass create a vibration that can be felt almost as much as heard. I did get used to it, but I didn't expect it.

    - The strap that connects the two sides of the headphones together is covered in soft plastic, but is fairly stiff and it can be felt when you lean your head back if you have it positioned too low.

    - The over the ear design is a tight fit (still comfortable) with my relatively thin glasses - if you have thicker frames this might be more of an issue.

    Jan 21, 2021 00:11
  • Review by blahnika, 8 out of 10
    Good for conference calls; so so on music

    With the world of zoom, I've been testing these for both conference calls and listening to music. For sound quality, these work great for conference calls as the mic is good and you can hear people talk. On the music side, I find the music washed out compared to traditional headphones that go in your ears.

    Pros

    Lightweight, easy to put on and off

    Nice carry bag

    Good mic for conference calls

    Cons

    Music sounds washed out especially at lower volume.

    Cannot just take one side out, need to take the whole thing off.

    Overall, I will use these for calls but not when listening to music. You get the added benefit that with these you can still hear when people come up to you unlike ones that are in your ear, but you don't have noise-canceling which is pretty standard. It was easy to connect to both Windows PC and iPhone. If you're looking for only music you should check out something else, but great to use if you do a lot of conference calling.

    Jan 24, 2021 13:33
  • Review by ERN52, 10 out of 10
    Great sounding earphones

    AfterShokz - OpenMove Open-Ear Lifestyle Headphones

    These headphones are unique in that you don't insert them into your ear. Instead you place them outside of your ear.

    I found the sound was impressive. The closer the headphones are placed to the ear, the fuller the sound. They also work if you want to send or receive a phone call on your cell phone.

    The headphones connect via Bluetooth which was easy and quick to setup. Various sound adjustments can be made by tapping the earphone speaker. Detail is in the user guide.

    The comfort level is very good because you don't insert the headphones into your ear. Additionally, you can hear outside sounds if the headphones are not playing at a high volume.

    Overall, this is a good product. The price is reasonable and the sound

    is very good.

    Jan 15, 2021 10:56
  • Review by Zaid, 6 out of 10
    Not what I expected

    I consider myself an audiophile and own several high-end headphones and earbuds, so I was thinking of using a bone conduction headphone only to have my ears canals open and no need to worry about surroundings as ears are always open. What I like about these headphones is the comfort as I do not even feel any kind of pressure on my sides above the ears, my ears canals are open, and the quality and how neat they look. nevertheless, I did not like the position of the volume controls as they are placed above my outer ear rims which makes it hard to control unless I push it further up to have room to do so, I did not like it because when I tool my run it was for me to adjust the volume until I stopped to do so, the sound is not that loud in outdoor setting even when it set at a higher level, furthermore, when the volume is set at high it causes a kind of buzzing that vibrates my cheekbones which is very annoying. In order to have a louder sound and reduce the vibration on cheekbones, I have to use earplugs which does not make any sense as it eliminates the purpose of these headphones to have open ears.

    Jan 16, 2021 02:17
  • 8.8score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished AirPods Pro - 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 Jam out to your favorite tunes with these refurbished Apple AirPods Pro wireless in-ear earbuds. The rechargeable battery offers up to 4.5 hours of continuous use, while the water-resistant design lets you walk in light rain. These white Apple AirPods Pro wireless in-ear earbuds have three different-size eartips for a secure yet comfortable fit, and active noise cancellation technology blocks out background sound for total immersion in your music.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by Good, 10 out of 10
    Good purchase

    Looking at all the bad reviews I was very hesitant to buy the refurbished being that this was the first refurbished item iv ever purchased. But , thank god my geek squad air-pods came on time and in good condition. It came with a charger and ear plugs . Many people are mad because the ear plugs only come in 2 sizes . But if you look on the Best Buy website and compare Apple to refurbished the information says that the brand new Apple AirPods Pro only comes with the 3 sizes (medium , large, and small) and the refurbished come with only 2 (small, medium) you guys have to learn to do your research and Best Buy has all u need right here . … but yeah overall this was a good purchase.

    May 17, 2021 15:32
  • Review by adthomas98, 4 out of 10
    Earwax in earplug

    Hard to really rate when I ordered them I paid extra to have them arrive early and when I got them they still had earwax within the earbud but the other size was clean so the product itself works fine but the fact I paid over 200$ refurbished or not to find earwax still when there suppose to be a quality check on the “refurbished” product

    Dec 10, 2020 19:18
  • Review by Jones, 10 out of 10
    Great AirPods

    I love my AirPods. Great product. Music levels is good and great when talking also great listening to music durning my workouts.

    May 04, 2021 11:34
  • Review by jf0322, 10 out of 10
    Great refurbished AirPod pros

    Comes with original box and work just as expected. I have not had any issues with the AirPods Pro. The case nor the ear pieces did not have any scratches or imperfections.

    Aug 28, 2020 19:39
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    AirPods Pro

    They arrived in the estimated time and in excellent condition all clean.

    Apr 23, 2021 18:12
  • Review by JaeJae, 10 out of 10
    Excellent value

    We all know what these are but it's Geek Squad certified, which means it's not eligible for Apple Care Plus.

    They came in with a complete set even with the Apple's original box, just like the new one.

    The only difference was the visible orange round sticker on the box. So I guess it might not be suitable as a gift for some one but definitely a good choice for oneself, because it's been almost a month and I don't find any problem with it.

    Jan 01, 2021 17:34
  • Review by Gthang555, 6 out of 10
    Soso

    Tuey are great just dont like the refurbished insurance coverage

    Nov 08, 2021 05:21
  • Review by Brooklynn, 4 out of 10
    Will not waste my money again!

    Horrible definitely looked used had earwax and the box is destroyed. Was embarrassed to give as a gift.

    Mar 08, 2021 15:50
  • 8.6score
    Sony - WF-1000XM4 True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Take the next step in truly wireless noise canceling performance and exceptional sound quality. The new Integrated Processor V1 delivers unmatched performance while using even less power. Adding in drastically enhanced call quality, IPX4 water resistance and up to 24 hours of battery life with wireless charging.

    22 Features
  • Industry-leading Digital Noise Cancellation: WF-1000XM4 has been redesigned from the ground up. Like our new Integrated Processor V1, that cancels more noise than ever, new driver with more performance, newly designed noise sensing microphones and Noise Isolation Earbud Tips with a more stable fit
  • Integrated Processor V1: Specially developed by Sony, our new Integrated Processor V1 takes the noise canceling performance of our acclaimed QN1e chip and goes even further. Improved noise canceling performance and Bluetooth technology delivers the industry’s highest level of noise canceling.
  • Exceptional sound quality: Supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to specially designed 6mm drivers that reproduce a dynamic sound despite their small size. The Integrated Processor V1 enhances sound quality, reduces distortion and enables LDAC codec processing and DSEE Extreme.
  • Enjoy High-Resolution Audio without wires: Supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approx three times more data than conventional Bluetooth audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality.
  • Beamforming microphones pick up every word: Beamforming microphones are calibrated to only pick up sounds from your mouth. With an improved signal-to-noise ratio they’ll catch every word, even when there’s a lot of noise around you.
  • Detects speech vibrations to enhance clarity: A bone-conduction sensor picks up vibrations from your voice without registering ambient sound, enabling even clearer speech when making calls.
  • Customize sound: With the Sony Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow voices alone to be heard. Meanwhile, the Equalizer lets you customize sound levels to suit your music.
  • Real-time restoration of all your compressed files: Using Edge-AI, DSEE Extreme upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognizing instrumentation, musical genres and individual elements of each song for a more complete listening experience.
  • Easy wireless charging with Qi technology: No cables necessary – the WF-1000XM4 feature Qi technology for easy wireless charging. You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology, like the latest Xperia models with reverse wireless charging, to charge your headphones and charging case.
  • Listen all day, charge in minutes: You can enjoy a full working day of charge – 8 hours – from your headphones and store another 16 hours in the case. That means a full 24 hours of listening time every time you leave the house.
  • High performance dual noise sensor microphones: Two noise sensing microphones per earbuds – one forward-facing and one backward-facing – catch more ambient sound around you. This means more stable noise canceling and less distortion at any volume.
  • New 6mm driver unit: A newly designed 6mm driver unit, featuring a 20% increase in magnet volume, gives you improved performance in low frequencies. It also enhances noise canceling by generating a high-precision cancellation signal to the low frequency range.
  • Minimizing wind noise: Even on windy days, you’ll stay totally immersed. Automatic Wind Noise Reduction mode detects when it’s windy and automatically suppresses wind noise for more effective noise canceling.
  • Water resistant for everyday use: With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep on moving to the music.
  • Voice assistant: Get hands-free help. Just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” to activate your preferred voice assistant. You can manage your day and even control your headphones with commands like “Turn off noise cancellation”
  • Easy pairing with your computer: Swift Pair makes it quick and easy to pair your WF-1000XM4 headphones with your Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC or tablet. Pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 10 devices when pairing mode is selected.
  • A clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal: The optimization of the transmission algorithm with the Integrated Processor V1 has made the connection more stable and less prone to sound skipping, even in an environment where there is interference.
  • Ergonomic surface design: Since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982, we’ve surveyed huge amounts of data relating to ear shapes from around the world. WF1000XM4 are the product of that research, combining a shape that matches the ear cavity with a new ergonomic surface design.
  • Noise Isolation Earbud Tips: Newly developed Noise Isolation Earbud Tips feature a unique polyurethane foam material. Soft and elastic, it maximizes the surface contact area between the earbud tip and the ear canal, eliminating gaps to insulate sound and reduce noise.
  • Everything’s at your fingertips: The WF-1000XM4 headphones feature intuitive touch control settings – for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Canceling to Ambient Sound and long tap for Quick Attention, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.
  • Instant pause. Instant play: Just take the earbuds out of your ears and the music stops – a proximity sensor knows when you are wearing one or both earbuds. Pop the earbuds back in and the music starts again.
  • Smarter talking, smarter listening: As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation – handy if you want to keep your headphones on, or if your hands are full.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by bTobin, 10 out of 10
    Active Noise Canceling Bar = Set

    Pros:

    - Fantastic sound

    - Active noise canceling is superb

    - Passive noise canceling is also good

    - A headphone app you actually want to use

    - “Speak to chat” and adaptive sound control options

    - Smaller than 1000xm3’s and much smaller case (40% smaller)

    - Battery life beats the competition, especially with ANC off

    - Wireless charging case (and USB C)

    - Buds charge fast in the case

    - 5 band EQ

    - All recycled paper packaging

    Cons:

    - unfortunately for me, not super comfortable long term

    - still a little “bulky” look in the ears if that bothers you

    - no swipe to control volume (yet, as of June 17th. Maybe this will be added?)

    With a lot of hype for these headphones (Who’s long name I will only type out once), Sony WF1000XM4, I was hoping they’d be as good as advertised and after a few days of playing around with them, I can say they definitely hold up to the hype. Does that make them perfect? Nope. And nothing is, but the XM4’s come really close to perfection.

    I have two other “true wireless” headphone pairs and numerous wired or over ear headphones, (including a few other Sonys because...well, Sony.) And these buds aren’t even in the same class as my other pairs. They all serve a purpose, some are better for workouts, some are better for multitasking, for phone calls, some are better for comfort, but until I got the XM4’s, none of them were better for all the categories at once. I finally found the best headphones that cover every angle with excellence!

    SOUND:

    Obviously these are Sony brand headphones which means they are going to have some of the industry leading best sound quality, but I am still impressed with the sound of these little things. Everything from classical guitar to heavy metal sounds good. And with a 5 band EQ, complete with presets including 3 custom, you can dial in sound just how you want it.

    With any in-ear headphone you’ll be able to get a good heavy low end boost, and these buds are no different. The bass is very full and thick but not overpowering in my opinion. The highs still break through clean and while listening to some acoustic guitar I could really hear a full body sound with crisp highs and thick lows but no mud anywhere. Switching to some classic rock from Rush, I could hear all the synth blending beautifully with the percussion and guitar while the bass demanded attention in a way I never really heard before. I was hearing layers to songs I didn’t know were there. The same experiences continued as I worked through modern pop, rock, metal and podcasts. Sometimes adjusting the EQ but always sounding superb.

    NOISE CANCELING and FEATURES:

    This may be the best active noise canceling in-ear headphones I’ve tried to date. The passive noise canceling (as in just how much they block out naturally, like “plugging your ears”) is very good on it’s own and this helps make the active noise canceling perform that much better. I tested the 3 noise canceling options (Active, ambient, off) and when I turned on noise canceling everything around me just disappeared. I had a fan running, people talking, and wind blowing (these earbuds even include a special wind noise reduction feature!) but all I heard was the music. Just the way you want it. The Sony V1 chip hype is legit! I could go on and on about how and why these work so well, but the bottomline is they just work. If you want to block out almost all the noise around you, these are the buds for you.

    The app is full of features that would take too long to explain one by one, but suffice it to say, there are a lot of things you can turn on or off and use to customize your headphones. One worth mentioning is the “speak to chat” which basically senses when you are talking and will turn on ambient sound and pause your audio so you can have a conversation. Then when you are done, it will turn the music back on. At first this was too sensitive and was going off when I would cough or clear my throat but I lowered the sensitivity and it was working perfectly after that.

    Another thing to point out is the app lets you customize the touch functions on each bud but unfortunately, so far I haven’t found a way to get the “play/pause” controls AND the volume controls on ONE bud. I can make one side volume and one side play/pause but then I can’t have the ambient controls. I thought there was a way to customize the settings completely, which is how Sony makes it sound, but I haven’t found this YET. What I would love to see is something similar to the pixel buds where you can swipe up or down to adjust volume. Luckily that could be doable in a software update I would assume.

    FIT:

    While I’m mentioning a few downsides, I will mention that unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a way to make these comfortable long term for me. This is obviously going to be different for every person, but I am a smaller person in general and my ears and head are smaller than average, therefore I found the buds to be a little sore after about an hour of wearing them. I have some Bose in-ears and I can wear those longer without discomfort but my issue with the xm4 buds was more the outer part pushing on the outside of my ear. It’s hard to explain, but my discomfort was not the inner ear from the tips (those are actually very comfortable) the issue was more the outside of my ear being pushed by the main body of the buds. This is in no means a deal breaker, and generally I see most people say they are comfortable, but I wanted to mention it for those who may have very small outer ears. Like I said though, the tips fit really nice IN my ear and after a few days wearing them I think the comfort got even better overall.

    OVERALL/ TL;DR:

    Overall these headphones are well worth the cost (even though they are a bit pricey). If you’re looking for a pair of prime in ear true wireless headphones that are going to crush it in the “all around” category, then these are the earbuds for you! They have great sound, fantastic noise canceling, customizable features, long battery life, good comfort for the average user, and so much more, you don’t want to pass on these!

    Jun 19, 2021 03:48
  • Review by Guel, 10 out of 10
    Best earphones

    These are by far the best Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) earphones I've ever owned. The utilization of the app made this even more flexible towards what I would use them for throughout the day, I did NOT however use the equalizer it did give a flat like resonance towards most of my Excessively bass based songs but was great for instrumentals. I did fiddle with the equalizer but to be honest it seems like no matter how I adjusted it the bass was restricted but still better than most of the competition. I work in a loud wharehouse with conveyance running every minute of the day, the ambient sounds are enough to make you go mad and the Ambient/ANC feature on these Earphones are TOP of the line, these earphones are the Best I've ever had in terms of ANC/Ambient. the Memory foam buds were too big for me but did the job.

    I do feel that the size options for the memory foam buds were not for me. I have tiny earholes and neither of the three sizes were a fit for me but I do like to think that Sony; being the customer centric, sound quality based power house they are, took the time to research all possible sizes for the Best sound, taking into account inner ear pressure, sound leaks and longevity of the earbuds them selves and I do gotta say, supreme sound.

    The Application is really good at offering flexibility for you to plan ahead or make in the moment adjustments for going outside, at work, reading a book. Unique features that allow you to automatically turn Ambient ON when you start to talk and automatically shift back to ANC after one of the options of the allotted times without speaking before defaulting was chosen.

    Pros

    -Great range of highs and lows

    -Top of the line transition between Ambient and Active noise canceling.

    -Very light earphones and case ( its actually surprising how light these are:total weight with earbuds inside case)

    -Long Battery life

    -Easy setup

    -Great design.

    -Great Customer Support*** Will post why below

    Cons:

    -Pricy but may be justified

    -Memory foam sizes ( debatable)

    -Lack of cases/skins for protecting the charging case

    -software*** Will post why below

    Big downer for me. Not sure if everyone has heard of this issue.

    I turned off my Sony Wf-1000xm4's to deal with errands. when I came back home and turned them on I found that my left earbud was non-responsive. I proceeded with resetting the earbuds and my iPhone no longer had Bluetooth connectivity with them. I contacted Sony support after going through the manuals Trouble shooting process. Sony informed me to initiate the return/exchange process. Sony was very Linear and Very supportive. this might have been software issue but no definitive root cause was identified ( brand new only had them for a week at most, no impact was made.)

    I Bought the Master and Dynamic MW08 right after. I WILL however Buy the Sony WF-1000XM4 again. just waiting on a response from Sony to find out why this occurred and to see if it can be fixed.

    Jul 15, 2021 13:44
  • Review by alphashell, 10 out of 10
    BEST true wireless for Android! RIP Bose

    I'm writing this as an Android user, so if you value the Apple ecosystem and multi device connectivity, then these aren't for you. I've also never owned any Airpods to compare. I will compare these to Bose Quiet Comfort earbuds because I own them and secondly, because they are the same price. Sony obviously has their sights set on Bose. The short story is that the Bose are going to be returned and these will be my daily drivers. Read on if you want more details...

    I purchased the Bose a month ago, so I know the benchmark that Bose set for Active Noise Canceling (ANC) in an earbud. The ANC on the Sony's is excellent and very close to Bose quality. ANC and Mic quality are the two categories Bose wins on, but overall these are superior in every other way mainly because of how feature packed these are.

    Three huge advantages over Bose:

    First and most importantly, the sound quality exceeds Bose. A big reason why is the ability to adjust the equalizer in the App to preset settings or save your own custom equalizer settings. These are also the first earbuds to support Hi Res Audio via Sony's proprietary codec, LDAC. If you have an Android phone (sorry iPhone) then you can turn this codec on via the Android Developer Settings (I can confirm that Galaxy S10+ supports LDAC). You can tell the difference LDAC makes to your music. These also support 360 audio (with Tidal and Deezer), which I have not tested, but its there if that is important to you.

    Second, the design of the Sony's are better. They are sleeker fit than the Bose. The Sony case is ALOT smaller and can fit in the weird front jean pocket (which now serves a purpose). Just look at the picture, the Sony's win hands down when it comes to design.

    Third, is Sony's Speak to Chat feature that works very well. The earbuds will automatically detect you talking and pause the music so you can carry on a conversation with someone without having to take out the buds. This feature is completely absent from Bose.

    More Pros:

    -Robust App with a ton more features than Bose

    -Better Battery life

    -Ability to go backwards on tracks (Bose hasn't figured out how to do that yet)

    -Ability to locate the buds if you misplace them via Google's Find Device App

    Cons:

    -The foam tips take some getting used to (replaced mine with 3rd party silicon tips)

    -No ability to adjust the level of ANC like the Bose

    -No multipoint Bluetooth connection

    To sum it up, Sony has now set the bar very high. You won't be disappointed.

    Oct 24, 2021 09:02
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    You have to try these!!!!

    I am sure over the past couple of days you have heard or seen reviews or rumors about the Sony WF-1000XM4, about how amazing these earbuds are and let me know tell you everything you have probably heard is true. From how comfortable they are to wear, to how scary well the noise cancellation works on these earbuds, words would not do them any justice, you would have to try these out for yourself. I am going to try and put my experience into words here to give you some sort of a perspective on my new favorite earbuds. So, lets get into its features of the new Sony WF-1000XM4.

    What’s in the Box - These earbuds arrive in all recycled material case, with 3 different size ear tips, charging cable, manuals, charging case and of course the earbuds.

    Quality – These earbuds are very well made. The magnets inside the case hold the ear buds in place even if you shake them up, so you don’t run the risk of losing them or have them fall out somewhere.

    Ear tip- In the box you will receive 3 different size ear tips, Small, Medium and Large. These ear tips are made of a memory foam material, which are really comfortable for all day wear and provide an excellent seal in the ear canal for better sound quality and amazing noise cancelling experience.

    Sound Quality – The sound quality of these earbuds is great, the music was crisp, clear, deep bass, just right on point. The app allows you to adjust the EQ setting if you need, and also with pre-set EQ setting, honestly, I did not feel the need to adjust or set my custom settings because everything sounded great, but I do like using the bass boosted pre-set just because I like the extra bass and even with that option turned on the bass is not overwhelming.

    App – Like most product out now a days, these earbuds can be used without the Sony’s Headphone app but to take full advantage of these bud I would recommend that you download the application. The application allows you to the control the Noise cancellation options, switching between different modes such was walking, running or if you are on a public transport so that it can adjust the level of ambient sound based on selection. The app also allows you to integrate your choice of voice assistant, either Google assistant or Amazon Alexa or even just to turn them off. The app also provides important updates for the earbuds for improved user experience. You can also adjust the EQ settings from the application or if you like create your own custom EQ settings. The application can also help in performing a fit test for the provided ear tip to ensure that there is no sound bleed, overall this is a feature rich application that will truly enhance your music experience.

    360 Reality Audio – So, these ear buds have this mode where instead of receiving 2 directional audio from the left and right, the 360 reality audio surrounds you for a more immersive experience and let me tell you it is truly amazing. You can feel the music coming from all around you. 360 audio has become one of my personal favorite features of these earbuds.

    Noise Cancellation & Ambient Sound – So, of all the earbuds and headphones I have tested so far, and I have tested quite a few, I have found these to be the best so far. The noise cancellation on these buds along with wind noise reduction and the memory foam ear tip ensure that the only thing you hear is what’s playing in your ear buds.

    Battery Life – The ear buds have up to 8 hours of battery life with the noise cancellation on and the case provides another 16 hours of charge.

    Overall, Sony has lived up to its reputation of providing an excellent product. The WF-1000XM4 look great, sound great and even feel great. The app made the setup process simple and ensures that all you get is the best sound quality experience. I would recommend anyone in the market to try these out for themselves and see what XM4 has to offer.

    Jun 16, 2021 10:41
  • Review by Ohanaman, 10 out of 10
    Another Great Sony Product

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    These Sony WF-100-XM4 earbuds are nothing short of amazing. Keep reading for my personal opinions on these amazing earbuds.

    These earbuds arrived in an small case/box with all recycled material, 3 different size ear tips (one being on the earbuds themselves and the other 2 are in the case), USB-C charging cable, manuals, charging case and the earbuds themselves.

    These earbuds are very well made as well as the case. Like most of the higher end earbuds these days that have a magnet to connect the earbuds in the case so that they don’t fall out easily and the set in the right spot to charge properly.

    You receive 3 different ear tips with these earbuds, small, medium, and Large. These ear tips are made of some sort of memory foam material that seem durable. I have had similar ear tips on my JayBirds in the past, but they didn’t last. I have made it through several long runs and workouts with no sign of wear yet.

    The sound quality was amazing, I felt like no matter what genre of music I listened to it was perfectly balanced. With the app you can adjust the EQ settings but honestly, I didn’t feel the need to. The app is like most other apps out there were you can customize your sound preferences. The 360-reality audio was really cool. I found that this setting was very cool as you can hear audio all around you.

    The noise cancelling and ambient sound features are quite good. I tried several different distractions from my kids shaking a chip bag to running outside in the wind and the features are amazing. The only thing I found is that if it is windy outside even with the noise cancelling on you can still hear the wind hitting the earbuds, but not as bad.

    The battery life for me lasted about 8 hours per charge with the case giving you another 16 hours.

    PRO’s:

    -Noise Cancellation

    -Great sound quality

    -Customize sound with app

    -8 hours of charge

    -Comfortable ear tips

    CON’s:

    -Noise cancelling outside when windy doesn’t work well

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, this product worked well and as intended, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    Jun 30, 2021 09:40
  • Review by Alan, 10 out of 10
    It's my MDR-1000X, in a more portable form.

    I've owned a pair of Sony MDR-1000X ANC headphones for several years now and have continued to live up to providing excellent noise cancellation performance with solid audio quality, and I've always wondered if Sony would ever be able to deliver on bringing both of these metrics onto a fully wireless earbud experience. In between that journey came along the Apple AirPods Pro, which has dominated ownership of my left pocket ever since and has always worked phenomenally with my iPhone, but I've always liked Sony's premium audio products and have recently been allowed to pick up their latest wireless in-ear headphones model, the WF-1000XM4.

    The WF-1000XM4 comes presented to you in a different form of packaging than you would typically expect from a premium audio product. A small, eco-friendly cardboard jewelry box of sorts, which comes undone in half once you peel off the label holding it in place. Immediately you get introduced to the wireless charging case where your WF-1000XM4's live in, (notice how small and compact Sony was able to make it, a nice plus). Behind the wireless charging case is a USB-C charging port, and it supports Qi wireless charging as well. Open the case and there are the earbuds. The XM4's power on immediately after removing them from the case and will begin to discover a device to pair to, or connect to the device it's already bound to. Within a few seconds of pairing, I was presented with the suggestion to download Sony's Headphones Connect app which is vital to control and navigate the different features of the XM4.

    After paired with the app, I began to configure my noise cancellation settings and enable Adaptive Sound Control, a feature that automatically changes the type of ANC being utilized when staying still, walking at a brisk pace, running at a faster pace, or sitting inside a method of mass transport, such as a train or an airplane. You also get presented with the option to set up an optimization feature known as 360 Reality Audio, however, I found the actual setup process to be cumbersome with the app requiring you to take actual photos of both of your ears with your smartphone, to analyze your ear shape and enjoy the best possible "immersive" music experience. Maybe when I find the right person to embarrass myself in front of by trying to take photos of my ears, then said person asking if they want me to help them take photos of said ears... yea, not gonna happen.

    Let's get right into how these sound... amazing. Oh but you probably knew I was going to say that, so let me explain why. Sony went to some pretty extensive lengths for the development of these in-ear headphones, from the actual design of them and ensuring a proper fit into your natural ear that spans research dating back to the first-ever in-ear headphones from the early 80s into an ergonomic design that matches the ear cavity and provides a more stable fit, to the fact that there are 6mm drivers in these producing exceptional sound quality. Sony also touts the "Integrated Processor V1" that's doing all sorts of the magic behind the scenes with enhancing the sound, optimizing your ANC environment on the fly, and ensuring a clearer, more stable Bluetooth signal that is less prone to sound skipping. The processor also happens to help the incredibly phenomenal battery life on these things... I'm averaging between 7-8 hours on a single charge and about less than a total day's worth of total charging capacity from the case's battery before needing to wirelessly charge them together again. I can notice I am wearing my 1000XM4's for longer compared to my AirPod Pros. Another thing to notice is that Sony was finally able to figure out the water resistance situation with their wireless audio products, and you'll be happy to note that these are rated IPX4. Thank goodness.

    Overall, I think Sony did a fantastic job at bringing to market a pair of wireless in-ear headphones you will likely want to have to live in your front pocket. There is a good chance you've already owned or still own a pair of AirPods or perhaps some Galaxy Buds and have gotten comfortable with them, but you're probably eager to experience something more, and that is exactly what the Sony WF-1000XM4's can be for you, as they are for me. You may have noticed some really rave reviews about these, and that is really because of Sony's incredible success with the over-the-ear counterpart of these buds, the WH-1000XM4s, that have blown Bose and others out of the ANC competition, likely for good. Let's see if the WF's happen to do the same against Apple, Samsung, and anyone else making wireless in-ear headphones at the moment...

    Jun 16, 2021 23:52
  • Review by JMan, 10 out of 10
    Excellent sound, comfort and ANC

    Sony has a real one with the WF-1000XM4 buds. They look stylish, fit well and sound phenomenal. The only problem is that it’s fairly easy for these Sony WF-1000XM4 buds to either sound extremely good or mediocre. Sound quality is greatly affected by the fit. With a good, airtight seal, music sounds loud, clear and well balanced. Highs are crisp without sounding overly bright or piercing. Mids and vocals have good balance and the bass is tight and with decent resonance. If the seal is loose and less than ideal, volume sounds lower and everything sounds much flatter, especially bass. ANC is also adversely affected by a poor seal as sound more easily intrudes. With proper fit, ANC works well and provides an isolated immersive soundstage for listening to music. It’s also quite useful for calls. The ambient sound feature works well but has a noticeable low hiss when active.

    Communications sound good on the wearer side. Voices are clear, easily intelligible, and free of distortion. I’ve been advised it also sounds clear and quiet on the other end although callers can easily tell I’m not using a handset. They say I sound like I’m using a high-quality speaker phone and advised me that background noise is virtually non-existent. Buds can be used together or either bud can be used independently.

    The buds are comfortable and have tacky memory foam type tips. Only three tip sizes (S, M, L) are included which makes it somewhat difficult to achieve a perfect airtight fit inside some ears. I have shallow ears that aren’t particularly well suited for the new twist in style earbuds. None of the three sizes fit me perfectly and I have to do quite a bit of adjusting to get a solid airtight fit. Thankfully, Sony includes a few fitment tools to help determine whether the proper tips are installed and the buds are inserted properly inside the ear. The foam tips also thankfully conform to my ear shape. It takes a little more effort to get a good airtight seal but the buds stay in place reliably whether the seal is tight or loose. They are also water resistant. I don’t have to freak out when it rains or if I wear them around water.

    All features are controlled through the Sony Headphones Connect app. The app allows me to configure the buds by enabling features like 360 Reality audio, DSEE Extreme and adjusting the built-in equalizer. The EQ has presets and can be manually set. Tap-driven controls for playback, volume and ambient sound can be custom assigned to either bud. The app also handles firmware updates, displays battery levels for the buds and case, and can configure the buds for use with smart assistants like Alexa or Siri. The 360 audio can only be used with certain services for now. I don’t subscribe to any of the services, so I listen to HD and High Res instead. Both sound so good through these buds, I seriously doubt 360 audio would improve sound that much better. I have a Sony 360 audio speaker and barely notice any difference between it and another high-end speaker without 360.

    Included in the package is a charging case, the aforementioned extra tips and a short charging cable that is approximately 6.5” between connectors. Although annoyingly short, the USB-C to USB-A cable at least has “Sony” printed on it, which helps me keep it organized easier. The case is also Qi compatible, so I likely won’t ever use the cable anyhow. The small pill shaped case has a battery status light that shows the status of the buds when inserted and the case when the buds are removed. I easily get two or more days of moderate use out of the case and buds per charge with ANC enabled.

    The XM4’s fit me more secure than all other buds except Bose. I can wear these while active with very little fear or concern. They sound better than any buds I’ve owned so far and look pretty stylish to boot. The rose gold mic adds a nice touch of flair. Sound quality is extremely good but almost totally dependent on a nice airtight seal. It would have been better had Sony included additional tip sizes to accommodate different ear shapes and sizes. Despite this one shortcoming, most people should be able to fit the included foam tips into their ears sufficiently enough for the buds to stay secure and the music to sound its best.

    Jun 18, 2021 00:36
  • Review by SonyFanNoMore, 2 out of 10
    Poor quality and customer service

    Unexpectedly poor quality and very uncomfortable customer experience.

    In short:

    1. The ear tips started to crack in two weeks.

    2. Only one of the earbuds can connect after two months. Returned to Sony for a replacement.

    3. Sony sent out the replacement through FedEx without requesting signatures. The package was never received (even all of us were at home during the delivery time) and Sony refused to a) send another replacement; b) issue any refund on the item or the add-on 3-Year Protection; c) follow up with FedEx for further investigation.

    Please be aware of your potential financial/time loss with Sony.

    Oct 15, 2021 13:12
  • 8.6score
    Samsung - Galaxy Buds Pro True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Phantom Black
    Description

    Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro combines crytal-clear sound with unprecedented control, making it effortless to elevate everyday moments. Use intelligent Active Noise Cancellation to escape into your music at a moment’s notice, even in a noisy crowd. Close the distance with crystal-clear calls, so it always feels like you’re in the same room. And water won’t ruin your workout since the resistant Galaxy Buds Pro keeps the beat going even with a little rain. Pair your Galaxy Buds Pro with a Galaxy S21 and find even more ways to make ordinary extraordinary.

    4 Features
  • Quiet the world with just a tap: Escape and tune in to your own moment of Zen — all with a single tap. Your Galaxy Buds Pro puts intelligent Active Noise Cancellation at your fingertips.¹
  • Soak up every note with premium sound: Relive the memories of every beat of your favorite song with an 11- mm woofer and 6.5-mm tweeter built into every earbud.
  • Water resistant so workouts don’t need to stop: Water won’t ruin your workout. Your IPX7 water-resistant Galaxy Buds Pro can keep the beat going even with a little rain.²
  • Crystal-clear conversation: With Galaxy Buds Pro, you’ll feel confident you’re connected and heard. No matter where you are, stay connected whether you’re owning that virtual meeting or catching up with an old friend.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BarackObama, 8 out of 10
    Exciting New Addition by Samsung!

    Samsung revealed these Galaxy Buds Pro last month during their all-virtual Galaxy Unpacked event. I was excited to try these out once they were revealed. During the event, Samsung introduced all the exciting new and improved features the Galaxy Buds Pro has to offer. Improved sound, 2-way speakers, 360 audio, and intelligent ANC are some of the features the Galaxy Buds Pro has to offer. My experience with them so far has been delightful. If you are looking for true wireless headphones for your device these could be your next buy for several reasons. Here’s an in-depth review of the Galaxy Buds Pro.

    *TLDR at bottom

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    IN THE BOX/DEVICES USED:

    In the box, you will receive the case with the Galaxy Buds Pro, a USB-A to USB-C cable, and different-sized ear tips. The ones that were pre-installed on the Galaxy Buds Pro were the medium-sized ear tips. There were two other pairs of ear tips, the smaller ones, and larger ones. I did try them all and the medium ones seemed to be the best fit for my ears. I would recommend trying each ear tip out to find the best fit for your ear for optimal comfort and sound.

    I tested the Galaxy Buds Pro on several devices. I tested them out on two different Android devices(both Samsung) and my PC. Also, note that I did use them in various environments such as the gym, home, walks, and in bed.

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    CONNECTION PROCESS:

    I own several pair of true wireless earbuds, and the Galaxy Buds Pro are the ones that connect to my devices the quickest. Upon opening the case, my phone has already detected and connected to them in the blink of an eye. Not only is the connection quick but switching between devices is seamless and easy. One feature that is lacking with the pros is that they can only be connected to one device at a time. I have headphones that allow up to two connections at the same time and this feature has been a Godsend when your headphones are connected to a PC and you get a call on the phone. Hopefully, Samsung can implement an update that allows up to two devices connected in the future. I also noticed that the range on these is significant. I was about a couple of feet away(with about two walls in between) and there was no broken connection.

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    FIT/SOUND QUALITY:

    I have tried plenty of in-ear headphones from wired, wireless, to true wireless. On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is a bad fit and 10 being a great fit. I would give the pros a 7. Why a 7? These headphones do stay in your ear and have a nice fit overall. Even while working out and walking briskly in freezing cold temps, the pros tend to stay in place. The problem I had with these, comfort-wise, was when wearing them for an extended amount of time. The pros did get uncomfortable after about an hour of usage. Other in-ear headphones I have did not give my ears discomfort as much as these did. It’s fair to say these aren’t the most comfortable in-ear headphone out there. To summarize the fit, the pros stay in your ear extremely well but wearing them for an extended amount of time may bring discomfort.

    Like all recent Samsung headphones, the Galaxy Buds Pro is tuned by AKG. The sound on these is definitely on a high tier. In short, the sound the pros offer is remarkable. Any genre I’m listening to whether that is Hip-Hop, Rock, Latin, etc. brings a crisp and clear sound. The sound is balanced and all the lows, mids, and highs are distinguishable. Playing with the EQ settings in the Galaxy Wearable app (I will get into more detail later) can elevate your listening experience and ultimately bring out the sound you want to hear. Call quality is clear as well, even in noisy places.

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    BATTERY LIFE:

    Battery life is shown with 3 different LED lights (green, yellow, red) in and outside the case. The one in the case shows the battery life of the headphones and the one outside shows the battery life of the case. Samsung mentions that the Galaxy Buds Pro offers 5 hours of battery life with 18 hours in the case. This amount can vary depending on what features you enable in-app. Having Active-Noise Cancelling(ANC) always shortened the battery life significantly for me. I only managed to get about 4 hours of listening time. A tremendous feature that the Pro’s offer is seriously fast charging. About 10 minutes of charge yields to hours of playtime. A great feature to have when you are on a time crunch!

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    NOTABLE FEATURES:

    The Galaxy Buds Pro provides a wide array of features. Many of these features are accessible through the Galaxy Wearable app which I will get into more later. The most prominent feature and arguably the headphone’s selling point is the ANC technology. ANC does indeed work well. Using the app, you can adjust the ANC level from a spectrum of completely off to high. There is a notable difference between having ANC completely off and on. ANC is not the best I’ve experienced on in-ear headphones but the ANC is sufficient enough to block a lot of the outside sounds and be at complete peace. Having music at a moderate volume helps as well with ANC.

    Another notable feature is ambient sound. Ambient sound allows you to hear the environment around you while listening to your media. Great for when you need to be aware of your surroundings. All I can say is that ambient mode on the pros works significantly well. You can adjust how much sound you want to let in through the app. This mode also works best with another feature called Voice Detect. Essentially, the Pro’s will detect your voice and lower the volume of all your media to allow you to hear the outside world. This is useful when someone suddenly sparks a conversation with you or when you go order something at a restaurant while listening to your media. Your media will remain low volume for several seconds(adjustable in-app) and will go back to regular volume once the seconds have elapsed.

    The Galaxy Buds Pro also contains the following features:

    - 2-Way Speakers

    - IPX7 rated for submersion up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes.

    - 360 Audio with Dolby Head Tracking (Compatible with only certain Android devices)

    - Bixby Support

    - The ability to use one headphone while the other is charging.

    - Wireless Charging

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    GALAXY WEARABLE APP/TAP CONTROLS:

    The Galaxy Buds Pro’s are built for Android devices. If you own an Android device, most or all features will be compatible. The Galaxy Buds Pro’s can be used with IOS devices but IOS users won’t be able to experience many of the features the Pro’s have to offer. Android users will be able to download the Galaxy Wearable App, which I highly recommend. The app allows you to experience all the features the Galaxy Buds pros have to offer. I’ve mentioned some of these features before but here is a list of them:

    - Noise Controls (ANC, Ambient Sound, etc,)

    - Voice Detect

    - Block Touches

    - Ability to Customize the “touch and hold” on the headphones

    - Equalizer with many different modes such as Bass Boost, Soft, Dynamic, and more

    - Ability to “Read Notifications Aloud” if you are not on your phone

    - Gaming Mode

    - Find My Earbuds and more!

    These also have tap controls. Tap controls work well and are extremely sensitive. The tap controls are like any other headphones. Single tap play/pause. Double-tap next song/answer call, etc. The only problem I experienced with the tap controls are when I go to adjust the headphone, the headphone sometimes registers it as a pause because of the high sensitivity. There is currently no way to adjust the tap sensitivity. There is only a way to completely block the touches which completely defeats the purpose of touch controls. Hopefully, Samsung provides an update where the user can adjust the sensitivity of the headphones, if possible.

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    CONCLUSION/TLDR:

    Overall, the Galaxy Buds Pros are an excellent pair of true wireless headphones. Sound quality is one of the best features the headphones provide. Its wide array of adjustable features such as ANC, Ambient Sound, 360 Audio, voice detect, wireless charging, and more justifies the price point for these premium headphones. The Galaxy Buds Pro is cheaper than the Air Pods Pro but the amazing features the Galaxy Buds Pro offers make this a worthy competitor to them. These headphones were shy from being perfect for several reasons. ANC worked well but was not the best. Playing music at a moderate volume seemed to enhance the ANC. Battery life was subpar and I could never reach 5 hours of battery life. These aren’t the best “comfort” headphones out there as I started to experience discomfort at about an hour of usage. But overall, the Galaxy Buds Pro is a pair of premium headphones that will not disappoint you. I wholeheartedly recommend that you give these a try.

    Feb 18, 2021 03:01
  • Review by Knivels, 8 out of 10
    Mighty Pro!

    Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro Earbuds have come a long way since the manufacturer’s debut with the Galaxy Buds. Having owned a pair of the original Galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Buds Pro experience is a very well deserved improvement over the iconic originals.

    Packaging is minimal:

    • Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds

    • Charging cable (USB-C and USB-A connectors)

    • Charging case

    • Additional earbud tips

    Setup is seamless via the Galaxy Wearable app: simply take the earbuds out of the case, select “Add new device”, enable your location and the apps does the rest. The form factor is only slightly bigger than the original Galaxy Buds. I appear to be blessed with ear canals that simply lock earbuds in and keep them in! The Galaxy Buds Pro are no exception and remain comfortable even with extended use. Two additional earbud tips are included to assist with the fit, should it be required.

    Physically, the only controls on the earbuds are the touch pads/areas that perform a myriad of functions through different combinations of touch inputs: a double touch answers and ends calls, for example. I have found them to be very sensitive and have inadvertently ended calls as I tried to wear them. To prevent accidental touches, they can be turned off via the Galaxy Wearable app. Off the heels of the Buds +, the app also displays the charging case battery level which the original Galaxy Buds could not do. An IPX7 rating provides some degree of water resistance, however, I typically wipe them down to clean any sweat that could possibly corrode the terminals.

    Tuned by AKG, calls are crisp and clear to all parties. Paired with my Note 20 Ultra, I am able to stay on calls down at the ground floor with the phone upstairs on the third floor. To elevate the listening experience, a six setting equalizer is included that delivers punchy tones with the Bass Boost setting.

    The Galaxy Buds Pro employ Active Noise Cancelling and Ambient sound modes for noise control. To obtain the best benefit of these features, it is important the earbuds fit well. Active Noise Cancelling has two modes: high and low, depending on the degree of isolation desired. In my experience, there was very little difference between the two but I keep the high setting. The Ambient sound mode also has four settings to help fine tune your reception. On the maximum “extra high” level, sound is very much amplified and it’s amazing all the little details the microphones pickup. Voice Detect is another feature the Galaxy Buds Pro pack I find very useful. When activated, the earbuds automatically minimize the sound source when voice is detected (either yours or whomever may be talking to you). The “magic” doesn’t end there: the earbuds will keep your sound minimized and automatically return it after a predetermined time (5, 10 or 15 seconds) has elapsed with no further voice detection. I find this very convenient as it eliminates the need to manually perform this task and helps keep me polite!

    The tradeoff, in my opinion, with packing so much tech in a very tiny package is the battery life. Samsung rates the earbuds for five to eighteen hours. Again, for the form factor, although impressive it still pales when compared with the Galaxy Buds Live. The charging case (with wireless charging capabilities) also deliver a 1.25 hours of juice with a quick 10 minute charge. The gratifying magnetic snap when the earbuds are returned to the charging case is still present.

    In summary, the Galaxy Buds Pro went back to the original Galaxy Buds design after the brief stray with the Live. Ambient sound controls have been improved along with addition of better water resistance, Active Noise Cancelling and Voice Detect features. The real marvel is the punch they deliver for the package they come in; this is a winner in my books!

    Feb 16, 2021 01:31
  • Review by HulkMann18, 10 out of 10
    Samsung delivers again!

    Although out for some time, these Buds Pro have been in my Top 3 lineup since release day. Are there better TWS sets? of course! but Samsung knows how to deliver on a quality product, and I have yet to experience any issues with Quality or Durability. The XM4's, AirPods Pro, these and Vista 2's are my dailies for various uses. I dislike that Samsung followed in Apple's footsteps and restricted the App functionality and features to Android only... But not a deal breaker as I use both OS platforms and setting these up on my Tab S7 was a breeze, updated the firmware and then connected them to my iPhone 13 Pro! all the setting carry over and the sound coming from these is superb! Dynamic, "fun" sounding and loud enough for anyone. For all the naysayers that insist this is only good Samsung devices.... errr, wrong! just if you have an Android device just set them up first there then you can connect to iOS - I can hear all the Apple fanboys saying "I just need something that works" these work - you just have to do a little work. Like I said I use both OS platforms and my iPhone 13 Pro is my daily phone. There's more to say but to wrap things up... the fit and sound is subjective - these check both boxes! They are comfortable with the smallest tip included and the sound after switching to a different preset is very good! Not XM4 or Momentum 2 or B&W PI7 good but very good indeed! They are always on sale or a good discounted price, it's Samsung.. what else needs to be said? Thanks for a great product Samsung. I'm sure to continue spending money on devices that work and intrigue me.

    Nov 10, 2021 13:20
  • Review by AtlantaGreg, 8 out of 10
    Very good sound with a couple of bugs...

    There are tons of wireless earbuds on the market now, so it takes quite a bit to stand out and convince you to give away your dollars, especially in the $200 range and higher. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro retail for just about that price, and give you quite a bit for it. They come packaged well, in a sturdy charging case with a short USB-C charging cable, and small/medium/large silicone cups for the ear pieces (medium are pre-installed on them). My box was actually missing guides or instructions, but you can find them easily on the Samsung support site as downloads.

    The Buds Pro are attractive, looking like slick, giant “beans”. They fit easily in the ear with the right sized tip. They generally stay in place, though I think if I were jogging or running they might need to be pushed back in occasionally to secure the fit. Shaking my head easily, they stayed in, but a couple of times one would pop out if I got carried away. They connect to your Android phone (they don’t play well with iPhones, sorry) via Bluetooth by opening the case to pair them to your phone via the “Galaxy Wearable” app you download beforehand. The app discovers the buds, pairs them to your phone, and gives you access to many adjustments for things like two levels of active noise canceling, six preset equalizer sound adjustments (Normal, Bass Boost, Soft, Dynamic, Clear, and Treble Boost), balance, and more, including a “find my earbuds” feature that causes them to beep when lost to help you find them.

    I tested these out on two phones including a more entry-level Samsung Galaxy A21, and a Google Pixel 4a 5G mid-range model. Pairing went smoothly on both phones, and so far, the connections remain consistent, even if I move to another room with just one hiccup on the Galaxy A21 where once I did lose the connection after moving about 15 or so feet away from the phone. The Pixel had no issues even up to around 30 feet. Sound is very good and clear, and since you can choose from the equalizer presets, you can make slight tweaks to it to enhance whatever specific type of music you’re listening to. I hear no distortions at all normal levels of music, though if you crank it up to nearly the highest levels you hear some (most people will not use this high of a level though). You can control how you move through your songs via single, double, and triple taps as well as a touch-and-hold action on the side of a bud.

    Phone calls are very clear in terms of my hearing the person on the other end. In terms of the other person, they tell me overall I’m clear. Double-tapping on a bud answers or ends a call, or switches between two – in theory. I found the tap gestures to be a bit glitchy with calls. They seem to work perfectly when controlling music, but when answering/ending calls, you have to double-tap very precisely and timed just right to get them to do it. I missed a few calls when the buds would not answer as they should, and it took practice to get the right spot and timing in-between taps to get the answer/end bit to work consistently. In terms of comfort, I’d give these a pretty good rating – though I’ve worn some that were more comfortable and some that were much less so, too; middle ground, here. I don’t think I could wear these all day unfortunately, though for up to a couple of hours or so at a time they were ok.

    Battery life is ok but not stellar. The advertised amount is close to 5 hours. I average around 4 ½ hours, but that was also using the noise cancelling function on high during much of the time, which will use the battery up a little faster. Of course, you can always pop them into their charger case to top them off as needed, too (up to 5 times before the case needs charging). The case does not have a series of 4-5 lights to let you know how much charge it has, though. Just a green or red light to get you know it’s power status. The app will let you know how much the buds themselves are charged.

    So… are the Galaxy Buds Pro with the price? They’re a little less costly than some other very popular ones on the market right now, but a little more so than others. My gripes with them are the battery life, the tapping glitches for calls, and the comfort level in your ears after a couple of hours – all of which I’d like to see improved on. But the sound and app options are very good, call quality is good enough (once connected), and they look good as well. If they are within your budget and you’re aware of the few blips they have and can live with them, I would still recommend them, but with reservations depending on your needs.

    Feb 15, 2021 22:01
  • Review by BamaBubba, 8 out of 10
    I WANTED to love them

    Looking at the specs and some details, these look phenomenal. I wanted to love them.

    THE GOOD

    ~ Light

    ~ Look good

    ~ Easily paired with Samsung S10e

    ~ Noise cancelling

    ~ Good bass

    ~ Decent music overall

    ~ Comfortable fit

    ~ Call quality very good

    THE BAD

    ~ Before you can get them fully functional, you have to give Samsung access to everything including the box your phone came in (exaggerating, but not much)

    ~ Have to download software, set it up and give access to Samsung just to use the touch pads for volume

    ~ Noise distortion in some songs when loud--like a quiet static in the background during certain parts or notes played together

    ~ Too easy to accidentally pause or change tunes

    THE MEH (Could go either way)

    ~ USB-C charger. This is a big plus for me. I don't understand any company still using micro-USB

    ~ Wireless charging with included case (I like this too)

    OVERALL

    Overall, I like these, I just don't LOVE them.

    For audiophiles, I think, probably, the most important thing of all I wrote above is about the distortion. It may just be the set I have. I listen to a lot of different types of music. I listened to Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyrie" with these. It sounded amazing. I listened to some other more soft rock/pop type songs and the quality was very high. Listening to rap and hip hop was where the distortion came in. The bass was great, it was just some of those mid range notes and voices had a slight raspy quality on the edges. This is definitely more pronounced when the volume is up.

    The noise cancelling was great. Once in the gym with the music on, I couldn't hear anything else. I've had other ear buds where I have the music all the way up and can hear the two moms on the treadmills next to me talking about little Johnny vomiting. It was nice to be able to--as the song says--get lost in the rock-n-roll and drift away.

    Test calls went very well. Participants said the sound quality was tremendously better than normal (using the phone mic).

    These didn't come with extra rubber pads. Fortunately, the ones already on the buds fit my ears well. I had no problem jogging, running, or working out with them. Every now and then, I reached up to touch one for a micro-adjustment and ended up stopping the music. This was a disappointment, because if you want to push them in a little further or just brush them, the touch pads will hit pause for you.

    These also didn't come with any instructions, so I had to go to the Samsung website and download instructions just to figure out how to raise and lower the volume. (Yeah, I'm a guy and thought, "who needs instructions?" I did, because I had to go into Samsung Wearable App on the phone and select to use the pads for volume).

    Would I recommend these to a friend?

    I am selecting yes, but I want to add the caveat here that, yes, I would recommend them to the "right" friends. For someone on a strict budget or who listens to a lot of hip hop or rap (with the volume up high), I would probably pass. I also wouldn't recommend them to my parents who would probably get lost on using the controls. These are geared more for the younger, tech-minded crowd who listens to Julia Michaels and Maroon 5.

    The missing star is for a combination of the distortion, the ease of accidentally pausing or changing a song, and required permissions

    Feb 15, 2021 18:17
  • Review by lamar310, 10 out of 10
    Great earbuds and the best for Samsung users

    This review is based on me owning the Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds Plus, and AirPods Pro. I also own the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the GS20 Ultra so I can give the user experience from a Samsung phone and an iPhone. No bias here and this review is based on USER EXPERIENCE.

    Pros: Galaxy Buds Pro sound great, have good bass, clear vocals, sound great for phone calls, a great Ambient mode, no latency when watching movies or gaming, ANC is now a feature, and these have voice detect which will pause the audio when you start talking. Do these sound better then AirPods Pro? That is subjective and depends on what you prefer in audio. AirPods Pro get louder and the Galaxy Buds Pro have fuller bass.

    Cons: Galaxy Buds Pro don't fit as well or as comfortable as the Galaxy Buds Plus in my ears. I've noticed other reviews mention this too. The ANC is average and not as good as AirPods Pro. Battery life is now 5 hours...down from 11 hours with the Galaxy Buds Plus.

    Final thoughts: These are the best earbuds for people with a Samsung phone. AirPods Pro are the best earbuds for people with an iPhone...that's the simple truth. If you want the best ANC, loudest earbuds, and best Bluetooth range...AirPods Pro. If you want the best bass, best Ambient mode, and lots of extra features from a companion app...Galaxy Buds Pro. Lastly...I will always recommend to family and friends that they choose the BEST FIT over brand when buying earbuds cuz that's what your sound experience will come down to.

    Jan 26, 2021 11:08
  • Review by JustinN636, 10 out of 10
    Just get them and try them out...

    Skeptical, but made into a believer. I heard about these coming out when I was looking at the Live buds. Read a few initial reviews, then went for it. I now use these daily for music while working/working, zoom calls, normal calls, pretty much everything. I have other earbuds, but they are not as feature-rich or comfortable. These are quite comfortable and the battery last long enough for me. The app/connectivity with a Galaxy smart-phone is very helpful as well. They have already pushed 2 updates in the last week, with the latter being one to improve the already great active noise-canceling and the ambient sound features. I am overall very satisfied and have been praising them to others.

    Feb 03, 2021 13:09
  • Review by MrLowNotes, 10 out of 10
    Superb Sound & ANC but so so battery life

    In comparison with other earbuds I own and have reviewed on here, these things are among the best sounding and have the best noise cancelling. However, fit and battery life could be better. No instructions or “quick start” guide in the box as others have noted.

    Owners manual:

    https://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/202102/20210205043252788/WEA_SM-R190_Buds_Pro_EN_UM_010621_FINAL_AC.pdf

    Setup was easy. They connected up with my Samsung Note 10+ and wife’s Note 9 with no problem via the Galaxy Wearable app. The app gives you options for noise cancelling, ambient sound, touch control, EQ and voice control. Also online user manual with app. Please note that My review is on how well these earbuds work and sound. Not a step by step setup and every option explained in deep detail. Please see the owner's manual for that in the link above.

    When used on a phone call nobody had any problems hearing what I was saying and said they sounded very good. Audio quality in a call was excellent on my end ANC on or off.

    The Shape and fitting of the earbuds into your ears is a bit weird. They insert what appears to be upside down and twist. During that time they might make annunciation sounds that you are activating or deactivating a feature. Maybe Samsung can update the FW so they ignore touches until both are in your ears a couple of seconds. Speaking of which, there are touch options and touch and hold options for various functions like taking a call, ANC on/off, ambient sound on/off, pause, next track, previous track, ect. See the app for settings and options.

    Once in your ears deep and tight enough to block ambient sounds you’re good to go. But you may need to try the different included rubber tips that fit on them to get a snug fit in your ear canal. (see photo) Too small and they fall out. Too tight and they will start to make your ear canal hurt after a short while, like the majority of earbuds do. Say 10 minutes or less. Even with a good comfortable fit in the beginning they can become uncomfortable after a while. Say 30 minutes on. This is not uncommon from my experience for devices that seal up in the ear canal. Just a matter or how much discomfort or pain you can tolerate. I was able to get a good seal with no discomfort until well over an hour of wear and only mild after that with the tips that they were shipped with. Worked ok for my wife with the smallest tips.

    Battery life leaves a bit to be desired. I only got about 4 hours with ANC on. About 5 with it off and ambient sound on. This is the shortest life of all other wireless earbuds I have. They recharge in a rechargeable case that you charge using a standard 5 VDC phone charger. They include a USB cable with a USB C plug on one end and standard on the other. The case tells you charge status. Inside LED for the buds and outside LED for the case. The app also tells this info. You can also use wireless power share to recharge them if you own a device that has this feature. You simply enable the feature and place the case on the back of your phone. This works well but if you have a case on your phone you will probably have to remove it. Nowhere in Samsung’s owner manual or on any site did I find recharge times.

    Sound Quality for music is Excellent! Deep bass that’s not muddy. Super clean highs that are not harsh. These buds have an 11mm woofer and 6.5mm tweeter in each. They are on par with my Master & Dynamic - MW07 PLUS (10mm driver) earbuds. The app has preset EQ options like flat, bass boost, treble boost and such. I liked the “Dynamic” preset the best. It will work along with other EQ options with the Samsung Music app as well as other apps. They are not super bass heavy, they are well balanced. I tested the audio quality with my usual group of artists known for their exquisite recording and production quality such as Steely Dan and Alan Parsons. I was impressed! :-)

    Active Noise Cancelling is the best of all of the earbuds that I have. It can almost block out my noisy shop vac and will block running water while also running the disposal in the kitchen sink. Keep in mind that this is with music playing at a medium level. You will still hear things without music playing, however, with music playing, even at a low level, is when ANC seems to work the best.

    One of the features that I like is that you can set them up to kick in ambient sound when you start talking. This lets you converse without having to mess with the app or earbuds. You can set them the resume ANC after a preset time if your voice isn’t heard. You can also set them to change EQ settings for calls vs music and then return to music EQ when your call ends. You can also have them set up to read notifications aloud too.If you lose them use the app to make them beep to find them. There's also Bixby options too.

    The build quality for this device is very good for this price. They are water resistant to 3 feet for 30 minutes. But don’t put em in the charger box wet or dirty, and not for pool and beach use, Samsung advises. The build quality for this device is very good for this price.

    Conclusion: If I had to pick just one set of earbuds from all that I have it would probably be these. They have the best audio for music and the best noise cancelling. What would make me not pick them. Battery life.

    Feb 22, 2021 22:52
  • 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
    JLab - Epic Air Sport ANC True Wireless Earbuds - Black
    Description

    Calls. Conferences. ON-the-GO. Air never looked so epic. Offering the ultimate true-wireless experience for any professional or audiophile, JLab Epic Air Sport ANC offers customized sound and active noise canceling plus industry-leading 48+ hours playtime. Transition from music to calls, work to home effortlessly with features like wear-detect, movie mode, wireless charging and more.

    9 Features
  • Long Battery Life: Epic Air Sport ANC features 15+ hours of Bluetooth playtime in each earbud and 55+ additional hours from the charging case. That’s 70+ hours of Bluetooth 5 playtime. Plus, use ANC to tune out noise around you, you’ll get 11+ hours of Bluetooth ANC playtime.
  • Smart Active Noise Control: Control how you hear outside noise with three noise control modes: ANC On, ANC Off and Be Aware (pass through outside noises). Four microphones work together to cancel out noise and provide uninterrupted audio – wherever you GO.
  • Wireless + USB Charging Case: Dual charging options: Use any wireless pad to charge your case so you stay powered. Plus use the integrated charging cable and plug into any USB-A charging port.
  • Wear Detect Sensor: Designed with an infrared sensor in each bud, your music will pause automatically when you take them out of your ear, then continue to immediately play once you place them back in.
  • Movie Mode: Elevate your movie-watching experience. With this super low latency mode, reduce the audio lag so voices match up perfectly to the screen.
  • JLab Air ANC App: With the new JLab Air ANC app, you’ll have control to customize the Active Noise Control settings, touch controls, and sound to your personal preference.
  • Dual Connect: Use either earbud independently or use both and experience a seamless connection. Both earbuds auto connect to your device so no need to worry about switching or missing a connection.
  • C3 Calling: Experience clearer phone calls with C3 Calling. One mic picks up and eliminates surrounding noise while the other picks up your voice for clear conversations anywhere, anytime.
  • Comfort and durability: Find your ideal fit with 6 sets of tip options: Gel tips (small, medium and large); Extra-Long tips fit further in your ear for a more snug, tighter seal (medium and large); and Cloud Foam expand to fit the ear (medium).
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Epic Earbuds

    If you are looking for amazing earbuds that stay put, noise canceling, active noise control, wireless charging and sweatproof just to mention a few, but are not looking to spend a lot of money then look no further. JLAB EPIC AIR SPORT ANC are great earbuds that sound good, are packed with tons of features and actually give you active noise control for a very reasonable price. These have become my new favorite earbuds. So let’s go over some of the features, sounds quality and things that need some improvement.

    So as I write this review I currently have my earbuds in and listening to some music and I cant hear a thing around me which is awesome, but what I did notice was that the noise canceling works best with the provided “Cloud Foam” ear tips they also make wearing the ear buds more comfortable, almost as if you don’t have them in and finally they keep them in place. So, thumbs up for the ear tips and the active noise control.

    The Epic Air Sport ANC are packed with features such as touch controls, Active noise control, Wireless + Usb charging case, IR wear detect senor, dual connect, calling, movie mode, AIR ANC APP and finally IP66 sweatproof.

    Touch Control-

    The touch controls on the earbuds work great for volume control, answering phone calls, and even brining up your virtual assistant on your phone. You are also able customize the touch controls to fit your needs.

    Active Nose Control-

    The active noise control on these earbuds work great along with the “Be Aware” option which lets you hear ambient sound around you so that you’re not completely absent but these options worked the best with the cloud foam ear tips.

    Wireless and USB Charging-

    When I first opened the packaging, I thought I was missing a charging cable until I started to look for the charging port and found built in charging cable under the case, with a perfect fit, along with the wireless charging symbol. Although the charging cable is a bit short, but it alleviates you from carrying around a charging cable with you and with the wireless charging you don’t even need to worry the length of the cable.

    IR Wear Detect Sensor-

    There are tiny infrared sensors built into each bud which allows you to automatically pause and play your music when you take them out and put them back in.

    Dual Connect-

    The dual connect option allows you to connect either one for both of the earbuds. Both earbuds have microphones built in so each one can be used independently. So, in case you lose one, you can still use the other one.

    FIT and Sweatproof-

    These earbuds stay put while working out and are so easy on the ears. I have owned other pairs of earbuds where they start hurting after a while but honestly I had no issues with these. The cloud foam tip made the experience even better.

    The ANC APP

    Now this is where I had some issues. The App is nice and it’s a great way to customize the touch controls, control the levels of Active Noise control and ambient noise, control the equalizer. Where I had my issues was with the update. Even though the app was showing me that I had an update and every time I tried to perform the update nothing happened or I got an error, but no big deal, the ear buds still fit great and performed well.

    All in all, solid earbuds for the price. I would highly recommended anyone looking for earbuds to check these out. You will not be disappointed.

    Oct 02, 2020 13:13
  • Review by Balboa3, 10 out of 10
    Earbuds with Everything

    This is by far the best bang for the buck. Fit is great, sound is great, and the Active Noise Canceling works very well. The amazing part is that all these features are offered for a fraction of what most other companies charge.

    Right out the box, they were a breeze to pair. I downloaded the app, and there was already an update for the earbuds. I love that they will be offering more updates. I went with the cloud foam ear tips, and wow! They are extremely comfortable, and the seal is rather good. It blocks out most ambient sound even with the ANC off. The case is small considering these are sport earbuds with the ear hooks. I love that it supports wireless charging and has a built-in wired USB-A cable tucked under the case.

    Sound is particularly good. I have been using a few other Bluetooth headphones from various brands all costing considerably more than these. Honestly, sound quality is on par with those other earbuds. I love that the app also offers an EQ with a few preset and gives the user the option to really dial in the sound to their taste. I have left it on the JLab Signature EQ and have been incredibly happy with that. That brings me back to the app. The app is where you will find a huge assortment of customizations. You can adjust the ANC level, and the Be Aware level. Both features work extremely well. The ANC works on the same level as my AirPods Pro, and the Be Aware feature also works as good as the Transparency mode on those other earbuds. The plus side here again, is that you can dial how strong either the ANC or the Be Aware features work. I love this. The app also allows you to completely tweak the touch controls. You can stay with their default modes or completely customize what each tap, multi tap, or long press does on each side. Finally, other than the updates being controlled within the app, the last toggle you can customize is the auto play/pause sensor. I leave this on because I love when I pop one of the earbuds out to listen to something around me, my music, audiobook, or podcast pauses, and then resumes as soon as I pop it back in my ear.

    The last thing I think is important to note on these earbuds is the Sport aspect. I have gone on 4 runs since I received these, ranging between 4 – 9 miles and I can say that they handle each run without any issues. The battery is insane, and I have yet to come close to depleting them. The hooks keep them secure on my ears; I am not worried about them falling out at all. The high IP rating gives me peace of mind that my sweat during these runs will not ruin them. When I ran on my treadmill, I used the ANC to drown out the noise of the treadmill, when I ran outside I left the Be Aware feature on so that I could hear what was happening around me. Both times the feature worked without any hiccups and helped me enjoy my run.

    These are an easy recommendation for anyone wanting quality earbuds with so many amazing features and great sound. The ANC and Be Aware features are top notch, I would not say on par with around-the-ear headphones, but great compared to other earbuds offering ANC. The sound quality is great and can be customized. The battery life is extremely high and the build quality for both case and earbuds are great. When you add in the wireless charging, built-in wired cable and app features, these are quickly becoming my go to earbuds for just about any occasion.

    Oct 03, 2020 10:14
  • Review by AllAboutTech, 10 out of 10
    Robust & versatile earphones that will last

    Verdict: There are many things to really like about these JLAB sports earphones: awesome battery life, nice big robust case with wireless charging capability, and a heavy-duty design that looks like it will endure any sports activity. I broke my last pair of true-wireless earphones when I dropped them. I don’t see that happening with these JLABs.

    App. All earphones nowadays come with an app. The JLAB app is actually useful!! It allows you to fine tune your ANC and hear-through levels, it provides a decent equalizer, and most impressively, it allows for full customization of the touch controls, including full deactivation. The app also takes care of all your updates.

    Music. Overall music quality is great. It’s hard to complain about quality with something this size. I think the performance is pretty solid across the range. I appreciate the easy access to equalizer presets by triple tapping the right earphone. I prefer the bass boost EQ as it provides a fuller sound. The bass quality on these is better than my other earphones of this size.

    Exercise. I used these headphones for a 30 min run. They stayed perfectly in place once I changed the rubber adapters to correctly fit my ears. The ear arches definitely help to keep the earphones in on higher impact exercises, and give me the confidence to use these for everything, including mountain biking. I did not find that the Active Noise Cancellation provided any additional benefits for a running work out. Of note, it is not easy to use the earphone controls while running.

    Controls. I find that the best way to use the controls is to first place your thumb at the bottom of the part of the earphone that goes into your ear, and then naturally rest your index finger on the button and tap as required. For volume, I find more success sliding my index finger down across the button several times in a row, instead of tapping. I find the controls a little hard to use, but once you memorize the button sequences and you get used to finding the button on each side it works ok. I think the control buttons are the only aspect of the earphones that I dislike.

    Active Noise Cancellation. ANC is a niece to have feature, but I couldn’t really tell the difference when it was on and off in most instances of normal use. I think that it’s because the passive noise cancellation design of these earphones is excellent. When I put them on snuggly, the noise level is already drastically reduced without resorting to ANC. To test the capabilities of ANC, it is easier to adjust the ANC level with the app, and try to toggle ANC on and off while talking in a really quiet area. You will be able to notice the difference in the volume of your voice.

    Things I love:

    - Visible LED lights on the case that quickly provide battery life and charging status

    - Definitely a secure fit that gives me the confidence to use these for all exercises

    - Passive noise cancellation is excellent on these. Really doesn’t require ANC

    - Very easy setup; seamless. Also, I haven’t lost BT connection even once since getting these

    - Range is very good. I’ve walked as far as 50’ from my phone without losing connection

    - I love that these auto-turn on and auto-connect when removed from the case

    - Music sound quality is great for this size earphones

    - Phone call quality was fine, no issues

    - Auto-pause function when you remove an earphone is very neat.

    - 70 hours of battery life!!

    - Wireless charging for the case is awesome!

    - Voice assistant works well when activated by double tapping the left earphone

    - Very impressive app. The ability to customize all controls is exceptional. Thank you for that!

    Things I don’t love:

    - The controls are a little problematic for me. I would prefer a button with tactile feedback. I make a lot of mistakes trying to control these. Maybe I will get use to them

    - With the preset controls, there is no way to go back to previous track. Normally this is not a big deal, but since I make mistakes with the controls, I sometimes have to do this. Also, when you are working out, sometimes you want to repeat a motivating song. This can actually be fixed with the app. You can customize all touch controls in the app, which is a nice feature

    - I need hear through to be accessible much faster. It should be the very next option after ANC. When you need hear-through, you need it immediately. These earphones require maybe 4 seconds to locate the button and go through turning off ANC, and then getting to hear through

    - It would have been nice to have an additional charging port to allow USB-C, in addition to the wireless and USB cable option

    Conclusion. This is a solid option for heavy duty exercise earphones. Despite the awkwardness of the control buttons, I love these because I feel that I can put them through anything, they will be charged when I need them, and they will last through several hours of use. And the sound is really great. Overall, I would give these 4.5 stars. If you use a smart watch to control your music, these would be a 5-star experience for you. I do recommend them.

    Oct 09, 2020 14:43
  • Review by 3Tcubed, 10 out of 10
    Great Value

    My collection of wireless earbuds continues to grow, and JLAB's continues to impress me. I just got a The JLAB Epic Air ANC earbuds, and not decided to get and review the Air Sport ANC also. I've had their Air Executive's for more than a year, when I tried the new Air Epic Air ANC, I couldn't stop from also getting the Sport model also. I was so impressed with the Epic Air ANC earbuds I wanted compare them. One of the great things with the JLAB earbuds, is they come with 6 different sizes of bud tips, my favorite, by far is the memory foam Cloud Buds (a light blue color, all others are a black silicone). The Cloud buds form a nice sound tight fit in my ears, and they better conform to various ear cannel shapes/sizes. Both buds had the same earbud tips.

    The sport earbuds charge life is quoted to be 12h with ANC on and 15h with ANC off, further the case can recharge the buds 3 times for up to 45h-55h depending on the use of ANC. The amount of ANC can be dialed up or down with JLab Air ANC app, it can also dial up or down the "Be Aware" functionality (allows you to hear surrounding sounds). My air executives has both features, but the ANC/"Be Aware" can only be turned on and off. I thought tinkering with the setting was a good idea, however in testing I found I liked both the best turned all the way up. I tried listening to my television with music on and the ANC did a good job of canceling out the TV sound, when switching to "Be Aware" turned all the way up I could make out some voices from the TV but not enough over the music (at about 70% volume), turning the music down to 50% helped, but but the "Be Aware" sound level also decreased. With the music paused, the "Be Aware" help boost the TV so I could hear it with the earbuds in my ears. Be Aware works but I when listening to music it can't completely overcome the music's volume. This could have to do with the microphones (the JLAB EPIC AIR SPORT ANC earbuds have 3 separate microphones, all visible), when using with my phone, in making a call, I found I had to turn up the volume, but I could hear myself clearly, I ask the caller how I sounded and was told I was very clear, but so were some background noises around me, they could make out what I was listening to on the television. But I felt my conversation seemed perfectly normal. Given the nature of ear buds, they are going to pick up external sounds better than a highly directive microphone would. With ANC on the call was much better than with it off. Here both ear buds performed the same.

    Two other features of their app, is the ability to customize what feature tapping on the right/left (1,2,3 times) earbud controls. The are 6 tap controls, and 9 control functions, you choose. This is convenient, as I rather have track skip (rarely go back) than have a SIRI function. Not everyone will choose the same. The app also serves to update the earbuds firmware (which needed to be done when I first install the app). One other interesting feature you can turn on/off is auto play/pause - this pauses what your listening to if you remove the earbud from either ear (kind of a how can they tell question, but it works really well). When some one approaches me and I'm wearing earbuds, I'll frequently pull one out to hear better. This immediately pauses your music; a wonderful feature I'd not previously considered, and I don't need to remove both earbuds. Clever, both have these features, but the Sport earbuds take more effort to put on/take off, the ear loop does keep them in place.

    Now on to my usual headphone audition music Boston's first album and PF's DSOTM. Almost immediately I could tell that JLAB had improved the low end and high end of their earbuds. Much brighter highs and better bass, But my favorite new feature a 10 band equalizer as a pert of their app, with 4 storable settings. Yea! A little tweaking here and there and I had a nearly perfect sound stage, boosting where I wanted it. Improving the highs and lows substantially, some of the mid range, didn't tune quite as much as I hoped, but this was a big step-up from their executives earbuds. The Sports are very similar to Epic Air ANC in sound, I'd say there is a slight edge to the Epic Air, with a slightly clearer highs (IMHO), but the Bass and Mids sounding exactly the same, But the Sports have a longer battery life.

    The fade in/out of Foreplay/Long Time was beautiful, the quite passages had very nice separation, with distinct right/left sounds that mix together and grow toward the center. The building percussion was excellent and the voices were crisp, very enjoyable. Here I turned the ANC on and off, and there was very little change, the bass dropped off a little, maybe more with the Sport, Sound isolation is not perfect at eliminating background noise; but they much better than with ANC on than off.

    On to DSOTM my favorite critical listening passage is The Great Gig in the Sky, with the girls etherical voices, and wow did it sound great, wonderful separation, tight highs, but nit quite as good as the Epic Air ANC, but still excellent. The transition to Money was fantastic, the piano sounded nearly perfect, almost like I could feel the individual piano keys being struck. Very, very Impressive.

    To wrap up are these the best ANC ear buds, no. Are they good on a phone call, well Ok. Do the have the longest battery life. absolutely. Are they comfortable, yes but the Epic Air without the Ear loop is more comfortable, but for the Gym, or when running, I'd feel safer with the Sports. Is packaging nice/convenient, yes. Does their app help, most certainly. Do they sound good, yes, maybe even great! The auto play/pause is a great feature. And you can connect two pair JLAB Epic Air/Sports earbuds to one device at the same time, they both stayed connected at the same time (it did seem to confuse their app as to what was connected, image displayed based on first one re-connected), but the EQ worked fine for both simultaneously, a bonus I was hoping for but not expecting. In any case both are a great buy as far as I'm concerned.

    Sep 20, 2020 17:37
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 8 out of 10
    A Huge Step Forward

    I remember trying out the first iteration of the Epic Air True wireless earbuds and not being very impressed at all. But after going back to the drawing board and making two more updated versions, I think we are at a very happy place in our lives as true wireless users. JLab has put together a set of earbuds that not only are comfortable to wear and sound great, but they also last forever. I can't get over how they've managed to pack so much power into something so compact. 70 hours of total playtime on a single full charge. 15 hours per use and 55 more hours waiting in the charging case. It also comes with enough ear gummies to fit any ear lobe. Plus the case has wireless charging to eliminate the need for a charging brick. However, if you need to hook it up to your laptop, there's a connected USB attached to the charging case that folds away neatly( 70 flippin' hours people!!). It's water and dirt resistant and there's also active noise cancellation built in. There are 3 different listening modes that allow for Bass boost, Movie Mode and a mode that allows you be more aware when you're out on a street jog. Appropriately called Be Aware Mode. The Wear Detect sensor stops playback on your tunes when you take your earbuds out of your ear. There's much done right here. A major improvement over previous iterations, and even surpassing other big named earbuds on the market. The JLab Air ANC app allows you to customize your listening experience on the fly, while keeping on the go, but the touch controls are easy and responsive if you just need a quick change up. The only qualm I have, is the charging case is a little too big for my liking. But I understand, considering the size of the earbuds and attached hooks. Way to go JLab! Keep bringing the noise. I definitely recommend these at the price of $149.99

    Sep 24, 2020 19:33
  • Review by Batlacit, 8 out of 10
    Epic design, more mundane features.

    If I had to pick a single phrase to describe these headphones, I think it would have to be "Feature rich." As I suppose is fitting for a piece of hardware named Epic, JLab seems to have set out to fit every possible feature, perk, and option they could think of into these things' casings. It's an impressive bit of engineering to be sure, but unfortunately one that doesn't always live up to the promise of getting absolutely everything you might want within a single set of earbuds.

    Like most earbuds in this form factor, they come tucked safely inside a hard carrying case that doubles as a charger/battery. I've seen a lot of these over the years, and I have to admit that the one you get here is pretty impressively thought out, if a little on the chunky side. The earbuds are held in place with magnets while charging, which means they tend to immediately snap into place when you're trying to put them away. A set of four small LEDs let you get information on the charging state of both the left and right buds as well as the case's internal battery, and the lid is secured with a combination of another strong magnet and an invisible soft latch built into the hinge. Flipping it over you'll find a permanently integrated reversible type-A USB cable for charging. It is only a few inches long and not quite flexible to avoid some awkward balancing acts when using it, but fortunately it's also complemented by support for QI wireless charging. The combined battery life of the earbuds and the case is advertised at an impressive seventy hours, and assuming the battery figures I get from their app are accurate I'm pretty sure most of it's in the case.

    The earbuds themselves are pleasantly solid in their construction, and come with a wide array of different options for fitting them to your ears. The flexible clips that hold them in place can be a little bit on the tight side if you have larger ears like myself, but once they were seated properly I found them to be quite comfortable. You get six pairs of replaceable tips to size them to you in the box, including one set of "cloud foam" ones that offer something close to a universal fit while blocking out a lot more ambient audio than the conventional silicone options. There are also no buttons to be found anywhere on the case - only a single large and easy to find touch sensor on each one that can respond to 1, 2, or 3 taps for a total of 6 commands that can be programmed in the companion app. The design seems more or less sweat proof with the exception of the two exposed charging contacts that are generally pointed towards the inside of your ear - but so long as you make sure to wipe them down before putting them in the case I don't think they're likely to be a problem. And in the event that you just need a hands free earpiece to take a call, either earbud can operate independently.

    Unfortunately it's now time to delve into their actual functionality as earbuds. And I'm afraid that here they do start to lose some ground.

    As basic tools to pipe audio into your ears, the earbuds are fine. Audio quality is slightly above average for something like this, which is to say that it's got enough bass response to distract from the slightly tinny sound that comes from having drivers this tiny providing sound. Where it starts to struggle is when you try to make use of the more advanced options, specifically the active noise cancellation and audio pass through modes. It tested this feature against a few of the more common types of noise that I'd usually be seeking to block out when I'm using earbuds: an air conditioner, a desk fan, engine noise, and wind noise. I found the noise cancellation had little to no effect on any of them. While you could tell it was there and doing something, it wasn't enough of a difference to have a sizeable impact on the listening experience. Switching to pass-through mode, which picks up and plays back ambient audio such as cars or shouting bikers to improve your situational awareness, was even more frustrating. The audio that came through was smothered by white noise and featured a substantial delay. It will do its job at making sure you can hear a car bearing down on you while you run around the neighborhood - but you pay for it. Given that both of these features cause battery life to drop precipitously once they're turned on, anyone who cares about these features is not going to be satisfied with what the Epic Air can offer.

    I'd recommend these to anyone looking for a rugged and long lasting set of sport earbuds to stow in their gym bags or take on longer excursions into the outdoors where the extended battery life of the case can be put to full use. Frequent travellers or audiophiles looking to eliminate ambient noise or listen to high quality music on the go might want to look elsewhere.

    Oct 02, 2020 11:14
  • Review by piperatthegates, 8 out of 10
    Affordable Truly Wireless

    JLab Epic Sport has a really good fit with a variety of ear tips makes these fit just right for about anyone. The charging case is smaller than others. The noise canceling and audio quality is one of the best for a true wireless sport device. The battery life is adequate with the noise canceling running all day, with this setting you get about 7-8 hours. The pairing between various devices is a bit cumbersome but you get used to it, it’s just not the best. Overall I recommend this product if you need good fitting truly wireless headphones. They’re affordable and do a great job at delivering audio on the go.

    Oct 01, 2020 19:33
  • Review by rtbestbuy, 10 out of 10
    JLab Sets The Bar!

    JLab makes some of the best high quality, value priced ear buds around, and the Epic Air Sport ANC are no exception. They are true wireless, Bluetooth 5 technology earbuds with a fixed earhook to keep them secure. The sound is quite good, clear highs and mids, solid but not thumpy bass. Music and podcasts come through clearly as does both ends of a phone call, something which most earbuds don't excel. The earbuds themselves are quite comfortable and STAY IN PLACE! I didn't have to fiddle with them once during workout sessions, or while walking or cycling. The earhook kept the buds in place and didn't interfere with my glasses. Oh, and I can now say with certainty that they are definitely sweatproof.

    Bluetooth pairing was quick and easy, no problems. There are voice prompts for everything. The earbuds are controlled by a tap panel on either earbud. The touch controls were twitchy at first, but a firmware update seems to have fixed the problem. The touch controls are a typical multi-touch system, one tap, two tap, three tap, long tap, etc. The really cool thing is that the multi-touch system is soft programmable. The app can disable or change the actions, so you can turn off what you don't need, or change it to a different function.

    I use the Epic Air Sports with an Android phone, ChromeOS laptop, and Windows gaming system. They were comfortable enough for a couple of hours on a stationary bike and for several hours on a regular road bike(NOTE: I don't normally advocate earbuds while riding, but I wanted to test them. No music playing, just ambient sounds). The Active Noise Canceling worked well on the stationary bike, and outsied walking. The Be Aware (ambient noise passthru) was great on the road, it actually cut wind noise without really cutting the road/auto noises. The Jlab app allows you to tailor the ambient noise passthru and the ANC to your liking or your particular situation. It also allows you to tailor the three selectable equalization programs. Speaking of comfort, the Cloud Foam tips not only worked really well at blocking out sound, but were exceptionally comfortable. The buds also come with S,M,L and M-long and L-long gel tips. Fitting should not be a problem.

    Finally, the battery life is absolutely best in class! I've been using the earbuds three to five hours a day for a week. I first went about 10hrs mixed ANC off, on, and 'Be Aware' modes before finally charging the earbuds. After charging in the case for the rest of the week at night, I still don't need to recharge the case. The case is a little larger than most earbuds, but go better than a week without needing to plug in, done deal. When you finally need to recharge the case, it is wireless charger compatible and has a short built in USB cable to plug into a charger.

    There are a couple of features that I didn't try, there is a very low latency movie mode, and there is a feature to stop playback if you remove the earbuds. The Epic Air Sports are definitely worth your consideration, especially given the price point or if you have had difficulty with fit in the past. Jlab has definitely raised the bar sky high with the Epic Air Sports ANC.

    Oct 11, 2020 10:05
  • 8.6score
    Jabra - Elite 3 True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Dark Gray
    Description

    Elevate your entertainment experience with these dark gray Jabra Elite 3 true wireless earbuds. The waterproof design withstands light splashes, while the secure fit offers lasting comfort for all-day use. These Jabra Elite 3 true wireless earbuds charge fast to save time and feature Bluetooth technology to promote hands-free use.

    10 Features
  • HearThrough technology: This smart technology uses the built-in microphones to instantly pick up external sounds and play them in your ears. Simply tap your earbud button to move into or out of the HearThrough mode.
  • True wireless earbuds: Let you listen to your favorite tracks, so you won't be held back by wires.
  • Outstanding noise isolation: Designed to offer outstanding noise isolation, Elite 3 give you a perfectly portable escape and keep you immersed in the music, wherever your day takes you.
  • 28-hour battery life: Boasting up to 7 hours in the buds, a total of 28 hours with the sleek charging case, and the fast charge feature, these earbuds allow you to never worry about being caught out by low battery again.
  • Rainproof protection: Engineered for durability with IP55 rated rainproof protection and a 2-year warranty.
  • Exceptional call quality: Elite 3 are loaded with four microphones for crystal-clear calls. That means wherever you go, you can chat and make plans and be heard clearly.
  • Customize your sound: You deserve music your way, every day. With 6mm speakers and advanced customization options via the intuitive Jabra Sound+ app, these compact buds deliver rich, clear sound and punchy bass that’s not just powerful, it’s unique to you.
  • Earbud mono mode: Allows you to use either earbud alone and leave the other charging in the sleek case.
  • Alexa built-in, Spotify playback, and Google Fast Pair: Using Alexa built-in, one-touch Spotify playback, and GoogleFast Pair, you can ask for directions, play your favorite tunes, and instantly pair to your device without even breaking stride.
  • Ergonomic fit and comfort: The classic Danish design and Jabra ergonomic acoustic engineering make these buds look and feel as good as they sound.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding elite audio without elite pricing!

    I'm one of those for whom the hanging Airpod design simply doesn't work well--they don't stay in my ears or provide a good enough seal to really let me sink into the music. I've tried, kept, resold, or handed down at least two dozen different wireless and true wireless budget, high quality, workout & ANC earbuds in my search for decent-sounding and decent-performing alternatives, ultimately settling on an array of buds from (coincidentally) several big-name "J" brands: Jabra (best all-arounders with SQ that has been virtually impossible to beat), Jaybird (still great for workouts but SLIGHTLY inferior sound quality to Jabra), and JLab (surprisingly great performance at VERY budget-friendly prices). In the end, I routinely turn to the Jabras for my more "critical" BT use because of their clearly superior sound quality and extreme comfort over long listening sessions. From the Jabra line, I've been immensely impressed with the Elite Active 65t, and the even more capable and more comfortable Elite Active 75t (which I actually preferred over the 85ts due to their slightly longer battery life, better comfort, and better sound quality, even at the expense of less aggressive & less capable ANC). Could Jabra's new budget-minded Elite 3s even hold a candle to these pricier, top-notch buds? Surprisingly, the answer is mostly yes, but DEFINITELY when it comes to top-notch sound quality!

    The Elite 3 features a slightly smoother, more streamlined exterior than Jabra's recent Elite buds with a less pronounced, forward-jutting microphone array up front. The single round button on each bud has been replaced with a larger, full-profile “button panel” that makes it easier to find and operate the controls because any outward-facing flat surface you touch is actually part of the button itself. Anatomical fit is outstanding as the Elite 3 nestles securely (and pretty flatly) between the folds of the tragus and antitragus with only a single stealthy microphone opening facing toward the mouth. Jabra makes a big deal about these various "Danish design" elements in the Elite 3’s marketing materials, but the result really is a very comfortable fit with a more svelte, sculpted, and modern appearance as opposed to the more industrial looks of the Elite 65t/75t/85t with their more obvious honeycomb mic perforations and slightly more functional (and blunt) design cues.

    Although the Elite 3 doesn’t feature ANC, passive noise isolation was actually VERY effective thanks to their super-secure fit and comfortable selection of soft-tipped ear-gels (3 sets are included w/mediums pre-installed--large and small gels are in the box). According to our kitchen scale, each Elite 3 bud weighs about 5 grams, a full gram lighter than the Elite 75t’s buds…this doesn’t sound like much, but it did make for a subjectively more comfortable feeling while worn in the ear, and combined with the slightly redesigned shell, seemed to afford a slightly snugger fit because I could get the bud a bit further down in the ear canal. The Elite 3s are decently rated at IP55 for wet weather use, and though I didn’t notice any movement requiring readjustment during my evening runs, I probably still wouldn’t use these regularly for extreme mudder runs or P90X style ultra-sweaty workouts.

    The charging case offers a magnetic closure for the lid but also clocks in about 3 grams lighter and a few millimeters shorter than the case for the Elite Active 75t--very pocketable! Sadly, there is no option for wireless charging with the Elite 3’s case, but there is a USB-C port (no more easy-to-break, one-way insertion, micro-USB!) on the back and a short USB-A to USB-C charging cable in the box. Battery life on the Elite 3 beat out my 75t's by a bit more than 1.5 hours on a single charge…I got roughly 6 ¾ hours of sporadic use at moderate listening levels before really feeling like I needed a recharge. You can use either bud in mono mode to double your playback time, but as I’ll get to in just a bit, the sound quality here was good enough that I never wanted to sacrifice the outstanding stereo performance for the sake of a bit more playback time. The Elite 3 offers a similar 4-microphone array as the Elite 75t which afforded excellent call quality for all but the windiest or most active of workout conditions. Those mics also give you vital “HearThrough” capabilities for situational awareness when you're out and about by using the front and rear-facing mics to funnel environmental sounds into your buds when activated.

    However, the capabilities of the Elite 3s do appear to be slightly limited compared to their pricier siblings. For one, there are no spoken voice prompts (that I ever heard) and status indicators, only sets of rising and falling tones to indicate power, connection status, etc. There is also only one (on/off) setting for the HearThrough feature, as opposed to several HearThrough volume levels on the higher-end Elite buds. Only five EQ presets are currently available in Jabra's Sound+ companion app (though more are supposedly on the way), but there is no EQ display to know what frequencies are boosted or cut (or by how much), and there is no option to create/store a custom EQ setting. Earbud charge levels are displayed in Sound+ on the main page, but the charge level of the case is not. Unlike some of Jabra's pricier Elite buds, there are also no “Moments” or “Soundscapes” features that combine various EQ settings, HearThrough adjustments, or ambient sounds like waterfalls, babbling brooks, ocean waves, etc. These shortcomings are all pretty well forgivable given the Elite 3’s budget-minded price point, and time will tell if Jabra rolls out more features in the Sound+ app as their website suggests they will.

    That said, you can use the Sound+ app to enable sidetone for phone calls (allows you to hear your own voice through the buds if you want), as well as check for firmware updates, consult a graphical user guide, and even activate a helpful “Find my Jabra” map and sound locating feature when you need to track down your misplaced/wayward buds. At the very least, I give kudos to Jabra for giving us an app that does not require another login/password to operate (unless you want to register your Elite 3s to get 2 years of dust and water damage warranty protection). But the buds also work just fine without the companion app and give you a full range of BT control with a few simple button presses for volume adjustment, track skip (in both directions), call answer/reject, HearThrough activation, and voice assistant activation. Overall, the Elite 3s really do have a pretty comprehensive feature set, especially given their price compared to other members of Jabra’s Elite lineup.

    Where these buds REALLY shine, however, is in audio quality. In this case, the Elite 3s easily traded blows with the much pricier Elite Active 75t. In fact, using the lower-bandwidth, lower-complexity SBC connection with my iPhone 12, I was honestly hard pressed to tell the difference between the two even after a full hour of critical back-and-forth testing. That was no small feat given that the Elite 3s are considered Jabra’s “entry level” BT buds. However, the Elite 3s seem to scale VERY well with more capable source components and signals--when I moved over to my new FiiO DAP with a Qualcomm aptX chip, AND I streamed a higher-quality audio signal from Amazon Music HD (especially 24/48 or 24/96 streams), the Elite 3s clearly surpassed the 75ts in terms of sound quality. Bass was slightly more authoritative while mids and highs were just a HAIR more delicate, more articulate, and more detailed. Female vocals especially were slightly more airy without any sparkling glare or harsh sibilance, and acoustic guitar strings and piano notes seemed just a bit more controlled and well-defined on the Elite 3s than on Jabra’s formerly premier buds (which cost nearly double the price). These performance gains were minor to be sure, but definitely noticeable...so if sound quality is at all important to you, I’m happy to report that Jabra didn’t seem to scrimp on a single note when working hard to land these buds at a more wallet-friendly price point—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Sep 01, 2021 15:34
  • Review by Trobadour, 8 out of 10
    More Features at a Lesser Price

    --- SETUP ---

    I set up my Jabra Elite 3 with an iPhone Pro Max 12. First, I opened the app which recognized the headphones. It then sent me to the phone’s bluetooth settings to pair and back to the app to teach me about the headphones and the app’s features.

    --- FEATURES ---

    The Jabra Elite 3 features a noise-isolating design, HearThrough sound (ambient noise allowed), single-button controls on both sides of the earbuds, mono mode (use one earbud without using the other), and an app to change preset equalized sound. They have an IP55 index (rain and sweat proof).

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    First, download the Jabra Sound + app. In the app, you can customize your own sound only through select presets. The options available are Neutral, Speech, Bass Boost, Treble Boost, Smooth, and Energize. For when I listen to podcasts, I set the app to speech. When I listen for enjoyment, I set it to bass boost. When I practice my salsa dancing, I set it to smooth to hear the instruments that I want to focus on for dance moves. In the app, you can also turn HearThrough on or off. It is off by default. This mode allows you to hear ambient sound around you without having to take off your headphones.

    Though presets are nice, I couldn’t find a place in the app to fully customize my sound outside of the presets. They will satisfy most users, though. When playing music of various genres and podcasts, the earbuds performed well. Your experience on the music you hear is based on the preset that you select. When playing music with lots of bass, the bass boost made the sound feel much fuller. Songs that I preferred hearing the lyrics and voice to did well with the treble boost. Overall, I am satisfied with the performance of Jabra Elite 3.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    These are a great pair of earbuds with more features than most at a similar price range, but a few tweaks could have made these earbuds a slightly better experience. For one, it would be nice to have the earbuds tell you if HearThrough is on or off. All you get when you press the button is a beep. When you’re first getting used to them, you might not know if you turned it on or off.

    Next, if the app allowed for full customization of sound, that would have been a greater user experience. Additionally, the presets can only be chosen through the app and not through the earbud buttons. This means that if you are changing between various types of genres or going from music to podcasts, you have to also open the Jabra App to change the preset.

    Lastly, the box says that these have a noise-isolating design. This is true, the design makes for less noise to come in through your ears. However, this is not an active noise canceling feature. This could be misleading to unaware buyers, so I felt it important to mention the distinction.

    What is great, though, is that you can charge the earbuds for 10 minutes in the charging case and get a full hour’s use out of them. The HearThrough sound works great and allows you to hear people that may be talking to you without having to remove them. The charge on the earbuds are up to 7 hours with an additional 28 hours of use when you keep recharging them in the case.

    --- VALUE ---

    For the price, these earbuds have more features than others in a similar price range.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    You can’t go wrong with the Jabra Elite 3 if you aren’t looking for earbuds with active noise canceling. The sound quality is great and you can use them for a long time without having to recharge them. I used them while practicing dancing and they didn’t fall out of my ears. I recommend these to active users or for daily commutes.

    Sep 01, 2021 21:38
  • Review by Mukman, 10 out of 10
    Wow, super impressed with these Elite 3’s.

    First off, the pairing was simple and works with Google fast pair. So every time you connect you get the pop up on