Top Best 50 Wireless Headphones: Wireless Earbuds 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Recommend a case for scratch and drop protection.

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

    Aug 14, 2020 17:06
  • 9.6score
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    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
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    Beats by Dr. Dre
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Matte Black
    Description

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

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  • Review by Thcamerangles, 10 out of 10
    Mind blown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sep 11, 2021 00:19
  • 9.4score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo³ Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Rose Gold
    Description

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

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  • Review by Mohisha, 10 out of 10
    Perfect headphones for college students!!!

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

    BTW the color is STUNNING!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jul 02, 2021 20:06
  • 9.4score
    eKids - Minnie Mouse Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - pink
    Description

    Minnie Mouse fans will fall in love with these adorable Bluetooth Wireless headphones, complete with a pretty pink bow and Minnie Mouse ears! The built-in rechargeable battery allows up to 24 hours of continuous playtime, and includes a built-in microphone for talking to friends and family. Includes a bonus detachable cord for hours of listening fun!

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  • Review by GiGi1765, 10 out of 10
    Best Purchase Ever!!

    I bought these for my 2 and a half year old granddaughter, who has a new baby brother on the way, to wear when she uses her kindle. Honestly she loves them and wears them even if she isn’t using it, they make her so happy every time she sees them. The volume seems to be appropriate for her little ears, and they seem to hold a decent charge. We haven’t tried them in other devices yet, but I would actually buy them again, and keep an extra pair on hand because the price is great, they work for what I need them for, and they make her happy.

    Aug 13, 2021 17:49
  • Review by MinnieApproved, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headphones for kids!

    I purchased these Minnie Mouse headphones for my daughter's birthday! She is a huge fan of Minnie Mouse and she absolutely loves them. I found it to be pretty simple to sync them with her tablet and they work wonderfully. I would definitely recommend them to other parents. Great choice!

    Oct 15, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Minniemouseheadphones, 10 out of 10
    Minnie Mouse Wireless Headphones

    My grand daughter loves these!!! She won’t take them off. We love the limited volume feature! It’s so colorful! It’s slightly too big, but we know that’s going to change as she grows. We are so happy about this purchase. The price was great, too!!

    Oct 22, 2021 20:40
  • Review by Perez, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headphones

    Loved this headset for my 3year old portable and I’m able to connect wireless on any devise on the go and if I forget to charge I can just connect the jack cord. Also liked that volume is great on it definitely not like the cheep ones out their.

    Oct 16, 2021 19:44
  • Review by SpeedRacer, 10 out of 10
    Best for school !

    Love it ! It’s great for school ! Some teachers use the hard wire and others Bluetooth! These headphones have both and are super cute !!!

    Nov 05, 2021 20:39
  • Review by Minnemouseheadphones, 10 out of 10
    For school only

    My grand daughter enjoy this product at school on her computer and it is compatible with all her gadgets.

    Oct 08, 2021 16:29
  • Review by Winner, 10 out of 10
    Bought recently

    Everything was great product was exactly as described and the associate helped out a lot

    Oct 15, 2021 16:46
  • Review by diesel28, 10 out of 10
    Brillant Noice Control

    Bought 2 of these for the Nieces they work great. They are loud enough to hear everything but cant be turned up to ear splitting level. Connect to the car and the ipads

    Aug 25, 2021 11:47
  • 9.4score
    Sony - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

    Here are the key features:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Airplane in-flight audio connector included

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

    • Sony Headphone Connect app provides graphic equalizer and presets

    • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide

    • Foldable design for compact storage

    • Size: 5.5 inches by 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches

    • Weight: 9 ounces

    • Hard case with outside and inside pockets for accessories included

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ## Design

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

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

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

    ## Performance

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

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

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

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

    ## Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ## Battery Life

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

    ## Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jan 22, 2021 18:52
  • 9.4score
    Skullcandy - Hesh ANC - Over the Ear - Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones - True Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    --- SETUP ---

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

    --- FEATURES ---

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

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

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

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

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

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

    --- VALUE ---

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

    --- APPROVAL ---

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jan 12, 2021 12:32
  • 9.4score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo³ The Beats Icon Collection Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Matte Black
    Description

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

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  • Review by Mohisha, 10 out of 10
    Perfect headphones for college students!!!

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

    BTW the color is STUNNING!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jul 02, 2021 20:06
  • 9.4score
    Sennheiser - HD 350BT Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Enjoy outstanding sound clarity with these black Sennheiser HD Series headphones. The built-in battery provides up to 30 hours of play time, while Bluetooth connectivity lets you listen to music wirelessly from compatible devices. These Sennheiser HD Series headphones have a compact folding design that ensures easy portability, and the 18Hz to 22,000Hz frequency response offers efficient sound reproduction.

    8 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 30 hours of use on a charge.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Folding design: Along with an included carrying case enables easy portability.
  • 18Hz - 22kHz headset frequency response: Along with a 80Hz - 6kHz microphone frequency response ensures faithful sound reproduction.
  • Dynamic transducer design: For reference-grade audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Amit, 10 out of 10
    Reasonable Price

    Sennheiser’s affordable Bluetooth headphone models. In terms of sound quality, the HD 350BT performs beautifully. Easy on the ears and very tidy for this price point, there’s little complain about the buttons on the side should have writing in a different color so you know what each one is for. So, all in all, the HD 350BT is a pretty good deal.

    Controls and Functionality

    Using the buttons on the right ear cup, you’ll be able to control the standard functions, including play/pause, track skipping, volume control, call answering/ending and voice assistant activation.

    Comfort- Sennheiser has always been in my mind known for making incredibly comfortable headphones. These are no different from others I’ve tried over the years. The padding is well designed and they feel like a pillow.

    Reasonable price – Its price is quite reasonable as compared to other branded headphones.

    Battery life- this may be why the volume is a little muted. The battery lasts for much longer than I would ever expect. It claims to be up to 30 hours. Buti check it couple of times it is 40+ hours.

    PROS and CONS

    Pros: Well balanced and very clean sound

    Longer battery life than its predecessor

    Equalizer control

    Great design can fold into a small package

    Easy to connect with multiple devices.

    Highly recommend at this price.

    Jun 27, 2020 16:20
  • Review by Enginerd, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Wireless Headphones

    As someone who works from home and is passionate about music, I listen to a lot of it all day every day. I've used various headphones over the years and come to prefer wireless headphones for their ease-of-use and the mobility they afford, especially when traveling. I've been using Sennheiser HD 350BT Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones for several weeks now, and I'm thoroughly impressed with them. They arrived with a USB cable for charging and an instruction manual. I found the instruction manual to be a little confusing, even in its simplicity, and the diagrams weren't much more helpful. Fortunately, the headphones are well-designed and easy to use and I was able to quickly pair them to my smartphone via Bluetooth; I appreciated that the headphones alerted me through voice commands when they were turned on/off, when they had been paired, etc. The headphones fit comfortably on my head and were simple to adjust. I was even able to adjust the ear portion of the headphones by swiveling them from side to side, and they felt soft and comfy on my ears, even after several hours of wear-time. The sound quality is fantastic: crisp, clear, and encompassing, even though these aren't noise-canceling. I could use a little more bass if anything, but I love the sound these Sennheiser headphones produce; what a great value! The control buttons for the headphones are located on the base of the right side, and this was convenient and accessible as I quickly learned that I could pause, fast-forward, rewind, skip, and repeat songs, as well as answer phone calls, video conferencing calls, and control the volume. The battery life was something that worried me, but it turned out to be excellent! Even with 3 - 5 hours of daily use, I didn't need to charge my headphones for a week. As for the white color, while I love it, I noticed scuff marks on my headphones within a few days of use. I'm not sure if storing them in a bag or a case would prevent this issue, but I might've thought twice about ordering these in the shade white if I knew they'd get dirty so readily. I really love how sharp they look, though! I highly recommend the Sennheiser HD 350 BT headphones if you're looking for a pair of wireless headphones that will provide great sound for a great value.

    Jun 27, 2020 22:09
  • Review by DorkSideR, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound and Very Comfortable

    I have owned quite a few, over the ear headphones, and these are by far the lightest and most comfortable.

    Other headphones tend to get quite heavy but these are so light that I forget they are up there, at times.

    The sound quality on Sennheiser - HD 350BT is exceptional. Loved the bass response. Although Sennheiser claims these are not noise cancelling, they pretty much block out all environmental sound while they are on.

    The battery lasts for a very long time.

    For the price, these are a great value.

    Jul 31, 2020 22:52
  • Review by AudioJunkie, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound at a Budget Price

    Let me start by saying I am an amateur audio enthusiast that loves a balanced and detailed sound signature. I don't care about making phone calls or active noise cancellation (ANC). For the most part, I wear headphones in quiet places to listen to music and ANC usually messes up the sound signature anyway. Just give me good audio with passive noise isolation and I am satisfied. Second, I don't care for the bloated bass you find in most consumer headphones. Just let me hear what was recorded with clarity, detail, natural tonality, and a great sound stage. I've spent a modest amount on DACs, amps, earphones, and headphones to deliver the kind of sound that makes you remember why you love music so much.

    But there are times when I just want to kick back and relax and not be tied down by wires. My solution to date has been EarStudio's ES100 and a good pair of IEMs. The AAC codec from an iPhone using high-quality music source (FLAC, Amazon Ultra HD) with high-end in-ear monitors sound reasonably close to my wired Drop HD6XX or Hifiman HE400i cans on my Schiit stack. I had tried a few over-ear Bluetooth headphones but nothing has ever sounded even close to what I consider high quality audio. Either too much bass or an ANC system that interfered with the audio signature (on or off). Nothing met my amateur audiophile aspirations.

    That is until I got Sennheiser HD 350BT. After reading a few of the reviews, I almost didn't order them. But for around $100 I decided to take a chance. From the first listen I was blown away by the balanced sound signature. Not that far off from the Sennheiser house sound signature. After 20+ hours of breaking them in, the bass has opened up just a little and the mids are still wonderfully natural and perfectly placed evenly in the mix. And while these are not as good as a wired over-ear headphone on a high-quality dac/amp, for a wireless audio headphone solution these come enough to free me from the wires and not feel like I am missing much.

    The bass is solid from sub-bass to mid-bass without muddying up the lower mids. These are not consumer bass-head cans with bloated bass. You can feel the thump of bass drums and toms on ears. The bass is present way down into the frequency range, but there isn't an overpowering slam nor is it the star of the show. But it is clean and surprisingly detailed. And the sound app EQ settings, which is too simplistic, still let's you bump the bass some if you need a little more. Listening to Marcus Miller on Laid Black is great for illustrating how well these handle the lower frequencies. Miller's bass solos are a pure pleasure listen to.

    Mids are where many headphones fall short - either missing the natural sound of voices and instruments or placing them behind/under the bass and highs. Yet this is where much of the audio is in most genres of music. Voices, guitars, strings, woodwinds, brass, and snares/toms bring the bulk of audio that is to be heard. The HD 350BT shines here. Sennheiser really shows they no how to shape a balanced sound signature around high-quality mids. Listening to Boney James on Future Soul I heard the natural and realistic alto sax sound that is so, so good.

    The highs are also very good and actually somewhat relaxed for Sennheiser. I prefer just a little more air and sparkle, but even without EQ these are delightful. But using the very-basic EQ settings in the Sennheiser Sound Control app I was able to bump the highs to add exactly what I was looking for. Cymbals and triangles ring clear and the detail and imaging provided is surprising for Bluetooth wireless audio. No distortion, sibilance, or feel of grainy treble. You can hear small details of instrument decay, reverb, and echoes in the room. Listening to Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Miller on Spark of Life, I was able to hear the detailed clicks of drumsticks and subtle crash of cymbals of Michal Miskiewicz's excellent musicality on the drums in each song.

    But what I love best about the HD 350BT is the excellent dynamics and sound stage. I'm not sure how Sennheiser worked their magic building a digital audio decoder and amp into a headphone that delivers such an excellent sound stage. But I am very happy they did. They sound equally good at low volume or high. Overall dynamics of soft to loud is incredible for a wireless audio product. The stage is wider than average with a bit of depth and height. They detail of the highs with just enough air give a sense of spaciousness and realism that I really enjoy. It really put these over the top for me.

    Note that these are not the loudest headphones and to get these cranking they need to be in excess of 75% volume, which does not leave much room at the top end. But given the excellent passive noise isolation, they are more than loud enough for most, even in a moderately loud environment. The Sound Control App is marginally useful. The EQ works, but is essentially a three-band equalizer that can be toggled between a hard to use visual representation or a linear hi/mid/low band setting that is easier to use. I do wish that Sennheiser could have provided a 5 or 7 band EQ. But as I said it works - just could be better.

    I found these the HD 350BT headphones to be very comfortable and can wear them for hours at a time with no discomfort. That said, the ear pads are soft but somewhat small and could be problematic for someone with larger ears. The build quality is solid despite the plastic material used for the majority of the body. They also look great in black to me. But don't expect frills, a case, or even a bag. The focus is on a great audio, not accessories.

    If you are more of an audio purist, love the natural sound signature/tonality of Sennheiser products and don't care about ANC, then these are a huge steal at around $100. Forget the HD 450BT and it's ANC, get these instead. And no need to spend $300 or more on Sony and Bose. Spend your money on great audio. These simply sound great!

    Feb 03, 2021 14:56
  • Review by Rustino44, 10 out of 10
    Try these headphones

    Very good sonics and comfortable to wear. Also these look to be very durable.

    Nov 03, 2021 14:06
  • Review by ThatOneChef, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    Cheap great sounding headphones and comfy and they look stylish

    Nov 03, 2021 13:45
  • Review by Kristen, 10 out of 10
    Love them!

    I work from home and needed headphones that kept out the household noises better than the headphones that came with my phone. These headphones did not disappoint! After first considering the noise canceling version, I’m glad I saved the extra $50 because these work great! I’ll also add that they are comfortable and fit nicely.

    Jan 18, 2021 07:33
  • Review by NormalGuy, 6 out of 10
    Somewhat cumbersome

    While the headphones work well for phones, the bluetooth doesn't easily pair with most laptops and computers which I feel is important for headphones compared to earbuds which are more portable.

    Nov 13, 2021 16:38
  • 9.2score
    AfterShokz - Aeropex MINI Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones - Comic Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nov 12, 2021 18:04
  • 9.2score
    Bose - Frames Tenor — Rectangular Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses - Black
    Description

    Without sound, they’re just sunglasses. Thoughtfully refined and strikingly elegant, Bose Frames Tenor style feature a refined square frame and distinctive keyhole bridge, for those who crave a modern take on a classic style. Bose Open Ear Audio™ technology produces clear, lifelike sound, leaving you free to engage with the world around you while discreetly listening to music. Bose Frames also feature an advanced mic system that lets you make crystal clear calls, scratch-and-shatter-resistant polarized lenses and a rechargeable battery that plays for up to 5.5 hours. All this housed in a lightweight frame crafted from ultramodern materials for a luxurious look and feel.

    8 Features
  • Exclusive Open Ear Audio™ technology.: Experience sound you’d never expect from Bluetooth sunglasses. A wafer-thin acoustic package hidden in the temples produces lifelike audio, while others around you hear practically nothing.
  • Bose polarized lenses.: Reduce glare, enhance visibility and block up to 99% of UV rays with shatter-and-scratch-resistant lenses. Optional interchangeable colored lenses from the Bose Frames Lens Collection let you create a look that’s all your own. (Optional lenses sold separately.)
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.: Stream up to 5.5 hours of audio. Fully charge your Frames in 1 hour via the included magnetic charging cable or get up to 2.5 hours of play from a short, 30-minute charge.
  • Advanced beamforming microphone array.: Bose audio sunglasses take crystal-clear phone calls with the advanced microphone system designed to focus on your voice while reducing the sounds of wind and noise around you.
  • Tap, touch, swipe controls.: Seamless capacitive touch and an integrated motion sensor give you complete control. Slide your finger along the right temple to adjust the volume. Double-tap to access your phone’s voice assistant. And when you take them off and place them upside down, they turn off.
  • Wireless Bluetooth connection.: Bose audio sunglasses feature the latest in Bluetooth technology, which means no more dealing with cumbersome, easy to tangle wires.
  • Lightweight nylon frame with high-gloss black finish.: Crafted from ultramodern materials and designed to match a wide range of face shapes, Tenor style helps you stay comfortable while boldly asserting your style.
  • Legal*: *Bose, Bose Frames, Bose Lenses, Bose Music, and Bose Open Ear Audio are trademarks of Bose Corporation. OD852491, 838211-0010.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SteveC, 10 out of 10
    Simply Amazing

    I’m always looking for different ways of hearing assistance since I have hearing difficulties and don’t like wearing my hearing aids all the time and when I saw the new Bose Frames “Tenor” I had to try them out.

    Unboxing and setting up:

    Thee come in a simple Bose labeled box, and inside is a very sturdy case with the Tenors inside. Along with them is a proprietary USB charging cable, cleaning cloth and literature.

    After taking them out of the case I hooked up the charging cable to my universal multiport charger and let them charge. The charging cable has a simple magnetically attached end, so there’s no worry about wear and tear on a USB port. There’s also a small LED next to the charging pins showing charging status.

    Once the light quit blinking and the Frames were charged up I installed the Bose Music app from the Google app store and went through the on screen setup instructions. There’s a single button on the bottom of the right bow that is multifunctional and is used for turning on/off, pairing, answering / disconnecting calls. They connected to my S20 Ultras bluetooth without a hitch, and were ready to test out.

    Use:

    All I can say is WOW, I‘ve never seen or had anything like these. Playing music was nice and clear, much better than I expected. I could easily hear the lyrics even with my hearing difficulties and not wearing my hearing aids. There’s plenty of volume and didn’t need to turn them all the way up either. I also figured that if I can hear this clearly anyone around me could hear it too, wrong; my wife didn’t even know there was sound until she put them on and she was completely blown away how clear they sounded.

    The sound is actually coming out of the bows, when you look close there are two small grilled slots on the bottom of each bow at the bottom of the bulge, all the sound comes out of there and is directed directly into your ears, no one could hear what I was listening to so it’s very directional and only the user will be the one listening.

    Now as for weight, these weigh 48.4g “on my scale”, they are a good bit heavier than my normal sunglasses that have glass lenses and they come in at 31g and my wife’s big designer type come in at 35g. While wearing them I really didn’t notice the weight difference though and got use to the extra bulk very quickly. The extra weight is in the bows and not on the front fortunately and is easy to handle without putting extra weight on your nose.

    Thoughts:

    I really like these new Bose Frames “Tenors” they remind me or Ray Bans and are very comfortable to wear. I did end up putting some stick on silicone nose pads on them as the nose piece “for me” is very slippery, but no issues after putting on the nose pads.

    The included USB charging cable is only 22” long, way too short to me, I’ve since attached a 3’ USB extension cable , it would have been better if it were 3-4’ already, but easily remedied with an extension cable. I also tried charging them with a portable battery pack and that worked flawlessly and the short cable was handy using that method.

    For functionality as sunglasses they work quite well, the dark grey lenses block out plenty of light, while they aren’t as dark as my regular sunglasses they are plenty dark for daily use in full sun. These also have polarized lenses and really help cut down on glare. I know the lenses are replaceable and I hope they make some computer viewing lenses for these, as I’d happily use them indoors while sitting at my computer.

    It would be interesting to try some computer gaming with these, although while the mid and low ranges sound great there’s really not much for base, “understandable due to the design”. You can actually feel the bows vibrate from base, but it doesn’t come across that good into the sides of your head. And a set of computer viewing lenses would be great.

    I’ve also used them a few times to take calls; it’s almost strange being able to hear/talk to someone without something being stuck in or over my ears. Calls are all clear and everyone on the other end could hear me perfectly. A quick press on the multifunction button answers and disconnects calls with ease. The Bluetooth range is really good, I easily walked 20-25’ away from my phone without any distortion or disconnects, I did try it a lot further, around 50’ going outside and leaving my phone indoors and they started breaking up during a call but never disconnected so I’m plenty happy with the range.

    Battery life has been good so far, I’ve had them running for 2 hours playing music without a problem. I haven’t tested how long a full charge will last but a couple hours is more than I usually listen to music anyway and these are very simple to charge up in between use.

    Overall if you are looking for a great way to protect your eyes and listen to music and take calls with an all in one solution these are great. While they are pretty large and a little heavier than regular sunglasses you are only dealing with one thing. And the sound quality coming out of these well make them worth having, “they are just amazing”.

    Sep 07, 2020 13:14
  • Review by Knivels, 10 out of 10
    Loud Style!

    The Bose Frames Tenor (Square Style) Audio Sunglasses are currently the most stylish piece of audio tech I own. I was initially a skeptic about the concept until I used them.

    Contents of my box are as listed below:

    • Bose Frames Tenor Style

    • Charging cable

    • Hard case (with magnetic clasp)

    • Wipe cloth

    • Quick setup guide

    • Safety instruction booklet

    The frames are very trendy with a glossy black finish. The polarized lenses offer UV protection and can be changed out with the purchase of additional colors. Aside from the Bose branding close to the hinges, these will pass off as a regular pair of sunglasses. The right temple has a button for turning on, answering/ending calls and music control (advance or previous track).

    I really like these frames for all the tech that you receive in the unassuming package. Both temples sport the speakers for a truly stereo experience. The right temple, however, is the star of the show. For volume control, a forward swipe on the temple will increase the sound while a swipe in the opposite direction decreases it. A double tap will invoke an enabled voice assistant (Google Assistant in my case). The touch control is one of the most responsive I have used and the area is fairly large so you do not need to hone in on an exact location for the gestures to be accepted. Finally, the right temple also houses the charging/connector port; the charging cable magnetically snaps into place when it is in close proximity. An LED confirms operation and charging. You have the option to turn off the frames using the power button or simply flipping them upside down for 2 seconds. By default, the fames will automatically shut off after 10 minutes of inactivity. Through this clever energy conservation tactic and the use of Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth 5 is at play here), the frames are able to hold charge for impressive extended periods. Bose claims up to 5.5 hours of streaming is possible and I have no doubt their estimate may not be that far off from reality. An hour is all the time required for a full charge.

    Setup is very simple: the quick setup guide has a QR code that takes you to the appropriate app store to download the Bose Music app. The app requires enabling your location to help discover your device. There are options to pick as names for your device or like me, create a custom one. The app layout is clean and delivers battery and speaker levels at a glance. The frames also announce the battery level once turned on and pronounce the name of the last connected device; it initially announces it is looking for them and confirms once connected. Names of callers are also announced when calls come through. Not only will these make you look clever, they are very clever themselves!

    While these will not replace an in-ear experience, the sound output is a marvel! On the highest volume setting, people close to you will hear some sound albeit not being able to decipher actual content; I usually keep it less than 50 percent which keeps the sound discrete. Phone calls can be carried out at your normal voice level and will be heard clearly by the other party. While wearing these, you are not totally tuned out from the environment and can thus pick on ambient sounds which are a big plus for safety in my opinion (i.e. walking, riding bikes, driving etc.)

    If I could change these, I would add a longer charge cable. It is workable but more length would be ideal. It is also proprietary so you will need to reach out back to Bose for a replacement should you lose it. An additional cable and a set of lenses would have also been nice. Finally, I wish these were more rugged. Sunglasses typically get exposed to sweat and dust and I hope the frames can withstand the elements with use. I cannot help but “baby” them given the price point and all the tech contained within.

    In the end, the pros for the Bose Frames Tenor Audio Sunglasses, outweigh my improvement wish list and I highly recommend them. Who said tech and style couldn’t coexist?

    Sep 07, 2020 21:50
  • Review by Rhostam, 10 out of 10
    Stylish multi-function accessory for on-the-goers.

    Bose - Frames Soprano Audio Sunglasses with Bluetooth Connectivity

    Summary:

    A surprisingly functional pair of sunglasses with built-in audio.

    Pros:

    * Music quality is surprisingly good.

    * Build feels solid.

    * Frames are bold. Two styles (Tenor and Soprano) available.

    * A few lens alternatives available separately.

    * Support prescription lenses (available separately).

    * Svelte size. These sunglasses aren't as bulky as I thought they might be. They are comfortable to wear. I don't think most people would even notice they aren't *just* sunglasses^.

    * Easy to use - the touch controls, buttons, and configuration options available via iOS/Android apps are impressive. From auto off/on to controlling volume to answering calls.

    * You can take calls! These function better for taking calls than my Apple Airpods and Airpod Pros.

    * Snug fit. You could go to a mosh pit and be fine. Probably.

    * Easy to charge with provided magnetic ^quick-release USB cable (no charger included).

    * Battery lasts a long while while listening on low-to-mid volume, taking off of the glasses, putting them back on, etc.

    Cons:

    * Charging cable is proprietary. If you fray or break the cable, you will need a new one from Bose. ^On the other hand, the quick release means if you grab your glasses and forget you were charging them, no problemo! They release easily. I've done this at least once.

    Use:

    I use them when I want to listen to music and I'm outdoors and need protection from the sun. This means bike riding, walking the dogs, or hiking. They fit snugly and I have no concerns wearing them. These are particularly great because while passing on narrow trails you need to hear incoming/passing people. This applies to those on bikes as well. With AirPods, noise cancellation, and all - I usually miss all of the important cues placing myself and others in danger. I only wear these and play music when I don't expect to bother others as using them at mid to maximum volume will guarantee others will hear what you do (they don't pump music directly into your ears, they project audio at them).

    Note:

    If you're itching for something like this, the price point is worth it. After more extensive use, research on available accessories, and also the enjoying the fit of an appropriate style (I mistakenly ordered Soprano before receiving the Tenor), these really are a great multi-function accessory for people on the go.

    Sep 22, 2020 22:21
  • Review by MacUser, 10 out of 10
    Great innovation

    This is my first pair of audio sunglasses and I'm really impressed with them. Although, there are similar glasses available from other brands but Bose is Bose and you cannot beat them. I received them about a week ago and immediately opened the box because I couldn't resist. I mainly got these to wear while walking. We live in Arizona and sunglasses are "a must" before stepping out. What more would you want if you can get bluetooth speakers already built in the sunglasses that you don't have to worry about a separate pair of speakers. One less thing to carry along. With that being said, something you need to know right off the bat is that these will not replace your headphones. They aren't designed to do that. What they are designed for, however, they do an absolutely amazing job at: giving you crisp, clear audio while still allowing you to hear your surroundings. If you are walking around during the daylight by yourself, these are a beautifully simple, elegant way to listen to audio on your phone. They sound excellent and work with the phone beautifully. I adore using them for that single, narrow use case, several times a week.

    BOX CONTENTS: It comes beautifully packed in the box with a carrying case containing the sunglasses, magnetic USB charging cable and a cleaning cloth. Although the carrying case is nicely made, even the packaging it came in is strong enough that it can act as a second carrying case. It's that impressive.

    SETUP: Setup was pretty simple. They come pre-charged enough to get started and use for a while. As soon as I turned them on and wore them, a voice came through the speakers and I was instructed to download "Bose Music" app. I already own Bose Soundtouch 300 and have an app for it. I was expecting to use the same app but it's a different app. That was a weird assumption, oh well. I downloaded the app and followed the instructions. I proceeded with adding my new sunglasses to the app. I was little confused first as there was no option for the sunglasses. So I just decided to ride along and tapped on headphones option in hope to get the sunglasses recognized. I was right and the app detected the sunglasses. After that, it was just a walk in the park. Other than setting up, I haven't used the app again.

    SOUND: Bose doesn't need an introduction. Everyone knows how good their sound quality is. These sunglasses are no different. Same build quality and same sound quality. I always keep a particular song (my all time favorite) in my playlist that I use for testing sound quality of any speakers. Needless to say, I tested these sunglasses with the same song. I was very much impressed with it. I just loved it. The only thing that I wish is it had little bit more bass to them. That's my personal preference, it may be good enough for others. I didn't expect to get great bass anyways since there is only so much you can do with speakers that aren't covering or are in your ears, but I am very happy with the sound. The sound is loud enough for the other person to hear if you have them on full blast. My wife was more than 15 feet away from me and was able to clearly hear the song I was playing. The other thing that really impressed me was the bluetooth range. I left my phone in another room to test the connection which was about 25 yards or more away from my room with no loss of connection. Now that's impressive. There's a pause/play button on underside of right temple which is conveniently placed for ease of use. Volume can be controlled by sliding the finger on side of right temple back and forth. How innovative is that? You can also make phone calls on these glasses as well, which is always nice. You can simply turn these off by flipping them upside down. They will shut off after a few seconds. That is also a great feature.

    BATTERY LIFE: Bose claims to get up to 5.5 hours of battery life out of these on full 1 hour charge and up to 2.5 hours from a short 30 mins charge. While I haven't pushed them to their limits yet but I can see them living up to the expectations. When I received them, they were about 60% charged. I turned them on, set them up & used them for a while (the very first time) and the battery was still hovering around 50%. I put them on charge and they were fully charged in about 30 mins (give or take).

    SUNGLASSES QUALITY: I have a long face and I always like bigger sunglasses. That's the reason for choosing Tenor over Tempo or Soprano. To me, it made sense to go with Tenor. As mentioned above, these sunglasses are expected to be of a great quality since they are made by Bose. The quality of the lens seems very good and provides a clear, shape image on par. These seem to be decent at blocking the sun.

    Overall, I'm very much impressed and satisfied with these sunglasses. I agree they are a bit on the expensive side but they are worth it. I would definitely recommend them.

    Sep 09, 2020 20:19
  • Review by JinOH, 8 out of 10
    Fantastic Audio from the Name you know

    First off and most important. These sound fantastic and everyone I handed these to was wowed by the technology of how these work and sound. And when was the last time you let someone use your in-ear headphones...nope that's gross. And if you wear a hoodie while wearing, even better sound. Nice touch interface on the right arm gives you volume and assistant access and a small button for track advance or previous song are very easy to use. It's a different approach to personal audio that I really enjoy.

    Audio is very clean and clear. It lacks bass and you might miss that compared to some in-ear or over ear headphones. Yet, I enjoy how you can have music(audio book/podcast) and still with volume low enough, still hear what's happening around you. Bose quality for audio is definitely here! Note that at higher volumes, people near you will hear your music, so that might be a negative if you want to wear these in a normally quiet location.

    The problem I had and it won't be the same for everyone. Is how the glasses fit your head and face. Luckily there are few different sizes and styles that will help here. Specifically the Tenor frames I have that have that Ray B. look about them. Are a bit off for my Charlie Brown head. The arms sit decently on my ears and aim the speakers directly towards my ears, but the lens/frame sit a touch off/above my nose. This could easily be changed if Bose included silicone nose pieces for the bridge of the frames. Various heads and faces like mine will need a set of nose pads to help keep glasses from falling down your nose (easily rectified, I found my solution from fellow members of the Bose forum with similar situation {search "Frames Nose Slippage"} ). But at this price, Bose should put a set or 2 in the box. Every in ear headphones includes extra tips for comfort. This would be 5 Star if Bose did the same. Certainly if they keep perfecting the Frames lineup there will be a perfect Bose Frames for each head and face out there.

    One more niggle I noticed. They are not waterproof. It shows IPX2 on the left arm. Guess to keep the audio clear and crisp they couldn't get an IPX rating any higher. So, sweating/light rain shouldn't kill them, but I wanted to use these while kayaking. Lake paddling maybe, but not creeks and rivers. I wanted to mention this so others with watersports in mind have an idea of how wet you can get while wearing these.

    Long story short. You won't be disappointed by audio quality and they can get loud. It's Bose and they sound great. Bass starved rockers might have less enthusiasm for these. Definitely try them on your face if possible before you buy. Sunglasses really need to be tried on before hand for a proper fit. The Tenors can fit a big head, but really need nose pads to assist in staying put while wearing. Bose, Please include nose pads or offer a factory branded accessories kit that maybe includes neck strap to hang them off your neck.

    Sep 10, 2020 12:07
  • Review by Michele, 10 out of 10
    My husband and his Bose Sunglasses

    My husband loves his Tenor Bose Sunglasses. I purchased them as a gift for him and he was very excited. He wears his sunglasses everyday and we just recently went to the beach and he raved about listening to the sounds as he walked on the beach.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:59
  • Review by taureantiger, 10 out of 10
    Pure Excitement & Innovation: Bose Frames Tenor

    I’d like to start this review by complimenting Bose for one of their most innovative and delightful products: The Bose Frames Tenor. Premium sunglasses meet with an integrated speaker system that sits at the temples directing the sound out into your ears so that folks around you barely hear what you are listening to. You can listen to quality music and also answer phone calls (and make phone calls through Siri; more on this later in the review) as a microphone is included as well.

    Pairing the Bluetooth-enabled Frames with your iPhone is super-easy thanks to a very intuitive Bose Music app you’d install on your smartphone from the App Store prior to setting up your Frames. Create an account with Bose, then turn on the Frames, select “Speakers & Soundbars”, and the Bose Frames Tenor are automatically found for you. Select “Add”, and confirm connecting to the Frames. You’ll be presented with informational screens that confirm your product is being activated followed by a screen where you can name your Frames. The last screen provides you with product tips, from playing back music to answering phone calls to touch controls. That’s all there’s to it setting up the Frames. You’re all set.

    Turning on the Frames is through pressing a button on the bottom of the right temple. The LED indicator light informs you when the pairing was completed switching from a white blinking light to a blue blinking light followed by a voice prompt that announces the battery level (how cool is that!). Pairing takes about 2-3 seconds. On my iPhone 8, I’ll see the Frame's battery level displayed near the upper right corner of the screen (see the two Apple Music app screen captures). By default, the Frames turn off by placing them upside down, which you can disable if so desired.

    Controlling the volume is done through swiping forward (or backward) on the right temple. Double-tapping on the right temple loads Siri where one of your commands could be “Call home” to place a call.

    When you wear the frames, you will find yourself submerged in a wide stereo spectrum where you enjoy hearing all details the musicians wanted you to hear. I copied some CD (44.1 kHz, 16-bit) and Hi-Res (192 kHz, 24-bit) Apple lossless audio titles over to my iPhone 8 and just couldn’t stop listening to my music. A truly awesome listening experience. The Bose Music app allows you to add music services, such as Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRADIO, SiriusXM (added through the “authorize” function), etc. The TuneIn service comes preloaded, which enables you to listen to worldwide radio stations and podcasts.

    Please note that the Frames do not come with noise-canceling technology, and bass reproduction is quite limited. You can replace the lenses with prescription sunglasses.

    I found the Frames are best enjoyed in not-so-loud, quieter environments, like, riding the train and subways, in a car during daytime (when you don’t want to disturb your passengers), in the house/backyard, and outside hiking. You can crank up the volume quite a bit if you wanted to, but the louder the volume the less music enjoyment you’ll have. That said, if you make or receive phone calls, you’ll be able to increase the volume as much as you need. Make sure, though, your iPhone’s volume is set high enough.

    I am giving the Bose Frames Tenor a well-deserved 5 stars. I love them and can highly recommend them. They look awesome, they feel awesome when wearing and holding them, and they sound awesome (Remember: don’t expect great bass reproduction), and I definitely prefer wearing the Bose Frames Tenor over headphones, as I find the Frames a lot more practical than carrying around headphones, and, you are not secluding yourself from folks around you. Very well done, Bose!!!

    Sep 09, 2020 10:04
  • Review by MDMarie, 10 out of 10
    LOVE my Bose shades!!

    I absolutely LOVE these shades!! Best purchase! Super happy with both pair.

    Nov 13, 2020 17:11
  • 9.2score
    Skullcandy - Hesh Evo Over-the-Ear Wireless - True Black
    Description

    With powerful 40mm drivers and exceptional acoustics, Hesh Evo features audio quality that has been refined over four generations of constant improvement. The clear, rich sound rivals the most expensive headphones out there — at a price that’s surprisingly affordable.

    3 Features
  • Noise Isolating Fit: With powerful 40mm drivers and exceptional acoustics, Hesh Evo features audio quality that has been refined over four generations of constant improvement.
  • Call, Track and Volume Control: The clear, rich sound rivals the most expensive headphones out there — at a price that’s surprisingly affordable.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology: Up to 36 Hours of Battery with Rapid Charge.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KMed, 8 out of 10
    Good Sound + Solid Value

    I have a lot of headphones! You name a type of headphone and I'm sure I have one in that category. Over the ear, on ear, Bluetooth, wired, wireless, noise cancelling, etc...I have a real addiction to headphones. With that said, I have a lot of comparisons to bring to the table when reviewing headphones like the Skullcandy Hesh Evo here. Since there are a lot of features to take a look at, I'm going to break this review down into categories.

    Appearance:

    I received the Skullcandy Hesh Evo’s in their True Black color which I really enjoy. The ear cups are mostly matte black, as is the headband, with a few areas of glossy black finish. They look good, but aren’t flashy and don’t stand out like other headphones in this price range.

    Build Quality:

    These are very light, but upon use and further inspection I found that they were built pretty solidly. The metal reinforced headband is nice, as I have seen quite a few manufacturers go with all plastic headbands that just don’t last very long. The ear cup material itself seems a little stiff at first, but once it warms up it tends to soften a bit. Overall the build quality is very decent for such a light pair of over the ear headphones.

    Comfort:

    This is one of the most important items with headphones and these do pretty decently in the comfort area. I have a giant head (size 8 in fitted hats) and these fit me at the very largest setting, but they do fit comfortably at that setting. The ear cup padding is a little stiff at first, but tends to break in over time. Skullcandy could have definitely put a bit more padding on the top of the headband where it rests against your head, but overall these were pretty comfortable after a few hours of continuous use.

    Sound:

    These headphones come with 40mm drivers and you can most definitely tell as the sound that these emit is fantastic, even above what these are normally priced. The sound tends to lean towards a slight emphasis on bass, but not to an extent that it ruins the experience for users wanting a more natural sound. Highs, mids and lows come in crisp and clear, even at higher volumes. My playlist mashup of guitar heavy rock, screaming vocals, classical and hip hop all shined when played through these. I have no complaints about the sound quality here.

    While the headphones themselves do not have any active noise cancellation, these do isolate sound and minimize sound bleed very well. Using them in an office setting should be absolutely fine and they should muffle just about most conversations and sounds at a medium volume level. I was not able to be distracted by my coworkers even when listening to an audiobook with these. Sound isolation is very good.

    Connectivity/Ease of Use:

    I paired these with my iPhone and had no issues doing so, pairing was fast and easy. Range was very good. I mean, these actually stayed connected at a further distance than my normal headphones I use at work that cost about double what these do. Sound quality via Bluetooth was fantastic as well. The headphones are also capable of being connected via a 3.5mm audio cable in case you run out of juice or prefer a cabled experience.

    There are only a few buttons on the headset itself and they are easy to feel free and operate without having to look for them. Power, volume up/down and track skip are all there at your fingertips. I had no issues with these buttons and enjoyed how simple the configuration was. They fold flat as well and can be laid flat down on your neck when you're not actively listening to them, this is a nice feature!

    The unique feature of these headphones is that they come built in with Tile, which lets you download an app on your phone to track your headphones. I did test this and it worked well, with the Tile application on my phone being able to tell me almost exactly where my headphones are. I can see this being useful for people that maybe travel a lot or tend to be space cadets with their gear. I don’t think I’ll be using this functionality a lot personally since I find it difficult to lose a pair of full sized headphones like this.

    Overall Impressions:

    Upon opening the box and feeling how light these headphones were I was definitely skeptical as to how they’d perform and feel when worn, but Skullcandy surprised me with it’s audio fidelity, decent comfort level and superb wireless connectivity. These headphones are a solid value at the price they retail for and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these to a friend.

    Jan 23, 2021 14:58
  • Review by MrGadget, 8 out of 10
    Good value, great performer - Hesh Evo Wireless

    With so many over-the-ear choices, why Hesh Evo? This wireless set, currently $100 at Best Buy pumps out clean, clear, pure sound through comfortable earcups, effectively blocking muting outside sounds. Add 36-hour battery life, rapid charging (3 hours in only 10 minutes) and the ability to take phone calls and it is easy to see why I like and recommend these cans. And there is more!

    **WHAT’S IN THE BOX**

    · Hesh Evo Wireless Headphones

    · USB-C charging cable

    · Direct connection “Aux” cable

    · Travel bag

    · Instructions and Warranty

    **FEATURES & BENEFITS**

    · Comfortable fitting earcups for all-day wear

    · Outside noise isolation from excellence in earcup design

    · Headphones stay in place, not too heavy

    · Pure, sweet sound tailorable to user preference through connected device sound settings; more or less bass, acoustic, music genres, etc.

    · Bluetooth or wired connection to devices

    · Conduct phone calls with built-in forward-facing microphone in bottom of R earcup

    · Bluetooth connection to one device at a time

    · Built-in TILE to locate your misplaced Hesh Evo (requires TILE app download and setup)

    **SETUP**

    Typical of similar devices, press the ON button for three seconds, pairing mode is automatic (and available at any time with a press of the Pairing button), pair with your device. Now, play, enjoy, repeat. Install the mobile device TILE app, follow prompts in TILE to connect Hesh Evo. Recharging is accomplished with the provided USB-C to USB-A cable. Direct connect to devices with the provided double-ended 3.5 mm cable. Will not charge while in use. Rapid charge provides three hours of use with a 10-minute charge.

    **PUT TO THE TEST**

    From music to podcasts, use is effortless. Selecting the desired sound profile is also easy within settings on a connected mobile device or computer. The Skullcandy app is not currently compatible with this model, but I do no find it to be necessary.

    Making voice calls is not its strong suit, as call quality is only just adequate. In my tests, others commented that the call quality is not as clear as with other headsets and words in the beginning of a string are sometimes clipped. In fairness, however, this capability is a built-in feature of Bluetooth technology, added at little cost, yet still available. With but a single microphone located far from the mouth in the surrounding plastic base of the right earcup, the science is not friendly towards excellence in this area.

    Where Hesh Evo shines is incoming sound from connected devices. Here, its $100 cost seems a relative bargain for the quality received, reminiscent of headsets easily twice the cost. I have worn them an entire day while at my computer and then later on relaxing with the Music app on my iPhone. Absolutely, positively excellent sound quality, sure to please the most discerning listener attracted to its price point versus competitors at twice the price.

    As for the addition of TILE to the mix, I am still pondering the benefit. It is not easy to misplace a set of headphones, so why TILE? Why not, I guess. For the record, yes, it works as does any TILE. The app finds it, pinging its location and causing the headphones (when powered on) to emit a distinct, though not very loud tone, to invite being found.

    **CONCLUSIONS**

    Nice, very nice. No complaints at its price and list of abilities. Of the two others in my home orbit that I fit with these headphones for their opinions, all gave enthusiastic THUMBS UP! Now, add mine.

    **WARRANTY**

    Skullcandy Hesh Evo Over-the-Ear Headphones come with the manufacturer’s 2-year warranty.

    Jan 22, 2021 00:19
  • Review by LindaCT, 10 out of 10
    Great Price For the Quality You Get

    Features:

    These headphones come with a travel bag so you can carry them easily when taking them from place-to-place.

    These also come with an auxiliary cable so you can use them as either wireless or wired for you phone, Roku remote, MP3 player, etc.

    Outstanding Feature:

    You can easily find these headphones around your home with the Tile finding technology that is built right in. You need to download the Tile app, pair the headphones and follow directions. Now you can easily find those missing headphones that you either misplaced or your sneaky sister decided to borrow them. Follow the beeping sound and you will locate exactly where they are in your house. Your sister will think twice next time because she now knows that she will be caught. I absolutely LOVE this feature.

    Battery Life:

    These will last up to 36 hours with a full charge. They have a rapid charge which will give you 3 hours of play time with just a 10 minute charge.

    Controls: The buttons for the controls are on the right ear cup. These 4 buttons control an array of functions, such as On/Off, volume up/down, track forward/back, play/pause, answer/end call and activate assistant. The headphones adjust to custom fit your head and the cushions on the ear pieces make for a very comfortable fit. There is a built in microphone for your calls.

    About:

    These are not noise cancelling but they do cut down the outside noise enough so you aren’t distracted. You can still hear people talking, but you may need to take them off or turn down the volume to hear exactly what they are saying depending on how loud you have the volume. The sound is excellent considering they don’t have an app to adjust the treble, bass, etc. I could hear clearly when making calls and the person on the other end could hear me clearly also.

    Experience:

    I paired these to the TV in my bedroom and the sound was absolutely excellent. They blocked out sound to the other rooms so that I wouldn’t disturb anyone. The sound made me feel like I was right in the movie. It was amazing. They actually sounded better to me than the more expensive headphones I have had. I highly recommend these. Try them and I think you will like them. I LOVE them.

    Jan 23, 2021 20:33
  • Review by Marko, 10 out of 10
    Great alternative to pricy headphones

    I wanted pretty (and comfortable) headphones without the other brand’s price tag. I got the blue set and it is so cute. These are a little bit bulky, but so comfortable! They are not heavy and they do not pinch my head, which is important because I have a big head. They cover my ears completely so there is no pressure in my ears. I can wear these sitting at my desk or out on a walk with no problems. The battery lasts a long time and is extremely easy to pair with my devices. The joint where the speakers fold in feels a bit fragile, so I got a stand to hang them on when I’m not wearing them to prevent the wear and tear. The bag they store in is so flimsy I used it on a trip but was afraid the headphones would get damaged, so I ended up wearing them instead of stowing them and just used the bag to store my cords and charger block. Overall, I’d rather take care knowing they might break than pay a ton for sturdier headphones that still might break. 2 months in, I’m pretty happy with my purchase.

    Aug 04, 2021 14:33
  • Review by YourMainDude, 10 out of 10
    Skullcandy Excellence

    The Skullcandy - Hesh Evo headphones are a solid offering, coming in at just under $100. Build quality is superb for the price segment, offering exceptionally comfortable ear pads and low, balanced weight. Sound quality is to be expected for the price, with no artificial boost in any frequencies - these headphones are natural sounding and neutral - with no coloration. Treble frequencies are clear but not fatiguing. Good bass presence, with no rattling. Would have preferred a touch more overall sound output but they work good nonetheless.

    Nice to see yet another head set product incorporating the USB-C connector. Charging is fast and battery life seems to meet specifications in the short time I've demo'd them.

    The Skullcandy - Hesh Evo are advertised as over-the-ear headphones but I would characterize them as being something more in-between 'on ear' and 'over-the-ear'. A hybrid. That's not to say that they are uncomfortable but simply that they will most likely be better suited for those with medium to smaller ears

    I was also pleased to see that these do not require any type of mobile app to set up. The integrated Tile recognized, device location functionality is a real bonus for those that easily misplace things.

    All-in-all I think the Skullcandy - Hesh Evo's are nicely positioned in the sub-$100 category. The 92 Blue design look pretty cool too!

    Pros:

    Full, neutral sound

    Easy to getting going straight out of the box. No app required.

    Properly positioned controls on the right side.

    Comfortable ear pads; great for extended listening sessions.

    Super-fast charging and long battery life.

    Plain, understated 'all black' design AND a very cool 92 Blue alternate style

    Cons:

    Could use a bit more volume output ... but that's just me

    pro tip:

    Give them some time to 'break-in' as they sound better with use... somewhere between 10 and 20 hours. ; )

    Jan 21, 2021 15:26
  • Review by AKK1, 10 out of 10
    Skullcandy is becoming a big player!

    The wireless Hash Evo Headphones are a new addition to Skullcandy lineup that keeps impressing.

    Design/ Build quality:

    Skullcandy have been a specific design style that is recognizable across their line up. Its simple yet elegant and these headphones are no different. They are in matte black with good quality build that is made of light weight material but built sturdily. I have been using Skullcandy products for over 3 years and they are still all in working order.

    Pairing/ connection:

    These headphones can be connected with either Bluetooth or using the provided dual male stereo jack cable. Pairing via Bluetooth took literally 10 seconds. I was able to pair it to my Android and Apple phones, and to my Bluetooth enabled tv for an immersive sound experience that doesn’t disturb others in the night hours.

    Sound quality/ volume:

    Sound quality is good enough for this price range. The bass and treble are good and the volume is high enough for me and my preference.

    Call quality is very good. No issues here whatsoever.

    Comfort:

    these are very comfortable to wear. They are built ergonomically in a way that causes no pressure points anywhere on my head. This is one of the most important factors in choosing a headphone and it is as important as the sound quality.

    These headphones are extremely comfortable and I forgot I was wearing them. They are perfect and take little space when not in use, you can fold and stack them in the black bag that came in the box.

    They also fit snuggly on my head, and they cover my ears well. Skullcandy claims they have noise isolating fit, not noise cancelling and I found that to be true.

    Battery life: I got 30+ hours per charge when using on mid volume and Bluetooth. Charging is via a USB type C which is great as I don’t need to have many different cables to charge it. What charges my phone works with these headphones as well.

    Controls placement/ ease of use: Controls are easy with soft press buttons for power, volume up/ down and pairing, and answering calls.

    Extra features: they come with tile built in so you can locate them if you misplaced them using the paired device.

    Final thoughts: Skullcandy continues to impress me. I have been using their products for years and I am not disappointed.

    Feb 02, 2021 03:57
  • Review by Balboa3, 8 out of 10
    Great Sound at a Great Value

    These are some quality over the ear headphones. They are not the best sounding or have the best build quality, but they offer a great experience at their price point. You get 90% of what some other mid to higher tier headphones offer, but at a much greater value.

    Build Quality – The headphones are mostly plastic, silicon, and aluminum. They feel super light, and can almost feel like you aren’t wearing them after a while. The only downside is that they don’t feel as substantial as some other higher end headphones. I did like the more tactile feel around the outside of each cup. The padding around the cup and on the headband are nice, but again, not the most luxurious experience out there.

    Sound – The sound out of these cans is good. Good highs, and decent lows. The mids seem to be kind of lost in there, but not bad. Soundstage isn’t as wide as some higher end headphones, but again really great for the price point. I listened to Country, R&B, Hip-Hop, EDM, and old school Rock. All those genres sounded great with these headphones. Even some jazz songs I tried out, sounded great.

    Features – The main extra feature here is the Tile integration. Setup is relatively simple; you download the app, connect to the headphones and you are good to go. In theory, if you lose your headphones, then the app should help you locate them. Battery life is also good, and I love how it tells you your battery level when you power them on. On that note, I really like the AI voice that is used with these headphones. It kind of reminds me of Marvin the android from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The voice has this subtle bored/relaxed tone to it that I found funny and unique.

    Overall – These are really good headphones and are easy to recommend for someone looking for great value headphones. Again, sound isn’t stellar, but you are getting most of the soundstage and sound quality that you would from some high-end headphones for a fraction of the cost. The battery life, ease to pair, and Tile integration, just sweeten the deal.

    Jan 25, 2021 18:27
  • Review by cjviscito, 8 out of 10
    Another Solid Skullcandy Set

    I have a pair of Skullcandy Venue's that I absolutely love. Before COVID when I was traveling for work, they were my go-to pair of headphones. Now, with the kids doing school at home and me not on the road, I needed to get some good headphones for my kids because they have their computers in the same room. So I picked up a pair of Skullcandy EVO Hesh's for my youngest because I'd already gotten her sister a pair of Skullcandy Hesh 3's.

    In terms of build, the EVO Hesh is nearly identical to the Hesh 3 and my Venue's. The weight of the product is hefty without being overly heavy. One of the complaints my daughter had with her older, on-ear set of headphones she had was that they hurt there ears and head if she wore them for long periods of time. With school being remote, this was becoming a daily occurrence. Now that she's using the EVO's, I don't hear a peep about her ears or head hurting.

    The EVOs have the same kind of foam padding around the ears as the Hesh and Venue's - so I know they're comfortable and my daughter agrees.

    There are some features missing in the EVO compared to the Venue, which I expected. For one, the EVO's don't have Active Noise Cancelling, but that's not really an issue because the cups fit nicely over my daughter's ears and she wouldn't be able to hear me yelling at her... so win-win. Another feature that the EVO doesn't have compared to the Venue is the Tile integration. But again, these headphones aren't leaving the house and don't leave her desk, so not really an issue. These aren't even negatives - just comparing the features of the EVO against my Venue's.

    The EVO's fold up nicely for traveling, if you're still able to do that sort of thing in this COVID-19 world. They come with a soft carrying case as well as USB-C cable for charging and an aux cable to use in place of battery / bluetooth. My daughter has these plugged into her computer, so I can't really speak to the battery life on bluetooth - but she says she can hear fine and the microphone does a good enough job because the teachers don't have a problem hearing her.

    I've tried them on as well - they certainly feel lighter than my Venue's but they still have that same Skullcandy feel to them - which is to say they're comfortable and sound great.

    Feb 08, 2021 16:36
  • 9.0score
    AfterShokz - Air Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Headphones - Slate Gray
    Description

    Experience rich audio with the AfterShokz Air headphones. Bone conduction technology delivers rich sound, and the wraparound OpenFit design provides comfort while you work, exercise or relax with your favorite music. Boasting base boost, noise-cancelling microphones and PremiumPitch technology, the AfterShokz Air headphones give you an immersive listening experience.

    11 Features
  • Bone conduction technology: Delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds.
  • Complete wraparound titanium design: Provides a flexible fit for unnoticeable all-day comfort and stability.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth enabled device.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery: Offers up to six hours of continuous music and calls on a single charge.
  • Dual noise-canceling microphones: Exclude surrounding noise, effectively enhancing speech.
  • Sweat-resistant construction: IP55 certified to repel sweat, dust and moisture, from workouts to wicked weather.
  • OpenFit design: Ensures maximum situational awareness and comfort during long-term wear.
  • EQ presets: Boost bass and reduce vibration on the go.
  • PremiumPitch+: Guarantees a perfect audio experience, including wide dynamic range and rich bass.
  • LeakSlayer™ technology: Significantly reduces natural sound leakage.
  • Audrey Says™ voice prompts: Guides users through power, pair, play and talk.
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  • Review by Islarmsouth, 10 out of 10
    The best light weight headphones

    This is the best way to listen to music. Light weight. You hardly know you have it on. Easy to connect to devices with Bluetooth. I have told many people about these ear headphones,I feel like an salesperson. My wife also has an pair, she love them better than me.

    Oct 28, 2020 01:35
  • Review by abjonah2002, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic

    Usually I don’t write reviews but at this time I’m compelled to write because I’m extremely impressed with aftershock air open ear headphones, very comfortable even I don’t fill that I have headphones on, battery life, I charge every other day. Thank you aftershock you change my life

    Sep 10, 2019 14:07
  • Review by kgibson1983, 2 out of 10
    Good sound bad construction.

    I would not recommend any of these bone conductive headphones from Aftershoks. Every single one of them I've bought have broken on one side.

    Sep 14, 2021 18:34
  • Review by DigitalDoza, 10 out of 10
    Trekz adds a soundtrack to my life

    No pun intended but the Aftershokz Trekz Air headphones have truly opened my ears. I now listen to music and take phone calls for 4-6 hours a day with these. I have given them a Doza Down low score of 9.25. Why?

    Read our full review here:

    http://digitaldoza.com/d%C2%B2-reviews/f/aftershokz-trekz-air

    Jun 10, 2018 11:42
  • Review by Lindsay, 6 out of 10
    Low quality

    Doesn't have noise reduction, and battery life very poor

    Feb 01, 2019 20:21
  • Review by Buschman, 10 out of 10
    Great sound and perfect for working out

    These headphones are perfect for working out and exercising or even a casual stroll around the neighborhood. Sound quality is great and even has good bass. So weird that you can hear it while it is not in your ear. It sounds as if others around you will hear it but that is not the case. Very comfortable since it is not in the ear. Lightweight and you forget it is even on after a bit. I really think it's one of the best headsets out. It for sure is the most comfortable and best sound. Easy to charge and it lasts about 6 to 7 hrs constantly on. Comes with a nice case and charging micro USB cable. Also very easy to pair.

    Apr 29, 2018 11:03
  • Review by Teenagerdad, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones for runners

    I’ve read about these and have tried at least 8 other types of headphones for running. I run about 60 miles a week and my headphones get a tone of use. These are amazing and safe. Easy to use and I love them.

    Aug 14, 2020 16:45
  • Review by DawnLMT, 10 out of 10
    Much better than any earbuds!

    I LOVE these headphones. They stay in place while walking briskly and house cleaning etc. I can hear great with them and the person on the other end can hear me clearly as well. I have always had trouble with earbuds falling out of my ears or causing pain being in my ears. I have small ears fyi. I absolutely love this concept. They do NOT go in the ear, and it allows me to hear traffic while i'm on my walks etc. My boyfriend has borrowed them for a couple conference calls and he loves them much better than ipods and another wireless earbud he has.

    May 01, 2020 19:37
  • 9.0score
    Sennheiser - RS 175 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Boost your home entertainment system with these Sennheiser RS 175 wireless headphones. Multiple surround-sound modes and bass boost provide options for customizing your experience, and the in-line controls make it easy to adjust the sound from anywhere. The transmitter with these Sennheiser RS 175 headphones supports up to two headsets at once and acts as a charging dock when not in use.

    5 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 18 hours of use on a charge.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • 17Hz - 22kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • Dynamic transducer design: For reference-grade audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by stbritt, 10 out of 10
    Sennheiser Wireless Headphones Saved My Marriage

    The last pair of Sennheiser wireless headphones performed flawlessly for over 10 years -- until the headphones and over-the-head padding had been stepped on, broken irreparably, the repaired well over 10 tens, before leading to our decision to hunt for new ones. This new pair allows for far better fidelity - and the controls are positioned so that turning your head on a pillow doesn't result in catastrophic volume changes! Seriously, my wife just loves them - and so do I. As a 'night person' Marsha follows me into bed by about three hours on a typical night - then lies in bed watching Law & Order for another two hours. I used to wake up occasionally hearing 'dum-dada-dum-dum-dum' sneaking out of the old phones. These have much better cushioning and I haven't been woken once since we starting using the RS175 model. Looks like we might make another 34 years together the way these things are working!

    Dec 14, 2018 16:26
  • Review by Steven, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    These work just great! I’ve lost quite a bit of my hearing and makes it difficult to understand what there saying in movies, even with the sound turned way up. With this headset I now hear every word very clearly. Night and day difference now watching tv. Love these headphones!

    Jan 17, 2018 18:32
  • Review by iLSeperatio, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for surround sound in apartments.

    An AMAZING set of surround sound headphones. I’ve experience high end surround sounds, sound bar ss, and headphone ss, and these are the best I’ve experienced. I use them to watch movies in the evening and not disturb my downstairs neighbors and now I prefer them over regular ss! Totally worth it if you want immersion or to not disturb someone. The cushions are soft and breathable, my ears never sweat in them. The headband is comfortable and doesn’t squeeze your head. Overall very worth the price!

    May 22, 2021 17:12
  • Review by Tick573, 10 out of 10
    Sennheiser - RS 175 Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphon

    These are by far the best earphones I have purchased. I like to turn up the volume for the audio effects of action movies, but am constantly being scolded. Now with these headphones I am able to watch movies or tv with clear crisp sound while not disturbing anyone else in the household.

    Jan 05, 2019 19:48
  • Review by Gbfour, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    After reading other reviews about how good these were for people hard of hearing,I had to buy them to see if it really made that big of a difference. I wound say this is my best electronic purchase ever. Before I had to blast my surround sound to here what they were saying and I was still asking my wife what did he say. My wife was always saying turn it down. Now we’re both happy. The tv can stay at a low volume and with the Sennheiser headphones I can make out every word and hear background sounds I never heard before! I just wish I had purchased these a long time ago.

    Jan 20, 2018 18:59
  • Review by CaliforniaUnderwater, 10 out of 10
    listen 3 floors down outside

    It is a very good headphone. It is easily adjusted for volume, surround and bass on the right cup. It is a bit slippery on my fine hair so I wear a nit cap. Also the over ear cups hurt my pierced ear so I have to extend the cup arms down a bit. It takes up to 16 hours to charge fully for the first time. It helps to keep my neighbor in the apartment below from calling the manager too much.

    Sep 23, 2018 01:38
  • Review by WoodBHermit, 10 out of 10
    An ear-opening experience for one and all

    NOTE: This review was originally posted on another well-known shopping site on the web shortly after my purchase in 2015.

    I originally started shopping for wireless headphones to find something better than the so-called TV ears that a member of my immediate family who suffers from hearing loss had been using with some success. This inevitably brought me to the fine line of quality wireless headphones available from the German company Sennheiser and I had first thought about purchasing a just recently discontinued RS 170 or RS 180 model without an optical connection – analog only (As of 05/30/2015, the RS 180 was still only $199.99 at Crutchfield online with free shipping and 60-day returns). But then why spend about $200.00 on technology that is essentially 12 to 14 years old when the absolutely latest thing from Sennheiser (models RS 165, RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195) is available for just a little bit more?

    Out of this latest line of Sennheiser wireless headphones with a two-year warranty it is this model – the closed-back RS 175 – that I eventually ended up purchasing from Crutchfield online. Pricing was exactly the same as it is here on Best Buy (about $280.00). However, by using my Discover card (5% rebate and 90-day price match guarantee – lowest price seen 2 weeks later was $233.97) I was able to ultimately get my pair of brand new headphones for only $219.97 with free shipping, no sales tax and 60-day returns.

    I agree with CNET.com and their excellent review of the Sennheiser RS 175 that it is this specific model that gives you the most bang for your buck; it is the most cost-effective model in this product line. There is a big difference in moving from the RS 165 to the RS 175 in that the transmission distance of the RS 165 is only rated at about 90 feet while the RS 175 and other models are still functional at a distance of about 300 feet. The RS 175 also adds a low/high surround sound capability which the RS 165 (bass boost feature only) does not have.

    The differences in moving to a pricier model beyond the RS 175 are not that significant, in my opinion. Whether the open-back (not as sound isolating) RS 185 with the addition of manual/automatic level control features (MLC/ALC) and a balance control located on the headset is worth an additional $90.00 premium (best current price of about $370.00) above the RS 175 is something that only you can decide.

    At a cost of about $170.00 more than the RS 175, the top-of-the-line RS 195 closed-back model includes all of the aforementioned features of the RS 185 and adds 7 presets to tailor sound to individual hearing requirements as well as separate “speech” and “music” modes.

    Initial setup of these RS 175 headphones was extremely simple. The most time-consuming step was waiting for the batteries located in the two headphone ear-cups to complete their initial charging process which takes about 18 hours; subsequent full recharging of the headphones should only take about 8 hours. The operating time with fully charged headphones is claimed to be up to 18 hours until recharging is required. Both analog and optical/digital connection options are available. You can choose to use both connections (say for a TV and a stereo system) and then toggle between the two at your leisure using the sliding switch provided for this purpose on the back of the headphone transmitter.

    So far I have only opted to connect my television via the included 1.5 m long optical cable (don’t forget to remove both clear protective plastic end caps before using) and the optical input on the headphone transmitter which ensures optimum performance. If the cable is too short for your needs, you can always subsequently purchase a 3 m long cable like I did for about $10.00 (Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 9.8 Feet [3 Meters] ). Note that the appropriate output on the back of your TV or other device may not be labelled as an optical output: Mine is actually called the digital audio output, but it is definitely what is needed to make the proper connection. The unique shape of the optical connector (it really can only fit in one place) will help you figure out just where it needs to go, assuming that you have an appropriate output available and don’t need to make an analog connection. If you do make an optical/digital audio connection to your TV, be sure to go into the appropriate settings menu before first using the headphones to set the optical/digital audio output mode to PCM (pulse-code modulation). Don’t leave it on automatic or some other setting. This is specifically required in the 15-language Sennheiser instruction manual on CD that comes with the headphones!

    As far as the user experience itself is concerned, these comfortable headphones with the easily adjustable headband are just what I was looking for. The member of my family who is hard of hearing has noticed a day and night difference in his ability to not only hear, but more importantly distinguish and understand speech when using these wonderfully isolating closed-back headphones. There is virtually no sound leakage in or out. He remains happily occupied in his own little world watching TV while now being able to understand essentially everything. This was not the case with the previously mentioned TV ears that cost less than $100.00 when purchased. Other people in the same room can simultaneously watch the TV in the usual manner – without headphones. Everybody’s happy.

    The quality of the sound that emanates from these headphones when using an optical connection is truly amazing! There is absolutely no hissing or other distracting sound – only that which needs to be heard and nothing more. The bass boost setting is quite useful for music and can be activated on-the fly when needed by using the touch controls located on the outside of the right ear-cup (bass boost, surround sound, volume +/-) near where the on/off button for the headphones is found. The surround sound setting (off, low and high available) does create a more immersive sound experience when activated; I personally prefer the low setting and usually have the headphones set in this manner when I use them. Additional bass boost and surround sound controls, each with a separate indicator light that glows green when activated, are also found on the front of the headphone transmitter upon which the headphones are placed when not in use and for recharging. The transmission distance with these headphones is excellent: I am able to walk anywhere throughout my 1600 square foot ranch home without any signal loss whatsoever; the same holds true when I am in either my front or back yards.

    I have the headphone transmitter base located near my Roku 4 in the living room and there is absolutely no interference when streaming and simultaneously using the Sennheiser headphones. However, I should note that I have my Roku 4 set to stream at 5.0 GHz on my dual-band AC router. There may or may not be a problem if your WiFi network with connected devices located near the Sennheiser transmitter is set to function in the 2.4 to 2.8 GHz range which is used by the headphones. You’ll just have to try it and see what happens. If necessary, appropriate device relocation - a greater distance of separation - should resolve any difficulties.

    Overall my hearing-impaired family member and I have been exceedingly pleased with our listening experience when using these Sennheiser RS 175, closed-back, wireless headphones of impressive quality. If you too would like to experience a most enjoyable, crystal-clear earful when partaking of diverse auditory pleasures during your leisure time, I can recommend them most highly and without any reservations whatsoever.

    Oct 16, 2018 16:00
  • Review by CrystalChronos, 10 out of 10
    Excellent headphones

    Excellent headphones. Best sounding headphones of this type I've ever had. These are incredibly comfortable to wear for long stretches. Despite the description, they are not actually 'surround sound's, this feature just adds some bad reverb to the audio. But the audio quality is enough to offset this and they have a really long battery life as well.

    Oct 21, 2021 07:14
  • 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.
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  • 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
    Jaybird - Vista True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Pair your workout with these black Jaybird Vista wireless headphones. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 6 hours of listening time, while the waterproof, sweatproof design helps prevent fluid damage. These Jaybird Vista wireless headphones have ear hooks and three pairs of soft interchangeable eartips for a secure fit and added comfort during extended periods of use.

    9 Features
  • Jaybird app: Gives you EQ control over 6mm drivers for improved driver accuracy and less harmonic distortion to power your adventures.
  • JBS1 wireless technology: Ensures crystal clear, zero-lag stereo sound for music and calls and reliable Bluetooth connection that pairs easily with your phone, every time.
  • True wireless earbuds: The lightweight and compact design without any cords means that you'll literally forget you're wearing them.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery: Each earbud offers up to six hours of work. The case also provides additional 10 hours of use.
  • Fully water- and sweatproof IPX7 construction: Protects your headphones in any workout or weather conditions.
  • Omnidirectional microphone: Delivers perfect voice quality when you take or receive calls.
  • Three sizes of interchangeable ear gels: Ensure a secure, ultracomfortable fit that feels weightless in your ears during intense activity.
  • Sound isolation: Helps minimize outside noise for better sound quality.
  • Customizable single-button control: Lets you enable the voice assistant, select volume and track, or power on/off your headphones.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Aaronxx7, 10 out of 10
    extremely comfortable quality sound

    Popping these ear buds in, is like gently rubbing your ear, they are by far the most comfortable buds I have tried yet.

    They fit perfectly out of the box, but include 2 other gel sleeves to accommodate larger or smaller ears.

    They fit so snug, and comfortably that it is easy to forget you are wearing them after just a few seconds.

    Jaybird did a great job making these buds lighter and better contoured, creating a longer lasting fit.

    My other ones would start to slip out of my ear after about 30mins of activity, but these have stayed in place for most of my uses.

    The battery life can now last up to six hours per bud. Which is pretty awesome, especially if you don't mind using one bud at a time.

    The Vista buds can each be used independently of each other, unlike other models that only let you use the right bud separately.

    So, off one charge you could get 12 hours of pretty much continual use. The buds can be quickly charged in the case, in just 5 minutes you can squeeze another hour of life out of the buds. However, if you continue to just use the buds separately, you can get 32 hours out of them before needing to plug into a wall adapter.

    For simultaneous bud use, you would get 6 hours of use out of the buds, with enough juice in the case for another 2 charges, totaling 10 more hours, before needing to find a wall outlet.

    Not only are these buds the smallest and lightest Jaybird has made so far, but the charging case is much smaller and more accommodating with a small plastic holed tab that can be attached to a lanyard, backpack, or just about anything else.

    Both ear buds have only one button on them. The button function can be changed in the Jaybird app (which is quite useful).

    The Vista buds offer 3 types of customizable inputs from the button; single press, double press, and long press. With the following options; "play/pause", "Google assistant", next, volume controls, power, or a few preset custom play commands. The custom commands include; play last playlist, play "staff pick" playlist, play one of "my favorite" playlists, and play "my playlist" .

    My only complaint at all about these buds is how hard it is to press the buttons in. I do love the button options, but pressing the buttons in general is very uncomfortable. However, I have found that if I steady the bud with my thumb, by pressing the bud upward against my ear, that pressing the buttons works much better, and is way more comfortable than jabbing the bud into my ear, with a straight on press.

    Cleaning these buds is a breeze now that they are IPX7, (fully water-proof and sweat proof). I sometimes put my buds in my pocket or drop them, because I keep the case in my car. The tiny lint pieces and dust used to be a pain to remove, but not anymore, a quick rinse under the water cleans everything up nice and keeps them looking like new.

    Even though these buds are very lightweight the construction is still very solid. The case is even more sturdy, as I have sat on it several times with no issues.

    I have to say that I even like the quick magnetic grip between the buds and their slots in the case, they lock in place great, and nothing falls out when you open the case.

    Also before I forget to mention, inside the case is the Bluetooth sync button. Syncing is very easy with this button. However, Bluetooth pairing/syncing can only be done through the case. The buttons on the buds, do not have this capability. As the buds can only be charged from the case, and are usually stored in it, it seems sensible that the case would be around, when you want to connect to a new device. Once synced, as soon as you take a bud out of the box, they instantly re-connect to your device every time.

    I have posted a few pictures of the Jaybird Run XT buds compared to the new Vista buds. The Vista buds are on the right, in each picture.

    The Run buds were pretty small, and comfortable, but the Vista buds are just slightly smaller and a good portion lighter, which actually makes a big difference in the overall feel.

    The microphones work very well, although I find myself talking at lower volumes when I use both buds during a call. With just one bud in, my other ear is open to hear my voice at normal levels. But, with both buds in, it amplifies your own voice, so you think you are talking at normal volumes, when actually you are close to whispering. I find it difficult to talk normal, without being able to hear the ambient noises and my voice around me, so I usually pop one bud out, while on phone calls. This is just my preference, nothing against the manufacturer or it's performance.

    The sound is incredible the new 6mm milled drivers are lighter, but still deliver an impressive audio experience. Calls sound great, with very clear reception.

    Music sounds as true to life as possible. I love when you are using a headset, and the sound is just as spacious and fulfilling as if you were in a state of the art theater. The Jaybird app has tons of preset EQ options, as well as the ability for custom settings. All the sounds are very crisp and clean, with a substantial amount of bass. I have always noticed that with good headsets, listening to music I've heard for years from a car stereo or regular speakers always sounds so much deeper. I find myself noticing smaller background instruments or sounds that I had always typically missed.

    The Jaybird Vista ear buds are bringing all those missed sounds to life.

    Overall I am very very impressed with the comfort of these earbuds, and love the high quality audio they deliver.

    Aug 17, 2019 12:11
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    The earbuds you have been looking for

    I have been looking for great sounding earbuds that stay secure in my ear when running. This has turned out to be a more difficult search that I imagined but my search is over. These Jaybird Vista earbuds check every one of my boxes and then some. Here are some features I have been looking for:

     Great sound. These are the best sounding earbuds I have listened to. The personalized EQ in the Jaybird App makes them amazing.

     Stays secure in my ears when running. The little hook at the top of the earbud keeps them very secure in my ear.

     Sweat and water resistant. IPX7 rating means they can stay submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

     Pair well with many devices. I typically switch between two devices. They obtain the connection quickly and accurately every time.

     Comfort. I have worn these for up to 3 hours at one time with no discomfort at all.

    Unboxing

    You receive the earbuds, two extra set of ear gels, an unbelievably small case, a mini USB and instruction booklet. See the pictures.

    Pairing

    There is a small button between the earbuds in the case. I LOVE the lime green color in the case. Just turn on your Bluetooth and press the little green button and I was off and running - Literally. My phone found the Vista earbuds right away and paired. I also pair them with a MP3 player with a Bluetooth transmitter. Again pairing was no issue. I switched back and forth many times with little issues. A couple of times I had to put the earbuds back in the case and press the pair button I was then off and running in no time. I have tried this with others headphones and earbuds. These perform the best out of any I have tried.

    Battery

    These came fully charged to I was off and running right away. They are advertised to hold a charge in the earbuds for 6 hours. Another 10 hours is available in the charging case. After every use I place them in the charging case. They have a magnet in the earbud and the case. So they make a nice satisfying click when placed in the case. The charging light comes on right away. I have used them for a total of 8.5 hours so far with no need to charge anything. The longest single use was around 3 hours. The app indicated they were still 70% charged after about 2 hours of use. I am keeping track of my usage but with 16 hours of use with earbud and the case. What more do you need. And the case is small and easily fits in a pocket. Even a very small pocket.

    Sound

    I just connected them to my phone and went. The immediate impression was WOW! I made no changes and the sound is amazing. I listed to everything from light rock to heavy rock to jazz. The bass is very strong but not muffled. The 6mm drivers and large speaker enclosure allow for great bass. And the speakers recover well so the bass is clear and not muffled. The sound of an alto sax sent shivers down my spine. I have had others listen to these as well and they are equally blown away. I cannot believe such a small headphone can have such a full and rich sound. Way to go Jaybird! This is all the impression I had out of the box. I then downloaded the Jaybird App on my phone running Android Pie. The app installed without issue. I like to personalize my EQ but this experience was very different. You select Personal EQ and then it goes through multiple steps. For each step it plays a tone at a different frequency. You use a slider to set the point where you just barely hear the provided sound. I went through all the steps and it sets your personal EQ for you. I thought the sound was good before – now it is even better. I could not believe it. And what a cool way to do the EQ! And these fit so well they are similar to a noise cancelling experience.

    Calling

    I made a few calls using the earbuds. One was an incoming call that I picked up. I talked for a bit and could hear the person well. I asked if they could hear me and they stated it was crystal clear. I later made an outgoing call and the experience was the same. I do not quite understand how these earbuds in your ears can pick up your voice so well. But no complaint as it was a perfect experience.

    Jaybird App

    There are a lot of features here. Check it out for yourself as I will only cover the basic info. Downloading the app from the Play Store was easy. I searched for Jaybird and found Jaybird MySound. It installed right away and I connected it to the earbuds. You have four options:

    Presets – is the EQ section where you can use someone else’s profile or create your own personal EQ. I talked earlier about the AWESOME EQ experience above.

    Listen – is Music and Podcasts

    Profile – for your personal profile

    Headphones – this is the section I was looking for. I first wanted to set the button controls. The tactile response is great. You can feel the button being pressed. The defaults are: single press = play/pause (options – Google Assistant, Custom); double press = Next (same options); Press & Hold = Power off. I changed Press & Hold to Volume up right earbud and volume down left earbud. The Custom options require a linked Spotify account.

    There is a Find my Buds Option and Voice Prompts options. OK Google works right away as you would expect.

    Conclusion

    This is the best overall package for earbuds I have ever had. I cannot think of one thing that is missing. The combination of sound, options, App and everything else make this a recommended buy. If I lose or damage these, I will immediately get another pair. This is a definite win for Jaybird.

    Aug 13, 2019 18:54
  • Review by pauldar, 10 out of 10
    Customized Sound, Comfort, & Feature-Packed App

    Reviewing these Jaybird Vista Wireless Sport Headphones has been an adventure in discovering the multitude of ways to enjoy them. Having reviewed several of these wireless, sport ear buds before, the Jaybird Vista is now my favorite. I have to lead off with the sound quality of these sport ear buds because at the end of the day, it is the most important feature. It is why we choose any pair of ear buds in the first place. Jaybird Vista sound emanates from the 6mm milled drivers in each ear bud. Coupled with the Custom EQ control in the Jaybird App, and, the sound quality settings are endless. After several weeks of daily use this is the most interesting feature of these ear buds IMHO.

    So, why do I think these are my favorite sport ear buds ever?

    * Sound – Jaybird gives me the ability to customize my listening preferences through its Jaybird App. The App is available through Google Play or the Apple App Store. I can customize my own personal sound preferences using the EQ, or, use any number of EQ furnished Presets. I can also 'Save' and name any of my own customized EQ settings. I can even add a genre selection of music that I prefer. How cool is that? At first I was a little disappointed that SBC Codec was used instead of any of the newer, High Resolution Audio Codecs, like aptX, LDAC and AAC. However, having the ability to customize the sound quality to my own personal preferences almost boundlessly and save them for my own music genres outweigh the use of any HRA Codecs. Stereo Channel separation is clear, detailed, and full bodied.

    * Fit and Comfort – Next to sound quality these are also important features. On my daily runs these ear buds are so lightweight and easy to wear. They do not stress any part of my ears. Each ear bud body is marked clearly R or L. Out of the box I had my doubts because of their small size and wing tips. However, they fit securely enough for me to run and work out. Since I have one ear a little bigger then the other I use the Number Two tip in my Left ear and the Number Three tip in my Right. This combination fits me perfectly. WooHoo! Jaybird furnishes three pairs of eargels (small, medium, and large). The last few weeks we have had lots of rain. I have had no issues with the Jaybird ear buds in the rain because they have an IPX7 waterproof rating. Cleaning the eargels is pretty easy too. I clean my eargels every second day by removing the ear tip and washing with antibacterial hand soap, then, rinse in warm water and dry.

    * Jaybird App - The Jaybird App is downloadable and Free. It is compatible with Apple devices running iOS 11 and above and Android 6.0 and above. The folks at Logitech did an outstanding job in the design and numerous features of this App. It is feature-packed and very comprehensive. Especially, when it comes to customizing my sound quality choices. This App also allows me to enable or disable Voice Prompts. It can find my ear buds if I misplaced or lost them through the 'Find Your Buds' feature. I can see the present status of my battery charge and my connected devices. I can choose music to play from shared 'Playlists' (Sign-Up is required). I can also set the 'Auto-Shutoff' time through this App (15 or 60 minutes or always ON). This App will also inform me when there is a firmware update. I expect future updates will introduce new ideas in listening quality features. In my opinion Logitech, Jaybird Vista is the industry Leader in App development and features.

    * Playtime and Battery – Because of my set volume levels I approach nearly 4 hours of continued use with these ear buds. However, there is another 10 hours of charge in the case when it is fully charged (8 hours they way I use them). The case takes a little over 3 hours to fully charge, and the buds approximately 2 hours to fully charge. When the case is charging with the included type “C” charging cable, it pulses White. When fully charged the LED is solid White. When I place both ear buds in the charging case they automatically turn OFF and begin to charge. They are magnetically held in place inside the charging case. When I take the ear buds out of the charging case they automatically turn ON.

    * Phone Calls – I use Siri with one-touch of either ear bud to call a phone number for me. One-touch also allows me to answer a phone call. The sound is crystal clear according to the folks I have called. It is also noteworthy to mention that you can customize a single or double-touch press function using the Jaybird App.

    * Pairing Versatility – The Jaybird Vista Eargels can pair to any Bluetooth devices, cell phone, tablet, laptop, smart watch, etc. I was able to pair these buds within a minute to my Apple cell. I just received a Samsung Smart Watch as a Birthday gift and am looking forward to pair my watch and ear buds. All I have to do is download some music playlists to my watch and I can then leave my cell at home. YooHoo!

    * Convenience – I travel a lot and really appreciate the hard-backed, charging case. There is a handy, dandy loop built-in to the case, which will allow simple attachment to a key chain, purse, or, whatever you may wish to attach it too. It conveniently protects my ear buds and charges too. Whoopie Doo!

    * Shortcomings – None.

    * Conclusion – The Logitech folks, who designed these Jaybird Vista Wireless Sport Headphones have hit a home-run. They are the best-fitting, most comfortable, App-driven, sport, ear buds with the highest quality of customizable sound enjoyment I have ever experienced. I highly recommend these Jaybird Vista Eargels to anyone, who really appreciates outstanding audio reproduction while going through daily, physical activities. They can actually enhance the quality of your workout, and inspire musical inspiration to achieve your goals. They are super even if you don't work out. There are several family members on my Christmas List, who will find these under their 'tree' this year. Ho, Ho, Ho!

    Aug 23, 2019 16:03
  • Review by Methos, 10 out of 10
    Small and yet so impressive!

    The Jaybird brand has always been a brand that could be trusted in my opinion. I have all the other earphones Brands out there as I review them on my site. From Sony,E8, Sennheiser, master and Dynamics, etc, etc. and while all of them specialize in their own specific area more than others, the Jaybirds Vista’s are the first pair to have the smallest footprint and yet still maintain a powerful punch in all areas. Their tinny fit into your ears disappears and yet even their case is so small and inviting to keep with you. Then once you get into that amazing community that they have inside their app and start customizing and testIng other peoples EQ settings, another world opens up for you. You basically can make these sound like you want them to and this is where they differ from all other brands. That community is so diverse and strong that you can find so many settings even a music suggestions built into Spotify. In fact I think they are the only earphone who has a app that is partnering with Spotify. That should tell you something in and of itself. Then, that battery life. Love the fact that you have 6 hours on the earphones and 10 on the case. They also have one of, if not the fastest reconnection on the market all while being sweat proof, water proof, dirt proof, and even stepped-on proof. They call it ”Earthproof” and no other earphone out there has that claim. Small, powerful, and durable...need there be anymore to say than that?

    Nov 29, 2019 19:54
  • Review by KWelch, 8 out of 10
    Good deal

    We were looking for headphones that stayed in place. Both for the gym and also when he rode his motorcycle. So far he’s been very happy. They seam durable and keep a charge. At first we were skeptical cuz he’s always gone with apple products but after having several issues with slipping and me EarPod loosing charge faster then the other. We decided to try something else. So far so good

    May 21, 2021 16:45
  • Review by SHREDCITY, 10 out of 10
    Ups and downs

    Okay so I just want people to feel the struggle a little. So I've been a fan of jaybirds since the x3s were hot stuff. So I bought the jaybird vistas as a no brainer I did run into a couple of problems with them but best buy was so great and had no problem helping me. The first pair I had gotten had this exposed looking wire thing on the left earbud I'll post a pic so you guys could see. I went to best buy explained to them that it was like that when I opened them and they exchanged them for me. So I come back home with my new pair its been 5 days and the right earbud stopped working thought it was not charged because I forgot to put it back in case. Charged it and it still didn't work... now I was upset swearing logitech off for good. Thought maybe I had to reconnect to bluetooth now that it made it worse and now it wasn't even showing up in my blue tooth settings. I did a soft reset and a factory reset and nothing I called jaybirds and the system kept giving me that horrible sound when the number is discounted. Went to best buy they told me to just get a different brand I kinda agreed with them but at the same time I've had jaybirds for 5 years now.. I couldn't do it I just exchanged them for a new pair of vistas and no problems with these. Love them and wouldn't change a thing.

    Oct 22, 2019 09:51
  • Review by RobWLINY2, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable and lightweight Jaybird Vista

    The android app set up the pairing with the phone easily, and using the app to connect them the first time resulted in a firmware update downloading and installing from the app. The app also allows adjusting the sound with presets, it may take some experimenting to find what appeals to your own ear, and it may vary by the kind of content you listen to most.

    When I first checked the sound on music, i was unsure about the quality, but it turned out the source material was the quality issue. I found more dynamic full sound content and was impressed.

    The portable carrying case has a USB-C port for charging, and note that the pairing button is inside the case. I like, as with some other Jaybird true wireless earbuds, that I can charge the case even while I am wearing/using the earbuds, and later charge the buds in my pocket inside the case. The case itself is small and the earbuds fit the case easy. Battery life is excellent, I used them quite a while the first day of testing (putting them in the charging case in pocket in between) and it's held up strong for hours. It's convenient that in the notification area on my android phone, I was able to see the battery level for each earbud. Also when I first put them on, a voice announces the battery level which I always find important for all Bluetooth headphones, without that I put them on and have no idea how close to empty I am.

    While testing, to see how well they held I used these earbuds while doing a 15 minute run/walk on the treadmill and they stayed in the full time without seeming to come loose, and during that time they provided a good sound quality as I streamed live tv (which made the treadmill time go quicker too).

    Aug 13, 2019 14:31
  • Review by DavidJr, 10 out of 10
    Long lasting, truly wireless

    Truly wireless, small profile, decent audio quality and long battery life, uncommon to get all of that is truly wireless earbuds. Most I have tried usually last maybe a couple hours or if they did last longer had a cylinder sticking out of your ear. The Jaybird Vista is simple to connect with one button on the case and standard Bluetooth connection. Sound quality by default is pretty decent, but I found it best when I installed the Jaybird app and used the equalizer. After using the “Discover more presets” option I was able to find exactly the sound I was looking for. Surprisingly low bass and range for such small earbuds.

    I used these for several hours this weekend while doing some strenuous yard work and with all the sweat and activity they stayed in place. One thing that may be of concern for some out exercising is that these provide a decent amount of passive noise isolation. Meaning with music playing, you aren’t going to hear much of your surroundings. So, for me this weekend they actually acted as noise protection from the lawn equipment.

    The only interaction these earbuds have is a single button that by default you click once for play/pause or call answer, twice for skip or ignore call or long hold for power off. However, you can change the clicks to be the voice assistant of your phone or some other custom commands for Spotify. I found the pressure needed to press the buttons a little excessive as they push the earbud into your ear a bit more. The only thing that would make them better is a touch sensitive button.

    You can use the earbuds individually if you want to extend your battery life even more. For instance, when you get the 20% audio warning, take one out and throw it in the case till you run the other one dead, then swap out and keep going. With about 6 hours on a single full charge you can make these last more than a day with one at a time.

    Aug 14, 2019 10:29
  • 9.0score
    Apple - AirPods Max - Sky Blue
    Description

    AirPods Max reimagine over-ear headphones. An Apple-designed dynamic driver provides immersive high-fidelity audio. Every detail, from canopy to cushions, has been designed for an exceptional fit. Active Noise Cancellation blocks outside noise, while Transparency mode lets it in. And spatial audio with dynamic head tracking provides theater-like sound that surrounds you.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by Ayaan, 10 out of 10
    Definitely worth it! A must have product

    Did a lot of research before buying it although I’m an Apple fanboy and have all Apple products( iPhone, iPad, MacBook, AirPods Pro and Apple Watch) I still wanted to make sure I was getting the right product. I know it’s very expensive and probably not the product for anyone but I started saving from the day they were announced. I watched every single review on YouTube and I don’t regret buying them at all! Definitely worth it!

    Jul 30, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Connor, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic headphones! Acoustics are excellent!

    What to say about these headphones? If you’re an iPhone user, and you’ve had difficulty with other brands Bluetooth connectivity, then these are for you! They’re essentially Bose-level headphones, with the AirPods realizability. The bass levels are excellent, and comfort is fantastic. The magnetic ear pads are a really nice touch. They’re expensive, but if you’re an audiophile that doesn’t mind paying for tip quality, then that shouldn’t be an issue.

    Jun 07, 2021 12:45
  • Review by James, 8 out of 10
    Craftsmanship 2nd to none… but the price!

    The sound and build quality is top notch! It blows beats by Dre out of the water. I think apple is trying to go after the audiophiles with their first attempt at luxury headphones. The only reason I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars is because it’s about $150.00 overpriced. The headphones are advertised as $550.00 dollars, but with tax I paid $601.00. Their are better headphones at this price point. Everyone compares Sonys XM0004, but it’s not a fair comparison. You can find the Sonys for $350.00 or less. Apple’s true competitors are the $500 dollars or more price point. No headphone maker can compete with AirPod Max’s craftsmanship. However, I’ve heard better sound from headphones at the $1000 price point. Also, the carrying purse for the cans is a horrible idea. Also, these headphones cannot be used for working out at the gym or going for a run. The sweat will damage the ear cups and flop around on your head. It’s strictly for comfort listening!

    Nov 07, 2021 22:03
  • Review by siraleksy, 10 out of 10
    BEST ANC Headphones

    THE BEST. Simply stated. I ordered these thinking they wouldn’t match up to Bose, B&O, M&D, and all the other Magnolia products and I was blown away. The hard thing to stomach is the price, but, they performed better than the rest. I’ve tested the Bose 700 series, Sony WH-1000XM4, Sennheiser Momentum, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9, Bower $ Wilkins PX7, and the Master & Dynamic MW65. None of them compare in sound quality, overall look, weight, and design. The Sennheiser Momentum headphones had a great bass kick, but that was it. The interchangeability of the AirPods Max really sells me on them as well. Ear paddings are magnetic and easy to replace, clean sleek design where you can add silicone earphone covers for protection. All around great design from Apple that I was not expecting.

    Feb 24, 2021 19:09
  • Review by Avtar01, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound

    The airpod max sound fantastic just make sure you get them sale not $549 overpriced my other headphones are master and dynamic 60 sennheiser moment 2.0 and new sennheiser 3 witch are my favorite headphone for sound quality period

    Nov 07, 2021 16:17
  • Review by MainMan, 10 out of 10
    Only “nature” is perfect.

    I do have an issue with condensation “naturally” forming inside of the ear cups after a few hours of use.

    Jul 19, 2021 07:46
  • Review by APPLE, 10 out of 10
    APPLE AIRPODS MAX

    VERY pleased with the product…

    great salesperson…

    sale price which is rare on this item…

    Jul 30, 2021 15:44
  • Review by ReviewingForBBPoints, 10 out of 10
    Get over your price hesitation,

    First let’s address the elephant in the room. $600 for a pair of headphones is pricey. It took me about 1-2 weeks before I finally convinced myself that the price can be justified after reading up on the reviews. These earphones are seriously impressive. I also have the AirPod pros, and the noise cancellation on these is like x5 as good as the pros. Beautifully crafted and nice premium feel. My only gripe is that you cannot adjust the length of the flex band. I was actually shocked when I first put them on and thought maybe I was missing something. After a few days, the earphones adjusted to my head size (I have a big head), but even still putting them on are uncomfortable at first. The sound quality and noise cancellation is honestly worth the trouble and price though, so as long as you are not sacrificing your rent or bills for them, definitely put these on your must buy list.

    May 29, 2021 22:38
  • 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
    AfterShokz - Aeropex Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Headphones - Cosmic Black
    Description

    Listen to your audio content comfortably with these contemporary Aftershokz Aeropex headphones. The open ear design and bone conduction technology lets you hear external sounds, such as traffic, during use, and the Enhanced Audio feature ensures deeper bass and less vibration. These Aftershokz Aeropex headphones are lightweight for comfortable all-day use and can be used during workouts and runs in the rain with an IP67 waterproof rating.

    9 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 8 hours of use and lasts up to 240 hours on standby mode.
  • IP67 water- and dust-resistant design: The headphone is designed to keep the music going through just about anything. The IP67 rating means it's dirt-proof and submersible in water up to one meter for 30 minutes.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
  • Carrying case included: For easy portability.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 8.5 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • 105dB sensitivity: Provides powerful audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by LinA, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones

    This is the best headset I have ever seen, both in terms of experience and its microphone. It can hear music and outside sounds at the same time.

    May 03, 2021 23:34
  • Review by Tbud, 10 out of 10
    A E R O P E X!

    As i said b4 so nice as a one of the best bone phones i bought them twice...

    And couldn't pass up the labor day sale

    Sep 11, 2021 23:44
  • Review by BW2021, 8 out of 10
    Great product

    I recommend getting the After Shokz - Aeropex. The only downside is not staying charged all day. They are light weight, easy to change and use. Love the magnetic charger!

    Jan 09, 2021 18:21
  • Review by MercilesSavage, 6 out of 10
    Get what you paid for

    Would recommend, batteries don't last long as advertised 2 hours max, sound is good low but high it gets muffled but half away is great can hear what's going on around me, if you have a big head its hard fitting comfortablly.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:17
  • Review by Itsmetlc, 10 out of 10
    Better that expected

    I got the titinum, to use at work, I had read they were good for people with lack of hearing and or tennitus,I have both in my left ear.( I work with the elderly and disabled) not knowing much about them,I was disapointed after an hour they hurt my ears thinking it was just a new thing i kepted them on for about 4 hr. Still hurt,the sound was good,the pain was bad.

    I started watching review on the other styles,and decided to TRY apex style.

    OMG! as soon as I left the store I knew they would work well, Im big into audiobook and podcasts.

    I get great clarity,with music and my audiobooks.

    even at a lower volume the clarity is good,with my hearing issue I hear in the center of my head with aftershokz apex, not on my right side where all other headphone and ear buds do.

    The phone call quality is very good, I can understand better,and was told they could heat me very clearly.

    I even put them over my wrap around ear muff then put these on top the sould was great!and i like that they are small almost unnoticable when wearing.

    I wish aftershocks would make some that go over your head like a headband so i could use them while laying down. And have an adjustable band around the back of your head. Make some that would clip on to a hat band or your glasse stems. Would be good.

    Dec 31, 2020 23:07
  • Review by Arod, 10 out of 10
    100% Recommended for sports

    100% Recommended for sports, 100% Recommended for sports

    Dec 04, 2020 17:05
  • Review by JB10, 10 out of 10
    Awesome (for running)

    My review is based on MY needs for headphones. My airpods died and needed to replace them, and wasn't entirely happy with them. (battery life was terrible, etc). I was very skeptical about buying the Aeropex after reading some reviews, but realized the bad reviews looked to be people who bought these prior to doing any sort of research. If you want extreme bass, these are not for you. If you want noise cancellation or to NOT hear your surroundings, these are not for you. I use these for running/exercising. I expected the sound to be soft, and maybe even a little uncomfortable to wear, but couldn't have been more happy with them. They are very lightweight and don't even notice there are on, they are plenty loud for my needs - i want to hear my surroundings and my music, and these are perfect for that. Others wondered how they would fit with sunglasses or a hat, I live in FL and always run with sunglasses and a hat and doesn't get in the way at all. Whether I'm running by cars, in the woods, or on the beach, its great to be able to hear everything around me. If you want to block out the noise, they do come with ear plugs (which will also make the music louder if used). I have not used them for phone calls, and couldn't care less how the mic worked because that's not why I bought these. 8 hour battery life is also a huge plus because on my long runs, my airpods would eventually die before my run ended (and the battery slowly diminished after a year like typical apple products, and wouldn't replace or fix the issue) - The aeropex also come with a 2 year warranty

    Jan 14, 2021 09:14
  • Review by Jpbm89, 4 out of 10
    Quality

    Suppose to have a 2 year manufacturing warranty and they do not stand by product. Cutting out and shutting off automatically. Issue less than 1 year old

    Should have bought product from different business, one that stands behind the products they sell.

    Jun 18, 2020 21:00
  • 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
    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
    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
    Skullcandy - Cassette Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Inspired by classic designs from the '80s and '90s, Cassette features style, comfort, durability, and sound quality far beyond its price.

    7 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 22 hours of use on a charge.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Bluetooth interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • On-ear design: For comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Folding design: Along with an included carrying case enables easy portability.
  • Headset controls: Include volume control, answer/end and next/previous track.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Caitlin, 4 out of 10
    Great battery, decent audio, but lots of issues.

    I got these back in Jan of 2021. They were pretty good. Decent audio quality and LONG battery life. Over the months bits of plastic would fall off the back of ear pieces at random. Sometimes without touching them. It was annoying but still workable. Then this week (Last week of Sept 2021) I was listening to my podcast and the left side of the headband snapped. I had to tape it together to be able to use it. Now keep in mind, I have never once dropped this, it lives on my desk when I’m not using them. I frankly find it ridiculous that they broke without any “trauma”. It would also randomly disconnect from my phone. More accurately, it would suddenly stop having audio but would say it was still connected. I have to disconnect and reconnect often.

    Sep 29, 2021 11:06
  • Review by WOLVEN, 10 out of 10
    Great for music

    I only use these to listen to music and books. I don't used them for phonecalls or work so I have no idea how good or bad the microphone is. However, for listening they are fantastic: light weight, comfortable, the battery life lasts me for days, they charge quickly. I am very happy with them for the purpose I bought them for.

    Oct 23, 2021 14:44
  • Review by DisplayName, 10 out of 10
    Great for kids, go wired/wireless.

    Good replacement for kiddo's busted school headphones. I haven't used these myself but kiddo says they sound way better that the ones she had previously. They fold, have bluetooth, can work wired, and have padding. These seem to be just right for my 2nd grader's school needs.

    Nov 14, 2021 06:51
  • Review by Ebbie, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good

    good quality headphones. have manly used it with the aux cable so not sure about the bluetooth quality or range. but pretty good for the price.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Samrai, 8 out of 10
    Worth buying.

    It pays the price. Worth buying. I recommend anybody who wants to buy budget friendly headphone. The best thing is you can use both wired or wireless.

    Sep 10, 2021 17:38
  • Review by Chicky, 8 out of 10
    Nice sound & comfortable fot.

    Super comfortable and Bluetooth compatible recommended for the affordable price. Can use wired or wireless.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:35
  • Review by Security, 10 out of 10
    Headphones

    Skull candy is a great affordable brand.

    Best buy protection plan gives you piece of mind.

    Nov 14, 2021 13:39
  • Review by Tami, 10 out of 10
    Review of headphones

    Bought this for my dad in the nursing home, he seems to love it so far.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:09
  • 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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    Insignia™ - RF Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Listen to your TV or music wirelessly without disturbing others.

    5 Features
  • Analog and digital audio inputs: Compatible with any audio components (TVs, CD/DVD players, MP3 players, mobile devices).
  • 2.4GHz digital wireless signal: Transmits high-quality audio from up to 33'.
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with convenient docking station: Offers up to 10 hours of use and allows easy charging and storage.
  • Over-the-ear headphones with adjustable headband: Provide comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Lightweight design: Allows you to wear for a long duration as you watch TV.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by dishsnthings, 10 out of 10
    Awesome!!!

    I'll be buried wearing these head phones! I have a newer TV, but non bluetooth. My choice was HDMI or optical. Or buy a blue tooth adapter for the TV. Almost no headsets have either. Optical kicks in the minute I pick them up. I play Skyrim Elder Scrolls, my all time favorite game. The sound is to die for. I can still hear outside the phones enough to answer someone talking at me. Honestly, if I can be this happy, why on earth spend $$ on Beats or Bose or such. How much better can better be?

    Dec 11, 2020 19:12
  • Review by Arkieblogger, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    These headphones are great. My husband wears them to watch TV when I want to read.

    May 24, 2019 18:10
  • Review by RBrylawski, 8 out of 10
    Buy These - Skip Divorce Court

    I have to say I'm really glad I got these Insignia NS-HAWHP2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones. First, if you're married/coupled and have a significant other who either likes things too quiet, or better yet, won't let you watch TV in bed, then something like this will save the cost of a divorce lawyer. For years now, I've wanted to be able to watch the news in bed or SNL on a Saturday night, but simply haven't been allowed to. Now I can and these sound great for their intended purpose. They really are primarily designed for use with a TV. My Smart TV is actually Bluetooth headset capable, but won't work with any Bluetooth headphone I've tried and I've tried multiple sets.

    Initially, I had a rough start with these. They can be set up either via digital or analog inputs. While they come with a 3.5mm headphone jack to RCA plug, you can set them up via Optical Digital cable. Knowing that the digital way would provide better sound, I bought an optical digital cable and the directions suggest you have to configure the output to PCM, which I did, but they simply wouldn't work no matter what I tried. On the base/charging station, you can switch between digital or analog, but that didn't do anything either. So the simplest way to connect them is via the headphone jack on your TV to RCA cable to the docking station and it worked right away.

    The little user guide provided with these headphones suggests multiple ways to connect them, but it leaves much to be desired as it really doesn't provide enough detail. I was determined to watch SNL in bed, so I'm glad I was able to get them working.

    The headphones come with a built in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a convenient to use docking station (see attached photo), which provides, according to Insignia, 10 hours of continuous use, though I've not tested the actual use time. The headphones themselves are very lightweight and are very comfortable on my head. I don't have a large head, but with as much adjustment as they offer, if you do have a large head, I'm sure they will fit just fine. Also the range is quite far. I was able to maintain a clear connection, more than the stated 33 feet distance from the charging stand.

    These are not going to be your go to Bluetooth headphones for most of your listening needs. They are however, a great go to option if you need to be able to watch TV, without disturbing others. For me, they have provided a flexibility that was sorely lacking and for that I'm very happy with them.

    Nov 27, 2018 14:37
  • Review by rkellychgo, 10 out of 10
    Works well

    One caveat is that if you’re watching a DVD, sound may fade in and out briefly, which could get annoying. Other than that, works as described.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:49
  • Review by Dawntastic1, 6 out of 10
    Good but not great

    Okay so the reason I wanted these headphones was originally for my daughter to use with the iPad.

    It clearly states under the description:

    "Compatible with any audio components (TVs, CD/DVD players, MP3 players, mobile devices)."

    I took that as tablets also... Only problem is that unless your planning on leaving your phone, tablet, mp3 or whatever on a table hooked up to the base you are SOL. So in my case that wasn't going to work, we're not going to connect wires to the iPad to then have "wireless" headphones. I decided to give these to my parents to try out. My father is pretty hard of hearing and always blasting my mother out from the other room with his tv volume. Problem solved. The headphones were easy to hookup. He seems to be using them without any issues. Not sure about how long the battery life actually is since he "doesn't want to take the chance" and puts them right back on the base unit when he's done using them. The sound wasn't the best IMO, but to my 70yr old father it was great. No more loud tv disrupting grandma, everyone's happy. I would say these are nice for the older generation. But for us Gen Xers and especially millennials, these headphones just wont hit the mark.

    Dec 08, 2018 13:57
  • Review by J0A0A7, 10 out of 10
    A must for late night watching

    Set up was quick and easy. Less than 5mins I had the headphones working with my Tv via the RCA Jacks. You can also use an optical cable but just make sure the output is set to pcm and not dolby digital or else they won't work. As for the rca jack settings I have them set to fixed so I can control the volume from the headhones instead. Sound quality is good and have a decent amount of bass and they also get loud too. I did not experience any audio drops so the range is pretty good. The headphones themselves are comfortable enough to wear for a couple of hours. Build quality is good and they don't feel cheap with care you should get a couple of years from them. They are rated for 10hrs of usuage and charging is very simple just put the headphones back on the base unit. Overall they are a pretty good barebones wireless headphones that get the job done. Comes handy at night when our little one is asleep for school.

    Nov 27, 2018 18:31
  • Review by headphones, 2 out of 10
    headphones

    I purchased an Insignia NS-HAwHP2 headphone set in July 2020.

    With moderate use connected to the TV by me exclusively the cheap plastic over the top snapped at the terminal block. Obviously the material requires a certain amount of bed but with no abusive use it snapped.

    The photo attached shows my attempt to tape it back together but with no luck. Since I don't have the receipt and Best Buy probably won't replace it without one all I can do is report it to you.

    Nov 16, 2020 10:39
  • Review by Homeowner1, 10 out of 10
    Great quality and sound

    I love my headset...these are the best. They are so much that I purchased another set for my bedroom for when my husban or I am sleeping. We have 6 tvs and we just purchased another one for my she room. We have family that come to visit but sometimes its not for both of us so we just put the headset on an turn down tv volume and continue watching the movie. It such a convenient item because some movies cannot be paused so this helps from being interrupted with unnecessary noises like, trains, grandkids everywhere, husband music room, other tvs. I love it.

    Apr 28, 2020 09:33
  • 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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    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
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Flex Wireless Earphones - Black
    Description

    Stay connected to the world you love with all-day wireless Beats Flex earphones. In your ears or around your neck, they're as versatile as the life you lead. With up 12 hours of battery life², you'll always be ready for whatever the day (or night) may bring. Enjoy rich, powerful sound with both accurate bass and low distortion across the frequency curve. Magnetic earbuds make listening that much easier with Auto-Play/Pause¹, playing music when they're in your ears and pausing when they're connected around your neck. The Flex-Form cable provides all-day comfort with durable Nitinol construction while four eartip options offer a personalized fit. And when you're not wearing them, the magnetic earbuds keep Beats Flex tangle-free as they easily coil up into your pocket or purse.

    7 Features
  • FLEX ALL DAY: In your ears or around your neck, Beats Flex are as versatile as the life you lead. Whether you're listening to music, taking calls, or scrolling your social feed, you'll always be ready for what's next.
  • THE MUSIC STOPS WHEN YOU DO: Less charging. More flexing. Beats Flex boasts up to 12 hours of listening time for all-day use. If you need a little extra power, 10-minute Fast Fuel charging gives 1.5 hours of playback when battery is low.²
  • DRIVEN BY PREMIUM SOUND: Beats Flex employs a dual-chamber acoustic design and a proprietary layered driver to achieve outstanding stereo separation with rich and precise bass response.
  • MAKE THE CONNECTION: Stay connected no matter where your day takes you. With Class 1 Bluetooth® technology, Beats Flex offers extended wireless range and fewer dropouts.
  • POWERED BY THE APPLE W1 CHIP: The Apple W1 chip seamlessly integrates Beats Flex into your world of Apple products. Simply power on and hold near your iPhone or iPad.³
  • LISTEN WITH A FRIEND: Audio Sharing lets you wirelessly share audio with Beats Flex and another pair of Beats headphones⁴ or AirPods. From a song, to a podcast, or even a movie - some things are better together.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ANDROID: Beats Flex are compatible with Android devices and easily connects via Bluetooth. With the Beats app, available for download in the Google Play Store, you'll get features like quick-pairing, device status (i.e. battery levels), and firmware updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ShaadRoq, 10 out of 10
    Better than AirPods. I recommend.

    Awesome alternative to AirPods (I don't like the way they fit my ears). Also, I prefer the wire between headphone design to prevent me from losing them. Also, I can't find another brand of Bluetooth headphones to work well with my iPhone.

    Jun 04, 2021 19:17
  • Review by Bethany, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Headphones, Fantastic Options

    I was ready to hate these…the in-ear headphones have always bothered me. The option of different earbud tips, though, made all the difference in the world! I highly recommend trying these, even if you’re skeptical like me! :)

    Aug 19, 2021 15:24
  • Review by BBTOtaltexessay, 6 out of 10
    Bummer beats flexible not flexing

    Well i wasn't expecting mind-blowing bass in this the lower end of the line of in ear beats but whelp darn I'm more then a little bummed about the quality of sound. Goes to show good sound is lb for lb worth it in the audio world.

    Jul 21, 2021 10:00
  • Review by ThaKiddTooValidd, 10 out of 10
    Beats Flex

    These headphones are amazing and for the price your can't beat it

    Dec 29, 2020 05:39
  • Review by Juanp, 10 out of 10
    Great beats for a low price!

    Got these as a gift and they love them, I haven't heard them personally but they say they sound great!

    Feb 19, 2021 23:34
  • Review by Waste, 2 out of 10
    Waste of Time!

    If I could give this negative stars, I would! First, you have no way of charging this item because the plug is not a standard USB. You have to buy a different adapter to be able to charge this! Dumb, dumb, dumb! Then I spent the next ten minutes trying to keep it in my ear. I was so frustrated that I almost got back in my car (within the hour of purchasing it) to return this and the wireless Beats Pro that I bought with it!! Absolute waste of my time.

    Feb 19, 2021 17:11
  • Review by Baker, 2 out of 10
    Beats flex is not the same as BeatsX

    The beats flex is not as good as the BeatsX. The mic is on the neck band so if you are working out the mic will get wet. Also there's no noise canceling.

    Jan 15, 2021 17:27
  • Review by RCtechreviews, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable all sounding Budget Headphones

    Got a amazing deal on these beats headphones with there price match and payed only $39.99 and they sound amazing and quick connecting from my iPhone to my Mac and even to my Apple TV to listen privately at home I recommend it and I’m a fan of apple products and there wonderful and simplicity use of there products and they always keep there work and stick to what they believe so highly of Security and privacy so must I say anymore

    Sep 28, 2021 06:08
  • 8.6score
    Skullcandy - Dime True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - True Black
    Description

    Dime is an ideal, everyday audio companion that boasts up to 12 hours of battery life, freeing users from the hassle of snagging, yanking and tangling wires. When earbuds are removed from the charging case secured with a snap lid, the buds automatically turn on. Easy connection offers a simplified listening experience that’s perfect for those new to true wireless. Intuitive, touch-enabled media controls on the compact stick-style buds enable Dime users to effortlessly take calls, change tracks, adjust volume and activate native voice assistants like Google and Siri, all without ever reaching for their devices.

    9 Features
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life: Listen longer with 3.5 hours of battery life in the earbuds and 8.5 hours in the charging case.
  • True Wireless Earbuds: Bluetooth® 5.0 enables simple wireless pairing.
  • Microphones in each bud: Use either bud solo without losing the ability to take calls.
  • Full suite of media controls on the buds: Take calls, change tracks, adjust volume controls and activate native device assistants (Google, Siri, etc.) without ever touching a phone.
  • Auto On/Connect: Enjoy automatic turn on and pairing with the last device used.
  • Noise-Isolating fit: Experience supreme sound with expertly selected and tuned microphones and drivers.
  • IPX4 sweat and water resistance: Go on any adventure without missing a beat.
  • Integrated lanyard: Rely on secure portability that protects the charge case and buds from drops.
  • Charging case: Micro-USB charging case with snap lid
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Goncho, 8 out of 10
    Solid compact true wireless

    >> Overview

    Skullcandy Dime headphones are an affordable and, so far, remarkable pair of true wireless in-ear headphones. They have a crisp sound and long battery life. With a compact carrying and charging case, they are easy to carry in your pocket and can save you if you need headphones right away. You don't really need to spend a hundred dollars or more on a true wireless device, this pair may just be enough.

    Pros: compact case, easy to carry, affordable, long battery.

    Cons: limited bass.

    >> Sound

    The Sound coming out of this pair is very crisp and clear, it makes phone calls delightful, so it is ideal for that purpose. With that being said, the bass is a little limited, so for listening to music, and especially if you are an audiophile, you may not enjoy as much as desired the sound coming out of the Skullcandy Dime.

    The only potential annoying thing I’ve noticed so far is that sometimes when listening to some shows on my laptop (not my phone), there is a kind of echo coming out of the device, I am not sure what it is, perhaps it is the computer.

    Regardless, I think Skullcandy delivers and impresses as expected, and the limitations are somewhat expected for the category this device belongs to.

    >> Charging Case

    The charging case is a good selling point, it is small and compact, very convenient to carry around. You can put it as part of your keys you carry around, if you are still the type of person like me who prefers physical keys for the house and car. Even if you are one of those who manages everything through your cellphone, this case fits easily in your pocket so you can take it anywhere and have your headphones at hand when needed.

    >> Other Notes

    A few things to consider:

    - I initially wasn’t able to adjust the volume pressing on the side of the headphones, but it looks I was just pressing it wrong. So, it is a good idea to review the manual that comes with the device to learn its operation.

    - If you only use the left earbud, it won’t tell you it needs to recharge, it will just turn off. Only the right one has that capability.

    - No lights to pinpoint the headphones are fully charged, they just go from red to dark. So, not sure if the whole thing is charged or the case charger run out of battery itself.

    Apr 14, 2021 05:55
  • Review by AtrixNY, 8 out of 10
    Dime: wireless earphones- excellent value

    SkullCandy Dime wireless bluetooth earphones

    I really like these tiny wireless earphones. So far I have had no issues pairing them with new Samsung and older LG phones as well as a Samsung smart monitor that has TV smart apps for private TV viewing late at night.

    I am told my phone conversations sound good and that no one suspected I was using bluetooth earphones when I asked how I sound.

    I appreciate the gradual step up of the volume by double tapping the right side earphone push button - it does not crank up too loud too quickly for TV or music playing.

    The left earphone double pushes for lowering the volume. The only issue is that the buttons require a bit of pressure so for some it may be a bit painful to push the button twice while in the ears.

    Battery life is good in the units and it recharges in the recharging case.

    The case recharges itself with any micro USB 5volt phone charge (standard for the USB line) . It includes a micro USB charging cable for plugging the standard USB A plug into any USB port or phone charger. It does not include a charger adapter.

    The price is great and although these do not have ANC (automatic noise cancelling) I dont consider that a negative for the price.

    Apr 14, 2021 19:53
  • Review by J0A0A7, 10 out of 10
    Excellent affordable earbuds with good sound

    Let me start off with this if you’re wondering if they’re any good for this price, the answer is a resounding yes. Most of the cuts that were made to accomplish the low price are mainly in the charging case and battery life. There is no wireless charging and charging is done via micro USB cable. The battery is so-so at 3.5 hours and the charging case allowing for 2 full charges. You still get IPX4 certification so it’s safe to work out with them. Styling is very subtle resembling key fobs. Skullcandy even included a lanyard loop to attach them to your keys.

    As for sound quality, they sound pretty good. There is some bass to them but not heavily emphasize but just enough to stand out. Sound is lacking in the depth department but overall they sound much better than some other headphones around this price range. You even get Bluetooth 5.0 on board.

    Instead of touch controls, they have a single multi-use button. The controls are simple to use for example single tap for play/pause, double-tap for volume adjustment, press down for 1 second to skip/backtrack and tap 3 times to activate Google/Siri. Multiple ear size tips are included to accommodate different ear sizes. They’re comfortable to be used for extended periods of time. If they start to hurt your ear I would suggest changing the ear tip.

    Overall Skullcandy did the right cuts and made sure to still focus on providing good audio quality. Of course, some of the obvious features like micro USB charging and lack of wireless charging stand out. But for the asking price, I rather take those cuts there instead of the audio side of things.

    Apr 09, 2021 20:22
  • Review by Kenny, 10 out of 10
    Better than Skullcandy Indy's

    This product is amazing, I used other products by Skullcandy like the Skullcandy Indy's and I wanted to upgrade because I grew frustrated with those and I bought these, and all I can say is I love these, These earbuds have better sound quality, comfortability, technology and are pretty simple and clean, but I will say the battery on each bud is low but its no major problem because the case charges them quickly, Overall I think these are good earbuds for only around 20 dollars

    Sep 17, 2021 20:58
  • Review by ERN52, 10 out of 10
    There really anything not to like

    Skullcandy Dime Earbuds

    The sound quality is decent. Ease of use is excellent. The charging cable is USB. The charging case has an attachment for your keychain so you can take them anywhere you go.And these earbuds seem solid when placed in your ears. The unit comes with two alternative sized earbud covers. The price is right, inexpensive. These earbuds we’re not designed to compete with those that cost hundreds of dollars.The earbuds are waterproof. There really isn’t anything to like.

    Apr 08, 2021 19:35
  • Review by JorgeST, 2 out of 10
    Not optimal Design or sound

    I have used this multiple models of this brands wireless headphones over the years. However I am not impressed with this design or sound quality.

    First, one thing that i do like is the improved case for the headphones. Its magnet keeps the case closed much better than other models. This reduces the change of them opening and having a drained battery when I need it next.

    Design - The shell of the headphones do not have a tight seal around the outer and inner part of the earbud. This causes an overlap and a ridge which rubs and rubs against the inside of my ear, very annoying. The lack of inner ear suction is needs improvement too. I tried all sizes of the additional rubber ear gels, none of which even remotely created a nice fit to my ear and causing all sound to escape. These also fall out consistently, and as I mentioned above, this brand has generally been a pretty good fit in the past.

    Lastly, the sound. I cranked it to the highest volume it could pump out and i was still expecting about 50-75% louder volume to come out. Please note that a portion of this was caused by the poor fitting ear gels as mentioned above.

    All in All i am not impressed. I was sad because i had high hopes for this brand.

    Apr 07, 2021 13:45
  • Review by Maclemoor, 8 out of 10
    Sound good not great

    I really like the size of these. The charging case is small and can easily be misplaced. They fit good in your ear and don’t fall out. my only complaint is accessing it using the push button the the outside of the headphones are really hard to push and I find myself taking them out to push the button. The different plastic pieces are good for different sound types, treble and bass. Charging doesn’t take long. Overall these are good starter set.

    Apr 10, 2021 11:12
  • Review by DavidJr, 4 out of 10
    Truly wireless budget headphones

    I’ve used a wide range of headphones and have had a few truly wireless earbuds like these Skullcandy Dime headphones. However, I found these to be among the worst I have ever used.

    On the good side of things, I really like the case design. I liked being able to see that the earbuds are in the case or not and I liked the flat design of the case so that it fits a little better in the pocket compared to ones that are more rounded. The sound quality isn’t the best, but also not the worst I have ever had. The battery life is about 3.5 hours with a little over 2 more charges worth from the case alone.

    The reason I find these to be the worst I have ever used is in the design of the earbuds themselves. The function button is nearly impossible to use without any pressure, meaning you had to really push into your ear or try and squeeze the little piece that sticks out. Most other headphones react to simple touch, while these actually require button pushing. This wouldn’t be bad if it was on a wire, but being directly in the ear really makes it awkward and cumbersome. It is really difficult to get the doubletap and extended timing touches down unless you were squeezing the tip between your fingers.

    The shape of the earbud is also odd as I could never get a solid fit or keep it in the ear. I think it is mainly due to the generic round shape of the earbud instead of the oblong shape of others I have used. It has no real way of hooking into the ear so it solely relies on the suction of the rubber in the ear. Maybe if the shape was a bit more ergonomic to the ear it would fit better and stay in, but not with it’s generic design it has now.

    I feel these are a prime example of “you get what you pay for.” They are some of the cheapest truly wireless headphones I have seen, but that is exactly how they feel.

    Apr 15, 2021 04:54
  • 8.6score
    Sony - WI-C310 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Immerse yourself in high-quality audio with these Sony wireless in-ear headphones. A flexible behind-the-neck design offers a comfortable listening experience, and Bluetooth connectivity lets you listen without worrying about easily tangled cables. Featuring advanced 9mm drivers and a powerful battery, these Sony wireless in-ear headphones deliver up to 15 hours of high-fidelity audio per charge.

    8 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 15 hours of use and lasts up to 200 hours on standby mode.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
  • In-ear design: Fits securely and directs music into your ears for full, uninterrupted audio.
  • In-line volume control: Enables you to make quick and easy adjustments to the listening level.
  • 9mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz headset frequency response: Along with a 50Hz - 8kHz microphone frequency response ensures faithful sound reproduction.
  • Power up with quick charge: When your battery runs low, just 10 minutes of charging gets you up to 60 minutes of playback. Charge the battery to full in just three hours.
  • Magnetic buds: The earbuds feature built-in magnets to attach to one another for tangle-free carrying and storage.
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  • Review by Tafza, 10 out of 10
    Superb ..!!

    The best Bluetooth headset I have ever owned . I’m very happy with this ever since I bought I haven’t ever recharged it . It’s been six days now and I haven’t yet recharged it . I’m loving it ..this is what I was looking for . Earlier I had beats headset that would die after 3.5 hours and it would frustrate me easily .but this is mind blowing goes on and on and on ..

    Nov 20, 2020 21:12
  • Review by DatJones30, 8 out of 10
    Best one so far on the cheap

    I am enjoying the long battery life than my previous Bluetooth in-ear headphones. I had to put in a clip from my previous one because dispite being long in the middle to hold around your neck and the magnet ear piece, I wanted it to be more secure. Unlike my previous ones I have it don't lose connection for a second, however when it comes to wanting to skip a track I would use my smartwatch or phone instead trying to do it from the headset, don't want to blowout my ear trying to skip a track.

    Dec 13, 2020 12:08
  • Review by wormite, 10 out of 10
    Add magnets to the wires.

    Got it for $18. attached magnet and a piece metal on both sides. Now it doesn't swing around like crazy.

    Jun 19, 2021 23:15
  • Review by Mjoh, 2 out of 10
    Not very sturdy

    The piece that covers the electronic circuit fell off after the very first use. I tried to get the part from Sony, but was told it's not a part for which they have replacements. I also called the their part distributor and was told the same thing. So unfortunately, they're going in the trash. Very disappointing that it cannot be repaired. Seems such a waste. Also very disappointing that it broke so easily. I guess you get what you pay for.

    Jun 26, 2019 12:24
  • Review by robt, 8 out of 10
    WELL FIT IN EARS!

    I went through many pairs of different kinds of earbuds. All the true wireless buds where too heavy and bulky for my small ears. I finally opted for these even though they had a cord. I had gotten another pair where the controls where on the cord, but too close to the end so I could not see those controls. With these, I am able to move the cord so I can see the controls. They pair nicely and have about the same range of distance as some of the more expensive earbuds. The sound is not quite as robust as the more expensive ones, but it will do for my purpose.

    When taking calls the person on the other end hears well, but I cannot use both buds as I sound like I am in a fishbowl. But then that happens with all earbuds. Overall, this is finally my last purchase and I am ok with it.

    Jul 01, 2020 10:06
  • Review by yackne, 10 out of 10
    Excelente earphones

    Good earbuds. I've had them for almost a year and they work fine. they charge super fast

    Aug 07, 2020 17:09
  • Review by mmoose, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING VALUE.

    I bought these in-store at a GREAT price of $20USD. I was searching for something simple for office use, nothing HiFi or truly expensive. Was blown away by the quality at that price point (sale).

    Price 5/5 - I purchased these at $20, but even at the normal price of $30 it is a heck of a deal.

    Build Quality 4/5 - Simple but great, slightly annoying having two housing units but if you don't plan on using these while running around they shouldn't get in your way. Magnetic earbuds so they click and stick to help keep them out of the way.

    Sound Quality 4.5/5 - For the price it far exceeds expectations. I am not completely immersed in the audiophile lifestyle but for the price and category I do not believe you'll find anything better. Sound is wholesome clear and warm. Obviously not WHXM3 quality but they shouldn't be in the same conversation.

    Battery Life 3/5 - I don't see the 15 hour play time listed in the specs but again that's not a big deal in my book, I can get through 8-10 hours at medium volume no problem before i plug them in to charge for the next day. Didn't give it a higher rating simply for the questionable and promised 15 hour playtime. USB C is always a plus as well.

    Mic/Remote 3.5/5 - Remote is also a welcomed plus, very easy to use, slight delay in the skipping of tracks. Microphone is pretty sensitive and that is the only downside to this product, it will rub against things at time and call quality will suffer if using hands free.

    Apr 20, 2020 13:33
  • Review by Nonot, 8 out of 10
    good if you aren't picky, why is the cable long?

    i bought these because i felt bad spending over 60 on some skullcandy in ear real wireless ones and seeing that these were under 20 i thought why not? they are very small and convenient but one thing to note, not sure if mine are just defective but there is a static sound in the background whenever you play something, kind of like you have the tv on static and are talking in the same room. i don't really like that.

    ease of connectivity is a 5, very easy to both my computer and phone.

    it kind of annoys me how long the cord is though, like over 2ft? it's a bit excessive IMO and the weight of it can possibly pull the buds out if you are running around.

    overall for someone who just wants something simple, go for it! but for me i will stick to over ear and hopefully no passive static

    Mar 16, 2021 22:07
  • 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).
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  • 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
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Flex Wireless Earphones - Black
    Description

    Stay connected to the world you love with all-day wireless Beats Flex earphones. In your ears or around your neck, they're as versatile as the life you lead. With up 12 hours of battery life², you'll always be ready for whatever the day (or night) may bring. Enjoy rich, powerful sound with both accurate bass and low distortion across the frequency curve. Magnetic earbuds make listening that much easier with Auto-Play/Pause¹, playing music when they're in your ears and pausing when they're connected around your neck. The Flex-Form cable provides all-day comfort with durable Nitinol construction while four eartip options offer a personalized fit. And when you're not wearing them, the magnetic earbuds keep Beats Flex tangle-free as they easily coil up into your pocket or purse.

    7 Features
  • FLEX ALL DAY: In your ears or around your neck, Beats Flex are as versatile as the life you lead. Whether you're listening to music, taking calls, or scrolling your social feed, you'll always be ready for what's next.
  • THE MUSIC STOPS WHEN YOU DO: Less charging. More flexing. Beats Flex boasts up to 12 hours of listening time for all-day use. If you need a little extra power, 10-minute Fast Fuel charging gives 1.5 hours of playback when battery is low.²
  • DRIVEN BY PREMIUM SOUND: Beats Flex employs a dual-chamber acoustic design and a proprietary layered driver to achieve outstanding stereo separation with rich and precise bass response.
  • MAKE THE CONNECTION: Stay connected no matter where your day takes you. With Class 1 Bluetooth® technology, Beats Flex offers extended wireless range and fewer dropouts.
  • POWERED BY THE APPLE W1 CHIP: The Apple W1 chip seamlessly integrates Beats Flex into your world of Apple products. Simply power on and hold near your iPhone or iPad.³
  • LISTEN WITH A FRIEND: Audio Sharing lets you wirelessly share audio with Beats Flex and another pair of Beats headphones⁴ or AirPods. From a song, to a podcast, or even a movie - some things are better together.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ANDROID: Beats Flex are compatible with Android devices and easily connects via Bluetooth. With the Beats app, available for download in the Google Play Store, you'll get features like quick-pairing, device status (i.e. battery levels), and firmware updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ShaadRoq, 10 out of 10
    Better than AirPods. I recommend.

    Awesome alternative to AirPods (I don't like the way they fit my ears). Also, I prefer the wire between headphone design to prevent me from losing them. Also, I can't find another brand of Bluetooth headphones to work well with my iPhone.

    Jun 04, 2021 19:17
  • Review by Bethany, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Headphones, Fantastic Options

    I was ready to hate these…the in-ear headphones have always bothered me. The option of different earbud tips, though, made all the difference in the world! I highly recommend trying these, even if you’re skeptical like me! :)

    Aug 19, 2021 15:24
  • Review by BBTOtaltexessay, 6 out of 10
    Bummer beats flexible not flexing

    Well i wasn't expecting mind-blowing bass in this the lower end of the line of in ear beats but whelp darn I'm more then a little bummed about the quality of sound. Goes to show good sound is lb for lb worth it in the audio world.

    Jul 21, 2021 10:00
  • Review by ThaKiddTooValidd, 10 out of 10
    Beats Flex

    These headphones are amazing and for the price your can't beat it

    Dec 29, 2020 05:39
  • Review by Juanp, 10 out of 10
    Great beats for a low price!

    Got these as a gift and they love them, I haven't heard them personally but they say they sound great!

    Feb 19, 2021 23:34
  • Review by Waste, 2 out of 10
    Waste of Time!

    If I could give this negative stars, I would! First, you have no way of charging this item because the plug is not a standard USB. You have to buy a different adapter to be able to charge this! Dumb, dumb, dumb! Then I spent the next ten minutes trying to keep it in my ear. I was so frustrated that I almost got back in my car (within the hour of purchasing it) to return this and the wireless Beats Pro that I bought with it!! Absolute waste of my time.

    Feb 19, 2021 17:11
  • Review by Baker, 2 out of 10
    Beats flex is not the same as BeatsX

    The beats flex is not as good as the BeatsX. The mic is on the neck band so if you are working out the mic will get wet. Also there's no noise canceling.

    Jan 15, 2021 17:27
  • Review by RCtechreviews, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable all sounding Budget Headphones

    Got a amazing deal on these beats headphones with there price match and payed only $39.99 and they sound amazing and quick connecting from my iPhone to my Mac and even to my Apple TV to listen privately at home I recommend it and I’m a fan of apple products and there wonderful and simplicity use of there products and they always keep there work and stick to what they believe so highly of Security and privacy so must I say anymore

    Sep 28, 2021 06:08
  • 8.6score
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    JVC
    JVC - Gumy Mini True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    JVC Gumy Mini True Wireless Headphones are lightweight and small in size. They offer high quality sound with a sleek in ear design. With the latest Bluetooth version 5.1, they will ensure a stress-free and stable connection. Pair the headphones with your bluetooth enabled device once and they will automatically power on and connect when the earbuds are removed from the easy to hold charging case. The Gumy Mini offer one button remotes on each earpiece for quick and easy operation. Control your music and phone calls with the touch of a button. The IPX4 sweat/rain proof rating allows you to enjoy sports or outdoor activies without worrying about getting weat or sweaty. Listen to music or talk on the phone for up to 5 hours. Extend this time with included rechargable battery case for up to 10 hours. Total battery life is 15 hours.

    5 Features
  • Bluetooth True Wireless: JVC Gumy Mini True Wireless offer the freedom of no cords with a comfortable lightweight and compact fit.
  • Battery Life: Enjoy listening to music or talking on the phone for up to 5 hours. Extend this time with included rechargable battery case for up to 10 hours. Total battery life is 15 hours.
  • Auto On and device connect: Pair your headphones to a Bluetooth device once to set-up and going forward they will auto connect when removed from the case.
  • IPX4 rated: The Gumy Mini True Wireless headphones are resistant to water spashes from any direction.
  • Compact Charging Case: Color matching carrying case with built in rechargable battery included. Case can be recharged using the included USB to Micro USB charging cable.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Indiaj0nes, 10 out of 10
    Great Value

    2 Minute review

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    This is a light weight super small headphones unlike some of the true wireless headphones which have a long stem coming out. Its small and yet for the price the sound is impressive. Its IPX4 (Rain Proof) and comes in different colors.

    Pros

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    1. Price - its inexpensive and its value for money.

    2. Compact and light weight.

    3. Instant connection.

    4. Bluetooth 5.1 stable connection.

    5. Decent mic for zoom calls.

    Cons

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    Battery life is low 15H (6H + 9H)

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    Its tiny and lightweight and it fits my small ears very well without fatigue. It include 3 pairs of silicone ear tips, make sure you put the right one on for a good fit. They are built pretty good and the case is small as well, fits well in your pocket.

    Sound and Mic

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    Although its small, its got an impressive sound quality. Its balanced and not tinny. It does not have the thumping bass as that of the Jabra 75t but it's not that pricy either so its unfair to compare both.

    I would compare this to the sound core neo and they are a good match.

    Overall for the price, it is good buy.

    Oct 02, 2021 09:10
  • Review by DavidJr, 8 out of 10
    Decent budget, truly wireless

    The sound quality is decent and they are truly wireless. Considering their price point, I understand some of the differences between these and a pair that are much higher. The controls require actually pushing in the earbud and clicking it so many times depending on the function you require. To get them to hold well, you really need to get them deep in the ear and hope you don’t have sweaty ears. The identification of left or right is a little hard to see, but just keep in mind the JVC logo faces up and your ear canal angles forward.

    Battery life is about 5 hours and you can charge them in the case two more times giving you about 15 hours of use without plugging them in again. On some true wireless sets you can extend the continuous use by swapping earbuds and using one at a time, however, this set is locked to the left earbud for Bluetooth connection as well as the only microphone. So, it is left or both for usage and down time while they charge in the case.

    Overall, if you just want a true wireless headset for when you’re doing something less than 5 hours, these aren’t bad on the pocket.

    Oct 04, 2021 16:03
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 4 out of 10
    The Bare Minimum In True Wireless

    Simply put, these earbuds are the last pair of bluetooth you should ever consider, when thinking of purchasing true wireless earbuds. The earbuds and case are pretty small, which can be both good and bad. The sound quality is good,but not compared to many at this price range. The battery life is the real killer here(5hr + 2 charges). For the price, JVC needs to add more to this. I don't even want to put the USB in this review, because hopefully, it will be lowered at the time you are reading this. The earbuds fit well enough in the ear canal, but I've been blessed with that universal ear lobe, but there are two more sets of gummies inside( on a paper ring,mind you.) I understand that they were going for minimalistic, but again, at the price, it just needs to be better. These are very low-end set of over-priced bluetooth earbuds. These are $15-$20 earbuds at best or worst, depending on who you ask. I say these are a pass. I don't recommend these for anyone at this price.

    Sep 26, 2021 14:40
  • Review by Njmomof3, 8 out of 10
    Solid quality ear buds, no bells and whistles thou

    JVC really hit the mark with the Gumy Minis here. I must recognize the stable connection (that I have been disappointed with regarding my more expensive earbuds recently). One of the FEW earbud sets that actually stays in my ears no matter how active I am! One thing to note:

    Left side = volume control & play-pause

    Right side = Track advancement as well as play-pause. I didn't want to read the instructions so I just found this out on my own.

    Another plus is they upgraded to a USBC port, so I can use any of my chargers with it.

    My only con is that the bass and sound quality isn't as "amazing" as I'd like, especially as a hobby musician, but definitely acceptable, solid, and well worth the affordable price tag.

    All in all, These do the job and will will be a solid choice for for a preteen gift idea or eveb somebody who doesn't care about the bells and whistles and just wants a dependable set of ear buds. These are the real deal.

    Oct 05, 2021 19:24
  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    Great "budget" buds!

    These JVC Gumy Mini Buds are certainly budget bud. The case is made of matte black fingerprint-resistant plastic. It is a bit bulky in the pocket but still light. The case closes tightly and keeps the buds inside securely. I do wish the lid would stay up though, but it is just a small nitpick.

    The buds fit well in my small-medium ears, but I did experience some slight soreness after 5 hours or so. JVC included 3 tip sizes for best seal and fit. They’re IPX4, so rain or sweat won’t be a problem. The Gumy Mini are not ANC, which is expected at this price, but the gel tips work well enough to block sound with minimal leakage.

    The battery lasted about 5 hours in one use at 70% volume, which is decent. The case is supposed to add 9 more. The case is charged through USB-C, and there is no Qi wireless charging option, which is not a big deal at this price.

    Interestingly, these buds are Bluetooth 5.1, paired up effortlessly with both my Android, iOS tablet, and Nintendo Switch. I was able to keep a connection at decent distances, and there was no lag or hiccups when watching videos or playing games. They automatically connect, but there is no multi-point option.

    Everything from playback to volume is done through the buds, which is better than some buds that are 5 times more expensive. The touchpads work OK, although I did have some misses.

    The sound signature is leaning more on mainstream music listening, as it is bass-focused with the treble slightly pushed up. There is some midrange but is dipped somewhat. At higher volumes, it can get a bit distorted with some sibilance as well. Still, I found the sound enjoyable when casually listening to music, video, or podcasts. There is no app support, or EQ presets. for those who care about customization.

    The Gumy Minis are one of the best “budget” true wireless buds out there, hands down. They tackle the most important features and sound signature and are a fantastic value. Excellent as starter buds, backups, gifts, or even daily drivers. Plus, the color options are wonderful.

    Sep 23, 2021 14:25
  • Review by pinkbat, 8 out of 10
    Comfy

    JVC Gumy mini wireless in ear headphones, small lightweight & comfy, good sound quality I think the fastest easiest blue tooth connection I’ve come across. Also each earbud has its own control one does calls & the other music makes life so much easier then trying to figure out what’s what on one bud, pretty good grip when working out didn’t have issues with them popping out when I got sweaty, also they are water proof with a good battery life I think I recharged after a week.

    Oct 26, 2021 01:06
  • Review by Mike, 8 out of 10
    Great Value For Sleepers

    These are great for sleeping with. They are small enough for dude sleeping and get quiet enough to crispy go to sleep. Great value. But they fit in the charger both the right AND the wrong way, so it’s easy to go to bed with dead buds if you’re not careful

    Oct 31, 2021 20:36
  • Review by Gift, 8 out of 10
    Great value!

    Great value! Great audio quality! The oonly issue i have is temporary drops in connection when streaming music. Recommend this product.

    Nov 20, 2021 11:27
  • 8.6score
    Sony - WI-XB400 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Portable, lightweight, and comfortable wireless headphones packed with EXTRA BASS, 12mm drivers for crisp sound, and up to 15 hours of battery life.** Versatile and practical, these soft, flexible headphones go anywhere you go with a stylish, compact design. The integrated microphone makes hands-free calling easy.

    12 Features
  • Love bass: EXTRA BASS™ enhances all your low-end frequencies, lifting every track with wave after wave of thundering rhythm. Just touch the button to get started.
  • Go wireless with Bluetooth®: Say goodbye to tangled wires and pulled-out plugs. With Bluetooth® wireless technology, you can connect to your device wirelessly and enjoy flawless, interruption-free listening.*
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life: With up to 15 hours of playback when fully charged, you can listen to your favorite playlists and podcasts all through the day.**
  • Power up with quick charge: When your battery runs low, just 10 minutes of charging gets you up to 60 minutes of playback. This means that even if you're in a hurry, you'll soon be ready to get the music going again.
  • Portable and flexible for more comfortable listening: Soft, flexible, and lightweight, the WI-XB400 wireless in-ear headphones let you listen in comfort, anytime, anywhere.
  • Colors to suit your style: Express your style with a choice of four colors, all with a sleek, flat cable and eye-catching matte finish.
  • Magnetic buds for easy carrying: The earbuds feature built-in magnets to attach to one another for tangle-free carrying and storage.
  • Free yourself with behind-the-neck design: The around-the-neck design is comfortable, lightweight and keeps your headphones out of the way, so you can get on with listening in total freedom.
  • One-touch hands-free calling: Calling a friend from your connected smartphone? Touch the multifunction button, and you'll be ready to get the conversation started. Time to say goodbye? Just press it again to end the call.
  • 12mm driver units for clear, punchy sound: Whether you're listening to pop hits, classic rock, or jazz solos, the 12mm driver units deliver dynamic audio performance with deep bass, crisp treble, and outstanding clarity.
  • Voice assistant at your service: Check the weather, get the latest news and more using just your voice. Press the multifunction button twice, and you'll get instant access to Siri or Google Assistant.***
  • USB Type-C charging: The next generation of recharging technology comes to the WI-XB400 wireless headphones with USB Type-C charging.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HoneyFire, 10 out of 10
    I love these headphones!

    If you're thinking about purchasing these headphones, you should! The bass and sound quality are great. I've charged them probably 5 times max so the battery is long-lasting. I exchanged the JLab Audio - JBuds Air Icon True Wireless In-Ear Headphones for these because the JBuds kept falling out of my ear (and were kind of uncomfortable/too big) whereas these Sony headphones fit nicely in my ear with better controls. Some people complain about them falling off during exercise, I just loop them 1 time like in the picture I included. Great buy!

    Dec 31, 2020 18:11
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Great Sounding Wireless Headset!

    I’m very impressed with the bass that this wireless headset produces. For the price, this headset’s quality and clarity of sound is better than some of the more expensive headsets; which makes it a great value. The headset came with three different size silicone rubber earbuds, so that I am able to select the size that fits me perfectly. I no longer have to worry about the earbuds falling out of my ears. It is very very comfortable wearing the earbuds under my motorcycle helmet. A solid 5 star headset! I’m completely satisfied with this product!

    Apr 03, 2021 08:16
  • Review by Goblinking, 10 out of 10
    Amazing! Truly

    They are the best wireless earbuds from Sony that they make. Great sound and easy to connect. The controls are super easy to work. They are well made and have good battery life. What more can you ask for? The XB-400 are great! Love em.

    Nov 15, 2019 16:56
  • Review by Easydoes, 8 out of 10
    Bluetoothless

    Great for the price...Easy to connect..and sound is also good. I just added a neck brace so it would not fall from my neck.

    Apr 02, 2021 17:17
  • Review by Steve, 8 out of 10
    Good sound, work well, get tangled

    The sound is good, they seem to hold a charge for a long time period, the magnetic feature that holds the earbuds together is useful, especially if it is tucked inside the shirt when not in use.

    Sep 26, 2020 00:35
  • Review by Headphones, 10 out of 10
    Execelet headphones

    Excellent product, the beast thing of this bluetooth headphones is the long lasting battery, I spend hours and hours on the phone talking with a single charge, also when is time to charge you can charge it at 100% in a couple hours or less. I'll buy it again.

    May 07, 2021 17:39
  • Review by MelT, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic set of Headphones

    I have been in the market for a set of wireless headphones to use when working out at the gym. I have always had good luck with corded Sony headphones in the past and when I saw that these were almost half off I decided to give them a try. They are fantastic. The sound quality is excellent, they stay firmly in my ears even when jogging, and they connect to all of my bluetooth devices flawlessly.

    On a side note: It doesn't say this anywhere on the package, but I found that they are also water resistant. I discovered this when I accidentally washed them in the washing machine about a week after I purchased them. I was for sure that I had ruined them, but after letting them dry for an hour I turned them on and to my surprise they worked flawlessly.

    I highly recommend these headphones.

    Dec 24, 2019 05:17
  • Review by SonyFan, 8 out of 10
    Almost perfect

    Really wanted to give these 5 stars. Great sound and the controls are easy to reach while I’m walking but every once in a while they just turn off in mid-call and then turn themselves back on. This is not a call drop because the call is still there, I just miss part of conversation if the person on the other end happens to be speaking.

    Oct 30, 2021 22:44
  • 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