May 4th, 2019

True wireless earbuds have come a long way in the past few years. Most of the products on this list have been around at least a year, but there are quite a few newcomers which have come into play and have made a big impact on the rankings. While audio quality is an important consideration, battery life, water resistance, and case design are just as important in this category since true wireless earbuds are built to be your go-to option on your commute to work, the gym and everything in between.

The sorted through nearly 100 true wireless earbud options and managed to narrow things down to our top 10 favorites. Hopefully, this list will allow you to find the perfect earbuds to fit your style, needs and budget. If you’re looking for suggestions for active noise cancellation headphones as well, we’ve also put together a list of the 5 Best Active Noise Cancellation Bluetooth Headphones of 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Buds

While AirPods may be the most popular wireless earbuds for Apple devices, the Samsung Galaxy Buds are our favorite option for Android smartphones. As we covered in our Galaxy Buds review, Samsung managed to hit all the right notes with their design, superb audio, 6 hours of battery life on a single charge (7 additional hours with the case), wireless charging at no extra cost and a price that won’t break the bank. There’s really nothing more you could ask for.

  • Price: $129.99
  • Rating: 4/5 (450 reviews)

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Bose SoundSport Free

The Bose SoundSport Free earbuds aren’t exactly stylish, but their sporty design is a perfect fit for what they are intended for. The earbuds offer incredible audio quality and the tips and fins isolate ambient noise and ensure the earbuds won’t budge during an intense workout. With the Bose SoundSport Free you also get IPX4 water resistance and 5-hours of music playback on a single charge while the included case can charge the earbuds two additional times. Bose was also able to include earbud tracking which shows you where and when the earbuds were last connected to your phone with the included app.

  • Price: $199.99
  • Rating: 3.4/5 (2,400+ reviews)

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AUKEY Key Series T10

The AUKEY Key Series T10 just hit the market at the end of April, but they’re price and feature set make then a perfect alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Buds. AUKEY has built-in IPX5 water resistance, 7 hours or playback on a single charge (an extra 14 with the case), wireless charging, Google Assistant and Siri integration and a neat swivel case which helped the Key Series T10 win a 2019 IF Design Award. If you don’t want to spend more than $100 on truel wireless earbuds, this is by far your best option.

  • Price: $99.99
  • Rating: 5/5 (5 reviews)

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Master & Dynamic MW07

The Master & Dynamics MW07 are definitely not cheap, but they superb build quality and amazing audio which is delivered by their 10mm beryllium drivers an experience that’s far superior to the competitions. The only downside is that you get 3.5 hours on a single charge, but the included case will let you charge the earbuds three extra times. Be sure to check out our full Master  Dynamics MW07 review.

  • Price: $299.99
  • Rating: 4.2/5 (66 reviews)

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Jabra Elite Active 65t

Jabra isn’t a name that most of us think of when it comes to headphones, but the company has years of experience when it comes to wireless audio and the Jabra Elite 65t is the company’s 3rd generation of true wireless earbuds. The 4-microphone setup ensures that your voice is heard loud and clear on audio calls and  5 hours of audio playback is boosted to a total of 15 with the battery that’s built into the case. Jabra has even thrown in IP55 dust and water resistance, voice commands with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant and an equalizer which so you can customize the audio yourself through the Jabra Sound+ app.

  • Price: $169.99
  • Rating: 3.6/5 (2,300+ reviews)

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Apple AirPods 2019

The 2019 Apple AirPods just landed and are quickly becoming the go-to option for anyone looking for wireless earbuds. While AirPods are specifically designed to work seamlessly with Apple products, but also work quite well with Android smartphones as well. They don’t offer incredible audio or a perfect fit for more people, but you can get up to 24 hours of music playback with the included case. Also, Apple’s added a Qi-compatible wireless charging case option for the 2019 AirPods which costs $199.

  • Price: $159.99
  • Rating 4.1/5 (64 reviews)

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Anker Soundcore Liberty Air

The Anker SoundCore Liberty Air may be the cheapest true wireless earbuds on our list, but that doesn’t mean they’re not any good. Anker is still a new player in this space, but the 5 hours of playback and 20 hours of total listening time with the included case is among the best we’ve seen. Controlling your music or answering calls is simple with the built-in touch controls and you also get IPX5 water resistance which will protect the earbuds from sweat while you’re working out. Anker all uses graphene-enhanced drivers to deliver better audio and the earbuds also include noise-canceling microphones to eliminate background noise when picking up your voice for calls.

  • Price: $79.99
  • Rating: 3.7/5 (125 reviews)

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless

If you want great audio, Sennheiser is a brand you can trust. The company’s Momentum True Wireless Earbuds are a great product, even if it is quite a bit more expensive than its competitors. While the earbuds offer great sounds isolation with the included tips, Sennheiser has built it a “Stay aware” transparent audio feature which allows the audio around you to pass through when you want it. Battery life is decent as well with 4 hours on a single charge and an extra 8 hours with the case.

  • Price: $299.99
  • Rating: 3.6/5 (170 reviews)

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Mobvoi TicPods Free

Mobvoi is best known for its Wear OS smartwatches, but the company has been dabbling in the wireless audio space as well. The TicPods share the same basic design with Apple’s AirPods, but Mobvoi has made a few subtle tweaks to ensure they provide a more snug fit which also ensures that the audio experience is better as well. With the case, you get a total of 18 hours of music playback, but the buds themselves only last 4 hours on a single charge. Mobvoi has also added in Google Assistant and Siri integration, along with IPX5 water resistance so that you can use them for working out.

  • Price: $129.99
  • Rating: 3.5/5 (210 reviews)

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Sony WF-1000X

Sony’s been dabbling in the truel wireless earbuds space for a few years already and the Sony WF-1000X show how the company is using its full force to deliver a product that’s jam-packed with features. The Sony WF-1000X is one of the only true wireless earbuds to deliver active noise cancellation, allowing you to enjoy your music without interference from the noise around you. The bad news is that there’s no water resistance rating and you’re only given a total of 9 hours of music playback with the included case.

  • Price: $199.00
  • Rating: 3/5 (290 reviews)

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