On the hunt for the best true wireless earbuds? Your choices don’t stop at Apple’s AirPods, hands-down the category’s bestseller. Several rivals now offer better audio quality, battery life and performance — not to mention compatibility with technology outside the Apple device ecosystem — making the market for true wireless earbuds truly competitive, with more contenders on the way.As a quick refresher, true wireless earbuds have no cable at all to connect to your phone or any other device.
Picking the best earbuds for your needs can be a challenge – and with wired models, neckbud-style wireless earphones, and true wireless earbuds all vying for your attention, there’s so much to choose from.
Do you value security and audio fidelity above all else? Check out the wired earphones on this list. Or, opt for something that has the best of both worlds with a pair of the best wireless earbuds, which connect to your phone via Bluetooth but retain a cord between the two buds themselves.