There has never been a better time to shop for earbuds. No matter what your budget is, you can find fantastic true wireless buds to keep you entertained at the gym or on your commute. The mid-range category, in particular, has seen some real competition, with heavyweights like Amazon and Google throwing down with budget-conscious brands like Anker and Tribit. You'd be forgiven for not counting TCL among the bunch — it's stuck mainly to affordable neckbuds in the personal audio category. With the MoveAudio S600, however, the company is looking to bring some premium features to a price point that won't break the bank.
Last year's OnePlus Buds Z came in at a super low price — fifty bucks! — and offered decent sound quality and a comfortable fit. As you'd probably expect with a price so low, they didn't include any advanced features. OnePlus added ANC and wireless charging to its premium Buds Pro, but at a pretty massive markup over the original pair. If you've had your eye out for some new affordable earbuds, the company's next pair might be a perfect match between price and performance.
In our review of the Sony WH-1000XM4, we found them to be one of the best noise-canceling headsets on the market. Sadly, their $350 price tag was quite steep, but you can now get them for just $180 on Woot, provided you're fine with buying a refurbished pair.
Jabra's true wireless earbuds have been a reliable alternative to high-end offerings from Apple and Samsung ever since they were introduced, with high marks for audio quality, connection, and comfort. The latest model is on sale at eBay today at its lowest price yet, as long as you're okay with a refurbished set of buds.
The Bose QC35 headphones have been one of the most popular ones on the market for a while. Then came the Sony WH-1000XM3 and WH-1000XM4, which were considered by many to be superior, and inevitably dethroned Bose when it came to ANC headphones. Bose did release a newer product, the NC 700, which haven't been nearly as popular as the QC35. This is probably due to their lack of convenience, as they can't be folded, but also their relatively high price.
The company had to come up with a new product that would help it regain its leadership position: The QC45.
If you're planning on traveling soon, noise-canceling headphones are a must-have. They can help to completely shut out the world around you, whether that's the white noise of the plane or the person sitting next to you who can't seem to take a hint. With today's Deal of the Day at Amazon, you won't need an arm and a leg to score some great ANC-equipped headphones.
Sony's WH-1000 series of active noise cancellation headphones have impressed audiophiles for a long time, largely taking the crown for mainstream wireless cans away from Bose. But they don't come cheap: even the previous generation XM3 model will set you back quite a bit. Today you can grab the WH-1000XM3, still a fantastic design years after its introduction, for almost half their original price.
Samsung's latest pair of wireless earbuds haven't even officially hit the market yet, but ahead of a release this Friday, they're already getting their first software update. A much-needed enhancement to ambient sound and a couple of new options help to make these an even more well-rounded set of buds.
OnePlus is quickly becoming a veteran in the true wireless earbud market. With last year's release of the original Buds, followed shortly thereafter by the budget-oriented Buds Z, it's safe to say that OnePlus has had opportunities to work out some of the bugs. And so enters the OnePlus Buds Pro, a set of ANC-enabled true wireless buds that features plenty of high-end capabilities and a similarly higher price tag.
For the last year or so, Sony has completely dominated the world of noise cancellation. Whether you were on the hunt for full-size over-ear headphones or tiny in-ear buds, there's really only been one place to go for top-of-the-line audio gear. That won't be the case for long, as Bose — Sony's long-time rival in the battle for ANC domination — is finally returning with a successor to the aging QuietComfort 35 II headset.