Plantronics released its first take on the true wireless form factor about a year ago, but the company's efforts weren't well received. I spent a bit of time with the BackBeat Fit 3100 and liked their stable design and sound quality, but noticed a few disconnections. Those became much more noticeable when my husband tried them in a completely open outdoor setting near the sea. With no trees, no buildings, and nothing to bounce the sound around, one of the buds would frequently lose connection and stutter.
Now the company is acknowledging the problem and releasing an updated Fit 3150 with better connectivity and battery life. Read More
Jaybird is a known quantity in the athletic earbud space: all of its products sound good and fit great. That continues to be true of the company's latest offering, the Vista true wireless earbuds. While there's not much surprising here, the Vista deliver where it counts, and despite some minor quibbles, are absolutely worth the asking price for the right buyer. Read More
True-wireless earbuds are practically the norm now, but what if you're looking for something just a tad more premium? Well, we've got what you need, and it comes with a markdown. Master & Dynamic is known for its high-end audio products and the use of premium materials, and its MW07 wireless earphones are among the most luxurious ones on the market. Thankfully, they just dropped to $219, which is $80 less than their original retail price. Read More
Klipsch has been making high-end audio gear for more than 70 years. With the better part of a century's worth of audio expertise informing their design, the company's T5 true wireless earbuds have a lot to live up to — and while they lack some of the frills I've come to expect in premium earbuds, they absolutely nail the fundamentals. Read More
Anker's Soundcore sub-brand sells a whole bunch of audio accessories that punch above their weight, price-wise. Take, for example, the Soundcore Spirit Pro. They're Bluetooth earbuds that come with almost anything you could want, and they're already a fair price at their normal $50 — and they're currently an even better buy at $33. Read More
There's no dearth of true wireless earbuds options out there, but most deliver sound quality that's good-ish, at best. To get superior audio quality, you usually have to go wired or at least settle for a wire between the earbuds. German audio company Sennheiser's late entry to this market, the Momentum, bucks this trend and is arguably the leader in audio quality — though it comes at a steep $300 price. If you have your eyes on a pair, Fry's currently has them on sale for $200, or $100 off.
Jaybird is pretty much athletic earbud royalty, and that reputation can come at a premium. The Jaybird X4 are, in my opinion, the most comfortable earbuds the company makes, and you can get 'em at an uncommon discount today: the buds are $30 off pretty much everywhere you can find them.
Hey, are you listening to music right this second? Maybe a podcast? I bet you are. If you're looking to upgrade whatever it is you're listening on, you have a ton of options. Android Police tests all kinds of headphones and speakers, but those reviews are a whole lot of words to read. So here, as part of our Most Wanted series, is a digestible list of the audio gear we're really feeling this summer. Read More
Say you’re in the market for some wireless earbuds and you have a Benjamin to spend. You don’t need noise cancellation, but want good sound quality. What do you buy? There are several choices out there, including OnePlus’ much hyped $99 Bullets Wireless 2. But I’m here to tell you that there’s one unassuming product that stands out—a better device than the Bullets Wireless 2—and it’s not officially available in the US. It’s the $99 Huawei FreeLace.
I didn’t set out to review the FreeLace. I was given a pair at Huawei’s launch event in Paris last March alongside my P30 Pro and P30 review units, just like I received Bullets Wireless 2 as part of my OnePlus 7 Pro media kit. Read More
Aukey manages to cram a lot of features into its Bluetooth earbuds relative to their prices. The company's B80 earbuds — big brother to the impressive B60 — pack Bluetooth 5.0, aptX support, and USB-C charging. Those features are appealing at the headset's usual $80, and the current sale price of $51 makes the buds a steal. Read More