Not so long ago, we were happy if we just managed not to lose one of our wireless earbuds under the sofa. It was enough that we could listen to tunes and make calls without being tethered to a device. The potential for wireless satisfaction is off the charts with these new models though, and the likelihood that you’ll find a pair that satisfies your every need, no matter how particular, is very high as well.
If you’re into outdoor activities or strenuous workouts, you’ll love one of the models that have waterproof ratings that’ll withstand all weather conditions. Many of these new designs fit your ears so that they won’t fall out, no matter how much bouncing around you do. For noisy office environments, several models have advanced noise canceling as well as talk-through or transparency – a feature that lets you have a conversation with someone in the real world without having to take out your wireless earbuds. (If you're looking for more general headphone recommendations, our Best Headphones of 2023 buying guide is a must-read.)
You see a lot about “codecs” when you read the spec sheets for wireless earbuds and headphones: AAC, SBC, aptX, LDAC, and so on. If a wireless gizmo can handle a specific codec, it delivers audio at the latency and bandwidth supported by that codec. The more robust the codec, the better the audio quality, the faster it gets to your ears, and the better the synchronization with video and games.
And if getting lost in your favorite music is the whole reason you want wireless earbuds in the first place, you’ll enjoy looking into some of the models with audio quality that is equal to that of high-end over-ear headphones. Shopping for wireless earbuds can be challenging, but this guide will help you focus on what’s important to you. And don’t hesitate to reach out to us, we’re happy to help you make the best decision.