Earbuds & AirPods
Earbuds go by many different names, including earphones, in-ear headphones, in-ear monitors or simply buds. They also come in all shapes and sizes and can be both wired or wireless, with some variations. Probably the most widely known (and worn) earbuds are the AirPods, which Apple launched in 2016.
Compared to over-ear and on-ear headphones, they offer a more compact, lightweight design that’s easier to set up and store. Earbuds are often cheaper too (usually), and have better stability. Being small does have its disadvantages - namely with sound quality, which can’t match wired headphones - but every music lover should own at least one pair all the same.
Buying Guide We put the best AirPods to the test, alongside the best Beats headphones. Take a look at our top picks.
Meet (probably) the Bose QuietComfort Headphones, Bose QuietComfort Ultra and Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds.
Sorry, but I want more from my plucky visionary CEOs than cheaper physical earbuds following user feedback.
Battery warning right before your workout? Soon, you may be able to just loop 'em around your neck and go.
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Versus Choosing between the Sony WF-1000XM5 and the Sony LinkBuds S comes down to whether you want the best performance or the best performance-to-price ratio.
It may surprise you to learn that Sony's WF-1000XM5 didn't run off with the spoils in 2023, but here we are.
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