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Headphone Reviews

After the smartphone, headphones are the gadget we reach for most often in our daily lives. Here, The Verge tracks the best headphones for every budget and purpose, whether they be wireless, noise cancelling, in-ear, or over-ear. With all the big brands — from Bose and Beats to Sony and Sennheiser — and a few of the over-performing smaller ones, there's a perfect pair of headphones out there for everyone, and we'll have it covered.

The LinkBuds are Sony’s strangest earbuds in years — and surprisingly good

They’re weird, refreshing, and fantastic at voice calls

Sony WF-C500 earbuds review: basic ain’t bad

Jabra Elite 7 Pro review: something’s missing

Jabra’s latest earbuds impress on voice quality but arrive without the company’s signature feature

Wyze Buds Pro review: budget Bluetooth buds worth buying

The best noise-canceling headphones to buy right now

Headphones do a better job than earbuds at muting outside noise

The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

Beats Fit Pro review: sporty AirPod Pros with better sound

The latest Beats earbuds are the company’s best product since the Powerbeats Pro


Apple AirPods (third-gen) review: new design, same appeal

Urbanista Los Angeles review: solar-powered headphones deliver on a lofty promise

Bose QuietComfort 45 review: comfortably familiar

A masterclass in going back to what works

Jabra Elite 3 review: nailing the essentials for $80

BuddyPhones Cosmos Plus are full-featured travel headphones for kids

OnePlus Buds Pro review: these earbuds get a lot of things right

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless (2021) review: ANC with a colorful light show

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review: nailing the basics with style

When the entry-level earbuds are this good, why go Pro?


Nothing Ear 1 earbuds review: almost something

Standout design, noise cancellation, and wireless charging for $99

Beats Studio Buds review: big ambition, imperfect execution


Sony WF-1000XM4 review: a sonic triumph

Sony’s back, and it was worth the wait

Google Pixel Buds A-Series review: price is everything

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Amazon Echo Buds review: very hard to beat for the price

These wireless gaming earbuds deliver less lag but not much more

Bose Frames Tempo review: the specs to beat

Bose’s sporty shades offer good sound, a steady fit, and total awareness

1More ComfoBuds Pro review: comfortably sound

V-Moda M-200 ANC review: $500 headphones can’t be this unpolished

V-Moda’s first noise-canceling headphones are built well and have balanced sound, but they fall short on features


The best open-ear headphones for bike riding

Hear traffic and also podcasts


Anker’s Liberty Air 2 Pro pair good noise cancellation with a low price

Marshall’s Mode II earbuds are stuck between rock and a hard price

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro review: good sound at the wrong price


Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: the right balance

They don’t win at any one thing, but they strike a great mix in terms of sound quality, ANC, and comfort

Amazon Echo Frames review: listen to these specs


Apple AirPods Max review: luxurious sound for a luxury price

Just be sure to find another case

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review: noise-canceling champion

Good sound quality and best-in-class noise cancellation come in an awkwardly big case


How Becca Farsace tests and reviews wireless earbuds

Jabra Elite 85t review: noise cancellation isn’t the only big change

UE Fits review: a fit that’s lit

They fit better than any consumer earbuds I’ve ever tried, but they aren’t without shortcomings

Beats Flex review: wireless earbud basics done right

Beats’ first earbuds with a USB-C connector are only $50


Google Pixel Buds review: second time’s the charm

Google’s new earbuds finally go truly wireless and have improved sound quality

Sony WH-1000XM4 review: the best noise-canceling headphones get better

Sony didn’t change much, but it made the improvements we’ve been waiting for


Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: cool beans

An unconventional design turns out to be a winner