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Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the tyranny of cords

Truly wireless earbuds let you ditch all cables in our post-headphone jack world, but like with anything else, their quality varies. Our top picks offer great audio without sacrificing battery life or comfort.

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Powerbeats Pro review: Better than AirPods, but not for everybody

Apple’s Beats by Dre subsidiary has its first true wireless earbuds, and they’re wonderful.

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Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

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Etymotic ER4XR in-ear headphone review: Top-notch sonics and a comfortable fit

Though definitely on the pricey side, Etymotics ER4 XR's deliver the musical goods, and the flanged tips are more comfortable in the ear than the standard memory foam types.

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RevoNext QT5 review: This in-ear monitor offers tremendous bang for very few bucks

The sound quality is superb—as long as you use the right eartips for your specific ears.

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Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

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Amazon is selling the new AirPods for a big discount

You can also take $10 off the new wireless charging case.

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TaoTronics TT-BH046 noise-cancelling headphone review: Effective noise cancellation, but poor sound quality

Audio performance improves with ANC on, but it's still somewhat congested and veiled, especially in noisy environments.

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Apple’s ‘courage’ to remove the headphone jack has created a brave new world

It’s been over two years since Apple opted to axe the headphone jack from the iPhone and guess what? Things are pretty good.

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AKG Y500 Wireless headphone review: Ultra-compact on-ear headphones for audiophiles

These on-ear wireless headphones sport an ultra-compact, folding form factor and good wireless features, but their wired performance is where they really shine.

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The Powerbeats Pro ‘totally wireless’ earphones are the most Apple product Beats has ever made

Apple has unveiled a new true wireless version of its Beats Powerbeats earphones, and there’s a lot of AirPods tech inside.

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House of Marley Exodus headphone review: Sustainably sourced, sweet-sounding headphones

The Exodus proves that you don't need to sacrifice sweet sound for mindfully sourced and sustainably built headphones

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Funcl W1 review: Finally, decent quality in a budget pair of true wireless earbuds

Funcl's proven it's possible to make a great, inexpensive set of true wireless earphones.

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AirPods (2nd generation) review: Apple's mega-hit headphones get a few modest improvements

AirPods took over the wireless headphone world, and now they’re a little bit better.

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Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet review: These headphones are designed to protect children's hearing

The active noise cancellation in these headphones works very well, and it significantly improves the sound quality to boot.

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BeatsX Earphones review: These Bluetooth earbuds are an ace for bass

If you want the easy pairing of AirPods but without the wonky fits, these may be the earphones for you.

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7 things you need to know about Apple’s new AirPods

The hottest wireless headphones around are better than ever. Just don't call them AirPods 2.

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Edifier W860NB ANC headphones review: Excellent active noise cancellation, but not the best audio performance

Sound quality is quite good—as long as you listen with active noise cancellation enabled; otherwise, it's just too boomy.

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