Best True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

There are plenty of alternatives to Apple's AirPods out there if you're willing to look. If you're looking to make the jump to true wireless headphones, these are the earbuds you'll want to browse before you buy.

The best true wireless earbuds released to market in 2017.


1. TRNDlabs NOVA review: Affordability is not a silver bullet

The lofty ambitions of the NOVA true wireless earbuds feel almost-entirely hobbled by poor connectivity. These might well be “genuinely affordable” but most will find them far from usable.
Review Date: 5th Feb., 2018
RRP: $ 79.00
Gear Bluetooth Earbuds

2. AXUM Gear Bluetooth Earbuds review: Highs and lows

While the AXUM Gear Bluetooth earbuds aren’t without their strengths, there’s just a too little many weaknesses here to ignore - even with the cheaper-than-average price.
Review Date: 14th June, 2018
RRP: $ 186.00

3. Jaybird RUN review: Technical issues hamstring a standout debut

The Jaybird RUN earbuds are envisioned as a solid option for users who want quality audio on-the-go and an even better one for those already-invested in the capabilities of the Jaybird App.
Review Date: 10th Nov., 2017
RRP: $ 249.00
FreePlay Bluetooth Earbuds

4. Cygnett FreePlay Bluetooth Earbuds review: Good value but one too many compromises

The Cygnett FreePlay earbuds are definitely more affordable than most true wireless at $129 but they arrive with just enough compromises that I’d struggle to honestly recommend them over the many cheaper, wired or Bluetooth alternatives.
Review Date: 13th June, 2018
RRP: $ 129.00
Studio True Wireless Earbuds

5. 3SIXT Studio True Wireless Earbuds: Budget Buds

If you’re happy to make the compromises that 3SIXT are asking for, then you’ll likely come away satisfied with the sound of these.
Review Date: 21st March, 2018
RRP: $ 129.00
Xperia Ear Duo

6. Sony Xperia Ear Duo review: A different, smarter, kind of earbud

Where other true wireless earbuds are about audio isolation, the Xperia Ear Duo are about audio synthesis. They’re a different, smarter kind of earbud, for a different, smarter kind of customer.
Review Date: 25th June, 2018
RRP: $ 399.00
SoundSport Free

7. Bose SoundSport Free review: The best is yet to come

As a first effort in the true wireless category, the Bose SoundSport Free are an impressive effort. Unfortunately, they're also one dragged down by an slightly iffy form-factor and high pricetag.
Review Date: 12th March, 2018
RRP: $ 399.00
Gear IconX earbuds

8. Review: Samsung Gear IconX earbuds

They’re difficult to control, and don’t always work as advertised. But they sound great and the wire-free design and on-board storage is liberating.
Review Date: 31st Oct., 2016
RRP: $ 289.00
Elite Sport

9. Jabra Elite Sport (2017): Full, in depth review

Jabra have definitely made a better pair of buds here. However, it's more of a personal best than a world record.
Review Date: 17th Oct., 2017
RRP: $ 349.00

10. Sony WF-1000X review: Noise-cancellation makes for a great alternative to AirPods

The inclusion of noise-cancellation makes the WF-1000X an easy choice for audiophiles looking for an alternative to the AirPods.
Review Date: 14th Nov., 2017
RRP: $ 349.00
Gear IconX 2018

11. Samsung Gear IconX 2018 review: The path of least resistance makes for an easy upgrade

In Samsung’s efforts to lean into everything that worked about the original IconX, they’ve pivoted away from everything the product could be. They’re successful in that they improve upon the original, but every step of the way it’s clear that ...
Review Date: 2nd Jan., 2018
RRP: $ 299.00

12. Zolo Liberty+ review: The true wireless earbuds you've been waiting for

Do the Zolo Liberty+ deliver the absolute best listening experience I’ve ever gotten out of a pair of headphones? Not quite. However, for a true wireless effort, they get remarkably close.
Review Date: 29th Jan., 2018
RRP: $ 149.00

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