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EarBuds: Our Best EarBuds for 2020 – Top Ten

Which EarBuds are the best for you?

Right about now that our ears have started hurting with so much testing during the past weeks, we have compiled a top ten list of best wireless EarBuds available in the market. Wireless headphones have been around for a long time now, but the upsurge in adoption came after Apple’s AirPods launched back in December 2016. We have to give Apple credit for reinventing wireless earbuds; However, there are many other models in the market, giving the AirPods a fierce competition. In compiling this list we have taken special care to highlight the most positive aspect of the earbud that you may find compelling such as Noise Cancelling, Best Sounding, Best for Jogging and Best value earbuds.

If you are an Apple fan, we can confirm that nothing we say about other brands can change your mind, so go ahead and buy them from here.

Our Top Ten EarBuds (Buy them from here)

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Apple AirPods Pro Noise Cancelling

Apple AirPods Pro

(Best EarBuds Overall)

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Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Best for Jogging

Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds

(Best Noise Cancelling)

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Jabra Elite 75t Best Sounding

Jabra Elite 75t

(Best Sounding)

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Beats PowerBeats Pro Noise Cancelling Best Sounding

Beats PowerBeats Pro

(Best Depth & Bass)

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Amazon Echo Buds Best Sounding

Amazon Echo Buds

(Best Value)

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1More Stylish

1More Stylish

(Best Price)

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JBL UA True Wireless Flash Best for Jogging

JBL UA True Wireless Flash

(Best for Jogging)

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Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

(Best Value with Features)

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Audiophile sound - Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus

Audiophile sound – Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus

(Best Style)

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Optoma NuForce BE Sport4 Best for Jogging

Optoma NuForce BE Sport4

(Best for Exercising)

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1. Apple AirPods Pro (Best EarBuds Overall)

Apple AirPods Pro Earbuds Noise Cancelling Best Sounding Best for JoggingIt is unthinkable not to give AirPods the top spot simply because the Pro version is even better than the earlier Pods and the sheer sell volume, as well as the massive love people, have for them. Even if we leave all of that, we feel Apple has delivered yet again. For us, the overall features of AirPods outweigh others. They are pricey, but you get an Apple product for spending $50 more than other Ear Pods that follow. It also comes down to what device you own if you own an Apple iPhone, you should look nowhere and buy these. Do they sound magical? Yes, and they fit nicely into your ear even when jogging, with just enough controls to not take your phone out all the time. They are water-resistant with exceptional noise-canceling and superior audio performance.

Our Rating: 4.8

Pros

  • Excellent Noise Cancelling
  • Great fit / Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Water Resistant
  • Siri access

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Battery Life

For those who are still deciding or use android you can check out the rest of our list of top ten Best Ear Buds below;

2. Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds (Best Noise Cancelling)

Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds Best Noise Cancelling Best for Jogging

Yes, it’s Sony, and it packs a punch. It has a sleek design and astounding noise cancellation. If you are looking for ignoring the rest of the world and let your music take over you entirely (something we feel is the real purpose of wireless earbuds), then this is your best bet. Its battery life is better than Apple AirPods (yes, you read it right); with 6 hours of battery life on these earbuds, it is at par with most wireless earbuds in the market. They work with both iOS & Android very well.

The only thing we felt is lacking is it’s after wear look and shape/hold in-ear while running.

Our Rating: 4.7

Pros

  • Excellent Noise Cancelling
  • Music and Sound Quality
  • Above Average Battery Life
  • Great Value

Cons

  • Not Water Resistant
  • No Wireless Charging
  • No Volume controls on the earbuds
  • Have to use the app frequently

3. Jabra Elite 75t (Best Sounding EarBuds)Jabra Elite 75t EarBuds Best Sounding

If you crave for the best in the breed audio quality and performance with great battery life, then these Jabra’s are meant for you. Are they better than the earlier 65ts? We’d say yes. An improvement in overall design and fitting, better battery life, and USB-C charging. They work with both iOS & Android very well. We put them in third place because they are not as comfortable and no noise canceling feature but just noise isolation. But man do they have powerful sound so much so that beyond 50% volume, you might end up hurting your ears. With 7.5 hours of battery life, they are indeed one of the best out there. This pair is among the  best sounding earbuds if not “the best sounding”.

Our Rating: 4.6

Pros

  • Excellent Audio Quality
  • Great Battery Life
  • Great Design
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • No Noise Cancelling
  • Not a great fit for everyone
  • Have to use the app frequently

4. Beats PowerBeats Pro (Best Depth & Bass)Beats PowerBeats Pro EarBuds Noise Cancelling Best Sounding

For this price tag, We were expecting more! From Apple’s Beats. Like AirPods they have great features and taps that are very useful and Siri of course. It’s an excellent earphone with impressive audio quality, excellent bass, and a long-lasting battery life of 9 hours. The design and fit for us is not at par with others. We love the matte finish, but it’s a struggle to fit them on your ear, especially if you wear spectacles like me. Once the struggle of putting them on and fixing them in your ear is over, they’ll stay there (even if you are jogging). It has a bulky charging case that we didn’t like, and with same-ish price as Apple AirPods Pro, We’ll choose the AirPods every single time.

Our Rating: 4.4

Pros

  • Excellent Audio Quality
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Intense Bass
  • Water Resistant
  • One of the Best Sounding

Cons

  • Bulky Charging Case
  • Expensive

5. Amazon Echo Buds (Best Value)Amazon Echo Buds

If you are looking for great value at an affordable price, then give Echo Buds a try. We feel that it’s a great deal with Alexa voice control, active noise reduction, and above-average audio quality. They work with both iOS & Android very well. With five hours of battery time, they don’t stand out much but offer similar features as expensive earbuds. Echo Buds are not water-resistant and lack finesse when it comes to sound quality. They fit very well in the ear and Alexa is a great assistant with Echo Buds. In an affordable price this pair of buds is another best sounding in our list.

Our Rating: 4.3

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Good Noise Reduction
  • Comfortable fit
  • Hands-free Alexa Assistance
  • Great Value

Cons

  • Not Waterproof
  • Average punch
  • Limited touch controls
  • Average Battery Life

 6. 1More Stylish (Best Price)1More Stylish EarBuds

For just $100, 1More is offering an earbud that’s sleek, long-lasting battery with a great sound. These are probably the most affordable in our list with great features and reasonable punch with good build material. The mic on these earbuds are average at best in a noisy surrounding; they come in many colours, something the competitors should consider. Remember though; they are only sweat-resistant, so don’t wash them after a workout.

Our Rating: 4.0

Pros

  • Very Affordable
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Good Sound
  • Great Value

Cons

  • Not many functions
  • Not Water Resistant
  • Average Design

7. JBL UA True Wireless Flash (Best for Jogging)JBL UA True Wireless Flash earbuds Best for Jogging

If you prefer staying connected with the world around you and not speak too loud under the influence of your earbuds; You should go for earbuds for a single ear. JBL’s UA True Wireless Flash ear buds are great to use during exercise / jogging sessions. Great audio with powerful bass with excellent mic clarity as well as extended battery life check all the boxes for us. However, the audio quality is not excellent and can be improved to deliver an optimal music experience. It comes with a premium subscription for MapMyRun App for jogging, another excellent motivator for runners and athletes.

Our Rating: 3.8

Pros

  • Great Build Quality
  • Great Battery Life
  • Water Resistant
  • Value for Money

Cons

  • Interruptions can be improved
  • Average Sound Quality
  • Bulky Chargeable Case

8. Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro (Best Value with Features)Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

In our experience, these earbuds are a solid proposition with excellent sound quality and long-lasting battery time of 8 hours on a single charge. They stand out from the bunch when it comes to built quality and looks as well as excellent sound. They don’t have active noise cancellation; however, they fit pretty well and give out an excellent sounding experience. If you are looking for great value and have a limited budget, then Anker Earbuds is the right choice.

Our Rating: 3.6

Pros

  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Long Lasting Battery Life
  • Great Value

Cons

  • No Noise Cancelling
  • Not Water Resistant
  • Limited Controls
  • Not the Best Sounding in the list

9. Audiophile sound – Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus (Best Style)Audiophile sound - Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus Noise Cancelling

If you like a uniquely distinct look that sets you apart from others, then you should check out MW07 Plus earbuds. Mind the price of $239, meaning you’d be buying one of the most expensive earbuds on this list. But go ahead if money is not a problem for you. For us, They check all the boxes when it comes to noise cancellation, great sound, premium build quality, a sleek charging case, and a 10-hour lasting battery. Each earbud has two microphones, so don’t worry about your voice getting there. They fit sometimes and are not very comfortable for everyone.

Our Rating: 3.5

Pros

  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Good sound
  • Water Resistant
  • Premium Feel

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Average Noise Cancellation
  • Not very Comfortable for all
  • Connectivity Issues

10. Optoma NuForce BE Sport4 (EarBuds – Best for Exercising)Optoma NuForce BE Sport4 Best for Jogging

Finishing at a very close No. 10th position is Optoma NuForce Earbuds. We don’t generally rate EarBuds not designed for single-ear use that highly. However, this gadget impressed us a lot with its battery life of 10 hours and excellent audio delivery. They are well designed and lightweight, best for use during jogging, exercising or sports. The sound quality is pretty impressive, as well as its audio isolation capabilities (not noise-canceling). We like these a lot and would recommend them highly for individuals looking for an affordable jogging partner with excellent audio quality.

Our Rating: 3.4

Pros

  • Excellent Audio Quality
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Water Resistant
  • Affordable (Great Value)

Cons

  • No Noise Cancelling
  • Not for one ear use
  • Cable is way too long for running

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