The best wireless earbuds promise comfort, a secure fit, great sound quality and reliable Bluetooth connectivity all packaged in a compact design. Our reviewers have tested hundreds of earbuds – from wired earbuds to the best true wireless earbuds models – so we know exactly what you can get for your money, and which are the best value.
When looking at the best wireless earbuds, we consider audio quality, battery life, comfort, and extra smart features, including active noise cancellation. Every pick in our list below is worth your time – many even feature in our ultimate best headphones guide – and we think there's a pair to suit everyone here. You might have heard of other brands or models we haven't included here – it doesn't mean we haven't tried them or even that we don't like them at all, but it does mean we think one of these options is better, and our job here is to sort the wheat from the chaff.
The most popular style of headphones today by a long way is true wireless earbuds. It's still possible to buy earbuds that still have a wire joining each earpiece, but nothing beats the convenience of true wireless, and these days there's little price difference between them at the more affordable end of things. You can even check our best budget wireless earbuds guide if you don't have much to spend, but here we'll explore price option from cheap to high end, including the best noise-cancelling earbuds.
I've reviewed over 150 audio products since becoming a tech journalist, ranging from super-budget earbuds to high-end Hi-Res Audio music players. Before joining TechRadar, I spent three years at What Hi-Fi? testing everything the world of audio had to offer; before that, I was a professional dancer. My love of music ties it all together.
The quick list
Want to cut to the chase and find out which wireless earbuds are the best? Below, you’ll find a roundup of our choices. You can also jump to a more detailed review of every pick, along with our price comparison tool to help you find the best deals.
Best wireless earbuds for most people
The WF-1000XM4 have been the undisputed king of earbuds since their release in 2021. Sure, newer models and features are out, but big price drops mean we still rate these for all-round value.
Best super-cheap wireless earbuds
If you just need a pair of wireless earbuds that work well and sound good, the Go Air Pop fit the bill perfectly. They're also incredibly affordable – nothing beats them for this price.
Best premium wireless earbuds
There's something incredibly special about the sound that these buds can achieve, and with premium features like triple-point connectivity and next-gen Bluetooth, they're very smart, too.
Best cheap ANC