1. Jabra Elite 75t
Jabra Elite 75t offers great calls and music experience, engineered for comfort, and tested for a secure fit. You can be confident that they’ll stay put, And the smaller, ergonomic new design means they’re also comfortable. With enhanced 4-microphone call technology, you can be sure of great quality for your calls. Wherever you are, the earbuds’ 4 microphones actively work to filter out disruptive noise and amplify your voice, so your calls sound crystal clear, even in noisy or windy environments like the street or train stations. Get up to 7.5 hours on a single charge, with the handy charging case giving you up to a total of 28 hours. Fast charging allows you to get up to an hour of battery in just 15 minutes.
2. Jaybird Vista
Sitting in a similar slot to the Jabra Elite Active 75t above, these buds are for those with a penchant for getting hot and sweaty. They’ve got themselves an IPX7 water resistance rating which means they could technically be submerged briefly in a meter of water and still work – although we wouldn’t recommend it. You’ll get six hours of playback from each bud and the case carries an additional ten hours of charge. And, with a price of £160, they’re a fair bit more affordable than some of the other options here. Jaybird has an app that accompanies the headphones that let you customize your own sound profiles should you choose.
3. Sony WF-1000XM3
Winning the prize for the least-inspiring name on the list, the Sony WF-1000XMS are nevertheless highly recommended by gadgety folk.
They offer a pretty premium design and excellent noise-canceling technology to help block out the rest of the world. Sony says it uses 24-bit processing to make the batteries inside the buds last longer. You’ll get six hours (turn off noise canceling and that jumps to eight) of playback as standard but then enough power in the charging case for an extra three cycles. In total, Sony says you get 24 hours of solid performance with both Bluetooth and noise-canceling enabled. The case is pretty chunky, but it’ll charge over USB-C and give you 90 minutes of power from just a 10-minute charge.
4. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
Made for listeners who truly appreciate craft and attention to detail, Sennheiser Momentum headphone range demonstrates Sennheiser’s ongoing obsession with every aspect of audio. You’ll feel it in the accuracy and crystal clarity of the sound. You’ll find it in features allowing you to make each listening experience more rich and personal and you’ll know it in the design, materials,and finish. The moment you see them, the moment you touch them. And every time you listen. Momentum true wireless is meticulously crafted with every fine listening detail considered. From the elegantly designed and ideally fitting earbuds that bring you closer to the audio you love, to easy access voice assistant and touch operation that work intuitively with you.
5. Apple Airpod Pro
Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customisable fit
Sweat and water resistant
Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear
Easy setup for all your Apple devices
Quick access to Siri by saying “Hey Siri”
The wireless charging case delivers more than 24 hours of battery life