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The Best Bluetooth Earbuds of 2019, Ranked

Bluetooth Earbuds: The Best of 2019

I have to admit...when I first noticed people wearing wireless Bluetooth earbuds, I just couldn't understand the appeal. I'm thinking, "it looks like that dude's got part of a Q-Tip sticking out of his ear" and "she's definitely going to lose one of those things when she's walking down the street." But then I would get ready to mow the lawn and I'd plug my earbuds into my phone, put the phone in my pocket, and proceed to be annoyed by the wire for the next 90 minutes. At that point I said to myself..."maybe those wireless Bluetooth earbuds aren't such a bad idea after all." And I will never go back to wired headphones again!

Why? Because Bluetooth wireless headphones are so much more convenient. Just pop them in your ears, turn on your music, and be on your way. Phone call? Simply tap the earbud and take it. When you're done, stick them in their convenient charging case, and they're ready for the next use. Aside from convenience, we'll break down some other features to look for in Bluetooth wireless earbuds and which ones are the best buys. You might be surprised by some names on our list of 10 Best Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds of 2019...or rather, the lack of some names (Paging Dr. Dre. Dr. Dre, where are you? And your Beats? Not on our list. Neither are Sony, Samsung, Bose, or some of the other big brands). What you will find, however, are some lesser-known gems that won't cost you what a pair of Beats earbuds would, but offer high-quality sound performance as well as the convenience features you desire. So, without further ado, here are our picks for the Best Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds of 2019.

If you're looking for a good set of Bluetooth wireless earbuds but don't want to break the bank, the Mebuyz True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds are a solid choice. While the sound quality probably won't blow you away, it's certainly strong enough for everyday listening of music, podcasts, and phone calls.

Getting started with these earbuds is ridiculously easy. Many earbuds boast an "instant pairing" feature, but the Mebuyz earbuds offer actual instant pairing; you don't even need to remove them from the case to pair them with your device. As soon as you open the magnetic lid of the case, the earbuds pair via Bluetooth 5.0 with your phone, tablet, or computer instantaneously. Speaking of the case, it features a convenient LED display to show you the charging status of the earbuds.

Designed with dual mics, one-button operation, and aptX/CVC 8.0 noise-canceling technology, these earbuds are ideal for phone conversations. But they're also great for workouts thanks to sweat- and water-resistance.

What the Mebuyz True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds may lack in sound quality is more than balanced out by the abundance of convenient features, giving them a spot on our list of Top 10 Best Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds.

Key Features
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Automatic Bluetooth pairing
  • aptX/CVC 8.0 noise-cancelling technology
  • Up to 8 hours of continuous playtime on single charge
  • Easy-open/close magnetic charging case with LED display
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours
  • Brand: Mebuyz
Pros
  • Earbuds don't have to be removed from case to pair with device; just open lid
  • aptX/CVC 8.0 noise-cancelling technology blocks out noise and provides clear audio
  • Sweat-/water-resistant to IPX5 standard
  • Impressive battery life of up to 8 hours on full charge
  • One-button control
Cons
  • Sound quality not as good as comparable earbuds
  • Does not support single-earbud operation

The gold standard. The cream of the crop. The torchbearer. The leader of the pack. Any other superlative you can think of. We have to use those here, because we're talking about Apple AirPods, right? The industry leader. The pioneer. OK, I'm done. While a bit hyperbolic, there is some degree of truth in all of those statements. Part of the reason for the high price tag. But the other reason is that Apple truly does make exceptional products. But are they the pacesetter for wireless earbuds? That's up for debate.

The 2nd-generation Apple AirPods are beautifully designed and well-made, delivering sound quality you'd expect from an Apple product. The AirPods also feature a lightning-quick wireless connection thanks to the Apple H1 headphone chip. As you'd expect, AirPods seamlessly connect and interface with other Apple devices for a superbly streamlined experience. Plus, the 2nd generation AirPods benefit from easy access to Siri.

Making and taking calls is easy with tap and touch controls as well as dual microphones that ensure clear voice quality. Charging is simple with the sleek, compact case (Apple also offers AirPods with a wireless charger for about $25 extra), and you'll get about five hours of playing time on a full charge, which is solid.

High-quality? Absolutely. Overhyped? Probably a little bit. Worth the price tag? Your call. If you're an Apple lover, then the answer is probably yes; if not, you can probably find comparable quality (I didn't say equal or better...just comparable!) for a lot less. That said, if you do decide to splurge on the Apple AirPods, you will be getting a high-performance set of wireless earbuds.

Key Features
  • Effortless setup with other Apple devices
  • Quick access to Siri
  • Apple H1 headphone chip for fast connection
  • Up to 5 hours of listening time on single charge
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 5 hours
  • Brand: Apple
Pros
  • The Apple brand name
  • Durably made and well-designed
  • Simple setup with other Apple devices, plus quick access to Siri
  • Apple H1 headphone chip delivers super-fast wireless connection
  • High-quality sound
Cons
  • Minimal noise cancellation
  • Not great for using for phone calls

Ever heard of Dudios? I hadn't either. But after reading this, you might want to consider buying a pair of their Bluetooth wireless earbuds. Because they completely outperform their price point, which is already an incredible value.

Upon opening the charging case, these earbuds automatically and quickly pair with your device via Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, which ensures a strong connection to your audio source. The Dudios True Wireless Earbuds are made with soft material for a comfortable and ergonomic fit.

You'll appreciate the hi-fi sound whenever you're listening to music or making phone calls. And touch-sensitive controls make it super-convenient to navigate audio tracks and calls. If you enjoy listening to tunes as you work out, the sweat-resistant design has you covered so you can keep pushing yourself without worrying about damaging your earbuds.

With up to four hours of continuous audio on a full charge, these earbuds offer plenty of endurance for day-to-day use. So, while Dudios may not have the same brand name cache as the Apples of the world, they certainly produce a high-quality product, which is why their True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds make our list of the 10 best wireless earbuds of 2019.

Key Features
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Hi-Fi stereo sound
  • Up to 4 hours of listening time per single charge
  • 7.2mm advanced speaker drivers
  • Touch controls
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 4 hours
  • Brand: Dudios
Pros
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology for stable connection
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Soft design with ergonomic fit
  • Sweat-resistant design
  • Automatic pairing once out of case
Cons
  • One-earbud operation allows only right earbud to be used

If you're looking for a high-quality pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds and don't want to break the bank, the TOZO T10 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds are a solid selection.

Sound quality is probably the most important feature to consider when shopping for earphones, right? The TOZO T10 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds deliver thanks to Hi-Fi stereo sound and an 8mm speaker driver that produces solid bass and clear treble.

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology allows you to roam approximately 30 feet from your music source and ensures easy, one-step pairing to any compatible phone, computer, tablet, or other device.

One of the TOZO T10's key selling features is its excellent water-resistance. In fact, it's waterproof to IPX8 standards, meaning it'll stand up to rain, the most grueling workouts, and even an accidental dip in the pool. When not in use, store the earbuds in the charging case, with a single charge providing up to 3.5 hours of listening time. The case itself is wireless charging-compatible, but you'll need to purchase a wireless charger separately.

Affordable, well-made, and high in sound quality, the TOZO T10 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds might not be mistaken for Apple AirPods, but they're definitely a sound alternative.

Key Features
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology with one-step pairing
  • Hi-Fi stereo sound
  • Up to 3.5 hours of use on single charge
  • Built-in microphone
  • Waterproof to IPX8 standard
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 3.5 hours
  • Brand: TOZO
Pros
  • Lightweight, ergonomic fit
  • Compatible with wireless charging (wireless charger not included)
  • Hi-Fi stereo sound with 8mm speaker driver
  • Highly water-resistant design
  • Includes charging case
Cons
  • Fit isn't ideal for smaller ears
  • Not designed for single-earbud use

With the Conico True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds, it's all about that battery. One full charge powers these buds for up to 10 hours of listening time...think about it, you could run two marathons without having to charge them! If you're into that sort of thing...

Even if you won't be running 52-plus miles, you'll still get plenty of entertainment out of these earbuds. As soon as you take them out of their charging case, they pair instantly with your phone, computer, tablet, or whatever else you use as your music source. Once you pop the Conico True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds into your ears, you'll enjoy impressive sound quality with surprising bass and treble.

These earbuds were also designed to function individually, which is ideal for taking and making phone calls, as are the on-ear controls and built-in mic. For added convenience, the Conico True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds can be used with a wireless charger, though you'll need to purchase that separately.

Impressive battery life combined with convenience and high-quality sound make the Conico True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds a top pick for our list of the 10 best Bluetooth wireless earbuds of 2019.

Key Features
  • Up to 10 hours of listening time per full charge
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Seamless single-earbud use
  • Multi-functional on-ear control
  • Water-resistant to IPX7 standard
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
  • Brand: Conico
Pros
  • Incredible battery life up to 10 hours on single charge
  • Instant pairing once removed from case
  • Compatible with wireless charging (wireless charger not included)
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Excellent sound quality with deep bass and crisp treble
Cons
  • A bit bulky in the ear

For workouts, phone calls, or just relaxing with some tunes, the Letsfit Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds deliver a high-quality audio experience. When you're exercising or chilling, use both of the earbuds simultaneously; when you want to make or take a call, just use one. Either way, these earbuds pair instantly with your device as soon as you take them out of the portable charging case.

These earbuds' 13mm speaker drivers ensure everything you're listening to sounds great, and one-button control makes it effortless to make and take phone calls or skip audio tracks with just a push. If you listen while you work out or you happen to get stuck in the rain, not to worry...the Letsfit Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds are water- and sweat-resistant.

Aesthetically, these sleek earbuds offer a clean and modern look that's very similar to Apple AirPods. Unlike Apple AirPods, these earbuds are not capable of wireless charging, though at a price that's a fraction of AirPods, the Letsfit Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds offer a real bang for your buck and perform at a level that earns them a spot on our list of Top 10 Best Bluetooth Earbuds.

Key Features
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technologies
  • Up to 4 hours of use on single charge
  • 13mm speaker drivers
  • One-button control
  • Can be used as pair or individually
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 4 hours
  • Brand: Letsfit
Pros
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology for stable connection
  • Instant pairing once removed from case
  • Can be used together or one at a time
  • Up to 4 hours of listening on full charge
Cons
  • Not compatible with wireless charging
  • Requires iOS update when pairing with Apple iPhone 11

When looking for the right balance of stellar sound quality, convenience, and impressive battery life, these Bluetooth 5.0 wireless earbuds from Lasuney are a fantastic option. To start, it's hard to beat the battery life of these earbuds...you'll get up to 5.5 hours of life out of a single charge!

Many people like to use a single earbud for phone calls, but not every set of Bluetooth earbuds can accommodate that; and some of the ones that do don't allow you to choose which earbud you can choose. Not the case with the Lasuney Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds. Not only can you use either the left or right earbud individually, but you can even share the other with a friend at the same time!

Three sizes of ear tips are included with these earbuds to ensure you get the most comfortable fit possible, and one-touch controls make operation easy whether you're listening to a playlist or taking a phone call. Add in excellent audio quality, and it's easy to see why the Lasuney Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds make it onto our list of the 10 best Bluetooth earbuds of 2019.

Key Features
  • One-earbud operation with either earbud, plus share mode
  • Up to 5.5 hours of continuous use with single charge
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • One-button operation
  • Water-resistant design
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 5.5 hours
  • Brand: Lasuney
Pros
  • Impressive battery life of up to 5.5 hours on full charge
  • Can be used one earbud at a time
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology for strong connection
  • Includes three sizes of ear tips for best possible fit
  • Excellent sound quality
Cons
  • Microphone quality isn't great

Aside from sound quality, the most important feature of wireless Bluetooth earbuds just might be battery life. What good is a pair of wireless earbuds if they die after two hours of use? Fortunately, you don't need to worry about a lack of battery life with the OFUSHO Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds. On a full charge, these babies can last up to eight hours (some say even more) to get you through an entire work day, exhausting workouts, long walks and hikes...pretty much any activity you can imagine.

The OFUSHO Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds are no slouch when it comes to sound quality either. Thanks to aptX/CVC 8.0 noise-cancelling technology and 3-D quality sound, these earbuds deliver fantastic sound without annoying background noise getting in the way, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes and podcasts the way they were meant to be enjoyed.

The backbone of these OFUSHO earbuds most definitely is the Qualcomm QCC3020 TWS earphone chip, which contributes to the stable Bluetooth connection, excellent sound quality, and incredible battery life. Plus, these earbuds are waterproof to IPX7 standard, so they'll withstand sweat from your workouts, a rain shower, and even an unintentional bath in a puddle.

Best of all, the OFUSHO Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds are super-affordable, which makes all of their premium features even more impressive. And that's why they've earned a top spot on our list of the 10 Best Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds of 2019.

Key Features
  • Qualcomm QCC3020 TWS earphone chip
  • aptX/CVC 8.0 noise-cancelling technology
  • 3-D stereo quality
  • Up to 8 hours of listening time on single charge
  • Waterproof to IPX7 standard
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours
  • Brand: OFUSHO
Pros
  • Impressive battery life; up to 8 hours of continuous listening time on single charge
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology with Qualcomm QCC3020 TWS earphone chip for stable, strong connection
  • aptX/CVC 8.0 noise-cancelling technology to cut out external sound
  • Touch controls
  • Instant pairing with devices
  • Includes three sizes of ear tips for comfort
Cons
  • Micro USB connection rather than USB-C
  • Charging case is larger than most

Holy battery life! Among their many redeeming qualities, the battery life of the Tranya True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds truly stands out...you'll get six to eight hours of continuous use with a single charge (and that's six to eight hours of top-quality sound). That's enough to get you through your work day or through a few workouts.

These earbuds deliver impressive audio, with high-definition speakers, a Realtek audio chip, and deep bass. Passive noise cancellation also helps the sound quality by blocking out external noise so you can focus only on your songs and your conversations.

Controlling your calls, music, and even your device's voice assistant is a breeze, thanks to touch-sensitive controls. And Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology ensures your connection is always strong so you can walk about the house freely as you listen. The combination of sound quality, ease of use, incredible battery life, and value make the Tranya True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds a winner on all fronts and a worthy entry on our list of the best wireless earbuds of 2019.

Key Features
  • Realtek headphone chip and high-definition speaker
  • Up to 8 hours of play on single charge
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Touch-sensitive, pressure-free controls
  • Passive noise cancellation
Specifications
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Cord Length: No cord
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours
  • Brand: Tranya
Pros
  • One full charge provides up to 8 hours of use
  • Built-in microphone
  • Touch-sensitive control for volume, tracks, and voice assistant
  • Deep bass
  • High-definition speaker
Cons
  • Touch controls can be a little hit and miss

Our list of the Best Bluetooth Earbuds may surprise you. It's probably full of brands you've never heard of and lacking all the brands you know quite well. There's a reason for that, however. Just because an item has a big brand name attached to it does not necessarily mean it's the best on the market. And my job is to present you with what we think are the best of the best bluetooth earbuds, regardless of brand.

If that means that Samsung is left off the list, or Bose, or Sony, or Beats by Dre, it simply means we feel there are better options out there that offer a superior combination of performance, convenience, and value. Don't get me wrong...the aforementioned companies make fine products and are held in high regard for good reason. And we do have Apple AirPods on our list. But we felt these earbuds offer features and quality that's equal, if not better, some at a fraction of the price.

Brand names aside, there are a few things to look for when shopping for Bluetooth earbuds. Sound quality is really a personal preference, meaning what one person thinks sounds great, others may not. So, while we lent our opinion on sound quality to each product on the list, we'll go with less preference-oriented features below.

Battery Life

What's the point of wireless headphones if the battery runs out after a couple hours? Depending on what types of activities you're using them for, you should look for earbuds that will offer you a minimum of three continuous hours of use before they need to be recharged. If you're using these to work out, that should be plenty (and if you're working out with Bluetooth earbuds, make sure you find a set that offers water/sweat resistance). If you plan on listening to music all day while at work, you'll want something to take you through six to eight hours. The earbuds on our list provide a wide range of battery life, so choose what works best for you.

One thing to note: you may notice that some of these products advertise crazy battery life claims like 30 hours or 150 hours. That does not mean that you charge the earbuds fully and you'll be able to listen continuously for 30 or 150 hours. Not even close. That number takes into account the charging case as well. So, if the charging case is charged fully, it may deliver five full earbud charges before the case needs to be charged again. Let's do a little math...if the earbuds last six hours on one charge, and the charging case offers five full charges of the earbuds before the case needs to be charged again, six hours of earbud charge multiplied by five charging case charges equals 30 hours. Are we ok with the math? Good, moving on...

One Earbud or Two?

Some folks like the feel of one earbud, especially when making and taking phone calls. Not all Bluetooth earbuds offer this flexibility. Some allow you to use one, but you don't necessarily get to choose which one. Others don't allow it at all. If this is something you're looking for in a wireless earbud, be sure to find out if single-earbud use is available.

Noise Cancellation

Here's the thing...if you're looking for Bluetooth earbuds to effectively block out external noise, you're probably looking at the wrong type of headphones, and a pair of earplugs would suit you better. While some earbuds do offer noise-cancellation technology, they simply can't block out the noise as well as over-the-ear headphones because earbuds don't always form a solid seal in the eardrum, meaning some noise is going to leak through. If that's not an important feature for you, then let's keep going.

Pairing Ease

Bluetooth earbuds are pretty much useless if they don't pair with your audio source quickly and easily. Fortunately, just about all of the earbuds on our list pair pretty much instantly; open the case or take the earbuds out of the case, and they quickly find the source and pair automatically. No need to fuss with settings, which is super convenient.

Bluetooth Latency

What is latency and why does it matter? According to makeusof.com, latency is the short delay between an audio signal being sent and when you can hear it. This generally isn't an issue when listening to music, but it can surface when you're watching videos or gaming, and it can be annoying when the audio doesn't sync with the video. The majority of newer wireless earbuds use Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, which helps minimize latency, so it's best to stick with the newest Bluetooth technology.

Resources — TechGearLab.com, Popular Science, Makeuseof.com

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