These headphones could utilize the same recycled materials as the Fairphone 4
In with the new Google Pixel Buds Pro and out with the old Google Pixel Buds (2020)?
Google has been trying to come up with something to compete with the best wireless earbuds for a while now. Their original offerings are best left in the past. But, their current offerings, consisting of the Google Pixel Buds Pro and the budget-oriented Google Pixel Buds A-Series, are worth consideration, especially for Pixel phone users. We’ve already compared those two if you’re trying to pick between them.
The hardware of the budget earbuds would remain the same, however
The Google Pixel 7a's arrival is barely a secret at this point. Google India pretty much confirmed the launch for May 11, a day after the phone is rumored to be unveiled at Google I/O 2023. Just a week out from the phone's release — which will reportedly be available in a Sky Blue version — a series of images has revealed the possible release of the Pixel Buds A-Series in that same color to match the Pixel 7a.
The Echo Dot is the best value in smart speakers right now
The Amazon Echo Dot is the budget model in Amazon's line of Echo smart speakers, but it's still an extremely capable device. It can play music and podcasts on demand, control your smart home products, and invoke Alexa for queries, games, and much more. The Echo Dot (5th Gen) is the current Best Value pick in our roundup of the best smart speakers, and it gets even more affordable with today's $20 discount.
Connect to all colleagues, clients, and friends in a busy life with these excellent Bluetooth headsets
Connecting to colleagues, customers, family, and friends can be vital for success, whether working from home or from a vehicle. While standard TWS earphones would work, a specialized Bluetooth headset enables exceptional hands-free communication with all interested parties while you work or drive. But which one?
Sony's true wireless noise cancelling earbuds sound even better when they're $200
You usually have to pay a premium price for true wireless noise-canceling earbuds like Sony's WF-1000XM4. However, you get what you pay for when it comes to sound quality and comfort.
A great option for extreme athletes
The H2O Audio Tri Multi-Sport are a unique pair of headphones from a pretty unique company. Only a few manufacturers out there offer waterproof headphones for swimming and even fewer focus on bone conduction options for the water. Well, H2O Audio is one of them and the Tri Multi-Sport are bone conduction headphones that can spend as much time in the water as on land as they’re fully waterproof. In fact, as the name suggests, these headphones are meant for the activities involved in a triathlon, meaning you can run and bike with them and then take them into the water.
Beats is possibly working on a pair of transparent earbuds
The likes of Sony, Samsung, Google, and others make some of the best wireless earbuds for Android providing excellent sound quality, battery life, and ANC. Among all the offerings in the market though, Nothing stands out with its Ear 2 (and Ear 1), as they feature a transparent design. And now, Apple-owned Beats might be taking inspiration from Nothing for its upcoming earbuds.
Get $50 off one of our favorite wireless earbuds
Ask anyone that follows the industry what the best wireless earbuds on the market are, and you'll probably get a response like the Sony XM4 or Bose QC II. While both of these models are excellent, and deserving of the high honor, there's another pair you should consider if you're looking for premium earbuds: the Sennheiser Momentum TW 3. They offer rich sound, great ANC, and strong battery life, and right now they're on sale for just $200.
Decent audio and ANC for 100 bucks is an easy sell
Not too long ago, affordable true wireless earbuds were a rarity, and good ones were rarer still. Today, though, it's not unusual to see earbuds that cost $150, $100, or even less sporting desirable features like active noise cancelation and multipoint connectivity. Jabra's Elite 4 earbuds, which launched in March 2023, cost just $100, and offer audio quality and ANC that are both better than they need to be for the price. They may not have every bell and whistle you're after, but if all you really need is solid audio and ANC, the Jabra Elite 4 might be for you.
This Autism Awareness Month we look at how far ANC on tiny buds has come
We talk about noise-cancelling earbuds a lot here at Android Police, and that's not surprising, given how many options there are out there. For most people, good ANC (active noise cancellation) is important so that they can hear their music in loud environments. But for others, it's a vital coping mechanism necessary to navigate a world they experience differently. April is Autism Awareness Month, and in the spirit of raising awareness and understanding, let's talk about why these products are so important to those who are Neurodivergent, and how far the technology has come in recent years.
Surprise: Apple's earbuds aren't nearly as good outside Apple's ecosystem
We're spoiled for choice when it comes to great earbuds. Legacy audio outfits like Bose and Sennheiser, not to mention pretty much every company that makes Android phones offer compelling options. But while many individual manufacturers make buds that work best with their own phones, Apple takes it a step further with AirPods, which are made expressly to be used with iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
It sounds great and the battery is good for up to 20 hours
A good portable Bluetooth speaker can really set the tone for a cookout, party, or any other form of get-together. A good speaker usually equals good music (depending on who is in charge of it), and good music equals good times. However, if the speaker doesn't get loud enough, sounds bad, or the battery runs out too quickly, it can ruin the entire vibe. That's why you want to be very careful when picking out your summer speaker and go with something like the JBL Charge 5. It sounds great, it's waterproof, and right now it's on sale for $140.
One of the best wireless earbuds just returned to its lowest price ever
There's an old saying that goes, "you get what you pay for." That holds true for a number of consumer goods, but that's not necessarily the case with the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro earbuds. These earbuds feature surprisingly-good sound quality, and are some of the best noise-canceling wireless earbuds you can buy. We think they offer a lot of value at their normal price of $170, but we dare you to find a better pair of earbuds at their sale price of just $85.
Your ears deserve the best, so choose wisely
If you're reading this, you probably already know there are tons of true wireless earbuds on the market right now. The companies that make the top Android phones all have their own matching earbuds, and there are also options from legacy audio brands like Bose and Sennheiser, not to mention companies you may be less familiar with. But we're here to help.
For once, the dynamic light show and wireless microphone ARE included
Summer is just around the corner and that means we're all planning barbecues, backyard parties, and other get-togethers. This year, you can be more prepared than ever with the PartyBox On-The-Go Bluetooth speaker from JBL. We aren't talking about an average, run-of-the-mill wireless speaker here. It's a two-foot wide, 100W party speaker featuring a dynamic light display, a padded shoulder strap with bottle opener, and a wireless microphone. It would normally cost you $350, but right now, it's on sale for just $230.
The choice depends almost entirely on the phone you have
All the major device manufacturers offer their own earbuds to go with the phones they make, and manufacturers don't get much bigger than Samsung and Apple. Both make an array of earbuds to complement their bigger-ticket devices. Samsung's most premium buds to date are the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, while Apple's current cream of the crop are the second-generation AirPods Pro. They're both fantastic earbuds, but which will suit your needs comes down mostly to the phone in your pocket.
This waterproof speaker doesn't disappoint on sound quality nor savings
With the weather heating up, the time for backyard barbecues and beach bashes is just around the corner. If you don't have a good portable Bluetooth speaker to turn those parties up a notch, then this deal on the Bose SoundLink Flex may just be for you. It's our favorite by far, offering incredible sound quality and versatility for just $150 – an impressively low price for a speaker this premium. And now, this $20-off deal makes it an even more tempting buy for anyone looking to turn up the volume at their next gathering.
You don't have to overspend to get quality wireless headphones
There's a bewildering variety of headphones on the market: in-ear, on-ear, over-ear, in-wired, and wireless. However, on- and over-ear wireless headphones are a marvel, and great for focusing on sound. These devices combine cutting-edge technologies like quality audio reproduction, fast connectivity, active noise-cancellation, and a comfortable build.
The best wireless earbuds you can get are less than $200 right now
It's impressive that the Sony WF-1000XM4 are more than two years old, and yet they're still among the best wireless earbuds you can buy today. They offer great sound quality, top-of-the-class ANC, and all the features you'd want in a pair of premium headphones. They're perfect for listening to productivity music while you work, or drowning out the noise on a crowded plane or train, and with today's deal, they can be yours for less than $200.
$40 instant rebate + $50 trade-in = awesome new buds