Every Pair Of True Wireless Earbuds Ranked

Credit: Jaybird

We’ve reviewed a lot of true wireless earbuds over the last few years. Here’s how we’d rank them, from worst to best.

A Few Words On Methodology

We’ve rated each aspect of the true wireless experience out of five stars. It’s all pretty straightforward: one star is bad, two stars is okay, three stars is good, four stars is great and five stars is outstanding.The more stars, the better the earbuds.

[Related: Which 2019 True Wireless Earbuds Should You Buy?]

[Related: Which True Wireless Earbuds Are The Best For Making Phone Calls?]

Here’s what we’re looking at when it comes to each rating:

Sound: How good do these earbuds sound? Is the listening experience consistent? Are there dropouts? Does it have noise cancelling?

Design: How nice is this to look at and to hold? Does it have any durability certifications? What’s the overall build quality and material design like? Do they have any unique features like on-board storage?

Software: Do these earbuds have much additional software involved with them? Are they easy to customize? Do they easily integrate with any voice assistants?

Battery Life: Do these earbuds offer adequate battery life? Is the amount of total playback time competitive? Do they support fast or wireless charging?

As always, if you’d like to know more, we recommend clicking on the review links located beneath each entry on the list.

23. Xperia Ear Duo

Credit: Sony

Sound: ⅕ stars

Design: ⅖ stars

Battery Life: ⅕ stars

Software: ⅗ stars

Total: 7 stars

You can read our full review of the Xperia Ear Duo here.

22. Cygnett Freeplay

Credit: Cygnett

Sound: ⅖  stars

Design: ⅗ stars

Battery Life: ⅖ stars

Software: ⅕ stars

Total: 8 stars

You can read our review of the Cygnett Freeplay here.

21. 3SIXT Studio True Wireless Earbuds

Credit: 3SIXT

Sound: ⅖ stars

Design: ⅖ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅕ stars

Total: 8 stars

You can read our full review of the 3SIXT Studio True Wireless Earbuds here.

20. TRNDLabs Nova

Credit: TRNDLabs

Sound: ⅕  stars

Design: ⅖ stars

Battery Life: ⅘ stars

Software: ⅖ stars

Total: 9 stars

You can read our review of the TRNDLabs Nova earbuds here.

19. JBL Free X

Credit: JBL

Sound: ⅗ stars

Design: stars

Battery Life: ⅖ stars

Software: stars

Total: 9 stars

You can read our full review of the JBL Free X here.

18. Jaybird RUN

Credit: Jaybird

Sound: ⅖ stars

Design: ⅗ stars

Battery Life: ⅖ stars

Software: ⅗ stars

Total: 10 stars

You can read our full review of the Jaybird RUN here.

17. AXUM Gear Bluetooth Earbuds

Credit: AXUM GEAR

Sound: stars

Design: stars

Battery Life: stars

Software: ⅕ stars

Total: 10 stars

You can read our full review of the AXUM Gear Bluetooth Earbuds.

16. Bose SoundSport Free



Credit: Bose

Sound: stars

Design: ⅗ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅖ stars

Total: 11 stars

You can read our full review of the Bose SoundSport Free here.

15. Samsung IconX

Credit: Samsung

Sound: ⅗ stars

Design: ⅗stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software:  ⅖ stars

Total: 11 stars

You can read our full review of the Samsung IconX here.

14. Plantronics BackBeat 3100

Credit: Plantronics

Sound: ⅖ stars

Design: ⅗ stars

Battery Life: ⅖ stars

Software: ⅘ stars

Total: 11 stars

You can read our full review of the Plantronics BackBeat 3100.

13. Sony WF-SP900

Credit: Sony

Sound: ⅖ stars

Design: ⅗ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅗ stars

Total: 11 stars

You can read our full review of the Sony WF-SP900 here.

12. Huawei Freebuds

Credit: Huawei

Sound: ⅗  stars

Design: ⅘ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅖ stars

Total: 12 stars

You can read our full review of the Huawei Freebuds here.

11. Jabra Elite Sport

Credit: Jabra

Sound: ⅗ stars

Design: ⅘ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅖ stars

Total: 12 stars

10. Samsung IconX (2nd Gen)

Credit: Samsung

Sound: ⅗ stars 

Design: ⅘ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅖ stars

Total: 12 stars

You can read our review of the 2nd gen IconX earbuds here.

9. Sony WF-1000X

Credit: Sony

Sound: ⅘ stars

Design: ⅗ stars

Battery Life: ⅖ stars

Software: ⅗ stars

Total: 12 stars

You can read our review of the Sony WF-1000X here.

8. HAVIT G1W

Credit: Havit

Sound: ⅗ stars

Design: ⅗ stars

Battery Life: ⅗  stars

Software: ⅗ stars

Total: 12 stars

You can read our full review of the Havit G1W here.

7. TicPods Free

Credit: Mobvoi

Sound: ⅗ stars

Design: ⅘ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅖ stars

Total: 12 stars

You can read our full review of the TicPods Free here.

6. Jabra Elite Sport (2nd Gen)

Credit: Jabra

Sound:⅗ stars

Design: ⅘ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅗ stars

Total: 13 stars

You can read our full review of the Jabra Elite Sport earbuds here.

5. Apple Airpods

Credit: Apple

Sound: ⅗ stars

Design: ⅗  stars

Battery Life: ⅘ stars

Software: ⅘ stars

Total: 14 stars

4. Sony WF-SP700N

Credit: Sony

Sound: ⅘ stars

Design: ⅗ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅘ stars

Total: 14 stars

You can read our full review of the Sony WF-SP700N here.

3. Sennheiser Momentum TW

Credit: Sennheiser

Sound: 5/5 stars

Design: ⅘ stars

Battery Life: ⅗ stars

Software: ⅘ stars

Total: 16 stars

You can read our full review of the Sennheiser Momentum TW here.

2. Jabra Elite 65t

Credit: Jabra

Sound: ⅘ stars

Design: ⅘ stars

Battery Life: ⅘ stars

Software: ⅘ stars

Total: 16 stars

You can read our full review of the Jabra Elite 65t here.

1. Zolo Liberty+

Credit: Anker

Sound: ⅘ stars

Design: ⅘ stars

Battery Life: 5/5 stars   

Software: ⅗ stars

Total: 16 stars

You can read our full review of the Zolo Liberty+ here.

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