Best earbuds 2019: the best earbuds, earphones and in-ear headphones for any budget
Best Earbuds and In-Ear Headphones Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar’s round-up of the best earbuds, in-ear headphones and earphones you can buy in 2019.
Earbuds. Earphones. In-ear headphones. Whatever you call them, they’re undoubtably one of the most convenient ways to listen to your music, whether you opt for wired, wireless, or true wireless earbuds.
They used to have a reputation for sub-par audio quality, but today’s best earphones, the most high quality earbuds, can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with even the greatest over-ear headphones.
What you need to know about Black Friday 2019
It’s no secret that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the best times to find fantastic wireless headphone deals. Usually you’ll find that mid-range brands like Optoma and Jaybird get the biggest discounts at retailers like Amazon, but it’s worth bearing in mind that Sony has recently released a new pair of neckbud earphones – the Sony WI-1000XM2 – and that means older models could be discounted.
If you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to check out some of the other top earbuds like Audeze’s latest earphones, which cost a staggering $899 / £849 (around AU$1300 – there are plenty of cheap earphones on the market, though. Keep an eye out this Black Friday and Cyber Monday too for any last-minute sales.
Some of our favorite in-ear headphones come for smaller brands like 1More, RHA, Optoma, and Jabra, proving that the best earbuds don’t have to be expensive.
Of course, there are plenty of big brands making some of the best in-ear headphones, and with Apple recently releasing the AirPods Pro, there’s more to choose from than ever.
How to choose the best earbuds for you
The best pairs of in-ear headphones need to be ultra-comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, and must fit securely in your ear for decent noise isolation.
If you’re looking for a pair of