Best true wireless earbuds 2019: AirPods, Samsung, Jabra, Beats and Anker compared and ranked
Our updated list of great bluetooth truly wireless earbuds – at the best prices right now
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
Thu 26 Sep 2019 07.01 BSTFirst published on Wed 1 May 2019 07.00 BST
It wasn’t long ago that true wireless earbuds, those that don’t need any wires even between the earphones, weren’t very good. Solid connectivity was a challenge, dropouts were infuriatingly common and battery life was woeful.
But they all offered that taste of freedom from wires that is like a ratchet – once you’ve experienced tangle-free listening, you’ll never go back.
Now there are loads of truly wireless earbuds on the market offering all sorts of features, designs and sound. None of them are bargain basement, and it’s difficult to know which ones are worth buying. So here’s a guide to separate the wheat from the chaff.
This Guardian buyer’s guide to true wireless earbuds was last updated on 26 September, and represents the best available models at the time. As new models are released and tested, this guide will be updated to help you choose the right earbuds for you.