While wireless Bluetooth earbuds will work with any compatible Bluetooth-enabled device, there are some advantages to getting headphones designed with your OS in mind. There are lots of great wireless earbuds made specifically for iPhone that give you benefits like easier pairing, but what are the best wireless headphones for Android? It's always important to get earbuds that you find comfortable and enjoyable to listen to, but some neat Android features are worth looking for, like a compatible app or low latency.
We've tested over 600 pairs of headphones, and below are our recommendations for the best wireless earbuds for Android phones. You can also check out our recommendations for the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds, the best cheap earbuds, and the best wireless earbuds for running and working out.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are the best earbuds for Android with a wireless design that we've tested. These truly wireless in-ears have a compact, comfortable fit and do a great job of staying in place, so they shouldn't fall out even during intense workout sessions. Their Galaxy Wearable app also allows you to remap some of their controls or switch between six different EQ presets.
These in-ears feel quite sturdily built and supply over 13 hours of continuous playback time on a single charge, which should be more than enough for a full day of use. Their sturdy charging case supplies roughly one extra charge, and they have a standby mode that helps conserve power when they're not in use. Out-of-the-box, they have a very well-balanced sound profile, which makes them a good fit for a variety of musical genres.
Unfortunately, it's easy to make an accidental input on their touch-sensitive control scheme, and it can be hard to use if you live in a colder climate and need to wear gloves. They also do a terrible job of filtering out the low rumble of bus and plane engines, which could be annoying during your commute. Otherwise, their compact, sturdy built, long battery life, and well-balanced sound profile help make them some of the best true wireless earbuds that we've tested.
If you like to tweak and customize your headphones' sound profile to your liking, try the JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS. While their latency on Android devices is higher than the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless, their companion app offers a parametric EQ as well as presets that allow you to finetune their sound. They have a fairly neutral sound profile right out of the box, which makes them suitable for a variety of audio content. Their active noise cancelling (ANC) feature also does a good overall job of reducing ambient sound around you. They have a continuous battery life of over seven hours, and there are three additional charges in the case, which is handy when you're on the go.
Consider the Samsung if you're looking for more neutral-sounding earbuds out-of-the-box and lower Android latency. However, if you prefer having an ANC to help cut down background noise, or if you like to really customize your headphones to better suit your audio, try the JBL.
The best wireless travel earbuds for Android that we've tested are the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. These premium truly wireless earbuds have a highly effective ANC system that allows them to filter out ambient noise to an impressive degree, including the low rumble of bus and plane engines as well as the chatter of fellow commuters. You can also use their companion app to adjust the potency of their ANC system in greater detail.
These earbuds feel very well-made, with a dense, high-grade plastic construction that's rated IPX4 for water resistance, though we don't currently test for that. Their stability fins also help keep them in place, even during intense workout sessions. They also have a well-balanced sound profile that should suit a wide variety of audio content. Their integrated mic does an amazing job of isolating your voice from loud background noise, which is good if you want to make a call on your commute. Their latency on Android devices is also low enough to watch movies or videos without significant disruption, though apps and devices compensate differently for this.
Unfortunately, these in-ears lack any sort of sound customization features like an EQ or audio presets, which is somewhat annoying for earphones at this price point. They also stick quite a ways out from your ear and could get in the way if you're wearing a hat. Otherwise, their great noise isolation capability and sturdy construction make them a great fit for commuting.
If you're looking for even more comfortable wireless earbuds, consider the Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless. While their ANC system doesn't reduce as much overall noise as that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless, the Jabra have a more comfortable fit and are less bulky. They're well-built and have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile that's still balanced enough for a variety of audio content. That said, if you prefer a different sound, their Android-compatible companion app offers a graphic EQ plus presets so you can really adjust them to your tastes. Unlike the Bose, they can also be connected with up to two devices at the same time. They have roughly 6.5 hours of continuous playback time, and their carrying case holds 3.5 additional charges, which is handy in a pinch.
Take a look at the Bose if you prioritize high noise isolation to help block out background noise. However, if you want more comfortable headphones for long days at the office or on the road, go for the Jabra instead.
The best wireless sports earbuds for Android are the Bose Sport Earbuds. These earbuds are impressively well-built, with a dense plastic construction that's rated IPX4 for water resistance, though we don't currently test for this. They also have a relatively shallow fit that's comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time and do an amazing job of staying in place in your ears, even during really intense workouts.
These earbuds don't block out that much noise, which could be a benefit if you plan on wearing them while running outside and want to stay aware of your surroundings. They have a well-balanced sound profile too, so they should suit whatever kind of audio content you enjoy listening to while working out, whether that be audiobooks or pop music. You can also use their companion app to enable their "In-ear Detection" feature, which automatically pauses your music whenever you remove the right bud.
Unfortunately, the companion app doesn't have any sound customization features, like a graphic EQ or even EQ presets. Their continuous battery life of under four-and-a-half hours also requires you to put them back in their case to charge fairly often, though battery consumption can vary with real-world usage habits. Otherwise, their great build quality and amazingly stable fit also help make them some of the best headphones for running that we've tested.
The Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless are the best budget wireless earbuds for Android that we've tested. These comfortable headphones have just under 100 hours of total battery life. They have over seven hours of continuous playback time and roughly 12.5 additional charges in their carrying case.
They have a reasonably well-balanced sound profile that has a bit of extra bass that adds thump, rumble, and boom to your mixes. They're also well-built, have a stable fit, and are rated IPX5 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for it. Although they don't have active noise cancelling, they can passively block out a good amount of background noise like office chatter.
Unfortunately, they don't have any sound customization features like an EQ or presets. They also have high latency on Android devices, and they may not be suitable for streaming videos. That said, some apps and devices compensate for latency differently, so your real-life results may vary. Still, if you're looking for more affordable wireless earbuds, they're a solid choice.
If you're looking for even more affordable wireless earbuds, try the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless. While their battery life falls significantly short of that of the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless, they still offer versatile performance, though at a lower price point. They have a lightweight and well-built design. They're also rated IPX4 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for it. Their default sound profile is slightly bass-heavy, which adds a touch of boom to your mixes, but is still suitable enough for a variety of audio content. They also have lower Android latency than the Anker, ensuring your audio stays in sync with your video. Unfortunately, they only have less than four hours of continuous battery life, so you may need to recharge them to get through long days at the office. Luckily, their carrying case provides roughly 2.5 additional charges if you need it.
Consider the Anker if you're looking for wallet-friendly wireless earbuds with higher total battery life. However, if you're shopping for wireless earbuds on a more limited budget, check out the Skullcandy instead.
Jul 23, 2021: Replaced the FIIL T1X True Wireless with the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless.
Jun 23, 2021: Replaced the Beats Flex Wireless with the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless as the Skullcandy offer slightly better value to Android users.
May 26, 2021: Checked picks to make sure that the recommended products are still the best products and that they're in stock. Added the Jaybird Run XT Truly Wireless to Notable Mentions.
Apr 30, 2021: Verified that all main picks are still in stock and represent the best choice for their given category.
Apr 01, 2021: Replaced Amazon Echo Buds Truly Wireless with Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless as 'Best Wireless Travel Earbuds For Android' due to significantly lower measured Bluetooth latency on Android devices. Added Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless to main picks as 'More Comfortable Alternative' to the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless. Removed Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless from Notable Mentions, added Amazon Echo Buds Truly Wireless to Notable Mentions.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best wireless earbuds for Android to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (cheaper headphones win over pricier ones if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no headphones that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our reviews for wireless earbuds for Android. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect headphones. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection.