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The 8 Best Wireless Earbuds For Android - Spring 2023 Reviews

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Best Wireless Earbuds For Android

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. Many wireless earbuds work best with iPhones and come with features like easier pairing or spacial audio, 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 Android-specific features are worth looking for, like a compatible app or low latency.

We've tested over 720 pairs of headphones, and below are our recommendations for the best options to pair with your Android phone. You can also check out our recommendations for the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds, the best cheap earbuds, and the best Samsung earbuds.


  1. Best Wireless Earbuds For Android

    The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless are the best earbuds for Android with a wireless design we've tested. These premium buds are the next generation of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and have low latency on Android devices, which ensures that your audio and visuals stay in sync while you're streaming video. They also have a powerful noise cancelling (ANC) system that blocks much ambient noise across the spectrum. With their ANC on, they last nearly seven hours, and if you need to top up their battery life, their carrying case holds three additional charges.

    These buds have a more bass-heavy sound profile than we can measure due to the shape of our rig's ear canals. Subjectively, this extra bass muddies and clutters vocals and instruments. Luckily, you can fine-tune their sound to suit your tastes using their companion app's EQ and presets. Even though they're bulky in design, they're still comfortable enough for long listening sessions.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

    If you want to spend a little less, the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 are a cheaper option that isn't too much of a step down from the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless in terms of performance. Their ANC feature doesn't block out as much ambient noise, so they aren't ideal for loud situations like commuting or walking on a busy street. However, the ANC does an excellent job of isolating you from unwanted disturbances. They also have low latency with Android devices, which is nice for streaming video, and they have an Android-compatible app.

    Out of the box, their bass-heavy sound profile brings out the thump and punch in your audio, mainly because the treble range is underemphasized. However, this also results in elements like voices and instruments sounding dull and veiled. If you prefer a different sound, you can use a graphic EQ and presets in the app to personalize your mix. These earbuds aren't quite as comfortable as the Bose since their stability fins can pressure your ears. Their battery lasts longer on a single charge, though, at around 8.5 hours. The case also holds three extra charges if you need a top-up.

    If you want slimmer, less bulky earbuds, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) Truly Wireless are worth considering, even for Android users, since they have a lighter, more compact design and a similar ANC performance. However, they aren't good for streaming video with an Android phone since they have high latency.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

    For something more affordable than our upper mid-range pick, you'll want to consider the Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless. These don't have the premium build or battery life of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, but they offer a similar noise cancelling performance. Unlike the Sennheiser, they support multi-device pairing, meaning you can stay connected with your phone and computer simultaneously.

    They have a solid continuous battery life of nearly eight hours, but they don't have an auto-off timer, and their case holds nearly two additional charges, which is one fewer than our previous picks' cases. Their V-shaped sound profile ensures your audio has adequate rumble and body while voices and instruments sound bright and sparkly. It's versatile and particularly well-suited for genres like rock and pop and can also be customized with a graphic EQ and presets in the companion app.

    Unfortunately, they have high latency with Android devices, so you might notice lag when you're streaming video. Another option, the Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless, are less expensive, offer similar ANC performance, and have lower latency. However, the Pixel Buds' default sound profile has more low bass and a better-balanced mid-range.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

    The Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless are a solid choice if you want something even more affordable. Despite a more budget-friendly price, their performance rivals the Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless' in many ways. Their adaptive ANC feature adjusts itself to your environment and does a fantastic job of cutting out a wide range of noise. Even with ANC on, they last for more than eight hours of continuous use, which is nice for long days at the office. Their case also holds four extra charges, and they support multi-device pairing.

    However, they have somewhat high latency with Android devices, so your audio and video might be out of sync if you watch a video on your phone. Their warm sound profile is well-suited for genres like rock and jazz, but elements like voices and instruments lack some clarity and detail. Their companion app includes customization features so you can adjust it to suit you. Unlike the Google earbuds, they don't have a virtual surround sound feature. While most Bluetooth earbuds don't shine for their mic performance, these have an inferior mic recording quality that makes your voice sound far away and harsh.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Wireless Earbuds For Android

    If you're looking for budget-friendly buds, try the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless, the best earbuds for Android in this category we've tested. While they don't offer as robust features as the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless and don't have much in the way of Android-specific extras, they still offer a companion app and noise cancelling, which help you make the most out of them. They also have low latency on Android devices, which is handy if you want to use them for streaming video on your phone.

    These buds have a good noise isolation performance, and with ANC on, they last just over five hours. However, that may not be enough to get you through your day. Luckily, their carrying case supplies three extra charges, which is handy in a pinch. They have a pretty bassy sound out of the box, but their companion app offers a few EQ presets if you prefer something different. If you're looking for something even cheaper, then it's worth considering the JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless. Even though they lack noise cancelling, they have a longer total battery life and last nine hours continuously. Their latency on Android devices is quite high, though, causing lip-sync issues.

    See our review

  6. Best Wireless Earbuds For Samsung

    If you're a Samsung user, you'll want to check out the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless. These buds have features unique to Samsung's ecosystem that you won't find anywhere else on this list. They support Seamless, which is Samsung's proprietary codec for improved audio quality and have a 'Game Mode' to help lower latency on mobile devices. Their ANC also offers a similarly excellent noise isolation performance as the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, making them a solid choice for long commutes or shifts at the office. Unfortunately, with their ANC on, they have less than five hours of continuous battery life. If you need to top them up, their carrying case supplies roughly 2.6 extra charges.

    Out of the box, they have a fairly flat and neutral sound profile that's well-suited for various audio content. You can also adjust their sound using their companion app's EQ presets. If you want to use them while working out, they have good build quality, stable fit, and are certified IPX7 for resistance against immersion in water.

    See our review

  7. Best Wireless Earbuds For Running

    If you're looking for stable earbuds for a run, the Jaybird Vista 2 True Wireless are your best bet. Unlike the Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless, they have stability fins to keep them secure in the ear and are rated IP68 for protection against dust and submersion in water, so they'll hold up to a lot of wear and tear while out and about. They only last around five hours continuously, but come with an extra two charges in the carrying case, so you'll need to top them up now and then during an all-day hike.

    Their default sound profile is well-balanced and neutral. The bass pumps you up without overpowering the rest of the mix, but sibilants, like cymbals, feel piercing. Fortunately, their companion app lets you customize the mix via graphic EQ and presets. However, Their ANC system also doesn't do a great job isolating you from louder background noise, like heavy traffic or a passing subway. It does a better job at cutting out ambient chatter and squeaky treadmills, making these great for the gym.

    See our review

  8. Best Sounding Wireless Earbuds For Android

    The Jabra Elite 7 Pro True Wireless are the best wireless earbuds for Android we've tested for neutral sound. While their ANC doesn't block out as much noise as our top pick, these comfortable buds have a flat, neutral sound profile. Bass is well produced, while vocals and lead instruments are clear and present, making them a versatile choice for most kinds of music. You can also tweak their sound using their app's graphic EQ and presets. The app also offers 'My Sound', a feature that personalizes the buds' sound based on your hearing to help you get the most out of them.

    These buds last over eight hours continuously. If you need more juice, their carrying case supplies three additional charges. That said, while they have ANC, it doesn't offer much better performance than if you were to use these buds passively. They can still block out noise like ambient chatter well, but they have difficulty cutting down the low rumble of bus engines during your commute.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless: The Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless are in-ears with a stem design and a more stable in-ear fit than the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless. However, their ANC doesn't block out as much ambient noise, and their continuous battery is less. See our review
  • Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless: The Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless are sports-oriented earbuds with a better build quality and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance than the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless. However, their ANC blocks significantly less ambient noise, and their continuous battery life is shorter. See our review
  • TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless: The TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless are budget-friendly in-ears with a better noise isolation performance than the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless. However, they aren't as customizable and have higher latency on Android. See our review
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless: The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless are more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless and support Scalable, which is Samsung's proprietary codec of high-quality audio. However, their ANC doesn't block out quite as much background noise. See our review
  • Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless: The Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless are a viable alternative to the Jabra Elite 7 Pro True Wireless as they have a similarly flat and neutral sound profile. While they have better noise isolation than the Elite 7 Pro, their sound profile is slightly less neutral. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 23, 2023: We've replaced the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless with the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless, as the Anker aren't currently available. We've also added the TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless to Notable Mentions as they're a budget-friendly alternative to the Skullcandy.

  2. Apr 21, 2023: Added the Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless as our pick for the 'Best Wireless Earbuds For Running'. Moved the JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless to an in-text mention in our recommendation for the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless.

  3. Mar 07, 2023: Quality of life text update for better clarity and accuracy.

  4. Feb 01, 2023: Made minor updates to the text and checked that the products are stock.

  5. Dec 15, 2022: We've completely revamped this article. We've added the following headphones: the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless, Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless, Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless, JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless. We've removed the following: The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless, Samsung galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless, and Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Bluetooth 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.