The 5 Best Wireless Earbuds For Android - Fall 2021 Reviews

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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 many 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 630 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.


  1. Best Wireless Earbuds For Android: Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless

    7.6
    Neutral Sound
    8.0
    Commute/Travel
    8.3
    Sports/Fitness
    7.2
    Office
    5.8
    Wireless Gaming
    5.6
    Wired Gaming
    6.2
    Phone Calls
    Type Earbuds
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling Yes
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are the best earbuds for Android that we've tested with a wireless design. These earbuds are well-built and decently comfortable. They have an impressive ANC feature that blocks an impressive amount of noise, including bass-range sounds like rumbling bus and plane engines.

    Their sound profile is very neutral and suitable for a variety of types of content and genres. Their companion app lacks sound customization features like an EQ, but you can adjust the ANC feature's strength and save up to three ANC presets. These earbuds are also a great choice for sports use, thanks to their very stable fit and IPX4 rating for water resistance. They have low enough latency with Android devices for streaming video on your phone.

    Unfortunately, they have a somewhat bulky design and stick out of your ears quite a bit, meaning they may get caught on hats or clothing. Their onboard control scheme also lacks track skipping controls, so you need to take your phone out of your pocket to change the track. Otherwise, their great ANC feature and versatile performance make them a great choice for Android users.

    See our review

  2. More Comfortable Alternative: Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless

    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling Yes
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    If you want earbuds with a more comfortable fit, you may prefer the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless. These earbuds aren't as well-built as the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and have a worse noise isolation performance, but they're much more comfortable. Their sound profile is also pretty neutral, but if you prefer a different sound, they work with a companion app that includes EQ presets, so you can customize it to suit your tastes. The ANC feature struggles more with bass-range noise than the Bose's, but it still delivers an impressive overall performance. They also have low latency with Android devices and a 'Game Mode' for Samsung devices advertised to lower their latency even more, which helps make them some of the best wireless earbuds for Samsung users that we've tested.

    Go for the Bose if you want headphones with a better noise cancelling performance, but consider the Samsung instead if you prioritize a more comfortable fit or sound customization features.

    See our review

  3. Best Wireless Sports Earbuds For Android: Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless

    7.3
    Neutral Sound
    7.5
    Commute/Travel
    8.4
    Sports/Fitness
    7.1
    Office
    5.8
    Wireless Gaming
    5.7
    Wired Gaming
    6.4
    Phone Calls
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling Yes
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless are the best wireless sports earbuds for Android that we've tested. These in-ears have a rugged, sturdy design and are rated IP68 for dust and water resistance. They also have a comfortable and very stable fit, so they shouldn't fall out of your ears while you're running or working out.

    These headphones have a well-balanced sound profile that you can customize to your liking using their companion app's parametric EQ and presets. The app also offers features like SurroundSense, which allows you to hear your surroundings, as well as wind filtering, a feature that's advertised to help cut down wind noise when you're running outdoors. The buds offer over five hours of continuous playback time, and their carrying case holds an additional two charges if you need them.

    While they have ANC, the system struggles to block out ambient noise like the low rumble of bus or plane engines. We also noticed that we could hear more white noise when the ANC was on in a quiet environment. However, if you're looking for durable wireless earbuds to wear to the gym or park, they're a solid choice.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget Wireless Earbuds For Android: Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless

    7.0
    Neutral Sound
    7.7
    Commute/Travel
    8.1
    Sports/Fitness
    7.2
    Office
    5.3
    Wireless Gaming
    5.2
    Wired Gaming
    6.6
    Phone Calls
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless are the best budget wireless earbuds for Android that we've tested. Although they're simple in design, what makes these headphones stand out from the pack is that they offer just under 100 hours of total battery life, which is outstanding. They also have roughly seven hours of continuous playback time and have a standby mode to help further conserve battery life.

    These headphones have a well-balanced sound profile that's rich in bass. Mixes have a touch of extra thump, rumble, and boom, which should please fans of EDM and hip-hop. Even though they don't have an ANC system, they can passively isolate you from a good amount of ambient noise like background chatter. They don't leak a lot of audio either, which is nice if you like to listen to your favorite music at high volumes.

    Unfortunately, they don't have a companion app and lack sound customization features like an EQ or presets. Their latency on Android devices is also high, so you may experience issues when streaming video. Some apps and devices compensate for latency differently, and your experience may differ. However, these wallet-friendly in-ears offer an exceptionally long total battery life, which should please most Android users.

    See our review

  5. Cheaper Alternative: Skullcandy Dime True Wireless

    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    If you want even cheaper wireless earbuds, consider the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless. While their overall battery performance isn't as good as the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless, these no-frills headphones are available at a lower price point without sacrificing performance too much. These in-ears are lightweight, well-built, and have a fairly comfortable fit. If you like to run or work out with headphones in, they have good stability and are also rated IPX4 for water resistance. Their slightly bass-heavy sound profile delivers a touch of extra thump, rumble, and boom to your mixes, which should please fans of EDM and hip-hop. That said, they're still neutral enough for most audio content. Unfortunately, they struggle to block out ambient noise like the rumble of bus engines. Their continuous battery life of under four hours may not be enough to get you through long days at the office without pausing to recharge them.

    Check out the Anker if you're looking for wireless earbuds that are more comfortable and have better battery performance. However, if you're on a tighter budget and don't mind their simple design, try the Skullcandy instead.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless: The Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless are in-ears with an excellent noise isolation performance. Thanks to their ANC system, they can block out an excellent amount of ambient noise. However, they have sub-par controls. See our review
  • Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless: The Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 are versatile, truly wireless in-ears that offer great value overall. They're a good alternative to the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds if you don't want to spend as much, though they lack ANC and have shorter continuous battery life. See our review
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Truly Wireless: The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a longer continuous battery life than the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless. However, they don't block out as much noise and have a less comfortable fit and a less neutral sound profile. See our review
  • Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless: The Jaybird Tarah Pro are a good alternative to the Jaybird Vista Truly Wireless if you prefer a neck cable design. While they're not as comfortable, they have much longer continuous battery life. See our review
  • Jaybird Run XT Truly Wireless: The Jaybird Run XT Truly Wireless are sports-oriented earbuds that work with a great app. They aren't as well-built or comfortable as the Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless. However, they're a solid alternative if you want earbuds that do a better job of isolating you from ambient noise or that offer lower latency with Android devices. See our review
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless: The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are similar to the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless, but they have a much worse noise isolation performance and a less neutral sound profile out of the box. Some may prefer their slightly more bass-rich default sound profile, though. See our review
  • EarFun Air Pro True Wireless: The EarFun Air Pro True Wireless are a viable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless if you want longer continuous battery life. However, their ANC feature doesn't perform as well, and they don't have a companion app. See our review
  • Bose Sport Earbuds Truly Wireless: The Bose Sport Earbuds Truly Wireless are sports-oriented in-ears with a comfortable, stable fit. However, you can't customize their sound, and they have a bad noise isolation performance, although some users may prefer this as it allows them to stay aware of their surroundings. See our review
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless: The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless have a more neutral sound profile and a longer continuous battery life than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. However, they may not be easy to find for sale since they've been discontinued. They also lack an ANC feature. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Oct 15, 2021: Removed the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless as the Best Wireless Earbuds For Android because they've been discontinued by the manufacturer. Replaced them with the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and added the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Truly Wireless as a 'More Comfortable Alternative'.

  2. Sep 17, 2021: Replaced the Bose Sport Earbuds Truly Wireless with the Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless as the Jaybird offer a better value to most users.

  3. Aug 19, 2021: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability.

  4. Jul 23, 2021: Replaced the FIIL T1X True Wireless with the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless.

  5. Jun 23, 2021: Replaced the Beats Flex Wireless with the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless as the Skullcandy offer slightly better value to Android users.

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.

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