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The 6 Best Wireless Earbuds For Android - Winter 2024 Reviews

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 spatial audio, but what wireless earbuds work best with 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 quick pairing. While compatibility varies from one device to another, unlike Apple products, plenty of Android devices can take advantage of the higher-quality Bluetooth codecs (like LDAC and aptX Adaptive) available on some of our picks.

We've tested over 770 pairs of headphones, and below are our recommendations for the best wireless earbuds for Android. 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 Sony WF-1000XM5 Truly Wireless are the best earbuds for Android with a wireless design we've tested. Even though they don't offer many Android-exclusive features, they still have some tricks up their sleeve. These headphones support LDAC, Sony's hi-res audio codec, which allows you to stream your favorite tunes with better sound quality than the default SBC codec. They also support Google Quick Pair, so connecting these headphones to your Android device is simple and easy.

    Out of the box, they have a warm sound profile suitable for most kinds of audio. You can fine-tune their sound using their app's graphic EQ and presets. They're also active noise cancelling (ANC) and use memory foam ear tips. Combining both helps block out a significant amount of background noise, but the ear tips are responsible for a large amount of isolation on their own. That said, not everyone will find them comfortable.

    If you're looking for buds with a more comfortable fit, check out the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds Truly Wireless. They have a shallower silicone ear tip design, which puts less pressure on your ear canal for better comfort. The trade-off is that they block less high-pitched noise, but they still do a solid job of filtering out low- and mid-frequency noises like rumbling bus engines or ambient chatter. While they don't support Sony's proprietary LDAC, they can use aptX Adaptive, a codec that dynamically adjusts your audio content, providing either lower or higher latency for streaming video or better audio quality. However, unlike the Sony, the Bose don't support multi-device pairing.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

    If you want to spend a little less, check out the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3. They're another great set of earbuds with a good-quality build. They have a bass-heavy sound out of the box to bring out all the thump and punch in your audio. The treble is slightly veiled, but you can always adjust this using its Android-compatible companion app, which includes a graphic EQ and presets for sound customization. With a battery life of around 8.5 hours, they're great for longer days on the go, and their case holds three extra charges if you need a top-up.

    These headphones have different features than the Sony WF-1000XM5 Truly Wireless. They don't support LDAC, and 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, they support aptX Adaptive, which is great for balancing the connection strength with the audio quality and multi-device pairing. Also, the ANC still does an excellent job of isolating you from unwanted disturbances. The fit is pretty subjective, but these earbuds stick out of your ears and use different-sized stability fins (which can feel secure or apply too much pressure). On the upside, the silicone ear tips aren't as invasive as the memory foam used on the Sony buds.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

    The Google Pixel Buds Pro Truly Wireless are an even more affordable pick. These headphones are another great choice for Android users, and since they support multi-device pairing, you can pair them to your phone and another device simultaneously. They last for nearly eight hours off a single charge, and their case holds nearly two additional charges to help you top up. Their battery performance falls short of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, and they don't have the same high-quality build as the more premium pick. Still, they offer a similar noise isolation performance, which is nice.

    One of the standout features requires the Google Translate app, which helps you translate languages in real time. These headphones have a V-shaped sound profile, bringing extra emphasis to the treble and bass. It's particularly well-suited for genres like rock and pop, and you can also switch it up with a graphic EQ and presets in the Android-compatible companion app.

    Unfortunately, unlike the Google Pixel Buds A-Series Truly Wireless, they lack stabilizers. The Pixel Buds Pro stick out of your ears and can even pop out, which is annoying as you really need to ensure your buds fit well in-ear. Another option, the Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless, have a more comfortable fit, and their bud shape doesn't stick out as far. Their ANC blocks out a bit less bass range noise, but their overall noise cancelling performance is similar.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range Wireless Earbuds For Android

    Current Deal: The Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless has dropped in price by $40 at Get Deal

    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.

    They're great for listening to music as their warm sound profile suits genres like rock and jazz. Elements like voices and instruments lack clarity and detail, but their companion app includes customization features to adjust the audio to suit your tastes. They've recently gone on sale, so they're an easy pick to try out if you can get them while the deal lasts.

    If you prefer a more stable design in-ear fit for sports and fitness use, check out the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless. While both buds also feature LDAC support, meaning you can enjoy high-quality wireless audio at a more wallet-friendly price than our top pick, the Liberty 4 NC are a bit more expensive, and their ANC performance isn't quite as good as the A40.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Wireless Earbuds For Android

    At the budget price point, the JBL Vibe Buds True Wireless are the best earbuds for Android that we've tested. While they don't have ANC like the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless, they stand out from other budget picks since they have a companion app, which is compatible with Android devices and offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you can fine-tune their bass-rich sound to suit your tastes. While they don't have a premium build and lack a lid on the case, they feel well-made and have an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.

    Their battery lasts almost nine hours of continuous use, so they can last through a workday, and their case stores an additional three charges. Their auto-off timer will also save battery life if you forget to stick them back in the case. They don't have ANC and won't do much to block out noise like rumbling engines, but they do block out a good amount of mid-range noise like background conversations. They have a decently comfortable, stable fit, although they have a somewhat deep in-ear fit, which can create a plunger-like feeling when you remove the buds.

    If you want aptX connectivity without compromising durability, the Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless are worth a look, although their price can be a little more expensive. While both earbuds reduce noise through passive isolation, the Elite 3 block more low-pitched noises on the bus. For better battery life and saving some money, the Vibe Buds still edge ahead.

    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 Samsung Seamless codec, a proprietary codec for improved audio quality, and they have a 'Game Mode,' which can lower latency with Samsung devices. Their ANC has an excellent performance, making them a solid choice for long commutes or shifts at the office. Out of the box, they offer a fairly flat and neutral sound profile, and you can adjust it with an in-app graphic EQ and presets.

    Their five-hour continuous battery life is short compared to similarly priced headphones like the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3. Their carrying case supplies roughly 2.6 extra charges, but you might prefer the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE Truly Wireless if you want a slightly longer battery life. These much cheaper earbuds don't have as many extra features as the Buds2 Pro since they lack virtual surround sound and have a lower IP rating for water resistance. However, they last for around six hours of continuous use and support a lot of the same Samsung-centric features as the Buds2, including 'Game Mode.' They use Samsung Scalable codec instead of the Samsung Seamless codec and come in at a cheaper price.

    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 better build quality, and they have a better 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
  • Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) Truly Wireless: If you want slimmer, less bulky earbuds, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) Truly Wireless are worth considering, even for Android users. Their sound and ANC performance are similar to the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3. However, you can't take advantage of iOS-only features like Spatial Audio or access updates using Android. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Feb 08, 2024: This article was updated to add information about the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds Truly Wireless, Google Pixel Buds A-Series Truly Wireless, and Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless. We moved the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) Truly Wireless to the Notable Mentions. No pick changes, but some minor text edits have been made throughout.

  2. Jan 09, 2024: Replaced the JBL Vibe Beam with the JBL Vibe Buds as the 'Best Budget' pick, because they offer a more comfortable, stable fit.

  3. Dec 06, 2023: We've checked our picks for accuracy and product availability. However, there hasn't been a change in our recommendations.

  4. Nov 15, 2023: Added the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE Truly Wireless as a less expensive alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless.

  5. Oct 18, 2023: We updated this article for accuracy and clarity.

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, sorted by Android quick pairing support. 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.