Including the best AirPods alternative and a wallet-friendly option with 60 hours of battery life.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Sony's new wireless earbuds were industry leading from the day they landed in stores last fall for two big reasons. First, they're entirely noise-cancelling, standing up to comparison with the greatest on-ear headphones out there. Second, these compact buds contain eight hours of battery life per charge, with 24 additional hours in the charging case (which can add 90 minutes of life with a mere 10-minute charge). The WF-1000XM3's, which have a rich sound that can handle whatever bass you throw at it, can maintain a connection to two devices at the same time, making switching between a phone and laptop easy.
Battery life: Eight hours, plus 24 hours of back-up in the charging case.
Hits: Warm, expansive sound quality with excellent battery life, USB-C charging, and best-in-class noise cancelling.
Misses: None come to mind—these are the earbuds to beat.
Buy Now: $198, amazon.com