The 13 Most Comfortable Earbuds You Can Wear All Day, Every Day (2022)

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We here at SPY hate being uncomfortable. There’s a reason we’re so knowledgeable about cozy slippers, joggers and the most comfortable sneakers. But don’t think that comfort starts and ends in the world of fashion for a second. Oh, no, dear reader, comfort applies to tech too, especially when searching for the most comfortable earbuds.

Often when shopping for a pair of cheap wireless earbuds, comfort and fit can get seriously overlooked. The way wireless earbuds sit in your ears is such a specific feeling that anything less than ideal can result in an annoying fit (at best) or downright pain (at worst). How do you find the balance between a comfortable fit and quality?

We spoke with tech YouTuber Juan Carlos Bagnell, who has spent countless years covering audio-related gadgets like true wireless earbuds on his website and YouTube channel. We asked him what to consider when looking for a pair of comfortable earbuds.

“Ears are funky. It seems simple to plop a driver in front of your ear canal, but fit and comfort often requires a little experimentation,” explained Bagnell.

Of course, it’s unrealistic to concretely determine that one specific pair has a more comfortable fit than another. That’s because, just like earbuds, our ears come in all different shapes. “Some buds have thicker and longer arms that go inside the ear canal; some are more shallow and thinner,” Bagnell replied in more detail. “That tip can be circular or oval. Earbuds can also have wings or loops that press against the outer ear to secure them.”

More often than not, finding the right fit doesn’t happen right away. But instead, it requires trying on a few before you find the right pair. “It takes a little trial and error, but finding the right fit earbud for you is a great feeling,” noted Bagnell. Given that he previously worked as a voice casting director, he certainly knows the feeling after using many pairs of headphones and earbuds over the years.

Luckily, most earbud brands pay very close attention to fit and feel, so it’s just a matter of doing the research and finding out which is best for your needs. To make it easier for you, we tested 13 of the most comfortable earbuds from brands such as Sony, Apple, Ultimate Ears and Jabra. We compared how comfortable these earbuds were relative to each other, as well as how securely they stayed in place while working out. Finally, we considered how long you could comfortably leave these in place before fatigue set it.

You can find our top picks — and more insight into our testing process — below.

1. JLab Epic Sport Air Earbuds

BEST OVERALL

JLab designed their Epic Sport Air earbuds for working out, but the over-ear loops help to provide a secure and comfortable fit whether you’re running in preparation for a marathon or just running to catch the train. When you combine that cozy feel with other great features like ANC, extended playback, and even a super low latency movie mode, the Epic Sport has a lot to offer at a fantastic price. Even though they aren’t the best-sounding earbuds for sale in 2022, we do think they’re the most comfortable, especially for athletes.

It didn’t matter what exercises we performed — burpees, lunges, push-ups, sprints — these earbuds stayed put. In our testing we found that these were equally comfortable to the UE Fits Earbuds, and considerably better than the Powerbeats Pro, which have a similar hook design.

Why They’re the Best: In terms of comfort, sound quality, price and design, the JLab Epic Sport Earbuds outperformed every other pair of wireless earbuds we tested. Wear them for up to three hours without any ear fatigue.

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2. Apple AirPods Pro

BEST FOR APPLE USERS

Whether it’s the AirPods’ relaxing open-ear design or the AirPods Pro’s snug fit, Apple’s collection of long-stem danglers are undeniably the most comfortable earbuds for any iDevice or MacBook owner. The sound ports are uniquely shaped to sit in the auricle and not press up against the ear, making either model easy to get accustomed to. While the second- and third-generation AirPods are also very comfortable, the AirPods Pro are even more so.

The AirPods Pro come with installed tips that make all the difference for fit, plus an Ear Tip Fit Test that accurately determines the best tips for use. (You can also purchase third-party tips and wings for regular AirPods). But what really makes the AirPods such a standout is their interconnectivity with Apple’s unbeatable ecosystem, delivering seamless usability through adaptive sound, instantaneous connectivity, and other cool features like “Hey Siri” voice activation.

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3. Ultimate Ears UE Fits Earbuds

CUSTOM FIT

How do you make sure your earbuds are genuinely comfortable? Get earbuds that are truly customized for you. The UE Fits employs patented Lightform technology that molds the tips to the contour of your ears for a tailored fit. How are the results? Surprisingly accurate.

Our reviewer said the buds fit to form around his ear canal and ensured day-long comfort without any slippage. The warming sensation that occurred during the molding process was harmless. Furthermore, the tight seal created by the newly shaped tips passively blocked out noise at the same level as some mid-range noise-canceling earbuds. For the UE Fits to achieve this without the use of algorithms is impressive. Let us not forget Ultimate Ears’ reputation for boomy sound either (have you heard their bass-blasting Boom speakers?), which remains punchy and warm and can be customized via the companion app.

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4. Sony WF-1000XM4 Earbuds

BEST HIGH-END

We reviewed the Sony WF-1000XM4, and part of what makes it so unique are the memory foam-like ear tips that not only feel like pillows resting on the canal but also shape to your ear the longer you wear these buds. The revamped design also has a lot to do with the buds’ high comfort levels; ditching the WF-1000XM3’s elongated form for a more traditional oval shape was the more practical choice. Another part of comfort is the listening experience and the WF-1000XM4 doesn’t disappoint with immersive, hi-res sound and active noise cancellation (ANC) that rivals most over-ear headphones.

In terms of comfort, these earbuds are on par with Apple AirPods Pro. The XM4s rest pleasantly on the ears and barely apply pressure to the concha, allowing you to wear them for long stretches throughout the day. Sony’s pre-installed foam tips are also clutch for establishing a tight grip around the ear. The Optimal Earbud Tips test is as reliable as Apple’s version and determines the best fit for your ear shape.

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5. Sony LinkBuds

BEST OPEN EAR DESIGN

Sony’s latest wireless earbuds are undeniably intriguing. The donut shape looks odd at first glance, but the design is intended to provide you with a better sense of your surroundings. In other words, the LinkBuds let in ambient noise to increase your environmental awareness without compromising audio quality. Since there is no sound port, the flat speaker unit on the front projects spacious, well-rounded sound to your ears. Additionally, we appreciated how one section of the earbuds sat on the outside of the ear and the tiny silicone Arcs (that’s what Sony calls their wings) provided decent grip control to prevent slippage.

At a mere 0.14 ounces, these are easily the lightest earbuds we’ve ever tested, which also makes them some of the most comfortable earbuds available in 2022. There were moments when we completely forgot they were on the ears.

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6. Beats Fit Pro

BEST AIRPODS ALTERNATIVE

AirPods are cool, especially the AirPods Pro with its awesome 3D-sounding capabilities (Spatial Audio is no joke). However, you would be doing yourself a disservice by ignoring Apple’s other major wireless offering: the Beats Studio Fit. This sportier alternative stuffs nearly all the AirPods Pro’s special features and longer battery life into a micro design that can only be described as the Studio Buds with wing tips. What you get are superb-sounding earbuds that play nicely with any Apple or Android device and remain put on your ears when engaged in lateral-heavy workouts.

Comfort has also been improved compared to the Powerbeats Pro with the cavity and wing tips being gentler on skin and reducing soreness around the concha. Despite the popular Powerbeats Pro providing a more secure fit (that earhook design is everything), the Fit Pro’s ergonomic design is much more pleasant on the ears. The tiny oval shape molds nicely to the concha and doesn’t apply unwanted pressure.

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7. Jabra Elite Active 75t

BEST FOR EXERCISE

Jabra’s most critically acclaimed true wireless release is the perfect workout companion in terms of comfort and sound performance. The silicone EarGels seal the canal and absorb residual moisture to minimize slippage during exercises. Jabra designed these buds to be 22% smaller than their predecessor and extremely light (0.2 ounces), so you’ll forget you’re even wearing them in the first place. The warm sound profile will rev up your engine before a 5K run. In addition, the tiny charging case won’t weigh you down when hitting the road.

Now that the Jabra Elite 85t earbuds are out, why have we rated these older earbuds more highly? Their supremely comfortable fit and sweat resistance put them over the top. Jabra’s EarGels form a tight seal, which keeps out sweat and prevents slippage. There have been days when we’ve worn these buds for several hours straight and not felt any soreness until about the 6-hour mark. Our only complaint is that the button design does interfere with comfort since it requires pushing the buds further into the ear.

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8. Apple AirPods 3

The newest generation of Apple’s AirPods were released in late 2021 (we’re hoping to see a new generation of AirPods Pro in late 2022), and the AirPods 3 are a more affordable alternative to the Pros that still offer excellent comfort and fit as well as stellar audio quality. While you miss out on ANC, these mid-range wireless earbuds otherwise have the same sound features as the AirPods Pro. The adaptive EQ improves sound quality by adjusting what you hear based on your environment. Spatial Audio is also impressive, and it does a good enough job of bringing 3D sound to select Apple Music tracks.

But how comfortable are they? The newest Apple earbuds definitely earn their spot among the most comfortable earbuds of 2022. The sound port is a bit more angled for seamless insertion into the canal. It also sits beautifully on your ears and doesn’t cause any discomfort. We got to wear the buds for 4-hour stretches before fatigue set in.

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9. Urbanista Stockholm Plus

BUDGET BUY

If you want something that resembles AirPods, and comfort is priority, then check out the Urbanista Stockholm Plus. It is half the price of Apple’s wireless earbuds, comes in more colors (Black, Rose Gold, Titanium, White), and replicates the classic open-ear design to a T. Discomfort was never an issue when worn for long stretches. You won’t experience any pressure buildup either since the buds aren’t placed in the canal. The only thing more satisfying is the bright soundstage that produces detailed mids and highs.

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Comfort on the Stockholm Plus is as great as the AirPods 3. The sound port sits right on the concha and remains stable, though running with the buds will increase the risk of them falling out. They feel light on the ears and won’t weigh you down during walks either.

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10. Jabra Elite 85t Earbuds

ALSO CONSIDER

If this was a ranking of the best noise-canceling earbuds, Jabra’s new generation of earbuds would be at the top of the list. But if comfort is your overall priority, then they do leave something to be desired. Even so, these are phenomenal earbuds.

Of all the wireless earbuds makers, Jabra has been the most committed to developing a universal fit. They’ve even gone as far as scanning “62,000” ears and ran those results through an “advanced algorithmic simulator,” which is how they were able to cram such powerful hardware into the tiny flagship Elite 85t. The semi-open design with pressure relief vents helps minimize pressure build-up inside the ear, while the proprietary silicone EarGels keep the buds locked in place. Combine these features with long-lasting battery life, superior noise cancellation, and crystal-clear microphones for taking calls, and the Elite 85t is well worth your consideration.

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11. 1MORE Triple Driver Earbuds

MOST CUSTOMIZABLE

In addition to the three drivers that power these great-sounding earbuds from 1MORE, they’re designed with a comfortable ergonomic fit to slide naturally into your ears. With nine different customized tips, there’s sure to be a fit that will work well with your ear shape to provide the best comfort around. The in-line remote makes it easy to navigate through your audio with the touch of a button. 1More’s soundstage should not be overlooked either since it gives music and movies a dynamic and lively presence.

Wired earbuds tend to offer the best comfort, so it is no surprise that the Triple Driver Earbuds do just the same. One would think the metal construction presses hard against the concha, but it doesn’t, thanks to the angled sound port. There were days when we felt fine wearing the model for long stretches of 4-6 hours. Eight sets of tips, three being foam memory tips, is a remarkable amount to have in the box. The foam tips are the way to go for elite comfort and fit, forming to the shape of your ear canals, producing a tight seal, and feeling like pillows pressed up against the skin.

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12. Sennheiser IE60 Headphones

ALTERNATIVE WIRED

Sennheiser is known best for their studio-quality audio and Bluetooth headsets, but they also make quality, super comfortable headphones. The wired IE60 reflects this ethos, thanks to a relaxing, cushion-fit design that establishes long-term comfort for hours on end. We particularly love the bundled tips and hooks, which wrap gently around the ear and hold the cable over your earlobes. Something to keep in mind if the standard feel of this model doesn’t quite work for you.

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13. Nothing Ear (1)

BEST VALUE

Comfort shouldn’t have to come at a premium and it took the new kid on the true wireless block to show us. Nothing’s $99 wireless earbuds are an inexpensive triumph and one of the most comfortable cheap wireless earbuds we’ve tested yet. These buds offer plenty of performance in a cool see-through design. The wide sound port makes for a snug fit when propped on the ear, plus the multiple oval tips that come in the box accommodate listeners with different ear shapes. We used the buds sporadically throughout the day for several hours and barely experienced any fatigue. Effective ANC, Bluetooth 5.2 with strong connectivity, and rich audio powered by 11.6mm drivers round out this affordable gem.

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For cheap earbuds, the sound signature is balanced and pure, allowing us to hear every instrument in orchestral recordings and every vocal in harmonic tracks. We also found that the touch controls are highly responsive to tap gestures, ensuring commands are executed as intended.

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Also Consider: Sony XM4 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

BEST HEADPHONES

It took Sony four tries, but they finally created the masterpiece they set out to make when venturing into the noise-canceling audio space. The WF-1000XM4 (Mark Series 4) packages exceptional ANC and sound into a fancy design without compromising fit or comfort. Premium materials like aluminum and sturdy plastic don’t weigh down the headphones and the plush padding rests soothingly on both the head and ears. Sony even made the earpad cutouts wider to allow for more ventilation.

So if you prefer headphones to earbuds, this is the one pair we’d most highly recommend for comfort.

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Most Comfortable Earbuds Accessories

Do you already own a pair of earbuds featured in this guide? That doesn’t mean you can’t make your existing earbuds evenmorecomfortable. Check out the accessories below to improve the fit on your earbuds and ensure ultimate comfort.

Comply Foam Tips

BEST EARTIPS OVERALL

These memory foam tips are becoming more popular with every big true-wireless release. Comply solves the three primary problems with earbuds – comfort, fit, and sound quality – all of which are advanced when plugging these tips into the nozzle of your favorite buds. Viscoelastic memory foam conforms to the shape of your canal and is 30 times softer than silicone tips. So, you can see why the company sells a pair for every top-performing model out there.

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Luckvan Ear Hook Cover Tips

BEST AIRPODS ADD-ON

Not everyone may like the one size fits all design of the AirPods, which is why users can complement them with silicone tips for that just-right fit. Luckvan’s silicone ear tips go over the AirPods to ensure that they snuggly fit without having that feeling of being irritating over time.

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How We Tested the Most Comfortable Earbuds of 2022

For this guide, we recruited two of our most experienced product reviewers to handle the testing — Alex Bracetti and William Goodman. Together, they tested every single pair of earbuds and headphones that appear in this guide, which went through a rigorous testing process to earn their spot among the most comfortable earbuds.

All 13 of the earbuds we selected were tested for a minimum of two weeks, and the top options were tested for up to several months before we rendered a final verdict. In addition to evaluating the overall sound quality, noise-cancellation (if applicable) and battery life, we also tested how securely they fit during exercise. We wanted to know if the earbuds advertised as sports-friendly really lived up to that promise, so we tried them out while doing common exercises like jogging and push-ups.

When testing wireless earbuds, we rate each product according to a set of criteria. Since this guide is mostly focused on comfort, overall comfort, fit and fatigue were by far the most important factors in our final ranking. For this review, we considered the following metrics: battery life, noise-cancellation, water and sweat resistance, sound quality, connectivity, ease of controls, design aesthetic, and comfort.

We gave each of these earbuds a score for each of these criteria, with comfort weighted the most heavily (it made up about half of the overall score).

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We’ll continue to update the article as we test and review new wireless earbuds, so keep checking back to see what new products make the cut in the future.

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FAQs

What are the comfiest wireless earbuds? ›

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ProductRelease YearNeutral Sound
Skullcandy Dime 2 True Wireless20227.5
Jabra Elite 4 Active True Wireless20227.5
Google Pixel Buds A-Series Truly Wireless20217.0
Beats Fit Pro True Wireless20217.4
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Is there such a thing as comfortable earbuds? ›

Most Comfortable Earbuds: Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods are one of the most popular wireless earbuds on the market for a reason. Not only do they let you control your music with a quick double-tap on the earbud, but they also automatically connect to Bluetooth and allow you to seamlessly switch between devices.

What are the most comfortable AirPods? ›

BEST FOR APPLE USERS

While the second- and third-generation AirPods are also very comfortable, the AirPods Pro are even more so. The AirPods Pro come with installed tips that make all the difference for fit, plus an Ear Tip Fit Test that accurately determines the best tips for use.

Why do earbuds hurt so much? ›

The in-ears are inserted too deep – Inserting your earbuds or IEMs too deep inside your ears may hurt your inner ears. Vibrations produced by the earbuds/IEMs can cause soreness, especially when the device is placed a little too near the eardrums.

How do I choose the right earbuds? ›

Method 2: You can try gently putting your fingers in your ears starting with your smallest finger. Move to the next finger on each hand until you get a good seal and outside noise sounds muffled. Then try to match the size of that finger to one of the provided ear tip sizes.

Which Galaxy buds are most comfortable? ›

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Plus is the most comfortable pair of earbuds you'll wear, or at least that's what many of the user reviews say. This is a great value as it has the same IPX2 rating as the Buds 2, a nearly 12-hour battery life, and wing tips that stabilize the earbuds.

Which is better beats or AirPods? ›

Bottom line. The $199 Beats Fit Pro and $179 AirPods 3 are both some of Apple's best earbuds yet, but the latest Beats are the clear standout in almost every way. They have a more secure and comfortable fit than the AirPods, offer active noise cancellation and work really well with iPhones and Android devices alike.

What are the best over the ear earbuds? ›

You don't get wing tips but the earbuds fit our reviewer and test head well.
  • Jabra Elite 7 Active. Jabra Elite 7 Active. Jabra Elite 7 Active. ...
  • Jaybird Vista 2. 7.7. Jaybird Vista 2. ...
  • Sennheiser Sport True Wireless. 8.3. Sennheiser Sport True Wireless. ...
  • Beats Powerbeats Pro. 7.8. Beats Powerbeats Pro. ...
  • Bose Sport Earbuds. 7.5.
Jul 13, 2022

What headphones do not hurt your ears? ›

  • Letsfit T20 Wireless Earbuds. ...
  • COWIN SE7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones. ...
  • COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone. ...
  • Mpow H7 Bluetooth Headphones. ...
  • Riwbox CT-7S Cat Ear Bluetooth Kids Headphones. ...
  • LETSCOM Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds. ...
  • ICOMTOFIT TWS IPX5 Earbuds.
Mar 9, 2021

Why do AirPods hurt my ears? ›

If you're experiencing ear pain when wearing AirPods, it could be because they are not compatible with your ear profile. Each person's ear profile has its own custom size, depth, and shape. So much so that they're viewed as more effective identifiers than fingerprints.

Are earbuds more comfortable than headphones? ›

Over-the-ear headphones are a much better choice than earbuds. Not only do you not have to worry about funneling sound directly into your eardrums, but most over-the-ear headphones are also, as a general rule, more comfortable to wear than earbuds.

Which are the best AirPods to buy? ›

Best overall for iOS users: Apple AirPods Pro

The AirPods Pro are a premium priced pair of wireless earbuds. You get a lot for your money, though, including powerful ANC, a customizable fit and sweat- and water-resistance. Performance is top-drawer throughout and gesture controls are reliable.

How can I make my earbuds more comfortable? ›

If your earbuds are uncomfortable, one of the best ways to make them more comfortable and improve the fit is to replace the covers or earbud tips. Most earbuds come with rubber covers or tips, and if you switch to foam you'll often enjoy an improved (and more comfortable) fit.

Why do earbuds keep falling out? ›

You may be wearing it wrong

Sometimes, the only problem why your earbuds keep falling out is that you're wearing them wrong. Since most earbuds are designed and molded specifically to fit either the left or the right ear, placing the wrong earbud on the wrong ear will most likely cause the earbuds to fall off.

How do you get earbuds to stay in your ear? ›

How to stop earphones from falling out of your ears - Fitting Options

Do I need bigger or smaller earbuds? ›

For example, if you have medium sized ear canals, a small ear tip will allow the earphone to fit deeper, which may give a better result. Or, a larger ear tip may sit further out for better comfort, and with the size of your ear or an over-the-ear wear style, still stay put.

How far do you push earbuds in? ›

For your left ear, reach up with your right hand and grab your left earlobe. Pull the lobe downwards a little to widen your ear canal. Then, use your left index finger to gently push the tip further into your ear. Don't shove it all the way in, but far enough to where you feel the seal.

How do I know my ear tip size? ›

To check the size of an ear tip, unroll its edge and look for S, M, or L etched on the inside of the ear tip near its base. Try inserting the AirPods with the medium-sized ear tips in your ears so that the AirPods are seated comfortably and securely.

Which is better Galaxy Buds 2 or Galaxy Buds Live? ›

The Buds2 are more comfortable, have more consistent audio reproduction, and have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer. They also have a significantly better noise isolation performance. However, the Live have a more stable in-ear fit and a better battery performance.

How do I stop my Galaxy buds from falling out? ›

Ear hooks: These soft rubber hooks attach to your earbud and then fit over the ear to help keep them in place. Ear wings: Similar to ear hooks, these attach to the earbud but place a soft rubber “stop” inside the ear.

What is the difference between Galaxy buds and buds plus? ›

The headsets have different hardware inside: the Samsung Galaxy Buds has a single, one-way dynamic driver while the Galaxy Buds Plus houses a two-way dynamic driver and tweeter system. Even still, the headsets sport similar frequency responses, but the Galaxy Buds amplifies bass notes more than the Buds Plus.

Do AirPods fall out easy? ›

And although the AirPods and AirPods Pro fit snugly when properly worn, they can still become dislodged if you hit them hard enough. So, it's best to be extra mindful in situations like these, or just take them off for the time being to avoid hitting and dropping them.

Is Beats or Apple better? ›

The AirPods Pro is a vast improvement in both including ANC and simply better isolation than the AirPods (2nd generation). The Beats Studio Buds struggle to attenuate frequencies below 1000Hz. Active noise cancelling performance is slightly better on the Apple AirPods Pro.

Do AirPods fall out when you run? ›

And if you're wondering whether the Airpods Pro fall out when running, they're secure and they stay on even in sweaty conditions. This is what makes the Airpods great for running: They're secure and do not fall out of your ears even in sweaty conditions. They do not stick quite so far out of your ear.

Are expensive earbuds worth it? ›

Expensive headphones often sound better by a country mile

It might seem like a pretty obvious thing to say, but it's really true: whether you're buying headphones that are loaded with audio features, or passive cans with none: if you want higher audio quality, you probably need to increase your budget a bit.

What earbuds do pro athletes use? ›

The best sport headphones you can buy today (updated May 16)
  • Jabra Elite Active 75t. The best totally wireless sport earbuds. ...
  • Beats Fit Pro. The best noise-cancelling wireless sport earbuds. ...
  • Shokz OpenRun Pro. ...
  • Beats Powerbeats Pro. ...
  • Apple AirPods Pro. ...
  • Jaybird Vista. ...
  • JLab Epic Air Sport ANC. ...
  • Amazfit Powerbuds Pro.
May 16, 2022

Which brand Bluetooth earphone is best? ›

  • OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition. The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition is equipped with a 9.2mm dynamic driver and super bass tone for a good sound experience. ...
  • Sony WI-XB400 earphone. ...
  • Bose SoundSport. ...
  • Realme Buds Wireless. ...
  • Noise Tune Active. ...
  • Boult Audio ProBass X1-WL headphone.
Jun 16, 2022

Do earbuds cause hearing loss? ›

Noise-induced hearing loss due to earbuds is 100% preventable if you don't use them too long or too loudly. Doctors recommend the 60%/60-minute rule: Listen to music or play a movie or video game at no more than 60% of the maximum volume.

Which is safer headphones or earbuds? ›

Technically speaking, headphones and earbuds are both safe, but this can change depending on how you use them. Listening at high volumes for long periods of time can cause damage to your ears. This is true for both headphones and earphones.

Is it ok to use AirPods everyday? ›

Normal use of in-ear devices don't often cause a problem. But prolonged earphone use, such as if you leave them in all day, could: compress the earwax, making it less fluid and harder for the body to naturally expel. compact the earwax to the extent the body induces inflammation.

How do you wear Apple earbuds comfortably? ›

1) Hang from your ear, loosely in the ear, with the extended pieces and wires downward. This picks up minimal bass and you can still hear some things around you. 2) Pushed into your ear with the "speakers" facing forward and the extended piece and wire at right angle to your ear, i.e. sticking out from your ear.

Is it okay to sleep with AirPods in? ›

In-ear headphones could cause discomfort and bacterial infections. Plugging hard plastic earbuds, like AirPods®, in your ear may not be terrible in the short-term, but falling asleep with them could add discomfort.

What is the difference between earbuds and Earpods? ›

There's one key difference between earbuds and earphones. Earbuds rest on the concha – the opening outside the ear canal. Earphones – also known as in-ear headphones – are inserted in the ear canal. While this may seem like a minor detail, one is better for comfort, durability, and sound quality.

Should I buy earbuds or earphones? ›

Earbuds are generally more compact, more affordable and more workout-friendly than their canned counterparts. On the flip side, headphones often deliver the best possible audio quality and noise cancellation of the two, not to mention much better battery life — so long as you're willing to pay the extra premium.

Which is better earbuds or Bluetooth earphones? ›

True wireless headphones have equally good sound quality, if not better, as wired headphones. However, sound quality depends on a few factors like the distance between the source and the headphones, the number of obstructions between them, and Bluetooth audio codecs supported by them.

What are the best AirPods to buy in 2022? ›

Apple AirPods Pro

The AirPods Pro are the best AirPods you can buy in 2022, bringing active noise cancellation, a snug fit, and an improved design to the company's previous true wireless earbuds.

Are Apple earbuds worth it? ›

There are a few good reasons why Apple AirPods are so popular: they're lightweight, easy to use, reliable, offer decent sound-per-pound and bring Siri to life in your ears. Plus, although they work best when used with an Apple product, they can be paired with any Bluetooth device, from smart TVs to smartphones.

Is Skullcandy a good brand? ›

Most of the headphones from Skullcandy are pretty affordable. However, this may be due to their somewhat plasticky build quality. It's better than some super cheap brands, but they don't feel very durable compared to other affordable models. Mediocre sound quality.

Why do AirPods hurt my ears? ›

If you're experiencing ear pain when wearing AirPods, it could be because they are not compatible with your ear profile. Each person's ear profile has its own custom size, depth, and shape. So much so that they're viewed as more effective identifiers than fingerprints.

Are AirPods comfortable? ›

Apple AirPods Pro are excellent wireless earbuds for iPhone owners. They sound great, the noise cancellation is strong, and the secure yet comfortable fit means they work very well for exercise too.

Which Galaxy buds are most comfortable? ›

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Plus is the most comfortable pair of earbuds you'll wear, or at least that's what many of the user reviews say. This is a great value as it has the same IPX2 rating as the Buds 2, a nearly 12-hour battery life, and wing tips that stabilize the earbuds.

Are expensive earbuds worth it? ›

Expensive headphones often sound better by a country mile

It might seem like a pretty obvious thing to say, but it's really true: whether you're buying headphones that are loaded with audio features, or passive cans with none: if you want higher audio quality, you probably need to increase your budget a bit.

How can I make my earbuds more comfortable? ›

If your earbuds are uncomfortable, one of the best ways to make them more comfortable and improve the fit is to replace the covers or earbud tips. Most earbuds come with rubber covers or tips, and if you switch to foam you'll often enjoy an improved (and more comfortable) fit.

Is it ok to use AirPods everyday? ›

Normal use of in-ear devices don't often cause a problem. But prolonged earphone use, such as if you leave them in all day, could: compress the earwax, making it less fluid and harder for the body to naturally expel. compact the earwax to the extent the body induces inflammation.

Why do earbuds keep falling out? ›

You may be wearing it wrong

Sometimes, the only problem why your earbuds keep falling out is that you're wearing them wrong. Since most earbuds are designed and molded specifically to fit either the left or the right ear, placing the wrong earbud on the wrong ear will most likely cause the earbuds to fall off.

Which are more comfortable AirPods or pro? ›

The AirPods Pro are far more comfortable and come with a range of superb features, including adaptive EQ, active noise cancellation, and support for Spatial Audio. That's why they made our round-up of the best true wireless earbuds of 2022.

Do AirPods fall out easily? ›

And although the AirPods and AirPods Pro fit snugly when properly worn, they can still become dislodged if you hit them hard enough. So, it's best to be extra mindful in situations like these, or just take them off for the time being to avoid hitting and dropping them.

Why do AirPods not fit in my ear? ›

Rather than create a product that could accept different size tips for different ears, Apple went with a one-size-fits-all approach. However, the outer part of the eardrum where the AirPods fit isn't the same size for everyone, so either the AirPods stay in your ears or they don't.

Which is better Galaxy Buds 2 or Galaxy Buds Live? ›

The Buds2 are more comfortable, have more consistent audio reproduction, and have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer. They also have a significantly better noise isolation performance. However, the Live have a more stable in-ear fit and a better battery performance.

How do I stop my Galaxy buds from falling out? ›

Ear hooks: These soft rubber hooks attach to your earbud and then fit over the ear to help keep them in place. Ear wings: Similar to ear hooks, these attach to the earbud but place a soft rubber “stop” inside the ear.

What is the difference between Galaxy buds and buds plus? ›

The headsets have different hardware inside: the Samsung Galaxy Buds has a single, one-way dynamic driver while the Galaxy Buds Plus houses a two-way dynamic driver and tweeter system. Even still, the headsets sport similar frequency responses, but the Galaxy Buds amplifies bass notes more than the Buds Plus.

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