The options for truly wireless headphones are growing. It used to be so-called ‘wireless’ headphones often had a wire connecting the left earphone to the right, and ‘wireless’ meant there was merely nothing connecting the buds to your smartphone or device. Now, more than ever, wireless really means wireless, with individual earbuds able to break free of any connections whatsoever.

The best wireless headphones

Where once there was only Samsung and Apple, now there’s a multitude of choice at Best Buy when it comes to truly wireless earbuds. These are some of the best.

Jaybird Run True wireless headphones

Average Customer rating: 3.5/5 from US customer ratings
Single Charge Battery Life: 4 hours

Jaybird Run True’s in-ear design and interchangeable fins and tips for all ear sizes means you’ll get a secure fit so you don’t need to worry about losing your earbuds. On a full charge, these earbuds get 4 hours of audio streaming, plus with the portable charging case another 8 hours of battery life comes without the need to stop and plug in.

Hands free calling is easy with the in-line microphone and the sweatproof design means you can wear them through the toughest workouts.

Watch for Jaybird Run True coming soon at Best Buy.

Sony 1000X wireless headphones

Average Customer rating: 4.1/5 from US customers, no Cdn ratings
Single Charge Battery Life: 3 hours

Audio giant Sony is in the wireless headphone game with the recent addition of its Sony 1000X earbuds.

With a variety of ear tips for achieving a secure fit, you get excellent noise blocking properties too, which lets you focus on the great sound these provide.

The 1000X also have digital noise cancelling properties which blocks out distracting background sound, so you can truly enjoy a focused, immersive sound environment.

These headphones have 3 hours of battery life on a charge, and you’ll get another 9 hours from the integrated charging case.

A built in mic for calling and simple NFC connections rounds out the package.

Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones

Average Customer rating 4.1/5 in USA, 3.5/5 Canada
Single Charge Battery Life: 5 hours

These earbuds from Bose offer up to 5 hours of use per charge. The charging case provides up to 10 hours of additional playtime, meaning another two full charges are with you wherever you are.

The Bose SoundSport Free are sweat and weather-resistant and the StayHear+ tips on each lightweight earbud allow them to stay comfortably and securely in place no matter whether you’re working out, running, or just dashing to the bus.

You can also track lost earbuds using the Bose Connect app so you never have to worry about misplacing them. With integration for Siri or the Google Assistant right from the earbud you can be fully hands free from your smartphone too.

Jabra Elite Sport wireless headphones

Average Customer rating: 4.2/5 in US, 4.6/5 in Canada
Single Charge Battery Life: 4.5 hours

Jabra’s in-ear Elite Sport headphones give you 4.5 hours of battery time, but the included charging case can add another 9 hours of juice. With an integrated heart rate monitor and sweatproof design for sport use, plus a microphone for phone calls, these are great for work — or your workout.

Jabra’s added HearThrough technology also means you can pipe external ambient noise into these earbuds for awareness when you’re on foot in busy areas.

Samsung IconX wireless headphones

Average Customer rating: 4/5 from US customers, no Cdn ratings
Single Charge Battery Life: 5 hours

Samsung has improved the battery life of these headphones since the last iteration. Average battery life on Samsung IconX has gone from about 2 hours to 5, according to Samsung, with another 5 hours of juice from the included charging case.

The buds will also store your music; the 4GB of internal memory will hold up to 1,000 songs, so you can leave your phone at home. There’s also a built in mic for making phone calls or talking to your digital butler.

Apple AirPods wireless headphones

Average Customer rating: 4.8/5 in US, 4.5/5 in Canada
Single Charge Battery Life: 5 hours

Apple’s iconic AirPods are still one of the top picks and get top marks when it comes to fully wireless headphones. With their sleek design and easy to use technology, it’s no wonder these are perennial faves.

With 5 hours of listening time and an additional 20+ hours from the charging case, they last a long time. To check the battery, just hold the AirPods next to your iPhone or ask Siri, “How’s the battery on my AirPods?

AirPods connect automatically and know when you’re listening and when you’re not, so they can optimize battery life.

These are six of the top picks in fully wireless earbuds. Got another pair you’re loving? Let us know in comments below.

Erin Lawrence
Editor TV and Home Theatre
Erin is a journalist, writer, and TV producer with a fascination for technology and a love of gadgets. Check out her blog


  1. None of those you mentioned are headphones, they are earbuds. Totally different.
    What is best? It is not up to you or anyone else to say what is best.
    It is the individual who is going to be using them that decides what is best for themselves.

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