10 of the Most Popular Wireless Headphones and Earbuds on Amazon

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There’s a plethora of wireless earbuds and headphones on the market these days, and with so many options to sort through, finding the best of the best can sometimes be an overwhelming experience.

To make the search easier and help you get listening sooner, we’ve found some of Amazon’s highest-rated and best-reviewed earbuds and headphones out there. Each of the products below has a four-plus star rating and over 2000 reviews, so you can quickly narrow down your search to items that have already been tried and tested by people just like you. Whether you’re a runner looking for earbuds that won’t budge, a frequent flyer who likes to drown out airplane noise, or a commuter who wants headphones to last through even the most hellish rush hour, one of these might just be your perfect musical match.

1. Apple AirPods; $155 (4.6 stars)

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With their streamlined design, comfortable fit, and excellent sound quality, it's no wonder why Apple's AirPods have a 4.6-star rating on Amazon with more than 11,000 reviews. Fitted with an H1 chip to provide a stable Bluetooth connection to all of your devices, AirPods are built to give you access to music, podcasts, radio, and more wherever you go. The real beauty of these earbuds, though, is their wireless charging case. The case can hold multiple charges (more than 24 hours of battery life), and one charge gets you up to five hours of listening time. Along with other standout features—like automatic play/pause when you take your buds in and out, access to Siri, and the ability to easily skip tracks—these AirPods will quickly become your secret weapon for great sound.

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2. Tozo T10 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds; $30 (4.4 stars)

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For cost-effective earbuds that don’t sacrifice on sound, check out these Bluetooth wireless earbuds from Tozo, which offer powerful sound in a small package. According to one reviewer, “the clarity of the highs and the richness of the bass are of the quality level of the highest end earbuds.” These are built with a noise-reduction cap to enhance what you’re listening to and filter away what you’re not, and with gel-flexible silicone caps, the earbuds will mold to your ears for the best fit possible. Both the earbuds and wireless charging case are coated with a layer of waterproof protection (up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes), making them an ideal choice for anyone who sweats in the gym or listens to their favorite playlists by the pool. With one-step connectivity and four hours of battery life on a single charge, these buds provide a high-quality listening experience without breaking the bank.

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3. Samsung Galaxy Buds+; $130 (4.4 stars)

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If battery life is your thing, look into the Galaxy Buds+ from Samsung. One charge provides a whopping 11 hours of power, and the charging case delivers another 11 hours of backup. Plus, just three minutes in the wireless charging case will get you one hour of juice. These have two listening modes, regular mode and Ambient Aware2. The Ambient mode actually filters outside sounds in, which, as one reviewer said, “allows sound in with a touch of the buds so you can listen to your environment without taking the buds/music out.” These have a three-microphone system—two external mics and one internal mic—so you won’t have to struggle to be heard during long phone calls.

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4. Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones; $200 (4.4 stars)

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Fitness fanatics can’t get enough of the Powerbeats Pro Wireless earphones—and for good reason. As one Amazon reviewer said, “After [running] 3 miles ... I had forgotten I even had them on, other than the fact that I had a clean crisp bass playing in my ears.” These are reinforced for sweat and water resistance to withstand long workouts, and they also have flexible earhooks that help them stay in place without needing to be adjusted, even while running. If you’re jogging at night and want to be more in tune with your surroundings, you can play music in just one ear to get your groove on while still feeling secure. Each earbud has full volume and track controls, and with nine hours of battery life on a single charge, they’ll last for as long as you do.

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5. Boltune Wireless Earbuds; $40 (4.6 stars)

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For a great sound range—we’re talking 50 feet—these Bluetooth headphones will keep you connected even when your phone is in the other room. The wireless earbuds from Boltune use Bluetooth 5.0 technology for a flawless connection and also feature 6mm dynamic speakers for a crisp blend of rich bass, surround sound, and noise isolation. One reviewer even said that they were “almost noise proof.” A single charge gets you six hours of playtime, but the charging case provides you with a full 34 hours of backup, helping you spend less time charging and more time listening. And with one-step pairing, these are ready to go as soon as you are. As one reviewer put it, “these are the closest to nirvana I've used for totally wireless performance.”

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6. Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones; $348 (4.6 stars)

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You can’t go wrong with Sony when it comes to hands-free listening. These noise-canceling headphones provide a “virtually soundproof” listening experience and can be easily adjusted to filter the amount of ambient sound coming through. With touch controls for music tracks, volume, voice assistant, and phone calls, you won’t have to worry about fumbling for your phone to control your listening. You can even cover the right ear cup to instantly turn your music down if you need to (something super helpful for commuters or people working in busy offices). Alexa-enabled for easy access to the weather, news, and more, these will keep you in the know even as you’re moving about your day (so long as you’re within range of an Amazon Alexa or Echo device, of course). With 30 hours of battery life on a single charge, these will also last all day ... and then some.

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7. Cowin E-7 Active Noise-Canceling Headphones; $60 (4.4 stars)

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With a 4.4-star rating from nearly 30,000 reviews, these wireless headphones are some of Amazon’s most popular. Built with active noise-canceling technology that, according to the manufacturer, can “reduce airplane noise to a whisper,” these are aimed at frequent travelers, city commuters, or even those with noisy roommates. The sound is, as described by one reviewer, “clear, crisp and easy to listen to from the highest to the lowest volume setting.” The Cowin E-7s are also built with comfort in mind, featuring padded protein ear pads and earcups that can rotate 90 degrees for a perfect fit.

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8. Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Ii Wireless Headphones; $254 (4.6 stars)

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These Alexa-enabled headphones feature three levels of noise cancelation options that allow you to adjust the filtering depending on where you are. As an application developer wrote on Amazon, “I don't even listen to music with them ... they cancel just about all background noise, including random chatter.” But for those who do want to fill their ears with their favorite tunes, these are fitted with Bose AR technology that provides next-level sound quality and adjusts your sound experience as you move from one location to the next. The headphones also connect to a special Bose app, so you can adjust the noise cancelation level and enable music sharing directly from your phone.

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9. Audio-Technica ATH-M50xbt Wireless Bluetooth Headphones; $179 (4.6 stars)

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If you’re looking for battery power, these wireless headphones from Audio-Technica provide 40 hours of juice on a full charge (that’s nearly two days of nonstop listening!). They're built with 45mm drivers for clear overtones and deep bass, and include touch controls for voice assist, music playback, volume adjustment, and more. And the Bluetooth 5.0 technology provides an incredibly wide range for easier connection. According to one reviewer, “I'm able to leave my phone in any room of my two-story house and go just about anywhere without connection issues.”

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10. Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Noise-Canceling Headphones; $60 (4.4 stars)

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These Anker Soundcore headphones put an emphasis on comfort with memory-foam earcups and rotating joints that automatically adjust to the angle of your head. But just like noise-canceling headphones should, they also provide superior sound filtering—we’re talking up to a 90 percent reduction of outside sound. This set is designed to detect and cancel-out a wide range of frequencies, so there’s no need to worry about constantly fiddling with ANC adjustment. As for the headphones themselves? These are built with 40mm hi-res audio, and even include a “BassUp” feature to allow bass lovers to increase lower frequencies. As one reviewer said, “The bass is the best part of these headphones…They provide the sound a more expensive option would provide.” At only $60, this is an affordable option that doesn’t sacrifice quality for price.

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14 Retro Gifts for Millennials

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Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, which means the pop culture they grew up with is officially retro. No matter what generation you belong to, consider these gifts when shopping for the Millennials in your life this holiday season.

1. Reptar Funko Pop!; $29

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This vinyl Reptar figurine from Funko is as cool as anything you’d find in the rugrats’ toy box. The monster dinosaur has been redesigned in classic Pop! style, making it a perfect desk or shelf accessory for the grown-up Nickelodeon fan. It also glows in the dark, which should appeal to anyone’s inner child.

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2. Dragon Ball Z Slippers; $20

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You don’t need to change out of your pajamas to feel like a Super Saiyan. These slippers are emblazoned with the same kanji Goku wears on his gi in Dragon Ball Z: one for training under King Kai and one for training with Master Roshi. And with a soft sherpa lining, the footwear feels as good as it looks.

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3. The Pokémon Cookbook; $15

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What do you eat after a long day of training and catching Pokémon? Any dish in The Pokémon Cookbook is a great option. This book features more than 35 recipes inspired by creatures from the Pokémon franchise, including Poké Ball sushi rolls and mashed Meowth potatoes.

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4. Lisa Frank Activity Book; $5

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Millennials will never be too old for Lisa Frank, especially when the artist’s playful designs come in a relaxing activity book. Watercolor brings the rainbow characters in this collection to life. Just gather some painting supplies and put on a podcast for a relaxing, nostalgia-fueled afternoon.

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5. Shoebox Tape Recorder with USB; $28

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The days of recording mix tapes don’t have to be over. This device looks and functions just like tape recorders from the pre-smartphone era. And with a USB port as well as a line-in jack and built-in mic, users can easily import their digital music collection onto retro cassette tapes.

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6. Days of the Week Scrunchie Set; $12

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Millennials can be upset that a trend from their youth is old enough to be cool again, or they can embrace it. This scrunchie set is for anyone happy to see the return of the hair accessory. The soft knit ponytail holders come in a set of five—one for each day of the school (or work) week.

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7. D&D Graphic T-shirt; $38-$48

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The perfect gift for the Dungeon Master in your life, this graphic tee is modeled after the cover of the classic Dungeons & Dragons rule book. It’s available in sizes small through 3XL.

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8. Chuck E. Cheese T-shirt; $36-$58

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Few Millennials survived childhood without experiencing at least one birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. This retro T-shirt sports the brand’s original name: Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre. It may be the next-best gift for a Chuck E. Cheese fan behind a decommissioned animatronic.

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9. The Nightmare Before Christmas Picnic Blanket Bag; $40

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Fans of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will recognize the iconic scene on the front of this messenger bag. Unfold it and the bag becomes a blanket fit for a moonlit picnic among the pumpkins. The bottom side is waterproof and the top layer is made of soft fleece.

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10. Toy Story Alien Socks; $15

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You don’t need to be skilled at the claw machine to take home a pair of these socks. Decorated with the aliens from Toy Story, they’re made from soft-knit fabric and are big enough to fit adult feet.

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11. Goosebumps Board Game; $24

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Fans that read every book in R.L. Stine’s series growing up can now play the Goosebumps board game. In this game, based on the Goosebumps movie, players take on the role of their favorite monster from the series and race to the typewriter at the end of the trail of manuscripts.

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12. Tamagotchi Mini; $19

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If you know someone who killed their Tamagotchi in the '90s, give them another chance to show off their digital pet-care skills. This Tamagotchi is a smaller, simplified version of the original game. It doubles as a keychain, so owners have no excuse to forget to feed their pet.

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13. SNES Classic; $275

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The SNES Classic is much easier to find now than when it first came out, and it's still just as entertaining for retro video game fans. This mini console comes preloaded with 21 Nintendo games, including Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II.

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14. Planters Cheez Balls; $24

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Planters revived its Cheez Balls in 2018 after pulling them from shelves nearly a decade earlier. To Millennials unaware of that fact, this gift could be their dream come true. The throwback snack even comes in the classic canister fans remember.

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10 Great Gifts for Teens

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If it’s been a few years since you were a teenager, you might be feeling at a loss when it comes to finding the perfect gift for the teen in your life. But you don’t have to worry—we’ve culled the internet to figure out what’s cool these days, and we found 10 items to suit any teen (and any price point).

1. Fjällräven Kånken Mini Classic Backpack for Everyday; $70

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Fjällräven’s Kånken backpack was originally introduced in 1978 as an affordable and comfortable bag for Swedish schoolchildren, but it recently took off as a trend among American high schoolers and college students. With 43 different color options, chances are you’ll be able to find the perfect trendy backpack for the teen in your life.

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2. Hydro Flask Standard-Mouth Water Bottle; $30–$35

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Hydro Flasks aren’t only trendy, they’re sturdy and environmentally friendly. Plus, they keep hot drinks warm and icy drinks cool for an absurdly long amount of time. The standard-mouth water bottle is currently available on Amazon in 17 different colors, but the brand also offers tumbler cups and coffee mugs depending on your niece/nephew/cousin/friend/child’s preference.

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3. Polaroid Originals OneStep+ Bluetooth-Connected Instant Film Camera; $140

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Teens can kick it back old school with this Polaroid camera that hides some surprisingly contemporary features. Using a special app, users can fine-tune their camera settings to suit their personal tastes. Plus, this camera makes it possible to capture two scenes in a single frame, so it's that much easier to create uniquely artsy Polaroid pics.

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4. 4th-Generation Echo Dot with Clock; $60

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Tech-wise, the fourth-generation Echo Dot is almost identical to its third-generation predecessor. But the updated spherical design seems poised to make the Echo Dot a worthy contender for traditional alarm clocks—the speaker face shows the time and it even includes a tap-to-snooze function for drowsy sleepers.

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5. Bubble Tea Kit; $38

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Part of the reason bubble tea is so popular is that it’s customizable—and what could be more customizable than making it yourself? This kit, made by an Atlanta-based couple, comes with two reusable straws and enough supplies to make up to eight servings.

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6. Mixtape Card Game; $20

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This party game challenges players to find the perfect songs to suit specific prompts. Some cards might prompt players to use Spotify or Youtube to search for the songs with the best guitar solos, while other cards call for participants to play their “favorite slow dance love jam from junior high.” This game is sure to be a hit at any high school sleepover or house party—or, in true 2020 style, at any digital hangout or Zoom meeting.

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7. Giant Flour Tortilla Throw Blanket; $18-$35

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This goofy double-sided blanket turns any human into a giant-size burrito, and it comes in four different sizes to suit any height. One reviewer even went so far as to say that “once you wrap yourself in it, you will be convinced that you are a burrito.”

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8. The Cup of Destiny; $22

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Here’s a prediction: Your hunt for the perfect gift is almost over. This kit is ideal for the teenager who is fascinated by the supernatural and loves exploring new ideas. Included, you’ll find a 96-page illustrated instruction book along with a cup and a saucer marked with patterns and symbols.

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9. Wreck This Journal: Now in Color; $9

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This journal is not intended to be pretty. It’s made for messiness and exploration and a little bit of chaos. Artistic-minded teens will love filling out pages that prompt them to catalog various stains or poke holes through the paper. Reviewers say it’s not only a source of creative inspiration, though—it’s also a stress reliever. And considering that the middle-school and high-school years aren’t exactly known for being relaxing, this journal could be a welcome reprieve from the daily pressure of managing homework and a social life.

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10. Therapy Dough; $15

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Some teens focus better and relax more easily when they have something to fidget with. If the teen in your life fits that description, this therapy dough may be the perfect gift for them. Each 4.5-ounce container is infused with essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, orange, or pine, making relaxation smell delicious (and all natural!).

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