The biggest question for the next generation of earphones, as we move from the Bluetooth 5 era to the Bluetooth 4 era, is whether to go for the newest earphones or go for a smaller, quieter model.
That’s because both the new earphones and smaller, cheaper models are going to offer better sound quality for the same price, with some new features.
In this guide, we’ll break down the top choices for the average consumer, including the best earphones to buy now, the best Bluetooth headphones to buy, and the best headphones for your budget.
Pros: The best Bluetooth earphones with a lot of optionsCons: Not as good as a bigger, quieter earphonePros: Good sound, better featuresCons: No headphone, no USB port, no NFC, no microSD, no Bluetooth, and no USB-C/MHL compatibilityCons: Low volume and battery lifeThe best Bluetooth speakers in 2018 are all good quality.
They’re not expensive, but they do offer great sound and are reasonably priced.
You’ll need to look around to find a pair that matches your budget, but if you’re willing to spend the extra money on a Bluetooth speaker, these are the ones you should look at.
The best headphones on the market today aren’t all that far behind.
The top three earphones in 2018 were all fairly inexpensive, but each had a unique feature and different sound quality.
If you’re looking for something in between, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a lot to offer, while the LG G6 is still the best option on the current list of top-tier earphones.
There are several new options for 2018, including:Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Samsung)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (LG)Apple iPhone 7 (Apple)Apple Watch Sport (Apple, Fitbit)Apple EarPods (Apple EarPod)Apple Lightning EarPads (Apple Wireless EarPad)Apple USB-A 3.0 3.5mm Headphone Adapter (Apple USB Type-C)Apple AudioBoost (Apple Audio Boost)Apple Beats 1 (Apple Beats Audio)Apple Magic EarPots (Apple Magic Micro EarPoses)Amazon Alexa EarPasses (Amazon Echo EarPaps)Amazon Smart AirPods2 (Amazon SmartAir EarPushes)Microsoft Xbox One S (Microsoft Xbox Wireless)Google Home 3 (Google Home)Google Pixel XL (Google Pixel)Microsoft HoloLens (Microsoft Holo)Samsung Gear S2 (Samsung Gear VR)Amazon Echo 2 (Amazon Alexa Echo)Microsoft Alexa Dot (Amazon Assistant Dot)Amazon Dash Charge (Amazon Dash)Amazon Fire Phone (Fire Phone)Microsoft Surface Book (Microsoft Surface)Amazon Chromecast (Google Chromecast)Amazon Xpad 3 (Amazon Xpress 3)Apple AirPasses Apple Smart Lock (Apple Smart Lock)Apple TV 3rd Gen (Apple TV)Apple XPS 12 (Apple Xp)Apple ProKit-A (ProKit-AB)Amazon Prime Video (Amazon Prime)Apple Pay (Apple Pay)Microsoft Pay (Microsoft)Apple Music (Apple Music)Microsoft Xcode (Microsoft XCode)Apple Pencil (Apple Pen)Amazon AirPadsAmazon Echo Dot (Microsoft Echo)Amazon Tap (Amazon Tap)Amazon Keyboard (Amazon Keyboard)Amazon Watch (Amazon Watch)Amazon Surface Pen (Amazon Surface)Apple Remote (Apple Remote)Apple iWatch (Apple i)Apple 3rd Generation iPod (Apple 3GS)Apple HDTV (Apple HD TV)Samsung Smart Keyboard Samsung SmartWatchSamsung Smartwatch 2Apple Smart Phone (Apple Watch)Apple Smartphone (Apple watch)Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Amazon Kindle)Amazon Firesight (Amazon Fire)Amazon Switch (Amazon Switch)Amazon Wifi (Amazon WIFI)Apple Wi-Fi (Apple WiFi)Amazon Appstore (Amazon App Store)Apple iTunes (Apple App Store, iBooks)Amazon Video (Apple Video)Apple Appstore/Apple AppLink (Apple iTunes, iBookstore)Amazon Marketplace (Amazon Marketplace)Amazon Payments (Amazon Payments)Amazon Games (Amazon Games)Amazon Shopping (Amazon Shopping)Amazon Music (Amazon Music)Amazon Webstore (Apple Webstore)Apple Store (Apple Store)Amazon Audio (Apple Audible)Amazon Movies (Amazon Movies)Amazon TV (Amazon TV)Amazon Cloud Drive (Amazon Cloud)Amazon Go (Amazon Go)Amazon Pay (Amazon Pay)Amazon Game (Amazon Game)Amazon Play Movies (Netflix)Amazon Books (Amazon Books)Amazon Originals (Amazon Originates)Amazon eBooks (Amazon ebooks)Amazon Radio (Amazon Radio)Amazon Kids (Amazon Kids)Amazon HomeKit (Amazon Homekit)Amazon Pet (Amazon Pet)Amazon Store (Amazon Store) Amazon Kindle (Amazon)Apple HomePod (Apple Homepod)Apple Wireless KeyboardApple Wireless WatchApple AirpadsApple Wireless TVApple WatchKit Apple Watch Sport Apple Watch Series 3 Apple WatchKit 2 Apple Watch Band 2 Apple Air