Audio Bacon's Best True Wireless Earbuds

RankBrandModelIPXBattery (buds/total)Codec# of DriversDriver TypePrice
1SoundcoreLiberty 2 ProIPX48 & 28 hoursaptX211 mm Dynamic, Custom Knowles BA,$110.99
2SennheiserMomentum True Wireless 2IPX47 & 28 hoursaptX17mm Dynamic$249.00
3Master & DynamicMW07 GOIPX610 & 22 hoursaptX110 mm Beryllium$199.00
4BeatsPowerbeats ProN/A9 & 24 hoursAAC112 mm rigid aluminum linear piston driver$249.95
5Jabra75tIP557.5 & 28 hoursAAC16 mm Dynamic$179.99
6SoundcoreLiberty 2 AirIPX57 & 28 hoursaptX26 mm Diamond-coated Drivers$99.99
7SoundcoreLiberty Neo (Original)IPX75 & 15 hoursAAC16 mm Graphene$35.99
8SoundcoreLiberty Neo (Upgraded)IPX75 & 15 hoursAAC16 mm Graphene$39.99
9JaybirdVistaIPX76 & 16 hoursSBC16 mm Dynamic$179.99
10SonyWF-1000XM3N/A6 & 24 hoursAAC16 mm Dynamic$229.99
11BoseSoundSport FreeIPX45 & 15 hoursAAC??$199.00
121MoreTrue Wireless ANCIPX56 & 22 hoursaptX210 mm Dynamic, BA$199.99
13Jabra65tIP555 & 15 hoursaptX16 mm Dynamic$149.99
141MoreStylish True WirelessN/A6.5 & 24 hoursaptX17 mm Dynamic$99.99
15SamsungGalaxy BudsN/A6 & 13 hoursAAC15.8 mm Dynamic$114.00
16SamsungGalaxy Buds+IPX211 & 22 hoursAAC2?$149.99
17SennheiserMomentum True WirelessIPX44 & 12 hoursaptX17 mm Dynamic$299.95
18EdifierTWS NBIPX411 & 22 hoursaptX113 mm Graphene$119.99
19HiFiMANTWS600IPX45 & 35 hoursAAC18.5 mm Dynamic$99.00
20AukeyKey Series T10IPX57 & 24 hoursAAC1? Graphene$109.99
21AppleAirpods ProIPX44.5 & & 24 hoursAAC1?$249.00
22EnacfireE20IPX54 & 88 hoursSBC1?$49.99

Active Noise Canceling (ANC)

There are only three ANC earphones on this list that I know of. The Sony WF-1000XM3, Apple Airpods Pro, and Edifier TWS NB. Depending on whether you have ANC on or off determines sound quality.

About equalizers...

Nearly all of these true wireless earphones required some kind of EQ for optimal sound quality. And all of them don't come with parametric ones. Some of the best sounding headphones are bright out the gate but are easily mitigated through EQ. On the other hand, some headphones simply don't EQ well no matter what you do. It really depends on software and hardware thresholds. An equalizer isn't a silver bullet.

Foam tips

To keep things simple, I only used stock tips for this review (with the exception of the Sony WF-1000XM3). I do plan to re-evaluate with Comply tips in the future. It may be enough to tip the rankings a bit - since many of these earphones could benefit from foam tips.


I'll update this list as firmware and other discoveries are made. If you'd like me to add something to the list, let me know in the comments. If there are any inconsistencies, let me know and I'll reevaluate (it happens).