Get Untangled for the Holidays

With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, we want to catch you up on one of the hottest tech items of 2019: wireless earbuds. Apple’s AirPods may have been one of the first to boast the convenience of no tangled wires or bulky headbands to flatten your hairdo, but this year’s many strong competitors have stepped up to the plate. Use this guide to find the right earbuds for the music lovers in your life.

For the Connoisseur: Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless
Do you have a loved one who uses words like “warmth,” “range,” and “crispness” when commenting on your home entertainment system? Well, if any pair of headphones is going to live up to their discerning ears, it’s Sennheiser’s elegant first entry into the world of wireless earbuds. With a $300 price tag, they are far from cheap, but Sennheiser has put every cent to good use. Not only do these high-end buds have a sound quality to rival the most expensive wired headphones, but they also make use of the latest Bluetooth technology to deliver tunes with imperceptible latency.

For the Traveler: Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1
At $130, Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 model is a competent contender for its price range alone. The headphones deliver the best, most detailed sound quality in their class and boast an impressively stable Bluetooth connection. But what really makes these earbuds a steal is their outrageous battery life. A full charge will give you nine hours of uninterrupted music, which can be extended an extra 36 hours thanks to the Melomania 1’s portable charging case. Thus, these are the ideal headphones for long flights, camping trips, and any other excursion away from power outlets.

For the Gym Rat: Bose’s SoundSport Free
For those who love blasting a motivating playlist while swinging kettlebells, look no further than the SoundSport Free wireless earbuds. For $200, Bose delivers the balanced sound they’ve built their brand on while adding some sporty features every jogger or lifter will appreciate. Their design makes for a comfortable fit, and earbud-mounted controls mean users don’t have to fish their phones out of their gym shorts.