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  1. best in class
    The 11 Very Best Wireless EarbudsWe tested many pairs, and these are our favorites.
  2. this thing’s incredible
    I Haven’t Slept a Night Without My Headphone Headband in Three MonthsThe flat speakers inside mean that nothing is jamming against my ear or poking me in the night.
  3. this thing’s incredible
    These Wired Headphones Are Too Fugly to Lose (and Sound Good, Too)They are so strangely retro that to wear them is to humbly whisper a fashion statement — and they won’t get lost in the wash.
  4. this thing’s incredible
    I’ve Listened to Over 100,000 Minutes on Spotify — Mostly With These HeadphonesMusic is such an integral part of my everyday life that these headphones, which I used for most of those minutes this year, became essential, too.
  5. this thing’s incredible
    I Ditched My AirPods for These Better-Fitting (and Longer-Lasting) $45 EarbudsAfter a year of using them, I am happy to report that they’ve outperformed my AirPods in almost every situation.
  6. testing testing
    We Tested 24 Headphones, and These Are Our 12 FavoritesThere are earbuds and headphones, noise-canceling and on-ear options, and even the best pair to use when riding your bike.
  7. this thing’s incredible
    I Have a New Favorite Pair of Earbuds, and for Once They’re Not AirPodsThe Sony XM4s are the Dikembe Mutombo of noise-canceling earbuds, blocking out sounds so efficiently I had a hard time hearing my own breathing.
  8. micro sales
    The Best Deals at Best Buy’s Bigger Deal Savings Event (So Far)Lots of big-ticket tech items and appliances are on sale till the end of today.
  9. testing testing
    What Are the Best Wireless Headphones?After extensive testing, we found the best noise-canceling, budget-friendly, and even bone-conduction headphones.
  10. testing testing
    We Tested 8 Noise-Canceling Headphones and These Were Our 4 FavoritesIncluding budget options and something for the pickiest audiophile.
  11. deal of the day
    These (Refurbished) Apple AirPods Pro Are 28 Percent Off TodayYes, they’re certified refurbished, but they’re still a very good deal.
  12. this thing’s incredible
    These Headphones Let Me Hear Music and Podcasts (and Traffic) on My BikeThey’re the one thing that has had the biggest impact on my life as a cyclist since I bought my bike itself.
  13. celebrity shopping
    What Podcaster Roman Mars Can’t Live Without“My brain is always on guard — What if there’s a fight? What if I have to run some place? — and these boots help me be alert.”
  14. testing testing
    Can the Best Noise-Canceling Headphones Get Any Better?I wore Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 headphones — the next generation of its near-perfect XM3s — to find out.
  15. micro sales
    11 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Le Creuset to LululemonIncluding a top-rated pressure cooker and a crowd-pleasing Comme des Garçons wallet.
  16. micro sales
    11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Ray-Ban to BirkenstockIncluding a cheap-but-expensive-looking Italian stapler and a pair of ergonomic hiking socks.
  17. trust me i should know
    I’m a Heavy Sweater, and Even I Can’t Ruin These Waterproof HeadphonesIt doesn’t matter if you’re running in the rain or sweating buckets at the gym.
  18. micro sales
    Our Favorite Bose Headphones and Speakers Are Cheaper Than Ever at NordstromUp to 25 percent off on noise-canceling headphones that Chris Black can’t live without, some athlete-approved earbuds, and lots of home speakers.
  19. celebrity shopping
    What Salt-N-Pepa Can’t Live Without“I love the noise-canceling aspect of the Beats — I don’t have to hear Pepa all day; I can just cancel her out.”
  20. recommended by experts
    The Best Workout Headphones, According AthletesCompetitive athletes on what makes the perfect pair.
  21. celebrity shopping
    What Actor Noah Schnapp Can’t Live Without“Everyone, at least all teenagers these days, wears Air Force 1s or Converse. But I would much rather have Air Force 1s.”
  22. trust me i should know
    What I Tell Friends Who Ask Me What Bluetooth Headphones to BuyYou can get crazy about specs, but these are best for most people.
  23. people’s choice
    The Best Earbuds on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviews“I am at work, next to the window, and there is a literal jackhammer outside the window. I have these headphones in, and I can’t hear it at all.”
  24. people’s choice
    The Best Gaming Headsets on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“After hours of wear I forgot they were even there.”
  25. i was a tech columnist
    Sony Makes the Best Noise-Canceling Headphones I’ve Ever OwnedYes, they’re better than Bose.
  26. testing testing
    I Tried Bose’s Surprisingly Nice-Looking Audio SunglassesThey offer augmented reality — and look like Ray-Bans.
  27. cyber monday
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It These Bose Soundsport HeadphonesThey get the job done — and they’re half-off.
  28. the greatest gift
    What Are the Best Truly Wireless Earbuds to Give (That Aren’t Apple AirPods)?We found one clear winner, plus three runners-up.
  29. sleep week
    Everything You Need to Fall Asleep in Economy ClassNo drugs that’ll make you sleep-shop SkyMall.
  30. deal of the day
    These Sony Wireless (Workout-Friendly) Headphones Are 40 Percent OffPerfect for working out in.
  31. people’s choice
    The Best Aviation Headsets on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersWith reviews from student pilots and professionals flying Boeing 757s.
  32. this thing’s incredible
    These Grippy Wings Are Like ‘Condoms for My Apple AirPods’They’re called EarBuddyz and they’re 12 bucks.
  33. ask a tech person
    Ask a Tech Person: What Are David Lee’s Favorite Gadgets?The Squarespace chief creative officer — and photography enthusiast — on his favorite sleek backpack, fancy Leica, and incognito spy camera.
  34. my gizmos
    Ask a Tech Person: What Are Jeff Titterton’s Favorite Gadgets?“I’d been thinking about getting one; I have slope-neck from looking at my phone so much.”
  35. my gizmos
    Ask a Tech Person: What Are Taggart Matthiesen’s Favorite Gadgets?The senior director of product at Lyft shares the electronics that run his day.
  36. sales sales sales
    One of Amazon’s Best-Reviewed Bluetooth Headphones Is 44 Percent Off Right NowYou can get it for $48 for just the next few hours.
  37. select all
    If You’re Going to Get One Thing on Cyber Monday, Get These HeadphonesThe Sennheiser HD-1s are pure retro bliss combined with unbeatable sound.
  38. select all
    These Fantastic Sennheiser Headphones Are Under $100 for One Day OnlyIf you can shake off the turkey-induced coma, this is quite a deal.
  39. deal of the day
    One of Our Best-Reviewed Wireless Headphones Is $30 OffIt has baby-kitten-soft leather and super-crisp sound quality.
  40. close inspection
    What Are the Best Wireless Headphones Under $150?I went in search of the best-sounding and most comfortable pair.
  41. close inspection
    What Are the Best Wireless Headphones for a Serious Audiophile?Lossless audio files deserve the best wireless headphones.