2021 Top Picks of the Year Headphones



Top Pick of the Year:

Jabra Elite 85T True Wireless Earbuds
(June/July) Read Review

With its highly effective ANC, excellent HearThrough ambient sound mode, and powerful Sound+ customization and control app, this Jabra model easily bested the competition in our annual roundup of true wireless earbuds. "The Jabra Elite 85t's combination of sound quality, noise-canceling effectiveness, features, comfort, and value make it the best all-around bud in our test," concluded reviewer Stewart Wolpin. $230, jabra.com


Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise-Canceling True Wireless Earbuds
(Online exclusive) Read Review

Sony's flagship true wireless earbuds have best-in- class sound quality and noise-canceling, a control app that offers extensive customization options, plus the company's 360 Reality Audio capability. Pricey, but worth it if you're in the market for high-end buds. $280, sony.com