The best sport headphones you can buy today

  1. Jabra Elite Active 75t

The best totally wireless sport earbuds

Size and Weight: 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 inches, 0.19 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 7.5 hours; 28 hours (with charging case) | Bluetooth Range: 30 feet (10 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

 

Loud, full sound

Doesn’t budge during runs

In-app audio customization

Waterproof

Can be extremely loud at max volume

An all-around performer that hits every mark, the Elite Active 75t currently stands as the best sport headphones for working out. Jabra somehow managed to scale down the design, while increasing battery life (7.5 hours per charge, 28 hours with charging case) and the IPX rating (IP57), making these buds waterproof, dust- and sweat-resistant. Jabra also sells the buds in a variety of striking colorways, including Copper Black, Grey, Mint, Navy, Sienna, and Titanium Black.

Even with its smaller form, the Elite Active 75t affords great comfort and on-ear stability. Seriously, they didn’t move at all while we were working out. You’ll also enjoy the same vibrant audio associated with the Elite series, only this time the bass has been fine-tuned to achieve full, detailed sound. You can further customize the audio through Jabra’s app, too. While lacking active noise cancellation, they were still very effective at blocking ambient noise. And that is just scratching the Elite Active 75t’s near-indestructible surface.

  1. Beats Powerbeats Pro

The best wireless earbuds for iPhone owners

Size and Weight: N/A, 0.7 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 9 hours, 24 hours (with charging case) | Bluetooth Range: 100 feet (30 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

Magically seamless setup, just like with AirPods

Lengthy battery life

Well-balanced sound

Comfortable, stable fit for running

Bulky charging case

Do you like the convenience of Apple’s AirPods earbuds, but aren’t enamored with their design? Apple’s Beats by Dre brand offers an alternative with the sporty Powerbeats Pro. The wire-free, sweat-resistant earbuds hook around the ear for stability and use Apple’s H1 chip (also found in Apple’s AirPods Pro) for seamless integration with iPhones, but their all-black, wrap-around design makes them less noticeable. Updating to iOS 14 gives exercisers the luxury of automatic switching to other iDevices, should they prefer to jump from their iPhone to MacBook Pro while working out from home.

Controls on both buds let you change tracks and volume, summon Siri, and take phone calls. We also found that the Powerbeats Pro delivered well-balanced audio — no bass explosion here, as with other Beats products. With more than 24 hours of battery life (9 hours in the buds and 18 in the somewhat thick charging case), these earbuds are a no-brainer purchase for those who are looking for a set of the best sport headphones that will go the distance. While we’re fans of the original lineup, the company’s new vibrantly colorful models (Glacier Blue, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Spring Yellow) are even better.

 

  1. AirPods Pro

The only true workout-friendly AirPods

Size and Weight: 2.4 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches, 8.8 ounces | Batttery Life (Rated): 4.5 hours; 24 hours (with charging case) | Bluetooth Range: 30 feet (10 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

Modern, functional design

Great active noise cancelling

Expanded, easy to use controls

Comfortable semi-custom fit

Battery life could be longer

Apple finally made a version of AirPods that you can wear to work out, making these one of the best sport headphones for iPhone users. With built-in sweat- and water-resistance, interchangeable ear tips and a new Transparency Mode, AirPods Pro are perfect for working out, whether you’re in the gym or on the trails.

While there’s no companion app to create custom audio profiles, Apple added more audio-focused touch controls, which also work when these earbuds are paired with an Android phone. We also liked the active noise cancelling in the AirPods Pro, great for when you want to block everything out. Transparency Mode, which pipes in ambient noises, is helpful for when you need to be more aware of your surroundings. The newest iOS 14 update brings cool features like spatial audio to the AirPods Pro, giving you a more immersive listening experience when watching movies on the exercise bike.

However, the AirPods Pro’s battery life — 4.5 hours, up to 24 with the charging case — is shorter than that of the Jabra Elite Active 75t, so you’ll be plugging these in more often.

  1. Jaybird Vista

Totally wireless sports buds for runners

Size and Weight: 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.9 inches, 0.2 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 6 hours, 10 hours (with charging case) | Bluetooth Range: 35 feet (10 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

Well-balanced audio

Companion app with several EQ settings

Stable and sturdy design

Super-compact charging case

Short battery life

The Jaybird Vista is a remarkable choice for sprinters who want dynamic sound and on-ear stability minus any cables. Underneath the durable, waterproof shell are powerful 6mm drivers that deliver bass-forward sound to fuel workouts. Fit is also customizable with Jaybird bundling a variety of ear tips and fins to accommodate different ear shapes. They’re good at passively blocking out sound, but almost too much so; it was hard to hear oncoming traffic when we were out for a run, music blasting.

Battery life is decent at 6 hours on a full charge, though many of its rivals are rated higher. Noise isolation is also great. However, it’s a shame Jabra didn’t program these buds with a transparency mode to provide listeners better awareness of their surroundings. This exclusion makes the Vista more practical for indoor exercising. Right now, you can score the Vista for $20 less on Amazon, but only in Nimbus Gray. Runners who appreciate abstract designs might want to consider gifting themselves the all-new Planetary Green color.

 

  1. Jabra Elite Active 65t

Cordless sport earbuds with amazing performance

Size and Weight: 1.2. x 1.1 x 0.9 x inches,0.2 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 5 hours, 15 hours (with charging case) | Bluetooth Range: 33 feet (10 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

 

Incredibly comfortable

Superb sound

15-hour battery life

Accelerometer for run tracking

Charging case is annoyingly difficult to open

The Elite Active 65t set the standard for true wireless sports earbuds by blending advanced features and superb sound into a compact, water-resistant package. And granted it’s an older model, it still performs highly in all major categories. We found that they stayed in place even during the most strenuous exercises and hold up well against sweat to prevent slippage. We also appreciate how Jabra managed to stuff an accelerometer inside the buds for run tracking, meaning the Elite Active 65t can double as an activity tracker for when your Fitbit dies.

The fact they sound just as good as their successor, the Elite 75t Active, also speaks to their quality. You also get access to the Jabra Sound+ app to customize audio and enable different modes like HearThrough for ambient listening. With excellent fit and 15-hour battery life, you’re getting superior performance at an amazing value.

  1. Beats Powerbeats 4

Reasonably affordable high-performance running headphones

Size and Weight: 2.2 inches tall, 0.93 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 15 hours | Bluetooth Range: 100 feet (30 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

  • Highly secure fit
  • Impressive sound and call quality
  • Best battery life on a single charge
  • Interfering wire
  • Feel uncomfortable after a while

The Powerbeats 4 is practically identical to its cordless sibling, minus one or two features, different colors, and the wire-free design. Does that make it inferior? Hell no. These are still the best sport headphones in its class. They make the most of the H1 processor to give iPhone users terrific wireless performance across the board. Connectivity is instant with all major Apple products, plus the Beats app makes it easier to pair the earphones with Android devices.

But what really makes the Powerbeats 4 a superior upgrade from the Powerbeats 3 are the sturdier aesthetics and improved sound and call quality. The latter is to be expected since Beats uses the same drivers and beamforming mics as the Powerbeats Pro. Comfort could be a little better and the wire becomes annoying after a while, but all is forgiven when considering its $150 price of entry.

  1. AmazfitPowerbuds

Smart workout earbuds with tons of functionality for under $100

Weight and Size: 3.15 x 1.97 x 1.18 inches, 0.21 ounces (per bud) | Battery Life (Rated): 8 hours, 24 hours (with charging case) | Bluetooth Range: 30 feet (10 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

  • Bass-forward sound with adjustable EQ
  • Long battery life
  • A ton of features, including heart rate monitoring
  • Bulky and stick out

Amazfit app works with only a handful of other apps

To call the AmazfitPowerbuds an impressive product would be an understatement. It’s remarkable to see the amount of functionality jammed into these buds, especially for under $100. They have a PPG heart rate sensor that collects biometric data, which can be saved on the companion app. Speaking of which, the Zepp app has a lot of activity tracking fields (e.g. calories burned, BMI, step count) and personalized settings, from a customizable EQ with multiple presets to workout modes. Then there’s the generous playtime (8 hours) you get on a full charge, along with impactful bass response to keep adrenaline levels high.

Comfort may be an issue with some users, as the buds are on the bulky side, and the sensor, which nestles against the ear for stabilized fit, presses against the skin. It would have also been nice if the app worked with other popular running apps; Strava and Relive seem to be the only ones compatible right now. Still, it’s impossible to overlook the level of performance you’re given for such a low MSRP.

  1. Adidas RPT-01 Wireless On-Ear Sports Headphones

Durable on-ear sports headphones with impressive sound

Size and Weight: 2.8 x 5.6 x 7.5 inches, 7.58 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 40 hours | Bluetooth Range: 30 feet (10 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

 

 

  • Flexible and sustainable design
  • Up to 40 hours playtime
  • Customizable sound
  • No carrying case
  • Feels uncomfortable after an hour of use

Adidas isn’t a brand you think of when discussing sports headphones, but the RPT-01 has the design and features to draw your interest. These on-ear cans share the same sustainable aesthetics as the company’s running shoes, wrapped in a stylish, strong mesh fabric and IPX4-rated water-resistance protection. You can even remove and wash the ear cushions and inner headband.  Sound quality is where the RPT-01 showcases its dexterity with Adidas launching a companion app featuring multiple EQ settings that are fine-tuned to select music genres and sound great. The controls are inventive as well, from the multi-directional knob that executes multiple commands (playback, calls, power) to the Action button that users can assign to pull up the Siri/Google Assistant or Spotify.

While the ear pads feel gentle on the ears, the headband is a bit aggressive and applies more pressure than necessary to remain fixed atop the skull. We also wish Adidas included a carrying pouch with the purchase.

  1. Sony WF-SP800N

Versatile workout buds with noise cancelation

Size and Weight: 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 inches, 0.33 ounces (per bud) | Battery Life (Rated): 9 hours, 18 hours (with charging case) | Bluetooth Range: 40 feet (12 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

  • Deep, customizable sound
  • Some of the best battery life in its class
  • IP55 water-resistant
  • Missing some signature Sony features
  • Can act buggy at times

It’s taken Sony several attempts to create a noteworthy pair of sport noise-cancelling wireless earbuds, but the WF-SP800N is a huge step in the right direction. This durable, water-resistant model carries over Sony’s popular bass-forward profile to deliver lively audio, which can be personalized through the Sony Headphones Connect app by tweaking the frequency levels via built-in EQ or selecting from nine different presets that lend themselves well to specific genres. Battery life is second to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus at 9 hours on a single charge, which holds up strong with noise cancelling on.

Speaking of ANC, the earbuds do a much better job of minimizing ambient noise than its predecessor, though the lack of Sony’s QN1e processor doesn’t provide it the powerful noise reduction or high-res audio performance found on the WF-1000xM3. It’s still serviceable for those who want to enjoy distraction-free workouts at the gym. Also, keep in mind that the digital assistant and pairing can act finicky at times.

 

  1. Jaybird Tarah Pro

Lengthy battery life and a personalized audio profile

Size and Weight: 19.29 x 0.7 x 0.8 inches, 0.7 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 14 hours | Bluetooth Range: 30 feet (10 meters) | Water Resistant: Yes

 

  • Lengthy battery life
  • Can tweak the audio profile
  • Customizable fit with fabric cord
  • No setting to allow more ambient noise
  • Buggy volume

The Tarah Pro look just like Jaybird’s other Bluetooth sport earphones, but don’t be fooled. This is the set you want hanging around your neck during workouts. It offers 14-hour battery life, which will carry you through a week of workouts, commutes and phone calls to family and friends. We also love its intuitive power management, automatically turning off the earphones when inactive for 15 minutes. A customized audio profile setting in the Jaybird app fine-tunes the sound, so it’s perfectly tailored to your ears.

Build quality is the true highlight here, as the Tarah Pro comes with an IPX7 rating, making it waterproof and sweatproof. The fabric cord is extremely tough and won’t get damaged easily like the silicone cables on other models. Our only complaints are the lack of a transparency mode and unexpected volume dropout when switching from playback on your mobile device to the remote module.

 

The best camera phone in 2020 will be able to take pictures that you simply can’t believe come from a smartphone: you’re getting ease of use, versatility and a pocketable design that not even a the best mirrorless camera can give you.

At TechRadar we test smartphone cameras extensively, taking pictures in the various modes and from the different lenses and sensors any device may have. This helps us work out how each camera fares in the real world, so we’ve made this list of the best camera phones to help you choose which is best for you.

The specs and capabilities of a camera on a phone are important, after all, but they don’t tell (or shoot) the whole picture – post-processing and image optimization can vary quite a bit by phone, and this can be instrumental in taking a good picture. In addition things like the availability of microSD slots, video quality and modes, and big shortcomings in the phone like poor battery life, can affect how good a phone is for photography.

So to help you, we’ve compiled this list of the best camera phones, that we’ve tested extensively, to help you when it comes to choosing your next camera phone. Now is a particularly good time to look at what to buy as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are both coming up, and prices for these phones are likely to see some big discounts.

We’d particularly like to direct you towards our Black Friday phone deals hub – check in on it regularly to find out where on the web the best phone deals are as retailers slash their prices.

Note: We’ve just completed the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review and we will be adding it to our best camera phone list shortly. It’s certainly Samsung’s best phone in terms of specs – although it’s pricey – and includes a 5x optical and 50x digital zoom that rivals what Huawei can do. Stay tuned for an update to our rankings.

Want to know more about dual-cameras? Check out our video above.

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