Best wireless earbuds in Australia

Our expert team has chosen the top 10 wireless earbuds in Australia to suit a variety of uses.

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The best wireless earbuds in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Finder's expert team has spent hundreds of hours testing and reviewing wireless earbuds. For each pair, we considered the design, performance, battery life and overall value for money.

Our editorial team then chose the earbuds on this list based on our testing results as well as actual customer reviews and key features of each product.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall true wireless earbuds: Sony WF-1000MX3


Pros

  • Long battery life
  • Quick 10-minute charge-up

Cons

  • Large battery case
  • Not water-resistant
Price (RRP): $298
Amazon Price: From $193.77
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Why we chose it

The Sony WF-1000MX3 are the best earbuds on the market today. They also appear in our list of the best noise-cancelling headphones and earbuds.

These earbuds do an amazing job, offering both exceptional audio quality and noise cancellation.

They have a high-friction rubber surface, which means they're comfortable to wear and won't slip out easily.

They offer up to 24 hours of listening with noise cancellation and up to 32 hours of listening time without.

They are a little more pricey than other earbuds, but with the high quality of sound on offer, they're worth every cent.

Find out more in our full review of the Sony WF-1000MX3 wireless earbuds.


Best wireless earbuds for working out: Jabra Elite Active 75t

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Not suitable for swimming
  • Some customers find buttons overly sensitive
Price (RRP): $329
Amazon Price: From $249.00
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Why we chose it

The Jabra Elite Active 75t has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars on Google from over 850 online reviews.

These earbuds are perfect for the active lifestyle with their ergonomic shape designed to fit firmly and comfortably into most ear sizes.

Jabra claims they are sweatproof and waterproof so they can withstand the toughest of workouts, though they aren't suitable for swimming.

With Active Noise Cancellation, you can focus on exercise without disturbance from the world around you.

The battery life is excellent, offering up to 5.5 hours of listening with noise cancellation on. That number jumps up to 24 hours of listening with the charging case.


Best wireless earbuds for running: Plantronics Backbeat FIT 3150


Pros

  • Waterproof and sweatproof
  • Quick 15-minute charge

Cons

  • No noise-cancelling option
  • Not great for phone calls or podcasts
Price (RRP): $249
Amazon Price: From $199.38
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Why we chose it

The Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3150 is ideal for runners who values music while they move.

They also feature on our list of best earphones and earbuds in Australia.

These earbuds are durable and waterproof. They feature non-slip ear loops, which stay put during pretty much any activity.

The battery offers 24 hours of listening and the quick charger function gives an extra 1.5 hours of listening time with just 15 minutes of charging.

They don't offer noise cancellation, as they let in atmospheric noise as you run, so you are aware of your surroundings during your workout.

Find out more in our full review of Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3150 earbuds.


Best high-end wireless earbuds: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

Pros

  • Long battery life
  • Exceptional sound quality

Cons

  • Expensive price tag
  • Some have issues with connectivity
Price (RRP): $499
Amazon Price: From $342.21
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Why we chose it

Wireless earbuds can cost anywhere from $30 up to about $500. Looking at the high-end range, we could not resist the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 wireless earbuds.

This top-shelf product has received rave reviews from several websites, with a 4.3 out of 5 rating on Amazon Australia from over 1,000 online reviews.

They also feature on our list of best earphones and earbuds in Australia.

These earbuds offer exceptional sound quality with a 7mm dynamic driver.

The ergonomic design is comfortable to wear and features active noise cancellation.

The battery offers an impressive 7 hours of life, which is extended to 28 hours with the charging case.


Best noise-cancelling wireless earbuds: Sony WF-1000MX3


Pros

  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Quick 10-minute charge-up

Cons

  • Large battery case
  • Not water-resistant
Price (RRP): $298
Amazon Price: From $193.77
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Why we chose it

For this category, we selected the Sony WF-1000MX3, which also appears in our list of the best noise-cancelling headphones and earbuds.

Featuring active noise cancellation, this product truly blocks out any external noise, allowing you to focus on your music, podcast or outdoor activity.

Even better, the sound quality is equally exceptional.

The battery life is impressive with a quick 10-minute charge, giving you 1.5 hours of playtime.

The charging case is slightly bulky but gives 3 full charges so you have 24 hours of listening with noise cancellation and up to 32 hours of listening time without.

Find out more in our full review of the Sony WF-1000MX3 wireless earbuds.


Best wireless earbuds under $200: Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW


Pros

  • Good battery
  • Comes in a range of colours

Cons

  • Touch buttons can be tricky
  • Heavy charging case
Price (RRP): $189
Amazon Price: From $283.79
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Why we chose it

For this category, we chose the Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW wireless in-ear headphones because they perform well with balanced sound and good battery life.

These earbuds have an ergonomic design that comes in a range of colours and fit comfortably into most ears.

They offer good sound quality and are waterproof to protect against sweat and rain.

The battery offers 6 hours of life on a full charge and a further 24 hours when using the charging case.

Find out more in our full review of Audio-Technica ATH-CK3TW.


Best wireless earbuds under $100: Beats X

Pros

  • Quick five-minute charge
  • Magnetic earbuds stay tangle-free

Cons

  • Sound quality is not exceptional
  • Not great for noise cancellation
Price (RRP): $89
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Why we chose it

The Beats X are affordable, but still allow you a satisfying wireless listening experience.

These earbuds are comfortable to wear and come in multiple shapes to suit different ears.

The sound is clear and crisp and you can take calls, listen to music and switch easily between the two.

The battery offers eight hours of life when you're on the go and a quick five-minute charge gives you two hours more.

The earbuds are magnetic so they stick together, rather than getting tangled when hanging around your neck.


Best cheap earbuds for making calls: TaoTronics Noise Cancellation In-ear Headphones

Pros

  • Water-resistant
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Some customers found sound quality average
  • Others found them uncomfortable to wear
Price (RRP): $45.99
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Why we chose it

We chose the TaoTronics Noise Cancellation In-ear Headphones as they have a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Amazon Australia from approximately 150 online reviews.

Featuring Dual Mic Noise Reduction, these earbuds allow you to carry out clear crisp phone calls even in the noisiest of environments such as public transport, work or cafes.

They are durable, water-resistant and sweat-resistant so able to keep up with all exercise regimes or outdoor activities.

The battery offers 7 hours of life on a single charge and a further 23 hours when using the compact charging case.

A smart touch control allows you to tap on the earbuds to end a call.


Best Apple earbuds: Apple AirPods Pro


Pros

  • Good noise cancellation
  • Comfortable to wear

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No wall charger included
Price (RRP): $399
Amazon Price: From $339.99
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Why we chose it

This is the latest version of Apple's most loved AirPods and has a 4.4 out of 5 rating on Amazon Australia.

It is also Amazon's top pick for AirPods and features in our list of best earphones and earbuds in Australia.

This version is more comfortable to wear and comes in a range of sizes.

The sound quality is far superior in this model, as is the noise cancellation.

The battery offers 4.5 hours of listening with noise cancellation on and 5 hours with noise cancellation off.

These earbuds are on the expensive side and there are certainly cheaper options that will do the job.

Find out more in our full review of Apple AirPods Pro.


Best wireless earbuds for bass: Beats Powerbeats Pro


Pros

  • Balanced sound
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Only sweat-resistant, not water-resistant
  • Bulky travel case
Price (RRP): $349
Amazon Price: From $238.99
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Why we chose it

If you love to listen to bass, we thoroughly recommend the Beats Powerbeats Pro. These earbuds have an average 4.5 out of 5 rating on Google from over 13,000 online reviews.

They also feature in our list of best earphones and earbuds.

Beats has long had the reputation for stylish earbuds that offer a more bass-heavy sound. While the Powerbeats Pro certainly lean towards those bass frequencies, they now offer a more balanced sound that is satisfying for any style of music.

The battery offers nine hours of listening which is handy as the charging case is big and bulky to carry around compared to the size of the earbuds.

For more information, have a read of our full review of Beat Powerbeats Pro.


Amazon prices last updated on 23 June, 2021 at 12:01 am

Methodology

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Brands considered
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Products compared
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Best products chosen
  • Our expert team spent hundreds of hours testing and reviewing earbuds.
  • We then chose the best products based on our own reviews and actual customer reviews (as of November 2020) as well as key product features.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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