Best wireless earbuds in Australia

Our expert team has chosen the top 7 wireless earbuds in Australia to suit a variety of uses.

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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, key features and pricing of each product.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

The best wireless earbuds in Australia

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Sony WF-1000XM4

Best overall true wireless

Sony WF-1000XM4
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Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Incredible sound
  • Best in class noise cancelling
  • Great battery life
  • Water resistance

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not the most secure in ear
  • Comfort for long listening sessions needs work

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Price (RRP): $449.95
Amazon price: From $339.07
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Why we chose it

Over the past few years Sony has been dominating the wireless noise-cancelling earbuds space – first with the WF-1000XM3s and now with the WF-1000XM4s.

While Sony tends to be the most expensive in the market, it's with good reason. Its best-in-class audio quality, noise cancellation and battery inclusions mean they're future-proofed.

This also means that you can wait for them to go on sale and they will still be absolutely good enough to rival whatever else is on the shelves at the time.

Find out more about why we love these in our full review of the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds.


Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3150

Best for running

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3150
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Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Sweatproof and waterproof
  • Non-slip earloops stay on
  • Always keeps you aware of your surroundings
  • 24 hours of total battery life

Cons

  • No noise-cancelling option
  • Better for music than for podcasts and phone calls
  • Recurring app connection issues
  • Zippered charging case is bulky

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Price (RRP): $249
Amazon price: From $169.95
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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.


Sony WF-1000XM4

Best high-end true wireless

Sony WF-1000XM4
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Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Incredible sound
  • Best in class noise cancelling
  • Great battery life
  • Water resistance

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not the most secure in ear
  • Comfort for long listening sessions needs work

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Price (RRP): $449.95
Amazon price: From $339.07
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Why we chose it

So nice we've included it twice! The Sony WF-1000XM4 buds are not only the best all-around. They are also the best in terms of noise cancellation.

The active noise cancellation (ANC) in the XM4s is incredible for small earbuds, allowing you to block out external noise on the street, on public transport or in the office.

And if you do prefer to be more aware of your surroundings, the transparency mode is excellent. It still mutes noises around you, but still lets enough in so you don't completely lose yourself in whatever you're listening to.

Find out more in our full review of the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds.


Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

Best noise-cancelling

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
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Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Great audio quality
  • Excellent active noise cancellation
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Battery isn’t great
  • Pricey
  • The case is touch large

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Price (RRP): $499
Amazon price: From $329.00
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Why we chose it

ANC in wireless earbuds has come leaps and bounds over the past couple of years. And at the very top of the pack are the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2.

Previously we had these pegged as the best high-end pick. But they were dethroned by the 2021 Sony WF-1000XM4s due to some overall improvements.

However, the Momentum 2 are still incredible wireless earbuds 18 months after their initial release, particularly on noise cancellation.

They do a brilliant job of blocking out a range of environmental noise when you want to be in your own little world. And on the flip side, their transparency mode also gives you the option to be more aware of your surroundings.

The Momentum 2 and XM4s really are neck and neck on ANC. We're giving it to Sennheiser due to its quality at a cheaper price point.

Unsurprisingly, the Momentum 2 also feature on our list of best earphones and earbuds in Australia.

You can read more about these excellent buds in our full review of the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2.


Jabra Elite 3

Best under $200

Jabra Elite 3
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Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Great price
  • Good sound for the price tag
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • No noise-cancellation, but this makes sense for the price
  • Earbuds like this don’t feel the most secure
  • No water resistance

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Price (RRP): $119
Amazon price: From $119.00
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Why we chose it

It's shocking how good the Jabra Elite 3 are, especially for the price. Coming in at just $119, they're closer to the 'best under $100' category than the 'best under $200'.

These little guys are incredibly comfortable, have great battery life and sound much better than they have any right to.

While you won't find ANC here, the Jabra Elite 3 does a damn good job at noise isolation.

We didn't expect them to be this good and they have one of the best audio tech surprises of 2021.

Here's our full review of the Jabra Elite 3.


Apple AirPods Pro

Best Apple earbuds

Apple AirPods Pro
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Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Noise cancelling is quite smart
  • Much more comfortable fit
  • Fast pairing with iOS devices
  • Smaller microphone stubs make them less obvious

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • New case is wider than the originals
  • Fixed battery makes their future unclear

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Price (RRP): $399
Amazon price: From $319.00
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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.

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Beats Powerbeats Pro

Best for working out

Beats Powerbeats Pro
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Finder Score:

★★★★★

Pros

  • Comfortable fit
  • Great battery life
  • Balanced sound

Cons

  • Travel case is huge
  • Audio controls may not work on Android
  • No charger in the box
  • Only sweat, not water resistant

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Price (RRP): $349
Amazon price: From $329.00
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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.


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  • Our expert team spent hundreds of hours testing and reviewing earbuds.
  • We then chose the best products based on our own reviews (as of October 2021), the key product features and pricing.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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