Listen Up — Here Are 36 Wireless Headphones You Can Buy Now

Apple's wireless AirPods officially hit stores in December, but if you're on the fence about buying them, that's no reason to delay going cord-free. Plenty of other companies also hopped on the wireless bandwagon with both on-ear statement-makers and more subtle in-ear buds that are worth your consideration. If you've been thinking it's time to upgrade your dingy-looking iPhone EarPods, now is a great time.

From the signature edge and trendy metallics of Beats to the almost invisible in-ear Bragi Headphones, your options for rocking out to The Weeknd are unlimited. And if you prefer to listen to your tunes while working out, we've got you covered. Many headphone-makers have realized wireless is the way to go when you're working up a sweat and offer secure, yet comfortable, options. And a headphone jack? You won't miss that old thing.

Click through to see 37 of our favorite pairs for every style and at every price point.

This article was originally published on November 2, 2016.
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Photo: Bragi.
Bragi calls its Dash headphones the first "hearables" — they'll tell you your speed and heart rate when you're working out and store an impressive 4 GB of music. You control everything simply by touching the earbuds, so you can leave your phone behind.

Bragi The Dash, $299, available at
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Not all over-ear headphones are comfortable, but these are first in class with a super-soft Alcantara-lined headband and leather-covered ear cushions.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones, $349.95, available at Bose.
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Photo: Courtesy's Buttons deliver high-quality audio in a statement-making design. When you're not listening to music, stick the magnetized metallic discs together and wear as a necklace. Buttons, $230, available at
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These noise-canceling, wireless headphones are the second collaboration between Beats and designer Alexander Wang. The beauty is in the details: The inside of the ear cups have croc-embossed Italian leather. The gray color is a simple modern twist for those who don't like to stray far from black.

Beats by Dr. Dre x Alexander Wang Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, $599.95, available at Apple.
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Photo: Urbanears.
You don't usually think about tossing your headphones in the wash, but this pair makes that possible. You can remove the headband and ear cushions to wash them if they get dirty or covered in makeup. You can also make calls, change the volume, and switch tracks just by touching the earpiece.

Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless, $99, available at
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Photo: Caeden.
On-ear button controls combine with winter white (and rose-gold accents) for a winning combo.

Caeden Linea Nº10, $175, available at
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Photo: Skybuds.
The name Skybuds makes these wireless earbuds sound like they belong in a sci-fi movie — and they deliver on that futuristic promise. What really distinguishes these from others is the fit. They twist and "lock" into your ears, making them feel far more secure than other pairs. Press the side button to access music controls.

Skybuds, $250, available at
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These wireless buds offer up to five hours of battery life and come in various shades, including black and dusty rose. But we prefer this moss green, which is a subtle look perfect for the fall and winter months.

BeoPlay H5, $249, available at
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Photo: Apple Store.
These sweat-proof, secure earpieces make Jaybird's wireless headphones ready for morning runs. You can use the in-line controls to change music and make calls without pulling out your phone.

Jaybird Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, $199.95, available at Apple Store.
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Many over-ear headphones feel bulky, but this black-and-gold pair stays slim and stylish without compromising comfy cushioning.

AVA Wireless Headphones, $50, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Photo: Courtesy Under Armour.
Under Armour teamed up with JBL for these workout-ready earbuds that include in-ear heart rate tracking, so you can better monitor the intensity of your workouts. Connect to the UA Record app and you can get coaching and training feedback.

UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate, $200, available at
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In addition to an impressive 16 hours of listening time, JBL's headphones include something it calls ShareMe technology. Tap the side and you can stream music to a friend who also has ShareMe-enabled headphones.

JBL Synchros E40BT, $79.95, available at
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Wear these budget-friendly Bluetooth earbuds to cancel out noise, make calls, and listen to music for up to 6.5 hours.

Plantronics BackBeat GO 3 Wireless Earbud Headphones, $70, available at Best Buy.
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Photo: Courtesy Best Buy.
The Powerbeats 2 wireless headphones are perfect for anyone worried that a pair of in-ear buds will fall out. An over-the-ear hook offers extra security. Plus, you won't get a better price on Beats than this.

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earbud Headphones, $100, available at Best Buy.
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If you're all about that bass, go for this glossy red knockout from Sony. You'll get an insane 20 hours of listening time and the bass-boosting technology will make those low notes fuller than on competing sets.

Sony Extra Bass Wireless Over-The-Ear Headphones, $200, available at Best Buy.
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Photo: LG.
LG's Tone Infinim earphones are definitely unique. The earpieces are retractable, so you can wear this headset like a necklace and not have to worry about getting your wires tangled.

LG Tone Infinim Wireless Stereo Headset, $150, available at
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If you want to ditch wires completely, go with Earin. These super-light buds fit securely in your ear and are housed in a metallic charging case that's roughly the size of a tube of lipstick.

Earin True Wireless Earbuds, $169, available at Amazon.
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Photo: Amazon.
When you're not listening to these, they can rest securely around your neck. The earbuds are magnetic, so you don't need to worry about them jostling from side to side.

Samsung Level U Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones, $33, available at Amazon.
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Photo: LG.
Place this wireless headset securely around your ears and it won't budge — even if you're running. Water-resistance means you can also wear them in the rain.

LG Force Bluetooth Wireless Headset, $100, available at Best Buy.
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Photo: Bragi.
Return mom's call in-between jamming out with Bragi's touch-controlled set.

Bragi The Headphone, $119, available at
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Photo: JBL.
An ergonomic design and extra padding makes these colorful headphones the comfiest pair we've ever tried on.

JBL Everest 300, $150, available at JBL.
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Photo: Amazon.
These Bluetooth headphones from BluePhonic look like Beats, but are a fraction of the price. They include noise canceling tech that will block out street noise or loud engine noise on a plane.

BluePhonic Wireless Sport Bluetooth Headphones, $50, available at Amazon.
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Photo: MiPow.
The nice thing about MiPow's M3 is that it's Bluetooth-enabled, so you can use them wirelessly, but also have a retractable cable that you can use in devices that still have the headphone jack. Plugging them in will also extend battery life.

MiPow M3 Bluetooth Headphone, $80, available at MiPow.
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The Pro version of Samsung's Level U headset has an advanced speaker system for delivering crisp tunes for up to nine hours. Plus, the metallic gold is a nice touch that makes it look more like jewelry.

Samsung Level U Pro Bluetooth Headphones, $60, available at Amazon.
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Photo: Amazon.
If you're just looking for an inexpensive pair of earbuds to use on runs or as a travel backup, go with the Anker SoundBuds. They come with a travel pouch for storage and extra ear pieces, so you can find the most secure fit.

Anker SoundBuds In-Ear Sport Earbuds, $27, available at Amazon.
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One charge of Jam's headphones gives you up to 11 hours of playtime. They also fold up, so they won't take up as much space in your bag when you're traveling.

Jam Transit Wireless Over-th-Ear Headphones, $50, available at Best Buy.
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Photo: Amazon.
You can use these gold-accented headphones with Siri or Google Assistant to get directions while on the go.

NuForce BE6i Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, $129, available at Amazon.
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At this price, quality is not going to be great. But if you just need something cheap, you can get these foldable stereo headphones as a backup or alternative to your existing headphones.

Ecandy Bluetooth Headphones, $19, available at Amazon.
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If you're constantly losing your earbuds, you need this: The app that connects to Jabra's Halo Smart earbuds shows you where they are, so they'll never be misplaced. You can also use this app to have the earbuds read you your texts, emails, and calendar notifications.

Jabra Halo Smart, $60, available at
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Photo: Apple.
Doing something outdoorsy? These headphones are your best bet. If they look a bit heavy-duty for a pair of earbuds, it's because they are: They're extra-resistant to water and dust.

BlueAnt Pump 2 HD Multi-Sport Bluetooth Headphones, $100, available at Apple Store.
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Photo: Samsung.
Samsung's Gear IconX ear pieces stay securely in place thanks to wingtips. If you want to you to answer calls and change tracks, you can just touch the side of these buds. Their tiny carrying case doubles as a charger.

Samsung Gear IconX, $200, available at
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Photo: Apple.
Be rockin' them Beats: This super-light pair needs only five minutes of charging to give you an extra two hours of playtime.

Beats By Dre BeatsX Earphones, $150, available at Apple Store.
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Photo: Jaybird.
If you like your tunes to sound a particular way, you can adjust the bass to your liking using the X3's accompanying MySound app to get the most out of your favorite EDM tracks.

Jaybird X3, $129, available at
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Photo: Courtesy Master & Dynamic.
Yes, this leather pair from Master & Dynamic is insanely expensive. But if you're putting one huge splurge item on your holiday wish list — or want to make an investment in a pair that will last forever — go with the MW50 Wireless. The 16-hour battery is four times that of many other wireless earbuds (the equivalent of a flight from NYC to Hong Kong).

Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless, $449, available at
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Beats' Solo headphones are quickly becoming a classic. An LED on the headphones lets you know when the power on these metallic beauties is running low and the cushy padding means you won't want to take them off, even when it is time to charge up again.

Beats by Dre Solo 2 On-Ear Wireless Headphones, $200, available at Best Buy.
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Toss this portable headphone charger in your bag to get up to 60 extra hours of playtime out of your wireless buds.

Mophie Power Capsule, $39.95, available at
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