Best Wireless Earbuds of 2023

Best Wireless Earbuds of 2023 by MajorHiFi

There have been a ton of wireless earbuds flooding the market in recent years. And 2023 was no exception. Whether you’re looking for a premium listening experience or just need a decent pair that’s budget friendly, we’re here to make your decision a little easier. Here’s a list of our favorite true wireless earbuds in every price range. Many of these models are currently on sale, so prices may slightly vary.

Under $100

Sony WF-C700N


The Sony WF-C700N offers a fun and well-balanced sound profile. The low-end is punchy and clean, the mids are even-keeled, and the highs are smooth and non-fatiguing. While it might not match the resolution and ANC effectiveness of Sony’s flagship, the WF-1000XM4, it does come close to replicating its robust sound signature and easy-listening tuning.

The Sony WF-C700N some of the high-performance quality of the brand's more expensive flagship.

Sennheiser SPORT


If you’re seeking a straightforward, durable workout earbud with strong low-end performance, ergonomic customization options, and dependable construction, the Sennheiser SPORT TW is worth considering. These earbuds deliver an impressively tidy sound profile, and the design allows you to feel immersed in the music while also maintaining awareness of your surroundings. Great for runs in the city.

The Sennheiser SPORT is one of the top sellers for secure fitting, solid sounding sports buds.

Under $200

Final Audio ZE3000


The Final Audio ZE3000 bring a level of audio fidelity not commonly found in Bluetooth earbuds at this price point. In fact, these buds deliver detailed and transparent sound akin to this famous audiophile brand’s top-tier IEMs. Featuring a wide soundstage, punchy bass, full mids, balanced treble, user-friendly controls, and a snug fit, the ZE3000 carves its own audiophile niche in the wireless earbud world.

The Final Audio ZE3000 approximates the sound performance of a midrange IEM.

Beyerdynamic Free BYRD


Beyerdynamic is one of the oldest and most established headphone brands on the market. So, you can be pretty sure that they never make a bad sounding product. And such is the case with their true wireless models. The Beyerdynamic Free BYRD offers a dynamic sound sound signature with excellent layering, impactful bass, and a lively blend of clear midrange and colorful highs. Sporting an impressively long battery life, these earbuds have gained recognition for being some of the most talented on the market.

The Beyerdynamic Free BYRD is the flagship wireless earbud of this long established brand.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3


Sennheiser never fails to deliver a top-notch soundstage, and the Momentum True Wireless 3 is no exception. With tons of width and depth, you can expect a soundscape that’s more holographic than any other earbuds we’ve heard at this price point. With plenty of bass / sub-bass oomph, and a natural timbre throughout, the Momentum True Wireless 3 provides a meaty, yet tender sound signature that’s emotive, impactful and super entertaining.

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is one of the best selling wireless earbuds of 2023.

Under $300

Sony WF-1000XM5


The WF-1000XM5 is a huge step up from the previous Sony flagship model. From the more compact design and enhanced ANC to the overall improvement in sound resolution, the XM5 stands out as being one of the best models at this price point. The XM5 offers an impressively expansive soundstage with spatial audio features, a warm and punchy bass, sound personalization options and arguably the best ANC on the market. We have no hesitation in recommending this one.

The Sony WF-1000XM5 is a top seller of 2023.

Astell & Kern AK UW100 MKII


In this price range, you can get wireless earbuds that start to sound like wired high-end IEMs. Though Astell & Kern is better known for its DAPs, their second true wireless iteration is worth some attention. The UW100 MK II brings an satiating audio experience with its huge soundstage, tight bass, and full mids. Features include responsive touch sensors and an in-app EQ with forgiving treble, allowing for a customized listening experience. Priced competitively, the UW100 holds its ground among true wireless heavy hitters, making it a noteworthy option for those seeking a balance of performance and value.

The Astell & Kern AK UW100 closely approximates the performance of a midrange IEM.

$500 and Up

Noble Audio FoKus Prestige


Out of all the earbuds on this list, the Noble Audio FoKus Prestige most closely approximates the performance and design of a high-end IEM.  It delivers a quick, transparent, and impeccably clean sound, featuring a robust bass, energetic mids, and smooth highs. In fact, we have yet to encounter another true wireless model that produces such impressive sound quality. While the price is admittedly steep, even a brief listening experience is likely to get you hooked.

The Noble Audio Fokus Prestige comes very close to replicating the performance of a high-end IEM.

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