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The Best Earbuds for Listening to Music and Making Calls With Your Smartphone

Four pairs of in-ear headphones that will make it that much easier to get the most out of your device.

The Best In-Ear Headphones for Music and Calls on Amazon Amazon

Your smartphone can do a lot more than just make phone calls. So, when it comes time to pick out a new set of wireless in-ear headphones, you’ll want a pair that can pick up your voice while you’re talking to clients or friends, as well as play your favorite tunes with pristine clarity.

But picking the right pair is about more than just picking the headphones that sound the best. You also want to consider factors like size, design and, perhaps most important of all, call quality. The last thing you want is to have to change out your earbuds every time you need to make a call. Fortunately, giant leaps in audio technology over the past few years mean you can easily find a pair that excel in each area.

If you spend a large chunk of each day on your iPhone, Galaxy or Pixel, it’s worth investing in a premium pair of wireless in-ear headphones for both work and play. Here are some of the best currently available on Amazon.

1. Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless Earbuds

Sennheiser is known for the superlative sound quality and these earbuds exemplify that legacy. Whether you’re listening to music, a podcast or making a call, the sound will be crystal clear. They also feature a built-in equalizer so you can finetune the sound to meet your personal preference. Rounding out the excellent package is the stylish and ergonomic design, compatibility with all major smartphones and 20 hours of battery life.

Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless Earbuds


Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless Earbuds: $150.60

2. JBL Tune 125 True Wireless Headphones

Wireless earbuds tend to come in one of two colors: black or white. JBL’s pair come in those colors, but also in blue and pink. That may not sound like a big deal but it ensures that this pair, which already look pretty sharp, stand out. But there’s more to this pair than their colorful design. They’re also lightweight, have a 32-hour battery life when used with their case, and a nifty feature that will let you listen to music in one ear and a call in the other.

JBL Tune 125 True Wireless Headphone


JBL Tune 125 True Wireless Headphones: $59.95

3. Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Jabra has a reputation for making reliable wireless audio products that sound great. Its stylish earbuds, though, push things to another level and are offer what might be the brand’s best audio quality yet. Each earbud features six mics and wind-protection so that this quality extends to phone calls, too. The buds also offer a customizable sound feature and they work with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa.

Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds


Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds: $119.99

4. Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Earbuds

You’re not going to find a pair of earbuds that look more unique than this set from Samsung. That’s because the brand’s second pair of in-ear headphones look like actual beans. Yes, edible beans. This may sound strange, but it works, especially in the metallic black and bronze color options. They’re also lightweight, comfortable and offer high-quality sound. And if all that wasn’t enough, they also feature active noise canceling tech, so you can enjoy music or make calls in noisy environments.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live


Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Earbuds: $96.53

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