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The 10 best headphones for Android smartphones (Samsung & Co.)

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Are you a staunch Android user and are you also looking for suitable headphones for your smartphone? Our list of the best now shows you which ten models are best for you. We hope you enjoy our selection!

1st place: Samsung Galaxy Buds +

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Samsung Galaxy Buds +, wireless in-ear headphones with two-way speaker system, Bluetooth, Sound by AKG, three microphones, QI-compatible, black
Samsung Galaxy Buds +, wireless in-ear headphones with two-way speaker system, Bluetooth, Sound by AKG, three microphones, QI-compatible, black

  • Immerse yourself in your music: Enjoy the spectacular sound with our first completely wireless headphones with a two-way speaker system.
  • Clear voice quality: two outward-facing microphones transmit your voice clearly to the person you are speaking to, without any disturbing ambient noise.
  • Minimalistically beautiful: The slim, compact and ergonomically shaped Galaxy Buds + are extremely comfortable to wear for long-lasting music enjoyment.

The Buds + from Samsung improve the already very good predecessor of the company’s own true wireless series. In terms of their design, the wireless in-ears hardly differ from conventional buds – and that’s a good thing! With a weight of just 13 grams, the earphones are a practical companion in everyday life, and they also sit comfortably in your ear canal. In addition to the safe, but never uncomfortable wearing comfort, the Buds + also score with their user-friendly handling. Using the surfaces built into the audio pieces, you manage your music enjoyment in the tried and tested manner by selecting or skipping songs, and if necessary you can also regulate the volume of your tracks. Compared to its big competitor from Apple, the Samsung Galaxy Buds + lacks a feature that should not be despised. Because the makers actually decided not to integrate active noise cancellation into their product. Those who don’t lack active noise suppression are all the more pleased that this fact makes the Samsung in-ears significantly cheaper than the Apple AirPods Pro. 

Another big plus point that sets the Buds + apart from many models from other manufacturers is the generous battery life of the headphones. According to this, the product only runs out of juice after around 12 hours, so nothing stands in the way of long listening sessions. If the battery is finally empty, the earphones are supplied with new energy in the practical, lightweight charging case, which also serves as a transport box.

When it comes to sound, the Galaxy Buds + offer a differentiated, well-mixed sound. The detailed, sometimes warm mids are underpinned by a well-designed bass foundation, while the highs are reproduced clearly, but not exaggerated. In terms of price, the Samsung Galaxy Buds + are in the upper mid-range. In terms of quality, however, the headphones easily play in the highest league.

2nd place: Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro

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Beats Powerbeats Pro in-ear headphones without cables, one size, black
Beats Powerbeats Pro in-ear headphones without cables, one size, black

  • High-performance in-ear headphones completely without cables in black
  • Up to 9 hours of playback (more than 24 hours with charging case)
  • Adjustable, non-slip ear hooks offer maximum comfort and stability

It continues with the Powerbeats Pro from the renowned manufacturer Beats by Dr. Dre. The in-ears with reinforcing ear hooks come as a completely cordless product and are very durable. By this we mean, on the one hand, the secure fit and, on the other hand, the fact that the headphones are not only sweat-proof, but also water-resistant. This combination makes the Powerbeats Pro a suitable sports gadget – if it weren’t for a point of criticism that is relatively heavy. The secure hold goes hand in hand with the deficit that the audio pieces tend to build up a certain amount of pressure after prolonged use. Although this uncomfortable feeling is limited, it could become a disruptive factor for sensitive users. 

The Powerbeats Pro, which can be found in the upper price range, do not quite achieve the exuberant battery life of our first place. Nevertheless, the time frame of nine hours represents a considerable capacity that should meet all common user requirements. In addition, the charging and transport case offers a quick charge function, which supplies the headphones with juice for over an hour within a few minutes.

The Bluetooth pairing leaves nothing to be desired. In detail, the ear pieces connect independently of each other to your Android smartphone, so that the plugs can also be used individually. The multi-function buttons, which were installed on both audio pieces, allow you to control the playback of your tracks, skip songs and take calls. Overall, the handling has been designed to be pleasantly uncomplicated and does not pose any significant problems for newbies either. Optionally, you can also operate the Powerbeats Pro with the help of the current voice assistant. However, we have to record a small reduction in the quality of the built-in microphone, unfortunately your own voice comes a little too quietly at the other end of the line while you are on the phone.

In terms of sound, the Powerbeats Pro let their acoustic muscles play. The sound impresses with its harmonious mix. The basses appear powerful and have the necessary depth. In the overall picture, however, the lows do not appear overly dominant, offering the mids and highs a wide stage for harmonious development.

3rd place: The price-performance winner: Master & Dynamic MW07 Go

MW07 GO True Wireless Earbuds, Sports Wireless Headphones, Noise Canceling Headphones, In Ear Bluetooth Earphones with Mic, Wireless Earphones - Velvet Black
MW07 GO True Wireless Earbuds, Sports Wireless Headphones, Noise Canceling Headphones, In Ear Bluetooth Earphones with Mic, Wireless Earphones – Velvet Black

  • NOISE ISOLATING TRUE WIRELESS BLUETOOTH – Comfortable, circumaural sports headphones with microphone: Wireless Bluetooth earphones with microphone and quick pairing technology with 30 m connection range for mobile listening pleasure with noise suppression.
  • WATER RESISTANT SPORTS HEADPHONES: These in-ear Bluetooth earphones with noise cancellation are made of durable TR90 composite plastic and are splash-proof in accordance with IPX6.
  • INDIVIDUALLY ADAPTABLE IN THE EAR: With silicone temples in 3 sizes and ear tips in 5 sizes, these wireless Bluetooth sports headphones with microphone fit comfortably in each ear.

Before we can turn to the technical qualities of our price-performance winner, the extravagant appearance of the True Wireless In-Ears immediately catches our eye. The unusual designed ear pieces not only convince us visually, but also because of their comfortable fit, which is safe and pleasant in practice. With the help of the silicone pieces supplied in different sizes, you will find the right fit for your individual ear size in no time at all. The charging case can also convince with its material value, with a weight of just 38 grams, the gadget also lives up to its name “transport box”. However, the magnetic closure of the bowl could have been processed a little more ingeniously. 

If you decide to buy the MW07 Go, you will benefit from a generous battery life, which is in a time window of up to 10 hours in active use. The in-ears are supplied with power for shorter listening sessions via the quick charge function. The device control is based on the current standards and is child’s play after a short familiarization phase. Telephone calls are managed via multifunction buttons, songs are started, paused and skipped and voice assistants are activated. The MW07 Go’s microphone, however, was not completely pleasing. Just like in the case of the Powerbeats Pro, the microphone of the Master & Dynamic headphones also has the drawback that your own voice reaches the person you are talking to comparatively quietly.

Although the sound of the MW07 Go-In-Ears has a tendency towards acoustic neutrality, the sounds are neither sober nor sterile. Overall, the sound has a rather soft basic note, while the basses appear strong and pleasantly differentiated. The mids, in turn, score with their high degree of naturalness. In the treble range, the sound image tends to be slightly exaggerated here and there, but this segment of the sound image does not appear uncomfortably harsh.

4th place: Sony WF-1000XM3

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Sony WF-1000XM3 completely wireless Bluetooth headphones / earbuds with active noise suppression for making calls and listening to music, Amazon Alexa - incl. Charging case for more battery
Sony WF-1000XM3 completely wireless Bluetooth headphones / earbuds with active noise suppression for making calls and listening to music, Amazon Alexa – incl. Charging case for more battery

  • True wireless headphones with industry-leading noise canceling. Compatible Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life + 3 additional charges using the supplied charging station
  • Stable Bluetooth connection

The WF-1000XM3 from Sony play in the upper segment in terms of their acquisition costs, but the completely wireless earphones are already available at significantly lower prices as part of certain promotions. Visually, the WF-1000XM3, which are optionally available in silver or black, are appealing thanks to their high-quality workmanship. Accordingly, the matt surface of the in-ears has an elegant touch that becomes a real eye-catcher. Due to their design, the Bluetooth 5 headphones protrude a little bit out of your ears, but this fact does not come at the expense of an unsafe wearing experience, here it shows that Sony developed its product well thought out. Thereby, Since both audio pieces have their own microphone and can also be connected to your Android phone independently of each other, the plugs can be used individually without any problems. As is common nowadays, the plastic shell included in the scope of delivery not only serves as a transport option, but also functions as a charging station for your in-ears.

 

When it comes to equipment, Sony was really looking for a splash: The WF-1000XM3 come with an adaptive noise-canceling function, support the common language assistants and can be fine-tuned in a variety of ways with the associated app.

In practice, the headphones are extremely easy to handle. Pairing via Bluetooth normally works without any problems, but in rare cases it can lead to unpleasant disconnections. The device control via the touch fields, which were integrated by the manufacturer on the outside of the earplugs, covers all the necessary functions for everyday use. With the help of the free “Headphones Connect” app mentioned earlier, you can fine-tune the WF-1000XM3. When the noise cancellation is activated, the battery life of the True Wireless In-Ears is around 6 hours. While this capacity is comparatively meager, the case allows you three full charging processes.

Although in-ear headphones do not come close to the fully insulating properties of over-ear models due to their design, the noise canceling of the WF-1000MX3 masters its task extremely confidently. Various presets allow you to tailor the active noise cancellation to your respective environment. On the whole, the noise canceling works really well and helps to effectively round off your listening sessions.

The sound created by dynamic 6 mm drivers leaves a thoroughly positive impression. The bass appears full without taking up the acoustic field entirely by itself. In the mid-range we enjoy a warm basic tuning, while the highs score with their clear, detailed spectrum.

5th place: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2, Bluetooth in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation, white
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2, Bluetooth in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation, white

  • Unsurpassed stereo sound thanks to Sennheiser’s unique 7 mm audio drivers
  • Switch off your surroundings with the active noise cancellation and concentrate fully on the deep bass, the natural mids and the clear highs
  • Experience uninterrupted listening pleasure with the new 7-hour battery life, which can be extended to up to 28 hours with the charging case

The Momentum True Wireless from the German manufacturer Sennheiser already achieved great success in the highly competitive wireless headphones market. Fortunately, the next in-ear generation doesn’t have to hide from the big players Apple, Sony and Samsung either. If you choose the Momentum True Wireless 2, you will receive a high-quality, textile-clad charging box, adapters in various sizes and a charging cable that converts USB-A to USB-C in addition to the two in-ears.

 

So that the in-ears really don’t slip after insertion, you fix the corresponding ear pieces with the help of a small twist. Make sure that the earplugs fully cover your listener, if this is not the case, this is at the expense of the bass intensity. Despite their rather bulky design, the Momentum True Wireless 2 scores with a secure hold. Individual users complained that the audio pieces exert an uncomfortable feeling on the ear canal after a long period of time – a major point of criticism that we do not want to withhold from you.

The battery life settles in the upper midfield with just under seven hours; comparable models from other manufacturers can convince significantly more here. You connect the True Wireless In-Ears to your smartphone using Bluetooth 5.1. The pairing usually works flawlessly, no major connection problems were recorded. Unfortunately, it is not possible to couple the Momentum True Wireless 2 to several end devices at the same time, so switching to a new playback source always has to be done manually.

The noise canceling does its job satisfactorily, but without scooping up the really big prizes. In terms of sound, however, the True Wireless 2 trumps a lot. The integrated dynamic 7 mm drivers cover a frequency response from 5 Hz to 21 KHz and thus create a well-balanced sound image that masters practically every music genre. The bass is not lacking in pressure, the mids create an authentic naturalness, the highs appear crystal clear without overdriving.

6th place: Jabra Elite 65t

Jabra Elite 65t - True Wireless In-ear Headphones with Passive Noise Cancellation - With 4 Microphone Technology - Titanium Black
Jabra Elite 65t – True Wireless In-ear Headphones with Passive Noise Cancellation – With 4 Microphone Technology – Titanium Black

  • The advanced 4 microphone technology suppresses unwanted ambient noise and delivers outstanding call quality thanks to the noise suppression zone formed
  • Long battery life and stable true wireless connection: With the charging case, the headphones run for up to 15 hours – listening pleasure all day long with the Elite 65t headphones
  • Amazingly robust and an improved fit: Weatherproof and protected against dust and moisture according to IP55 – Additional comfort thanks to 3 pairs of precisely fitting eargels in different sizes

The Android headphones that we have presented to you so far sometimes have a very high price factor. This is different in the case of the Jabra Elite 65t, the true wireless earbuds are often available well below the ominous 100 euro mark. For the very affordable purchase price, you get the in-ears, three ear tips in different sizes, a charging cable and of course the corresponding charging case, which can once again be used for transport purposes. The plugs cling securely and firmly to your eavesdroppers, and the fitting pieces close very tightly, a fact that in turn greatly benefits the intensity of the spit out bass.

 

In order for you to be able to enjoy the full functionality of the Jabra Elite 65t, the installation of the free companion app “Sound +” is essential. With the help of the software, you can familiarize yourself with the different functions of the headphones, among other things. For manual handling in practical use, various buttons are used that were built into the individual earplugs. In the usual way, you can manage music playback, regulate the volume, activate digital assistants and take calls. While the integrated microphones of other models have qualitative deficiencies, we did not notice any annoying inconveniences in the case of the Jabra Elite 65t. This is mainly due to a clever trick by the manufacturer, which decided to.

The battery life of five hours still has some room for improvement, after all you can fully supply the in-ears with new energy twice in the handy charging case. Overall, the charging station makes a high-quality impression, but unfortunately the box can be opened in a very tricky way.

In terms of sound, the Jabra Elite 65t scores with a balanced, natural mix. The strong bass foundation underlines the detailed mids and highs in a skilful way.

7th place: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, wireless Bluetooth headphones with noise canceling (ANC), comfortable fit, long-lasting battery, wireless headphones in black
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, wireless Bluetooth headphones with noise canceling (ANC), comfortable fit, long-lasting battery, wireless headphones in black

  • Really wireless: Discover the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Earbuds, which can make every moment sound and impress with powerful speakers, an ergonomic fit and up to 6 hours of uninterrupted playback.
  • This is where the music plays: The design of the True Wireless headphones is based on the natural shape of your ear so that they can be worn comfortably all day. They are available in bronze, white and black.
  • Hear only what you want: The noise canceling (ANC) of the wireless headphones can reduce annoying background noise without you missing important messages or announcements.

The design of the Galaxy Buds Live from Samsung already differs significantly from comparable in-ear models from other manufacturers. In their external appearance, the wireless audio pieces are reminiscent of small beans that are placed directly in the user’s ear canal. A point of criticism that should not be neglected here, however, is that this fixed design of the audio pieces is not necessarily suitable for every ear shape. If you are unlucky, the Galaxy Buds Live may feel like a disturbing foreign body in your eavesdroppers. However, if the fitting pieces are suitable for your individual ear shape, they convince with a secure, unobtrusive hold that can withstand dynamic movements.

 

In terms of sound quality, there isn’t much to complain about. The sound image lives mainly from its powerful bass, which harmoniously supports the higher frequency ranges. The character of the mids has a warm basic color, the highs unfold in detail, but without creating a distorted sound image. However, due to some weaknesses in the fine detail, the Galaxy Buds Live may not be the crown of sound of our selection today.

We were positively surprised by the quality of the built-in microphone. While you are on the phone, your voice will be conveyed loud enough and easily understandable to the person you are speaking to. The lack of a multipoint Bluetooth function, a touch operation that is a bit too sensitive and the comparatively high purchase price of the model ultimately mean that the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live does not get a higher position in our list of the best.

8th place: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 true wireless in-ear headphones, extra long battery life (45 hours of playtime), Bluetooth 5.0, wireless, waterproof to IPX5, black
Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 true wireless in-ear headphones, extra long battery life (45 hours of playtime), Bluetooth 5.0, wireless, waterproof to IPX5, black

  • Incredible battery life: Melomania 1 offers up to 9 hours of playback on a single charge. This first-class battery life is more than enough to accompany you on your daily journey.
  • 36 hours of additional charge: as if 9 hours of playback time was not enough after a single charge, 4 additional full batteries fit into the supplied bag. The headphones can be charged from empty to full in just 30 minutes.
  • Breathtaking sound quality: the graphical driver diaphragms offer a superior listening experience, with deep bass and clear highs. Designed and developed by our HiFi engineers in London.

Like the other headphones presented in our selection, the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 also come as a completely wireless in-ear model. In terms of their price, the earphones are in the middle of the field – does this also mean that the quality of the product does not exceed the mediocre range?

 

This fear can already be dispelled with a glance at the high-quality material processing of the headphones. The in-ears, optionally available in black or gray, not only make an extremely stable impression, but are also waterproof according to IPX5. So that you get the right fit for your eavesdroppers, the manufacturer gives you attachments in four different sizes. Nevertheless, it is possible that the plugs put uncomfortable pressure on your ears after prolonged use. The earphones are operated exclusively via the manual switches that were built into the housing of the plugs. A virtual escort software was therefore completely dispensed with. While the basic features of the handling were designed to be simple and accessible,

We would like to positively highlight the generous battery life of nine hours, the multi-pairing with up to seven devices and the stable Bluetooth connection over comparatively long distances.

In terms of sound, the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 scores with a powerful bass, which also pleases with its high precision. Thanks to the warm basic mix of the mids, vocals and instrumentals are reproduced authentically, while the highs impress with a richly detailed spectrum. However, the quality of the microphone is insufficient.

9th place: JBL Live 300TWS

JBL LIVE 300TWS in-ear bluetooth headphones in blue - true wireless earphones with hands-free system - up to 6 hours of battery life on one charge - including charging case
JBL LIVE 300TWS in-ear bluetooth headphones in blue – true wireless earphones with hands-free system – up to 6 hours of battery life on one charge – including charging case

  • Feel real freedom: The completely wireless in-ear headphones offer all the freedom that can be enjoyed without headphones – but accompanied by first-class sound
  • A powerful lithium battery enables up to 6 hours of playback time / 14 additional hours of music enjoyment are possible via the charging box
  • The ideal training partner: Thanks to the IPX5 protection class, the JBL LIVE 300 is the perfect entertainer for sports, regardless of the weather – sweat and water have no chance

The JBL Live 300TWS impress with their comfortable fit, which is also accompanied by a high level of stability. Delivered in four different sizes, the right attachment ensures a secure hold. The audio pieces are finally fixed by a slight twisting movement. This final seal lifts the sound image to a new level. In addition, the additional hold ensures that the in-ears do not fall out of your ear canal even with strong head movements.

 

The battery life of around five and a half hours cannot reap laurels, but this limited capacity is usefully supplemented by a quick charge function, which provides the product with energy for just under an hour. The bass has a full character, but does not drown out the constantly stable highs. In comparison, the mids are a bit behind. A solid model that is well suited for use during exercise.

10th place: Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free, completely wireless sports headphones, (sweat-resistant Bluetooth headphones for sports), dark blue / yellow
Bose SoundSport Free, completely wireless sports headphones, (sweat-resistant Bluetooth headphones for sports), dark blue / yellow

  • Completely wireless for complete freedom of movement
  • Contains numerous technologies for lifelike and powerful sound reproduction. Transport case: 3.75 cm x 10 cm x 4.75 cm
  • Sweat- and weather-resistant earbuds with protection class IPX4 as well as StayHear + Sport ear tips in three sizes (S / M / L) for a comfortable and secure fit

Finally, we would like to introduce you to the Bose SoundSport Free. The true wireless in-ear headphones are aimed at a sporty, active target group who want to use the model during their workouts. The ear tips in three different designs give the plugs, which actually withstand dynamic movements, a secure hold in your listeners. While the device control has no noteworthy flaws, the battery capacity of almost 4 hours could have been a little more generous. In terms of sound, the Bose SoundSport Free cuts a solid figure. For our taste, however, the waterproof in-ears could have been made a little more compact.

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