2020 headphones and earbuds guide

Whether you work from home or take classes online, you need an excellent pair of headphones or earbuds for calls and video conferences. That’s why we’re presenting you with our 2020 headphones and earbuds guide. Check it out to find the right gadget for your audio needs. You'll hear music and anything else you listen to as if it's right in the room with you.

2020 headphones and earbuds guide
Jabra Elite Active 75t Wireless Earbuds in Dark Gray

Is the lining of your headphones worn out after so much use in your home office this year? Or, for the earbud fans out there, are you done with your loose-fitting pair that fall out of your ears every time you breathe? Then you’ll want to check out our 2020 headphones and earbuds guide. These gadgets will upgrade every aspect of your listening experience.

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Like it or not, we’ve all been spending extra time online this year. Whether you’ve needed to work from home, take online classes, or simply keep in touch with friends and relatives, you’ve probably used a set of headphones or earbuds at some point to tune out background noise and concentrate on your conversation. So if your current pair of headphones or earbuds just aren’t cutting it, we’ve got the upgrades you need. The latest headphones and earbuds offer impressive features like advanced noise cancellation, long battery life, water resistance, and more.

With gadgets like these, you’ll have no trouble hearing your colleagues during that Zoom or Slack call and communicating ideas that will rock the virtual boardroom.

Earbuds for life on the go

Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Astria Coaxial Earbuds

The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Astria Coaxial Earbuds use cutting-edge technology to improve your audio. Designed with Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture, they make it sound like you have the best seat at the concert. And with their four integrated microphones, these headphones will let you be heard as well.

Grado Labs The Hemp Headphone Wooden Earphones

The Grado Labs The Hemp Headphone Wooden Earphones offer something new. These wooden headphones feature compressed hemp material, which creates a damping effect within the fibers. Maple wood housing lets all the sonic qualities come through. Best of all, these headphones have an eight-conductor cable, an F cushion, a de-stressed driver, and driver matching of 0.5 decibels.


Panasonic RZ-S300W Compact Bluetooth Earphones

Jam to your favorite music all day with the Panasonic RZ-S300W Compact Bluetooth Earphones. These comfortable earbuds have an easy-to-use touch sensor antenna. Thanks to this design, the left and right earbuds connect in a stable and robust way. You’ll love that they come inside a molded case that charges them completely in just four hours.

Panasonic RZ-S300W Compact Bluetooth Earphones

Panasonic RZ-S300W Compact Bluetooth Earphones on a Woman

JBL TUNE 220TWS Wireless Earbuds

The JBL TUNE 220TWS Wireless Earbuds give the Apple AirPods a run for their money. With a 12.5mm driver featuring JBL Pure Bass Sound, these earbuds give you fantastic audio. And with 19 hours of combined playback, it’ll be a rare day that you have to worry about depleted batteries. Finally, its sleek metallic exterior and the soft-touch paint make it the perfect modern accessory.


Jabra Elite Active 75t Wireless Earbuds

Need a pair of earbuds that can keep up with your active lifestyle? The Jabra Elite Active 75t Wireless Earbuds are waterproof and can take the sweat from workouts. You’ll love their 28-hour battery life and case that fits in your pocket or bag. Best of all, with Jabra MySound, these earbuds can personalize your audio depending on your hearing.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Wireless Earbuds

You’ll have more motivation to push yourself during your workouts with the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Wireless Earbuds. These earbuds are waterproof so you can wear them during your run in the pouring rain. And you’ll feel stylish while wearing them, too, with their modern Oxygen Blue and Black color options. Best of all, these earbuds offer up to 30 hours of combined playtime and wireless charging.


Headphones that offer incredible sound

Razer Opus Wireless THX-Certified Headphones

Cancel all the background noise with the Razer Opus Wireless THX-Certified Headphones, 2020 headphones that will help you concentrate. In fact, these wireless headphones offer advanced active noise cancellation. Wear them while you game, for calls, and while listening to music—the Razer Opus headphones can suit all of your audio needs.

Razer Opus Wireless THX-Certified Headphones

Razer Opus Wireless THX-Certified Headphones and a Man

Razer Thresher Ultimate Xbox Headset

Tune out the outside world with the Razer Thresher Ultimate Xbox Headset. This gaming headset is one of our 2020 headphones and earbuds that offers 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound for a completely immersive experience. Also, these Xbox headphones have a design that’s comfortable to wear with memory foam structure and leatherette.

Razer Thresher Ultimate Xbox Headset

Razer Thresher Ultimate Xbox Headset on a Man

CEEK 360 Wireless 4D Headphones

Experience games, music, and virtual reality in a whole new way with the CEEK 360 Wireless 4D Headphones. These 2020 headphones feature ultra-deep bass and heart-pounding vibrations. Gamers will have the advantage of hearing enemies from all directions, letting you attack first. These headphones will also let you take phone calls with crystal-clear sound.


Something a little different

Bose SoundWear Wearable Companion Speaker

An innovative gadget that will make listening to music a moveable experience is the Bose SoundWear Wearable Companion Speaker. The SoundWear Companion Speaker is a wearable device that’s comfortable to wear and adjustable. The two 11-inch waveguides inside let audio extend around you, but you’ll still be aware of sound in your environment.


So, are you ready to experience the best sound possible for all your work and entertainment needs? I know I sure am, and I’m thinking about an upgrade to those Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Wireless Earbuds, the better for all those workouts I plan on doing. What about you? Which of these 2020 headphones and earbuds are you adding to your wish list? Let us know!

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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