8 Earbuds that will last you all day (and night)

Wireless earbuds are great for enjoying sound with physical freedom. Unfortunately, some are very restrictive when it comes to battery life. If you want to listen all day (and maybe into the night) try these long-lasting earbuds.

8 Earbuds that will last you all day (and night)
BeoPlay E8 Earphones in Black
  • What is the longest battery life for wireless earbuds? The very longest-lasting earbuds now can go for 12 hours on a full charge. Others rely on charging cases to lengthen their playtime.
  • What is the difference between Bluetooth 4 and 5? Bluetooth 5 is the latest version. It uses less power, offers better quality, and allows you to pair multiple devices at once.
  • Are wireless earbuds worth the money? That mostly depends on how annoying you find cables. Wireless audio doesn’t sound better, it’s only more convenient.

In theory, we should all be using wireless earbuds. They are smart, stylish and much more convenient than the wired alternative. The one thing holding many of us back is battery life. If you listen to music all day, four hours just isn’t enough. Thankfully, some earbuds have a little more stamina. Here are our long-lasting favorites.

More freedom

These “wireless earbuds” are connected by cords, but they offer improved freedom and great battery life:

Jaybird X4 Wireless Sport Earbuds

These sweat-proof, waterproof earbuds are perfect for sport. You get an impressive eight hours of battery life, and the companion app lets you play around with the EQ.

Price: $129.99 USD

Wearhaus Beam Smart Custom Color Earbuds

Along with a generous eight hours of battery life, the Wearhaus Beam earbuds have a neat party trick. Through the companion app, you can change the color of the lights on each earpiece.

Price: $89 USD

JLab Audio Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds

Stylish and sleek, the Epic Sport earbuds from JLab Audio are designed to shrug off sweat and rain. They provide 12 hours of battery life and Custom EQ3 sound, with several great presets to flick through.

Price: $99 USD

True wireless earbuds

If you want to ditch physical connections completely, we would recommend looking at one of these:

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones

Thanks to Bluetooth 5.0, the Melomania 1 true wireless earbuds deliver outstanding sound for nine hours. They come with a charging case that stores another 36 extra hours of battery life.

Price: $129.95 USD

House of Marley Liberate Air Sustainable Wireless Earbuds

Designed to be sustainable and eco-friendly, the Liberate Air earbuds also exhibit significant endurance. You get nine hours of playtime on a full charge, with touch controls for your music.

Price: $135.51 USD

AirLoop 3-in-1 Convertible Earbuds

You can wear AirLoop earbuds in three different ways. As true wireless buds, they provide 10 hours of battery. Attach the sports band, and you get another three hours. Hook up the full neckband, and you get 12 hours more.

Price: $89 USD

UNICK Nano Pods True-Wireless Stereo Earbuds

Looking for an affordable option? The UNICK Nano Pods offer Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and a playtime of 25 hours with the supplied charging case — all for under $50.

Price: $48 USD, pre-order

Jays m-Seven True Wireless Sweat-Proof Earbuds

If you want the ultimate in battery performance, look no further than the m-Seven earbuds. These beauties keep going for 9.5 hours, with an extra 28.5 hours provided by a charging case.

Price: $129 USD, pre-order

All-day listening

Have you made the jump to wireless listening yet? If not, why not? Let’s chat in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.


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Longer life batteries are cool, but when are they going to fix the loss of connectivity issues?

We'll all be a lot happier once earbud connectivity is reliable!! 
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