Not solely are the Beats Match Professional (9/10, WIRED Recommends) among the finest exercise buds for Apple customers, they’re among the finest on a regular basis buds, interval. They’ve squishy ear ideas and chic fins (which may be somewhat huge for smaller ears, sadly). They’ve the Apple H1 chip and pair seamlessly with Apple merchandise, however additionally they have an awesome app for Android that features one-touch pairing, personalized controls, and a match take a look at.
The noise-canceling works extraordinarily properly, and you may click on on a bodily button on the buds to pause and let ambient noise in. The sound signature is remarkably sculptured, in line with WIRED affiliate editor Parker Corridor, which means you possibly can get pleasure from music in all genres, motion pictures blended in Dolby Atmos, and get great-sounding Zoom calls. Most vital, not like a lot of our different picks, they arrive in a signature Beats-style eye-catching purple (they now additionally are available coral, pink, and blue). I additionally wholeheartedly suggest Beats’ earlier, and now cheaper, Powerbeats exercise buds; they work reliably after years of heavy use.
★ Apple Different: In case you should have Apple-branded buds, go for the AirPods Professional (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re IPX4-rated so that they’re sweat-resistant, and the sound high quality, match, and battery life have all improved over time. I particularly like that they now have a speaker, so you possibly can ping them once you’ve misplaced them at your desk or beneath the sofa. Nevertheless, I nonetheless do not discover the match as safe as any of the Beats headphones.