Not solely are the Beats Match Professional (9/10, WIRED Recommends) probably the greatest exercise buds for Apple customers, they’re probably the greatest on a regular basis buds, interval. They’ve squishy ear suggestions and stylish fins (that could be just a little large for smaller ears, sadly). They’ve the Apple H1 chip and pair seamlessly with Apple merchandise, however in addition they have an excellent app for Android that features one-touch pairing, custom-made controls, and a match take a look at.
The noise-canceling works extraordinarily effectively, 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, films blended in Dolby Atmos, and get great-sounding Zoom calls. Most vital, in contrast to lots 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 Various: Should you should have Apple-branded buds, go for the AirPods Professional (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re IPX4-rated in order that they’re sweat-resistant, and the sound high quality, match, and battery life have all improved through the years. I particularly like that they now have a speaker, so you possibly can ping them once you’ve misplaced them at your desk or below the sofa. Nevertheless, I nonetheless do not discover the match as safe as any of the Beats headphones.