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Hot on the heels of the stunning success of the AirPods Pro, it seems like every audio company at CES 2020 is trying to compete with Apple. New headphones are nearly all wireless (of course), and seem to be divided into two main categories: true wireless (AirPod-style) and active noise-canceling, with many combining both technologies. Here are the most promising models we've seen announced at the show so far.
Klipsch's new full-size active noise-canceling headphones have a transparency mode and 30 hours of battery life.
These will be available this fall for $399.
These JBL Club One wireless true adaptive noise-canceling headphones have high-res audio. They're compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
These will be available this year for $350.
Here's a closer look at the Club One headphones.
The new Klipsch T10 True Wireless smart headphones include a built-in operating system with embedded artificial intelligence, controlled by voice control gestures.
These will be available this fall for $649.
These Ausounds Hybrid ANC are true wireless and soundproof earbuds. They offer 25 hours of battery life and will be available in red, dark gray, black and gold.
They will ship Feb. 1 for $190.
The Edifier TWS NB true wireless headphones offer ambient sound mode to monitor sounds around you while you listen to music. They have a LDS laser-carving antenna for a reliable connection.
These are available now for $120.
Shure's Aonic 50 wireless noise-canceling headphones have an adjustable transparency mode that lets in ambient sound.
They have a battery life of 20 hours and will be available in spring 2020 for $399.
The JBL true wireless earbuds are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. They're waterproof and have 20 hours of playtime.
They will be available in April 2020 for $150.
Shure's Aonic 215 true wireless sound isolating earphones have eight hours of battery life from a single charge and three additional full charges when you're on the go.
These will be available in spring 2020 for $279.
Here's another look at the Shure Aonic 215 earphones.
The Klipsch T5 True Wireless ANC earbuds have active noise canceling and a maximum of 32 hours of total use (including the charger).
They will be available this fall for $299.
The Klipsch T5 True Wireless Sport earbuds are dust and watertight. They have three sizes of ear wings for a personalized fit.
These will be available this summer for $229.
The Ausounds Planar Driver ANC wireless headphones are soundproof and offer 25 hours of playtime. These also include touch control technology.
They will ship March 1 for $300.
The Edifier Hecate GM6 earbuds are designed for gaming.
The Harman Kardon Fly ANC noise-canceling headphones offer 20 hours of playtime. They're compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
These are available now for $250.
These Sennheiser HD 350BT have up to 30 hours of battery life and the headband is foldable. They also have voice assistant integration.
They will ship later this month for $120.
For more info on products being shown off in Las Vegas this week, check out our full coverage of CES 2020.