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40 gorgeous headphones for people who are sick of black

Hear the rainbow.

Jessica Learish
1 of 40 Apple via Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro

When shopping for headphones, it doesn't take long to notice that most models -- whether they're earbuds or larger over-the-ear designs -- are black. It's become the default color for many headphone manufacturers.

If you're searching for a pop of color, or you just aren't crazy about black tech accessories, you've come to the right place.

In November 2019, Apple released a premium version of its poster product for nonblack headphones, the Apple AirPods. The Pro AirPods are noise-canceling and sweat-resistant.

2 of 40 Bang & Olufsen via Amazon

Argilla Bright Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9

We rated these fashion headphones the swankiest noise-canceling headphones of 2019.

3 of 40 Beats via Amazon

Gloss White Beats Solo3 Wireless

Beats on-ear Solo3 headphones come in loads of colors, including this futuristic-looking gloss white.

4 of 40 Bose via Amazon

Silver Bose 700

These stylish headphones come with 11 levels of noise cancellation and Alexa voice control.

5 of 40 Sony via Amazon

Silver Sony WF-1000XM3

These little silver ear buds have noise-canceling technology and a function called "quick-attention mode." Just touch the left ear bud to turn down the volume and turn off the noise-canceling function so you can easily chat with people around you.

6 of 40 Bowers & Wilkins via Amazon

Silver Bowers & Wilkins PX7

The build quality and battery life are top-notch in these Bluetooth headphones from Bowers & Wilkins.

7 of 40 Sennheiser

Ivory Sennheiser HD 599 Open-Back headphone

Sennheiser makes headphones for audiophiles. These wired, open-back headphones are perfect for long days in the studio.

8 of 40 Bose via Amazon

Aqua Bose SoundSport Wireless

This striking aqua color of these sweat-resistant earbuds will surely complement your gym attire.

9 of 40 Audio-Technica via Amazon

Gun-metal gray Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7GM SonicPro

The audio quality of these pro-level, over-the-ear cans is so good, it brings out the best in any recording. 

10 of 40 Bose via Amazon

Rose gold Bose QuietComfort 35 II

These headphones, introduced in 2017, have a Google Assistant button and a 20-hour wireless battery life.

11 of 40 Sennheiser via Amazon

Ivory Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

With larger, softer earcups, the Momentum 2.0 is more comfortable than the first generation of the Momentum line.

12 of 40 Beats via Amazon

Crystal blue Beats Studio3

This 2018 model is Beats' highest-end headphone. They are available for just under $350.

13 of 40 Samsung via Amazon

Green Samsung AKG Y500

These headphones by Samsung brand AKG pause automatically when you take them off and begin playing music again when you put them back on your ears.

14 of 40 Jabra via Amazon

Red Jabra Elite 65T

These truly wireless headphones get five hours of listening per charge, but the portable charging case provides two full charges while you're on the go.

15 of 40 Audio-Technica via Amazon

White Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BTBK SonicFuel

These Bluetooth headphones come with an auxiliary audio cable, for when wireless operation isn't an option.

16 of 40 AfterShokz via Amazon

Forest green AfterShokz Trekz Air

These bone-conduction headphones don't actually go into your ear, so you can still hear what's happening around you.

17 of 40 Bang & Olufsen via Amazon

Gray Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4

This fashionable, over-the-ear set is comfortable and has great sound quality. And though they don't have active noise cancellation, the plush earcups seal out quite a bit of ambient sound the old fashioned way.

18 of 40 Jaybird via Amazon

Nimbus gray Jaybird Tarah

These earbuds from Jaybird are fully water resistant. They can be submerged under 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

19 of 40 Beats via Amazon

LA Lakers Beats Studio3

Beats has an NBA collection of its Studio3 headphones. These are Lakers' purple and gold. Other teams, like the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors, also have Beats designs available.

20 of 40 Bose via Amazon

Citron Bose SoundSport Wireless

Bose's gym-friendly earbuds get six hours of power out of a single charge.

21 of 40 Marshall via Amazon

White Marshall Major III

These Bluetooth headphones from Marshall get 30 hours of listening from a single charge.

22 of 40 Beats via Amazon

Ivory Beats Powerbeats Pro

The adjustable ear hooks of these wireless Beats were designed with athletes in mind. The headphones stay securely on your ears while you exercise.

23 of 40 Bang & Olufsen via Amazon

Violet Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4

B&O's Beoplay H4 headphones are also available in violet.

24 of 40 AfterShokz via Amazon

Midnight blue AfterShokz Trekz Air

Bone-conduction headphones like these deliver the sound of music through your cheekbones.

25 of 40 House of Marley via Amazon

Silver House of Marley Positive Vibration 2

These Bluetooth headphones are made from sustainable materials like reclaimed organic cotton and recyclable aluminum.

26 of 40 Jabra via Amazon

Beige Jabra Elite 85H

The Jabra Elite 85H gets a whopping 36 hours of active noise canceling from a single charge. Charging them for 15 minutes will give you an additional 5 hours of power.

27 of 40 Samsung via Amazon

Blue Samsung AKG Y500

You can pair two Bluetooth devices to these headphones at the same time. The headphones will switch intuitively between the two sources, as audio begins to play.

28 of 40 Jabra via Amazon

Blue Jabra Elite 65T

With the Jabra Sound Plus app, you can customize the audio channel mix out of the 65T earbuds. Want to hear more bass? Turn up the bass. Want to curb the noise cancellation power slightly? You can do that, too.

29 of 40 Bang & Olufsen via Amazon

Nude gray Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4

These nude gray Beoplay H4 headphones will look great with any outfit.

30 of 40 AfterShokz via Amazon

Canyon red AfterShokz Trekz Air

The Trekz Air bone-conduction headphones get six hours of listening out of a single charge, and they will hold their charge for 20 days in standby mode.

31 of 40 Sony via Amazon

Silver Sony WH-1000XM3

This unassuming Sony set is one of the best noise-canceling models currently on the market.

32 of 40 Jaybird via Amazon

Nimbus gray Jaybird Vista

These wireless earbuds use Bluetooth 5.0 technology to sync to your devices, so you'll hear fewer interruptions in playback than headphones running the older Bluetooth 4.2.

33 of 40 Plantronics via Amazon

Blue Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2

The Backbeat Pro 2s are less expensive than similar headphones from Bose, Sony or Sennheiser. The earcups are made from memory foam, so they're comfortable to wear.

34 of 40 Bose via Amazon

Red Bose SoundSport Pulse

These earbuds are fitted with a heart-rate monitor, so you can easily keep track of your aerobic activity at the gym.

35 of 40 Samsung via Amazon

Pink Samsung AKG Y500

This model features memory foam earcups and a soft headband for maximum comfort.

36 of 40 Panasonic via Amazon

Panasonic Ergofit (orange and other colors)

If you're shopping for a simple pair of old-school earbuds to plug into an auxiliary jack, Panasonic's Ergofit earbuds come in tons of colors, from orange to green to metallic violet.

37 of 40 Bose via Amazon

Silver Bose QuietComfort 35 II

With these headphones and the Bose Connect app, you can customize your paired devices, noise-cancellation levels and more.

38 of 40 JBL via Amazon

Blue JBL Live 500BT

These headphones are compatible with both Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa.

39 of 40 JBL via Amazon

Green JBL Live 500BT

These headphones will last you 30 hours on a single charge. In a hurry? Plug them in for just 15 minutes to enjoy 2 hours of playback.

40 of 40 Microsoft via Amazon

Gray Microsoft Surface Headphones

If you have a Surface, these headphones, compatible with Microsoft's Cortana assistant, will fit into your lineup seamlessly.

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