While they don't take the crown for best-in-class sound quality, the AirPods Pro are great true wireless headphones that exceed the standard AirPods in nearly every way.
If you can overlook the jumbo charging case and high price, the Powerbeats Pro true wireless headphones are superior to the AirPods in a few key ways.
While not quite as good as the AirPods Pro in some areas, the Jabra Elite Pro offer better sound and battery life at a lower price.
While not a quantum leap forward over the QC35 IIs, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 offers slightly better noise canceling, sound and call quality.
Despite some small drawbacks, the Sony WF-1000XM3 is among the best true wireless headphones of 2019.
With its comfortable fit and superb performance, the Sony WH-1000XM3 is the noise-canceling headphone to beat.
While not a major upgrade over the original, the Surface Headphones 2 offer some small but notable improvements, including a lower price, that make them an appealing work-from-home headphone.
While the Galaxy Buds Plus don't have active noise-canceling and cost more than their predecessor, they offer key improvements, including better sound, boosted battery life and call quality.
The Surface Headphones don't quite match Bose and Sony noise-canceling headphones, but they're a strong freshman effort with some compelling feature and design elements.
The Jabra Active Elite 65t truly wireless earphones are the best alternative to Apple's AirPods, but the stepdown non-Elite model will save you a bit of cash.
The Jaybird Vista is a nice, comfortable upgrade over the company's earlier models. But it's a tad too expensive in a true wireless headphone market where prices continue to drop.
Existing QC35 owners don't need to upgrade, but the addition of a dedicated Google Assistant button gives the already excellent wireless noise-canceling headphone an extra bit of personality.
The SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II mixes a strong blend of comfort and performance in attractively designed wireless headphone.
While they don't perform quite as well the WF-1000XM3 and lack a little bit of premium touch for their price, the WF-SP800N are very good active noise-canceling true wireless sports earbuds.
The slightly more rugged and expensive Jabra Elite Active 75t is a subtle upgrade over the excellent Elite 75t that will appeal to sports enthusiasts looking for added durability.
Skullcandy's Indy true wireless earbuds have some likable traits, including a good fit and affordable price, but you can can definitely do better for the money.
Beats' on-ear noise-canceling headphones are very good, but a product from parent company Apple is stealing their thunder.
The new AirPods are an incremental upgrade to an already excellent, fully wireless headphone, but sound quality, design and fit are basically the same.