The 9 Best Headphones of CES 2020
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To nobody’s surprise, headphones and wireless earbuds were a big focal point at this year’s CES. We’ve rounded up all our favorite new models that broke cover. Look for them to drop later this year.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
Jabra announced “active” versions of the Elite 75t wireless earbuds that it released this past fall. The new active models are identical to the Elite 75t in pretty much every way — size, shape, case and sound — except they are slightly more sweat- and water-resistant (IP57 versus IP56). They also have a special coating that helps them stay in your ears better, which you’d want for working out. The Jabra Elite Active 75t will be available in February for $199, which is $20 more than Jabra’s flagship Elite 75t wireless earbuds.
Klipsch T10 True Wireless Earphones
Klipsch claims that the new T10 are the world’s smallest and lightest wireless earbuds and after seeing them at this year’s show, I believe it — they are absolutely tiny. They also have an incredibly thin charging case that should barely take up any space in your pocket. They’re designed to sound great, which you’d expect from Klipsch, and have some pretty neat features such as gesture controls and active noise-cancellation. No pricing has been released just yet, but you can expect these to be on the “high end” when it comes to wireless earbuds. They’ll be released this summer.
1More True Wireless ANC In-Ear Headphones
1More’s new true wireless earbuds will look to give AirPods Pro and Sony’s WF-1000XM3 a run for their money. They have two different levels of active noise cancelation, a pass-through mode, and you’ll be able to purchase them with a wireless charging case for a little bit extra. They’re also the first true wireless headphones with a (pending) THX certification and, as a result, should boast high quality sound. They cost $200 are available for pre-order now (expected to be released sometime in February).
Harman Kardon Fly ANC Headphones
Harman Kardon hasn’t released new headphones in several years, but that all changed at this year’s CES. The company announced a number of wireless headphones and earbuds, with the most interesting being the FLY ANC, Harman Kardon’s first wireless noise-canceling headphones. They look super comfy and will cost $250, which is more affordable than most other premium offerings. The Fly ANC headphones are available now.
Sennheiser HD 450BT Headphones
The HD 450BT are newest noise-canceling headphones and they’re standout feature is the price; they cost $200, which is significantly less expensive than the company’s flagship noise-canceling headphones, the $400 Momentum 3 Wireless. Additionally, the HD 450BT charge via USB-C and will get roughly 30 hours of playtime with ANC turned on. They’ll be available next month (February 2020).
Klipsch Over-Ear Noise-Canceling Headphones
These are Klipsch’s first wireless headphones with active noise-cancellation. Klipsch partnered with Sony and these headphones have the same stellar noise-canceling technology as Sony’s WH-1000XM3, which are still some of the best noise-canceling headphones on the market. These new Klipsch headphones will have a special USB-C charing flight case, so you won’t need to take them out of the case to charge, and will be available later this year. They’re expected to cost $399.
Panasonic RZ-S500W Earbuds
The RZ-S500W is Panasonic’s first pair of wireless earbuds with active noise-cancellation. They support Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C charging and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. They also cost $180, which is actually pretty affordable. They’ll be available for purchase in June.
Jabra Elite 45h Headphones
The Elite 45h is a pair of new, wireless on-ear headphones. Jabra has released a number of new headphones at this year’s CES, but the Elite 45h might be the best value — they’re just $99. They’re also the first headphones to work with Jabra’s new MySound feature (within the Jabra Sound+ app), which essentially gives you a hearing test and then will optimize the EQ of the headphones for you. The Elite 45h will be available next month (February 2020).
Audio-Technica QuietPoint ATH-ANC300TW
These are Audio-Technica’s first true wireless earbuds with active noise-cancellation and they have many of the features you’d expect, such as USB-C charging and a pass-through listening mode. You’ll also be able to adjust various noise-canceling and EQ settings via the company’s companion app. Additionally, each earbud has an IPX2 water-resistance rating and a battery life of about 4.5 hours. They’ll cost $249.