With the CES 2022, so many new and better wireless headphones and earbuds alike pleased the majority. It’s always fun unveiling these products, especially when you hear how much improvement each brand made to their newest batch of devices.

Here is a list of the earbuds and headphones that CES claims might take the market by storm this year.

Jabra Elite 4 Active

The Jabra Elite 4 Active is available NOW, costing $120. Comparing it to the prices of last year’s batch—Elite 7 Active at $180, Elite 3 at $80, and the Elite 7 Pro at $200—CES claims that the Jabra Elite 4 Active is by far Jabra’s most budget-friendly earbuds that do not lack in terms of features. If you go to the store now or look for it online, you can even pick from three colors: black, blue, and mint. The Jabra Elite 4 Active has Active Noise Cancelling feature with a Bluetooth Connectivity of 5.1. The earbud’s equalizer is also customizable through Jabra’s app. The Jabra Elite 4 Active’s waterproof rating is at IP57, where it can withstand sweat and drizzles of rain. Playback time lasts 7 hours but has an additional 28 with its charging case.

Shure Aonic 40

The Shure Aonic 40 is also available at the moment for $249. These true wireless headphones are smaller than their predecessor—the Aonic 50 headphones. Still, both devices cost an arm and a leg. Then again, looking at the features, it’s worth the spend. The Shure Aonic 40 features Active Noise Cancelling with its EQ settings customizable to your liking. The headphones pack 25 hours of battery life with the ANC active and last longer without the ANC. The Shure Aonic 40 also has a more comfortable fit than its predecessors, but of course, our ears and head will wear out at some point the longer we use the headphones. Still, Bose and SONY take the lead on being the most comfortable headphones out there.

Mark Levinson No. 5909

If Shure Aonic 40 will cost you an arm and a leg, Mark Levinson No. 5909 will cost you double that. The price of these headphones is $999, just right by the edge of the cliff where you can see and taste the $1000 bill. The Mark Levinson No. 5909 headphones aren’t available, but you can preorder them and have them on your doorstep by February 7. The headphones give you a premium feel, plus the Bluetooth Connectivity of 5.1 wouldn’t miss a single beat on your audio. LDAC audio streaming, aptX, and aptX Adaptive are all high-quality. The earcups are also large enough to give you the right snug fit you’ve been looking for. With the noise cancellation feature active, you get a total of 30 hours of use and 34 when the ANC is off. Even if you charge it for a good 15 minutes, you already have 6 hours of playtime with the headphones.

Technics EAH-A800 Noise Cancelling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Available on February 2022, the Technics EAH-A800 will cost you $350. These headphones have the ANC feature and are quite formidable with their sound quality. With Bluetooth connectivity of 5.1, you can be sure that there will be little to absolutely no audio delay when watching videos on your phone or playing music. The design is versatile and can snuggle your ears perfectly without straining them. What’s more, these headphones pack a humungous battery surviving 50 hours even with the ANC active. When the headphones are available in the market, you can choose between two colors: black and white. Everyone’s eager to see how it’ll match up against the SONY WH-1000MX4, which is considerably the crowd’s favorite. Panasonic went all out this year with this new model, the Technics EAH-A800.

Belkin Soundform Immerse

Now available on Belkin’s store website, their newest true wireless earbuds, the Belkin Soundform Immerse, costs $180. The earbuds store 8 hours of battery life and have a waterproof rating of IPX5. The Belkin Soundform Immerse is also available in black and white colors. There’s also a clear upgrade with its Bluetooth Connectivity of 5.1 and a better sound quality. The Belkin Soundform Immerse is considerably the new premium earbuds supporting Apple’s Find My feature.

JBL Live Pro 2

Costing approximately $150, the JBL Live Pro 2 is true wireless earbuds that have stems long enough to touch your earlobes. When set side by side to the older model—the JBL Live Pro+, there is a noticeable improvement with this newer version. The JBL Live Pro 2 gives you more battery life, packing a total of 10 hours of playtime and an additional 30 hours from the earbuds’ charging case. The JBL Live Pro 2 also features Adaptive Noise Cancellation with a transparency mode. You can easily ask about the weather or shift playlists through the help of your Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Like the new wireless speakers, JBL also has an app for its headphones where you can customize commands to your liking. Not only that, but with a waterproof rating of IPX5, you can use the earbuds whether you’re exercising or just taking a leisurely walk despite the weather.

JBL Live Free 2

Like the JBL Live Pro 2, the JBL Live Free 2 is available for $150. The design of these wireless earbuds differs from the Live Pro 2 because it’s more compact and stemless. The shape is also more ergonomic and has better battery life than its predecessor, the Live Free NC+. The JBL Live Free 2 offers you a total of 7 hours, with the charging case adding 28 more hours to that. It also has Adaptive Noise Cancelling feature and a transparency mode. As others would consider, the only downgrade is that its waterproof rating is only IPX5 while its predecessor is at IPX7. Of course, the JBL Live Free 2 is still suitable for exercises and can withstand drizzles of rain or even sweat.

JBL Reflect Aero 

Also costing $150, the JBL Reflect Aero’s improvement is in its ear-fit design that hopefully would not cause ear strain to whoever uses it. It is a little more compact than the JBL Live Free 2 and sleek design. The JBL Reflect Aero is a revamped version of the previous JBL Reflect Mini NC and promises better battery life. The earbuds pack 8 hours of playback time plus 16 hours with their charging case. The Adaptive Noise Cancelling and Transparency Mode features are also present in these earbuds. The JBL Reflect Aero’s waterproof and dustproof rating is better than most with an IP68, making it formidable against water, whether it’s an accidental splash or dropping it into a pool. It should be okay as long as it doesn’t take too long to retrieve or wipe the earbuds. The JBL Reflect Aero also presents customizable button commands through JBL’s headphones app.


V-Moda Hexamove Pro

V-Moda releases quite a uniquely-designed earbuds in a hexagon shape—the V-Moda Hexamove Pro. The V-Mode Hexamove Pro can give you 6 hours of playtime in moderate volume and has a pretty basic waterproof rating of IPX4. Not only that, but the “shields” of these earbuds are detachable and changeable with different colors such as white, black, and red. These colors are available in the market with the earbuds themselves, costing $170.

Motorola Moto Buds-S ANC

The Motorola Moto Buds-S ANC will be available in late January 2022 for $150. As the brand claims, these earbuds are their newest “premium” entry into the market. The Motorola Moto Buds-S ANC has Active Noise Cancelling feature and a waterproof rating of IPX5. The earbuds also have a decent battery life, delivering 6 hours maximum moderate use. The Motorola Moto Buds-S ANC will be available in two colors: black and white.

JLab Go Air Sport

Inexpensive but with a compact design that curves around your ears, the JLab Go Air Sport costs only $30 in the market. The earbuds will be available in late January 2022, where they will offer you a variety of colors to choose from. The JLab Go Air Sport packs a total of 8 hours of battery life in moderate use and has a waterproof rating of IP55. It’s a good deal considering the price and comparing it with the bigger brands. There’s also one of their newest batches, the JLab Go Air Tones, which costs only $20 and has almost the same features as with the Air Sport. It will also be available in late January, and just like its name, the earbuds will offer you colors that match different skin tones!