Not solely are the Beats Match Professional (9/10, WIRED Recommends) top-of-the-line exercise buds for Apple customers, they’re top-of-the-line on a regular basis buds, interval. They’ve squishy ear ideas and stylish fins (which may be somewhat massive for smaller ears, sadly). They’ve the Apple H1 chip and pair seamlessly with Apple merchandise, however in addition they have an ideal app for Android that features one-touch pairing, personalized controls, and a match take a look at.
The noise-canceling works extraordinarily properly, and you may click on on a bodily button on the buds to pause and let ambient noise in. The sound signature is remarkably sculptured, in keeping with WIRED affiliate editor Parker Corridor, that means you may take pleasure in music in all genres, films combined in Dolby Atmos, and get great-sounding Zoom calls. Most vital, in contrast to lots of our different picks, they arrive in a signature Beats-style eye-catching purple (they now additionally are available coral, pink, and blue). I additionally wholeheartedly advocate Beats’ previous, and now cheaper, Powerbeats exercise buds; they work reliably after years of heavy use.
★ Apple Different: When you should have Apple-branded buds, go for the AirPods Professional (9/10, WIRED Recommends). They’re IPX4-rated so that they’re sweat-resistant, and the sound high quality, match, and battery life have all improved through the years. I particularly like that they now have a speaker, so you may ping them while you’ve misplaced them at your desk or underneath the sofa. Nonetheless, I nonetheless do not discover the match as safe as any of the Beats headphones.