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Buying guide: 10 headphones to add to your Christmas list

The next few weeks are going to be extremely busy for most people. Not only will we be preparing for all the holiday parties and family photos, but we’ll be shopping for the perfect gifts at the last minute, too.

Does the perfect gift exist? Tap or click here for 15 wacky Christmas gifts to give at a White Elephant party. But if you don’t feel like being a prankster, your gift list just got a lot harder to fill out.

Finding the perfect present for everyone is difficult, since tastes can be all over the place; however, there is one go-to gift that won’t steer you wrong: headphones. Keep reading to learn about 10 of the best headphone options to add to your Christmas list this year.

You can’t go wrong

Apple AirPods Pro

Anyone who is already in the Apple ecosystem of devices is sure to love finding a pair of these bad boys in their Christmas stocking. The Apple AirPods Pro gives users Active Noise Cancellation with Transparency mode, sweat and water resistance, and a customizable fit.

Its adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear for perfect sound quality. And these AirPods are super easy to set up to use with all of your other Apple devices.

Sony wireless Bluetooth headphones

Apple isn’t the only tech giant making awesome noise-canceling headphones. These Sony wireless Bluetooth headphones come with a built-in mic and work with Alexa voice control.

Its Alexa-enabled feature gives you voice access to music, information and more. These headphones also feature a Quick Attention Mode. Simply cover the right ear cup to turn down what you’re listening to for instant, easy conversation. And, the long-lasting battery gives you up to 30 hours of playtime for all-day listening.

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Echo Buds

For truly immersive sound, check out these Echo Buds. These premium headphones deliver crisp, dynamic audio with Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology built in.

You can also go hands-free with Alexa. The Echo Buds work with the Alexa app to stream music, play audiobooks, make calls or even get directions just by asking. These are great for people who love to be fully-immersed in what they’re listening to without having their ears covered.

Beats Solo3 headphones

If you’re looking for premium sound with long battery life, these Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones will do the trick. You will get up to 40 hours of battery life and great audio quality with fine-tuned acoustics for maximum clarity.

You’re also going to love how they feel. They have an adjustable fit with cushioned ear cups for everyday use. Take phone calls, control your music and activate Siri with the multifunction on-ear controls.

Samsung Galaxy Buds

These Samsung Galaxy Buds give you up to six hours of battery life with an additional seven hours from the wireless charging case that comes with it. They don’t skimp on sound quality, either.

Premium sound is delivered by an optimized driver that offers substantial bass, while a volume driver gives you a wider range of sound. They come with three adjustable ear tip and wingtip sizes — perfect for people who don’t like to wear headsets.

COWIN active noise-canceling headphones

Want to get great sound quality without breaking the bank? Check out these COWIN active noise-canceling headphones.

They come with professional active noise-canceling technology that significantly reduces surrounding noise. They also have a high-quality microphone built in that lets you make hands-free calls. These are great for the budding DJ in your life.

Apple AirPods with wireless charging case

If you don’t need the Pro version of Apple’s Airpods, check out these ones. This is the latest model of AirPods and they come with a wireless charging case.

Connecting to your iPhone or iPod is extremely easy. Plus, you can share music between two sets of AirPods, or have Siri announce your messages. These are perfect for the Apple-lover in your family.

Bose noise-canceling wireless Bluetooth headphones

If you have someone in your life who is serious about listening to music, these headphones are the perfect gift. We’re talking about Bose noise-canceling wireless Bluetooth headphones with Alexa voice control.

That’s right, no more struggling to search for music. Simply ask Alexa for help finding music, navigation, weather forecasts and more. You can even make hands-free calls with its built-in four-microphone system.

Powerbeats Pro

How would you like to give the gift of wireless high-performance headphones? These are the ones for you.

These Powerbeats Pro headphones are totally wireless and offer wonderful sound quality. They have volume and track controls on each earbud, voice capability and auto play/pause.The shape of the earphones also helps keep them in place, perfect for the runner in your life.

Bose SoundSport truly wireless headphones

The Bose SoundSport wireless headphones give you total freedom of movement. They come packed full of technology that makes music sound clear and powerful.

The earbuds are sweat and weather-resistant, so users can work out to their full potential without fear of getting them wet. And you don’t need to worry about losing them, either. You can track these earbuds with the Bose connect app’s “find My buds” feature. Perfect for kids who are always misplacing their gadgets.

Is this the wave of the future?

So, these seem a little strange. Sony is about to release what it’s calling an Immersive Wearable Speaker for home theater and gaming.

It’s supposed to deliver a dynamic sound experience that doesn’t isolate you from your surroundings. It just looks odd sitting on the couch next to someone with basically a soundbar wrapped around their neck.

This peculiar invention is supposed to be released this year. You can pre-order yours from Amazon now, if you’d like.

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