Best in-ear headphones 2022: Great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones

Beats' entry-level offering provides an exciting option for those on a budget, with an outstanding fit and listening experience in place. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
With active noise cancelling, balanced sound and a comfortable fit, Bose delivers the best in-ear listening experience to suit most users. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Quite possibly the best in-ear headphones for exercise we've ever tested, with added versatility making them very solid in day-to-day use. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

A good set of neckband earbuds. 

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They may not be the latest model from Bang & Olufsen, but they do deliver a timeless design and sound experience that we still recommend. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Great for iOS users who don't mind about elite-level sound too much, the AirPods are now a staple of the in-ear genre. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
A great pair of wireless buds that deliver a unique design and a very comfortable fit. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
They may come with a lofty price tag and a distinctive design, but they sound as good as any in-ear model we've tested. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Strap yourself in for a truly outstanding listening experience with this pair if you can stomach the price tag. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
At a healthy budget price with some excellent, balanced sound, this left-field Audio Technica offering is still a very solid consideration. (image credit: Pocket-lint)