Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5

Don’t let wires tie you down. Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay H5 earphones have a durable braided textile cord between them, but that’s it, otherwise relying on Bluetooth 4.2 with support for aptX, aptX-LL, and AAC codecs for audio transmission. Their sweat-resistant housing is made of textured rubber and polymer, connecting to seven included ear tips for a snug fit in your ear. A litium-ion battery in each earpiece (for balance) gives the H5 five hours of playtime per charge, which is accomplished thanks to a cubic charger that each bud clicks into magnetically. The two also snap together magnetically for wearing around your neck when not listening — and automatically powers them down to save battery.

Preorder at Amazon – $250