6 Best Invisible Earbuds 2022 Edition

The best invisible earbuds can be used at the gym and at work to replace unprofessional over-ear headphones.

The best invisible earbuds can be used at the gym and at work to replace unprofessional over-ear headphones.

Additionally, they should have Bluetooth and must fit comfortably in your ear.

Noise cancellation is also a great feature of invisible earbuds as they help you keep focus and avoid distraction.

I’ve been reviewing audio products for over a decade and can help you find the best product for your needs.

After testing multiple invisible earbuds, our view is that the Best invisible earbud is the,

Editors Choice

Sony WF-1000XM4

Noise-canceling Bluetooth earbuds powered by the new Integrated Processor V1

Speak-to-chat technology

IPX4 Water resistance

However, if you are on a tighter budget and prefer something that works here is another alternative.

Best Budget Option

Skullcandy Dime 2 True Wireless in-Ear Earbuds

Tile Finding Technology

Speak-to-chat technology

12 Hours Total Battery Life

Bluetooth v5.2

If you would like to know more about additional invisible earbuds then keep reading.

As people have different tastes and preferences, I’ve included 16 reviews of over-ear headphones, including what makes each of them unique.

Below is a snapshot of the best over-ear headphones for working out.

Click under the product headings in the table to find out where to get one, and click under the review heading in the table for the full review below.

We have also prepared a buyer’s guide in addition to the invisible earbud reviews below so that you can know what to consider before you make your purchase.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at and review the types of invisible earbuds you can use.

6 Best Invisible Earbuds

Best invisible Bluetooth Earbud (Editors Choice)

1 – Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Earbuds

Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones with Alexa Built-in, Silver

Pros
  • Industry-leading noise canceling bluetooth earbuds with the new Integrated Processor V1
  • Exceptional sound quality with new Integrated Processor V1 and supporting LDAC codec.
  • Crystal-clear call quality, beamforming microphone and a bone-conduction sensor provide clear voice detection even in noisy environments
  • Speak-to-chat technology
  • 8 hours long battery with Noise Canceling
  • IPX4 Water resistance
  • Easy wireless charging with Qi technology
  • “Sony | Headphones Connect” App for Android /iOS
  • Ergonomic surface design for a better fit
  • Stable Bluetooth connection
Cons
  • Not enough memory earphome tip sizes
  • I expected more bass than the XM3

Why We like It

High-Quality Noise Cancelation

  • Sony’s Integrated Processor V1 technology is the key to the amazing noise cancellation provided by these earbuds.
  • Even when walking in a busy mall, I felt as if I was the only person there.
  • Whether at work or at play, this is your opportunity to lock out the outside world and get focused on what you need to do.

Noise detection technology for premium call quality

  • The combination of bone conduction sensors and beamforming microphones provides clear voice detection in noisy environments.
  • The technologies work together in unison to provide you with crystal clear phone calls.

Volume detection technology

  • Speak to chat technology reduces the volume to avoid making you sound too loud in the middle of conversations

Long battery life

  • A single charge gets you 8 hours of battery life, with noise cancellation on, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes all day long.

IPX4 Water resistance

  • IPX4 Is resistant to water splashes from any direction.
  • So these headphones are great for your morning or daytime runs, as the IPX 4 rating means that they will not be damaged by sweat

Qi technology charging

  • Provides easy wireless charging and therefore no cables are necessary
  • You can even use a smartphone with Qi technology, like the latest Xperia model with battery share function12, to charge your headphones and charging case.

“Sony | Headphones Connect” App

  • Compatible with Andriod or IOS so no matter which operating system you use you can access some of Sony’s best online features, from improving sound quality, to sample music on the demo player by downloading the Artist Connection App

Designed for maximum comfort

The ergonomic surface design ensures the best fit on your ears.

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2 – Essonio Wireless Earbuds

Essonio Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Headset Fever Small Cute Mini Invisible Half-Ear Men and Women breeding (New Black)

Pros
  • Dual-core Bluetooth 5.0
  • Long battery life & portable charging box
  • High-definition call & microphone noise reduction
  • Ergonomic Design & Light Wearing
  • After-sales guarantee
Cons
  • Sound was inconsistent and bass was average
  • Pricey

Why we Like it

ISO and Andriod compatible

  • No matter your choice of device or operating system, you can pair to the Bluetooth with no problems.

Latest in wireless technology

  • Faster transmission speeds are enabled by the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, meaning your devices will instantly pair with the headphones.
  • You can still be 10m away from your device and get latent free, disturbance-free connectivity.

Longer Listening Times

  • A single charge will give you 5-6 hours of uninterrupted listening time, so you can enjoy your music throughout the day.
  • Standby time is 150 hours

Charging made easy

  • The accompanying portable charging box means you can charge your headphones no matter where you are.

CVC Noise Reduction

  • A carefully crafted and engineered combination of noise reduction and microphone noise reduction technology comes together to ensure noisy environments are no obstacle to clear music and phone calls.
  • The technology also ensures that wind interference does not get in the way of your phone calls, meaning the person on the other side can hear you as clearly as day.

Crystal Clear Sound

  • The crystal clear sound means you can hear all the detail and instruments in your music
  • You can enjoy the punchy bass, mids, and treble of your favorite tracks

Designed for extreme comfort

  • The ergonomic design and lightweight nature of the earbuds make them so comfortable you’ll even forget you have something in your ear.
  • In addition, the earbuds are so tiny they disappear into your ears, so no one will even know you have them on.

Quality Guarantee

  • Purchase the headphones with the peace of mind of knowing that you can try them for 30 days risk-free and return them should they not meet your requirements.

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Best invisible earbuds for music

3 – SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds 2 True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds

SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds 2 True Wireless Earbuds Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Lavender

Pros
  • Smart device detection
  • Live sound experience
  • Responsive Buttons
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Low latency Ambient Sound mode
  • 10% smaller and lighter than the Galaxy Buds Plus
  • Noise reduction technology and state of the art microphones
Cons
  • Not as stable as I would have liked
  • Buttons are very sensitive

Why We like It

Smart device detection

  • Audio automatically understands what device you are on and switches automatically to either your phone, tablet, watch, or PC

Live sound experience

  • The quality drivers produce thumping music as if you were in a live concert

Responsive Buttons

  • Just by using your fingers, you can use the controls to control your music or answer calls
  • You needn’t touch your phone at all

Active noise cancellation

  • You can shut out the outside world by activating noise cancellation, and get focused on that gym session or that report that is due in the morning

Low latency Ambient Sound mode – This allows you to only include the sounds you want to hear from your headphones

So small they seem invisible

  • The low profile design makes these earbuds 10% smaller and lighter than the Galaxy Buds Plus
  • This means that you may even forget that you have something in your ear

Microphones built for clarity

  • The combination of noise reduction technology and state-of-the-art microphones provides crystal clear sound for all occasions.

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4 – Skullcandy Dime 2 True Wireless in-Ear Earbuds

Skullcandy Dime 2 True Wireless in-Ear Earbuds – True Black

Pros
  • Tile Finding Technology
  • True Wireless via Bluetooth v5.2
  • Up to 12 Hours Total Battery
  • IPX4 Sweat and Water Resistant
  • Designed to have a small carbon footprint
Cons
  • Bass response was not as great as I would have liked
  • Not friendly to small ears

Why We like It

Tile finding technology

  • Skullcandy has thought one step ahead
  • You can now use an app to find your earbuds should you lose them by activating tile finding technology.

Enjoy your music and entertainment for longer

  • Extended battery life not only gives you 3.5 hours of listening time but also reduces the carbon footprint. You can now listen to music and do you but for the environment.
  • In addition, the case provides you with 2 full charges

Portable Charging case

  • At 2.45” long x 1.53”, the Dime 2 true wireless earbuds fit neatly into your pocket
  • Now you can carry your headphones where ever you want and use them wherever you are.

With IPX4 protection

  • The sweat from your workout or bike ride is no match for the durability of these earphones.
  • Even light rain cant challenge these earbuds
  • It’s great to finally be able to work out or hit the trail without worrying about whether your sweat will damage your earbuds

Responsive controls

  • Designed for convenience, the earbuds can be controlled from a single button on each earbud.
  • So you can leave your phone in your pocket and forget about it.

Each earbud has a microphone

  • So you can listen to one earbud at a time and something else with your other ear

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Discreet Earbuds For Work

5 – Loluka Smallest Earbuds Invisible Bluetooth Earbuds

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Smallest Earbuds Invisible Bluetooth Earbuds Mini Wireless Ear Buds Discreet Bluetooth Earpiece Tiny Hidden Small Ears Earbud for Work Headphones Sleep True Wireless Earpiece with Charging Case
Pros
  • Mini design, comfortable to wear
  • Total 35 Hours Playback
  • Random Use Single Earbud
  • One-key Control
  • Stable connection
  • Low latency
Cons
  • No noise cancelation and limited noise reduction
  • Charging case is not very strong

Why We like It

Stable, Quality wireless connection

  • The latest in Bluetooth 5.0 technology means that your connection is stable and latency-free.
  • Enjoy your music without having to worry about constantly disconnecting from your device

Light and invisible

  • This means that the headphones are comfortable and so light you could forget they were there
  • Now you can enjoy your music for longer without any irritation

Versatile responsive controls

  • Each earbud contains a button that allows you to control your voice and media from the earbud.
  • Hold it in for on and off
  • Tap once for pause and play
  • Double tap for fast forward and rewind

7 times Longer lasting battery

  • A single charge will give you 5 hours of uninterrupted playtime.
  • The charging case will provide total playtime of 35 hours before new batteries are required.
  • Enjoy your music in peace knowing that your earbuds will not give up on you before you give up on them.

Each earbud has a microphone

  • So you can listen to one earbud at a time and something else with your other ear

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Smallest Invisible Earbuds

6) – GoNovate G8 Wireless Mini Earbud

GoNovate G8 Bluetooth Earpiece Wireless Mini Earbud, 6 Hrs Playtime 2 Magnetic USB Chargers Invisible Headphone Tiny Smallest Headset Car Earphone with Mic for Audiobooks Podcast -Khaki (1 Piece)

Pros
  • W/ 2 wireless magnetic chargers
  • Discreet earbud with no flash
  • Best-in-class playtime
  • Comfortable and secure fit
  • Multipoint connection
Cons
  • Only comes as 1 (mono) eabud
  • Not great quality material


Why We like It

Long-Range wireless technology

  • With a Bluetooth range of 33ft/11m, you can be connected no matter where you place your device.
  • You can also connect 2 devices at one time for those of us who can not make up our minds about which device we want to use.

Charge each bud separately

  • The GoNovate G8 Bluetooth Earpiece Wireless Mini Earbud comprises 2 wireless magnetic USB chargers.
  • Now you can use 1 earbud at home, and one at work if that’s your style.
  • Plug into a USB device and they are ready to go.

The smallest invisible earbuds

  • Often referred to as such due to the fact that it just disappears into your ears
  • Now you can enjoy your favorite audio in comfort.
  • Their so lightweight and small you’ll even forget they are there

Crystal clear sound

  • Allows you to enjoy your audio, whether dominant in the bass, mids, or treble.
  • Also great when you want to hear that conference call with more clarity and don’t want bulky headphones

Ergonomic design

  • Tested on multiple ears means that you can be assured of the best and most comfortable fit

Listen for longer

  • On a full charge, your earbud will last 5-6 hours at a moderate volume, meaning you can enjoy your music all day long.

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Buyers’ guide for best invisible earbuds

1) How small do you want to go

If your earbuds are too small they can get stuck in your ear, which is never a good thing.

There is a trade-off between better sound quality and features as well as size. The smaller the earbuds, the less likely they will have all the relevant technology that you may want.

Smaller, cheaper earbuds, may have some sound isolation, but not noise cancelation, they may sound like cheap headphones as opposed to premium sound headphones with thumping bass and clear voice quality.

It’s important to understand the purpose of the headphones and whether or not you are allowed to wear them in that environment.

It is most probably the case that you want invisible earbuds that do not arouse suspicion at work.

Or perhaps you want to wear them at the mall or during a zoom/teams call.

My advice would be that unless your work environment frowns upon anything protruding from your ears, then you must go for the Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds or the SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds 2 True Wireless Earbuds Noise Cancelling Earbuds, as they are the most undetectable earbuds on the market that provide quality sound and noise cancelation features.

2) Controls and Functionality

Controls should be easy to locate. Therefore you want to get an earbud that you can control with a touch of the bud.

Get earbuds that have tactile controls that are responsive.

The last thing you want is for your invisible earbuds to become noticeable because you have to take out your phone and enter passwords just so that you can skip a track.

3) Bluetooth

This is one of the most important factors to consider. In fact, the entire point of having invisible earbuds is defeated by having wires all over the place.

What you want is a stable Bluetooth connection with low latency

I would aim for Bluetooth 5.0 and above as the connection is usually very stable.

In terms of reach, your Bluetooth will probably in most cases be +/- 30ft or 10m. This should be fine for the most situations where you need “invisible earbuds”

Also, consider whether your headphones can connect to multiple devices at a time?

The operating system should not be a problem as most Bluetooth invisible earbuds can connect with Andriod or IOS. but just double-check to be sure.

4) Battery Life

This is probably one of the simpler considerations. More battery power means longer listening sessions.

A longer battery is great if you are powering at work or at the gym for uninterrupted sessions.

It is also important to know what the life of the device is going to be before you need to replace the batteries.

If you want noise cancellation then it is important to consider what the battery power is with noise cancellation on and noise cancellation off.

5) Fit, Comfort, and Design

Good earbuds should have an ergonomic design structure. They should have been tested on multiple ears and ear shapes to ensure anyone who purchases them will be comfortable when wearing them

Ultimately if you intend on wearing these for an extended period of time, then fit must be an important consideration

Bit hard to say offhand, but I trust the more reputable brands as they have been designing earbuds for years and have the facilities and equipment to make sure that comfort is prioritized and tested If you are able to go to a store and test, I would also suggest you do that.

6) Durability


I think this one is a function of purpose. Many of these items are cheap and made of average quality materials.

If you do not want to replace them at the end of the year, then get yourself some premium earbuds.

If you don’t mind getting yourself a pair every Christmas, then go for the cheaper ones. This is one market where you definitely get what you pay for.

7) Noise Cancellation

I can not imagine buying headphones today without active noise cancellation. With all the modern-day distractions, you need to be able to tune out the outside world and get stuff done.

Noise cancellation can make you more productive as you can avoid all of the unnecessary office chatter, or people grunting and growling at the gym.

If noise cancellation headphones are too expensive, then ambient noise headphones are a good second place.

Frequently asked questions about the Best Invisible Earbuds

How can I hide my earbuds?

Typically the most inconvenient ways are through using your hair, a wig, or a scarf. But in all honesty, you can save yourself a lot of hassle and just get invisible earbuds.

Here are a couple of options for you to choose from.

Do any earbuds have transparency mode?

Yes the WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones earbuds have transparency mode

For a detailed review of the WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones please find the following link.

The Bottom Line

With invisible earbuds, you can listen to your favorite audiobook, music, or just audio in general discretely.

This is especially great for work where sometimes large headphones and wired earbuds may make you look antisocial or uncooperative.

In some work environments walking around with headphones on is considered unprofessional.

Now you can enjoy music guilt-free and without being noticed so you can get through your day in high spirits.

Invisible earbuds can also double up as gym headphones as many of them are also IPX4 liquid resistant and can therefore withstand light rain and sweat.

You can get very small earbuds that are practically invisible But you will have to make a trade-off between size and specifications.

Smaller earbuds do not generally contain noise cancellation and premium sound quality For such features you may have to splurge a little.

If you want to learn more about the different types of invisible earbuds out there, read our detailed review above. If you are still unsure of which is best – This is our pick.