Beats Studio Buds noise cancelling true wireless earphones in the open charging case.

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The new year is nearly upon us. As ever, our orbit around the sun breathes new life into the headphone market. It’s true — 2022 has been no exception to this rule. From Sony’s flagship WH-1000XM5 over-ear headphones to Apple’s AirPods Pro (2022), we’re spoiled for choice. But with expectations running high, can big-dog headphone brands deliver the goods in the coming twelve months?

While there aren’t any firm dates yet, we’ve gathered some information on what we can expect from the year ahead. Here’s our shortlist of the best headphones to look forward to in 2023.