When it comes to the hottest headphones, celebrities are all ears.
From classic wired pairs to sturdy over-ear styles, these audio devices pop up in paparazzi shots far more than any one “It” bag or style staple.
So if you’ve been looking for a new pair, who better to consult than the famous folks whose music and shows we so often consume via earbuds?
Keep reading to shop a selection of headphones stars love, from longtime favorites like Oprah’s beloved AirPods to fresh collaborations like Olivia Rodrigo’s Sony drop.
Love Olivia Rodrigo? These just might be your new best buds. The pop phenom teamed up with Sony on this violet-hued pair, which features special equalizers for listening to her songs in a new way.
“I love the way these headphones pick up on the nuances of my voice and some of the little things you may not hear when just listening in your car,” the “Vampire” hitmaker told Refinery29.
Apple’s more maximalist headphones have seen equally super-sized success with the A-list set. Stars like Bella Hadid, Timothée Chalamet, Sarah Jessica Parker all regularly wear theirs.
Self-proclaimed “perpetual headphone head” Jenna Ortega told the Strategist she can’t live without this wireless Sony style, saying, “I love these because I can control them from the side without pulling out my phone.”
Jay Shetty is also impressed, once telling the same outlet, “The sound quality is great … No one can hear what I’m listening to regardless of how loud I’m playing it. And I rarely have to charge them.”
When it comes to new Apple headphone launches, stars are always listening. Even so, the company’s classic earbuds remain a Hollywood staple, having landed on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list.
“If there’s a groovy pair of headphones out there I usually try and check them out,” Jason Sudeikis once told GQ while showing off his multiple pairs of AirPods.
Brenda Song prefers the AirPods Pro, which come with different silicone tips for a customized ear fit.
“I was never an AirPod or headphone user until I had a kid, and then I realized how important they are,” she told the Strategist.
When it comes to headphones that block out noise, Trevor Noah’s expressed his love for these loud and clear.
“These are easily my favorite things ever,” the comedian raved in a GQ interview about the things he can’t live without. “I think Bose has done a great job of creating noise-canceling headphones.”
For headphones that blend fashion and function, Sabrina Carpenter raves over these pretty purple earbuds.
“I love the quality of my earbuds — I think they’re incredible,” she told the Strategist in 2022. “I listen to all of my mixes and masters and even rough new ideas that I have [on them].”
Dr. Dre’s Beats brand has long been linked to stars in the music industry and beyond. In 2022, Kim Kardashian even collaborated with the company on a line of headphones in the same colors as her Skims shapewear.