Someone asked recently if I only like wireless earbuds since I write about them often. Actually, my preferred style is neckbands, which were popular a few years ago but have kind of disappeared.

The earbuds are attached to a short wire on each side of a lightweight bendable band, which sits comfortably on the back of your neck.

Creative’s Aurvana Trio wireless neckband earphones with noise isolation spent some time around my neck lately.

The neckband is great for any listening environment. But what makes these rock is the sound. The triple-driver speakers contain an 11mm dynamic Bio-cellulose driver and dual balanced armature drivers. This produced great sound for every type of music. Hands-free calls were loud and clear on both ends, thanks to the built-in microphone with noise-cancellation technology.

Rubber buttons on the end of the neckband control calls, volume, play selections, voice assistants and charging. With Bluetooth 5.0, Aurvana connects seamlessly to multiple devices.

The outside of each earbud is magnetic, allowing them to clasp together when you have them out of your ears. Six sets of silicone and foam ear tips and a pouch are included. The battery will last up to 20 hours of playtime before a USB charge is needed. (, $100)