When you’re looking for the best wireless headphones out there, you should take a few things into consideration prior to making your purchase. Not only will this spare you the risk of buying subpar headphones, but it will also allow you to make easier, informed decisions on which models or types of wireless headphones to buy.
The first thing you need to know is that generally speaking, wireless headphones work on Bluetooth technology. That’s the way through which the headphones receive the audio information they then relay to your ears, but there’s a caveat to not having to deal with wires – a downgrade in sound quality compared to regular wired headphones. Surely enough though, this slight drop in quality is nothing your average user will ever notice. The technologies like aptX Bluetooth make a huge different quality-wise.
With technology advancing at an increasingly rapid pace, also options for those of you who need just a bit more than your simple, regular wireless headphones. To that end, there are models available nowadays that also have noise-cancelling technology included in the wireless set. If you work in a loud area, or just need some peace and quiet every so often, the noise cancellation technology can provide you with just that.
Other models also have a wire included, and this may come in handy if you’re looking for better quality sound or just don’t need the wireless capability at that certain point in time. Furthermore, there’s a lot that can cause interference with the Bluetooth signal so having a wire can really open up a lot more options for headphone use.
Last, but not least, when looking for the best wireless headphones out there, consider battery life and connectivity. Some smartphone makers are ditching the headphone jack altogether and in those cases, it might be a good idea to go for the wireless variant instead, so you could still charge your phone on the go while listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts. Regarding battery life, just make sure to check how long a full charge will last you and make the decision based on whether or not that time would be enough to get you covered. Some models will come with bigger, better batteries, so if playtime is really important to you, then you might want to go for these models instead.
Specs: over-ear, dimension: 6.40″ x 3.20″ x 8.00″, weight: 8.8 ounces, driver size: neodymium 40mm driver, chipset: Qualcomm CSR, Bluetooth 5.0
Features: hyper-HD sound, active noise-canceling (T-quiet technology), wireless, playtime: 35 hours, full charge: 3 hours, waterproof: IPX4 rating, durable for sweaty & workout, built-in mic CVC6.0, support aptX, focused bass, support voice assistant: Siri/Google Assistant/Alexa/Bixby, total comfort: with ultra-soft earpads
Anker SoundCore Life Q20
Specs: over-ear, dimension: 7.68″ x 7.09″ x 3.07″, weight: 9.3 ounce, drive size: 40mm, playtime: up to 60 hours, Bluetooth 5.0
Features: wireless, hi-res audio, 4-mic hybrid active noise cancellation for music, BassUp function, foldable design, adjustable headband, memory foam earpads, fast charge: 5-minutes get 4 hours, dual EQ mode
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
Specs: in-ear, dimension: 6.69″ x 4.53″ x 1.77″, weight: 12g(2 earbuds)/48g (charge case), Bluetooth 5.1, Bluetooth profile: A2DP/AVRCP/HSP/ HFP, support code: SBC/AAC/aptX™, charging type: USB-C, full charge time: 1.5 hours, frequency response: 5 – 21kHz, THD: <0,08% (1kHz / 94dB)
Features: true wireless, active noise-canceling, ergonomic & lightweight design, sound: natural mids/clear & detailed treble/deep bass, playtime: 7 hours (earbuds)/28 hours (with charging case), customizable touch-control, voice assistant: Google assistant/Siri/Alexa, splash-resistant: IPX4, aptX, quick charge: 15 minutes get 1.5 hours, app: Sennheiser Smart Control app for iOS™ and Android™, warranty: 2 years
Jabra Elite 85H
Specs: dimension: 11.14″ x 9.37″ x 3.43″, weight: 10.4 ounces, playtime: 36-hours (ANC on), charge time:< 2 hours, Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth profile: HSP v1.2/HFP v1.7/A2DP v1.3/AVRCP v1.6/PBAP v1.1/SPP v1.2, audio format: SBC/AAC, operation range: 10 meters, materials (outside): fabric/leatherette (PU)/PC (ABS)
Features: wireless, digital hybrid active noise-canceling with SmartSound, fast charge: 5-minutes get 5 hours, built-in 8 microphones, multi-connection, water-resistant, Alexa built-in, voice assistant: Alexa/Siri/Google Assistant, equalizer: Jabra sound + app
Avantree Opera Wireless TV Headphones
Specs: fit-type: over-ear, dimension: , weight:, Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth profile: HSP v1.2/HFP v1.6/A2DP v1.4/AVRCP v1.2, audio codec support: FastStream/SBC, charge type: USB-C, playtime: 35-hours, audio out support: OPTICAL/3.5mm/ RCA/Mic
Features: wireless, no audio delay, loud & clear at high volume, audio bypass, ergonomic design, comfortable fit, adjustable headband, swivel earcups, soft protein leather earpads, 1 click to mute TV Ads, speech clear, EQ
Transmitter: Bluetooth 5.0, operation range: class 1 50-meters/164-feet, Bluetooth profile: HSP v1.2/HFP v1.7/AVRCP v1.0/A2DP v1.3.1, support audio code: aptX-LL/aptX/FastStream/SBC
Status Flagship ANC
Specs: over-ear, closed-back design, dimension: 8.82″ x 7.24″ x 2.87″,weight: 9.2 ounces, driver: 40mm high performances, connectivity: wireless/wired, cable length: 1.2m audio cable, charging type: USB C, frequency response 10 – 30kHz
Features: wireless, hybrid digital active noise-canceling, transparent mode, high-quality material, 4 external microphones that offer exceptional clear calls (CVC noise reduction), Bluetooth 5.0 (range up to 15 meters), battery life: up to 35 hours, connect to multiple devices simultaneously, voice assistant, foldable & fold-flat earcups design
Colors: black, chestnut, grey mist, navy
Specs: over-ear, dimension: 185 mm x 165mm x 80mm (headphones)/200mm x 180mm x 63mm (case),weight: 323 g(headphones)/500 g(case), driver: electro-dynamic titanium driver 2/ Neodymium magnets (40mm diameter) frequency response: 20 – 22kHz, sensitivity: 101.5 dB 1mW @1kHz, material: aluminum/titanuim/lambskin leather/cowhide leather/polymer/fabric, battery: lithium-ion 1200 mAh, charging time: 3 hours (approx.)
Features: wireless, Bluetooth, advanced sound feature: adjustable noise-canceling/transparent, playtime: up to 38 hours (BT & ANC on)/50 hours (BT on), microphones: 4 x MEMS for voice mics (2 mics sharing with ANC)/4 x dedicated MEMS mic for ANC (2 mics in each earcup), foldable design, EQ: presets available & fully customizable through Bang & Olufsen app, multipoint: yes (2 active devices simultaneously
In the box: Beoplay H95 headphones, Aluminum carrying case, cable: USB-A to USB-C/3.5mm audio, airplane adapter, microfibre cleaning cloth, quick start guide & instruction, care card
Colors: black anthracite, dark maroon, timber, sand
Specs: form factor: over-ear, dimension: 7.4″ x 6.6″ x 2.6″, weight: 10 ounces, driver: electro-dynamic driver w/neodymium magnet 40mm, frequency response: 20 – 22kHz, driver sensitivity: 95dB @1kHz/1mW cable: 1.25 meter audio cable with 3.5mm mini-jack/ 1.8 meter USB-A to USB-C (for charging), material: aluminum/leather/fabric/plymer/rubber, battery: lithium-ion 1200 mAh, charging time: 3 hours (approx.)
Features: wireless, Bluetooth 5.1, hybrid active noise-canceling, extremely comfortable, playtime: 35 hours (Bluetooth & ANC on)/40 hours (Bluetooth on), microphones: 4 x MEMS for voice mic (2 mics sharing with ANC)/4 x dedicated MEMS mic for ANC (2 mics/earcups & virtual boom arm for crystal clear conversations), EQ: presets available & fully customizable through Bang & Olufsen app, voice assistant: dedicated button for the native voice assistant, sound codec: SBC/AAC/aptX (TM) adaptive
In the box: Beoplay HX headphones, fabric carrying case, USB-A to USB-C cable (1.25m), 3.5mm audio cable (1.25m), quick start guide
Back Bay Duet 50 Pro
Specs: fit type: in-ear, dimension: 2.90″ x 1.80″ x 1.10″, weight: 1.41 ounces, driver size: 6mm, driver sensitivity: 95±3dB, impedance: 16Ω±15%, frequency response: 20 – 20kHz, THD: ≤5%, microphone sensitivity: -42±3dB
Features: wireless (range 30 feet), Bluetooth 5.0, codecs supported: APTX/AAC/SBC, profile supported: HFP/HSP/ A2DP/AVCP, playtime: 8-hours (single charge)/130-hours (with charging case), sweat-resistant: IPX5, bass mode, ear tips: 6 different size, can work as power bank, mono & stereo
Anker Soundcore Space Q45
Specs: over-ear, dimension: 6.34″ x 3.46″ x 7.44″, weight: 9.9 ounces, driver size: 40mm, frequency response: 20 – 40kHz, impedance: 16 ohms, charging type: USB-C
Features: adaptive ANC (5 levels of transparency & noise-canceling), 3 stages noise-canceling system, wireless, Bluetooth 5.3, playtime: 50 hours (ANC on)/65 hours (ANC off), fast charge: 5 minutes get 4 hours, hi-res, microphones: build-in 2 mics with AI-Enhanced calls, dual connection, adjustable EQ via Soundcore app: 22 EQ presets, support LDAC codec, foldable design,
What’s in the box: Soundcore Space Q45 noise-canceling headphones, USB-C charging cable, 3.5mm AUX cable, travel case
Anker SoundCore Life Q35
Color: frosted pearl, obsidian blue
Specs: over-ear, dimension: 7.68″ x 7.09″ x 3.07″, weight: 9.6 ounces , driver: 40mm, frequency response: 16 – 40kHz, impedance: 16 ohms, wireless range: 15m/49ft
Features: 3 levels ANC (indoor/outdoor/transport), transparent mode, hi-res audio, LDAC codec, playtime: 40 hours (ANC on)/60 hours (ANC off), wearing detection, 22-EQ preset, NFC pairing, hard nice carrying case
In the box: Soundcore Life Q35 ANC headphones, 3.5mm aux cable with remote control, USB type C cable, airplane adapter, user manual
Greatly convenient, amazing at saving up a lot of space, and immensely practical for people on the go, wireless headphones have certainly come a long way. But that also means you get more options – and now you know which of them you ought to take advantage of.