For those of you who are ready to cut the cord so to speak and prefer flexible fidelity, then you’re going to want to stick around and read our Best Wireless Headphones review as up next we have ten of the best. It used to be the case that wireless headphones were unreliable and suffered a bad rap on account of their poor battery life and connectivity issues. Fortunately, due to on-going advancements in technology, these days they can sound every bit as good as their wired counterparts, especially if you’ve given yourself a decent budget for an upgrade. The next question then might be do you go over-ear, in-ear or on-ear!! Bet you never realised there were so many options open to your ears! With many wireless headphones now also coming with fab features like noise cancellation too, let us help you discover the Best of the Best when it comes to the latest in Wireless headphone technology.
The Best Wireless Headphone
Budget-friendly but no less impressive when it comes to delivering on both sound and style, we love these Mpow headphones which come in a range of bright color popping options. They’ve been designed for your comfort with what is described as a Memory Protein ear cushion. What that means is that the ear cups stimulate the feel of human skin to deliver a soft and supportive experience for the wearer. The headband is also adjustable so that you can customize the fit.
With the option to listen either wirelessly or wired, you need never be out of power but in saying that, even in wireless mode should you be traveling and forget your cable, you will still get 20 hours of play which we think you will agree is relatively impressive. You can also make hands-free calls via the built-in microphone, and the Mpow provide a stable connection to Bluetooth as far as 33 feet away. Functional yet cool looking design coupled with robust and balanced, crisp and detailed sound make these headphones a sure-fire, inexpensive winner!
- Weight11 ounces
Next up we have a beauty for you today! We mean seriously, these V-MODA’s look exquisite so we can only hope that they perform as well as their aesthetics. We are particularly enamored with the limited edition Rose Gold detailed version, but we’ll take the Matte White or the Matte Black versions too. To say that they are award-winning is a little bit of an understatement. They have in fact already won over 45 Editors’ Choice awards in a plethora of categories. They’re what’s known as a Hybrid in that you can use them Wireless or Wired. We’re interested though in their wireless capabilities today, and the great news is that they deliver 14 hours of unlimited music and with a 30-minute quick charge you can access 3 hours of uninterrupted playback. You can also effortlessly pair these with a Bluetooth device up to 10 meters away plus they come with an optimized antenna that means they deliver a more reliable and consistent stream of music with minimal cutouts.
Those standout, oversized earpads deliver unparalleled comfort, not to mention style and with Active Noise Cancellation, you are getting a superior sound. The collapsible hinged design means that they easily fold for travel into an Exoskeleton form-fitting case. They’re Vegan leather, in case that’s important to you, on a virtually indestructible but highly flexible SteelFlex Headband. They’ve been rigorously tested and decreed to have military-level durability and are resistant to humidity, sea salt spray and UV exposure making them the perfect holiday companion. Perfect for music and producing to gaming and communication, the V-Mode Crossfade 2 is a fantastic option for the active jet-setter among you who likes to go where the music takes him. Our handy guide to the best wired headphones features more great products like this.
- Weight11.2 ounces
Bang & Olufsen make serious tech for those of you who are serious about your sound. They’ve even developed their own Signature Sound combined with advanced Active Noise Cancellation; all of that and they’ve managed to do it wirelessly too. Of course, that kind of sublime design, audio, and enriched functionality certainly doesn’t come cheap, but we have to say, we think it’s worth it to have a pair of B&O Play’s, proudly over your ears. Let’s not also forget that these also come with Bluetooth and ANC and have a 14 hours continuous play battery life too, so there is plenty more to love.
They are compact and lightweight and super portable, weighing in at just 255 grams and delivering a totally immersive experience. Download the Beoplay App to get even more enjoyment and mobile music from your Beoplay H8 wireless headphones. Stylish and intuitive, the feature an Aluminum touch interface from where you can operate the volume control, answer calls, skip tracks and press play, etc. Overall they deliver a superior sound quality as you would expect from a B&O product with a rich and balanced sound quality that’s big and bold but housed in a sleek and elegant package. Constructed from adaptive memory foam and exceptionally soft lambs leather, they provide a comfortable fit with a touch of luxury. You quite possibly won’t want ever to take these off your head! Innovative and dynamic, they are Bang & Olufsen at their very best.
- BrandB&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen
- Weight9 ounces
These are big and bold to look at and certainly deliver a powerful punch too when it comes to their audio which all round is pretty impressive given the budget-friendly price point you can currently pick them up for. They deliver powerful bass, alongside natural vocals and are clean and precise in that top range too. The first thing you will probably notice about these wireless Hesh 2’s is the other sized, superior cushioned synthetic leather ear pads which mean that no matter how extended that latest playlist might be, your ears will stay cool and comfortable all day long. The headband has just the right amount of flexibility to withstand daily wear and punishment, being pulled repeatedly on and off.
They have a long battery life of up to 15 hours and are powered by a rechargeable battery. There is also a convenient and discreet USB port behind the left ear cup. You can wirelessly pair and control and stream your favorite music via any Bluetooth enabled device plus the o-board control buttons allow you to answer a call or even place it on hold. If you are the kind of uncompromising, large as life, unapologetically unique individual who prefers to live their life at full volume in all senses of the word, then you are going to just love these Skullcandy Hesh 2 headphones.
- Weight1.04 pounds
For their ultimate comfort and control with conveniently integrated wireless technology for both music and making calls, these Pioneer SE-MS7BT’s have made it onto our Best of review list today. They utilize Hi-Res capable, large 40mm drivers that are perfectly positioned within the over-sized, super wearable ear cups. You can opt to operate in both wireless or wired mode, and they come in Black, Silver or an attractive Tan colorway.
Simultaneously managing your music and making calls has never been so easy, thanks to the Pioneer Bluetooth and NFC compatible headphones. Besides onboard controls, there’s also an in-line microphone. We love the wide design of the headband which ensures that the weight of the headphones is evenly and comfortably distributed. They’ll fit all shapes and sizes of head, and with their thoughtful ergonomic design and that curve behind the ears, they should deliver a fantastic fit on everyone. Take full control of your music and your calls with these lightweight and comfortable Pioneer wireless headphones.
- Weight1.1 pounds
These kind of set the standard for the audio industry when it comes to the best in class for wireless headphones and is perhaps the industry’s leading, premium noise cancellation headphones. Although as we’ll reveal below, number seven on our list is also a noteworthy contender. Bose has gone ahead and updated the already exceptional QC35 by adding Google Assistant which means you still get that broad and clear, sound but with an extra Google Assistant button built in. Not a must-have for many of you, granted, but certainly a nice addition and talking point. They are super comfortable to wear and make an excellent recommendation for frequent travelers and commuters.
Design wise we think they could be improved upon and they’re certainly not the most appealing visually, but they are strong on features and from a brand that really knows their audio. With the noise-rejecting dual-microphone function, you can make crystal clear phone calls and use that hands-free voice control option to direct Amazon Alexa. That way you can open up a world of music, information and so much more. The overall audio performance is well balanced, and they have a great battery life of over 20 + hours when used wirelessly, which increases to 40 hours if you opt to use them wired instead. There is also hassle-free, easy to operate Bluetooth pairing. 40 years of quality manufacturing can’t be beat which is these latest Bose QC35 II’s had to get a firm feature on our Best of review.
- Weight8.3 ounces
These are an exceptional pair of headphones, featuring noise canceling technology that in our humble opinion, give the Bose Quiet Comfort a run for their money and as we all know, Bose do noise cancellation like no other as we just revealed above! The Sony WH1000XM3 deliver a premium sound quality thanks to their Liquid Crystal Polymer drives and feature a proprietary developed Smart Listening function. There’s nothing more annoying than having to keep taking off your headphones to listen to conversations, and with these Sony’s there’s no need to do that. They come with a Quick Attention Mode built-in enabling you to have effortless conversations, all the while wearing your headphones. They’ve been smartly, intuitively and ergonomically designed too for every day, comfort wear.
With 30 hours of battery life and a quick charge function, you can enjoy a packed playlist. A fast 10-minute charge and you can get an impressive 5 hours of playback. More than enough to satisfy most music junkies. You can also tap and swipe to control your music and calls or just place your hand over your ear cup if you need to have a quick conversation. Easily pair with Bluetooth and NFC or take advantage of the personal optimization feature that is able to map and analyze external characteristics like glasses, thickness of hair and head shape and size to deliver a sound that has been perfectly optimized for your maximum pleasure and enjoyment. It’s seriously Smart stuff and combined with the Adaptive Sound Control that figures out your activity and environment and adapts your sound experience even further, we’d go as far as to say that these Sony’s are almost a spookily too good! For a masterful sound experience, they are pretty hard to fault.
- Weight1.67 pounds
Beats Studio 3 delivers a premium listening experience thanks to that pure adaptive noise canceling technology which they feature. It actively blocks out external noise for a more immersive audio experience. They sure do look the part too and come in their own highly portable carrying case which makes them perfect for anyone who consumes their music mostly on the go. In conjunction with Apple, Beats are striving to actively change the way that you listen to music and have incorporated an Apple W1 chip in these latest generation Wireless headphones. What that further enables you to do it seamlessly and dynamically switch between listening to music, taking a call or watching a movie across your i-cloud registered devices.
We love those over-sized ear cushions that aren’t just about form but also very much about function. With advanced ventilation, lots of ergonomic cushioning but also plenty of flexibility, they are seriously comfortable to wear. They also happen to do a great job at keeping noise out and the music in. They feature up 22 hours of continuous wireless play plus there is the option to do a quick 10-minute charge to get 3 hours of play. In a series of instantly recognizable and distinctly Beats contemporary colors, they’re stylish as well as delivering some serious sound. Hardly a surprise given that they are the love child (or brainchild whichever way you prefer to look at it!) of none other than Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. All that hype aside, they really are a premium wireless product that is going to deliver hours of enjoyment.
- Weight2 pounds
We are at the very serious end of the market here with the next entrant in our Best Wireless Headphones round-up. These are from Master and Dynamic, and while the price tag could make your eyes water, the sound they produce certainly won’t make your ears bleed! They are a technically advanced headphone by anyone’s standards, even the professionals among you, and come with a signal range that is 4 x more extensive than the industry average. They also have a reasonably good 16-hour battery life although that’s not the most impressive among the bunch we’ve reviewed today.
When it comes to the design and craftsmanship, there has certainly been no scrimping either with a heavy grain premium cowhide being used on the exterior surface of the headband and the ear cup inserts, combined with sleek and superior stainless steel foldable hinges. Utilizing the finest materials and engineered to last, these Master & Dynamics deliver a finely tuned balance between comfort, sound, aesthetics, acoustics, and strength. They feature and capture exceptional design detail as well as next level sound quality. They really are a classic example of form very much fusing with function.
- BrandMaster & Dynamic
- Weight2.2 pounds
Our final pick of the pops today comes from Audio-Technica in the shape of their Sonic Fuel wireless headphones. Fairly reasonably priced too; they certainly won’t blow your entire audio budget. There’s a built-in microphone along with a volume control conveniently placed on the side of the earcup, and the internal battery can provide up to a whopping 30 hours of continuous use which quite frankly has blown us away. They come in a foldable, space-saving design so are perfect to pack and take with you on the go and with their 40 mm drivers, deliver rich and powerful bass sounds and crystal clear vocals and percussion. They are also fully NFC and Bluetooth compatible and support aptX and AAC codecs. All round they provide high-performance audio, an adjustable comfort fit, and will undoubtedly enhance your everyday listening.
- Weight1 pounds