In the modern day and age, anyone who loves music to an extreme extent wouldn’t shy away from spending some top dollars on good quality headphones.
Since the beginning, however, ever since the advent of headphones we so dearly love, technology has advanced a lot.
Not only do we have the wired headphones, more and more companies are pushing wireless headphones that are usually powered by Bluetooth and NFC.
But if wireless headphones are not your game, most of them even come with braided cable that has 3.5mm plug on the both ends in order for you to turn them into wired headphones. Wonderful, no?
All things aside, wireless headphones have come a long way since we actually got to know about them in the beginning. They are now offering top of the line noise cancelling, and several other features like batteries that last an entire day on a constant playback.
So, all of that should mean that the buying experience should be easier, right? Well, yes, and no; the buying experience is only easier for people who actually have a knowledge about wireless headphones, and what they are looking for.
But if you are in the market hunting for your first pair of wireless headphones, you may run into some trouble; the trouble basically revolves around the set of features you can get, or the set of features you don’t need. In addition to that, do you really need an added wire to turn your headphones into a wired pair and sacrifice the noise cancelling ability? All these things usually end up confusing the living day out of a rookie consumer.
On top of that, the market is basically filled with wireless headphones; these puppies are being offered by almost all the companies you are aware of including Sennheiser, Samsung, Bose, Sony, and so many more.
In these times, finding the right pair that fits your budget and has all the bells and whistles you need is not the easiest thing to do. So in order to address the elephant in the room, and make it easier for the buyers and the readers to find the best pair of wireless headphones, this list was made; the purpose of the list is to tell you about the best wireless headphones 2017 So, without wasting anymore time, let’s take a look.
Top 10 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 2017
|Over Ear||190 grams||9.8/10|
|Over Ear||309 grams||9.8/10|
| Jaybird |
|In Ear||249 grams||9/10|
Level On PRO
|On Ear||453 grams||9.5/10|
|On Ear||861 grams||9.4/10|
|On Ear||141 grams||9.6/10|
|In Ear||299 grams||9.6/10|
|Over Ear||635 grams||9.5/10|
|In Ear||22 grams||9.7/10|
Editor’s Choice The Best Wireless Headphones In the Market
If you happen to be someone who’s a music lover, or someone who just loves top of the line audio equipment, then it is safe to say that you are already full aware of Sennheiser, and for those who don’t know, well, Sennheiser happens to be a German company who is an expert when it comes to providing top notch audio experience that is both premium in terms of the construction, and the raw performance.
Today, we are looking at the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0, so without wasting anymore time, let’s take a look.
For those who don’t know, these are the revised version of the original, highly popular Momentum headphones, and yes Sennheiser has also released Momentum IEMs but let’s take a look at the star of the moment. The Momentum 2.0 is no way a substantial upgrade, however, if you are upgrading from an older pair, this may be the right one. Moving on from the older version, you get ear cups that are now softer than before, and also quite spacious.
The Momentum 2.0 are excellent pair of wireless headphones that provide top of the line sound quality that doesn’t disappoint even the most hardcore of music lovers. The build quality wins an another plus point since the Momentum 2.0 have to happen an amazing build quality, and last but not the least, cables for both iOS and Android are there along with inline microphone, however, you only get one cable in the box along with a nice looking carrying case.
Overall, the Momentum 2.0 are solid headphones that should be enough for listening to music, watching movies, and even playing games. They’re comfortable, and light weight enough for you to just wear them and don’t be bothered again and again.
2. Bose QuietComfort 35
Editor’s Choice The best from Bose with great success
The next up we have the Bose QuiteComfort 35 wireless headphones, and these do offer noise cancellation. But before we begin, here’s a little something you should know about. The noise cancelling has been around for quite some time, however, it’s an industry believed fact that Bose is the company that perfected the technology, and allowed more and more manufacturers to learn from it.
The QuiteComfort 35 offers the fancy active noise cancellation we all love and adore.
Let’s find out how good it is.
The moment you take the QuiteComfort 35 out of the box is the moment you will realise that you have spent your money on the right pair of wireless headphones. To be honest, these are one of the finest built wireless headphones we have laid our hands on. Not just that, the overall construction is so lightweight yet so premium, it’s almost surprising.
Moving on, if you are wondering how well the sound quality is, then you’d be glad to know that the QuiteComfort 35 happen to have one of the finest sound qualities you’ll ever hear; all the highs, the mids, and the lows are perfectly detailed, and thanks to the supreme comfort level, you can simply put them on and forget they were there.
The included microphone happens to be excellent for calls, and VoIP. Last but not the least, the headphones have an amazing battery timing.
3. Sony MDR-100ABN
Editor’s Choice Jonathan Morrison Favourite Wireless Headphones
Almost everyone knows about the reputation Sony has amassed ever since it stepped into the tech industry, and considering how the company is known for producing some of the best headsets, and other products, it’s safe to say that Sony is now a household name.
Today, we are looking at Sony’s amazing MDR-100ABN wireless headphones with active noise cancellation, these have been in the market for quite some time and are known for being the top performers in several categories.
The headphones are available in a wide variety of attractive colours that look great, and speaking of looks, the headphones look good, and don’t really have a lot of weight to them. Having a lightweight pair of headphones is something that we always prefer mainly because it becomes really easy to carry them wherever a person wants.
The headphones feature extremely comfortable ear cushions for those who demand comfort, and the cushions combined with the lightweight provide an extremely comforting experience, something we are always looking in most of the headphones available in the market.
With that said, the active noise cancellation on this pair is one of the best we have seen, it’s there, and it cancels out all the unnecessary noises that make the overall experience somewhat middling, the amazing noise cancellation coupled with already amazing sound quality, and you’ve got yourself a recipe of brilliance.
Last but not the least, the wireless performance on this pair is one of the finest we have tested, they work easily on longer ranges, and they provide excellent battery life. Something travelers would prefer.
However, not everything is good, while the sound quality is really good, it’s not as good as some of the competition. However, one thing we realized is that if you are using these headphones with the wire, the performance won’t be as good, however, once turned on, these headphones can definitely deliver a fantastic performance.
That is something you should definitely keep in mind.
4. Jaybird Freedom F5
Great build Quality “Stylish” With Good Sound
Next up we are going to look at something different, instead of the usual over the ear headsets we have looked in the list, this one’s an in-ear wireless earphones. Jaybird has established itself as one of the best companies when it comes to presenting top of the line wireless earphones that are made for people who are into sports, travelling.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at Jaybird Freedom F5 wireless.
The Jaybird Freedom F5 is obviously an upgraded version of the much appreciated Freedom wireless earphones. So, what’s new in these ones? Well, they are certainly better than the predecessor in every way, however, the most notable change is the fact that the Freedom F5 are certainly slimmer than the predecessor, and in addition to that, they also happen to be more comfortable than before.
The sound is still the same excellent sound that is surprisingly well balanced for in-ear earphones. The earphones are sweat proof, and come with a stellar battery life. Another really good thing about these is the fact that Jaybird included a battery clip that can give you about 4 hours of extra juice, you’ll also be glad to know that the earphones come with an inline mic for voice calling, the mic actually holds all the buttons together, and the earphone can be paired with up to 8 devices at the same time thanks to the Bluetooth 4.0.
5. Samsung Level On PRO
Great Comfort With Nice Features
For those who don’t know Samsung actually forayed into the business of wireless headsets for quite some time, and today, we are going to look at the Samsung Level On Pro wireless headphones. These are wireless, and extremely comfortable, and as a cherry on top is that the wireless headphones come with active noise cancellation.
The Samsung Level on PRO are certainly a good looking pair of headphones. It comes with large 40mm drivers, has support for Bluetooth with Samsung’s on UHQ, and has active noise cancellation as well.
Moving on to the good things, as you’d want every other pair of headphones to be, this one’s extremely comfortable and even if you wish to wear it for longer period of time, you won’t be feeling any discomfort in the process. A lot of people have issues with the sound of wireless headphones as it can crack or distort, well, you’d be glad to know that the sound of this bad boy is smooth, and properly refined.
To be fairly honest, there isn’t a lot wrong with this amazing wireless headset. Yes, the sound presentation can be a little flat, but if you use some equalisers on your phone, you can fix that issue. Other than that, the Level On Pro wireless headphones are decent enough for the price you’ll pay.
6. Beats Solo 2
Stylish Headphone with high-quality bass
The next up is something controversial. Beats headphones have developed a bit of a bad reputation for costing a lot, and not giving enough performance. However, the Beats Solo 2 promise us to be different. But are they really different, and better than their previous products? Well, we are going to find out today. Let’s see how it fairs against the competition.
When it comes to looking flashy, the headphones leave no stones unturned; the Beats Solo 2 happen to be one of the fanciest headphones out in the market, and that isn’t something surprising because it sort of became the trademark for the company. But how does it perform?
Well, despite being a wireless headphone, it does come with a wire that, and the headphones manage to sound good on both wireless, and wired mode. The overall construction is well enough, and the headphones are relatively comfortable to wear. Battery life is also good enough, and last but not the least, all the buttons rest on the right ear cup, and are relatively easy to control.
At the given price, there’s nothing really groundbreaking about the headphones. You can probably get better sounding headphones in a relatively lower price, but if you are looking for a standard defining pair, the Beats Solo 2 Wireless are really good.
7. Plantronics BackBeat Sense
Very light weight with very good sound and good battery life
For those who don’t know, Plantronics is a well-known name in the audio business, their BackBeat happens to be one of the best series we have had the pleasure to test. Today, we will be testing 2 headphones from Plantronics, and the first one is the BackBeat Sense. So, without wasting anymore time, let’s take a look.
The BackBeat Sense happen to be one of the best over the ear headsets we have seen, if you are wondering why they carry the name “Sense” then you should know that they come with proximity sensor that actually turns off the music when the headphones are taken off.
The headphones have an impressive battery life of 18 hours, the headphones come with support for aptX, has passive noise-cancelling, requires less than 3 hours to charge fully. The thing different here is that it comes with passive noise cancellation and has 2 microphones as well.
Good things just don’t end here, the headphones offer an amazing construction, and a comfortable, lightweight design, last but not the least, the sound quality also earns massive respect from us.
8. Jaybird X2
Offers Reliable Wireless Connection with very good sound
We are looking at another offering from Jaybird, and this time, these are the well renowned Jaybird X2x. Again, these are fully wireless, in ear monitors that are made for people who are into sports, and love to stay active while listening to the music. Although the looks suggest that these earphones will be amazing, but can the looks alone save them? Let’s find out.
They Jaybird X2 features a slightly different design than the other Jaybird earphones we reviewed earlier, however, the build quality is amazing. At the price you are paying for these babies, you will be getting a lot of features such as full support for variety of operating systems, 8 hours of battery life, the ability to pair up to 8 devices, passive noise isolation, variety of foam and silicone tips.
The Jaybird X2 are also one of the most beautiful looking, and even better sounding wireless earphones we have tested.
With such an amazing feature list, do we really have any issues with the Jaybird X2? Well, unless you want to be really picky, it’ll take you some time to get used to the fittings and the adjustment of the ear tips.
9. Sony MDR-ZX770BT
The Best Budget Sony Headphone With Great Qualities
We are almost done with our list, but for now, we are going take a look at the Sony MDR-ZX770BT. For those who don’t know, Sony’s been a pretty famous when it comes to bringing in top of the line earphones, and headphones. Not just that, the Japanese tech giant is known for some of the finest electronic products as well. As for today, let’s go ahead and take a look at the MDR-ZX770BT.
If there’s anything the MDR-ZX770BT known for, it’s the premium build quality. But then again, we shouldn’t be surprised as Sony happens to be one of the best brands when it comes to providing the finest build qualities we have seen. But that’s not all, quality construction aside, the headphones happen to be one of the best ones we have tested in almost every term; they are ridiculously comfortable even for the longer runs, the sound quality is well as clarity is brilliant, and the headphones offer one of the best battery life we have seen in a wireless headphone.
The left ear cup houses the power button that acts as a Bluetooth pairing button too, as for the volume rocker, they are perfectly place on the right ear cup. Despite the buttons seeming small, they are actually really easy to reach as well as press, so you wouldn’t have any problem with it.
The MDRZX770BT happens to be one of the most comfortable, and most affordable wireless headphones we have had the pleasure to use. Our only issue is that we wish that the soundstage on this amazing headphones was a bit open. Other than that, it hits the perfect sweet spot we’d like it to hit.
10. Plantronics BackBeat Fit
Very Light Weight and Comfortable with decent sound
The last one on our list is yet again, another Plantronics product. This time, we are looking at the Plantronics BackBeat Fit. Way too different than the BackBeast Sense we reviewed earlier, but still pretty capable to be honest. Before we begin and get to the details, you should know that as opposed to the BackBeat Sense, these are cheaper, and offer an in ear design as compared to the over ear. Whatever the case is, let’s take a look.
As the name suggests, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit are made for people who are always on the run, and need lightweight, wireless headphones that offer sweat proof design, and don’t fall out of the ears every now and then. Well, that’s what these earphones are for. You’d be glad to know that if you happen to be any sort of an athlete who requires a wireless pair of earphones that’s both sweat proof and offers decent sound, then this is what you need to get.
The earphones are truly amazing when it comes to the quality, Plantronics have made sure that the design is lightweight, and solid. The earphones also come with an integrated microphone for you to use while you’re working out, and all the buttons are rightly placed on the earpiece for you to reach easily.
Another great thing is that the pair comes with a reflective armband for your smartphone, and it doubles up as a storage case for your earphones. Last but not the least, the battery timing happens to be decent, and the earphones are comfortable to wear.
In all honesty, there isn’t a lot wrong with the earphones, however, the cable that goes behind your neck might actually bother you a bit.
With so much to choose from, it wasn’t easy making a decision on which are the best pairs of wireless headphones. You can chalk this up at the insane saturation of the market, especially for people who are relatively newer in the field of wireless headphones. This is mainly because despite being old, the term “wireless” still makes people question the brilliance of and the list of features they get. We have people who are genuinely interested in buying wireless headphones, and then we have purists who always suggest that the wired pair is always a better option. With that said, here’s to hoping that the list helps you pick out the best pair you need.
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