Best Wireless Headphones Guide
Looking for the perfect set of wireless headphones this year? Here we show you exactly which are the best right now…
The first generation of Sennheiser Momentum wireless headphones were released in 2013. They were very well-received due to its style and performance, but were criticized in their level of comfort. In its second generation, Sennheiser has made some tweaks to address this issue and improve upon its design and performance.
The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphones are a combination of aluminum, leather, and plastic. Miraculously, Sennheiser has done an excellent job of blending these together into a fantastic-looking design.
The headband has joints on both sides that make it collapsible for easy transport. The earcups are large and thick, solving their predecessor’s issue of making your ears sore after wearing them for too long. They are very soft and maintain a nice grip on your ears without hurting them. They also keep your ears cool instead of making you pant from your own body heat.
The JBL Synchros E40BT are proof that you don’t have to shell out a whole lot of money to get a good wireless, on-ear headphone. For under $100, you can have a set of great quality headphones that don’t have the sound quality of the other, super-expensive kinds, but don’t cut back on their quality despite their low price.
These headphones have a very sturdy design, with a thick headband and leather-covered earcups. Not only are they durable, but the headphone’s silky leather feels fantastic on your ears. On both earcups is a large silver logo, which is placed in high contrast with any of the headphone’s color choices. They come in white, purple, black, and blue. However, the earcups are fixed in place, making it impossible to adjust them to the shape of your head. Because of this, you may feel uncomfortable wearing them for any significant amount of time. But there’s not much you can ask for from headphones that are under $100.
The original Powerbeats were as great as digging up an old bone you had forgotten about long ago. They were advertised by LeBron James himself, which played a major part in their success. Because of this, they leave some pretty big shoes to fill for the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless headphones to fill as their successor.
These headphones are available in five colors: cobalt blue, red, white, black, and yellow. The wire connecting the two earphones is adjustable through the use of a little slider piece that allows you to lengthen or shorten the wire easily and quickly. They feature sleek ear hooks that easily and comfortably keep them from falling out of your ears. These hooks can also be bent to adjust them to the individual shapes of your ears, making them that much more effective to use. However, due to the hooks, the earphones may not fully fit into your ears despite the adjustability of the hooks themselves.
The Beats Studio Wireless and 2013’s Beats Studio are very easy to confuse due to how they’re nearly identical. Two things differentiate them- Beats Studio Wireless’ Bluetooth option and the price. It’s $80 more expensive than the 2013 wired model.
Beats headphones are known for their design. These headphones come in six different color options, with the most beautiful being their matte black version. However, the glossy parts attract pawprints. They have a very simple design which is both professional and unremarkable, making them a good choice for people who don’t want flamboyant headphones.
Beats’ headbands were known for having their screws come loose and eventually falling apart because of it, so Beats took care of this problem by having only two screws in its headband in a secure location. You can only see them when you fold the headband, where they join the headband to its earpieces.
The Philips Fidelio M2BT is the successor of the Fidelio M1BT, which was the wireless version of the Fidelio M1. Since the previous model, Philips has fixed some major issues, such as muted treble and washed-out sound. This model costs over $300 and is aimed at outdoor use.
These headphones have a unique yet stylish design. The dominant feature is their diamond-like texture along the headband and the earcups. The brand and model name is printed and sewn onto the rims of the earcups and the headband right above the earcups.
Sony doesn’t have a very long history of participating in the headphones market. Although it had the iconic and now ancient Walkman series, headphones (especially wireless headphones) are an entirely different bone to chew. Because of this, Sony is doing a test-and-learn method of making headphones. In 2015, Sony released four wireless over-ear headphones, two of which were entry-level and the others were mid-range. They all had Bluetooth and noise cancellation and led to the creation of the MDR-ZX770BT, which is somewhere in between the two quality levels of those four previous headphones.
These headphones have a sophisticated design with small, high contrast logos on the earcups and a double-layered headband. However, its appearance isn’t as great as that of other Sony products. It comes in either blue or black, with the blue version forming a perfect blend with its black earcups.
The Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth headphones came out a year after Bose’s SoundLink Around-Ear. The Around-Ear model was criticized due to how the only difference it had to Bose’s AE2 was an extra Bluetooth capability. The SoundLink On-Ear is a wireless version of Bose’s SoundTrue On-Ear wired headphones, but with a few differences. It is a bit larger than the SoundTrue model and doesn’t fold flat. Also, it’s available in two colors.
The design itself is very sturdy-looking, with a thick headband and large earcups. Its screws and inner mechanics are easy to see on the inside and sides of the headband, but this doesn’t contribute to its ability to win the beauty part of any shows. These headphones come in black and an odd combination of white, tan, and light blue.
These headphones have a unique design that is reminiscent of the style of the 70s.The earcups are connected to the headband by arching chrome that curves around the sides and tops of the cups and then forming the first third of the headband. The logo is embossed on the earcups instead of being printed on or embroidered.
The Parrot Zik 2.0 wireless headphones are more lightweight when compared to their previous model due to their switch from iron to aluminum. Overall, they’re about 20% lighter. Because of this, they don’t make your head feel tired from wearing them too long due to how heavy they are. It also has spacious over-ear cups that help you keep feeling comfortable when wearing them for a long period of time.
Plantronics BackBeat Fit have a sleek, simple, sporty design that keep them from becoming complicated to use when you’re just trying to work out, run around the yard, or dig up those old flowers in the garden. Their pause and play buttons are shown in high contrast on the bud of one ear, while a telephone icon on the other allows you to use the headphone’s microphone and also turns the headphones on and off.
The headband is rubbery, giving it friction on the back of your head to help prevent it from slipping off. It also sports an over the head feature and little loops just above the buds themselves to hold the earphones in place during any activity.
Motorola is a pretty new player in the headphones market, which their first headphones being released in July 2015. These headphones received a positive response, leading to the creation of the Moto Pulse. Just like their phones, these headphones are designed for people who want quality performance without breaking the bank.
The Moto Pulse’s design is centered on elegant functionality. It isn’t covered in logos or high-contrast designs, making it simple yet sleek. Their most eye catching piece is a chrome piece that connects the headband to the earphones. Overall, their appearance has an artistic balance worth doing tricks for.