The Best Wireless Headphones

The Best Wireless Headphones

The convenience of wireless headphones allows for many use cases that the clumsy wired ones simply cannot. Watching TV by yourself from afar without disturbing your surroundings, playing computer games free of hassle, listening to music in public without dragging a cable with you, or to work hard and lift heavy in the gym with Anker Soundcore Spirit X, are experiences that feel better in wireless.

I got the DT-770 Pro as a support for mixing, because unfortunately I do not currently have the opportunity to edit my room acoustically for my studio monitors. So now I use the speakers for the regular work, while I use the headphones for the delicate places where I have to work very accurately. To anticipate it: For this purpose, the headphones work great for me!

It was particularly important to me that the entire spectrum is reproduced as unadulterated as possible so that I can make the most accurate decisions, especially in the bass range. The headphones deliver this without any problems.

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Whether the advertised transmission range of 5 – 35000 Hz is maintained, I can not say, I don’t think any human could hear past 20000 Hz; however, all frequencies that are heard for me are played back and it goes damn deep!

​Audeze, one of the most prestigious brands of high-end hi-fi headphones, dived in March 2018 into the gaming industry with a new top-tier gaming headset for high-caliber players. The event was of enormous surprise and truly intriguing; Not only because of the blending of an elitist brand like Audeze with the medium of gaming, but also for the expectations which had arisen by the upcoming of an alluring pair of gaming headsets and the unreal promises they’ve made.

Ergonomics

It doesn’t take long to realize the majesty of Audeze Mobius sound once donning them on your ears. As one of the best gaming headset, the audio quality is the second most intriguing aspect after the immersive soundscape generated by the planar magnetic drivers and Waves Nx technology for 3D audio immersiveness.

Not only does the 100mm planar magnetic drivers emulate the most authentic immersive cinematic experiences, they also achieve an admirable level of precision and responsiveness. The complexity of the captivating, imacculate surround sound with the dramatic and vivid sounds filled with details make it almost impossible to take them off your head. The experience is truly addictive.

Jabra Elite 85h

Best Wireless Headphones for Enthusiasts

Why we like it: For a pair of wireless headphones that has a powerful ability to reduce the noise around you efficiently using Smart Active Noise Cancellation, Jabra Elite 85h possess a beautiful, balanced sound than can punch above its weight.

The clean deep-bass resemblance the sound of expensive headphones that contain numerous subtle details which enrich the music, whereas the stereophonic rendering is fantastic and the audio is processed impeccably in wireless mode, which ranks these over-ears as the best performing wireless headphones.

Depending on your personal preference in music, the Jabra Sound+ app allows you to create a sound profile and equalize it for the better. Furthermore, Jabra Elite 85h provides with an extremely generous autonomy of more than 35 hours with ANC powered (this is as much as wireless headphones of this value can offer), and the fastest recharge time(refilling with five hours of life within 15 minutes, and full recharge in two hours and 30 mins using a USB-C cable ).

Verdict

The control system is intuitive and offers complete control over your music and features, while a very convenient feature turns your headphones off/on whenever you rotate the right earcup by 90°, respectively 0° thus saving a chunk of battery. They aren’t the best for watching TV movies where the content package has a high resolution, though the Bluetooth latency is low and the connection is reliable during activities that require lower resources. These wireless headphones can connect with multiple devices due to its multipoint connection feature, and they’re also integrated with Bluetooth 5.0 technology which makes wireless connections stable.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:
Sony MDR-1000X
Upgrade:
Sony MDR-1000X
Budget Version:
JBL Everest 710

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

Runner-up – Great Over-Ear Wireless Headphones​

Why we like it: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT is a professional-graded wireless over-ear headphone with very clear and detailed audio. The wireless set of headphones do inherit various features from its respected wired predecessor.

With these over-ears, you won’t get quite as many features as with our top pick, but rather a more audiophile intended sound profile that contains an analytical sound signature with a high-fidelity sound full of details characteristic of many reference headphones.

Its balanced and slightly recessed sound won’t please everyone, but music enthusiasts will love the high-definition these black headphones hold. Although there’s some bass to it and the lower-mids are moderately recessed, the reproduction is finely expressed; Besides, it comes with a microphone that’s relatively relevant and helpful at times, but overall decent and intelligible. Even if the headphones don’t come with an equalizer to adjust the sound based on your taste, they are the owner of a sound performance that is precise and powerful which, in the end, doesn’t require drastic changes for improvement.

Verdict

ATH-M50xBT’s battery life of 37 hours, comfortable earpads, and a robust construction might be everything you’d need in your ideal wireless headphones. Having a similar design to Audio Technica ATH-M50X, both headphones ensure effective passive isolation – reducing the ambient, but mostly the frequencies in the higher-end of the sound spectrum.

The 5.0 Bluetooth headphones have no quick-recharge feature, which is unfortunate as it’s ideal for unexpected moments or inpatient people, but anytime you can plug the wires in and benefit of no Bluetooth latency and endless enjoyment from listening to great-sounding music. Unlike many other good wireless headphones, M50XBT allows you to charge them while in wireless mode.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:
Sony MDR-1000X
Upgrade:
Sony MDR-1000X
Budget Version:
Sony MDR-1000X

jabra Move Wireless

Value for Money – Best On-ear Wireless Headphones

Why we like it: The Jabra Move Wireless is a good budget wireless option with, but not extraordinarily great overall, the quality in this price area isn’t fantastic, but these comfortable on-ear wireless headphones work lightly better than its competitors within the same price range.

As the name highly suggests, the Jabra Move Wireless is designed to work only Bluetooth activated (once you switch to wires the sound quality drops significantly). When Bluetooth paired, the on-ears have an impressively good soundstage and stereophony for a product that’s reasonably cheap, the audio spectrum has a good extension at both ends capturing various deep notes but also a few high ones.

The 12 hours of battery life of the $50 headphones means you’ll enjoy a great part of the day. In our tests, we begin to appreciate quickly the sound, but also the build of the Jabra Move Wireless, and its flexibility. The company was willing to use quality materials, the aluminum head slider, sturdy matte plastic, and the mesh on top of the headband seemed to offer great robustness.

Verdict

For most frugal people, this pair of cans will survive long enough, making good use of your money. The controls are on the left and right earcup. On the bottom edge, the right earcup includes the controls for power up and pairing, the left one contains a set of mechanical buttons responsible for audio management, track switching, and volume control.

In the end, the controls aren’t too intuitive as they offer various options through different combination, but once you get the hang of it, it’ll be seamless.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:
Urbanista Seattle
Upgrade:
JBL E45BT
Budget Version:

 

Anker Soundcore Spirit X

Best Budget Wireless Earphones

It’s not the first partnership of the two companies, Anker and SoundCore, for the creation of a high-quality headphone. As with Liberty Air, a pair of true wireless earbuds that we like, Spirit X is another successful product that’s also versatile, good-sounding, and is equipped with Bluetooth version 5.0 technology. The 10 mm dynamic drivers produce an overall balanced sound, nicely resonating bass, and wide stereophony gives this pair of in-ears an authentic sense of distinction.

They’re some fairly affordable wireless earphones, priced way below $50, but that attractive view which incites thrifty people doesn’t take away the rumbling of its detailed sub-bass or the audio clearness. When it comes to workout grounds (gym, beach running, weightlifting, calisthenics workout, running, swimming or resistance training… you name it), they provide an excellent grip to your ears. The grip and stability are essential aspects for any earphone when you engage in high-intensity activities that consist of many erratic movements that might shake your headphones off, disrupting the momentum.

The sound is important too, and with these in-ears, the music energizes you throughout the entire workout session (+bonus energy when listening to ‘HUNGRY’ by Rob Bailey and The Hustle Standard); however, the very occurring high-treble situation which makes certain notes sound sharp prevails in this unit as expected.

Verdict

It’s protected with what the company calls SweatGuard which offers IPX7 waterproof protection. Portability is not an issue since Soundcore provides its custom made carrying pouch, small in size and somewhat firm. And the tremendous battery life these headphones have handles two full weeks of use if you work out less than 1 hour a day. With its quick-recharge feature, these great wireless workout earphones will always have you prepared – the battery gains 1 hour of juice in only 5 minutes.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:
Sony MDR-1000X
Upgrade:
Sony MDR-1000X
Budget Version:
Sony MDR-1000X

The competition

The Sony WM-1000XM3 is one of the top headphones with Bluetooth that has a fantastic sound with boomy, yet muddy mid-bass, which also remains very comfortable after few hours of use, however, its powerful noise-cancelling isn’t needed for most activities that people normally undertake with their wireless headsets, also it’s a bit pricier than our top pick Jabra Elite 85h wherein the battery is much sustainable and its NC feature is comparatively competent.

The B&O BeoPlay H8i, former flagship of Bang & Olufsen, is an elegant looking headphone that performs with a lot of power, its intuitive controls offer an excellent experience, however, in comparison with our current best choice it does nothing spectacularly better, and it comes with a hefty price inside an exquisite package that you could attain for around $400 if you’re down for more aesthetically pleasing headphones.

The Samsung Level On Wireless is a decent all-around noise-canceling headphone with impressively good battery and Bluetooth latency, great enough for watching TV movies, though its audio potential doesn’t rise to that standard.

The Urbanista Seattle initially seemed to be a reasonable budget wireless headphones, but our on-ear wireless pick is more comfortable, lighter with 30 grams, and the sound signature isn’t overtly dark.

The Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless is a comfy pair of over-ears with great autonomy and nice bass presence, though the highs are harsh, and the distortions are audible.

The Bluedio F2 headphones fit into the budget category, they do have a nicely balanced sound response – however, that’s all – the other elements aren’t high-quality enough to earn a spot on this list.

The Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT, a very ambitious project of the Chinese audio manufacturer, seemed like an entirely inspiring audio innovation because of its digital driver, however, the Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT’s price has proved to be very steep.

The Optoma NuForce BE Sport 3 provides a comfortable and tight fit despite its bulky size, its sound isn’t the most fantastic while they’re double the price of Anker SoundCore Spirit X, but for a bit less under $100 – Optoma NuForce BE Live5 is a great wireless in-ears for sport that we loved.

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