Best Wireless Headphones 2021

Best Bluetooth Headphones – Wireless Earphones 2021

Bluetooth is no longer an inferior option for headphone sound quality. With the advent of newer devices and more sophisticated audio processing and transmission, there are many Bluetooth headphones that will serve you well without wires.

Best Wireless Headphones 2021

These cans offer a wide range of choices whether you are looking for on-ear or over-ear cans. So browse through our selection and find out what your next wireless headphones should look like. Here is our pick of the best.

Headphones with Bose Noise Canceling 700

Following the success of the earlier QC35, the newer Bose 700 over-ears are moving up a gear. A seamless design, great noise cancellation to turn off external sound, and loud and proud sound quality without wires (however, a spare 2.5-3.5mm cable is included in the carry case). The battery life is also around 18 hours. This makes these headphones our favorite over-ear headphones for on the go.

Earphones provide entertainment on the go, transport the right beat for training or help you relax with your favorite music. In addition to classic headphone headphones and in-ears from the scope of delivery of smartphones, completely wireless in-ear models are particularly popular with music fans. These “true wireless headphones” bring their own small mobile filling station in the form of a transport and charging box. The number of models and variants in this sector is steadily increasing helps to keep track of every area.
The classic headphone is one of the most popular models.
It fits at home on the stereo system and on the go on the smartphone many models offer a headset function with a hands-free microphone and control buttons on the cable. When it comes to comfort, headband headphones are often ahead of in-ears, and there are seldom quarrels when they are put on. However, the models are less suitable for physical activity, as they quickly lose their grip when running. A distinction is made between over- and on-ear and open and closed headphones:
  • Over-ear versions completely surround the ear and lie comfortably on the head. In addition, they shield the eavesdroppers from ambient noise in this way, which is indispensable for music enthusiasts. However, over-ears can also make you sweat.
  • As the name suggests, on-ear models sit on the ear. There they like to press on the auricle in the long term and are therefore somewhat more uncomfortable to wear. They are often slimmer than over-ears.
  • Open headphones allow sound waves to pass in both directions: ambient noise remains audible and the user does not feel completely cut off from the outside world. Open headphones are only suitable to a limited extent for mobile use, because they also provide sound to those sitting next to you on the train.
  • Closed headphones hardly allow any music to escape and reduce ambient noise.
Headband headphones are available wired or with Bluetooth – more on that later.

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony created the other best over-ear noise canceling headphones that we tested. The 1000XM4 are particularly clever when it comes to noise cancellation and offer different modes through which speech can (or not) be transmitted.

You can even gauge the pressure to have the perfect profile on the plane, which makes them great travel headphones. Bluetooth support for aptX HD means the highest quality without cables. If the 30 hour battery runs out, you can still plug it in and listen passively with decent results.

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Sony WH-CH710N

If you are on a modest budget, Sony offers the WH-CH710N great value for money. We can’t think of better bluetooth enabled cans for the cost. Sure, you won’t get aptX HD like many of the more expensive alternatives below, but the noise cancellation is on board and the WH-CH710N is small, portable, has enough bass, and is well designed.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

In terms of price, these headphones offer an excellent price-performance ratio. You have a lot of influence while there is also excellent balance and precision. They are comfortable to wear even for long periods of time and have excellent battery life.

Our only problem is that they are quite large physically, so they are much better suited to a home environment – you will likely find them a bit big to travel with. The design is therefore a bit out of date. We also miss the noise cancellation, but if they did they would be more expensive as a result.

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Beats Solo Pro

You don’t need to have a multitude of Apple devices to get the most out of these cans. However, Solo Pro’s integration of the H1 chip means it seamlessly pairs with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac without having to mess around to make that wireless connection.

The Solo Pro sounds great too. So, if you’re looking for on-ear headphones that aren’t as comfortable as an over-ear solution in the long run, then the Beats are a great option.

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Sennheiser HD 450BT

If you have a budget that doesn’t reach audiophile levels but still want great headphones, these Sennheiser are a great choice.

The sound is excellent, especially for the price, and the battery life is similarly impressive. You get solid noise cancellation that rounds off a really decent package.

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B and O BeoPlay H9i

It would be too easy to criticize the Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H9 for the high price and the noise cancellation that is too subtle for some. But that would be short-sighted: because the H9i are killer over-ear headphones.

Indeed, the audio quality is immense, with punchy bass levels and a wide soundstage thanks to those huge ear cups. The downside is that Bluetooth doesn’t last as long as the competition (but there is a 3.5mm jack for passive wired listening) and the noise cancellation won’t please frequent flyers because of its subtlety.

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V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition

As much as we liked the original, the latest Codex Edition Crossfade 2 Wireless adds aptX for high-quality Bluetooth and beats it out of the park when it comes to impressive low-end bass. The industrial design makes them stand out compared to the competition, however there is no active noise cancellation and the design is a bit tricky compared to some.

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3

These wireless noise-canceling headphones are packed with smart features and high-end features, and they look great thanks to their high-quality materials. The size of the ear cups means great comfort, but of course a significant physical size.

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Ok, so they’re not just over the ear, because the Nura combines in-ear fittings in the over-ear auricles. It’s a unique design but one with a purpose: it makes for bespoke sound as these cans can read the shape of your ears and adjust the sound profile accordingly.

 They look weird, they feel pretty strange, but the sound quality is from another planet.

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT

The DSR9BT is a high-end headphone only for Bluetooth and was developed for audiophile listeners who do not want wired nonsense.

 In fact, there is no 3.5mm jack here. These AT-Over-Ears are extremely comfortable to wear and, like no other headphones on the market, are equipped with a Dnote chipset, which Audio-Technica calls the Dnote chipset, and four voice coils in the 45mm drivers of the headphones for has optimal dynamics and clarity. And they sound really amazing: you won’t get a lot of bass, but the low-end is tight and neutral, while the high-end has a sharpness and timbre beyond anything we’ve ever heard.

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Master and Dynamic MW65

Yes, they are expensive headphones, but they sound great and have effective active noise cancellation (ANC). They look really nice too, with high quality materials like aluminum and leather. There is no plastic here.

The downside is that they are expensive compared to the Sony and Bose ANC models, while some weaknesses like walking resonance remain. However, the quality of workmanship offered here is absolutely superb and we think it’s brilliant.

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True wireless headphones: Completely wireless

Big headset headphones are too impractical for you? No problem, the current in-ear headphones are also very exciting. At the latest with the first completely wireless Apple AirPods , the dams broke in the category of true wireless headphones – and the new AirPods Prostart seamlessly. Now almost every manufacturer – from Apple to Bose, Samsung, Jabra and JBL to Sony – has at least one such model in its range.
The special feature: the headphones do without the connection cable between the two earplugs that is common with Bluetooth in-ears. Since the battery life is short on average due to the compact design, the scope of delivery usually includes a transport box with a built-in battery. It charges the headphones on the go as soon as they are in the can. The prices for true wireless in-ears are very different, and so is the equipment: From pure headphones to waterproof all-rounders with noise-canceling and fitness sensors, everything is possible.

Lightning headphones: great sound for the iPhone

With the iPhone 7 , Apple removed the classic analog jack output for the first time – music lovers have since connected their headphones via Bluetooth or plug them into the versatile Lightning connector. In addition to Apple, other – albeit still very few – manufacturers now offer Lightning headphones. Apple’s promise: The music sounds better with the headphones connected to the new connection.
It reaches the headphones digitally from the smartphone, only there or in the cable is it converted into audible analog signals. This form of transmission has several advantages: powerful audio amplifiers can be loaded into the headphones that do not fit into tightly packed smartphones. Customized sound corrections are possible without any side effects. The Lightning headphones JBL Reflect Aware, for example, comes with a free app, thanks to which users can control the background noise suppression (noise canceling) or adjust the sound using an equalizer.

Important tip: test headphones before buying!

If possible, try headphones before purchasing. Then you can hear whether you like the sound – and feel whether the model is sitting comfortably. When shopping online, use your right of return if you don’t like it. Attention: In-ear headphones are hygienic articles and cannot be exchanged and are practically never unpacked for testing in the store. The only thing that helps is a look at the test results.

Bowers and Wilkins PX

The active noise-canceling wireless headphones market has grown rapidly lately, so it made a lot of sense for Bowers and Wilkins to finally get a foothold a few years ago.

B and W come from a truly audiophile perspective – aptX HD features for high definition audio without wires – and the PX is a superb high-end alternative to the Bose, Sony and Beats competition (as featured as well), both in terms of Style as well as audio capability.

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