So, it’s time for you to make the leap from wired to wireless headphones. Or, maybe you’re an experienced General in this field and need the help of an advisor to plan the best route through the shimmering plains of no cables. Either way, we’re here to help you find the perfect pair of Bluetooth headphones for you.
Sometimes, you’re looking for comfort. Maybe you’re looking to sound quality. Or, just maybe, you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present for your kids. It is only 23 days away, after all!
To help you pick, we’ve explored a range of headphones and picked our favourite five that each fit a specific purpose better than others. But with the Sony WH-1000XM4’s, the market leaders, it’s a slightly different story.
Sony WH-1000XM4 – Our Pick For Best Bluetooth Headphones in the World
The WH-1000XM4 are Sony’s flagship noise-cancelling headphones now living in their fourth generation. They definitely dominate the Bluetooth headphone market.
Packing a whopping 30 hours of battery life, which is still lower than some others on our list, their comfortable design and sound quality (thanks to Sony’s DSEE Extreme upscaling engine) that can keep up with the best production headphones make the WH-1000XM4’s a true leader.
Wearing them could make you forget that you’re actually existing in a world full of other existers due to their awesome noise-cancelling capabilities. They also pack the ability to sense when you talk (which you have to do here and there as an exister) and will pause your music accordingly. This may lead you to forget that the phones feature is a physical pause button…
Call quality has been dramatically improved with new microphones that work with better overall processing. Multipoint pairing, DSEE Extreme upscaling, conversational awareness and auto-play/pause using a built-in sensor all distinguish this new model from older versions, as well as separate them from their competition.
At a hefty price of $348, these are some expensive headphones. But they do have all of the bells and whistles that you could wish for.
The Sony WH-1000XM4 also support Sony’s 360 Reality Audio format that allows for spatial audio on stereo headphones, as well as the LDAC codec that can transfer a bitrate of up to 990 kbps!
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 – Our Pick For Best Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
DSP technology (digital signal processing), as well as an advanced microphone array, limit background noise from the outside world and focus only on your voice. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are fabulous for phone calls and virtual meetings.
The mics and DSP technology double up with Bose’s effective noise-cancelling technology for peace and quiet when you’re home, or even out and about! And on top of all of that comes the amazing comfort on offer with these whoppers.
However, the battery life only lives for up to 20 hours. This may be on the lower end of our list, and only worth a day and a half or so, but the sound quality can rival that of the Sony WH-1000XM4A.
Visually, these headphones look as slick as they are comfortable. The sophisticated design and quality of the noise cancellation surely make up for the compromise on battery life. We think so, anyway.
Jabra Elite 45H – Our Pick For Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $100
The Jabra Elite 45H are the most affordable Bluetooth headphones on our list.
They don’t pack a whole lot of luxury, but they do pack a whole lot of value for money where it really counts.
The Elite 45H pack a quality microphone for their price range ($70) and don’t lack in the battery life arena. Think… 50 hours of battery life! And we haven’t even mentioned how comfortable they are. They’re pretty, well, comfortable. They don’t quite sit like the WH-1000XM4 headphones, but they don’t rub or feel irritating on your ears or head.
If you’re here to find affordable comfortable headphones that offer bang for your buck then look no further. The sound quality is a strong 8/10 for such small drivers. Honestly, the Jabra Elite 45H is an affordable pair of headphones with a premium sound.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition – Our Pick For Most Comfortable Bluetooth Headphones
The lightweight PX7 Carbon Edition are the stylish kid on the block. And extremely comfortable, too!
Not only do they pack character, but they also pack a universe of comfort. You’ll forget you’re wearing them, we promise. For a heftier price of $399, we would expect them to have more advanced features to rival Sony, but this isn’t the case.
But their sound quality is still top-notch too, but they do lack in the noise-cancelling department. They do have active noise-cancelling, but it’s just not up to par with the likes of the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones or the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.
Both Google Assistant and Alexa are viable options of assistants that you can feature, but you can only choose one. After all, why would you have both? They’d probably fight all the time over who’s smarter (little do they know they’re only as smart as one another). Anyway, to support the assistants the PX7 Carbon Edition features awesome onboard microphones, as well as 30 hours of battery life. That’s a day and a half on a full charge.
JLab Audio JBuddies Studio Bluetooth – Our Pick For Best Bluethooth Headphones For Kids
Compact, colourful and fun.
With 13 hours of listening time, JLab Audio JBuddles Bluetooth headphones won’t allow the volume to breach a particular threshold of (physician-recommended) 85 dB and damage any little ears’ hearing.
Their durable design has the safety of the kiddo enjoying their dank beats or Peppe Pig at the forefront of their priorities. Hinges that prevent any youngling from pinching their skin, as well as being able to withstand what a child can throw it. And we all know the possibilities of what they could throw at them can be anything.
The grey, blue, and purple colour options make it ultra-easy for any kid to know which pair is theirs and which is their siblings, saving any parent the stress of a tantrum.
At just $30, these are the ultimate pair of headphones for kiddies.
Those that value a comfortable experience and top audio quality from their headphones will not be disappointed by any of these products. When they’re using their headphones jamming on the bus, don’t you want them to be rocking to your music?
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