Best Wireless Headphones.
I usually do not recommend over-spending on luxury electronics, but not this time.
Wireless headphones are the exception.
Buying a high-quality pair of noise-cancelling headphones might be the best purchase you make this year.
sound-out office distractions, gym motivation, podcasts or audiobooks
A quality pair will give you 30-40 hours of play time per charge.
They are also durable if you take care of them – Many buyers have been using the same pair for 3-5 years!
I don’t recommend spending beyond your budget, but if you are going to splurge on something this year, consider buying a good pair of headphones.
Below I listed what I think are the best wireless headphones available on Amazon.
Prices on my list range, $149 – $679.
✅ #1 Top Pick: Sony WH-1000XM3 Review
Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones provide a fully immersive, noise-cancelling experience.
Buyers love the excellent audio quality – they come with a super strong bass (for louder music) and the newest noise cancellation technology.
Play Time: up to 30 hours
Charging: 1 – 2 hours (full charge)
Adaptive Sound Controls automatically adjusts the noise cancellation levels based on your activity. (eg crowded bus or when flying)
With Alexa-voice or the mobile app you can change settings: change titles, answer calls or increase / decrease volume
The battery life of the headphones is excellent (and charging is fast!)
When fully charged, you’ll have 30 hours of sound.
Express Charge: if you’re in a hurry, 10-mins of charging gives you 5 hours of listening!
Expensive, but lots of positive buyer reviews.
The Bose SoundLink headphones deliver superior sound and comfortable cushioning.
For an affordable price you get HD quality sound and wireless range up to 30 ft – much further than comparable models!
Play Time: up to 15 hours
WiFi Range: 30 ft. (9 meters)
Buyers love the activation of the Bluetooth mobile phone – they say it has a very clear sound and strong microphone quality (even in windy or noisy places).
Similar to the Sony WH-1000XM2, the Bose SoundLink headphones automatically tune to optimal sound.
Full charge takes 3 hours and gives you 12 to 15 hours of playtime.
Good buyer reviews w/ affordable price tag!
Sony WH-900N are a little more affordable than Sony WH1000XM3.
Designed with the same noise-cancelling tech, buyers confirm they are perfect for eliminating external sounds.
Play Time: 30 hours
Wireless Range: 38 ft.
User-friendly controls and bluetooth connectivity let you connect to your mobile or home projector.
By simply tapping the ear-panel you can customize settings – take calls, call someone, switch to music, or talk to Siri.
Some buyers say the Sony WH-900N are the best wireless headphones for Bluetooth listening.
Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, Netflix, or Hulu
Lastly, the WH-900N will auto detect external noise and adjust sound accordingly. It is the ideal function for a crowded train or gym workouts.
Medium price wireless headphones w/ super user-friendly, bluetooth controls!
The Sennheiser RS 195 Headphones are great for wireless listening from a long distance — gamers, gym enthusiasts, parents, etc.
Full Battery: 18 hours of play time
WiFi Range: up to 328 ft
They offer the longest wireless distance for headphones on my list – up to 328 feet!
Reading online reviews they are a favorite among games and sports fanatics. Many like to workout while watching sports.
I also think it’s a great for parents who are constantly moving throughout the house.
Bluetooth headphones provide wireless listening throughout a whole house.
Good buyer reviews online.
The Sony WH1000XM2 headphones are the earlier version of the WH-1000XM3.
Very similar and with a slightly lower price, they offer a super high quality Digital Noise Cancellation sound.
Play Time: up to 25 hours
Charging: 2 hours (full charge)
Buyers love “Smart Listening”, which detects their activity and automatically adjusts to an optimal sound level.
They also have a simple touch control to adjust the sound, skip the title, or answer a call
Decrease volume: cover the right ear pad (volume decreases slowly)
Answer a call: tap the left ear to answer the call (microphone will be activated automatically).
Sony NC headphones are very expensive, but have many positive reviews.
Bose QuietComfort 35 combines wireless technology + sound cancellation.
Right away you’ll notice the sound is crisp + full bass sound.
If you like loud-listening, this might be the one for you!
Wireless battery gives 20 hours of listening — plugged-in gives 40 hours.
- Charging Time: 2-3 hours (based on description)
- Full Battery
- 20 hours = wireless listening
- 40 hours = plugged into device
- 3-levels of Noise Cancellation
- True NFC headphones
- Dual-microphone system
- clear phone calls + voice activation
- True Noise Cancellation
- Charging time can wane over lifespan
Dre Beats Solo3 offer a modern style and full wireless capability.
They may feel a bit heavy because of their high quality construction, but buyers like the durable, weighted feel.
Charge Time: 1 hour (full charge)
Full Battery: 40 hours of play time
They feature a higher quality battery than others on my list – they charge super fast and can last 2-4 days on a single charge!
Many buyers say the Beats Solo3 are the best wireless headphones for traveling.
They are also very affordable!
Overall, I think the Solo3 headphones are a solid pick for under $250.
Apart from the low price, the WaveSound headphones have many features that you should love.
Charge Time: 2-3 hours (full charge)
Full Battery: 16 hours of play time
What I like best is the excellent noise canceling sound and bluetooth connection – buyers confirm they are super easy to connect to your smartphone or tablet.
Paww Wavesound are also foldable – ideal for packing in a carry on suitcase or a gym bag.
Buyers love the WaveSound for its comfort, audio performance and affordability!
If you want top-quality sound w/ reasonable price, the BOHM Wireless is a solid option.
Wireless + Bluetooth connectivity make these worthwhile.
There’s a built-in volume control for hands-free convenience.
Perfect for the gym or outside jogging!
- Wireless Range: 10 meters
- Charge Time: 2 hours
- Playtime Time: 8 hours
- Rich sounds + powerful bass
- Noise cancelling works for deeper sound
The Dre Beats Studio3 are their most popular model – wireless headphones with Bluetooth compatibility.
They come equipped with the new Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling (“Pure ANC”) – longer battery for up to 22 hours of listening time (with noise canceling) or 40 hours of playing time (without NC).
WiFi range: 30 ft. from bluetooth device
Charge Time: 1.5 – 2 hours (full charge)
Compared to other wireless headphones, the Beats Studio3 can be charged very quickly.
I think they are the best wireless headphones for long hours.
Perfect option for those who work more than 5 hours a day:
programmers, long commuters, workout fanatics, heavy gamers, long flight + musicians
Downside – they are relatively expensive.
But terms of features and dollar value, I think they are a solid option.
Notable – Bluedio Wireless Headphones
Bluedio F2 Bluetooth Headphones are reasonably priced + offer a load of features such as Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and large, comfortable ear pads.
Bluetooth compatible and wireless, they can easily be synced w/ any mobile device.
What makes them unique is the ear ventilation technology — ever notice how the air pressure in ear pads can feel odd (especially on flights)?
Bluedio F2 Headphones come w/ new ‘Vector Flow’ tech which automatically equalizes air pressure on both sides.
Consistent air pressure gives subwoofer bass and higher quality ANC.
Best part is the price — super affordable for mostly anyone. (rare for ANC quality headphones)
- Full Battery: 16 hours of play time
- Weight: 11 ounces
- Air flow technology = equal pressure
- Active Noise Cancelling headphones (“ANC”)
- Lots of happy buyer reviews
- Lesser play hours per charge
Noise Cancellation is a newer technology. It was originally developed to enhance wireless communication in otherwise noisy environments such as an aircraft cockpit. In fact, it was first developed in NASA!
To achieve the noise cancelling effect, each headset cup has a built-in microphone that detects the ambient noise on the ear. The noise signal is fed to the electronic circuit that analyzes it and produces a mirror image of the noise, which is then added back to the music signal. Part of the real noise is offset by the mirrored backward noise.
Since this is an electronic process, the noise reduction circuit will take up a good amount of battery.
Passive noise isolation:
The best wireless headphones include a noise-isolation feature.
Noise-isolating earphones and headphones can independently isolate ambient noise without a battery. Adjustable earphones on the headphones and additional earphones on the headphones act as a physical barrier to prevent unwanted noise from entering your ears. Such obstacles also prevent your fellow human beings from listening to your music.
ANC noise cancellation:
For additional noise-cancellation, a microphone’s internal and external microphones can measure unwanted ambient noise, and the circuitry in the headset generates noise at the frequency that eliminates these sounds.
Some of the best wireless headphones have this feature. When this feature is enabled, active noise canceling headphones will definitely work.