While wireless headphones have been around for quite a bit, it’s been a push for them this year more than ever. That’s because of companies like Apple eliminating the headphone jack and relying on their lightning port. It’s also happening with Android devices this year such as the Moto Z and even HTC’s latest Bolt. Now being wireless isn’t a bad thing as tech is advancing making audio better than before. Some are some of the best wireless headphones for your buck.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Priced low but high on features is the BackBeat Pro 2 by Plantronics. They have great noise cancelling, have an open mic to listen and amplify your surroundings and provide lengthy 24 hours of battery life. They have a sleek profile mixed with a flexible and breathable headband. Ear cups are pretty plush and feel great going over the ears. They run for a very reasonable $199.99 and if you need NFC and a more metallic look those are $249.99.
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless
The P5 Wireless have a classic look to them thanks to their leathery memory foam ear cups and headband. The look of metal and leather is not something you too often in headphones and look this good. Sound wise B&W knows how to keep that quality they are known for and have it transition smooth over wireless. Battery is nice too capping around 17 hours of playtime. Right now they are chilling at a price point of $299.99.
V-Moda Crossfade Wireless
If you want a stylish pair of wireless cans it’s hard to dismiss the Crossfade Wireless by V-MODA. They have customizable shields that screwed off and swapped out for just about any styling you create. Crossfade Wireless also come in a multitude of colors when mixed with custom shields will deem no headphones look the same. While they don’t have ANC they do a great job of providing excellent sound quality and a nice comfortable fit. Starting at $270, take a look at their site and see what you can come up with.
Bose QuietComfort 35
Some of the best active noise cancelling comes from Bose. They provide great bass, crisp vocals and awesome clarity. They have a nice clean look to them and feel terrific on the head thanks to their cushioned pillowed ear cups. They are some of the priciest headphones on this list but well worth the money. There is also an app that makes device switching easier and getting easy access to your settings.
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
The Solos have come a long way and one thing they vastly improved on is battery life. The Beats Solo 3 Wireless will give you an astounding 40 hours of play time and it’s not an exaggeration. I can’t remember the last time I charged them besides the first time. Solo 3s are very bass heavy if that’s what you are looking for and they come in a wonderful array of colors for $299.99.
Samsung Level On Wireless PRO
A pretty light pair of wireless headphones comes from Samsung. While they don’t have crazy bass they do well in sound quality. They feature practically no buttons on the headset and everything is pretty much touch sensitive with simple swipes to playing music to pumping up the volume. They have ANC which is nice and if you have a compatible Samsung Galaxy device you can get CD Quality via their UHQA Studio Sound codec. Great for Galaxy owners at a price of $249.99 in two colorways.
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Nothing better than comfortable earbuds and Bose hits it on the market with the SoundSport Wireless. They are sweat and weather resistant so they are good whether working out in the gym or taking that long run in some inclement weather. They have great sound and have NFC pairing so you can tap and go. Best of all the wire is tangle free and can go right behind your neck. Check them out for $149.95
Samsung Icon X
These earbuds from Samsung are the true meaning of the word wireless. Their Icon X has no wires connecting the two earbuds and work fine. They are mainly for working out hence their one hour of battery life but their included carrying case will provide you with additional charges if needed. I have run in those and they fit snug in the ears and definitely won’t fall out. They can be streamed to your mobile device or hold 4GB memory right off the buds. Check them out for $199.99.