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Best Wireless Headphones From The Best Brands On The Market

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With so many headphones on the market, it’s easy to be swamped by the choice and this makes it overwhelming when it comes to choosing the right pair.

Some brands prioritise sound over design, some focus on technology, and others like to disperse their focus across a multitude of areas. The difficult part is selecting the right pair of headphones that suit your needs.

Here’s our list of the best wireless headphones from the biggest brands around the world.

Audio-Technica: ATH-ANC700BT

Audio-Technica, Headphones

Audio-Technica is a company that is known for its professional equipment. These foldable wireless beauties are the perfect companion for all your travelling duties. With pristine sound quality and noise-cancelling, you can shut yourself out from the world through your music and just sit back and enjoy the vibes.

PROSCONS
Very comfortableQuirky sound

Buy them here for $349

Bang & Olufson Beoplay H9 3rd gen

Bang & Olufsen, headphones

Bang & Olufsen has always been about finding a balance between style and sound, and with the Beoplay H9’s, the vision remains very much the same. Not only does it look incredibly stylish, but it also features Active Noise Cancelling with touch interface and up to 25 hours of playtime. What we love about it is the fact you can wear it for hours and it never feels uncomfortable, unlike many headphones on the market.

PROSCONS
Comfortable for long periods of time More premium price because it’s at the top end of the market
Noise-cancelling is superbBattery drains fast when Active Noise-Cancelling is enabled
Long-lasting battery Noise-cancelling not as strong as other competitors

Buy them here for $699

Beats: Studio3

Beats

Beats By Dre has been making waves in the market for nearly 15 years and has sold more units than any other brand of headphones in the world. With a large focus on sound quality and a design that stands out, the Beats range is a popular choice. The Studio 3 provides listeners with adaptive noise cancelling, fast charging, long battery life and top-grade Bluetooth connectivity.

PROSCONS
Amazing noise-cancellingNo gesture controls
Rich, high-quality soundBattery life takes a hit when not connected to Apple devices
Very comfortable
Very stylish

Buy them here for $449.95

Beyerdynamic: Lagoon ANC Explorer

Beyerdynamic, headphones

Beyerdynamic’s Lagoon ANC Explorer is great for travelling with its soft ear-enclosing pads made of high-quality memory foam with protein synthetic leather covers and noise-cancelling capabilities. Personalise the sound dynamic to suit you and get the listening experience you want. With a sensational battery life of up to 24 hours when the ANC is activated and up to 46 hours when the noise cancellation is off, these headphones will give you more time with the things you love.

PROSCONS
Mic qualityBluetooth 4.2
Sound qualitySound leakage
Lightweight

Buy them here for $499

Bose: Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose

“Never leave your music behind” with Bose’s new noise-cancelling headphones 700 that comes with a portable charging case. Never worry about your headphones running out of charge, whether it be on a long flight or a day journey. Get the best of both personalised sound and a slick design while also keeping informed with the help of the Google Assistant or Alexa. If you’re constantly travelling, this is definitely a pair of headphones to consider.

PROSCONS
Excellent noise-cancelling Not very light
Great voice calls Expensive
Can connect to two devices at onceAccidental button presses are common

Buy them here for $679.95

JBL: Everest Elite 750NC

JBL

Another elite company when it comes to headphones, JBL has continued its climb to the top with the Everest Elite 750NC. Equipped with a simple yet sharp design, the Everest Elite features 15-hour battery life with a 3-hour recharge, noise-cancelling capabilities and its legendary JBL Pro Audio Sound.

PROSCONS
Powerful audioMediocre noise-cancelling
Attractive designDistortion on deep bass tracks when NC is enabled
Adjustable EQ and noise-cancellation controls

Buy them here for $399

Sennheiser: PXC 550-II

Sennheiser PXC 550-II Headphones

Perfect for your trip to work or travelling long distance, the PCX 550-II offers an incredible sound that will stay with you wherever you go. If you’re a practical person who’s also a lover of music, wants a simple yet elegant design, and headphones that produce mesmerising sound, then this may the pair for you.

PROSCONS
Excellent noise-cancellingAt times unresponsive noise-cancelling
Very comfortable
Powerful audio

Buy them here for $549.95

Skullcandy: Venue

Skull Candy

“Whether you’re commuting on the subway, tuning out a roommate’s TV, or escaping the distractions of an open office, Venue helps you create your own quiet space. The active noise cancelling function filters out unwanted noise so all you hear is your music.”

PROSCONS
Good sound quality Uncomfortable after long hours
Powerful Audio Noise-cancelling is questionable
ANC creates unpleasant hissing sound
Inaccurate sound performance

Buy them here.

Sony: WH-1000XM3

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Sony’s WH-1000XM3, although sounding technical and difficult to say is all about simplicity and the music. After all, that’s what headphones are for, right? Featuring DSEE HX and LDAC for the best-sounding audio, smart listening which automatically adjusts ambient sound to your activity, and HD noise-cancelling, these headphones will immerse you in your music for the whole day, where ever you are.

PROSCONS
Exceptional noise-cancelling Blinking LED light
Great battery lifeGoogle Assistant isn’t very helpful
Expansive personalisation options No on-ear sensor

Buy them here.

Here’s how we rank these headphones:

  1. Sony WH-1000XM3
  2. Bose: Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
  3. Beats Studio3
  4. Bang & Olufson Beoplay H9 3rd gen
  5. Sennheiser PXC 550-II
  6. JBL Everest Elite 750NC
  7. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC700BT
  8. Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Explorer
  9. Skullcandy Venue

Which one’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments!

Emeric Brard

Written by Emeric Brard

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