We feel that as we are approaching the middle of the year, it is now the best time to give you a comprehensive list of the top 20 best wireless headphones in 2018. Headphones, for the busy commuter, YouTuber or gamer, have to be both wireless, hassle-free and noise canceling so that no external disturbing element can tick you off. Moreover, there is a constant debate on whether in ear or over ear models are better suited for you.
We would like to point you towards our comprehensive list of the top 20 we have adored and reviewed carefully for your consideration. The top 20 best wireless headphones of 2018 have all outperformed some of their predecessors. There is also a growing trend of newer, more unconventional brands making the cut as well as some of the old cult favorites from various brands. Without further ado, let us jump right into the top 20 best wireless headphones of 2018.
- 1 Reviews of the Top 20 Best Wireless Headphones in 2018
- 1.1 20. Creative Sound Blaster Jam Ultra-Light Bluetooth Headset
- 1.2 19. Marshall Major II Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones
- 1.3 18. Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones
- 1.4 17. Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headset
- 1.5 16. Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
- 1.6 15. Philips SHB9850NC/27 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
- 1.7 14. JBL E45BT On-Ear Wireless Headphones
- 1.8 13. Jaybird X3 In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones
- 1.9 12. BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones
- 1.10 11. B&O PLAY by Bang &Olufsen Over-Ear Beoplay H4
- 1.11 10. Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones
- 1.12 9. Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphones
- 1.13 8. V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphone
- 1.14 7. Sony MDR1000X/C
- 1.15 6. Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series I) Wireless Headphones
- 1.16 5. Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless
- 1.17 4. Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Special Edition
- 1.18 3. Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2
- 1.19 2. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless
- 1.20 1. Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
- 2 Conclusion
Reviews of the Top 20 Best Wireless Headphones in 2018
20. Creative Sound Blaster Jam Ultra-Light Bluetooth Headset
One of the best things about this pair of wireless headphones is that it happens to be well within the budget of those who are looking for something inexpensive. The Creative Sound Blaster Jam is incredibly lightweight and is a comfortable fit. Moreover, we also really like the fact that its battery life is pretty decent, i.e, up to 12 hours. It also sounds great for the price of under $50 that you are paying. The design is bare bones and no frills, looking like the headphones you would get with old Walkman devices of the 80’s.
There is a play/pause button on the headphones that can double as end call/answer button on the wireless headphones. The volume button doubles as the transport controls which help you navigate through music tracks as well. However, we are not really a fan of the bass boost button. While it does its job, the bass tends to sacrifice the overall sound quality and clarity of these wireless headphones.
For devices such as Android phones, there happens to be the NFC technology which enables one-tap pairing. For other devices, including the iPhone that supports Bluetooth, you can simply hold the pair button down. We also found out that it doesn’t work that well as a headset, i.e, to send and receive phone calls. The design is not something we are too impressed with, but for something on a budget, it can be put up with. Overall, the Creative Sound Blaster Jam performs decently for the modest price point of the product.
19. Marshall Major II Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones
The next pair of wireless headphones we have is also an on-ear model and belongs to the more affordable line of Bluetooth headphones. Compared to its previous model Marshall Major I, this particular pair has a better performance with regards to clarity and bass. These wireless headphones are a great fit on the head because of the flexible headband and hinges. A feature that we really like is that the headphones fold inward, which is great for storage and flexibility. The one-button in-line microphone and remote feature also come in handy, plus it also has a detachable cable that we really like. The inline remote works with most iOS and Android smartphones.
We want you to keep in mind that the plug may not fit the jack of an iPhone which is covered by a sturdier case. Hence, it may not be compatible with all smartphone cases. However, it doesn’t come with a carrying case, nor does the inline remote have any kind of volume controls. In terms of sound, the bass may be a bit too much in a pair of wireless headphones under a hundred dollars, hence there may be some muddiness in terms of sound. Yet overall, we would like to conclude that these are pretty well balanced and sound pretty good compared to some of the more expensive headphones on the market.
18. Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones
Not traditional wireless headphones this time, but earbuds. The Anker SoundBuds cost much less than an over-ear model, but they don’t feel or look cheap. We really like the fact that the earbuds magnetically adhere to each other, and the product also comes with a carrying pouch. The sound, we feel, is pretty decent for the price you’re having to pay. However, the bass might feel a little loose or bloated in terms of audio quality. In terms of performance at higher volumes, we noticed a touch of harshness in the treble. We would also like to mention that other online-only companies are marketing pretty much identical products for a similar price, but of better quality than the Anker SoundBuds.
We have to say that we found the simple elegance of the design quite refreshing, the build is sturdy with a thick cord and metal housings. At moderate volume, the battery life was 7 hours, which we found to be fairly decent for earphones like these. Overall, for less than thirty dollars, these wireless headphones are really hard to beat for the price you’re paying. However, we are not too pleased or impressed by the sound quality, then again, the price factor comes into play.
17. Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headset
Jabra is one of those well-known brands that have won the trust of many over the years, and with their Jabra Move Wireless, they have delivered their promise of quality. These wireless headphones come in three different colors including a stylish red, which is our favorite. We found that the headband is actually a very good fit for all head types, being adjustable and ultra lightweight. The headband is made of sturdy, durable stainless steel, the fabric is dirt resistant, hence great for travel. The cord that it comes with it also pretty good quality, and we are impressed by the compatibility of this pair of wireless headphones with almost all Bluetooth devices.
The talk time or music playback time is 8 hours when fully charged, the standby time being a solid 12 days. The charging time too is less than two hours. The mic, which we really like, is omnidirectional and the sound quality over calls was also quite clear. One little problem is that it does not support voice commands, which some of the more expensive models of Jabra headphones actually do. It also does not come with an equalizer. Overall, the headphones are pretty sturdy and do live up to the Jabra name.
16. Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
Again, another one of those iconic and forever-around pair of wireless headphones that more or less everyone regards with respect. The Skullcandy Hesh 2 has been around for quite some time now, and the reviews are still consistent with, we would say, less critical listeners. It is also known as Hesh 2 Unleashed and happens to be the wireless version of Skullcandy’s range of headphones. The non-wireless version is at least forty dollars cheaper than this model.
We are not really a fan of the bulbous shape of the headphones, and they can be quite bulky over the ears. However, it does hug the head snugly and can be comfortable once you get used to the sensation. On the right ear cup, there is a three-button remote and a microphone. However, the remote is not as functional as we would like. There are large volume buttons, which, if held down, also double as back/advance buttons for your music tracks. The other button is multifunctional, you can turn the Bluetooth off, answer calls, end calls and pause/play music tracks.
A problem we have identified is that of the Micro USB port placement. The headband has to be pulled to access that charging port, which can be a bit awkward. The sound quality is good, but not great. We love the battery life that it gives, around 15 hours. The Skullcandy Hesh 2 is, overall, a pretty decent budget over-ear model if you don’t want to spend a fortune on better performing, higher-end models. For a pair of wireless headphones that has been around for quite some time, we would say that the Skullcandy Hesh 2 still happens to give some of its newer contenders quite a tough fight. Recommended if you are a fan of the Skullcandy brand and would like something within a budget.
15. Philips SHB9850NC/27 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Not only is the Phillips SHB9850NC a decent pair of wireless headphones, it also claims to cancel noise effectively. The Guardian dubs it as ‘noise canceling without breaking the bank’ and we couldn’t agree more. We really love that Phillips attempted to pack in some premium features within budget into their noise canceling headphones. Unlike models from Beats or Skullcandy, the headphones are not oversized or bulbous, instead, they are rather subtle design-wise.
Again, it’s great that the headphones can be folded up into a small package, which is always a plus for traveling. One of the premium features in this model is the fact that the company has included touch controls. Just one tap and you can play or pause music, swipe up or down to adjust the sound volume, swipe left or right to change tracks- the controls are lovely and responsive. However, we do find tapping or touching to stop/start music a bit unreliable, and it probably does not look good in public if you are constantly tapping yourself on public transport, for instance.
One tap on the left ear and you are paired via NFC to pretty much any Android device. However, for other devices, you would have to hold down the Bluetooth button for pairing. We also really dig the fact that the headphones can actually connect to two devices at once. Another great thing about these wireless headphones is that the bass isn’t overly dominant, though a bit muddy in the mid ranges for individual instruments. We don’t really like, however, that podcast voices were not as clear. Turn the noise canceling off to change that situation. The noise canceling feature itself is mediocre, if not a hundred percent satisfactory.
14. JBL E45BT On-Ear Wireless Headphones
Compared to other, newer releases of the JBL E series, the E45BT wireless headphones are a little smaller, but they have Bluetooth connectivity like, say the E35. However, one might ask if the hundred-dollar price tag is worth it. In terms of design, the corners are well rounded and the headphones come with the ability to be swiveled and folded. We really like the fun aspect of the design and the wide range of colors (blue, red, black, white and green) that are available, including the classic black.
The USB charging port is on the left ear cup, the multi-use button, aux port, power switch and volume buttons are on the right side. However, the buttons for volume and the central multi-use buttons, we felt, were a bit too close together. Hence it can get a little confusing during use. In terms of comfort, we found it really comfortable that this particular model comes with a good amount of padding around the ears. The headphones being rather lightweight, don’t put much pressure on the ear themselves.
The sound quality, we found, is indeed quite nice. The bass is pretty punchy and deep but does not drown out other frequencies around. The low ranges don’t get very muddy, and the higher mid ranges are pretty strong to recognize individual instruments and vocals. It does not, however, come with noise cancellation. We also feel that the battery is a bit less, simply because there is not a lot of room for them. The battery life is around 16 hours. Overall, the JBL On-Ear Wireless is pretty good in terms of sound and design, but we would have seriously appreciated a better bass. Not recommended for those who prefer a bass heavy type of audio or listen to bass boosted music.
13. Jaybird X3 In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones
On number 13 is another great in-ear model in the wireless headphones department. Jaybird made a lot of ripples when it first came out with its predecessor, the X2, which were loved by casual listeners and athletes alike. The X3 is the new and improved model in all aspects as the company has pretty much improved upon every feature of the previous model, at a much cheaper price! In terms of fitting, the wireless headphones come with three different options for fins- foam tips, shirt clip and silicone tips, as well as cable shortening clips. One might find so much customization a bit tricky, but we always like more options and more power to the customer. We strongly recommend the fin-style for those of you who wear glasses as over ear or on ear models can be troublesome and incompatible with the arms of the spectacles.
However, in terms of sound, there can be occasional connection loss when your phone is on the left side, say, inside a pant pocket. This is a common problem with most wireless earphones on the market. We recommend that you use this pair with a phone armband, which will get your device much closer to the Bluetooth receiver. The sound quality is exceptional in our book, battery life is 8 hours and can be upgraded to Bluetooth 4.1. We really like that the Jaybird X3 is designed for everyday use, workouts, and other high impact activities. The shortcomings that it has, we found, are also rather forgivable considering how affordable they are. The things we love are the durable, compact design, adaptable sound, and great value for money. However, we don’t really like the intermittent signal and the proprietary charging dock.
12. BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones
What’s in a name, one might ask, yet Beats is one of those companies that have established exactly that: a name. This particular in-ear wireless headphones model is a pretty solid one in our book. They may not, however, have the highest clarity in terms of sound compared to some much cheaper earbuds. However, BeatsX makes up for it with impeccable comfort, a handy Quick Charge feature and ingenious iOS integration.
The features we love include that Quick Charge feature, the comfortable fit and the balanced sound common to most Beats devices. However, this is a relatively expensive model which also lacks in sound clarity compared to some much, much cheaper alternatives. If you’re one of those people who is constantly losing their Apple AirPods, this low on bass but high on musical inclination model is just for you. The cable is no-tangle and flat, the compatibility with iOS devices is really lovely too. The Quick Charge feature allows for a two-hour battery life for a single charge of five minutes, which we are really impressed with.
Another trick up the BeatsX’s sleeve is the W1 wireless chip by Apple. This also greatly improves the Bluetooth performance and battery life of the wireless headphones. Recommended only if you are a fan of brand names and are an Apple iOS user, but if not, you can always go for cheaper options that we list further up in our ranking.
For those who commute on a daily basis and need earphones as a lifesaver against a noisy public transport situation, we say that you opt for the models that promise better noise cancellation and better adherence to your ears. Highly recommended for those who are willing to invest in a decent pair of in-ear headphones as opposed to on ear or over ear models.
11. B&O PLAY by Bang &Olufsen Over-Ear Beoplay H4
The B&O PLAY from a lesser known but highly respected brand Bang & Olufsen happens to be an over-ear model of wireless headphones that come in three colors: black, charcoal gray and gray, the latter having orange accents that we really like in the design. The material happens to be aluminum, stainless steel, leather and textile fabric for the padding. The frequency response is pretty impressive, ranging from 20 to 20,000 Hz and the driver is 40 mm electro-dynamic. We really like that this particular model comes with Bluetooth 4.2 and AAC codec for input, as well as the 9.9-inch audio cable cord, with a 3.5 mm standard jack.
However, we are not fans of the build and the material of the orange part, which fades into a grey with use. The plastic has a cheap feel and can get scratched inside bags, hence we would have really appreciated a cloth pouch or case. The audio, we feel, was great for all genres including electronic, high on synth and hip hop, high on bass. The Bluetooth connectivity remained consistent and did not disconnect randomly. The side control buttons for volume adjustment are also quite convenient. We are also not fans of the audio quality of the received calls with these wireless headphones. Hence, these are not designed for phone calls.
10. Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones
We are quite surprised that another name from Beats has made it to the list, that too in the top ten. The Studio3 Wireless Headphones are phenomenal in the noise cancellation department. The first noticeable thing is the heavy and low sound signature. The company tends to drag the mid-frequency sounds down, such as instrumentation and vocals. The emphasis remains on the drums and heavy bass, which can be a bit of an irk for those who like softer music. We also dig how the pairing of this device has been made simple for iOS devices via a simple popup, as soon as it’s in range. The Apple and iPhone connectivity is fantastic, no doubt. The Bluetooth range is what we call insane. The noise cancellation again, amazing and the minimum battery life is a fantastic 20 hours.
We also love how Beats has really taken it upon themselves to improve the sound quality compared to some of the older models released. However, we cannot simply get over the fact that Beats, as a company is partial to Apple users only. Those of you using Android phones are in for the worse battery life side of things. The wired mode is still going to need a fully charged battery.
Audio-wise, we think that the sound might just be a bit too bass-based than we might have liked. Some of the better performing headphones on our list, especially the Beats models, work the best with iOS-based devices, but not so much for Android where pairing seems to be a hassle. Hence, iOS users are going to find this a treat in terms of sound quality, device support, pairing and other facilities. Plus, there is always the added prestige of the brand name of Beats.
9. Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphones
These are a lovely pair for those of you who like the in-ears wireless headphones better, these are not, however, very budget friendly. For travelers, the QuietControl30 has significant noise reduction and lets the user control their desired level of noise cancellation throughout your day. The sound is powerful and deep, bass sounds great even at high volumes. Two technologies from Bose contribute to enhancing your musical experience- the TriPort and Bose Active EQ. Users of iPhone, iPad, and iPods are in for a treat as this model is built specifically for some of these devices.
We really like the fact that the Bluetooth range is a generous 10 meters, the pairing is via NFC that supports almost any device. The battery life is good for a wireless, in-ear model which is up to 10 hours, with its lithium-ion batteries. These wireless headphones are also compatible with BlackBerry, Windows and Android devices. Overall, the Bose QuietControl 30 is great value for money, and in some cases, outperforms even some of the costlier alternatives in the market. The calls are really clear in this model and it performs great in windy, noisy environments. The noise-rejecting dual mic is also another feature that comes in handy while receiving calls. The neckband design is pretty lightweight and does not cause discomfort.
A great buy overall, but not what we would call within budget. Bose’s other on-ear headphones definitely perform better, such as the QuietComfort 25 or the one that has made our list much higher up in the chain. However, this one is still recommended if you are willing to pay a little more for a high-end pair of in-ear wireless headphones. Commuters and those who do high impact exercise on a daily basis are going to love these headphones.
8. V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphone
The V-MODA Crossfade 2 comes with Qualcomm aptX. The colors are also what we really love: rose gold, white and a sleek matte black. The design is futuristic, non-bulky and really sleek. The headband is what the company dubs ‘virtually indestructible,’ furnished out of durable leather, also claiming to be vegan. The steel frame is also a great, sleek addition to the design, but can be a bit uncomfortable for those who wear glasses.
The bass is pretty deep and clean. There are no muddy midranges or bloated booms in the bass, contributing to precise vibrations in music and clear calls. The cables bend to around 45 degrees and the plug, as the company claims, can bend a million times. We found the durability of the product similarly impressive, and yes, virtually indestructible. We also really love that the steel flex can bend around 10 times flat or more! Overall, a really sturdy and durable model for those whose headphones are in for a bit of rough handling.
7. Sony MDR1000X/C
Not only does this pair of wireless headphones promise Hi-Fi quality audio, it also has wireless connectivity which many of its competitors within a similar price range do not have. Moreover, the Sony MDR 1000X/C happens to have Bluetooth audio streaming along with a feature called Quick Attention, which helps listen to ambient sounds clear and quick. Of course, the microphone is built in so that all your phone calls can be hands-free. For a wide frequency response, this particular model has 40 mm drivers to give great response across frequencies.
In terms of design, we really like how sophisticated the swivel design is and how portable that makes this particular pair of headphones. As a bonus, we found the design around the ears really comfortable as well. The battery is rechargeable, can withstand use up to 20 hours with music and has a passive mode for use without music. If you don’t want to use the battery, there is always the corded option. We also really like the Hi-Res Audio feature that really contributes to the sound quality of this pair of wireless headphones. We really like the fact that Sony’s MDR1000X/C gives great frequency response and delivers the promise of Sony with its great swivel design. Highly recommended for those who like to go on longer journeys due to the great battery life.
6. Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series I) Wireless Headphones
One must not underestimate the power of such a great noise canceling wireless headphones. Bose’s QuietComfort 35 is a force to be reckoned with as it makes sound wonderfully quieter, plus its dual microphone system is noise rejecting. This enables it to give you the clearest of calls even in windy places. These wireless headphones weigh around 0.52 lb or 234 g, dimensions being 18 cm x 17 cm x 8.1 cm. For enhanced balance in audio performance, QuietComfort 35 is equipped with volume optimized EQ which gives great sound output at any volume.
The best part is, this is a wireless model with easy NFC pairing and Bluetooth support, that too with voice prompts. In terms of battery, these headphones with a microphone have a 20-hour battery life after being charged once, which remains up to 40 hours when wired. These headphones boast excellent bass with a 10 Hz low frequency extension (LFE) and 2 dB low bass. However, the recording quality of the headphones is sub-par at best. Speech sounds noticeably thin, muffled and lacks speech transmission. Overall, we feel that these headphones with microphone are excellent for commuters thanks to its superior noise cancellation technology.
5. Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless
Why are we not surprised? Sennheiser is on a roll it seems, and the PXC 550 is a solid proof of a great quality pair of wireless headphones by them. The Bluetooth is a 4.2 wireless technology, the design is lightweight, ergonomic and comfortable. The travel headset can be collapsed for storage, which is always a bonus for frequent fliers and commuters. A great Sennheiser feature we love is the NoiseGard, which ensures great quality sound and noise cancellation for any kind of surroundings you might be in. This particular model also supports NFC pairing, automatic on/off, voice prompts, touch controls and intuitive user control thanks to all of these amazing features.
Another important feature for call clarity happens to be the triple microphone array. It delivers, what the brand dubs ‘business class communication’ and exceptional clarity of the voice. We love how this particular model, the PXC 550 solves the problem of in-call voice clarity like no other, not even some of the higher-ranking models on this list. We would like to sneakily sneak in the impedance, which is a passive 46 Ohm and an active 490 Ohm. It is fully supported by Sennheiser’s own CapTune sound tuning app that can really enhance the feel of music for you.
We are big fans of this particular model of Sennheiser that is this packed with amazing features while still remaining true to Sennheiser’s classic appeal. Overall, this feature-packed pair of headphones is unbeatable, well, almost. There are more amazing wireless headphones on the list if you would read on.
4. Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Special Edition
Compared to some other Plantronics wireless headphones that have previously made our many lists, this one scores a lot higher and for legitimate reasons. The BackBeat PRO 2 is great in terms of audio quality with its high resolution and immersive sound. The balance of the bass is done right with rich sound quality, the highs are crisp and the mid tones sound smooth, naturally pleasing on the ear. These also happen to be active noise canceling, the ANC can be switched on to minimize the noise you might hear on the way to or at work or during travels. We really like the fact that the streaming is supported an entire 24 hours, wireless music, calls, and movies can be enjoyed before recharging or putting on the cabled connection.
The audio is supported at a distance of a hundred meters of 330 feet away from your Bluetooth tablet, smartphone or any Bluetooth device for that matter. We also love that it has not compromised on the travel case quality, the earcups swivel completely flat and slip right into the travel case. We really like how these headphones have made it to the top four of our list without being overly packed with features and simply getting the basics right on all levels. It is always a plus to have great features and functionality for a price that does not raise eyebrows. Overall, these wireless headphones are sturdy and do the job well, the price is on the affordable side as well compared to some of its contenders.
3. Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2
The WH1000XM2 is the second Sony product to have made our list, and rightly so. We really love the thin, sleek design without the extra bulk. There are some great features that it shares with some of its predecessors, but greatly improved upon. One of them is the digital noise cancellation that eliminates distracting noise in the background effectively. Another feature that is unique to this model is the smart listening mode, which is dependent on your activity level. It detects activity and adjusts the ambient sounds heard automatically. This is achieved through the impeccable frequency range of 4 to 40,000 Hz, which is really, really impressive.
We also like that the quick attention mode has been retained from one of the earlier models on this list, this enables users to communicate without taking their wireless headphones off. You can simply place your right hand above the right ear to automatically turn the volume down, so that you are not completely isolated from the environment around.
Touch controls have also been retained, you can change volume, skip tracks or take calls using the effective touch controls which we like. Again, a feature that the Beats models have that Sony has cleverly incorporated is the quick charging battery. With just a 10-minute charge, the battery can go on for an impressive 30 hours with wireless NC. Hence a 10 min charge for 70 min of play is more than enough. It also incorporates voice assistants such as Siri, with a simple touch on your right ear cup. Overall, it gives many other competing wireless headphones a run for their money.
2. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless
If you remember, our top performer in the headphones with microphone department was undoubtedly the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0. The microphone of this model is built-in, and it was originally built for use on cellphones and other mobile devices. Its Noise Gard technology ingeniously blocks ambient noise. We love Momentum 2.0 due to the fact that its noise cancellation mechanism uses not one, but four microphones give you an ultimate isolating experience, dramatically improving the quality of sound even in the noisiest of environments. Momentum 2.0 has wireless connectivity, with two built-in microphones to work seamlessly on improving external voice and improving voice quality during phone calls.
The battery life is impressive- even with both Noise Gard and Bluetooth on, it has a 22-hour battery life, amazing for long flights and commutes. It comes fitted with jack plugs on both its ends, the cable it comes with is detachable and replaceable. The audio performance is excellent and the Sennheiser Momentum shows no distortion at even the highest volumes. iPhone users will be happy to know that it also comes with built-in controls for your iPhone along with the mic. The only problem we see is in its portability. Even though the frame is pretty lightweight, the other parts are quite bulky. Overall, the Sennheiser Momentum makes it on number two on our list due to its design, superior audio, and superb noise cancellation.
1. Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
Finally, the pride and joy of our comprehensive list of the top 20 headphones of the year 2018. We were pleasantly surprised with the topper of our list due to the fact that this happens to be Bowers and Wilkins’ first ever noise canceling and also wireless pair of headphones. The greatest quality of the PX is the design factor. The earcups have ballistic nylon and it has some metal parts as well. It looks great, has memory foam, elliptical ear cushion etc. for great and maximized comfort. The build quality is impressive and the sound happens to be excellent. We particularly love how flawless the wireless operation is, the battery life also leaves us with no complaints and the carrying case is ‘premium’, pretty sturdy.
For calls, its quality is excellent and works well as a headset for receiving and making calls. However, our only qualm is that of the price. Other contenders from Beats, Sony and Bose are rather less expensive, have more of the comfort factor and are better at noise cancellation. We would say that the noise canceling quality is on par with its contenders that come at a much cheaper price. Another major no is the fact that the battery is not replaceable by the users.
However, it makes the top of the list due to its amazingly seamless audio quality and noise cancellation. Except for the little problem with the battery not being removable, we highly recommend this debut by Bowers and Wilkins in the field of wireless headphones. The design factor and the sound quality make most other errors on this one relatively redeemable, and hence worth the price and the splurge.
The overall verdict is that the wireless headphones that we have compiled for you score big on mainly two departments- the noise cancellation and obviously, the wireless connectivity. For your convenience, we have included both in and over ear models for varying levels of comfort and style preference. Our top performers basically eliminate the connectivity problem and give access to all sorts of devices, however, are not very budget friendly for those who are looking for cheaper options. Overall, the 2018 wireless headphones market has been competitive, while some of the newer models have done exceptionally well, some classics still remain the top 20.
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