When taking a walk through the park, you will see people working up a sweat while running. Get close to them and you will find they don’t even seem tired because most of them are lost in the world of music created by wireless headphones. This is the magic of wireless headphones.
When choosing wireless headphones, you may consider three factors: battery life, quality, and price. Here are some suggestions to find the best wireless headphones in 2018.
For people who enjoy traveling or are out of the house for extended periods of time, headphones with a long battery life can help avoid many inconveniences. Here are some outstanding products whose battery life exceeds 18 hours.
Sony MDR-100ABN h.ear on Wireless
This is an over-ear product with a stylish and comfortable design. Ensuring noise cancellation and good sound effects, it also provides a 20-hour battery life, making it both durable and enjoyable. What’s more, Sony MDR-100ABNh.ear supports aptX, which means that its sound effects are better than many other wireless headphones. At the time of review, the Sony MSR-100ABN h.ear on Wireless were available for £219.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose QuietComfort 35II is also a durable headphone which has a battery life of 20 hours. It is outstanding for its superb noise cancelling, excellent microphone for calls, light and comfortable size, and long battery life. Yet it is not available for aptX, thus its sound effects might not be as great as its rivals. However, its additional functions bring competitiveness to the headphones, such as the Google assistant and optional wired connection. At the time of testing, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II was available for £329.95.
Audio-Technica SonicFuel ATH-AR3BT
Compared with the former two product, Audio-Technica Sonic Fuel is competitive for both price and battery life. With a full charge, they’ll offer up to 30 hours of wireless charging, which is hugely impressive at half the price. In addition, it supports aptX for good sound effect and offers NFC connectivity for quick pairing. All of these features mean that they offer a clean hiss-free sound, solid connection and a neutral EQ that’ll work well with lots of genres. Unexpectedly, its price comes at£99.
Bowers & Wilkins PX
The Bowers&Wilkins PX is an over-ear, noise-cancelling design with 22-hours wireless battery life for backup. Pretty satisfying! Also, as one of the best quality wireless headphones, it supports aptX HD support. To differentiate itself, B&W focuses on its core strengths of luxury design and audiophile sound quality. Simply speaking, it has a sensor for auto play, which means that it can detect when the headphones are on your head and when they are off, pausing playback accordingly. At the time of review, it is available for£330.
Even with a long-lasting battery life, most of the headphone users depend on a battery backup. Make sure you are prepared to charge your headphones with compatible a power bank. Here are some recommendations.
As for headphones, the fittest power bank must be compact, stylish and light. Zendure A1 perfectly meets these requirements. Meticulously designed, the A1 Portable Charger is the most compact and portable power bank in Zendure series products.
The pocket-friendly A2 is a tiny portable charger, but with super-high-density battery cells. The A2 can automatically detect your device and fine-tunes the output to charge it at maximum speed (up to 2.1A), pretty effective and durable. What’s more, the unique charge-through function allows you to charge the external battery while it is charging your devices, a feature rarely seen in external batteries.
As for people who enjoy wearing wireless headphones while taking a journey, a large volume charger seems important, and if it provides two outputs that’s even better. A5 provides a charge capacity of 16750mAh with its ultimate compatibility and there are two outputs on the top, each of them charges the device at the maximum speed (up to 2.1A). No need to worry about its endurance while you forget it in the corner for several months, it maintains up to 95% of its charge after six months without use.
Price and quality
Jabra MOVE Wireless ($67)
Jabra MOVE Wireless over-ear headphones are the best choice for people who want both high quality and competitive price. Weighing about a pound, they are adjustable for comfort and are covered in a dirt-resistant fabric for durability. On the left earcup, there is a 3.5” input, so if your battery runs dry you can plug it into your device with a standard connector. In addition, abra MOVE Wireless is also excellent for its sound performance, it’s crisp and balanced.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones ($240)
Coming back into the start, what headphone users are most concerned about is the sound quality of headphones. That’s why B&O is here. Bang & Olufsen house 40mm electro-dynamic drivers that produce a deeply rich and balanced sound with high clarity and crispness. They can be used as wired headphones as well, but when used over Bluetooth, the sound quality holds up. Its battery life is also impressive, promising 19 hours of playtime.
Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 ($160)
The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 offers an incredible noise cancelling function that promises to minimize ambient noise in any environment while still offering rich bass, crisp highs and natural mid-tones. They are perfect when you have to work in a noisy crowd. In addition, they also have smart sensor features that pause your music when you take off your headphones and restart when you put them on. Pleasantly, its battery life is rated at 24 hours and they can also be used as wired headphones if the battery is drained out.