10 best wireless headphones available today

Buying Guide: 10 best wireless headphones available today

Headphones we recommend

Update: I’ve updated the list to include the Plantronics BackBeat Sense, a real treat for those looking for a premium experience at a decent price. The sound, comfort, good looks and universal controls make these the ones to beat.

Wireless headphones are all about empowerment. After all, you’ve now graduated from the wire, the training wheels of electronics. But be aware: with the power you get from clipping the cable, wireless can be unwieldy.

Thankfully, our choices for best wireless headphones have very few issues (if any) and are the best that we’ve had a chance to try.

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

1. Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Incredible audio fidelity backed by a serious price

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: N/A | Cable length: 4.6 feet | Frequency response: 16-22,000Hz | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: 28 ohms | Battery life: 25+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes

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Comfy, rugged build
Best-in-class sound
Everlasting battery life
Terribly pricey

These no-holds-barred wireless headphones are oozing with positive qualities, but for many, they’re almost prohibitively expensive. However, if you’re an audio lover that can spare the expense, do not hesitate on this comfortable, hard-working set of headphones that will likely last for years.

Read the full review: Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Jabra Move Wireless review

2. Jabra Move Wireless

Sporty Bluetooth headphones that aim to surprise

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .33 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz | Drivers: Two 1.5″ drivers | Driver type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: 94db @ 1kHz | Impedance: 29 ohms | Battery life: 8+ hours | Wireless range: 33+ feet | NFC: No

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Bold design
Lightweight
Little noise isolation

The Jabra Move Wireless are one of the best values around for Bluetooth headphones. Not only does the minimalistic design — infused with the energetic Cobalt blue styling — impress off the bat, it keeps on delivering the goods with a surprising amount of function and performance.

You’ll find deeper lows and mids and highs with an extra level of crisp when you drop a couple more big bills, but for the money, the Jabra Move Wireless offer a big, full sound.

Read the full review: Jabra Move Wireless

Best wireless headphones

3. Plantronics BackBeat Sense

Street-wise wireless headphones with smart features

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 0.3 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: N/A | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 18 hours | Wireless range: 100+ feet | NFC: No

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Attractive design
Universal controls
Ear cups don’t fold

If you’re looking for a bit of style in your wireless headphones, check out Plantronics’s BackBeat Sense. Then run for $179 (£149, AU$249) and offer plenty in the way of features, performance and comfort to make them worth the cost.

It has a smart sensor, much like the Parrot Zik 2.0 that can sense whether the headphones are on your ears or not. It boasts impressive battery life and the controls are intuitive. Lastly, these offer universal compatibility, so it’ll work on your phone, so long as it supports Bluetooth.

Read the full review: Plantronics BackBeat Sense

Sony MDR-ZX770BT

4. Sony MDR-ZX770BT

Affordable wireless headphones that deliver big

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .52 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz | Drivers: Two 1.6″ speakers | Driver type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 20+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes

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Comfortable fit
Fantastic battery life
Cramped soundstage
Light on bass

While not the fanciest option available, those only looking for the must-have features will find that there’s a lot to like here. The build quality and materials are top-notch for the price. The sound quality won’t blow your mind, but it’s totally serviceable for listeners looking for a full sound. Its most treasured feature is the battery life, which lasts for 17 hours. Personally, I was able to squeeze 20 hours out of them.

Read the full review: Sony MDR-ZX770BT

Koss BT540i

5. Koss BT540i

High-performance Bluetooth headphones for music lovers

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: N/A | Cable length: 4.5 feet | Frequency response: 10-25,000Hz | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: 38 ohms | Battery life: 10+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes

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Low-profile design
Balanced sound
Befuddling button layout

If value is your main concern when looking for a set of headphones, you’ll be pleased with the Koss BT540i. The Milwaukee, Wisc.-based Koss is known for providing a good bang-for-your-buck experience and these are no exception.

While these lack premium features like touch controls on the earcups or active noise cancellation, you’ll hardly notice, what with the spectacular sound quality and comfy ear cushions.

Read the full review: Koss BT540i

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6. Moto Pulse

Bluetooth on a budget

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .24 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: N/A | Drivers: Two 1.5″ drivers | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 18 hours | Wireless range: 60 feet | NFC: No

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Minimalist design
Super affordable
Entagled mids and highs

The Moto Pulse are the perfect set of headphones for those who are usually turned off by the high prices of most wireless options. These are $59 () and it’s really quite a steal.

These on-ear cans offer 18 hours of battery life, they boast universal controls that cater to both Android and iOS users and the design is easy on the eye. Additionally, these headphones sound pretty good for the price. By no means do they stack up against other big ticket competitors, but I think you’ll be pleased.

Read the full review: Moto Pulse

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7. Beats Solo 2 Wireless

Proof that Beats is quickly closing the gap between style and sound

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .47 pounds | Cable length: 4.2 feet | Frequency response: N/A | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 12+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: No

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Long battery life
Great sound
Expensive

There are certain qualities we all like in a set of headphones and these have ’em: sleek design, great sound and long-lasting comfort. However, the signature feature in Beats headphones is one that some people may not be so fond of, namely, their heavy lean on bass.

Thankfully, Beats is moving on from their bass-heavy past and moving to a more balanced sound. This is evident as ever in the Beats Solo 2 Wireless and it’s about time.

Read the full review: Beats Solo 2 Wireless

Plantronics BackBeat Pro

8. Plantronics BackBeat Pro

Noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones with plenty of features

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .74 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: N/A | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 24+ hours | Wireless range: 330+ feet | NFC: Yes

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Fantastic 24 hour battery
impressive sound
Slightly pricey

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro are a slick, professional looking option with the beat to back it. The BackBeat Pro is easy to recommend based on looks alone, but more importantly, it speaks for itself with some seriously sweet features like 24-hour battery life, great sound and noise cancellation.

Read the full review: Plantronics BackBeat Pro

JBL Synchros E40BT

9. JBL Synchros E40BT

This lower-end foray delivers stellar results

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .45 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: 20-22kHz | Drivers: Two 1.5″ drivers | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: 32 ohms | Battery life: 16 hours | Wireless range: 33+ feet | NFC: No

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Great sound for the price
Long battery life
Aggressive branding

If the selection we’ve provided so far has been a little out of reach financially, you’ll like this next set of wireless headphones. The JBL Synchros E40BT are a surprisingly well-rounded choice. Not only do they look good, but they sound reasonably great for the price.

If you’re looking for an affordable, good-performing set of wireless headphones, check these out.

Read the full review: JBL Synchros E40BT

Parrot Zik 2

10. Parrot Zik 2.0

App-powered Bluetooth headphones with many features

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .59 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: 20Hz-22kHz | Drivers: Two 1.5″ drivers | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 6+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes

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Expansive soundstage
Deep customization via app
Expensive
Iffy battery

For the over-ear wireless headphones with the most control, check out the Parrot Zik 2.0. While $400 may seem like a lot, you’re getting a ton of functionality with the bundle. Compared to the original Zik, this improved model showcases the same design expertise, but adds some new functionality into the mix. Setting the Zik 2.0 apart from other wireless headphones is its ability to be tweaked and tuned to the heavens. A companion app for Android and iOS enables music lovers to tweak the EQ to their desired flavor of sound.

Read the full review: Parrot Zik 2.0

We’re constantly reviewing new wireless headphones, but let us know if there is a set that you’d like us to take a look at.