On a lengthy commute, run, or (especially) at the gym, listening to Spotify or Apple Music without a loose wire is clutch. Wireless headphones are one of those things where, once you've tried 'em, you'll never go back to regular old fashioned wire-y ones. Sheer convenience aside, with all the sleek designs out there now, donning a pair is also an instant style upgrade. And with today’s advanced technology, going cordless doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality sound.
In fact, there are so many great options out there that choosing the right ones for you can be an overwhelming task. That's why we did the research for you and found the best wireless headphones that'll synch up to your bluetooth device. Whatever your budget may be, there's a pair for you on this list.
Beats by Dre may be better known for the cool factor than the features, but they're more than just a pretty package. If you’re willing to shell out more cash, these headphones are super lightweight, easy to fold up for portability, have soft cushion cups for comfort, and a noise cancelation feature that can be used with or without music playing (think: cancel out your noisy coworkers without listening to music.) They've also got a built-in microphone so you can make calls, music controls to pause or switch tracks, and a 12-hour rechargeable battery, which lets you know how long you have left. But back to the style-factor: The color selection, from matte to shine, clearly outdoes the competition.
These headphones have the most special features, like noise cancelation, a sensor control (that can be turned off), which will pause music when removed from the ears and then resumed when placed back on, and soft ear cups for comfort, at this price, making them a serious value. You can connect two Bluetooth devices up to a wireless range of 330 feet (most models only offer 30 feet), and listen wire-free for up to 24 hours (a longer battery life than most pairs.) One of the few cons is their heavier-than-most weight.
When it comes to training, you need a good sport headphone to enhance your workout—not complicate it. And the Jaybird X2 does just that. This sweat-proof pair offers different sized ear tips that, when attached to the earbud and inserted into the ear for 15 seconds, will expand to the size of your ear, block the outside noise and deliver optimum sound. It also boasts an "ear fin" design to fit the shape of your ear, so that when twisted into the ear will lock in and provide a secure fit. Possibly the best feature, however, is that you can wear them two ways: with the cord hanging under the ear or with the cord wrapped over the ear for a tighter fit. Better yet, these buds are the smallest on the market yet can hold juice for 8 hours.
These lightweight headphones have a sleek design and include the main music and phone controls, like ability to adjust volume and pause or switch tracks, that most people crave in a headset. Plus, they offer the additional option to boost up the bass with the touch of a button. It may lack the noise cancelation feature, but their lengthy battery life of 20 hours makes up for it.
When innovation meets technology, you get the Parrot Zik 2.0. This headset is one of the most technologically advanced pairs on our list but with that comes a bit of a price hike. The Zik 2.0 includes features like a touch sensor so you can answer calls, adjust the volume, change tracks, and stop music with the swipe of a finger. They're lightweight, sleek, comfortable, and come with an equalizer application that allows you to tweak noise controls to receive a “concert hall effect.” Voice control settings allow you to drain out ambient noise while enhancing incoming audio. While it does have a short 6-hour battery life, the advanced options to create a more personalized feel—coupled with incredible sound—make it well worth it.
If you’re not a fan of thick ear cup headphones and get bothered by a loose cord dangling behind the head, you may like this newer wireless model that sits around the neck. While neck sizes obviously differ, these headphones offer a universally comfortable fit, they're flexible, and are water- and sweat-resistant. Though battery life falls on the short side of 8-hours, you can stream two Bluetooth devices and appreciate its quality sound for a small bud.
Didn't think you could find quality bluetooth headphones for under 100 bucks? Think again. Designed with the athlete in mind, these headphones offer a comfortable, lightweight fit, which will stay in place and last for 25-hours when on the move. One simple button control makes switching tracks, adjusting volume, and answering calls a lot more seamless than most models. And you can also stream two devices at once and enjoy “echo noise cancelation” to drain out unwanted sounds all without the wire.
For a Bluetooth, on-ear headphone, these are lightweight and deliver top-notch quality and clarity of sound. Plus, memory foam cushion pads means they're super comfortable, too. Despite no option for noise cancelation, this Bose pair includes a technology that reduces external noise based on internal audio level during phone calls, so both ends can hear clearly even in a busy crowd. They also include side buttons to control music, answer calls, and have the ability to connect to two devices at a time—so you can watch movies on a tablet and never miss a call from your phone. It may only have a middle-of-the-road 15-hour rechargeable battery life, but if charged for 15 minutes, it will last you another 2 hours.
Does your budget fall under $50? Go with the Creative Sound Blaster Jam for a cordless experience when streaming calls or music. This 90s-esque style includes a bass button to enhance that sound at full power and a 12-hour battery life. Sure it may lack special features, but at this price, these lightweight, comfortable headphones are a steal.
Yet another top bluetooth option, Sennheiser delivers stellar sound with a prime bass that won’t get fuzzy. Tune in with or without a wire for a long 25-hour battery life and manage your music and calls all through touch control. Never worry about replacing a pair because this stainless steel headset is built to last.
For less than $100, these headphones still deliver what you need. They stream high sounds, a deep bass, and clarity at an affordable price. Though they only hold 8 hours of juice, they're durable, have a self-adjusting headband for a comfortable fit, and have the essential control options so you can manage your music and pick up calls at ease.