The Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Best Wireless Headphones

According to our test, the best wireless headphones available now are the Bose Soundsport. They provide an insanely crisp sound, with an excellent battery life. They are reliable and great for everyday use. 

Check out the rest of the headphones we tested that made the list.

Our Picks For Best Wireless Headphones

Overall Rating

Best For TV

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Best For TV

Artiste Wireless TV Headphones

These headphones are our top choice for use with TVs. They have an impressive battery life, and sport a strong audio output and wireless connection.

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Best Under $50

Taotronics Wireless Headphones-small

Best Under $50

TaoTronics Wireless Headphones

These headphones are an absolute bargain for what they are. Coming in at well under $50, these wireless headphones have a strong battery life and bass response.

Overall Rating

Editor's Choice

Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones-small

Editor's Choice

Bose Soundsport

These headphones are designed with the audiophile athlete in mind. They are in ear headphones that pack a punch. They are great for everyday use, and for people with an active lifestyle.

Overall Rating

Best Bass

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Best Bass

Bose QuietComfort

If you want to focus on what you are listening to without interference, these headphones from Bose are your best bet. 3 levels of noise cancellation guarantee you'll be able to focus no matter where you are.

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Best Neckband

Exfit BCS-A1

Best Neckband

Exfit BCS-S1000

These discreet neckband headphones allow you to listen to audio, make phone calls, and listen to music comfortably, and reliably. They are great for business use or working out. 

From planes, to trains, to walking on the sidewalk, wireless headphones are now seen everywhere. You may be skeptical about getting yourself a pair, but there’s no denying that there are amazing Bluetooth options available. Listen to music, talk on the phone, or engage with any of the other features on some of the best wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Artiste Wireless TV Headphones

Artiste Wireless TV Headphones

Pros

  • Strong signal easily penetrates walls
  • Can be used for connecting multiple headsets to a receiver
  • Universal USB charger
  • Compatible with nearly any device, and adapters can be used for a full range

Cons

  • For analog devices without correct connections, an adapter may be needed

Summary:

You have 2.4GHz RF with the Artiste Wireless headphones. What does this mean? Basically, this means that you’ll have further wireless range, without distorting your sound or messing with the transition of your signal. You can walk around your home while listening to music without the audio quality worsening or any skips in your songs.


While most wireless headphones can only go as far as 33 feet away from the audio source, the Artiste Wireless headphones extend your signal to 100 feet.

The sound quality is impressive, including extra bass and treble without awkward sound distortion. All you have to do is pair your headphones with a tablet, laptop, phone, radio, or computer. Yes, they even pair with older music players like CD and MP3 players, with the included adapter.


Slip on these headphones and relax. You’ll completely forget they’re there with the soft-padded headband and full-sealed ear pads, although you shouldn’t leave them on for 20 hours straight. This would run out of charge.


Yes, they will last for 20 hours on a single charge, and work like any other pair of noise canceling headphones. Just be sure to charge them for seven hours when you first get them, and to lower the sound when you first turn them on. They have a tendency to begin at a loud volume that you may not be prepared for.


You can use them with your TV, especially if you have other family members in the house. Instead of waking up everyone when you’re watching something at night or early in the morning, you can use these headphones to watch comfortably. Plug the end into your TV or laptop or whatever device you’re using, adjust the sound, sit back, and relax. With the padded ear cuffs, you can expect them to last a lot longer than some comparable options.


Want to see some other headphones options for TVs? Check out the full list here.

TaoTronics Wireless Headphones

Taotronics Wireless Headphones

Pros

  • Simple design that is thought out for busy people
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Long-lasting battery life with and without being plugged in

Cons

  • Controls are a little too large

Summary:

These TaoTronics Wireless earbuds are one of the less expensive options available, but that doesn’t mean that the build quality is poor. With the design of the headphones, they’ll fit snugly in your ears, and stay there. Even when you’re working out or running to catch the bus in the morning.


When you don’t have the TaoTronics stuck in your ear, they’re made to sit comfortably around your neck or in your bag. Just attach the two headphones together using the built-in magnets when you’re not using them.


This lets them hang around your neck without falling off, or safely on the table when you have them charging. The rechargeable battery will last for around nine continuous hours. Over time, if you’re not listening for nine hours straight, you can have up to 80 hours of standby time.


The design of these wireless headphones is thin and small, but they are noise-canceling. They reduce outside noise so that you’ll have clearer microphone sound, and can work with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology.


Easily pair them with your smartphone, tablet, or other devices that can work with Bluetooth. Regardless of your device, you should have pure, high-quality sound without breaking the bank.


You may wish the battery life was a little longer on these headphones, but with sound quality that high, the battery life may not matter that much.

Take phone calls on these headphones as you walk around the house, or just listen to your music or TV during errands. Thanks to the ear-hook style of the headphones, they shouldn’t fall out when you’re moving around. Even the microphone quality is good when you speak into it. Best of all, they pair quite well with any device.


Overall, we’d recommend that you check out these headphones. You can get them for a good price without compromising the quality and sound you expect.


Want to see more headphones under $50? Check out the full list here.

Bose Soundsport

Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones

Pros

  • Designed for workouts
  • Weather and sweat resistant
  • Good, comfortable fit

Cons

  • Battery life decreases with time

Summary:

If you’re looking for high-quality audio that stays balanced at any volume, look no further than the Bose Soundsport set. Their amazing sound technology keeps your music and audio crisp and clear, while the headphones themselves use active noise cancelling to block out everything else. Just click on the Bluetooth, pair them with your device, and use voice prompts to adjust the volume and other settings.


Sitting on the couch with a pair of wireless headphones is easy, though. There’s no way that they can slip out. Exercising with wireless headphones is where the real test begins. But there’s no need to worry with Bose Soundsport.


These earbud headphones have ergonomic tips made specially to keep them in place, no matter how much you’re moving throughout your workout.


Speaking of working out, when you’re moving around, it’s likely that you’re sweating. Honestly, it can be nerve-wrecking to work out on hot days. That’s why this option is made to be both sweat and weather resistant. Even if you’re walking home in the rain, your headphones will not slip or get damaged.


Just be sure to charge your earbuds for when you use them. You’ll only have 6 hours of battery life per charge, which is one of the biggest issues for people. You may begin to experience problems after about a year too where the earbuds no longer hold their charge or listen to voice commands. That being said, they pair well with multiple devices and can be used with their app or with voice commands.


The design is made to fit all ears, even with the size of the earbuds. Stick them in your ears to listen to some amazing sound quality, which includes even low bass sounds. Once you’re done, set them down to charge them, since the charging port is directly in one of the earbuds.


Want to see more bluetooth headphones under $200? Check out the full list here.

Bose QuietComfort 35

Bose QuietComfort 35

Pros

  • Three impressive levels of noise cancellation
  • Alexa connectivity for convenience
  • Balanced audio performance
  • Noise-rejecting dual microphone
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Bose AR

Cons

  • Might disconnect from Bluetooth sometimes

Summary:

Pick out one of three colors for the Bose QuietComfort headphones. These will fit right over your ears for three levels of noise cancellation. This provides you with a better listening experience even when you’re in a busy or noisy environment, especially since the audio is made to be balanced regardless of what volume you have your music on.


You can do a lot with headphones like these when you slip them over your ears. They’re not huge or bulky though, since they are Alexa-enabled. All you have to do is give them a voice command to find your music, access information, and look for anything else you need. With the noise-rejecting dual-microphone system, your voice commands will be “heard” clearly as the device picks up your speech.


Pairing can be one of the more difficult things to do if you haven’t done it before, but rest assured that the Bose QuietComfort makes things easy.


Bluetooth pairing is made easy, providing you with personalized settings, access to future updates, and more when you download the Bose Connect app. You’ll only need one click to pair instead of going through the process manually.


You also have the option to use Bose AR, which is an audio-only version of augmented reality. Unlock it with the app if you’re using an iPhone or iPad.


All the controls on these headphones are easy to use and figure out. Even if you’re nervous about using a new piece of technology, the Bose is intuitive and simple to use. Flip the switch to turn them on and use either the small buttons or the voice controls. Check them out to see what other commands you can give these high-quality, great-sounding headphones.


Want to see more wireless headphones with great bass? Check out the full list here.

XFit BCS-S1000

Exfit BCS-S1000

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Simple, discrete design
  • Great audio and mic
  • Comfortable for extended use

Cons

  • The button placement is awkward on the top left side

Summary:

Talk about sleek: that’s the only way to describe the Exfit headphones. Honestly, these don’t even look like the traditional set of headphones that most of us have come to expect. They’re thin and lightweight, and made to actually fit around your neck. Think about having a radio, but right around your neck and with your preferred tunes programmed right in.


These headphones might be small, but they pack a punch. You have 25 hours of play time with these, or 7.5 if you’re using them in external speaker mode. The battery life is sufficient for most tasks. These should last you at least throughout the whole day, depending on how much music you like to listen to.


Even when you are using your external speakers, don’t worry about your sound quality becoming tinny or poor. You’ll have 4-way speakers with powerful bass and vibration capabilities. There are even 12mm speaker drivers meant to make your music sound that much better, even if you’re working out or walking in the rain. This is because the sleek Exfit is both sweat and splash-resistant.


Don’t forget that you can also make calls using these headphones. You have HD Voice in these so that even when you’re running around, your voice will be crystal clear. The headphones will alert you with a vibration when you’re getting a call, or if your Bluetooth happens to be disconnected.


Use these headphones for everything from checking the weather to setting the alarm on your phone. That’s because they’re compatible with Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant. They’re very well made and high-quality, but keep in mind that the ear tips on these cannot be replaced. If they happen to wear down, you cannot use them to listen to music anymore.


 Still, the sturdy build and discreet appearance make these headphones one of our top options, and one you should certainly read more about.


Want to see more neckband headphones? Check out the full list here.

How to Choose Wireless/Bluetooth Headphones

Wireless headphones have become fairly mainstream with so many phones lacking a headphone jack. If you’ve never bought a Bluetooth set of headphones before, start here to figure out which pair will work for you.

Let’s Listen: Sound Quality

The main point of the headphones is the sound, of course. If you have poor sound quality, your headphones won’t even feel worth it. Take a look at the audio codec your potential headphone uses to check the quality. The codec is basically software that produces the sound, and must match up between your headphones and device.

Latency Gaps

Do you know that gap between when you press play and when the music begins playing? That’s latency. Bluetooth headphones often have a problem with this, which will be especially noticeable if you’re watching a video and the sound doesn’t match the picture. Latency will vary depending on the hardware you have.

Charging and Battery Life

Since you aren’t just plugging in a set of headphones, you have to think about battery life. All of these headphones get their power from a built-in rechargeable battery. In the over-ear headphones, there will be space for a large battery that you charge with a USB cable. Usually, this will get you about 20-30 hours of battery life.

The Bluetooth earbuds have a shorter battery life, however. Those that use a cable get around eight hours. True wireless earbuds, which have no cables, only last three to five hours. These will be charged in their own carrying case. With all headphones, though, remember that the louder the music, the shorter the battery life.

Pairing with Your Phone

When you pair your headphones with your phone, you connect it. Some headphones, like the AirPods, are supposed to be able to pair in just a few seconds with just a prompt. Meanwhile, others take a little longer and are more frustrating. If you have to manually pair the headphones, be prepared to do a few extra steps.

Buttons and Practicality

On wireless headphones, there are usually basic controls built into one of the earpieces. There are usually a few buttons or at least one button, intended to activate voice controls. Think about how easy these buttons will be to push when you’re out and about, and whether the design will be practical for you.

Form and Size

Over-ear and on-ear headphones are more or less the same as their wired competition, in terms of how they feel on your ears. In-ear options are slightly different, since there are no obvious wires at all. Most people won’t even know that you’re wearing earbuds, but remember: the battery life will be shorter with this type of headphone.

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