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Top 10 Wireless Headphones [2021]

Posted by Mohamed Anas Akkad on

We live in a world where people are constantly on the move, and their wireless headphones have to keep up. In order to offer you the best wireless headphones in 2021, we've compiled an exhaustive list of all the top models on the market today.


Find out which pair will be most suitable for you!


*This is not a sponsored post from Beats by Dre. Just thinkin' ahead… 😉


#1: Beats Studio 3 Wireless 


First up on our list is the Beats Studio 3 wireless, which is arguably the most stylish, if somewhat pricey, headphones on this list. They have a lot of adjustments and features to facilitate a secure fit for your head. The best thing about them is that they come with noise cancellation feature. You can listen to music without outside distractions and you can also make a phone call without having to take out the headphones from your ears. The padding on the ear cups is soft and comfortable, which makes them ideal for long listening sessions.


#2: Samsung AKG Y500 Wireless Headphones

If you're looking for wireless headphones that come with noise cancellation, then the Samsung level over wireless is perfect for you. They are also a great alternative to those tight-fitting sports headphones. The cushioned headband and ear cups provide you excellent comfort and you can adjust the length of the earcups, from 5 – 22 inches. The company recommends them for daily use, but we still like using them as occasional headphones when we're traveling or exercising. You can listen to music without outside distractions even when they are not paired with your smartphone.


#3: Skullcandy Crusher Evo Wireless


The Skullcandy method wireless headphones are a great alternative to expensive noise cancelling headphones. They provide you with high-quality audio, and the circumaural design makes them very comfortable. Not to mention they have an adjustable headband that provides you with a customized fit. The earcups have been angled so that they align with your ears and cups perfectly, which makes them an ideal choice for prolonged listening sessions. Even though they are wireless, you can still connect them to your smartphone via the audio cable if you want.


#4: Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II blue


If you want to enjoy your music in complete silence, then these headphones from Bose are a great choice. They have Bluetooth connectivity and they can be paired with up to two audio devices simultaneously. The padded headband and ear cups provide additional comfort, and although it's not their main purpose, they also work great as noise cancelling headphones in airport terminals or airplanes. They have a built-in microphone for handsfree calling and voice assistant support as well.


#5: Wireless Over Ear Headphones Model


If you want Bluetooth wireless headphones with high-quality audio, then this products from  wireless is a great choice for you. They deliver exceptional sound quality and the over-ear design provides excellent comfort. The plush and soft leather headband and ear cups will ensure a supreme listening experience, which is crucial for long hours of entertainment. The built-in microphone offers handsfree calling, which is perfect if you're into making phone calls while listening to your music. There are also multiple buttons on the right ear cup, which allow you to control playback or adjust the volume levels. Long Lasting Battery life, hours of battery could last you 12 hours playing time or 52 hours standby time. Not only that but they are also Fast charging. This model has the option to plug in wires.


#6: AKG N60NC


If you're looking for a pair of headphones that can be used for music and also as wireless noise cancelling headphones, then the AKG n60nc is the best option to go for. It's an over-ear model with a sound cancellation inbuilt and supreme audio quality. The noise cancellation feature can be switched on or off if you don't want it. You can choose between three levels of audio clarity, which include normal, loud and super loud. They also come with a retractable audio cable that provides excellent durability and reliability. The earcups are padded and they are angled at just the right angle so that they rest on your ears perfectly.


#7: Bose QuietComfort 35 II


If you want to buy headphones that are not too expensive, then the Bose QC 35 II is a great choice. They offer noise cancellation and they come with noise cancelling microphones as well. The padded earpads ensure superior comfort, and the adjustable headband makes them easy to wear. You can control your volume levels using the buttons on the right earcup, which provide an excellent ergonomic fit. True Wireless Audio.  


#8: Sony MDR-1000X Wireless Headset


Sony is one of the many brands that has recently started offering wireless headphones with noise cancelling option for better clarity and sound quality. The MDR-1000X wireless headset delivers a superb sound performance, and the earcups are cushioned to provide you with maximum comfort. The padded headband also ensures an ergonomic fit. The earcups are angled at just the right angle, which guarantees perfect fit for your ears. These are the perfect Active Noise Cancellation 


#9: Jabra Move Wireless


The Jabra move wireless headphones come with Bluetooth connectivity and they deliver high-quality sound when paired with your smartphone or other audio devices. They are incredibly light in weight, so you won't even notice that you're wearing them while commuting or when exercising. They feature an adjustable headband and ear cups that have been cushioned for maximum comfort. The padded earpads make them adjustable in length, and they are comfortable to wear for long hours.


#10: Bose QC35 II Noise-cancelling Headphones


If you're looking for a pair of noise cancelling that will not break your bank, the Bose QC35 II is an ideal option. They come with over-ear cushioned ear cups and an adjustable headband for a supreme fit. They work great as active noise cancelling headphones as well, and the safety features on them include a built-in mute button. The high-quality sound reproduction is guaranteed thanks to the closed back design that uses a dual-driver system. They have a rechargeable battery that can last up to 20 hours, which is super long and perfect for use during travel.


Our personal favourites Active Noise Cancellation Headphones with exceptional audio quality are:


​1. Sony WH1000XM2 with noise cancelling


2. Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II with noise cancelling


3. Sennheiser PXC 550-X with noise cancelling


4. Bose QuietComfort 35 with noise cancelling


5. Sennheiser HD 450BT Ear Headphones


6. Taotronics


7. S2


8. Nuraphone (Most Expensive on our list)


9. Retro (The Funkiest Style)


10. Shop the full collection here


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We have not tested the Apple Airpods Max yet nor the surface headphones but we will be reviewing them real soon and updating this article accordingly, that if they make it on our top 10. 

The criteria we followed to conclude our assessment of each these wireless models was based on the following:

1. Background Noise and balanced sound

2. Product Updates

3. Ambient Noise

4. Hours of Playback 

5. Stereo Headphones, detailed sound and Bass response

6. Lightweight Design

7. Durable Design 

8. Wireless Design

9. Comfortable Design

10. Waterproof Design

11. Spatial Audio

12. Charge level: Life per charge and Hours per charge. Excellent Battery Life

13. Best Workout Headphones

14. Cool Design


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