Best Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

If you are in the market to buy yourself a new pair of headphones then take a close look through this page where we help point you in the right direction within your decision to buy yourself a new pair,

In This Review We Cover The Best Bluetooth Wireless Headphones – 2018

We explain in as much possible detail as we can about each product, we are going to point out all the product features good and bad, we will be also covering all the pro’s And con’s of each product we discuss below.

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Buying Guide: First we list over ear headphones, secondly we list on ear headphones,

All the headphones listed are Bluetooth compatible with no messy wires being wireless connected,

No more snagging of wires as these wireless/cordless headphones have actually cut the cord on cables making it more comfortable and flexible for you to listen to your music without compromising on the sound quality, stream your music from your mobile device via Bluetooth straight to your headphones.

We have tried and tested all the speakers in the list from what we think are the best budget headphones to middle of the range affordable units to the more expensive top of the range units for the more dedicated tech savvy music listener who wants to hear every little sound possible there is to hear from a pair of headphones.

What You Should Look For When Buying Headphones:

Unless you are a complete audiophile who wants to hear every sound possible, then you will not really need to spend any more than £100 – £150 on a decent pair of quality headphones.

There are a few things you should look out for when buying over ear headphones, this depends upon what you want to use them for, some of the most important things would be the battery life, how comfortable they are going to be for you if you want to wear them for long periods of time, especially if you wear glasses,

Design is another important factor to consider, we have covered all of this below in each individual review where we also cover the pro’s and con’s of each pair of headphones to help you in your buying decision.

 

Starting With The Over Ear – Best Bluetooth Wireless Headphones 2018:


1. August EP-650 Over Ear Headphones – Best Budget Wireless Headphones Designed For Comfort:

We rate these as the best value bluetooth headphones, mainly due to the low price for what you get with theaugust ep650 Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones in six colours sound quality, These very comfortable headphones which are lightweight with an extendable headband to suit the size of your head will stay comfortable on your head for hours on end,

You will find them very easy to connect up to all your Bluetooth devices including your TV with its built in version 4 chip, you can also connect up to your NONE Bluetooth devices such as MP-3 or PC; using the 3.5-mm cable provided for you in the box.

Product Features:

  • Thick sponge padding with faux leather Ear cushions.
  • On Ear remote controls with built in microphone which allows you to take calls, skip and pause tracks.
  • Foldable for easy storage or carrying with you.
  • Over-sized 50-mm drivers deliver rich sound and enhanced bass quality.
  • Bluetooth v4.0 – APTx enabled – Speaker output 30-mW
  • Operates within a ten meter range of Bluetooth devices.
  • Battery – 3.7-v Li-ion 220-MAH – Take two hours to fully charge on micro USB.
  • Customize the sound using your favorite EQ app.

EQ App:

There are many different EQ Apps to choose from to enhance the sound to your own personal preferences, there are lots of different free Apps for android and Apps for IOS

Whats In The Box:

  1. 1 x August EP-650 Headphone Unit.
  2. 1 x USB Charging Cable.
  3. 1 x 3.5-mm Audio Cable.

 Pros And Cons:

Pros

  • Convenient East To Use Controls.
  • Build Quality Is Good For The Price.
  • Very Comfortable For Long Time use.

Cons

  • Slight Hissing Sound When Using Microphone.
  • A Little On The Bass Side.

#Our Rating – 4.5/5

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2. Lindy BNX-60 – Over Ear Noise Canceling – Multiple Award Winning Headphones With aptX:

The Lindy BNX have been rated the best wireless headphones under £100, Also awarded the T3 platinum award, rated by what HI-FI 5 star award.

Average in build quality for the price you have to pay, they have a responsive noise canceling lindy wireless headphones imagefeature which works very well if you want to block out noise from your surroundings at home or at work or even commuting, they are fairly comfortable for short periods of time, Not so comfy for longer periods of time.

Sound:

40-mm high output drivers deliver a smooth natural sound with solid bass and clear treble, Music can be appreciated even at low levels.

Design:

Comfortable in stylish high gloss, Handy on ear controls with built in microphone allow you to pause, skip tracks, take calls and adjust the volume.

Features:

  • 30 hours battery life – USB charging point.
  • Compatible with all Bluetooth devices such as Apple or Android.
  • Comes with travel bag carry case.
  • Noise canceling feature reduces outside sound by up to 85% with any loss in audio quality.
  • Apt-X  technology for true sound capabilities.
  • Two year warranty included.

What You Get In The Box:

  1. 1 x pair of BNX-60 Headphones.
  2. Carry Case.
  3. 1.5-m audio cable with 3.5mm Jack.
  4. 1/4 stereo plug adaptor.
  5. Dual plug flight adapter.
  6. 80-cm micro USB charger.
  7. Easy set up user manual.

Pros And Cons:

Pros

  • Convenient on ear controls.
  • Comfortable for hours on end.
  • Superior sound all round.

Cons

  • Build quality – Only average in our view.
  • Battery cover is very flimsy – Easily broken.

#Our Rating – 4/5

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3. Sony MDR-ZX770BN Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones – Voted Amazons Best Choice In Over Ear Headphones:

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Overall we can’t say much bad about these headphones for the price you pay, Although they are not quite up to the standard of the Bose or sennheiser we can honestly say they are not far behind in both build and sound quality considering the price the sony MDR-ZX are unbeatable,

The noise canceling works fairly well with a lack of white noise you might usually get with lower priced headphones, you will also find them to be very comfortable for long periods of time even if you wear glasses, although they could have done with a little extra padding on the head band area for extra comfort in our opinion.

Sound:

  • Bass response is superbly balanced.
  • Mids and highs are also balanced to fit in very nicely with the bass.
  • Noise canceling blocks most ambient sounds up to 98%, works better at higher volume levels.
  • 40mm drivers in each ear cup delivers superb sound, frequency response from 8Hz to 22kHz.

Build Quality:

Although made with plastic, they are very solid, robust unit, Built in Stainless steel adjustable slider head band to allow you to fit perfectly snug on your head.

Soft cushioned comfortable ear cups made from black faux leather which is soft and supple to the touch, which cover the whole ear which again helps block outside noise.

Features:

  • 13 hours playback time.
  • One touch NFC connection.
  • Sony DNC noise canceling technology.
  • USB charging using PC/Laptop or USB plug socket. (Takes approx – two hours to charge fully)
  • 1.2-m cable for use as passive headphones when battery life low or run out.
  • On ear controls – Power button, LED-Bluetooth indicator – play/pause – Take calls with built in MIC – skip tracks.
  • Fold-able Ear-Cups for easy safe storage – Carry bag included.

Whats In The Box:

  1. Sony MDR Headphones.
  2. 1.2-m Connection Cable.
  3. USB Cable.
  4. Carry Pouch.
  5. Friendly User Guide.

Pros And Cons:

Pros

  • Just As Good As More Expensive Headphones.
  • Value For Money – Noise Canceling Headphones.
  • Hundreds Of Satisfied Customer Reviews.

Cons

  • Re-pairing Bluetooth Sometimes Has To Be Done Manually.
  • Noise Canceling Only – 98%

#Our Rating – 4/5

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4. Bose Sound-link Around Ear 11 – Effortless – Serious Sound At Any Volume Anywhere You Go:

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Compatible with both IOS and Android – Unlike other similar models by Bose such as the sound-true 11, and the Quiet Comfort 25, these models are only compatible with either one of the IOS or android, this is something you need to look out for when you are looking to purchase a pair of Bose wireless headphones.

One of the most comfortable and best sounding wireless headphones in our view, made to last with tough impact-resistant materials,

Convenient on ear controls you will find very easy to use with your fingertips, you can easily switch between two Bluetooth devices which will ensure you never miss a call or your favorite movie, the headphone picks up on incoming calls and instantly pauses your playing track while you take the call, to then resume playing music automatically once your call has ended.

Main Features:

  • Works with Bose connect App – Connect two devices for better sound.
  • 15 hours battery life – Play wireless music for long periods of time.
  • Dual functioning – Aux-lead enables you to still use headphones when the battery is depleted.
  • Easy connection to Bluetooth – NFC.
  • Built in Noise Canceling Mic – Noise rejecting Dual mic system to left ear.
  • Airline adapter – Enables you to pair with other compatible Bose headphones.
  • Multimedia on ear control buttons make it easy to function volume, skip tracks, pause and rewind.

Sound Quality:

  • At high and low volumes the sound is very crisp and clear all-round.
  • The Bass is truly excellent at all levels-what you would expect from Bose.
  • The Mids and Highs are very clear-what ever the volume your playing your music.
  • No distortion at all at full volume.

Build quality:

Top notch overall to be fair, easy to use on ear buttons, very light in weight, you will find them to be comfortable on your head even with glasses on having foam padding to the head-band, they are made of plastic which is strengthened material which will help prevent damages if you drop them or put something heavy on them by accident, they are made to last headphones from one of the best brands on the market, they also fold flat and come with a carry case which is perfect for you to take them with you on your travels.

Whats In The Box:

  1. 1 x Bose Soundlink 11 Over Ear Wireless Headphones.
  2. 1 x Carry Case.
  3. 1 x USB Charging Cable.
  4. 1 x Audio Cable.

Pros And Cons:

Pros

  • Dual Functioning – Wireless and Plug-in.
  • Compatible With Both Apple & Android Devices.
  • Connect To NON Bluetooth Devices Via Audio Cable.
Cons

  • No Noise Canceling Except for Dual Mic system.
  • Mic Does Not Work When Plugged In Via Cable.

#Our Rating – 4.4/5

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5. Beats By Dre Studio 3 Over Ear Wireless Headphones – Premium Quality Beats Available In Five Funky Colors:

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Style:

Premium luxury headphones with a premium look which Apple has become known for in the most recent years, smaller and more compact compared to the much older models of beats headphones.

Sound:

You will find that music from all different genres such as dance music, rock music or even classic music-sounds great through these headphones enabling you to hear every possible sound there is to hear, On full volume we expected them to be a bit louder in all honesty,

The ANC (active noise canceling) – works extremely well blocking out all sound including annoying winds when your out and about, the bass is not as heavy as older models which were a little over-powering but is well mixed in to the Mids and Highs these deliver to your ears, when you are not playing music there is a fair level of white noise which we didn’t expect to be hearing considering the price of these.

Comfort:

In terms of comfort you may find they are a bit hard on the top of the head having no cushion to the the headband which is a real shame, you will find them to be comfortable over the ears although for those of you with a bigger head may find them a bit tight in our opinion, they are light in weight being only 9.2 ounces with soft comfortable ear cushions designed for you to wear for longer periods of time.

Build Quality:

In terms of build quality Apple have certainly delivered again with the beats studio 3, stylish looking, lightweight, fold-able, durable, robust, built in Apple w1 chip makes pairing simple, the packaging is also of excellent quality, comes with nice hard shell carry case.

Main Features:

  • Battery Life up to 22-hours – Fast Charging.
  • Built in mic and controls – Take calls – Control Music – Activate Siri.
  • Apple W1 Chip for easy pairing with Apple devices.
  • Responsive AFC noise blocking.
  • Available in five different colors.
  • Over Ear Fit.

In The Box:

  1. 1 x – Beats studio 3 wireless headphones.
  2. 1 x – 3.5-mm remote talk audio cable.
  3. 1 x – USB charging cable ( USB-A To USB Micro-B).
  4. 1 x – Carry case.
  5. 1 x – User friendly starter guide.

Pros And cons:

Pros

  • The Active Noise Canceling Works A Treat.
  • The W1 Chip Makes Pairing Apple Devices Effortless.

Cons

  • Expected More Sound On Full Volume.
  • Slight White Noise When Not Playing Music.
  • Low Frequency Bass.

#Our Rating 4.6/5

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6. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless Headphones – Seriously Expensive Around Ear Headphones Ear In Black Or Ivory:

Sennheiser Momentum wireless headphones

Unlike the previous model of the sennheiser momentum launched back in 2015 which was buggy having sound interference and drop offs, lots of units were re-called and sent back by customers, sennheiser have picked up their game since then with this model of wireless headphones which can also be used wired, the faults are now a thing of the past, although we found it hard to justify the big price tag on them, but we did find them to live up to expectations of expensive tech to be fair, lets get into the specifications.

Sound:

Superior balanced sound on all levels of volumes, deep sounding well rounded up bass without sounding muddy or forced, clear sounding treble is well proportioned with sweet sounding highs that deliver a nice kick to the ears,

We found the noise canceling not quite as good as competing brands like the Bose quiet comfort which have responsive NFC that works just great, on the downside the sennheiser have no ability to turn off ANC whilst using wireless and no ability to turn on whilst using them wired which can be frustrating for some.

Design And Features:

  • Nice sturdy build quality, made with quality materials, steel and leather which are made to last.
  • Comfortable to wear for long periods without sweating or burning ears.
  • 3 Way multi function controls to the ear-piece are relatively small to navigate, OK once you get used to them – Skip tracks – Adjust volume – Play/Pause.
  • Adjustable custom sliders ensure a good solid fit to your head.
  • Supports Bluetooth 4.0 NFC –  Simple one touch pairing.
  • Multi device connects two devices at once – up to eight devices in pairing list.
  • Built in noise canceling microphone – Ideal for taking calls.
  • 22 hours play time from fully charged.
  • Fold-able for easy carrying – Comes with carry case.

In The Box:

  1. 1 x sennheiser wireless headphones.
  2. 1 x 1.4-m cable for wired connections.
  3. 1 x USB charging cable.
  4. 1 x In flight adapdor.
  5. 1 x soft carry case.
  6. 1 x user friendly manual.

Pros And Cons:

Pros

  • Good All-round sound.
  • Superb build quality-materials.
  • Larger ear cups than the last model.

 

Cons

  • Rather Expensive.
  • Noise canceling not as good as it’s competition.
  • No head-band padding.

#Our Rating – 4/5

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Best On Ear Wireless Headphones – Based On Popularity And Customer Reviews:


1. Jabra Move Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones – Black

They are available in four different colors only more expensive in other colors than the black ones.

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Specifications:

  • Direct music and call control.
  • Up to 8 hours talk time .
  • 288 hours standby time.
  • Wireless.

Product description:

The lightweight, flexible and attractive design of the headphones makes them perfect to carry around the streets while jamming to the tunes. The headband has been covered by a dirt-resistant mesh fabric,

You will find the fabric is super comfortable and does not allow the headband to get tangled in your hair.

The stainless steel keeps the headphones extra flexible while guaranteeing the durability. The ear cups are covered in plastic and shaped like a cone speaker.

The left and right cups don’t really have a difference in their sound, it’s only the location of controls that changes.

The power button which also indicates Bluetooth connections is placed on the right ear cup.  Also In the same area a micro USB port has also been attached for charging of the headphones.

The other primary controls, the play/pause button, volume control, are also placed here. The volume rocker can also be used for the navigation of songs which you will find use-full.
The ear cups can fold a little bit but the headphones cannot be folded.

Sound quality:

The headphones have been assembled with little speakers in the ear-cups that give out an extremely good sound. Perfect for the bass lovers, these headphones give out a sharp bass throughout the music’s highs and lows. The headphones do lack on noise cancellation which may be a concern when in crowd.

Performance:

The headphones provide a good battery time with up to 8 hours of talk time and much larger on standby time.

Bluetooth connectivity is fast and can connect to your phone only seconds after powering on and keeps connected to up to a distance of 25 feet after which one might notice some distortion and drop offs moving out of it’s range.

Major features:

  • Fast Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Wireless. (Can also be used wired – Comes with 3.5-mm jack cable)
  • Charging port.
  • Long battery life.
  • Comfortable to wear.
  • Excellent sound quality.
  • One year warranty.

Pros and cons:

Pros

  • Good sound quality.
  • Affordable price.
  • Beautiful design.
  • Comfortable to wear.

Cons

  • Audio leakage.
  • Unimpressive noise cancellation.
  • Cannot be folded.

If you are looking for a cheap set of headphones with good sound quality the Jabra Move Wireless will be perfect for you, they also come with a one year warranty for your piece of mind.

Our rating 4/5

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2. Bose on-Ear Wireless Headphone – 40% Lighter In Weight Than Similar Comparisons:

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Specifications: 

  • Wireless.
  • Light weight.
  • Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Noise cancellation.
  • Equipped with Bose Tri-Port technology.

Product description:

An extremely comfortable, light weight, well designed pair of headphones that look super trendy and perfect to show off anywhere.

The plush ear pads and the super comfortable headband make an extremely good fit that can cancel some room noise too. The design of the headphones is simple yet beautiful.

A canvas covers the headband and the ear cups have been given a matte finish on the outer panels. The L for left and R for right has been stitched on the ear-cups.

The right ear-cup has been assembled with the power and other control buttons. The buttons include volume controls, playback controls, track navigation and the call controls. The buttons respond to different gestures like multiple taps.

A micro USB port has also been attached on the right ear cup for charging along with a 3.5mm audio cable for wired listening.

Connecting the headphones with a wire automatically converts them to wired mode.

  • The connection jack has been placed on the left ear-cup.
  • The mic has been placed on the outer panel of right ear-cup.

The headphones can be easily folded which makes them easy to carry around in a pouch.

The headphones can be easily paired with devices and connect automatically to the paired device upon turning on.

They go into sleep mode after a certain amount of time of inactivity and can be woken up by pressing any button.

The battery life is around 15 hours.

Sound quality:

The headphones have an excellent sound quality. They have a very good all-round sound and can give intense deep bass you will find very nice on the ears. Even at very high volume the sound does not distort. The songs with low bass give a natural rich sound, the headphones don’t give a woofer effect but rather a subtle bass boosting.

Major features:

  • Compact size.
  • Light weight.
  • Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Good battery life.
  • Good sound quality.
  • Expensive.Portable.
  • Charging port.

Pros and cons:

Pros

  • Well designed.
  • Excellent sound quality.
  • Simple controls make them easy to use.
  • Can be used in wired mode.

Cons

  • A little more expensive.
  • Not so good with lower frequencies.

The Bose on-Ear Wireless Headphone are neither better nor worse than their competitors but their smaller size and easy to use feature might give them some extra points.

#Our Rating 4.5/5

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3. AKG Y50BT Portable Foldable On-Ear Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Headphones – Ultra Sound That’s More Affordable:

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Specifications:

  • Bluetooth connectivity – apt-X.
  • Fold-able.
  • Pouch for carrying around.
  • A cable for charging.
  • Long battery life.
  • Compatible with Android, IOS and tablets.

Product description:

The AKG Y50BT are the on-ear headphones but larger than the normal size of their kind. They have a rough, unique style that that makes them more interesting than the normal headphones. They surely will turn some heads on the street.

Each side of the headphones is covered with thick synthetic leather foam which is super comfortable on the ears. These headphones are light weight which makes them easy to carry even for a longer period of time.

They don’t put pressure on ears so you won’t necessarily need a break from wearing them like other traditional headphones. The closed ear-cup design reduces the ambient noise effect to a much larger scale than other headphones.

The sides of the headphones can easily be folded so that they can be wore as a headband which again makes them super easy to carry.

The headphones have a long battery life as much as 20 hours and connects to any Bluetooth enabled device immediately. The headphones have an exposed micro-USB port for charging. They can be charged with a cable which immediately turns them from a wireless headphone to wired. The controls can be easily accessed from the right cup of the headphones.

A stylish pouch for easy storage is also included in the packaging of the headphones for easier transport and keeping them safe. To fit in the pouch the headphones have been assembled with a 3-D-axis folding mechanism.

Sound quality:

The headphones have the capability of impressing both the audio fanatics and the bass lovers. They don’t cloud the sound and deliver a good sub-bass, best for the electronic music which is mostly composed of bass. They give out a full and thick sound without distorting the sound. So overall, they have a good sound quality.

Equipped with the most modern technology of aptX, the AKG Y50BT are an excellent quality, affordable priced headphones that can give you a good comfortable listening experience.

Major features:

  • Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Use Wireless – OR – Wired.
  • Charging port.20-hour long battery life.
  • Equipped with aptX.
  • Fold-able.
  • Pouch to carry.

Pros and cons:

Pros

  • Well Balanced Sound Quality.
  • Affordable Price.
  • Long Life Battery.
  • Lightweight.

Cons

  • No splash proofing for the charging port.
  • May become uncomfortable on the ears after a long time.


Perfect for those looking for good sound quality on a smaller budget compared to the top of the range headphones.

#Our Rating – 4.8/5

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We will be updating this post thread from time to time with new products that come into this category of the best Bluetooth wireless headphones, we also recently covered some of the best Bluetooth speakers on today’s market where we reviewed nine of the best speakers based on popularity, we also checked out and reviewed some of the best noise cancelling earbuds on the market.

Should you have any questions regarding any of the products on this page, then please use the comment box provided for you below. we will be more than happy to help you out.

2 thoughts on “Best Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

  1. Hi Simon and thanks for a detailed and long review!
    Great for anyone who want some help to find the best pair for them.
    I myself has a pair of Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless who is an overear and noise reduction one. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my choise. Awesome sound and I can go around my house and on different levels without any connection problem.
    Regards Jan

    1. Glad you like the review jan,
      We have yet to cover the sennheiser PXC 550, from what we can gather the touch controls on the side earphone are a little over sensitive compared to easy press buttons, although very comfortable with active noise canceling that works very well indeed compared to other headphones in this price range.
      Thanks for your input here today, we may well review the PXC 550 in the near future.

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