This extensive article will teach you everything you need to know in order to select the best pair of Bluetooth headphones for any budget. There’s a lot that you need to take into consideration, but, with our guidance, you are sure to pick a fantastic pair that will meet all your needs.
Right off the bat, we would like to address the issue of hands-on experience. Chances are that if you are like most people, you do the vast majority of your shopping online. That’s mostly fine when purchasing a new smartphone or replacement parts for your vehicle, but it can introduce quite a bit of uncertainty when you shop for Bluetooth headphones. After all, what’s more important than how they sound?
A lot of things, actually. Even the best sounding Bluetooth headphones are useless if they are as durable as an old potato, or if their battery lasts only 2 or 3 hours. Some people may not even find sound quality all that important, since they plan on using the headphones for audiobooks anyway. And those who do can still get a good idea about the sound quality by comparing multiple online reviews. We have never come across any headphones that received rave reviews but failed to perform when we tried them.
The Benefits of Wireless Headphones
If we were to guess, we would say that most customers who purchase Bluetooth headphones do so because they want to escape the constraints of wired headphones. The cable restricts movement, introduces microphonics into the sound, and can get stuck on something, making you drop your precious headphones and turn them into a useless pile of electronic garbage. What’s more, with no cable, there’s no hassle with the cable becoming impossibly tangled and hard to unwind.
The cable is also the one part that gets damaged most often. Some manufacturers simply fail to install reliable stress relievers on both ends of the cable, but, even if they do, the repeated use over a long period of time can take its inevitable toll.
Most Bluetooth headphones are connected to your smartphone and have built-in microphones for hands-free voice communication. It takes just a press of a button to accept or reject a phone call. Some models will even tell you the caller’s number or name. By not having to take your smartphone out of the pocket, you greatly increase your safety during your regular commute to work or school by bike.
Who doesn’t have more than a few electronic gadgets? A smart television, computer, laptop, and smartphones can be found in most households. These devices come with Bluetooth connectivity that you can use to comfortably listen to them from up to 10 meters away. The best thing about it is that you can do it with the same pair of Bluetooth headphones that you use for the gym. You can even find headphones that let you connect to two or more devices at the same time, thus removing the need repeat the pairing procedure every time you want to switch to a different device.
Different Form Factors
For some reason, there’s a much greater variety of different designs and form factors in Bluetooth headphones than wired ones. It may be because so many manufacturers of Bluetooth headphones are relatively young companies, who are not afraid to take risks and explore uncharted territories. In contrast, almost all popular wired headphones come from companies that have been around for ages.
So, if you want a design piece that will make you attract lots of attention, Bluetooth headphones are the way to go. We have discovered that stylish looks definitely don’t mean sub-par audio quality. The world of Bluetooth headphones doesn’t play by the same rules as the old world of wired headphones.
It’s definitely not one of the most common features, but some Bluetooth headphones have a slot of microSD card, allowing you to play your music directly from the card. Needless to say that a setup like this is perfect for the gym. No more worrying about your smartphone falling out of your pocket during the bench press. These days, you can get a large microSD card for just a few dollars, and it will provide you with enough storage space to store thousands of songs or your entire collection of audiobooks.
Noise-cancelling headphones need two things to work: battery power and an integrated microphone to pick up the outside noise. Bluetooth headphones have all these things by the default, which makes the additional noise-cancelling circuit cost-effective and easy to implement. Manufacturers such as Bose have the necessary know-how needed to produce highly effective noise-cancelling headphones that are perfect for long airplane trips and busy office spaces.
How to Choose Your Wireless Headphones
When deciding on which pair of wireless headphones to choose, you should always start by asking yourself, “How do I plan to use the wireless headphones?” That’s because you need to look for a completely different set of features for headphones that will be used mainly in the gym than for a pair intended for home use only.
Noise isolation is a frequently requested feature that customers seem to never get enough of. Yet, it can cost quite a lot of money to purchase Bluetooth headphones that provide the sufficient level of noise cancellation to block out the majority of outside noise. It might be a good idea to, instead, look for closed-back headphones that do the same passively.
Another thing to keep in mind is how involved modern Bluetooth technology can be. Not only are there different Bluetooth standards, but there are also things like the aptX codec, which ensures noise-free audio compression. The current standard is Bluetooth 4.0 LE. The “LE” stands for “low energy”, denoting the energy-efficient design aimed at novel applications in the healthcare, fitness, beacons, security, and home entertainment industries, among many others. Most modern smartphones and smartphone operating systems support this technology, but it’s advisable to always double check to avoid disappointment. It’s also worth noting that the Bluetooth 5.0 is expected to arrive later this year or in early 2017. It will come with dramatically improved transfer speeds and range.
Type (Over-Ear, On-Ear, In-Ear)
Bluetooth headphones come in three main form-factors: over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear. Each has its own pros and cons, and none is really better than any other – they are simply intended for different types of listening.
Over-ear headphones are the granddaddy of all headphones. This type of headphones features earcups and earpads large enough to completely fit around ears, thus providing an excellent comfort for extra-long listening sessions. That’s why you find them in recording studios around the world.
They can block a considerable amount of outside noise, but only if they are completely closed. In other words, the back plate of both earcups must be void of any holes that could let air get in. If it isn’t, you are dealing either with semi-open or open headphones. The distinction between the two is rather blurry, and it’s not always easy to tell which headphones are open and which are just semi-open.
However, in both cases, air can get freely in and out, making for a better sense of space but increasing the amount of outside noise that gets in. You will actually encounter open over-ear headphones quite a lot, because the combination makes for a great home-listening experience. On the other hand, using this type of headphones outside can be rather difficult. Not only will you be disturbed by everything that goes on around you, but the extra weight that goes hand in hand with the large size of over-ear headphones can become tiresome rather quickly.
Just like over-ear headphones, on-ear Bluetooth headphones also are either closed, semi-open, or open. But unlike over-ear headphones, they don’t completely wrap around the ears. This makes them smaller, more portable, but also less comfortable. The question is what’s more important to you: portability or comfort? The former will probably win for sports and outdoor activities, and the latter for home listening.
The smaller size of on-ear headphones also means that they will feature smaller drivers compared to over-ear headphones. Consequently, lower frequencies may sound less impactful and soundstage is often not as wide. However, keep in mind that there are on-ear headphones with relatively small drivers that still sound heaps better than similarly-priced over-ear headphones with much larger drivers.
Last but not least, there are in-ear headphones, also known as earbuds. This type of headphones offers, by far, the best portability and overall value, since you can get a decent pair of in-ear Bluetooth headphones for just a few dollars. If you like running, working out, biking, jogging, or doing just about any other sport, in-ear headphones are the right choice. You can even get in-ear headphones that will work under water.
The sound quality you get correlates with how much you are willing to invest. Cheaper earbuds will likely give you merely a serviceable sound quality that won’t really impress you in any way. Things get a lot better when you move to the lower mid-range. There you can find in-ear headphones that combine amazing build quality with excellent sound for less than what you would pay for a movie with popcorn.
Design is the one aspect of headphones that’s impossible to objectively measure and rate. All we can do is give our personal opinions and point out certain design elements that could otherwise go unnoticed.
Design-oriented headphones get lots of bad rep for being “all show and no go”. Our own experience with dozens and dozens of Bluetooth headphones tells a completely different story. Yes, it’s true that there are flashy headphones that sound like garbage, but must are surprisingly nice to listen to. The only real exception are certain brand name headphones that artificially bump the price tag to give the impression that their headphones are something special.
Those few design-related things that you can objectively judge include the quality of finish and materials. Glossy surfaces tend to attract a lot of fingerprints and dust. Matte surfaces don’t do that, but they can highlight even the tiniest of scratches. Pleather, a common material that can be regularly found on headphones across all price categories, tends to dry out over time and break down. Real letter and fabrics don’t do that.
Finally, we would like to point out that design trends come and go. What was cool 10 years ago seems obsolete today, and what seems cool today will be outdated in just a few years. The same thing doesn’t happen when you purchase something designed in such a way that it’s essentially timeless.
When you purchase a pair of headphones, you are spending your money on much more than just the headphones themselves. Accessories, such as a travel case, extra cable, replaceable eartips, and others, add a value and make the headphones easier to use.
By far the most important piece of accessories that you can get with your headphones is a travel case or pouch. Pouches can either be soft or reinforced for extra protection. Soft pouches are great for in-ear headphones, since they don’t weight too much and allow you to store the headphones in your pocket. Hard-shell pouches are a necessity for packing a pair of headphones into a backpack for travel or prolonged storage. They help to preserve the natural shape of earpads and absorb all shocks.
Many Bluetooth headphones have a built-in 3.5mm connector that fits any standard 3.5mm audio cable, allowing you to plug the headphones into your audio equipment in the same way as you would regular wired ones. Various adapters extend the versatility of the headphones and make them compatible with home theater systems or those strange, dual-prong connectors that you see on airplanes.
Eartips are the one accessory that you get even with the cheapest earbuds out there. If you are like us, you probably have a handful of them lying around your house. They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and even materials. The most common type you encounter are single-flange silicone eartips. These are good for general use. They are hygienic, easy to insert, and relatively comfortable. Their downsides include limited noise isolation and shallow fit. Foam tips, such as those from Comply, expand to perfectly fit the ear and block noticeably more sound than silicon eartips.
Bluetooth headphones come in an endless variety of colors and styles. Some models are available in as much as 20 different color combinations, and others even include online tools that let you create your own design. Be careful not to overdo it, though. What seems attractive now may seem obnoxious after few months of daily use.
Your budget will likely dictate the vast majority of your purchasing decision. Don’t get sad if you can’t afford a certain pair of headphones. These days, it’s possible to get something great in every price category. Any budget restrictions just mean that you will have to search a bit harder to find what you are looking for. Those who can afford to buy anything they see can simply pick the best-rated pair of audiophile-grade Bluetooth headphones – but where’s the fun in that?
We advise you to list all your needs and see how much you need to spend to meet all of them. You can then think about which features you might get by without, if you have problems staying within your budget.
Low-end headphones are characterized by dramatic compromises in terms of their sound and build quality. This is the type of headphones that you might get for free as a part of some promotional deal. Even if your budget is severely limited, we wouldn’t recommend spending your money on low-end headphones. You are much better off, if you save and purchase midrange Bluetooth headphones. There you can find models which are built like a tank or sound similar to thousand-dollar headphones. It’s when you move to the high-end category when things get a little bit complicated. The thing is, high-end headphones can often seem so similar to one another that you may get a temporary decision paralysis. When that happens, a good review can help you see things from a different point of view.
Top 10 Bluetooth Headphone Brands
Bluetooth headphones are made and sold by some of the oldest audio equipment manufacturers in the world and also by some of the newest. A reputable brand name doesn’t guarantee that the headphones will be great, but it does provide with at least some reassurance that you don’t get with any name brands – not to mention a reliable warranty policy.
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG is a private German audio company headquartered in Wedemark, Hannover. They produce a wide range of consumer audio products as well as equipment for professional and business applications. Among many prestigious awards the company has received over the years is the Philo T. Farnsworth Award at the 65th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards in Hollywood. Their best Bluetooth headphones are the Sennheiser MOMENTUM, which combine an inspiring sound with stunning design and spacious earcups. Sennheiser has also recently released the Orpheus headphone system. This $55,000 beast represents the very best that the world of audiophile-grade listening has to offer.
Beats Electronics is headquartered in Culver City, California, where they produce some of the most recognizable fashion-oriented headphones in the world. The company was founded by music producer and rapper Dr. Dre and former Interscope Geffen A&M Records chairman Jimmy Iovine. It was later acquired by Apple Inc. for US $3 billion in a cash and stock deal. There’s no denying that the success of the company can largely be attributed to Dr. Dre, who extensively promoted the brand and promises that the headphones would allow people to “hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should: the way I do.” If you decide to buy a pair of Beats headphones, you should be fond of bass. Beats use a combination of audio equalization, audio compression, and audio amplification to create their signature, bass-heavy sound.
Headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, Plantronics produces audio communications equipment for business and consumers. The company has gained plenty of valuable experience in the early 1960s, when they produced lightweight airline headsets for United Airlines pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration even selected Plantronics as the sole supplier of headsets for air traffic controllers. Their first experiences with wireless technology date back to the 1980s. Back then, it wasn’t Bluetooth technology which supported the cordless transmission – it was the infrared technology. But times change, and Plantronics is now one of the most popular Bluetooth headphone manufacturers. Their headphones are sensible, cost-effective, and always built to last a long time of daily use.
Bose Corporation is based in Framingham, Massachusetts, where they specialize in audio equipment, home audio systems and speakers, noise canceling headphones, and automobile sound systems, just to name a few. The company has a good reason to be highly protective of its patents and trademarks – their noise canceling technology is the best in the world. The Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones are almost certainly the most recommended pair of Bluetooth headphones that you can come across. They are especially popular among office workers, commuters, and students. The premium quality of Bose headphones comes with an equally premium price tag.
Even the name itself denotes high-end quality and attention to detail. Bang & Olufsen is a manufacturer of high-end, brand-name TVs, audio systems & home automation products with a focus on design and aesthetics. The company was founded by Peter Bang and his friend Svend Olufsen. Together, they started producing sound recording system for the film industry and roof-mounted loudspeakers for circuses and army vehicles. These days, the company specializes in manufacturing audio equipment with a distinctive design appeal and extremely high sound quality. Bluetooth headphones from Bang & Olufsen are true gems that look just as exquisite as they sound.
The Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Konan Minato, Tokyo, Japan dabbles in practically everything electronic. No wonder then that they’ve introduced their own line of Bluetooth headphones, which quickly became quite popular among costumers. Sony’s headphones never try anything too crazy in terms of their design, yet they still feel fresh and unique. If you want to get a great value for your money, Sony is one of the first companies that you should look at.
Sol Republic is the first of the younger generation of Bluetooth headphone manufacturers on our list. The company is based in San Francisco, where it was founded in 2011 by Scott Hix, Seth Combs, and Kevin Lee. They now have 100 employees and produce unique over-ear headphones with interchangeable headbands. Their Shadow Wireless headphones are sleek, seamless, last up to 8 hours on a single battery charge. The Shadow were one of the first Bluetooth headphones to depart from tracks and gymnasiums and venture into everyday life as a stylish fashion accessory.
Owned by Logitech, Jaybird is a Utah-based consumer electronics company that designs and manufactures headphones and wearable activity trackers. It was founded in 2006 by Australian entrepreneur Judd Armstrong, and it continues to rank amongst the 5 top selling premium headphone manufacturers in the world. The Jaybird X2 are micro-sized sweat-proof Bluetooth earbuds that deliver excellent audio performance without any excessive bulk. They feature Jaybird’s patented Secure fit for the ultimate comfort. All avoid gym enthusiasts will do themselves a big favor if they invest into their listening experience and purchase the X2 wireless buds.
Jabra is a subsidiary of GN Netcom. The company was founded in 1983 and is currently headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their Jabra Sport Pulse headphones have received several awards for excellent design and overall performance. They have an integrated in-ear heart rate monitor optimized for running. The monitor works with the compatible smartphone application, turning the headphones into a personal coach with real-time feedback to help you optimize each session. They are built to withstand rain, shock, sand, and dust – not something that many Bluetooth headphones can boast about.
Founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing, JBL is an American audio electronics company that produces audio equipment for the consumer home market, professional equipment for the studio, installed sound, tour sound, portable sound (production and DJ), and cinema markets. Their sound systems could be found in Ford’s top-of-the-line vehicles, and, today, Toyota uses JBL systems in its product line-up. The company produces a wide range of Bluetooth devices, starting from entry-level models that cost just a few dollars, to exclusive Under Armour-branded earbuds designed by athletes for athletes to set the new standard of what a sport headphone should be.
Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $500
To make your selection of high-end Bluetooth headphones easier, we have come up with a list of best Bluetooth headphones under 500. These headphones represent the best current technology and offer an unmatched listening experience. Yes, it’s a lot of money, but you also get something that can bring you a joy for the rest of your life.
Bang & Olufsen B&O PLAY H8 On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
By the time you finish reading this article, you are likely to have a completely new outlook on ultra-expensive headphones. Bang & Olufsen have decided that Bluetooth technology has finally matured enough to be worthy of their attention. The BeoPlay H8 are premium, light-weight, wireless, active noise cancelling on-ear headphones that cost a few hundred dollars. Can such a high price for a pair of Bluetooth headphones be justified? This review will tell you everything you need to know.
We could spend hours talking about the design and construction of these headphones. You won’t find a single part that didn’t receive loads of…
Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $400
The high-midrange category of Bluetooth headphones is the place where you find some of the most daring combinations of luxurious engineering, premium materials, and stellar sound quality. Unfortunately, it’s also where you encounter blatantly overpriced headphones that are nothing but a bunch of empty promises. Our reviews will help you separate the weeds from the wheat and buy an amazing pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Sony MDR-1RBT Premium Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
Engineers over at Sony steadily innovate the fundamental technologies that push boundaries of consumer electronics and audio equipment. Their premium Bluetooth headphones, the Sony MDR-1RBT, are a culmination of Sony’s experience and dedication to raise to the very top.
Right from the start, we were very impressed by the elegant box the headphones came in. The MDR1RBT are displayed like a piece of art. Covered in a black cloth, they appeal mysterious and very, very luxurious. This impression continuous even when you finally take them in your hands and feel the weight of the high-quality metal construction. All parts that come into contact with your body are…
Jabra REVO Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones
Jabra is a subsidiary of GN Netcom. It develops, manufactures and markets wireless and corded headsets for mobile phone users, contact centers, and office-based users. The Jabra REVO Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are directly competing with headphones from Beats, Monster, Bose, or Fidelio. With such a challenging completion, Jabra has to deliver something truly special to stand out and give customers a good reason to go with their product.
In our humble opinion, the Jabra REVO are simply stunning. Their construction seems very organic and almost effortless in execution. All colors are subtle, yet presented in such a way that you can’t take your eyes away from them – a good mix between the…
Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $300
Most people would refuse to spend several hundred dollars on a pair of Bluetooth headphones. The same people never get to enjoy their music with all its details and have little to no idea about the level of immersion that high-fidelity sound is abole to provide. We know why it makes sense to invest into a great pair of Bluetooth headphones, and this selection of best Bluetooth headphones for under 300 dollars will convince you as well.
Beats Studio Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
Founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Beats by Dr. Dre (Beats) is a leading audio brand and manufacturer of world-class consumer headphones, earphones, and speakers. Beats were acquired by Apple Inc. in July 2014, and they have since then introduced an entirely new generation to the possibilities of premium sound entertainment. Their products are premium in every sense of the word and divide customers into those who swear by their amazing quality and those who believe that a better value can be found elsewhere.
By now, probably just about anyone is familiar with the design language of Beats headphones. The Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones look modern, stylish, and the soft fabric that covers the top of the headband looks and feels fantastic. You need to be extra careful not to…
Bluedio Vinyl Plus Luxury Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
According to Bluedio, the Vinyl Plus were inspired by classic and retro vinyl records. The goal was to create the flexible and streamline appearance design of vinyl and pair it with ultra-big 70mm drivers to produce the most natural and original sound. Given our previous experience with Bluedio, we know that the Vinyl Plus won’t disappoint.
The name of the headphones clearly states that the inspiration for their design comes from vinyl records. Indeed, the earcups look like those modern turntables made out of stainless steel. Bluedio cut no corners and used only the…
Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Beats have a big following of enthusiastic users who are always keen to try any new product the company releases. Powerbeats 2 are the second foray of this youthful company into wireless Bluetooth headphone and earbud market.
If you like the general approach to headphone design that Beats uses across their range of headphones, then you will also like Powerbeats 2. Inspired by LeBron James, these earbuds are designed to be lightweight and powerful. Their red and black design is aggressive and elegant at the same time. Ergonomics are also great and these…
Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
Every time we are tasked with reviewing headphones by Bose, we know that we are in for a treat. The Bose SoundLink 714675-0010 On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones are yet another premium offering from this incredibly popular manufacturer of noise-cancelling headphones. This time, the headphones use dual microphones to accurately pick up all background noise and reduce it to virtually nothing.
When designing the SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth headphones, Bose wanted to give customers a lightweight alternative to other headphones that bear their brand name. While the company is known for fantastic sound and build quality, the best-in-class noise cancellation, and remarkable comfort, their headphones also have an…
Klipsch Image ONE Gen 2 Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones
The Klipsch Image One II bring noticeable improvements to the already solid design. Klipsch went the way to make these headphones even more attractive than they’ve already been. However, not everything has been upgraded, and this review will uncover if there is something left to be desired.
First off, these are some of the lightest and most comfortable Bluetooth headphones that you can buy for under $150. They use special flat earpads that are not 100% sound isolation, but they still mute enough surrounding noise to allow you to concentrate on your work or…
Bluedio U (UFO) UBCA01 Premium Bluetooth Headphones
The Chinese audio manufacturer Bluedio never rests for too long. They have built a good reputation thanks to the high quality of their products and constant desire to innovate and push the boundaries of Bluetooth technology and portable listening in general. The Bluedio U (the U stands for UFO) use Bluedio’s innovative PPS8 technology, which revolves around the use of 8 drivers to accurately reproduce every note.
The foundation of the Bluedio U is a beautifully crafted airplane-grade aluminum alloy. Not only is it extremely durable, but it also makes the headphones look very sleek and visually appealing. Furthermore, you really don’t have to worry about…
Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $200
The world of Bluetooth doesn’t work by the same rules as the world of wired headphones. With wired headphones, $200 would barely scratch the surface of the mid-range category, and would not even come close to the high-end. However, the same amount of money can give you an excelletn pair of Bluetooth headphones made out of premium materials and crafted to the absolute perfection. This article will help you select such a pair.
BÖHM B-66 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
BÖHM is a new manufacturer of Bluetooth headphones, earbuds, and speakers. Their products combine elegant, luxury design with modern technology. The same approach is also found in their noise-cancelling headphones.
The main component of these headphones is their lightweight aluminum housing that uses zinc alloy metal detailing to add a few points to the style department. Both the headband and the earpads are padded with artificial leather that is smooth to the touch and comfortable even during long listening sessions. People with large heads will find the headband to…
HIFI ELITE Super66 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The Super 66 were recommended by Don Lindich, a successful national columnist, who said that “Compared to $300 Beats headphones, the Super 66 sounds better.” Given this recommendation and all the excellent reviews that headphones receive online, no wonder we are so interested in testing them.
We won’t lie: there’s something about the combination of brushed aluminum with a futuristic design that speaks to our aesthetic sensibilities. The Super 66 manage to pull it off perfectly. The construction of the headphones is…
Photive PH-BTE70 Bluetooth Earbuds
There is a good reason why headphones and earphone by Photive have become synonymous with great quality and fantastic value. PH-BTE70 continue this trend and in many ways set a new standard for wireless earbuds. All of this thanks to advance sound technology, great design with secure with, and sound that can rival even three times more expensive models.
Designed of these earphones is focused on perfect security during physical activity. This is made possible thanks to flexible stabilizing ear hooks that not only stay firmly anchored to your ears but also…
Geega S204 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
If old-school design is your thing, we believe you are going to like the Geega S204. The square design of Geega’s earcups is reminiscent of some of the most popular headphones from the 80s, but the inside is jam-packed with modern wireless technology and advanced audio processing hardware. Continue reading to find out how this combination works when we subject it to our comprehensive testing.
Let’s start with the build quality. Geega is so confident in the durability of these headphones that the company offers 30-day money-back guarantee with a 12-month warranty. That means you have a full month to…
SoundWhiz Turbo W18B-P Wireless Sports Earbuds
The SoundWhiz follow the proven formula used by many manufacturers of Bluetooth earbuds. According to their philosophy, it’s pointless to invest money into creating something new when one could just improve upon something that people already like and make it even better. We can already say that SoundWhiz succeeded and created one of the best pairs of Bluetooth earbuds for use in the gym.
SoundWhiz designed these earbuds to be light as a feather and superbly comfortable even after a long time of uninterrupted use. They accomplished their goal with…
Bluedio R+ Legend Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The Bluedio R+ are the company’s most advanced headphones with their proprietary PPS8 8-driver technology that delivers deep, powerful sound without any loss of details. As with any premium product, the R+ also cost quite a bit more than most other headphones manufactured by Bluedio. This review will tell you whether the increased cost is justified by the same increase in the overall quality, or whether you can just stick with more affordable headphones and not miss on anything.
When we first took the R+ into our hands, we immediately knew that these are not meant for portable use. Their bulky construction is heavy and makes the headphones feel very rugged and durable. The outer earcup case is made out of…
JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones
Sweat-resistant exercise earbuds have become a huge hit thanks to their convenient form-factor and increasingly better sound quality. The JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones promise to outperform their competition while convincing customers that paying a premium price is a smart decision.
JayBird offers a lifetime warranty against sweat damage. The company seems confident that these exercise-oriented earbuds can survive even the sweatiest ears during the hottest summer months. Our testing didn’t take place in summer, but we did our very best to…
Monster iSport Freedom On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
“Monster” the popular manufacturer of Bluetooth or wired headphones and buds for sport, travel or simply just for pure listening pleasure has recently released the latest addition to their line of sports-oriented headphones called iSport Freedom. Their main purpose is to give users a complete freedom of movement coupled with Monster’s signature sound quality.
The biggest attraction of the iSport Freedom Bluetooth headphones is their washable surface that can be cleaned with regular water. Most high-end headphones use leather or soft textiles that can easily get dirty, scratched, or damaged. These headphones are different. Monster has decided to use advanced…
Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $100
There’s a lot of amazing Bluetooth headphones under $100. Actually, there’s so many of them that it can get a bit confusing. That’s why we have reviewed most popular headphones that are currently available on the market. Our unbiased reviews will tell you which is the right for you.
Creative Outlier Black Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
Are you looking for comfortable and handsfree over-ear headphones that you can take on a go and completely forget about annoying wires? If your answer is yes, then you’re at the right place because, in this review, you will find out more about Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones that could change the way you listen to your music.
Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones are designed in a way that will provide a great comfort and portability, yet you won’t have to take your phone out of your pocket. Simply activate Siri or Google Now with one touch on the side of the earcup. That way, you can access your music library, play and stop the music and answer your phone calls.
They offer wireless connectivity, which at the same time supports dual mode. Whenever you’re feeling like plugging that AUX wire in, you will be able to. Dual mode especially helps to prolong and extend the playtime. Sleek and modern design will provide your ears true comfort. The reason for that is the perfect combination of weight, comfort and fit. The cushion is foldable, and since they’re plush leather padded, you won’t even notice you’re wearing them for a longer period of time.
The lightweight of this headphones which was mentioned before, makes Outlier Black the right choice for all-day wear. If you find yourself constantly glued to your headphones, you should definitely consider Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones. Don’t let their simple build and design fool you. Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones are built using custom-tuned full-range drivers that provide incredible…
TREBLAB X11 Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
The headphones market is overflowing with hyped up products that don’t live up to the high expectations set by marketing departments. In a certain way, customers are to blame. So many people fall for empty promises and gimmicky features, willing to spend hundreds of dollars on headphones that sound just as good as many OEM earbuds that come included with smartphones and tablets for free.
TREBLAB is one of only a few manufacturers who wants to change this bleak situation. Each TREBLAB product is manufactured with utmost precision and care and sold at a fair price. The company believes that everyone should be able to enjoy high-fidelity listening no matter how much money they can afford to spend.
As music fans, the people working at TREBLAB understand what it feels like to fall in love with a pair of headphones. When designing the X11, their goal was to create truly wireless headphones with very wide appeal and sound that fits into all parts of life, from fitness to travel to study. Looking at the initial batch of…
Sony MDR-XB950BT Extra Bass Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones
Sony MDR-XB950BT are stylish Bluetooth headphones with an electronic bass boost functionality. In practice, the bass boost works similarly to an equalizer, but it’s optimized to match the sound signature of the headphones, thus providing listeners with the best possible sound quality.
The MDR-XB950BT are modern headphones that will fit into any urban setting. We like the choice of the matte finish and appreciate that Sony has decided to keep things simple. An excellent comfort is provided by a pair of soft earpads. The headband is nearly…
Pulseaudio Vitality Sports Bluetooth Earbuds
It takes a good deal of industry experience to craft a pair of sports Bluetooth earbuds that satisfy requirements of avid fitness enthusiasts and music buffs alike. We have seen plenty of companies who tried their best to come up with an interesting product and failed in one way or another. That’s why we can’t wait to see if Pulseaudio manages to rise above the average and convince customers that their earbuds are the best Bluetooth earbuds for the gym and general fitness.
These sweat-proof earbuds are wonderfully durable and really make you feel like you’ve got your money’s worth of audio equipment. Our extensive testing confirms that they remain completely unaffected by…
Sentey B-Trek H10 LS-4570 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The Sentey B-Trek share plenty of similarities with Beats by Dre. Both headphones use the same stunning combination of red and black to create an aggressive design that provides you with a few hints as to what you may expect in terms of their sound quality. However, while you have to spend hundreds of dollars for Beats, the B-Trek H10 will cost you just a fraction of that price.
No, this is not a knock-off of Beats. The manufacturer simply took a popular design and used it as an inspiration for something entirely new and original. It goes without saying that the…
Venstar S-209 Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones
Even though Venstar isn’t a well-known brand, they may as well soon be. The S-209 Wireless Bluetooth headphones offer such a great value that simply had to get our hands on them and put them through a rigorous testing. Unless you want to miss on what can be the greatest deal when it comes to bass-oriented Bluetooth headphones, you don’t want to skip this review.
The headphones ship folded inside a hard-shell protective case. Just like the headphones, the case is black, and it does a great job when it comes to travel protection. After we took the headphones out of the case and adjusted the…
JBL Reflect Mini Bluetooth In-ear Headphones
JBL knows how to make a lightweight pair of wireless earbuds satisfy complex needs of sports and fitness enthusiasts. The Reflect Mini are small, highly functional, and completely sweat-proof – the perfect mix for success.
The main feature of these is their ultra-light weight, which really adds to the overall comfort that you get to experience after an extended period of uninterrupted use. The ergonomic eartips work in conjunction with a pair of earwings for maximum security and reliable fit. We can say that the Reflect Mini stay in place even during…
VOLTZ Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The VOLTZ Bluetooth Headphones embrace elegant, simple design that will appeal to a wide range of customers. This relatively unknown company has a clear idea about what they want to achieve and their execution leaves only a very little to be desired. Let’s dive right in and test the VOLTZ headphones to see how they perform in real life.
Elegant curves are the name of the game. The headband smoothly transitions into a pair of oval earcups with silver or black rings for extra design flare. You can choose either a black or white version of the VOLTZ headphones. Unfortunately, the…
AudioMax HB-8A Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The AudioMax HB-8A are gorgeous headphones that scream luxury. The manufacturer has combined brushed metal parts with extra-large leather earpads to create one of the most comfortable Bluetooth listening experience for home and outdoor use.
The packaging the headphones come in is one of the nicest we have ever seen. The quality is right up there with Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung, and other premium companies. When you open the box, you are greeted with the headphones neatly folded, allowing the box to be much small than if they were shipped unfolded.
In their folded form, the headphones fit nicely into the provided pouch, which does a good job of protecting them against scratches and other minor damage. Of course, you will want to invest into a proper…
JLab Omni Premium Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The Omni by JLab will seem familiar to all of you who know how the Sennheiser MOMENTUM headphones look like. The company was clearly inspired by Sennheiser when they were designing these Bluetooth headphones, but that doesn’t mean that this is just a copy – far from it. The Omni are an affordable alternative for everyone who thinks that good sound quality can be obtained for a reasonable price.
Even though the manufacturer boasts about using only the most premium materials available, we know better than to trust marketing statements that are obviously not true. The vast majority of these headphones is made out of plastic materials, with the exception of earpads. For them, JLab invested into very comfortable eco leather that offers fantastic…
August EP-650 Bluetooth NFC Over-Ear Headphones
Haven’t you heard about August? Then you may be surprised to know that their EP650 have received a 5-star rating by more than 1000 customers on Amazon. Don’t feel embarrassed: we were just as surprised as you. That’s why we couldn’t wait to try the headphones and see with our own eyes what makes them so special.
The right earcup features controls, a microphone, and charging port. The headphone jack for wired listening is on the left side. This layout will feel instantly familiar to you, if you have any previous experience with Bluetooth headphones.
The construction of the EP650 is very solid, and you won’t be bothered by any common issues that plague so many affordable earphones. We have tested the black version and found the silver lining around earcups to be beautiful and…
MEE Audio Matrix2 HP-AF62 Wireless and Wired Headphones
The Matrix2 from MEE Audio (MEElectronics) are jam-packed with modern technology that allows them to easily connect to just about any device and impress with up to 22 hours of high-fidelity listening experience. Many customers already know that MEE Audio is one of the best brands to consider when you want to buy a pair of affordable headphones that perform way above their price range. Read the rest of this review and find out if the Matrix2 are any different.
The Matrix2 feature articulating earcups with ComfortTouch pads and adjustable headband. This trio provides sufficient comfort to support all-day listening. MEE wanted to make a distinct statement, so they went with a…
Photive BTH3 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The Photive BTH3 are affordable headphones that share many similarities with headphones from Bose. We can’t wait to see how will a relatively unknown pair of Bluetooth headphones measure against the best noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones currently available.
If you are a fan of functional design that doesn’t try to attract the attention of everyone you see, the Photive BTH3 should be right up your alley. The manufacturer has decided to stick with black as the main color, which gives the headphones a…
Esonstyle S580 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
A relatively unknown company called Esonstyle has recently introduced their range of portable Bluetooth headphones. The S580 are a street-friendly model that’s available in several different color combinations. The headphones combine wire and wireless listening into a single attractive package.
It’s clear that the manufacturer put a lot of effort into making these headphones stand out in the sea of cheap knock-offs and lookalikes. Their design is modern, bold, and visually appealing – especially to younger generations. You get to choose between 7 different color combination, including black+red, full black, black+pink, black+silver, black+blue, golden, and black+cyan. Problems start when you try to…
Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $50
You think that less than $50 can’t buy a great portable sound quality? The selection of Bluetooth headphones that you encounter in this article will convince you otherwise. We have spent lot of time testing affordable headphones to discover which perform way above their league and which are not worth your money.
BÖHM S9 High-Performance Bluetooth Sport Earbuds
Stylish, small, and popular: these are some things that come to mind when we think about the BOHM S9 Bluetooth earbuds. These likable sport-oriented performers are considered by many to be the best Bluetooth earbuds for the gym and working out. Continue reading this review to find out why.
Probably the most useful feature about these earbuds is the magnetic casing, which lets you keep your earbuds securely fastened around your neck with the magnetic tipped aluminum casing. What’s more, the flat, durable cable doubles as a comfortable neck strap, keeping your Bluetooth earbuds in…
66 Audio BTS+ Sport Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones
6 Audio is an innovative manufacturer of audio equipment that’s meant to last and perform great under all conditions. Their Wireless Sports Headphones an affordable solution for all people who are looking for a way how to comfortably listening to their music on the go. Let’s take a look at what less than $50 can buy you.
Take a look at some promotional pictures of the Wireless Sports Headphones and notice how thin the headband is. Bluetooth headphones usually have a sturdy headband to support the weight of the electronic components hidden inside. These headphones take a different…
Jabees BSport Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones
Jabees is a popular manufacturer of stylish Bluetooth earbuds that appeal to the general fitness crowd, thanks to the generous use of bright colors and heavy emphasis on comfort and ergonomic functionality. The BSport Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones are no different, and we can’t wait to measure them against the competition. Jabees previously released some of the best Bluetooth earbuds for gym, working out, and running, making us anxious to see whether they manage to replicate the previous success.
Most manufacturers of Bluetooth earbuds understand that customers want their earbuds to be sweat-proof. Jabees is one of them and the BSport are designed to withstand the most intensive workout conditions. Not only that, but the integrated NFC circuit makes it…
Bluedio Turbine T2s Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The Chinese headphone manufacturer Bluedio knows what goes into a good pair of headphones. If you look at just about any chart of best-selling headphones, you are likely to see their name. That’s because of Bluedio’s vast expertise with audio equipment and steadily high standards of quality. The T2s are Bluetooth headphones designed for portable use and active people. They fold, are comfortable to wear, and their metallic look is guaranteed to attract a lot of attention.
The T2s will likely grab your attention with their cool looks and sporty nature. Bluedio set to make a pair of Bluetooth headphones for active people, and they did an excellent job. The combination of…
Jarv Joggerz BT-501 PRO Sports Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones
As their name would suggest, Jarv Joggerz PRO Sports Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones with Built-In Microphone are designed with joggers and runners in mind. In our opinion, any Bluetooth headphones for active people have to be lightweight, comfortable, stable, have long battery life, and sound as good as possible. We are curious to see if the Joggerz meet our criteria.
The first thing we wanted to test is how lightweight the Joggerz Pro really are. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that these are one of the lightest and smallest Bluetooth headphones currently available. They fold into a very compact package, making it easy to…
MEE Audio Runaway HP-AF32 Wireless and Wired On-Ear Headphones
The Runaway Bluetooth headphones are all about wild, vivid colors. Every available color combination looks amazing and we can’t imagine how anyone could have any problems finding one that matches the person’s taste.
As on-ear headphones, don’t be surprised by the small size and weight of these headphones. You will appreciate their convenient form-factor when you decide to take them with you on your daily commute. MEE used soft padding that provides good support and excellent comfort.
The build quality is great, even though the headphones are constructed entirely from plastic materials. You can expect around 15 hours of talk and music playback time on a single charge. If you ever run out of juice in the middle of nowhere, you can use…
Bluedio H Turbine HTCAW001 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The H Turbine are one of the most popular models of Bluetooth headphones from Bluedio, the influential Chinese audio manufacturer. Their main attractions include large 57mm drivers, ultra-soft earpads, audio sharing, and built-in aux input for wired listening. Let’s take a closer look to see how they compare to other headphones by Bluedio.
There’s not much we can criticize about the design of the Bluedio H Turbine headphones – not that we want to. Customers can select between 3 great-looking colors – black, blue, and red – each looking absolutely fantastic. All problems start and end with the…
JAM Transit HX-HP420 On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
The JAM Transit HX-HP420 Bluetooth Headphones are simple on-ear headphones that come in 4 different colors and promise a good value for the money. The integrated speakerphone for hands-free talking makes them a great choice for commuting to and from work or school. The headphones have received great reviews from many independent reviewers and even the general public.
In our opinion, more manufacturers shouldn’t be afraid to go with a simple design like this one. So many companies are producing flashy headphones that appeal only to a limited number of people. The HX-HP420 have a timeless design that is guaranteed to…