Best Wireless Headphones for 2020

What to look for when choosing a wireless bluetooth headphone in 2020?

Sound and compression codecs

AptX, AAC, LDAC is audio compression codecs that allow you to transmit sound in high quality. The AAC codec (250 Kbps) misses less than aptX (352 Kbps), as a result, the sound is of inferior quality. The next step is aptX HD (576 Kbps). The largest data stream, of the widespread, has the LDAC codec (990 Kbps). 

 

The overall sound quality. 

Many wireless headphones have an excess of bass and a lack of high frequencies. Below in the TOP, it is indicated. And pay attention to the frequency response graphs.

Management. Touch control is implemented efficiently in 200 $ + models. In cheaper headsets, touch elements often deliver only inconvenience due to false alarms or malfunctions. Button control remains the most convenient and versatile solution in models up to $ 200.

 

Autonomy.

In 2020, 20 hours + on a single charge, this is the minimum for full-size models. The plugs have not yet reached such heights due to the compact design. For vacuum and liners 8-10 hours, this is the norm. For True Wireless (like Apple Airpods ) – 4h + and 15+ from the case. 

 

Connector

Micro USB is a thing of the past. The future is for Type C (as early as 6 years). This is a universal connector with which faster charging and data throughput are possible. It is better to choose a model immediately with Type C, since in 2020, this is the iron standard.

 

Comfort

2 hours without discomfort is the minimum for full-size models. The same applies to plugs and liners. With invoices, it’s more and more difficult, they press their ears because of their design and the average time for comfortable use is reduced to 1 hour +.

 

Longevity

Up to $ 100, many Bluetooth headphones are made of fragile plastic. Do not focus on metal elements. Sometimes strong plastic lasts 10 years, and headphones with metal body elements break in the second year.

 

Price

The products of Apple, Beats, Marshall, Sony, Bose, Sennheiser are always a supplement for the brand, but often they have cool and unique technologies that are 100% justified for the price. Buying not very popular ( Chinese ) products, you do not pay for the brand. Up to $ 100, brand choice options and not a brand – the sea. In general, an excellent model for price/quality, you can choose for $ 200-300. Up to $ 200, compromises appear. More than $ 200, – unique features appear, such as NFC and active noise reduction (which not everyone needs and can be saved on them).

 

Other

A microphone is present in all Bluetooth models in our collection, I have not seen recently wireless headphones without a microphone. Bluetooth headphones are better to choose with Bluetooth 4.0 (not lower). The NFC chip is often useless, but you will have to pay extra for it, some may need it, but I used it 3-4 times. The new 2019-2020 models are most often lighter in weight, better in sound, more autonomous and with other useful updates, compared to the wireless headphones of past years. It is worth bearing this in mind and choosing the extreme revision in the line (in 80% of cases, extreme = better than the previous one).

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE Headphones: A Complete Review
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE - these are cool headphones that have incorporated both convenient functionality and excellent sound quality for the right price. There is nothing better to buy from the wireless segment for the money. I could write that the design could be more exciting and the cups could fold inwards, but let’s omit the controversial points, these headphones have no significant drawbacks. Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 - the best wireless headphones for $ 200, should I spend $ 250 on NFC and a hard case? - You decide 😉

PROS

CONS

  • Sound
  • Functional
  • Price
  • Appearance
  • Comfort
  • Durability
  • None
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Design
7.5
Price
8.5
Sound
8
PROS:
  • Sound
  • Functional
  • Price
  • Appearance
  • Comfort
  • Durability
CONS:
  • None
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Mixcder E10 Wireless Headphones: A Complete Review
Mixcder E10 wireless folding headphones left only a pleasant impression: they are well-assembled from pleasant materials, sound convincing, work for a long time and effectively deal with ambient noise. At the same time, they cost reasonable money, and the design does not interfere with wearing them on the street, you will not look like a cheburashka, they sit on the head deftly and skillfully. What else to demand from headphones for every day?  

PROS

CONS

  • High-quality assembly;
  • Stylish appearance;
  • Folding design;
  • Good sound;
  • Effective system of active noise reduction;
  • Long working time;
  • Possibility of wired connection;
  • Support for the aptX LL codec.
  • Micro-USB jack
  • Hybrid ear cushioning on ears (half-waybill).
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Mixcder E10 wireless folding headphones left only a pleasant impression: they are well-assembled from pleasant materials, sound convincing, work for a long time and effectively deal with ambient noise. At the same time, they cost reasonable money, and the design does not interfere with wearing them on the street, you will not look like a cheburashka, they sit on the head deftly and skillfully. What else to demand from headphones for every day?
Design
9
Sound
7.7
Price
7.5
Connectivity
8
Battery
7.9
PROS:
  • High-quality assembly;
  • Stylish appearance;
  • Folding design;
  • Good sound;
  • Effective system of active noise reduction;
  • Long working time;
  • Possibility of wired connection;
  • Support for the aptX LL codec.
CONS:
  • Micro-USB jack
  • Hybrid ear cushioning on ears (half-waybill).
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Sony MDR-ZX750BN Wireless headphones: A Complete Review
Sony MDR-ZX750BN is a great option for those who want to get headphones with good sound quality. In general, the model is consistent with the declared price, and can even compete with headphones, which are much more expensive.  

PROS

CONS

  • Nice design
  • Quality finishing materials;
  • Comfortable and reliable fit;
  • Deep and voluminous bass;
  • Excellent noise reduction.
  • Lack of ventilation system;
  • At high volume, strong distortion appears;
  • Bass dominates the rest of the frequency range.
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Sony MDR-ZX750BN is a great option for those who want to get headphones with good sound quality. In general, the model is consistent with the declared price, and can even compete with headphones, which are much more expensive.
Design
9.3
Sound
8.3
Price
7.8
Connectivity
7.9
Battery
7.8
PROS:
  • Nice design
  • Quality finishing materials;
  • Comfortable and reliable fit;
  • Deep and voluminous bass;
  • Excellent noise reduction.
CONS:
  • Lack of ventilation system;
  • At high volume, strong distortion appears;
  • Bass dominates the rest of the frequency range.
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Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless headphones: A Complete Review
Headphones Sony WH-1000XM3 is not by chance and for good reason are considered one of the best at the moment with an effective active noise reduction system. They sit comfortably on their heads, you can easily spend several hours in them and never even fix them. Noise reduction is very effective and will brighten up any trip, adding to it comfort and a bit of silence. Sony WH-1000XM3 sounds nice, soft and unobtrusive, if you like Sony's corporate identity, then you can buy them without first listening, just make a discount on the fact that, although they use the LDAC codec, it's still Bluetooth and above their heads you will jump. But to listen to music in a way of more, probably, it is not necessary. In a word, if you are looking for comfortable full-size headphones for trips and walks that would need to be charged once a week and could be carried in a small bag without hassle, then pay attention to the Sony WH-1000XM3.  

PROS

CONS

  • The efficient noise reduction system
  • Good corporate sound from Sony
  • Convenience
  • Folding bowls
  • USB Type-C Charging
  • Wired connectivity
  • Good touch control (excluding freezing temperatures)
  • Convenient and functional branded application for the phone
  • The touchpad has false positives in the cold
  • High price
  • Poor sound quality with wired power off.
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Headphones Sony WH-1000XM3 is not by chance and for good reason are considered one of the best at the moment with an effective active noise reduction system. They sit comfortably on their heads, you can easily spend several hours in them and never even fix them. Noise reduction is very effective and will brighten up any trip, adding to it comfort and a bit of silence. Sony WH-1000XM3 sounds nice, soft and unobtrusive, if you like Sony's corporate identity, then you can buy them without first listening, just make a discount on the fact that, although they use the LDAC codec, it's still Bluetooth and above their heads you will jump. But to listen to music in a way of more, probably, it is not necessary. In a word, if you are looking for comfortable full-size headphones for trips and walks that would need to be charged once a week and could be carried in a small bag without hassle, then pay attention to the Sony WH-1000XM3.
Design
9
Sound
9
Price
8
Battery
9.1
Connectivity
9
PROS:
  • The efficient noise reduction system
  • Good corporate sound from Sony
  • Convenience
  • Folding bowls
  • USB Type-C Charging
  • Wired connectivity
  • Good touch control (excluding freezing temperatures)
  • Convenient and functional branded application for the phone
CONS:
  • The touchpad has false positives in the cold
  • High price
  • Poor sound quality with wired power off
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Sony WH-1000X M2 Wireless headphones: A Complete Review
In 2016, Sony released the Sony MDR-1000X headphones, the successor to this model is no less special. Honestly, I like these headphones even though they are a victim of the audio industry trying to catch up with the Beats. Although deep and powerful bass is good, the current tendencies towards the overwhelming enthusiasm for low frequencies are puzzling and they are ... wrong. Sony has done a fantastic thing that allows consumers to customize their own sound and completely bypass the marketer's opinion of good sound. The sound in the WH-1000X M2 sounds fantastic, even if you don’t mess with the equalizer settings. Active noise cancellation ... it's really amazing. The adaptive features of ANC are simply awesome technologies that will appeal to anyone who likes to customize the sound in their headphones to their taste and needs. Obviously, $ 350 dollars is a lot of money to spend on headphones, and if you want to make a bargain - look for the MDR-1000X at a great discount, I’m sure that they will be sold out by stores very soon. They are almost as good, although you will lose some of the ANC efficiency and impressive application functionality. I highly recommend the Sony WH-1000X M2 headphones to anyone who wants to get one of the best active noise-canceling options with great sound and pleasant ergonomics.  

PROS

CONS

  • Excellent work of active noise reduction;
  • Good ergonomics and ease of listening;
  • Pleasant, soft sound with a bias in the bass;
  • Despite the full-sized form factor, the headphones are convenient to use when traveling.
  • Currently, the LDAC codec can only be used with Sony equipment.
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In 2016, Sony released the Sony MDR-1000X headphones, the successor to this model is no less special. Honestly, I like these headphones even though they are a victim of the audio industry trying to catch up with the Beats. Although deep and powerful bass is good, the current tendencies towards the overwhelming enthusiasm for low frequencies are puzzling and they are ... wrong. Sony has done a fantastic thing that allows consumers to customize their own sound and completely bypass the marketer's opinion of good sound. The sound in the WH-1000X M2 sounds fantastic, even if you don’t mess with the equalizer settings. Active noise cancellation ... it's really amazing. The adaptive features of ANC are simply awesome technologies that will appeal to anyone who likes to customize the sound in their headphones to their taste and needs. Obviously, $ 350 dollars is a lot of money to spend on headphones, and if you want to make a bargain - look for the MDR-1000X at a great discount, I’m sure that they will be sold out by stores very soon. They are almost as good, although you will lose some of the ANC efficiency and impressive application functionality. I highly recommend the Sony WH-1000X M2 headphones to anyone who wants to get one of the best active noise-canceling options with great sound and pleasant ergonomics.
Design
10
Sound
9
Price
8
Connectivity
9
Battery
8.5
PROS:
  • Excellent work of active noise reduction.
  • Good ergonomics and ease of listening.
  • Pleasant, soft sound with a bias in the bass.
  • Despite the full-sized form factor, the headphones are convenient to use when traveling.
CONS:
  • Currently, the LDAC codec can only be used with Sony equipment.
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Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones: A Complete Review
If you are primarily interested in compactness, lightness, battery life and noise reduction, then buying a WH-CH700N is 100% justified. But if you want to get a powerful, rich, deep sound, then, perhaps, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II will suit you more. Yes, they will be more expensive, but the result justifies the means. Sony's noise reduction was effective, but not a record. The WH-CH700N is a controversial headphone, on the one hand they have everything that comes to mind to require a wireless model, on the other hand, each of the aspects does not quite reach excellent quality. Therefore, before buying, I recommend that you personally familiarize yourself with them so that you do not have false expectations.  

PROS

CONS

  • Battery life.
  • Comfortable.
  • Good build quality.
  • Compact.
  • Full integration with Google Assistant and Siri.
  • AptX HD codec support.
  • Soundproofing.
  • Noise reduction is just good, but not excellent.
 
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If you are primarily interested in compactness, lightness, battery life and noise reduction, then buying a WH-CH700N is 100% justified. But if you want to get a powerful, rich, deep sound, then, perhaps, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II will suit you more. Yes, they will be more expensive, but the result justifies the means. Sony's noise reduction was effective, but not a record. The WH-CH700N is a controversial headphone, on the one hand they have everything that comes to mind to require a wireless model, on the other hand, each of the aspects does not quite reach excellent quality. Therefore, before buying, I recommend that you personally familiarize yourself with them so that you do not have false expectations.
Design
8
Sound
7.8
Price
7.5
Connectivity
8
Battery
7.8
PROS:
  • Battery life
  • Comfortable
  • Good build quality
  • Compact
  • Full integration with Google Assistant and Siri
  • AptX HD codec support
  • Soundproofing.
CONS:
  • Noise reduction is just good, but not excellent
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Sony MDR-1000X Wireless Headphones: A Complete Review
Headphones Sony MDR-1000x in conjunction with the Sony Xperia XZ Premium made a small revolution in the field of wireless sound transmission. The LDAC codec allows you to forget that you are listening to wireless headphones and get a truly high-quality sound. Now all audiophiles can safely download recordings of any quality onto the FLAC phone and not think that the wireless interface will significantly degrade their sound. I do not exclude that LDAC is not a panacea. Most likely, the next version of the codec will be released in a few years, and the manufacturer will announce even higher quality. But what I hear today suits me completely. Let's not forget that we are listening to wireless headphones not at home, but on the road. And even with a powerful system of active noise reduction, we will not be able to appreciate every nuance and tone of sound when we ride the subway or fly in an airplane. Therefore, the modern implementation of the LDAC codec is enough with a margin for such tasks. The sound of the Sony MDR-1000x headphones is confident, high-quality and dense. When you take them in your hands, you immediately understand that this is quality. When you put it on your head and start listening, you are convinced: this is what you were looking for. But remember that the Sony MDR-1000x, like other Sony headphones, has a signature emphasis in sound - a soft, enveloping, honeyed sound with a slight emphasis on low frequencies and an easy pushing of high frequencies to the background. If you already had Sony headphones and you liked the sound, don’t hesitate to buy the Sony MDR-1000x, especially if you have a source that supports LDAC or aptX. Recall the active noise reduction, which competes on equal terms with the unspoken king - the BoseQC 35 headphones. And it wins them functionally, because QC 35 has only one operation mode - active noise canceling is always on, it cannot be turned off or its operation can be changed. While the Sony MDR-1000x allows you to either completely turn off noise reduction, or turn on its intelligent version, or turn off the suppression of human voices. Ample opportunities and high efficiency - it is obvious that the Sony MDR-1000x wins this battle. If you are looking for full-size wireless headphones with active noise reduction and the ability to listen to lossless CD-quality recordings, pay attention to Sony MDR-1000x headphones, I'm sure they won’t disappoint you.

PROS

CONS

  • Excellent ergonomics, you can listen to headphones for 3 or more hours without discomfort;
  • Premium manufacturing materials: metal, genuine leather, high-quality plastic;
  • Foam pad ear pads and headband for maximum comfort;
  • Support for advanced LDAC and aptX codecs for high-quality wireless music transfer;
  • Long working time - up to 20 hours with an active noise reduction system;
  • Excellent sound quality with Sony brand name;
  • Excellent quality of active noise reduction, in the subway you can listen to music at the usual volume level;
  • Stylish, attractive and concise appearance.
  • Your interlocutors will not always hear what you say: the microphone does not pick up your speech very well;
  • A long battery charge time is about 4 hours.
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Headphones Sony MDR-1000x in conjunction with the Sony Xperia XZ Premium made a small revolution in the field of wireless sound transmission. The LDAC codec allows you to forget that you are listening to wireless headphones and get a truly high-quality sound. Now all audiophiles can safely download recordings of any quality onto the FLAC phone and not think that the wireless interface will significantly degrade their sound. I do not exclude that LDAC is not a panacea. Most likely, the next version of the codec will be released in a few years, and the manufacturer will announce even higher quality. But what I hear today suits me completely. Let's not forget that we are listening to wireless headphones not at home, but on the road. And even with a powerful system of active noise reduction, we will not be able to appreciate every nuance and tone of sound when we ride the subway or fly in an airplane. Therefore, the modern implementation of the LDAC codec is enough with a margin for such tasks. The sound of the Sony MDR-1000x headphones is confident, high-quality and dense. When you take them in your hands, you immediately understand that this is quality. When you put it on your head and start listening, you are convinced: this is what you were looking for. But remember that the Sony MDR-1000x, like other Sony headphones, has a signature emphasis in sound - a soft, enveloping, honeyed sound with a slight emphasis on low frequencies and an easy pushing of high frequencies to the background. If you already had Sony headphones and you liked the sound, don’t hesitate to buy the Sony MDR-1000x, especially if you have a source that supports LDAC or aptX. Recall the active noise reduction, which competes on equal terms with the unspoken king - the BoseQC 35 headphones. And it wins them functionally, because QC 35 has only one operation mode - active noise canceling is always on, it cannot be turned off or its operation can be changed. While the Sony MDR-1000x allows you to either completely turn off noise reduction, or turn on its intelligent version, or turn off the suppression of human voices. Ample opportunities and high efficiency - it is obvious that the Sony MDR-1000x wins this battle. If you are looking for full-size wireless headphones with active noise reduction and the ability to listen to lossless CD quality recordings, pay attention to Sony MDR-1000x headphones, I'm sure they won’t disappoint you.
Design
9
Sound
8.2
Price
7.5
Connectivity
7.8
Battery
8.2
PROS:
  • Excellent ergonomics, you can listen to headphones for 3 or more hours without discomfort;
  • Premium manufacturing materials: metal, genuine leather, high-quality plastic;
  • Foam pad ear pads and headband for maximum comfort;
  • Support for advanced LDAC and aptX codecs for high-quality wireless music transfer;
  • Long working time - up to 20 hours with an active noise reduction system;
  • Excellent sound quality with Sony brand name;
  • Excellent quality of active noise reduction, in the subway you can listen to music at the usual volume level;
  • Stylish, attractive and concise appearance.
CONS:
  • Your interlocutors will not always hear what you say: the microphone does not pick up your speech very well;
  • A long battery charge time is about 4 hours
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Sony MDR-XB950N1 Wireless Headphones: A Complete Review
Headphones Sony MDR-XB950N1 left a rather controversial, but generally pleasant sensation of acquaintance. An effective system of active noise reduction will definitely make trips in transport more comfortable and quiet, the appearance is perfect for young people, who, in fact, they are intended in the first place. Long battery life and convenient controls complete the list of unique advantages. The sound in the headphones is powerful, deep and all-pervasive, but remember that it is only for those who are young in soul, body and able to withstand the deepest and most powerful bass in life without losing their minds. If this is you, then the Sony MDR-XB950N1 is for you. For an older and calmer audience, I suggest paying attention to the Sony MDR-1Am2.

PROS

CONS

  • Powerful bass
  • Stylish look
  • Long battery life - up to 22 hours
  • Efficient Active Noise Reduction
  • Convenient controls
  • The headphone sound is not universal, most suitable for modern popular and electronic music
  • The internal free space of the ear pads is small, so I recommend trying on headphones before buying.
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Headphones Sony MDR-XB950N1 left a rather controversial, but generally pleasant sensation of acquaintance. An effective system of active noise reduction will definitely make trips in transport more comfortable and quiet, the appearance is perfect for young people, who, in fact, they are intended in the first place. Long battery life and convenient controls complete the list of unique advantages. The sound in the headphones is powerful, deep and all-pervasive, but remember that it is only for those who are young in soul, body and able to withstand the deepest and most powerful bass in life without losing their minds. If this is you, then the Sony MDR-XB950N1 is for you. For an older and calmer audience, I suggest paying attention to the Sony MDR-1Am2.
Design
8
Sound
8
Price
9
Connectivity
8
Battery
8
PROS:
  • Powerful bass
  • Stylish look
  • Long battery life - up to 22 hours
  • Efficient Active Noise Reduction
  • Convenient controls
CONS:
  • The headphone sound is not universal, most suitable for modern popular and electronic music
  • The internal free space of the ear pads is small, so I recommend trying on headphones before buying
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Sony MDR-ZX770BN Bluetooth and Noise Canceling Headset: A Complete Review
Headphones Sony MDRZX770BN Bluetooth and Noise Canceling Headset pleasant sensation of acquaintance. An effective system of active noise reduction will definitely make trips in transport more comfortable and quiet, the appearance is perfect for young people, who, in fact, they are intended in the first place. Long battery life and convenient controls complete the list of unique advantages.

PROS

CONS

  • Good sound quality, especially when connected to aptX-enabled phones;
  • Convenient ergonomics, headphones can be listened to for several hours in a row;
  • Instant connection to your phone or laptop using NFC;
  • Soft, comfortable ear pads;
  • Active noise reduction system;
  • Bluetooth range up to 10 meters;
  • Good value for money;
  • Sturdy construction;
  • Headphones can be connected via Bluetooth or by wire.
  • In the summer with prolonged listening ears sweat;
  • When connected via wire, the sound quality drops dramatically;
  • Active noise cancellation outperforms competitors;
  • The built-in microphone does not always work well, with external noise the interlocutor will not hear you well.
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Headphones Sony MDRZX770BN Bluetooth and Noise Canceling Headset pleasant sensation of acquaintance. An effective system of active noise reduction will definitely make trips in transport more comfortable and quiet, the appearance is perfect for young people, who, in fact, they are intended in the first place. Long battery life and convenient controls complete the list of unique advantages.
Design
7.5
Sound
7.0
Price
7.1
Connectivity
7.3
Battery
7.9
PROS:
  • Good sound quality, especially when connected to aptX-enabled phones;
  • Convenient ergonomics, headphones can be listened to for several hours in a row;
  • Instant connection to your phone or laptop using NFC;
  • Soft, comfortable ear pads;
  • Active noise reduction system;
  • Bluetooth range up to 10 meters;
  • Good value for money;
  • Sturdy construction;
  • Headphones can be connected via Bluetooth or by wire
CONS:
  • In the summer with prolonged listening ears sweat;
  • When connected via wire, the sound quality drops dramatically;
  • Active noise cancellation outperforms competitors;
  • The built-in microphone does not always work well, with external noise the interlocutor will not hear you well.
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Bose QC35 II Wireless Headphones: A Complete Review
In general, the Bose QC35 II is the same Bose QC35, but with a cleaner bass sound, slightly improved active noise reduction and support for Google Assistant. Nothing else has changed in the headphones, and probably this is for the better. Of course, I would like the Bose QC35 II to support LDAC, aptX and aptXHD codecs for transmitting sound with the highest quality, but this is not. Nevertheless, I can safely say that these are some of the best wireless full-size headphones with active noise reduction. But as for the price tag - it’s a bit tall in my opinion, but if you can afford to pay $ 350 for wireless headphones, then why not treat yourself? Once again I note that the headphones are very convenient and they will be indispensable for using them on trips.

PROS

CONS

  • Very comfortable;
  • Very high efficiency of active noise reduction;
  • Excellent working voice assistant;
  • Reliable connection to the phone.
  • The sound quality is good, but not great, with a strong emphasis on low frequencies.
  • Headphones do not support LDAC, aptX and aptXHD codecs;
  • High price.
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In general, the Bose QC35 II is the same Bose QC35, but with a cleaner bass sound, slightly improved active noise reduction and support for Google Assistant. Nothing else has changed in the headphones, and probably this is for the better. Of course, I would like the Bose QC35 II to support LDAC, aptX and aptXHD codecs for transmitting sound with the highest quality, but this is not. Nevertheless, I can safely say that these are some of the best wireless full-size headphones with active noise reduction. But as for the price tag - it’s a bit tall in my opinion, but if you can afford to pay $ 350 for wireless headphones, then why not treat yourself? Once again I note that the headphones are very convenient and they will be indispensable for using them on trips.
Design
8
Sound
9
Price
8.5
Connectivity
8.5
Battery
8.5
PROS:
  • Very comfortable;
  • Very high efficiency of active noise reduction;
  • Excellent working voice assistant;
  • Reliable connection to the phone.
  • The sound quality is good, but not great, with a strong emphasis on low frequencies.
CONS:
  • Headphones do not support LDAC, aptX and aptXHD codecs;
  • High price.
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Marshall Major II Bluetooth: A Complete Review
Marshall's debut wireless headphones turned out to be worth the money on all counts: a deep and loud sound that may not be suitable for every music lover, but fans of powerful, energetic and dynamic compositions will surely be admired. The battery really holds a charge longer than the declared 30 hours, which allows you to do without recharging for weeks. And, of course, all other Bluetooth products with similar sound quality are more expensive, which makes the Marshall Major II Bluetooth an ideal option, taking into account its cost. Of the minuses, we can only note that they are not very suitable for hours of listening, as they are pressed strongly enough to the ears, and they will also not be comfortable on a long journey, as they do not add up completely.

PROS

CONS

  • A good, pushy sound;
  • High maximum volume;
  • Good passive sound insulation;
  • Long battery life
  • Easy to connect to Bluetooth devices;
  • Convenient joystick control;
  • Not suitable for all music genres;
  • Headphones put pressure on the ears, so after a few hours of listening to music you need to give your ears a rest;
  • Not everyone will like a vintage design with texture under old leather.
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Marshall's debut wireless headphones turned out to be worth the money on all counts: a deep and loud sound that may not be suitable for every music lover, but fans of powerful, energetic and dynamic compositions will surely be admired. The battery really holds a charge longer than the declared 30 hours, which allows you to do without recharging for weeks. And, of course, all other Bluetooth products with similar sound quality are more expensive, which makes the Marshall Major II Bluetooth an ideal option, taking into account its cost. Of the minuses, we can only note that they are not very suitable for hours of listening, as they are pressed strongly enough to the ears, and they will also not be comfortable on a long journey, as they do not add up completely.
Design
9
Sound
7.8
Price
8.2
Connectivity
7.8
Battery
8.2
PROS:
  • A good, pushy sound;
  • High maximum volume;
  • Good passive sound insulation;
  • Long battery life
  • Easy to connect to Bluetooth devices;
  • Convenient joystick control;
CONS:
  • Not suitable for all music genres;
  • Headphones put pressure on the ears, so after a few hours of listening to music you need to give your ears a rest;
  • Not everyone will like a vintage design with texture under old leather.
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Marshall Mid Wireless Headphones: A Complete Review
Marshall Mid Bluetooth is a headset that is convenient to use outdoors or indoors. They can work without cable for a long time, without affecting the sound. Stylish design in retro style will not leave anyone indifferent given that these headphones look really stunning.
PROSCONS
  • Nice and nice sound;
  • Support aptX technology;
  • Excellent build quality;
  • Management with KNOB;
  • The presence of the cable in the kit;
  • Removable ear pads;
  • Up to 30 hours of work via Bluetooth;
  • No cover included.
 
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Marshall Mid Bluetooth is a headset that is convenient to use outdoors or indoors. They can work without cable for a long time, without affecting the sound. Stylish design in retro style will not leave anyone indifferent given that these headphones look really stunning.
Design
9.7
Sound
7.8
Price
8.0
Connectivity
7.8
Battery
8.5
PROS:
  • Nice and nice sound;
  • Support aptX technology;
  • Excellent build quality;
  • Management with KNOB;
  • The presence of the cable in the kit;
  • Removable ear pads;
  • Up to 30 hours of work via Bluetooth;
CONS:
  • No cover included.

Pros and Cons of Wireless Headphones

Pros

Lack of wires, convenience

This, of course, is the main plus. Nothing interferes, does not delay, does not limit freedom. The Bluetooth connection also has its limits, but they are much wider than wired. And they are constantly expanding. The sector of fully wireless headphones is booming: earbuds and “plugs” that have no wires even between the cases.

 

Rich functionality

Most of the additional functions are implemented precisely in wireless headphones because they already have a lot of electronics. And no one expects audiophile sound quality from them, priority is convenience. Active noise reduction, “transparency” mode, “smart” pause, on-the-fly sound enhancement and processing technologies, functional control of the source (playback, volume, and other functionality through the voice assistant): all this and much more can now be found mainly in wireless headphones. And precisely because of the demand for them, these areas of technology are developing.

 

Great selection

We have already entered an era when, when they say “headphones,” people mean wireless. In another case, they will clarify what they are talking about “wired headphones.” And Bluetooth models are now available more than wired. All the most interesting news in this segment. Except, perhaps, audiophile. Even gaming, for example, options with a wireless connection (but via a radio channel) is becoming more and more.

 

Progress

As a result, all new technologies are being created for wireless headphones. Bluetooth connectivity is getting more stable, audio quality is getting better. All new developments in the field of consumer audio equipment belong to the wireless segment.

 

Cons

Sound quality and communication

Despite the fact that now “wireless sound” is already much better than it was a few years ago, but it is still far from the quality available “by wire”. No matter how good the Bluetooth headphones sound, you can easily find a wired model that will give a better, more detailed, natural and lively sound. Well, communication artefacts still exist even in the best models. It is enough to get into a place with a loaded “ether”.

 

Price

The postulate “expensive Bluetooth headphones give the same sound quality as a wired model is 2 times cheaper” is still more or less fair. And if in the budget and mid-price segment the difference is smoothed out (wireless headphones up to $ 100 sound better than wired models for $ 50), then in the “top” it remains noticeable.

 

Autonomy

Yes, now there are already wireless headphones that can work on a single charge for up to 40 hours (or TWS, which will last more than 100 hours with charges from the case), and these are already comfortable indicators, but there are a couple of nuances. Firstly, there are still few models with such impressive autonomy. Secondly, it’s still a +1 gadget on charging sooner or later. Wired headphones will never fail in this regard. 😉

 

Top 5 Bluetooth Headphone Manufacturers

Sony

This company has always been at the forefront of technological progress. It is difficult to overestimate their contribution to the field of audio technology. And now they are releasing a wide variety of wireless headphones. Sony understands what exactly is the future of Bluetooth (at least the near future) of personal audio. Therefore, they offer not only dozens of models of headphones and speakers in different price categories (from very budget to “flagship” and expensive) but also develop their own technologies for playback and wireless sound transmission: LDAC codec, proprietary active noise reduction system, “recovery” algorithm poor quality records and so on.

 

Sennheiser

This German company specializes only in the production of audio equipment. Mostly headphones and microphones. Sennheiser produces a lot of wireless headphones, among which there are iconic ones (the Momentum series in general and the best TWS Momentum TW2 headphones in sound), which always have high sound quality. The emphasis is on this. If you still don’t believe in high-quality wireless sound, listen to the top Sennheiser models.

 

Apple’s

The company has created the most popular fully wireless AirPods headphones. In terms of sound quality, this model is far from the best, but it has a lot of fans around the world. Apple has been selling its wireless headphones more than anyone for the past year. They emphasize usability, ergonomics and ease of use, which is very important for many fans to listen to music on the go.

 

JBL

The company produces a wide variety of wireless models of headphones and, perhaps, the most popular Bluetooth speakers. JBL has long focused on the wireless segment, in their assortment, there are almost no wired models. But Bluetooth options are the sea: any form factor and price. With the exception of expensive “premium” models. The company focuses on the budget and mid-market segments, which has earned the love of customers. And, importantly, their headphones are always high-quality, vibrant and, so to speak, youthful. What you need for an active life.

 

Marshall

This manufacturer of concert equipment not so long ago entered the headphone market, but very quickly navigated it. Now they are releasing 1-2 models of each form factor that have migrated from wired to Bluetooth. In addition, Marshall has several models of portable speakers. They differ from others in their corporate (easily recognizable and memorable) style and sound. The concept of “only for rockers and metallers” is now slightly expanded, but the basis remains. Headphones and speakers Marshall stand out among analogues, and at the same time, which is very important, they are of high build quality and materials.

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