Best Wireless (Bluetooth) Headphones: Welcome to the Trustedreviews Handbook on the Best Wireless and Bluetooth Headphones You Can Buy in 2019.
A few years ago we certainly tried to dissuade you from buying a wireless headset (the technology had problems with the wireless connection via Bluetooth, and the sound quality results in a nosedive). With the purchase of a wireless headphone, you can not go wrong.
Thanks to the advances in Bluetooth (thanks, aptX), the best wireless headsets are not just connected to any phone in every situation, from the best smartphone to the best cheap smartphone. But they sound as good as their wired counterparts.
Yes, a wireless headset may cost a little more than a comparable wired model, but wireless headsets provide more freedom of movement and, because they do not use an aux cable, are excellent companions for phones without a jack plug like this iPhone 11 and Pixel 3 it simply lacks a 3.5mm aux port to connect.
Whatever your reason for an upgrade, we're here to help you choose the best wireless headphones, regardless of budget. Below are the top headphones we've tested, some of which have great features like noise cancellation. All have been checked by our staff so you can shop safely.
If you want to buy one of the Bluetooth headphones on this list, do not forget that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are due in late November. This can be a fantastic time to find amazing deals on headphones. So, before you hit the buy button, make sure you bookmark our Black Friday 2019 listing page to get the latest headphone discount.
What you need to know about Black Friday 2019
That's no secret Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the best times to find awesome wireless headphone deals. Typically, you'll find that medium-sized brands like Optoma and Jaybird get the biggest discounts from retailers like Amazon. Note, however, that Bose, Sony and Sennheiser have all recently released new models – and that means older models may be available discounted.
You can not decide which headphones to buy? Take a look at our video below:
Best wireless headphones 2019 at a glance
- Sony WH-1000XM3
- Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
- Jabra Elite 85H
- Bose QuietComfort 35 II
- Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless
- Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
- Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
- AKG N60NC Wireless
- Wireless headphones Grado GW100
- Microsoft Surface headphones
The best wireless over-ear headphones
1. Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless noise canceling headphones that sound better than Bose
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 275 grams | Frequency response: 4Hz – 40kHz | Driver: 40mm | Driver Type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: 103dB | impedance: 46 ohms | Battery life: 30 hours | Radio range: 30 feet | NFC: Yes
Excellent noise cancellation
Great sounding audio
30 hours of battery life
Hinges are fragile
For the past three years, Sony's 1000X series headphones have been our most popular wireless headphones on the market. They sound great thanks to a combination of excellent wireless codecs – aptX and Sony's proprietary LDAC technology – and keep out the noise of the outdoors with Sony's ever-improving noise cancellation algorithms.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 is not a massive improvement over last year's WH-1000XM2, but in almost every respect it's above the rival Bose QC35 II: they sound better, they block noise better and have better features like the Quick Attention mode allows for all outside noise without removing the headphones. (The latter is perfect if you order a drink on the plane or talk to a colleague for a brief moment before returning to your job.)
These impressive songs sound great and have loads of features Sony headphones are great travel companions and all-round excellent wireless headphones.
Read the full review: Sony WH-1000XM3
- Looking for the best Sony headphones? Read our summary of best Sony headphones we have checked so far
2. Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
Bose's new wireless noise canceling headphones are certainly the best ever
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 0.64 lbs (289 g) | Cable length: N / A | Frequency response: N / A | Driver: 40mm | Driver Type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: N / A | impedance: N / A | Battery life: 20 hours | Radio range: 100 meters (330 feet) | NFC: No
Excellent noise cancellation
Entertaining, lively sound
Battery life could be better
More expensive than Sony
Bose has truly outdone its 700 headphones – and much of the appeal of these cans lies in the subtle noise cancellation they provide.
As an alternative to the Sony WH-1000XM3, these headphones sound fantastic, have a lively character and a balanced soundstage, and provide the same excellent noise cancellation you would expect from Bose.
They do not have the same dexterity as the WH-1000XM3 and the battery life is also 10 hours shorter than Sony headphones, although they cost more. But you are still worth considering if you are looking for a wireless headphone.
Read the full review: Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
3. Jabra Elite 85H
Give Sony and Bose a run for their money
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 296 grams | Cable length: N / A | Frequency response: 10-20kHz | Driver: 40mm | Driver Type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: N / A | impedance: N / A | Battery life: 36 hours | Radio range: 10 m | NFC: N / A
First-class battery life
Excellent ANC performance
Stylish and comfortable
There is a lack of support for high-end codecs
The Elite 85h offers world-class battery life, great styling, and a full customization of sound profiles, so it's easy to recommend. That said, purists will complain about the lack of high-end codec support, and at this price, there are more powerful headphones on the market. Keeping in mind that Jabra's Elite 85h headphones are the company's first attempt to develop premium wireless ANC headphones, the result is truly commendable. We can not wait to see what the next premium ANC headphones from the company will do.
If you're looking for an alternative to Sony's WH-1000XM3, then this is just the ticket.
Read the full review: Jabra Elite 85H
4. Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Premium wireless headphones with Google Assistant
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 0.68 pounds | Cable length: 3,94 feet | Frequency response: N / A | Driver: N / A | Driver Type: N / A | Sensitivity: N / A | impedance: N / A | Battery life: 20+ hours | Radio range: N / A | NFC: Yes
Broad and clear sound stage
Amazing noise cancellation
Active EQ an acquired taste
Bose took the already awarded QC35 and updated it with Google Assistant. The headset is identical in every way apart from the new Google Assistant button. This means that you still get the noise cancellation that Bose is known for, for good sound quality and incredible comfort. Simply put, they sound great and their battery life is good enough for everyone but the longest flights.
However, if you want to save some money, consider the original Bose QuietComfort 35. They are also much cheaper to find these days. If you do not have to worry about having Google Assistant integrated with your headphones, you can save money while saving on QC35 II.
Read the full review: Bose QuietComfort 35 II
5. Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless
The best sounding (and expensive) wireless headphone you can buy
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 380 g | Cable length: 1.2 m, removable | Frequency response: 5 – 40,000 Hz | Driver: 50mm | Driver Type: Dynamic, Tesla | Sensitivity: 100 dB at 1 kHz | impedance: 32 ohms | Battery life: 30 hours | Radio range: 10 meters (30+ feet) | NFC: N / A
Excellent workmanship and comfort
Detailed, dynamic, spatial sound
Sounds as well wired
Not ideal for traveling
The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is the best-sounding wireless headphone you can buy. The sound is spacious, detailed and makes you want to rediscover your music library. Their voluminous design and average noise isolation make them awful on the go. However, if you are looking for the best sound for a wireless headset, this is just the thing.
Just be ready to shell out for her.
Read the full review: Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless
6. Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Technically brilliant in almost every way
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 310 g | Cable length: 1.2 m, removable | Frequency response: 15 – 28,000 Hz | Driver: 45mm | Driver Type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: 99 dB at 1 kHz | impedance: 38 ohms | Battery life: 40 hours | Radio range: 10 meters (30+ feet) | NFC: N / A
Great sound quality
Audio-Technica has a long tradition of producing high-quality headphones, microphones and turntable accessories. The ATH-M50xBT delivers studio-quality audio without cables.
The ATH-M50xBTs are designed with 45 mm drivers and a frequency range of 15-28.00 Hz for a really high audio performance. This shows that we were very impressed by the warm, rounded sound.
The ATH-M50xBT headphones also perform well in terms of battery life and Bluetooth connectivity, but the microphone is not particularly strong and you may find it difficult to make phone calls. Still, this is probably not the reason why you would buy a pair of studio quality headphones.
Read our full review: Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
7. Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
A good wireless all-round headphone with noise cancellation
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: N / A | Cable length: 4.6 feet | Frequency response: 16-22.000Hz | Driver: N / A | Driver Type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: N / A | impedance: 28 ohms | Battery life: 20 hours | Radio range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes
20 hours battery
NoiseGuard is difficult to activate
The headband is missing the padding
The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC headphones are proof that you do not need infinite cash reserves to achieve proper noise cancellation. Sure, they are not as powerful as the Sony WH-1000XM3 or sound as nice as the Amiron, but they are decent wireless all-round headphones at a good price.
Read the full review: Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
8. AKG N60NC Wireless
Wireless noise cancellation from another middle-class master
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 199.4 g | Cable length: N / A | Frequency response: 10-22,000Hz | Driver: N / A | Driver Type: N / A | Sensitivity: 111dB SPL / V at 1 kHz | impedance: 32 ohms | Battery life: 15 hours | Radio range: N / A | NFC: No
Not the most comfortable
At first confusing controls
The wireless AKG N60NC sounds like a headphone, which should be significantly more expensive than it is.
In the mid-price segment, the headphones offer fantastic value for money with excellent sound quality and noise cancellation performance comparable to the much more premium entries on this list.
Our biggest problem with these headphones is the fact that they are not over the ear, but on the ear, which means they feel uncomfortable for a long period of time.
Regardless, the benefit is that this is a fantastically compact headphone, and if you're ready to compromise, they're great for the price.
Read the full review: AKG N60NC Wireless
9. Wireless headphones Grado GW100
Grado makes the note (again)
Acoustic design: Open | Weight: N / A | Cable length: N / A | Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz | Sensitivity: N / A | impedance: N / A | Battery life: 15 hours | Radio range: 10m | NFC: Yes
Fantastic audio quality
Cool retro design
Heavy sound emission
The Grado GW100s sound great with a wide soundstage, clear highs, mellow mids and extended bass frequencies. They also have a cheesy retro design reminiscent of the modest beginnings of Grado in Brooklyn in the 1950s.
Although the Bluetooth connection works very well, the need for a wireless open-back headset may be unclear. especially if, due to their design, they are not suitable for commuting or listening in public areas.
To say that the ability to listen wirelessly is undeniably practical when fiddling around the house, and you can use these cans with an AUX cable if you're an audiophile who prefers a wired connection.
Overall, we believe the Grado GW100 is designed for a niche market of audiophiles who prefer a broad, natural sound and hear most of their music at home. If that sounds like you, you'll probably love the Grado GW100. If not, you should look at closed models instead.
Read the full review: Grado GW100 Wireless Earphone review
10. Microsoft Surface headphones
Warm sound and excellent noise cancellation
Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 0.64 pounds | Cable length: 3.94 ft | Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz | Driver: 40mm free edge driver | Driver Type: Free edge | Sensitivity: 115 dB | impedance: N / A | Battery life: 15 hours | Radio range: N / A | NFC: Yes
Ingenious sound quality
Effective noise cancellation
Design will not appeal to everyone
The sound may be too warm for some
Overall, the Surface headphones from Microsoft are surprisingly good, with breathtakingly warm sound and generous bass frequencies, which means your music sounds great regardless of whether you're listening to subby hip-hop or acoustic singer-songwriters.
One criticism of this warm sound is that it can divert some of the attack from low mid frequencies, which some users may find unpleasant. However, when sharp highs and mids tend to make you tired, these may be the perfect headphones for you.
The business card of this headphone is the active noise cancellation that we felt very comfortable with, and we loved how easy it was to control it with the built-in thumbwheels on each case.
Although the high price was initially unconvincing to us (especially if you can buy quality cans from Heritage Audio brands for less), the features work so seamlessly that they feel justified.
- Are you looking for something more compact? Read our guide to best earphones 2019
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