Wireless headphones aren’t perfect. They rely on battery power, thus requiring diligent charging, and they occasionally suffer from Bluetooth interruptions and short range. Plus, unless they come with an auxiliary cord (many over-ear headphones do), you won’t be able to connect them with non-Bluetooth-compatible devices, such as a headphone jack on a flight. That said, cutting the cord eliminates the tangle, and the stress, normally found with headphones. And since Bluetooth technology has grown out of its adolescent years, wireless headphones aren’t only better in 2017, they’re also much more varied, offering something for every listener.

In-Ear Headphones

SoundBuds Slim Wireless by Anker $26

NuForce BE6i Earphones by Optoma $59

BeatsX Wireless by Beats $109

X3 by Jaybird $100

SoundSport Wireless by Bose $130

Sport Pulse Special Edition by Jabra $160


Powerbeats 3 Wireless by Beats $200

On-Ear Headphones


Grind Wireless by Skullcandy $54

SE-MJ561BT by Pioneer $55

ZX220BT Wireless by Sony $58


BackBeat Sense SE by Plantronics $154


Solo3 Wireless by Beats $219

Aventho Wireless by Beyerdynamic $449


P5 Wireless by Bowers & Wilkins $300

Over-Ear Headphones


Move Wireless by Jabra $53

ATH-S700BT SonicFuel by Audio-Technica $99

Reference Over-Ear Bluetooth by Klipsch $209

Monitor Bluetooth by Marshall Headphones $249

Crossfade 2 Wireless by V-MODA $325

Beoplay H7 by Bang & Olufsen $347

MW60 by Master & Dynamic $549

Noise Canceling Headphones

BT 100 NC by Phiaton $75

QuietControl 30 Wireless by Bose $299


BeoPlay H8 by Bang & Olufsen $330+

QuietComfort 35 II by Bose $349

WH1000XM2 by Sony $350

HD1 Wireless by Sennheiser $390

PX by Bowers & Wilkins $400

Truly Wireless Headphones

Zolo Liberty by Anker $100

AirPods by Apple $159

IconX (Second-Gen) by Samsung$200

Elite Sport by Jabra $219

SoundSport Free by Bose $250

Beoplay E8 by B&O PLAY $299

The Dash Pro by Bragi $329

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