3 hot wireless headphone models to rock your world
Wireless headphones have always been about convenience. They won’t get tangled when you take off your coat, or get yanked out of your ear when your seatmate bumps into you on the plane. You can listen to music while working out without having a cord in the way as you’re banging out deadlifts in the gym or hitting the trail for a 10K. But until recently, wireless technology wasn’t equal to its wired counterparts. That’s not the case any longer. Sound quality and noise cancellation have improved exponentially over the years and, in some cases, a single charge can last upwards of 24 hours.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose has pretty much cornered the market on wired and now wireless, noise-cancelling cans. This latest incarnation has been hailed for superior sound, comfort, design and soundproof listening, QC 35 II headphones feature balanced audio performance at any volume. Alexa-enabled for voice access to music. $350
Often referred to as “the next level of silence,” Sony’s latest wireless iteration boasts top-notch, high-res sound and industry-leading ANC (Active Noise Control) for a virtually impenetrable listening experience. These are Alexa-enabled and packed with cool features, like touch controls and “Quick Attention” mode, which lets in outside sounds when desired, without the hassle of having to remove them. Simply place your hand over the housing to turn the volume down for instant conversation. $350
Sennheiser HD 4.50BTNC
One of the most solid sets on the market, these headphones from Sennheiser feature sound that is known for being perfectly balanced with superb noise cancellation and excellent battery life. Intuitive ear-cup-mounted controls allow easy track changes and phone calls via the integrated microphone. The fit takes a little getting used to, but they are adjustable to accommodate heads of all shapes and sizes, and are exceptionally lightweight, which is great for weary travelers. Bottom line: They just might rival the Bose in terms of sound. $180