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Best Bluetooth headphones 2020 come down to a few core concepts. They should feel comfortable, be easy to carry and use, and fun to listen to.

Wireless headphones offer the cord-free freedom from the cables that tether you to your audio devices. They’re portable, deliver high-quality sound, and oftentimes include smart features to enhance your listening experience.

The Must Consider features are those that you should look for in a Wireless headphone and those listed in the other are good to have but are not that essentials to break the deal.

  1. Sound quality
  2. Battery life
  3. Noise Canceling
  4. Charging time
  5. Wired Listening Option
  6. Portability
  7. Multipoint Pairing
  8. Warranty waterproof
  9. Comfort Equalizer
  10. Size and Weight

7 Best Wireless Headphone that are bang for the buck

These are the best wireless headphones we can find on the stores with respect to Features, Price, Quality and Comfort. We have classified these headphones in 4 types based on uses

  1. On-Ear Headphones
  2. Over-Ear Headphones
  3. In-Ear Headphones
  4. True Wireless Headphones

Best On-Ear Headphones

1. AKG N60NC Wireless

Attractive portable noise-cancellers with a punchy, balanced sound.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 30hr | Charging: Micro USB

One of the most compact and convenient pairs of noise-cancelling headphones we’ve ever tested, the AKG N60 NCs deliver a superb performance for the money. They’re a good-looking pair of on-ears with an excellent fit. Battery life is 15 hours with the noise-cancelling and Bluetooth engaged and this ramps up to 30 hours when the noise-cancelling is turned off.

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2. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

These premium wireless noise-cancellers look stylish, offer great functionality and sound superb.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 22hr | Charging: Micro USB

Now that the third-generation Sennheiser Momentum Wirelesses (in number two spot) have arrived, their predecessors (which launched back in 2015 and won a What Hi-Fi? Award in the same year) can be picked up for a heavy discount.

Now heavily discounted (they were £380 when they first arrived on the scene), these are absolute bargains.Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 2

3. Bose 700

impressive noise-cancelling and design is best in class.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 20hr | Charging: USB-C

Bose says these Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 on-ears are ‘the biggest leap forward in headphones since the iconic QuietComfort’ – a bold claim considering the success of that range.

But they’re certainly innovative, with a noise-cancelling system as sophisticated as we’ve seen. The slender build and minimalist styling get a thumbs up for aesthetics, and comfort, too – their secure grip just the right balance between loose and vice-like.

They need a bit more transparency to trouble the class leaders in this category, but it’s hard not to get along with their crystal-clear, upfront and punchy sound.

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Best In-Ear Headphones

4. JBL Reflect Flow

If you’re after sports in-ears, these are some of the best around

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: No | Battery life: 10 hours (30 hours with charging case)

JBL is a heavy hitter when it comes to true wireless sports earphones. JBL Reflect Flow headphones are very good indeed, especially if you want a bass-heavy sound for the gym without resorting to cans – and the 10-hour battery (or 30 with the case) will outlast a seriously long run.

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5. Bose SoundSport Wireless

Wireless in-ears ideal for sporty types.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: No | Battery life: 6hr

The Bose SoundSport Wirelesses are a smart design and a good shout for sporty types. The in-line remote barely weighs anything, leaving nothing to drag the cable down, and they are comfortable to wear. The soft silicone rubber hooks trace the basic lines of the ear, making the fit secure enough for running or going to the gym. Battery life is a modest six hours, but that should be more than enough for the average workout, or commute.

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6. Sennheiser Momentum Free

Wireless convenience combined with excellent sound quality.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: No | Battery life: 6hr

The Sennheiser Momentum Free in-ears take all that’s great about the Sennheiser M2 In-Ears and place it in a wireless package. They’re an unfussy design with six hours of battery life and come with an in-line remote and mic.

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Best Over-Ear Headphones

7. Sony WH-1000XM3

The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are a superb all-round package

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 30hr | Charging: USB-C

Features include Sony’s Atmospheric Pressure Optimiser which optimises the noise-cancelling for when you’re flying, touchpad controls and an accompanying Headphones Control app. Thanks to a quick charging battery (done via USB-C), the XM3s go from empty to full in three hours while a ten minute charge gives you five hours of use.

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The luxurious-looking stitched-leatherette headband and super-soft memory-foam earcups are comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time.

It produced just a tad extra bass, which one could argue is what adds a sense of three-dimensional space to music, especially live performances. A mild bump in the vocal range was just enough not to lose details, and it avoided a sibilant, icy, inauthentic tone.


9. Grado GW100

Grado’s first wireless ‘phones are truly excellent, but won’t be for everyone.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: No | Battery life: 15hr | Charging: microUSB

In some ways, the Grado GW100 headphones are as paradoxical as tech can get.  Their open-back design leaks sound both in and out, making them not only less than ideal in out-and-about environments

They will be perfect for those who want a pair for home environments, for pottering around the garden or listening to a Bluetooth turntable.

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10. Jabra Elite 85h

The Jabra Elite 85h delivers everything you could want in a pair of Bluetooth headphones.

These headphones sound fantastic out of the box, and they’re more intuitive to set up and use than most competitors thanks to the automatic Bluetooth pairing process and the large, easy-to-access controls. The battery life, rated at 36 hours (with active noise cancellation engaged), is also longer than that of many competitors, and the battery charges quickly, providing five hours of use after only 15 minutes of plug-in time.

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11. Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3.0

Superb noise-cancellers that enhance Sennheiser’s reputation

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 17hr | Charging: USB-C

These have been much improved over their predecessors in the sound department, promising an energetic, timely and hugely insightful listen you’ve no choice but to be entertained by. That sonic success is backed by enhanced usability features too.

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12. Bowers & Wilkins PX7

Hugely impressive noise-cancelling headphones

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 30hr | Charging: USB-C

B&W’s flagship noise-cancellers are born entertainers and can rub shoulders with the very best. All a pair of headphones can do is sound, look and feel great – and the B&W PX7s tick all three boxes.

These are fine alternatives – especially for those who value sonic sprightliness and street-cred style.

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13. Jabra Move Style Edition

The Jabra Move Style Edition is the best set of budget wireless Bluetooth headphones because it’s great sounding, comfortable, equipped with easy-to-use controls, and affordably priced—and it has solid battery life, too. Overall, we had to look to wireless headphones that cost much more to find anything better.

Jabra Move Style Edition

14. AKG Y50BT

The Y50BTs sound almost as good as their wired counterparts, excelling in the ‘clarity’ and ‘insight’ departments.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: No | Battery life: 20hr | Charging: Micro USB

The AKG Y50BTs have been around for a few years now, but their ability for the money is unquestionable. The sound is extraordinary by wireless standards. It’s remarkably clear, offering the sort of insight that makes it easy to tell the calibre of the talent on hand. Bags of detail go hand-in-hand with that clarity.

Bluetooth connection takes no time at all, and we don’t experience any dropouts. And they’re practical too. They don’t get warm too quickly. And when you’re done listening, the earcups swivel flat and fold inwards, small enough to fit in a coat pocket. If you’re looking for an affordable pair of Bluetooth on-ear headphones, look no further.

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15. Lindy BNX-60

Great-value Bluetooth on-ears that sound splendid for the money.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 15hr | Charging: Micro USB

The BNX-60s show that noise-cancelling and Bluetooth can both carried off in a package under £100. They offer a comfortable, snug fit for an average pair of ears. One ear has a volume control, the on/off switch for the active noise-cancellation and a blue light that indicates when the ‘ANC’ feature is in use.

The other has the USB input for charging, pause/play/skip track controls, a Bluetooth connection light and a standard wired headphone output. A full charge is good for 15 hours of wireless music, or a little less with the active noise-cancelling.

At this price, you’d be worried about bright treble or booming bass, but instead, the Lindy BNX-60 headphones produce a balanced sound that’s easy to listen to. They also deliver a groove and also do a decent job with vocals. For this kind of money it’s extremely hard to grumble.

Lindy BNX 60

Best True Wireless Headphones

16. Sony WF-1000XM3

A new benchmark for true wireless headphones.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 6hrs (24hrs with charging case) | Charging: USB-C

When it comes to true wireless headphones, there’s a new king. They pack brilliant noise-cancelling tech into their tiny frames too. The touch controls are intuitive. There’s plenty of subtlety on show too, and a great level of detail.

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17. Cambridge Audio Melomania 1

A truly exceptional pair of true wireless in-ear headphones.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: No | Battery life: 9hr | Charging: Micro USB

If an unadulterated sound is your sole concern, these buds are hard to beat in their price category.

A good fit is essential, and, due to the length of the earpiece itself, that might not be as easy to come by for everybody, but their sonic talent is such that it’s worth the effort and potential purchase of extra buds.

With nine hours battery life from the buds themselves, plus four additional charges from the case, that means an impressive 45 hours of continuous use from this little set-up. There’s no noise cancelling, but it is clear Cambridge Audio’s focus has been on great sound over bonus features.

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18. Sony WF-1000X

These truly wireless in-ears boast solid noise-cancelling skills, and impressive sound quality.

Bluetooth: Yes | Noise-cancelling: Yes | Battery life: 3hrs (9hrs with charging case) | Charging: Micro USB

It’s another big hit from Sony. There are wireless in-ear headphones and then there are truly wireless in-ear headphones. If you want to cut the cord completely, then the Sony WF-1000X wireless headphones are the second best you can buy. They’re a lightweight design and compact with it.

It’s quite the achievement, given the Sonys squeeze in batteries, playback controls, a Bluetooth receiver and active noise-cancelling. Battery life is three hours, although the supplied carry case doubles as a charger, giving you an extra six hours.

Their tonal balance is beautifully judged and timing is superb, with a good sense of rhythm and dynamics. Given the WF-1000Xs started out with a £200 price tag, the fact they’re now available for under £150 makes them a bit of a bargain.

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