Best wireless headphones – from in-ear to full-size models

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Nowadays, you can find a huge number of wireless headphones in stores. Almost all of them use the standard Bluetooth. The price tag for such devices can differ almost dramatically. If you are a music lover with a good ear, you will have to puzzle over the choice. Or just take a look at our selection.

Rating of the best wireless headphones

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive wireless headphones under RUB 3000 1 JBL T450BT RUB 2,290
2 Philips SHB4405 RUB 2 450
3 Sony MDR-ZX220BT RUB 2 200
Best in-ear wireless headphones in terms of price-performance ratio 1 Bose SoundSport RUB 13,990
2 Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless RUB 8,999
3 Sony MDR-XB80BS RUB 8,690
Best wireless Bluetooth – in-ear headphones 1 Apple AirPods RUB 10,900
2 Sony SBH70 4 390 RUB
3 Plantronics BackBeat FIT 4 300 rub.
Best on-ear Bluetooth – headphones 1 Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Wireless (M2 OEBT) RUB 13 190
2 Bowers & wilkins p5 wireless RUB 14,190
3 Marshall Monitor Bluetooth RUB 10,990
Best oversized Bluetooth – headphones 1 Sony WH-1000XM2 RUB 23,990
2 Sennheiser RS ​​160 RUB 7,375
3 Bose QuietComfort 35 II RUB 22 900
4 Plantronics BackBeat PRO RUB 13,480

The best inexpensive wireless headphones under RUB 3000

JBL T450BT

Rating: 4.8

JBL T450BT

Very decent bluetooth on-ear headphones that got into our rating thanks to the elaborate bass. The device operates using technology Bluetooth 4.0. At the same time, there is no support for advanced profiles like AptX, so the sound to the headphones is by no means in perfect quality. However, the buyer may not notice this, especially if he listens to music in MP3 format.

The overhead form factor allowed the creators to introduce a sufficiently capacious battery. As a result, you can listen to music in the JBL T450BT for up to eleven hours! Full charge time here is two hours, which is also a very good result. Also, one cannot fail to note the presence of a microphone here, which allows you to talk to the interlocutor without taking your smartphone out of your pocket.

There are at least three color options for wireless headphones on sale. The cost of the device starts at 2400 rubles.

Advantages

  • There are different color options;

  • The bass is felt very well;

  • Loud noise;

  • Not the longest charging time;

  • Long battery life;

  • There is a microphone;

disadvantages

  • Pressing on the ears – you won't listen to music for a long time;

  • The audio cable cannot be connected.

Philips SHB4405

Rating: 4.7

Philips SHB4405

No rating of inexpensive headphones can do without products under the Philips brand. In particular, one cannot fail to note the model marked SHB4405. These are on-ear, closed-back headphones with a very thin headband. The product looks quite fragile, but it sounds very good. And there is also a microphone that makes a full-fledged headset out of the device.

The wireless technology used here is Bluetooth 4.1 – a version that will not become obsolete for many years. From a full charge, the device will sound for about eight to nine hours. In the future, it will take two hours to charge. Interestingly, these are almost the only wireless headphones with a removable battery.

In general, the headphones fully justify their cost, which does not exceed 2200 rubles. Only the number of color options can confuse buyers – only white and black headphones can be found in stores.

Advantages

  • Wide frequency range;

  • Applied neodymium magnets;

  • The microphone is not forgotten;

  • Relatively fast charging;

  • The battery can be changed;

  • Decent battery life

disadvantages

  • Fragile construction;

  • Audio cable connection is not possible.

Sony MDR-ZX220BT

Rating: 4.6

Sony MDR-ZX220BT

The Japanese know a lot about sound, so it's a pity that Sony products usually have a rather serious markup. Fortunately, the MDR-ZX220BT wireless headphones regularly hit all kinds of sales, where you can buy them literally for 2500 rubles. For that kind of money, this is a great option! It's cheaper to find Bluetooth – a headset with an NFC chip is simply impossible. However, the device got into the rating not because of the presence of the latter. We liked the look of the accessory, as well as the minimal weight for such a design. The sound quality is also impressive – it is clear that the Japanese tried to squeeze all the juices out of the cheapest design.

Of course, these wireless headphones cannot be called ideal. The manufacturer saved on the battery – its capacity is enough for about eight hours of sound, and even then not at full volume. Also, the Japanese did not implement support for the wired mode of operation. The charging time of 2.5 hours is also somewhat disappointing. Nevertheless, if you are ready to put up with the above disadvantages, then you will definitely like wireless headphones!

Advantages

  • There is a microphone;

  • Good working range;

  • Applied neodymium magnets;

  • Decent sound quality;

  • Weight does not exceed 130 g;

  • Reliable construction;

  • Everyone should like the design;

disadvantages

  • Long charging time;

  • The volume cannot be called high;

  • There is no way to connect an audio cord;

  • Not the longest running time;

Best in-ear wireless headphones in terms of price-performance ratio

Bose SoundSport

Rating: 4.9

Bose SoundSport

These wireless headphones have already been discussed on the pages of an Internet magazine. Then it was mentioned that the product keeps well in the ears thanks to the peculiar 'spacers'. But this is far from the only advantage of this model. Much more important is the fact that it is protected from water. This allows you to use the headset during sports activities when the body is actively sweating. It is also slightly surprising that such a tiny product contains an NFC chip, which significantly speeds up the process of synchronization with a smartphone.

Otherwise, these are typical wireless 'earplugs', connected to each other by a flexible neck cord. The weight of the accessory does not exceed 23 g, it is almost not felt on the body during training. Charging time is typical two hours, which is good news.

Advantages

  • Comfortable neck strap;

  • Outstanding sound quality;

  • Built-in NFC;

  • Can be connected to two devices at the same time;

  • Short charging time;

  • Have a microphone;

disadvantages

  • Not the best soundproofing;

  • The cost reaches 14 thousand rubles.

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless

Rating: 4.8

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless

Another rather expensive wireless 'plugs'. But they also fully justify their cost. And not even so much because of the ease of use, but because of the sound quality. This is one of the few vacuum headphones in our ranking that has support for the AptX codec. If a smartphone can also work with the corresponding profile, then the sound will be very impressive! Another undoubted advantage of the accessory is the operating time from one charge, reaching in some cases ten hours. And the device also supports fast charging – this process takes only an hour and a half.

The set with wireless headphones comes not only with four pairs of interchangeable ear pads, but also a case that makes it easy to carry such a headset. It should be noted that there is NFC under the casing – synchronization with it is carried out in a couple of seconds. In a word, it is extremely difficult to find any flaws in the device. In their reviews, people only complain about the decent size of the accessory.

Advantages

  • Great sounding especially when using the AptX codec;

  • There is support for Multipoint;

  • Very short charging time;

  • Seven to ten hours of battery life;

  • There is a microphone;

  • Built-in NFC;

disadvantages

  • The headset is not small;

  • Not everyone agrees to pay 11 thousand rubles.

  • Only one color option;

Sony MDR-XB80BS

Rating: 4.7

Sony MDR-XB80BS

Even wireless headphones have a cable in many cases. In the previous models reviewed, it was a fairly thick necklace. If it would annoy you, then it is better to consider buying the Sony MDR-XB80BS. There is also a neck lace, but already much longer and thinner. During training, it practically ceases to be felt. And playing sports in such headphones is a pleasure. You don't have to worry about sweat, as it will definitely not harm the product with water protection.

Four color options of the device are on sale. In all cases, the earbuds are equipped with a mount, thanks to which the headset literally hangs on the ears. It may seem inconvenient at first, but you get used to it quickly enough. The accessory comes with four pairs of interchangeable ear pads and a small case. In short, a very good set from the Japanese company Sony. And it costs quite inexpensively – they ask for 9 thousand rubles for wireless headphones, which is a typical price tag for high-quality sports headsets.

Advantages

  • Charging time does not exceed 2 hours;

  • Four color options;

  • Convenient use;

  • There is a microphone;

  • Wide frequency range;

  • The body of the device is protected from water;

disadvantages

  • The playing time is far from ideal;

  • No NFC and support for modern codecs.

Best wireless Bluetooth – in-ear headphones

Apple AirPods

Rating: 4.9

Apple AirPods

Oddly enough, wireless in-ear headphones have become quite a rare phenomenon lately. At least somehow this direction is now being developed only by the company Apple. But such headphones are very convenient in many cases. For example, when riding a bicycle, 'plugs' will not work – they will prevent you from hearing the shout of a pedestrian or the signal of an approaching vehicle in time. This is why the Apple giant needs to be thanked for creating AirPods.

This headset is completely wire-free. This, of course, threatens the loss of one of the headphones. However, with careful use, such a disaster will definitely not threaten you. We must not forget that the headphones are not put in a pocket, but in a special case, which is a full-fledged charger. The headset itself plays for five hours. But if you regularly put it in the aforementioned case, then the duration of work increases to exactly one day!

Apple AirPods can be talked about for a very long time. These wireless headphones are tiny and barely felt in your ears. The minimum weight prevents them from falling out. Also, special technologies are introduced here – for example, when you take out one of the headphones, the music is immediately paused. If there were still support for modern digital codecs – the headset would be a fabulous acquisition!

Of course, AirPods also have a typical product Apple drawback. Only owners of iPhone and iPad should buy it. Paired with the 'android', the headphones will not refuse to work, but the functionality will be very much curtailed. Also, not everyone will like the cost, which ranges from 11 to 13 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Miniature size and negligible weight;

  • Quick access to Siri.

  • There is a microphone;

  • Owners iPhone have access to unique features;

  • The kit includes a charging case;

  • Reliable construction;

disadvantages

  • The cost is not low;

  • Not the best option for Android owners.

Sony SBH70

Rating: 4.8

Sony SBH70

Already much less expensive wireless in-ear headphones. The cost, which does not exceed 4 thousand rubles, is explained by a simplified design. It can be seen that the Japanese did not invent anything new this time. However, the headset would not have made it to our rating if it hadn't had anything interesting in store.

Firstly, the product has an NFC chip, which is extremely atypical for an accessory with such a price. Secondly, there is protection from water. This means that you can ride a bike in such headphones, actively sweating. Not afraid of the device and falling into the rain. Thirdly, the manufacturer has introduced an active noise reduction system here. She, of course, will not cope with the hum of an airplane or sounds in the subway, but street noise is successfully damped.

What should the buyer be warned about? Perhaps only about the size of the accessory. The neckband does its job – it can interfere with someone, and it is not very convenient to put such a headset in a pocket. However, such a cheap Bluetooth – the headset must have other disadvantages – they will be mentioned below.

Advantages

  • Implemented protection against water;

  • Introduced Multipoint function;

  • High build quality;

  • Have a microphone;

  • Built-in NFC chip;

  • There is a voice dialing;

disadvantages

  • Incorrect display of the charge level;

  • Many have received a poor quality microphone;

  • Small radius of action;

  • Not the highest volume;

Plantronics BackBeat FIT

Rating: 4.7

Plantronics BackBeat FIT

At the time of release, these wireless headphones were very good. People loved the neckband, which was very thin and flexible. Such an accessory can be easily wrinkled by putting it in your pocket. Also, no one really complained about the design of the liners themselves. Their position is conveniently adjustable, while the music does not drown out all the surrounding sounds, which is ideal for sports. There is also protection from water, just as nothing bad can be said about the quality of the microphone.

But why are we talking about the headset in the past tense? The fact is that the product is no longer produced. In stores now you can find only leftovers from warehouses. Plantronics BackBeat FIT has one big problem. These headphones received a short-lived battery. After about six months or a year, it sits down to zero, after which it is simply impossible to charge it. And it is precisely this period that the headphones have already been in stock. They also have a weak power controller – it can burn out if you connect a charger with high amperage to the headset. Of course, in case of problems, you can easily get your money back using the guarantee. But do you need it? Nevertheless, the earbuds deserve their place in the ranking, as none of the competitors offer anything like this yet.

Advantages

  • Relatively low cost (5 thousand rubles);

  • Many color options;

  • There is a microphone;

  • Sufficiently long battery life;

  • Maximum flexible and compact design;

  • There is protection against water;

disadvantages

  • Used Bluetooth 3.0;

  • Soundproofing is almost completely absent;

  • Low bass level;

  • The remaining copies have a huge percentage of defects;

Best on-ear Bluetooth – headphones

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Wireless (M2 OEBT)

Rating: 4.9

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Wireless (M2 OEBT)

Very expensive on-ear headphones sold in our country for about 16 thousand rubles. They are distinguished by their compact size and stylish appearance. They also got into our rating due to the presence of three color options at once – this is rare in this price segment.

It should be noted that the headphones are not oversized. This means that they cannot protect the user from external noise. However, they try to do this through the active noise cancellation system. It works relatively well, for a reason you can find as many as four microphones on the device.

Wireless headphones have support for the AptX codec. But if one is not supported by your smartphone, don't worry too much. It is not necessary to use Bluetooth for signal transmission. At any time, you can connect your portable gadget to your headphones via a traditional audio cable. This can be done even if the battery of the accessory is trite.

In a word, it is almost ideal for both indoor and outdoor use! If only the cost was not so impressive …

Advantages

  • Nice design;

  • Very good sound quality;

  • Built-in NFC chip;

  • Can be connected to a sound source with a cable;

  • There is a microphone;

  • Solid active noise cancellation system;

  • There is support for the AptX codec;

  • Weight does not exceed 210 g;

disadvantages

  • High price;

  • Inconvenient controls;

  • The speaker microphone is not of the best quality;

Bowers & wilkins p5 wireless

Rating: 4.8

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Excellent wireless headphones that have been around for at least three years. Here, the buyer will find a corporate design complemented by a robust design. Initially, the product seems oversized. But in reality, the earbuds are close to a compact form factor. Their weight is 213 g – this is the optimal parameter so that the head does not get tired from such headphones for a long time.

The device includes two microphones. This allowed the creators to implement a decent active noise cancellation system. However, you should not expect an ideal result – somewhere in the plane, external sounds will be muffled only partially. Another thing to note is the possibility of connecting an audio cable. This is very important, because the battery can run out at the most inopportune moment. Another important feature is the AptX digital codec support. However, it would be strange not to see such a mark in the characteristics of headphones sold for 18-19 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Stylish design;

  • High quality sound;

  • There is support for AptX;

  • Active noise cancellation system implemented;

  • Have a microphone;

  • Connection of an audio cord is possible;

  • Not the largest size and weight;

disadvantages

  • Very high cost.

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

Rating: 4.8

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

Excellent headphones, the cups of which are made of a rough and pleasant to the touch material. They are connected to each other not only with a soft arch covered with leather, but also with a spiral wire. In a word, there is no doubt in such a design – you can break the headphones either on purpose, or by dropping them from the window of a high-rise building.

As befits wireless headphones for 15 thousand rubles, there is support for the AptX codec. If you have an old smartphone and you want to listen to music in the best quality, you can use a wired connection. Also, with the help of such headphones, you can stream and communicate with interlocutors – for these purposes, there are two microphones. But most of all, the product surprises with a very long battery life. The manufacturer himself claims 30 hours! It is clear that in reality the result is smaller, but it can amaze many readers of this rating.

Advantages

  • The earbuds come with a comfortable case;

  • Reliable construction;

  • Excellent sound quality;

  • A convenient twisted cord is used;

  • Very long working time;

  • You can connect an audio cable;

  • Implemented support for AptX;

  • There are two microphones;

disadvantages

  • The cost is not low;

  • Large ears will not cover completely.

Best oversized Bluetooth – headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2

Rating: 4.7

Sony WH-1000XM2

Usually expensive wireless earbuds delight with exquisite design. The Sony WH-1000XM2 is not. Yes, high quality plastic is used here, very pleasant to the touch. But from the product for 25 thousand rubles. expecting something more, something amazing. However, much more important is the fact that the device sits comfortably on the head. Also, one cannot fail to note the gorgeous sound quality. It is possible that the range of reproducible frequencies extended to 4-40,000 Hz has some merit in this.

It was Sony who invented the AptX digital codec, so you shouldn't be surprised to find support for it. Moreover, the headphones and the signal encoded in AptX HD 'understand'. But to appreciate all this, you need to listen not to MP3, but to FLAC music. And a smartphone needs a corresponding one. If you don't have one at hand, then you can use an audio cable. When you connect it, the battery charge is also spent. However, you shouldn't worry about this – the headphones can sound in Bluetooth – mode up to thirty hours. But the charging time here is also long – about four hours.

This accessory also got into our rating due to the presence of smart functions. If you install a special application on your smartphone, the sound will be adjusted automatically. It is difficult to explain in words, you need to try such a function in practice. And the model also pleases with adaptation to atmospheric pressure (it plays its role in the aircraft) and personal noise reduction optimization.

Advantages

  • There is a microphone;

  • There is an NFC chip;

  • Headphones adapt to different atmospheric pressure;

  • Active noise cancellation system implemented;

  • Convenient and not very heavy construction;

  • AptX and AptX HD support;

  • Very long battery life;

  • Can be connected using a cable;

disadvantages

  • Many will not be able to afford it;

  • Long charging;

  • Ergonomics will not suit everyone;

  • There are accidental presses of the touch control panel.

Sennheiser RS ​​160

Rating: 4.7

Sennheiser RS ​​160

Extra large wireless headphones that almost completely hide external noise. Unlike the models we have considered above, here we do not use Bluetooth, but a special radio channel. Because of this, the device is supplied with a special base powered by two AAA batteries. The exact time of its operation depends on the capacity of the installed batteries or accumulators. As for the headphones themselves, a 600 mAh battery is installed inside them, a full charge of which is enough for about 24 hours of sound. Surprisingly, with such a battery, the headphones do not weigh very much – only 226 g.

What is a special radio channel for? Everything is very simple. Its support allows you to connect the product wirelessly even to those devices that do not have a Bluetooth – module. Most often, such headphones are connected to the simplest TVs – for this you just need to insert the wire from the base into the jack for traditional wired headphones. The radio channel used here also outperforms the 'blue tooth' in terms of range – here it reaches 20 meters.

Advantages

  • Good sound insulation;

  • The price tag is around 8 thousand rubles.

  • The docking station is very small;

  • Long range of action;

  • Excellent sound quality;

  • Not the greatest weight;

  • Decent battery life

  • Can be connected to devices without Bluetooth – module;

disadvantages

  • Wired connection is not possible;

  • There is no microphone.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Rating: 4.7

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Excellent full-size headphones that can last from a single charge up to twenty hours. They got into our rating due to their many characteristics. In particular, it is one of the few typefaces that interacts almost perfectly with iPhone. Also, it can simultaneously connect to two devices at once. Synchronization is very fast, especially if the device has an NFC chip. The creators should also be commended for introducing an active noise cancellation system that works with two microphones.

It's nice that these headphones can be connected to audio equipment using a cable. But more often than not, this feature is not required. Even if the battery runs out – just 15 minutes of charging is enough for 2.5 hours of subsequent work! Finally, nothing bad can be said about the sound quality. Here the manufacturer squeezed absolutely everything out of the design used. However, no wonder, because these headphones are sold for 23 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • There is NFC support;

  • There are practically no complaints about the sound;

  • The earbuds come with a neat case;

  • Built-in support for Multipoint function;

  • There is a microphone;

  • There is an active noise cancellation system;

  • Long working time and fast charging;

  • Wired connection possible;

disadvantages

  • Very high cost;

  • Overly sleek cable plug.

Plantronics BackBeat PRO

Rating: 4.6

Plantronics BackBeat PRO

Outwardly simple enough headphones, which in fact are not. Unlike cheaper wireless models, there is active noise cancellation. But the product surprises even more because of its design. The fact is that there are two drivers in each cup. Each of them is sharpened strictly for its own frequency range. There is no doubt that this is what allows you to distinguish almost every instrument when listening to music.

This accessory can also please thanks to the support of AptX. Synchronization with a smartphone is accelerated by NFC. However, it seems that headphones will be used much more often in wired mode, since there is a cable connection here.

Unfortunately, the headphones also have disadvantages. The most important of these is 340 grams. Bluetooth The headphones are heavy enough to be ideal for home use only.

Advantages

  • There is NFC;

  • There is support for the Multipoint function;

  • Supplied with a case;

  • Long battery life;

  • Active noise cancellation system available;

  • There is a microphone;

  • Two-driver design;

  • There is AptX support;

disadvantages

  • Large weight;

  • Headphones aren't cheap.

Conclusion

In fact, this is not a complete list of very good wireless headphones. Now the range of such devices is incredibly large – in some stores you can find hundreds of different models. Nevertheless, we tried to select exactly those accessories, the purchase of which will not disappoint at all. Now you just have to decide on the form factor and cost.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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