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[TechRadar] Buying Guide: 10 best wireless headphones available today
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Buying Guide: 10 best wireless headphones available today

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/headphones/Bose/QuietComfort%2035/_QuietComfort_35_model%202-470-75.jpg" alt="Buying Guide: 10 best wireless headphones available today"/><h3>Headphones we recommend</h3><p><strong>Update</strong>: The best wireless headphones are always in flux. Check out our updated list below. </p><p>Wireless headphones are all about empowerment. After all, you've now graduated from the wire, the training wheels of electronics. But be aware: with the power you get from clipping the cable, wireless can be unwieldy. </p><p>Thankfully, our choices for best wireless headphones have very few issues (if any) and are the best that we've had a chance to try.</p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/headphones/Sennheiser/Momentum%20Wireless/review/sennheiser-momentum-wireless-pose-420-90.jpg" alt="Sennheiser Momentum Wireless" width="420"></img></p><h3>1. Sennheiser Momentum Wireless</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Incredible audio fidelity backed by a serious price</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> N/A | <strong>Cable length:</strong> 4.6 feet | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> 16-22,000Hz | <strong>Drivers:</strong> N/A | <strong>Driver type:</strong> Dynamic | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> N/A | <strong>Impedance:</strong> 28 ohms | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 25+ hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 30+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Sennheiser%20Momentum%20Wireless deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fsennheiser-momentum-wireless-1284754%2Fprice-comparison"><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/sennheiser-momentum-wireless-1284754/review">See all prices</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Comfy, rugged build</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Best-in-class sound</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Everlasting battery life</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Terribly pricey</div><p>These no-holds-barred wireless headphones are oozing with positive qualities, but for many, they're almost prohibitively expensive. However, if you're an audio lover that can spare the expense, do not hesitate on this comfortable, hard-working set of headphones that will likely last for years.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/sennheiser-momentum-wireless-1284754/review">Sennheiser Momentum Wireless</a></p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/headphones/Jabra/Move%20Wireless/review/jabra-move-hero-420-90.jpg" alt="Jabra Move Wireless review" width="420"></img></p><h3>2. Jabra Move Wireless</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Sporty Bluetooth headphones that aim to surprise</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> .33 pounds | <strong>Cable length:</strong> N/A | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> 20Hz-20kHz | <strong>Drivers:</strong> Two 1.5&quot; drivers | <strong>Driver type:</strong> Dynamic | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> 94db @ 1kHz | <strong>Impedance:</strong> 29 ohms | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 8+ hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 33+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> No</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Jabra%20Move%20Wireless deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fjabra-move-wireless-1285962%2Fprice-comparison"><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/jabra-move-wireless-1285962/review">See all prices</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Bold design</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Lightweight</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Little noise isolation</div><p>The Jabra Move Wireless are one of the best values around for Bluetooth headphones. Not only does the minimalistic design - infused with the energetic Cobalt blue styling - impress off the bat, it keeps on delivering the goods with a surprising amount of function and performance.</p><p>You'll find deeper lows and mids and highs with an extra level of crisp when you drop a couple more big bills, but for the money, the Jabra Move Wireless offer a big, full sound.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/jabra-move-wireless-1285962/review">Jabra Move Wireless</a></p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/headphones/Bose/QuietComfort%2035/_QuietComfort_35_real%20world-420-90.jpg" alt="Best Wireless Headphones" width="420"></img></p><h3>3. Bose QuietComfort 35</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Bose cut the wires off its flagship cans with great success</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> 0.68 pounds | <strong>Cable length:</strong> 3.94 feet | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> N/A | <strong>Drivers:</strong> N/A | <strong>Driver type:</strong> N/A | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> N/A | <strong>Impedance:</strong> N/A | <strong>Battery life:</strong> 20+ hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> N/A | <strong>NFC:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Bose%20QuietComfort%2035 deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fbose-quietcomfort-35-1322715%2Fprice-comparison "><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/bose-quietcomfort-35-1322715/price-comparison">See more Bose QuietComfort 35 deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Broad and clear soundstage</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Amazing noise cancellation</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Active EQ an acquired taste</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Boring looks</div><p>Bose has finally brought its fantastic noise-cancelling technology to a pair of wireless headphones and it's done so without any of the traditional drawbacks of wireless headphones. They sound great, and their battery life is long enough for all but the longest of flights.</p><p>At $349.95 (£289.95 / AU pricing tbc) the QC35s sit firmly at the premium end of the spectrum, but if you want the best noise-cancelling headphones available right now then you can't get any better.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/bose-quietcomfort-35-1322715/review">Bose QuietComfort 35</a></p><p><img src="http://cdn1.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/headphones/Sony/MDR-ZX770BT/review/sony-mdr-zx770bt-1-420-100.JPG" alt="Sony MDR-ZX770BT" width="420"></img></p><h3>4. Sony MDR-ZX770BT</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Affordable wireless headphones that deliver big</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> .52 pounds | <strong>Cable length:</strong> N/A | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> 20-20,000Hz | <strong>Drivers:</strong> Two 1.6&quot; speakers | <strong>Driver type:</strong> Dynamic | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> N/A | <strong>Impedance:</strong> N/A | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 20+ hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 30+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Sony%20MDR-ZX770BT deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fsony-mdr-zx770bt-1291284%2Fprice-comparison"><p>See all prices</p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Comfortable fit</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Fantastic battery life</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Cramped soundstage</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Light on bass</div><p>While not the fanciest option available, those only looking for the must-have features will find that there's a lot to like here. The build quality and materials are top-notch for the price. The sound quality won't blow your mind, but it's totally serviceable for listeners looking for a full sound. Its most treasured feature is the battery life, which lasts for 17 hours. Personally, I was able to squeeze 20 hours out of them.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/sony-mdr-zx770bt-1291284/review">Sony MDR-ZX770BT</a></p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/headphones/Koss/BT540i/review/koss-bt540i-cup-420-90.JPG" alt="Koss BT540i" width="420"></img></p><h3>5. Koss BT540i</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>High-performance Bluetooth headphones for music lovers</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> N/A | <strong>Cable length:</strong> 4.5 feet | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> 10-25,000Hz | <strong>Drivers:</strong> N/A | <strong>Driver type:</strong> N/A | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> N/A | <strong>Impedance:</strong> 38 ohms | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 10+ hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 30+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Koss%20BT540i deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fkoss-bt540i-1282984%2Fprice-comparison"><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/koss-bt540i-1282984/review">See all prices</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Low-profile design</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Balanced sound</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Befuddling button layout</div><p>If value is your main concern when looking for a set of headphones, you'll be pleased with the Koss BT540i. The Milwaukee, Wisc.-based Koss is known for providing a good bang-for-your-buck experience and these are no exception.</p><p>While these lack premium features like touch controls on the earcups or active noise cancellation, you'll hardly notice, what with the spectacular sound quality and comfy ear cushions.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/koss-bt540i-1282984/review">Koss BT540i</a></p><p><img src="http://cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/headphones/Optoma%20NuForce/BE6/optoma-nuforce-be6-5-420-100.jpg" alt="Optoma NuForce BE6" width="420"></img></p><h3>6. Optoma NuForce BE6</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Wireless in-ear headphones with (almost) no compromise</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> 6 ounces | <strong>Cable length:</strong> 22 inches | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> 20Hz–20kHz | <strong>Drivers:</strong> Two drivers | <strong>Driver type:</strong> Dynamic | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> 95dB | <strong>Impedance:</strong> 20 Ohm | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 6 hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 30+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> No</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Optoma%20NuForce%20BE6 deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Foptoma-nuforce-be6-1307931%2Freview%23article-comments "><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/optoma-nuforce-be6-1307931/review#article-comments">See more Optoma NuForce BE6 deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Compact, aluminum build</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Stellar performance</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> So-so battery</div><p>If you find yourself wanting to explore the world of wireless headphones, this is a nearly perfect place to get started. Although Optoma is more known for its projectors, the BE6 prove that the company is to be taken seriously in the headphone department, too.</p><p>These $129 earphones offer a slick, compact design and sound just as good, if not better, than a trusty set of wired headphones. The six hour battery is a little disappointing, but as the only flaw in this package, it's easy to overlook.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/optoma-nuforce-be6-1307931/review#article-comments">Optoma NuForce BE6</a></p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/headphones/Beats/Beats%20Solo%202%20Wireless/Beats%207-420-90.jpg" alt="Best wireless headphones" width="420"></img></p><h3>7. Beats Solo 2 Wireless</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Proof that Beats is quickly closing the gap between style and sound</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> .47 pounds | <strong>Cable length:</strong> 4.2 feet | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> N/A | <strong>Drivers:</strong> N/A | <strong>Driver type:</strong> N/A | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> N/A | <strong>Impedance:</strong> N/A | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 12+ hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 30+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> No</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Beats%20Solo%202%20Wireless widget_title:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fbeats-solo-2-wireless-1284158%2Freview deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fbeats-solo-2-wireless-1284158%2Fprice-comparison"><p>See all prices</p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Long battery life</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Great sound</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Expensive</div><p>There are certain qualities we all like in a set of headphones and these have 'em: sleek design, great sound and long-lasting comfort. However, the signature feature in Beats headphones is one that some people may not be so fond of, namely, their heavy lean on bass.</p><p>Thankfully, Beats is moving on from their bass-heavy past and moving to a more balanced sound. This is evident as ever in the Beats Solo 2 Wireless and it's about time.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/beats-solo-2-wireless-1284158/review">Beats Solo 2 Wireless</a></p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/headphones/Plantronics/BackBeat%20Pro/review/Backbeat%20Pro%20review8-420-90.JPG" alt="Plantronics BackBeat Pro" width="420"></img></p><h3>8. Plantronics BackBeat Pro</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones with plenty of features</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> .74 pounds | <strong>Cable length:</strong> N/A | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> N/A | <strong>Drivers:</strong> N/A | <strong>Driver type:</strong> N/A | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> N/A | <strong>Impedance:</strong> N/A | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 24+ hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 330+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Plantronics%20BackBeat%20Pro deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fplantronics-backbeat-pro-1271167%2Fprice-comparison"><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/plantronics-backbeat-pro-1271167/review">See all prices</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Fantastic 24 hour battery</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> impressive sound</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Slightly pricey</div><p>The Plantronics BackBeat Pro are a slick, professional looking option with the beat to back it. The BackBeat Pro is easy to recommend based on looks alone, but more importantly, it speaks for itself with some seriously sweet features like 24-hour battery life, great sound and noise cancellation.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/plantronics-backbeat-pro-1271167/review">Plantronics BackBeat Pro</a></p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/headphones/JBL/JBLSynchrosE40BT%20review/JBLSynchrosE40BT-05-420-90.jpg" alt="JBL Synchros E40BT" width="420"></img></p><h3>9. JBL Synchros E40BT</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>This lower-end foray delivers stellar results</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> .45 pounds | <strong>Cable length:</strong> N/A | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> 20-22kHz | <strong>Drivers:</strong> Two 1.5&quot; drivers | <strong>Driver type:</strong> N/A | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> N/A | <strong>Impedance:</strong> 32 ohms | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 16 hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 33+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> No</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:JBL%20Synchros%20E40BT deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fjbl-synchros-e40bt-1266141%2Fprice-comparison"><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/jbl-synchros-e40bt-1266141/review">See all prices</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Great sound for the price</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Long battery life</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Aggressive branding</div><p>If the selection we've provided so far has been a little out of reach financially, you'll like this next set of wireless headphones. The JBL Synchros E40BT are a surprisingly well-rounded choice. Not only do they look good, but they sound reasonably great for the price.</p><p>If you're looking for an affordable, good-performing set of wireless headphones, check these out.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/jbl-synchros-e40bt-1266141/review">JBL Synchros E40BT</a></p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/headphones/Parrot/Zik%202/review/parrot-zik2-hero-420-90.jpg" alt="Parrot Zik 2" width="420"></img></p><h3>10. Parrot Zik 2.0</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>App-powered Bluetooth headphones with many features</p></div><p><strong>Acoustic design:</strong> Closed | <strong>Weight:</strong> .59 pounds | <strong>Cable length:</strong> N/A | <strong>Frequency response:</strong> 20Hz-22kHz | <strong>Drivers:</strong> Two 1.5&quot; drivers | <strong>Driver type:</strong> N/A | <strong>Sensitivity:</strong> N/A | <strong>Impedance:</strong> N/A | <strong>Battery life</strong>: 6+ hours | <strong>Wireless range:</strong> 30+ feet | <strong>NFC:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Parrot%20Zik%202.0 deals_link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2Freviews%2Faudio-visual%2Fhi-fi-and-audio%2Fheadphones%2Fparrot-zik-2-0-1288066%2Fprice-comparison"><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/parrot-zik-2-0-1288066/review">See all prices</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Expansive soundstage</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Deep customization via app</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Expensive</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Iffy battery</div><p>For the over-ear wireless headphones with the most control, check out the Parrot Zik 2.0. While $400 may seem like a lot, you're getting a ton of functionality with the bundle. Compared to the original Zik, this improved model showcases the same design expertise, but adds some new functionality into the mix. Setting the Zik 2.0 apart from other wireless headphones is its ability to be tweaked and tuned to the heavens. A companion app for Android and iOS enables music lovers to tweak the EQ to their desired flavor of sound.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/parrot-zik-2-0-1288066/review">Parrot Zik 2.0</a></p><p>We're constantly reviewing new wireless headphones, but let us know if there is a set that you'd like us to take a look at.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/p86Yqpx6d_4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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