Best Wireless Headphones in 2021

Need a great new set of wireless headphones? Let's compare the newest offerings from Bose, Sony, Phillips, Sennheiser and more!


These days, when it comes to headphones, it’s all about cutting the cord.

That’s the easy part. The hard part is deciding which set is the best for you. That comes down to multiple factors, such as style, comfort, sound quality, loudness, cost and battery life.

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Right now, we are going to rank what we feel are the 10 best options, and they are amazing! So your next wireless headphones purchase is definitely on this list!

Let’s get cordless.

  1. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

The Best consumer headphones we’ve ever worn. Period.

Weight: 0.64 lbs (289g) Battery life: 20 hours Range: 330 feet (100 meters)

Why Buy: Exceptional noise cancelling, incredible sound quality

Why not Buy: Very expensive, battery is just okay

Price: $329

2. Sony WH-1000X

Weight: 8.95 oz. Battery life: 38 hours Range: 40 feet (12 meters)

Why buy: Great sound quality, wide variety of presets

Why not buy: Call quality is lacking, not quite as good as the Bose at number 1 in many ways

Price: $298

3. Bowers and Wilkins PX7

Weight: 10.9 oz. Battery life: 33 hours Range: 33 feet (10 meters)

Why buy: Wide, dynamic sound. Great app features, long-lasting battery

Why not buy: Some connectivity issues. Not super comfortable.

Price: $399

4. Apple AirPod Max

Weight: 13.6 oz. Battery life: 20hours Range: 33 feet (10 meters)

Why buy: Superb noise cancellation, Spatial Audio sounds awesome, Extremely comfortable

Why not buy: Extremely expensive.


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5. Cleer Audio Enduro ANC

Weight: 10.6 oz Battery life: 60 hours Range: 30 feet (9 meters)

Why buy: Exceptional value for the price, great sounding, awesome battery

Why not buy: This price point is only ever going to carry you so far

Price: $149

6. Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Weight: 8.4 Oz Battery life: 25 hours Range: 30 feet (9 meters)

Why buy: Great quality and comfort, for the price, intuitive controls

Why not buy: Not the best noise cancellation, not great on planes

Price: $168

7. Bose QuietComfort 35

Weight: 8.2 oz. Battery life: 20 hours Range: 30 feet (9 meters)

Why buy: great sound and noise cancellation

Why not buy: Not the most comfortable, has Google Assistant, but integration isn’t perfect.

Price: $249

8. Jabra Elite 45h

Weight: 2.3 oz. Battery life: 50 hours Range: 33 feet (10 meters)

Why buy: Affordable, great sounding, incredible battery life, light, comfortable

Why not buy: No noise cancelling,

Price: $99

9.Microsoft Surface Headphones 2

Weight: 10.22 oz. Battery life: 20 hours Range: 800 feet (243 meters)

Why Buy: Awesome smart controls, adjustable ANC

Why not buy: Not a great battery, Surface App isn’t loaded, not the most comfortable for the cost

Price: $242

10. Audio Technica ATHM50XBT

Weight: 3.4 oz Battery life: 30 hours Range: 30 feet (9 meters)

Why buy: excellent sound and isolation for the price, very comfortable

Why not buy: Sweaty ears! these are very “no frills.”

Price: $179

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