10 best wireless headphones available today

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Update: The best wireless headphones are always in flux. Check out our updated list below.

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.

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.

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

1. Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Incredible audio fidelity backed by a serious price

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: N/A | Cable length: 4.6 feet | Frequency response: 16-22,000Hz | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: 28 ohms | Battery life: 25+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes

Comfy, rugged build
Best-in-class sound
Everlasting battery life
Terribly pricey

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.

Read the full review: Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Jabra Move Wireless review

2. Jabra Move Wireless

Sporty Bluetooth headphones that aim to surprise

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .33 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz | Drivers: Two 1.5" drivers | Driver type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: 94db @ 1kHz | Impedance: 29 ohms | Battery life: 8+ hours | Wireless range: 33+ feet | NFC: No

Bold design
Lightweight
Little noise isolation

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.

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.

Read the full review: Jabra Move Wireless

Skullcandy Grind Wireless

3. Skullcandy Grind Wireless

Stellar sound without shredding your wallet

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 0.68 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: N/A | Drivers: 40mm | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 12 hours | Wireless range: 33 feet | NFC: No

Attractive aesthetics
Reasonably priced
Short battery life
Too few accessories

In the battle of the brands, it can be hard to trust an outsider. You probably know and trust companies like Sennheiser, Sony, Bose and Beats. And nothing against the tried and true headphone manufacturers, but a lot of what you're paying for is the name.

The Skullcandy Grind Wireless is a black sheep, it breaks convention left and right and yet delivers in all the major areas. It's far from perfect (see: battery life and accessories), but, for its $89 (£69, about AU$116) price tag, you're getting a great-sounding, well-constructed pair of cans that know how to rumble with bass notes and rock with mids and highs.

Read the full review: Skullcandy Grind Wireless

Sony MDR ZX770BT

4. Sony MDR-ZX770BT

Affordable wireless headphones that deliver big

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .52 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz | Drivers: Two 1.6" speakers | Driver type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 20+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes

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Comfortable fit
Fantastic battery life
Cramped soundstage
Light on bass

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.

Read the full review: Sony MDR-ZX770BT

Koss BT540i

5. Koss BT540i

High-performance Bluetooth headphones for music lovers

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: N/A | Cable length: 4.5 feet | Frequency response: 10-25,000Hz | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: 38 ohms | Battery life: 10+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes

Low-profile design
Balanced sound
Befuddling button layout

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.

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.

Read the full review: Koss BT540i

Optoma NuForce BE6

6. Optoma NuForce BE6

Wireless in-ear headphones with (almost) no compromise

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 6 ounces | Cable length: 22 inches | Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz | Drivers: Two drivers | Driver type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: 95dB | Impedance: 20 Ohm | Battery life: 6 hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: No

Compact, aluminum build
Stellar performance
So-so battery

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.

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.

Read the full review: Optoma NuForce BE6

Best wireless headphones

7. Beats Solo 2 Wireless

Proof that Beats is quickly closing the gap between style and sound

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .47 pounds | Cable length: 4.2 feet | Frequency response: N/A | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 12+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: No

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Long battery life
Great sound
Expensive

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.

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.

Read the full review: Beats Solo 2 Wireless

Plantronics BackBeat Pro

8. Plantronics BackBeat Pro

Noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones with plenty of features

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .74 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: N/A | Drivers: N/A | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 24+ hours | Wireless range: 330+ feet | NFC: Yes

Fantastic 24 hour battery
impressive sound
Slightly pricey

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.

Read the full review: Plantronics BackBeat Pro

JBL Synchros E40BT

9. JBL Synchros E40BT

This lower-end foray delivers stellar results

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .45 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: 20-22kHz | Drivers: Two 1.5" drivers | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: 32 ohms | Battery life: 16 hours | Wireless range: 33+ feet | NFC: No

Great sound for the price
Long battery life
Aggressive branding

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.

If you're looking for an affordable, good-performing set of wireless headphones, check these out.

Read the full review: JBL Synchros E40BT

Parrot Zik 2

10. Parrot Zik 2.0

App-powered Bluetooth headphones with many features

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: .59 pounds | Cable length: N/A | Frequency response: 20Hz-22kHz | Drivers: Two 1.5" drivers | Driver type: N/A | Sensitivity: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Battery life: 6+ hours | Wireless range: 30+ feet | NFC: Yes

Expansive soundstage
Deep customization via app
Expensive
Iffy battery

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.

Read the full review: Parrot Zik 2.0

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.

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