Best Wireless Headphones

There's plenty of choice when it comes to picking the best wireless headphones. Do you want in-ear, over-ear, or on-ear ones? Not sure what they all mean? Read on for a quick rundown of each type and their pros and cons.

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Apple AirPods In-Ear Headphones These types of earphones are either inserted in the ear canal, or rest on the outer ear. If you're afraid you'll run out of battery, several like the Apple Airpods also come with handy charging cases that you can take with you on the go.

  • Pros: Compact, lightweight and ultra portable, they are ideal for travelling and physical activities. Can also provide decent noise cancellation and won't interfere with hair, glasses or jewellery.
  • Cons: Sound and bass quality probably won't be as good as the best full-size headphones. Some people may also find small earbuds that sit on or in the ear uncomfortable or difficult to insert and remove.

Bose QuietComfort 35 QC35 II Over-Ear Headphones The earcups on these are the largest you can get, sealing in sound as they sit over and enclose your ears. These headphones are what audiophiles and sound engineers use, and flagship models like the Beats Studio 3 are usually over ear headphones.

  • Pros: Best sound quality and noise isolation capabilities. Larger earcups offer a bigger sound stage for better sound and bass. They are also more likely to come with advanced features like noise cancellation and high fidelity sound.
  • Cons: Price and portability. The best sound doesn't come cheap and being bigger and heavier, these aren't as compact or flexible as other headphones. They aren't suitable for sport, but are best used at home, the office or when commuting. Depending on the design and material, some may find that the earcups 'sweat' or the weight uncomfortable, causing ear fatigue.

JBL T450BT On-Ear Headphones These are not as compact as in ear wireless earphones, but not as heavy as over-ear headphones. Unlike over-ear headphones, they don't fully enclose your ear so offer a more 'open' listening experience.

  • Pros: Relative portability, comfort and sound quality. These tend not to 'sweat' as much as over-ear headphones, and being lighter, can be worn for a longer period of time without causing discomfort.
  • Cons: Poorer noise isolation compared to over-ear headphones. If you prefer absolute noise isolation, the earcups won't seal in sound entirely.

Headphones range in price from cheap low-end ones to pricey high-end ones, so use our Price filter to view options within your budget. If you have a favoured brand and want for example, Bose headphones, make sure to use our Brand filter. We have plenty of reviews on headphones from major brands like Beats by Dr Dre, JBL, Sennheiser and more. Connectivity is another important aspect to consider, in addition to wireless Bluetooth headphones, you may also prefer ones that allow for wired listening, such as with a 3.5mm audio jack.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 QC35 II
  • Award Winner 2020
4.5 from 301 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life20 hours

Since Bose invented noise-cancelling headphones, the pressure’s high for the brand to produce a creator of quiet. With 20-hours battery life and built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, the QuietComfort headphones sound appealingly convenient.

Price (RRP) $499.95

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (141)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (141)
  • Sound Quality
    4.6 (137)
  • Bass
    4.5 (130)
  • Comfort
    4.8 (137)
  • Battery Life
    4.7 (138)
  • Bluetooth
    4.5 (133)
  • FeaturesMicrophone Included and Noise Cancelling
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Silver, Rose Gold
  • Connections3.5mm Jack and Bluetooth
  • Charging Time2.25 hours
Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods

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4.3 from 413 reviews
TypeIn-Ear
Battery Life5 hours

The popular Apple Airpods are a convenient and stylish way to listen to music on the go. Simply pop them back into their sleek and compact charging case, and slide them into your pocket when you’re done.

Price (RRP) $229.00 to $319.00

Price from $249.00 Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.4 (137)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (138)
  • Sound Quality
    4.2 (131)
  • Bass
    4.0 (123)
  • Comfort
    4.2 (132)
  • Battery Life
    4.1 (136)
  • Bluetooth
    4.3 (134)
  • FeaturesMicrophone Included, Charging Case and True Wireless (Earbuds Only)
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • ConnectionsBluetooth
JBL Tune 450BT
4.3 from 188 reviews
TypeOn-Ear
Battery Life11 hours

At $69, these JBL on-ear headphones are some of the most reasonably-priced wireless Bluetooth headphones, and with plenty of positive reviews to boot.

  • Build Quality
    4.2 (32)
  • Value for Money
    4.7 (32)
  • Sound Quality
    4.4 (32)
  • Bass
    4.5 (30)
  • Comfort
    4.1 (32)
  • Battery Life
    4.5 (30)
  • Bluetooth
    4.5 (32)
  • FeaturesMicrophone Included
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Blue and White
  • Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • ConnectionsBluetooth
  • Charging Time2 hours
Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II
4.5 from 75 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life15 hours

At $330, the Bose SoundLink headphones are one of the more affordable models of over-ear headphones by Bose.

Price (RRP) $329.95

Bose SoundSport Wireless
4.3 from 142 reviews
TypeIn-Ear
Battery Life6 hours

Price (RRP) $229.95

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Sony WH-1000XM3

 · includes 2 listings
4.2 from 124 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life30 hours

Price (RRP) $399.00

Poly Backbeat Fit 2100
4.2 from 119 reviews
TypeIn-Ear
Battery Life7 hours

Price (RRP) $159.00

Beats Solo3
4.1 from 143 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life40 hours

Price (RRP) $399.95

Sennheiser RS 120 II

Sennheiser RS 120 II

 · includes 2 listings
4.1 from 97 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life20 hours

Price (RRP) $249.00 to $249.95

Price $199.00 Bing Lee

Sennheiser PXC 550
  • Award Winner 2020
4.3 from 57 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life30 hours

Price (RRP) $499.95

Blueant Pump Zone
4.1 from 55 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life30 hours

Price (RRP) $199.00

Poly BackBeat Pro 2
4.3 from 41 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life24 hours

Price (RRP) $299.00

Beats Powerbeats 3
3.8 from 79 reviews
TypeIn-Ear
Battery Life12 hours

Price (RRP) $259.95

realme Buds Q
4.4 from 30 reviews
TypeIn-Ear
Battery Life20 hours
Kmart Bluetooth
3.7 from 80 reviews
TypeOn-Ear
Battery Life10 hours

Price (RRP) $19.00

Sennheiser HD 4.50BTNC
3.9 from 52 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life25 hours

Price (RRP) $329.95

Sony Playstation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life8 hours

Price (RRP) $119.00

Beats BeatsX
3.5 from 71 reviews
TypeIn-Ear
Battery Life8 hours

Price (RRP) $139.95

Beats Studio3
3.9 from 30 reviews
TypeOver-Ear
Battery Life22 hours

Price (RRP) $449.95

Jabra Move
4.3 from 20 reviews
TypeOn-Ear
Battery Life14 hours
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