Wireless Headphones are more popular than wired ones nowadays, whether you want to listen to music, audiobooks or play games on your iPhone or iPad there is something for you out here.
With so many brands available and variants, it’s difficult to pick one unless you have time and money to try multiple models. Here’s our pick of wireless headphones for iPhone and iPad:
Bose is easily one of the most reputable brands out there. Their wireless headphones are always quality built and set the standard for good sound and noise-canceling.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones are engineered with world-class noise cancellation. And now they’re even better. With the Google Assistant built in, you can play music, receive texts and get answers without glancing at your phone. Listen to music on your iPhone and iPad for up to 20 hours. And when it finally runs down, a quick 15-minute charge gives you another 2.5 hours.
The N60s wireless headphones from AKG are exceptionally good at what they set out to do. Noise cancellation is one of the best aspects of on-ear headphones. The technology is clever enough to cut out interfering frequencies that might hum above your tunes.
They are also foldable and relatively compact, which is pretty handy as sometimes even the best on-ear headphones can take up a little bit too much space in a bag. This makes them an excellent choice if you’re always on the move commuting or at airports.
Perfect for iPhone and iPad, given their travel focus, AKG also promises up to 30 hours’ battery life, which is incredible for wireless headphones. The N60s also have a passive mode which means they can still be used for a period after the battery is flat.
Denon Globe Cruiser (AH-GC20)
Denon’s Globe Cruiser wireless headphones definitely hit the high-end, premium look that the company was looking to achieve with them. Featuring a combination of material and metal with a lack of cables, the Globe Cruiser looks the part while still being extremely comfortable to wear for long periods. This is thanks to an easily adjustable headband with numbers on each arm to remember your perfect fit, along with soft, leather-covered memory foam earcups. Denon claims the Globe Cruiser headphones will charge in three hours and run for 20 hours on a full charge.
JBL Everest 300
The JBL Everest 300 comes with a micro-USB charging cable, a removable audio cable, and some literature on the headphones.
Built almost entirely out of plastic, these headphones feature slim aluminum extenders for added resilience. The thick pleather padding on the headband and earcups does offer some comfort, but the slight clamping force of the headphones is still a small annoyance.
These headphones feature a hinged design for greater portability. Controls on the left earcup pertain to playback and volume control, while power and pairing are handled by controls on the right earcup.
The battery is rated at 20 hours, and the Everest 300 is a snap to pair with your iPhone or iPad.
Sennheiser PXC 550
The Sennheiser PXC 550 attempt to turn things around. Just as Bose has done recently, Sennheiser has come up with a new design that’s radically more attractive than the noise-canceling headphones of old.
Where Sennheiser used to embrace a tech-heavy style, with buttons clearly sitting across the ear cups, the Sennheiser PXC 550 look far simpler. There are a couple of ultra-subtle buttons on the underside of one cup, but the bits you see day-to-day look clean.
If you want touch controls and a more well-rounded music experience, the Sennheiser PXC550 is an impressive option.
Libratone Q Adapt
While the Libratone Q Adapt falls in the on-ear category I had to include it here because I was impressed with how comfortable they are. But don’t get your hopes up, they tend to be less comfortable than their over-ear counterparts, worse at blocking outside noise, and produce a sub-par overall experience.
For iPhone and iPad users, the Libratone Q Adapt is especially nice because it’s more compact and portable than the over-ear models, offers several levels of “City Mix” noise cancellation, and it’s rather stylish.
House of Marley Liberate XLBT
House of Marley’s Liberate XLBT headphones are reminiscent of the rest of the Marley range, featuring recycled materials and FSC-certified wood for a natural feel. It’s an interesting blend of material and metal that we haven’t seen used by many other manufacturers and is a nice change to the all-metal, high-tech headphones on the market.
House of Marley Liberate headphones feature advanced Bluetooth AAC and APTX encoding allows an even more premium listening experience with compatible devices, backed up by 50mm dynamic moving coil drivers for serious sound. REWIND and soft headband, soft ear cushions, and our signature FSC wood means you can free your mind and your movement with this modern marvel.
The Sony MDR-ZX770BN is a well-designed Bluetooth headphone, sounds good for the money, is comfortable to wear, and has active noise-cancellation with three ANC modes. It can be used as a wired headphone with the noise-canceling on. 13 hours of continuous playback with Bluetooth and Noise canceling activated.
Wireless, noise-canceling headphones are becoming more common these days, and while we would never advice wearing them while cycling, they’re great for indoor exercise and if working in loud spaces. And hey, if you just want to kick back on a beanbag to Dark Side of the Moon, then that’s just fine too. These will do the trick and you can probably get them for under £100.