Choose the best wireless headphones in the 2018-2019 year, using this TOP ‘, you can in 5-7 minutes. This rating has incorporated, uncompromisingly the best, new and popular Bluetooth models.
- Sound and compression codecs. AptX is an audio stream compression codec or digital audio technology that allows you to transmit high quality audio. The AAC codec (250 Kbps) skips less than aptX (352 Kbps), as a result, the sound is of lower quality. The next step is aptX HD (576 Kbps). The largest data transfer stream, the most common, is the LDAC codec (990 Kbps). An article on aptX.
- Overall sound quality. Many wireless headphones have a bass overrun and lack of treble. Below in the TOP, I point it out.
- Control. Touch control is implemented qualitatively in models $ 200 +. In cheaper sensory elements, it often causes inconvenience, due to false positives or failures. Push-button control remains the most convenient and versatile solution.
- Autonomy. In 2019, 20h + from a single charge, this is the norm for full-size models. Plugs have not yet reached such heights due to the compact design. For plugs + 8 hours, this is the norm. For True Wireless (like Apple Airpods) – 4h +. Category long-playing models.
- Connector. Micro USB is in the past. The future is for Type C (already 6 years old). This is a universal connector through which faster charging and data throughput are many times greater. It is better to choose a model immediately with Type C, as in 2019, this is an iron standard.
- Comfort. 2 hours without discomfort – this is the minimum for full-size models. The same applies to plugs and liners. With the overhead more and more difficult, they press down the ears because of their design and the average time of comfortable use is reduced to 1 hour +.
- Durability. Up to $ 100 a lot of Bluetooth headphones, which are made of flimsy plastic. In this rating there are a couple of such models (I have indicated). Do not rely on metal elements. Sometimes strong plastic serves 10 years, and headphones with metal case elements break in the second year.
- Price. Products Apple, Beats, Marshall, Sony, Bose, Sennheiser – this is always the surcharge for the brand. When you buy products that are not very popular (Chinese), you “pay for the brand” at least or not at all. Up to $ 100, the choice of “non-brand” models – the sea. In this rating there are several such.
- Other. Microphone is present in all bluetooth models in our TOP 15, I have not met recently wireless headphones without a microphone. Bluetooth headphones are better to pick up with Bluetooth
- Autonomy on one charge reached 30-40 hours.
- Sound got better. Lots of new and inexpensive Bluetooth headphones, aptX and aptX HD enabled.
Choose wireless headphones best, starting from the type of use:
- Daily listening to music at home or on the street. All Bluetooth headsets are suitable. In noisy places as comfortable as possible in wireless headphones with active noise cancellation: Sony WH-1000XM3, Bose QuietComfort 35 II, Sennheiser HD
Wireless radio headphones (headsets) with DECT transmission – convenient for offices and watching TV. The sound is not musical, but they hold the charge for a long time and have a large radius of action (on average 50-100 meters from the source). If you only need headphones for TV or a headset for talk only, then DECT radio headphones are a good choice. Most bluetooth models are also suitable for TV (if there is a bluetooth module in the TV set) and for talking.
– So which wireless headphones are better?
– We must start from the place of use: home, street, work. Use: for PC and games, for phone, for conversations.
Top 15: The Best Wireless Headphones – Latest 2018-2019 Rating
In the fresh TOP 152019, the best wireless stereo Bluetooth headphones, entered the Bluetooth model with the best price-quality ratio. In the ranking, time-tested headphones and new models (Sony WH-1000XM3 and Marshall Major 3 Bluetooth – 2018, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless and JBL Live 650BTNC – 2019, which are just gaining popularity.
2018-2019, was the richest in wireless news. Quality models from Sony, Marshall, Sennheiser and Audio-Technica, have become leaders in the wireless niche. Not far behind, and eastern friends from Xiaomi.
I have been updating this TOP for the 7th time since 2015. I rely on my experience, knowledge of colleagues and friends of musicians. I tried to collect all the best that the market can offer in 2019. Offer your options for actual models for you in the comments.
15. Apple AirPods – good wireless earbud headphones for your phone.
Wireless Bluetooth headphones Apple AirPods ($ 175) – for iPhone and any other smartphone. Air pods – strong, beautiful, comfortable, but still expensive (reasonable). AirPods is an improved Bluetooth version of Earpods droplets, with useful functionality. Wireless earbuds are positioned as a headset for the iPhone (for the iPhone 7.8 and X, which do not have a headphone jack).
Can Blue Airpots bluetooth headphones be considered the best wireless earbuds? No, since in 2019, there are strong competitors. But this is a smart model, which in 2016, 3 years ahead of the market.
- Bluetooth earphone with mic
- Features: 2 microphones, LED indicator
- Weight: 4 g
- The sound is pure and natural, Much better than wired earpods, less obscure areas of range. Good balance of frequencies without bass protrusion;
- Convenient functionality. You can control the tracks, Siri, etc., using voice or touch control. NFC – brought the headphones by 10 cm to the iPhone and connected automatically;
- Apple AirPods Wireless Headphones for iPhone, beautiful and strong;
- Comfortable. Apple, from the time of EarPods, staked out the place of very convenient inserts;
- 24 hour autonomy, If we consider the case-charging, which comes in the kit. Without it – 4-5 hours (each headphone).
- Price. Even at the time of 2019, high. For many, justified;
- The functionality fully works only with Apple technology. iPad, Mac and iPhone.
The company Beats in 2016 introduced 3 wireless models of headphones beats, from the third line. The new Beats wireless headphones feature an Apple processor – the W1, which provided a record-breaking operating time (in Beats Solo 3 Wireless up to 40 hours on 1 charge) and the maximum radius of the Btuetooth connection.
To say that these bits are worth their money, I would not dare. But the interest of the third line is. Many jambs were eliminated and the sound became such that it finally became pleasant to listen. The most interesting model is BeatsX ($ 175), the “Beats X” sound is more assertive, surround and fat. For sports the most it! Would recommend only to Beats lovers. For everyone else, there are many cooler models below! &# 128526;
- Beats Powerbeats 3 ($ 210);
- Beats Solo 3 Wireless ($ 320);
- And BeatsX ($ 175);
- Top 10: the best models of Beats;
If some Apple Airpods functionality is not available on Android smartphones, then the wireless models below are perfect for any android smartphone, if you are looking for an Airpods form factor. In addition, these Chinese models are inexpensive, and they can be ordered for aliexpress.
For the same Samsung Galaxy 8, 9 or 10, Xiaomi AirDots fit perfectly, since both gadgets support Bluetooth
New Wireless Vacuum Headphones – Xiaomi AirDots and Xiaomi AirDots Pro:
- Xiaomi AirDots wireless headphones for aliexpress. Xiaomi AirDots Pro version on Ali.
- Reviews on Xiaomi AirDots and Xiaomi AirDots Pro (+ differences)
Wireless Earbud Headphones – Huawei Honor FlyPods, Pro and FlyPods Youth Edition
14. MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix3 AF68 – Bluetooth headphones with a good microphone
Full-size Bluetooth headphones with a good microphone, this is the MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix3 AF68 ($ 120). Air-Fi Matrix3 AF68, one of the best in terms of price and quality, up to $ 120. MEElectronics is a well-established Chinese audio equipment manufacturer.
MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix3 AF68, can be considered as a wireless headset with microphone for computer and games. In use, the headphones are universal, but a high-quality microphone and a comfortable fit make the model a good choice for work or gaming battles.
- Full-size Bluetooth Headset with Microphone
- Reproducible range: 20 – 20000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 96 dB
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Weight: 199g
- Diameter of the membrane: 40 mm
- Support: Bluetooth
- Sound. Good balance of frequencies. Bass, medium and high balanced. AptX support. High-quality microphone.
- Durability. Bluetooth headphones MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix3 AF68 made of strong plastic and will last a long time.
- Appearance. Modern minimalistic and nice design.
- Comfort and usability. Lightweight headphones (199 g), soft ear cushions, of
13. Marshall Minor II Bluetooth – the best wireless earbud headphones
Marshall Minor II Bluetooth ($ 150) – the best wireless earbud headphones in this TOP. On the whole, I couldn’t find more interesting sounding headphones in the category of wireless earbuds. Comparing Marshall Minor II Bluetooth with Apple Airpods is not entirely correct, because Airpods is true wireless (completely without wires), but why not compare? =) In short, the droplets of the Marshall Minor II Bluetooth 2018, won by the sound and functions of the Airpods 2016, simply by virtue of its novelty.
From interesting alternatives, with a similar form factor:
- Budget JBL T205BT ($ 25) – definitely the best wireless earbuds up to $ 25.
- Interesting Google Wireless Pixel Buds Inserts ($ 200) – more expensive inserts with premium materials, support for Google Assistant. By the sound of losing marshals. But for their money play off well.
- Wireless earbuds
- Microphone on cable
- For the sound meet dynamic
- Comfort. Inserts have a static shape and some may be inconvenient. At least it is worth testing the first 2-3 days. After the ears get used.
- Top 10 earbud headphones.
- All Marshall models including the latest.
12. Vacuum Shure SE215 Wireless – wireless earplugs
Legendary vacuum model of Shure SE215 plugs ($ 130), now in Wireless version. I cannot name the best wireless headphones with the Shure SE215 Wireless plugs, worthy competitors to the sea, but this is one of the best models in the wireless plugs category, up to $ 100.
- As an alternative to mind MEE audio X7 Plus ($ 100). Excellent model with support for AptX, unlike Shure SE215. If you are looking for such a Shure form factor, then the best option is to compare the Shure SE215 and MEE audio X7 Plus and select the one you like. These are the most interesting options within $ 100.
- Another vacuum alternative Sennheiser CX