By now, you are probably aware that Apple has removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. This may seem unfair at first, but let’s be honest: wires are the worst! They get tangled into a knotty mess, and they get caught on door handles, jacket buttons…ugh. If you’re ready to make the leap to wireless headphones, here is selection of top rated models to choose from.
BT-1 from The Status Audio
The Status Audio offers a wireless, over-the-ear design that hits three major points: quality sound, simplicity and a low price. The BT-1 model has 12 hours of battery life and is ultra lightweight. One reviewer wrote on the company’s website: “Price to performance rating is beyond any scale. Those little headphones are really surprising…”
Where to buy: The Status Audio
QuietComfort 35 by Bose
The Bose QuietComfort 35 may be pricey, but based on Amazon reviews it’s well worth it. There are currently over 770 near-perfect five star reviews praising features such as the superior noise cancellation, 20-hour battery life and comfortable wear. Volume-optimized EQ technology quiets outside noise during your commute while still delivering crisp and balanced sound straight to your ears.
Where to buy: Amazon
Beats Solo3 On-Ear Wireless Headphones from Beats by Dre
The new model from Beats by Dre was revealed during Apple’s recent iPhone 7 launch. Like the new wireless AirPods from Apple, Solo3 as a W1 chip inside. Beats is, of course, owned by Apple, so it’s nice knowing that these headphones are guaranteed to pair flawlessly with the iPhone 7. Solo3 is also foldable making it easy to stash away in your bag when not in use. Oh, and it boasts a whopping 40 hours of play.
There aren’t a lot of reviews out for the Solo3 yet because they have yet to ship to the public, but the blog 9to5Mac has a nice unboxing and review video you should check out.
Where to buy: Apple U.K.
Crusher Wireless by Skull Candy
Don’t let a name like “Crusher” intimidate you. The new headphones from Skull Candy have yet to be released but appear to be a quality set. Its noise-isolating feature keeps outside noise from disrupting your music experience; stereo haptic technology allows for directional bass you can feel; an adjustable bass slider creates the ultimate customization for your tunes; and up to 40 hours of battery life is the icing on the cake. Check out the exact specs on Skull Candy’s website, and submit your email address to be notified when the Crusher Wireless headphones will be available for purchase.
Where to buy: Skull Candy
Freedom Wireless Buds from Jaybird
If over-the-ear headphones make you feel like an air traffic controller, don’t forget that bluetooth earbuds are also an option. The Freedom Wireless Buds from Jaybird are discreet, sweat-proof and offer customizable sound settings. These are a perfect option if you want headphones that you can use for both your workout and daily commute.
Buy them here: Jaybird
BE6i Wireless Bluetooth Headphones from NuForce
The NuForce BE6i wireless set is lightweight and durable thanks to an aluminum-only design. As a bonus, it’s water-proof making it a great companion for running and other outdoor activities. There are a couple of additional features that make it ultra flexible to use: the Bluetooth range reaches over 98 feet, and the headphones can connect to two devices at the same time.
Where to buy: Amazon
Shadow Wireless In-Ear Headphones from Sol Republic
The Shadow Wireless In-Ear Headphones from Sol Republic seem to be a comfortable option among the many in-ear models. The flexible biomorphic neck band (where the battery is housed) is lightweight and will rest on your neck effortlessly. The headphones deliver low bass, but broadcast vocals in high frequencies.
Price: $79.98 for Black. Price vary for other colors.
Buy it here: Amazon
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- Sign up for a free Borderlinx account. You’ll instantly get your very own forwarding addresses to use right away.
- Shop and find your next pair of wireless, Bluetooth headphones. Then enter your Borderlinx address at the merchant’s checkout page.
- Your package will be delivered to our distribution warehouse.
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