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Best Wireless Headphones 2017

Welcome to our first wireless headphone reviews of 2017.  In an age where portability and being on the go is everything, we need the gadgets in our lives to compliment this.  Headphone technology has advanced a lot in recent years and can now support our modern needs more and more.  Wireless headphones, usually powered by Bluetooth or NFC, are becoming more prominent and popular.  They are a prime example of technology developing to meet our needs and making listening to music easier.  In addition, with Apple’s latest iPhone offering not having a headphone input, wireless headphones are also fast become a necessity.  As a result this article will prepare you for the new year by running through the best wireless headphones 2017.

Wireless headphones have come along way since they became mainstream.  You can now get great quality noise cancelling versions, with exceptional battery life.  In addition some Wireless headphones can even be charged by USB to make recharging your headphones nice and easy.

However, the market is filled with wireless headphones.  You can get wireless headphones by many well known companies, such as Sennheiser, Samsung, Sony and many more.  As a result the buying experience is difficult for anyone who doesn’t have any prior knowledge of wireless headphones or does not know exactly what they are looking for.

Finally finding the right pair that fits your budget and has all the features you want and need is not the easiest thing to do. Consumer like me and you need good wireless headphone reviews to help us.  So in order to make it easier for you to find the best pair of wireless headphones, I have put together this list to tell you about the best wireless headphones 2017.

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#1 Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 - best wireless headphones 2017 - Wireless Headphone Reviews

Key Features

  • Noise Gard hybrid active noise cancellation blocks ambient noise using 4 microphones for ultimate isolation to dramatically improve sound quality in noisy environments
  • 22 hour battery life with both Bluetooth and Noise Gard activated to ensure performance during long commutes or plane flights
  • Technology uses 2 built-in microphones working seamlessly to improve voice quality and remove external noise during phone calls
  • Two year warranty when purchased from an authorized Sennheiser dealer

If you are someone who loves music and loves high quality music gear, then it is high likely that you have heard of Sennheiser.  The German compnay are renowned for creating high quality audio equipment, that are extremely well built and sound fantastic.

The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 are a competitively priced over ear wireless headphone.  They are part of the highly regarded and very popular Momentum range and provide a subtle, but quality upgrade from their predecessors.  We’re just going to run through a few key areas that make the Sennhesier Momentum 2.0 headphones so good.

Style

The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphones have a timeless look and feel about them.  The stainless steel and leather headband looks effortlessly cool, whilst you also have the option of a cream ear cups as well as black ones.  The stainless steel headband is now foldable for easy and compact storage in the supplied premium carry case.

Wireless features

The Momentum 2.0 headphones have good wireless connectivity via bluetooth, so they will be compatible with a whole variety devices.  They also have a 22 hour battery life so they will work well on long commutes or journeys.

Comfort

The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphones are very comfortable.  The ear cups are larger than previous versions and use ergonomically designed and are memory foam cushions that will ensure comfort for long listening sessions.

Performance

The Momentum 2.0 headphones have Noise Gard hybrid active noise cancellation that virtually eliminates unwanted ambient sound.  This not only means that you will be not be distracted when listening to your favourites songs or podcasts, but will ensure crystal clear sound during phone calls.

Verdict

The Momentum 2.0 headphones are a great choice of headphones that will provide you with everything you need to listen to music, watch movies and play games.  They are comfortable, lightweight and easily fold away.  The Sennhesier Momentum 2.0 headphones also have an impressive battery life.  The Momentum 2.0 headphones are arguably the best wireless headphones on the market today and the best wireless headphones 2017.

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#2 Bose SoundSport Pulse

Bose SoundSport Pulse - best wireless headphones 2017 - Wireless Headphone Reviews

Key Features

  • Built-in heart rate sensor makes it easy to track your performance
  • Bluetooth and NFC pairing so you can connect to your devices wirelessly
  • StayHear+ Pulse tips provide a secure and stable fit for your most intense workouts
  • The Bose Connect app gives you real-time heart rate readings, and continually adds more functionality to your headphones
  • Works with popular fitness apps like MapMyRun, RunKeeper, Endomondo and Runtastic

Bose have become well known for producing high quality, great sounding high street headphones.  They have also become market leaders in producing excellent wireless headphones.

The SoundSport Pulse headphones are aimed at sports enthusiasts.  Furthermore the ear buds are specially designed to stay in your ears when on the move, so they are perfect for running or workouts at the gym.  However, although they are aimed at the exercise market, they sound fantastic and any music lover or audiophile would appreciate their well rounded base and crystal clear high end.

Style

First of all the SoundSport Pulse come in various colours, such as red or blue.  They are beautifully curved and have a modern, contemporary look and feel about them.  As a result, the SoundSport Pulse are a lovely looking pair of headphones.

Wireless features

The Bose SoundSport Pulse can be charged via USB so you will not need to worry about changing or charge any batteries.  Furthermore they also offer up to 6 hours battery life per charge.  The SoundSport Pulse headphones are very portable and convenient and give you everything you need from a pair of wireless headphones.  Finally they also connect to your device easily with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, and use the inline mic and remote to control volume, skip tracks and take calls.

Comfort

The SoundSport Pulse can be worn for hours on end.  The StayHear+ Pulse tips provide a secure and stable fit for intense workouts.  Sometimes in ear headphones can feel intrusive, however the SoundSport Pulse don’t and provide a high level of comfort.  The SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones are also sweat and weather resistant to hold up to rigorous activity.

Performance

Like all Bose headphones, the SoundSport Pulse headphones sound fantastic.  They have clear, strong and well rounded bass, with a crystal clear high end.  The headphones also have volume-optimized EQ which will give you balanced audio performance at any volume.

Verdict

The Bose SoundSport headphones are some of the best in ear wireless headphones on the market.  If you want a great listening experience and headphones that can worn out and about and while you exercise, the SoundSport Pulse headphones are the best choice for you.

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#3 Bose QuietComfort 35

Bose QuietComfort 35 - best wireless headphones 2017 - Wireless Headphone Reviews

Key Features

  • World-class noise cancellation makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better
  • Volume-optimized EQ for balanced audio performance at any volume
  • Wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts
  • 20-hour battery life per charge; up to 40 hours in wired mode
  • Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear calls even in windy environments

The Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones are fast becoming a very popular pair of headphones.  They have some of the finest sound qualities you’ll get at this price.  All the high, mids and lows are well detailed.  Consequently the QuietComfort 35 are an over ear headphone that offers great sound and high level of comfort.  Read on to find our more.

Style

First of all, the QuietComfort 35 headphones have a simple, classy look and feel about them.  Furthermore, they are sleek, clean and not too pretentious.  The black head band is beautifully curved, while the ear cups are nicely sized without looking too big and ostentatious.  The Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones are effortlessly cool.

Wireless features

The Bose QueitComfort 35 offer up to 20 hours usage on one charge.  Even if they run out of charge you will not be waiting too long to be able to use them again, as they only take 2 1/2 hours to fully recharge.  The QuietComfort 35 headphones are very practical and allow for extensive usage.

If you anticipate a situation where charging may not be possible, you can simply plug in the included audio cable. Wired mode gives you up to 40 hours of play time per charge.

Comfort

The QuietComfort 35, like the name implies, are very comfortable and will give you hours of comfortable listening.  The ear pads and nicely sized, whilst the headphones are very lightweight, to the extent you might forget you are even wearing them.

Performance

The Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones sound great.  They give you deep and clear bass and allow for an immersive listening experience.  They are also engineered to offer world class noise cancellation, allowing you to easily take phone calls in noisy or windy environments and giving you the chance to fully enjoy your music or movies without any distractions.

Verdict

The Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones are some of the best on the market.  If you are looking for excellent built quality, well rounded and clear sound, excellent wireless features and unrivalled noise cancellation, then they are the headphones for you.

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#4 Sony MDR-ZX770BT

Sony MDR-ZX770BT - best wireless headphones 2017 - Wireless Headphone Reviews

Key Features

  • Bluetooth audio streaming with AAC and aptX support
  • Convenient One-touch pairing with NFC
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free phone calling
  • Rechargeable battery for up to 17hrs music playback
  • 40mm drivers for wide frequency response,
  • Beat Response Control for tight bass/transient response
  • Comfortable, swiveling, around the ear design
  • USB charging cable supplied

Sony are well known for creating high quality headphones and ear buds.  The MDR-ZX770BT  headphones are known for premium build quality and great sound, all for a extremely competitive sub $100 price.  They definitely offer some of the best value for money for those wanting high performance wireless headphones without spending too much.  Let’s find out a little more about them.

Style

Firstly the Sony MDR-ZX770BT look really cool.  Furthermore, they are available in black and blue and have a modern, stylish look and feel.  Much like the Bose QuietComfort 35 they boast a simple, elegant and stylish design.  They look effortlessly cool, whilst not being too showy.

Wireless features

First of all the MDR-ZX770BT generously offer up to 17 hours playback on one charge.  In addition, it has been known to get up to 20 hours playback on charge too.  They also are handily charged via USB.  Finally, they offer easy connectivity to a wide range of devices via NFC.

Comfort

The Sony MDR-ZX770BT are very comfortable.  The over ear design means that you should be able use the headphones and enjoy your music for hours on end.

Performance

The MDR-ZX770BT have a built in microphone making hands free phone calls simple.  They have a wide frequency range (from 20 – 20,000 Hz) in wireless mode and an even greater frequency range when using the supplied cable.  The sound is good although the sound stage could be wider and more ‘open’.  However, whilst the sound is not the very best, the bass is strong and the high end frequencies clear, making for a very pleasant and enjoyable listening experience.  In conclusion, when you take into account the competitive price of the headphones, the performance is very high.

Verdict

In conclusion, the main selling point of the Sony MDR-ZX770BT headphones is that they are competitively priced.  Whilst other headphones in this blog are sold for above $200 or $300, you can buy a pair of Sony MDR-ZX770BT headphones for under $100.  When you take that into account with an excellent battery life, the high levels of comfort and good quality sound, the Sony MDR-ZX770BT headphones take some beating.

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#5 Bowers & Wilkins P7

Bowers & Wilkins P7 - best wireless headphones 2017 - Wireless Headphone Reviews

Key Features

  • P7 Wireless utilizes B&W bespoke acoustic technologies to deliver pristine audio
  • 17 hours of listening between charges
  • Charge from your laptop with the supplied USB cable
  • Ingenious folding mechanism and comes with a luxury case for ease of portability
  • The P7 Wireless driver diaphragm borrows key technologies from B&W advanced speaker design, resulting in more precise, controlled movement and a leap forward in headphone sound quality
  • The P7 Wireless is crafted from the finest materials, including aluminum and sheepskin leather, not just for performance but also luxury and durability

The only reason why the Bowers and Wilkins P7 headphones are not high up the list is because of the cost.  At just under $400 they are veering on expensive.  However, if you like beautifully designed, high quality, well made and great sounding headphones, then it is a cost worth paying.  The Bowers and Wilkins P7 headphones are superb, built from fine materials and offer a precise sound experience.  Read on to find out more.

Style

You only have to look at the P7 headphones to understand just how good looking and beautiful they are.  The rectangle ear cups give them a sleek, retro look.  The leather and aluminium headphone give them a strong, luxury feel.  Furthermore the design strikes a perfect balance between art and functionality and will make them look great in any environment you decide to wear them.  As a result, they are some of the best looking headphones on the market and really live up to their price in terms of appearance.

Wireless features

Like other headphones in this blog the Bowers and Wilkins P7 headphones can be conveniently charged via USB and offer up to 17 hours playback between charges.  The P7 headphones give you everything you need in terms of connectivity and it is unlikely that you will ever be caught out without them being charged.

Comfort

The Bowers and Wilkins P7 headphones are very comfortable.  The high quality ear pads mean that they sit nicely on your ears and should mean that you can easily see out the majority of the 17 hour playback time without any discomfort.  The P7 headphones also have useful folding mechanism and they come with a luxury case for ease of portability.

Performance

The P7 headphones sound fantastic.  Bowers and Wilkins have taken technology from their very own advanced speaker design, resulting in clear and precise sound quality.  They offer a wonderful 3D like sound experience meaning that you can really loose yourself in your music and movies when wearing them.  Most of all the P7 headphones offer clean, deep base and crystal clear high ends.  They sound stage is so wide it feels like you are actually standing in the middle of the performance itself.  The quality of the ear cup means that they essentially cancel out all background noise, meaning that you can enjoy an uninterrupted listening experience.

Verdict

In conclusion, the Bowers and Wilkins P7 headphones are the real deal.  They have a very generous 17 hour playback life, they have a beautiful, elegant design and they sound fantastic.  If you are happy to pay just under $400 you will not be disappointed.

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