Nearly every type of headphone — home or studio-style, portable and noise-cancelling — comes in a wireless version. And because they’re usually connected using Bluetooth, you can listen to music without taking your phone out of your pocket.
Wireless headphones are a big part of Consumer Reports ratings. There are some with very good sound quality. For a good portable pair, the experts say to check out the Sony headphones for $200. They have very good sound quality and will keep some ambient sounds out while keeping your music in.
If you prefer an on-ear pair, check out the headphones from Audio-Technica. For $200, you get a quality pair of wireless headphones with 38 hours of battery life and a 24-month warranty.
A noise-cancelling pair might come in handy if you need to get some work done on a noisy flight. But they can be pricey, Consumer Reports says the $400 Parrot Zik 3 headphones have excellent active noise reduction and very good sound quality.
And for exercising, Consumer Reports suggests MEE audio’s X7 Plus. The headphones stay in place even with a lot of vigorous movement. And at $85, they are a Consumer Reports’ Best Buy.
One of the downsides of wireless headphones is that they usually run on rechargeable batteries which will be another electronic device to keep charged.