Best HiFi Wireless Headphones

Best HiFi Wireless Headphones – Top Picks This Year

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Best Wireless Headphones
2021

It took me a long time to accept that wireless audio technology had reached a point where I was happy to forgo a wired set of cans and willing to accept HiFi wireless headphones.

In fact, a friend recently reminded me about how militant I was, how fervently I was against Bluetooth or any wireless audio technology. It seems I judged him too harshly when he was considering a set of wireless headphones in the past. What a terrible friend I am…

Now, Bluetooth tech has really come to a point where the bandwidth or transferable data possible is functional. Audiophiles and purists might disagree but we’re at the point where our source is unlikely to be any better so at least its a balanced outcome.

HiFi wireless headphones have several super-advanced headphone options. They offer great sound and a longer-lasting battery times. These are excellent options for those who value sound quality with the convenience provided by wireless headphones. 

While good budget wireless headphones exist, this list contains some of my absolute favourites including Bose, Sony and Apple.

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The best news is that all this innovation seems to be on an upward trajectory! With ongoing progress in audio-enhancing software, hardware, and wireless technology, we will continue to get even better HiFi wireless headphones.

If you are looking for those perfect HiFi wireless headphones, this is the right list. I really feel this is a fantastic lineup of the best headphones for you to choose from right now.

All these HiFi wireless headphones can be your perfect companions while you listen to your favorite music on the move or even at home or in your music listening room.

Editor’s Pick

Bose QuietComfort 45 HiFi Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones

Not the best looking but certainly one of the best allrounders in Wireless Headphones

4/5
Price Range: $$
Bose QC45 Wireless Headphones

About

Regular readers will know I have always been a huge fan of the Bose QC35ii. They travelled with me tens of thousands of miles and never let me down. The battery life was good, sound quality great and comfort was second to none. They never got hot or uncomfortable even on a AKL to Dubai 17.5 hour non-stop flight. The active noise-cancelling and wireless power was great.

The QC45 move the QuiteComfort 35 up by adding an additional microphone and improving battery life. The USB-C charging options also speed up charging with a 15 minute charge giving you up to 3 hours of listening. A full charge takes 2.5 hours.

Bose is synonymous with HiFi so it makes sense their QuietComfort 45 make this list as my favourite. Nothing else is as comfortable.

Also consider the beyerdynamic if you you want HiFi wireless headphones without the active noise-canceling.

Specifications

  • Bluetooth version: : 5.1
  • Battery Life: 24 hours
  • Frequency Response: Bose don’t tend to publish these for their hifi wireless cans

What’s in the Box?

  • 1 x QuietComfort® 45 Headphones
  • Case – still one of the best in the market
  • USB-C charger cable (30.5 cm)
  • 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm Cable

What we like (Pros)

  • 4 External microphones
  • Introduction of Aware Mode – so you can hear what’s around you if you need it
  • World class noise-canceling

What we like less (Cons)

  • Not a major design update but that’s actually a positive to me. If you want new, look at the Bose 700
Overall Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Brand: Bose
Also Consider

beyerdynamic Amiron HiFi Wireless Headphones

beyerdynamic have long held a special place in our heart – the Amiron brings wireless goodness to the audio brand

4/5
Price Range: $$$
beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Headphones

About

These wireless headphones by Beyerdynamic are some of the best headphones that you can hope to find at this premium price.

Whether you listen to pop or classical, or anything in between, these wireless headphones will provide consistently fantastic performance. The sound is rhythmic and punchy, with crisp and clear treble and mid-range and well-timed bass.

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There is no noise canceling; however, they do block out most external sound. The headset is non-folding and slightly bulky. Despite this, these wireless headphones are the best buy if you want the best quality sound for home use.

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Active Noise-cancelling: No
  • Battery life: 30 Hours
  • Charging: USB-C
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

What we like (Pros)

  • Premium build & feel
  • Quick and fast – good PRAT
  • Custom control system
  • Qualcomm aptX HD Codec – plus aptX LL for audio transmission without delay
  • Designed for Hi-Res audio
  • Apple AAC Codec
  • Impressive overall sound

What we like less (Cons)

  • Don’t feel super portable
  • No noise canceling
  • Some negative feeling regarding overall fit
Overall Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Brand: beyerdynamic
Best Value

AKG N60NC Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Great bang for buck with these. Smart design, awesome sound, comfortable.

4/5
Price Range: $$
AKG N60NC Wireless Headphones

About

These wireless headphones are incredibly comfortable, well-built, and portable. The size is slightly smaller than the previous headphones by the same company. However, the sound quality is equally brilliant.

With a very compact design, the AKG N60NC is good-looking and has an excellent fit.

The battery life is perfect at 15 hours while using Bluetooth and noise-canceling; this goes up to 30 hours if you turn the noise canceling off. When you start using the wireless headphones, active noise canceling begins automatically. You also get a 3.5mm cable for wired use.

As a music enthusiast, you will surely enjoy the powerful and crisp vocals, convincing dynamics, and soaring highs. In addition, the robust metal housing between the headband and ear cups means that the headbands travel well.

This product is highly recommended in this price range.

Specifications

  • Frequency response:: 10Hz-22kHz
  • Impedance: : 32 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: : 111dB SPL/[email protected]
  • Bluetooth – Version: : Yes – 4.0
  • Weight:: .44 lb
  • Connector (for non-wireless): 3.5mm (1/8″) Stereo Mini-Jack

What’s in the Box?

  • USB charging cable
  • Flight adaptor
  • 3.5mm detachable cable with mic/remote
  • Carrying pouch

What we like (Pros)

  • Award winning wireless headphones – accolades help
  • Long applauded by the audio community as great sounding wireless headphones for a great price
  • Smart design

What we like less (Cons)

  • Nothing of note
Overall Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Brand: AKG
Also Consider

Sony WH-1000XM4 HiFi Wireless Headphones

A top headphone loved and adored (especially by Sony lovers) for good reason

4/5
Price Range: $$$
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones

About

These HiFi wireless headphones by Sony are highly recommended. They are the most popular headphones globally. And they are quite a big deal with excellent user reviews to support the hype created by the manufacturer. Moreover, the best at their price, the Sony WH-1000XM4, are award winners.

Two of the best features are a significant improvement in sound quality and noise canceling. They are very comfortable to use and offer new and innovative features that will elevate your experience as a user. For example, the ‘speak to chat’ option allows you to speak to someone without moving a muscle while the headphones are on your head.

The Sony headphone provides a fantastic music experience with more confident and composed sounds, particularly in the lower frequencies. Excellent value for money and a great headphone but not my first pick.

I would chose these if you are a fan of the Sony sound signature.

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Active Noise-cancelling: Yes
  • Battery life: 30 hours
  • Charging: USB-C
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

What we like (Pros)

  • Great sound – Dynamic music
  • Great sense of timing – PRAT
  • Lightweight & comfortable
  • Effective ‘smarts’

What we like less (Cons)

  • Can get hot over longer listening periods
  • No IP Rating
  • No aptX HD
Overall Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Brand: Sony
Contender

Apple Airpods Max HiFi Wireless Headphones

Apples first real foray in to wireless headphones delivers an expensive but excellent listening experience

4/5
Price Range: $$$
Apple Airpods Max Wireless Headphones

About

The best wireless headphones, and the first, from Apple. Although these HiFi wireless headphones are expensive and come with an ugly case, they do sound seriously good.

They are probably also the best wireless headphones for Apple users – just like AirPods they just connect and work so well. The detail, spaciousness, authenticity, and crispness of their audio quality are much more significant than other products in the range. So there is not a lot of point in comparing them to other HiFi headphones.

You will be required to use an iPad or iPhone to use these AirPods. You can use them with other non-Apple products by using the Bluetooth feature. However, you will miss out on using several individualistic features like Siri voice control and spatial audio.

Worth the high price you will pay for the Apple AirPods Max due to its excellent sound quality.

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Battery Life: 20 hours
  • Active Noise Cancelling: Yes
  • Charging: USB-C
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

What we like (Pros)

  • Cinematic spatial audio
  • Superb sound
  • Active Noise-canceling
  • Exceptional quality build

What we like less (Cons)

  • Audio cable not added
  • Case is a little ridiculous and somewhat pointless
  • Aimed at Apple fans
Overall Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Brand: Apple

This post was last updated on 2021-12-02 / Some images from Amazon Product API & some links may be affiliate links which may earn us a commission from purchases.


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