With phone companies looking to remove the headphone jack from their products in the near future, it’s time to upgrade your trusty earphones. With a flurry of wireless options hitting the market, we’ve got the low down on which earphones will be best for you. From morning runs and swim sessions to long distance travelling, these are the wireless earphones best suited for every occasion.
Bang and Olufsen’s Beoplay H5 earphones use in-built magnets that can be secured like a necklace, and the cable is made from a braded textile so wear and tear won’t be a problem. Their dusty rose colour way means you don’t have to sacrifice style to wear them, making them one of the most fashionable on the market.
Built for exercise, the Bose SoundSport ear buds are made in a unique shape that keeps them secure and comfortable, even in your most intensive workouts. With a battery life of up to 6 hours, they’re also weather resistant.
The JBL Everest Elite 100 features a sleek band that fits around the back of your neck and comes with customisable noise cancellation capabilities from their app. This lets you drown out ambient noise while still being able to hear any oncoming traffic. They’re perfect for those who love to listen to a playlist or podcast on their way to and from work.
While most wireless ear buds are still connected by a cable, Verve offers earphones that are truly wireless. With up to 12 hours battery life, the VerveOnes+ also feature a portable charging case for storage. Each ear bud is independent from the other, allowing you to listen to music through one and answer incoming calls through the other – genius!
The Jaybird Freedom earphones are extremely lightweight and much smaller than others on the market. They feature minute memory foam ear buds and flexible mesh ear fins, which makes them particularly comfortable. As the name suggests, the wireless Freedom earphones are designed to free you from tangled cables, integrating seamlessly into your daily routine.
Truly wireless, the Kanoa come in a pentagon shape with an array of silicone and foam buds that let you find the perfect size and fit. Extremely small and lightweight, they connect to your device via Bluetooth and have a battery life of up to 6 hours. The Kanoa are waterproof for 30 minutes at 1 metre, making them an excellent choice if you want to relax in the pool with some music, or listen to your workout playlist while you do laps.
What in-ear headphones gain in mobility, they often lose in sound and noise cancellation. This is where over-ear headphones excel, and the new PXC 550 wireless headphones from Sennheiser are no exception. Built for travel, the PXC 550 deliver excellent sound quality so they’re perfect for those long flights overseas.