The BGR Deals team spends so much time digging for the best deals on the web, but we also test hundreds and hundreds of products each year. As a result, we’re uniquely qualified to give advice to people who are shopping for the best product in a particular category, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do today. Headphones represent one of the biggest and most popular product categories we cover, with our readers having purchases tens of thousands of pairs of headphones based on our recommendations. Now, we’ve taken our own experiences from testing headphones and combined it with popularity data among our readers to determine the five best pairs of headphones you can buy right now. We’ve got everything from sub-$20 Bluetooth earbuds that offer shockingly good bang for your buck, to true wireless earbuds that put AirPods to shame, and even $400 over-ear noise cancelling headphones with sound and performance that are out of this world. Check out all of our picks below.
Best earbuds for the money: Mpow Flame
- IPX7 SWEATPROOF EARPHONES: Mpow IPX7 Water-resistant Nano-coating efficiently protects sport headphones from sweat and ensure more guaranteed life span, perfect for running, jogging, hiking, yoga, exercises, gym, fitness, travelling and etc.
- REDEFINE YOUR EARS IN RICHER RANGE: You may not get used to this earbuds with richer bass and mid at first if you used to use earbuds with flat or sharp sound. Thanks to the tuned driver, CSR chip and Bluetooth 4.1, you can get superb bass sound, as well as richer and crisp sound with Mpow earbuds at the furthest degree that in-ear & Bluetooth-compression items can achieve.
- ENHANCED COMFORT & WEARABILITY: 1. We have improved the ear hooks to the proper hardness for snug fit. 2. Additionally come with a pair of memory-foam ear tips (adapt to ear canal to provide a perfect seal and snug fit to help keep your earbuds in place) and a cord clip, besides 3 pairs of regular ear tips in different sizes for your custom fit. 3. Suitable for normal size ears.
- 1.5-HOUR QUICK CHARGE FOR 7-9 HOURS PLAYING: Improved lithium polymer battery brings up to 7-9 hours pleasure musically and socially with a quick charge of only 1.5 hours. It will show the remaining battery power of the headphones on the iOS Phone screen. Note: 1. Mpow Flame has 12V over-voltage hardware cut off, 1A over-current restored fuse to achieve safe charging. 2. Please use charging cable provided, or certified brand charging cable. 3. We don’t recommend using fast charging.
- WHY WE RECOMMEND MPOW FLAME TO YOU: Mpow has been dedicated to produce Bluetooth headphones for many years, and we have a professional team of experts in this area. Mpow Flame not only gives you attractive & stylish look, but also provide IPX7 waterproof protection and richer bass to meet your practical needs. Every Mpow product includes a 45 days money back & 18-month warranty.
Best over-ear headphones for the money: Mpow 059
- IMPRESSIVE SOUND QUALITY IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL: The High-fidelity stereo sound benefits from the 40mm neodymium driver, CSR chip, and the around-ear cushion design which provide a well-closed and immersed enviroment for your ears, Just lose yourself in the music!
- BUILT TO STAY COMFORTABLE: The Memory-protein ear cushion simulate human skin texture, ensuring lasting comfort. The stainless steel slider and softly padded headband allows you to find the perfect fit without constraint and provide excellent durability
- NEVER POWER OFF, BOTH WIRELESS & WIRED: 1. The wireless mode: Battery update to 20-hr music time/ talking time in a single charge, instead of 13-15 hrs from Oct 1, 2017; 2. The Wired mode: you can also use it as a wired headphone with the provided audio cable so the headphones will never power off
- HANDS-FREE CALL & BUILT-IN MIC: Please Note: The Microphone only works in the wireless mode. Mpow Bluetooth headphones provide a quick and stable connection with your Bluetooth enabled devices like cell phones, tablets, pc, TVs within 33 feet, with a high-quality built-in microphone for hands-free calls
- FOLDABLE DESIGN WITH A PORTABLE BAG & GENTLE REMINDER : The foldable Headband is not only designed for saving your desk space but for carrying in the provided bag. Gentle Reminder: Depending on your head/ear size/shape, it may be a little tight(feels like“on ear”) for someone to wear which is designed to avoid sound leakage. In case of that and to get both audio and wearing comfort, please take off the headphone every 1-2 hrs to get your ears relax and protect them from muggy environment in use
Best true wireless earbuds: Master & Dynamic MW07
- PREMIUM LOOK: These durable yet lightweight wireless earbuds are handcrafted from eye-catching acetate and stainless steel. The handcrafted quality ensures no two earphones look identical.
- EXCEPTIONAL ACOUSTICS: High-performance 10mm Beryllium Drivers deliver a rich, crisp sound experience every time. Enjoy the powerful quality of an on-ear headphone with the ease of a wireless earbud.
- NATURAL FIT: Five sets of ear tips mean you can customize your fit and comfort based on ear size. Two pairs of innovative silicone Fit Wings add an extra level of security and stability in-ear.
- SUPERIOR CONNECTIVITY: With advanced antenna technology, quick pairing, Bluetooth 4.2, a 20+ meter range and optical sensors, these true wireless earbuds offer incredible, reliable connectivity.
- ELEGANT AND PRACTICAL: Carry the earphones in a polished stainless-steel charging case that produces three additional charges for 14 hours of listening time. A canvas pouch offers style on the go.
Best noise cancelling headphones: Bose QuietComfort 35
- Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear phone calls and voice activation, which now includes Amazon Alexa. Simply update your software via the Bose Connect App and you will have the ability to hit the Action button to access hands-free voice control. You can also use the Action button to adjust the level of noise cancellation.
- Three levels of world-class noise cancellation for better listening experience in any environment
- Alexa-enabled for voice access to music, information and more
- Up to 20 hours of wireless play time from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery; up to 40 hours of listening in wired mode
- Balanced audio performance at any volume. QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II have a range of 9 m (30 ft.) from the source device
- Hassle-free Bluetooth pairing, personalized settings, access to future updates and more through the Bose Connect app
Best all around: Bowers & Wilkins PX
- Bowers & Wilkins PERFORMANCE – PX draws on decades of Bowers & Wilkins design experience to take you to the very heart of the music with its breath-taking performance
- ADAPTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION – Perfect sound anywhere – on a plane, in the street or in the office. The best adaptive noise cancelling headphones, customizable to your exact preference.
- FEEL MORE OF YOUR MUSIC – Built with the same drive units from our P9 Signature headphones, the PX provides optimized listening performance. We have also subtly angled the drivers to provide a more natural stereo perspective.
- PX RESPONDS TO YOU – When you need to pause, lift an ear cup. Put PX down and it goes to sleep. Pick it up to resume playing. Worry less about your headphones and enjoy your music more.
- SMART POWER – With a 22-hour battery life, PX is always ready; put it down and it goes into power-saving sleep mode; pick it up and you’re good to go. PX is the smartest Bluetooth headphone on the market. Battery Life – Upto 22 hoursBT/ANC. Upto 29 hours BT/no ANC. Upto 33 hours ANC/wired. Upto 50 hours wired/no ANC
- TO GET THE BEST FROM PX, install the latest version of the firmware. This is done via the dedicated Bowers & Wilkins Headphones app, downloadable for free from the AppStore or Google Play Store.