Who needs wires? Not the latest smartphones, it seems. Hardly any of our favourite phones of 2018 had space for a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It’s all about going wire-free and using Bluetooth to listen to music these days. If you’ve got a smartphone that’s ditched the jack, we reckon any of these wireless headphones would be a treat for your ears.
Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Let’s start with one of the biggest names in headphones – Beats by Dre. These award-winning ‘phones are world famous for a reason. They sound incredible, with premium acoustics fine-tuned for clarity, breadth and balance. You can listen to your favourite bangers all day (and night) with 40 hours of battery life, and with FastFuel charge, you can get 3 hours of power from a cheeky 5-minute charge.
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Sony WH1000XM3 BT Noise-Cancelling Headphones
These headphones are a great choice if you want to forget about the outside world and immerse yourself in the music. Place them over your ears and suddenly the commute into work seems much more bearable.
Thanks to Sony’s industry-leading noise-cancelling tech, you’ll hear every word, note and tone with incredible clarity. And it’s a completely personal experience – the technology actually analyses your head size, glasses (if you wear them) and hair (if you’ve got any) and optimises the sound to suit you. The battery life is an impressive 30 hours, and you’ll get 5 hours of playback from a 10-minute charge.
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Urbanista Detroit Wireless Headphones
If you’re looking for amazing value, these Urbanista Detroit headphones are well worth checking out. They’re lightweight and compact, and they’ll keep going for up to 12 hours on a single charge. They’ve got buttons for easy control too, so you can pause, play and turn up music - and even take phone calls - without having to rummage around for your smartphone.
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JBL T450BT wireless headphones
These lightweight JBL headphones are another good option if you’re on a budget. The flat-folding design means you can easily stick them in your bag or jacket pocket when on your travels, and they’ll give you up to 11 hours of deep, powerful and bass-heavy playback from a single charge.
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If you’ve got an iPhone, Apple Airpods are a fantastic accessory, as well as a bit of a fashion statement. They fit snugly into your ears and give you a top quality listening experience. But there’s more. They can sense when they’re in your ears, and they’ll automatically pause playback when they’re not - the clever little things. And if you tap either one of them, you can activate Siri for voice-free control.
You’ll get 5-hours of listening on a single charge, and because the carrying case doubles up as a charger, you can carry 24-hours of power before having to head to a plug.
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If you’ve tried any of these headphones for yourself, let us know your thoughts by commenting below. Or post a question and we’ll do our best to answer it.