Best Wireless Earbuds 2017 – 10 Top Wireless Headphones Reviews

Let’s dive into the sea of technological world and have some useful knowledge of another exciting product of the scientific world. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you’re here to have a good look at the best Wireless Earbuds 2017 in the market nowadays and I’m gonna make sure your precious time worth it by discussing every dark and bright aspect of these devices. For anyone who enjoys the concept of listening to music and working out at the same time, having a pair of good wireless earbuds is something that happens to be extremely necessary.

Now a lot of people actually wonder why not proper full sized headphones?

… and while they will work without any issue, the whole presence of having a cable, and the sheer size of the headphone can be an obstacle in a proper workout situation.

That is why the best bet is to spend some money on a pair of wireless earbuds, they range from being inexpensive to high end and for anyone who wants to have the best listening experience.

Now when it comes to buying wireless earbuds, the whole experience is somewhat different than buying a pair of wired headphones.

Best Wireless Earbuds 2017

You see, proper, wired headphones don’t have a lot of specifics, and while you still need to keep the technical details like impedance in mind as well as the size of the drivers, you are good to go.

However, when it comes to wireless earbuds, you need to keep some pretty good amount of details in mind in order to be able to easily purchase a good pair of wireless earbuds to make the experience a lot easier…

We have decided to take a look at some informative sections that make buying the wireless earphones a lot easier.

So, now that we are done with some formal introduction… we can start looking at the comparison table and I will provide you more information that is going to help you in the Buyer’s Guide later.

Device Name Weight Wireless range Battery life
Jaybird x3 Sport
(Editor’s Choice)
13.6 grams 98 feet 8 Hrs
SENSO Bluetooth Headphones8.7 grams 30 feet 8 Hrs
Bose SoundSport Wireless
(Editor’s Choice)
23 grams 30 feet 6 Hrs
HearFuse 22.3 grams 32 feet 5 Hrs
SoundPEATS Bluetooth Headphones14 grams 32 feet 6 Hrs
Anker SoundBuds NB1017 grams 33 feet 5 Hrs
LG Electronics Tone Pro250 grams 33 feet 10.5 Hrs
Samsung Level U Pro 181 grams 33 feet 9 Hrs
Sony Wireless 36 grams 33 feet 8.5 Hrs
Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 22.6 grams 33 feet 4 Hrs

1. Jaybird x3 Sport – Best Sports Headphones

Jaybird is just one of the companies that have perfected the art of wireless earphones, their wireless earphones have been around for years, and the X series is known for being one of the best. Although Jaybirds can be classified as pricier than the rest of the wireless earphones, they justify the price by delivering some great features.

Today, we are going to be looking at their latest and greatest; the Jaybird X3; for those who don’t know, the X3s are basically the third iteration in the series that has enjoyed quite a lot of success. For starters, you are getting the same amazing sweat proof design and some nice upgrades.

In case you are wondering the main differences between the X2 and X3, you should know that the X3 are comparatively small than the X2s, the inline microphone has gotten a change in design, and last but not the least, these also sport a new battery that is aimed at providing a better battery life.

Last but not the least, since Jaybird is now owned by Logitech, there are some tweaks that are made in the 6mm drivers. Meaning that you can expect a better sound. As far as the performance goes, the Jaybirds X3 are perhaps one of the best sounding wireless earphones, however, you should keep in mind that if you’re used to a fuller sound signature, you may not find it here since these are just wireless earphones.

The earphones provide impressive noise cancellation; however, it may be a safety concern for runners because they manage to block a fair amount of noise from the outside world. In addition to that, you should also know that the wireless earphones come with a nice carrying pouch.

All in all, the Jaybirds X3 are wonderfully made wireless earphones that get the job done in more ways than one; they sound wonderful, and they’re really easy to carry. However, the downsides are there as well; for starters, they aren’t as comfortable as we would want them to be, and that’s about it.

Overall, if you are a runner, and even if you want to casually enjoy music without the hassle of wires, then there’s no denying that Jaybird X3 are wonderful wireless earphones.
Pros
  • Great sound for the small size.
  • Impressive battery life.
  • Comes with a compact carrying case.
  • One of the best noise isolation.
  • Compact design.
Cons
  • The earphones aren’t as comfortable as some would like.

 

2. SENSO Bluetooth Headphones – Extremely budget Friendly (Under $40)

The next up we are looking at something unconventional, as a website who’s known for doing a lot of reviews, people have complained about how we are always looking at the high end stuff, and missing out on some great value oriented products.

Well, today, we are bringing you the budget friendly SENSO Bluetooth Headphones.

Now the good thing is that these earphones don’t really cost a lot, and while we were reluctant in testing them because we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into, the testing went really, really well, and we were actually surprised by just how good the earphones were.

With that said, you’d be surprised just how well the design is, it’s definitely not outspoken, and it’s a good sing. The whole design language follows a simple black color scheme with red; nothing fancy. Needless to say, Senso has done a great job keeping everything as minimal as possible.

The headphones come with a nice carrying case, you also get a total of 3 ear tips of different sizes, and in case you are worried about the fit, the earphones do have a soft textured, flexible ear clips on both sides to make the fit a lot easier to control.

Senso was also nice enough to provide you with a small car charger that you can use to charge the earphones in the car, this is something very unusual, but needless to say, we appreciate this gesture, and believe that more companies should start adopting this trend.

Now onto the sound quality and overall performance, these are the places where we’re concerned the most. The case with every budget friendly earphones is that they are often missing out on good performance.

As for Senso earphones, the good thing is that they can deliver actual high fidelity sound quality, something that we love a lot. Sure, you’re not going to get the same performance you get from the really high end earphones, but what you’re getting is more than enough.

Another good thing is that these earphones come with IPX7 rating, meaning that you won’t have to worry about wearing them during your intense workout sessions because they’ll work really, really well.

Overall, we don’t really have any major issues with the Senso Bluetooth Headphones; they are Hi-Fi capable, they are IPx7 certified, they have a really good noise cancellation, sound quality is on top, and they are really, really comfortable. Needless to say, Senso has done a great job. The only complain we have is that the earpieces are kind of big, but then again, they are not obnoxious.
Pros
  • They sound really good for the price you pay.
  • Earphones are packaged with a lot of accessories.
  • They have an IPX7 rating and can play Hi-Fi audio files.
  • They are comfortable for longer periods of usage.
  • The noise cancellation works really well.
Cons
  • The earpieces are a bit too big for our liking.

 

3. Bose SoundSport Wireless – Expensive yet Premium Quality

The next up, we are taking a something from Bose, now you need to know that Bose is just one of the few companies that are known for revolutionizing sound. Now this may seem like an exaggeration, but in all honesty, Bose is widely known in the audio industry for creating some of the finest wireless earphones, and in addition to that, they are also known for perfecting what we know as active noise cancellation.

The earphones we are looking at today are known as the Bose SoundSport Wireless, and as the name suggests, these earphones are basically made for people who prefer working out and listening to their favorite music with it. Do keep in mind that these earphones are pretty expensive, but it’s understandable considering we’re talking about Bose and their legendary quality.

With that said, the SoundSport Wireless is available in 2 flavours, you get the traditional black colour, but if you’re a bit too sporty, you can go for the aqua colour. With that said, you should know that there’s no real difference between the performance of both the variations.

Speaking of performance, the SoundSport perform as expected, and in case you’re wondering what we are talking about here, we basically mean that the sound is really, really good. Sure, you shouldn’t be expecting the sound level that you get from really high end headphones but Bose has done with the sound of SoundSport is commendable to say the least.

A great thing about the earphones is that they are also very, very comfortable, and one shouldn’t really have any issues wearing for longer periods of time. Another good thing is that the earphones managed to work really well even as a headset for making calls mainly because the microphone is pretty decent for phone calls.

Last but not the least, the Bose SoundSport Wireless actually does come with a decent battery life; and by decent we basically mean that you get 6 hours of battery life, however, keep in mind that your mileage may vary depending on the loudness you’re playing the music on.

With that out of the way, we should let you know that no earphones are perfect; the issue that we are facing here is basically the ear-tips end protruding out of the ears, and while that shouldn’t cause any issues, it just looks odd.

If you are okay with this small inconvenience, then you should know that the Bose SoundSport Wireless are amazing in pretty much every other regard.

Pros
  • They sound pretty good for the price.
  • Great design.
  • Really, really comfortable even for those who wear them for longer periods of time.
  • They can turn off on their own to save battery life.
  • Decent battery life.
Cons
  • The eartips protrude from the ear, and look weird.

 

4. HearFuse – True Wireless Earbuds

The world of wireless audio is wonderful, and while we are still taking slow steps towards going true wireless, the future isn’t that far off. True wireless is something that is already here, and after Apple, more and more companies are trying their best to perfect it even further.

The product we are looking at today is called HearFuse True Wireless earbuds, these are perhaps the smallest true wireless earbuds that we have had the chance to see so far, and they are rather attractive. However, looks aren’t going to win them anything until they show promising performance.

For starters, the earbuds ship with Bluetooth 4.2 to in order to make things sweeter, the earbuds offer a sweat proof design, meaning that your workout sessions won’t be able to do much damage to the earphones.

Thanks to the latest Bluetooth tech, the battery life can reach up to 5 hours of music playback, and 120 hours of standby, something that we find pretty impressive to begin with. In addition to that, the earphones offer innovative control where you can take calls, play, or pause music just by tapping on the earbuds, and last but not the least, you also get noise cancellation in order to enjoy the music you want to enjoy.

Overall, the HearFuse True Wireless Earbuds are pretty decent, they sound really good and fulfilling with keeping their size in mind. However, there is one thing that we don’t like, they don’t really charge with a charging cradle unlike some of the other true wireless earphones.

As a matter of fact, they charge using a proprietary connector to a standard USB connector, something that we found extremely odd. If yo’re okay with that, then the HearFuse True Wireless earbuds are certainly worth checking out.

We can assure you that you won’t be disappointed at all.

Pros
  • Pretty decent sounding for the small size.
  • Sweat proof design.
  • True wireless design.
  • 2 persons can use these wireless earphones at the same time.
Cons
  • Proprietary charging port is bugging.
  • Battery life is not enough.

 

5. SoundPEATS Bluetooth Headphones – Extremely Small in Size

For those wondering, SoundPEATS is a relatively new company in the market that is aimed at providing quality audio at a lower price point.

The company prides itself for being great mainly because they want to deliver the wireless experience to the general consumers without really breaking the bank.

Now the thing with SoundPEATS Q29 is that they are actually quite small, believe it or not, they are smaller than the AirPods and that’s saying something. They neatly come packaged in a rather small and compact box, and are enclosed in a carrying case that doubles up as a charging cradle. However, the important thing that you should know here that you need to take care of these because losing them is pretty easy.

The box also contains some booklets, as well as some ear tips for the adequate size. Now as far as the performance goes, they sound pretty decent for their size; there’s no way you can compare them to the actual, full sized headphones, but what you’re getting for your money here is more than enough.

Considering how they are pretty small, you should know that the battery life also happens to be really low, however, keeping the size in mind, we won’t really deduct any points here as it was already expected of these earphones, so, no issues there as the 2.5 to 3-hour battery life is rather impressive.

Comfort is another thing that these earphones get wrong, their small and lightweight design will let you wear them with great ease and not really creating any issues. So, without any worries, you can have an amazing experience.

Overall, the Sound PEATS Bluetooth headphones are cheap, they sound good, and they have a pretty decent battery life. However, their impressively small size allows them to get lost easily. So, make sure that you’re looking after them.
Pros
  • Impressive sound quality for a small size.
  • Nicely packaged.
  • The carrying case doubles up as a charging cradle.
  • Decent battery duration.
Cons
  • Small size allows them to get lost easily.

 

6. Anker SoundBuds NB10 – Who doesn’t knows Anker?

Next up, we are going to look at something surprising. For those who don’t know, Anker happens to be one of the best companies when it comes to creating power banks and chargers.

However, when Anker decided to release a pair of wireless earphones we were genuinely excited because the company is known for producing some of the products that are known to us.

We quickly got our hands on the aptly named SoundBuds NB10, and decided to put them through their paces. Are they any good? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to find out.

So, without further ado, let’s begin, shall we?

First things first, you should keep in mind that the SoundBuds NB10 are not true wireless earphones, and in case you are wondering what exactly are true wireless, then those are the ones that are without any wires whatsoever. In some cases, it’s a good thing because true wireless earphones are easier to lose.

The SoundBuds NB10 sound surprisingly good; no, we are not comparing these to some really, really high end earphones. As a matter of fact, we are talking about some of the other earbuds in the same price range. While the sound is nothing spectacular, when you look at the price you’re paying is a lot more justified than some would admit.

Another good thing is that these earphones have a pretty decent fit, that is comfortable, and at the same time, very stable. This creates a really nice seal around your ears, blocking all the possible out noise as possible. Do keep in mind that the active noise cancellation is still passive, so it won’t be creating any artificial effect.

Moving on, the battery life is 3.5 hours on moderate volumes, and while this may seem low, this is something very common in earphones. If it makes you feel better, the true wireless earphones have a smaller battery life than this.

Overall, the Anker SoundBuds NB10 are really, really nice for the price you’re paying for them. Sure, they don’t really provide the best possible experience in the market, but looking at how cheap they are, and how brilliantly they perform, it’s pretty much a no brainier at this point.
Pros
  • Pretty good sound.
  • Create a really good passive noise cancellation.
  • Good amount of content in the box.
  • Modestly priced.
  • Comfortable to wear.
Cons
  • Battery life may not be enough for everyone.

 

7. LG Tone Pro – Neckband Design Earphones

It’s always nice to see OEMs working hard to reach out to their customers in different ways; instead of sticking to their traditional smartphones, LG decided to take a different route and presented us with their own version of amazing wireless earphones named the LG Tone Pro. Now this isn’t the first time an OEM has released their own earphones, so we were generally excited to see how this works out.

The Tone Pro is basically based on the neckband design where a unit comfortably sits on your neck, and earphones come out of it, and while it isn’t the true wireless design, and it may look a bit ridiculous to some, the good thing is that the strange neckband actually hosts all the controls for your earphones.

Apart from just hosting the controls, the neckband is also equipped with a vibrator that goes off every time there’s a notification. Now this isn’t something that is super useful to someone who is just enjoying music on their device, but the fact that this feature exists is more than welcome.

LG has clearly made these earphones for people who like to be active and workout, these earphones do support Bluetooth 4.1 and technologies such as aptX, so that makes sure that your listening experience goes as smooth as possible.

As far as the sound quality is concerned, the LG Tone Pro sound really good, as a matter of fact, if you have used the LG QuadBeats, the sound is a lot similar, however, the real advantage here is that the Tone Pro are actually wireless, and well, they generally look a lot cooler than the QuadBeats.

The final verdict can only be given in a way that the LG Tone Pro are actually really, really good wireless earphones that are rather comfortable to wear and aren’t really overdoing anything. Sure, they may look weird because of the neck band that is actually pretty prominent, but if you manage to overcome that, you’ve got yourself a pair of pretty decent earphones to begin with.
Pros
  • Decent sound quality.
  • Pretty great battery timing.
  • Really, really comfortable to wear.
  • The neck band vibrates whenever there’s a notification.
Cons
  • The neck band kind of looks out of place and obnoxious.

 

8. Samsung Level U Pro – Extremely Budget friendly Neckband Design

So, it’s safe to say that LG wasn’t the only company that wanted to create their own breed of wireless earphones. Soon after LG, Samsung followed suit and released their own pair of wireless earphones called the Samsung Level U Pro.

Now, there are a lot of good things about this pair of wireless earphones, however, at the same time, there are some downsides too. For starters, they are following the neck band style of design that we don’t really approve mainly because the neck band looks a bit out of the place.

However, you should know that there are a number of good things that make the Samsung Level U Pro a pretty decent pair of wireless earphones. For starters, the design is a lot more futuristic on the neckband, and allows it to blend in easily.

The whole neck band is very lightweight and follows a sweat proof design, making sure that even if you’re working out, it won’t’ really go through any issues. The neck band manages to give you a pretty decent amount of vibration whenever there’s a notification coming.

As for the performance side of things, you’d be glad that the Samsung Level U Pro happens to be one of the better sounding wireless earphones in the market. Sure, it’s not the top of the line sound but what you’re getting here is rather decent for the amount of money you’re paying. Plus, the earphones happen to be pretty comfortable so you won’t really face any issues even if you wear them for a longer period of time.

Overall, the Samsung Level U Pro are a pretty decent pair of wireless earphones for the price you’re paying; You’re not getting some really, really high end level of sound quality, but considering the value for money there is in this earphone, the deal is just too hard to pass on.
Pros
  • Decent sound quality.
  • The neck band is lightweight, comfortable, and has a sweat proof design.
  • The earbuds themselves are pretty comfortable with a decent enough deal.
  • The neck band manages to vibrate whenever there’s a notification.
Cons
  • Despite a slightly minimal approach, the neck band design doesn’t look as pleasing.

 

9. Sony Wireless – Stylish, Cheap and Sturdy

As you can tell, we are heading close to the ending of this list with just one more product left to review after the Sony MDRXB50BS. Now the good thing about Sony’s MDR series is that the series is known to create some really, really good wireless earphones that a lot of people are often inclined towards.

Needless to say, the MDR series is perhaps one of the most diverse series when it comes to the number of products in the series. The one we are looking at today is in-ear wireless earphones that are pretty good when it comes to providing a decent amount of bass performance, and at the same time, they work rather well.

Now the good thing is that these earphones are NFC capable, and they boast one of the best battery endurances that we have seen in our list so far. In case you are wondering. You can get about 8.5 hours of battery life at moderate volume levels, and a slightly lower if you crank up the volume to the maximum level.

Another good thing about this pair of earphones is that it has a pretty sizeable amount of bass to it, and while this is certainly surprising, some users may prefer a balanced sound signature. Still, it’s nice to see that Sony is selling short on the amount of features that they want to cram into the XBS0BS.

Moving on, the earphones are pretty comfortable to wear even for a longer time, so you won’t be having any issues with the comfort level. At this point, it’s pretty safe to say that Sony has done a wonderful job in creating the MDRXB50BS; they are comfortable, lightweight, they sound amazing, and they have one of the best battery lives we have seen.

The only real downside here is that the earphones don’t really ship with a carrying case, something that would have been a nice inclusion to go alone with the earphones. If you’re okay with the minor inconvenience, the Sony MDRXBS0BS are amazing in almost all the possible aspects.
Pros
  • Pretty great sound with decent amount of bass.
  • Great battery life.
  • Lightweight, and comfortable to wear.
  • NFC connectivity is a bonus.
  • You get a nice seal.
Cons
  • Earphones don’t come with a carrying case.

 

10. Plantronics Back Beat Go 2 – Sweet looking Earphones which sound Average

We’re finally on the lasts product in on our list, and this time, we are looking at the Plantronics BackBeat Go 2; for those who don’t know, Plantronics happens to be one of the best companies when it comes to audio products, and their BackBeat Go 2 is not a different story, as it is easily one of best wireless earphones in the market. Why are they so good? Let’s find out, shall we?

Now the good thing here is that Plantronics has decided to follow a rather simple suit instead of being all out fancy with the BackBeat Go 2; which means that your earphones look simple, but at the same time, are quite a performer.

As far as the sound is concerned, it’s safe to say that the BackBeat Go 2 can’t get that wrong at all; they sound amazing, and the overall sound signature is balanced. While people are more inclined towards performance that has more bass, the fact that the sound is balanced here is an added bonus.

Another great thing is that considering how these earphones have been designed for people who work out a lot, and remain active they have a sweat proof design, and at the same time, are pretty comfortable to wear for longer periods of time, thanks to their lightweight design.

To be honest, apart from some really good, noticeable improvements over the BackBeat Go 1, there are some disappointing downsides too. For starters, the earphones only offer 4.5 hours of battery life, and apart from that, there’s no carrying case included. However, Plantronics does sell a case separately that doubles up as a portable charger.
Overall, the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 is amazing, they sound pretty good, and are really comfortable to wear. If you’re okay with minor inconveniences, then they’re a must buy.
Pros
  • Comfortable, sweat proof design.
  • Pretty decent sounding earphones.
  • Build nicely.
Cons
  • Carrying case/charging case sold separately.
  • Battery life is average at best.

 

 

Best Wireless Earphones – Buyer’s Guide

A lot of people actually question the legibility of wireless earbuds and have even gone to the point of bashing it and stating that the wireless earbuds don’t really offer any real benefit.

Sure, the sound quality isn’t as good as the wired counterparts, however, to say that the wireless earbuds aren’t any good are seriously wrong.

Wireless earbuds and headphones used to suffer from a lot of problems in the past, but they have become comparatively better in the modern day and age.

We have several latest technologies as Apt-X, as well as the energy efficient Bluetooth standards.

To be fair, wireless audio equipment is actually a lot closer to their wired counterpart than it used to be in the old days. With that out of the way, today, we are going to take a look at some of the advantages of buying wireless earbuds.

These advantages will basically help you in understanding that the wireless earbuds aren’t really bad, they’re just for people who want to be active or don’t like to have wires coming in their way.

Increased PortabilitySweat Proof DesignActive Noise Cancellation

Sure, it’s safe to say that even the wired earbuds are pretty easy to carry, however, the main thing that creates the most amount of the difference between wireless and wired is obviously the fact that wireless earbuds don’t really have any wires.

You’re left with a small wire that is connecting both of the earbuds and that’s about it; this means that there is absolutely no tangling between the wires, and the overall ease of access just increases by many folds.

Sure, you can carry a pair of earbuds in your pocket as well, however, the important thing that you should keep in mind is that the wired pair is more likely to get all tangled up than a wireless pair, and that is something

This alone acts as something that makes up a deal for a lot of people who are looking for a good pair of earbuds but are confused whether or not they should opt for a wireless option or a wired one, something a lot of people need to keep in mind.

Considering how most people actually go for wireless earphones because they are better and easier to manage while working out, it’s no surprise that managers like to make sure that the consumers are getting the most out of their product.

Case in point is the fact that wireless earphones actually come with a sweat proof design that helps them work even when a person is sweating. Now if you compare a sweat proof design with wired earphones, the feature alone decides whether or not you can use your earphones while working out.

You should also keep in mind that some manufacturers have even gone to the point of completely making their wireless earphones completely waterproof. As a matter of fact, Sony once decided to sell their waterproof Walkman along with the earphones in a canister filled with water.

Just make sure that the pair of wireless earbuds you’re buying actually does support the sweat- proof design that is really revered among the majority of athletes and fitness conscious people.

While this feature is somewhat available in most of the wired earbuds, active noise cancellation is one of those features that is considered to be a selling point of wireless earbuds as well as full sized wireless headphones.

For those who don’t know, active noise cancellation uses special circuitry to make sure that the outside noise is completely blocked off, this means that you can’t hear outside world to a point that if you focus, you just may be able to hear your own heartbeat.

This feature has its fair share of haters, but for those who like to have a really immersive experience with the music they want to listen to, nothing really gets better than active noise cancellation because you’re getting an amazing listening experience that wired earphones can’t really provide on a regular basis.

So, that’s another big advantage of spending money on a wireless pair of earbuds.

Things you should look in Wireless Earbuds

Now that you have taken a look at all the major benefits of buying wireless earbuds.

We can start and look at some of the actual things that you should look for in a wireless pair of earbuds.

In all honesty, buying a pair of wireless earbuds isn’t all that difficult. Especially if you are someone who has bought these in the past… However, if you are someone who’s relatively new to the field of wireless earphones, then you should know that there is quite a bit of struggle when buying a pair of wireless earbuds.

With that said, you shouldn’t worry because the sole purpose of this article is to make sure that you are thoroughly helped with your quest of finding the best wireless earbuds that you’re looking for. So, without wasting anymore time, let’s take a look at some of the things you should look for in a pair of wireless earbuds.

Conclusion

So, there you have it, folks! Ten of the best wireless earphones tried and tested in order to help you make the best possible decision. Now you should keep in mind that finding a winner wasn’t easy, however, the one pair of earphones that managed to stand out was none other than the Sony MDRXB50BS.

Thanks to the amazing bass performance, brilliant battery life, and overall great comfort across the board, choosing the MDRXB50BS as our favorite pick wasn’t really a difficult decision. We hope the list helped you as much as it was intended to.

In case you feel that we left out some other great wireless earbuds, feel free to let us know.

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