As headphones were one of the first wearable technologies, over the years they can become specialized for every use. From active noise-cancelling ear buds for the commuters to sweat-resistant fitness headphones for the gym-goer, each headphone serves a purpose with different wearable options.
So, with so many options, how do you know which ones right for you?
Here are the top 10 headphones of 2016.
1. V-Moda XS
V-Moda is known for making great quality headphones, and the XS is no different. You have the option to swap the metal ear caps with customized ones. The noise canceling effect is entirely passive as the XS delivers bright highs, sublime lows and everything in between via extra audio cable. You can also get a two-year warranty, which makes these headphones give you the most bang for your buck.
2. Jabra Move Wireless
You don’t always have to dish out hundreds of dollars for a pair of quality headphones. With the Jabra Move Wireless headphones, you can enjoy a colorful design that’s both durable and quality-efficient. The audio is clear and quite balanced. These wireless cans will last up to 12 hours for every charge, which should last you the entire day with more power to use.
3. Sennheiser CX 686G Sports
If you’re looking for pure ear buds to zone out during your run, the Sennheiser CX 686G will do just that. These ear buds offer quality sounds that are well adjustable and easy to use.
4. Bose QuietComfort 35
With an active noise-cancelling feature, Bose has raised the bar once again. The Bose QuietComfort headphones are the best in its class with the noise cancellation technology and comfy wireless design. The EQ volume-optimized feature makes your music sound live when you crank the volume up to the highest level. The headphone contains 20 hours of battery life which will ensure that you have plenty of energy for your trip.
5. Sol Republic Shadow Wireless
If you’re looking for value, the Sol Republic Shadow Wireless Earbuds are an excellent combination of high audio quality, great battery life, and modern design. The Sol Republic Shadow wireless ear buds are Bluetooth and contain a microphone for an in-ear fit.
6. Sentey Bullex Earphones
If you’re looking for budget-friendly earphones, the Sentey Bullex earphones come at a bargain. The ear buds have a simplistic design with a comfortable fit. The swappable caps are easy to adjust and provide you with quality audio experience.
7. Sol Republic Shadow Wireless
While the Sol Republic Shadow wireless ear buds don’t have noise canceling technology, these Bluetooth earbuds also contain a microphone. These wireless earbuds provide top audio quality that will keep your head bumping and modern design that will complement any style. The Sol Republic Shadow Wireless earbuds also have a dual-device connection. This means you can hook them to two separate gadgets and switch back and forth.
8. SMS Audio Biosport Earbuds
Looking for earbuds that will also track your heart rate? The SMS Audio Biosport provides high sound quality with an accurate pulse tracking device to monitor your progress. These ear buds also don’t need to be charged.
9. Plantronics Backbeat Pro
These wireless Plantronics will give you as much as sixty hours of audio with its long battery life. The sound quality is full and loud and strikes the balance of low, mid and high pitches. The high active noise canceling technology will tune out the extra unwanted noise and keep music. The Open Mic feature will also let you listen to music without distractions.
10. Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bose is known for their quality of audio devices, and we can plainly see why. The Bose Quiet Comfort 20i contains extreme noise-cancelling technology that will lock in sounds and keep out disruptions. The inline remote is used to control how much sounds you hear. With up to 16 hours of battery life, you can wear them during a long flight to cancel out the unwanted sounds and help you zone out.
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