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JBL Tune 750BTNC
The brand is well known for its high-quality audio systems, and these over-ear headphones are no different than expected. They look gorgeous, fit well, and you already know they sound exceptionally good. They are fairly affordable, so whatever features we get to feel like a generosity rather than something we paid for.
Given that they cost almost half the price of other options in the market, we were stunned by the audio quality and the active noise cancellation that these provided. The battery life is lower than other over-ear headphones, as it is only 15-20 hours, but that’s still sufficient for most people’s uses. The design is beautiful, rivaling big names. You can easily fold them for flat storage, and they feel sturdy enough and durable. We can’t complain that they are mostly plastic but were disappointed not to find waterproofing or a storage case. Nonetheless, they are certainly built for comfort.
Controlling the earphones is easy with physical buttons that are seamlessly hidden under the right earcup. There is no app support or customizable options with this pair, but that’s expected. All in all, we recommend these are a cheaper option that produces high-quality audio and active noise cancellation.
Jabra Elite Active 75T
Durable earphones with excellent sound quality – that’s what we got with the previous version of these earbuds. Now with a better design, enhanced functions, and active noise cancellation, the Jabra Elite Active 75T is a new addition to the earbuds market that is a great option for anyone looking for a truly wireless pair.
With a smart ventilation system for ambient sound filtering and increased bass notes, these earbuds are close to sounding like the best Bluetooth headphones available. They also come with automatic pausing (ear detection), and while they can’t be used for swimming, they are extremely water resistant (IP57 – 30 minutes of full submersion). There are a host of customizable options available on the Sound+ app, and many advanced features such as HearThrough mode (pumps in ambient sound).
We were surprised with the long battery life (slightly above 7 hours) and fast charging using the charging case (holds a little under 3 full charges). Even rejuvenating the charging case is fast enough, which can be done in under 2 and a half hours. In general, we like these earbuds and recommend them for any athletes (or even general consumers) for their durability, excellent functionality, and high level of audio performance.
Razer Opus Wireless
While they aren’t the lowest priced earphones available, they are certainly cheaper than many models. Despite that, they offer an excellent build quality (mostly plastic) and design and the audio quality you would expect from this gaming-focused company. They don’t look unique in any way, probably because they were avoiding all the RGB lighting typical in gaming headsets.
We found these to be comfortable and lightweight, but they are more suitable for commuting or other light activities – not for any athletic activity (the leather pads can get sweaty and hot). Out of the box, you get a case to store the headphones in (they fold flat), a USB-C cable and USB-C to USB-A adapter, and a 3.5mm cord (with splitter). The cord is so you can connect to your phone via the 3.5mm jack instead of wirelessly (assuming you still have that port on your device), and the splitter is for connecting to a PC. That’s useful if you want to conserve battery life, although we doubt you’ll need to as it boasts 25 hours (with active noise cancellation).
Speaking of noise cancellation, we must say that we enjoyed the audio quality of this pair but think that there is still room for improvement on the noise cancellation. You can download an app to configure the equalization setting but there are only pre-set modes available and you can’t play around with them. There is a built-in microphone which performs at the minimum acceptable level and no more. In any case, for the low price, it performs relatively well and covers all the basics.
A well-known brand name for many of their diverse products, Philips provides these low-cost one-ear headphones with noise cancellation and premium quality sound.
The best feature of these headphones is the audio quality, which is to say it is amazing. Despite that, we found that the noise cancellation is very minimal and has a lot more room for improvement. This is not unexpected, given that Philips tried to cram as many features in this model as possible and yet charge a lower price. There was bound to be somewhere they would fall short.
So what other features do these one-ear headphones offer? They are comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. The design is minimal, however, and conveniently folds flat for easy storage. The controls are mostly on the right earcup, and we were surprised to find some of them were touch-activated. You can use a 3.5mm cord instead of relying on Bluetooth connectivity if you prefer (or if you somehow manage to run out of juice). In case you’re wondering, the battery life is exceptionally high at 30 hours.
Overall, if you’re not that invested in getting the perfect noise cancellation, these are the perfect choice for high-quality audio, a great microphone, long battery life, and lots of features.
AKG N60NC Wireless
These could be called the most nondescript wireless headphones ever, but we applaud AKG for the performance. They provide exceptional sound quality and relatively well-performing noise cancellation. They may need some adjusting to make them sit comfortably for long commutes (or flights), but we found that they are easy to control with the tactics (physical) buttons and slider. The headphones also come with a detachable 3.5mm cord, so you never need to worry about connection strength or a dying battery. Speaking of which, it boasts a 30 hour battery life, which is plenty. Even if they’ve gotten carried away with that number, that’s satisfactory.
There is no dedicated app, and no customizable options. We aren’t particularly fond of the microphone but it does the job (at the most basic level). We don’t think that AKG was aiming to be one of the best Bluetooth headphones, but despite that, we think that they came pretty close. The price is relatively low, so we have no complaints.
If you want AirPods but don’t have the budget, these are the perfect replacement that does not skimp on battery life like most knock offs you find all over the internet. Who says you have to sacrifice so much quality if you can’t afford the big name brands?
We found that they fit snugly on the head and weren’t uncomfortable after long periods of use. The sound quality may not be perfect, but it comes pretty close to high-level headphones like the AirPods Max. You get active noise cancellation, which we found to perform well. On top of all that, there is an outstandingly long battery life of 40 to 50 hours (depending on whether you are using active noise cancellation or not).
The design stands out, even though it is minimalistic, with the controls hidden under the earcups. There are four options for colors (black, white, teal and red), and they are mostly made of matte-finish aluminum. The earcups fold for flat storage but keep in mind that they are a bulky pair nonetheless.
Although we couldn’t find an app to use with these, pairing over Bluetooth is simple. Using the headphones in terms of control buttons and switching between modes is also easy. The microphone also works well. The only major drawback we could find was the wind noise, but we are willing to accept that for cheap ANC wireless headphones and long battery life. It all comes down to priorities, doesn’t it?
Shure AONIC 50
Our last pair are these durable headphones with removable earpads, active noise cancellation, and functional features. We were impressed with how comfortable they are to use, and the impressive quality of the noise cancellation system. They may be expensive (really expensive), but we think they are worth it.
Use these for work or for play, because they provide excellent sound, and a great microphone as well. Two features that make it stand out are the 3.5mm cord (we’ve mentioned this feature in a few other headphones) and the use of the USB-C port as a data port.
With a high-quality build, and top-notch packaging, these lightweight on-ear headphones are both good looking and comfortable to wear. The earcups rotate for flat storage (instead of folding), which means you’re less likely to break them. The app and controls are user-friendly, with many configurable options. We were also impressed by the 20 hours of battery life. Overall, they are worth every extra penny spent, rivaling many brands in quality, performance, and possibly the most durable headphones we tested.
We hope that our recommendations help you find a good pair of Bluetooth headphones to match your needs and preferences.