Looking for some new bluetooth headphones? We’ve reviewed seven models on the market right now. From sleek headphones to sustainable earphones made from upcycled materials, here’s what you need to know:

1. For Overhead Headphones: Bose 

What: Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones (£259.95)

The Lowdown: The Bose are great-sized headphones (which is always a challenge when it comes to over-ear headphones). The Bose do what they say and are well renowned for being the best-in-class combination of noise cancelling, audio performance and comfort.

The noise cancellation means if you’re on a local walk or travelling through town, you have the availability to completely zone out or reduce the noise cancellation if you still want to have some background noise. QuietComfort 45 headphones give you 24 hours on a single night charge which is enough to keep you going for any requirement. If you want a set of wireless over-ear headphones you can put on, deploy noise-cancelling on your commute or at your desk and largely extinguish the outside world for up to 24 hours, then these are the ideal headphones for you.

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2. For Wireless Headphones: Sennheiser

What: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 (£219.99)

The Lowdown: The third generation of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless. These premium buds are an improvement to their predecessor’s performance and design.

The Sennheiser’s are ideal for commuters; they have great noise cancellation which helps block out the noise of trains or other passengers. With over 8 hours of battery life, they are also great for long-haul flights with an extra three charges in the carrying case if required. With their silicone fins, it ensures the bud can be tailored to your own ear and fits perfectly. If you’re looking for new day-to-day headphones and want to focus on sound quality, the Momentum’s are a solid investment that you won’t regret.

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3. For Sustainability: House of Marley

What: House of Marley Redemption ANC 2 Wireless Bluetooth Earphones (£149.99)

The Lowdown: These earphones score points for their eco-conscious design. Made from renewable, recycled and upcycled materials, we think the bamboo exterior is a distinctive and stand-out feature. Even better, a percentage of the profits goes towards reforestation too, which is another nice touch.

Now to the quality: the earphones are touch-sensitive. You can also accept calls and skip tracks easily, which some other earphones don’t do quite as well.  The battery lasts for up to 9 hours and the cloth-wrapped charging case gives an extra 2.5 hours charging time for charging on the go, which isn’t as much as some of the others featured here, but more than enough to not leave you in the lurch if you’ve forgotten to charge them.  The microphone picks up clear audio which is important for those hands-free calls.

While other wireless earphones can be on the chunkier side, these are lightweight and super comfortable in-ear. They’re weighted enough to stay in place, but not so heavy as to notice them too much. This lightweight feel coupled with the simple design makes for a clean and impressive set of earphones we’d be happy to call ours.

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4. For a ultimate listening experience: Audio-Technica

What: ATH-TWX7 (£190)

The Lowdown: The ATH-TWX7 truly wireless earbuds are designed to provide listeners with a high-fidelity experience and features to customise listening sessions. These earbuds also provide audio-controlling features accessible with a touch of the earbud sensor to activate the digital hybrid noise canceling technology.
The ATH-TWX7 wireless earbuds use digital hybrid noise cancelling technology to eliminate unwanted noise and provide a crystal-clear sound performance. Whether users are immersing themselves in music or staying connected to their surroundings, the easily accessible hear-through and talk-through functions allows for quick adjusting to prioritise conversations or hear external announcements.
With approximately 6.5 hours of playback and up to 20 hours with the non-slip portable charging case, users can take the ATH-TWX7 on the go with confidence. These headphones are equipped to brave rain, water, and sweat.

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5. For sculptural design: MU3

What: KEF, MU3 Noise Cancelling (£199)

The Lowdown: These pods have a similar rounded aesthetic to the Mifo – but are generally lighter both in charging box and in-ear pod experience. The design is sculptural – and we particularly love the darker shades which have more of a matt finish vs the reflective silver pods.

The sound is deep and immersive, while being beautifully balanced and well-rounded. On the noise cancelling side – the functionality isn’t as present as other true-wireless earphones we’ve tried in the past. If you’re after subtle noise cancellation rather than the complete vacuum bubble of deeper noise cancellation – these could be the pods for you. That said, they are slick and simple to use, with efficient pairing and easy touch controls to pause, adjust volume and change settings. It all feels pretty seamless and slick. One downside is that hands-free call quality was patchy – so we couldn’t rely on them for calls and preferred to stick to tunes.

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6. For Sporty Headphones: Skullcandy

What: Skullcandy Push ANC Active True Wireless Earbuds (£89.99)

The Lowdown: Push ANC Active is a zero-compromise earbud with every active feature, including ultra secure, low-profile ear hangers, fully-waterproof construction, adjustable Stay-Aware Mode and 4-Mic Active Noise Canceling. Up to 37 Hours Battery Life with activate noise cancelling on– 7 hours in the earbuds, 30 hours in the charging case. One underrated feature is the multipoint pairing – allowing you to pair to multiple devices at once. For those with several gadgets this is really handy when travelling around

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7. For a Slick design: Denon

What: Denon PerL White wireless earphones (£189.00)

The Lowdown: Denon brings a fresh new look to the completely personalised listening experience of its true wireless earbuds – the PerL. Now available in sleek, minimalist white, the refreshed earbuds’ unique circular shape and premium build make them a luxurious statement accessory to complete any look. The earbuds envelop you in a bespoke listening experience by precisely measuring your hearing characteristics, delivering true personalisation unlike any other headphones. The model also offers active noise cancellation for full musical immersion, wherever you’re listening.

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