Looking for some new bluetooth headphones? We’ve reviewed our five 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 Gaming: Sony

What: Sony Inzone H7 Headset (£169)

The Lowdown: The Sony INZONE H7 has been designed with the PlayStation 5 in mind. This model features a wireless USB dongle and Bluetooth support.

It must be noted although the sound quality is strong, it’s primarily out of plastic. The ear cups do feel breathable and don’t heat up, but the plastic design does make the headset feel a little on the cheaper side. The INZONE is controlled by buttons on the bottom of the ear cups. The controls are useful for gamers as it makes it easy to adjust while playing. For the Fifa Pro or Call of Duty players, these are an ideal purchase.

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5. For a Personalised Sound: NuraTrue Pro

What: NuraTrue Pro (£299)

The Lowdown: Combined with award-winning personalised sound, adaptive active noise cancellation, and spatial audio, the NuraTrue Pro delivers an unrivalled wireless audio experience tailored individually to you.

Enjoy up to 8 hours of playback on a single charge from the earbuds, with an additional 24 hours from the charging case. This means a full 32 hours of uninterrupted listening to get you through your
day. The NuraTrue Pro are for headphone lovers who want something different to show off to their friends.

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6. 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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