7 Best headphones to take your audio to the next level

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No matter how beautiful your headphones look, they need to deliver quality sound and optimal comfort to be worth the buy. We’ve curated the 7 best headphones that you’ll love to use no matter your lifestyle.

  • How many headphones were sold in 2017? Around 368 million pairs of headphones.
  • What’s the difference between earphones and earbuds? Earphones (also called in-ear headphones or in-ears) are inserted into the ear canal, while earbuds rest outside the ear canal.
  • What’s the most expensive set of headphones? At $50K, the Sennheiser Orpheus headphones transform the way you listen to music.

When it comes to buying headphones, you must always consider quality over beauty. There’s a balance between form and function when it comes to the best headphones. They need to provide optimal audio, feel comfortable for all-day wear, and look great. Whether you opt for wired or wireless, both have their benefits. Here are seven of best of the best headphones that tick all the boxes.

Anker Soundcore Spirit X Waterproof Sport Earphones

Thanks to SweatGuard protection and an unbreakable grip, these headphones keep up with any activity your day brings. Unlike regular waterproof protection, SweatGuard also guards your earphones against sweat and other liquids. The Spirit X earphones also come with customizable eartips and wings to keep them in place no matter how you move.

Waterproof Sport Earphones

Waterproof Sport Earphones

Why we love them: The design is compact yet comfortable and, with a playtime of 12 hours, they’re perfect for your active lifestyle.

ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset and Base Station

Designed for Xbox One, Mac, and PC, this powerful set provides high-quality acoustics and ergonomics, making it ideal for professional gamers. Using the headset, you can experience exceptional sound quality and performance without having to deal with any wires so you can make the most of your gaming experience.

Why we love it: The battery life is over 15 hours and the ergonomic design can hold up to your hours and hours of gaming.

Master & Dynamic MW50+ 2-in-1 Wireless Headphones

Featuring a unique dual-purpose design, these headphones come with both on-ear and over-ear options. Aside from being incredibly versatile, the interchangeable ear pads also deliver exceptional sound. The on-ear option is ideal for staying in tune with your surroundings while the over-ear style offers total noise isolation. These headphones are perfect for going about your day with a soundtrack.

Why we love them: They’re perfect for those who listen to music on the go. The bonus is the battery life of around 16 hours. 

Sony Xperia Ear Duo Dual Listening Headset

This headset doesn’t block your ear canal, allowing you to listen to both your music and surrounding environment at the same time. Likewise, the volume adjusts automatically based on your surroundings. This makes it ideal for use on the go, at work, or during your commute.

Why we love it: This headset bridges the gap for what we need from a modern headset – versatility. 

Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds

The Jabra Elite 65t earbuds feature four-microphone technology, offering exceptional voice and call quality. Similarly, the technology provides effective wind noise reduction during your calls so you can go from the office to anywhere without missing a beat.

Why we love them: They have a companion app to make it easy to customize sound with the help of the equalizer.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

These headphones feature the excellent noise-canceling technology of Bose with the addition of built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Now you only need to use your voice to play music, receive texts, manage your tasks, and receive answers.

Why we love them: The Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility makes it ideal for workaholics.

Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earbuds

These audio innovations are truly wireless meaning they connect easily and effortlessly with no cables involved. With one in each ear, you get the full Bose surround sound experience throughout your workout. Despite packing in all that audio technology, they weigh just 0.35 ounces and remain in place however you move.

Why we love them: The surround sound experience is simply mindblowing.

Did we miss any major highlight in this roundup? Let us know in the comments below.

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Meet Madhurima Nag

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Operations at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.

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