Monday, November 28, 2016

6:26 AM

With such a great selection, available, it is hard to know where to start to pick my top 5 Bluetooth Headphones on the market at the moment. The number of styles and designs offering great quality is just overwhelming. The technology and quality has improved dramatically in recent years and the price, much to my delight, has steadily come down. Battery life has also become significantly better. The result is that you can now get reliable, comfortable wireless headphones without breaking the bank. They are designed for home or office use, gaming, sport and a range of other applications.

Top 5 Bluetooth Headphones of 2017

To help you decide, here are my Top 5 Best Bluetooth Headphones of 2017.

1. Beats Studio Wireless

Probably one of the most iconic brands in the headphone market is Beats by Dre. Founded by Dr Dre and now a subsidiary of Apple Inc., you could not hope for a better combination. Available in an amazing range of colours and with brilliant noise cancelling, these over-ear headphones are state of the art.

They are not the cheapest on the market, in fact they are quite pricey but you do get an excellent quality, comfortable Bluetooth headphone with a good 12 hour listening battery life. They also fold into a convenient, compact size to carry around.

2. Sony MDRXB950BT

A less expensive alternative is the Sony MDRXB950BT which delivers outstanding quality bass and all round brilliant sound, without breaking the bank. If bass is your thing, these are definitely headphones to consider.

You will get up to 20 hours’ battery, which is great, and quality sound with a comfortable fit. There are 3 colours to choose from.

Look out for many exciting options on sites such as Dextro Audio.

3. Bose QuietComfort 35

Back again to the top of the range and also a big name in headphones, Bose have finally come out with a fully wireless set, the QuietComfort 35. For top of the range noise-cancelling you will not get better on a Bluetooth headphone.

Also, over-ear, they sit comfortably while looking very stylish and provide great battery life. They are slightly heavier than some of the others we looked at and the brilliant noise-cancelling technology comes at a price. I would say the Bose QuietComfort 35 is the Rolls Royce of Bluetooth headphones.

4. Skullcandy Grind Wireless

You just have to love the Skullcandy brand. They offer a perfect combination of quality sound, value and style. Their latest release, the Grind Wireless, is no different. These trendy headphones come in a range of colours and will give you about 12 hours listening time. There is an audio cable included in case you run out of battery.  The Grind Wireless gives you a well-made, comfortable headphone with amazing sound.

5. Nuforce BE6i

If you want a wireless earbud headphone, you can’t go wrong with the NuForce BE6i. They are light, compact and well-designed while producing a fantastic sound quality. Battery life is great for this style of headphone at around 6 hours.

One clever feature I really like is that they connect magnetically when not in use, making it less likely to lose one or both. They are available in gold or grey. As earbud Bluetooth headphones go, I would highly recommend the NuForce BE6i.

I love music and I love technology so quality Bluetooth headphones are extremely important to me, as I am sure they are to you. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these options; just consider your personal taste, requirements and budget. Let the music play on.