Managing the tangled cables of wired headphones have been a problem facing mankind ever since cables were invented. Hence, going wireless makes sense, even as plenty of attractive Bluetooth (BT) headphones are present in the Indian market right now. And the best part about BT headphones, is they all have impressive battery statistics to ensure that you don't need to keep plugging them in all the time. Let’s take a detailed look at the best BT headphones you can buy in India in 2018. We will keep updating this list as and when new and worthy models are released, along with updating the price and pictures.
After wowing critics with last year’s excellent Sony MDR-1000X noise cancelling headphones in 2016, Sony is back again in 2017 with an upgraded version of the same headphone. And, boy does the new WH-1000XM2 deliver or what! From a much more detailed sound signature to an improved noise cancellation tech, the WH-1000XM2 just excels. Also, we still find it really cool to place our hands on the cup to reduce the volume. However, touch controls are really iffy still. This Sony headphone gives the Bose QC35 a tough fight. No doubt.
The P7 Wireless delivers all that you've come to expect from a Bowers and Wilkins headset, and then some more. Its high quality drivers offer Hi-Fi sound, while the design ensures that your ears don't feel any pressure at all while wearing it. Apart from an aluminium frame, Bowers and Wilkins has even made use of sheepskin leather and memory foam to give this headset its comfortable design. Its battery life of 17 hours cannot be described as class-leading, but it's definitely not disappointing. This device has a lot in store for bass lovers, as it is able to dole out some really rich bass.
V-Moda’s Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones are both, stylish and comfortable in equal measure. Moreover, it is incredibly durable, allowing you to put it through rugged use without worrying about it giving in. The versatility of the Crossfade 2 makes it suitable for DJs, gamers, and casual listeners alike. The Crossfade 2 Wireless has a bass-heavy sound signature. These headphones may lean a bit towards the heavier side, but it is pretty easy to lug around thanks to the collapsible design. To dwell more on the design, the use of metal for its materials makes the Crossfade 2 Wireless a pretty premium offering.
If you’re looking for tremendous value-for-money, it doesn’t get better than Jabra’s Move headphones. Not only is it ultra lightweight, but it also produces exceptional sound with sharp, punchy bass, and balanced highs and lows. And don’t let the low price fool you into believing that these headphones are low on style factor. They are trendy, chic and fairly comfortable too. Given its low price, it’s really no surprise that noise cancellation is absent, but rest assured that you’ll be getting all your money’s worth when you decide to buy the Jabra Move.
Equipped with a highly comfortable fit, the QuietComfort 35 headphones offers one of the best noise cancellation tech in the world. With the help of its clever noise cancelling technology, this headset is able continuously measure outside noise and react to it. During phone calls, it muffles ambient sounds like those of crowds, allowing callers to hear you better and vice versa. The 20-hour battery life of these headphones isn’t the best in the class, but it’s not that bad either. Also, the sound signature is more suited for casual laid-back listening. Perfect for long flights.
One of the most comfortable headphones in this list is the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0. These headphones come with premium ear cushions and offer ample size adjustment as well. On top of that, the hinges are foldable, making it easy to lug around while you're on-the-go. The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 holds the ability to stay paired with two devices at a time, while its other big highlight is that it comes equipped with the company's NoiseGard hybrid active noise cancellation technology for eliminating ambient sounds. The dual microphone system present on these headphones helps in cancelling out external noise, making sure that your voice is heard clearly while you're on the phone.
While deciding upon buying the right wireless headphones for daily use, comfort is a factor you should always look at. The use of right materials, the cushioning on the ear cups and other aspects matter a lot if you're going to keep using the device for a long time, which you most probably will considering the high amount of money you will be spending on it.
Moreover, if you're thinking of using wireless headphones with your smartphones, its ability to work during phone calls plays a very important role. Most such headsets have proprietary controls on the earcups for the same, which is an added bonus. Also, a few products are optimised to work better with Android and iOS devices, so do make sure to buy the right one.
But the most important factor is of course the battery life. Nothing is as frustrating as starting a day off with the realisation that the battery in your headphones is dead. It's hence very important to project your usage beforehand and see if the battery life suits you.
|Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless||27,900||8||8||9||8||8.6|
|V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless||48,561||9||8||8||8||8.5|
|Bose QuietComfort 35||26,423||9||8||7||8||8|
|Sennheiser Momentum 2.0||51,199||7||8||8||8||7.8|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Amazon and Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites like CNET, Trusted Reviews and Digital Trends.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
For example, in this list, the Sony WH-1000XM2 — our favourite wireless headphones by far — had a score spilt of:
Expert review: 8.3/10
Expert reviews from trusted websites: 9.3/10 (CNET and Trusted Reviews)
User reviews: 9/10 (Amazon and Headphonezone)
Overall expert score: 8.8/10 (rounded off)
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