Editor's Choice: Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones of 2017

There are a plethora of Bluetooth wireless headphones and headsets available on today's market, and many models are capable of delivering CD-quality, pristine audio. If you are one of the increasing number of audiophiles who listen to the majority of their music via their iPhone or iPad, you'll no doubt appreciate this roundup of Bluetooth wireless headphones reviews.

*Note that all of the wireless Bluetooth headphones featured here come with their own cord-enabling wired connection included.

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Soul X-TRA Over-Ear Headphones ($149)

soul x-tra review

Soul’s X-TRA Bluetooth headphones are a lightweight pair of folding, over-ear headphones. They are ideal for the audiophile athlete or adventurer. The X-TRA feature HD drivers, an ergonomic, form-fitting design, and gimbaled earphone cups that swivel, allowing them to fit your head perfectly. The X-TRA also feature washable ear pads, which is convenient considering they are designed for athletics. Four dual-mode, rear-facing LED lights enhance safety and visibility when out running or adventuring at night, and they support rapid charging, allowing you to get approximately 3 hours of playback from a 15-minute charge. When fully charged, the X-TRA deliver 24 hours of playback time.

Phiaton BT 460 Over-Ear Headphones ($98.24–$199)

Phiaton Bluetooth headphone review

The Bluetooth 460 is one of the top wireless headphones, available at a fantastic bargain for the quality. Possessing many premium features of the highest-end over-ear Bluetooth headphones at half the price, the Phiaton Bluetooth 460 include 40mm high-performance drivers, a touch-controlled interface, enhanced bass, and a smart play/pause feature that detects when you remove the headphones or put them back on, pausing and playing your music as called for.

Parrot Zik 3 Over-Ear Headphones ($249.99–$289.95)

parrot zik bluetooth headphones review

The Zik 3 have pack-leader status when it comes to a high-quality wireless Bluetooth headphones listening experience. The Zik 3 feature advanced headphone technology, with advanced voice microphone audio pick-up, touch sensitive controls on the plush leather outer ear cup surface and internals sensors that detect when you remove the headphones, stopping of starting playback accordingly. Parrot offers a free app, which allows users to finely and precisely customize the headphone’s acoustics.

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless II Over-Ear Headphones ($329)

V-Moda wireless headphone review

The V-Moda Crossfade Wireless are impressive professional-grade wireless headphones, in fact, they are one of my favorites. They are also rugged and durable and certifiably one of the toughest pairs of headphones on the market. They are highly customizable, with ear cup shields that can be engraved with a design of your choosing, a high-quality boom microphone add on accessory and an option for extra thick and plush ear cushions.

Monoprice SonicSolace Over-Ear Headphones ($69.99)

monoprice bluetooth headphone review

Like most of Monoprice’s audio gear, the SonicSolace are relatively high quality Bluetooth over-ear headphones, available at a fraction of the price compared to other popular name-brand Bluetooth headphones and headsets. Priced just under $70, the SonicSolace are a sleek and stylish pair of wireless headphones packed with many of the bells and whistles—foldaway design, active noise cancellation, 40mm precision drivers, and a soft, faux leather exterior—that you’d expect to find in much pricier headphones. 

Mee Audio WAVE AF36 On-Ear Headphones ($39.99–$69.99)

Mee Audio Wave Bluetooth headphones review

Lightweight, fashionable, and foldable, these Bluetooth on-ear headphones are among the most comfortable headphones for most anyone who commutes often or frequently travels long distances. They are remarkably comfortable for extended listening sessions thanks to their minimal weight, flexible form factor, and comfy ear cushions. The Wave pack oversized, 40mm drivers, which are typically reserved for larger, over-ear headphones. You’ll get 24 hours worth of playback from a single charge, which is extremely convenient if you’ll be doing much traveling with them.

Monster iSport Freedom On-Ear ($89–$149.95)

Monster iSport Headphones review

The iSport Freedom wireless Bluetooth headphones from Monster are flexible, rugged, and water resistant, and they have superb audio quality. They conform snugly to your ears without clamping your cranium or making you feel claustrophobic while wearing them, and they are extremely comfortable to wear for long listening sessions. The Monster iSport Freedom are considered athletic headphones so you can trust that they were built tough, with the intention of providing many years of audiophile-quality acoustic enjoyment. Like several other top wireless headphones currently on the market, the Freedom also feature touch sensitive controls built in to the outer shell of their right ear cup.

Marshall Monitor ($199.00)

marshall monitor headphone review

Exemplifying the look and feel of the iconic Marshall amplifier, the Monitor wireless Bluetooth headphones sport a simple but elegant, slightly retro design with a faux leather exterior lining which lends a classic vintage feel to their overall appearance. They are lightweight and they fold up for convenience of travel and transport and they feature a unique joystick-style control knob on one of their ear cups which allows you to control your audio and all phone functions.

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As Senior Gear Editor at iPhone Life, Dig reports on the latest and greatest accessories built for the iOS ecosystem. From rugged gear and Bluetooth speakers, to headphones, unique iDevice cases, and iOS remote controlled vehicles, Dig's articles cover a wide range of great gear for the iPhone and iPad. A core gamer for over three decades, Dig also writes iPhone Life's Game Centered column, which focuses on the best iOS games and game related news. Additionally, Dig's company, iDoc Tech Support, offers web design and administration services as well as iPhone and iPad repairs. When not at his work desk, Dig loves spending time with family and enjoying the wonders of nature. You can follow him on Twitter @idoctech