That you were listening in the last episode of the Gadget Lab Podcast or take the track with Taylor Swift’s album in tow, the right pair of wireless headphones can make or break your day. The problem is, there are a lot of choices. The Gear team at WIRED is constantly trying new models, to help those who are tired of using wires and dongles. Here are the best wireless headphones we’ve tested, and we explain why you might be interested in each pair.
Update March 2021: We’ve added Apple AirPods Max, Ultimate Ears Fits, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.
Special offer for Gear readers: get a One year subscription to WIRED for $ 5 ($ 25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you wish). Subscriptions help fund the work we do every day.