The 15 Best Wireless Headphones (2021): Headphones, Noise Canceling, and More


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.

Don’t forget to check out our other audio guides, such as Best wireless headphones, Best workout headphones, Best smart speakers, and Best bluetooth speakers for more music nirvana.

Update March 2021: We’ve added Apple AirPods Max, Ultimate Ears Fits, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.

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