Bluetooth headphones have become indispensable in everyday life – the only question that remains is: in-ear or over-ear? There are good reasons for both variants. However, those who value maximum sound quality usually use the over-ear model. We show you the best headphones in the test.
With smartphones, manufacturers are increasingly doing away with the jack connection for headphones – and since most smartphone owners probably also play music via the device, there are really only two options: Either you use a USB-C adapter with 3.5 mm jack connection (see Amazon) or you can switch to Bluetooth headphones straight away – and there are both very good in-ear models, of which the true wireless version is particularly popular (for purchasing advice), as well as excellent over-ear headphones.
There are good reasons for and against a choice for both designs, such as maximum flexibility, wearing comfort and many more. However, if the sound quality is by far the top priority, there is actually no alternative to over-ear headphones, because only this design allows a really open sound with an excellent stage and many details. That doesn't mean that in-ear headphones sound bad, they just can't offer that spatial depth. Here the sound is thicker and more compact.
In the table below we show you the best over-ear headphones and inexpensive alternatives. Further information and general tips can be found in our detailed purchase advice.
The most interesting models in comparison
Step-by-step guide to the best Bluetooth headphones for you
If you want to find out which device suits your needs, you can use our step-by-step buying guide for non-noise-cancelling headphones. The product finder for headphones with ANC can be found directly below.
Step by step to the best noise canceling headphones
Simply click on the answer that best suits you in the questions to get a selection of recommended ANC headphones.
The best Bluetooth headphones in the test
In the table below you can see the 10 best Bluetooth headphones in the test. You can see all models in our extensive list of best Bluetooth headphones.