(SPOT.ph) We've reached a point in technological advancement where wired listening devices like earbuds, headphones, or speakers seem almost a little old-school. They're by no means obsolete (wired devices are a necessity for professional studios and the like), but when it comes to casual listening or personal use, struggling with tangled wires seems like too much of a hassle—especially when new gadgets like smartphones leave the audio jack out of the construction. If you feel the same way and are looking for the perfect pair of wireless headphones to suit your listening needs, we list down the best ones you can find in Manila:
These are the best wireless headphones you can buy in Manila right now:
WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones (P19,999) from Sony
Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are one of the most widely praised tech releases of 2020. It's a sure bet among audiophiles with excellent sound quality packed into a lightweight but durable product. Though the headphones look similar to Sony’s previous iteration in the series (the WH-1000XM3), this version has improved audio and noise-cancellation as well as a cool auto-play and auto-pause feature that automatically stop your tunes when the device detects that you’re in the middle of a conversation. Plus, you get 30 hours of usage on a full battery and up to five hours of listening after just 10 minutes of charging!
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HD 450BT Bluetooth Wireless Headphones (P11,990) from Sennheiser
These sleek headphones from Sennheisser offer crisp, high-quality sound perfect for anyone who values instrumental clarity and detail when listening to music. The device also offers active noise-cancellation as well as handy touch controls on the exterior without the hefty price tag. If you really want to adjust your sound quality, you can use the Sennheiser Smart Control App (available on the App Store and Google Play Store) to tailor the audio to your personal taste—you can turn up the bass on your fave tunes or optimize the intelligibility of podcasts, audio books, and videos.
QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II (P22,500) from Bose
If you’re looking to splurge on a listening device with excellent active noise-cancellation, Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II headphones are a solid bet. They’re also one of the most comfortable pairs on the market with a slim construction, soft but durable cushioning, and adjustable fit. Plus, you can easily bend and twist the flexible ear cups and headband to fit into your bag, which makes the device very travel-friendly!
ATH-SR30BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (P7,500) from Audio-Technica
When it comes to battery life, these Audio-Technica headphones are unbeatable, offering up to 70 hours of continuous use—you won't have to charge them again for days! Though the device doesn’t have a noise-cancelling feature, the over-ear design does help cut out some background noise. Don’t expect too many bells and whistles on this pair as far as advanced audio features go, but the impressive lasting power, light and comfortable fit, and top-notch sound quality make this a great device for anyone who just wants a good pair of headphones with no fuss—and best of all, no bank-breaking price tag!
Club 950NC (P13,799) from JBL
JBL’s Club 950NC packs strong active noise-cancellation and quality audio performance into a sleek, leather-finish over-ear headphones, making for a mid-range device that's well worth the coins. True audiophiles know that top-of-the-line noise-cancelling typically requires a price tag heftier than this pair’s, but they still offer pretty impressive ambient sound reduction when compared to similar devices in their price range.
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Elite 85h Wireless with Noise-Cancelling Headphones (P17,499) from Jabra
Jabra’s 85H headphones delivers premium-quality noise-cancellation, comfortable wear, battery life up to 36 hours, and excellent audio that promises depth and clarity—and for a price that’s a few grand less than many other devices with the same specs. They’re also a good option for remote working that involves lots of video calls as the microphone works fairly well—they’re by no means studio headphones, but they’ll get the job done for most. We recommend them for anyone constantly on-the-go who needs sharp audio, effective noise reduction, and quick charging. The coating is water-resistant, too, so they should be safe no matter where you take them.
BASS+ SHB3075 Wireless Headphones (P2,735) from Philips
For a budget-friendly option, Philips' BASS+ headphones are a safe bet with a price tag below the P3,000 line. Don’t expect the most luxurious build as these headphones are primarly plastic and have an on-ear design instead of over-ear, but if all you need is ample battery life (up to 12 hours!), Bluetooth connectivity, and good sound quality for listening to music or taking calls, casual users can’t go wrong with this no-fuss device.
Beoplay H8i Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones (P27,400) from Bang & Olufsen
If aesthetic is one of your top priorities when choosing a listening device, these gorgeous leather-and-metal headphones from Bang & Olufsen are one of the best-looking pairs out there—peep that pastel pink shade! They don’t scrimp on technical capabilities either: the BeoPlay H8i headphones promise sharp, balanced sound (unlike other bass-heavy headphones on the market) as well as up to 30 hours of battery life even with noise cancellation turned on.
Solo3 Wireless Headphones (P11,990) from Beats
Though originally released in 2016, the Beats Solo3 wireless headphones still hold up well in 2020 with good-enough sounds quality for casual listeners, sleek construction, reliable Bluetooth connection (particularly for iOS devices as the brand is an Apple subisidiary), and excellent battery life for its price range, promising up to 40 hours of use. Plus, you can get up to three hours playtime after just five minutes of charging—perfect for people who are always rushing!
Monitor II A.N.C Headphones (P18,290) from Marshall
Marshall’s signature minimalist, all-black design is a classic among audiophiles and these headphones feature the OG look and durable build the brand is known for along with specs like strong Bluetooth connectivity, great sound quality, and excellent active noise cancellation. They also promise up to 30 hours of battery life and have Bluetooth Multipoint, which allows you to connect multiple devices to your headphones at once.