Whether you’re a serious audiophile or you like to immerse yourself in your favourite Netflix series, you know the importance of owning a solid pair of over-the-ear headphones. We bring you a list of the best wireless premium over-the-ear headsets that are designed for comfort, while also offering solid battery life and stellar acoustics. JBL […]
Whether you’re a serious audiophile or you like to immerse yourself in your favourite Netflix series, you know the importance of owning a solid pair of over-the-ear headphones. We bring you a list of the best wireless premium over-the-ear headsets that are designed for comfort, while also offering solid battery life and stellar acoustics.
JBL Tour One: Whether you’re in online meetings all day or hooked on to Spotify, JBL’s all-new, over-the-ear headphones are comfortable for extended audio sessions. With 50 hours of battery life (25 hours with active noise cancellation), you won’t be reaching out for the charger often. The Tour One comes with quite a few thoughtful additions including True Adaptive Noise Cancellation technology, which instantly monitors external sound and picks the perfect level of noise cancellation for your environment, eliminating distractions. The innovative ‘Smart Audio Mode’ allows you to optimise the Bluetooth connection for normal listening, increase fidelity in music mode or watch videos in low latency video mode. (Rs 25,999)
Bose QuietComfort 35II: Bose’s QuietComfort 45 headphones are likely to hit Indian retail shelves and online platforms by end of February. These will take over from the QuietComfort 35II, one of our favourite wireless cans. They’ve been around a while but are still a great buy at specially discounted prices across platforms. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are baked in. Crafted with drivers that feature volume-optimised EQ, these headphones deliver clear, balanced audio performance at any volume. (Rs 21,990)
Sony WH-100XM4: This Sony pair offers one of the best ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) solutions among premium over-the-ear headphones. A great blend of style and comfort with a refined, minimalist design language, these wireless headphones are finished with super-soft, pressure-relieving ear pads that evenly distribute pressure and increase ear/pad contact for a stable fit. They’re kitted with powerful 40-mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms that deliver a stellar audio performance. The promise of a 30-hour battery life sweetens the deal (Rs 29,999)
Sennheiser HD 450 SE: One of our favourite features of this Sennheiser pair is the ‘Podcast Mode’ that boosts the clarity of speech when you’re listening to podcasts, audiobooks or any other speech content. The HD 450 SE delivers great wireless sound thanks to the high-quality wireless codec support, including AAC and AptXTM, while AptXTM Low Latency keeps audio in sync with the video. Your voice assistant is a touch away, while control over music and calls is intuitive thanks to dedicated buttons on the earcups. You can customise your preferred sound with the intuitive equaliser on the Sennheiser Smart Control App. (Rs 14,990)
Apple AirPods Max: The AirPods Max’s new design is a new direction for the AirPods line. These over-the-ear headphones are finished with premium materials. The breathable knit-mesh canopy, spanning the headband, is crafted to distribute weight and reduce on-head pressure. The stainless steel headband frame provides strength, flexibility, and comfort for a wide variety of head shapes and sizes. These headphones are kitted with a 40mm Apple-designed dynamic driver that provides rich, deep bass, accurate mid-ranges and crisp, clean high-frequency extension; you’re unlikely to miss a single note. Powered by Apple’s H1 chip in each ear cup, computational audio powers a breakthrough listening experience that includes Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, transparency mode, and spatial audio. (Rs 59,900)