Best Wireless Headphones for your iPhone – iPhone Essentials Series

So Apple has removed the 3.5mm stereo socket on the iPhone 7. Who needs it anyway when you can have one of these wireless headphones. Not only are they stylish, cable-free and sleek, they are convenient and offers better sound quality too.

When you have the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, only the best will do for your smartphone and when it comes to a pair or wireless headset, you cannot go wrong when you have Apple backing some of these major brands on their own Apple online store.

We have all the different headset profiles, in-ear, on-ear and over-ear to suit everyone. For in-ear, you have the totally wire free between the left and right ear piece like the Apple AirPods to those connected with a single cable like the Powerbeats3 or those with neck bands like the Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphones. Whichever one you choose, you are assured of premium sound quality. From big names in the headphone industry, we bring you headsets from Bose, Beats, Sony, B&O, Jaybird and Jabra.

Top 10 of the Best Wireless Headphones to go with the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Here are 10 of the best wireless headphones for the iPhone 7 for 2017. You know what you like, to make it easier when considering the different headphones, we have marked if they are over-ear, in-ear or on-ear as well as the notable features in our overview below.

  1. Bose Quiet Comfort QC35 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones – NOISE CANCELLATION, 20HRS
  2. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – 40HRS [BEST BATTERY LIFE]
  3. Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Earphones – CABLE LINK, SPORT, 12HRS
  4. Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – NOISE CANCELLATION, 12HRS
  5. Sony H.ear on MDR100ABN Wireless Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphone – NOISE CANCELLATION, 20HRS
  6. B&O BeoPlay H8 On-Ear Wireless Headphones – NOISE CANCELLATION, 14HRS
  7. Bose SoundSport Wireless In-Ear Headphones – CABLE LINK, SPORT, 6HRS
  8. Jaybird X3 Sport In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth HeadphonesCABLE LINK, 6HRS
  9. B&O BeoPlay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – 20HRS
  10. Jabra Move Wireless On-Ear Headphones – 8HRS

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1. Bose Quiet Comfort QC35 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones – NOISE CANCELLATION, 20HRS

When it comes to headphones, nobody does it as well as Bose, the Quiet Comfort 35 is an Over-Ear headset with active noise cancellation and long battery life, perfect for that long haul or everyday commute to and back from work. It even comes with a travel case, USB charging cable and wired 3.5mm cable in case the battery runs out or you prefer to enjoy the in-flight entertainment with your own headphone. Remote control buttons and microphones as well as power buttons are built on the headphone.

  • Profile/Form Factor: on-ear headset
  • Battery: 20 hours wireless play time.
  • Features: Premium materials that are both lightweight and easy on the ears. Companion Bose Connect app available to customise and personalised your listening experience. Voice prompt and intuitive controls make communicating and controlling music easy with dual noise-rejecting microphones. World-class noise cancellation and volume-optimised EQ offers balanced audio performance at any volume.
  • Speakerphone: Dual microphone for clearer calls even in windy and noisy conditions.
  • Colours: Black, Blue or Silver

2. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – 40HRS [BEST BATTERY LIFE]

Enjoy award-winning Beats sound with Class 1 Bluetooth® wireless listening freedom. The on-ear, cushioned ear cups are adjustable so you can customize your fit for all-day comfort. The finish and colour options are second to none. Everything about the Solo3 screams high-end and quality. Simply a head turning headset. Premium does not stop with the looks, the headphone delivers premium playback with fine-tuned acoustics that maximises clarity, breadth and balance. What is even more amazing is the extreamely long battery life of up to 40 hours and quick charge that lets you extend playtime for another 3 hours with a 5 minute charge.


  • Profile/Form Factor: on-ear headset
  • Battery: 40 hours of play time with fast fuel, a 5-minute charge gives 3 hours of playback.
  • Features:  Integrated multi-function on-ear controls,, play music, adjust volume. Fast-flowing curves and pivoting ear cups complete this natural fit, designed for optimal comfort and sound delivery.
  • Speakerphone:  dual beam-forming mics, allow you to take calls, control audio andactivate Siri while on the go.
  • Colours: Gloss Black, Gloss White, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Violet or Citrus Red.

There is also your standard black if you are old school.


3. Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Earphones – CABLE LINK, SPORTS, 12HRS

Designed as an active or sports headphone, the Powerbeats3 has a sweat and water resistant body, dual-driver for dynmaic sound and secure fit with earhooks for maximum support, stability and comfort during workout. For a small pair, the headphone offers up to 12 hours of battery life, enough to put you through multiple workouts and still have plenty for later. Still, with all that, Powerbeats3 does not compromise on sound, offering authentic, wide-ranging sound with dynamic highs and powerful lows for an immersive listening experience.


  • Profile/Form Factor: in-ear headset with cable link
  • Battery: 12 hours with Fast Fuel, 5-minutes charge offers 1 hour of playback.
  • Features: The earphone is sweat and water resistant great for sports and the outdoor. Use the RemoteTalk to take calls with a built-in mic, play music, adjust volume and activate Siri.
  • Speakerphone: inline remote and microphone for taking calls and using voice command with Siri.
  • Colours: Black, Red, Blue, Yellow or White

4. Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – ADAPTIVE NOISE CANCELLING, 12HRS

While the Solo3 is on-ear, the Studio takes this one step up with an over-ear form factor. Still with the same high quality and premium finish, there is even an Alexander Wang Special Edition in Gove Gray. The Beats Acoustic Engine gives you an intimate, real encounter with your music. Thanks to Beats’ signature DSP software delivers the exact emotional experience that Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and some of the music industry’s greatest rock, hip-hop, pop, electronic, and R&B producers want you to feel. To top that off, the headset comes equipped with dual-mode Adaptive Noise Cancelling which means you can enjoy the music minus the surrounding noise. The headset is foldable for easy storage. Take calls, skip songs, and change the volume right from the headphone.

  • Profile/Form Factor: over-ear headset
  • Battery: 12 hours of play time, 20 hours when plugged in. Battery Fuel Gauge for quick glance at juice levels.
  • Features: no-compromise dual-mode Adaptive Noise Canceling (ANC). Beats Acoustic Engine uses precision sound to deliver music the way artists want it to be heard. Adaptive Noise Cancelling blocks out the world in two modes. Battery fuel gauge. Mic and controls built into ear cup.
  • Speakerphone: crystal-clear hands-free calling when paired with the iPhone.
  • Colour: Matt Black, Titanium, Gloss Black, Gloss White, Gold and Sky

5. Sony H.ear on MDR100ABN Wireless Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphone – DIGITAL NOISE CANCELLING, 20HRS

The super comfortable H.ear Wireless headphone from Sony not only sounds good with digital noise cancellation but looks good too in a choice of colours. The headphone is foldable and is priced to compete with some of the more expensive options here. It does not stop there, with high resolution sound support, it pumps out uncompromising sound for the best digital music experience when playing High-Resolution Audio.


  • Profile/Form Factor: over-ear headset, foldable
  • Battery: 20 hours of playtime between charge
  • Features: Dynamic HD 40mm drivers deliver authentic sound: 1.57 in High-Resolution compatible HD driver units reproduce frequencies up to 40 kHz and deliver a powerful, responsive low range. Digital noise cancelling and high resolution audio.
  • Speakerphone: Two microphones built in to the headphones, one outside and one inside the housing, work with the digital noise canceling engine to cut out unwanted sound. Clear hands-free calling with built-in microphone and HD voice support.
  • Colours: as shown above

6. B&O PLAY BeoPlay H8 On-Ear Wireless Headphones – NOISE CANCELLATION, TOUCH CONTROL, 14HRS

So this isn’t quite over-ear or full size, the BeoPlay H8 is the on-ear option while the H7, also on this list is the over-ear option from Bang & Olufsen. It comes active noise cancellation, retro styling and touch controls. The later uses simple and intuitive gestures back and forth, up and down or around to control everything from the ear cup’s aluminium back plate. With Bang & Olufsen’s Signature sound, the headphone delivers superbly balanced sound with active noise cancellation turned on or off. Even with the aluminium touch interface, the headphone is lightweight and comfortable.


  • Profile/Form Factor: on-ear headset
  • Battery: 14 hours of playtime between charge.
  • Features: Premium, lightweight, wireless, active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones with two microphones, one inside and one outside for effective noise cancellation. Aluminium touch interface on the right ear cup gives you complete control of your music and hands free function to take and make phone calls.
  • Speakerphone: microphones for taking calls.

7. Bose SoundSport Wireless In-Ear Headphones – CABLE LINK, SPORTS, 6HRS

Bose SoundSport offers convenient NFC pairing with voice prompts and wireless Bluetooth connectivity for your mobile devices. It is also an active and sports headphone with Stay Hear+ tips to keep the headphones comfortably in place during workouts. Like other sports headphones, it is sweat and weather resistance offering peace of mind. Given its compact design, the headphone offers 6 hours of play time between charge. Still, it pumps out high-quality sound, consistenly balanced at any volume using Bose’s Active EQ.


  • Profile/Form Factor: in-ear headset
  • Battery: 6 hours, 2 hours to charge
  • Features: When you work out, you demand performance. So we engineered a wireless sport headphone that delivers exactly that. And with redesigned StayHear+ Sport tips built for your toughest workout, you have everything you need to push to the next level. NFC Pairing. Free app to make it easier to connect and switch between devices. An intuitive interface and product tips let you personalize your settings. Comes complete with smart carry case with carabiner, charge cable, and differen sizes StayHear+ sport tips.
  • Speakerphone: in-line mic and playback control allows you to take calls without reaching for the phone.
  • Colours: Blue, Black, Citron, Power Red

8. Jaybird X3 Sport In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth HeadphonesCABLE LINK, SPORTS, 8HRS

The third generation iconic X-series is JayBirds sports headset offering with secure-fit tip. Jaybird boast full helmet compatibility and MySound App experience for the X3 as well as better much bigger sound and better battery. With the MySound app, you can customise your listening experience and save it as custom sound profiles so you can use it with different paired devices or music service. As a sports headset, the unit is double hydrophobic nano coated and redesigned with super-tight seams to make it sweat and water resistance so bring on the rain, mud, sun, sweat and if you have to tears.

  • Profile/Form Factor: in-ear headset with link cable
  • Battery: 8 hours playtime on a single charge. 15 minutes of quick charge gets a full hour of playtime.
  • Features: water resistant, secure-fit, full helmet compatible, MySound App to save custom listening profile and bring to different streaming service or paired device. Redesigned the Bluetooth antenna architecture from the ground up to ensure skip-free music outdoors – so you never miss a bea
  • Speakerphone: in-line microphone and controls for taking calls and controlling music playback. Raised buttons for fumble-free use.

9. B&O BeoPlay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – TOUCH CONTROL, 20HRS

The BeoPlay H7 over-ear Bluetooth headphones give you clear, authentic Bang & Olufsen’s Signature Sound quality minus the cord. Use the intuitive touch interface to answer calls, change songs or adjust the volume and enjoy up to 20 hours of wireless playtime. The soft lambskin leather ear cushion with adaptive memory foam and lightweight design ensures you get a headphone that is comfortable to wear all day long. Like the H8, you get an intuitive touch interface on the aluminium back plate, letting you take calls, change sound, control volume and it works even with gloves on.



  • Profile/Form Factor: over-ear headset
  • Battery: 20 hours of playtime, rechargeable and replaceable battery.
  • Features: Control your BeoPlay H7 with just the slightest touch. Use the touch interface to answer a call, change songs, or adjust the volume. And it even works when you’re wearing gloves.
  • Speakerphone: answer calls with on-board microphone.

10. Jabra Move Wireless On-Ear Headphones – 8HRS

A cheaper option when compared to some of the premium headphones here, the Jabra Move comes with DSP for crisp digital sound as well as support for HD voice for high quality calls. The battery lasts up to 8 hours per charge with up to 12 days of standby time. The Scandinavian design means the headphone is light and sleek with adjustable headband and intuitive controls for calls and music.


  • Profile/Form Factor: on-ear headset
  • Battery: 8 hours playtime per charge. 12 days standby time.
  • Features: Signature DSP for crips digital sound to bring out the depth and clarity of any music. Clean, simple, Scandinavian design. Easily control your music and phone calls from your headphones
  • Speakerphone: take calls with HD voice quality

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BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Earphones – NECKBAND [NEW]

  • Profile/Form Factor: in-ear with cable link
  • Battery: 8 hours with fast fuel 5-minutes charge give 2 hours playback
  • Features: flex form cable for all day comfort and easy pocket portability. eartip options offer personalised fit and secure-fit wingtips offer added stability. Optimised noise isolation for immersive listening experience. Innovative acoustic design delivers clean treble response and distortion-free bass. The magnetic ear buds keep your earphones tangle-free when you are not using them. The whole unit coils up for compact porability.
  • Speakerphone: in-line microphone and remote

i.am+ BUTTONS Bluetooth In-Ear Wireless HeadphonesCABLE LINK [NEW]

The one of a kind magnetic plates with designer finish and logo behind the ear buds offers both aesthetics and function. Inspired by the shape of vinyl records, BUTTONS’ signature circular design is crafted from machined metal and paired with a woven fabric cord. BUTTONS are also fitted with magnetic discs that clasp around the neck. The BUTTONS offer superior sound quality with deep bass in a cable link profile. Built in microphone offers speaker phone functionality to take calls or use voice commands with Siri. In-line remote to control your music and playlist.


  • Profile/Form Factor: in-ear with cable link
  • Battery: 6 hours with 120 hours standby time.
  • Features: Comfortable, lightweight earpads in multiple sizes to customize your sound and fit. Engraved messages—”right and wrong”, “left and gone”—tucked behind earpieces cheekily guide proper ear placement. Iconic metal discs in the shape of vinyl records dawn the back of both ear buds also doubles as magnetic clasps when not in use.
  • Speakerphone: in-line microphone and remote

OTHERS

Now all headphones are created equal, here are some that are still worthy but did not quite make it to our list.