With smarter designs, better audio quality, and versatile just as they are innovative, there are numerous headphones on the market that can make it insatiably confusing to pick the right one.
From noise cancelling, fitness, wireless, gaming, and just about anything you can think of, each one comes packed with features fit for what you need it to. Here are the top 8 headphones of 2018.
Top noise-cancelling headphones:
Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II
If you’d like to shut the world around you for a while, then these are the headphones you’re looking for. The latest wireless headphones from Bose are extremely versatile and come with a wonderful personality that has made them quite unmatchable to the rest on the market. What does that mean? The company added a new built-in ‘action’ button that automatically connects you to Google Assistant where you can also send and listen to messages all without having to touch your phone. You can also play around with the Bose app and adjust the noise-cancellation levels and settings – all geared to how you prefer your noise-cancelling to be.
Best for working out:
Jabra Elite Active 65t
When working out at the gym, you need comfortable earbuds with excellent voice quality and a secure fit so that they won’t randomly fall during your workouts. This is where the Jabra Elite Active 65t comes in: sweat-proof and a refined comfortable design with a powerful situational-awareness mode that automatically adjusts the volume of your music enabling you to have a conversation without taking them out of your ear. You can also adjust the volume and forward to the next track all through the earbuds, so you won’t have to touch your phone during your workout.
Best for everyday:
Apple AirPods don’t provide much features but what they do provide you with is convenience and you know what, that makes them great. Apple took the fuss out of the wires from their previous EarPods and provided us with wireless Bluetooth earphones with built-in microphones, perfectly fit for those busy days when you can’t physically talk on your phone. By tapping one side of your AirPods twice, you can access Siri and upon removing one, your music automatically pauses; put it back in your ear and it resumes again. This right here is convenience if you’re not looking for anything fancy in the market but is still fancy enough for you every day.
Top Gaming Headphones:
Kingston Hyper X Cloud
The Kingston Hyper X Cloud is one those headphones on the market that really surprise you. Great sound, comfort, and traditional design make them the perfect contender for your gaming sessions. You get a detachable microphone with clear sound and speech to go with it that you can do or do without it as you please during your game. Overall, it is the ultimate gaming headset that works on multiple devices for your gaming battles.
JBL Under Armour
What happens when a loudspeaker manufacturing company and a sportswear company partner up? You get the best earbuds fit for athletes. JBL Under Armour are light weight, comfortable, sweat resistant, flexible for any workout, and perfectly snug and fitting to the ear so that they don’t fall out. Made for hard core athletes that need music to keep them motivated, JBL Under Armour are the earbuds to go for.
Top Studio Headphones:
For editing and recording music you need a solid, crisp, and clear sound. The Sony MDR-7506 are incredibly powerful for their budget friendly flair. You get what you need and more for what you’re paying for. Selling for $100, these headphones are absolutely fantastic for new working professionals and experts alike.
Just when you think there’s earphones for every occasion, Bose comes out with its new Sleepbuds, all designed to help you sleep better. The company went so far out to research and design the most beautifully crafted and comfortable earphones for sleeping in – because let’s face it, earphones are rarely ever comfortable to sleep in. They don’t come cheap – with a hefty price tag of US $249.95, these noise-cancelling buds mask out all outside noise, so you won’t be distracted at night. You can also download the Sleepbuds app for some soothing sounds right before you get a night’s sleep.
Top budget-friendly earphones
Skullcandy JIB Wireless earbuds
You’re probably familiar with the popular Skullcandy earphones and if you’re looking around the market for a basic lightweight and great sound quality earphone, Skullcandy just launched its new wireless earbuds and it’s surprising to say the least. For $35, you get impressive rich quality sounds that hit all the right notes you want. You won’t be disappointed.