Whether you’re listening to the latest episode of the Gadget Lab podcast or hitting the trail with Taylor Swift’s album on repeat, the right pair of wireless headphones can make or break your day. The only problem is that there are a lot to choose from. WIRED’s Gear team is constantly trying out new models, to help those tired of using wires and dongles. The following are the best wireless headphones we’ve tested, and we explain why you might be interested in each pair.
Updated May 2021: We’ve added the Jabra Elite 85t and Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon.
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