Wired Bluetooth earbuds are Bluetooth connected with your phones but they are linked togheter by a short wire, cable, headband or a neckband.
Previously I reviewed
Go wireless, there are just a few models of wireless ANC earbuds. Since the battery have to power 2 functions bluetooth connection and ANC at the same time so it is going to drain faster than wired ANC earbuds, thus the battery life is significantly shorter.
Using a neckband could give more room for hardware and larger battery built-in that’s why we’ve seen this style gaining popularity. Sony’s latest headsets are following the trend, the WI-1000X has a strong battery and solid Bluetooth connection. It does sound good with strong bass and pronounced mid-range.
The ANC function works impresive but isn’t great, but you can control how much you want to hear the world with a single switch.
Sony also makes great over ear cans the MDR-1000X, which have better ANC performance. These two pairs sound great. If you don’t care much about the neckband, which is not really flexible and $300 price tag, the WI-1000X would be a nice pick.
Phiaton BT 220 NC Bluetooth 4.0 Active Noise Cancelling, The ANC function works just fine with the battery life up to 16 hours straight. It offers solid sound performance–indeed it makes sense for bass. Its unique design also makes earbud itself have a very good noise-reduction effect by eartips. The PT 220 is one of the best sounding wireless earbuds available, though the ANC function isn’t as effective as Bose QC20.
Sony Noise Canceling Bluetooth earbuds MDR-NWBT10N B
The Sony MDR-NWBT10N earbuds offer a decent sound, though the battery life doesn’t last very long and is varied from 3-6 hours depending on the volume loudness. Furthermore, it is not possible to listen to them while charging, so it seems not for those who frequently travel on over 10 hours flights. However, if you need a light and portable wireless earbuds and tend to use in just several hours everyday, it’s a great option.
What to avoid: Any devices produces frequencies, they are going to board the “hissing sound”, white noise…update soon!, NC earbuds with short battery life – you have to frequently charge them up. Some true wireless earbuds are built with NC feature such as WF-1000X.
Bose QC30 neckband Bluetooth, NC headphones: Bose QC30 is a great set just for its functionality, in combination price, sound and NC you can have a better choice other than Bose QC30.
LINNER NC50: This is a neckband bluetooth headphone, the NC is just passed while we like its design, the battery is not what we are expected, just 6 hours with NC on.
Taotronics ANC earbuds with neckband – best value for the price
Neckband headphones are not just good for calls and but earbuds can clip magnetically together when not in use.
- Model: TT-BH042
- Clear voice call with CVC 8.0 tech for mic to filter out the noise
- Great battery life – up to 16 hours
- Earbuds with earhooks for snug fit and IPX5 rating
- Bluetooth 5.0 – stable and good Bluetooth audio