Best Travel Wireless Headphones in 2021


This pandemic will soon come to an end, and travelling for work, occasions, or leisure will definitely start again in almost every country. You might be looking forward to this, but at the same time you may miss the comfort and silence of your home, once you start hearing the chaos of the world again. Sure, we may miss a lot about the outside world—the noise of trains and buses on the streets,  the boredom of a long line at the airport check-in, or just walking down a street where some kids are having fun with their bikes, but we also like to escape from the noise of the world especially when travelling, right? 


That escape can be provided by putting on our travel headphones  and is definitely a game-changer. It’s not only that good headphones have an active noise cancellation feature, but also that you can say goodbye to irritating cords in your pockets. Wired headphones were a thing 10 years ago, but thanks to great innovation, almost all earbuds and headphones are now wireless.

Comfort comes first when we buy things, and can make our listening sessions easy and enjoyable. We can enjoy our travels with the great audio quality of noise-cancelling headphones while listening to podcasts on the plane, block out background noise while watch our favorite series on a train, or listen to our favorite audiobook while on our way to work. 


With a wide range of choices in on the market, which headphones are really the best? The good thing is, all wireless headphones come in different sizes, from the smallest earbuds to bulky over-ear headphones, with different price ranges. There are wireless headphones that provide sleek ergonomic design, some are glossier and colorful, and others come with an AI built-in assistant that you can control with your voice. What you buy It depends on your preferences and budget. With that in mind, we have created a guide to help you choose the best travel wireless headphones.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless 

Number 1 on the list is are the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless headphones

Weight: 254 g

Color: Black and Silver.

The Pros:

They have dual noise-sensor technology and  two microphones on each ear cup and with the new Bluetooth Audio SoC, they senses and adjusts to music and noise signals. They have adaptive noise cancellation like the “Speak-to-Chat” feature, for example, you say “Excuse me”–and your headphones recognize your voice and automatically stop the music, letting ambient noise in so you can conduct a conversation. When you stop speaking, they will play music again. They also detects whether you’re wearing the headphones or not, then adapt the playback accordingly to help save battery power. 


These headphones have excellent battery life! They have a  a huge 30 hours so you can get to your destination even on your long-haul flight, while enjoying your music and videos. It also has an AC adapter in case you’ll need to top up and get an additional 5 hours worth of power from a single charge. 


It has Alexa built-in so you can make hands-free calls, get information, listen to music and notification, set reminders and more by accessing your voice assistant. 


This ear headphone is also entirely touch base, so precise touch is definitely necessary. Play or pause requires double tapping of the ear phone, and two full seconds of holding the power button to turn the system on and off. 

The Cons:

The only reason for you not to buy, these are that they aren’t  Water-Resistant

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 

Color:  Black, Luxe Silver, Soapstone

Weight: 240 g 

The Pros:

The Bose 700 has a controllable noise cancelling feature that’s only available from Bose. It has 11 settings that range from noise cancelling and noise isolation to full transparency, This helps ambient sound come in, as if you weren’t really wearing the headphones. With just one click, it goes to full conversation mode, and pauses your music. 


The sound and microphone quality is crystal clear, with 6 mics built in so you can hear the caller better, and 4 mics to improve clarity of voice. 


This is a much cooler design than the Sony WH-1000XM4, also lightweight and modern. 

The listening time is up to 20 hours, and charging time is 2.5 hours. The charging method is USB-C. This is great because it’s a universal charging method, in case you left your charger at home. 


It also has Alexa and Hey Google for voice assistance so you can have total control of your day. You can check the weather, talk to Siri, access contacts, send messages, etc. 

The Cons:

The bass on these headphones is too strong and sounds tighter while listening to hardcore music. Of course that’s not an issue if you aren’t ahardcore music person.  They also gives off heat while using the active noise cancellation feature, leading to moist ears. Also, the battery life could be better,but 20 hours efficient one for traveling. 


Price: $379.00

Bose QC30

3. Bose QC30

Weight: 63.8 g

The Pros:

Unlike other wireless noise-cancelling headphones, this one will not take up much space when traveling. These are also no on the ear headphones, but more of a neckband-style bluetooth earbud. They work well as a headset,  and you can raise or lower the noise-cancelling feature by pressing a set of buttons on the in-line remote. The quality of sound is nice, with full bass and good detail. 


The Bose QuietControl30  are excellent everyday bluetooth headphones, as well as excellent sports headphones because it’s they are very lightweight. So if you’re more of a gym person, or a work-at home these wireless earbuds will suit you really well. They are sturdy and slim. However, if you are an airplane traveler, and you usually use the entertainment system on the plane, these are not for you.  since they don’t have a wired option. But, you’ll enjoy the sound on these headphones since they have the same sound quality as other neckband or on the head headphones. 

Being small, you cannot expect much on its battery use. It is rated at 10 hours active use. 

The Cons:

If you’re just looking for a quality product at an affordable price, then this is for you. But if you want some advanced controls, like a good active noise cancellation , or you need more battery life, then these might not be the headphones  you’re looking for.

Bowers & Wilkins PX

Weight: 375 g

The Pros:

B&W PX is best known for luxury airplane headphones. They’re very stylish, and they have the finest wireless sound quality on the market. They’re great for blocking  out engine noise during flights, and minimizing cabin sound. You can fine tune them in their app and use the filters labelled office, city and flight, You can also control the amount of external audio allowed. You will get all the benefits of a noise-canceling pair of headphones but with great awareness of your environment. 


They also have built-in sensors that redefine  your listening experience. When you lift an ear cup to talk, or just hang it around your neck, it pauses and resumes when you’re ready to listen again. They also have  22-hour battery life. Its charger is a USB-C, 3.5 mm stern jack. 

The Cons:

The only downside is that they don’t fold. Instead, only the earpads fold flat.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX

Color variations: Black Anthracite, Timber, Sand

Weight: 285 g


The Pros:

They branded this headphone as a light-weight, with ultra comfort features. With their upgraded bluetooth features of Bluetooth 5.1, they are adaptive to almost all devices currently on the market. 


Like other overhead headphones nowadays, Beoplay HX also have an app for both android and ios devices. You can set your listening preference to “Bright”, “Relaxed”, “Warm” and “Energized”. Although you can also manage the noise-canceling feature in the app, these headphones are also adaptive to your environment. They pause when you don’t use them, and resume when you put them on again. 


What’s also good about these headphones is that you can use their ear cup to modify volume, stoppmusic or answer phone calls with just a few touches. They also have good sound quality because of their 4 digital microphones. 


They  can run up to 35 hours with adaptive noise cancellation, and up to 40 hours without ANC. And if you are a frequent air traveler, you will enjoy the mini-jack cable to plug into the entertainment system of airplanes. 

The Cons:

They’re on the mid-expensive side, but they are good quality.

Shure Aonic 50

Color : Black, Brown, White

Weight: 334 g 

The Pros:

These noise-canceling headphones are best for audiophiles because of their high quality, all the bluetooth codecs you will ever need, and for anyone who has a FLAC library to get optimal wireless audio. If you are also a frequent traveler, you’ll rant about how they silence low-frequency noises. Plus they have a 20-hour battery life, so you can take your international flights and have some left for layovers. 


The earpads are leather so they look very sophisticated. These earpads are also removable, so it makes it easier to clean. 


Just like other trendy headphones, Shure Aonic 50 has all of the buttons you need to control the volume,  and answer calls, as well as an ambient listening switch, and noise-canceling features. 

Speaking of the noise cancelling features, they are excellent. They help reduce background noise, but even better they give very clear voice quality when you are taking calls. They also have an environment mode where you can flip a switch to hear the outside world. 

The Cons:

They have a lot of buttons, and no touch pad. They’re also a bit price  given the quality of the material.

Jabra Elite 85H 

Color Variations: Titanium Black, Gold Beige, Navy, Copper Black

Weight: 296 g

The Pros:

They have a water-resistant nano-coating and are engineered with *SmartSound technology, so they automatically adapt to your surroundings. They can analyze the environment you are in, and automatically apply the desired audio you want. They  contains 8 microphones, and 4 are used by the powerful digital noise cancellation feature to filter every noise out and give  the best sound quality. Being water-resistant is also handy when you get caught out in the rain.

They have It has four color options and has an elite design to choose from.They’re  It is also lightweight so you can bring them on it to your travels anywhere, or just going out for to buy some coffee. 

While automatic ear detection is seemingly popular in all headphones nowadays,  this is also a nifty feature for Jabra Elite 85H. The automation of  playback while on headphones, and pause when you remove it works flawlessly. You can also access Siri, or Google Assistant via its voice assistant feature. 

Jabra claims that you can use the headphones for up to 41 hours with no noise cancelling feature, and 36 hours with noise-cancelling on. It only takes 2.5 hours for you to fully charge the device, and if you’re stuck somewhere, a 15-minute charge can give you 5 hours of use, so it’s a go!

For this attractive price, you can definitely enjoy all of their great features features.

The Cons:

As elite as they are, they lacks support for high-end codecs.

Apple Airpods Max

Color Variations: Green, Pink, Silver, Sky Blue, Space Gray

Weight: 384 g

The Pros

Being sophisticated as usual, Apple has introduced, 5 stunning colors. If you are an Apple devotee, then these are definitely for you. The device controls are not touch points but a digital crown, and they will let you control volume, answer phone calls and of course enjoy your music. 

They have 6 microphones to detect unwanted sound outside, and are smart enough to know when you are using them or not. They have beamforming microphones which means that they will  adjust your voice on phone calls so it will be heard clearly and crisply, even if you are on a loud bus. 

When you are also using an iphone, just like the airpods pro, it seamlessly connects easily and moves between your iphone, iPad, or iMac. For example, if you’re using music on your Mac, and take a call on your iPhone, it will automatically switch over. 

The Cons:

They are quite expensive, and have no audio port. They also have have limited features for android users.

Last update on 2021-07-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


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