Wireless Bluetooth headphones offer freedom of movement that’s ideal for a variety of activities including sporting events, fitness, gaming, watching TV at night without disturbing others, or any time you're moving around a lot and don’t want to be tethered by wires. Instead of a wire connecting to your device, wireless technology connects the headphones to your smartphone, tablet or TV, ensuring that you can move around without getting tangled up in cords.
Types of Wireless Headphones
With so many wireless headphone designs available, we can help you find the best wireless headphones for your needs. Wireless over-ear headphones, sometimes called around-ear or full-size headphones, feature cushioned earcups that enclose your ears. Considered by many people to offer the best sound quality, most over-ear Bluetooth headphones feature passive noise reduction, which isolates you from outside sound. Wireless on-ear headphones are similar in design to over-ear, but the cushions sit on your outer ear. On-ear wireless headsets usually deliver good sound quality, but with less bass response than full-size models.
In-ear wireless headphones, or earbuds, fit snugly inside each ear canal. Most fitness-style headphones feature the in-ear design. For a secure fit, many wireless in-ear headphones come with foam or rubber tips in several sizes. Wireless earbuds feature small drivers that rest on the ridge of your outer ear, and the best wireless earbuds are comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time. This option usually delivers less fidelity and isolation than other types of wireless headphones. Apple offers wireless earbuds called AirPods that work with all iPhone models running iOS 10 or later, including the newest X models such as the iPhone XS, which have Lightning ports instead of standard 3.5mm headphone jacks.
You might want to also consider behind the neck wireless headphones, which feature a support band that wraps around your neck like a collar. These Bluetooth headphones are stylish, convenient and ideal for a range of uses, from listening to music in a bustling office, to relaxing at home. Many models include Bluetooth technology that enables hands-free voice calling.
The Benefits of Bluetooth Headphones
Along with the neckband headphones, Best Buy offers a variety of other Bluetooth headphones, Bluetooth headsets and Bluetooth earbuds that allow you to easily talk on the phone by digitally encoding audio, and wirelessly transmitting sound over short distances from your phone to your headphones. It's easy to sync your devices to your Bluetooth headphones, and once connected, you can relax and watch shows on your iPod touch, your tablet or even your TV, without adjusting your posture to accommodate a cord.
Getting the Most Out of Your Wireless Headphones
Best Buy offers a variety of headphone cases to protect your headphones and keep them in top condition when you aren't wearing them. You'll also find options that charge your headphones while in the case. If you're considering giving a pair of wireless headphones to family or friends as a gift, consider adding iTunes gift cards so they can start listening to their favorite music and other content right away.