Cut the cord for a wire-free music experience. Balqis Lim picks eight cool wireless headphones


LONG BATTERY LIFE

EDIFIER W820BT headphones have foam padding on the ear cups that shapes to the area around your ear for all-day comfort. But what’s amazing is its playback time of up to 80-hours—that’sgoingmore than three days without having to charge it again. If your phone’s battery is low, you can also use the traditional cable that is packaged in the box. Price: RM199 at Shopee.com.my


SHARING MUSIC

WE all have that moment where the song is so good that we want our friend to listen to it too. With JBL Everest 710, you can. Although delivering high quality audio is its main feature but the ShareMe 2.0 technology allows you to connect with your friends’ headphones, regardless of any brand, to share music, videos and games. If you are constantly on a rush, this device fully recharges in two hours so you do not have to delay any important plans. Price: US$125.99 at Amazon.com


SMOOTH LISTENING

SONY’S WH-1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphones let you completely immerse yourself in your music anytime and anywhere. Its Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control detects your activities and environment in order to adjust the ambient sound accordingly. With a swipe of a fingertip on the right ear cup, you can control tracks and volume, use your phone’s voice assistant, and take or make phone calls. Price: RM948 at 11street.my


TRANSDUCER TECHNOLOGY

P7 Wireless utilises Bowers & Wilkins’ five decades of experience in transducer technology to offer a seamless audio experience. Using technologies from Bowers & Wilkins’ advanced loudspeaker designs, the headphones deliver pristine audio for up to 17 hours of battery life. It’s also crafted from the finest materials, including aluminum and luxurious sheep leather, perfect for performance and durability. Memory foam cushioning means the headphones become even more comfortable over time. Price: US$399.95 at Amazon.com


SAFE FOR YOUNG EARS

ENGINEERED with your child in mind, the Puro Sound Labs BT2200 is a cutting-edge hearing prevention for young ears. When your child puts the headphones on, they will enjoy clear vocals at a low volume of 85 dB and under even during air travel as engine roar eliminates. These pairs have ultra-ightweight design for children to rock out to all tunes without the added pressure to head or ears. Each pair features an adjustable headband and cushioned ear pads plus durable materials to withstand rough play for children. Price: US$109.99 at Amazon.com


BUILT-IN MIC

BESIDES crystal clear sound, the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless features built-in VoiceMax microphones as an integral part of the headphones. This enables you to conduct conversations without the need of an external microphone. Its large diaphragms and a powerful bass also make listening a more impressive and immersive experience. This lightweight headphones also feature cool design and exclusive materials like stainless steel and real leather. Price:US$399.95 (about RM1,660) at Amazon.com


SMART SENSORS

USUALLY when you take off your headphones, the music will keep on playing and you end up having to replay the song to listen again. But the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 will automatically pause your music when you remove your headphones and then resume playback when you put them back on. You will enjoy rich bass, high crisp notes, and natural mid-tones with Plantronics signature audio while minimising noise around you with its on-demand active noise cancelling at the touch of a button. Price: US$160 at Amazon.com


SIMPLE CONTROLS

THOUGH not as fancy as other wireless headphones, the Jabra Move Wireless sound as good and are also great over phone calls. Easy to use, the headphones comes with simple controls, soft ear pads, padded headband and swivel earcups’ which offer an ergonomic and comfortable fit for most people. It can last up to eight hours talk time/music time and up to 12 days standby time, and will still function while charging. Price: RM375 at Lazada.com.my

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