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Bose QuietComfort II

The Bose QuietComfort 35 combines top-of-the-line active-noise canceling with wireless Bluetooth operation in an extra-comfortable, fold-up design. Most importantly, sound quality is excellent for a set of wireless headphones. They sell Down Under for AU$499.

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Apple AirPods

Are Apple's AirPods the future of earbuds. Probably -- and if so, the future is lightweight and comfortable, if a little weird looking. They provide good, wireless sound for AU$229. Just try not to lose them. 

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BeatsX

If you're looking for a more traditional wireless alternative to the AirPods, the BeatsX is a fresh take on the neckband-style Bluetooth headphone.  

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Bose SoundSport Wireless

The BoseSound Sport Wireless is wireless, sweat-resistant and sounds great. They sell for AU$249. 

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V Moda Forza Metallo

Sweat-resistant and sturdy, you'll find V-Moda's Forza Metallo earphones at David Jones for AU$249. These great-sounding earphones will last a full school day, running up to 10 hours long.

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Beats Ep

The new Beats Ep, a wired model, is the company's most affordable on-ear headphone. It sounds surprisingly good for the price of AU$139.

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Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless

Sennheiser's PXC 550 Wireless, at AU$630, is about as premium as wireless headphones get. It's comfortable, relatively lightweight, sounds very good and features impressive noise-cancellation.

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​Beats Solo 3 Wireless

Beats Solo 3 Wireless uses Apple's new custom Bluetooth chip, the W1, for easy pairing and excellent battery life (40 hours). It costs AU$399.

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The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless

Sennheiser's Momentum Wireless is arguably the best-sounding wireless Bluetooth headphone. You'll pay AU$699 for that sonic quality, though.

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Bose QuietControl 30

The AU$399 Bose QuietControl 30 is essentially the wireless version of the company's QuietComfort 20 headphone -- an in-ear model that also features active noise cancellation.  

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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II

The AU$329 SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II is very comfortable to wear, sounds excellent for a Bluetooth headphone, and offers good battery life (15 hours).  

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Plantronics BackBeat 500

Not all headphones need to cost a pretty penny. Plantronics' BackBeat 500 series starts at AU$119, for which you'll get attractively designed, wireless headphones that are comfy and produce good sound for its price.

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Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones

There are two versions of this in-ear headphone, a SoundTrue Ultra for Apple devices, and another for Samsung/Android devices. Both sets are AU$179, highly recommended to audiophiles, and also ideal for anyone who usually finds in-ear headphones uncomfortable.

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Bose Soundsport In-Ear Headphones

Selling for AU$249, Bose's SoundSport is one of the most popular in-ear headphones. While it sounds good, its biggest selling point is how comfortable it is to wear.

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit

Plantronics also has the in-ear goods. The BackBeat Fit is a lightweight wireless stereo headset (with integrated microphone) that features a sweatproof design and decent sound for AU$179. 

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Jaybird X3

The Jaybird X3 offers an improved design, better battery life and lower price tag than its predecessor, the X2. You can snag it for AU$199. 

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Beats Powerbeats 3

The AU$259 Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless offers an improved fit, very good sound for Bluetooth sports headphone, reliable operation, and strong battery life (12 hours), thanks to Apple's W1 chip.

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Beats Studio Wireless

The Beats Studio Wireless, now AU$449, has been around for a couple of years (and is due for an update), but it's still one of the best Bluetooth headphone and also features light active noise cancellation.

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Skullcandy Grind

The Skullcandy Grind sounds surprisingly good for its modest price of AU$89. 

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The BackBeat Pro 2 is an excellent full-size wireless noise-cancelling headphone -- and at AU$299 it costs much less than comparable models from Bose, Sony or Sennheiser.

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JBL E55BT

JBL's AU$149 E55BT isn't a total bargain, but it's a midpriced over-ear model that delivers solid performance and decent comfort.  

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Skullcandy Ink'd Wireless

Skullcandy's Ink'd Wireless is an affordable (AU$79), lightweight neckband-style headphone that sounds surprisingly good.

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Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE

The water-resistant Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE is a comfortable, AU$280 on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth.  

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Sony Hear On Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones

Sony's H.ear On Wireless NC comes in several eye-catching colors and features wireless Bluetooth streaming, as well as active noise cancellation. At AU$499, it delivers excellent performance for Bluetooth.

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AKG N60NC Wireless

The AU$399 AKG N60NC Wireless on-ear headphones are compact, comfortable and well-designed, and sound excellent for a model with active noise cancellation and Bluetooth.  

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Jabra Elite Sport

Jabra's Elite Sport earbuds are an AirPod alternative: They're wireless, waterproof and even have a heartrate monitor. They're more pricey though, at AU$349.

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Samsung Level U

It may seem weird to use a Samsung headphone with an iPhone, but the AU$100 Level U is a likeable neckband-style Bluetooth headphone that doesn't costs too much. The step-up Level U Pro sounds better, but it has a noise-isolating design and isn't as comfortable as this model.

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