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Christmas Gift Guide

Bose SoundSport Wireless

Apple AirPods

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless

Bose SoundSport Free

Sony WH-1000XM2

Beats by Dre BeatsX

Bose QuietComfort 35

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless

Sennheiser HD 4.50BTNC Wireless

Anker SoundBuds Slim

Beats Studio WIreless 3

Jaybird Run

Bowers & Wilkins PX

B&O Play by Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H4

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 300

Jaybird Freedom 2

Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series

Aftershokz Trekz Air wireless bone-conduction-headphones

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless

AKG N60NC Wireless

Urbanears Stadion

Bose QuietControl 30

Plantronics BackBeat Sense

JBL E55BT

Plantronics BackBeat Fit

iFrogz Impulse Duo

Parrot Zik 3

Sennheiser HD1 Wireless

Jaybird X3

Jabra Elite Sport

Skullcandy Grind Wireless

Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II

B&O Play BeoPlay H7

Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless

Jabra Halo Smart

Creative Sound Blaster Jam

JBL Everest Elite 750NC

Sony H.ear On Wireless

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 3 Wireless

Skullcandy Ink'd Wireless

Sony MDR-XB50BS

iFrogz Summit Wireless

Urbanears Hellas

With all of Apple's latest iPhones you can't plug your standard wired headphones into the phone without using a Lightning adapter, which Apple includes along with a set of Lightning EarPods.

However, now that the headphone jack is gone many iPhone users are looking to cut the cord and go wireless. With that in mind here's a look at a bunch of top wireless Bluetooth headphones that you can pair to your new iPhone X (and every other Bluetooth-enabled audio device).

Editors' note: We'll be updating this round-up as we review more Bluetooth headphones as they come out.

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The BoseSound Sport Wireless is a great wireless sports headphone and the company updated it in September to account for a small flaw that impacted a small percentage of units.

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Apple's totally wireless AirPods may look a little strange, but they're designed to automatically pair with the Apple devices running iOS 10 or later, WatchOS 3 or later or MacOS Sierra or later. They're Bluetooth headphones that also work with Android devices, but Apple devices get access to special features. Despite a few quirks, they've impressed us -- and a lot of other people.

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V-Moda's latest Bluetooth headphone is its best model yet, with improved sound, battery life and comfort.

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Remove the cord from Bose's popular and highly rated SoundSport Wireless earphones and you're left with SoundSport Free, the company's new totally wireless earphones that costs $250. They will initially only be available in the US, then will come to other markets next year. (The US price converts to about £185 or AU$313.)

Yes, that price is $90 more expensive than Apple's AirPods, which have dominated the totally wireless headphone market (and wireless headphone market overall). But the SoundSport Free are true sports headphones and -- despite the higher price -- could is a compelling alternative to the AirPods, particularly for fans of Bose's StayHear+ Sport tips.

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Sony's earlier MDR-1000X is one of our favorite noise-canceling wireless headphones, and this is the new enhanced version of it, the WH-1000XM2. Priced at $350 (£330, AU$499), it looks very similar to the original and also comes in beige or black, but the finish is slightly different. Sony's reduced the number of buttons on the headphone to help simplify things.

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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's QuietComfort 35 II ($350, £330, AU$500) wireless noise-canceling headphone looks, sounds and performs just like the original except for one key feature: There's a new "Action" button on the left ear cup that allows you to connect to your Google Assistant without having to touch your phone. 

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The V-Moda Metallo Wireless isn't cheap, but it's an excellent-sounding neckband-style headphone for both sports and everyday use.

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The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Wireless is wireless noise-canceling headphone with effective noise canceling that sounds great and costs significantly less than Bose's QuietComfort 35. 

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The SoundBuds Slim, an in-ear Bluetooth sports headphone that can be had for less than $30 (£20AU$70) online, is one of the better budget wireless sport headphones we've tested.

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Beats' third-generation Studio headphone looks the same on the outside but has been completely revamped on the inside with improved adaptive noise-canceling, sound and battery life, (thanks to Apple's W1 chip).

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If you can overlook the small interference issues, Jaybird's totally wireless Run earphones offer a great fit and strong sound.

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Bowers & Wilkins has made a few different wireless headphones, but the PX is the company's first headphone to feature both Bluetooth and noise canceling -- and it's actually the company's first noise-canceling headphone of any kind.

Available in two color options, space gray and soft gold, the PX has that sleek, sophisticated design that Bowers & Wilkins headphones are known for, with some metal parts and ballistic nylon on its ear cups. It costs $400, £330 or AU$549.

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The Beoplay H4, B&O Play's entry-level over-ear Bluetooth headphone doesn't have much in the way of bells and whistles, but it sounds very good, and it's comfortable.

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The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 300 is a reasonably priced lightweight Bluetooth headphone that fits comfortably and is good for both everyday use and the gym. 

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Jaybird' Freedom 2 wireless sports headphone has new combined tips and fins, plus a new cord-management system -- but is otherwise the same as the original.

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If you're looking for an affordable on-ear headphone not named Beats that's attractively designed and sounds very good, Plantronics' BackBeat 500 fits the bill.

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$120.00 Typical Price

The AfterShokz Trekz Air is a slimmed down bone-conduction headphone that offers improved sound and is very comfortable to wear, leaving your ears open to hear the outside world. It also works well as a headset for making cell-phone calls and comes with a nice carrying pouch.

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The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 is one of the best values in noise-canceling wireless headphones.

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Sennheiser's PXC 550 Wireless is a worthy competitor to Bose's QuietComfort 35. Like that model, it's very comfortable and features impressive noise cancellation and works very well as a headset for making calls.

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Although they may not be quite as good as full-size offerings from Bose and Sony, the on-ear AKG N60NC are arguably the best compact wireless noise-canceling headphones.

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The coiled design of Urbanears' Stadion may not appeal to everyone, but it does work well as a wireless sports headphone, especially for running.

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The 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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Plantronics' BackBeat Sense is one of our favorite on-ear wireless headphones. It also performs very well as a wireless headset for your phone.

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JBL's 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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It's been out almost two years but the BackBeat Fit remains a top wireless sports headphone and has proven to be durable. It started out at $130, but can now be had for around $80 online in the US, £65 in the UK and AU$100 in Australia.

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The iFrogz Impulse Duo is lightweight, comfortable in-ear Bluetooth headphone that's sweat resistant and delivers good sound for its relatively modest price point. It has a nifty magnetic clip system on the inline remote and is rated for 10 hours of battery at moderate volumes.

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The feature-packed Parrot Zik 3 improves on the company's earlier Zik 2 and offers both Bluetooth streaming and active noise cancellation. After being on the market for a while, they've come down in price.

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Sennheiser's HD1 Wireless, the headphone formerly known as the Momentum Wireless, is one the top sounding wireless Bluetooth headphones. It also features active noise canceling, though it's not up to the level of Bose's noise canceling. This headphone started out at $500 or £380, but has come down in price somewhat (it's about AU$600 in Australia right now).

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With the X3, Jaybird fixed some of the small issues that bothered owners of the X2. A slightly smaller design and better battery have made this one of the top Bluetooth sports headphones. Jaybird sometimes discounts it 25 percent, which makes it an even better value.

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Jabra's Elite Sport headphones are totally wireless earphones with an integrated heart-rate sensor. The second-generation version offers increased battery life.

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The Skullcandy Grind Wireless is an on-ear model and one of the better values in Bluetooth headphones.

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If you can live without the QuietComfort 35's active noise cancellation, Bose's SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II are a very comfortable full-size headphone with very good sound quality for Bluetooth.

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B&O Play's BeoPlay H7, an around-ear model, is stylish, comfortable and sounds very good.

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Thanks to being updated with Apple's new low-energy W1 custom Bluetooth chip, Beats' Solo 3 Wireless has much better battery life than its predecessor. Its impressive 40 hours of battery life is tops for a Bluetooth headphone.

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Jabra's Halo Smart is a neckband-style wireless headphone that performs very well as a headset for making phone calls, has good battery life and delivers decent sound quality for music so long as you can get a tight seal from the included ear buds.

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The Sound Blaster Jam looks a little old school, but it sounds good, is lightweight and only costs around $40 online.

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JBL's Everest Elite 750NC is a nice upgrade over its predecessor, the Everest Elite 700. It features a more streamlined design with better padded ear cups (more comfort), better sound and an overall more premium look and feel. 

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Sony's new H.ear On Wireless NC comes in several eye-catching colors and features wireless Bluetooth streaming, as well as active noise cancellation. It's not quite as impressive as Sony's MDR-1000, which costs $50 more, but it does deliver excellent performance for Bluetooth.

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Bowers & Wilkins' P7 Wireless, one of the swankier full-size Bluetooth headphones available, is made out of premium materials and delivers very good sound. The newer PX, which adds noise-canceling, is now available, and with its arrival the P7 has dropped in price slightly.

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We're fans of Bowers & Wilkins wired P5 (now on its second generation) and the P5 Wireless is a very good on-ear wireless headphone. Now that Bowers & Wilkins has released its newer PX wireless headphone, this one can be had at a good discount.

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Beats' Powerbeats Wireless 3 improves slightly on the design of the popular Powerbeats 2 Wireless sports headphone and adds Apple's energy-efficient W1 custom Bluetooth chip, which makes connecting the headphones very easy (for Apple users) and significantly boosts battery life.

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

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If you're looking for a more affordable in-ear sports headphone, Sony's MDR-XB50BS is a decent performer for the money.

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If you're looking for an inexpensive Bluetooth sports headphone that's reasonably good, iFrogz' $25 Summit Wireless headphone is worth considering.

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Urbanears Hellas are sporty headphones with touch controls at a reasonable price tag.

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