The Bose QuietComfort 35 is a full-size, around-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone that also includes active noise-cancellation and doubles as an advanced headset for making cell phone calls. It earned an Editors' Choice award from CNET.
Sony's MDR-1000 is Sony's answer to Bose's QuietComfort 35. It's an impressive sounding wireless Bluetooth headphone that also features active noise-cancelation technology that's on par with Bose's, as well as some nifty extra features geared toward frequent travelers.
V-Moda's latest Bluetooth headphone is its best model yet, with improved sound, battery life and comfort. Featuring excellent build quality, it's one of the best premium over-ear wireless headphones, although it doesn't feature active noise-cancelling.
The BoseSound Sport Wireless is a great wireless sports headphone; the company has just updated it in September to account for a small flaw that impacted a small percentage of units.
Sony's MDR-1A is one of CNET's top-rated over-ear wired headphones and delivers excellent sound in a very comfortable design.
While I had some quibbles with a few of Jaybird's design choices and this headphone's high pricetag, the Freedom Wireless is the company's smallest and most advanced wireless sports earbuds to date.
Plantronics BackBeat Fit has been out almost two years, but it 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.
Apple's totally wireless AirPods may look a little strange, but they're designed to automatically pair with the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and other Apple devices running iOS 10, WatchOS 3 or MacOS Sierra (they're Bluetooth headphones, but Apple devices get access to special features).
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.
Sennheiser's Momentum Wireless is arguably the best sounding wireless Bluetooth headphone. 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, but has come down to a bit less in some places.
If you can live with out the QuietComfort 35's active noise-cancelation, Bose's SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II are a very comfortable full-size headphone with very good sound quality for Bluetooth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bowers and Wilkins' best sounding headphone is now available in a wireless version, the P7 Wireless for $400. It's a swanky-looking, well-built wireless headphone that delivers clean, well-balanced sound.
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.
Bose's more compact on-ear wireless headphone, the SoundLink On-Ear Wireless, is arguably the most comfortable on-ear Bluetooth headphone (the Plantronics BackBeat Sense is also very comfortable).
Bose's SoundTrue Ultra may be the most comfortable in-ear noise-isolating headphone ever made. It also sounds excellent.
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.
The Skullcandy Grind Wireless is an on-ear model and one of the better values in Bluetooth headphones.
The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 is one of the best values in noise-canceling wireless headphones.
Beats Studio Wireless 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. It started out at $379 but is now down significantly online.
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.
While they're pricey, Doppler Labs' Here One totally wireless earphones offer more features and deliver better sound than Apple's AirPods.
B&O Play's BeoPlay H7, an around-ear model, is stylish, comfortable and sounds very good.
Urbanears Hellas are sporty headphones with touch controls at a reasonable price tag.
Jabra's Halo Smart is a neckband-style wireless headphone that performs very well as a headset for making cell 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.
Focal's Listen headphone is an audiophile-grade over-ear wired headphone that's well priced for the sound it delivers.
Audeze's Sine is the company's most affordable full-size planar-magnetic headphone. This type of driver technology is known for delivering impressively clean, distortion-free sound and the Sine's sound is superb for the price, although some people might wish the comfortable were a little more comfortable. It comes come with two wired options: one with a traditional miniplug, and one with Apple's Lightning connector.
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.
Plantronics' BackBeat Sense is one of our favorite on-ear wireless headphones, and it also performs very well as a wireless headset.
The Beyerdynamic T51i remains one of our favorite on-ear wired headphones.
We're fans of Bowers & Wilkins wired P5 (now on its second generation) and the P5 Wireless is a very good wireless headphone, just a tad pricey.
Jabra's Elite Sport headphones are totally wireless earphones with an integrated heart-rate sensor.
Skullcandy's Ink'd Wireless is an affordable, lightweight neckband-style headphone that sounds surprisingly good.
While Sennheiser Momentum Wireless is a more versatile headphone, the wired Momentum 2.0 is significantly more affordable and sounds great.
The feature-packed Parrot Zik 3 improves on the company's earlier Zik 2 and offers both Bluetooth streaming and active-noise cancellation.
It may seem weird to use a Samsung headphone with an iPhone, but the Level U is a likable 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.
JBL's E55BT isn't a total bargain, but it's a midpriced over-ear model that delivers solid performance and decent comfort.