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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.

Now that the headphone jack is gone, however, 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 roundup as we review more Bluetooth headphones, as they come out. Latest update Jan. 31. First published July 2016.

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Bose SoundSport Wireless

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

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Apple AirPods

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 Crossfade 2 Wireless

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

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Bose SoundSport Free

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. Initially only available in the US, they'll come to other markets in 2018. (The US price converts to about £175 or AU$310.)

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 -- are a compelling alternative to the AirPods, particularly for fans of Bose's StayHear+ Sport tips.

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Sony WH-1000XM2

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 reduced the number of buttons to help simplify things.

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Beats by Dre 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 QuietComfort 35 II

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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V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless

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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Sennheiser HD 4.50BTNC Wireless

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

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Anker SoundBuds Slim

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 Studio WIreless 3

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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Jabra Elite 65t

Jabra's third-generation totally wireless earphones are among the top models in their category. They not only fit better than the previous Elite but they have better battery life and will soon add Alexa voice assistant support. 

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Jaybird Run

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 PX

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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B&O Play by Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H4

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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UA Sport Wireless Flex

The UA Sport Wireless Flex has a built-in LED on the headband, a safety feature for nighttime runners (and walkers). It also sounds good and is comfortable to wear. Our only gripe is that it should probably cost a little less.

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit 300

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

Jaybird's 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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Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series

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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Aftershokz Trekz Air wireless bone-conduction-headphones

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 phone calls and comes with a nice carrying pouch.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless

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

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AKG N60NC Wireless

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

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Urbanears Stadion

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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Bose QuietControl 30

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

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 E55BT

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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Plantronics BackBeat Fit

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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Sony WF-1000X

The Sony WF-1000X is the company's new truly wireless headphone. While it has some small drawbacks, it's one of the best sounding totally wireless headphones out there and also features active noise-cancelling. 

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iFrogz Impulse Duo

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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Parrot Zik 3

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, it's come down in price.

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Sennheiser HD1 Wireless

Sennheiser's HD1 Wireless, the headphone formerly known as the Momentum Wireless, is one of 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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Jaybird X3

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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Skullcandy Grind Wireless

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

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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II

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 BeoPlay H7

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

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Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless

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 Halo Smart

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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Creative Sound Blaster Jam

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 Everest Elite 750NC

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 H.ear On Wireless

Sony's 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 WH-1000XM2, which costs $50 more, but it does deliver excellent performance for Bluetooth.

Note: The new Sony H.ear On 2 Wireless NC is now available so the original is significantly discounted.

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Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless

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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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

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 by Dre Powerbeats 3 Wireless

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 Ink'd Wireless

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

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Sony MDR-XB50BS

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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iFrogz Summit Wireless

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

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

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