With the exit of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, many people are left wondering what to do next. While Apple will be handing out new wired headphones with their devices, they still might not be their cup of tea. If you're planning on throwing down some big bucks on a good pair of headphones, here are our top picks.
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Bose has a tendency to make AMAZING sound quality speakers and headphones. Their latest, the SoundSport, does NOT fall flat in this department. With a wing tipped design, these in ear (not in canal) design helps secure these earbuds so they don't fall out of your ear as easily when you're moving. Sporting multiple colors (although I'm a sucker for anything blue), you can find the right pair for your fashion statement. The cable contains volume and call answering controls with a clear microphone to help people hear your huffing and puffing. Boasting a 6 hour battery life, these headphones will be there for every step of your workout. And no worries while you sweat, since Bose took the extra step to ensure these headphones are water and sweat resistant. At $149, these headphones may be your best choice!
These headphones are endorsed by multiple Olympic athletes, so we know they've gotta be great. With the same idea with the wing tip design, the structure of these headphones helps ensure a no slip grip in your ear as the speakers sit in your ear canal. Going above and beyond, the company actually created a no skip signal enhancer that helps ensure your music doesn't falter when you're outside. There's nothing worse than going for a run and your wireless headphones disconnect and reconnect when you're in your flow. They even have a lifetime sweat proof warranty to back their sweat resistant technology. At an 8 hour battery life, these headphones appear to be living up to their hype. And to just get fancy, on top of the cable controls for volume and answering calls, there's even a voice prompt (name Jenna, oOo) to help you navigate your phone without having to stop and fiddle with it. Price point starts at $116 in multiple colors.
JBL Reflect Mini
JBL is a world renowned brand and had always delivered on its creations. Their newest wireless headphones come in 4 colors and each one has a reflective coating and a magnetic length control for easy adjusting behind your head. With their own type of rubber wing tip design, they claim to be able to withstand all movement types, including CrossFit, without falling out. They also have in stream volume and call control paired with amazing audio. The design sits in the ear canal and comes with multiple sizing options for the right fit. They even boast having the same sweat proof technology as other brands. Showing up to the party with 8 hours of playback time, these headphones help soften the blow to your wallet at only $97.
Plantronics BackBeat FIT
Plantronics has decided to come back into the bluetooth world strong! Being known for their ability to make great bluetooth headsets for the average business man was one thing, but now they have stepped into the realm of bluetooth headphones and know what they're doing. The BackBeat FIT is an awesome alternative to regular headsets. Not only do they boast an 8 hour
battery life, but they also have a reflective, flexible cord that shapes and molds to your head. Waterproof and amazing speaker quality isn't all it has either. These headphones went outside the mold and placed their volume and call controls on the earbuds instead of on the cord, preventing unnecessary weight on the cord and ensuring their stability in your ears. Definitely my top pick, rolling in at $129.99.
These are just a few of our favorites. Do you have a pair you love? Let us know in the comments so we can test them out too! And remember to join us next week when we do our first review of the iPhone 7 and all of its glory.