These are the best wireless headphones for travel, whether you’re listening to the latest episode of your favorite podcast, your favorite musician, or an audiobook. These days, headphones are an essential item for the road.

The Best Wireless Headphones for Travelers

Most smartphones and tablets support wireless technology, so we’ve rounded up the top seven wireless headphones for when you travel.

JayBird X4

For those of you who can’t decide if you like under-ear or over-ear headphones better, the JayBird X4 wireless headphones may be the answer to your prayers. You can adjust the device to whatever fits your comfort. Plus, with protection from sweat/rain showers, personalized sound settings, 8 hours of usage on one charge, they are the perfect travel headphones. Available in two colors.

User Review: “Perfect multipurpose earphone.”

Price: From $129.99 on

Mpow Flame Bluetooth Headphones

If you’re on a budget, these are the wireless headphones for you! The Mpow Flame Bluetooth Headphones start at only $21.99 on Amazon, but give you about eight hours of use on a full charge, have a water-resistant coating to allow for sweating (perfect for a long walk on your trip), and they come with a travel case. Available in eight colors.

User Review: “Sound, although not professional quality, is better than other headphones in this price range and in many cases on par with headphones that are much more expensive.”

Price: From $21.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

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Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds

For something that has no wires at all, try these True Wireless Earbuds from Jabra. With wireless stability, customizable sound profiles, up to five hours of play time on a full charge, a two-year dust- and water-resistance warranty, and voice commands to Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant. Not only may you feel like you’re living in the future, but you’ll be glad you packed these for your next trip. Available in three colors.

User Review: “Perfect sound. Does not lose connection. The battery lasts an amazingly long time. I fly every week and have had bose, sony, JBL. This is my go-to headphones for traveling now. the case is so handy.”

Price: From $149.99 on

Tozo Wireless Earbuds 

Another “true wireless” pair, for the budget-minded travelers out there. At only $39.99, you’ll be able to save some cash for your vacation if you buy these wireless earbuds! With a little less play time, you may have to charge them more often than some of the other wireless headphones out there, but it may be worth it for all of the money you’ll save. Truly wireless, portable charging, waterproof, and comfortable.

User Review: “All in all for the price I could not find a better earbud on the market."

Price: From $39.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Some people hate earbuds. If that’s the case, then try these headphones from Bose. With noise-canceling, voice commands, and up to 20 hours of playtime, these are perfect for a long flight. Available in three colors.

User Review: “I am in love with these headphones. I originally hesitated because of the cost but because I travel so much, and use 2 cell phones (one for business and one for personal), I decided to bite the bullet and hope for the best. These do not disappoint! I have worn them on various flights and they have done a great job of canceling out the crying kids while I listen to music.”

Price: From $220.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

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COWIN E7 Active Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

If you don’t want to break the bank with a fuller coverage headphone, consider these noise-canceling headphones at just $66.00. Active noise-canceling technology, a built-in microphone, a “professional protein earpad and 90° swiveling earcup,” and over 30 hours of playtime make these ideal for the budget traveler. Available in six colors.

User Review: “I would like to say that the appearance and comfort of these headphones are great and the Bluetooth function is easy to use. I just spent the entire day traveling on planes and in airports and the battery life is very good. At one stop I did add a bit of charge to them but just to be safe type thing and I don't believe I would have had an issue if I didn't. They also come with a plug so that if you wanted to use them with a unit that had no Bluetooth, they would also work.”

Price: From $45.26 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

Another fuller coverage headphone that you may want to take with you on your next flight. The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 comes with a travel sleeve, and the earcups swivel flat for easier storage. With up to 24 hours of play time, active noise canceling, and a smart sensor that automatically pauses your music when you take them off, and restarts when you put them back on, these headphones are perfect for any trip.

User Review: “I did a lot of research on how to get the most bang for my buck when it comes to noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones. I travel a lot an I also like that these headphones can become wired and plug into an airplane's entertainment system and still give me the noise-canceling effect. These are great, and I would recommend them to anyone. I would also add that they are cheaper than the competitors and offer comparable performance.”

Price: From $139.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

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