7 Best Wireless Headphones for Travel

Whether you’re listening to the latest episode of your favorite podcast, your favorite musician, or an audiobook, headphones are usually an essential item when you travel.

7 Wireless Headphones for Travelers

These days, most smart phones and tablets support wireless technology, so we’ve rounded up the top 7 wireless headphones for when you travel.

JayBird X3

For those of you who can’t decide if they like under-ear or over-ear headphones better, the JayBird X3 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 4 colors.

User Review: “I wear these all the time. Whether at the gym or traveling, i love them.”

Price: Starting at $99.89 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 3.5

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 $19.99 on Amazon, but give you about 8 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 7 colors.

User Review: “Just got these a month ago. Took them on a week vacation to an island so lots of music time at the beach and on the plane. Didn’t have to charge them once for the 5 days i was gone.”

Price: Starting at $19.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

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 5 hours of play time on a full charge, a 2 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 3 colors.

User Review: “Perfect sound. does not lose connection. 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 $169.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

OYRGCIK Wireless Earbuds

Another “true wireless” pair, for the budget-minded travelers out there. At only $37.99, 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, and comfortable.

User Review: “I purchased these mostly for traveling on flights and they have worked great so far. I have used them for 6 flights so far, all 2-3 hours long and these have worked great. The sound quality seems good to me for small portable earbuds and they are comfortable to wear and connected to my phone right away. Other earbuds I have owned have tended to hurt my ears after about an hour but I haven't had that issue with these. The bass is also better than I expected for the price.I like that you push them into their portable battery pack base and they recharge on the go. Also like the small carrying bag so you can keep the charging cord, spare silicone ear pieces and the ear buds all together on the go.”

Price: From $37.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Bose QuietComfort 35

Some people hate earbuds. If that’s the case, then try these headphones from Bose. With noise cancelling, voice commands, and up to 20 hours of playtime, these are perfect for a long flight. Available in 2 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: $299.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

If you don’t want to break the bank with a fuller coverage headphone, consider these noise cancelling headphones at just $66.00. Active noise cancelling 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 traveller. Available in 4 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: Starting at $66.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

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 cancelling, 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 bank 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: $138.98 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

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