World Best Headset
The world’s first-ever headphones were invented in the 1880s, weighed over 11 pounds, and had no padding. Needless to say – they didn’t make our list. But the ones that did are, by any standards, amazing. And to the question: are 2020’s best headphones really that much better than, say, the best from just 3 to 5 years ago? In almost every case, yes.
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.
The Best Wireless Headphones for Travelers
These days, most smartphones and tablets support wireless technology, so we’ve rounded up the top 7 wireless headphones for when you travel.
Two reasons why: 1) With a headphone market expected to top $15 billion by 2025, the world’s premier headphone makers are wrestling for dominance. Along the way, every incremental improvement, whether by giants like Sony and Bose – or audio purists like Focal and Audeze – is a win/win for consumers. 2) A few years ago, wireless headphones were mostly a novelty with often spotty, subpar results. Today, it’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between wired and wireless, and hearing is believing.
So, with that in mind, we asked our World Wide Stereo audio experts to apply their combined decades of experience with the goal of picking today’s best headphones, by category, no holds barred. And yes, it was hard work (no it wasn’t), but we stuck with it (more like “loved every second”) and now we’re proud to present (after some fairly spirited discussions) the “Best Headphones of 2019.”