Bluetooth headsets serve many a purpose. Not only do they save the hassle of intertwined, movement-restricting wires everytime you try to listen to your favorite melody, but also look pretty cool. More often than not, we fall for incessant and hardcore advertising and forget a few basic attributes, especially while picking out a headphone.
Here’s a list of 5 brilliant Bluetooth headsets that you must give some thought to if you’re looking for an uncompromised audio experience:
Bose QuietComfort 35
Often considered to provide the best noise cancellation, these come replete with an inbuilt microphone and offer a self-proclaimed 20 hours of battery backup. The American audio equipment company has also made room for an analog port on the left ear cup while the right one sports the device’s power button, which also doubles as the Bluetooth connectivity button. Along with that, the ear cup on the right features the mic, volume keys, battery indicator and the USB charging port.
Price – Rs. 29,363/-
Sennheiser PXC 550
The German electronics company has always been a top player as far as headphones are concerned. The PXC 550 headpiece takes its credibility a notch higher. The headphones boast of a 30-hour battery backup and feature a dedicated, touch-sensitive trackpad on the earcups that facilitates the control of music and volume levels. Seemingly designed for business travelers, these also support NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. Along with that, the PXC 550 feature an inbuilt timer meant to deal with the sudden and unintentional rise in sound.
Price – Rs. 29.990/-
The successor to the Japanese company’s hugely successful ATH-M50 headset, the ATH-M50x feature contoured earcups that can be swiveled 90 degrees and come along with three separate, detachable cables. Although the headphones do not feature active noise cancellation, they do a nice job isolating the ambient noise with absolute zero leakage. The ATH-M50x have received rave reviews from critics and users alike and can be considered to be one of the best in their price range.
Price – Rs. 10,499/-
Sony MDR 1000X
The noise-canceling headphones from the Japanese company are the first to feature inbuilt DSEE HX technology which helps amp up the quality of compressed music to around high-resolution irrespective of the source of the same. These offer NFC and Bluetooth connectivity along with a reported 20 hours of battery backup. Also, the MDR 1000X come replete with a ‘Personal NC Optimizer’ that enables the users to toy with the noise-cancelling features easily.
Price – Rs. 30,990/-
Skullcandy Grind Wireless
These are an upgraded, wireless version of Skullcandy’s Grind headphones and are available in six different colors. Featuring cushioned earcups along with a metal headband, the headphones are reportedly said to have a 12-hour battery backup. The right earcup of the Grind Wireless contains a microphone along with buttons for call, track and volume control. Along with that, the headphones also feature an integrated amplifier for higher power rating and less distortion along with drivers to enable a greater dynamic range.
Price – Rs. 6,999/-