Are you going on holiday, a city trip or just a weekend away? These are the best on-the-go headphones.
The best headphones of the moment.
Sony’s latest headphones have it all: weigh next to nothing, great noise cancellation, excellent sound, a great battery that can last for hours. What more could you want? Pretty little if it’s up to us.
From the review: “The Sony WH-1000XM5 is one of the best headphones of the moment and that is reflected in the price. Yet it is a huge improvement compared to its predecessors in almost all areas. The Active Noise Cancelling, the design, the sound quality and wearing comfort are better than ever, although it is a pity that the headphones are less easy to fold as a result.”
The predecessor of the XM5.
The XM4 is slightly less than the XM5 in a number of areas, but the differences are minimal. The noise cancellation would be slightly better with the XM5 and the design and microphone of the XM4 are also slightly behind the successor. Even so, the XM4 is still one of the better headphones you can currently use on the go.
When we’re not reaching for the WH-1000XM5, the AirPods Pro are a great alternative. The sound quality is absolutely not of the same level, but you can easily grab them. Furthermore, the noise cancellation is also of an excellent level, especially because the earphones are in-ear. We are cheating a bit by including these headphones in the article, but if you are really looking for headphones from Apple then there are still the AirPods Max.
Bose Quiet Comfort 45
Where to buy: Amazon
Bose can measure itself very well in many areas with the aforementioned headphones from Sony. Like the WH series, Bose QuietComfort has excellent sound quality, battery life and noise canceling. A small disadvantage is that the noise canceling cannot be switched off, it is permanently on. Nevertheless, excellent headphones if you are looking for something slightly different than the Sony WH-1000XM devices.
Sony WF-1000XM4 is the best in-ear alternative to AirPods. If you don’t have an Apple device, it might be better to opt for this alternative from Sony. Yes, they may look a bit on the large side in terms of design and they are quite pricey, but at the same time they are comfortable. There are few in-ear headphones that can achieve such strong sound quality and noise cancellation, which brings us to Sony again.