Did you know that headphones were invented in 1910, on a kitchen table? If you didn’t I don’t blame you. Most don’t bother with the history of revolutionary devices as long as it serves its purpose.
Since then, headphones can be found in almost all walks of life, from producers, pilots, gamers, travelers etc. Depending on your specification, you can find headphones that best suit your needs.
If you don’t have the time to visit a dealership then you can easily purchase on the internet. Below are some of the best headphones for travelers.
This pair of headphones is known for its noise cancellation, premium sound quality, up to 30hrs of battery life and features an ergonomic redesign that makes it slimmer, comfortable and reduces pressure on the ears.
If you’re on a vacation, this would be the best option for you. It comes in black, silver, midnight blue and triple midnight colors.
You can find it on Amazon for $348. At the moment it has 348 reviews with 70% of the reviews giving it a 5 star rating.
Most of the negative reviews focuses on microphone quality and adaptive noise canceling which allows ambient sound to leak. Other than, if you are looking for the best headphones for a traveler the Sony WH-1000XM3 is a great choice.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
This headphone is built for the outdoor, its acoustic noise cancelling feature continuously measures, compares and cancels any outside noise with the opposite signal.
You can pick phone calls even if it’s windy or noisy outside. Bose QuietComfort 35 II is optimized for Google Assistant. You can ask for direction or news update. It has a 20 hour battery life.
It goes for $349 on Amazon and comes in dark blue, silver and black colors. Currently 66% of the 1,779 reviewers gave it 5 stars. The top critical review stated that the issues started after the firmware update. This could easily be fixed by the technical team.
Beat Studio3 Wireless
If you’re an apple user then this is for you. The W1 chip makes a huge difference when it comes to connecting Apple devices. This doesn’t mean it can’t connect to other non-Apple Bluetooth devices.
When it comes to the design, there really isn’t much to say because it looks similar to the 2014. Of course, only Beats users will notice.
All they did is improve on sound, battery life to 22 hours and noise canceling. Think of it as an upgrade.
You can find it on Amazon, currently it’s priced at $279.95. Out of the 835 customer reviews, 64% gave it a 5 star rating.
Critics state that the sound quality isn’t worth the price while others focused on the hardware issues.
Tribit XFree Tune Bluetooth Headphones
If you’re on a budget, this Bluetooth headphone is a must have. For $50, it is comfortable to wear, sound quality is good and battery life is 24 hours.
With the Bluetooth 4.1 and CSR chips technology, the Bluetooth headphone can be used 33 feet away from your electronic device.
I wouldn’t recommend for hiking because it does not have the noise-canceling technology.
You can find it on Amazon. Out of the 272 reviewers, 72% gave it a 5 star rating. Critics have stated that the sound quality changes after using it for a while.
Depending on your budget and brand loyalty, any of these will do. If you’re looking for noise-cancellation when using public transport or active noise-cancelling to protect your ears from unwanted sounds, I would recommend the Sony WH-1000XM3.
Others prefers wireless for flexibility, this means the sound will be compressed which can affect sound quality. Make sure to get a Bluetooth headphone that is works with Apple and Android devices. Beat Studio3 Wireless is your best option.
Foldable or portability is key when traveling. Most Bluetooth headphones come with a carrying pouch.
The most important feature is the detachable AUX cable, you can imagine after hiking for hours your Bluetooth device dies. Make sure to confirm if the Bluetooth headphone comes with one.
Most of all, read reviews online. You have to focus on quality reviews to make a decision.
Once you have identified a Bluetooth headphone, visit the dealership and TEST before buying. If you’re planning to buy online, make sure you have done enough research before buying. Read the return policy and ask questions on forums, otherwise you will be in a bad situation where you can’t get your money back.