Find the best wireless in-ear headphones with noise cancellation (ANC) here.
Looking for the perfect pair of true wireless in-ear headphones with noise cancelling? You’ve come to the right place!
There’s no doubt about it: True Wireless In-Ears are the headphones of the moment. No other headphone category has sold so well, no other headphone segment has embraced new and exciting technologies so successfully. Thanks in no small part to Apple, these small, completely wireless Bluetooth headphones have become an indispensable product group in the modern world.
If you are looking for a good pair of true wireless in-ear headphones, there are plenty on the market. But how do you choose? Which true wireless in-ear earphones offer good sound, effective noise cancellation, a comfortable fit and great value for money?
Our list of the best true wireless in-ear headphones with noise cancelling is here to help.
Checklist – what to consider before you buy:
- All the models listed here connect wirelessly to your player and are ideal for use with modern electronic devices: The latest smartphones such as the Apple iPhone (iOS), all Android devices and the Samsung Galaxy deliver music via Bluetooth, as do tablets, many notebooks and even desktop computers. However, the latter usually need to be retrofitted with a Bluetooth dongle*. Even newer televisions use Bluetooth to transmit TV sound to suitable headphones. Unlike older wireless headphones, Bluetooth wireless technology prevents interference with other devices. And the sound quality is not affected by the radio transmission.
- Bluetooth codecs are the be-all and end-all of wireless headphones! We list the supported codecs in our reviews. Please check that your external device (smartphone, tablet, TV) supports these codecs. The SBC codec is the lowest common denominator that all devices must support. For example, if you want to watch movies over headphones, it is important to choose headphones with low latency so that the audio/video offset is not a problem. In this case, look for “aptX Low Latency” or similar in the specifications of the headphones, or buy headphones that support the so-called “Gaming Mode”. This will also reduce the audio/video offset, but will usually reduce the Bluetooth range.
- How good are the headphones? In our individual reviews, we go into detail about the sound characteristics of each pair of headphones. BUT: the ear is not an objective measuring instrument! Much of the evaluation of sound takes place in the brain, so it also has to do with experience and conditioning. There are also physiognomic characteristics and, of course, personal preferences. In short, we all hear differently. That’s why it’s so important to try your headphones, so that you can decide for yourself whether you like the way they sound. It should also be clear that you can hardly compare the sound of a pair of £50 headphones with a pair of £1,000 headphones.
If you already have a price in mind or are on a budget, it’s worth taking a look at our other lists of the best Bluetooth headphones: