A few years ago, buying a pair of wireless headphones might have been a bad decision. But as technology has advanced, connectivity over Bluetooth has become more reliable.

Thanks to advancements in Bluetooth (with technologies like aptX), the latest Bluetooth headphones on the market will stay connected to your device and they will sound just as good as your wired headphones

There are a few downsides. Wireless headphones will cost more than their wired model counterparts and they do need to be charged. But the freedom of movement makes the listening process more enjoyable.

Whatever your reason for choosing a set of Bluetooth headphones, we’re here to help you pick out the best, regardless of your budget.

The best picks

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless noise-cancelling headphones that sound better than Bose, but with the same price tag. R6499

Bose QuietComfort 35 II – Premium headphones that include industry-leading noise-cancellation. R7990

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless – The best-sounding wireless headphones you can buy. R11999

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT – Technically brilliant on nearly every level with the same model available in wired version. R3700

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless – Incredible audio fidelity backed by a serious price. R7500

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 – These wireless noise-cancelling headphones are a traveler’s best friend. R3000

AKG N60NC Wireless – Wireless noise-cancellation from the mid-range master. R3999