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Grow Your Business Technology

Best Wireless Headphones for Business 2018

Wireless headphones
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Whether you're getting on a long flight or sitting down at your desk in a noisy open-office environment, headphones can be a life saver. Finding the right headphones for the office means considering call quality, Bluetooth capability and overall comfort. Our four favorite headphones for business in 2018 have all these features, as well as impressive audio quality and solid battery life.  

Best for Business
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  • Price
    $349
  • Style
    Over ear
  • Battery life
    20 hours
  • Noise cancelling
    Active
  • Wireless
    Bluetooth, NFC
  • Mic
    Yes
Best for Business Travel
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  • Price
    $399
  • Style
    Over ear
  • Battery life
    22 hours
  • Noise cancelling
    Active
  • Wireless
    Bluetooth
  • Mic
    Yes
Best Value
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  • Price
    $59
  • Style
    Over ear
  • Battery life
    8 hours talk time, 12 days standby time
  • Noise cancelling
    Passive
  • Wireless
    Bluetooth
  • Mic
    Yes
Best Earbuds for Business
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  • Price
    $169.99
  • Style
    In-ear
  • Battery life
    5 hours
  • Noise cancelling
    Passive
  • Wireless
    Bluetooth
  • Mic
    Yes

Credit: Bose

Bose was among the first companies to venture into noise cancelling technology, and the Quiet Comfort 35 series lives up to the company's reputation. The active noise cancelling technology (ANC) doesn't produce any feedback, so you can enjoy your tunes or podcasts while working. Bose even gives you the option to control the level of ANC in the Bose Connect app. The app can also be used to check how far into the headphones' 20-hour battery life you are or adjust EQ levels. The over-ear headphones also provide business owners with a quiet, comfortable experience. The headphones are only a half-pound, and feature padded earcups that seal a user's ear.

The Quiet Comfort 35 II can pair with your smart device by simply tapping it on the right earcup. An NFC chip will quickly pair your device to the headphones. You can also pair them using Bluetooth or the Bose Connect app. At $349, these headphones aren't cheap, but the countless features and excellent call quality make them an ideal product in the workplace – especially open offices. The Bluetooth technology in the headphones allows you to walk up to 35 feet away without losing connection. Bose's new headphones provide users with a quiet experience and crystal-clear audio to get them through the work day. 

Read a full review of the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II on our sister site, Tom's Guide.

 

Credit: Bowers & Wilkins

 

The Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless headphones have extended battery life and are easily foldable for storage in bags and backpacks, making them an ideal tool for the tireless business traveler. These headphones are more expensive than Bose's, clocking in around $400. But the sleek design, comfortable fit and noise cancelling technology mean these headphones are great for long plane or train rides. One reviewer at our sister site, Tom's Guide, said she wore them for around five hours without any discomfort.

The PX Wireless headphones have built-in smart sensors. If you take one of the ear cups off your ear, for instance, it will pause your music or podcast. Bowers & Wilkins has its own app to accompany the headphones. It automatically syncs with the headphones when it launches, and you can use it to control ANC features for offices, cities and flights. The only slight concern with the PX headphones was its call quality, where there were reported problems with volume and clarity. Overall, the flexible design, comfortable fit and long battery life make these headphones a great option for business travelers.

Read a full review of the Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless.

 

Credit: Jabra

 

The Jabra Move Wireless headphones are a great product for a low price point. While there's not active noise cancelling technology, these headphones cover your ears to provide passive noise cancelling. The battery life isn't on par with Bose's or Wilkins & Bowers' offering, but for under $70 the headphones can get the job done. The headphones come in three color styles: coal black, cobalt blue and cayenne red. They're drop tested up to 3.2 feet and have 8 hours of active battery life. Jabra says the headphones can last on standby for up to 12 days. The Bluetooth capability has a range of around 33 feet, making it ideal for workers who like talking on the phone and moving around the office. The voice calls were clear and had solid volume, making it a great option for business owners who spend a lot of time on the phone.

The only shortcoming of the Move Wireless headphones is they don't fold easily for storage or transport. However, the top band is flexible enough to slip the headphones into a bag. The Move Wireless headphones may not measure up to some of the other headphones we looked at, but, considering the call quality and Bluetooth technology, they may be worth considering for their price.

Read a full review of the Jabra Move Wireless on our sister site, Tom's Guide.

 

Credit: Purch

 

Jabra's Elite 65t wireless earbuds are in-ear headphones with impressive Bluetooth technology and a durable design. They have a battery life that can last up to five hours and a free app to control various aspects of the headphones, like tracking battery life. While there's no active noise cancelling technology included, the earbuds do sport passive noise cancelling features – they create a seal in your ear, blocking out some ambient noise but allowing some noise to get through.

The Elite 65ts have a five-hour battery life and a case that can provide two additional charges. This battery life puts it on par with the Apple AirPods, although Apple's earbuds may charge quicker than Jabra's. These earbuds have the latest iteration of Bluetooth technology, which means two devices can pair to the headphones at once. A notable feature of the Elite 65ts is its Call Experience feature. Using the Jabra Sound+ app, users can adjust how loud they are on calls. This is a great added feature for workers trying to control their volume on the phone. The durable design and Bluetooth technology make these earbuds a good option for the workplace.

Read a full review of the Jabra Elite 65t on our sister site, Tom's Guide.

Matt D'Angelo

Matt D'Angelo is a B2B Tech Staff Writer based in New York City. After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Journalism, Matt gained experience as a copy editor and writer for newspapers and various online publications. Matt joined the Purch team in 2017 and covers technology for Business.com and Business News Daily. Follow him on Twitter or email him.