Best wireless headphones 2016 - reviewed

We rate the top in-ear and on-ear Bluetooth headphones you can buy

Wireless headphones have been around for almost a decade now, but they're set to be more popular than ever in 2016. Why? One word: Apple.

Throwing caution to the wind, the tech giant has ditched the universal 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of its own lightning connector on the iPhone 7. That means Appleites (there are a lot of them, don’t you know?) will have to buy wired headphones compatible with the lightning port, use a seriously ugly adapter… or go wireless, which seems the shrewdest move for most folk.

Now it’s your turn to cut the cord, and we’re here to help you break free.

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Weight: 310g ● Claimed battery life: 20hours ● Colours: 2 ● Supplied cable length: 1.2m ● Charging: microUSB

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Weight: 190g ● Claimed battery life: 20hours ● Colours: 3 ● Supplied cable length: 1.2m ● Charging: microUSB

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Weight: 170g ● Claimed battery life: 8hours ● Colours: 4 ● Supplied cable length: 48cm ● Charging: microUSB

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Weight: 214g ● Claimed battery life: 17hours ● Colours: 1 ● Supplied cable length: 1.2m ● Charging: microUSB

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 Weight: 16g ● Claimed battery life: 8 hours ● Colours: 2 ● Supplied cable length: N/A ● Charging: microUSB

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Weight: 24g ● Claimed battery life: 6 hours ● Colours: 10 ● Supplied cable length: N/A ● Charging: microUSB