Best Headphones of 2020

Headphones come in all shapes and sizes but they are a sanctuary away from the world around us. We use them to immerse ourselves in music, movies, games and private listening at home or on the go. Headphones are a fashion statement, a fitness companion and a godsend on an airplane. But which pair is for you? I’ve rounded up the best headphones on the market Wired and Wireless to provide you with the best options.

All the products on this list are given an Overall Rating based on Sound Quality, Design, Feature and Value out of 10… 

Vinci Smart Headphones

Priced From  $147US/  £149/  $300CDN

What makes the Vinci Smart Headphone so unique is the amazing and responsive touchscreen display on the side of the earcup. This Bluetooth headphone can operate stand-alone without a smartphone and stream music via 3G network or WiFi to stream music from Amazon Music, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Vinci has its own voice assistant so you can say the song, artist, album, mood, genre that you want to hear or just ask the voice assistant to play a song for you and it also supports Amazon Alexa. You get 26 hours of Bluetooth playback and 7 hours of standalone music playback with 16GB of internal memory to store all your music.

There’s a built-in sound recorder to record and playback voice recordings. Sound quality is very good no matter which music source of music streaming you use and these headphones will pause your music when removing them from your ear and plays automatically when they’re back on your ears. The Vinci Smart Headphone is a step forward in the headphone universe and is a bargain for the price.

My Overall RATING 7.7 OUT OF 10

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Mpow Bluetooth Headphones

Priced From $36US/  £27/  $46CDN

At less than $40 the Mpow Bluetooth Headphone proves that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a pretty decent pair of wireless headphones. These lightweight Bluetooth headphones are very comfortable with soft cushion in the headband and earcups. The noise canceling is really impressive and is just as good as slightly more expensive headphones. Sound quality is also impressive very crisp and clear audio with decent bass, not as impressive as more expensive headphone on this list but it’s pretty good considering the price. It has 13 hours of music playback and a connection range of 33 feet. At this price, the Mpow is a steal it delivers good sound, good quality at a cheap price.

My Overall RATING 8.9 OUT OF 10

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The Jaybird  X4

Priced From $99US/  £89/  $149CDN

These headphones are Jaybirds fourth iteration of Jaybirds popular waterproof wireless sports headphones and the  X4’s are the best version of them all. They deliver on all fronts and fits very comfortably in the ear and those added wingtips allow them to stay in the ears securely so they won’t fall out under any extreme circumstances. See Full Our Review

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Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Priced From  $339US/  £275/  $649CDN

Sennheiser is one of the best names in personal audio and the Momentum 2.0 is another awesome product that provides a great audio experience. The Momentum 2.0 is one of the most versatile headphones, it has(NFC) Near Field Communication for one-tap pairing with any compatible smartphone or other music players. It’s noseguard hybrid active noise cancellation blocks out ambient noise using 4 microphones for the ultimate in isolation and clear phone quality when on a call. The Momentum 2.0 has 22-hour battery life with both Bluetooth and Noise Guard activated to ensure performance. The earcups are attached to a mounting pin and have a full 360deg pivoting rotation to adjust comfortably to the anatomy of your head and your ears, very comfortable even when used for long hours. The Sennheiser 2.o oozes with a high level of detail and sound quality that’s one of the best on the market. These premium headphones are quality and are hands down one the best and most versatile headphones around.

My Overall RATING 9.3 OUT OF 10

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Symphonized NRG  Bluetooth Wireless Wood Headphones

Priced From $19US/  £27/  $46

These Symphonized NRG Bluetooth Wireless Wood Headphones are made from handcrafted wood. These beautiful earphones look and feel more expensive than most other headphones in its price range and can compete with more expensive earphones. Sound quality is more natural, clearer and cleaner because of the wood design. They fit snug in the ear and will stay secure with the removable hooks, with great noise isolation blocking out most outside noise. Battery life is 6hrs under heavy usage and 8hrs under average usage on a single 2-hour charge. The built-in mic and volume control works really well. It’s compatible with all Bluetooth devices from iOS, Android, Laptops and more. If you’re on a small budget and looking for a great pair of wireless earphones I recommend the Symphonized NRG Bluetooth Wireless Wood Headphones.

My Overall RATING OF  9.0 OUT OF 10

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Sony WH-1000x M3

Priced From $348USD

The Sony 1000x M3 is not perfect, but when compared to most of the other ANC headphones on the market, it ticks the most boxes. The M3 is great on comfort, the best at fast charging, one of the best in battery life, the best at active noise cancelling and not to mention the best bass-rich audio experience. See why the Sony WH-1000x M3 headphones are the best: Sony WH-1000x M3 review

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit

Priced From  $87US/  £86/  $149CDN

If you’re the sports type and you need a durable pair earbuds that will stay in your ear consider the Plantronics BackBeat Fit. These are fitness earbuds that are constructed with a flexible design so the earbuds remain stable in your ear through all levels of exercise.  Although Plantronics is not known for music, the BackBeat have impressive sound quality, the stage is large, the bass is perfect, mids and highs sound excellent. Along with playing your music these behind the head Bluetooth earphones have a wear tip design that lets you hear your surroundings during outdoor exercise and other activities for safety sake. The earbuds are protected from water and sweat during workout outs by its invisible nano-coating technology. It has 8 hours of listening time per charge, while the accessible control lets you select music and take phone calls. If you’re looking for a durable pair of Bluetooth earphones that will stay in your ears under any level of workout whether indoors or outdoors with quality audio the Plantronics BackBeat Fit is one of the best around.

My Overall RATING 8.5 OUT OF 10

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Bose QC35 Noise Canceling

Priced From $349US/  £279/  $429CDN

The Bose QuietComfort 35 is an extraordinary sounding noise-canceling headphone that has Bluetooth streaming and great comfort as the name suggests. The QC35 utilizes Bose’s special plastic that is glass-filled nylon, soft Alcantara on the headband, memory foam in the earcup padding, slanted drivers inside for better comfort and soundstage, metal caps on the earcups, and solid clicky buttons. The quality is great but where the QC 35 shines is the noise canceling and Bose owns this area in the headphone industry they are the best. The QC35 cancels sound so naturally and smoothly that it will feel more like a very comfortable pair of earmuffs. These foldable over-ear headphones work extremely well for phone calls and also includes a cable for wired listening in case the battery dies.  It has 20 hours of playback time and a companion app for iOS and Android that helps to give you more control over your headphones. The Bose QC 35 Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones are simply the best noise canceling headphones on the market.  So if you’re looking for the best noise canceling headphone this is it. 

My Overall RATING 9.1 OUT OF 10

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Klipsch Reference X6I Earbud

Priced From  $109US/  £170/  $217CDN

These earbuds are extremely thin and are remarkably comfortable thanks to its thin design that sits naturally inside of the ear canal, for hours of comfortable use. They offer amazing sound with balanced lows, mids, and highs. Klipsch custom single full range and balanced armature delivers cleaner more natural-sounding vocals and defined upper frequencies. The Reference X6I series earbuds feature a brand new heavy gauge cable that’s more reliable and tangle-free. If you’re looking to upgrade from those earphones you get in the box with your phone, the Klipsch Reference X6I Earbuds are where it’s at.

My Overall RATING 8.2 OUT 10

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V-MODA Crossfade 2

Priced From $329US/  £330/  $449CDN

The V-MODA Crossfade 2 Feature new dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers and has a high-resolution audio certification from the Japan Audio Society. Sounds are clear with great mids and highs and a more sculpted bass with better detail. The V-MODA is extremely durable and extremely reliable but you should expect that considering the high price tag. Comfort is a key feature with its memory cushion and flexible headband providing a high level of comfort. The V-MODA Crossfade is an excellent option if you’re looking for the best sound mixed with great comfort.

My Overall RATING 9.3 OUT OF 10

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Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Wireless

Priced From  $145US/  £143/  $279CDN

The Sennheiser HD 4.5BTNC Wireless is an impressive wireless noise-canceling that’s a more affordable competitor to the excellent Bose QC 35. It’s one of the best sounding noise-canceling headphones you can buy under $200 and it sports an all-plastic design with very cushiony memory foam that sits very comfy on the ears. The active noise canceling is very effective and will do very good muffle sound. Sound quality is one the best in its price range it has powerful bass and excellent mids. Battery life is rated at 19 hours with Bluetooth and noise-canceling activated and it also has a 3.5mm jack to listen to your audio wired. The Sennheiser HD 4.5BTNC isn’t as good as the more expensive Sony 1000M2, or the Bose QC 35 but its very impressive noise-canceling for half their price.

My Overall RATING 8.0 OUT OF 10

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Meze 99 Classics Wood Headphones

Priced From $309US

The Meze 99 Classic Wood Headphones is truly an elegant and tough built wooden headphone. This is a headphone that exquisitely blends wood and metal. Meze used very high-end materials for this build, that includes; “CNC carved wood ear cups, cast zinc alloy hardware with an electroplated coating, stamped manganese spring steel headband, memory foam, and soft PU leather”. Comfort and distance around the ears are very good. The only issue some might have is the pads get a little warm for extended use. The PU leather is like a pillow around the ear. The headphone automatically adjusting to your head with some cleverly placed elastic materials. Sound quality is more than just a musical experience with the Bass having a prominent role in the Meze 99 Classics sound signature and a lot of warmth and fullness down low.

Due to the easy fit and soft leather pads, the Meze 99 Classics can form quite a nice seal. That seal in return leads to a really nice isolating headphone from outside interference. The 99 Classics are one of the best wooden headphones and is truly a great overall headphone for those looking for a warm, entertaining and detailed musical experience.

My Overall RATING of  9.O OUT OF 10

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Apple Airpods

Priced From $203US/  £159/  $289CDN

Apple has reinvented the way we use wireless earbuds with these Apple Earbuds. These earphones offer good sound and a decent battery life of 5 hours. When you pull the Airpods out of the charging case they instantly turn on and connect to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPod or Mac. The design and look aren’t for everyone but they fit comfortably in the ear. There is no inline remote so you have to use Siri. You can double-tap to adjust volume, change songs, make calls and get directions. The Apple Airpods are one of the best wireless earbuds on the market and you can’t go wrong with them.

My Overall RATING 9.1 OUT OF 10

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Bose QuietComfort 35 ll

Priced From $349US/  £329/  $449CDN

The Newer and just as impressive Bose QuietComfort 35 ll wireless noise-canceling headphones perform just as good as the older QC 35 but now it has a dedicated action button to access Google Assistant. This makes the new QC 35 ll the first headphones to integrate Google Assistant with just the touch of a button. Google Assistant lets you control playback with your voice, smart devices in your home and so much more. You can also use the Bose Connect app to change the action button to the active noise cancellation button. Aside from the added Google Assistant feature the Bose QC 35 ll is pretty much the same as the older Bose QC 35. So if you own a pair of Bose QC 35 there’s no need to upgrade to the newer Bose QC 35ll unless you want Google Assistant.

My Overall RATING 9.1 OUT OF 10

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Sony WH-1000x M3

Priced From $348USD

The Sony 1000x M3 is not perfect, but when compared to most of the other ANC headphones on the market, it ticks the most boxes. The M3 is great on comfort, the best at fast charging, one of the best in battery life, the best at active noise cancelling and not to mention the best bass-rich audio experience. See why the Sony WH-1000x M3 headphones are the best: Sony WH-1000x M3 review

My Overall RATING 9.4 OUT OF 10

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Have your say below if you have purchased any of these awesome Headphones above, please share your experience with us. If you have any questions about these or any other headphone please comment below.

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George Pang


  1. Great job…all this hype about Beatz and they aren’t worth it.One side was without sound in less than a month ..That’s why its good to do research !!!

    • Thanks Ashoikie.. Beatz are good headphones and really popular because of heavy marketing but there are a lot better headphones on the market. Keep it locked to YourTechSpace for the newest and best products.

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