Best headphones / earphones 2021

There is such a large selection of wireless headphones on the market today that it is difficult for users to decide. The assortment includes not only different types of products, but also various manufacturers. To make the right choice, you need to understand which type appeals to you and how you plan to use the product.

To make your choice as easy as possible, we will consider different types of wireless headphones and compare well-known Airpods earphones with their popular analogue.


Wireless headphones can be divided into the following categories:

  • full-sized over ear headphones - considered the largest, since they completely cover the ears; such an oversized headset is most often bought for frequent trips; the advantage of full-size wireless headphones is that they have good noise isolation and comfortable ear cushions; users are advised to pay attention to those models that have folding structures; it is good if, along with the headphones, the manufacturer also provides a case for their easy and convenient transportation; in order to comfortably use the headset for a long period of time, it is advisable to select ear pads for the size of the ear;

  • On ear headphones - many times more compact than previous models; such headphones are literally placed on the ears, without completely covering them; they are chosen by all those who appreciate high sound quality, which cannot be achieved with earbuds; the advantage of such a headset lies in its practicality;

  • Sports - when choosing, it is important to pay attention to several criteria at once, including moisture resistance, compactness and lightness; such headphones are connected with each other by a cable, although they are connected to the gadget via Bluetooth; Convenience is explained by the fact that the headphones can be removed and they will remain on the neck; this is very important for playing sports, since even if the earpiece falls out, it will not be lost;

  • TWS earbuds - not equipped with wires and fully inserted into the auricle.


As far as manufacturers are concerned, the market is divided into cheap wireless headphones and more expensive models. If we talk about Apple gadgets, the best wireless headphones for them are, of course, the Apple AirPods Pro.

Leading full-size headsets are the Sony WH-1000XM3 and Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones. Among TWS headsets, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Sony WF-1000XM3 stand out.

The price-quality ratio is maintained in the Huawei FreeBuds 3i wireless headset. If we talk about budget models, the leader of this year is Xiaomi Air Mi True Wireless Earphones.


Wireless headphones are in incredible demand among today's users. Their popularity is due to the fact that they:

  • They are comfortable to use due to the lack of wires; they do not hinder movement and are suitable for young and active people;

  • They offer an increased radius of possibilities;

  • Have an attractive appearance;

  • Independent of the gadget; the user can put the phone to charge, and at the same time listen to music through headphones;

  • They may have additional functions - we are talking about built-in memory, player or battery.

It is important for the modern user that wireless headphones meet several requirements at once. Manufacturers try to take everything into account in order to provide the ideal option, which, according to the client's vision, which might look like this:

  • The headset is securely fixed and does not fall off during an active lifestyle;

  • Noise cancellation allows you to listen to music even in the subway, at a train station or in any other noisy place;

  • The charge lasts a long time;

  • The headphones look stylish and beautiful without being too conspicuous.

Comparsion based on Apple airpods 2 & J18

Let's consider two popular wireless headphone models. Essager released the J18 model in gray, Bluetooth 5.0 version, the maximum distance between the phone and the headset is 10 m, the battery charge is 30 mA; working time - 3 hours; charging time - 1 hour, moisture protection level - IPX5.

In their turn, Apple released Apple AirPods 2, which literally conquered the world. Bluetooth version 5.0, battery charge - 30 mA; working time - up to 18 hours; not protected from moisture.

It is worth noting that if the difference in sound quality is minimal, while the noise reduction of the Chinese analogue lags noticeably.

As an advantage, the J18 headphones come in many original designs and colors, such as emerald gold or black and gold as shown above.

Wishing you fresh musical sensations and bright headphones!

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