The best bluetooth headphones in 2022

Music often accom­pa­nies us in every­day life. It cheers up, helps pass the time or becomes a great leisure option. Head­phones are the main device for lis­ten­ing to music, espe­cial­ly if they sup­port the Blue­tooth com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­col.
The best bluetooth headphones in 2022
The best blue­tooth head­phones. Pho­to: pix­abay

There are many mod­els of wire­less head­phones on the mar­ket that dif­fer from wired ones in their mobil­i­ty. This is a great option for sports and peo­ple lead­ing an active lifestyle. With such a device, the prob­lem with con­stant­ly tan­gled wires or stiff­ness in move­ments dis­ap­pears. In this arti­cle, we reviewed the best blue­tooth head­phones that are on the mar­ket in 2022, and the expert, com­mer­cial direc­tor of Aval­oni­ka, Artem Antonov, gave advice on choos­ing them and answered pop­u­lar ques­tions.

Editor’s Choice

Apple AirPods 3

Apple AirPods 3. Photo: Apple
Apple Air­Pods 3. Pho­to: Apple

This is a new mod­el from Apple: the most thought­ful design and impec­ca­ble sound. Thanks to the adap­tive equal­iz­er, the sound para­me­ters are auto­mat­i­cal­ly adjust­ed based on the geom­e­try of the ear, so bass and mids are adjust­ed indi­vid­u­al­ly. Due to this tech­nol­o­gy, the sound is volu­mi­nous and real­is­tic.

Head­phones are not afraid of water, as they have IPX4 type mois­ture pro­tec­tion, which the case also has. This allows you to lis­ten to music even in rainy weath­er or dur­ing intense work­outs. Man­age­ment is car­ried out using a pres­sure sen­sor.



Main characteristics

Num­ber of built-in micro­phones one
Use as a head­set Yes
Head­phone adap­ta­tion Yes
Dis­charge indi­ca­tion Yes
Bat­tery charge indi­ca­tion Yes
Talk Time up to 20 hours
Apple Air­Pods 3

The mod­el com­bines all the advan­tages of “stan­dard” Air­Pods and advanced ver­sions of Pro

Top 10 best bluetooth headphones in 2022 according to KP

1. Sony WH-CH510

Sony WH-CH510.  Photo: Sony
Sony WH-CH510. Pho­to: Sony

Con­sid­er a full-size mod­el from Sony. Despite the fact that these are closed-back head­phones, the design is light and com­fort­able. The sound is very clear and pow­er­ful, the bass is clear­ly repro­duced, and you can also adjust the sound para­me­ters for your­self using the equal­iz­er.

The mod­el is uni­ver­sal, suit­able for lis­ten­ing to music, audio­books both in a relaxed atmos­phere and dur­ing vig­or­ous activ­i­ty. Head­phones look styl­ish and will be a great acces­so­ry.

Main characteristics

Design over­head (closed)
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Work­ing hours 35 h
Imped­ance 8 ohm
The weight 132 g

Pros and cons

Head­phones are light­weight and com­fort­able, have excel­lent sound qual­i­ty and low cost
Some users report that the noise reduc­tion is not effec­tive enough
Wire­less head­phones

Ide­al head­phone for gym, walk­ing and trav­el

2. Shure Aonic 50

Shure Aonic 50. Photo: Shure
Shure Aon­ic 50. Pho­to: Shure

It is worth con­sid­er­ing a full-size mod­el of pre­mi­um head­phones for true music lovers. They repro­duce clear sound, as they are cre­at­ed tak­ing into account many years of expe­ri­ence of pro­fes­sion­als in this field. This is a wire­less mod­el, which pro­vides max­i­mum com­fort dur­ing use and trans­porta­tion. Head­phones are able to work with­out recharg­ing up to 20 hours, and this sig­nif­i­cant­ly dis­tin­guish­es them from com­peti­tors.

This mod­el has active noise can­cel­la­tion, which is also adjustable, and you can also turn on the “ambi­ent mode”, which allows you to hear all exter­nal sounds. Shure Aon­ic 50 embod­ies all the lat­est devel­op­ments and is equipped with many addi­tion­al fea­tures. It is worth pay­ing atten­tion to the pres­ence of a pre­mi­um class ampli­fi­er and the abil­i­ty to con­trol using the Shure­Plus PLAY appli­ca­tion.

Main characteristics

Design full size
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Work­ing hours 20 h
Imped­ance 39 ohm
Sen­si­tiv­i­ty 97.5 dB/mW

Pros and cons

Head­phones repro­duce stu­dio-qual­i­ty sound, styl­ish and com­fort­able
Users note insuf­fi­cient­ly effec­tive noise reduc­tion

3. HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i.  Photo: HUAWEI
HUAWEI Free­Buds 4i. Pho­to: HUAWEI

This is a styl­ish and mod­ern mod­el of TWS head­phones. Free­Buds 4i are in-ear, due to this they have good noise reduc­tion. If we talk about the sound, it is clean, bal­anced, but to a greater extent, these head­phones are adapt­ed for play­ing pop music.

In addi­tion, the mod­el has pro­tec­tion against water and dust IP54, which allows you to lis­ten to music in almost any con­di­tions. The head­phone case is made in a com­fort­able, stream­lined shape, so it does not take up much space.

Main characteristics

Design intra­canal
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Work­ing hours 22 h
Case charg­ing type USB Type‑C
Num­ber of micro­phones 2

Pros and cons

A good mod­el of wire­less head­phones that com­bines style, ergonom­ics and high sound qual­i­ty
Bass is not well defined for some music gen­res
TWS head­phones

Wire­less head­phones are not only a trib­ute to fash­ion, but also a seri­ous tech­ni­cal break­through

4. JBL Tune 215 TWS

JBL Tune 215 TWS.  Photo: JBL
JBL Tune 215 TWS. Pho­to: JBL

JBL has been renowned for its high qual­i­ty audio prod­ucts for many years. This mod­el com­bines active and pas­sive noise reduc­tion tech­nolo­gies so that noth­ing inter­feres with lis­ten­ing to music, no mat­ter where you are. High and low fre­quen­cies are pro­nounced for real­is­tic and clear sound repro­duc­tion.

Also, the head­phones work with­out recharg­ing up to 5 hours, while the bat­tery life in the case reach­es 25 hours. This mod­el is a uni­ver­sal option for use in every­day life.

Main characteristics

Design intra­canal (closed)
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Case charg­ing type USB Type‑C
Imped­ance 14 ohm
Fre­quen­cy response 20–20000 Hz
Sen­si­tiv­i­ty 101 dB/mW

Pros and cons

This mod­el is from a well-known brand, which guar­an­tees reli­a­bil­i­ty and high qual­i­ty.
The size is quite large, may not be suit­able for some users.

5. Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro

Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro.  Photo: Soundcore
Sound­core Lib­er­ty Air 2 Pro. Pho­to: Sound­core

Not a very famous mod­el and man­u­fac­tur­er. These head­phones are quite inter­est­ing and unusu­al, start­ing with the case and end­ing with the device itself. The cov­er of the case does not just open, as in most oth­er mod­els, but slides up like a slid­er. The head­phones them­selves are styl­ish, look orig­i­nal. The sound is bal­anced, clear, the voice is clear­ly played, and instru­men­tal com­po­si­tions sound har­mo­nious­ly and bass­es are repro­duced.

To sta­bi­lize the sound, there are sev­er­al built-in modes and an equal­iz­er. A spe­cial fea­ture is the HearID test, which allows you to cus­tomize each ear­bud just for you.



Main characteristics

Design intra­canal (closed)
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Work­ing hours 26 h
Imped­ance 16 ohm
Charg­ing type wire­less
Degree of pro­tec­tion IPX4
Num­ber of micro­phones 6
Num­ber of dri­vers 2

Pros and cons

Head­phones have an orig­i­nal appear­ance, good sound and are able to work autonomous­ly for quite a long time.
Some users have not­ed that the func­tion to stop music when remov­ing the ear­phone does not always work sta­bly
Head­phones for phone

A smart­phone has long ceased to be just a means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, but is a mul­ti­me­dia cen­ter

6. HONOR Earbuds 2 Lite

HONOR Earbuds 2 Lite.  Photo: HONOR
HONOR Ear­buds 2 Lite. Pho­to: HONOR

In appear­ance, this mod­el is unre­mark­able, looks like most TWS head­phones. The sound is quite volu­mi­nous, clear, the bass is well defined. This mod­el has an active noise can­cel­la­tion func­tion that does its job per­fect­ly.

They are ide­al for lis­ten­ing to pop music and oth­er gen­res. Of the spe­cial func­tions, touch con­trol can be not­ed. Head­phones look styl­ish, are avail­able in black and white.

Main characteristics

Design intra­canal (closed)
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Work­ing hours 10 h
Charg­ing type USB Type‑C
Bat­tery life 32 h
Num­ber of micro­phones four

Pros and cons

A decent mod­el at a fair­ly bud­get price, users note that thanks to the mate­r­i­al, white head­phones do not get very dirty and look pre­sentable even with active use
Users note that touch con­trol does not always work sta­bly

7. Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2. Photo: Samsung
Sam­sung Galaxy Buds 2. Pho­to: Sam­sung

These are one of the most pop­u­lar head­phones on the mar­ket at the moment, they stand out for their ergonom­ic design and rich func­tion­al­i­ty. This mod­el is very com­fort­able to fit, as they have a deep fit and fair­ly light weight. The head­phones have good noise reduc­tion, so extra­ne­ous sounds will not dis­tract from lis­ten­ing to music.

The sound is bal­anced, the man­u­fac­tur­er made the head­phones so com­fort­able that even when lis­ten­ing to tracks for a long time, they are not felt and do not bring dis­com­fort. Touch con­trol fea­tures, vibra­tion bone con­duc­tion sen­sor, mois­ture pro­tec­tion set the Buds 2 apart from the com­pe­ti­tion.

Main characteristics

Design intra­canal
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Work­ing hours 6 h
Degree of pro­tec­tion IPX2
Case charg­ing type wire­less charg­er
Num­ber of micro­phones 2

Pros and cons

Ver­sa­tile for every­day music lis­ten­ing
Some users note that the mate­r­i­al from which the head­phones are made is rather slip­pery.

8. HTC True Wireless Earbuds

HTC True Wireless Earbuds.  Photo: HTC
HTC True Wire­less Ear­buds. Pho­to: HTC

Head­phones have a styl­ish design, avail­able in var­i­ous bright col­ors. This mod­el com­bines all mod­ern func­tions such as, for exam­ple, touch con­trol. The kit comes with sev­er­al ear pads that will allow you to choose the per­fect fit just for you.

Prop­er fit will ensure ade­quate noise can­cel­la­tion and com­fort for extend­ed use. The mod­el is equipped with a built-in micro­phone.

Main characteristics

Design intra­canal
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Degree of pro­tec­tion IPX5
Imped­ance 16 ohm
Case charg­ing type USB Type‑C
Sen­si­tiv­i­ty 94 dB

Pros and cons

Good option for every­day use at a low cost
No active noise can­cel­la­tion
How to con­nect wire­less head­phones to your phone

And how to solve con­nec­tion prob­lems

9 Edifier X5

Edifier X5.  Photo: Edifier
Edi­fi­er X5. Pho­to: Edi­fi­er

Anoth­er decent option for bud­get Blue­tooth head­phones. Avail­able in two col­ors: black and white. The case is styl­ish and com­pact, has a stream­lined shape. The head­phones them­selves look inter­est­ing, dif­fer from com­peti­tors. The sound is clear and smooth with­out any empha­sis on any fre­quen­cies. But even at max­i­mum vol­ume there are no dis­tor­tions.

This mod­el does not stand out for long autonomous work. The kit comes with inter­change­able ear pads to choose the best size for you.

Main characteristics

Design intra­canal (closed)
Con­nec­tion blue­tooth 5.0
Sup­port­ed codecs aptX
Fre­quen­cy response 20–20000 Hz
Sen­si­tiv­i­ty 95 dB

Pros and cons

Despite the low price, they have good sound and styl­ish design, so they are quite wor­thy to be in your arse­nal.
Sound qual­i­ty is aver­age, no active noise can­cel­la­tion


QCY T1X.  Photo: QCY
QCY T1X. Pho­to: QCY

This is a bud­get wire­less head­phone. This mod­el has a small weight, com­pact size and con­ve­nient fas­ten­ing, so it is suit­able for active work. Thanks to the pres­ence of the Qual­comm chipset, the sound does not dis­ap­pear or be inter­rupt­ed, because the data trans­fer rate is quite high.

Also, the head­phones have IPX5 water pro­tec­tion, which is not avail­able for all expen­sive mod­els. The sound is quite good and clear, so this option is worth hav­ing in your arse­nal.



Main characteristics

Case charg­ing type micro USB
Emit­ter type dynam­ic
Work­ing hours 5.5 h
Imped­ance 32 ohm
Bat­tery life 50 h

Pros and cons

This is a bud­get option that per­fect­ly copes with its tasks and is equipped with many mod­ern fea­tures.
Users note syn­chro­niza­tion fail­ures and not quite high-qual­i­ty per­for­mance

How to choose bluetooth headphones

In order not to make a mis­take in choos­ing the right mod­el with such a vari­ety blue­tooth head­phones on the mar­ket, the edi­tors of the KP addressed to Artem Antonov, Com­mer­cial Direc­tor of Aval­oni­ka.

Head­phone sound qual­i­ty is a high­ly sub­jec­tive con­cept. This is affect­ed not only by the source itself, but also by the state of the user’s hear­ing.

It is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that the sound qual­i­ty of blue­tooth head­phones is some­what low­er than that of wired ones. There­fore, for blue­tooth head­phones, the dura­tion of oper­a­tion and charg­ing speed are no less impor­tant than sound, since no mat­ter how amaz­ing they sound, an hour of play­back and long charg­ing are unlike­ly to suit any­one.

Popular questions and answers

What should I do if the blue­tooth head­phones keep los­ing con­nec­tion with the device?
First of all, dis­con­nect from the device, then recon­nect. Next, check if the gap occurs in the same place geo­graph­i­cal­ly. There are cas­es of con­stant dis­con­nec­tion with dif­fer­ent head­phones at the same inter­sec­tion.

Also, if pos­si­ble, it is worth check­ing the qual­i­ty of the con­nec­tion with anoth­er source, whether there are breaks with it. Well, you should not for­get about the lim­i­ta­tion of the blue­tooth range and the pres­ence of obsta­cles between the trans­mit­ter and receiv­er.

Are blue­tooth head­phones harm­ful to health?
It’s some kind of elec­tro­mag­net­ic radi­a­tion. But the harm from it is no more than from a per­son smok­ing 10 meters from you on a street with high traf­fic inten­si­ty and, as a result, abun­dant exhaust gas­es.