The Best Headphones In 2022

This article lists the best headphones in 2022, judging them for their features and customer reviews.

Sony WH-1000XM5

The Sony WH-1000XM4 was already well-received by users for its excellent active noise cancellation, brilliant sound quality, and superb comfort. The Sony WH-1000XM5 takes all the qualities of the XM4 to a new level.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 has improved active noise cancellation. The sound quality is also more refined and balanced as the bass is reduced. The design is also sleeker and more beautiful than the WH-1000XM4.


Sony WH-1000XM5 

Tech Specs:

  • 20-hour battery life
  • 250g weight
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 30mm drivers

The Sony WH-1000XM5 is a superior version of the Sony WH-1000XM4.

Bose 700

Bose 700 is well-known among users for its ANC and call quality. Bose 700’s ANC capabilities are incredible when up to 11. Six microphones assist with ANC, while two more enhance vocal pick-up for exceptional call quality. The audio is also clear, and the mic quality is also wonderful.


Bose 700

Bose 700 design is modern. The top side of the headband has a metal finish, and the underside is covered with silicon material for comfort. The earcups can pivot and slide up and down to adjust depending on the user’s head.

Tech Specs:

  • 20-hour battery life
  • 250g weight
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Drivers: Not disclosed

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds ll

The QuietComfort Earbuds ll is a great upgrade over the originals. The 2nd gen has a prettier design and better features.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds ll

2nd gen is smaller and more comfortable, with tiny ear tips and a small stability wing. The 2nd gen also excels in ANC.

The QuietComfort Earbuds ll are the best Bose earbuds to date.

Tech Specs:

  • 6-hour battery life (earbuds), 18-hour battery life (case)
  • 6.24g weight (earbuds), 59.8g weight (case)
  • 9.3mm drivers
  • Bluetooth 5.3

Apple AirPods Max

Apple AirPods Max is a headphone like none other. With aluminum earcups and stainless steel headbands, the AirPods Max has all the essentials of an Apple product.

Apple AirPods Max has amazing sound quality. Apple’s H1 chip powers an adaptive EQ that automatically adjusts audio depending on the fit. The active noise cancelation is up to mark as it cancels less audible sounds.

Apple Airpods Pro Max

The design of the Apple AirPods Max is unrivaled in innovation and engineering. The headset is made of finished metal with a hint of plastic, giving the headset a luxurious feeling. The headbands are super comfortable and slide up and down depending on the user's head. The earcup covers are magnetic and attach themselves to the earcups.

Tech Specs:

  • 20-hour battery life
  • 385g weight
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 40 mm drivers   

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

AirPods Pro 2nd Gen is an excellent upgrade compared to the 1st gen, as the 2nd gen has improved sound quality, improved ANC, and new features.

Apple has provided the 2nd gen with an H2 chip that enhances the ANC performance, blocking the less audible background noises. The transparency mode is also improved. Overall audio quality is also improved.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

New earbuds controls are introduced, which are more accurate than the 1st gen. A speaker is added to the charging case meaning users get assistance when searching AirPods with FindMy.

Battery life is also increased.

Tech Specs:

  • 6-hour battery life (earbuds), 30-hour battery life (case)
  • Drivers: Not disclosed
  • 5.3g weight (earbuds), 50.8g weight (case)
  • Bluetooth 5.3
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