Wireless headphones are convenient until the batteries die. Then they are useless. It’s easy to forget the practical importance of a long battery life, especially when we are focusing instead on factors like sound quality, size, and appearance. Those, of course, are also excellent considerations, but you’ll hate any pair of headphones that keeps dying, even if your music sounds excellent and you look like you’re in a music video. With all that being said, here are some over-ear headphones that’ll last you until you next get to an outlet.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Special Edition
Active noise canceling makes these ideal for travel. Amazon
The batteries on the Plantronics BackBeat Pro will last up to 24 hours. It also comes with active noise canceling, a particularly useful feature for traveling. It will stay connected with Bluetooth up to 330 feet from your device, which is higher than average. A travel case makes it easy to carry, and the headphones also fold to take up less space.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
A compact and slick design. Amazon
Beats Solo3 will last up to 40 hours when fully charged. They’re smaller than the others on this list, so if portability is a concern, this is a good option. They’re available in a bunch of striking colors, including a poppy red, rose gold, and satin gold.
Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless II
Comes with wired capabilities as well. Amazon
These Sennheiser headphones will stay turned on for nearly a full day once fully charged. They are also comfortable enough to last that long on your head. They also come with a cord so you can use them as regular wire headphones, which is key for traveling on planes or if your computer has an older operating system. It also means the battery drains way slower. Sometimes it’s simply easier not to connect with Bluetooth.