For years now, producers have been reluctant to make the switch to wireless headphones. And who could blame them? Most studio wireless headphones they could find were mediocre at best. However, now might be the perfect time to make the switch, as Bluetooth headphones for music production became more than comparable to wired ones. In this article, we will give you a list of our top picks for the best wireless headphones you can use for music production.
Best Wireless Studio Headphones: Our Top 3 Picks
1. Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II)
First on our list is Bose with its QC35 II wireless headphones. The main advantages of these headphones are contained within their name. First of all, their noise cancelation is exceptional. Furthermore, even when the noise cancelation is switched off, they can still block out a lot of external sounds.
Secondly, they are extremely comfortable and lightweight. In fact, sometimes you’ll forget that you have them on. On top of that, a clear and broad soundstage and 20+ hours of battery life make Bose QC35 II a perfect choice for music producers.
What we don’t like about them is the fact that the sound is somewhat soft, making the dynamic range relatively limited. Furthermore, the latency is a bit high at around 190 ms. Finally, the fact that these headphones are made of plastic makes them look a bit cheap.
2. Behringer BB560M
If you are looking for a pair of affordable Bluetooth headphones that you can use for mixing and monitoring, Behringer’s BB560M is for you. Like our previous entry, BB560M wireless headphones are very light and comfortable. Furthermore, they come with a 3.5mm TRS input for wired connection. Therefore, you’ll be able to use them even when their battery is dead.
The Behringer BB560M is equipped with 40mm dynamic drivers that will give you an immersive listening experience with the best sound quality. Furthermore, these noise-reducing headphones come with a flexible boom microphone. This is great news for those of you avoiding wireless headphones because of their low-grade integrated mics.
However, this microphone is still far from studio level. Furthermore, although the sound quality is outstanding, especially considering the price, professional producers and DJs might find it a bit irritating. Still, if you are an amateur producer short on cash, you won’t go wrong with Behringer BB560M.
3. Sony WH1000XM2
This list would be incomplete without Sony and its WH1000XM2. With this model, Sony wanted to outperform Bose’s QuietComfort. And you could say its mission was a success. With a frequency range of 4Hz – 40kHz, these headphones offer one of the best frequency response consistency out there. Furthermore, the quality of sound is amazing, especially in bass and midrange.
Another thing Sony got right with this model is the battery life. With 30+ hours of playback time, you will not have to recharge these bad boys for days. Finally, these headphones appear minimalistic and attractive at the same time, which makes them the best-looking ones on this list.
One problem you’ll have to deal with is the relatively high latency. Although Sony managed to surpass Bose in terms of sound quality and esthetics, their latency is almost identical. Furthermore, touch-sensitive controls can also be a major problem, as they are rather inconvenient. Finally, plastic parts of the headphones are prone to wear and tear.
If you are tired of all the wires that are lying across your studio floor, you might want to consider purchasing some of the wireless headphones from this list. If you are looking for premium studio headphones, you have a choice between Sony and Bose. Furthermore, if you need to cut costs without jeopardizing quality and convenience, you might want to go with Behringer.