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List of brands we tested in this review.
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In $AUD as supplied by manufacturers.
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Most wireless headphones use Bluetooth to make a wireless connection between your smartphone and headphones. If the headphone has wireless support but doesn't support Bluetooth, it uses a digital wireless transmitter that is connected to your audio system or TV at home. The range is usually much better than Bluetooth.
Type of fit
Earphones fit at least part-way inside the ear canal, sometimes also clipping onto the ear. They're commonly called earbuds or in-ear models and are most likely the type you’ll find in your smartphone box. Over ear (circumaural) headphones completely surround your ear, and may provide added passive noise-cancelling properties. On ear (supra-aural) are usually smaller and more compact as they rest on the outside of your ear.
Weight of the headphones in grams.
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CHOICE Expert Rating
Made up of sound quality (55%), comfort and durability (35%) and audio enhancements (10%).
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Sound quality score
50% of the overall score. Includes scores for speech, jazz, rock, pop and classical music.
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Comfort and durability score
Includes comfort when wearing spectacles, noise if the cable is moved, cable tangling and assessment of the materials used in manufacture.
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Audio enhancements score
Includes leakage and passive noise-cancelling as well as wireless interference.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Sound quality score
- Audio enhancements score
- Comfort and durability score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Type of fit
- Powered by battery
- Travel case
- Cable length (cm)
- Weight (g)
- Takes phone calls
- Controls on headphone or cable
- Left/right inscription
- Braille left/right inscription