When you use your headphones at home, you are not that concerned with noise cancellation, more so with quality and clarity of sound. Open-backed headphones produce a more natural sound as you can hear outside noise as well. This also means that people can hear what you are listening to. In addition, if you want wireless headphones it is worth remembering that they will only work within a short distance of the base station.
Here are our recommendations for the best headphones for home use:
Described as having an impressive battery life, an insane bass and amazing value for money, these headphones have a lot going for them. Designed by engineers that love music and it shows. Teeth-throbbing bass control that allows you to tailor it to your preference. Long battery life, fast charging and a built-in microphone with controls on the headphones.
With these headphones you can talk to Alexa, share music, see exactly how much battery life you have, all with the Bose app. Really comfortable to wear so if you regularly listen for over 4 hours a day this pair will be a good choice. A very popular brand with travellers, thanks to the noise cancellation, which, you might need if you live in a noisy house.
These headphones are designed for your home entertainment system. They work well with your music and television devices and the wireless technology allows you to move around (100m from the base station). The main controls are situated on the headphones making them really user-friendly. Features include Bass Boost and Surround Sound.
These headphones have extra-deep cushion beds for comfort and an impressive battery life of 30 hours. They are lightweight so easier to wear for long periods of time. Controls are activated via a quick tap and you can set the levels to your personal choice. The High-Resolution Audio allows you to hear original recordings as they were intended.
You won’t find a better price for a good pair of headphones. Decent bass and the higher notes are good too. The design means they are not noise-cancelling and there is a little sound leakage but they cost under £100. Comfortable to wear thanks to the padded headband and overall customers scored it 4.1 out of 5.
You get a lovely natural sound with this set of headphones which is warm and pleasing to hear. They are the world’s first open-backed design using Bluetooth and provide realistic sound quality. No wires but you can also plug them in if you want. The headphones have a long battery life (15 hours) and we like the built-in microphone for answering calls.
Luxury, quality, comfort, these headphones just ooze sophistication. The sound is pretty good too. Bowers & Wilkins are experts in this industry and it shows. The large over-the-ear headphones feature real leather and memory foam padding. Bluetooth enabled, the battery lasts for 22 hours but it is the music quality that gives a real punch. Highs are crisp, lows are thudding with clarity. Time to treat yourself.