The best earphones and headphones (2020).


There are an impressive number of headphones on the market, with styles and features diverse and varied, so much so that it is very difficult to understand what you need and find happiness.

In our comparison of the best audio headsets and earphones, there is something for all needs, tastes and budgets. For information on how to choose your headphones, please do not hesitate to read our buying guide.

If you do not wish to spend an astronomical sum for a good headphone then take a look at our selection of helmets are not expensive.

1. Sony WH-1000XM3 .


The Bluetooth headset WH-1000XM3 Sony offers an experience of noise reduction is absolutely amazing and unmatched. Thanks to its intelligent technology to Sense engine, it is able to adjust the audio according to your situation (walking, travel, waiting). The cpu, meanwhile, you isolate and eliminate any extraneous sound.

Sony retains its sober design that has served well until now, and despite a cup a more narrow, this headset is very comfortable to wear even for long listening.

Add to all this a reliable Bluetooth connection, a battery life of 30 hours and a charge port USB Type-C.

You can also get this helmet on Darty.

2. Bose QC35 II .

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The manufacturer Bose has taken into consideration all the criticisms made on the first generation of its wireless headsets.

With the Bose QC35 II, it is now possible to reduce or disable noise reduction. The wizard Google has also been integrated, which is a real asset of seduction for Android users.

The Bose QC35 II is very comfortable and even though it weighs 310 grams, its weight feels light thanks to its earpads with padded. The sound is superb. The bass, the vocals and instruments are very clear.

If you already have the model of the first generation then you don’t need to buy it.

You want to switch to a higher range ? Then the Bowers and Wilkins PX would be a very good alternative.

You can also find it on the Baker.

3. SRS TrueConnect .

RHA TrueConnect

SRS TrueConnect are great wireless headphones, they provide excellent sound insulation and if you adjust them correctly, they fit very well for active use.

Add to that, 25 hours of battery life thanks to its case-load, a resistance splash-proof (IPX5) and audio quality of the first order. These headphones are perfect for music lovers and after we any better than the AirPods from Apple.

4. Bowers and Wilkins PX .

Bowers and Wilkins PX

For its first Bluetooth headset, Bowers and Wilkins has hit hard ; the PX is, according to our ears, the best of the market.

It is compact and is lighter than the P9 Signature (335 g). As usual, the brand has produced a headset to the sound sublime and very high quality. The PX also provides excellent sound insulation.

The duration of the battery is 22 hours when noise reduction is enabled, and 50 hours when it is disabled.

The only flaw was found in Bowers and Wilkins PX is its lack of comfort.

It is also on the Fnac.

5. Rock Jaw Alfa Genus V2 .

Rock Jaw Alfa Genus V2

The Alfa Genus V2 are superb in-ear less than 40 €, for this price you get a product of very good quality manufacture, with remarkable acoustics. In the box, interchangeable to adjust to the proper size are provided.

You can also edit the audio profile according to your personal tastes and/or the use you make of it.

6. OnePlus Bullets V2 .

OnePlus Bullets (V2)

OnePlus proves that headphones cheap can work very well, have a beautiful design and include additional features such as a three button control, to manage your music or calls without having to remove your phone from the pocket.

If you have a small budget, then the OnePlus Bullets V2 are done for you.

7. Sony WF-1000X .

Sony WF-1000X

Sony sign here of the Bluetooth headset to be very satisfactory. Small, light, comfortable, the WF‑1000X broadcast excellent sound quality. They are also equipped with the technology of noise reduction, what you will not find on other headphones of the same category.

Also, depending on whether you are in motion or in transit, and its function of listening to intelligent adaptive control automatically calibrates the noise reduction.

The defects of these intra atrial, 100 % wireless (True Wireless) are loss of connection from time to time, design a bit outdated and their lack of sealing.

If you want a Bluetooth headset with features fitness, then you can turn instead to the Jabra Elite Sport.

8. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 .

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

The Bose Noise Cancelling 700 sports a sleek, stylish and very comfortable to wear. On the right earpiece you will find a touchpad through which you can control your music or answer incoming calls.

Four microphones were placed in each earbud for better noise reduction. During your phone conversations, they locate and isolate the sound of your voice quite dramatically.
The Noise Cancelling and offers great sound quality with powerful bass and treble very clear through the use of technology Bose AR (augmented reality)

As to its autonomy, it is 20 hours, a result that is a little disappointing for a helmet of such a quality.

You can also find it on Baker.

9. Nuraphone .


The Nuraphone is a helmet hybrid, a supra-aural and in-ear at once. The acoustic insulation is sensational, and the sound is detailed and diffuse.

Its other strong point is the integration of the codec aptX HD for Qualcomm. This technology increases the performance of the connection and transmission of sound, and enables a playback of the songs in 24-bit.

Its battery is also impressive, since it has a battery life of 20 hours.

However, the lack of comfort of the Nuraphone doesn’t make the headphones ideal for extended listening.

It is also available on Baker

10. Denon AH-MM400 .

Denon AH-MM400

This model of Denon is not the best product of the brand, headphones, AH-D600, D7100, D2000, D5000 and D7000 are more definite. However, it does not remain about it less than excellent.

There, where the AH-MM400 stands out, in comparison to its predecessors, it is in portability. It weighs only 310 g, compared with 365 g to a D600, for example.

What about the acoustics ? Quality is very good too, we even think that this helmet has nothing to envy of its competitors.

Buying Guide the best headphones and earphones .

Often, the headphones supplied with your smartphone or tablet are not of very good quality and wear very quickly.

To address this need, Tech Advisor France has tested it, just for you, the best earphones and headphones that are currently available. There are all shapes, sizes and performance.

On the audio market, you will find mainly three types of helmets :

The headphones “in-ear” fit into the hollow of your ear.

The helmets are “supra-aural” (on-ear) are in the headband and pads, and arise on the ear.

The “circum-aural” (over-ear), on the other hand, are also roll, but unlike the previous ones, they completely cover your ears and rely on your skull.


On the side of the headphones, there are also 3 types :

Earphones Bluetooth standard are connected by a cord
Headphones 100 % wireless – no cord binds the 2 Bluetooth headsets at the image of Airpods
The earphones neckband – they are related to each other via a headband that is positioned around the neck .

Most headphones are offered with a cord, but there are wireless Bluetooth connection. If you have an iPhone, then you can use the adapter Lightning to jack to plug in your headphones.

Another important feature in the purchase of a pair of earphones or headphones is the noise reduction. Many products advertise this feature, even if it is “passive” (the earphones block physically the surrounding noise).

What you really want, it is the noise reduction “active” (ANC), which means that the headphones pick up sounds outside via microphones, analyze, and eliminate the noise repetitive (trains, cars, etc.). This allows you to decrease the surrounding noise, so you don don’t need to increase the sound of your music and stay alert and safe.