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Top 5 Wireless Headphones of 2023
Best Wireless Headphones
#6: Audio Technica ATH-WB2022 Wireless Headphones
#5: Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless Headphone
#4: Sony WF-1000XM5 Wireless Earbuds
At number four we're gonna take a look at the only pair of wireless earbuds on the list: the Sony WF-1000XM5. Sony has completely revamped the design of the WF-1000XM5, making them smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable. Somehow they even managed to pack more (and better) tech inside. The driver redesign sounds dynamic and resolute - we're getting a lot more top-end clarity and tightening in the bass response from previous iterations. It's a sonic upgrade to be sure, but I dare say it even brings it super close to the overall performance of the full-size XM5 headphones. Given that you have the right seal, the ANC is impressive for a small earbud, and the tap controls are customizable and responsive.
The only thing to consider when it comes to earbuds versus full-size over-ear headphones is the ear tip and overall fit. Sony includes four sizes here that will be compatible with 99% of ears out there, but just know that there are hundreds more options if you look. Just know that ear tip fitting is key for great comfort and great sound. The new design of the WF XM5 already has an extremely comfortable fit and provides deep bass and crystal-clear sound when fitted properly.
The Sony Connect app is where you'll be able to change a lot of the sound settings, like ambient control, EQ, DSEE, ANC, and lots more. It's the exact same experience as the full-size headphones as well. Lots of control and customization here. Like all things Sony, it'll sound great with just about everything, but Pop, Rock, Metal, and Rap are certainly some standouts. For a reasonable $299, the WF-1000XM5 is the real deal, and if you're in the market for some incredibly premium earbuds with more features than you can shake a stick at, then look no further. The WF-1000XM5 is the earbud to beat.
#3: Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
#2: Audeze Maxwell Gaming Headphones
#1: Focal Bathys Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
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