It is projected that the wireless headphone category will grow to almost $27 billion by 2027 or 2028, and that leaves a lot of room for growth over the next five years. Sony, Bose, and Apple have dominated the wireless ANC headphone vertical for almost 5 years but 2022 has proven to be a much larger challenge for all 3 brands with Sennheiser, HiFiMAN, Focal, Mark Levinson, Bowers & Wilkins, 1More, and Master & Dynamic introducing superior alternatives in some cases.

Every model on our “Best Wireless ANC Headphone” list has been thoroughly tested and there is no question that ANC technology is evolving and having less of an impact on the sound quality — which has been the primary criticism to this point.

Products in the $300 to $500 range have never been this good and that’s great news for consumers who might feel a sense of sticker shock when they look at the recent models from Focal, Mark Levinson, and Bowers & Wilkins that are $700 or more.

Do the top models really offer sound quality and isolation that is worth the extra expense?

The best headphones in the category offer a combination of durability, comfort, build quality, ANC performance, battery performance, and sound quality that puts them ahead of the competition.

For the full breakdown of all the winners, check out our Best Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphone article here.

Note: The new Bowers & Wilkins Px8 was not tested at the time we filmed this video. An in-depth review is forthcoming.


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