You certainly won’t be short on the choice of headphones when selecting a gift for Christmas, but what are the best in terms of popularity and reviews for this year? The answer to this question might depend on taste, although we have chosen our top 5 headphones for Christmas 2015 below.
Bose SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II – first up is a pair of headphones by a well known speaker brand and these won’t be for the budget hunters. The Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones are currently in version 2 and feature deep compelling music performance, thanks to the technology Bose is known for with their home audio.
You will get clear real-life sound when listening to music, or even making or receiving phone calls in windy/noisy conditions. It’s great to see the ability of switching between two connected Bluetooth devices, so you can be connected to both smartphone and tablet. Not only are these Bose SoundLink headphones very lightweight and comfortable, but you will love the up to 15 hours operation from a single charge.
The price at the time of writing is £239.95 on Amazon and the 5-star reviews shout quality.
Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless On Ear Headphones – Another high price option is by Beats with the Solo2 Wireless On Ear headphones that are the only choice for many music professionals. Currently priced at £219.99 on Amazon, these headphones come in multiple colours and feature fine-tuned acoustics for clarity that Beats is known for, as well as breadth and balance.
These Beats headphones also pair and play with your Bluetooth device up to a 30′ range and allow for easy hands-free calls thanks to the built-in mic. In terms of battery life, you will get around 12 hours before needing a recharge and the battery fuel gauge helps to track how much juice is left. There’s also an option of using a headphone Jack.
AKG K451 High-Performance Foldable Portable Mini Soft Cushioned Headphones – Right now, there’s 71% off the AKG K451 High-Performance Foldable Headphones on Amazon with a price of £37.99 for Prime users. This is impressive considering the specs and over 1,400 reviews at 4.5/5 stars.
The AKG K451 were a 2009 Red Dot Design Award winner, feature a lightweight design with closed-back, have really soft ear pads, and block out most ambient noise. We love how these headphones also fold away flat, so they’re easy to carry in their hard case for protection and portability. As with the other headphones, you can also use a microphone to make calls via Apple iOS devices.
Personally, our favourite has to be the AKG K451 due to a balance of price point and quality. This is seen within the reviews, although the current price might not last forever.