Top 5 Bluetooth Headphones With Bass Of August 2022

Whether used at home, on the street, on the move or in the office, headphones are the ultimate everyday companion, after the smartphone of course. 

Top 5 Bluetooth Headphones With Bass Of August 2022

Here is our selection of the best headphones of the moment.

Update 01/08/2022 - The ranking is still unchanged at the beginning of August, as the market is logically quiet during the summer holidays.
The prices are not changing either and the excellent Sony WH-1000XM5, still too expensive, remains out of our selection. Those who would like advice on how to choose their headphones can, as always, go to the bottom of this page where they will find our dedicated FAQ.

Best Bluetooth headphones with bass

1. Sony WH-1000XM4, the best Bluetooth headset by any standard

Sony WH-1000XM4

After a top-notch WH-1000XM3, Sony has refined its recipe for the ideal active noise-cancelling headset without upsetting it too much with a WH-1000XM4 that evolves in small steps. The device features slightly better active noise reduction, improved call quality, a multi-point Bluetooth connection (finally!), and new advanced features. 

With its excellent noise reduction, top-notch audio quality and optimal comfort, the 1000XM4 delivers, like its illustrious predecessor, the best performance on the market for mobile headsets. However, the device is no longer compatible with the AptX codec, which is not dramatic since LDAC is still available to obtain a high quality stream, but still. We would also have liked to see the brand take a few more risks, as the 1000XM4 remains very close to the M3, we would advise you to choose the latter for the time being, as it has become significantly cheaper.

2. Sony WH-1000XM3, the former best wireless headset, still on top

Sony WH-1000XM3

The king is dead, long live the king! Sony has finally dethroned Bose with the third generation of its WH-1000X active noise cancelling headphones. The Japanese giant's newborn headphones offer simply excellent performance on all levels: sublime sound, the best noise reduction on the market, improved comfort compared to the previous model, good 30-hour battery life, USB-C allowing for very fast charging, and still a host of features making the headphones very pleasant to use. 

The brand has also kept its touch controls, which it has mastered perfectly. However, we regret the absence of Bluetooth 5 and the fact that it is impossible to connect the device to several sources at the same time, which is a shame. Apart from that, there's not much to complain about, except perhaps the high price, and even then, quality has to be paid for and the Sony WH-1000XM3 is without doubt the best active noise cancelling headphones of the year. A marvel.

3. Sennheiser Momentum 3, the best alternative to Sony

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless

The Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless continues to live up to its lineage, thanks in part to a high quality sound that is rich in bass but clear and precise. Its noise reduction is effective without reaching the level of its most illustrious competitor from Sony, and its slightly retro design with impeccable finish provides a satisfactory comfort, but again slightly inferior to the cheaper Sony WH-1000XM3. The price is its main drawback. The Momentum 3 Wireless does, however, deserve its place on the podium of the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market.

4. JBL Live 650 BTNC, the best value headphones

JBL Live 650 BTNC

With rich sound on par with the best in the business for a more attractive price, the JBL Live 650 BTNC wireless active noise cancelling headphones offer excellent value for money. Google Assistant and Alexa compatible, these headphones are also very ergonomic and feature a sturdy, foldable design for easy storage in the included pouch. 

The headphones can connect to multiple sources via its Bluetooth 4.2 connection and can be set up using the My JBL Headphone app. Our only complaints are that the 20 hour battery life is a little short of its more prominent competitors and the active noise reduction is a little less effective. But for 200€, the JBL Live 650 BTNC is clearly a good value.

5. Jabra Elite 45H, the best headset for less than £100

Jabra Elite 45h

Following on from the very good Jabra Move, the Elite 45h offers very good performance for a very reasonable price. Featuring a reliable Bluetooth 5 connection, Multipoint (Jabra remains an expert in work headsets) and a monstrous 50 hour battery life, this small over-ear headset also delivers satisfying sound and is customisable via the excellent Jabra Sound+ app. In addition, like the other products in the Elite range, it is possible to save a sound setting directly in the headphones. 

The only thing we regret is that it is a bit basic, not foldable, with poor passive isolation, a total lack of IP certification and a somewhat low power output. But in its price range, the Jabra Elite 45h proves to be one of the best quality/price ratios of the moment.

PCs, tablets, smartphones, docking stations, hi-fi systems and even portable music players are all connected to the headphones, which are never far from our ears. In addition, the Bluetooth protocol has evolved well and now provides excellent wireless audio quality and connection reliability. 

The AptX HD and LDAC codecs even allow the transmission of high-quality streams, even Hi-Res in the case of LDAC, so that wireless headphones no longer have anything to envy to wired models. Increasingly equipped with technology, these listening devices are also supporting the personal assistants of the tech giants, the new "feature" in fashion, to serve as control centres for our various devices. 

Beyond pure technical specifications, the criteria for assessing the qualities of a headset encompass a variety of notions, including comfort and sound colour, not to mention wireless connection and isolation, sometimes based on an active noise reduction system. 

These are found on almost all high-end products now, and even some entry-level and mid-range headphones. Note that in this guide we focus on consumer mobile products for listening to music, watching videos with your smartphone or teleworking from your PC. We deliberately omit headsets for gamers, which need to offer specific features. 

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