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20 Best Headphones in Sydney [2024]

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Headphone Sydney

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Best Headphone Sydney

It can be tough to find the perfect headphones Sydney. They need to be comfortable, stylish and affordable all at the same time! That’s why we’ve put together a list of the 20 best headphones in Sydney for 2022. Whether you’re looking for headphones Sydney for work, travel, or just everyday use, we have you covered. Keep reading to find out more!

1) Sony WH-1000XM5

Key FeatureSpecially designed 30mm driver unit
Where to Buyhttps://store.sony.com.au/headphones-noisecancelling/WH1000XM5S.html
Price$549.0

The WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones have a decent sound quality and can be quite affordable, so they’ve become quite popular. It might be difficult for a company to consistently improve the sound performance of a product from one generation to the next, but Sony has accomplished it with these headphones. The WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones with multiple microphone noise cancelling block out more high and mid-frequency noises than ever before, thanks to airplane noise, people’s voices, and other sounds. And Auto NC Optimizer adjusts the noise cancellation based on your wearing habits and environment.

Key Differentiators:

  • Specially designed 30mm driver unit
  • Industry-leading noise cancellation
  • 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app

Customer’s Review:

I bought this a week ago, and boy I am happy with my purchase. NC is immaculate, UI, App integration, and Assistant Integration just put the icing on the cake as well. The audio is Crisp. A must-buy!

Sbha8398

2) Apple AirPods Max

Key FeatureHy playback with ultra-low distortion
Where to Buyhttps://www.apple.com/au/shop/buy-airpods/airpods-max
Price$899.00

While $900 is a lot of money, they are extremely superb, combining genuinely outstanding audio quality (including spatial sound) with excellent ANC. For the most stylish, sophisticated package, look no further than this one. It has a wonderfully breathable mesh band to keep heat build at bay as well as a range of color options. They are also very simple to use. They pair seamlessly with your devices and computers if you’re in the Apple ecosystem, making life much easier.

Key Differentiators:

  • Delivers high-fidelity playback with ultra-low distortion
  • Acoustically engineered memory foam ear cushions
  • Cinema-like sound

3) Jabra Elite 3

Key FeatureIP55 weather-resistant rating 
Where to BuyClick here
Price$119.00

The Jabra Elite 3 is a fantastic budget option. They’re far superior to their price would indicate, and they offer exceptional sound quality for the money. With an RRP of $119, they are certainly worth it. The sound is also quite good for the price considering how comfortable and long-lasting it is. While it doesn’t have ANC, the Jabra Elite 3 does a wonderful job of noise isolation.

Key Differentiators:

  • Ergonomic shape
  • 28 hours of battery time with the pocket-friendly charging case
  • IP55 weather-resistant rating 

Customer’s Review:

Simple to use straight out of the box. No issues connecting to an android phone. Sound quality is pretty good. The app allows you to change preferences for music. I love that it has physical buttons. Voice calls, I’m told are clear. The pass-through mode could be better. All in all, pretty happy with it.

Ianp

4) Logitech G Pro X Wireless

Key FeatureExcellent 7.1 surround sound implementation
Where to Buyhttps://www.logitechg.com/en-au/products/gaming-audio/pro-x-wireless-headset.981-000909.html
Price$399.95

The Logitech G Pro X Wireless is a premium-looking pair of wireless headphones from the moment you take them out of the box. They’re comfy enough to wear for extended gaming sessions. We were relieved to learn that they appeared to be reasonably robust in terms of construction. We appreciated their use of 7.1 surround sound and the audio quality across the entire sound spectrum, as well as their implementation of Blue Voice technology in the microphone. The wireless connectivity of this Logitech device was also praised, as was the microphone’s Blue Voice technology.

Key Differentiators:

  • Excellent 7.1 surround sound implementation
  • Crisp and clear audio with seriously powerful bass
  • Durable and comfortable design

5) Apple AirPods Pro

Key FeatureCustomisable fit
Where to Buyhttps://www.apple.com/au/shop/product/MLWK3ZA/A/airpods-pro
Price$399.00

The AirPods Pro is a great pair of headphones for a lot of users. They’re attractive because they combine the convenience of fast pairing with iOS devices and the tiny microphone stubs, among other features. If you turn off noise cancellation, the battery will last approximately 4.5 hours before needing to be recharged. With noise cancellation disabled, you may add a half-hour’s worth of usage. The carrying case also contains its own rechargeable battery that can be used to charge your AirPods for an additional half-hour of listening time.

Key Differentiators:

  • Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
  • Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear

6) Austrian Audio Hi-X65

Key FeatureFoldable construction for maximum portability and easy storage
Where to Buyhttps://www.storedj.com.au/austrian-audio-hix65-professional-open-back-over-ear-headphones
Price$599.00

The Hi-X65 are a comfortable, well-made pair of wired headphones that deliver excellent sound. If you’re searching for a good set of home headphones at this price point, the Hi-X65 should be on your list. The Hi-X65 have an open-back design, which means they leak a little sound out as well as allowing a lot of environmental noise in. These headphones aren’t as leaky as the Grado SR325x (above), but they are still something to keep in mind if you plan on using them while interacting with others.

Key Differentiators:

  • Frequency range: 5Hz – 28kHz
  • Sensitivity: 110 dBspl/V
  • Fast pairing with iOS devices

7) Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

Key FeatureCustomizable controls
Where to Buyhttps://www.sennheiser-hearing.com/en-AU/p/momentum-true-wireless-2/
Price$499.95

When you want to be in your own little world, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 does an excellent job of silencing a wide range of ambient noise. On the other hand, the transparency mode also allows you to be more aware of your environment.

Key Differentiators:

  • With improved ergonomics designed
  • Customizable controls
  • Voice Assistant support and Smart Pause

8) Sony WF-1000XM4

Key FeatureSmart listening and clear call quality
Where to Buyhttps://www.sony.com.au/electronics/truly-wireless/wf-1000xm4
Price$349.00

The Sony WF-1000XM4s, like the XM3s before them (which were on this list), impressed us with their fantastic sound, lengthy battery life, and useful fast-charge function. They also get points for battery life, which is measured in total hours. The WF-1000XM4s has a battery life of 24 hours with noise cancellation and 32 hours without it. The 10-minute quick charge function gives you 90 minutes of music listening time, allowing you to use them when you need to go.

Key Differentiators:

  • Sound quality with High-Resolution Audio Wireless
  • Smart listening and clear call quality
  • Evolved Digital Noise Cancelling with Integrated Processor V1

9) Shokz OpenRun Pro

Key FeatureBud-free comfort
Where to BuyClick here
Price$269.00

While they will not satisfy audiophiles, the Shokz OpenRun Pro is the best possible headphones to wear while cycling or jogging in a location where attention to your surroundings is critical. The Pro model offers real improvements in the bass sound while eliminating the unpleasant aspect of the previous Aeropex model. However, it does so at the expense of waterproofing. If you like to exercise frequently in harsh weather, the standard OpenRun model is likely a better option for you.

Key Differentiators:

  • Bud-free comfort
  • Open-ear safety
  • Secure fit & IP55 water-resistant

Customer’s Review:

I love my Open Run Pro headset, super comfortable, long battery life, and very clear sound. Would definitely recommend it!

Shannon

10) Razer BlackShark V2

Key FeatureUltra-light design
Where to Buyhttps://www.razer.com/au-en/gaming-headsets/razer-blackshark-v2/RZ04-03230100-R3M1
Price$174.95

The Razer BlackShark V2 is a great option for gamers on a budget. Boasting clear audio, a comfortable fit, and a reasonable price tag, the Razer BlackShark V2 obtained an Finder rating of 4.5 out of 5 from our staff. As a result, this outstanding performer is our top selection in this category.

Key Differentiators:

  • Clear and powerful sound with support for THX spatial audio
  • Ultra-light design is tremendously comfortable
  • FlowKnit Memory Foam Ear Cushions

11) Skullcandy Push Active

Key FeatureSkull-iQ Smart Feature Technology
Where to Buyhttps://www.skullcandy.com.au/store/p78/push-active.html
Price$179.95

The Skullcandy Edge, like the Powerbeats Pro, has a dorky but entertaining sports loop. This keeps the buds in place while you’re working out, so you don’t have to worry about losing one. Fortunately, the battery life is substantial at 10 hours, as well as a total of 34 more minutes from the charging case. For wireless earbuds with a sports focus and less bass, the sound quality is also excellent for the price.

Key Differentiators:

  • Skull-iQ Smart Feature Technology
  • 44 hours of battery time
  • Hands-free control

Customer’s Review:

These guys have great sound once I realised that I needed to put the larger rubber ear piece on and calls are very clear.

Craig B.

12) Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Key Feature11 noise-canceling levels 
Where to Buyhttps://www.bose.com.au/en_au/products/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones/noise-cancelling-headphones-700.html
Price$449.95

Choose between 11 noise-canceling levels with these headphones, allowing you to precisely block out the amount of external noise you want to hear. The built-in noise reduction technology of these headphones also allows you to block out the ambient sounds and voices while at the office or during a commute, ensuring that you come through distinct and clear. Voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant is included.

Key Differentiators:

  • 11 noise-canceling levels 
  • Better sound than the QC35 II
  • Sleek design

Customer’s Review:

These headphones are really excellent at cancelling out my noisy office mate–they are great.

R

13) Sony WH-1000XM4

Key FeatureAll day power and quick charging
Where to Buyhttps://www.sony.com.au/electronics/headband-headphones/wh-1000xm4
Price$439.00

The audio quality of these headphones is excellent, and their flexibility in customizing the amount of noise cancellation is remarkable. These Sony gadgets are also easy to use because to their comfortable fit and easy-to-use on-ear controls.

Key Differentiators:

  • Clearer hands-free calling 
  • All day power and quick charging
  • Learns your favourite locations

14) Beyerdynamic T1 (3rd Generation)

Key FeatureTesla technology
Where to Buyhttps://www.beyerdynamic.com.au/products/beyerdynamic-t1-3rd-generation
Price$1,099

The 10-year-old original T1 models are a benchmark for us when it comes to luxury headphones. The main difference between this third-generation model and its predecessor is that the new pair is simpler to drive for laptops and mobile devices. The previous model had a 600ohm impedance, while the new one has a 32ohm impedance.

Key Differentiators:

  • Open-back design for optimum spatial perception, particularly suitable for quiet surroundings
  • Optimum sound neutrality
  • Tesla technology for maximum efficiency

15) Anker’s SoundCore Life Q30

Key FeatureDual noise-detecting microphones 
Where to Buyhttps://au.soundcore.com/products/a3028011
Price$149.99

Anker’s SoundCore Life Q30 is the best budget-friendly wireless over-ear headphones. While the pair costs $149.99, they are frequently available for a lot less online, making them a real bargain buy. The Q30s have a battery life of up to 60 hours in regular mode and up to 40 hours in noise cancellation mode, making them one of the longest-lasting Bluetooth headphones on the market.

Key Differentiators:

  • Play up to 40 hours of music in noise cancelling mode
  • Dual noise-detecting microphones 
  • Noise cancellation with 3 modes

16) Jabra Elite 45h

Key FeatureUp to 50 hours of battery life 
Where to BuyClick here
Price$129

If you’re searching for a pair of headphones that won’t break the bank, look no further than the Jabra Elite 45h. For just $179, this model offers decent sound, build, and microphone performance. While they don’t have all of the bells and whistles of the more expensive models, they do offer up to 50 hours of playtime on a single charge, which is commendable. A 15-minute charge adds another ten hours of listening time, which is convenient for those who are always on the go.

Key Differentiators:

  • Up to 50 hours of battery life 
  • Your choice of voice assistant
  • Customisable equaliser

17) Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless

Key FeatureIntuitive 3-button interface
Where to Buyhttps://www.sennheiser-hearing.com/en-AU/p/momentum-wireless/
Price$599.95

The Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless headphones are a premium option, but their build and sound quality make them well worth the cost. The Momentum’s soft ear cups, cushioned leather head strap, and foldable design were praised by reviewers, who said they made for a pleasant and travel-friendly choice.

Key Differentiators:

  • Intuitive 3-button interface
  • Auto On/Off and Smart Pause
  • Active Noise Cancellation & Transparent Hearing

18) Microsoft Surface Headphones 2

Key Feature13 levels of active noise cancellation
Where to Buyhttps://www.microsoft.com/en-au/d/surface-headphones-2/8wq0bsx7g523
Price$399.95

Microsoft’s Surface 2 Headphones, like their predecessor, are a fantastic wireless option for the workplace. Their multipoint Bluetooth connection feature allows you to connect them to both your laptop and phone and swap between them as needed, while on-ear dials let you adjust volume and ANC swiftly.

Key Differentiators:

  • Crystal-clear Omnisonic sound
  • 13 levels of active noise cancellation
  • Ultra-comfortable ear pads

19) Austrian Audio Hi-X15

Key FeatureMetal hinge for maximum durability
Where to BuyClick here
Price$179.00

The Hi-X15 is an analytical pair of budget headphones, but they still make music enjoyable with it – they extract a lot of information while keeping the soul of your song intact. These headphones consistently produce high amount detail and excellent dynamics throughout the frequency range. There is no fat on any of the tracks played through the Austrian AudioHi-X15 headphones. However, there’s also enough weight and substance to lower frequencies that you don’t feel as though you’re missing out.

Key Differentiators:

  • Metal hinge for maximum durability
  • Clear, open presentation
  • Impressive sense of timing

20) Philips Fidelio X3

Key FeatureFeather-light comfort
Where to Buyhttps://www.amazon.com.au/Philips-X3-Headphones-Multi-Layer-diaphragms/dp/B0884XTXS8
Price$349.00

If you believe it’s the right moment to invest in a high-quality pair of wired home headphones, the Philips Fidelio X3 has a lot to offer. As with other Philips products, the comfort of these headphones is excellent. The Fidelio X3 are light but substantial, much as a warm winter duvet. These Philips headphones not only look and feel fantastic, but they also sound excellent after a little use.

Key Differentiators:

  • Feather-light comfort
  • Wide, natural soundstage
  • Leather/metal premium finish

Customer’s Review:

Comfortable over long periods, good value for the sound quality. Nice highs, they don’t have a boomy bass which I like.

Mr. Ian C. Wilson

Headphone Sydney

Headphones are a necessary audio accessory for many people. Whether you’re looking for headphones to use at work, during your daily commute, or while relaxing at home, there’s a perfect pair of headphones out there for you. We’ve highlighted some of the best headphones Sydney, so be sure to check them out and find the perfect pair for your needs.

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