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These days, many of us are choosing over-ear headphones for style, as much as their sound quality and features – particularly as there are now countless option for earbuds on the market. If you’re looking for ear speakers that are discrete, you’d likely go the earbud route, but if you’re after an accessory people around you will notice, you’ll probably go with headphones.
So, which are the best headphones on the market right now? From Apple’s AirPods Max, a far cry from its sleek range of in-ear AirPods, to Bose QuietComfort models, created by the brand known to be one of the best in the business in terms of audio equipment, these are three of the best headphones you can buy in Australia right now.
Apple AirPods Max, $899
According to Apple, the Airpods Max were designed with the goal of creating the “ultimate personal listening experience”. The headphones’ aluminum earcups have memory foam that adapts to your face. They have seven different microphones that listen to the outside world and adjust noise-cancellation. Helpfully, the earcups can turn left or right, so the headphones can sit flat in your bag (they come with a smart case, too,
Bose Quietcomfort Headphones 45, $499.95
These headphones feature a best-in-class combination of noise-cancelling performance and premium comfort, plus proprietary acoustic technology for deep, clear audio with adjustable EQ so you can tune your music to your liking. They offer a balance of quiet, comfort and sound you’ll enjoy all day long.
Set to launch in May 2023, these lightweight headphones were created by Audeze, a brand favourite of top audio professionals around the world. They’re made from magnesium, aluminium and steel, and promise to deliver the sound the artist intended with depth and detail.
Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700, $599.95
The most advanced headphones from Bose (and also the most expensive), the Headphones 700 have adjustable world-class noise cancellation, a streamlined modern lightweight design with built-in voice control and a battery that lasts up to 20 hours. The high-fidelity audio, capacitive touch control, and reliable Bluetooth connectivity make these headphones ideal for your work/play environment.