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Blog > April 2019 > What are the best high quality audio headphones
4/11/2019 10:39:47 AM | with 0 comments
If you care about the highest quality audio, sometimes it’s worth paying a little more for decent HiFi headphones. In this article, we’ve picked out some of the best HiFi headphones available in 2019. Hopefully there will be a pair in this list that suits your needs and your budget.
 
All of the headphones we’ve picked out are highly regarded as premium headphones and their user reviews are generally very high. What’s more, these headphones can be purchased through Techscheme, which means you can save up to 12% on them. Learn more about that and find the prices for these headphones at the end.


SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones

 
SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones
 
Easily one of the most popular on-ear headphones on the planet, the Sony WH-1000XM3 gets a lot of credit for good reason. The sound quality on these is regarded to be very high quality, the build is sturdy, yet very lightweight, and they are very comfortable to wear.
 
These headphones also feature noise cancellation, which means you can shut the world out and focus on whatever you are listening to. These particular headphones are wireless, too, which means you can connect directly to your smartphone or any other Bluetooth enabled device.  You can get up to 30 hours of usage on one charge and it's very fast to charge back up again if you need more juice. These headphones can also be used with voice assistants on your phone.


BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II

BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II
 
BOSE has a perfect counter to the Sony pair listed above. It's the BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II. There are many similarities between the two options, from pricing to appearance. The audio quality is on the same level with similar active noise cancelling available.
 
You are also able to use these wirelessly, although battery levels seem to be a little shorter on the QuietComfort QC35 II, at just 20 hours. The benefit to this though, is that the BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II design is a little more streamlined and a little lighter.
 
Besides that, choosing between the Sony WH-1000XME and BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II will come down to which brand you like the most, because both are excellent.


Bang & Olufsen H9i

Bang & Olufsen H9i
 
Stepping it up a little, we have the Bang & Olufsen H9i. These are also wireless, noise cancelling and have Bluetooth connectivity. The difference between these headphones and the two above is the drivers in these are a bit more powerful.
 
The sound quality is better in these. To power these headphones requires more juice, so the battery life on these is just 18 hours. I'd argue that the active noise cancellation is actually better in the BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II, though. However, if you are looking for the best sound quality possible in Bluetooth headphones, and don’t care too much about noise cancelling, this is a great place to look.


Marshall Monitor Headphones

Marshall Monitor Headphones
 
If you want good sound quality but don't want to pay up so much, the best thing you can do is go for good studio quality wired headphones. Wired audio will always be better than Bluetooth, so the Marshall Monitor headphones are a great choice. The goal for these is to provide the best possible experience to pick up on every nuance of a song.
 
The Marshall Monitor headphones an excellent pair of headphones that will be perfect for indoor listening. They're comfortable, have a long lasting build, and can even fold up in case you need to travel with them. At about half the price of the other options above, missing out on Bluetooth is a worthwhile sacrifice.

Sennheiser HD4.40BT

Sennheiser HD4.40BT
If you want a cheaper choice but still want high quality audio, portability, and an included microphone, you definitely can't go wrong with the Sennheiser HD4.40BT. These are regarded as one of the best options for headphones under £100. These headphones have great sounding audio, a very comfortable design, and easy pairing with NFC.
 
The build design feels a little cheaper than the other options in this list, though, and that may be where Sennheiser saved money. The headband has limited size adjustment and whilst we're sure it will hold up to a lot, it feels a little less sturdy than you may hope for. The sound, though, is excellent, and you can't deny that Sennheiser did an excellent job at placing high quality audio into a very cheap package.

Summary and pricing


So there we have it, that was a look at some of the best HiFi headphones in 2019. Below, we have provided a pricing table and a preview of how much you can save through Techscheme.
Model RRP Savings Techscheme Price
SONY WH-1000XM3 £299.00 £35.88 £263.12
BOSE QuietComfort QC35 II £299.00 £35.88 £263.12
Bang & Olufsen H9i £299.00 £35.88 £263.12
Marshall Monitor Headphones £179.99 £21.60 £158.39
Sennheiser HD4.40BT £79.99 £9.60 £70.39

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