Gear Of The Year: Best true wireless headphones of 2021

The wireless headphone arena had many strong entrants this year, but this one cut through the noise better than most.

When you purchase through affiliate links on, you may contribute to our site through commissions. Learn more
Bose’s QuietComfort 45

WINNER: Bose’s QuietComfort 45

Price: £319.00
Contact: Bose

There were a number of premium entrants to the wireless headphone arena this year, but a $500 purchase isn’t warranted right now – especially when the Bose QuietComfort 45 does such a fine job at providing a well-rounded listening experience whether for a few hours or on a long-haul flight.

The star of the show here has to be Bose’s active noise-cancelling technology, which executes noise with impunity if you want it to. Combined with their ultra-comfortable ear cushions, these are headphones which you won’t tire of wearing during longer sessions; and on that note, there’s also a 24-hour battery life and charging with USB-C.

Also nominated:

To check out other GOTY categories, click here.


Get the latest news, reviews and tutorials to your inbox.

Join Our Mailing List & Get Exclusive DealsSign Up Now

The world’s leading media brand at the intersection of music and technology.

© 2024 MusicTech is part of NME Networks.