After a very strange year, 2021 is getting closer. That means that everyone will listen en masse to the favorite songs of the past decades during the Top 2000. To fully enjoy this, we have highlighted our five favorite speakers and headphones for you.
5 best speakers and headphones in a row
We have listed five products in a random order for you. They are all suitable for listening to your favorite music. Each product has unique features including noise cancellation, a fast charging function, top quality sound or a combination of these. Of course they also get along well with your Apple products. Quickly find out which audio product best suits your needs.
1. Sony WH-1000XM3
If you’re looking for high-quality, stylish headphones, the Sony WH-1000XM3 is for you. In addition to the beautiful finish, these headphones have a fast charging function and active noise cancellation so that you will not be disturbed while listening to music. In addition, this Sony thinks along with you thanks to the smart listening function, for example, it can let sounds through when you are in traffic. Very safe.
With a full battery, you can enjoy up to 30 hours of playtime and thanks to the quick charge function, you can listen for five hours after charging for ten minutes. In addition to listening to music, you can also use this Sony to make hands-free calls by means of voice control. Easily connect it to all your devices via bluetooth, nfc or cable. In addition to voice control, you can also operate these headphones via the touchpad on the ear cup.
2. Bose QuietComfort 35 II
In addition to Sony, Bose are of course also known for its high quality audio products. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is certainly included. Thanks to noise cancelingtechnique, sounds from outside are muted so that you can fully immerse yourself in your music.
These Bose headphones are also suitable for working undisturbed at your home workplace. It has a noise reduction system with a dual microphone, so you always have clear conversations. You can easily connect it to your devices via bluetooth and nfc. You can also control it hands-free with your voice.
3. JBL Live 500BT
The JBL Live 500BT are affordable headphones that still have a good sound. For this price you get headphones with good sound quality, 30 hours of listening time and a fast charging function. With this function, the battery is fully charged after just two hours. Or if you’re really in a hurry, after fifteen minutes of charging, you can continue for two hours.
But there is even more, this JBL has Ambient Mode. In this mode you can hear ambient noise, which is useful if, for example, you are standing at the station and something is being announced. In addition, you can wear these headphones while you talk to others, there is a special mode that ensures that the music is lowered when you have a conversation with someone on the street. The Google Assistant is also supported, which makes this JBL Live complete. All this for only 79 euros at Bol.com.
4. JBL Flip Essential
Are you looking for a speaker that you can take with you everywhere? Then the JBL Flip is perfect for that. The speaker has an ultra-compact design and the housing is water resistant. It can therefore withstand a few drops of water if it starts to rain unexpectedly or if you want to place it at the edge of the (swimming) pool.
You can enjoy your music for up to ten hours before having to recharge it. The powerful bass and clean sound ensure a good music experience, whatever your taste. You can easily stream your favorite music via your smartphone or tablet.
5. Sonos One SL
Are you creating your ideal home theater, or do you want to expand your collection of speakers in your home? Then the compact Sonos One SL is a nice addition. This WiFi speaker produces a powerful and pure sound, so you can enjoy your music, series or film optimally. You could place this speaker in your bathroom yourself to not miss anything of the Top 2000, because the housing of Sonos One SL is moisture resistant.
Do you already have a One SL or a Sonos One at home? Then create your ideal set-up by simply connecting the Sonos One SL here. The Sonos One SL does not support voice control but works via touch control.
Bonus: Airpods, Airpods Pro and AirPods Max
On iPhoned of course, we can’t just ignore Apple’s audio products. For example, at Apple you can choose from the AirPods, AirPods Pro and recently released over-ear headphones from Apple: the AirPods Max. Check below the features per variant and immediately check the best and most current prices.
Airpods (second generation)
If you opt for the ‘regular’ AirPods, you can count on good quality earplugs that will help you move forward. Especially if you are looking for affordable Apple headphones without too much fuss. The AirPods support hands-free contact with Siri by shouting ‘Hey Siri’. In addition, wireless charging is supported with optional case.
Or do you opt for the AirPods Pro, the high-end alternative to the regular Airpods? Then you get for a slightly higher price: support for active noise cancellation, great if you want to enjoy your music undisturbed. Or if you work from home and do not want to be bothered by outside noise. Or turn on Transparency Mode if you are in traffic and do want to let ambient noise through.
Furthermore, the AirPods Pro have a different design with three different fits, so there is always an option for you. In addition, the silicone attachments are water and sweat resistant, which is useful during exercise. Finally, the AirPods Pro have a better sound quality than the regular AirPods due to a special audio technology: Adaptive EQ. With this technique, the pitch is adjusted to the shape of your ear. In addition, you can enjoy surround sound thanks to spatial audio.
Does the AirPods Max appeal to you more? Then you have to dig a little deeper into your pockets, but you will get a lot in return. It is the first wireless headphones from Apple that you place over your ears, but have the same ease of use as the AirPods earbuds. The headband is made of very comfortable material so you can wear it for a long time at a time.
The AirPods Max has excellent sound quality and lots of audio features, including active noise cancellation, Adaptive EQ and spatial audio, a feature we know from the AirPods Pro earbuds and provides the ultimate surround sound experience. All this is made possible by the six microphones on the outside and two on the inside. These microphones continuously listen to the ambient sound and adjust the audio settings accordingly.