Best wireless headphones for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by JonSarge3108, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2015
    hi all,

    Which headphones would you use with the iPad for wireless?

    I'm standard, in the box, wired headphones at the minute. Wouldn't mind something better - are beats the way to go?

    I sometimes use headphone for talking on the iPhone. Guess I'll stick to them for that and 'proper' headphones for music and movies?

    Advice please?

  2. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Beats are very good. Go yo your local Apple Store and try out a wide range of options.
  3. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    I have the Beats Solo 2 Wireless in white and I adore them. Super comfortable, long lasting battery with a visible indicator, can be used wired and have great sound (for this non-audiophile). They are heavily discounted at Amazon and probably at other vendors as well.
  4. hamiltonrwatch macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2014
    slightly right of left
    I really enjoy the Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth headphones. There was a very minor audio stuttering problem which appeared after one of Apple's iOS updates. Bose promptly addressed and fixed the issue via a downloadable firmware update. They are solidly built and sound better than any I've tried. As quality of sound is entirely subjective, YMMV :D
  5. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2005
    I love my b&o H7s - a very balanced sound, very high quality construction and super comfortable. The solo2s surprised me in a good way - they were comfy and fun - and I'd be considering the Master & Dynamic mw60s if I were shopping for a pair of Bluetooth over ears now.
  6. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    I have the Beats Solo 2 Wireless and they work really well
  7. Dranix macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    left the forum
    I have a set of Sony MDR-10RBT. Great headphones.
  8. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    Jaybirds X2 if you want in ears or the B&O H7 for over the ears.
    Love both for different uses.
  9. bowlman2345 macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2015
    I just went through this whole exercise. I agonized over it for weeks. I tried every type of headphone including Bose, Beats, etc.

    Honestly, for the money, I went with the Sony Extra Bass Over the Ear headphones. They are fantastic. I got a deal for $128. I just couldn't justify $300+ for the Beats. And honestly, I don't think they sound much better at all. The battery life is fantastic on the Sony's and they work great with my iPad Pro.
  10. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    Personally, I'm a fan of the Sennheiser MM 400 headphones. Bluetooth or wired.

  11. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    I love my Beats Studio Wireless. Awesome sound, great battery life, strong BT connection to my iPad/iPhone/Macs.
  12. bowlman2345 macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2015
    But $ kills me. I liked them too, but I just think there are alternatives with great sound for half the price. My Sony's are really great and has better battery life. But the Studio Wireless are nice. For me, I just can't justify the price.
  13. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Haha! No doubt! They are definitely a "splurge" item... and definitely not "necessary" in any sense of the word ;-) But I really do love them!
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
  15. imejh macrumors member


    Mar 4, 2013
    Bose Soundlink II for all my iDevices... best sounding BT cans for my music taste and they last the promised 15 hrs of battery life. If $150 or less was the budget I think the Sony xtra bass would be the pick.
  16. dazz87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2007
    Jlab Epic very good and a great price with probably the best battery life among all bluetooth headset. I get about 10-11 hrs before having to charge it.
  17. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2014
    headphones are rather subjective, depends on your taste (on design + sound quality). in general bose, B&W, B&O are quite good. i personally don't like beats.

    my pick is b&w p5 wireless. super comfy (it's on ear not around ear, which is good if you wear a glass), sound quality is unbeatable (in the class)
  18. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    Copy that with B&W P5 wireless. Had the wired version before (still have) and like the more neutral sound and the design.
    My everyday combo with iP 6S+ in crowded commuter trains with no dropouts as I had years back with other makers. Would work with iPad too.
  19. Smithwicks macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2011
    I have Sony MDR1ABTs which are great and have insane battery life. Well worth the money IMO.
  20. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    I also went with a pair of wireless Beats Studio headphones. Honestly, though, my decision was based on them being heavily discounted on Amazon and having a large Amazon gift card. I wouldn't pay retail price - $150 is my headphone limit.
  21. bowlman2345 macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2015
    I had the Bose Soundlink II as well before I returned them. They are certainly excellent and I'd pick them over the Beats. Very comfortable and clean sound. However, if you like a little bass, they are light on that.
  22. Precursor, Jan 31, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016

    Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
    Definitely super satisfied with my Beats Solo2 Wireless (space gray) purchase. Pairs instantly and great battery life. To my surprise, i had no sound loss when i went to the next room, I thought bluetooth range was short?
  23. XrayTed macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2014

    $248.24 heavily discounted ? Ouch
  24. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    Despite the hate for beats, I really like my beats studios. Use it for damn near everything I can

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