Most audiophiles tend to like wired headphones over wireless but with the changing marketplace and the growing need for everything to be wireless in consumer electronics – there is more and more pressure to make audiophile grade wireless headphones. Never has this been more true than today.

The number of players in the product category is nearly unlimited. The biggest companies in the consumer electronics world are spending millions upon millions per pair of headphones in development to get to a product that is worthy of mainstream AND audiophile acceptance. This isn’t such an easy feat to accomplish in terms of sound but what about the issue of vanity and fashion? With mainstream consumers, concepts like color, fabrics, durability, fit-and-feel all come before sound.

Is there hope of finding great audiophile headphones that are over-the-ear wireless that have the type of sound that you expect from your best wired headphones? The short answer is “yes” but make no mistake – it will take you some time and a little research to find the perfect over-the-ear wireless headphones for you. They all have their perks and most have downsides too.

Here’s a list of some of our favorites for your consideration on a pros and cons basis.

Apple AirPods Max ($549)

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Bose Noise Canceling 700 ($379)

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Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 ($399)

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Sennheiser Momentum 4 ($349)

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We hope this gets you off to a good start with your wireless, over-the-hear headphone journey.