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6 Great New Wireless Headphones That Deliver Huge Sound

No wires, no compromises – and no dropped signals

Music Tech; Headphones

Tired of untangling the mess that your headphone wires inevitably get into every time you pack them away? Tired of losing the Bluetooth signal on your wireless headphones? So are we – which is why we tested out an array of new high-end wireless headphones that use advances in Bluetooth to deliver huge sound with no dropped signals to find the best of the best. Here are our top six finds.

Master; Dynamic MW60

Master & Dynamic MW60

Need room to dance? The gorgeous MW60s have about four times the range of the average Bluetooth headphones – so you can wander about 100 feet from your music source. Credit goes to that brushed aluminum, which looks cool and acts as a boosted antenna. Oh, yeah, powered by 45mm custom drivers, they sound incredible too. $549masterdynamic.com

Killer Feature: The optional $300 Zero Halliburton aluminum carrying case. Come on, if you're already spending this much on headphones, go for it.

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless On-Ear; Sennheiser; Momentum; Wireless; On-Ear

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless On-Ear

The first clue this is a premium headphone? The female voice with the British accent in your ear ("Power on. Connected"). The second? Sound that never breaks, even when you crank the Stones at max volume. Active noise cancellation filters out ambient sound without the vacuum-suck sensation of similar systems. $399, sennheiser.com

Killer Feature: A joystick-like volume switch that's easy to find on the go – even while wearing gloves.

Parrot Zik 3; Parrot; Zik 3

Parrot Zik 3

The Audi of headphones – loaded with features and swathed in stitched leather – the Zik 3s work best with a smartphone app that allows you to alter the sound signature. Out of the box they perform great, but you can dial in more punch on the low, mid or high ends. There is also active noise cancellation and wireless charging, with a separately sold charger. $399, parrot.com

Killer Feature: Never miss a beat – when you take off the Zik 3s, the music automatically stops playing.

Audio-Technica; ATH-WS99BT; Audio-Technica ATH-WS99BT

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99BT

They're not much to look at, but the WS99BTs have an analog quality to their sound – and we mean that in a good way. Skipping through the Art Blakey catalog, we found the sound remarkably naturalistic – like being at a club. Credit may go to proprietary technology that claims to maximize the Bluetooth signal. Whatever it is, it works. $249, audio-technica.com

Killer Feature: One of the knocks on most Bluetooth cans is that they don't get loud; these are an ear-blowing exception.

Best Wireless Value- Sol Republic Shadow Earbuds; Best; Wireless; Value- Sol; Republic; Shadow; Earbuds

Sol Republic Shadow Earbuds

With headphones, the old adage about getting what you pay for is usually true, but these wireless earbuds are a pleasant surprise at this price point. Insert them properly and they sport remarkably deep bass and are comfortable to wear, with no issues from the flexible band that goes around your neck. $119, solrepublic.com

Killer Feature: They're water-resistant, so you can rock out while you sweat.

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